IT projects might seem like a never-ending cost of doing business, but they actually can help organizations realize meaningful value creation.
There are ways to turn technology and IT initiatives from a major cost to a major generator of value. The key? Ruthlessly prioritize the resources of management attention, capital, and IT skills, and allocate them to a set of managed strategies that deliver specific outcomes. Ongoing execution success requires constant alignment with top management and agile decision-making to balance initiatives across the company.
Some initiatives create enterprise value (using price optimization software supported by artificial intelligence, for example), some enable value (an enterprisewide data warehouse and associated visualizations, for example), and others (such as cybersecurity training) protect value. So how do you start? By working through a structured methodology to quickly and effectively turn your business strategy and executive priorities into a clear IT strategy that is understood and execution ready.
With the speed of changes in IT, it can be difficult for internal teams to keep up while keeping on with their day to day – which is why our team takes the latest in IT into account when we help companies set strategy and make decisions.
Between the rapid introduction of new technologies and the multitude of solution providers, the amount of IT information is staggering – and it can be overwhelming to know what works best for your business without firsthand experience. Our IT advisory team vets hundreds of solutions every year, weighs pros and cons, and offers an objective perspective on which solutions best address an organization’s needs. We work with management teams to help make major decisions about which IT investments will bring value to the organization.
Our experienced IT advisory team can help you set IT strategy, make major decisions, and execute difficult projects.
Set IT strategy
Make big decisions
Execute difficult projects
IT strategy road maps
We help turn the investment/growth thesis for an organization into a prioritized IT strategy road map that is focused on a series of prioritized initiatives to help generate enterprise value.
Our senior advisers help lead a rapid, deep dive into difficult, expensive, or mission-critical IT issues.
IT due diligence
As businesses assess a target company, we can help identify IT risks, estimate post-close costs, and develop a set of prioritized IT projects.
Our process can help clarify which strategic and tactical software is best for a specific business need. In addition to the software decision, we help select the right implementer and get the right contracts in place.
We work with companies to hold both third parties and internal teams accountable for getting the most complex projects or programs done right and on time.
M&A carve-out and integration
Our team can design the strategy and help execute the complex and high-impact elements of changing IT needs during a merger or acquisition.
Office of the CIO support
We work with the executive management team, including the chief information officer (CIO), to help identify gaps in the current IT team's capabilities and fill those needs with targeted staff on a short- or medium-term basis.
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Our IT advisory team is made up of senior professionals with an average of 20 years of IT career experience. We typically engage with executive-level management (CFOs and CEOs) to provide insight and expertise that supports in-house IT teams, helping them set strategy, make major decisions, and execute difficult projects.
Crowe advisers are ready to help you make your biggest IT decisions and address your top concerns. Contact our IT advisory team today.