Digital Technology Consulting Practice
“While all middle market companies believe their investments in Digital Technology and IT infrastructure investments are strategic assets, most struggle to leverage those investments into lower cost, higher levels of productivity and improved sales. Let our experience help your company establish a strategic digital advantage.”
Companies today increasingly recognize Digital Technology and IT infrastructure as a strategic corporate asset – an observation underscored by the Nash KPMG 2017 CIO Survey that found in 2017, CIOs sit on 62% of executive boards as opposed to 38% in 2005. While their relative importance may vary slightly from year to year, the C-Suite charter for Digital Technology consistently features the following items:
- Taking cost out of the business
- Improving operational efficiencies
- Improving business processes
- Consistent and stable performance
- Agility and nimbleness to meet ever-changing market conditions
So how do CIOs and CTOs ensure that IT strategy and execution delivers on these asks?
The foundation to successfully addressing these needs is alignment: Alignment between Information Technology units and the core business. When this alignment is missing, the business finds it hard to relate to what IT is doing and what IT expenditures buy the company. Minus the alignment, IT personnel may find themselves struggling under slashed budgets and justifying their funding requests in front of a sea of glazed over eyes. Group50’s Business-IT Alignment services show you how to match IT product and services with key business functions, and take out unnecessary costs.
Effective business units only propose initiatives that are supported by a clearly articulated financial driver. Backed by a track record of successes in crafting a variety of IT Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses, our consultants can help you establish TCO as an integral component of all your IT business cases.
If Business-IT Alignment is the foundation of your Digital Strategy and Execution Plan, IT Infrastructure is the framework for this structure. See how Group50’s Infrastructure Services can help you grow strong healthy ‘bones’ for IT.
Having selected a durable IT framework of hardware, software and services, the next logical question is how and where to build the house around it? Data Centers, Hosting Services, and Cloud Providers are not mutually exclusive answers to this question. Group50’s field tested Data Center and Cloud Services help you determine which combination is right for you and how best to manage a hybrid solution going forward.
With a strong, nimble IT structure in place, the CIO looks to how this can deliver key business enablers. Regardless of the industry vertical, every company must manage critical resources and processes for timely and cost effective delivery of its products and services. Here’s where a robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system comes in. Group50 ERP Services can help you assess your ERP needs and find a solution that fits your functional requirements and budget. With the addition of this expertise, Group50 can truly focus on the intersection of people process and technology, delivering optimal financial performance. We routinely work with clients to create requirements for new digital technology systems and assist them in selecting vendors, change management and implementation.
If the rise in power of mid-range and mini computers forever changed business’ concept of computing devices, the increasing capability of mobile devices is revolutionizing how, when, and where we do business today. Our consultants have helped bring dramatic productivity to industries that range from healthcare to advertising to philanthropic ventures.
Middle market US companies are on the threshold of a new world of operational efficiency, productivity and customer engagement through the Industrial Internet of Things. The rapidly changing face of technology and its myriad offerings makes for a bewildering range of choices. That is where Group 50’s Digital Technology practice begins its work. Our team of industry veterans focus on how a company can leverage software, operations and infrastructure to optimize performance throughout the company. Group50 consultants are former executives, who have successfully helped a wide variety of companies, from Fortune 50 to start ups, establish their digital competencies.
We work with you in focused assessments that:
- Draw out and articulate your goals and strategy
- Identify opportunities to capitalize on these using Digital Technology
- Turn your Digital Technology and IT infrastructure investments into revenue centers rather than cost centers
You can read more about these issues in the following Group50 article: Middle Market Growing Pains and Leveraging Technology for your Next Wave of Productivity, and for those middle market companies who need more, they may want to consider discussing a Business Transformation with us.
We have created a series of Digital Technology assessments that are focused on Business-IT alignment and getting answers to the 8 critical technology questions. They are part of part of Group50’s Company Physical®, consisting of over 50 assessments and workshops designed to provide a client’s leadership team with the appropriate insights to how their business operates, identifies the opportunities to significantly improve business performance and develop and implement improvement programs. Group50 has the resources and skill sets that will enable us to make the entire transformation journey with our clients and focus on the intersection of people, process and technology.