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Embrace the shadow

Shadow IT, systems built and used by business units without approval from the IT function, are now pervasive. Given that shadow IT is now a reality, this article outlines how companies and IT departments can embrace the trend in order to properly...
Digital problem solving, Digital company transformation, Information management

How to scale your Agile right

Successfully implementing Agile in large corporations

Being capable to react to change with agility is a key requirement for all companies onboarding digital business models or digital products and processes. It is becoming even more of a necessity to compete. Yet large and grown companies, in particular, see many challenges with the necessary balance...
Technology & innovation management, Information management

Business-IT-Partnership: It’s complicated

Nothing runs without IT: In the era of digitalization the partnership between business and IT is more essential than ever, but the partnership is...

There is no digital future without adequate information technology.In theory, IT should act as a business partner. As the central interface within the company, it connects all business operations and processes, forming the platform for digitalization. In reality, a perfect relationship between...
Information management

Digital Transformation

How to become Digital Leader

As part of an international cross-industry study, Arthur D. Little has considered the digital maturity of more than 100 European companies from seven industries in detail and systematically assessed them. The Arthur D. Little Digital Transformation Index (DTI) shows that few firms can be considered...
Technology & innovation management, Digital company transformation, Information management

Hybrid Cloud: Built for your benefit

Haven’t thought about the cloud yet? Still concerned about security limitations? Discover the hybrid cloud, a solution that combines the cloud...

In this Insight, we show the opportunities for companies to enjoy the benefits of cloud without threatening their business through lacking security consideration.
Technology & innovation management, Information management

Forget Big Data – Value Data wins the battle!

… from hype to real business value – now is the time for strategic planning!

Big Data is a hot topic for many corporations. Yet many have struggled to find the right entry point or failed in implementation. A key learning is: Big is not enough. Hence, the value needs to be uncovered.   In order to be successful it requires a strategic approach with a clear roadmap...
Information management

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