The world is rife with zombies. Movies, television shows, video games … you can’t escape them. The same goes for your business. You may have hundreds, or even thousands, of zombie applications that are costing your business a lot of money, as well as non-standard and aging technologies that are in dire need of remediation. Many organizations are focused on how they’re going to take their business digital, how they’re going to improve their customer experience, how they’re going to establish an agile IT and business infrastructure that allows them to adapt to rapidly changing market expectations, etc. They’re kidding themselves if they think they can do this while buried in all that clutter. To even get started (or understand where to start), a business needs 360° visibility into the IT landscape as well as the touchpoints throughout the operations.
Well, you can’t just throw away everything and start over. Ain’t nobody got time for that! … plus it would cost too much money. The problem is: how do you identify which applications are zombies that need to be eliminated and which applications are still useful to the business?
You could follow MEGA’s Survival Guide for a Zombie App-pocalypse.
If you’re going to be at the Gartner SYM event in Orlando this year, come visit with MEGA. You can attend the conference track sessions, and after you’ve soaked up all that wisdom, meet with us at booth 932 to discuss how to apply all of this in the real world. It all boils down to a simple concept: you need to understand where you are now, where you want to go, and how you’re going to get there.
We can clearly define a strategy, identify the business capabilities necessary to achieve executive goals, and modify the business model to leverage the new capabilities. With this improved visibility into the business ecosystem and IT landscape, CIOs can easily identify opportunities for strategic IT investments. Thwarting the zombies and stopping the app-pocalypse will put your company on the path to brighter days.