Are we talking about real things when we talk about “just in time processing”? I mean, things that we are confronted with in daily business. Or is everything just about wishes and visions? And how things might be better?
Michael L. Moser gives kind of a disillusioning answer in his blog claiming that “the typical IT organization has a hodgepodge of disparate job and workload solutions that only rarely talk to each other and often aren’t integrated. Each solution requires its own specialized staff to manage and maintain it. Worst of all, this outdated job scheduling approach is costing companies a lot of money — something they can ill afford in light of the current economic crisis.”
No question, in order to reduce costs, mitigate risks, and increase business agility, enterprises of all sizes have to get rid of these automation islands.
The recent economic gloom has created a troubling paradox in IT management across a broad swath of industries. An EMA research report found that 74% of CIOs must maintain or reduce IT budgets over the next two years – emphasizing both the importance AND the danger of always having a red pencil within reach.
Naturally, businesses do not relax service expectations despite shrinking budgets. As the recession continues, the options dwindle for satisfying these apparently incompatible objectives. With each “red pencil” passing through the budget spreadsheets yielding fewer cost reduction candidates, layoffs loom as the final alternative. With each layoff, the organization pushes increasingly valuable IT expertise out the door, reducing the ability to compete.
Don’t throw your visions to catch reality! Better discover how real-world customers are succeeding: 6 Ways to Cut Process Costs.