We help our clients in bridging the gap between business and IT strategies by producing fact-based, information-driven roadmaps for the organization's leaders. Our services focus on measuring and validating the business benefits of technology investments, thereby reducing the risks associated with those investments. We deliver these services through senior-level domain experts who are experienced in aligning technology with business needs of an organization.

EBD’s Technology strategy services help organizations improve IT service efficiency, lower costs, and build competitive advantage through the appropriate application of information technology. As part of our Technology Strategy practice, we provide services that enable an organization to meet the following goals:

  • Map IT applications, infrastructure, and operations into a consistent set of services that support business goals.
  • Help eliminate IT redundancies, disconnected systems, service delays, and inefficient processes to improve response times.
  • Identify opportunities to take the competitive lead by applying technology in innovative ways.
  • Help improve IT operational efficiency to lower the cost of ownership of technology.
  • Operate from a consistent, predictable, and executable IT service architecture and delivery plan.
  • Help reduce redundancy in the organization’s IT processes across regions and international boundaries.
  • Ensure successful upgrades of IT systems and applications.
  • Identify outsourcing opportunities within your IT operations.

Our services include:

Technology Value Optimization
Companies must adapt their IT assets to meet their business needs. We support them in this process. We work with senior business and IT leaders to develop an IT roadmap that enables clients to control both the effectiveness and the efficiency of their IT assets for several years to come. Our work helps establish cost baselines, quantify potential value created, and define alternatives and risks.

Our key service areas include:

  • IT effectiveness audit
  • Creating opportunities for IT-driven change
  • Optimization of the IT investment portfolio
  • Pre and post investment ROI assessment
  • IT cost management strategy
  • Sourcing strategy development
Technology and Business Governance
To ensure that the IT requirements of the business units can be met, IT processes often have to be realigned. In many cases, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities are not clearly communicated between IT and the business. We help companies to refocus their IT organization in critical areas:
  • Optimization of IT controls and service processes
  • Prioritization and Portfolio management process development
  • IT value measurement and benchmarking process
  • IT operating/funding model (such as shared services)
  • Technology architecture standards development
Technology Management
Complex IT implementation programs and projects require execution excellence. We provide management capabilities ensuring that project goals are realized, the necessary quality is achieved, and project costs remain within budget. Our services focus on:
  • Program Management for complex IT projects
  • Project audits and project turnaround
  • Outsourcing co-management and performance monitoring
  • Target architecture roadmap
  • Interim IT leadership (CIO)