skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration

Introduction

IT management continues to be under pressure to develop an effective strategy and to deliver services that meet the objectives of the enterprise.

Highlights

  • Supporting cost efficiencies remains important.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand that the IT function needs to keep pace with stakeholder expectations.
  • Understand that IT deliverables should be prioritized to meet business objectives.

Key questions answered

  • Why does the IT function need to keep pace with stakeholder expectations?
  • Why should IT management focus on strategic competencies?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises

Supporting cost efficiencies remains important

  • IT needs to be central to the formulation of budgets
  • Run-the-organization spending still represents the largest part of IT budgets
  • Crucial to think about the long-term implications of cost savings
  • End-to-end monitoring and measuring should be deployed to improve IT management visibility

The IT function needs to keep pace with stakeholder expectations

  • User choice should be factored into IT strategy
  • IT management needs to start taking account of the connected world
  • Improving operational effectiveness and flexibility

Prioritize IT deliverables to meet business objectives

  • Strong portfolio, program, and project management is essential
  • Effective IT governance with a clear framework for IT decision-making remains important

The extended and virtual enterprise has implications for IT

  • Support for the agile organization is a necessity
  • Management is a critical capability in the digital enterprise

IT management should focus on strategic capabilities

  • Improving core IT competencies
  • Strategy and planning
  • IT capabilities
  • IT services

Appendix

  • Author

Recommended Articles

  • Service Provider Markets, Consumer & Entertainment Services,...

    MWC 2018 Highlights

    By Ronan De Renesse 27 Feb 2018

    Over 20 of our senior Ovum analysts and consultants attended this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February. In between meetings, briefings and presentations, our analyst team were blogging and tweeting about key developments, trends and rumors. Have a look through our daily MWC 2018 Highlights to find out what happened.

    Topics 5G AI IoT Cloud Payments SDN/NFV Smart home

  • Enterprise Decision Maker, Enterprise IT Strategy and Select...

    2017 Trends to Watch: Big Data

    By Tony Baer 21 Nov 2016

    The breakout use case for big data will be fast data. The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing the urgency for enterprises to embrace real-time streaming analytics, as use cases from mobile devices and sensors become compelling to a wide range of industry sectors.

    Topics Big data and analytics IoT

  • Consumer & Entertainment Services

    US pay TV: Is it facing an existential threat?

    By Adam Thomas 28 Mar 2018

    With US pay TV having endured the worst year in its history, thoughts have inevitably turned to the future. The likelihood remains that the immediate future will remain highly uncomfortable for everyone except the scaled multinational digital platforms.

;

Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team - +44 (0) 207 017 7700


Asia-Pacific team - +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team - +1 646 957 8878

+44 (0) 207 551 9047 - Operational from 09.00 - 17.00 UK time

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Call us at +44 788 597 5160 or email us at pr@ovum.com

Contact marketing - 
marketingdepartment@ovum.com

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now