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THE CHALLENGE

Innovation in the use of Information Technology (IT) assists in the ability to achieve competitive advantage. IT should be both the driver of and support for Business Initiatives. IT Operational Excellence and an active process to align Business Goals with an effective and measurable IT Spend is the key to maximizing the use of IT.

Blue Orbit’s IT Management and Alignment service area provides the optimum link between Business and IT Strategy while optimizing the IT Budget and delivery risk.


OUR APROACH

Our approach is based on a proven and tailored approach that focuses on tangible results:

  • The Business Strategy mandated drivers determine core IT goals, as well as the operating, resource utilization and innovation model parameters
  • Given clear IT drivers, the IT Strategy states how core goals will be met across key operating and management initiatives
  • Understanding current and desired future state is critical to understanding what should and should not be included in the IT Strategy

THE RESULTS

Our results are focused on increasing the effectiveness of IT by:

  • Identifying critical Business and IT Drivers that guide the development of an IT Strategy
  • Establishing the appropriate IT Spend and determining the KPI’s to monitor performance
  • Establishing an IT Organization that operates as a business with the appropriate mechanisms to create efficient and effective customer focus
  • Establishing a pro-active IT Governance process to link Projects with Business Initiatives while maximizing IT Capacity

OUR OFFERINGS

IT Strategy Definition

IT Governance Process Development

IT Organization Assessment

IT Due Diligence

IT Management Improvement

IT Budget Management

 

 


TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCES

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Business Solution
Implement  IT Governance Process

Industry
Fortune 500 Consumer Products

Geography
USA

 Client Challenge

  • Client needed to determine Business Driver Link with IT Projects
  • Client lacked processes to manage IT other than Budget.
  • Client lacked a governance program to schedule and manage IT Projects

Solution
Conducted an Assessment of current IT Governance Processes, Developed and Implemented a new approach to determining and monitoring IT Projects with Business Leadership.

Results

  • Established an IT Governance Board to determine  what IT Projects would be implemented
  • Implemented a new process to request, evaluate and approve Projects
  • Established Operational IT KPI’s

Business Solution
Optimize IT Spend

Industry
Fortune 500 Consumer Products

Geography
USA

Client Challenge

  • Client needed a method to Budget IT that addressed Business Requirements
  • Client had no way of determining what should be spent on IT
  • Client needed a method to evaluate IT Spend

Solution
Developed and Implemented and Activity Based Approach to determining the optimum IT Spend. This Approach was used for both determining Budget and managing performance.

Results

  • Established a Spend Category approach that provided Management with a flex approach to IT cost based on ROI
  • Determined a KPI measurement process for evaluating IT Management
  • Increased IT Spend while improving Project ROI

Business Solution
Conduct IT Due Diligence

Industry
NY Based PE Firm

Geography
World Wide

Client Challenge

  • Client lacked an effective mechanism to evaluate IT investment and risk for potential investments
  • Client needed to identify future spend requirements to improve IT Performance

Solution
Developed an approach to categorize and evaluate IT Operations of potential target companies. 
Evaluated potential companies and reported potential risks, strengths and weaknesses of companies.

Results

  • Evaluated a number of potential targets for the Firm
  • Developed detail analyses identifying critical risks and required investments for the target companies

 

 

Business Solution
Improve IT Services Delivery

Industry
Software Product Company

Geography
World Wide

Client Challenge

  • Client lacked an effective process to determine scope of Product Implementations
  • Client needed to identify techniques to ensure that budgets were met and projects were completed on schedule

Solution
Developed an approach to scope the critical drivers of a project. Determined estimating techniques and developed a Implementation Methodology to improve Service’s performance.

Results

  • Improved financial performance of the Services Group
  • Enhanced Customer relationships by meeting Budgets and Target Dates