How midsize businesses can addresses inherent challenges in today's competitive market by minimizing both costs and risk.
Written by IBM
The following article is an extract from the white paper "ITG Executive Summary: Value Proposition for IBM Power Systems Servers and IBM i: Minimizing Costs and Risks for Midsize Businesses" available for download free from the MC White Paper Center.
The challenges faced by midsize businesses remain daunting. Weak markets, competitive pressures, cost-reduction mandates, and demands for greater operating efficiency and productivity are the norm in most industries. In many, globalization continues.
Information technology has become central to meeting these challenges. Even relatively small organizations now have enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), e-commerce, and other state-of-the-art systems. The number of "must have" solutions continues to expand.