When today's organizations are working on multiple priorities, it is easy for tasks to fall between the cracks. Project Management often cuts across organizational boundaries and brings people together who have other “day jobs” in their normal departments. Since project management creates a new framework for accountability, it helps to deliver: 1) lower total project costs; 2) reliable on-time, on-budget delivery; and 3) better communication.
A strategic plan is the essential road map that plots the course for your organization. It explains what your IT organization will -- and will not -- try to accomplish. It is a collaborative effort, written in plain language, that speaks to your top organizational goals. We can work with your team to research, facilitate, and develop a strategic plan that meets your unique needs. Your strategic plan will address governance, key initiatives, rationale, and key milestones.
An organization that is good at change management is an agile and learning-oriented team. The alternative is to be left behind as circumstances change – stuck in business processes not because they are right but simply because they have been done before. Communication is also improved in a change-focused organization, since the team is constantly facing new challenges and working together to adapt to them. To summarize, the benefits are: 1) agility; 2) learning-orientation; and 3) better external competitiveness.
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Today’s organizations literally have more data than they know what to do with. Past technologies have made us better at collecting information, but is it really improving the bottom line? At Bluewater, we have developed a core practice of helping organizations collect and protect the right data, and to leverage it for better decisions. From enterprise data warehouses to executive dashboards, we can help turn mere information into business wisdom.
These days, everyone seems to be moving towards cloud computing and IT consolidation. The benefits are clear, as some organizations report returns of seven to ten times their initial investment after successful cloud initiatives. Bluewater’s team of experts has been on the forefront of consolidation and cloud computing for years – even before such terminology came to be accepted in the marketplace. We can help personalize a roadmap for the unique needs and challenges of your organization.
When you cut through the hype, it's clear that social media has sparked some real changes in how organizations share information and serve their customers and constituents. Our team helped architect some of the social web's hottest companies -- including breakthrough innovations in microblogging, online gaming, online payments, and social networks. We know what works and what doesn't ... and how to capture the benefits for your organization.
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Many of our clients are government agencies, especially at the state agency level. Our seasoned team of executives have worked at the highest levels of state government, and they understand the unique challenges of moving government forward. By leveraging our deep understanding of government regulations, business practices, policy, and procurement law, we can help bring innovation forward for state, federal, and local government.
Our roots are in the commercial sector, and our principals have a successful roster of projects at the worlds leading companies. They have helped manage financial risk at global energy firms, improve the supply chain a national trucking company, and develop breakthrough technology for the world’s largest fast food chain. Together with your team, Bluewater can help your company unlock a powerful competitive advantage.
Foundations and non-profits have a different set of objectives, but many of the same technology challenges faced by other organizations. We all need to manage IT better for cost savings, but associations need to go further. Technology is core to donor transparency, sound management practices, and fundraising in a difficult economy. Bluewater has aided a number of national organizations of this type, primarily in health care and education.
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