IT Strategy

Businesses rely on technology to enable their wider business strategy and achieve competitive advantage either through operational excellence or agility and innovation. Aligning these upfront and co-developing an integrated technology strategy is essential to create and sustain long-term value.

The biggest challenge is understanding how all the pieces fit together:

  • How can technology enable new business models?
  • Does the new technology work with your legacy hardware and software and existing capabilities?
  • Will the technology service your needs now and into the future?
  • How will innovation in technology affect your strategy?

A practical strategy

We make sure that technology ties in with your overall business strategy, supports your key business drivers, and can be realistically executed.

Our experts apply an iterative approach to your technology strategy – reducing broad ideas down to a small number of ideal solutions.

We’ll demonstrate how each solution meets your business goals and supports your business capabilities – showing you the art of what’s possible through available technology solutions.

Then we dissect each solution into granular detail, so we can spot any holes and incompatibilities early, ensuring that your technology strategy offers complete coverage.

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Understanding implications

It pays to understand the implications of your technology across the entire business, and to tie everything into a single, integrated roadmap for technological transformation.

Allowing any particular department to dominate the conversation around technology strategy will inevitably result in a solution that favours their goals. By bringing together specialists across a number of disciplines we create a business-led strategy that will enable your whole business in the long-term.

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Making the business case

Taking measured risk for strategic benefits is much more effective than being overly risk averse and conservative.

With specialists ranging from technology consultants through to tax experts, PwC is perfectly positioned to help you to make the business case for the new technology strategy and to assist you through the transformation process.

By using portfolio investment management concepts to balance risks and returns, we develop a tangible case for change and an actionable roadmap, allowing you to drive home a tailored, pragmatic and holistic business case for transformation.

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Regaining technology oversight

Staff tend to use a host of devices, apps and other hardware without any oversight by the IT department. To stay relevant, IT must deliver a technology strategy that fulfils these unmet needs without adding unnecessary complexity to an already complex landscape.

Modern businesses need to be:

  • Fast and responsive – for the ‘always on’ customer
  • Fully mobile – to connect people on the move
  • Using specialist software – to minimise work-arounds
  • Looking at virtualisation and the cloud – to reduce costs and increase performance
  • Plugged into the broader ecosystem – to leverage economies of scale and enhance operations through service integration

Our technology strategy consulting makes it easy to stay ahead of trends, delivering the most effective technology strategy to enable your entire business.

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Whatever your business drivers

Are you:

  • Going through a merger or acquisition?
  • Expanding into a new market?
  • Adopting a new technological innovation?
  • Repositioning your business to adapt to new technology?
  • Being hampered by the ‘cost of complexity’?

We’ll work to create the ideal technology strategy and find the perfect solutions to help you effectively address your requirements.

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Contact us

Warren Tucker

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7768 237760

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