IT Advantage, April 2013

IT Advantage, April 2013

          
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IT Advantage, April 2013

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  • Today’s business environment presents companies with sizable challenges. To win, they must possess a number of core capabilities. One of the most critical is optimized IT. Adaptive, simplified IT can help the business achieve step-change improvements in efficiency. It can also enable innovation in the digital arena and drive business transformation.

    The April 2013 issue of IT Advantage presents perspectives on how companies can push their IT to this level.

    • To drive down IT costs and ensure that they have the ability to help the company realize its business objectives, IT organizations must reduce IT complexity.

    • Patrick Eltridge, CIO of Australian telecom company Telstra, launched a transformation of the company’s IT that introduced a new operating model and a new way of working with the company’s business units.

    • IT organizations at many European telcos are emphasizing business value creation in addition to cost containment.

    • Online marketplaces in the consumer goods and retail space present a mix of risk and reward for both retailers and suppliers.

    • To maximize value from IT outsourcing, IT organizations must understand how programs can falter—and how to put them back on track.

    • Businesses must take active steps to ensure that they optimally manage the risks and opportunities involved in managing consumers’ personal data.

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