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"Unlike a CIO at a true start-up, which has a clean technology slate from which to build efficient IT systems, I inherited an eclectic mix of technology infrastructures that somehow had to be melded into a cohesive, state-of-the-art IT organization." –

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

 
 

Proactive Obsolescence: Turning ASM Costs into Change-the-Business Investments

CIOs can scramble to wring small savings from ASM budgets – or choose a radical approach by attacking the root source of applications-related problems. By redesigning the underlying processes and streamlining the application portfolio, they can strive to make ASM virtually obsolete.
Mark Hirst, Head of Public Services at HCL Technologies shares his views on freeing up people and capital from run-the-business (RTB) activities to invest in value-creating change-the-business (CTB) initiatives – and thereby address a crucial dilemma that CIOs face as IT budgets are squeezed.

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CIOs and Senior IT Managers optimizing Run-the-business and Transformational IT spends

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