3 Practices That Sabotage IT Strategy

7/14/2021

As economies around the world work their way out of the pandemic, companies across the spectrum of businesses are investing in IT outsourcing again. Per recent studies by global research and analysis firm Gartner, cuts in spending for technology services caused by COVID restrictions dropped by more than 60% by the end of last year.

Gunjan Gupta, a principal analyst at Gartner, believes this acceleration of outside IT spending will “continue for the rest of 2021 and 2022,” reports CIO Dive.

So, as business leaders plan their own company’s recovery from the pandemic’s effects, the key question is: How will outside IT services best support our technology plan going forward?

Answers will vary. But one conclusion seems certain: Today’s new challenges require new approaches. Leaders who remain engrained in the best practices of yesterday’s business conditions jeopardize the success of tomorrow’s IT strategy.

A recent article in CIO magazine exposes old thinking that can sabotage new technology investments. We’ve gleaned three keys for you:
  1. Reacting, not Leading: Start exploring IT solutions before technology issues become problems.
  2. Hiring, rather than Contracting: No need to own every IT skill you need, even some critical ones.
  3. Looking Inward Only for Innovation: No matter how deep your team’s technical expertise, outside perspectives yield better planning.
Planning to boost IT spending? Call us for some fresh thinking.