Building High-Growth IT: 5 Things to Know Now

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Say Yes As Much As Possible

IT is perceived as a group that always says "no" and as a result makes it harder for the business to achieve its goals. This perception can alienate IT from the business as well as diminish its role at the C-level table. The best way to erase this perception and demonstrate the value of IT to the business is by saying "yes" when the business needs IT services. To accomplish this:

  • IT must have a game plan for taking on any request thrown at them.
  • IT must provide a flexible, scalable and dynamic infrastructure.
  • IT should remain open minded and leverage the appropriate resources for each need, whether internal, external, public cloud, private cloud or SaaS.
  • IT must focus on how to achieve the business need in a cost effective, efficient and expedient manner .

So keep calm and focus on saying yes.                                                  

Building and maintaining today's enterprise computing platforms is a lot more challenging than it was in the past. The competitive and fast moving nature of business requires a corporate network capable of meeting a company's ever changing needs and requirements. Today's business climate is driven by many forces which are constantly disrupting traditional IT culture.

The digital transformation movement is aiding in disruption. All companies want to share data and information with their clients and employees in a useful and meaningful way. Many companies are leveraging social media, mobile solutions, Big Data analytics and collaboration systems — often called the SMAC stack — to undergo this transformation. These technologies all require an agile and scalable IT platform. Additionally, shadow IT is constantly pushing IT to provide solutions with the threat of going around IT if they do not act swiftly.

For IT, these drivers pose difficult challenges as it is now commonplace for a fast moving business to throw out so many requests that they leave IT in their wake — unless the in-house IT pros can strategize and construct a computing platform built for growth and flexibility. In this slideshow, RKON has identified five factors organizations need to focus on when building high-growth IT.

 

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