Technology strategy

In today’s interconnected world, technology touches everything, and is disrupting how business gets done. Organizations must decide to transform now or evolve over time, but there is no option to sit still.

Every company is a tech company

Across industries, companies are declaring themselves technology organizations, speaking to the increasing importance of technology to every business.

This means elevating technology strategy to drive differentiating capabilities that tie to your business strategy, operating model, investments, and execution priorities.

Every company is a tech company

 

The new game of global tech
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2016 Global ICT 50 Study: The New Game of Global Tech

The Global ICT 50 study ranks the world’s 50 largest publicly traded companies in the ICT sector according to a combination of four measures: financial performance, portfolio strength, geographic footprint, and innovation and branding. Together, these criteria determine the degree to which these companies influence the enterprise market for digitization-related products and services.

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What technology problem is your company facing?

We solve the most critical and strategic technology challenges facing executives

How will moving to the cloud change my technology operating model?

Zero infrastructure — Anything-as-a-service

The cloud is becoming the core paradigm for delivering business technology — promising “zero infrastructure - anything-as-a-service”. To deliver on this promise, tech operating models will need to evolve and grow a new set of cloud-centric capabilities.

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How does enterprise architecture enable my capability delivery?

Enterprise Architecture Planning 2.0

Today, companies can approach Enterprise Planning in a more ambitious, pragmatic, and strategic way — we call this approach Capabilities Architecture Planning (CAP). It marshals digital technology to develop the company’s capabilities and develop competitive advantages.

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How do I ensure I am investing in the right things that will deliver measurable value to the business and ensure me a seat at the strategy table as a value-added business partner?

The new IT agenda

This perspective lays out a three-step process that can help IT leaders become critical partners to the rest of the enterprise in building capabilities, while making the most of the information and communications technology (ICT) products and services available to them.

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What’s your digital ROI?

What does Digital really mean for my organization and how do I measure my digital ROI?

What’s your digital ROI?

Digitization is transforming how companies in every industry go to market, interact with customers, and carry out their operations. The transformation required, however, is very complex, time consuming, and expensive so it is essential that companies actively plan and monitor their digital investments in order to get the most value out of the effort.

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Who should own my company’s Big Data and analytics function?

Who Should Own Big Data?

As data and analytics exert greater influence in organizational decision making, a high degree of collaboration between Business and IT to manage this essential asset is an absolute must.

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Service offerings

Technology operating model and organization

Technology operating model and organization

We help our clients create strategic advantage by building technology-enabled, agile operating models that are responsive to next-wave disruptors like Cloud and XaaS. Strategy& develops fit-for-purpose operating models that are anchored in business strategy and enabled by modern technology principles. We help design new business engagement models that empower high-performing teams to execute agile delivery processes and new sourcing strategies. As a result of changing how they operate, our clients are seeing lower cost “run” organizations and more and more investment in the enterprise and product technologies that make a difference to their business.

Capabilities architecture

Technology operating model and organization

These days technology underpins how business gets done. We create value for our clients by working with them to design and plan their new enterprise architecture into a differentiating capability system that helps them win in the market. We believe technology, for better or worse, impacts competitiveness. Companies saddled with technical debt, legacy application architectures and outmoded infrastructure operations take longer and spend more to produce new business capabilities. Those moving to next generation architectures – such as Cloud, XaaS, micro-automation – are seeing more nimble platforms that are more powerful, easier to enhance, and less expensive to maintain. But adopting these new technologies and transforming legacy architectures represent a major challenge. We bring a unique combination of strategy, design, and engineering expertise to help design and evolve capability architectures.

Digital strategy and transformation

Technology operating model and organization

Organizations that view technology as a competitive lever must embrace the transformation imperative. They continue to improve their capabilities, leveraging digital to enhance the customer experience and optimize business operations. They continue to create new business capabilities while ensuring every dollar of IT investment is efficiently focused. We help our clients define their digital strategies, design distinctive capabilities, and plan the path to realization. Our brand of digital strategy is a blend of big ideas, operational effectiveness, and pragmatic execution. We work with clients to align their company strategies with their digital solutions and investment plans. We also take challenging programs and deliver them with excellence through our Program Value Realization offering. PwC Strategy& has rich digital resources and proven frameworks that help our clients successfully digitize their businesses and evolve toward a digital culture.

Technology Fit for Growth

Technology operating model and organization

To compete in the “new normal” where technology drives strategic advantage, leadership teams need to invest in the things that enable profitable growth. Smart scaling often depends on changing the way teams operate, diverting resources away from low value activities to refocus them on high value investments. We help our clients get fit for growth by leveraging modern management techniques such as robotic process automation and next-generation sourcing strategies, driving continuously improving digital and IT operating models.

Analytics and data management

Technology operating model and organization

Increasingly, data driven decision making underpins the most critical business strategies. Strategy& offers its clients help in thinking about how to manage and leverage their vast amounts of data as a competitive advantage and strategically use data analytics to influence and guide organizational decision making. We bring deep skills and experience to get the basic data foundations in place and then deliver advanced capabilities such as Big Data, Predictive Modelling and Machine Learning.

How our services help the world's top companies

Healthcare payor IT transformation
Healthcare payor IT transformation
We helped a healthcare payor undergo a holistic IT transformation, redesigning its organization and operating model, adopting agile processes, consolidating its IT infrastructure, and more.
Aligning business and IT goals
Aligning business and IT goals
We helped a financial services company coordinate its business and technology strategies and execute change across its IT architecture, financial programs, and vendor management programs.
Widescale adoption of vendor IT service delivery
Widescale adoption of vendor IT service delivery
We helped a financial services company transform its IT operating model and organizational structure, outsourcing IT functions and strengthening its vendor management capabilities.
Simplify IT organization and align with business
Simplify IT organization and align with business
We helped a technology company increase IT speed of delivery by driving true alignment with Business, simplifying its IT environment, and making focused investments in capabilities that really matter.

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