Rita gunther McGrath offers the example of Accenture, a consulting firm, for showing how companies can reduce the costs of operating legacy assets. In Accenture’s case it was IT. The example is important for this purpose — showing the benefit of getting data out of department silos and into a centralized system that gives all people access to the same core data.
To maximize the usefulness of assets, one should understand the concept of “asset debt”. That is next.