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Use Lean IT in Oil and Gas to Shift From Reactive Cuts to Elegant Design Principles

Published: 18 April 2017

ID: G00326776

Analyst(s): Rich McAvey


To maintain credibility as excellent cost optimizers, oil and gas CIOs must shift their methods for managing IT costs from reactive budget cuts to the proactive design of lean operations. This research provides guidance on successfully launching this journey.

Table Of Contents
  • Simplify: Reversing Decades of Decentralized IT Procurement
    • Reduce the Number and Complexity of IT Applications, Services and Devices
    • Rethink IT Culture and Jobs
  • Clarify: Consolidating Globally Federated Computer Operations
    • Invest in Dynamic Financial Transparency
    • Integrate Digital Priorities
  • Advance: Resolving Legacy Debt (Aging IT Technology)
    • Adapt Cost Optimization Priorities to Match Market Conditions
    • Create Urgency for a Renovated Digital Core
  • Automate: Reducing IT's Resource Intensiveness
    • Create an Automation-First Culture
    • Leverage Adaptive Sourcing
  • Innovate: Reinventing Outdated IT Services
    • Design a Simpler Digital Workplace
    • Design a Lean Operating Model for IT

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