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Actionable blueprints: An application modernization best practice

I talk to clients all the time about their application modernization initiatives. And while they may have different reasons for modernizing their applications (e.g. legacy applications are too expensive and hard to change, some are constantly in fire-fight mode, others cannot support modern business needs for mobile, ease-of-use, 360 engagement), clients generally have a common set of questions about their...

Legacy Modernization: First, Do No Harm

I began my career in the tech biz in the halcyon days of ERP. Back in the early aughts, when demand was high and there was still a great deal of efficiency to be wrung out of business process, a few widely held beliefs permeated the industry’s collective consciousness. First, that commercial-off-the-shelf solutions were superior to homegrown, custom and bespoke software.  And second, that business process...

Application Modernization: There’s a better way

As the CEO of a global IT consulting company, I’ve spoken with business leaders from a wide range of industries. While clients’ needs and concerns differ, one common thread emerges – the urgent need for application modernization. Organizations are constrained by outdated legacy applications that prevent them from realizing the benefits of cloud, mobile and social platforms. These applications are costly and...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Driving Supply Chain Benefits (8 of 10)

Blog #8:  Physical Infrastructure Rationalization/Consolidation – Distribution Networks For M&A activities that are focused in the same geographic market, a quick glance at a map would seem to suggest multiple synergy and savings opportunities, including: Common supplier locations Distribution centers located in close proximity to each other Transportation routes that travel down the same highways Deliveries...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Driving Supply Chain Benefits (7 of 10)

Physical Infrastructure Rationalization/Consolidation The third primary aspect of the M&A challenge focuses on how to best leverage the combined physical infrastructure of the two former companies in a manner that results in the most cost effective and customer focused solution going forward.  Companies must carefully analyze and quantify the holistic impacts of physical integration and consolidation scenarios,...
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