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Technological Optimisation

‘Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other’. – Bill Gates (Co–founder, Chairman and past CEO of Microsoft)

5 Essential Truths 

  • Technology is a disrupter and enabler – it transforms and destroys business models and competitive advantage.
  • Technology and data are probably dispersed and silo’ed across your organisation.
  • Technology could be hampering your ability to grow across markets, channels and customers.
  • The CIOs should be able to respond to the rapidly changing environment through the right skills, structures and technology.
  • Technology should be seen as a value creator rather than a value inhibitor.

5 Immediate Check Points 

  1. Is your technology investment working harder for you - driving up profit, driving down cost?
  2. Is your IT strategy is aligned to the business strategy and governed by an IT/Data Governance Steering Committee?
  3. Does the IT/Data Governance Steering Committee has a business point of view – also do you challenge the CIO to think about business value?
  4. Does IT enable the management of risk and controls? 
  5. Are large IT transformational projects implemented in such a way that they provide return on investment throughout the project rather than just at the end?

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