There are considerable benefits to forming a cross-sector technology strategy. Organizations can avoid redundant investments and realize greater efficiency. For example, technologies such as mServices platforms feature common hardware, software, and supporting infrastructure that can be extended to other sectors. Furthermore, there are overlaps in the ecosystem partners and skills required to plan, implement and support technologies in multiple sectors.
Vital Wave Consulting is known for its ability to unlock opportunities at the intersection of different industries and increase the potential to achieve scale. Such approaches can allow for greater return on investment in terms of development outcomes and revenues. The firm has been engaged by leading global organizations to explore cross-sector strategies for leveraging investment. The World Economic Forum engaged Vital Wave Consulting to write a White Paper entitled Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development, which identifies opportunities for increasing efficiency and achieving scale across the data ecosystem.