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Manage IT Value to Improve

While IT’s value is undisputed, who actually knows how much that value is?

These outcomes of our global IT Value Study addressing IT and business executives offer some food for thought. We at Arthur D. Little believe it is essential to create transparency about IT value, establish a measurement system to outline the benefits and actively manage and improve IT value in...
Information management

IT Governance Wins You the Battle

Arthur D. Little study shows 40 per cent of CEOs and CIOs want to overhaul IT governance

The Arthur D. Little IT Governance Study examined IT governance at 63 large corporations. The study found that, as a result of limited satisfaction with existing IT governance, 47% of corpora­tions intend to rework their IT governance, as figure 1 shows. IT governance: a key management lever for...
Information management

“Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper”

IT Industrialization as a Performance Booster

Against this background Arthur D. Little has developed an IT Industrialization Model that shows how levers such as standardization and automation can help achieve first class IT operations. With cost saving potentials of up to 30%, zero touch operations is the name of the game, referring to fully...
Information management

How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma…

…with incremental steps towards increased business value generation

Innovation Management can help to reposition IT from a cost driver to a value creator, and therefore boost operational efficiency, grow the business, and establish transformational opportunities.
Information management

‘Triangulate‘ your IT for Business Value

The days of IT as a pure enabler function for companies are over – and with it the role of the CIO/CFO. Instead, his role is shifting towards the ”balancing” power in enterprises, being responsible for operational stability, innovation and business value generation simultaneously. How companies can...
Information management

IT Rightsizing

A balanced approach to cost saving

The credit crisis, increasing energy prices and overheated stock markets are all indicators of a possible economic downturn. Like all budgets, IT budgets will be cut. IT "rightsizing" is a balanced approach to cost reduction which generates sustainable savings while maintaining the...
Information management

Cost Down, Environment Up

Green IT and cost improvement

Organisations may be tightening their belts in current economic times, but green IT’s global momentum shows no sign of slowing down, according to the Arthur D. Little market survey in January 2009. The CIO must combine green IT initiatives with cost improvement programs to convince executive...
Information management

Evolution of the species

Optimising the IT sourcing model

Few IT departments are in good enough shape to meet the challenges arising from the current financial crisis. Optimising the IT sourcing model can provide a solution. Arthur D. Little proposes a service integrator approach: by outsourcing IT to a service integrator, companies can focus internal...
Financial services, Information management

Do more IT for less

Best-in-class companies act beyond pure cost-cutting in ICT

Economic downturns force a cost-orientation, especially for "commodities" like information & communication technology (ICT). The pressure on ICT organisations to improve efficiency and effectiveness rises - but best-in-class companies act beyond pure cost-cutting: a holistic...
Information management

Mastering IT separation

Mergers and IT redesign

De-merger projects that split up a company to increase market visibility or operational flexibility need to consider corporate restructuring too. IT redesign has been proven to support corporate restructuring activities. But how to master the complex separation of IT processes and systems needed?...
Information management