Defence and the connected enterprise

Defence and the connected enterprise

More than ever before, digital transformation calls for a fully connected defence force, in which every function is seamlessly aligned.

Bernard Brown

Partner and Vice-Chair

KPMG in the UK


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Digital technology is more important to defence than ever, holding the key to an effective and efficient force, in which leaders can make informed decisions to gain advantage on the battlefield.

Digital transformation calls for a fully connected organisation, in which every function is seamlessly aligned, known in the commercial environment as the ‘connected enterprise’.

This latest report, led by Mike Stone, Global Chair of Defence and National Security at KPMG, presents a global perspective on the eight capabilities that can help defence forces become connected and fully aligned behind their mission

Intended to stimulate debate, it touches on critical issues like mission-centricity, responsive supply chains, new approaches to talent acquisition/retention, and working with a wider range of allies and partners.

This paper addresses the future of defence over three horizons:

Horizon 1 – The connected enterprise: This horizon addresses the need to connect the disparate elements of a complex defence organisation across the front, middle and back offices, in order to deliver on defence's diverse objectives.

Horizon 2 – The ‘instantly informed’ enterprise: The ‘instantly informed enterprise’ builds on the connected enterprise, but is distinguished by the efficiency of the connections; i.e. information is readily available to decision makers at each element within the connected enterprise in real time, or as required.

Horizon 3 - The automated enterprise: This horizon combines robotics and real-time availability of information at the edge of the network, to drive automated decision-making on a larger scale.

Download our paper from here - The Future of Defence

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