Companies today look at digital transformation as an outcome of IT-enabled sustainable business success. However, there are a number of pitstops in the journey. First, the IT organizations end up spending the majority of their time, energy, money, and resources on maintaining data centers or legacy applications, which leaves them no time to deal with digital transformation. The second bottleneck is the lack of the right skills or operating model that companies need for their IT innovations. Thirdly, the best-laid transformation plans are often hit by the wrench of M&A that increases complexity and pulls attention elsewhere. With multiple divisions of a company headed toward different visions, the vision of transformation is often lost in a lack of unified business vision.
Against these shortcomings, Wavestone US (formerly WGroup), a management and IT consulting firm, supports businesses throughout their digital transformation journey by facilitating IT optimization. “We have come up with a peer-to-peer approach of knocking down all the barriers to transformation, thereby helping IT drive business value,” begins Vail. To remove the first bottleneck, the company has built an entire strategy practice around assessing what an IT organization is doing or where they are spending their time, energy, and money to be able to provide them with a series of recommendations on how to reorganize or implement different and practical strategies. To fight the skill shortage, Wavestone US has a line of services called Talent Solutions to help clients get the required skillset. Additionally, the company offers contract staff for the clients to grow placement services to obtain the resources and skills, and also critical training services.
Wavestone US also has tremendous experience in the pre-and post- mergers and acquisitions, in terms of evaluating processes and developing synergistic plans for two organizations. Additionally, in cases whereby the absence of ample business vision inhibits IT, Wavestone US offers a dynamic vision strategy.
While firms often adopt a prescriptive outlook to solving business challenges in this landscape, Wavestone US takes a non-prescriptive approach by treating every client in a unique manner. Having consultants with 20-30 years of expertise across various industries in the team, Wavestone US has delivered value to numerous Fortune 1000 companies. One of these clients that gained significantly with Wavestone US’s support was a legacy-oriented energy client that was looking to automate the vehicles in its mines. While the absence of a good LTE or 4G coverage in the mine made the networking needed for automation impossible, the client realized that IoT was the only way out. To facilitate the required automated environment, Wavestone US developed the required technical architecture for the client and designed a detailed organization roadmap to help them work toward their vision. With the adoption of Wavestone US’s transformation strategy, the client could thrive sustainably.
We have come up with a peer-to-peer approach of knocking down all the barriers to digital transformation, thereby helping IT drive more business value
Wavestone US has made investments in a couple of research initiatives to provide insights and has researched changing technology trends across industries. At present, the company is working to leverage its global delivery capability to better enable its global clients. Presently based out of the US, Wavestone US is further looking forward to expanding operations in cities across North America. Lastly, risk mitigation is an area of significant focus for the company, and it has plans to deliver business value to clients in the form of holistic security solutions.