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Developing an IT strategy has traditionally been a cyclical process, in response to either a known technology shift (e.g. ERP systems coming to end of life) or a business-driven requirement (e.g. M&A activity, growth and international expansion, efficiency and cost-reduction programmes).
These drivers remain critically important but the advent of the fast paced ‘digital revolution’ has added new dimensions to developing an IT strategy:
The IT function can only support this if they are truly integrated with their business customer and have the capabilities and capacity to respond quickly. As well as closer business partnering, we have seen a shift towards “bi-modal” ways of working, a merger of development and operations (“DevOps”) and an organisational shift from functional IT to product centric teams.
In many sectors, IT is fast moving from supporting the business to being the business. Not only has IT moved from a being a passive support function to an enabler of growth in recent years; it is now becoming the power-house of growth. And as the IT strategy increasingly sits at the heart of the business strategy, so the role of the CIO is fundamentally beginning to shift.
Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which brings greater privacy protection for individuals and comes with hefty fines for failure to comply – has been looming for some time.
There is lots of hype around Cloud, and confusion between public and private Clouds and what they can offer.
We helped PRS by defining and developing a flexible strategy for their IT function.
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"The advent of the digital revolution has made the need for a clear, current and dynamic IT strategy more critical than ever. And as the transformational opportunities presented by technology spread from the back-office into the faster-paced front-office, organisations are realising that it is a very new breed of IT strategy that is required."
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