This shift not only offers a new set of strategic options but also poses new questions for corporate leaders:
- By broadening the role of IT to exploit technology trends, how can we help deliver sustainable competitive advantage?
- How can we make IT a significant driver of innovation while maximizing the benefits of business innovation?
At the same time, some traditional questions remain critical:
- How do we align IT and business while ensuring that the IT strategy is flexible enough to adapt if necessary?
- How can we focus the IT project portfolio to ensure optimal resource allocation and alignment of IT investment with business needs?
The changing demands on IT strategy are the primary focus of Mikani’s IT strategy segment, which is organised around four major topics:
- Through industry-shaping IT, Mikani consultants help clients to understand and develop strategies with respect to truly important technology trends—those that have the potential to transform an entire industry. Industry changes can be quite dramatic. For instance, e-books and tablets are fundamentally reshaping the publishing industry’s business model.
- Mikani works with clients to develop technology-enabled innovation environments and systematic processes to successfully identify, incubate, and commercialize IT-driven innovations.
- We help clients develop enterprise architectures, which provide blueprints for future business processes, applications, data warehouses, development environments, and technology infrastructures—all based on business strategy and requirements. In addition, our approach helps improve business agility, reduces IT and process complexity, and helps organizations better govern their IT investments.
- Implementing a continuous IT-portfolio-management process guarantees a value-based and business-related IT landscape in the long run.
Our strategic consultants bring global insight and experience to every project.