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Balfour Beatty CIO Danny Reeves on constructing a new bottom line

5/12/2013 by

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UK construction company Balfour Beatty’s strategy of growth through acquisition means it now has 15 operating companies. As a result, it inherited lots of independent legacy IT operations.

Such diversity and the associated management costs presented a significant challenge to the operational efficiency of the business. It was also having a negative effect on margins in what was an already challenging global economic environment.


The breadth of its operations also meant Balfour Beatty could not afford the required level of innovation needed to develop its business. So with the primary motivation for action being necessity, the companytransformed its IT and, as a result, its business.

The economic case was clear, but the big challenge was always going to be execution.

CIO Danny Reeves faced some stark choices – invest heavily “at scale” in IT; get IT off the books by outsourcing the lot in a long-term traditional contract; or find a way to consolidate the number of locations, modernise the IT infrastructure and rationalise the number of applications while exploiting market opportunities in cloud-based services.

Reeves was originally IT director at one of Balfour Beatty’s operating companies. Now he works as its divisional CIO, where his role requires him to examine the estate in all of its diversity, remove complexity and deliver shared services.

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