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IT Strategy

In today’s increasingly virtualized and globalized workplace, organizations need new ways to innovate, allocate resources and reinvent processes leveraging the latest trends. That’s where smart strategies pay off, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. Working closely with clients, our consultants help your company define new innovative target operating models to drive the business transformations needed to achieve success. Our teams are global and our management consultants’ experience runs deep.

BUSINESS & TARGET OPERATING MODEL

PatriQ & Alberts Limited provides advice on creating competitive advantage by transforming business and target operating models. Our consultants speak the language of business and IT to ensure the business model, operating model and people/organization model are aligned. Our consultants focus on the following topics:
How do we ensure the target operating model optimally supports the business strategy?
How does the new target operating model improve the way the organization, the business processes and IT work?
What are the near-term and long-term implementation roadmaps, from current to desired future state?

DIGITAL STRATEGY & INNOVATION

Our consultants define digital business strategies aligned to business objectives leveraging the latest digital capabilities to produce sustainable competitive advantage. We focus on addressing key issues:
Do we have a digital strategy that is adaptive, generates value and considers new business models?
Where do we stand in being “Digital” compared to our competitors?
How can Digital Strategy be incorporated into our product development process?
How can we increase digital commerce to help maximize revenues?
How does our financial position change with a new digital operating model?

BUSINESS & IT STRATEGY ALIGNMENT

We provide advice on creating competitive advantage by leveraging IT to transform business operations. Our consultants speak the language of business and IT to provide:
Holistic analyses of an IT organization, including business‑ IT alignment, technology, operations, governance and processes.
End-state definition, including target portfolio, infrastructure, governance, Program Management Office, architecture, strategic sourcing and staffing models.
Cost-benefit analysis to evaluate value proposition
Near-term and long-term implementation roadmaps, from current to desired future state.

APPLICATION PORTFOLIO RATIONALIZATION

Our systematic approach to portfolio rationalization helps determine the best option for each IT application or asset analyzed based upon its value. Options range from retention, to application phase-out, to remediation/rewrite or outsourcing.
Services include:
Align business and IT so that IT works on what’s most valuable.
Establish a quantitative baseline of the efficiency and effectiveness of the current application landscape for better decisions.
Effect changes in the application portfolio (including retirements and consolidation) for immediate payback
Provide valuable input to senior management to improve IT organizational effectiveness.

GLOBAL RESOURCE TRANSFORMATION 

To help you realize the maximum benefits of outsourcing, we use a science-driven, holistic approach. Our method includes use of context-specific analytical models for application development, application management, IT infrastructure services, ERP and business processes.
Our modeling helps define the areas that could be outsourced and includes the sourcing model, transition plan and staffing model. You’ll receive a detailed plan of an IT outsourcing strategy along with a cost‑benefit analysis.

IT COST OPTIMIZATION

Cost transparency enables you to make informed decisions on where costs can be reduced without compromising on business transformation. Using multiple tools and accelerators, we can help you meet cost-cutting objectives while preserving ongoing business performance. 

IT ORGANIZATION & OPERATING MODEL

IT departments must be organized to meet current business objectives while at the same time stay flexible in order to adapt to change as the business requires. We work with you to define operating models aligned to business objectives and industry best practices through:
A cost-benefit analysis defining core organizational functions, roles and staffing levels and identifying areas for cost optimization, including global sourcing and creation of shared services
An implementation roadmap, including a change management plan to reach the desired state
A strategy for risk mitigation

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