First things first – let’s talk cost.
If I look at every client we’ve worked with when it comes to spending on IT, it generally comes down to one thing: the 80/20 rule. A 20% spend of your current IT budget on people and process transformation typically results in an 80% increase in the speed, agility, flexibility and customer buy-in to your business solutions. So why do we spend 80% on Applications, Technology and keeping the lights on!
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A 20% spend of your current IT budget on people and process transformation typically results in an 80% increase in the speed, agility, flexibility and customer buy-in to your business solutions.
It’s not necessarily about increasing your IT budget – it’s about spending your budget differently. When it comes to making changes to your IT environment, cost isn’t the big prohibitor. Clarity is. For example, your head might still be wondering what “Cloud Native Transformation” is (your not alone).
According to global consultancy firm McKinsey, they found that the biggest stumbling block for businesses is figuring out what changes are actually needed and how they apply to their industry-at-large, as well as their own company.
The second block is urgency. If we’re doing well, why change?
The third block is planning and the fourth and most important one is your “current company setup and how to change it to adapt to the new demands on business”.
With those four blocks in mind – what IT changes might your business need and is technology the most important part?
In order to know where you’re going, you must know where you’re starting. Most businesses have no clue as to where they currently stand, that’s where Zarrdia’s benchmark comes to the fore.
We work to understand your business against 11 key criteria, covering all the key categories including infrastructure and applications, but most importantly PEOPLE.
Once you are clear where you are and you can map this to your KPIs over the next 3-5 years, you’re now ready to design the IT environment to meet those needs and a business that can adapt quickly enough to survive and thrive.
Out of our current set of clients there is one main change we helped them make, that’s common to all.
Technology on its own is useless if you have inefficient, unmotivated and non-collaborative teams delivering IT on behalf of the business. That’s what Cloud Native delivers and why it is not simply an extension of agile thinking or a bunch of tech that you install! It creates a rapid mechanism for delivering on the business needs whilst ensuring your main value add, is at the top table, your PEOPLE.
Whilst we are an IT business, we focus our attention primarily on what will drive improvements to your KPIs and enable the tactical and strategic IT decisions to drive that. Ensuring those decisions and that spend, do not forget about your most important commodity, your PEOPLE.
Of everyone we’ve ever worked with, no matter their industry or size, here are the four main points of feedback we’ve gotten from them. Having made changes to their IT environment they’re business is faster, more agile, more flexible to change and more cost-efficient.
When it comes to IT, always ask yourself does this make business sense? And always make sure the advice you’re getting is independent – lots of IT firms have partners and they sell their clients, you, their partners’ products. But again, does that make business sense to you?
Want to see if we can bring a fresh approach to tactical & strategic IT objectives? Contact our team at [email protected] or on +353 1 5136136