by: Mike Waas
4 Things IT Leaders Need to Tackle in 2022 as Budgets Bounce Back
This article was originally published in TOOLBOX
IT is coming up for air after a brutal 20 months of “doing more with less” during a pandemic that affected practically all sectors. The good news is, we now know IT is extremely resilient. Few if any shops had serious issues. After the initial shock in spring 2020 where many IT leaders saw their budgets frozen, IT is now coming back — roaring, explains Mike Waas, CEO, Datometry.
Naturally, the tenacity of IT did not go unnoticed. The business got a taste of a more efficient and nimbler organization. And they liked what they saw: more capabilities, faster adoption, not to mention better economics. IT is no longer just a partner but also a driver.
What are the most important projects to tackle in 2022? It will be a mix of extending the recent initiatives and modernizing the enterprise. At the same time, every enterprise must re-evaluate their accomplishments meticulously. The cloud did not just make IT faster, it also made spending more transparent. In a post-pandemic world, ROI is more important than ever.
1. Do (Even) More With Less — and Automate
During the Pandemic, enterprises have realized just how nimble IT can be. Many IT leaders find themselves now in the limelight as their departments have demonstrated incredible agility in adopting the cloud. IT is finally being recognized as a true competitive advantage.
Interestingly, despite the significant investments in public cloud, only a small fraction of the overall IT spending goes toward cloud today. By some estimates, less than 5% of an enterprise’s IT budget is typically allocated for the cloud.
So, naturally, the question arises: can IT do even more—and can they simultaneously improve their efficacy. This might not be humanly possible. Thus, IT will need to automate their processes as much as possible. Read the full article here.