As any good strategist knows, you must first assess past actions to successfully plan for the future. So in the midst of 2014 planning, we decided to take a step back and revisit a few of our top posts for the year.
The Accelerate Advisory Services team prides itself on helping to clarify and simplify complicated IT initiatives, focusing in on key goals and eliminating inefficiencies. So it makes sense that three of our most popular posts this year included infographics that break down big topics into concise, clear insights (that happen to look good, too).
Take a minute to check them out—it’s a quick look at this year’s trends, which history tells us are likely to influence the next.
The findings illuminate a growing revolution in how IT organizations are managed and perceived. As outlined in the study, IT organizations are progressing through three stages of transformation:
IT Productivity: Capital expenditure savings through consolidation
Business Productivity: Operating expenditure savings through automated management
IT as a Service (ITaaS): Agile, strategic IT organization providing innovative, business-focused service delivery
As Gene Likins, director of Accelerate Americas, points out in this video, expanded, sophisticated virtualization provides big business benefits, but it’s not the whole story. Successful ITaaS organizations also transform their processes and organizational structures to support IT’s new role as a service provider and innovation center.