Hard to believe that we're on the edge of yet another new year. Things are beginning to look better, but there are still lingering challenges for IT and telecom managers to overcome.
That said, it's heartening to see managers beginning to raise their heads above the fray, take a deep breath and get back into looking towards growth and future opportunities.
So, what challenges lie ahead in 2022 for you and your team? We've watched and read what the pundits have to say and have boiled down and adjusted all the lists out there to reflect what we're hearing from IT/telecom managers on a regular basis. Here is our Top 5. You may be able to add more of your own:
Use lessons learned from COVID. And there are plenty. From supporting a hybrid work environment to changing the way you manage data flow to cybersecurity; it makes sense to do a thorough review and adjust as needed. Get your team to help. They’ve been through it too.
Take digital Transformation off the back burner. If you’re already well on your way, then good for you. Because digital transformation is no longer just a abstract term to throw around. Companies risk extinction that don’t figure out how to harness and use it intelligently in ways that make your network more agile, maximize operational efficiency and safeguard workforce communications.
Attract and cultivate a new generation of IT employees. They’re young, smart, talented and attuned to a whole new level of information technology. A smart move is to bring a few of them on board, take them under your wing and see how much you can learn from them.
Take your place at the big table. And it’s about time. IT has weathered one of the most challenging periods in modern history, having to turn on a dime to serve an almost instant base of remote employees and yet keep the network up and running. No small task and you’ve got plenty of valuable input to share as your organization prepares for 2022. Make sure you’re part of that dialog.
Stop doing everything yourself. You know who the experts out there are. It’s time to become more strategic about using them. That means using services and tools that can get into the nooks and crannies of your department and save you time and money. You’ll need both to compete effectively in this smarter, savvier and tech-enabled post-COVID business world.
That last point is one we can help you with. Technology Expense Management (TEM) has been around awhile and there's a good reason for its ongoing success – it just keeps adapting and getting better. The truth is that, while your eyes have been on other pressing issues, you've probably been overpaying bills, underutilizing key technologies and leaving opportunities to streamline on the table. Time to turn that around with TEM. And, we're here to help you do it.