1089RA New Saugatuck Report on Managing Risk / Reward in the Boundary-free Enterprise™
Author: Mike West
Right now, IT markets, buyers, users and providers are in the midst of one of the most significant transformations in their history, the emergence of the Boundary-free Enterprise™. Cloud business and technology solutions – including platforms for Collaboration, Mobile, Social and Analytics – are completely and fundamentally changing what IT is acquired, what it costs, how it is acquired, how it is used, and by whom. Yet traditional assessment and evaluation models still focus on comparing and positioning providers and their solutions without specifically addressing the context in which they will be placed and the environments in which they have to deliver value. In fact, these traditional models completely ignore the potential for Risk and Reward that buyers will have to manage in acquiring and implementing and using these solutions.