With so many options in the market, buying new software to fulfill a specific need in your company can be dream—or a nightmare. So, where to start? What do I need to know? What should my team be taking into account?
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Defining a corporate IT strategy can be one of the most difficult feats undertaken by corporate managers today. The IT landscape is continually changing with new software and capabilities emerging all the time. Picking one that is right for your business and the manner in which you leverage your software can mean the difference between corporate success with high productivity and efficiency, and failure due to wasted time and resources. In order to properly plan your IT corporate strategy, you need to first assess your current situation and decide whether you are wired, tired, or expired.
'No one ever gets fired for buying IBM’ is a well-known phrase. This brilliant branding tactic suggested that choosing the larger, more established option, was the right decision for a corporation, not because of any intrinsic quality but because it's was the industry standard. However, is this really the truth today?
Where does one start when trying to select the right corporate software to achieve a goal or fulfill a need within a business? There are currently so many different corporate software options with products changing and new offerings coming to market daily. As a corporate manager, it can be difficult, and even a daunting task to evaluate which software has the right functionality, the right price, and the right model to fit your business while trying to avoid buyer’s remorse or realizing, after completing an expensive implementation, that another product does exactly what you want it to do.