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Tech Buying: 6 Reasons Why IT Still Matters

Making major tech purchases, especially big data analytics and business intelligence tools, without consulting IT may cause major problems. Here's why.
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Missing Out On Prior Experience 
IT professionals and outsourced IT resources often have prior experience with BI and analytics implementations that are specific or relevant to your department. Some of them have implemented solutions in other companies, departments, or industries and have gained valuable insight from those experiences. When armed with such knowledge, they can help you understand potential opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls you may not have considered which can affect planning, implementation, and the choice of solutions.
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Missing Out On Prior Experience

IT professionals and outsourced IT resources often have prior experience with BI and analytics implementations that are specific or relevant to your department. Some of them have implemented solutions in other companies, departments, or industries and have gained valuable insight from those experiences. When armed with such knowledge, they can help you understand potential opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls you may not have considered which can affect planning, implementation, and the choice of solutions.

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7/10/2015 | 4:24:17 AM
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"that is precisely what is happening today;is'nt it? How many Businesses around you do you see surviving for more than 10 years at a stretch? As someone who works almost exclusively in the Online space ;this ground reality never ceases to amaze. Everyday a new Startup or the other is Born but within 6 months they all either turn into Zombies or just go Bust!"

Asish, success rate may be less because of poor administration/business or may be poor technology/idea. At the same time MNCs are acquiring many startup companies because of their technology or marketable technology/solutions.
Ashu001
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7/3/2015 | 12:50:02 PM
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Gigi,

That is precisely what is happening today;is'nt it?

How many Businesses around you do you see surviving for more than 10 years at a stretch?

As someone who works almost exclusively in the Online space ;this ground reality never ceases to amaze.

Everyday a new Startup or the other is Born but within 6 months they all either turn into Zombies or just go Bust!

Ashish.
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6/10/2015 | 2:31:52 AM
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"That is the right way of looking at this critical issue. Unfortunately not many SMBs are able to deliver accordingly to all consumers here. Sad But true reality,"

Asish, they have to look into such issues and has to address it properly; otherwise they won't be able to survive for long.
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6/4/2015 | 11:59:02 AM
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Gigi,

 

That is the right way of looking at this critical issue.

Unfortunately not many SMBs are able to deliver accordingly to all consumers here.

Sad But true reality,
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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6/3/2015 | 11:21:10 PM
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"Good point! This depends on your Company(and especially IT Department) being responsible to employee concerns and your IT Department not being overloaded with firefighting additional responsibilities. Then your case most definitely applies. No Doubt about it."

Asish, meeting employee's requirement and facilitating them for their day to day work is a major responsibility. Otherwise productivity will degrade.
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Ashu001,
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6/2/2015 | 11:36:16 AM
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Gigi,

Good point!

This depends on your Company(and especially IT Department) being responsible to employee concerns and your IT Department not being overloaded with firefighting additional responsibilities.

Then your case most definitely applies.

No Doubt about it.

 
Gigi3
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5/20/2015 | 2:58:59 AM
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"Are you trying to tell me you are 100% positive nobody in your company is using Dropbox or Box or some of the other stuff that's become standard for the BYOA wave? I find it hard to Believe."

Asish,  when companies are allowing cloud storage through various sources; then why employees bothered about other storage ad sharing options. If you are not giving enough options, obviously they will look for alternate resources. But it won't work with companies network set up.
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5/18/2015 | 10:59:40 AM
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Gigi,

Are you trying to tell me you are 100% positive nobody in your company is using Dropbox or Box or some of the other stuff that's become standard for the BYOA wave?

I find it hard to Believe.

 
Gigi3
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5/18/2015 | 1:04:50 AM
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"That behavior is no longer the Rule today in most Enterprises. What we are seeing (especially with the advent of BYOD and BYOA )is that most SMBs are largely developing a hands-off approach to their Users especially on many Non-Core/Non-Critical Devices."

Asish, am not sure about outside word/enterprises. I mentioned about the installation procedure following within our company.
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Ashu001,
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5/17/2015 | 11:02:39 AM
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Gigi,

That behavior is no longer the Rule today in most Enterprises.

What we are seeing (especially with the advent of BYOD and BYOA )is that most SMBs are largely developing a hands-off approach to their Users especially on many Non-Core/Non-Critical Devices.

This Approach has been neccessiated largely by the fact that IT is woefully understaffed(for the jobs they need to do today) and Enterprises continue to desperately push their Employees to deliver more and more with Less and Less.

This also means that Employees have less and less time to Fool around (atleast on Company Time).

Regards

Ashish.
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