Troux 7 Offers Enterprise Platform to Support “IT Transformation”
Helps reduce IT project costs, manage risks
Troux Technologies has released what it says is the industry’s first enterprise transformation platform. Troux 7, based on the company’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) technology, addresses the primary objectives of all CIOs and executive leadership today: reduce costs, manage risks, and drive investments.
Business transformations (global expansion, mergers and acquisitions, or the introduction of new or expanded product lines) triggers a set of IT activities, yet executives fail to understand (and IT fails to communicate) how these activities will impact the business. The result: lengthy, complex projects, and often excessive costs. Troux says 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,” according to David Hood, CEO of Troux. “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.” Troux 7, he says, offers a complete set of capabilities for executives and IT personnel to automate the understanding of the enterprise and how IT relates to the business.
“IT complexity and silos have grown because of the 90s boom and the rise of mergers. To tackle that, and provide BI for the CIO, Troux combines technology, people, processes,” the company told Enterprise Systems, in an interview.
Troux 7 delivers an analytics platform to create transformation initiatives. The analytics assist in gap and impact analysis in multiple scenarios to identify IT support requirements. The platform lets an organization couple a baseline transformation plan for business alignment with a mechanism to monitor execution, helping to ensure effective support.
Troux 7 includes what the company calls Troux Initiatives, which clarify how business transformations (and the IT projects that support them) will impact the organization’s bottom line. Initiatives work with the products’ metadata repository so users can model business transformations over time. IT can thus show incremental successes to keep projects funded and demonstrates the value of IT. Business users can monitor the evolving business landscape prior to implementing any changes, helping to reduces the risk of transformation failure and help with budgeting.
Troux’s transformation platform, combines visual modeling with a scalable metadata repository, and constantly collects data across the business.
Troux 7 is available now. Further product and pricing information is available at http://www.troux.com
James E. Powell is the former editorial director of Enterprise Strategies (esj.com).