By Joe Wolke
Today, businesses are facing greater change than ever before. Fortunately, they also have choices they’ve never had before… and the choices they make can and should be based on business objectives and cost optimization.
When the bridge in Minneapolis/St. Paul tragically collapsed, the country focused on its dangerously aging infrastructure; it seemed the time had come to really address this issue. But years later, many bridges with the same problems still stand, unimproved. No other major collapses have occurred... But is it just dumb luck? Of course. The problem is just too big and expensive to easily solve.
Businesses do the same with IT. The cost to upgrade the existing model to meet current and future needs is so great that companies are doing what they can to eke another year out of hardware through low quality maintenance, or in some cases, a wish and a prayer.