Defining an effective Information Technology strategy

it-strategy-ammcIn the current economic climate, a renewed focus on market share, growth, profit and new product development will result in a greater commercial role for CIOs. At the same time, research has shown that companies with an integrated business and Information Technology strategy report superior financial performance.
In the public sector, there is increased emphasis on employing innovative ways of working to increase operational efficiencies and remove constraints while managing risk and compliance.
Against this backdrop, customers and employees are becoming increasingly Information Technology enabled as they embrace evolving technology trends. They also have higher expectations for Information Technology services and capabilities.
To meet these challenges, AMMC helps public and private sector organizations define a fit for the future Information Technology strategy that responds to, and aligns with, an organization’s overall direction and priorities.
The development of an Information Technology strategy is first about the business and the people that run that business, and second about how Information Technology can enable clients to deliver on their strategic ambition or change agenda. AMMC helps organizations achieve this by:

  • Developing clear and transparent linkage between business drivers and strategic goals and the implications for Information Technology
  • Assessing Information Technology architecture constraints and evaluating market trends, looking for disruptive innovation that may present either a threat or opportunity
  • Evaluating Information Technology governance structures and target-operating models to ensure strong alignment between business and Information Technology
  • Leading Information Technology organizational design and capability assessments, looking at skills and competency requirements, including potential sourcing strategies
  • Conducting maturity assessments on Information Technology process and method adoption
  • Understanding the economics of Information Technology using Information Technology cost transparency
  • Developing an Information Technology transformation roadmap built on sound Information Technology business case preparation and portfolio optimization
  • Advising on Information Technology sourcing arrangements that deliver improved service standards and efficiency savings

To help your organization deliver on its strategic ambition through business-driven Information Technology and strategic planning please contact us.