5 upgrades your IT strategy needs right now
THE move-fast-break-things notion belongs to technology as a whole. If businesses are not quick enough to ride the wave of emerging technology, they will have to endure the losses.
Technology broke our concept of limitations and redefined the rules we live by, the same way it remodeled businesses.
This is why CIOs are an integral member of the company’s board.
With the amount of technology that is installed in every nook and corner of business nowadays, IT is the backbone of strategies.
Here are five areas businesses should upgrade if they haven’t already.
#1 | Allow users to rule the tech
Technology has one grand purpose — to make our lives easier. It is meant to solve problems and do what humans cannot, so that time and effort spent can be repurposed for greater things.
Before, IT professionals decided what software will be used and for what purposes. Now, businesses are constantly assessing how digital solutions can impact operations instead.
#2 | Let there be data
On top of the occasional reporting, IT can govern access rights and manage the quality of data for a business. With automation in place, operations can run with little to no IT oversight.
Once a system is designed to suit the need of its purpose, data will be collected, stored, shared, and revoked accordingly. How the data is used will become the crux of all business decisions.
#3 | Fake it till you make it
Talks about AI have been around since the 1960s, but the technology only came into mass use in the last decade. This is a result of society becoming more welcoming towards innovations.
Many IT projects used to get shelved because are deemed unready for release. Though, the new-age culture is more willing to take risks and trial new ideas for the greater good.
#4 | Trust no one
In the past, there were clear perimeters that can protect businesses from digital threats by containing them. Now, everyone can be exposed to breaches one way or another.
With the rise of trends like cloud services and IoT, IT professionals need to up the ante on security know-hows and measures. In essence, trust no one.
#5 | Keep options open
Previously, CIOs would commit to a single vendor as long as they could deliver. Now, with technology breakthroughs happening daily around the world, it’s better to keep options open.
Innovations are stimulating more business use of technology. The popularity of certain technologies also makes it more affordable for businesses to deploy. Hence why vendor contracts should be kept flexible.
Technology is going to continue to move fast and break things. So, CIOs should take heed of these five areas if they want to strengthen their business plans.
After all, innovation requires us to constantly explore new grounds and think the unthinkable to discover the best solutions. In technology we trust.
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