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Optimizing the IT strategy and IT target operating model

Digitization, robotics, automation, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are all changing companies’ business models permanently. The resulting demands on IT are high, and affect all aspects: IT strategy, IT management, IT governance, IT organization, IT architecture and applications, IT processes and personnel.

IT managers need to find a profound answer to the specific challenge faced by a company in its market, and by a company’s IT operation.

The role and task of IT is changing:

The model for collaboration between departments and IT, the integration of IT into departments and IT tasks within the company, agile corporate performance management, IT architecture, and the application landscape must all be optimized within the context of digitization.

The organization and processes must become more flexible:

Classic organization types and established processes must be complemented by agile methods of implementation and greater integration of departments. Agility can be established in this context through governance-related, organizational and procedural measures.

Management must be developed further:

It is no longer sufficient to create transparency on an IT system and IT costs level. In future, there will also be a need to effectively manage multivariable IT outsourcing scenarios, innovations and collaborations. This will involve reducing the complexity of IT and IT infrastructure, giving IT a far more modular and flexible structure overall, and lowering IT costs in the long term.

In order to successfully overcome these challenges and to enjoy sustainable success, it is important that a company’s IT tasks are clearly aligned with the business activities of the company. However, it is not only a question of bringing the IT strategy into line with the corporate strategy; but rather of making sure that IT as a whole is generally, consistently and fully in a position to efficiently and sustainably support business activities.

We help you to successfully climb this mountain, from defining the IT strategy, to designing and implementing a sustainable IT operating model, through to defining a suitable sourcing strategy with an optimized sourcing mix and provider management for your company:

IT Strategy

Strategy is a central pillar of successful corporate management. The right IT strategy can also help manage the complexity of an IT operation over the long term.

We help you develop, implement and closely integrate your IT strategy with your corporate strategy, and therefore ensure the success of your company through focused support for business activities from IT.

IT Target Operating Model

In a constantly changing market environment, it is important to ensure that IT organizations are flexible, manageable, scalable and cost-efficient, while meeting all statutory and regulatory requirements.

We will help you to fine-tune your IT scope and business model as well as all management processes in order to establish a future-proof IT operation in your company which can quickly and flexibly react to the fast-changing demands of the market. At the heart of our approach lies the application of corporate management principles to IT, and the interlocking of individual IT elements with the effect of enhancing their efficiency and effectiveness in practice.

IT Sourcing

Shaping and implementing a sourcing landscape is an integral part of the IT operating model for many companies today.

Not only do we help to define the sourcing strategy and to plan the ideal sourcing mix, but we also assist with the long-term management of providers by supporting bidding processes, transition and transformation, the establishment of effective management mechanisms, composition and optimization of a retained organization, and continued development of your employees.

All this is based on our tried and trusted approach, our profound method expertise, and our best practices. Combined with our industry expertise, we can design a fit-for-the-future, effective, efficient, and agile IT organization tailored to the company’s needs; one which is closely integrated with the business organization in order to meet the challenges of digitization.

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