Microsoft Outlines Unique Vision for Reducing IT Complexity with the Dynamic Systems Initiative: "This is an issue where the industry has overpromised and underdelivered while our enterprise customers continue to feel the pain of managing their systems,' Muglia said. 'Our approach with DSI is to help customers get every dollar out of their IT investments by making software more manageable from the ground up.'
According to an Accenture study, IT professionals spend up to 70 percent of their time maintaining existing systems, leaving little time to develop new capabilities that add real value to their businesses. With the Dynamic Systems Initiative, Microsoft aims to reduce the maintenance ratio to 55 percent by automating many of the routine tasks associated with updating systems and deploying applications. Today management software is applied after the applications are deployed in the enterprise. Through the Dynamic Systems Initiative, Microsoft will shift this operational intelligence into the application itself, reducing the need for traditional management software."