Technology can be as critical to business success as finance and sales. However, the IT team is frequently not consulted on major business decisions. And that can lead to suboptimal solutions, such as choosing a software package that is extremely difficult to integrate with current systems.
One of the big challenges is that most IT professionals are not very knowledgeable about the operations of their organization, so their input is less valuable than it could be. There are two ways to deal with this:
1) Educate your IT team leader on business operations
If your IT team leader has the aptitude and interest in learning about the business operations, this can be a wise investment. By helping your IT team leader better understand the business, he or she can contribute much more to business decisions so that your IT infrastructure is better aligned with your business goals.
2) Use an outsourced CIO for major business decisions
An outsourced CIO, one who has worked in that role for larger companies, has the business knowledge and IT experience to align IT infrastructure with business goals. And their work is cost effective because they are only used as needed and their input can often save significant costs and frustrations.
In order to leverage IT to its fullest, and avoid potential pitfalls, business leaders need to get an IT perspective on major business decisions. The right advice can help you grow more quickly and reduce the costs of product or service delivery.
Improving Business Results with Technology
Most businesses can benefit from having someone assess how they can use technology to improve business results. Skyriver IT helps businesses leverage technology to improve existing processes and accelerate business growth. We help you collect the right data, leverage the right applications, and put the right technology in place to move your business forward.
If this would be of interest to you, then please contact us. We look forward to helping you take your business to the next level.