Companies today increasingly recognize Digital Technology and IT infrastructure as a strategic asset that provides companies with the ability to effectively compete in its’ marketplace – an observation underscored by the Nash KPMG 2017 CIO Survey finding that CIOs sit on 62% of executive boards as opposed to 38% in 2005. While their relative importance varies slightly from year to year, the C-Suite charter for Digital Technology consistently features the following items: (more…)
The explosion of smart devices, analytics engines, big data, and internet connectivity have thrown open the doors to an incredible set of business opportunities in Healthcare. Companies and institutions are recognizing that the Internet of Everything ( IoE ) has to be (more…)
The Internet of Everything: 8.4 billion and $2 trillion! Those are the estimated number of connected ‘things’ on the internet and the amount spent on these devices and services by the end of 2017, according to a Gartner study. The number of connected things is expected to (more…)
Are Your Digital Technology Platforms and Information Technology Processes Aligned With Your Business? – 8 Questions You Need to Answer
Middle market companies are challenged with leveraging their investments in Digital technology and IT infrastructure. Their systems are typically a patchwork quilt of software and hardware products that have been bolted together. They need systems that are scalable, sustainable, cost effective, available 24×7, (more…)
The Data Center Role in Cost Reduction, Agility, and Business Alignment – DC and Cloud Strategy Part II
We consistently hear from middle market CIO’s that the three items at the top of their strategic charter are:
- Taking cost out the business,
- Greater agility to meet changing market conditions
- Improving and sustaining a close Business-IT alignment.
Where and how your IT infrastructure is housed significantly impacts (more…)
As cloud services have proliferated in the last decade, companies are increasingly asking themselves if they really need to have their own in-house datacenter. The digital footprint and budget for small companies often does not warrant the cost (more…)
The first blog in this series identified the phenomenon of Anti-Strategy as well-intentioned decisions made by senior leaders that are functionally focused because of a lack of a clear business strategy. With digital and information technology (IT) getting firmly established as a strategic corporate asset for middle market companies, we turn our attention to (more…)
We have often heard middle market client executives say, ‘We continue to spend a lot of money on our IT Infrastructure, but how do we know that we are getting our money’s worth? Are our existing technology and software investments effectively meeting our current needs? Are our IT/IS platforms serving the company’s current life cycle needs and are they (more…)
In an earlier blog, we examined why having a process in place to capture Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is important for middle market companies, and even more so for Digital Technology organizations. We saw how any plan for taking out cost, driving revenue, or maximizing asset utilization, can be fraught with risk, without (more…)
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