I am excited to announce that today, with the launch of GreenPages' Transformation Services Group, GreenPages took a major step in the continuing evolution of our company. This evolution was done for one reason, and one reason only –to meet the needs of our customers as they strive to compete in today’s rapidly-changing business and technology environment.
GreenPages’ new Transformation Services Group is a practice dedicated to providing customers with the agility, flexibility and innovation they need to compete in the modern era of cloud computing. We see the establishment of this focused practice area as a way to help clients take a revolutionary, accelerated approach to standing up New World, Modern IT architectures and service delivery models that enable business agility and innovation.
Disrupt or be Disrupted
With each day’s latest business headlines we learn of new ‘up-start’ companies that are finding a new way to compete in what was once a mature market. You know the names – its Uber, it’s Airbnb. These companies have found a way to leverage advanced technologies as a strategic weapon and were able to completely turn existing industries on their heads without even owning cabs or hotels (respectively).
How’d they do it? They were agile enough from a business standpoint to understand the disruptive force that technology can play, and they were fortunate enough not to be encumbered by existing infrastructure, policies and procedures. While these companies clearly were smart and innovative, they were also fortunate -- they had a blank slate and could start from scratch with an offensive game plan capable of delivering value to customers in new ways.
These market disrupters share the benefit of not being encumbered by legacy technologies, platforms and processes and as a result, are out-performing and executing their larger competitors. These companies were born to be agile organizations capable of “turning on a dime” when their competitors could not.
To compete effectively in today’s environment, every company needs to find a way to become more agile. Business leaders have the choice, play defense and respond to disruption, or play offense and become the disruptor. The need for business agility has never been greater. To support this needed agility and innovation, enterprises need nimble, agile IT platforms, as legacy platforms cannot meet this need.
If it were just about technology, modernizing IT would be a more straightforward situation, but it’s about more than that. This is more than a technology problem. This is a people and process problem. It’s about command, control and compliance… Needless to say, “high velocity change” is no walk in the park.
Fortunately, helping companies achieve transformational change is something we have been doing for many years and is an area where we have deep domain expertise. Throughout our history as a company, we have become adept at guiding companies through IT and business transformation. What we are doing today is formalizing this expertise—which has been forged working with our customers in the trenches and in the boardrooms—into a unique Transformation Services practice. Transformation Services represents the next logical evolution of GreenPages and builds on our prior legacy of high quality and competency deploying advanced virtualization and cloud solutions.
We have always believed that while many companies face similar challenges, no two scenarios are identical. Through our more than 20 years of experience we have established a methodology that we use in each engagement, regardless of the challenge, that allows us to identify the best solution for each customer, drive organizational and technical change, and create positive outcomes for the business.
We hope that you share our excitement about this unique moment in the IT industry and our continued evolution as a company. We all know that technology can produce tangible benefits, but sometimes the road to deployment can be daunting. Transformation Services was founded to ensure our customers are able to successfully navigate that road with agility and velocity.
If you're interested in learning more about our new Transformation Services Group, please reach out!
By Ron Dupler, CEO