Track Keynote for the Enterprise Modernization Track at the IBM Rational Software Conference 2009
Everyone is well aware that we are in tough economic times right now. However, these difficult times also present opportunities for companies that can quickly adapt to these changing conditions. When you look at what inhibits companies from being as agile as they would like, IT is often cited as a problem area. While there can be many root causes, among the most important are (1) a reliance on fragile legacy applications about which companies have a limited understanding, (2) development staff that are not sufficiently productive, and (3) disconnected team infrastructures that inhibit collaboration and traceability. These problems limit your organization's flexibility. They are costing you money. And they tie up resources that could otherwise focus on new business to bring in more revenue. This track will showcase IBM Rational's Enterprise Modernization solutions that enable organizations to: reduce project risk by managing and extracting value from their application portfolio, exploit new technologies to deliver more flexible business solutions, empower new and existing IT staff to build multi-platform applications, increase productivity with a modern software delivery platform, and improve development efficiency and collaboration by unifying multiple teams.