Large organizations with a strong history often have ICT legacy that can act as a brake on innovation, often due to the proliferation of software & hardware over the years, systems are not or less well integrated with each other, so that many of the same data are stored multiple times, also has disadvantages for maintaining this data.
Organizations are increasingly looking at technology as an accelerator for processes, employees and competitiveness. For companies with a traditional “legacy” IT environment, the desired innovation is at odds with the need for control and stability.
Technology can be used as an accelerator of customer experience. To keep up or stay ahead of competitors. To be able to develop and roll out new business models faster. Whatever your motivation: your IT environment must above all have the flexibility to be able to implement all desired changes quickly. You must have the freedom to quickly put new infrastructure live and employees must have the right IT resources to do their job well.
The reality is unfortunately different for many companies. For many years, the design and management of the IT environment mainly focused on costs, control / compliance and the prevention of disruptions. Such a traditional IT environment is by definition not in keeping with the “agile” world in which we live, simply because it offers insufficient flexibility. Modern IT departments have to solve this dilemma, to prevent problems caused by shadow IT, for example. The legacy IT environment must be transformed into a modern, future-proof platform that always meets the needs of the business. This allows you to directly benefit from the benefits of innovative (cloud) technology, without having to give up the necessary control and continuity.