Is Outsourcing IT the Solution to your Problems
The dream of holding an exclusively strategic corporate position currently seems within reach: The plans are to assign significant parts of a company’s IT department to a paid provider with just one signature. but can outsourcing really resolve your software asset management (SAM) issues? would it not be better to stay in control and to develop your corporate strategy in the cloud?
Cloud, hardware or proprietary datacentre – it’s all digital in the end, or not?
Anyone who in recent months has negotiated contracts with or been audited by a software vendor is going to be able to recite its cloud strategy off by heart. but however, there are some vendor-based differences that warrant a closer look. after all: Outsourcing isn’t the key, rather the company’s own strategy and the way it’s implemented in the cloud!
The cloud describes the provision of IT infrastructures by a vendor in an online environment; in contrast, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) only shifts some areas to the cloud. during this case, software, infrastructure and services are operated by an external service supplier, who makes them on the market to the client.
It goes without saying that all vendors are keen for everyone to control a cloud in the mid- to long-term, as it can enable them to tap into a constant revenue stream. to make this happen, they provide customers with simplified management. modified licensing models that are made available specifically for proprietary solutions are just one example. but does this approach even fit your style and match your requirements?
Okay, yes, it’s conceivable if what you would like is complete workplace mobility and a departure from dedicated environments! but a significant reduction in overheads, while at the same time making the most use of all available options, will prove a touch trickier.
So if this doesn’t tick all your boxes, you would possibly be advised to draw on the services offered by many vendor partners. Their prices are frequently competitive and come with packages that promise greater security, that is a great way to appease the critics among the company.
The rude awakening usually doesn’t come till there is an audit, whether it’s internal or external. If there is no contractual agreement on data transmission, or it becomes evident that the service provider’s infrastructure is not verifiably dedicated, both you and your partner can end up facing virtually irresolvable challenges. And however much you’d like to pass on responsibility as the customer, liability for the bottom line can sometimes stay firmly with you. so, what would you have gained? Nothing.
So is that the only choice to stay dependent on your own infrastructure? in fact not.
Corporate strategy is the only way to manage productive cloud migration!
IT in tomorrow’s world will need to be adaptable, and there’s an easy rule of thumb: To eliminate all preconceptions that can be summarized under the heading “That’s the way we’ve always done things!” Instead, it will be imperative to start coming up with a comprehensive IT outsourcing project, in which admins become service managers and project owners can act as interfaces between the end users and service providers. This switch in mentality and realignment of focus can bear fruit if it’s planned carefully on paper.
You must also consider during this regard that new processes will sometimes create new issues. Adapting your workflows, accommodating the critical nature of the individual solution and ultimately the collaboration between all services are extremely relevant factors from a technical perspective. we have in-depth experience in this area and are therefore able to offer your company’s cloud strategy with targeted support. feel free to contact us. together we can drive your digital transformation!
It goes without saying that it’s necessary for the service provider and customer to conclude contractual agreements for certain tasks and guarantees. so, don’t forget that between your strategy and its implementation, there must be an important step in which the rights and obligations for both parties are clearly outlined.