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Technology Strategy

Technology Strategy2021-01-17T23:53:18-06:00

Innovation Vista is focused on how Technology and Innovation can empower our clients’ business strategies.

We understand that your business is unique in many ways:

  • Market positioning
  • Corporate Culture
  • Business model
  • Line(s) of Business
  • Revenue streams
  • Geographic scope
  • Scale of operations
  • Asset-light/heavy model
  • Competitive Advantages & Distinctives

Our unique approach leverages the deep experience of C-level IT leaders with track records, skills, and expertise to apply business sense about your organization’s unique situation within our strategic Innovation framework:

IT Strategy

This approach is key to tailoring our advice and services for each client in our IT strategy consulting:

  • The right Innovation strategy will depend on your business strategy!
  • Small and midsize businesses competing with larger entities may have opportunities to leverage Technology as a strategic advantage
  • Businesses competing on service levels likely have a chance to leap frog their competitors with new capabilities empowered by Technology
  • Companies competing on price can greatly impact revenue and margin with next-generation automation approaches
  • If your competitors are already disrupting your industry with Digital innovation, we can layout strategies for defense and catchup

We believe Business should drive Tech, not the other way around.  Your business and competitive landscape are like no other.  We take Technology far beyond just “keeping the lights on” – even far Beyond Efficiency – to truly empowering your unique strategy.  We can help you find &/or implement Technology investments which drive market share, revenue, and margin, and may even position your organization to Disrupt your Industry.  Contact us today to initiate a conversation about how Innovation Vista can bring this approach and our expert consultants to you!

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

Not All Brainstorms are Created Equal

Wikipedia gives this summary and definition of brainstorming: Brainstorming is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members. In other words, brainstorming is a situation where a group of people meet to generate new ideas and solutions around a specific domain of interest by removing inhibitions. People are able to think more freely and they suggest as many spontaneous new ideas as possible. All the ideas are noted down without criticism and after the brainstorming session the ideas are evaluated. It's a powerful concept, first articulated by Alex Faickney Osborn in his 1967 book Applied Imagination, which had multiple followup editions through the 1970's. As with many powerful concepts, though, the specifics of implementation matter. The traditional approach to Brainstorming can fall victim to human nature We love the power of brainstorming, but [...]

March 31st, 2021|

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|
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