Digital, Cloud & IT Transformation

What is your strategy for leveraging new technology trends or modernizing core platforms?


Key challenges

Almost all business topics these days have a digital or IT aspect to them. Although digital strategy is indeed business strategy, it is helpful to look at the issue from both the business and technology side. Some of the key questions' companies are asking themselves are:

  • How do we leverage internal and external data for improving products, services, processes, and customer relationships?
  • What are the business implications of emerging new technologies/concepts, e.g., block chain, AI, VR, IoT?
  • What are start-ups doing in our industry and what can we learn from them?
  • What is the state of system landscape and to what extent do we need to transform it to do what we want to do?
  • How do we deploy agile methods without losing control and increasing project risks?
  • How do we govern and organise technology in the company?

 

Our services 

Oleto's approach to digital and technology strategy is business-oriented while being rooted in the technology solution space. We can help develop your digitisation strategy and restructure your IT setup, e.g., business/IT solution portfolio, architecture, IT governance and sourcing model, such that it is better aligned with your business objectives and creates more value. We also work with technology innovation shaping real business opportunities for new technologies. All service lines in Oleto incorporate digital aspects.

  • Overall digitisation strategy
  • Business/IT strategy development, incl. dual speed approach
  • Technology innovation
  • Big Data in business strategy
  • Internet of Things opportunity strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence opportunity strategy
  • IT performance management, incl. executive business/IT dashboards
  • IT governance and organisation design
  • IT development and infrastructure optimisation, incl. time to market optimisation 
  • IT outsourcing strategy, planning and renegotiation
  • Application portfolio analysis and roadmap development
  • Enterprise architecture definition, including platform selection
  • "Big ticket" business/IT project management

Most relevant for: CEO, CIO, CTO, COO or Head of Business Development

 

Examples of our proprietary concepts and methods

  • Digital innovation for value & experimentation, a set of structured approaches and processes for unlocking the opportunities of digitisation
  • Business IT strategy method, frameworks and tools
  • Enterprise architecture framework for business life cycle enablement
  • Concept for governance and organisation of IT decisions, resources and assets
  • Application portfolio assessment methodology (The E-model)
  • Distinctive multi-lever transformation, a holistic transformation approach combining multiple improvement levers such as digitisation and organisational alignment

Selected case studies

Identifying Business Benefits of a Multibillion Health Care Platform Investment

Identifying Business Benefits of a Multibillion Health Care Platform Investment

The client was facing one of the largest ever health care platform investments in the public sector. The platform, suppo…

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Resolving a Bottle-Neck Decision in a Public Infrastructure Mega-Project

Resolving a Bottle-Neck Decision in a Public Infrastructure Mega-Project

A public transportation provider needed a strategy for how to optimally put in place a new sub-infrastructure worth seve…

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Improving Software Development in a Large Scandinavian IT Company

Improving Software Development in a Large Scandinavian IT Company

The company had, over several years, acquired software development companies in several countries and was now experienci…

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Digital Transformation For a Cooperative of Retail Banks

Digital Transformation For a Cooperative of Retail Banks

A cooperative of Scandinavian retail banks faced a radically changing end user digitalisation behaviour, increased opera…

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Carve-Out & Divestment of a Business Division

Carve-Out & Divestment of a Business Division

A private equity firm wanted to carve-out and divest part of one of its portfolio companies. A detailed planning and rig…

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Combating Rising Costs at a Financial Incumbent

Combating Rising Costs at a Financial Incumbent

Breaking the tech cost curve while customers and regulators drive higher demand calls for a structural approach.

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Upskilling a Tech Division to Cope With Changing Customer Demands

Upskilling a Tech Division to Cope With Changing Customer Demands

A tech team found it challenging to meet new customer requirements. A plan for upskilling and 20% cost savings was devel…

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Group-wide IT Strategy for a Large European bank

Group-wide IT Strategy for a Large European bank

A major universal bank with a multi-billion IT spend needed a clear future direction for IT, linking the IT strategy to…

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Global IT and CRM Strategy for a Global Medtech Company

Global IT and CRM Strategy for a Global Medtech Company

A global medical device company needed to define its future IT strategy to improve the enablement of the business, reduc…

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Streamlining Operations at a Global Distributor and Services Company

Streamlining Operations at a Global Distributor and Services Company

The client wanted to pursue a profitable growth strategy and to support this, a major IT-system investment was made to a…

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Optimising the Commercial Operating Model for a B2B Wholesaler

Optimising the Commercial Operating Model for a B2B Wholesaler

A Scandinavian B2B wholesale company wanted to improve their commercial performance, however their growth was limited by…

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Communications Technology Strategy for a Global Maritime Company

Communications Technology Strategy for a Global Maritime Company

A maritime company with a global presence across more than 50 locations faced a highly fragmented and old legacy communi…

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Selected perspectives

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

June 2019

Three competitive battles are likely to play out in the near future as the war for convenience, design and sustainabilit…

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Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

April 2016

Sorting out how to leverage Big Data in a business strategy is just as crucial as dealing with its voluminous nature.

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Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

July 2019

All agile and waterfall software development methodologies could destroy value when applied to an ill-fitting situation.…

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Acquisition Machines: Succeeding with Repeatable M&A

Acquisition Machines: Succeeding with Repeatable M&A

August 2020

Repeatable M&A requires different capabilities than getting a one-off transaction right every 5-10 years.

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Fashion Retail: Shaping the Role of the Digital Twin

Fashion Retail: Shaping the Role of the Digital Twin

February 2020

Almost all fashion retailers have moved online. But will e-commerce really make retail stores redundant? Three major str…

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Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

January 2020

Telcos long ago disrupted traditional TV broadcasters but are now hit by three disruptions themselves. Other industries…

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Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

October 2008

Life sciences companies have long started to globalize their business systems. Now is time to go all the way.

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Four Difficult Leadership Situations in Technology Companies

Four Difficult Leadership Situations in Technology Companies

March 2020

The role of the CEO in a technology company is highly challenging. Four situations are especially difficult. Fortunately…

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Accelerating Digital Disruption in Tableware

Accelerating Digital Disruption in Tableware

June 2019

Manufacturers of premium brands in the tableware market are creating new direct-to-consumer digital channels, intensifyi…

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

February 2016

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable and good for customers – Meet the Digital Illus…

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An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

November 2012

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

February 2010

Companies should think harder about getting the country manager role right.

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Multi-Room Audio: Which Suppliers Will Listen?

Multi-Room Audio: Which Suppliers Will Listen?

February 2020

The multi-room audio industry is crowded and highly competitive. How do manufacturers continue to set their products apa…

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Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

September 2020

Software robots are invading businesses and public institutions. Many companies have forgotten what they told the bots t…

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Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

January 2020

Innovations in computing and provider models have over decades taken executives for a ride. But when not managed careful…

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