Medium-sized companies in Germany are struggling with high cost pressure and limited access to resources at the same time. It is therefore important to keep pace with modern developments and technologies in order to remain competitive in the long term. This in turn requires a suitable IT strategy that brings quick-wittedness and flexibility without endangering established structures!

Short-term and long-term IT planning in contradiction

The market requires companies to provide quick answers and short implementation cycles. In order to realize this, new technological approaches such as artificial intelligence must be quickly established in business projects. In contrast, however, there are IT infrastructure plans that often have a medium- to long-term horizon with regard to transformation. Methods designed for rapid implementation, such as rapid prototyping or agile project control, meet stability-oriented and process-related IT operations. The challenge is to synchronize the different speeds and procedures. An often chosen and widespread IT strategy in this context is two-speed IT.

 

IT strategy: Two-speed IT as an interim solution?

Two-speed IT concerns the company's own information technology and is a two-pronged approach. On the one hand, IT includes central, established systems. On the other hand, a quickly adaptable, completely self-sufficient IT for the implementation of digital projects is operated. At least for a limited period of strong transformation requirements, this IT strategy can remove some hurdles. However, two-speed IT solutions must always be implemented precisely and individually in order to bring the desired success. This is where RMTP's consulting services come into play.

 

Best practice methods and tools

The implementation of a "two-speed IT" requires intensive participation by the specialist departments and the IT department. RMTP also recommends establishing the approach as part of a continuous improvement process, as new requirements are constantly being added. These are increasingly due to regulatory reasons. In addition, the transformation of IT to meet business requirements as an ongoing process must be explicitly anchored in the overall organization.

In this context, rmtp's experts use best practice methods and frameworks such as COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019. Her expertise lies in particular in the areas of governance, IT strategy as well as value, resource and risk management. Decades of experience of employees at home and abroad as well as in different company sizes also speak for RMTP. The consultants are primarily specialized in the management of large-volume programs and projects.