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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 the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

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).