Competition is a fact of everyday business life - few companies are immune. So the pressure is on to reduce operational and capital expenditure whilst bringing new products / services to market faster and more efficiently.
The squeeze is on the bottom line and on profit margins. Today’s mantra is ‘lean and mean’ - fast moving, efficient and flexible operations supported by state-of-the-art technologies with a focus on customer experience. It’s about identifying and concentrating on core competencies and maximising return on investment without compromising the ability to respond quickly to market demand.
At the most basic level, you can make significant operational and maintenance savings by running all your applications over one network. Phone bills can be cut, products developed and launched faster and less expensively and you can interact better with suppliers / customers.
You can consolidate the number of sites you run or open new ones in less expensive areas where skilled labour and office space cost less. Connections between existing sites can be free if they are linked into one overarching, high speed communications system which can also be extended to include remote workers.