KPMG's U.S. CIO Advisory client sought a more secure network, infrastructure technology adaptable for new capabilities, and a plan for ongoing upgrades.
This hospital system client had delayed upgrading its vast network infrastructure for too long and, as a result, faced daunting challenges:
KPMG in the US helped the client develop and execute a thorough, robust plan for managing its network transformation and achieving stated business requirements and security objectives.
When the project is complete, the client will have substantial progress toward its goals: a more secure network, leading infrastructure technology capable of handling new capabilities, and a plan for ongoing network upgrades.
With an out-of-date network infrastructure—and facing security and privacy risks—this leading healthcare provider engaged KPMG in the US to develop a thorough plan and help execute its network transformation project and long-term strategy for keeping its infrastructure current. KPMG’s contributions included:
A large-scale network transformation with a lot of complexity and a large budget requires a tremendous amount of detailed planning, sponsorship, and buy-in from key stakeholders, and robust project management.
With stakeholders ranging from the C-suite to the front line, it is critical to communicate what is happening, why it is important, and what can be expected during and after the project. Changing behaviors is much tougher than changing technologies.
The longer that organizations wait to update their infrastructures, the more expensive and complex the projects inevitably become. Organizations that are serious about protecting critical information and systems should develop—and follow—an infrastructure strategy to support new capabilities and applications.
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