IT Consulting: Focus on long term will pay dividends

The procurement of IT systems should be a detailed, strategic process akin to the development of an investment portfolio, writes Gareth Naughton.

4th December, 2011
IT Consulting: Focus on long term will pay dividends
Aiden Gregan, IT consulting lead, Accenture Ireland.

Companies should approach their IT systems in the same way that they would an investment portfolio, according to Aiden Gregan, IT consulting lead with Accenture Ireland.

"If you look at it from a basic infrastructure and application perspective, we would see the high-performing companies out there taking very much an investment portfolio approach to their technology applications and infrastructure," said Gregan.

"That means looking at what the portfolio of applications is and the infrastructure around...

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