“The Economics of IT – Cost and Benefits of Integrated Systems”
It’s no secret that IT departments in companies of all sizes and industries have to increasingly work with lower budgets while still being expected to deliver innovative ways to track, analyze and store growing amounts of data. The stress of this challenge is forcing many companies to fall behind schedule on the delivery of projects – 2/3 of corporate IT projects are delivered over budget and behind schedule. One of the primary challenges facing companies globally is the need to spend an average of 70 percent of IT budgets on simple operations and maintenance for these initiatives. When only one in five corporate IT departments are able to spend the majority of their IT budget on innovation, it’s clear that a major shift in IT investment and prioritization is needed – as well as a radical simplification of the solutions involved in business operations.
Join our expert panel on Wednesday, July 11 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT (5-6pm GMT) for an IBM-hosted Tweetchat entitled “The Economics of IT – Cost and Benefits of Integrated Systems.” This is your opportunity to meet influential integrated systems experts in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Moderated by Alex Williams, enterprise reporter at TechCrunch (Blog + Twitter), this session will feature an interactive discussion exploring the most pressing issues when it comes to IT spend including:
- What are the biggest obstacles in enterprise hardware/software deployments, and the primary drains on IT budgets?
- What facets of adopting new enterprise IT solutions are proving to be most cost prohibitive?
- What is the cost of not considering an integrated approach within corporate IT environments?
It’s easy to join the conversation using Twitter – simply follow and use the hashtag #ExpertSysChat on the day of the event to participate. Simply reply or re-tweet questions or comments With any panelists, the moderator or fellow partipants. We also like Twebevent as a great free tool to leverage to follow the discussion. Need a calendar reminder so you don’t forget? Don’t we all! Just register for a reminder on our EventBrite page.
Throughout July we’ll be discussing several other topics including:
July 18th 1 PM EDT (5-6pm GMT) –Topic: What can accelerated cloud services do for your business using expert integrated systems?
July 26th 1PM EDT (5-6pm GMT) –Topic: Harness 100 years of experience to accelerate your IT projects while reducing costs. Patterns.
Innovative companies continue to look for ways to deliver business value by accelerating time to market, improving application performance, and reducing the staff time needed for many routine ongoing management and support activities. Learn how you can do that and more in this Integrated Systems Analyst Paper from the IDC.