Cimubisa provides IT services to the Municipal Corporation of Bilbao and its companies. As well as computer systems, Cimubisa is responsible for communications infrastructures, software, and user support.
Some Cimubisa IT infrastructure was already based on HP and - in a bid to consolidate the architecture and simplify vendor relations - Cimubisa chose the HP open server architecture as the basis for its broader core systems modernization program.
Different options, including a phased approach, were considered. However, because more than 4,000 applications were involved, many of which were interconnected, it was felt a ‘big bang’ approach was the best option, as only the integration processes that were already in place would need adapting. During the next 14 months, all applications were moved to the new HP server environment while preserving business logic and database structures. This minimized risk, while the City of Bilbao’s IT operations continued as usual.
Technology is important, but people and processes more so
When delivering a project which changes the technological foundations of an organization that has seen no major change in the last 20 years, the biggest challenge is the ability of people to adapt to the change. Roibal comments:
Cost-effective service to the city
Teresa Alba Zubizarreta, General Manager of Cimubisa, added: “With the help of HP and Micro Focus we focused on improving the management applications to support our business processes, information transparency, the integration of new tools to help our decision-making processes and improving IT governance. They all contribute to offering a better service to our city at a more optimum price.”
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