IT Strategy with IBM Global Business Services
Diversity of usage preferences within the end-user community, it becomes inevitable for Independent Software
Vendors (ISVs) to plan products across a variety of platforms and be able to support multiple applications and
devices. Product vendors are moving to new paradigms such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS
(Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and interoperability to make their product perform better
and have wider availability. It is critical for them to understand such capabilities and choose an efficient partner
to make the enhancements, upgrade, porting and migration exercise easy for them.
Our product migration and reporting services:
Includes product enhancements, upgrades, incremental releases and technical support helpdesks for
resolving issues encountered by users, report factory, data migration, product updates, upgrade
management, ongoing product enhancements and patch management
Quickly generates the software development process design architectures
Helps ISVs adapt their software for different deployment environments including operating systems,
databases, processor architectures and third-party software
Helps product companies efficiently produce the ported and interoperable products
Helps product transitions with deeper code reviews
Reduces porting cycles in software development and provides fast-to-market.
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Through IT strategy and roadmap services, we help our clients to align their IT roadmap with their business
priorities. Our services facilitate identification of current strengths and improvement areas in various disciplines
such as strategic alignment, governance, and IT maturity. Gap identification with respect to the targeted
maturity level based on this assessment leads to IT strategy definition and roadmap recommendations. This
approach helps develop a structured and well defined action plan. The end deliverables are a clear assessment
report and a well-defined and actionable set of recommendations.
Highlights of our IT Strategy and Roadmap.
Specialization in the software development life cycle helps offer a unique perspective to IT
architecture and software platforms
Embodiment of our unique service in our proven Strategic Enterprise Application & reporting
Assess existing systems and IT assets of IBM GBS product, its IT Sales transformation .
Understand how business imperatives translate into IT requirements
Recommend the right IT platform, solution architecture, transition strategy, and approach to meet.
Enterprise IT roadmap - takes today’s collection of disparate systems, updates them for today’s
technology, and streamlines them into a clear software platform that anticipates evolving business needs
at an accelerated pace
Our IT strategy and roadmap services are designed to:
Create a roadmap to improve infrastructure
Provide an overview of your current IT system
Identify weaknesses and opportunities
Align IT systems with business goals
Define an implementation approach
Create efficiencies and improve bottom lines
Managing enterprise-wide applications has become increasingly complex and costly for many companies.
Varied external and internal factors have been compelling organizations to spend more time, effort and money
to keep their systems and applications running at peak efficiency. As a result, IT departments are devoting a
significant portion of their budgets and staff for managing day-to-day tasks, instead of focusing on mission-
critical projects essential for promoting business growth.
IBM GBS application services transform client IT environments to deliver sustained business value and
operational efficiency. The desired framework of processes, people, tools, infrastructure, and methodology
supports our offerings, and innovative capabilities to develop, manage and support applications.
Our portfolio of application management services include:
Application portfolio management
Application support and maintenance
Our key differentiators to deliver world-class services include:
Global delivery model. Our GDM supports distributed delivery so that effort is balanced
between the client and delivery teams around the globe that result in delivering application
development seamlessly and cost-effectively.
A world-class, process-driven, metrics-driven quality delivery organization. Consistent
business and IT value using our application development experience, roadmap and processes that
reduce production software defects by up to 30% – increasing the reliability of client applications
while reducing the risk of business disruption.
Re-usability. Re-usability is a prime driver of our ADM services that helps reduce delivery time
Continuous learning and development. With technology, project management and soft skills
update, our resources foster a responsive, "can-do" culture to drive commitment and excellence.
Cost effectiveness. Optimal development cost benefit (30-40%) and accelerated service delivery
through global delivery models.
Time saving. We adopt 'Follow-the-sun' approach, creating a virtual round-the-clock
development and maintenance team to increase efficiency and improve productivity.
Time to sale our Product to market. Improved time to market on application upgrades and