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Reasons Why Enterprise Technology Fails and How to Break the Cycle

By Swapnil Mishra - June 07, 2022 4 Mins Read

As innovative solutions have broken down barriers, improved efficiencies, and increased production, the reliance of organizations on technology has increased.

As innovative solutions have broken down barriers, improved efficiencies, and increased production, the reliance of organizations on technology has advanced. This dependence is, however, a double-edged sword. When technology fails, it negatively influences a business’s ability to function. Due to the importance of technology to a company, business executives need to comprehend the causes of technology failure and take steps to mitigate this risk.

Lack of Strategies, Models or Processes

Without a strategy, a business model, and a list of business procedures, an organization suffers. Companies will fail to exploit technology investments without a business strategy and the identification, description, and profiling of business processes that can be enhanced, automated, or developed with existing and developing technology.

Failing to Hire the Right People

The failure to hire the necessary talent to implement new ideas is a significant cause of digital adoption failure in businesses. People who lack a thorough understanding of and experience managing these efforts will be unable to implement them. This is especially true for non-digital firms that lack staff with digital skills. Finding skilled and experienced individuals to lead these efforts is difficult. Nonetheless, businesses should invest in locating and hiring individuals capable of managing the endeavor if something goes wrong.

Poor Implementation

A poorly implemented technical solution can have significant impacts on the IT environment of a business. It has the potential to have hugely detrimental effects on the IT environment of a business. Due to the interconnected and integrated nature of modern system architectures, a problem in one system can have a negative impact on dependent applications.

Business complexity

The rapid rate at which technology not only innovates but also transforms both society and business, has a significant impact on businesses. Cloud services and mobility have been mainstream in the industry for some time. Still, upcoming technologies such as Blockchain and artificial intelligence have the potential to disrupt enterprises much more. Firms must invest in talents to implement these technologies and reengineer their IT procedures to ensure that their business solutions stay technically relevant. Failure to utilize the potential of these new solution platforms, or invest in the required resources to install them appropriately could result in adoption of a technology that does not provide the necessary functionality and performance for a business.

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How to fix the technology issues

An excellent technical implementation combines people, processes, and technology. When systems do not function properly, the failure is typically attributable to inadequate implementation of one or more of these criteria. However, a strategy can limit the risks of technological loss and maximize the potential benefits implicit in the existing ICT systems.

Assessing IT Strategy

Each IT service’s level of maturity should be evaluated within the IT systems. In addition to assessing the environment, it is essential to remember that each IT service should be considered individually. By disassembling the environment into its parts, firms can identify areas of vulnerability and treat them accordingly.


After completing the evaluation and identifying problem areas in the IT environment, the next step is to develop a technical program to accomplish the required changes to people, processes, and technologies.


Following the completion of the planning phase, the recommended strategy must be implemented. This step should only be executed when the evaluation and preparation of the suggested design have been completed. Often, inadequately implemented solutions are the reason why technology fails to achieve the promised business outcomes. Nevertheless, if the essential due diligence has been performed, the danger resides in the implementation. Therefore, it is vital to invest in acquiring the appropriate skills to implement the new technology or procedure in the environment.

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Swapnil Mishra

Swapnil Mishra is a Business News Reporter with OnDot Media. She is a journalism graduate with 5+ years of experience in journalism and mass communication. Previously Swapnil has worked with media outlets like NewsX, MSN, and News24.

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