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IT – Organisational Blocker or Enabler?

For many decades business IT operations have focused on supporting data processing systems like accounting and ERP and enabling knowledge workers to be productive on PCs and mobile devices. What’s always been a challenge is keeping up with changing business demands, including BIG growth plans, and securing budget for innovative projects, not just day-to-day operations.

With many options for IT service delivery available today, it’s time for business leaders to take a detailed look at the output derived from in-house IT operations and how it shifts the capability balance.

IT as a Business Blocker

Is it fair to suggest with so much invested in internal IT operations it can prevent a business from achieving its growth targets? After all, traditional IT keeps the data engine of most organisations running and without that the core business is at risk. Let’s take a measured view on how IT can be a business blocker:

  • Too much capital and resources tied up in non-differentiating services (e.g. Email servers and storage).
  • Talented IT staff pressured to do “more with less”, even as the business grows. This can fuel a huge disparity between what IT staff are already tasked with and what they are expected to do to satisfy growth.
  • Lack of understand of the true cost of IT resulting in a reluctance to invest more to gain competitive advantage.

IT as a Business Enabler

IT is an enabler when it serves a purpose to facilitate business outcomes and helps drive growth. For IT and business leaders this means applying the right service for the right outcome. IT as a service and its delivery management are a business enabler when it:

  • Supports rapid expansion of end-user computing infrastructure like communications devices.
  • Scales application hosting infrastructure for deploying online applications on-demand.
  • Ensures compliance and data protection during any expansion phase.

If IT is not meeting business objectives, take a look at how the right mix of in-house, managed service provider and cloud services can digitally transform it into a strategic platform for growth.

LET’S CREATE A PLAN THAT GIVEs YOU THE OUTCOME YOU NEED.

Register for an initial online discussion over Zoom, phone, or in person. And let’s find out where your business most needs our award-winning services and support.

By analysing your specific needs and priorities, we’ll give you a realistic and practical recommendation on what’s required to accelerate your modern architecture.

Our Senior Consultants will help you evaluate and understand your options, so you can make decisions that benefit both your business and your employees, while mitigating unnecessary risk.​

Combining Strategy, Transformation, Management and Optimisation, we identify and remove the obstacles to a successful outcome, before you even know they’re there.​

The session will cover:

Step 1: Recap and review

Together we’ll examine the steps you’ve already taken in adapting to COVID-19, and review the parameters for the architecture planning you’ll need in place going forward.

Step 2: Shape the
plan

Future-Planning for optimal performance, focusing on effective communication and collaboration, device lifecycle and configuration management and security.

Step 3: Identify your requirements

This is where we clearly identify the steps you need to have in place to develop your Strategic Technology Roadmap to create a Modern Dynamic Workplace. 

Step 4: Get the
report

You’ll receive a high-level report with our recommendations to accelerate your modern architecture, and the next steps for delivering your Strategic Technology Roadmap.

We’ll get you there. Faster.

With a high-level plan in place, you’ll have a clear understanding on the business case, benefits, and high-level budget considerations for your technology platform to accelerate your modern architecture. And you’ll be ready to leverage the Cloud to deliver the services and applications your teams need.

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