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Micro Focus and the Art of Extending the Plateau of Productivity for Your Infrastructure Software Assets

Published: 15 May 2018

ID: G00351837

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans , Ayal Tirosh , Joachim Herschmann , Colin Fletcher , Thomas Murphy , Alan Dayley , Adam Ronthal , Vivek Bhalla , Thomas Klinect , Matthew Cheung , Toby Bussa


The merger of Micro Focus and HPE's software division shows how the merging of technology assets can be easier than the blending of corporate cultures. I&O leaders must include the Micro Focus business model as a key factor when determining long-term plans for Micro Focus product offerings.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Introduction

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Micro Focus' Business Model of Maximizing the Utility of All Products Within Its Primarily Mature Portfolio Creates Varying Degrees of Investment and Attention
  • Micro Focus' Interactions With Functional Areas Outside of Customers' Product Teams Are Often Inconsistent, Compelling the I&O Team to Guide the Overall Micro Focus Relationship Discussion Internally
    • Micro Focus Is Aiming to Redefine Its Auditing Practices, but Customers Are Still Concerned About What Impact It Will Have on Them
  • Ongoing Acquisition of Mature Products Without Retirement Plans for Any of the Portfolio Creates Some Overlapping Capabilities
    • Product and Technology Portfolio
    • Summary

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