Technology transformation and outsourcing
We advise on sourcing of core technology solutions and support, ‘as a service’ sourcing models, business process outsourcing, transformation/modernising legacy platforms and large scale procurement.
Cloud contracting and the internet of things
We help our clients maximise the benefits of cloud computing and ubiquitous interconnectivity. Cloud contracting and IoT can introduce significant complexity in the supply chain, even if this is largely unseen once the service is delivered.
One of the key trade-offs as we all go ‘digital’ is our vulnerability around cyber security. This issue remains very real (and will continue to do so) as we become more reliant on technology solutions. Navigating cyber security is not an IT issue, but rather an organisation-wide risk management strategy. This is why we advise our clients utilising our integrated offer and expertise.
Leveraging of data, data analytics and privacy
Arguably the greatest asset of our generation, is our personal and commercially sensitive data. While we often speak of privacy, the ability to fully leverage data is significantly broader. Most of the largest companies in the world are new technology-based information/data companies. These companies look to fully leverage information. Given the way cloud solutions work, there can be significant intellectual property personal information and cross-jurisdictional issues to contend with.
Telecommunications services and technology infrastructure
The ability to provide applications or web based services (and the movement of significant data required to support a digitised economy) relies on core infrastructure support. This can range from open access networks supplied through the NBN, or other traditional telecommunications networks, public or private networks, fixed or mobile, on or off premises equipment, or even via satellite. Data transmission and storage also relies on domestic and international transmission and data centres.
Most major transaction projects, including material infrastructure investments (whether brown or greenfield), will invariably have a significant technology component. Infrastructure projects are heavily technology-dependent, as too are more traditional merger and acquisition transactions.
While many technologies are well settled (or continue to be essentially refined), there is an increasing volume of technology advancement that has the potential to materially change the way we all do business, including the emergence of distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchain), artificial intelligence and robotics. Staying ahead of the curve in relation to these issues is critical.