Bimodal IT. Rubbish or Relevant? - Presented by Quest
Play Bimodal IT. Rubbish or Relevant? - Presented by Quest
Gartner defines Bimodal IT as ‘the practice of managing two separate but coherent styles of work: one focused on predictability; the other on exploration’, two modes or flavours of IT. Mode 1 being traditional IT focused on delivering traditional IT services ensuring stability, efficiency and high availability. Mode 2 is exploratory and experimental, embracing IT trends and innovation. However there seems to be mixed views on the subject. Some believe it’s either unrealistic and not easy, others understand that for organisations to survive, relying on mode 1 is not enough. Having said that, the question Quest is asking, is if Bimodal IT is ‘a thing’ and has some merit, should it be adopted in such a way that Enterprise IT runs each mode independently without considering how one relates to the other? How can organisations confidently run Mode 2 without first ensuring Traditional IT (Mode 1) provides the required stability? From Quest’s perspective, Mode 2 is hugely dependent on Mode 1. When thinking about traditional IT services in most organisations, Active Directory provides the foundation of these services. Whether it be client device, file/print or collaboration platforms, on premise or in the cloud, Active Directory underpins it all. During this session, we’ll take a back to basics look at traditional IT’s ‘Active Directory’ and related services and explore the question ‘is it ready’?