Information technology (IT) has become a key driver of business transformation in many industries. And it is a significant cost element that has an impact on the bottom line. The chief information officer (CIO) and the IT leadership team can play an instrumental role in navigating their business through the downturn and into recovery.
To succeed in this highly dynamic and competitive environment, CIOs and other business leaders will need to answer a number of critical questions:
How can we provide industrial-strength IT services for the core of the business?
How do we build an IT function that is agile enough to enable and facilitate rapid change in the direction of the business?
How can we build a high-performing IT organization in the face of cost constraints, talent wars, and demographic trends?
How can we reduce IT costs that are driven by the business?
How do we optimize investments by identifying the capabilities that will really make a difference for the business?
BCG's Information Technology practice focuses on helping clients use information and IT to create competitive advantage and optimize business performance.
Our clients are senior business and IT executives who value our independence, objectivity, and impact-oriented approach. Our independence is assured by our lack of financial interest in downstream IT implementation and outsourcing services.
When we serve our clients on IT issues, we combine our expertise and experience in IT with BCG's traditional strengths in strategy, organization, and operations. The IT practice is a fully integrated part of BCG, and we utilize a deep global talent pool to help our clients resolve their issues on local and global scales, according to their specific needs.
For more information on our Information Technology competencies please visit bcg.com.