Demand for speed and capacity:
Diminishing lead times and increasing mission-critical demands requiring both short-term and long-term initiatives push IT to deliver more service and support without increasing cost or spend.
Storage and speed demands, plus greater demand for IT time and resources require increased spending to maintain functions and pace of daily and situational business demands, consistently exceeding IT budgets. IT circumvention: The immediacy of projects can cause users to go around IT in order to meet business needs and complete initiatives on short deadline, often creating inconsistency and work overlap.
Demands for new and varying services and functions increase rapidly and issues of compliance and governance arise as end-user requirements increase, complicating the balance of maintaining infrastructure, networking and security.