Lünendonk study: The sourcing consultant becomes the digital transformation companion
The independent market research company Lünendonk again examined the IT sourcing consulting market segment this year. The study analyzed the structures, planning and assessments of 95 IT managers of large companies as well as 29 consultancies. Decisive changes for the IT sourcing consulting: Digital transformation requires an effective combination of management and IT skills. The business and IT consulting firm Q_PERIOR has once again participated in the market analysis.
The digital transformation leads to an increasing fusion of business and IT, which is also reflected in the field of sourcing consultancy. The focus is now not only on the selection of service providers, but also primarily on the design of a sourcing strategy for implementing digitalization projects. Cloud or cloud sourcing and the establishment of a cloud control organization play a continuously growing role in this context, as cloud IT resources offer significant operational efficiency advantages and the possibility of introducing digital business processes. In order to meet these trends in sourcing consultancy, management consulting expertise is increasingly required in addition to mere IT and procurement competence.
Target Operating Model: Cooperation between business and IT in the future
The transformation of the IT and business organization as a result of the increasing digitization and the resulting shift of IT and business services to the cloud demands the development of a comprehensive target operating model for IT. This creates the conditions for controlling cloud service providers in a cloud ecosystem and defines and implements new necessary functions in the retained IT. Q_PERIOR offers an integrated consultancy portfolio that includes sourcing consulting with a strong focus on building target operating models. Q_PERIOR positions itself with its technical and industry expertise as a strong partner in the ever-changing IT sourcing consulting industry. Specifically, this area focuses on the definition and implementation of processes, governance and organizations and is complemented by consultancy services on issues such as data analytics, SAP HANA, IT security and data protection.
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