As an IT decision maker, you are well aware that the global outsourcing environment is extremely dynamic, as are the changes in the application management services arena. New offerings such as Bring Your Own (BYO), mobility, social computing, virtualization and cloud computing are shifting transition rules and paradigms to take full advantage of the new workplace. These exciting developments, combined with the current economic situation, are forcing you to rethink your organization's application management approach as well as formulate an outsourcing strategy that minimizes risk. It's no surprise then that transition has become an increasingly important buzz-word that rings loudly under such circumstances. Most organizations today are riddled with problems of mismanaged application management scenarios; simultaneously, more and more are looking to streamline and integrate the management and maintenance of their IT landscape while reducing cost. How can you avoid these pitfalls while realizing the benefit of integrated services in your application portfolio?
One of the recognized mechanisms is to transition the management of applications from an incumbent provider of services to a managed services supplier. This white paper discusses the what, why and when of effectively and efficiently transitioning application management services using a managed services approach. It also discusses Unisys' perspective on how to transition your application management services by giving you insight into the Unisys transition methodology.