Technology Strategy2019-12-27T15:30:18-06:00

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:

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This approach is key to tailoring our advice and services for each client:

  • 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!

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

Best IT Strategy for a Non-IT Startup? It Depends

Tech company startups are the darlings of the press and of venture capitalists.  It certainly seems that tech companies dominate the list of "Unicorns" and top IPOs from the last few decades.  Their pace of revenue acceleration (though not necessarily usually earnings) are breathtaking - at least for the few who make it "over the hump" to reach critical mass.  But these are far from the only startup businesses where key IT decisions are needed. In non-IT startup companies, the landscape of tech choices is different, although potentially just as impactful on the company's chances of success.  Tech isn't their product, but in many cases it may make up a significant part of their engine (there is a spectrum of IT impact, of course - that's one reason why "It Depends..")  Interestingly, from the myriad books on the topic of startups pumped out of publishing houses these days, very few [...]

September 12th, 2019|

Early AI Won’t Reach Professionals’ IQ. Build it Anyway

When you teach your children how to read, you don’t hand them a dictionary. You start with one letter, then move on to the next, hoping you know enough words that describe the letter “X” and can create a system from which they will learn on their own. No one expects a toddler to suddenly pick up the morning paper and process the symbols inked onto the page into useable information—but even knowing that, they begin the long, tedious, (painful?) steps to ensure that one day their child, years down the road, can read the morning paper if they so choose. The results are worth the pain in the end. Yet when people hear about the developments of AI in business, many of them assume the process is pointless if the technology has not reached a level of newspaper-reading, so to speak. What would be the point of investing money [...]

August 1st, 2019|

Dangerous Inoculation – the Problem of Failed Early Digital Projects

Organizations run the risk of being "inoculated" against the power of innovation if their early investments in technology or "digital transformation" fails to deliver business benefits.  In fact, "Digital" is becoming a four-letter word in some companies. One risk is if the initial digital "pilot" is over-hyped by its sponsors, possibly in an effort to get approval for the initiative if it's a controversial topic.  While it may seem justifiable to over-promise a little with the idea that "they'll get excited when they see how close the team can get", in fact this is a very dangerous stretch which risks killing the chance of future projects altogether.   Better to continue to win hearts and minds to the vision using reasonable expectations than to stretch them unwisely. Inoculation can occur even if expectations aren't stretched though.  In some organizations the skeptics may lie in wait for a pilot project to fail [...]

July 14th, 2019|