When I am called in to help IT organizations, I often find them paralyzed by the sheer complexity of their IT environments. They struggle just to keep the existing systems running and are unable to take on the projects the business needs. This leads the business to go out and buy some cloud solution that is then dumped on the already overworked IT department.
The only way out of this trap is to simplify your IT infrastructure and retire some systems. The above graph is from my weekly Technology That Fits newsletter – sign up at www.techthatfits.com.