BNP Paribas knew grid computing would play an important role in improving its IT infrastructure, just as Rabobank knew launching its own mobile network would help the bank take advantage of remote access applications. To help blaze a path to those gains, both banks turned to a new service from Capgemini called TechnoVision 2012. Beyond its’ groovy name, the product attempts to reimagine tech consulting based on the belief that the IT world is changing so rapidly, it’s become hard to keep up with the evolution of platforms, applications, trends and buzzwords—and how to match that dizzying patchwork to specific business challenges.
“New technologies are arriving and being developed at such a rapid pace that nobody can keep track of it all,” says Caryn Sklar, a spokesperson for the strategy and architecture practice at Capgemini in New York. “Banks need to understand topics like social networking, the changes and challenges posed by new devices, and know which ones are going to be relevant to the business.”