Our client faced both internal and external challenges. Internally, this major media company wanted to consolidate dozens of different technologies to foster more effective and efficient collaboration among business units globally. Externally, the company needed to get a better understanding of the status of its data stored around the world and to ensure it was secure against hackers and other potential threats.
KPMG LLP (KPMG) worked with the company to develop a solution using Microsoft Office 365® to provide a common technology platform throughout the company. This platform provides three key benefits:
As a result of our engagement, a solution was developed that met the majority of the client’s requirements and had a positive return on investment. Our client was able to use KPMG’s cost analysis to include Office 365 implementation plans in their next fiscal year budget and the company has engaged KPMG to help it develop a new IT operating model.
Facing the challenges of improving collaboration across multiple business groups and ensuring the security of its data, this major media company engaged KPMG to help identify the right technology solution. Our involvement included:
The introduction of solutions such as Office 365 has broad implications on business processes, users, and operations. Many companies make the mistake of considering only the technical impact of new solutions, but it’s critical to think about the big picture from the beginning.
When you look at the big picture, you may see a need to draw on the experience of specialists in multiple risk, include cybersecurity specialists. If the move will have an impact on the way employees work, be sure to engage people and change specialists.
Managing operational and organizational changes and their impact on people often is harder than implementing the technical solution itself. Those who specialize in the softer side of business can help plan for and then manage what can become a major risk.
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