NEXT-GEN APPROACH TO IT RESOURCING PART I: RESOURCING STILL A MAJOR CONCERN FOR IT PROFESSIONALS
Here at Bio, we like to try and keep things simple, as we appreciate that our readers are short on time. Therefore, we have broken down this topic into a number of short updates in a mini-series being released every few days. These will be relatively high level on the blog, but there is a lot more information behind these updates, so please do get in touch. We would be happy to share this in further detail and would love to discuss how this relates to your individual requirements.
Resourcing still a major concern for IT professionals
A recent study* of IT professionals during 2014 and 2015 confirmed that “Resourcing” is still a major concern, with this being the most pressing challenge for a large number of respondents over the two years. In fact, over 60% of IT professionals polled admit that they do not have the resource or capacity to manage demand for IT projects in their organisation.
Economic changes and more recently the downturn, have meant that IT departments have been faced with ever decreasing budgets and headcounts. Following this period of cost-savings and cut-backs, and left with a scaled-back internal team, IT departments are struggling to cope with anything over and above business as usual activities.
As a result, IT departments are not surprisingly searching for cost effective, flexible ways to increase their capabilities and capacity – but many are hamstrung by the same traditional approaches, which don’t necessarily satisfy their needs, or that of the business.
So what are the options available today if you need to look outside your in-house team?
Typically, your choices would be:
The IT industry has tried to meet changing buyer requirements, through innovations such as a multitude of cloud-based services and flexible commercial models. But are IT resourcing providers keeping up with these developments? Are their delivery and commercial models enabling IT departments to realise the full potential, flexibility and commercial value that organisations require from their resourcing engagements?
Based on the success we’ve had with our clients, we pose that it’s time for a proven, next-generation approach to IT resourcing.
Don’t settle for less! Learn more about next-gen IT resourcing and how it can help your business.
Download our Quick Reference Factsheet: A Next-Gen Approach To IT Resourcing, to learn about:
Next week we release Part II of our mini-series – 7 pitfalls of traditional IT resourcing (and how to avoid them).
* Source: Innotas – Project and Portfolio Management Landscape survey 2015
Links to the full mini-series:
Part II: 7 Pitfalls of Traditional It Resourcing
Part III: 6 Benefits of Next-Gen IT resourcing
Part IV: Key Attributes of a Next-Gen IT Services Partner