Bimodal IT

Bimodal IT is a new concept – introduced by Gartner – that aims to help CIOs understand a combination of traditional and agile IT solutions are crucial for future business success. Companies with only a traditional IT infrastructure will soon find it difficult to compete in a market that is rapidly innovating and reaching customers faster. The same principle applies vice versa. How can a big company become agile? Gartner has no clear answer to this question, but the team at Reppel and Partners has studied and analyzed trends in Bimodal IT methodologies which allows us to identify how these concepts can be applied to IT departments. An understanding of this model, coupled with our industry experience, allows us to support your Bimodal IT goals.

Below we have provided a hypothetical case study to help you better understand how Bimodal IT can be applied to your business.

Situation

Your IT department finds itself in a tough position: on one hand, it has to keep the traditional systems stable; on the other, internal departments demand customized tools to increase the bottom line. As CIO, you should consider introducing Bimodal IT so that shadow IT projects do not eat into your budget or put traditional IT at risk. Different methodologies, planning and implementation are needed for both modes: traditional and agile.

 

Solution

Introducing Bimodal IT at your company will create two streams of activity: legacy systems (or “the Samurai”) and agile IT (“the Ninja”). Both teams are organised, managed, and function in a way that is optimized for their purpose. With in-depth knowledge on the subject, Reppel and Partners can support you with valuable advice to secure the success of your project.

 

Benefit

After this transition, your company’s IT is perfectly positioned to support your business internally and externally. Synergies will increase your bottom line and customer satisfaction while decreasing the overhead cost of legacy systems.