Businesses Lose Money Through Overly Complex IT Systems

Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 by Staff

Researchers say unnecessary complexity costs enterprises 10 percent of their profits.

ComputerWeekly: Researchers Warwick Business School say that unnecessary IT complexity is costing enterprises 10 percent of their profits. That means the Forbes 200 are losing $237 billion per year due to overly complex IT.

"There seems to be a particular issue in larger companies," says Warwick professor Simon Collinson. "If you buy a company or buy a new system, you are adding an extra layer to your IT infrastructure. It adds complexity to your existing IT systems and extra complexity for the users."

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