Strategic Management of Technology
Relating to challenges in tough economic times

                                   M va...
Technology is becoming more complex to manage

•        Technology evolutions are moving through shorter cycles

•        ...
You are looking for the ability to integrate technology
successfully
•        Business demands are asking you to do more w...
Strategic approaches to prepare for and capitalize on
future market conditions
                                           ...
Our Market Position
                                                      Approaches
                                     ...
Our Operating Model: From Strategy to Implementation

                                  Business Systems Architect
High


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Our Engagement
                                                            Approaches
                                    ...
We offer an integrated process of strategically aligned
business systems architecting and realisation
•        We establis...
Be the preferred technology solution or platform provider to
your Business
•        Know your competitive position

•     ...
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Guiding companies and organisations through the strategic management of technology within tough economic times whilst establishing a sound relationship between the business and IT.

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Strategic Mgmt Of Techn In Tough Times V1.0

  1. 1. Strategic Management of Technology Relating to challenges in tough economic times M van der Leek Version 1.0
  2. 2. Technology is becoming more complex to manage • Technology evolutions are moving through shorter cycles • Economic cycles are putting pressure on available resources • Skills shortage are adding to your frustrations For Discussion • Ever-changing Business strategies are moving the goal-posts • Technology acquisition is proving to be more complex Business demands are growing while technology budgets are ‘stagnant’. 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 2
  3. 3. You are looking for the ability to integrate technology successfully • Business demands are asking you to do more with less • Technology Strategy and Planning is more about implementation than development • Architecture is required to propose and establish feasible boundaries For Discussion • Solution Design must be able to operate within those boundaries • An integration role will have to oversee the solution moving into production You need a solid capability that understands Business as well as Technology. 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 3
  4. 4. Strategic approaches to prepare for and capitalize on future market conditions Approaches Reactive/Follower Proactive/Leader Rapid Rushing to catch up to Aggressively altering Exponential keep from being swamped strategy to make waves Change by the waves and drive change For Discussion Future Market Conditions Anticipating change and Gradual Revising strategy (hopefully initiating strategic actions Evolutionary in time) to catch the waves to ride the crest of the waves Change Where is the focus right now for you? 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 4
  5. 5. Our Market Position Approaches Niche Innovation Design Specific Broad industries, multiple Core industries, single Collaborative countries with niche countries with deep Design & innovation focus I.e. innovation focus I.e. Implementation Innovation Consulting Technology Services Commercialisation For Discussion Services Core Focus Multiple industries, Single industries, multiple Advisory multiple countries with Countries with general specific innovation focus Research & innovation focus I.e. I.e. Strategic Consulting Financial Services Development Services We differentiate on industry focus and technology commercialisation. 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 5
  6. 6. Our Operating Model: From Strategy to Implementation Business Systems Architect High Vendors and Program and Design Influence Suppliers New Business Development and System Work with developers Renewal to deliver a complete Value-add products, processes For Discussion and systems Architecture Integration Products, Team Process and Systems System Domain Specific Knowledge Internal integration Team in collaboration Milestone 2: End-of-Involvement Analysts Milestone1: Seamless handover with Mobyl leadership investigates, selects and refines the options making extensive use of subject matter experts in both business technology Program and Project Management Low Strategy Design Integration Source: Mobyl Operating Model 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 6
  7. 7. Our Engagement Approaches Deliverable Based Outcome Based Short Term Per project fixed cost clear 3-6 month (Project Focus) milestones with key Project @ R650 – R500/h deliverables For Discussion Duration Long Term 12 month >12 month contract Contract @ R450/h @ permanent staff rates (Contract Focus) We offer a flexible engagement model per project or performance based. 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 7
  8. 8. We offer an integrated process of strategically aligned business systems architecting and realisation • We establish a renewed focus on the value of strategy through a process of contextualisation and positioning • We enable the realisation of architected (established technology boundaries) solutions through a design process and overseeing implementation or integration For Discussion • We ensure an established (win-win) relationship between business and IT through a process of conflict resolution and negotiation Our core competency is our integrated approach to technology commercialisation. 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 8
  9. 9. Be the preferred technology solution or platform provider to your Business • Know your competitive position • Define service levels with Vendors and Suppliers • Clear strategy and tactics backed by performance measures For Discussion • Drive solutions within a highly visible strategic and architectural framework • Mutually agreed solutions followed by a strong implementation focus Manage the expectations of the Business from day 1. 21 May 2009 Mobyl Business Systems Copyright 2009 Page: 9

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