Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jan 03, 2017
The scope and value that modern IT service delivery provides a business is increasing dramatically, according to a new research reportfrom Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
And yet in some organizations legacy ITSM systems contribute significantly to reduced credibility for IT departments who fail to integrate with and support important business concerns. This lack of modern IT service delivery creates multiple issues for the enterprise, including:
Increasing divergence of IT and business performance
Rising costs due to service delivery complexity
Inability to measure and protect a business from potential risks
Informed by extensive research and two compelling deployment narratives, this report examines what EMA calls “next-generation ITSM” and its contributions toward optimizing changing IT and business requirements. EMA contrasts these advances with the risks of staying with legacy ITSM models and then evaluates and itemizes the risks of “doing nothing” by allowing legacy ITS
Today's data centers are embarking down a path in which "old world" business, technology, and facility metrics are being pushed aside in order to provide unparalleled service delivery capabilities, processes, and methodologies. The expectations derived from today’s high-density technology deployments are driving service delivery models to extremes with very high service delivery capabilities adopted as baseline requirements within today’s stringent business models. Part of the "revolution" that is driving today's data center modeling to unprecedented high performance and efficiency levels is the fact that computer processing advances with regard to high-performance and smaller footprints have truly countered each other.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) is accelerating as a mainstream delivery model to help companies gain flexibility and leverage modern cloud technologies. The market landscape is evolving as pure-play SaaS ERP providers battle traditional ERP vendors that are repositioning their offerings for the cloud.
Businesses should assess the viability of their current ERP deployments and consider the rapidly changing ERP landscape as they plan a transition path to the cloud. Review the Forrester report to hear how the ERP market is changing, and how businesses are reconsidering deployment models to better fit their goals and needs.