Companies can use information technology to create value and boost performance. To do so, they must align their IT with their business strategy. This is reflected in our approach to information management, which combines strategy expertise with IT experience.
In our view, all elements of information management must aim to create value. Since we have an in-depth understanding of value drivers in all industries, we are well equipped to align the use of information technology to the needs of individual companies. We believe in the strategic value of IT.
Within the Information Management Competence Center, we cover all areas of strategic IT consulting in order to address the complete CIO agenda:
- IT strategy and alignment
- IT organization and sourcing
- IT projects and transformation
- IT positioning and improvement
IT strategy and alignment
To empower the business organization, IT strategy and landscape must be aligned with current business needs.Our products for IT strategy and alignment help you achieve this goal:
Business-oriented IT strategy
To achieve an optimal outcome, the IT strategy should always be defined to support business goals. We enable organizations to formulate IT strategies that meet current business needs and empower the organization.
Competitive advantage through IT
In addition, information technology can be leveraged to achieve a competitive advantage within a specific industry, particularly in IT-focused markets. We are experienced in leveraging the value of IT in specific markets.
Finally, the enterprise architecture should be designed in such a way that business processes and IT landscape reflect the business needs. We have ample project experience in aligning business and IT and identifying synergies.
IT organization and sourcing
To ensure the best possible performance of your IT department, the internal IT organization as well as the IT sourcing mix have to be optimized. Our products cover the entire range of IT organization and sourcing issues:
We ensure that the IT organization is tailored to the defined IT strategy and business structures to optimize the performance of the IT function.
Furthermore, we are equipped to set up IT governance structures to support this organization and guarantee efficient steering and reporting structures.
The standardization of IT services for internal and external clients can help leverage substantial economies of scales through a high degree of automation and bundling of service delivery in IT production centers. We are experts in all questions of IT industrialization.
High-performance IT service delivery requires a tailored mix of vertical integration ("make or buy") and the right delivery location. Our toolbox helps you analyze all sourcing options and find the right approach for your organization.
IT skills and talent management
The IT workforce has to be managed continuously to ensure maximum benefit. We provide the right framework for recruiting and retaining critical IT talent and using the available IT skills in the most efficient manner.
IT projects and transformation
Since the IT function follows the business strategy, a continuous transformation of information technology and IT organization is required. We are experts in managing this transformation process together with you.
IT program management
To support large organizations in transformation processes, we manage large-scale and complex programs and have the tools in place to ensure completion on time and within budget.
Project portfolio management
We help organizations ensure that their projects are prioritized according to their potential benefit and help maximize the outcome of promising projects.
IT project rescue
Projects in danger of failing need coherent and determined project management. We rescue large transformation projects from failure with stringent project analysis, risk assessment and clear mitigation measures.
We support the transformation of the IT organization and landscape resulting from changes in IT strategy, for example.
IT in PMI
Our expertise encompasses all issues related to managing the integration of previously separate IT landscapes after the merger of two companies.
IT positioning and improvement
To continuously improve the performance of the IT organization, the positioning of IT must be optimized in a structured way. Our approach covers a wide range of tools for positioning and performance improvements in the IT function, for example:
360° IT fitness audit
Our team offers a focused audit of all IT functions within an organization to identify areas of improvement and realize quick wins.
From our extensive experience with IT projects of all kinds, we have a large portfolio of KPIs. We use these to benchmark IT performance against best-in-class.
IT cost reduction
We support CIOs in streamlining the IT function and cutting IT costs with a ready-to-use IT cost toolbox containing over 100 separate actions. These are clustered into 11 main lever categories for IT cost reduction and can be tailored to an organization's specific needs.
IT value management
At the same time, we help organizations to go beyond cost cutting to capture the added value that is created by IT.