Whether your enterprise is in the house or through an external cloud provider, ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) is driven by only two key factors which are cost pressure and market pressure.
If your company is migrating to the cloud environment or in the process of migrating, there must be a specific and unique plan of cloud migration. When both the two factors cost pressure and market pressure are taken care off, there will be increased productivity.
Today, we will try to understand what are the demands of any enterprise big or small from the cloud computing technology.
With the increase in market and demands of any organization or company, products and skills rapidly become obsolete and outdated. These points will help you understand the problem more deeply and all the demands of enterprises from cloud computing environment.
Technology around us is changing everyday so are products and skills. With this dynamic market where organizations fight with their competitors on one side and also with new businesses which are entering the market on other.
Products and skills rapidly become obsolete resulting in eroding competitiveness. Incumbents main problem is to find new ideas and implement these ideas faster. Also, new businesses are growing faster by forging alliances with other players and keep on extending their portfolios.
The Internet has widely offered opportunities to implement new models and also integrate new stakeholders into the process which is expanding with the speed that is unimaginable. You can take an example of an automotive industry that has brought together suppliers, dealers, OEMs and also customers close to one another.
The market and corresponding participants are changing at an unprecedented pace and so are the older software. New companies are entering the ring and value grids are constantly increasing the joint ventures.
In recent years, these phenomena have transformed the retail industry in an unexpected way. And now the companies not only need to scale up but also must be capable to scale down when the demand and supply chain process slows down.
This pressure is not only rising on management but also on ICT because the way business is processed by ICT is older and need to be rapidly modified to meet with new imperatives. With more dynamic business, Information and Communications Technologies also need to be dynamic.
Increasing Cost Pressure
As the competition is increasing, prices of services and goods are also non-predictable. Sometimes you get same services at a low price and sometimes at a high price depending upon the requirements. On another hand, the costs of power, consumption and raw materials are increasing. To master these unpredictable challenges, organizations and companies need to master their cost structure.
Cost needs to be reduced which is done by staff downsizing and divestment of loss-making units. The other alternative to this problem can be replacing fixed costs by alternative costs which can contribute to better cost structure significantly.
For long-term flexibility, an increase in flexibility of the ICT landscapes can be beneficial as it improves liquidity. The money which is tied up in the form of capital investment can be used wisely and at a right place.
It should be kept in mind that these practices must not affect the quality of ICT services as high quality enhances reliability and hereby improving competitiveness and costs.
Today, the line between process and technology is becoming blurred which results in ICT to become a new success factor for most of the business processes. When it comes to teamwork and collaboration, the demand rapidly increases and with the nonavailability of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) has made collaboration impossible.
The solutions need to be unique and fast along with delivering ease of use and manage. All meetings, documents, providing necessary infrastructure all need to be done at the same time to keep up with the changing technology. All these headaches are not an easy task in today’s environment.
Dynamic ICT Services
It is wisely said the Expectations are far better than reality. As expectations of any company depending on its size and industry field. Any startup must be having a completely different set of ICT services requirements than that of pharmaceuticals multinational company.
The challenges are always the same: the need to hold on the market, launch new products and services, to supply sales models or it can be making joint offerings with partners. Some of the methodologies which can be applied to ICT are:
- Integrated creation of ICT services