The ecosystem that you have to work with is complex. Amid all the complexity, you have to innovate while managing the legacy estate, including its obsolescence, and while dealing with a range of constraints and imperatives that are often contradictory.

I advice my clients on how to make their IT organizations and portfolios more efficient – using our IP called Links and an assessment methodology called 6wA.

Today, IT is becoming an essential enabler of the digital transformation of the business, regardless of the industry you’re in. In this context, CIOs face the challenge of simultaneously managing legacy systems and achieving innovation, with a budget that decreases year on year. You, as CIO, constantly need to keep abreast of business requirements, doing more with less.

In the past few years, we have been investing heavily to find out how best-in-class organizations tackle these challenges. We have conducted in-depth research into best practices in applications portfolio management. To our knowledge, this type and scale of study has never been conducted before.