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HP Automation Strategies: A portfolio approach to operations IT solutions management

The need for more automated and efficient operations has led end users to accumulate large and increasingly complex collections of operations-related information technology (IT) solutions.

Cosman, E. C., ARC Advisory Group

The need for more automated and efficient operations has led end users to accumulate large and increasingly complex collections of operations-related information technology (IT) solutions. Each solution can represent a combination of custom-configured software and hardware products. As with a plant’s physical assets, these collections of IT solutions, plus any associated custom intellectual property, can represent a significant investment in time, money and effort. Operations and engineering organizations are accountable for these solutions and have specific responsibilities that cannot easily be delegated to the corporate IT group or external IT providers. The size and complexity of many

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