Solution Provider Lists Five Key Criteria to Help ID the Best Partners
NEW YORK, August 23, 2016 – There’s a significant change taking place in IT today as organizations shift from the fixed, premise-based, capex IT investments of yesteryear to a mindset wholly focused on leveraging the tenets of the third platform – cloud, social, mobile and analytics – to satisfy digital acceleration in the enterprise and deliver the kind of user experience (UX) an increasingly tech-savvy workforce demands. According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), for CIOs to succeed in this new paradigm, they first need a well-defined strategy centered around the business requirements driving application adoption. Then, they need to determine the best “safe harbor” for those applications based on security protocols, industry regulations and commercial economics, and they need to run those workloads in a way that promotes business agility and the IT department’s strategic value to the organization while satisfying the digital demands of the business’ end users.
“We often encounter CIOs struggling to make their organizations more digitally enabled who have jumped straight into the tactics they think will deliver the results they want, completely bypassing the strategy needed to create a performance-oriented digital experience,” says Ed Konopasek, Vice President, Managed Solutions, Logicalis US. “In this new digitally focused paradigm, it’s no longer about building out systems from scratch and supporting everything on-prem with an in-house team; there are many new ways to operationalize the consumption of digital services today that might provide better options. This is where a professional consultant can help.”
Choosing a professional consultant wisely will allow CIOs to minimize the number of partners they engage, an important task since managing too many consultants is both costly and time consuming. To help, Logicalis US suggests CIOs look first for professional consultants that meet these five criteria:
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
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