Businesses are continually faced with the challenge of evolving their processes and protocols to keep pace with the rapid pace of innovation. With each evolution, IT managers are tasked with implementing a new set of best practices surrounding the rise of digital-based business demands.
Savvy IT professionals are implementing a bimodal approach, allowing businesses and their employees to achieve heightened levels of efficiency, productivity and an increased bottom line. A recent Gartner report states that by 2017, 75 percent of IT organizations will have implemented bimodal protocols. As technology continues to alter the way business is done, and how workers work, it is crucial that IT develops a strong foundation to promote future success. The IT industry is currently in transition, as more companies are leveraging cloud-based services and applications, and phasing out legacy solutions.
In addition, there are large amounts of pressure on IT to increase efficiencies and cut costs. Businesses are looking to innovate and explore the value digitization can offer, resulting in IT professionals implementing new practices and technologies into their existing environments. During this period of industry transformation, companies that don’t implement a bimodal approach will be left behind.
Furthermore, organizations that are slower to innovate will see business users exploring their own methods of application integration. These ad-hoc solutions present threats to overall company security and the long-term success of a business.
The traditional business landscape is changing as a result of the rapid proliferation of technologies like cloud, mobile and social in the enterprise environment. As business processes become more fluid and the pace at which business is conducted only continues to increase, organizations must embrace a bimodal approach to IT.
Bimodal IT incorporates both the traditional, systematic approach that emphasizes security, efficiency and accuracy as well as an adaptive approach that allows organizations to quickly respond to uncertainty in an ever-evolving business landscape. This flexibility will be critical for organizations to survive the digital business transformation.
It is evident that businesses, regardless of industry, are updating their strategies in response to the changing enterprise environment. A bimodal approach ensures network security as well as efficiency, flexibility and productivity across the organization for the long term.