‘Go Go Gadget…’, rings a bell? This was a very popular line during the mid 80s from the animated series ‘Inspector Gadget’. Every one of us, who grew up during those times watching the lovable klutz naively bumbling his way through, wondered about “whatnot” that came out of the guy. It was an innovation of a kind, fully packed with command lines that started with “Go Go” and whatever happened, happened on the lines that followed. It was fun, goofy and highly imaginative. This in a way exorbitantly stretched the feasibility of what computers could achieve.
Now, it may not look much, but from an enterprise point of view, the comparison would make some sense. In fact, ‘Go Go Enterprise’ is not a buzzword today that’s been going around for quite some time. However, this article is about “Going Enterprise” which means having to provide a variety of modules forming a singular body that connects, follows and adapts to the changing needs of the corporate entity. Here we are going to discuss, in brief, about what it means to ‘go enterprise’ and when would be a good time to do it.
As a growing company ourselves, we have to ‘from time to time’ focus on various systems that make for complete management, boost efficiency, help with record management, while remaining a secure, simple and cost effective approach towards management. We turn to IT for bringing in such efficiency.
When to Go Enterprise?
Before we start discussing about how to go Enterprise, we need to discuss why we need to go Enterprise. Primarily, going enterprise means you are engaging on any or all of the given below:
That’s the primary for us.
IT Governance is the way to go as Information Technology provides us with unlimited option in selecting and implementing systems that helps us manage our Human Resources, Knowledge Base, Business Intelligence, Customer Records, Project Data, Source Files and much more. We have been experimenting with various systems from as early as 2003 and have used a wide variety of CRM tools, Content Management Systems, Network Security Systems and are currently using what would considered as latest the field of IT has to offer.
We are currently using Microsoft Sharepoint Services for much of our core management governance and various tools available through that for peripheral corporate management activities. Our servers run in cloud platform, we have somewhere around 100 servers combined in both virtual and physical mode achieved through a complex mode of operations management.
We have executed over 1000 projects and nearly decade of customer data has to be managed, backed up and all updated according to times and needs. We employ Enterprise Management tools to best we can. In fact part of our operational expenditure is dedicated towards such systems. We gain from such investment in the form of security, systematization & reduced management efforts. Also, the knowledge pool acts as a weapon for decision support and critical data gained through records management helps us form future strategies and grow/go form there on.
It always begins with identification of need. It would be best to sum it up as a “Problem Statement” that generates an “Opportunity” otherwise a need for IT systems implementation. In our case, the needs were mainly associated with ensuring steady business continuity, having the most updated data on hand with an ability to draw up reports and back up the systems, and remaining secure.
If you have your “Problem Areas” identified and would like to know how to overcome them using IT systems, we are here to help. We specialize in a number of systems including Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint Server, Commerce Server and BizTalk ESB. Using these systems we offer the following:
& much more…
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