Related Expertise: Digital, Technology, and Data

IT Advantage, Fall 2012

Digitization has changed the structure of several industries and the way that many companies compete—and its reach will only expand further. Seizing the opportunities will demand a range of capabilities, perhaps none more important than optimized IT. In fact, we believe that the potential for IT to affect a company’s competitive trajectory has never been greater.

Our Fall 2012 issue of IT Advantage touches on several facets of the intersection of digitization and IT.

  • To help companies play and win in the digital economy, CIOs needs to understand how and where digital forces affect IT and the opportunities that new technology offers their business.
  • For many IT organizations, success in an increasingly digitized world may entail the development of a "second gear," one focused on the company's digital efforts and capable of operating at digital speed.
  • Pierre Dulon, CIO of Crédit Agricole CIB, has engineered a transformation in his company's IT through the application of lean principles.
  • Financial institutions are using the Innovation Value Institute's IT Capability Maturity Framework to better understand and improve the effectiveness of their IT.
  • A recent BCG survey at larger companies revealed that CIOs, once among the cloud's biggest skeptics, are deploying cloud services increasingly aggressively—but they do not see the cloud as a panacea.
  • The key to developing an information strategy to enable value-based health care lies in taking a disciplined, strategic approach to data selection and collection.
  • Governments are collecting ever-larger amounts of data but have yet to determine how best to apply those data to improve outcomes in society.