Resources

Building a Digital Strategy

Building a Digital Strategy It is recommended that all business and technology executives engage with some urgency on the subject of evolving the organisation’s digital business strategy and digital transformation plans. The value of these discussions can be greatly enhanced with the participation of independent advisors, who may be helpful in challenging the present status and exploring creative solutions. Be...

Confirming Value for Money for Police ICT Services

Devon and Cornwall Police (DCP), which covers the largest geographical police area in England, has just completed a Market Test to determine if their IT Services, delivered by BT, provide ‘Value for Money’ (VFM) to DCP in terms of charges and service quality. This review was conducted by CIPFA, working with specialist measurement company ImprovIT. DCP faces challenges to respond...

Starting the Digital Transformation Journey

Starting the Digital Transformation Journey Digital Basics As with any meaningful transformation, it is a business approach to faster and better results, not a technology improvement program. Several factors are impacting success, such as leadership focus, technology skills, structures, collaboration, management processes, speed of delivery (or failure), and – critically – funding. Optimising the digital foundations is a crucial underpinning...

Budgeting for a Digital Transformation

Budgeting for a Digital Transformation In the early stages of digital transformation it is particularly daunting to identify clear budgets which can deliver on the digital innovation initiatives. There are constraints of the traditional IT budgeting model which can prove challenging if the organisation is not conscious of the pitfalls. Here is a list of issues and considerations when seeking...

Digital Challenges to IT Operational Structure

Digital Challenges to IT Operational Structure IT and its partners are under pressure to innovate, develop and deliver solutions faster than ever before, while “keeping the lights on” efficiently. At the same time IT needs to find investible savings in opex, resources, skills, time and focus, while delivering sustained value to the business. Put another way, IT has challenges of...

How is Digitalisation Achieved?

How is Digitalisation Achieved? Not all businesses are born in the cloud. So if you do not identify with the likes of Uber, Netflix, Facebook or Amazon, you are in the majority. But all businesses are technology enabled, and in present times unable to ignore the impact of the digital revolution upon us. So it is worth considering some of...