Month: March 2016
Security is an important part of any business and ensuring that the business is fully protected can be a very time consuming job, this is especially the case when organizations are not willing to expand and trust external security providers, thus most of their IT work is allocated to the in-house IT department. These tasks can inundate the IT department especially when they are already stretched to their limits from simple IT problems that employees are capable of doing if they were given the freedom and responsibility to do so.
Outsourcing security can be one of the most contemporary forms of dealing with IT problems. Ensuring that the security of the business is allocated to the correct vendor, organizations can be diligent and careful about who they choose, and a determination of this can be which provider best fits their needs and requirements according to the security model and the vendor’s capability of providing effective security.
A key attribute to acknowledge would be automation, although businesses can outsource, setting up automations are highly effective when a task has to be completed which does not require a highly skilled IT individual. Thus, IT experts are freed up for tasks that require their skill and businesses can greatly benefit from outsourcing without compromising on security.Read More
A good foundation is just as crucial in implementing a technology, like Single Sign-On, as it is in building a sturdy structure. In implementing a technology initiative, that foundation starts with acquiring and documenting the business and technology requirements in a clear manner. All too often the lack of properly documented requirements right from the start in the Business Requirements Document (BRD) leads to scope creep and a host of implementation issues. Without that foundation, it’s like trying to build a skyscraper in sand.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) states that poor performance results in over $110 million in losses for every $1 billion invested in projects and programs across the corporate sector. Very few organizations can afford losses like that on every new project, and even the biggest companies will feel the drain from that level of losses over time.
These issues are part of the requirements quagmire and poor project management. PMI’s 2014 Pulse Report on the Profession equates that more than half of strategic technology implementations fail to meet their original goals and business intent because of the gap.Read More