The Most Common Challenges CIOs Can Expect to Face when Enhancing Their Global Strategy

Over the last year, CIOs have been forced to shift and challenged to search for alternatives to long-established business operations. Now, as the threat of Covid-19 appears to be receding, IT leaders are evaluating the radically changed landscape and assessing how their essential business operations will fit into what will become the “new normal” of the business world

Here’s a look at how we have seen IT operations transform over the last year as more and more companies transition to expand or optimize their offshore teams.

IT Leaders must prove ROI 

If budgets weren’t already tight, they’re even tighter in 2021; all initiatives are under the microscope to not only be minimal but also highly effective.  With IT salaries taking up the bulk of most IT budgets, the challenge becomes finding highly qualified, skilled employees to drive to meet your goals at accelerated speeds as well as finding the digital talent to help automate business processes.

But how can your company continue to transform and adapt to the current landscape within a limited budget?  Utilizing IT contractors in Bangalore, one of the world’s top locations for technical talent, can help expand your digital transformation and innovation quickly while allowing you to take advantage of true India costs.

Data Science and analytics come to the fore

Early on in 2020, it seemed clear that organizations would have to invest heavily in analytics and reporting to support their rapid digital transformations.  But now, one year later, it’s clear that companies are shifting focus towards investing in new reporting models and strategic investments to also differentiate and create new products and services.

In addition, companies are starting to consider how to intelligently automate internal operational processes in order to reduce costs forcing tech leaders to take a closer look at their reporting tools as they reevaluate efficiency and ROI.

Digital is here and it’s changing

It’s no secret, digital is here to stay.  At this point, companies across all sizes and industries have taken a hard look at their business operations and how to position themselves for innovation.

But as budgets tighten and companies continue to fight to stay resilient, IT leaders are re-evaluating their digital agendas.  Where companies may have focused on digital process automation over the last year, they’re now more focused on how to maximize digital to enhance operational processes and potentially minimize workforce to reduce overall costs.

Trust is more important than ever

At the end of the day, no IT leader wants to work with a partner they can’t trust.  Coming off of a year with so many unknowns, the last thing IT leaders are looking for is a partner who promises to deliver and falls flat.  

At SMC Squared, our “BOT” approach takes the risk out of the equation, helping IT leaders to focus on accomplishing their goals, rather than focused on navigating the current business landscape alone. 

Learn more about how SMC Squared is helping its partners to increase their digital capabilities while reducing costs in 2021 and beyond here.  

  • To learn more about SMC Squared’s approach to building an employee-centric team, click here.
  • Read more about how SMC Squared partners with clients to save an average of 42% on IT talent as they turn to our innovative Global Insourcing Centers.
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For more information contact:
Trent Michaels
Director, Business Development
+1.612.240.8988 | trent.michaels@smc2.com

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