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Business strategies outline tactical plans and options to attain specific goals and objectives.  IT strategies should incorporate business goals and describe the technical requirements for; staff, IT infrastructure and operations specifications to achieve these business goals.  IT strategies focus on how your organization should sustain, grow, survive, and compete from a technical perspective.

IT consulting firms, that are “partners” to their clients need to be attentive to all of these elements if they are to bring real “value” to their customers.  Below we list the 15 key elements in developing an IT strategy.

15 Key Components in Planning an IT Strategy

IT Consulting Services (not break/fix consulting services) should address 15 Key Elements needed to develop an IT environment that will become a competitive advantage for your organization:

  1. Executive leadership understanding and agreement
  2. Business process improvement analysis
  3. Customized IT technology roadmap
  4. Coordinating IT tasks with capital and operations IT budgets
  5. Systems integration, design, and testing prior to go-live
  6. Custom software design and development strategy and process
  7. Software architecture, integration and quality assurance
  8. Customized Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
  9. Compliance, security and risk management analysis
  10. IT Project Management process
  11. IT Remediation tasks and budget
  12. IT Systems “Run Book” developed and maintained
  13. Cloud, virtualization, storage, analysis
  14. Backup and business continuity strategies
  15. Supporting end-user services 24×7

Not Just Break Fix IT Consulting

IH Consultants focus on the intersection where business strategy and technology meet.  We provide an independent perspective (we do not represent any hardware or software vendor) with the experience of managing many IT systems and environments over our history.
Gain years of “perspective” in a single meeting by working with our IT Consulting Services team.  IH Consulting’s skilled IT staff can help you realize the full potential of your IT investment and resources.
Our “hands-on” knowledge of multiple systems and platforms help IH Consultants deliver the correct solution quickly.  Don’t put up with “try this” solution attempts and leverage the experience from us gained by operating high-performance IT environments.

We are both Strategic …

IH Consultants meet with you to outline Information Technology (IT) strategies—strategies that will help you achieve your business goals. We assess, define, and plan your IT strategy based on your business direction, and we work one-on-one with your management team to develop a strategy for implementation.
We are experts in applying technology in a cost effective way so you can reach your business goals because we evaluate technology from both business and IT perspectives.We develop multi-year IT strategies and plans that address process and technology gaps. We outline a roadmap that implements a tightly-integrated solution that leverages the strengths of your people, processes, and technologies.

… and Tactical

And after we have a technology roadmap, we jointly determine a tactical plan that manages resources and timelines to your desired outcomes. We manage each implementation by verifying the completion of major and minor milestones, tracking and testing everything.