There’s a rather grim joke that CIO is an acronym for “Career is over.” We’ve been used to the idea that a CIO is merely a network plumber whose sole responsibility is to figure out a way to keep our data pipes clean and connected so that companies won’t have to experience the horrors of an unexpected loss of data.
Is your organization contemplating a website redesign or perhaps launching a new website entirely? Normally, the first thing that organizations want to do is to rewrite all their content - which the idea of overhauling every page of content may already seem daunting. Good news is, it doesn’t have to be a negative experience at all. Instead of doing everything all at once and risk overwhelming the members of your team, what organizations need to do is come up with a content strategy, whether it is a light revision of existing content or a total overhaul complete with new written and multimedia content. Once that has been established, it would provide a clearer picture of the website’s direction and allocation of resources.
To help maximize opportunities for savings when it comes to software maintenance, the key ingredient to its success is planning. It’s important to plan for ongoing updates, maintenance, and improvements because this makes the looming cost more manageable. First, though, organizations should have a clear grasp on what exactly is involved with software maintenance and how to budget appropriately.
Organizations are using more automation than ever before and running new technology can be exciting, especially when it’s continuously proving its worth. However, as much excitement as these new changes may bring, finding out that these software products also need maintenance can be anticlimactic, especially when it’s too late.
To fully realize the benefits of automation, executives must set realistic and measurable goals for business process automation (BPA), understand the tools available to ensure a smooth transition and the issues of change management they will face when automating. One approach that works for one organization rarely works for another.