We frequently hear from people that information technology is simply a huge overhead that they could well do without,
if only it wasn't for the fact that their competitors use it and their customers expect it.
Frankly, we are not surprised that they have this attitude when we review
their use of information technology. They simply do not have a coherent
approach. They just follow the trends other people set while
spending as little as possible.
We don't advocate blind investment in technology. We believe in working with our clients
to identify ways that computing technology will change not just their business, but their entire market.
Most businesses today play a game of
catch up that they'll never win. Their leading competitors force the
pace and identify strategic opportunities that they are blind to.
Their most feared enemies have realised that they can use technology to
dramatically change the rules and they have seized the imperative.
Our clients instruct us because they want to be setting the trends, deciding the rules
and seizing the imperative.
We have very deliberately developed core competencies in both management
consultancy and information technology.
The consequence is that we have an almost unique perspective on developing
functional information resource management (IRM) strategies.
We are at home assessing corporate and competitive strategies. We can assist
you in aligning the information systems, information technology and
information management strands of your overall IRM strategy with these
business strategies. Without such alignment, you will be less effective and less
We invest a lot of time and money in research and development. We are conversant
with leading edge management thinkers such as Nonaka and Takeuchi in Knowledge Management,
as well as with more established experts like Michael Porter on Competitive Strategy.
We are equally at home with emerging technologies, often working with early betas of
software long before most people realise they exist.
We can uniquely combine these distinctive competencies to help you develop
IRM strategies that seriously improve your competitive edge.
We are almost unique in that we embrace both management and technology on equal terms. We
are strongest where these disciplines intersect. We believe passionately that business and
technology need to be intertwined to make any real impact.
We work with our clients to ensure that they aren't just catching up, but are
actually dictating how others will compete. Our clients develop a clear vision
and understanding of how IT will contribute to their overarching goals and
We couple management insight with our deep understanding of IT to enrich our
thought-leadership on using technology to gain competitive advantage.
Our clients benefit from our unique perspective. They lever our expertise to improve their
competitive position. They trust our judgement because they know we understand their
business requirements very precisely and that we can translate these accurately into the
right use of technology to propel them to the top of their game.
Our clients value and prize the benefits they reap from our depth across both
disciplines. What they aspire to, they actually achieve.
In simple terms, strategy development is about knowing where you are,
where you want be and working out how to cross that gap.
We can help you to establish where you want to go by providing insight into how technology is
developing. We can facilitate workshops and the like to help you foresee how you
might compete in the future, using these developments.
We can help you work out where you are by auditing your use of technology and reflecting on
how they compare to best practice.
We can examine your existing business processes and recommend ways of
improving them with technology. We can challenge why you do things the way you do from our
We can help you bridge the gap by assisting in the evaluation and selection of different
technical offerings. We can study the feasibility of new projects.
Finally, we can advise you on how to write an information resource management
strategy, educate your staff on how to develop it, assist you in
producing it and help you to execute it.