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The importance of information technology and its drivers in the company continues to rise rapidly against the background of new business opportunities through digitization and industry 4.0. By starting with other technologies such as Big Data, Data Analytics, Social Media, Mobility / Connectivity and Cloud Computing, new products and services, as well as business models, processes and value chains emerge. This development and changing expectations of the enterprises put IT departments under pressure to rethink their existing operating models and set-up.

The CIO team has to overcome a very difficult balancing act: on the one hand, the business lines expect IT in the context of digital transformation to implement important innovations quickly and dynamically with unchanged attention to and performance in existing IT services and systems. They are to be offered solid, secure and cost-effective as a reliable backend for future digital services.

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Pandemic checkup for IT organizations

How to increase resilience of IT organizations based on COVID-19 learnings?


Pandemic checkup for IT organizations

In the current climate, the CIO and IT are in the spotlight, as they have an important part to play in securing business stability in the short term. In addition to ensuring the stability and security of services, applications and infrastructure in the face of the sharp rise in demand for home office work, the focus is on establishing solutions and approaches for remote work.

The particular challenge is to push these complex issues in parallel and under time pressure. In many cases, this has worked well thanks to fast and consistent action by IT managers - IT has literally kept the business alive. In many places, employees and managers have become accustomed to the changed working environment and can also take positive advantage of it.

However, problems have also become apparent in many places, some of which have been solved in a makeshift manner. It is therefore important in the current phase, after the initial stabilization, to exploit the momentum and draw the right conclusions from the crisis in order to make IT more resilient for the future.

Our approach to Pandemic checkup for IT organizations is to carry out a structured evaluation or analysis of the crisis-relevant areas. After the analysis, the fields of action become transparent and the necessary measures are derived. This way the basis for a sustainable crisis-proof organization can be created within a 4-8 week project! We would be happy to explain our structured approach to you in a personal exchange - an introduction to the topic with the challenges mentioned and initial approaches to solving them can be found in our e-booklet.

4C GROUP AG | E-Booklet Pandemic checkup for IT organizations
  • Introduction
  • Challenges
  • Approach for more resilient IT organizations
  • Proposed project planning

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10 Theses for IT after Covid-19
  • Covid-19 as driver for recognition and innovation - 10 theses for IT after Corona
  • Opinions of IT experts about the time after Corona

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Whitepaper on transparency in IT costs
  • The three core challenges of an efficient IT controlling
  • Reasonable targets: Establishment of an IT controlling
  • Procedure for creating transparency and controllability of IT costs
  • Transformation and change

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Agility is no magic bullet

Challenges of digital change in IT
Publication in CIO Magazine - IT Strategy for Managers 05/2020

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Thesis paper IT control in insurance companies
  • Worries about the next generation in insurance IT
  • Focal points in insurance IT
  • Prioritizing the IT personnel strategy

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Thesis paper IT sourcing analysis
  • The balancing act between new IT requirements and limited resources
  • Use cases of an IT sourcing analysis
  • Determining the right sourcing mix

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Ensure IT competitiveness with a customized IT personnel strategy!
  • Innovation as a new core requirement
  • IT personnel strategy as a motor for cultural change
  • IT personnel strategy based on the strategic service portfolio
  • Recommendation for action

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