It’s not difficult to envisage the apples and oranges in the sketch making way for more serious strategic debates in a boardroom. In fact the arguments that can arise from a simple statement about comparing apples with oranges probably resonates with most peoples’ daily lives – CIOs and other global business executives in particular.
Take for example something that should constitute a simple request such as a report on the cost, businesses justification and processes behind the CRM systems of your organisation for example? It’s not so simple when EMEA, APAC and the Americas are all running different applications and processes. And it doesn’t stop there. The different countries are probably all running separate billing systems to effectively manage their local requirements whether it’s currency, language, approval process, or simply different days in a working week.
That’s just a few of the complexities; suddenly, something that seemed like a simple request is not so simple at all, much like Dilbert’s experience of comparing apples with oranges.
Trying to compare the vagaries and complexities of different regions can be painful but very necessary. Okay, so it’s not necessary to compare apples with oranges, but in the cartoon strip it undoubtedly became very painful!
Our solutions, with HOPEX as the common repository, enables us to gather our apples and oranges, or processes and applications, to see their interdependencies and make informed business decisions off the back of it. With this methodology, MEGA helps organisations facing these types of complexities manage and prioritise IT transformation projects to gain IT agility and drive business innovation, build a clear IT roadmap, and plan out capabilities to best utilise IT resource to support the organisation’s wider objectives.