Are you looking for cost savings around IT? A lot of companies are. The challenge is identified in a recent article in CIO Magazine that highlights how companies are finding it harder to use automation and outsourcing to reduce costs in IT. However, the right investments and automation on the IT side can lead to cost savings elsewhere in the organization.
For example, there are longer term cost savings for many companies if they move their CRM to a cloud solution. However, once you move it to the cloud, there is no other way to gain more savings around your CRM from an IT perspective. The cost savings can come from choosing an accounting system that integrates with your CRM and allows you to only have to enter data once for it to be available in both your CRM and accounting systems.
To do this properly, you need to align your IT investments with your business goals. That requires that the IT team be involved in business strategy, so they can help you figure out how IT can support your business goals. If you don’t have someone on your IT team that can help align your IT with your business goals, you may benefit from the services of an outsourced CIO.
However you get there, aligning your IT with your business goals can provide you with cost savings and make your organization more effective.
Aligning IT with Business Goals
If you need help with choosing the right IT investments to make your team more productive, Skyriver IT can help. We offer unbiased IT guidance (we don’t resell any products or services), so businesses can use IT to be more effective and meet their business goals. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.