IT strategy

Information Technology (IT) is changing many aspects of business. It is a critical mechanism to lower costs, increase effectiveness and efficiency, as well as providing value-add and interacting with customers and suppliers. It is however very important that the IT strategy is aligned with the business strategy to ensure that IT support becomes an integral part of an organisation’s growth.

Key to developing an effective IT strategy is recognising that IT is an enabler for the implementation of business requirements. Business requirements should therefore always be the driver behind any IT investment - and the resulting business benefits should be clearly measurable.

We have developed a global IT strategy development methodology which has been tried and tested on several projects locally and globally.

As illustrated below, we help clients to realise strategic technological change in three high level stages, namely:
  • Gaining insight regarding the organisational objectives and drivers, as well as understanding the business processes that may impact on the achievement of the organisation’s objectives
  • Constructing IT architectures that will support the organisation. These architectures include information, applications, technology platforms and organisational design
  • Identifying and specifying the investments and strategy required to implement the constructed architectures.


Contact us

Andries Brink
Private Companies Services Leader, PwC South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)12 429 0600

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