Importance of an IT strategy

Your ICT Strategy provides your blueprint for allocation of resources and your expected business outcomes, both now and into the future. Digital strategies or ICT Strategies play a key role in ensuring your COUNCIL performs effectively and has opportunities for innovation within your region.  

 

Businesses and technology leaders have shown that those with a comprehensive digital strategy perform stronger financially.

 

Strategic Directions work with you to optimise your future investment and ICT framework without unnecessary expense and with a clear alignment to your community priorities.

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WHAT WE DO

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.

CREATIVE IDEAS

Deliver tangible business results that exceed our customers’ expectations.

PROVEN SUCCESS

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

INNOVATIVE SUPPORT

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

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Testimonials

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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