Alfabet for sustainable IT
Use strategic portfolio management to deliver on IT initiatives for sustainability
Reduce & rethink
- Gain an integrated, cohesive view of how your IT portfolio relates to your company’s business strategy and business and operating models as the basis for good decisions
- Align business and IT by assessing the current state of IT, identifying needed changes and vetting those changes against the company’s business strategy workstreams
- Understand your IT architecture footprint, vendor reliance, application dependencies and the business impact of change
- Plan, design and execute your change initiatives to drive green transformation
- Leverage IT as the backbone of your company’s green transformation for more innovation, new business opportunities and greater cost savings
Software AG’s industry-proven Alfabet provides a complete framework to implement IT initiatives for sustainability
Gain a complete view of the IT landscape for optimal decision making
Build the foundation of your sustainable IT initiatives by capturing your complete IT landscape in one central repository: applications, technologies, locations and vendors as they relate to business capabilities, processes and strategy. Drive your transformation initiatives using a rich and articulate information base. Conduct assessments to understand the environmental impact of your IT according to quantitative aspects such as energy consumption by locations and qualitative aspects such as resource supplier (power, energy, water) and the origin of their products (100% renewable, mixed, non-renewable resources).
Establish an IT portfolio management practice for continuous rationalization of applications, technologies, data and energy consumption
Optimize your application and technology portfolios and eliminate waste by finding functional redundancies, unused applications and poor performing technologies. Build a “green” IT portfolio by identifying energy-intensive applications and technologies and take the necessary steps to either retire, exchange or migrate them.
Switch to a green cloud architecture
Moving from an on-premises infrastructure to cloud computing offers significant energy savings and reduces environmental impact. Accelerate your cloud migration efforts and move to more energy-efficient hyperscalers or enable smarter usage of your data centers. Define and plan your cloud transformation strategy in alignment with business priorities and cloud suitability of applications. Identify focus areas, conduct impact analyses to prevent conflicts down the line and create an action plan for deployment.
Ensure sustainability governance in all aspects of IT, including sourcing and 3rd party vendors
Respond to regulatory demands with the right numbers and answers. Alfabet provides support for definition of compliance inquiries, management of compliance projects and evaluation of target objects. Establish policies mandating the reporting of your enterprise IT carbon footprint and extend your sustainability requirements to vendors, making environmental impact a criterion for contracting. Foster green sourcing of energy for IT demands.
Plan, design and execute your change initiatives to drive your green transformation
Create a comprehensive IT strategy for sustainability with well-defined goals and target timelines derived from your business vision and strategy. Translate your “green” business and operating models into a green IT model and carry out IT projects in alignment with the business. Boost your success rate by bridging the gap between business demands and IT implementation.