Enterprises are doomed to succeed and the resulting success needs to be sustained. As one of the key players in modern organizations, the information technology departments permanently play a vital role in such endeavor. If well aligned within the organization they deliver a distinctive contribution to success and sustainability of the company.
Optimizing information flow across your organizational structure is paramount to operational efficiency and bottom-line profitability.
Information flow describes the possible paths data can take from its origin, including various processing steps, to a destination. In other words, it covers the information transfer between two or more actors of the informational ecosystem of the organization, thereby stretching out to the whole lifecycle of the information.
The management of information flow is one of the main problems challenging today's knowledge workers. This issue is becoming increasingly important as both the volume of information produced by mankind as well as the entangled data paths this information is flowing through grow exponentially. Major driving forces to this scenario include:
„In our judgment, the successful operation of a modern enterprise is best driven by an organizational structure whose primary responsibility focusses on optimization and control of information flow.“
RIMOC supports you in identifying and working on the following facets of your information flow:
From the multifold terminologies one can use to determine the status of an organization, the most chatoyant and dazzling is the “business value”. From conventional shareholder value and internal assets like employee competency or management skills up to the value the organization delivers to its customers or to the society at large, the range of potential contributions is virtually endless.
Looking from the information technology perspective it is obvious that hardly any business value could be created, maintained, and boosted without leveraging the corporate assets which would not exist without IT deeply contributing.
RIMOC will support you in identifying and working on the following dimensions of Business Value:
As for any department, IT activities have to stay within and are bounded by the budget allocated for a particular period.
This money is spent in various areas, among others including
Usually, the different shares these areas have on the total spent represent a very good indicator of the IT organization’s current status and maturity level. Together with you, RIMOC shall drill down your cost structures to
The best use of your finances should be a key element of IT planning and further the evaluation of new opportunities. With limited resources, you might have to miss out on promising opportunities if pursuing them meant draining your core business from critical funding.
Even though, based on these measures, optimizing and streamlining data flow within an organization initially always drives expenses, the outcome allows for operation at lower cost with higher throughput. Consequently, this approach frees the required resources allowing you to take on new challenges.
Our daily lives are exposed to an ever-challenging struggle for gain in profitability. The resulting sustained growth of an enterprise faces a range of challenges which themselves demand different solutions for different problems and opportunities.
If your business is to continue to grow and prosper, it is crucial to implement:
RIMOC supports you in identifying and working on the following issues of growth and profitability: