The Value of Transactions: Transforming IT to a Business Service Orientation

Jeff Cobb, SVP Strategy, CA Technologies; Lance Neal, Senior Project Manager, Lexmark
With skyrocketing end-user demands and flat or shrinking IT budgets, it is critical for IT execs to understand and adopt the critical success factors to effectively optimize IT to improve service quality and reduce delivery costs. IT needs to provide 360-degree visibility into all end-user transactions and know how they are linked to the underlying service delivery infrastructure across physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid environments to deliver the highest possible service levels, deliver great end user experience and achieve business objectives. This translates into higher customer satisfaction, retention, employee productivity and the ability to serve new customers to drive revenue growth.

Join CA Technologies as we explore the best practices to enable this shift in IT management to thrive in this era of IT’s “New Normal”.
Apr 25 2012
52 mins
The Value of Transactions: Transforming IT to a Business Service Orientation
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CA Application Performance Management: Succeed in the App Economy
Applications are rewriting the world in which we live. They are the very heart and soul of your business. They are how employees connect, how consumers share, learn and make purchases; how partners and suppliers interact; how we separate our business from our competitors. Every business, every industry, is becoming a software business.

In today’s application economy, you can’t afford to have problems that bring that app down. And in our world of socially connected users, cloud and mobile technologies, and complex composite applications, the pressure to ensure a positive end-user experience with mission-critical applications, and to identify, diagnose, and fix applications issues quickly is at a boiling point.

Learn how to demand the absolute best in processes and technology for monitoring the applications you rely upon to drive revenue and strengthen your brand reputation. Build, deploy, and manage applications so every user transaction becomes a loyalty-building interaction.

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