IT StrategyIT is increasingly a critical enabler of business transformation and growth and needs to play a fundamentally different role as it partners with the business. IT-enabled businesses advance products and innovation, and foster customer-led growth. Bain helps clients realize the full potential of their IT as they embark on major change and growth initiatives.
In a digital age, technology is a critical enabler of business transformation and growth. When it works well, technology helps businesses gain a competitive advantage by allowing them to innovate and develop products at a faster pace.
Our consultants help clients that are embarking on major technology-dependent growth or change to identify the optimal future state of IT, aligned with business needs, and to develop an implementation blueprint.
Our technology experts guide clients towards answers to four key questions:
- How does technology enable the business vision today and in the future?
- What is the current state and future aspirations of technology capabilities?
- How can we close the technology gaps?
- How do we deliver on the future state, taking budgets and competing investment priorities into account?
Our approach to IT strategy starts with the business strategy.
We first assess the current state of IT to understand where its strengths and weaknesses lie. With strategic priorities in mind, we then lay out a roadmap to bring IT to its optimal future state. That generally means developing a short-term plan to improve capabilities, such as processes and talent, as well as a longer-term plan to reshape technology solutions, including infrastructure, applications and data.
Finally, we look practically at how an organization can achieve its goals, taking budget constraints and competing investment priorities into account.