BPI Networks suggests taking small steps to the final goal, developing business metrics and bringing on a “trusted partner who has ‘been there, done that’.” By taking small steps and breaking the process into manageable tasks, the study suggests that no one will get overwhelmed by the big picture. And by creating business metrics, your team will be able to measure the success of the project against tangible goals. Meanwhile, bringing on someone with experience similar to the project you are undertaking will help navigate any confusing aspects that might cause people to abandon the ultimate goal.
The time to start IT modernization is now, says Murphy, since it can take one to two years on average to build up a new network. Only 28 percent of respondents said that their systems were coming along or already implemented, while 72 percent are not at that point yet. “The longer they wait, the longer it will take to catch up.”
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