... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models
Absolutely, it's a fascinating subject and the conversation has already been very insightful.
We (21apps) are already incorporating some of these ideas in a new offering we have developed call 'Governance as a Service' which we are currently offering to our SharePoint & Office 365 clients.
It will be very interesting to see (and be a part of) how the 'new' consulting business models evolve!
Although the offering is currently targeted at SharePoint & Office 365 we absolutely know and feel that this can and does apply to any technology platform (Lotus, SAP, Google, 37Signals etc).
The rationale behind the offering is here: http://www.21apps.com/governance/rebooting-sharepoint-and-office365...
The overview of the offering is here:http://www.21apps.com/what-we-do/governance-as-a-service/
The Service Description and more detail is here:http://www.21apps.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Service-Definition...
I'd be very interested in your thoughts (and the rest of the community) in what we are creating here!
I think the consulting business can be reconstructed on the basis of designing business models for each of the areas they serve. Each business area means defining value propositions for specific customer segments, with resources, activities and various key suppliers and therefore require particular strategies.
I find this discussion very interesting but for me it's very hard to relate to. It seem like everyone here is part of a multi-partner organization while I am a sole practitioner. I'm finding it rather difficult to apply all that I'm learning from folks to my organization of one.
Thanks for the advice Mike. I'll definitely use it to filter other threads.