6point6: helping clients regain control and transparency across their IT estates Governance
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” - Steve Jobs
Almost on a daily basis now we read and hear about in the news, the ever-increasing pressure being applied to Board Level roles of the growing expectations for transparency, security and control over IT Estates and digital strategies.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) digital transformation predictions suggest that by 2021, one third of CEOs and COOs of Fortune 2000 companies will have spent at least five years in a technology leadership role. Our White Paper on CIOs navigating the Post Agile era (http://content.6point6.co.uk/an-agile-agenda) also backs up this claim with our results showing that the IT leaders move between roles at this level every 18 – 24months. Forrester’s predictions also echo the theme, stating that in 2017 IT transformation budgets will edge up into the billions.
So just how can businesses respond to this dramatic shift in focus?
We believe that any organisation can be transformed by prioritising their customers experience first and then aligning the technology to power this.
Here are our top 3 areas of focus for you to consider:
In a world that is increasingly reliant upon internet services, mastering big data analytics, recognising 'trends', identifying new investment opportunities and delivering intelligence all whilst being able to tackle IT security, privacy and continuously improving reliability are some of the key issues to overcome. Big data is the foundation layer for helping you to transform your business and the key to unlocking your data knowledge. By truly understanding your data trends can be the differentiator you need to gain that competitive advantage over your competition and regain control over your IT.
Protecting your digital assets is as important as locking your front door before you go out. The key question to ask yourself here is when was your last security incident? Do you know, and do you have the right team and processes in place to give you the transparency of this information? With many more regulatory and compliance processes coming in to force, IT Security of your estate and data is moving up the business agendas in the Board rooms, after all you don’t want to be in the news for the wrong reasons.
Moving your IT forward whilst keeping all the lights on, almost feels like rebuilding a plane in mid-flight. There are many risks to moving forward and rolling out a new digital strategy, but perhaps the unspoken concerns you have is around the decision to delay? We believe that understanding the customer experience first through the analytics of your data sources can help you overcome any delayed decisions to progress. Once you understand your customers, the next line of focus is around the cultural change your employees will go through. The technology you use going forward will then align to your strategy rather than drive it.
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