In the past, big ideas in IT have been very profitable but lately, the trend has the biggest ideas leading to the worst disasters, that’s why more IT businesses are now thinking smaller. Here are five recent modest investments that yielded large results successfully. The ideas have helped monitor homeless populations, kept an eye on illegal firework use, aide in landscaping, created a pool of geniuses and improving existing software. Careful small investments can lead to big things.
- Big projects have gotten some bad press, because when they fail, they fail big.
- Geographic Information Systems is a low-tech app solution, usable in a variety of ways.
- It’s been used by farmers to find usable land and by cities looking to get a bead on the number of homeless in their area.
“They think about goals and milestones but forget about the business value.”