Creating a Winning Cloud Strategy for the Business: How do we enable and drive Innovation


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Creating a Winning Cloud Strategy for the Business: How do we enable and drive Innovation

  1. 1. Fred Mapp SharePoint TechFest May 13, 2014 Creating a Winning Cloud Strategy for the Business: How do we enable and drive Innovation
  2. 2. Panelist Fred Mapp – Author and former CIO at Honeywell and AMD Lowell Vande Kamp – Chief Technology Officer at Synergis Education
  3. 3. State of the CIO Survey 2014
  4. 4. The current IT business model may be unsustainable: • Increased demands on Information Technology, Growth in Information. • The rapid growth of the data center, energy consumption, capital and operating expense are outstripping the gains of increased computing capability (Moore’s law). • Impacts of Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Mobility and Big Data • The demand for data center space now exceeds the supply • By 2015, the talent pool of qualified senior level technical and management data center professionals will shrink by 45%. • A lack of collaboration between functions within the company. • Budgets and Projects continue to be cut. • Add to this increasing breach of security, you have a situation ripe for disaster: loss of competitive advantage, loss of market share and customer trust How will we manage and survive???? What Business Problem Are You Trying To Solve and How Will the Cloud Make A Difference?
  5. 5. So Why the Need for a Sourcing Strategy? Innovation: • The introduction of something new • A new idea, method or device Examples are Ford product line, McDonalds, Apple, Internet, Mobility Leadership: leadership in an organizational role involves (1) establishing a clear vision, (2) sharing (communicating) that vision with others so that they will follow willingly, (3) providing the information, knowledge, and methods to realize that vision, and (4) coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members or stakeholders.
  6. 6. The objective of this session is to discuss the challenges IT faces and describe how the right sourcing strategy can take an organization beyond not only decreasing costs but increasing business process excellence and innovation. Once IT leaders develop a partnership with the business they can respond to evolving corporate objectives, changes in the economy and competitive environments. Sourcing Strategies include: • Understanding the business problems, vision, objectives, metrics • How to be Innovative with business process • Providing Leadership and direction • Developing a three year technology strategy • Managing people during the transformation • Managing vendors and expectations No ‘single sourcing strategy’, regardless of the size or breadth of the company can produce optimal value for all stakeholders. A better approach is a Sourcing strategy that recognizes those strategies and opportunities that produce value from the IT organization.
  7. 7. Revenue Growth, Customer Focus Top List of Priorities CIOs report their average IT budget as a percentage of revenue is 8.6 percent, up from 5.2 percent last year and 4.7 percent in 2012 Growing overall company revenue (78 percent), customer acquisition and retention (75 percent), and addressing the rising expectations of customers (72 percent) are among the top business issues considered as critical or high business management priority among the CIOs surveyed. While customer focus is a priority, nearly half (47 percent) have challenges in getting their IT staff to be more business-oriented and customer-facing. IT executives are split on the potential impact of cloud and other service providers on their role; roughly half (52 percent) believe the future CIO role will likely be focused primarily on managing contractors, cloud and other IT service providers. Most of the IT executives surveyed agree that the CIO role is becoming more important to their business (86 percent) and that their role is increasingly becoming more challenging (90 percent) while 65 percent think the CIO role is becoming more rewarding. Top List of Priorities 2014
  8. 8. Before You Jump to the Cloud: 1. Why do you need to source outside of your company? 2. What is the technology strategic roadmap? 3. Do you know what your core competencies are so that you can focus and prioritize your technology initiatives on them? 4. Can you define your services, processes and your objectives so that you can transport them easily to vendors/partners? 5. What services are core versus non core? 6. Are you able to measure innovation and its impact in all aspects of your business? 7. What people knowledge do you lose? 8. Can you monitor improvement from your sourcing strategies? 9. How do you manage the vendor/partner relationship? 10. Do you lose control? 11. Will your cloud strategy address the priorities?
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