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(By Info-Tech Analyst Andy Woyzbun- Printed with permission from Processor magazine www.processor.com)
Times are tough. Business is down. Some organizations hunker down, limiting their responses to reducing expenses and stopping projects and capital investments. They wait and hope for better times. The eventual winners, however, see the current situation as a call to action. Their leaders look to innovation in products, to expansion of channels, to more effective processes, and to expansion through acquisition as the keys to a winning strategy.
In these leading organizations, decisions will be made quickly, and the time frames for planned change will become more aggressive. To support this faster pace of change, IT must become more agile, making changes to applications quickly and efficiently and adapting their IT infrastructures to changing needs almost instantly, despite financial constraints.