AMD, Warner Bros. Partner with Troux on Platform Design and Development
Business transformations – such as global expansion, merger and acquisition or the creation of new product lines – cannot be implemented without triggering a set of IT activities to support the change. This is often the point where executives fail to understand and IT fails to communicate how such activity will impact the business, resulting in lengthy, complex projects and excessive costs. Additionally a recent survey sponsored by Architecture and Governance Magazine revealed that 20 percent of respondents continue to struggle with demonstrating the value of IT projects to the executive team, leading to early termination of the project or even perceived failure.
“Alignment of IT to the business continues to be the most critical challenge for CIOs. We’re seeing ongoing frustration from the business as IT struggles to be more agile and proactive in their support of business requirements. A key barrier to this is lack of visibility to the range of IT assets, the relationship among the assets and their relationship to the business,” said David Hood, CEO of Troux. “With Troux 7, we’ve created the only system with the complete set of capabilities for EA teams and IT departments to successfully automate the understanding of the enterprise and how IT relates to the business. Troux 7 delivers a rich analytics platform to create transformation initiatives, allowing gap and impact analysis in multiple scenarios to identify IT support requirements for the business. Coupled with a baseline transformation plan for business alignment and the mechanism to monitor execution over time to ensure effective support, once again Troux’s innovation delivers an unrivaled solution to the market.”
A major aspect of Troux 7 is the introduction of Troux Initiatives™. Troux Initiatives clarify how business transformations – and their associated IT projects – will impact the bottom line of the organization. Initiatives extend the Troux Metaverse metadata repository, making it possible to model business transformations over time with a comprehensive view of people, processes and technologies. This benefits the business in two ways – first, for the IT department, Initiatives provides the ability to show incremental successes that help keep projects funded and demonstrates why IT is a valuable asset to any business. From a business standpoint, monitoring the evolution of the business landscape prior to implementing any changes significantly reduces the risk of transformation failure and helps with cost planning.
Developed with design partners Warner Bros. and AMD, Troux’s transformation platform, combines visual modeling with a scalable metadata repository, and constantly collects data across the business. Coupled with Troux 7’s business intelligence capabilities which deliver reporting and analytics to decision makers and stakeholders, customers and partners can deliver value and leverage specific EA programs universally across all IT and business units.
“Understanding the business resources you have – people, technology, processes, and relationships among others – is critical to knowing how they will be affected throughout business-mandated change such as corporate cost reduction,” said Doug Rousso, vice president of architecture for Warner Bros. “Troux Initiatives takes that a step further and allows executives to see how these business resources are affected before implementing change, helping them to avoid the hidden pitfalls that actually hinder productivity and increase costs.”
Every business environment requires the implementation of technology solutions specific to its business objectives – solutions simply not available out of the box. For the first time, Troux Composer enables its customer subject-matter experts to quickly assemble solutions, without programming, which address specific transformation or management needs. By leveraging this work throughout the organization, Troux Composer provides value significantly above and beyond the initial effort.
For example, global services organizations or large enterprises with multiple lines of business must implement transformations at a constituent level – meaning solutions for individual clients or lines of business which operate independently. Yet the solutions created for those constituent transformations are often applicable to challenges faced by other departments. With Troux Composer’s unique new capabilities, companies save significant time and financial investment by allowing them to reassemble and use specific constituent solutions for other lines of business or other clients served by the organization.
“For AMD IT, a central repository of IT Architecture information is a culture-changing paradigm. We have multiple lines of business that operate in a geographically dispersed environment, some of which are supported by local IT groups – yet they are often running into the same issues and resolving these issues independently,” said Tannia Dobbins, senior enterprise architect for Advance Micro Devices (AMD). “We are excited to work with Troux on version 7 of the platform as it allows us to document business strategies, requirements and technology standards into a central repository, which can then be reused among all lines of business and IT groups, saving us significant time and money.”
Troux’s transformation platform is available immediately. In addition, Troux offers a range of consulting services, best practices, training, support and maintenance to facilitate successful EA initiatives. For information and pricing, please visit www.troux.com.
Troux Technologies is the leading IT Transformation software company with the industry’s only comprehensive set of solutions to mitigate risk, reduce costs, and support growth initiatives for Global 2000 enterprises and governments. Troux’s software combines tools for enterprise architecture design and creation with a new generation of information aggregation and management solutions, offering the visibility foundational to IT and Business Transformation.
Troux's worldwide customers include Global 2000 industry leaders in biotechnology, consumer goods, financial services, technology, insurance, entertainment, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail and telecommunications industries. To learn more: www.troux.com.
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