Why are Small and medium Businesses not getting the full benefit of IT Revolution?
Most companies, these days, depend upon technology to run their businesses. The business processes that run all activities from sales order through cash receipt are increasingly dependent on specific software. Additionally, all communications with clients and vendors, as well as among employees are also highly dependent on technology.
Whatever your specific business may be, the business processes, associated technologies and people (holistically referred to as business process systems) that operate them are your business’s “cardio-vascular system”.
In addition, Information Technology is increasingly becoming complex as more features are becoming available at lower cost. For example, across all industries a paradigm shift from “premise-based systems” to “cloud-based systems” is occurring. This shift, while providing significantly more features at a lower cost, can be more complex. Questions about compliance, support, systems access and security need to be addressed.
However, many companies employ technicians to deploy, maintain and run IT. This is not ideal. You cannot successfully build a mansion without proper planning and architecture. While carpenters and plumbers are important, you need to architect and design before starting to hammer nails and lay pipe.
Big businesses have known this for a long time. In the past, small and medium-sized businesses have viewed investing in architecture, design and project management as a luxury. As a result, they continue to have poor quality IT systems and support, but at a much higher cost. Ultimately the business process systems are not optimally supported.
Some companies are realizing that investing in ADP (Architecture, Design and Project Management) has a clear competitive advantage by delivering higher quality, more reliable and appropriate IT services, operating at a lower cost.
Advanture Group provides ADP through its Virtual CIO services at reasonable cost to small and medium size businesses. Our clients in this space have increased by 10 fold during 2015.
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