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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

How to become Digital Leader

Turning digital has become a well-understood imperative. Although digital has commonly found its way into corporate strategies, the path to transforming adequately remains unspecified.

Released: November 2015

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Big Data in Procurement

Big Data in Procurement

Unlocking Big Value in better sourcing, process efficiency, and agility of procurement

The terms "Big Data" and "Advanced Analytics" have become buzzwords in many business fields. For procurement organizations, Big Data can deliver significant business value by uncovering previously unknown interrelations among supplier and economic data. This paper discusses potential benefits from applying Advanced Analytics methods to procurement and offers a practical prototyping and implementation approach.

Released: November 2014

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Forget Big Data – Value Data wins the battle!

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 and a new mindset in the organization.

Released: November 2013

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Manage IT Value to Improve

Manage IT Value to Improve

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

While IT’s value is undisputed, who actually knows how much that value is? Roughly 70% of companies still measure and manage their IT only by cost indicators. 74% see IT as an important factor for the long-term success of their business while 27% of them rate IT as business critical. 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 three essential steps.

Released: November 2013

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“Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper”

“Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper”

IT Industrialization as a Performance Booster

IT units have always been under pressure, but in recent years the bar has been raised even higher. The business imperative to reduce costs, expedite time to market and increase service quality at the same time are particularly a challenge for IT organizations with heterogeneously grown environments and a resulting variety of operated infrastructure. 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 automated IT operations without any manual - and error-prone - intervention.

Released: October 2012

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How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma…

How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma…

…with incremental steps towards increased business value generation

IT innovation is often perceived as the invention of the next Google, Facebook, or Kindle. We argue that CIOs can significantly transform business models through much smaller endeavors that can be highly effective for the company. 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.

Released: September 2012

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'Triangulate' your IT for Business Value

'Triangulate' your IT for Business Value

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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 do their homework and prepare the ground for the CIO of tomorrow.

Released: April 2012

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IT Governance Wins You the Battle

IT Governance Wins You the Battle

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

Thirty-nine per cent of CEOs and 44 per cent of CIOs are not satisfied with their IT governance. This is one of the key findings of the Arthur D. Little IT Governance Study 2009, which shows that many large corporations want to make fundamental changes to the way they organize their business IT. The Arthur D. Little IT Governance Approach provides a solid basis for optimizing IT governance.

Released: July 2010

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Do more IT for less

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 organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness rises - but best-in-class companies act beyond pure cost-cutting. The Arthur D. Little ICT performance radar contains a well proven set of levers to unveil these improvement potentials.

Released: August 2009

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Evolution of the species

Evolution of the species

Few IT departments are in good enough shape to meet the challenges arising from the current financial crisis. Their typically complex and inflexible systems generate high costs and hinder business innovation. Optimizing 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 resources on core competencies, escape the complexity trap and position IT for a successful future.

Released: March 2009

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