All Press Releases for March 09, 2010

Get Ready, Get Set, GROW!

Logicalis' Innovative "Growth Factor Calculator" Helps IT Managers Plan Their Company's Future Tech Strategies.

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, March 09, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Even for companies successful before the recession, the answer to their future success does not lie with their past activities. Alert IT leaders have used the recession like a yellow flag in a race to make sure their IT infrastructures perform as efficiently as possible while the economy forces businesses to circle the track and stay in position. They also know periods of disruption present opportunities for companies to leapfrog larger competitors who may be slower to respond to changes in their markets. Now those IT directors are ready to accelerate. They know this is not a time to return to "business as usual." How to decide where to focus their attention, and ultimately, their company's IT dollars is the question. And Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, has provided the answer in its new online tool - the Logicalis "Growth Factor Calculator."

To help IT professionals affirm that they are choosing the right technology solutions to give their company the competitive edge it seeks, Logicalis has developed an easy-to-use interactive tool, the Logicalis Growth Factor Calculator. The interactive calculator is available at .

As a result, Logicalis has developed an easy-to-use tool that will help IT managers focus their future IT strategies. The Logicalis "Growth Factor Calculator" gives technology managers and CIOs a great way to double-check their internal compasses - are they heading in the right direction?

Using the calculator, IT managers choose targets from drop-down menus that offer options like "customers, revenue, business or operations" to simple statements like "choose your growth target." Other parameters examine growth strategies, business objectives, and a host of potential solutions and services. As each field is populated with a single answer, the calculator narrows the choices to pinpoint the right strategy for that specific business objective. Clearly, IT managers already know what direction they may want to head, but this is a great way to solidify thinking, double-check that they have considered all the options, and get additional information on the solution(s) they have in mind.

"If you ask a CIO what his job is today," says Logicalis CEO Terry Flood, "he'll tell you it's to serve the customers of his business better. That's the new starting point." An emphasis on customer service and gaining market share represents an increasingly business-driven role for IT leaders and requires them to more closely align their priorities with the business objectives of their organizations. For many, this means re-evaluating existing IT strategies. Logicalis' Growth Factor Calculator may just be the tool they need to assure themselves they are headed in the right direction to grab the opportunities that lie on the track ahead.

Read Logicalis' new feature article for IT managers, "Grab Opportunity," on the brand-new Logicalis "GROW" Web site here: .

Don't forget ... IT managers who want to implement a new technological solution have to get the CFO's buy-in. To help them strengthen communications with their financial counterparts, Logicalis has developed "Making IT Matter: Getting to Yes" a report that discusses the business motivators and strategies involved in receiving CFO-level approval for IT requests. The complimentary guide and short podcast with Greg Baker, Logicalis' CFO, are available at .

For more information about Logicalis, visit

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center optimization; application development and integration; and outsourcing and managed services.

With its international headquarters in the UK, Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $4.2 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges (LSE/JSE: DTC).

For more information about Logicalis, visit

# # #

Contact Information

Lisa Dreher
Columbus, Ohio
United States of America
Voice: 425-201-8111
E-Mail: Email Us Here
Website: Visit Our Website