Navigating Digital Transformation Roadblocks
Even as CIOs face mounting pressure to innovate, challenges like highly complex IT environments to a lack of organizational support stand between IT teams and their ability to provide modern, cost-effective services for their business.
Your team might have to handle a complex IT environment in which you juggle emerging technology, countless vendors and acquisitions. System upkeep means you can lose focus on understanding the opportunities for your current state.
The challenge to innovate also extends beyond the burden of day-to-day maintenance. Even the most highly skilled teams can have gaps in knowledge about their current state that can only be filled by someone with an external perspective.
And once you’re aware of the changes your team needs to implement, you may still struggle to secure buy-in to the idea that updated systems are worth the upfront costs — without the right information, business leaders can take an “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” approach to modernization. As a result, your team might take a passive approach to upgrades, stepping in only when system failures have already incurred additional costs.
Eventually, difficulties navigating your complex IT environment and identifying legacy modernization opportunities can lead to technology debt and long-term operational costs. However, the right IT advisory and consulting services can provide the support you need to create a more flexible, resilient IT environment.