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Innovate Beyond Efficiency

Innovate Beyond Efficiency2021-02-09T23:56:47-06:00

The experts at Innovation Vista have brought our expertise together to collaborate on a unique approach to technology that goes beyond traditional goals for IT, to Drive Revenue with Technology.

Traditional IT strategies yield many efficiencies for organizations which invest time and effort into them.  Processes are automated, systems are implemented to gather key organization data, and reports are standardized to analyze and communicate that data.  These are valuable gains for an organization, and many of these capabilities have risen to the level of requirements for operating in the 21st century.  Efficiency is nice.

But Innovation Vista is not satisfied with the same IT approach most industries have followed since last century.  We Innovate Beyond Efficiency.

Our evolutionary approach ensures that prerequisite phase(s) are completed in succession.  As much as business leaders want to jump immediately into “Digital Transformation” (and as much as many consultants are happy to sell services to do so), our experience tells us that companies which aren’t ready with the underlying IT capabilities and stability are simply not ready.

As with all worthwhile things, creating revenue or disrupting your industry with technology capabilities require significant effort and preparation.  We seek to Build Trust First, and to maintain that trust throughout the journey as your trusted IT strategic advisors.

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Each of the elements of this approach is critical to success of the overall process:

  • Building Trust First is crucial to ensuring that plans are based on accurate facts, and that the entire organization will engage fully in teamwork to achieve the vision.  We assess IT in the context of the business in gathering information and insights prior to setting any strategy in place
  • IT & Digital Strategy is the joint, collaborative formulation of the Innovation roadmap that maximizes IT’s impact toward the business’ overall strategy
  • Stabilizing IT is our first strategic milestone.  Your organization may well be past this one, but we don’t take that for granted
  • Optimizing IT is a collaborative process examining the economic basis of each IT policy, system, group, and vendor in a cost/benefit analysis
  • Monetizing IT becomes possible when Innovations begin to contribute to revenue, either accelerating the existing revenue cycle or creating brand new stream(s)
  • Digital Transformation is a common term in business usage today; in our model it really consists of both Monetizing IT and then Disrupting the organization’s industry.  Reaching this level of impact is truly “beyond efficiency”.
  • Disruption occurs when a company’s Innovation has so changed its cost model, supply chain, &/or delivery chain that it can rewrite the economic rules of its industry, enabling it to serve customers in ways or at price-points that its competitors cannot sustain, leading to enormous growth in market-share.

We’ve built the model above to reflect our approach to Innovation Consulting, but we absolutely know that every client’s situation is unique.  Indeed, knowing how to tailor or adjust the model for each client is perhaps the most critical value our collective expertise brings to Innovation Vista’s engagements.

Contact us now to begin a dialogue about how we can enable your organization to Innovate Beyond Efficiency

Below see some of our recent Thought Leadership on the topic of Innovation…

Why the IT Bar is Usually Set Too Low

The IT bar is set too low by business leaders Most CEOs and COOs spend their days trying to increase revenue and market share, while most CFOs spend their time optimizing their company’s balance sheet and ensuring that accounting is handled correctly. None of these top executives have the time or the background to focus their efforts on IT, even though all of them need it in order to achieve their goals. Without the context and knowledge of what is possible and what the paths to innovation should be, it is difficult for business executives to set, or even to push for, a vision for the full impact of technology. The bar is also set too low by IT leaders There is a misconception within many corporations that IT is merely backup and tech support for other departments. CIOs are often disincentivized to go beyond operating their platforms reliably, securely, [...]

February 19th, 2021|

Change is Faster than Ever, but Will Never Again Be This Slow

This succinct summary of the challenge of modern life is a quote from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, from his keynote at the Davos World Economic Forum in 2018.  And although that organization tried to downplay the sentiment later that year, Trudeau's claim seems an accurate summary of our times. Change is hard for human beings; we are accustomed to a great deal of consistency from one day to another: in what is expected of us, in the tools we use to perform those duties, in how we're perceived by others and how we interact with others, in what constitutes the necessities of life, and in how we obtain those necessities.  Most of us feel we can "handle" change, but when we say that we usually mean one change at a time, and with a pause after each change before we're forced to confront the next one. The challenge today [...]

November 15th, 2020|

Business Impact – the True North for Innovation

There is a lot of hype within the business sector around emerging technologies. Talk of finding new, creative ways to solve business challenges never fails to incite a buzz within organizations, for good reason. With the right compass heading, technology can sustain or change a company’s culture, and many new technologies are emerging that promise a significant impact on business over the next few years. At times the excitement is about the technology and not its business impact Innovation is important, and powerful, and impactful, but only if it creates real business results. Without the right compass heading, forward motion is NOT progress but only wasted effort and time.  Likewise, innovation for its own sake (outside of a pure research context) is often just a drain on time and money. Instead of seeking the latest technology for its own sake, an assessment of need & opportunity is incredibly important. Innovative [...]

October 21st, 2020|
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