Companies are already accumulating their experiences regarding how their digital transformation is developing. It is an impossible process to undertake alone, so most of them are accompanied by IT partners. When evaluating the first results obtained, it is essential to evaluate their participation. Here are some criteria to select the best IT partner in business digitization.
Choosing the right IT partner is a fundamental process because their performance will directly impact the success or otherwise of the digital transition projects that are addressed. One of the success vectors of these is the alignment of technology and business so that the starting point in this task must be to understand that the partner that is chosen cannot be limited only to the field of ICTs. Your proposals must always be linked to the current and future needs of the company’s business.
This means that the interlocutors with the partner will be those responsible for technology and those for business and the different departments. A proactive IT-Business ecosystem must be built with continuous feedback. And, from the first contacts, jointly assess internally the impressions received regarding whether the partner under examination understands the company’s challenges.
From Savings To Cost Optimization
The partner’s knowledge and experience in new technologies that accelerate digital transformation are essential when considering their collaboration proposal. But at present, there are other issues to consider. When negotiating the relationship with the candidate to be a strategic partner, it is essential to determine their ability to prevent and minimize excessive costs and optimize them.
This is because the technology to be integrated is no longer going to be based only on traditional hardware and software resources. Still, many of them will be consumed in the cloud, and their optimization is key to avoid cost overruns. The optimization of IT costs now is inseparably linked to the need for increased productivity and launching competitive products and services. In the new economy, changes are continuous, and these three concepts must be measured regularly to verify their validity or the need to move to another IT and business strategy.
Productivity And Meeting Objectives
The volatility of the current scenario demands to have strategic IT and business partners that are clear that they are no longer protected by long-term contracts but by productivity and achievement of objectives. Therefore, who must add its merits when considering its agreements with manufacturers to obtain discounts or advantageous IT licenses to its capabilities to optimize resources in the public cloud—and all this while adhering to what the business needs.
Whether IT investments pay off depends a lot on systems administration and maintenance of the IT infrastructure. A continuous review and fine-tuning must govern both tasks through auditing and implementation or deployment of services. Contracting Managed Services as they cover the entire life cycle of business technology resources means leaving the growth and IT innovation of the company in the hands of professionals.