The technology landscape within today’s organizations is neither static nor always predictable. How organizations adapt to changing environments can make the difference between being a market leader or on the brink of extinction.
Mission-critical decisions involving technology occur during planning, introduction, and transitioning of IT assets as well as related practices and processes. Charting a migration course through the development of new technological solutions means determining which paths to take, timing of these changes, and implications on the organization. Circumstances around which these changes occur involve one or more of the following:
Technology Advancements. The emergence of new technologies can occur with and without notice. In either case, the organization can find itself in a challenging position of adapting or becoming vulnerable to competitive threats by other organizations positioned to leverage these advancements. Technology development not only looks into the future to understand changes on the horizon, but also helps the organization articulate a course of action to respond to these changes. For instance, in recent years, some internet service providers [ISP] and non-ISP large computing installation were more poised to deploy virtualization technology, enabling them to reduce their IT costs substantially and deliver more value to their customers. security.
Enterprise Strategies. Mission-critical decisions involving products and services, supply chain, geographic locations, organizational structure, service delivery, financial and marketplace goals, and other considerations can give rise to the need for major technological shifts. Changes such as just-in-time inventory, remote banking or remote educational instruction, client-server and/or distributed computing, and rapid prototyping robotics have enormous impact of the deployment of new IT infrastructure.
Organizational Conditions. Sound technology development requires a thorough understanding of various conditions within the organization that will experience potentially significant change. What core competencies exist and/or must be enhanced to manage the change? Are the organization’s financial conditions able to support the desired technology transitions? How stable are customer, supply-chain, and other relationships such that the introduction of technology changes can occur without placing undue stress on the organization? These and other conditions must be considered in pursuing changes.
We assist clients in navigating through a range of technology development decisions. Whatever the advancements, strategies, and/or conditions, technology change comes with multi-functional/inter-departmental requirements. And these requirements are particularly important when making choices among competing technology solutions. We bring the expertise to analyze and synthesize various needs to yield a sustainable path for major technological shifts within your organization.