About-Berkeley

About Berkeley

We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again

 

Careers

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I graduated from Imperial College, London with a degree in Mining Geology, and then joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). After 6 years there, I moved to Berkeley. I have had the privilege of wo...

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The people

It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.

IT Transformation

Helping you focus your IT function on maximising business success

If you’re planning or undertaking a major transformation of your IT function, we can help.


Good IT transformation starts with a clear strategy, requires a strong organisational structure and operating model and great change management. On all counts, we have the necessary experience and expertise. What’s more, we have the vital independent stance and collaborative spirit to work with you to deliver a transformation that is really owned by your team, and best supports your business.

Focusing your IT on your business

We can help you change your IT function for the better. This can take in changes across a number of key areas. It often involves structural changes that enable IT to get closer to the business, and become more aligned to support core business objectives and activities. It could mean major changes in the way IT is delivered, for example setting up IT as a shared service, changing what’s insourced and outsourced, or capitalising on cloud-based services. Increasingly, it is about moving IT away from a primarily cost-centric, efficiency and control agenda to a much more forward looking growth-based role. This puts IT on the front foot – focusing the function on making the most of its potential not only to support but to drive the business forward.

Setting the strategic foundation

When we are involved in the transformation early on, often we can add more value. To this end, we can help you set a foundational IT strategy that truly aligns with and drives your business strategy - not just in terms of technology and systems, but also in terms of your information and how to use it to make better decisions.

Changing the organisation and operations

With the strategy set, we can help you transform the structure of your IT function, for example from a regional to a global structure focused on business functions. Our work takes in organisational design, creating the operating model, selecting and engaging suppliers and identifying new ways of working.

Managing the transformation

Drawing on our expertise in change management and our experience of successfully managing complex IT transformations, we will work with you to turn your plans and designs into real beneficial change implemented across your IT function.

Reducing costs and driving growth

We understand the IT agenda, the business agenda and the information agenda and combine all three to help you transform your IT function not only to reduce costs and improve efficiency but also to drive business growth.

Working closely with you to deliver lasting change for the better

We don’t come with a ready-made answer. Working to each situation and armed with our experience and insights from many previous transformations, we do the work with you, not to you, so the results are really embedded and owned by your team. We’ll help you develop and implement the right solution for your business, rather than a one-size-fits-all text book answer. A solution that not only fits your business but is owned and supported by your people and, in turn, delivers lasting change for the better.

In today’s digital world, IT has a critical role to play not only in supporting the business as effectively as possible, but also in driving the business forward.

Dave Machin

Dave Machin
Partner

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Our thinking

Insight

Showing value in support

Business stakeholders are often sceptical about the value delivered because they fail to recognise how the support function contributes to business success and the challenges involved in effective service provision.

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Tools

Strategy Health Check

Assess whether your strategy is set-up for success with one of our questionnaires.

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Our Experience

Here are some examples of our client work:

  • We helped a global CPG group transform its IT function around the world to support far more effectively the company’s ambitious business objectives. 
  • We helped Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) through reviewing and delivering a multi-year, $100m+ global programme providing a Customer Relationship Management platform based on SAP CRM.
  • We helped the Post Office to Transforming the IT Supply Chain in order to realise a reduction in annual IT costs.

Our work

Case Study

Creating a firm foundation for a new permanent CIO

Wessex Water needed a CIO at a time when the business was undergoing a great deal of change.

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