A strategic review is a conversation, not a presentation; not death by PowerPoint!
- improve your workflows
- Save your organisation time
- Save your organisation money
- Minimises cyber risk
- slow internet connectivity and what can be done to get a faster connection.
- If your password management is poor (everyone uses the same password for logging into systems) we can recommend a password manager to keep all passwords secure, unique, and random.
- Prior to the review, we will have assessed all parts of the tech setup and subscriptions that we have oversight of.
- We then apply our best practices and cybersecurity recommendations to what we identify and score all of it.
- We will highlight any glaring issues that we feel must be prioritised.
- We discuss other areas that we feel should be worked on and then add them as a recommendation.
- In the following to example, BFW have poor wireless coverage in parts of their wine warehouse as well as their shops. One reason is that the tech they use is very old. You will see there is recommendation to “implement a proper Wi-Fi environment”. Also, as mentioned in the business strategy notes taken at the beginning of the review, their current VOIP telephone setup is not working at all well. This is also added to the list of recommendations.
All the recommendations are then collated into the technology roadmap. “Great” you say. “How much is this all going to cost?” you say.
Well: there are two parts to that answer. The first part is that we can provide some indicative costs right away in the meeting. (We would want to get a go ahead to formally quote before any decision would be made). More importantly, we would look to a) prioritise those services or projects that are most important to you and b) look to assess when they would be done.
Budgets are an important part of any business and ITGUYS wants to help you plan for the future so you know what your tech costs are going to be so you can budget accordingly. The recommendations made are not necessarily to be all done, all at once. In fact, sometimes this a bad idea, let alone may not be financially feasible.