Transcript of "Trends in Strategic IT Solutions in a Tough Economy"
Trends in Strategic IT Solutions in a Tough Economy
ness to out maneuver,
Is there a w ay for busi
ive a tough economy?
not just surv
Of course! Though it won’t be easy. (It never is!)
effective approach to
T is the single, most e! - Gene
ng business performanc
Hall, G artner CEO
Yet, it isn’t just about IT? CIOs know it is more
than just that!
e ss and IT A lignment!
CIOs should participate in innovation around the company’s
business model, which goes beyond contributions to
products, services, and operations. Managing infrastructure
is worthless if the business fails.
n we make it simpler?
We can start with the
3 Keys to Surviving a Tough Economy!
e of Your Cu stomers!
Take (Bet ter) Car
Do you have a customer department or a customer
mindset? Invest in human capital and take care of
the people who will take care of the customers!
Reduce operational costs. Don’t decide on where to
cut, decide on where to spend!
Learn t o Innovate
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Strategic IT Solutions
Think “bang for the buck”; something for the long-
term. But be wary of hype! Study data. Look at the
ack to Busin ess and IT
But wa it, let’s go b
Technology and IT Solutions. How can IT help in
keeping customers, spending smartly and help the
egin with S oftware ...
Take CRM for example. “Customer
Relationship Management is your approach
and strategy for ﬁnding, captivating and
keeping customers warmly tucked to your
continue to grow ...
Sof tware sales
While sales revenues go plunging down, software
spending continues to rise (Majority are enterprise
It’s not just any kind of
But let’s clear that!
Not the costly, traditional and legacy-type. Nope.
olutionary, called Open
It’s so mething ev
Open source is less of an IT revolution than an
evolution. For example, in Web technology and
cloud computing, open source is leading the way
ce is Smart Spending;
No annual software licenses to pay and no hidden
caveats. Want out? It’s easy. Open Source is open
standards so no costly migration issues. Open
Source is freedom from costly software, from
oppressive legacy standards and from proprietary
lity is Softw are Future!
n Source Qua
Besides low TCO, it simply offers better quality. Proof?
85% of enterprises currently use OSS even while some
may not be aware of it.
What abou t hardware?
In a recent US survey, projected sales for hardware
and infrastructure amount to ‘0’!
om cost, co uld this be
Both Gartner –Top Ten Strategic Technologies for
2009, and Forrester -The State Of Emerging
Enterprise/SMB Hardware Trends: 2008 To 2009,
has included Virtualization and Cloud Computing
to rapidly rule the technology trend.
Do more w ith fewer
Innovatio n needed!
More and more, IT departments are burdened with
increasing infrastructure requirements but without
the corresponding increase in resources.
ora of Clou d Options!
The ability to outsource business processes
to the cloud will force companies to rethink
how they view their business processes.
Business owners will be forced to justify
any exceptions or proprietary processes
that prohibit the company from
leveraging "cloud ready" business
has around 22 different
But this is essentially what it is:
No infrastructure - like electricity, pay
for what you use; leverage web
pay only for what you
Utility mo del means
use! G reen I.T.!
you will s ave. Less
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Cloud Co mputing: An
Open Source and wo Punch!
dustry-Alte ring, One-T
Cloud computing and open source software share a symbiotic
relationship in that each is driving the growth and maturation of
the other. Its combination will increase service delivery over
traditional forms of software consumption, and together will drive
down the costs traditionally associated with the software industry.
IT can't push back forever on new initiatives and forego its
"strategic" role entirely, even in tough times. And when those
projects come down the pike, which is worse: pushing
internal IT to the breaking point or pushing some of that
workload onto cloud services?
n! Cloud C omputing .
Thin k Innovatio e Solutions
Smart Spending! O
And keep, captivate and attract more customers! Go
beyond survival mode and excel, even beyond a tough