Get in sync on process with your IT partner

Partnerships are all about relationships. This matters whether you’re breaking ground in emerging markets, like smart agricultural systems, or connecting the dots and leveraging sharing (peer to peer) technology to increase the impact between legacy industries like automotive and finance. Putting in the time and work to build meaningful connections with your IT partner will benefit your business with short-term wins and long-term growth.

As Michael Denisoff, the founder and CEO of his own consulting group, tells Inc.: “You need to have … good vendor relationships that will carry you through challenging times or tight deadlines … to share struggles, resources and best practices that can really give you an edge. The reality is that business relationships are just like any other relationship. They require some effort to maintain and they must be mutually beneficial. As in any relationship, you must be willing to give, share and support, not just take or receive.”

Key values to building successful partnerships

Successful partnerships are mutually beneficial. Because your IT partner contributes to your organization’s business goals, a strong partnership with an ideal IT partner requires being in sync on the process and having a shared understanding of key core values.

Read our other posts in this series on ideal IT partnerships here.