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 Continue reading Four steps to the Internet of Everything ( IoE )
In an earlier blog we saw that a well-crafted IT transformation strategy (a.k.a. cost takeout strategy) is so much more than a once and done cost reduction exercise. A cost takeout strategy orchestrates Continue reading IT Transformation For A Leaner, More Nimble Business
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 Continue reading INOCULATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGAINST ANTI-STRATEGY – PART IX
In Part I, I identified 5 things you need to do to drive Continuous Improvement. In this article, we show how business strategy should drive continuous improvement programs and not the other way around. The 5 things were: Continue reading Five Things You Need to Do to Drive Continuous Improvement Part II
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
Everyone has been through “Cost Savings Programs” and “Cost Reduction Programs”, but what is the Organizational impact of a true Cost Takeout process?
Key descriptors for cost reduction programs include total Continue reading Change Management in a Cost Takeout Environment
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
“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