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Is the IT budget well spent in your organisation?

Most business budgets and expenses operate on a cost-benefit basis. If a budget for a new office is allocated then a shiny new office is expected. But what about IT spend? Do we really know what we get for our money? It’s time to have a better understanding, IT roadmap will help to have a clear vision of what IT means to business.

In many enterprises IT solutions are responsible for supporting tools used to account for other areas of the business like HR, business projects and financials. It stands to reason then, IT would have a good understanding of how well its own budget is accounted for. This is more complex than it seems, but there is definitely a clear case for improving the situation.

IT for operational support versus IT for new business

A significant portion of IT expenditure is allocated to supporting operational systems or “keeping the lights on”. In this sense IT solutions are seen as a cost centre as the overall business relies on them functioning properly in order to generate revenue.

In the age of digital business treating IT as a cost centre is like a transport company viewing is fleet of trucks as a “cost centre” and is about as meaningful as saying “the whole business is a cost centre”. That same transport company could develop a mobile app to facilitate ordering by customers. In this case money would need to be spent on IT solutions, but the new business benefit can easily outweigh the cost.

That being the case, we should still be proactive in determining the value delivered back to the business resulting from any form of IT spending.

ITaaS makes costing clearer

Adopting an IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) model can help decode “how well” IT are spent for both operations and new business. ITaaS encompasses the cost to deliver a well-defined outcome. For example, an in-house IT department or a third-party managed service provider can deliver a unified communications system on a per-month, per-user basis with all the capital and integration costs factored into the price.This approach provides a direct comparison between different technologies and benchmark the business can use to assess its ROI.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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