Hp whitepaper

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Building an adaptive enterprise
Linking business and IT

Table of contents
Executive summary ....................................................................................................................................... 2
The role of IT in building an adaptive enterprise ............................................................................................... 3
HP’sDarwin Reference Architecture................................................................................................................. 5
The scope of the architecture .......................................................................................................................... 9
Addressing challenges at the IT and business level.......................................................................................... 10
The key components of the architecture.......................................................................................................... 12
Business processes ............................................................................................................................ 12
Applications..................................................................................................................................... 12
Infrastructure services ......................................................................................................................... 13
Virtualized resources......................................................................................................................... 13
Management software ....................................................................................................................... 14
Getting started............................................................................................................................................ 15
Measure and assess.......................................................................................................................... 15
Architect and integrate....................................................................................................................... 16
Manage and control.......................................................................................................................... 18
Extend and link................................................................................................................................. 18
Business and technology innovation..................................................................................................... 18
Conclusion................................................................................................................................................. 19


Executive summary
There is a shift under way in the role of information technology (IT) in the enterprise. It’s an evolution in how IT is architected, managed and operated—one that will enable companies to become truly adaptive, able to both respond to and take advantage of change. Forward-looking CIOs are the driving force behind this change. Demanding more and morefrom their technology investments, these CIOs are forging a tighter link between business processes and the IT infrastructure that supports them. They are adopting a step-by-step approach to evolving their current IT infrastructure so that it can deliver reliability and stability, speed and agility, and a better return on every dollar spent on IT. In an era that demands increased accountability andtransparency of business practices, much of a company’s potential exposure and risk hinges on the integrity and reliability of its information systems. Forward-looking CIOs recognize how the business and the systems that protect and transmit its vital information are inextricably interdependent. Leveraging that interdependency to the competitive advantage of the business is their job. They are...
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