IT executives take pause as technology vendors queue up outside your door


The global political stage is certainly an interesting spectacle for the rest of us to witness. With Trump and Clinton at each other’s throats, Putin posturing against what he claims are unfounded allegations of the Kremlin hacking of the U.S. democratic election process and a variety of news stories telling us that World War III is just around the corner, we are certainly living in a volatile time.

The business of information technology is not much different. Cloud computing, big data, bring your own devices, mobility, cyber this, cyber that and, of course, those scary and sophisticated hacker organisations that appear to be more advanced and capable of launching an attack than the Mysterons, has IT executives often scratching their heads and wondering which way to turn.

The complexity of the modern computing environment, especially when you scale up to look at enterprises, makes it hard to map capabilities back onto the business, since there is too much choice. How can IT executives make the best decisions for their organisation, given the amalgamation of media hype and continual bombardment of marketing advice from companies overselling their products’ capabilities based on their own skewed perspective of the business world? It’s time to stop opening the doors to vendors until you have properly assessed your own needs and built a model of your enterprise architecture that allows you to map true business requirements to technologies and processes.

If you are truly looking for disruption in your own market, then look into your organisation, look at what you do today and ask yourself, what do you customers really want. Steve Jobs didn’t ask developers what cool technology they could develop for Apple, instead he looked at what people needed and pitched the capabilities to the business as a disruption to the world’s consumer technology market…Click HERE to read full article.


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