Striving for Excellence: Focus Your Resources

This is the first post in a three-part series exploring GE’s decision to establish a new Center of Excellence

In our current economic environment, every company has to look hard at its business model. In the case of many of our customers, they’re looking to focus on where they really add value – and where they can outsource those elements of a program that are not core to their competitive advantage. They’re also looking to eliminate risk, minimize cost and shorten time-to-market. In turn, that means that our customers are looking to outsource entire systems or complex solutions that previously they would have developed in-house.

That economic necessity has seen GE’s systems business grow in response – and it rapidly became apparent that the right thing for us to do was to create a new systems business Center of Excellence that would bring all our resources into one place to create synergies that would improve our ability to respond quickly to our customers’ needs.

In his first video blog, Todd Stiefler explains how industry challenges impacted GE Intelligent Platforms’ decision to establish its new Center of Excellence.

Note: This is the first post of a three-part series examining the Center of Excellence.

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Todd Stiefler

Todd joined GE from the world of Washington politics, and in no time at all has moved on to his second assignment, which sees him managing business development for the services GE is increasingly looking to offer to customers, including the Proficy SmartSignal predictive analytics software.

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