A number of client engagements have been concerned with technology strategy
in two senses:
Increasingly in modern business, the meaning of the first is being overshadowed
by the importance of the second.
- The forward direction taken in the design of an evolving technology
platform for corporate use; that is, the strategy by which technology is
- The deployment of technology as part of high-level corporate
strategy; that is, the strategic application of technology in direct service
of the corporate mission
Current consultancies (represented here with an overview and summary)
are especially concerned in this way. Some earlier engagements (for Johnson
Controls, AT&T and NYNEX)
were, perhaps less obviously, focused on how a strategy in technology can
lead to much more effective solutions, or even new businesses.