ORIGINA EXPERTISE HELPS GLOBAL MANUFACTURER TAKE CONTROL OF IT ROADMAP, SAVES MILLIONS | Manufacturing
A multibillion-dollar company, this U.K. manufacturer is home to some of the world’s most beloved snack food brands and treats. More than four billion people across the globe purchase its products, and it has 34 factories in 13 countries.
IBM® General Parallel File System
IBM® License Metric Tool
Origina became a trusted partner whose extensive knowledge helped this U.K. snack manufacturer focus on its overall goal of gaining control of its IT roadmap.
COMPANY SEEKS DIRECTION WITH LICENSING AND CONTROLING ITS OVERALL IT SPEND
Against this backdrop, a multibillion-dollar global U.K. snack manufacturer was looking for guidance with its IBM® License Metric Tool (ILMT) and to upgrade its BigFix configurations. It also needed help with understanding the complex licensing requirements of its IT landscape and was searching for a solid partner who could help focus on the overall goal of gaining control of the company’s IT roadmap.
Facing the increasing pressures of the retail market to stay agile and react faster to growing shifts in business and overall modernization, it also sought to decrease its overall IT spend, possibly by decommissioning parts of its extensive IBM estate, but needed help in carrying out those plans.
ORIGINA SERVICES PROVIDE DEEP KNOWLEDGE, INSIGHT BEYOND BREAK/FIX
Origina began by setting up the company’s ILMT configurations on its platform and started support and maintenance to keep it up to date per IBM requirements. This helped to avoid a potentially long, drawn-out audit process.
The BigFix platform was updated, and Origina provided advice and guidance on subsequent maintenance. Several systems health checks were carried out before the process of decommissioning the company’s IBM estate began.
The company took advantage of Origina’s complimentary Meet the Expert sessions to learn the best ways to decommission some pieces of its IBM estate without impacting others. Origina’s global IBM experts guided the decommissioning of Spectrum, Lotus, Tivoli, WebSphere, and General Parallel File System and helped with a smooth transition plan to newer systems.
By being secure in the knowledge they could count on Origina’s team of experts at any time to keep their systems running smoothly, the company was able to focus on their overall business goals. This led to significant cost savings that totaled in the millions and was redirected toward other initiatives.
By partnering with Origina, the company was able to:
Slash its IT spend to reinvest in innovation, saving millions in the process
Increase its general licensing knowledge to confidently drive its own IT roadmap rather than rely on IBM’s plan
Take a proactive position to avoid a potential ILMT audit
Transition its next-generation systems by leveraging Origina’s expertise
The company was able to focus on their overall business goals knowing they could count on Origina’s team of experts at any time to keep their systems running smoothly.
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