Small businesses these days need to have an efficient IT support strategy that will help them to cut costs and stay one step ahead of the competition. Conosco has formulated a ‘6-Step Strategy’ to help businesses ensure the smooth implementation and integration of IT systems and gain a competitive advantage.
Conosco follows a simple, six-step process to create an effective IT strategy for their clients:
STEP 1: DISCOVERY
What are the key drivers of your business, and how can IT add value to your business, to your goal achievement and to the edge you have over competitors? The first stage will discover how your organisation works and whether there is a need for agility and flexibility, looking at every aspect starting from its corporate philosophy and how it wishes to conduct business, to how departments collaborate and communicate.
STEP 2: IT AUDIT
A comprehensive audit of existing IT systems, strategy and infrastructure is vital, which includes all aspects of the network and a detailed review of all devices. Any inconsistencies, vulnerabilities or inefficiencies in the IT infrastructure will be identified at this stage of the process.
STEP 3: STRATEGIC IT ROADMAP
With the information gathered from steps 1 and 2, the plan begins to take shape during step 3. Strategists form an IT strategy and roadmap to build systems that support the company’s business goals and processes. Both current and future needs are considered, along with specific timeframes and budgets for the best possible solutions.
STEP 4: IMPLEMENTATION
The strategic plan is implemented using technology solutions that are tailored to the organisation’s needs. Conosco engineers are available 24/7 to ensure the smooth implementation and integration of IT systems.
STEP 5: ANALYSIS
The strategic plan is analysed to ensure that it’s working in alignment with the business’s objectives. IT analysis is undertaken using Conosco’s unique business intelligence software combined with a fully integrated reporting suite.
STEP 6: REVIEW
Regular meetings must be held to refine and improve IT operations based on the process implemented, its outcomes and the next logical steps to follow. The review will assess existing performance using analysis and anecdotal feedback from the stakeholders.
To download the full guide, ‘How to Create an IT Strategy for your Business’, visit: https://www.conosco.com/itstrategyguide/