Boards have always challenged the spiralling costs of IT. They question the five-year cycle of transformation that delivers little or no change and is never measured in terms of growth or value.

They intuitively know their teams, suppliers and partners design overly complex yet inefficient solutions that never get close to meeting the evolving needs of their markets, their clients or their staff. And they don’t know how to break this habit.

Now, imagine building adaptive, iterative solutions that enable the company to take a componentised view of the business and keep it aligned to the needs of the market, clients and staff — and by keeping it aligned to those needs, allowing the company to keep up with its competitors, which are not burdened by the costs, complexity and inflexibility of the past.