IDG Contributor Network: Playing to win with enterprise technology

Enterprise technology is like baseball: a lineup of varying levels of ability wouldn’t stand a chance against best-in-class players, carefully selected for their unique skillsets that perfectly craft a team.

As much as we hate to admit it, not every player on your favorite baseball team can knock it out of the park. As fans, we tend to overlook these flaws to remain loyal. But as a CIO, your loyalty should remain unwaveringly with your employees. This calls for a fantasy baseball approach (with a permanent number one draft pick) where you pick and choose best of breed solutions to keep the odds in your team’s favor. If your company requires tools that support thousands of unique, talented and diverse employees, one solution will never be enough.

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