ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT CHALLENGES
Technology is changing faster than ever.
Consumerised IT around Cloud, Mobile and User Experience (UX) is for the first time driving Enterprise IT. As an Enterprise Architect you are challenged to provide more advise on more technology challenges faster.
Real world experience, in particular at Enterprise level, is still very hard to come by. And it sometimes feels your Service Providers are struggling as much as you do.
You need to understand real world challenges, successful approaches and ideally want to execute a few rapid proof of concepts.
HOW WE CAN HELP
The Art of the Possible
Lemongrass is an organisation born in the cloud.
At Lemongrass we have migrated large SAP and IT environments to the Public IaaS Cloud and deployed a large number of Business-2-Employee SAP on Device solutions. We have core expertise in a number of User Experience (UX) enablers.
We offer IT Execs a free 2 – 3 hour Art of the Possible session in which we go through challenges, lessons learned and approaches we found that work.
In preparation we will gather your specific operational challenges and requirements and will aim to show you some working examples.
Please make contact to organise a session with you and your team.
Client Side Advisors
We act as Client Side Advisors to Enterprise Architects, helping to articulate and deliver on evolutionary plans that enable transformation of the workspace through Mobile and Cloud.
OUR CORE EXPERTISE
SAP on the Cloud
Deploying SAP on the Public Cloud makes good on the promise of increased agility, faster deployment and lower cost. We have the hard proof.
Companies such as AWS and Microsoft, the two global leaders in Public Cloud Provisioning are hampered by vested interest in own data centres, now re-labelled as clouds, of many of the large SAP Service Providers.
A true IaaS Cloud has three key characteristics: metered use, infinite capacity and a large ecosystem of services and solutions.
These drive a fundamentally different behaviour in architecting and operating infrastructure solutions. We move from 99.999% uptime to maximising downtime, from sizing for the next 3-year growth to minimising capacity and maximising responsiveness to peaks.
Service management in a Cloud Managed Service environment adds a new perspective: managing truly flexible cost the lowest possible point, managing performance through dynamically scaling up and down.
SAP on the Mobile Device
Deploying SAP on Mobile Devices truly transforms business processes through higher agility and performance at lower cost. Your return on investment in your SAP System of Records multiplies.
Apps are designed to support a single business role and a single business scenario. User adoption, process cycle times, data quality and immediacy and operational efficiency all demonstrably benefit.
Mobile apps should have an earn-back period of less than a year. And if that can be achieved, than the value of long strategic selection process diminishes.
It now becomes ok to replace technologies more often, to learn while doing, to make mistakes. This is further strengthened by the recognition that today’s technology leaders may be tomorrow’s technology laggards.
A fundamentally different behaviour is required. We need to move from waterfall to agile. From big, long projects to small, rapidly delivered projects and evolution. From focus on strategy to focus on execution and operational enablement.
SAP centric IT needs to change to be able to capitalise on the promise of Mobility. It needs to acquire a new set of tools and processes and will face new challenges, not in the least in adopting a true user centric mind set and increased speed in all we do.
SAP User Experience
In addition to SAP on Mobile Devices, we have strong experience in deploying a range of other User Experience enablers.
Ranging from Single Sign On and Identity Management through to SAP Personas and SAP Portal Rebranding, we have a good understanding of the tools and techniques and perhaps most importantly, where and when to apply those.