Recent Posts by Tony Head

 

5 IT Budget Trends & Stats Every IT Manager Must Know

 Whether you are gathering trends and statistics for a presentation or business case to convince your executive management, board of directors, or other key stakeholders to increase your IT budget, up your internal IT staff numbers, or invest in emerging technologies to power your Digital Transformation, pulling together reliable data to back up your arguments can be a pain in the neck. 

Over the last months, we have written dozens of articles about IT automation and we have come across some incredible insights — some of which I want to share with you today in the hope they'll make your job easier.

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IT Automation Isn't The Enemy For Service Integrators — It's An Opportunity

India's $150 billion big legacy IT services sector, which has been growing at a break-neck speed over the past two decades, has recently been struggling as its formerly cost-effective services were replaced by an even cheaper approach: intelligent IT automation solutions.

At its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, the analyst firm announced this week that it expects that the costs of commodity services will be reduced by 15% to 25% annually until intelligent automation tools can be up to 65% less expensive than offshore-based staff! That is devastating news to the almost 4 million people currently employed in this sector, as about 70% of those jobs will be rendered irrelevant by automation in the next couple of years.

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Today's CIOs Must Drive Innovation, Rather Than Just "Keep The Lights On"

If you are a Chief Information Officer or a similar upper management executive in the IT organization, you know that a massive tidal shift is currently underway. For the past few years, we have felt the current pulling, but now that Digital Business Transformation and growth through technological innovation is on every CEOs mindest, the time has come to implement the changes rather than wait and see! Today, we want to take a closer look at how this change has impacted IT as a department and the role of the CIO in particular.

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