Factors like business growth, user demands and technology innovation often drive IT decision-makers to choose between two different workloads: factory responsibilities and enablement initiatives. Enablement initiatives like strategizing how to boost performance, improve efficiencies and optimize ROI over the long term are essential to driving business and increasing profit, but they often take a back-seat to day-to-day factory responsibilities like keeping networks running, contracts up to date and security patches done. The result is enterprises sacrifice opportunities for improvement and optimization to remain at the status quo.

Our new article, Factory vs. Enablement: The IT Dilemma, dives deeper into the process of choosing between factory responsibilities and enablement initiatives. It also highlights the key factors driving factory versus enablement decision making.

Read the full article now.

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Luckily for IT teams, there are two solutions that may make the factory vs. enablement dilemma a little easier to manage – the cloud and third-party procurement support. Cloud-based technologies now provide tools like Office 365 and DRaaS that help offload factory responsibilities and offer much-needed service resiliency. Tapping an expert third-party resource can help enterprises double the value of their technology investments. In-house IT teams can then stay focused on big-picture enablement initiatives without taxing themselves to become subject-matter experts on every cloud, telecom and networking product or service their company uses.

For additional insight into navigating the ongoing dilemma between factory responsibilities and enablement initiatives, listen to NEF CEO Mike Murphy’s recent podcast.

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