The most costly and difficult technology change is that which is forced. Such changes occur when the overall IT Strategy has been ill defined and executed, for example by allowing systems to become obsolete prior to replacement due to a poor fiscal policy.
An effective technology strategy is one which maintains a balanced IT portfolio through managed change. New technology is implemented on an as needs basis and older technology retired in a planned process. At no time is the portfolio comprised of too much older technology that will in time and perhaps concurrently require replacement.
An oft forgotten aspect of good technology management is the total cost of ownership over time. Whilst much older technology can be maintained the maintenance cost brings ever diminishing returns. At times when peak performance is required all systems must be running and available. Downtime can lead not only to cost but also missed opportunity.
In today’s IT world a key aspect of overall technology strategy is integration, interoperability and service delivery. Whilst core IT principles and architecture may dictate preferred solutions, this cannot limit business development. Any and all fragmentation of technology implementation will lead to increased service delivery requirements.
How can we help you?
We have over twenty years of IT management and large scale implementation of diverse technology platforms. We are evangelists on how technology enables improved performance and enhances personal productivity through innovation and technology development. We are agnostic having implemented and supported multiple ERP, database, development, Internet, infrastructure and service solutions.
We can review and develop a balanced IT portfolio derived from best practice in Infrastructure, Applications, Service Delivery and Support.
- AS-IS technology map detailing integration and interoperability requirements
- Technology utilisation assessment for core technology domains – Microsoft, Open Source, bespoke etc.
- IT capability map of resources against technology portfolio
- Technology risk profile
- Fiscal policy review and critique
- Evaluation of new technology opportunities