Technology and Operations Review, Vision, Improvement
SAP Program and Operations Oversight
Interim and Part-time "Rent-a-CIO" Services
Specific Topic strategic advice and practical technology insight to organizations seeking to understand technologies, trends and operational implications of adoption.
"...The role of technology is to enable and support business, mission and revenue goals. Often, the conversation moves too quickly to tools and quick solutions, without first understanding the true goals and objectives, success criteria and the operational details that will determine likelihood of any solution's success..."
In today's rapid movement to adoption of Anything as a Service (Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, XaaS), how much thought have you given to the linkage and integration of the multiple service vendors so that you have a comprehensive enterprise view? Or that in a few years when consolidation has changed the landscape of providers and you want to make a change, how will you extract not just the data but the business value of the dataset relationships and configurations when changing vendors?
While most of us have read the stories about hackers stealing information, have you thought about the impact on your business if your intellectual property, confidential bid details and private correspondence was stolen without your knowledge ? What would this "inside" information mean in the hands of others when you are competing for business ?
Today's business computers have grown so powerful that your company now has access to the equivalent of a past decade supercomputer. Business analytics and "Big Data" are now the rage. Many solutions are available for creating new reports and data analyses. Yet, all this data is only valuable if you are prepared to change decisions, processes, operations and direction based on the new insights gained. What changes are you actually making based on data ? If you are thinking about expanding your analytics, have you thought about why you want more data and what you are willing to actually change ?
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