STRATEGY CONSULTING GROUP

 
 
              SCG

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Information Technology practice helps clients use data and IT to create competitive advantage and optimize business performance.

Our clients are senior business and IT executives who value SCG's bias-free, independent, and impact-oriented approach. Because we have no financial interest in downstream IT implementation or outsourcing services, SCG acts as an objective IT Navigator™. Our clients also value SCG's recognized strengths in strategy, organization, and operations, as well as the broad strategic lens we apply to IT.

 

SCG's IT expertise is concentrated in five critical areas:

  • IT Strategy. We help clients leverage IT in their business-planning and innovation efforts and develop strategic IT architectures and road maps.

  • IT Transformation. We help clients use IT to transform their value propositions, organizations, operations, and financial results.

  • IT Sourcing. We develop overall IT and business-process sourcing strategies and help clients select, make agreements with, and manage outsourcing and offshore units more effectively.

  • IT Organization. We help clients define the role and mission of their IT organization, design more effective organization structures, improve governance, and identify new people-and talent management practices.  We also help new corporate leaders set agendas.

  • IT Performance. We partner with clients to delineate key IT-performance objectives and metrics and improve IT efficiency and effectiveness.

  • IT Capability Maturity Framework. We utilize this framework to evaluate the full scope of IT's activities—both strategically and from a business-value-added perspective—and help clients optimize their IT function.

 

 

Innovation is the key to driving growth, value for shareholders, and competitive advantage in today’s global economy. But half of all companies are unhappy with the results of their innovation activities. How can the potential of innovation be realized?

Companies that are not effective innovators face a number of challenges:

  • How do we improve the financial returns from our current activities? How can our company build and sustain an innovative culture?
  • What does it mean to be an effective innovation leader?
  • How should we be measuring innovation?
  • How can we modernize our business model?

 

SCG has extensive experience across the full range of topics facing companies that want to become more resourceful or increase the impact of their innovation activities. Our expertise falls into six major areas:

  • Alignment of business and new strategies
  • Internal and external idea generation, capture, and management, plus portfolio composition
  • Innovation process and functional productivity and effectiveness
  • Organizational alignment and design, plus leadership behavior
  • Measuring innovation
  • Business model innovation

 

These are typical of our projects:

  • Redesigning and optimizing a new product-development process and organization

  • Developing a future research-and-development strategy and aligning the organization around it

  • Identifying and realizing breakthrough innovation through the gathering of relevant information about the customer

  • Fundamentally increasing an organization’s ability to produce new and original thinking by transforming the culture, leadership, employees, and processes

 

To create a strategic and sustainable long-term approach to constant renewal, SCG also has a special focus on business model innovation. Whether we are transforming a company’s core business model or designing new business models to capture growth from new segments or markets, SCG incorporates creativity, analytical rigor, deep industry knowledge, and rich insights from the study of transformative models.

 

We work closely with companies around the world with one goal in mind: to increase the returns on their investments in innovation.