We Set You on the Right Business Technology Path to Success…
1-800 Office Solutions offers IT Strategy Management Services that help business owners and executives develop and manage their IT outsourcing strategy. This provides our clients with access to highly experienced IT managers that are experts in applying business technology to achieve business goals.
There’s no doubt these days that technology and business work hand in hand more than ever. We’ll analyze your business and see where you need to be to achieve success and ensure that your IT strategy supports you, your employees, and your overall business strategy.
…and We Keep You on It
Once your IT strategy has been determined, we’ll work with you to ensure that you follow the plans through to fruition. Creating a strategy and not following it is never going to achieve the results you desire, so it is important to stay on track.
An IT strategy can enhance your business for years to come, streamlining processes, allowing full budgeting, and creating new opportunities. Without experience, it can be difficult to plot a course to success – we are the experts you need to guide you through the technological landscape.
Our IT Strategy Services Design
- Reduce costs
- Standardize processes
- Enhance productivity
- Improve workflow and communication
- Realign IT to the changing goals of your business
- Implement new technologies
- Improve risk control mechanisms
The key to success is taking what you already have and maximizing its potential. We will take the time to get to know your business and understand how you operate, evaluating your current technology, and establish your technology needs.
This will help you to make informed decisions about how to leverage the technology of all kinds heading into the future. Emerging technologies may benefit your business, and optimizing existing devices, processes, and services can build a stronger business without needing to replace a large amount of existing technology.
You may even find that you are using services or have subscriptions that are no longer needed, and we’ll help you migrate to more suitable options to save money.
Of course, with that in mind, our team can help with budget forecasting, allowing you to prepare for updates and upgrades as necessary. As the years go by, using equipment that is both fit for purpose and efficient will keep your business running effectively, and careful budgeting allows the optimum use of technology both old and new.
But it isn’t all about the equipment and the finances – our IT strategists will also assist with implementing best practice policies to keep you safe from attack by hackers and data theft, while simultaneously ensuring that you use your technology to its maximum capacity.
With employee training and more services available, you’ll be using your IT systems in ways you may never have imagined. We deliver everything you would expect your technology partner to provide to create a modern and effective working environment focused on the intelligent use of IT systems.
Implementing systems that keep data safe and mitigates the dangers from out of date software and hardware, your business will be stronger when you implement a well-planned IT strategy.
Available IT Strategy Services
Dedicated IT Manager
Most businesses don’t have a dedicated IT department or IT manager, leaving a lot of loose ends that never get tied up. By having an individual that is tasked with specifically supporting your organization, you can be sure that all aspects of your IT systems are taken care of.
Creation & Maintenance of a Technology Roadmap
A technology roadmap will take you from where you are today to several years into the future, anticipating all the changes that will arise in IT. There is often a tendency in businesses that are simply getting by to purchase new technology piecemeal, replacing a computer here or a device there, with no overall strategy or goal in mind. With the creation and maintenance of a technology roadmap, you’ll be prepared to face the challenges of the future head-on, with technology that is always ready to meet the demands you are placing on it.
Project Research & Proposals
When you need to pivot or change direction, or simply want to start a new project that involves IT, you need to make sure that all the required information is to hand. We’ll take care of the process for you, ensuring great outcomes no matter what the project is.
Security & Risk Analysis
Keeping your IT systems safe with a full security analysis to detect any issues with your technology, and the potential risks you face from malware or network intruders.
Disaster Recovery Planning
Nobody expects a disaster to happen, so we make certain you are prepared when the inevitable happens. We’ll get a plan in place to get you back up and running as quickly as possible, ensuring business continuity and maintained profitability.
Financial Budgeting & Forecasting
Investing in your IT systems can predict the future success of your business, but without full budgets and the ability to forecast, you may never be able to achieve your business potential. We can help you plan for success that lasts.
Hardware and Software Research & Recommendations
It’s not enough to say “we need a new computer” – what do you need it for? What capabilities will be required? Do you know what programs you need to run, and will the hardware support the software? Hardware and software are updated and upgraded all the time, and we will perform exhaustive research to ensure that your next purchase is ideal for your needs, and will work just as you want it to.
License Compliance Tracking & Reporting
Software licenses are required for many products in the modern technological age and running software without a license can be illegal – and may result in legal action. By monitoring and reporting on your available and used licenses, you’ll ensure you are operating legally, and may even save money as you could have more licenses available than you’ll ever need to use.
We’ll spend the time to research and find vendors who can meet your requirements for IT systems and services. By obtaining quotes and establishing turnaround times along with evaluating the overall quality of each vendor, we’ll find solutions that work well for you.
We can even manage your relationship with the vendor and ensure that payments are made on time to keep all parties happy.
Get a Custom IT Strategy for Your Business
We welcome businesses from all industries and sectors, and we’re capable of planning effective IT strategies for every business. We specialize in providing IT solutions that enhance the performance of your business, driving employees to improve and profits to increase.
If you’re struggling with IT, or simply need advice on what to do next to maximize the potential of your business and your IT capabilities, get in touch. We can help businesses of all sizes, and your business could be next.
Whenever you need assistance, we are here to help. Send us a message today to get started!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you develop an IT strategy?
Developing an IT strategy is a complicated task that requires detailed information, data, and insight from company leaders. Before we ever get started, we will take some time to get to know the company from the inside out. Generally, we begin by defining the goals of the company for the foreseeable future, with a team of company members. That same team should also define a specific purpose for this IT strategy, within this purpose should lie the problems the team is trying to solve. After those things are figured out, the rest of the plan is to write a very detailed outline of the step-by-step moves the company should make.
Why having an IT strategy important?
Having a clear, concise, and action-driven plan for your IT strategy is crucial for the success of your business as a whole. Your employees will all be on the same page if you are able to write a strategic plan that is clearly understandable by each of your employees. This uniformity is important for the success of the plan.
What are the four main points of IT strategic plans?
There are four main points of an IT strategic plan that should be included no matter what type of problems the business is facing. A mission statement should begin the plan with a clear outline of the goal of the document. Next, the team should outline a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis for the business in question. Then the team defines the priorities for the plan by outlining immediate actions to be taken. Finally, the plan should be ended with a firm goal of the following three months, six months, and one-year plans.
What are the strategic uses of IT in business?
There are seemingly endless uses for various forms of IT in the world of business. However, more often than not, businesses are focused on the following areas of interest for improvement of their business: