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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gaining the Freedom to Fuel BT Innovation


Without a doubt, the reason why most business decision makers consider an out-tasked solution -- based upon a managed service offering -- is still primarily the need for cost-reduction.

Clearly, that's a valid motivation for any business leader. But, it's only a part of the inherent benefit that can be attained by choosing to play this particular game with a very different set of rules.

Ask yourself, if your IT organization can rarely find the time to invest in meaningful business innovation activity, then shouldn't you consider the common reasons why -- and seek out the proven methods to proactively apply an alternative approach?

Innovation stuck in a holding pattern
According to a Forrester Research market assessment, a fundamental "lack of time available to invest in innovation" is one of the main reasons given by CIOs and their staff to explain why they're unable to participate in substantive new business impact activity.

In reality, they're consumed by routine IT operations and associated voice and data network management work. Better project management practices can ease the load, since adding new headcount to the team really isn't an option for many companies.

However, tweaking the current model rarely delivers significant results, because most IT teams have diligently squeezed every single ounce of efficiency from their daily routines.

Granted, sometimes the only way to gain a quantum leap in effectiveness is by applying a totally different model. Also, we already know what the typical "wait and see" attitudes will likely deliver. Enough said.

A profound new way of thinking
Therefore, people who have chosen to deploy a managed service solution have, in essence, taken themselves off the treadmill of perpetual drudgery by applying swift and decisive action.

No longer victims of legacy-thinking about how their IT role should function, they've evolved. Now, they're on a new path of creative Business Technology (BT) enlightenment, by choice.

Imagine what your traditional IT team could accomplish, if only they had the time. Better yet, now take the first step towards enabling them to gain the freedom to fuel their business technology innovation ideas that have been placed "on-hold" for way too long.