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Avionos: Disrupting IT Professional Services for the Digital Era

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Despite the level of digital disruption affecting almost every industry, it seems this phenomenon has passed over one industry leaving it almost entirely unscathed: consulting organizations.

Even in the age of digital business, consulting engagements look much the same as they have since the dawn of the management consulting discipline. Digital solutions and services firm Avionos aims to change that. The company helps manufacturers and distributors launch an end-to-end B2B digital channel in only ninety days. But it isn’t just the speed or end-to-end nature of their approach that makes them different.

First, the company takes an outcome-based approach rather than one based on outputs. It structures its engagements around the client’s desired business outcomes, such as revenue growth, cost reductions or new customer acquisitions. In addition, the company realized that most digital transformation efforts do not fail because of the technology, but rather because of a company’s inability to deliver an operational capability from the investment.

Avionos, therefore, delivers a full end-to-end solution that wraps development services around the underlying technology and then uses a co-operational delivery model to ensure that their clients develop the operational capability that they need to realize their desired outcomes. The company’s subscription-based approach is a refreshing departure from traditional consulting engagements and may be a peek at the future of consulting in the digital era.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.