Moving in IT landscapes …
December 2, 2008 by Wolfgang Tonninger
Just think for a second about travelling to work. Why do many people still prefering to travel by car? Not because cars are faster, but because they hate changing vehicles – getting out and waiting and getting in again and never really feeling seated. The connection is the bane of public transport, for sure, and it seems that it’s also the bane of process automation. Because what people hate is disruption.
Look at the picture below and think about your IT environment as a city. You will never reach this point, where all the houses and the streets look the same. And you hopefully never want to reach this pointwhere everyhting is uniform.
Becasue IT (like a city) is changing all the time you have to embrace change. That’s your only chance. Because you never draw IT landscapes from scratch, your main concern should be the connection between the legacy districts. The interfaces. If this is solved, you can lean back and enjoy the pluralism of your town. This UC4 whitepaper shows how to make your existing scheduling tools shape up to deal with variety.