One of the most interesting things about life is that it is entirely unpredictable. While it can be fun to have this level of adventure in our personal lives, it typically is smart to avoid it in business settings. However, for the IT channel, this seems to be where many solutions live.
According to a recent article from ComputerWorld, technology departments are facing unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, otherwise known by the acronym "VUCA." A military term, this sums up the current landscape that technology department leaders are dealing with.
"VUCA includes currency devaluation, natural disasters happening all over the place and, from an IT standpoint, a big proliferation in data and cyberattacks," Linda Clement-Holmes, senior vice president of Global Business Services at Procter & Gamble, told the news source. "We have to deal with all of these things."
The piece goes on to lay out several steps that organizations should consider in order to improve their ability to handle the growing IT chaos. This includes:
- Learning flexibility and getting comfortable with adaptability
- Finding opportunities in the chaos
- Being comfortable as a chameleon
- Lightening workloads to move on quickly from failure
Each of these strategies can be difficult to handle on their own as they signify a dramatic shift in traditional IT thinking. This is where an experienced VAR or MSP can become a valuable resource to help businesses calm down the chaos. Quality solution providers have partnered with VAR Staffing to identify and recruit impactful talent that is needed to meet the challenges of VUCA.