Strategic CEO IT Consulting
Business process transformation is much more than a buzzword: it’s imperative if you want to be competitive in 2020 and beyond.
What are some of the initiatives that keep your leadership up at night? Rising costs of goods, or perhaps the lack of available talent to drive your business into the future? If you ask CEOs, one of the biggest challenges they are experiencing right now is how to drive lasting digital transformation within their corporation. Nearly 82% of 2019 survey respondents to a recent Gartner study noted that digital was a top priority — up from only 62% of respondents citing this type of shift in 2018. These CEOs have high hopes for technology but are also realistic about their knowledge of enablement, making strategic CEO IT consulting a key indicator for success as companies shift priorities to the digitization of their business models.
What Is Strategic CEO IT Consulting?
Few mid-size organizations are able to afford a full-time Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, often leaving CEOs with limited voices advocating for digital transformation that are able to work through all of the various challenges associated with this type of work. Turning to an external resource for strategic CEO IT consulting allows CEOs to gain valuable access to strategic thinkers that have completed similar projects at other organizations. IT consultants may specialize in a particular vertical such as healthcare, financial services or law, or may handle a range of different business types. Finding the right IT resource that is comfortable offering this type of actionable advice to senior leadership can be difficult, but provides significant benefits to your business.
Driving Digital Transformation
Determining the right focus for change within your business starts with a full understanding of your product and service offerings as well as the assets that you have available within your organization. For instance, your IT consultant may be able to step in and help prioritize various technology initiatives based on the readiness level of staff members, provide research and competitive knowledge, create longer-term roadmaps and timelines and more. CEOs will appreciate having an unbiased recommendation that balances the needs of the business with customer requirements and the potential gains associated with digital initiatives. External strategic support from a high-level IT professional also provides an opportunity to consider cybersecurity strategies that could potentially be overlooked by internal staff members — boosting efficiencies while also improving your disaster readiness and reducing response times in the event of a cybersecurity incident. Cyber risk can quickly spiral out of control when introducing new technology to the enterprise, making it vital to proactively review each new technology that is introduced to the business.
While your IT team certainly has a significant voice in the digital transformation of your corporation, the technology used to drive process improvement is often secondary to the strategy and cultural change. This type of shift requires the support of technical professionals who truly understand customer needs as well as the needs of business professionals in order to be successful. Strategic CEO IT consulting provides the 30,000-foot view of opportunities as well as the detailed execution strategies that you need to drive change within your business. Contact the team at 360 Smart Networks at 770-518-7087 to learn how the premier IT services provider in the Southeastern United States can help boost operational efficiencies and initiate transitions that will help your organization compete — and win! — in the future.