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  • Robot working on chalkboard scaled - The Digital Transformation Journey: Lessons from a CIO's Perspective Part Two: Approach to Your Digital Transformation Journey

    The Digital Transformation Journey: Lessons from a CIO’s Perspective Part Two: Approach to Your Digital Transformation Journey

    Avasant’s The Digital Transformation Journey: Lessons from a CIO's Perspective Part Two: Approach to Your Digital Transformation Journey discusses key characteristics of a firm which can embark on a successful implementation of digital strategy and the steps required to do so, including optimal operational efficiency, customer service improvement, disruptive capability and more.

    April, 2019

  • block chain 3641641 1920 - Building the Digital Enterprise: Taking Strategy to Action

    Building the Digital Enterprise: Taking Strategy to Action

    Most organizations today have embarked on a digital path and are frantically putting together a strategy to thrive in the new digital economy. Avasant’s Building the Digital Enterprise: Taking Strategy to Action whitepaper discusses the digital ideal, digital value streams, what this means for organizations of the future and more.

    April, 2019

  • Technology Trends - The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing

    The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing

    Does SaaS save money? Based on our latest survey, we find organizations that have largely migrated to the cloud spend less on IT as a percentage of revenue and on a per-user basis. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs. Moreover, because cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud adopters tend to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. The cost savings, combined with strategic benefits in speed, scalability, and agility, argue in favor of organizations moving aggressively to the cloud. (19 pp., 6 fig.) [Research Byte]

    April, 2016

  • IT Best Practices - From VAR to Solution Provider: Five Strategies for Business Transformation

    From VAR to Solution Provider: Five Strategies for Business Transformation

    The traditional VAR business has become more challenging with declining product margins, increasing competition, and lower-cost alternatives to proprietary products. These pressures and others are forcing many VARs to grow their businesses from product sales to more comprehensive solutions built on a richer set of services and recurring revenue models. In this report, we outline five strategies for making the transformation from VAR to solution provider. (12 pp., 7 figs.) [Research Byte]

    January, 2015

  • Technology Trends - The Business Case for Linux Deployment

    The Business Case for Linux Deployment

    Linux has many advocates for use both in servers and on the desktop. The question arises, however, that in view of ongoing legal, financial, and technical controversies whether Linux is an effective enterprise-level strategy. Although there are a number of concerns in regard to Linux adoption, including legal challenges, return on investment, and the cost of ownership, many organizations find the economics of Linux to be positive. Click here to purchase. $95 (USD)

    October, 2004

  • IT Best Practices - Developing a Technical Infrastructure Strategy

    Developing a Technical Infrastructure Strategy

    Developing a technical infrastructure or technical architecture strategy can be a daunting task, especially in light of new technology trends and directions and changing business requirements. However, a technical architecture strategy is a key component of an overall IT strategic plan and a critical component to proactive planning so that IT can meet the future needs of the business. Key drivers and components of a technical architecture strategy are outlined in this paper to assist IT leaders in this important process. Click here to purchase.

    September, 2004

  • IT Best Practices - Using Technology to Create Value for the Enterprise

    Using Technology to Create Value for the Enterprise

    As IT budgets begin to increase more than they have over the past two to three years, CIO's are moving from a mode of holding budgets tight to one of identifying strategic opportunities for the enterprise, prioritizing projects, and proving a value proposition in a cost conscious environment.

    March, 2004

  • IT Best Practices - Target Information Technology Toward High Returns

    Target Information Technology Toward High Returns

    Successful IT managers have come to the realization that their systems must directly support the economic goals and business processes of their organizations. The only effective means to achieve this goal is to fully integrate IT strategies into those of the corporation. The measure of success of an IS department is the impact that information has on profits, which can only be assessed by quantifying the returns from investments in IT. Click here to purchase. - $195 (USD)

    March, 2004

  • Technology Trends - Does Your Business Need a Data Warehouse?

    Does Your Business Need a Data Warehouse?

    Business managers have long struggled to have the right information to make the right business decision at the right moment. In fact, many of today’s household retail names—Starbucks, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Home Depot—attribute their ability to understand customer behavior and respond quickly to changes in buying patterns to their data warehouse deployments. You can’t get the global view of the business that you need to make decisions from transactional systems. Click here to purchase. - $195 (USD)

    February, 2004

  • Research Bytes - IT Equipment Disposal Costs Continue to Rise

    IT Equipment Disposal Costs Continue to Rise

    Today, the sheer volume of used computer equipment that must be disposed of has made this a problematic issue--and one that has attracted upper management attention. As a result, the computer recycling business is booming and the price of using these services is on the upswing.

    November, 2002