Our ONEComm News - January 8th, 2019

The Top Requested Project Categories into 2019!

What are the top requested Enterprise IT Project Information packets throughout our extensive ONEComm Client and Partner operations. On a "Need to Know" basis where are the areas where your IT Products and Services offerings align with current Prospect IT Products and Services demands? The current economic conditions have been termed as everything from an overdue market correction to a full blown recession. The truth of the matter is that the U.S. Enterprise & SMB base IT Product and Services market has leveled off to a great extent and even the most astute analysts can only suppose when the downturn will show some indisputable evidence of recovery. On a day to day basis most rhetoric has to do with whether or not we have seen the bottom of this downward turn or if we still have further to go in that direction.

What resurgence, if any, will 2019 bring? Guardedly, optimism is some great degree what got us in this position. However that being said, we still must forge ahead, citing the tried and true "How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself - so always think positively." - Norman Vincent Peale. Or as our ONEComm CEO has been known to say at our own Executive Meetings, "Don't bring me problems, bring me solutions to problems." Certainly being proactive is the path of least resistance for medium and long term optimization.

On the proactive tip; eBusiness & eServices organizations alike have been put on notice to optimize their business model and processes this past year. Certainly, compliancy and regulatory issues consistently fall under top #3 of Prospect IT "requirements" and those projects seem to be moving readily ahead with funding. The IT itself is faced with Reduction in the Costs of Ownership and Streamlining and Optimizing IT operations at large. The footprint and real estate for Infrastructure are being reduced by an overall Strategy of Clustering, Consolidation, & Virtualization approaches. These bigger better data repositories are then being mined with applied Business Intelligence and further Applications usually web-based moving into SOA and Applications Performance Management and Services Performance Management and Change Management scenarios highly to ensure competitive organizations are meeting SLAs and not losing ground by reducing some costs.

"We have the technology we need," said Teri Takai, president of the National Association of Chief Information Officers . "What we need is the leadership, policy, practices and the will to use that technology to help improve the way we operate."

We can be optimistic, but reality has most recently brought cold hard lessons to financial services and credit and cash flow has been impacted for general business most notably for more traditional "brick and mortar" Manufacturing, Distribution, and Supply Chain companies. Reality in the highly competitive 2019 Marketplace are that new sets of priorities need to be put in place in order to stay in the game long enough to find out what the longer term solutions will be.

Optimization / Reduction in the Cost of Ownership

Top Requested Categories heading into 2019

  • Compliancy / Regulatory Issues
  • Green Initiatives
  • Virtualization
  • Consolidation / Clustering
  • High Availability / Disaster Recovery
  • Thin Client Server Based Computing
  • Cloud Computing Initiatives
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Management / Optimization
  • SOA Architecture / ESB
  • CRM / Sales Focus
  • Data Services Platforms / Data Mining
  • Remote Services
  • IT Staffing

    Top Requested Categories 2018 - 2019

  • Enterprise Accounting Solutions
  • Business Intelligence Solutions
  • Customer Service (General)
  • Distribution and Warehousing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Project Management Solutions
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Security Solutions
  • Systems Management
  • Networking and Communications Solutions
  • Industry Specific Solutions