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The 10-point Strategic Technology Roadmap. Certainty, Confidence and no more surprises in times of rapid change. 

Navigate and stay ahead of change – with certainty, confidence and stronger budget control.

We’re all living through a cataclysmic event that has forced many of us to close our offices and support our employees in a ‘work from home’ environment.

The pace of change required to keep up with the crisis caught everyone by surprise. But it also gave our team at Tecala a great opportunity to test our Consultancy, Advisory and Managed Services capabilities to their absolute limits.

We responded with super-fast extension, augmentation and adjustment of existing networks and managed services so our client’s employees could continue to work and operate away from the office in a secure environment. This means we’re now managing thousands of client end-users, who are sitting within the bounds of secure extended corporate networks, are are continuing with their daily tasks relatively unaffected.

Focusing on the next 90-120 days.

As effective as your short-term solutions have been, they’re most likely not the optimal or comprehensive long-term solution you need.

What we need to do now is shift our focus on building and continuously evolving an environment that permanently supports productive and secure home and remote working. It’s very unlikely that we’ll return to a conventional office working environment with the next 1-2 years, so we’re now starting to engage with our clients to develop and implement a Strategic Technology Roadmap that allows you to create a ‘fit’ business in which IT is being used to gain competitive advantage.

Gartner recently delivered a ‘2020 CIO Agenda’ in a presentation by distinguished VP Analyst, Andy Rowsell-Jones.

In his report he highlighted the importance of:

  1. Clear and effective leadership 
  2. Having a clear and consistent overall business strategy
  3. Being able to articulate this vision to employees, consumers and partners.

Tecala’s Strategic Plan delivers the insight you need to anticipate opportunities and threats and to keep ahead of and navigate change with much more certainty and confidence.

Creating a Fit Business with Tecala’s 10-Point Strategic Technology Roadmap

The approach we’re recommending is intuitive and straight-forward. A short Discovery Session with a Senior Consultant will allow us to gather the information we need to develop your 10-Point Plan.

We’ll be splitting this engagement into four stages, so it aligns with our proven methodology:

Step #1 – Strategise

1. Recap and Review – we’ll look at the steps you’ve taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic and review your current requirements.

2. A Competitive Environment Review of your current industry and technology capabilities.

3. Architecture Planning to identify the common architectural changes during and following a pandemic, encompassing:

  • Residential internet access considerations
  • Corporate firewall considerations
  • Accommodating BYOD requirements
  • Application performance considerations.

Step #2 – Transform

4. Activation Part #1 – Effective communication and collaboration

  • Common tooling for effective team collaboration
  • Common pitfalls when deployment is rushed

5. Activation Part #2 – Device Lifecycle and Configuration Management

  • Application deployment management
  • Alternate application delivery concepts
  • Ubiquitous endpoint management tooling

6. Activation Part #3 – Cloud Security Configuration Management

  • Understanding your new Shadow IT challenge
  • Secure platform access in a Multi-Cloud environment
  • Visibility and control of user activity outside the corporate network
  • Identity and access management
  • Data loss prevention in the Cloud.

Step #3 – Manage

7. Maximising your Office365 license investment

  • Office365 offers various escalation and adoption paths for service and application adoption. We’ll identify your optimal configuration.

8. Technology adoption and training

  • Security Awareness Training – Your team needs to be fully on-board with your new office and home-working environment, so we ensure your team has the education and training they need.

Step #4 – Optimise

9. With a high-level plan in place to fine-tune your fitness, you’ll be able to accelerate your modern architecture by leveraging the Cloud to deliver the services and applications your teams need.

10. With a Strategic Technology Roadmap in place you’ll have clear understanding on the business case, benefits and high-level budget considerations for your technology platform.

You may have already started developing elements of this, but our 10-point Plan can help you gain the full picture in a clear and efficient way.

We’ll highlight all the components that make a comprehensive Strategic Technology Roadmap to enable you to augment your existing services and solutions. It’s important to develop a robust, holistic and sustainable long-term approach right now. If you feel this where you need to be, let us know and we’ll call you to get started.

LET’S CREATE A PLAN THAT GIVE 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.​

About Tecala 

As your innovative, agile and experienced technology services partner, we Accelerate Your Brilliance.

We believe every organisation deserves to enjoy a brilliant outcome from their technology initiatives and investments. So we create enduring partnerships with our clients, in which we navigate technology to make leading edge services and solutions accessible to everyone.

We call this the ‘Democratisation of IT’ – an ongoing, evolving process of strategise, transform, manage and optimise, in which we continually focus on your business challenges in your industry, so we can align the right tech solutions to your business objectives.

This is how we accelerate your journey towards being a fit enterprise that’s going to emerge from COVID even stronger.

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