Signs Indicate a Train Wreck Is Coming, Unless You Modernize IT


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IT organizations are fraught with short-term thinking. The result may be a train wreck for many organizations. Gartner presents 10 signs to which companies need to pay attention before it is too late to improve their IT environments.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Sign No. 1: Skills Shortage
    • Sign No. 2: Vendor/Product Consolidation/Support
    • Sign No. 3: Agility Metrics Decay
    • Sign No. 4: Operation Expenses Escalate
    • Sign No. 5: Aging Technology Portfolio
    • Sign No. 6: Difficult to Access Information
    • Sign No. 7: Legacy Capacity at Risk
    • Sign No. 8: Regulatory Compliance Issues/Risks Increase
    • Sign No. 9: IT Costs Increase, Agility Decreases
    • Sign No. 10: Green IT
    • Action Items
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