Digitalisation and innovative technology continue to transform every aspect of our lives – the way we communicate, build relationships, do business and buy or sell goods. Start-ups disrupt well-established industries and the internet enables small businesses to compete with big business on a global scale.
- IT & technology are truly global markets, impacted by business and economic trends from around the world; businesses have to identify and exploit the emerging opportunities in order to gain competitive advantage, requiring agility and flexibility in processes and structures.
- Operating globally adds layers of complexity, such as managing multiple languages, time-zones, currencies, regulation and financial processes.
- Social media has increased the impact of consumer influence adding to the requirement for intelligent customer insights and multi-channel management.
- In a fast paced market with product life cycles as short as three months, being able to reduce the time-to-market through a streamlined supply chain is key.