Technology is one of the main factors in the success of any organisation. When the IT strategy of an organisation is closely coupled with the business goals, technology becomes a great asset that differentiates an organisation within its industry. However, in many cases where IT is not aligned with business goals, it is common to see business objectives stifled by technological constraints. In such cases, IT might be viewed as a bottleneck that opposes the direction of a business.
With organisations spending an average of 55% of IT budgets on operations, moving at the right pace is becoming even more challenging. Accordingly, IT decision-makers are constantly trying to find the right balance between running efficient operations and exploring digital transformation. And as more organisations move towards the cloud, many of them face various levels of disappointment. So how can CIOs build a business-centric IT strategy that allows technology to easily adapt to business needs and removes unnecessary constraints?
In the following whitepaper, we provide a guide to building the right IT strategy, focusing on how to minimise the skill gap and spend less on operations while increasing efficiency and innovation. A detailed TCO analysis is also provided to compare the costs of a self-managed private cloud against a managed cloud.
In this whitepaper, we discuss
- Challenges associated with technology adoption
- Value creation with managed services
- Building a business-centric IT strategy
- How to choose the right managed service provider
- Cost Analysis: Self-managed vs managed cloud