Blog Entries:

Some posts from The Methodology Blog around the time of Europe Leads in IT Efficiency

Archives by Subject:

More Resources

Europe Leads in IT Efficiency

Thursday, January 31, 2008 by Slaughter Development

The US is falling behind counterparts in Europe in providing beneficial technology services, according to a study by Computer Associates. The issues are not with product knowledge, expertise or system availability, but the quality of processes.

An article from vnunet outlines the main points:

The research found that the alignment of IT and business is a priority for most companies, but highlighted a marked difference in how European businesses are trying to achieve it.

“In the UK we see a much greater assessment of IT change on business output using process fundamentals,” explained Bannister.”

“For instance, businesses are starting to relate a server failure to whether a customer gets their order delivered, not just to an availability metric.”

“The important thing for the IT industry is to remember that these discussions are at a process level, not a product level.”

If your IT department is not as responsive or effective as you feel they should be, the challenges may not be with funding or competence but with workflow and process. Any business service that benefits stakeholders should be evaluated and maintained for the benefit of those affected. Contact Slaughter Development to seek help improving the efficiency of your corporate operation, whether in technology, sales, production, accounting or elsewhere.

❖ ❖ ❖

Like this post? Here are some related entries from The Methodology Blog you might enjoy:

Fueling Efficiency Or Impatience? - If waiting longer than 60 seconds for a refill on your soda is unacceptable, then perhaps you should head to the Sunshine State for dinner. After all, if Floridians are enjoying the newest service technology from their local Applebee’s, why shouldn’t you? Read on »
Efficiency In Real Estate - Last week, BarCamp Indiana featured a blog post from Slaughter Development’s founder Robby Slaughter. The post discusses the correlation between real estate productivity and the telephone. Read on »
Process Follows People - No industry should be more focused on the well-being of people than healthcare. According to a new study however, organizations are over-emphasizing process and technology to the detriment of workers. Read on »
Want to learn more? Register now for the 2011 Productivity Series

Switch to our mobile site