Simplifying IT Leads to Better Business Outcomes, According to New Research
From Leading Analyst Firm
Average Company in Study Realized $83M in Annual Benefits
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 -- Oracle (NYSE:
A new study from IDC, a leading provider of global IT
research and advice, shows that IT complexity leads to lower profits
and curbs an organization's ability to innovate and grow. Companies
in the study who reduced IT complexities were able to realize average
annual benefits of $83 million. They also achieved other benefits
including faster time to market, better customer service, and the
ability to reallocate IT staff to more strategic projects.
-- Available today, a new IDC White Paper, sponsored by Oracle, titled
"Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI"
(June 2014) outlines the challenges that IT complexity creates in
-- For the IT department, challenges include increased operational costs,
reduced staff productivity and reduced ability to provide high levels
of service to the business.
-- For the business, IT complexities lead to lower profits, less
innovation, reduced customer and user satisfaction and less
-- Companies who participated in the study were able to realize annual
benefits of $3,610 per user through their IT simplification
initiatives. The average company studied has approximately 23,000 IT
users, which translates into annual benefits of $83 million.
-- The study also found that IT simplification drives a number of
non-dollar benefits, including improved user productivity, faster time
to market, and better customer experience.
-- Efforts to simplify IT included migrating to the cloud, investing in
engineered systems, replacing legacy systems with modern applications,
and other steps.
-- Most participating organizations found that to truly simplify IT, they
needed to replace their outdated infrastructure with a simpler,
consolidated, modern foundation that was better equipped to address
-- Click here for access to the full report.
-- "Many companies today are overwhelmed by the cost and competitive
disadvantage that IT complexity can create," said IDC's Group Vice
President, Software Business Solutions, Michael Fauscette. "By
simplifying their IT infrastructure, organizations can devote more of
their focus and resources to delivering innovation, driving
productivity and keeping customers happy."
-- "From the boardroom to the IT department, it is clear that battling
complexity is a never-ending challenge organizations today must
address," said Oracle Senior Vice President and Chief Communications
Officer, Bob Evans. "Many of our customers are tired of doing all the
integration work themselves, so they are investing in systems that are
engineered to work together. Or they're migrating to cloud services
that work well with each other. Those companies are spending less time
and money on integration and maintenance, and more on innovation, so
they are better positioned to compete and succeed."
Oracle commissioned the survey with IDC in 2014 to examine the degree
of complexity in IT environments today and the benefits associated
with simplifying those environments. The findings are based on
in-depth interviews with senior business and IT executives in nine
separate enterprises that span a variety of industries, including
financial services, e-commerce, medical/life sciences, retail,
defense/aviation, and government. The interviews also spanned a
number of geographic regions, including the U.S., Europe, and Latin
-- Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI
-- Oracle's IT Complexity Assessment
-- Oracle's Bob Evans on the Value of Simplifying IT
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