Are you getting Value from your current ICT Investments?


Clearly define your Strategic priorities and roadmap


Deliver ICT services that align to your business needs


Providing expertise in ICT Services, Data Centre Design & Planning and all advisory services

The Strategic Directions Group sole focus is to help you
improve your operational efficiency and maximise the return
on your ICT and Data Centre Investments.


Deliver tangible business results that exceed our customers’ expectations.


Maintain our vendor independence, to ensure that we can focus on delivering the best outcome for our customers


Actively seek innovative solutions for both our organisations and our customers.



Telecommunications Review

Strategic Directions has extensive experience gained from working on the largest and most complex networks in Australia.

Data Centre Optimised

Vendor Independent Data Centre Design specialist Strategic Directions delivers a Data Centre Optimisation Service

Data Centre Managed

Strategic Directions Managed Data Centre Services can provide clients with a fully managed data center

Tender Management

Many Organisations struggle with the mechanics of conducting a Tender Process for the procurement of IT or Telecommunications Goods and Services.  

Smart Cities

Vibrant, liveable, sustainable cities require more than traditional infrastructure – and are evaluated on more than simply financial return.

CIO Advisory Service

Strategic Direction’s External CIO Service allows a client access to skills and experience from multiple disciplines, on a customised retainer basis.

ICT Business Reviews

Strategic Directions offers vendor independent, specialist advice for your ICT investments.

Business Continuity Planning Service

This service allows for the development of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for your organisation


Chris Goldstone is very knowledgeable and has provided a much-needed external focus to the ICT Steering Committee. This has assisted with managing expectations and focusing priorities.  

Kelly Stidworthy

CFO, Scenic Rim Regional Council

When you need good advice on IT Infrastructure planning and Data Centre planning, design and operations you can’t go past Mike. He is honest, ethical and knows his stuff.  

Terry Leister

Pronto Software

Dave Collyer was great to work with and is well respected by the ICT team and rest of Council. He was also very responsive to requests for information and assistance, which was appreciated.  

Kelly Stidworthy

CFO, Scenic Rim Regional Council

In May 2015 Brisbane City Council commissioned Strategic Directions to review the operational effectiveness of its Data Centre UPS systems to ensure stability and performance of its network. Council engaged Strategic Directions to review vendor reports, Council reports, and UPS logs to provide options for improvements. Following on from the reports which provided several options, Council elected to replace the UPS systems and redesign the critical power path in both of their data centres. Council again looked to Strategic Directions for assistance in the design, implementation and project delivery of four (4) 200kVA UPS’s, two units at each site, delivered in a 2N solution. Managing all UPS and electrical upgrades throughout two total data centre shutdowns over a period of 8 months, Strategic Directions, along with Council staff, successfully implemented the new robust and resilient 2N UPS system now powering the two Council data centres.

Brisbane City Council – UPS Replacement Project

The University of Melbourne would like to thank Strategic Directions for their detailed technical review and total cost of ownership assistance for its Data Centre Facilities.  The University has benefited from the recommendations provided for infrastructure improvements and is in a significantly better position to make key strategic decisions around the on-going operation of its enterprise and leased Data Centre Facilities.  Strategic Direction’s attention to detail, desire for quality outcomes and clear and honest communication have also been recognised and appreciated.

The University of Melbourne

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Chris Goldstone

Overview Chris has over 30 years experience in the IT industry and is the founder and Managing Director of The Strategic Directions Group. Chris specialises in ICT strategy and management, and ICT Master Planning for regions and cities. He has significant experience in Local Government and large commercial organisations. In addition to the role of Managing Director, Chris has actively ...

Managing Director
Mike Andrea

Overview Mike has over 26 years’ experience in the ICT industry, covering strategy, design and management across commercial and government sectors. He is a specialist in large-scale data centre development and telecommunications solutions, with particular skill in strategic and master planning, procurement, telecommunications and networking, design, management and operations, contract negotiations and project recovery. Experience Mike holds a number of ...

Director – GAICD

A self-motivated professional with 28 years’ experience providing specialist telecommunication and IT consultancy focusing on the development, and delivery, of cost effective and complex innovative solutions. Michael working collaboratively with all levels of senior management in both the private and government sectors, he is dedicated to meeting the strategic needs of the customer whilst upholding the core values of my team and organisation.

Byron Wallace

Byron heads up the Strategic Directions Data Centre practice, getting involved in all aspects from design and construction to audits and reviews for both internal rooms and co-location facilities.  With an industrial electrical background, Byron brings and technical hands on approach to our clients.

Vendor Independent – ICT Strategy and Management Specialists