Technology strategy to optimize your chosen solution and help you stay ahead of the competition
With technological advancements being made everyday and new software products as well as development methodologies constantly evolving, it’s challenging to keep up. It is amidst this chaos that enterprises have to align their IT strategy with their business goals. Organizations are faced with a mind-boggling choice of software vendors offering a variety of products that solve business problems in both the Commerce and B2B Integration space. However, the IT strategy decision only begins at this stage of solution or product evaluation. Throughout the software development lifecycle that follows there are a number of critical decisions that needs to be taken after careful consideration of factors that range from availability, scalability, reliability to cost, open-source and availability of skilled resources in the market.
In the quest to cut costs typical solution implementation and testing services include very bare bone strategic services if at all and take a functional solution first implementation approach. Very often businesses have more than one SI implementing and testing different components of the overall solution. This only compounds the problem as no vendor is accountable for the choice of a poor strategy or technology choices. Unless your IT leadership team is taking on complete responsibility for defining the IT strategy and laying the architecture framework governing the non-functional mandates for the solution there is a strong need for an independent technology strategic advisory. Only the right IT services partner with a thorough understanding of the core applications being implemented and with deep technical expertise in the finer aspects of clustering, virtualization, load balancing and redundancy is uniquely positioned to help ask the right questions and frame the Technology strategy to govern these solution rollouts. Perfaware, an IBM Advanced Business Partner, can help you do just that for your B2B Integration and Omni-Channel Commerce implementations through our Strategic Services.