Quite often business and ICT are disconnected from each other. After having a Business Strategy in place, a valuable first step to bring them closer is by embarking on a Information and Communication Technology strategy exercise.
Your organisation is a user of ICT as enabler/ for its business processes. You have a clear vision of the future and the corporate strategy is defined. However, your ICT Management might be rather operational and project driven. Your business managers are unclear about the value contribution of the ICT environment. A road map was not put forward yet and you do not know if the ICT platform is sufficient to fulfill the business requirements for the years to come.
An ICT Strategy development/review service will be highly beneficial. Before work starts, we will provide a statement of work and a project plan. The actual advisory starts with a review of your organisation and its Business Strategy to identify key performance indicators for the ICT platform. The next step addresses your ICT operations and an assessment of the current state. After having discussed and understood your business goals over a 3 year horizon the next step is a gap analysis of your ICT’s capabilities. Once the differences are identified, a high-level platform and architecture design will be created capable of delivering of what is required within the given time frame. Simultaneously, the requirements are turned into a rolling budget annual basis for the planned time frame. Once all issues are solved and addressed, a high-level action plan is created broken down into individual projects.
Implementing proper ICT Governance ensures the effective and efficient use of ICT in enabling your organisation to achieve its goals. We will assist you to roll-out demand governance which the process to ensure the effective evaluation, selection, prioritisation, and funding of competing IT investments; oversee their implementation; and extract (measurable) business benefits for your organisation. Furthermore, we will help you to do ICT supply-side governance right which is concerned with ensuring that your ICT organisation operates in an effective, efficient and compliant fashion.
With our approach your organisation will benefit from:
receiving a comprehensive ICT strategy in line with your business strategy, vision and mission
adopting and adapting ICT Governance as per best-practice (COBIT 5 and ITIL v3) and aligned to your business
creating an annualised, rolling budget for the years to come in order to help maintain controlled spending of company resources
ensuring the envisaged agility by deploying a well-structured, flexible ICT environment within your organisation
gaining a better understanding of your ICT budget and budgeting process, helping to control costs for ICT while still maintaining the competitive ground