Those responsible for IT are always under pressure to do more for less and keep on top of rapid technology change. In big businesses, IT is demanded, without hesitation, to be an enabler of competitive advantage.
We tend to think of IT infrastructures as a single presence that can be centrally managed and updated. But for many organisations, the reality is very different.
The per-capita cost of supporting remote branch IT is historically much higher than that associated with co-located infrastructures. This increased cost arises from the cost of the time and travel needed to get to these remote sites if on-site support is required. This cost is further increased if sites are distributed internationally.
Any IT professional charged with solving the branch IT challenge for their organization is familiar with the pressures that come with the job. Technological advances combined with the need to deliver new business models, new ways of engaging with customers, and uniform operating models are leading to demands for advanced, coordinated IT capability across all sites, no matter how remote or how small.
Any IT Professional charged with overseeing IT for their organization is familiar with the pressures that come with the role. Many internal and external factors influence the required IT to ensure operations run smoothly, efficiently and with minimum risk. Not an easy task, especially when IT budgets are also always under scrutiny.
Guest blog written by Christopher Chute, Research VP, Global SMB Cloud and Mobility Practice, IDC.
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