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www.linuxit.com
REASONSTOBEAGILE
The new tools of the trade: our seven key considerations
before switching to a bimodal IT...
www.linuxit.com
1.ISBIMODALRIGHTFORME?
BimodalITisn’tanendinitself,youdon’tneed
tohaveitjustbecauseyou’veheardthebuzz
gene...
www.linuxit.com
Beforemakinganydecision,analyse
theissues.Isthepressurecomingfrom
anITdepartmentkeentoplaywithnew
technolo...
www.linuxit.com
Haveyougotanewmobileapporhaveyouadded
internetconnectivitytoyourproducts?Ineither
case,youcouldbefacingawa...
www.linuxit.com
4.SAFETYFIRST
TraditionalIThasdevelopedaconservativesafetyfirstregime-andfor
goodreasons.Youneedtoconsider...
www.linuxit.com
Costsarejustasimportantas
ever.Mode2ITwithitsemphasis
onthe‘…asaService’modelmay
havelowcostofentry,butove...
www.linuxit.com
6.DEFINEYOURGOALS
Alwaysknowwhatsuccesslookslike
beforeyoustart.Ifit’sabigcomplex
project,setsomeintermedi...
www.linuxit.com
7.MOVINGQUICKLY
AgileITletsyouactfasttotake
advantageofnewopportunities.
Butitcanalsomeanthat
yourecognise...
www.linuxit.com
WHATYOUSHOULDDONEXT
WorkingwithapartnerlikeLinuxITcouldhelpyoudecideifyou
needtogobimodal-andifyoudo,they’...
www.linuxit.com
TAKEAWAYS
Whenassessingwhetherabimodalapproachis
rightforyourbusiness,considerthefollowing:
•	 Don’t just ...
www.linuxit.com
FORMOREINFORMATIONABOUTHOWABIMODAL
ITAPPROACHCOULDHELPYOURBUSINESS
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AgileITinthedig...
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Will the Next Big Thing Enable your Move to bimodal IT?

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Will the Next Big Thing Enable your Move to bimodal IT?

  1. 1. www.linuxit.com REASONSTOBEAGILE The new tools of the trade: our seven key considerations before switching to a bimodal IT approach
  2. 2. www.linuxit.com 1.ISBIMODALRIGHTFORME? BimodalITisn’tanendinitself,youdon’tneed tohaveitjustbecauseyou’veheardthebuzz generatedbyanalysthouses,pickedupand amplifiedacrossthebusiness/ITmedia. Firstandforemost,ITisaservicefortherest oftheorganisationtouse.Ifthebusinessis makingdemandsyourcurrentITcan’tdeliver, thenperhapsabimodalapproachistheanswer. BIMODAL?
  3. 3. www.linuxit.com Beforemakinganydecision,analyse theissues.Isthepressurecomingfrom anITdepartmentkeentoplaywithnew technologyandhaveitontheirCVs?Oris thererealpressurefrombusinessunits? Makesureyouunderstandjustwhat thebusinessneeds.Isitsimplymore ofthesamebecauseyourorganisation isgrowing?Orisitsomethingmore radical?Whatfunctionsarerequired andarenotbeingmet? 2.ANALYSE,UNDERSTAND,DECIDE
  4. 4. www.linuxit.com Haveyougotanewmobileapporhaveyouadded internetconnectivitytoyourproducts?Ineither case,youcouldbefacingawaveof‘bigdata’. Mobileappsand‘InternetofThings’(IoT)are changingfast,anddemandanagileresponse. Eachiterationislikelytoprovideyouwithmore data,ofteninnewformsthatneednewanalytics. 3.MOREDATA,NEWANALYTICS
  5. 5. www.linuxit.com 4.SAFETYFIRST TraditionalIThasdevelopedaconservativesafetyfirstregime-andfor goodreasons.YouneedtoconsideraSecurityDevelopmentLifecycle (SDL)modelandperformriskanalysisthatwillmitigatesecurity andprivacyissuesthroughoutyourMode2project.
  6. 6. www.linuxit.com Costsarejustasimportantas ever.Mode2ITwithitsemphasis onthe‘…asaService’modelmay havelowcostofentry,butover timetheOPEXcostscanmount upandcanbedifficulttopredict. 5.CONSIDERTHECOSTS
  7. 7. www.linuxit.com 6.DEFINEYOURGOALS Alwaysknowwhatsuccesslookslike beforeyoustart.Ifit’sabigcomplex project,setsomeintermediatetargets. Ifyoumissthem,don’tjustthrowmore budgetattheproject–re-evaluateit.
  8. 8. www.linuxit.com 7.MOVINGQUICKLY AgileITletsyouactfasttotake advantageofnewopportunities. Butitcanalsomeanthat yourecognisequicklywhen somethingisn’tworkingand redesignitordropitbeforeany realdamageisdonetoyour brandoryourbottomline.
  9. 9. www.linuxit.com WHATYOUSHOULDDONEXT WorkingwithapartnerlikeLinuxITcouldhelpyoudecideifyou needtogobimodal-andifyoudo,they’llguideyoualongtheway.
  10. 10. www.linuxit.com TAKEAWAYS Whenassessingwhetherabimodalapproachis rightforyourbusiness,considerthefollowing: • Don’t just adopt a bimodal approach because it’s the next big thing, make sure it’s right for your business needs • Mobile apps and added internet connectivity in your products mean you could be facing a wave of ‘big data’ that needs new analytics • Be aware of ongoing spending: OPEX costs can mount up and can be tough to predict • Map out what success means to you from the start and define your goals • Agile IT is fast-moving and enables you to recognise if something isn’t working before any damage has been done to your brand
  11. 11. www.linuxit.com FORMOREINFORMATIONABOUTHOWABIMODAL ITAPPROACHCOULDHELPYOURBUSINESS DownloadyourfreeeGuide: AgileITinthedigitalage:thebenefitsofgoingbimodal

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