Strategic IT Consulting
What is it?
Whether your organization is planning for the future or wrestling with IT issues today, you may need outside expertise to help you identify your goals, assess your current IT needs, and map out the right course. A solid, well communicated IT Strategy transforms IT from a cost center to a competitive advantage. Defining a solid IT strategy involves standardizing on platforms to streamline support, while keeping operating costs contained, prioritizing capital improvements to ensure employees are focusing on the right projects at the right time, and providing a solid roadmap that aligns with the overall corporate strategy.
Why Is it Important?
As an organization’s IT landscape matures, a solid technology strategy becomes increasingly important. The lack of a focused technology strategy often presents a number of common challenges, including:
- Technology environments that become costly, unmanageable and overly complex
- A sense that technology is hindering the business’ ability to respond to market conditions in a timely manner
- Observance that mission-critical information is out of date or incorrect
- An unspoken culture of skepticism between business and technology departments
How We Can Help
Strategy consulting is often associated with ‘vapour ware’ – very little execution. Any consultant can make a visit to your office and say how bad you have been doing your business using your data in a company that you know the best. The issue is they generally never have a fully baked solution.
We at Euclid help our clients define a clear roadmap for the IT-enabled enterprise by utilizing a three-pronged approach. We approach Strategy from three dimensions: Existing Infrastructure, Growth and Cost-Effectiveness.
1. Ensure there is a clear Enterprise Architecture defined for the organization that is aligned with the business strategy.
2. Understand the Industry expansion and your business growth & timelines.
3. Rationalize & Identify the services that will be needed by IT organization using Cost-Benefit analysis.