Originally Published on the Digital Business Transformation blog

The chaos and intrusion caused by traditional consulting firms often makes things worse long before they get better. More importantly, the learning curve required by often inexperienced consultants is a costly risk to any client. If those firms do finally begin to bring value, it is always compromised by their use of a library of reusable work product and templates designed to standardize your solution. In other words, these standard templates help them make more money while using teams with far less experience. Unfortunately, the answer to your problem will always require educated decisions to be made, and they are not equipped to do so.

Fortium’s revolutionary executive services model is superior to traditional consulting. LaaS (Leadership as a Service) can benefit you immediately. While others leverage teams with a mix of experienced and inexperienced consultants and use live client situations to train them on real world situations, Fortium aligns one individual or a small team of experienced (25 years or more) executives to the conditions of your specific engagement. Our partners, among the best technology and digital leaders in the world, bring the credentials, deep-industry expertise and hands-on experience to confront risks and opportunities with the skills and commitment they demand. And while consulting firms consistently look for opportunities to expand their presence within your organization, Fortium is there to help you solve problems and move on to your next challenge.

Your situation may not demand a small army of consultants. Fortium aligns the delivery model with your need. For very focused situations, the best approach may be to help you through project leadership. In other conditions, it may be best to place the Fortium partner in the CIO, CTO, CDO or CISO seat or other strategic leadership role on a short-term or long-term interim basis. When you’re ready, the Fortium partner can be replaced by a permanent resource without the complexity and cost associated with termination of a permanent, long-term employee. Throughout the delivery process, you and the Fortium partner have the immediate support and expertise of our entire firm of technology experts to fulfill your needs and minimize your risk. Would LaaS (Leadership as a Service) benefit you?

Fortium Partners offers what no one else can: instant access to some of the world’s most experienced technology and digital leaders (CIOs, CDOs, CTOs, and CISOs). Our clients often need interim leadership, fractional/part-time leadership, strategic program management and guidance, coaching, or other roles that expand the capabilities of the management team. Fortium clients get the technology and digital leadership they need in a matter of days, obtaining an immediate competitive edge, often at a lower cost with more return. We also offer specific solutions to address your technology and digital challenges.

Missing Your Technology or Digital Leader? Break from Tradition

What if you could fill your technology leadership slot (CIO, CDO, CTO, or CISO) immediately, in a matter of hours? What if you could guarantee that your new technology leader would be a true strategy partner with more than 25 years of experience, and not just a technology operational generalist? What if you never had to pay for search fees, employee benefits or severance? What if you had immediate access to a technology and digital executive with exactly the right experience to help guide your team toward a new strategic direction? Leadership as a Service (LaaS) can help immediately.

Enter Fortium Partners

Fortium’s partners have served in C-suites of the most respected companies in the world. Unlike consulting firms, with Fortium your service level is exactly what you need and you will never be subject to unnecessary fee expansion or lower-level resources. Best of all, our Partner becomes your company’s CIO, CDO, CTO, or CISO — a dedicated member of your senior staff reporting directly to executive leadership, yet equipped with world-class processes of the largest provider of technology and digital leadership services in the world.

Strategic Issues in the LaaS Model

Strategic issues to be considered in the LaaS model is having a knowledge that digital invaders exist and that they are experts at rapid disruption. As a result, the entire C-suite now sees digital as the biggest game-changer. It can fuel growth, but drastically change the landscape.

While most CxOs believe they see the “Big Picture,” few actually know how to create that view and execute a series of initiatives to get there. Industry leaders are looking beyond the immediate future, and employing a full range of strategies.

Coming to market second or third is a luxury few can afford. Creating a business model that offers both speed and scale can be tricky. Nonetheless, some leading enterprises are using their resources to out think the competition.

Do you want to:

  • Be First — this approach is costly and risky but may be your cup of tea. If so, we have ideas that no one else has tried yet that could catapult you ahead.
  • Be Best — this approach has costs but excelling in most areas, particularly the giving and post giving experience will pay off.
  • Be left behind — this approach is to be avoided. Unbeknownst to you, someone may be about to disrupt your business model.

Author: Michael Wilson


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