Keeping a healthy IT portfolio is a major priority for companies in current times. IT Managers like the CIO, CTO, Head of IT, IT Directors, or IT Project Managers often handle this task.
Technology is a daily aspect of the running of any organization. Tools for commerce and communication are important to any business in any industry.
IT portfolio management is “the process of supervising and maintaining the entire pool of IT resources across an enterprise in terms of their investment and financial viability.” Gathering potential resources for the IT department to benefit the company as a whole is part of this.
Application and infrastructure are two essential components in IT portfolio management. One item that meets both of these criteria is team-level, or enterprise IT training for employees.
Here are three reasons why team IT training is a priority:
1) SAVING MONEY WITH THE CLOUD – Moving from databases to a Cloud platform is a huge IT portfolio investment in 2021. Not maintaining a data center saves money, and as more employees work remotely, it makes more sense to turn to the Cloud. According to CIO Dive, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure will continue to be the most popular Cloud providers. Training employees internally to plan for and deploy
a Cloud network will help with saving money.
2) INFORMATION SECURITY FOR ALL – Cybersecurity will eternally be a major pain point for companies. Keeping internal data safe and protecting your client data are both vital. Having an in-house team that can protect the organization from ransomware and hacking is valuable. Also, basic-level information security awareness for all employees will help to prevent costly mistakes made from phishing attempts.
3) KEEPING TECH DEBT DOWN – Having employees with up-to-date tech knowledge will prevent the possibility of needless tech spending. When your IT team is knowledgeable about the latest technology that will keep your company connected and keep costs down for customers, it is a win-win for the overall budget and keeping business connections ongoing.