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IT Industry

Information technology has changed from standalone hardware and software to full systems. Consequently, the IT industry landscape has changed over recent years from fragmented product vendors to integrated solution providers. We understand not only our IT clients' specific business systems, but also their target industries. We thus combine the experience of the entire Roland Berger organization to achieve one simple goal: to make our IT clients even more successful.

In brief

Focusing on new issues

Information technology has changed from standalone hardware and software to full systems. Consequently, the IT industry landscape has changed over recent years from fragmented product vendors to integrated solution providers. Therefore, IT management has changed, too. It now ranges from strategic positioning issues to day-to-day project delivery issues in IT services.

Refocusing on the core business

The IT industry was hit hard by the economic impact of September 11. Virtually every industry has cut back their formerly enormous IT budgets. Roland Berger has helped leading IT industry players readjust their business systems by realigning strategy, cutting costs, optimizing processes and assisting with post merger integration. At the same time, companies need to refocus on their markets. Responding to customers' evolving needs is far more important than providing technology-driven solutions. Our current activities focus on growth strategies, innovative segments, and new business models. In addition, we offer account penetration and sales force motivation programs that enable IT CEOs to help their clients create value.

 
The IT industry and its three core businesses
 

One fundamental advantage: We understand not only our IT clients' specific business systems, but also their target industries. We thus combine the experience of the entire Roland Berger organization to achieve one simple goal: to make our IT clients even more successful.

Our experts

Bahrain

Houssem Jemili

Partner

Manama, Bahrain
Phone: +971 4446-4080
E-mail: e-mail

 

Canada

Serge Lhoste

Managing Partner Canada

Montréal, Canada
Phone: +1 514 875 2000
E-mail: e-mail

 

France

Nicolas Teisseyre

Partner

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-973
E-mail: e-mail

 

Germany

Andreas Dietze

Partner

Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 4389-2192
E-mail: e-mail

 
Jochen Ditsche

Principal

Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 9230-8361
E-mail: e-mail

 
Frederik Hammermeister

Principal

Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 29924-6407
E-mail: e-mail

 
Philipp Leutiger

Partner

Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 9230-8904
E-mail: e-mail

 
Carsten Rossbach

Partner

Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 29924-6318
E-mail: e-mail

 

Greater China

Raymond Wang

Principal

Shanghai, Greater China
Phone: +86 21 5298 6677 - 813
E-mail: e-mail

 

Italy

Roberto Crapelli

Managing Partner Italy

Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 29501-257
E-mail: e-mail

 

Japan

Yuzuru Ohashi

Principal

Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 3 35876-660
E-mail: e-mail

 
Koji Toyama

Principal

Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 3 35876-660
E-mail: e-mail

 

Further reading

THINK ACT, 2015

The study examines the big promise and the challenges of Big Data for the telco industry. Big Data provides ample opportunities for telcos to extract more value from the customer base, to optimize costs and to create new revenue streams. …  >>

 
Net neutrality within a changing European media landscape

THINK ACT, 2014

Some Internet Service Providers are looking at forms of paid traffic management to cover investments in network capacity expansion to prevent congestion …  >>

 
Survival of the fittest - How Europe can assume a leading role in the cloud

Study in cooperation with SAP AG, 2011

The market for information and communication technology (ICT) is experiencing a far-reaching transition. This study examines the most important drivers and characteristic attributes of the emerging cloud economy …  >>

 
IT-Anbieter einer neuen Generation – Der Europäische Weg

Study (in German), 2010

In this study we analyze the factors required for success on the European IT market and compare the "corporate DNA" of European and non-European IT providers …  >>

 
Quo Vadis IT?

Study (in German), 2010

IT and telecommunications technology will increase productivity and reduce carbon footprint. Finland and Bavaria – two European regions that have achieved significant success with telecommunications and information technology …  >>

 
Julia Daecke, Nutzung virtueller Welten zur Kundenintegration in die Neuproduktentwicklung

Julia Daecke (book in German), 2009

Integrating customers into new product development is a key factor in successfully realizing viable innovations …  >>

 
Keeping projects on the right track with launch management

Study, 2008

Large projects capsize relatively frequently. A large project is more than just a project that takes longer, involves more people or consumes more budget …  >>

 

CIO column

Andreas Dietze
Dec 17, 2013

ERP solutions for SMEs are too complex, too extensive and not user-friendly. The provider market is confusing too. Andreas Dietze and Dirk Möbus of Roland Berger give their tips on introducing ERP  >>

 
Andreas Dietze - CIO-Kolumne
Oct 10, 2013

Companies invest considerable effort in system harmonization, only to find that the reality falls short of their expectations: master data is still not used any more efficiently  >>

 
Curt Cramer
Jul 22, 2013

The key to success in a Big Data project is strategy, not infrastructure. With the right data mining skills for experimental data usage, you can tackle the real challenge of applying statistical modeling techniques  >>

 
Andreas Dietze
Jun 6, 2013

Companies have been industrializing, standardizing and automating IT processes for a long time now. And what has come of it? Very little, say Andreas Dietze and Alexander Türk in their CIO column  >>

 
Matthias Gröbner
Feb 11, 2013

The two main reasons for poor master data quality are inadequate master data management and local – as opposed to central – identity and access management. Matthias Gröbner and Christopher Frenken point out some possible solutions  >>

 
Curt Cramer
Sep 21, 2012

Analyzing large data volumes, e.g. with Hadoop, requires new processes. Andreas Dietze and Curt Cramer explain their big data strategy  >>

 
Cloud Computing in Europe
Jan 21, 2012

As an author of our study on cloud computing, Carsten Rossbach explains the roadmap that helps the cloud to make its breakthrough on the "old continent"  >>

 
Andreas Dietze
Sep 7, 2011

IT architects have to establish themselves as expert sounding boards for the business side of the company. Andreas Dietze and Curt Cramer show us how in their CIO column  >>

 
Matthias Gröbner
Apr 20, 2011

If you don't give yourself enough time to plan a shared service center, you may be in for some nasty surprises at the start  >>

 
Carsten Roßbach
Feb 22, 2011

The big European IT providers have been achieving excellent growth (...), often outperforming their competitors of non-European origin. This finding comes as a surprise for many industry insiders, report Carsten Rossbach and Markus Puttlitz  >>