August 11, 2011
In a volatile market situation, business managers, company executives, and directors are encountering uncertainty with the economy’s short-term future. While the emotional, cognitive, and behavioural memory is still fresh from 2008, a round of decision making is required in a considerably hard-to-predict, difficult-to-control business environment.
Nevertheless, as John F. Kennedy once said: “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” Even though Chinese philologist Victor H. Mair argues that the meaning of the second half is closer to crucial point than to opportunity, both suggest favourable circumstances!
Companies and organisations who decide to take advantage of this wake up call, are actively reviewing their operational expenses and business procedures as part of their commercial market survival. A recent CIO survey done by PA Consulting Group / Harvey Nash (May, 2011) showed the main demand from over 2,500 CIOs and IT leaders is to save costs, increase operational efficiencies, and carry steady and constant IT performances. So, whether in time of a financial strife or business as usual, expectations are to look for low cost, reliable, and efficient proven results.
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And, in the words of Dr. Andrew Grove: “Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do, that is the more lasting solution.”
Till next time,