A Practical Approach for IT Governance

The Value of Startups

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Southern California SIM chapter is hosting a fantastic event on January 23, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Long Beach Marriott.  The topic is unusual and every important.  Startups! Companies are increasingly turning to startups to gain market advantage, increase agility, reduce costs and quickly address niche issues. UGovernIT, Inc is very proud to sponsor this event. As a CIO and also leading a start-up firm, I can see both sides of the coin.  CIOs tend to be risk averse and tend to go with the herd.  On the other hand, established firms who have taken advantage of the herd mentality have pocketed the maintenance fees paid by CIOs and not reinvested to improve the product.  Start-ups provide the check and balance.  I am proud to now to be heading up UGovernIT, Inc.  Although I will sorely miss being a CIO, the challenges and fun of running a start-up more than makes up for it.  In the IT management space, the industry has point solutions for managing user service requests, for managing projects and project portfolios, asset, resource and budget management.  These tools are very expensive for mid-market firms.  Besides acquiring the tools, CIOs have the challenge of integrating them to get a 360 degree of workloads, budgets and IT spend.  As a start-up, I was not constrained to follow the old approach.  Instead, we built a completely integrated solution from the ground up.  Ed Trainor, Past President of SIM summed it up nicely:  “Subbu and his team have a developed a good solution for helping Mid-Market CIOs run the IT department.  The tool provides the ability to manage the help desk, projects, project portfolios, assets, budgets and resources with dashboards and reports to manage the entire department.  I am pleased to be a part of his advisory team.”   Thank you Ed, and the scores of CIOs who have endorsed our product.

Written by Subbu Murthy

January 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Posted in IT Governance

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