Many businesses have never fully embraced the concept of IT as a great strategy towards achievement of goals and objective. Rather, they have always viewed competence as the most important factor for them, and IT playing only a small role. However, business people and organizations have to think twice. Many businesses that are getting big profits and achievement of other goals and objectives can tell you one of their secret is that they have treated IT as important as any other strategy. The economy today is driven by IT, and every business person must also embrace this.
To implement an IT strategy in your organization, several things must be put into consideration. You must consider various departments that form your organization, and start implementing the IT strategy in each of them. For example, you could consider accounting, human resource, operational departments among other departments make an analysis on whether they have implemented IT strategy to achieve efficiency. Hence, consider the daily routines of such departments. Are they manual do they employ any it skills to carry out their mandate?
Still, in research and development, you could evaluate your analytical tools. Have you employed any of the IT strategies you planned to prior? Are you using the latest IT methods of analysis? With such an analysis, you will be able to evaluate how far you are from implementing IT strategy in your organization
You will benefit al lot from the chances and opportunities that come with application of IT strategy in your organization. Firstly, you will achieve your goals and objectives quickly. IT enables you organization avoid delays in service delivery hence efficiency and effectiveness in the long run.
Secondly, by employing IT strategy, you will be able to make quick adjustments and hence avoid serious losses in your organization. Still, it is possible to have better knowledge on carrying out certain mandates within the organization. IT comes with better skills of accomplishing tasks and better ways of implementing managerial skills to achieve better results.
No business should ignore the value of Information technology. As such, every business must be ready to include the IT strategy in the accomplishment of both the short and long term goals. Without this, some businesses will be unprofitable and may not stand a chance of stabilizing in the future. Still, the business environment must embrace the IT implementation process so that they can reap the benefits of IT with ease
Syed Azher is the Board Member of BITS and Head of IT for Ibdar Bank, Bahrain. He writes about Project Management, IT Leadership, Business Process re-engineering, networking, security, data centers, network management, and other topics.
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