Digital Strategy

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, customer relationsships?
  • What are the business implications of emerging new technologies/concepts, e.g., blockchain, 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 which extent do we need to transform it to do what we want to do?
  • How do we deploy agile methods with out loosing 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, 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 innnovation
  • 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 optimization, 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 digitization
  • Business IT strategy method, frameworks and tools
  • Entreprise architecture framework for business lifecyle 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

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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Improving software development in large Scandinavian IT company

Improving software development in large Scandinavian IT company

The company had through several years acquired software development companies in several countries and was now experienc…

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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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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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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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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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Digital transformation for cooperative of retail banks

Digital transformation for cooperative of retail banks

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

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Selected perspectives

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

December 2009

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

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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 the voluminous nature.

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

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

October 2015

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

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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 – Meet the Digital Illusionist, Digital Idealis…

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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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