Looking at the myriad objectives every IT department is expected to face – managing budgets, providing exceptional service both internal and external, keeping stakeholders happy, preventing data growth, preventing data loss, etc. – it’s no wonder functional IT silos form. Even though the infrastructure management team, the data storage team, and the backup and recovery team might all report to the same CIO, each team has its own perspectives and fires to put out. In essence, each team works in a functional IT silo.
Taking a wrecking ball to these IT silos is more important than ever. This executive brief looks at three challenges that once tackled, will help IT organizations eradicate IT silos and unlock the people, time and resources trapped inside them. These challenges include:
- Data growth that’s difficult to understand and manage.
- Wasted resources.
- Fast-changing recovery expectations.