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From service IT to digital business designer

Companies must respond faster and more flexibly to the challenges of digital change. This is the only way for them to maintain and increase their competitiveness. This changes the classic role of IT in the company. It becomes the authoritative designer and driver of digital transformation. An adaptive IT organization enables the necessary sustainable reorientation.

Fields of action in the establishment of adaptive IT

  • Strong governance and control framework
    Adaptive IT requires strong governance through policies, structures and processes. The corporate strategy determines the basic features for controlling IT and IT activity in the business area. This also includes cross-company IT architecture management and IT security.
  • Driving and orchestrating digital innovations
    In order to drive and direct innovations in the company, a process flow for digital innovation must be set up. It is closely linked to the whole company's innovation and strategy process.
  • Active integration of specialist departments and IT
    Where possible and reasonable, agile teams ensure the efficient cooperation of specialist departments as well as IT change and production. The company also needs comprehensive portfolio and demand management to control and orchestrate IT activities.
  • Creating flexible delivery and provider structures
    The outsourcing of commodity IT creates flexibility. It enables targeted internal further development of strategic IT topics. To do this, IT management must conclude flexible contracts with providers to be able to control and react.
  • Implementing hybrid methods for development and operation
    The basis for hybrid approaches in IT development and operation are both classical and agile methods, e.g. DevOps. The different methods must be interlinked so that they can be used in parallel as required.
  • Aligning skills and abilities with digitization
    IT skills with a focus on processes, control, digitization and innovation must be developed and expanded. Employees must be given targeted support to prepare them for the challenges of digitization.
  • Developing a cross-company data model
    Centralized master data management forms the basis for a digital business model. A cross-company data model with process and system references is based on qualified data sources.

Proven methodology and solid governance for adaptive IT

Horváth & Partners supports your company with tried-and-tested methods in setting up adaptive IT by closely interlinking the specialist departments and IT (change and production). We further develop your cooperation model to meet the demands of digitization. We make your organization and your processes more flexible by means of agile procedures. In addition, we ensure cross-functional integration of your distributed teams through a solid governance and control framework.