MEET THE CHALLENGE - DOES YOUR BUSINESS FACE THESE CHALLENGES?
Like any business, the senior management team of your organisation face many challenges and no doubt IT is high on the list, given its pivotal role in your operations. One of the responsibilities of the senior management team is to look beyond how you operate today and to consider how you can leverage technology to introduce innovation into your processing and to the services you offer your customers.
Since this involves change, it also brings into play the considerations around risk management, regulatory impact and the governance of the IT controls you have in place.
Please have a look at the challenges below and consider whether they apply to your environment.
Do you have these challenges in your organisation? Y / N
|STRATEGIC IT CHALLENGES||Y/N|
|We need better alignment with what the business requires from IT|
|We need a current IT strategy and IT business plan that details how we will deliver the strategy|
|We need a technology roadmap to ensure we are all on the same page relating to our technology vision|
|We need to be more strategic in how we operate our 'keep the lights on' functions and decrease its cost as a % of our IT budget|
|We need a better process to manage the demand for IT services with the supply of available resources|
|We lack an effective IT governance framework|
|OPERATIONAL IT CHALLENGES||Y/N|
|We need a better process to mitigate our project risks|
|We need to upgrade our infrastructure to take advantage of new technologies|
|We need to be 100% certain that our data is secure,|
|We need to better understand our IT risks and implement effective controls|
|We need to better understand our current IT controls and ensure they are functioning as planned|
|We need to better understand and control our IT costs|
|We do not have a ubiquitous IT environment (i.e. does not inhibit organisation operations)|
|We need to assign accountabilities for key IT controls to ensure management is aware of all issues|
|We need to ensure that the deployed technologies are satisfying our business objectives and are embraced by our staff|
|We need a capital replacement schedule|
If your answers to the challenges above have more Yes responses than you thought would be the case, then we can help you.
- Our services revolve around helping ensure you have a safe and secure IT environment for processing and that the appropriate IT controls are in place.
- We then focus on how to optimise your IT spend on your current IT environment, so that the cost savings we identify can be re-directed into implementing more of your business strategy that more than likely is focused on innovative new products and services.