It was my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2016 Micro Focus Innovation Awards at the recent #iChange2016 event in Chicago. This year, the categories were:
- Innovation in deploying a Micro Focus solution in a way that pushes the technology in new direction.
- Delivering Value to the organization that enables dramatic improvement in the delivery of IT services.
- Satisfaction that has been created in IT or the business as a result of making use of a Micro Focus solution.
We received some exceptional customer presentations this year, making the choice particularly difficult. However, after much deliberation I was delighted to announce the winners and welcomed them onto main stage to tremendous applause by conference attendees. The winners were:
Great American Insurance Group
Implementing Enterprise Release Management
Transitioning from simply automating deployments of specific components and applications to fully orchestrating the enterprise release activities using Dimensions CM, Release Control, and Deployment Automation. This solution has become central to supporting an organizational initiative to expand the implementation of ITIL based processes, accommodating the increasing demand for Agile and DevOps practices and innovations.
Key IT processes Implementation within 10 months in Allianz
Implementing Demand, Change, Incident, Problem, Development, Test, Defect, Release, Config & Release management integrated together within the SBM Platform. All processes and practices were implemented within 10 months and evaluated as “Project of the year 2015’ by the IT Service management forum in the Czech republic delivering so much value.
Ramping up ChangeMan Migration
Migrating from one Change Management product to another traditionally presents many challenges, including cultural, technical and project schedules. Nationwide overcame these challenges and successfully migrated from Endevor to ChangeMan.
Many congratulations again Matt, Martin and Prakash and thanks to all the other entrants! See you next time…..