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June 12, 2012

A Strong Team Gives Appliance Deployment Solutions the Ability to Expand

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor


It's a relatively easy concept: if the team is allowed to focus on innovation rather than engineering and technical logistics, success is on the horizon. Appliance deployment models are developed in order to give users the tools to do what they do best. 

Whether it’s to become more unified and productive or to increase revenues and cut costs, having a solid team in place enables the appliance deployment space to expand, according to this NEI (News - Alert) blog post

To accomplish this, teams must set goals for the end result and then move backwards. Knowing what that end result will be and what it looks like can set the stage for team members to initiate progress. This is followed by the often time-consuming planning efforts to achieve that goal. 

More often than not, great teams fail because of their inability to reach their full potential or simply having the wrong people handling the task at hand. While there is no need to have a Tiger Woods or Tom Brady on the team, there does need to have some level of skill and talent in order to reach the goal. 

Any good team loves a good challenge. When SMU was looking to build a new $150 million football stadium they started big and went directly to their alumni – individuals they knew would provide the most funding. This is a prime example of setting a goal, and starting off big, and then moving backwards. 

Now, with a majority of the monies raised, the team simply works to get the remainder of the balance with smaller projects like selling alumni bricks for $100 apiece.

This concept can be moved over into the realm of appliance deployment efforts. And like any good team, partners must support one another even through the changes. The best teams work through changes by knowing when to shift resources to an area that is bogged down during the project. This is where teamwork efforts shine and allow appliance deployment solutions to grow. 

Like any great team, it is important to build on progress. If a team has a two-percent improvement for its results, most solid teams will then shoot to get to that five-percent mark. By always looking forward to determine the best outcome, success is more readily assured.


Edited by Jamie Epstein


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