Take the implications for Disaster Recovery and Business continuity when our Hybrid IT is sometimes managed by multiple tier vendors,…
Turning an ICT Strategy into Reality
You now have your ICT Strategic Plan – What Now!
We have all had an ICT Strategic Plan created either by our internal staff, specialised contractor or a consultancy firm.
Even fewer of us have seen this plan through to the end to deliver the intended results.
With the definition for “Strategy” from the Oxford English Dictionary being “a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.”
We can focus on the premise for strategy being a long-term or overall aim.
The question to ask is,
How is your ICT Strategy coming along in achieving your intended outcomes?
Have you just started the journey?
What is the Optimal way to manage our ICT Strategic Plan?
Are you a few years into the strategy?
Can you see noticeable difference?
Strategic Directions specialises in creating and most importantly executing ICT Strategies for all levels of Government and Large Commercial Organisations. Providing External CIO Advisory Service, implementing ICT methodology and delivering tangable results at all levels within the organisations. Below are some complimentary services we provide to assist you in achieving your end goal.
Complimentary IT Services
Support and complement your ICT Strategic Plan
Strategic Direction’s External CIO Service allows a Client access to skills and experience from multiple disciplines including telecommunications, IT service delivery, risk management, security, contract management and disaster recovery planning.
Enhance business efficiencies and deliver outcomes whilst allowing you to focus on core business with a Business Analyst only when You need them
The IT needs and requirements within Australian businesses are growing, mainly due to the increased focus on IT service and performance.
Strategic Directions Managed Business Analyst Services can provide clients with an increased capability to assess business projects whilst maintaining a core business focus.
Technology Trends Impacting ICT Strategies
What to include in your IT Transformation!
Most arguments for change in the corporate world are intellectual. There’s often talk of the increasing pace of change, the threat of disruption, the need to be “one enterprise” and the changing expectations of customers. All of these are rational, cerebral arguments, often communicated in dry bullet points and slides.
The inclusion of your human resources in your planning is an important aspect of your Digital Transformation Strategy.
Everyone is talking about the transformation that enterprises must undergo. However, the gap between ambition and execution is widening as transformations stall or flail.
Coles is “applying GPU-accelerated machine learning, mechatronics, electronic engineering and the internet of things to solve some of Coles’ most complex business problems,” stated by Ben Youl, one of Lab288’s founders – and head of disruptive technology.
The article also goes on in stating “A number of these things we are trialling at the moment, and we’re just trying to figure out with ourselves and with our partners what the best solution is to go forward with.”
A successful Digital Strategy we are always optimising our deliverables with a detailed business plan. You should be looking at all the required actions, responsibilities, governance models, performance metrics, reviews and progress reports against agreed outcomes to demonstrate business value from your ICT investments.
Internal ‘Lab288’ tackles real-time replenishment.
The importance for organisations to ensure they have appropriate recovery provisions for ICT services that are aligned to your Business Continuity Plan is critical. You need to have a plan and testing regime to deal with all levels of disruption.
With the adoption of Cloud Services on the rise, the thought for how this impacts your Disaster Recovery Plan is even more important today.
Strategic Directions will review, update, test and maintain the Business Continuity Plans (BCP), IT Disaster Recovery Plan (ITDRP) and Crisis Management Plan for your Organisation.
DR practices that were designed for in-house computing are out of sync with the cloud world. If you haven’t already revised your DR plan for cloud computing, now’s the time.