Information Technology (IT) projects typically have long implementation horizons and operating and supporting them can be expensive. Typically the focus is on the immediate cost to acquire new technology and not on the long-term cost implications and total cost of ownership, or on the business benefit to be realized. Without a strategy to focus on where the enterprise is headed, IT is project-driven and often silo’d, leading to projects working at cross purposes – increasing costs and sabotaging each other’s benefits, projects that are not aligned with business strategies, redundant projects, and overlapping projects.
While technical expertise may be present, business linkage is often missing or inadequate. In addition, the inability to communicate the real opportunities presented by technology which could provide true differentiation and competitive advantage, causes further frustration. The end result is that an organization’s ability to realize the value of IT and deliver technology-driven results is effectively lost.
At the heart of the problem is the lack of an effective IT strategic plan and sound IT management practices. Stravantage can help you to avoid or overcome this problem...