In the fourth of 11 episodes, Hari Candadai, Global VP at Rimini Street, interviews former global CIO Tom Grooms to discuss third-party support as a key to unlock resources for digital transformation.

When it comes to IT solutions, lead with a business-first approach rather than a cloud-first approach. A business roadmap-first approach ensures that real business needs and real business problems are addressed strategically. Ideally, those needs can be met through new IT capabilities.

A cloud-first approach, conversely, can feel like a technology-driven solution looking for a problem. Not ideal. Lead with the business roadmap in mind in order to keep moving at the speed of business. And leverage third-party support to help fund the journey.