Part of the new “vision” of Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, lies within Microsoft cloud services: his focus is reported to be on how to make their products work across an array of “devices” (Android, iOS) instead of just Windows-based devices.
For business and organizations looking to use Microsoft cloud services that include software as a service options (SaaS), the decision-making process should start with an assessment of existing applications. Many companies simply lack the IT resources to assist in this assessment processes. The result can be devastating with disruption of services both internally as well as to the customer.
It is no surprise that many business owners and other stakeholders in the company, often choose to move too quickly to implement a new software program; often to the detriment of an already understaffed and over-stressed IT staff.
But the irony of such scenarios lies in the fact that by migrating certain data to the cloud, as well as using a SaaS platform, IT departments can be freed up to deal with projects aimed at increasing the company’s revenue streams.
If the decision makers are anticipating the use of an ERP software, such as Microsoft Dynamics ERP, then outsourcing some of the implementation steps may be the best decision. Without qualified techs to assist, even in the pre-deployment stages, a slew of negative outcomes can occur. At issue is the need for all stakeholders to sign off on an action list. This priority list notes which applications may have the most dramatic effect on “human capital management and customer relationship management.”
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