Technology: Cost, Pain vs Value Over the Long Term
If I have said one thing in this blog….
It is that approaches to information management need to shift away from what the tools “enable” you to do, to how you can use information more cleverly to power your business.
The big trend in the IT world is increasing automation through the use of AI. This is pretty much just because it is possible now.
And it is solving a problem, but in all likelihood, it is not the business problem that you need to solve.
It may even be solving a business problem that you have, but that still doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do.
All IT projects involve pain…and it is a question of whether the benefit of that solution is greater than the pain and cost over time.
Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t. That is a calculation that only you can make. One caveat to keep mind while making that calculation is to project out how long this solution is likely to last for you.
No IT solution is forever…