Tag: Business Agility

Why Problems Persist

Why Problems Persist – Key Blockers of Business Agility

When the problem-solving equation isn’t adding up, the solution is often foundational. Business leaders face many challenges today as they attempt to improve business agility in response to rapidly changing demands of the market. Technology can often be seen as a panacea, providing a shortcut to business transformation where hard choices about products, channels, business…

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Guided Autonomy

Guided Autonomy Governance Model [White Paper]

Over the past several years, the tension has grown between corporate IT and the departments it serves throughout the organization. This tension exists for many reasons, but is escalating as departments are increasingly acquiring their own technology to meet their specific business needs. Corporate IT departments often refer to this as “Shadow IT.” While the…

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Shadow IT

There Is Light in Shadow IT

When you hear the phrase, “shadow IT”, what comes to mind? Visions of ominous, dark, or secretive information technology pockets operating outside of the CIO’s control or visibility? Worries that the software purchased or developed by these rogue IT groups will end up in the CIO’s lap when support becomes a challenge? For many CIO’s,…

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Business Agility

Why Now is the Time for Business Agility

Many business leaders today face the challenge of transforming their organizations to compete in a world that is defined by increasing levels of uncertainty, chaos and complexity. A global pandemic, social justice concerns, rapidly evolving customer expectations, the changing nature of work – these and other factors are driving the need to create new business…

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Business Optimization

Why Now is the Time for Business Optimization

As if our world wasn’t changing rapidly enough prior to 2020, Covid-19 has now wreaked havoc on economies, workplaces and consumer expectations. Leading into this year, companies were busy trying to leverage innovative technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, IoT, 5G data networks, augmented reality (virtual, extended, mixed) and blockchain, to name…

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Cloud Security

Cloud Security – Extending Your Cyber Fortress to the Cloud [White Paper]

Is your organization considering a move from on-premise systems to the cloud, but concerned about information security? Are you already using the cloud, but uncertain about how well your networks and data are protected? The transition to cloud computing is transforming businesses and IT departments worldwide, yet all too often, security is an afterthought. It…

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Customer-centric business transformation

Customer Centric Business Transformation [White Paper]

Businesses and entire industries have been turned upside down seemingly overnight by new market entrants that correctly identified and capitalized on ways to provide better customer experiences. It is not just newcomers who beat the competition and acquired larger market shares through a customer experience (CX) focus: Apple is an example of a pre-existing giant…

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Business process redesign

In Process Redesign/Optimization Efforts, VCVE : I Metrics are the Key to Success

Process redesign efforts can be daunting. Organizations have many lines of business and functional departments, myriad business applications and complex workflows that have evolved over the years, all of which are frequently only partially documented. However, by examining a few key metrics, organizations can streamline re-engineering analysis and quickly identify areas with the potential to…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of IT

Is IT a function, an organization or a vocation? Going forward, the answer is yes to all three. As a function, the selection, deployment and use of information technology will become the responsibility of the lines of business (Customer Service, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain) and support functions (Finance, HR, Legal, Sales, Marketing). Information technology will…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of CIOs

Companies, divisions and departments alike have created a boom in cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications provisioned through providers such as Salesforce.com, Workday, Marketo and many others. The attraction of SaaS vs. the traditional on-premise model of provisioning applications is compelling for almost any size organization or team that wants to deploy new business…

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