Given technology’s breadth and pace of change, implementing IT and communications solutions for a business – and especially a multi-location business – can be like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without any edge pieces. Working with a supplier-neutral consultant makes that job easier by piecing together the right solutions to meet the company’s objectives.
As you know, recent innovations in cloud computing, managed services, security, networking and unified communications (UC) and collaboration are game changers for businesses – but there are a number of real challenges IT organizations face:
- Increasing pressure to grow the business
- Fewer resources available to manage complex, modern IT and communications solutions
- Transforming their IT departments from cost center to business enabler
- Expanding user access to services and apps
- Defending against cyberattacks
- Ensuring systems are fast and responsive to users’ needs
- A growing gap in the supply of qualified IT pros and the necessary IT skills
If that isn’t enough, these complicated market forces are challenging today’s businesses at the exact same time that technology continues to evolve at breakneck speed and grow in complexity. Historically, the best remedy for businesses has been to simplify matters by working with technology suppliers that can deliver comprehensive answers to an ever-expanding range of needs. We’ve been through this many times before. Innovation leads to new entrants operating in silos until their products are market tested and become more mainstream. These newer products eventually are integrated or bundled with others to deliver more value and simplify the purchasing and managing process for businesses. If you think about it, it just makes sense: Fewer vendors means a more integrated and streamlined experience, and less finger-pointing if something goes wrong.
As a supplier-neutral consultant, our job at Bluewave is to help IT executives efficiently sift through the choices, manage the time consuming procurement process and ultimately make a well-informed purchasing decision. Please reach out for your free consultation.