Fashion designer Georgio Armani says style can be defined as “a simple way of saying something complex.” Technology should accomplish the same mission. The best IT solutions reduce complexity, helping customers cut costs, save time and focus on growing their business.
One of the most effective ways to reduce IT complexity is through IT modernization. Studies show that as much of one-third of all IT projects today are driven by the need to compensate for obsolete technology.
It’s natural for organizations to seek ways to delay investing in technology, particularly in tough economic conditions. It’s the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” principle. However, even though IT teams may be able to keep systems on life support for some time, squeezing the last possible value from sunk costs, there is a finite limit to the effectiveness of such a strategy.
The growth of Web applications, cloud services and other new technologies has fundamentally altered the IT landscape. Organizations that continue to defer IT investment could find themselves at a competitive disadvantage and wind up surrendering market share to competitors. Computerworld‘s Forecast 2013 survey found overwhelming support for spending on initiatives such as migrating to the cloud, expanding mobility capabilities, consolidating assets and applications, optimizing IT services, rolling out a unified communications framework, improving security and continuing virtualization efforts.
Besides resolving pressing issues created by legacy applications and outdated hardware, IT modernization can help organizations reap the benefits of exciting new capabilities that are revolutionizing business. It only makes sense to invest in the infrastructure required to facilitate these trends.
If obsolete, overly complex technology is cramping your style, it could be time to develop a strategy for modernizing and updating the infrastructure. The rewards can include reduced costs, diminished risk and improved productivity. Those are all benefits that can make your bottom line look absolutely fabulous. Contact us to discuss your IT strategy.