Making the most of an IT budget can be a challenge in a normal year, but in 2021, it may be harder than usual. Across the board, organizations have seen a decrease in spending thanks to COVID-19. Unfortunately, IT tends to be one of the first on the chopping block when it comes to budget cuts. Gartner cited COVID-19 for an 8% decrease in global IT spending in 2020 and all signs point to this trend continuing in 2021.
Most of the CIOs and CTOs we have talked to so far confirmed having a short leash for IT in 2021 with many organizations facing 10% to 25% slashes. So how do you make the most of your IT budget in 2021? It all starts with having a detailed roadmap showing you where you are now and where you’d like to be at the end of the year. To get you started in the right direction, Arisant has created a seven part roadmap to help your organization make the most of its year. Below is a preview of part one.
Fill out the form to the right to get instant access to all seven parts and as an added bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to work with one of our certified architects to build your own personalized IT roadmap for 2021.
The first step for any good roadmap is understanding where your IT environment currently stands. By asking the right questions and looking in the right places, you can uncover inefficiencies in your environment and decide if it is time to “rip and replace” in order to create an efficient, modernized organization. Below are a few questions that you should ask yourself to get a better sense of where you are now and where you may want to head in 2021.