Application Services

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A Performance-Driven Approach to Application Services Management
Organizations are looking into new options for reallocating IT spend and freeing up money for digital transformation. By reevaluating how application services management is done and implementing a new approach focused more on performance and outcomes than resources, organizations can drive significant cost savings that can then be diverted to transformation. Learn more about such an approach in this white paper.
A Performance-Driven Approach to Application Services Management 8 / 3 MB
Application Rationalization: a Powerful Catalyst for IT consolidation
This CGI white paper discusses how application portfolio rationalization is a powerful catalyst for state and local government IT consolidation and transformation initiatives when based on a rigorous assessment aligned with organizational goals and proactive efforts to manage change.
Application Rationalization: a Powerful Catalyst for IT consolidation 7 / 472 KB
Banking Application Modernization and Portfolio Management: Key Challenges and Success Factors
As part of their long-term strategic plans, banks are seeking to capitalize on their legacy applications. Learn how this can be accomplished through effective application modernization and application portfolio management.
Banking Application Modernization and Portfolio Management: Key Challenges and Success Factors 14 / 1 MB
Building an Effective Stay Back Team to Gain Maximum Value from an Outsourcing Agreement
This paper provides advice on defining and building the team, highlights industry best practices, and provides recommendations for the team's role, size and required skill set. View summary
Building an Effective Stay Back Team to Gain Maximum Value from an Outsourcing Agreement 7 / 142 KB
IT Governance
CGI’s approach and experience in using governance to drive business value within managed services engagements. View summary
IT Governance 8 / 555 KB
RCDA: Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture
This paper discusses the principles and practices behind CGI’s Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture (RCDA), an agile solution architecture approach that accommodates the level of responsiveness needed in today’s fast-moving business world.
RCDA: Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture 8 / 4 MB
Retiring the mainframe
CGI’s successful approach in helping clients reduce costs and increase competitiveness View summary
Retiring the mainframe 4 / 202 KB
The Agile Culture Shift: Why Agile Isn't Always Agile
Agile is the perfect catalyst for reshaping software development but it is extremely challenging to execute in traditional organizations. Learn more about what you need to create an “agile-friendly” culture. View summary
The Agile Culture Shift: Why Agile Isn't Always Agile 8 / 415 KB
Trends in Managed Services in Tax Administration
This issue paper reviews the findings of a joint survey by CGI and the Federation of Tax Administrators asking senior tax administration information technology managers about their current and planned use of managed services.
Trends in Managed Services in Tax Administration 8 / 314 KB
Why Managed Services and Why Not Staff Augmentation?
While staff augmentation can lower costs, organizations only pay for inputs – there's no incentive for the provider to lower risks or guarantee improved operations. In contrast, true managed services delivers outcomes aligned with business objectives. This paper provides an overview of why the managed services model is superior to staff augmentation. View summary
Why Managed Services and Why Not Staff Augmentation? 6 / 126 KB
“Keeping Up” versus “Stepping Up”
This paper takes a look at what leading companies are doing to drive market leadership through their IT investments and provides recommendations for those that seek to do the same. View summary
“Keeping Up” versus “Stepping Up” 11 / 830 KB