What is HTA?

The HTA and the why of the Strategic Alliance?

Strategic alliances are agreements for cooperation or collaboration between our complementary businesses, with the ultimate result being a synergy where each party will benefit more from the alliance than from individual efforts alone – and serve our clients with a completely integrated approach to technology deployment.

By definition, a strategic alliance is an agreement between two or more parties to pursue a set of agreed upon objectives while remaining independent organizations. This type of partnership falls between mergers and acquisitions and organic growth.

Overall, our strategic alliances allow each of our partner to pool resources while concentrating on their competitive advantage and simultaneously growing their respective businesses and together serving our clients though integrated and sustainable architectures at a lower cost.

We ask our clients

1. Ability to meet performance expectations: Is your potential partner able to produce at a time and speed you are expecting, at a cost and efficiency that are attractive to you?

2. Clear goals: These are necessary before entering into any partnership. Costs, deadlines, project roadmaps and execution duties should all be laid out clearly. They must also be agreed upon before any work begins.

3. Partner compatibility and commitment to a long-term partnership: This is ultimately the most important part of a strategic alliance. Both sides must feel that they will receive a clear and definite benefit from the partnership. Without such a benefit, engaging in a strategic alliance is not advisable.

Engaging in the HTA strategic alliance allows each partner to learn from each other and develop competencies that can be more widely utilized elsewhere in standard business operations. Our clients see the benefit clearly from this process.

Our client focused governance process

1. Corporate Governance is an area we generally discuss as regards how IT projects are prioritized and how these decisions are made.

2. Projects Governance flows from Corporate Decision making.

3. Data Governance and standards are discussed at the level of Architecture

4. Security Governance and Risk Framework are made part of the implementation standards.

5. Blockchain Governance refers mostly to Private Blockchains which are permissioned. Public Blockchains are Permission-less and often have embedded access controls and do not require specific intervention of specific governance as this is mostly managed by the consensus algorithms.