COVID-19 Update

Strategic Directions is taking every measure to ensure we continue to deliver our services and work within any COVID-19 responses your organisation or the Government may enact.

Strategic Directions is open for business. Our primary objective is to continue to maintain current levels of service. We are enacting several internal hygiene practices to keep people safe including virtual meetings and minimising public transport usage. Strategic Directions will continue to be available to delivering your business outcomes. We are confident that outcomes can be delivered through email and virtual meetings as a method of collaboration.

As the situation changes, we will continue to update you, but I welcome any questions or concerns you may have in the meantime.

posted: 16th March 2020

ICT Strategic Plan

ICT Strategic Planning aligns your IT expenditure with your corporate objectives. Strategic Directions provide tailored solutions to achieve these outcomes.

One of Australia’s leading ICT Strategy and Management specialists being engaged by Federal, State Governments and multinational organisations since 2003.

ICT Strategy
ICT Planning and Strategy
Data Centre Planning
Data Center Design and Planning Consultants

Data Centre Design and Planning

Your data integrity, functionality, performance and seamless service is critical to business success. Managing the design and planning of your Data Centre is one of the most important commercial decisions you’ll make.

Strategic Directions is one of Australia’s leading data centre designers and planners. Discover how Strategic Directions can optimise your data centre management and performance.

Data Centre Project Case Study

Melbourne University Data Centre Project

“No outages please, we’re studying for the future”

The University of Melbourne is committed to utilising advances in technology to advance scientific research and development across a range of disciplines.

With the rapid advance of technology, it is often forgotten just what goes into providing all of that computing power. That little electron microscope that can view a DNA molecule in three dimensions also has a very hi-tech and costly data centre attached to it that provides the electricity, cooling, storage and backup of every byte of enormous amounts of data and computing power to render that DNA molecule in three dimensions.

The key criteria throughout the project…. This is a LIVE site!, all project works had to be successfully completed with ZERO downtime to the University services. Following months and months of planning, a staged approach whereby the projected was dived up into several smaller “micro projects” enabled the University to utilise the existing redundancy to upgrade and install all the new systems with zero downtime.

Strategic Directions has been providing specialist data centre knowledge and support to the University for a number of years and was delighted to be the commissioning agent for this project. Involved throughout the project from design to implementation and final witness testing, Strategic Directions is proud to be a trusted partner of the University.

The project, as at August 2018, is in its final rounds of commissioning and Integrated Systems Testing and is due to be successfully completed on time and on budget at the end of September.

Why Strategic Directions?

ICT Strategic Planning

Step 1. Business Review

Are you getting Value from your current ICT Services and Investments?

Step 2. Strategic Plan

Clearly define your Strategic priorities and roadmap

Step 3. Solution Delivery

Deliver ICT services that align to your business needs.

ICT Strategic Planning Specialists

The sole focus of Strategic Directions is to help clients improve their operational efficiency and maximise the return on their ICT investment

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

What We Do

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.

Creative Ideas

Deliver tangible business results that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Proven Success

Maintain our vendor independence ensuring that we can focus on delivering the best outcome for our customers

Innovative Support

Providing innovative solutions for both our organisations and our customers.

Our Key Services Brochure

Download our key services brochure to find a summary of all our key services.

Vendor Independent – ICT Strategists

Our Services

Telecommunications Review

Telecommunications Review

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

Data Centre Optimised

Data Centre Optimised

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

Data Centre Managed

Data Centre Managed

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

Tender Management

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

Smart Cities

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

CIO Advisory Service

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

ICT Business Reviews

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

Business Continuity Planning Service

Business Continuity Planning Service

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



Vendor Independent – ICT Strategy and Management Specialists

Meet our Team

Why Strategic Directions

Chris Goldstone

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,…

Chris Goldstone

Managing Director
Mike Andrea

Mike has over 32 years’ experience in the ICT industry, covering strategy, design and management across commercial and government sectors. He is a specialist in large-scale…

Mike Andrea

David Collyer

David has experienced over 20 years’ leading private, commercial operations and government authorities in best practice ICT Strategies, Business Processes and Project Management…

David Collyer

Michael Basher

A self-motivated professional with 28 years’ experience providing specialist telecommunication and IT consultancy focusing on the development, and delivery, of cost effective…

Michael Basher

Senior Business Advisor
Byron Wallace

Byron is Strategic Direction’s Principle Advisor in the Data Centre practice with more than 30 years’ experience across the IT, Telecommunications and Data Centre industries…

Byron Wallace

Principal Advisor – Data Centre
Shaun Nell

Strategic Directions welcomes @ShaunNell as our new Senior Business Advisor specialising in Disaster Recovery, Security and Multi Cloud Strategies.Shaun has over 15 years’…

Shaun Nell

Senior Business Advisor