Change is inevitable in today’s rapidly moving business environment. Corporate IT departments are faced with evaluating and implementing changes in technology that not only help provide the best support to its clients, but also elevate the organization to a leadership position in a highly competitive marketplace. The alignment of IT initiatives to overall business objectives is critical in the development of a more competitive and profitable organization. As a result, senior-level IT executives are accountable for directing investments that have quantifiable benefits to the business. The projection and measurement of these financial contributions are as valuable as they are challenging. Business value is the measurable anticipated change or impact that technology has on corporate objectives.
Ære Technology Group has developed two distinct service offerings that can assist clients in evaluating their future technology options – The IT Alignment Review and the Technology Impact Review.
IT Alignment Review (ITAR)
Our strategic IT Alignment Review uses a unique service approach that leverages a client’s intellectual capital and existing investments to speed the planning, design, testing, and deployment of technology-based solutions that support the organization’s overall go to market strategy. Utilizing facilitated round-table discussions, an Ære Technology consulting team will work with the client’s business and technology stakeholders to validate that the company’s overall objectives are met.
The roundtables can be tailored to address any area of a client’s business to expedite accurate and proven decisions on complex systems or processes. The real value at the conclusion of the review will be the documented decisions, specific organizational conclusions, and business consensus on the new IT direction.
Technology Impact Review (TIR)
Our tactical Technology Impact Review takes a business-centric approach to determining the economic value of specific technology. The primary goal of the analysis is to determine the business value created by a given change in process or technology. The determination of business value is based upon the stated goals and objectives of the organization (and could be component of a strategic ITAR above).
This framework we use provides a structure for identifying the business strategies and critical success factors that are positively impacted by the introduction of technology. The anticipated changes are translated into quantifiable benefits, resulting in measurable improvements to the business. The investment costs required to achieve these benefits are estimated to determine the economic business case for the investment.