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"Killing the Cost Center" Promises to Guide Midsize Enterprises through Digital Transformation
[April 18, 2019]

"Killing the Cost Center" Promises to Guide Midsize Enterprises through Digital Transformation

In recent years, technology has advanced to such a high degree that mid-market companies are reaching a tipping point: invest in digital transformation or get left in the dust. In his forthcoming book, "Killing the Cost Center," Saggezza's Chris Steele shows us that any company, regardless of industry, can become the next digital transformation success story by following his blueprint.

Written for technology and business executives at companies and private equity firms, "Killing the Cost Center" is an all-encompassing guide to scaling EBITDA through digital transformation and the removal of digital debt - the killer of midsize enterprises and former market darlings.

"A mid-market company that avoids digital transformation does so at their own peril, and this book shows why," Steele said. "It's all too common for mid-market CIOs and CMOs to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, with the need to innovate their business but having the pressures and budgets of operational continuity forcing them to make tough decisions. However, not investing in innovation can destroy a business and can also kill merger and acquisition (M&A) plans."

In this guide, Chris Steele explains how to understand the issues, how to form and execute a transformation plan, and how to sustain your newly-found business agility. Readers will also learn that digital transformation success comes from taking a complete look atthe business with a common goal of increasing innovation and technology, while controlling risk by modernizing legacy processes.

"Killing The Cost Center" is available for pre-order through Amazon and will be available on Monday, April 22.

About Chris Steele

Chris Steele is Vice President and Head of Technology at Saggezza. He has a long and deep history in organizational transformation, emergent technology, and revenue enablement. Prior to "Killing the Cost Center," Chris also authored "Employee Appraisal and Motivational Techniques in a Distributed Agile Software Development Environment" and is a contributing author to "Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners."

About Saggezza

Saggezza is a Chicago-based global management consulting and technology services firm with rich expertise and insights into systems shaping the next generation of business. With services including Digital Debt LabTM and JointStrikeTM, Saggezza partners with clients to solve issues like technical debt and disparate data and create a 360-degree view of the client's customers. Saggezza unlocks the power of its clients' enterprise data to accelerate growth, uncover opportunities and create an operational culture like never before. To learn more visit:

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