We’re celebrating over 15 years of success at Innovative Architects and we’re grateful that our clients trust us to help tackle their business technology problems and challenges. We have a talented team and pride ourselves on being nimble, intelligent and likable.
But like any service company, we must compete for new business. Often, our top competitor is not another consulting company but rather the decision to keep the project in-house.
Sometimes, this is a costly mistake.
Most internal IT teams are aware of the technological troubles within their organization, but knowing about a problem and being willing/able to solve it are two different things.
One major reason why companies reach out to us in the first place is because they have a challenge that hasn’t been solved internally — sometimes even when it has been on the company’s “to-do list” for a long time.
The challenge may go unresolved for several reasons:
#1: No desire
Many IT projects just don’t get started in organizations because no one is raising their hand to do them.
Let’s face it, some projects just aren’t any fun. The work may be tedious and boring, or it may require too big of a stretch for the skillsets in place.
Spending hours to get up to speed on a new technology (or in some cases, learning about an old technology that the company still uses) can be a real buzz kill for folks who are looking for something new and exciting.
It’s all too easy to shuffle these projects to the back of the line as projects with more sizzle come up.
#2: No time
Most organizations have IT wish lists a mile long.
Business users often have Phase 4 planned before Phase 1 is deployed. It comes down to simple prioritization, and time and resources are at a premium.
Big projects can seem daunting. Add in some departmental reorganizations, office politics and shifting strategies — it’s no wonder many projects flounder.
#3: No payoff
Many IT projects take tremendous effort to do what might look like a small task. We call it “moving mountains.”
In the technology world, you’re often upgrading, creating efficiencies, increasing compatibility, enhancing security and completing a variety of other tasks that mean nothing to your end users.
Internal resources can spend months on a project and not even earn a footnote in an executive slide presentation.
How Can We Help?
When your IT team is struggling to meet business goals, it’s time to call Innovative Architects. We help organizations by supplementing their IT teams to help move those internal mountains.
With over 125 consultants on staff, we always have someone who is ready to step in and roll up their sleeves. We become your behind-the-scenes team so you can get your projects completed on time and under budget.
In other words, we work hard to make you look good!
Contact us today to learn how we can help you tackle your next project.