5 important Areas Should have top Priority When planning your IT Investments

5 important Areas Should have top Priority
When planning your IT Investments

Mohamed Fawy

By Mohammed Fawy

While most executives realize that technology is crucial to a successful business, many admit that the state of their IT systems is less than optimal, they may have outdated operating systems, services, or applications, they may face security inconsistency across endpoints and servers, network troubles may prevent business users from doing their jobs, IT spend valuable time to manually manage and troubleshoot IT services. They may have limited collaboration and un-integrated communication tools. They may have obsolete reporting tools that couldn’t address modern business needs. 

Enterprises and midsize businesses have unique needs that influence their technology decisions; they share the need for a well-managed and secure infrastructure. That infrastructure is the foundation for the business, whether large or small, and it must have the reliability, security, and flexibility to not just sustain the business but to help it thrive. 

On the other hand, Enterprises and midsize businesses need new tools to help people to be connected, collaborated, organized, and capable of prioritizing their work and personal lives. Business is becoming more transparent, with a greater need to show accountability and increase security and privacy within and across organizations. 

These Organizations recognize the benefits of introducing reporting and data analysis across departments to be more insights-driven and have comprehensive tools for putting insights in the hands of the business user. 

let us discuss in the below point the most important areas to enable you to priorities your IT investments:

In the light of your digital transformation strategy, you may need to start Now; however, you may have limited resources to move forward right now! , is such a situation; you shall take the proper direction! , will you invest time and money to have an inhouse capable team, or will you do your best to partner with a competent company that can support you in this long term Journey? the top priority in IT investment is to have a partnership with such mature service providers that you can rely on according to the agreed SLA and who can provide you with competent IT stuff whenever needed or manage your IT operations on behalf of you

The proportion of IT spending that is being allocated to the cloud will accelerate even further in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. By 2024, more than 45% of IT spending on system infrastructure, infrastructure software, application software, and business process outsourcing will shift from traditional solutions to the cloud. This evolution makes cloud computing one of the most continually disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. “October 26, 2020 Contributor: Christy Pettey, Gartner.”

This worldwide direction should be taken into consideration when prioritizing your investment; you shall select cloud first applications and services to pay less for more! On cloud services, you will minimize the operations overheads while enhancing services availability and reliability.

“Working together” became a normal expected experience from all of IT services. Such digital workspace will enhance business users productivity that will have its direct impact on the company’s profit; you have to invest to digitalize your workspace using modern tools and technologies.

The massive usage of the internet using more than two endpoints per users, as well as social media integration capabilities, need your focus on security. You have to make sure that confidential data is remaining confidential even if in motion, you shall maintain users accessibility and productivity while enhancing IT assets security; you have to get protected from any attacks and be capable to recover in case of any disaster.

In this digital world, it is not acceptable to take any business decision without detailed information or clear insights; you have to invest more in your reporting services, move to analysis, move another step to data analytics. You shall have one eye on the present and another on the future; you shall take only smart decisions based on analysis and prediction.

The points mentioned above are so vital to let your IT department support organization objectives instead of only operations objectives; with these points, you can lead the change, not be only a part of it.

Digital transformation century expecting more from you, kindly be responsible.

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