With significant growth in the adoption of cloud services across every industry, organizations are experiencing increased complexity in their IT environment. This is unfortunate, given most organizations initially invest in cloud solutions to drive more value – but according to Gartner, less than 25 percent of organizations report having a mature strategy for optimizing their licensing spend. That’s a lot of money being left on the table.
However, there is value in these solutions for almost every organization, although locating that value in unfamiliar territory may seem impossible. Think of it as a long hike – not merely a day trip, but a
multi-day adventure where you’ll need a map, a dedicated route, and enough resources to last you from start to finish. On a hike like this, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually encounter a boulder blocking your path, get sent off-course by poorly marked trails, or experience unfavorable weather.
In these cases, peeking at your map or trying to connect to your GPS might not provide all the help you need. You need a guide who has walked these trails before and can show you how to adapt and move forward. Otherwise, you could make a judgment call that ends up taking you in the wrong direction – and onto a perilous path. Let’s take a look at challenges with optimizing your Microsoft contracts, and see how partnering with a knowledgeable guide can help.