6285993 - group of young business people talking on business meeting at office.Sometimes it’s not the source that’s the most important factor for bringing more responsive IT solutions — it’s what those solutions will do for each business unit at your company. This is where business-led IT has gained ground in the current climate.

Business-led IT is where an individual department will strategically decide what will work best for them, as opposed to company leadership. Adding all of these strategies up into a unified whole is what makes up the overall plan for digital transformation at a company.

Upon review of recent stories from Tech Target and IT Asset Management’s news websites, we’ve studied why this is becoming a trend and what it does as a benefit for businesses today.

Getting out of the shadows 

First, though, it’s important to address an elephant in the room — although it’s a difficult one to see. We’re talking about Shadow IT, another trend that business-led IT hopes to circumvent.

Shadow IT is when a company uses hardware or software that has not been vetted or deployed by its IT department. It stems from employees using or bringing in this tech themselves, often in a remote environment. It’s also usually been discouraged or even actively stamped out by IT and overall business leaders.

Business-led IT has brought this type of strategy out of the shadows — and it’s not like they had a choice. Cloud technology and apps have brought solutions out into the light and are accessible for anyone to download.

Advantages of a teamwork approach 

Several supporting points make the concept of business-led IT something to consider to working with tech strategies.

Knowledge of your current systems
Instead of having maybe dozens of people installing their own IT — which can be risky — it’s better to have a system in place where business units can recommend and even purchase their own technology. This system can account for what’s been installed, so it’s easier to know what’s available to the entire company.

Continuous monitoring of your tech
With that same system, you should be able to also gather data on how that IT is working for your larger strategic goals. Checking on productivity, efficiency and usage trends can be key to making sure you are truly making progress with this new solution.

Getting expert help
When you do the math, it’s clear that having a managed services team would be a good idea. A separate organization can help with procurement, optimization, renewals or suggesting automated processes or workflow enhancements for all of those solutions.

How AVASO can partner with you

We can be that helper for the more democratic use of apps for your company, and not just as a managed service company. Among the services that we provide is field engineering support, where we cover IT services in more than 150+ countries around the world, including the U.S., Mexico, India and Japan.

We also can provide practice leaders, solution architects or senior engineers through our professional services program, bringing decades of experience to deploying data center and infrastructure solutions. We also have several staff augmentation programs for specific types of resource gaps or more complex projects.

To learn more about how we can provide your company with support and resources, go to avasotech.com.