Companies often miss untapped value when restructuring—and paradoxically even liquidity—trapped in back-office functions and committed technology support. To emerge from the current crisis—and navigate any other—companies will need to make their cost structure leaner, more variable and flexible:
They will need to find partners or build consortia to maximize their scale and investment. Available options include:
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Similarly, technology collaboration is an efficient and intelligent way to create flexible cost structures. Consider divesting IT data centers to generate upfront cash, rationalizing applications and optimizing IT maintenance costs, and enabling pay-per-use models.
Projections based on Accenture analysis and experience working with oil and gas companies.
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