Many CIOs are struggling with a growing list of IT projects and problems in the face of time, money and, in particular, personnel constraints. Frequently, we hear “I want to focus on new projects strategic to my company, but I am weighed down with daily operations and keeping my current systems running.”
Inevitably, IT systems maintenance required to keep business running takes precedence over new, strategic initiatives (e.g., in-house applications development) that could create competitive advantage or spur business growth. There is frequently a degree of mismatch between skills and tasks, resulting in the misapplication and/or underutilization of valuable IT talent. Yet with an essentially fixed systems management burden and a static or shrinking pool of IT resources, IT departments have very little room for prioritization of tasks or strategic reassignment of personnel.
No wonder organizations are handing over their systems management and infrastructure maintenance to outside providers. From a strategic perspective, these are non-core functions (though of course vital to organizational existence). And while companies may gain operational efficiencies from IT outsourcing, a more important benefit for some is the opportunity to optimally (or at least better) utilize IT staff.
In this regard, Infocrossing sees our role as helping you maintain or regain your strategic focus. We enable you to streamline your to do list and redirect your in-house IT personnel accordingly. Our facilities, personnel and experience give customers the confidence that their systems are being securely and expertly managed as well as the ability to focus their time and resources on mission-critical and strategic projects. This means you can begin thinking about how to add value to your organization. It also means that IT can become a champion of enterprise-wide efforts to align organizational priorities with core competencies and strategically important initiatives.