In rapidly changing business environments clients look to acquire technology and intellectual property to enhance their growth through target acquisition of innovator companies. Essential to each acquisition is ensuring that the acquisition target systems are documented and licensed with a clear understanding of the approach necessary to integrate often two sometimes disparate systems.
Our integration solutions enable organisations to focus on business outcomes instead of IT service management challenges. Our structured end-to-end approach enables companies to increase IT effectiveness and efficiency by overseeing the integration:
- Governance, Risk & Compliance
- Enterprise Planning & Testing
- Service Management & Delivery
- Service Performance Optimisation
- Contractor Relationship Management
Similarly businesses selling divisions and operations need to plan the extraction of operations from their core systems including customer data integrity and integration.
Creating business structures and processes to address the goals of effectiveness, efficiency, agility, and durability, to determine how an organisation can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives.
In many organisations their current IT systems do not fully meet the needs of the business because they are:
- Fragmented or duplicated
- Poorly understood by stakeholder
- Not responsive to change
- System rather than strategy focused
Our enterprise architects optimise often fragmented legacy of processes (both manual and automated) into an integrated environment that is responsive to deliver of the business strategy to improve the alignment between the business and technology. So that you can:
- Lower business operation costs
- Be an agile organisation
- Develop business capabilities that can be shared across the organisation
- Lower change management costs
- Create a more flexible workforce
- Improving business productivity
DEM Asia estimates that IT spending can represent up to 15% of corporate overhead, while most executives consider IT the “black box” of their business with few checks and balances.
Today’s fast paced and competitive business environment requires and IT platform that can drive both speed and agility.
Cost reduction should begin with IT. Those companies that continue to innovate are best placed to take advantage of the new programmes of cost reduction. Strategies that exploit new technologies make managing changing conditions easier and more efficient for organisations.
Advances such as cloud computing, powerful collaboration technologies, standardisation and industrialisation dramatically drive down costs in IT, and introduce innovative cost reduction practices across the organisation.
In this environment and with IT costs dropping by 25% every two years, there is always opportunity to reduce your IT spend. DEM Asia has successfully reduced IT spend for several of its clients by up to 20% per annum.
By shifting the focus from immediate short-term gains to more coordinated long-term efforts, IT can better position the organisation for the future:
1. Minimising current spending
Prioritising project spending, reviewing license and procurement spending, reducing supplier costs through strategies, including renegotiating service level agreements, vendor consolidation, reducing external headcount and staffing and increasing asset utilisation to control cost drivers such as data storage growth.
2. Focus on improved efficiency and productivity
Initiatives to enable IT to do more with less, such as virtualising, consolidating, centralising and standardising servers, storage, databases and applications, implementing true output-oriented “managed services” outsourcing of infrastructure and applications to eliminate fragmentation, complexity and waste, increasing the use of cloud, and introducing workplace collaboration and self-service tooling.
3. Enterprise wide design
Enabling organisations to plan ahead and handle the future challenges of the business. In areas from mobile applications to cloud computing services, or support for personal devices, IT organisations must rethink their operations for the future.
4. Using IT to drive enterprise value
Costs and services can be modified in respond to changing conditions using more automation, increased user self-service and much-improved management information to help identify and address the causes of inefficiency.