facing disruptive change
We help you answer the call-to-action with expert situational analysis and prescriptive, innovative planning.
Disruptive change may come from new technologies, such as mobility, cloud computing, social media, or Big Data. It may come from competitors with new business models that are changing your entire industry. Or from new government regulation, such as the Affordable Care Act. Internally, M&A activity may restructure your organization.
Our disruption impact analysis reviews your situation and crafts a plan to meet the challenge.
We don’t just strategize. We get results. Our methodology for executing a strategy works. Aligning business strategy with technology produces exceptional results for your enterprise. To achieve such success, we use a four-part “aligned execution” model.
TARGET OPERATING MODEL
In order to implement your desired business strategy and achieve the desired bottom-line results, your operating model must support and enable the future state. To evaluate your operating model, we look at three components:
- – markets and customer needs
- – organization and processes
- – supporting and enabling systems and data
All three areas need to be aligned and optimized if you want maximum business benefit. This assessment results in recommendations that adjust or redesign your operations.
How do you invest in Big Ideas when, for many companies, your entire annual spend is already allocated? Our approach to IT Strategy identifies specific value levers that become the focus of change. A future-state vision, driven from the Business Value of disruptive changes, establishes the right targets for change in the value levers. Shifting these levers allows a shift in financial investment from “Run the Business” to “Transform the Business.” When combined with a clear Road Map for effective execution, and business analytics with continuous feedback, your Big Ideas become Big Value on a sustainable basis.
Technological innovations intended to drive business value must be applied in an efficient, aligned, and secure manner that reflect the broader Operating Model and IT Strategy. This is the role of Enterprise Architecture, which can be likened to city planning. Just as haphazard urban development can lead to inefficient resource use and sub-optimal layouts, isolated technology deployments can lead to increased costs and unanticipated business risks. Our approach addresses four traditional architecture domains (business, data, application, and technology architecture) and focuses on the creation of standards, reference architectures, and design templates that can be directly leveraged by solution architects when applying innovative technologies.
Connecting all the pieces can be daunting, especially when they involve significant changes in organization, roles, processes, and transformative technology. In today’s dynamic business environment, we join forces with technology providers to move quickly and efficiently towards solutions.