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 Continue reading A Strategic Approach to Assessing IT Infrastructure
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 Continue reading Kick Your Total Cost of Ownership – TCO Process up Another Notch
For better or worse, business and IT are inextricably linked and IT alignment and integration into the business and its marketplace is of critical importance. Middle market companies face numerous challenges such as mounting competition from global markets with cheap labor pools, a patchwork quilt of business systems and dealing with clients that expect companies to engage them when, where and how it suits them. Leveraging technology to meet these and many other business challenges requires that a business: Continue reading Building Blocks for IT Alignment and Integration
Digital Technology organizations are recognized as business enablers and an effective Total Cost of Ownership process is one of the critical tools they should bring to a business. Digital Technology professionals who understand and can articulate the complete business impact of technology products or services become indispensable strategic partners and are sought after by management boards. Revenue growth and increased profits are Continue reading Digital Technology and the Importance of the Total Cost of Ownership
Historically, IT Infrastructure has been viewed as a “cost center” and IT Operations “a necessary evil” because significant human and financial capital expenditures have been required to maintain a functional system. Over the last few years, middle market companies are beginning to realize that IT infrastructure can be used as a competitive advantage. It needs to be Continue reading Should IT Infrastructure be in your Top 3 business priority?
McKinsey predicted in its 2016 IT-as-a-Service Cloud and Enterprise Cloud survey that enterprises are rapidly adopting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud for their primary workloads. It predicted that the adoption of multi-cloud strategies will jump from Continue reading Approaching the Multi-Cloud Management Paradigm
Most leadership teams believe they have a pretty good handle on how well the company is doing from a cost and productivity standpoint. They probably do know the people side fairly well being that it is relatively easy to measure: $Revenue/$ of labor cost or $Revenue/person is a standard measure, while time standards for all sorts of activities are very common.
Attempting to understand how efficient their business processes are is Continue reading Leveraging Technology for Your Next Wave of Productivity
“With the addition of its Digital Technology Practice, Group 50 is fast becoming the only Consulting Partner needed by middle market companies” Continue reading Digital and Information Technology Practice News Announcement