Developing the right IT strategy for your business.
IT Strategy is not a wish list of nice to haves, yet for many, developing and presenting such a strategy is nothing more than just this. Five-strategy strategies which show no bearings between the complexity and cost of IT and the business needs are common.
The correct approach is to develop, implement and run an IT capability that delivers optimum performance yet remains flexible to changing business needs. The role of the IT strategy is to develop and maintain a vision that meets such needs not to provide a snap shot in time.
To achieve this requires skill. Technology leaders must be able to articulate the current state of the organisations technology capability, but equally understand the vision for the business, and how evolving IT can support the vision. This, however, cannot be developed in a vacuum and considerations of cost, complexity and pace of change are essential considerations.
Whether your focus is on reducing costs, increase customer loyalty or growing revenue, a well-defined and managed IT Strategy is the cornerstone to wider IT solutions.
Understanding the business drivers and aligning this to a meaningful IT strategy and technology roadmap, is what we do best. We focus on what an organisation wants from IT rather than its current issues. Helping you define your IT Operating Model, mapping your application strategy or defining your service model to support the IT strategy is where we go further.
Our strategy experts bring tried and tested processes and methodologies, significant experience and complete impartiality to help you tailor your IT strategy to your unique business requirements. In-depth market understanding enables us to share the strategic changes in the market which may have a genuine impact.
We have experience from the top down:
IT Strategy: at the highest level, we help organisations define and communicate a vision for IT which is meaningful and achievable. From this, we can then drill down to the specifics.
IT Operating Model: providing objective advice and support in defining and implementing Operating Models with the right balance of internal IT capabilities and external IT services to support business change, speed to market, major transformation, and M&A and organisational efficiency.
IT Organisation Design: in partnership with IT leaders and HR business partners developing IT organisation designs based on the target or interim IT Operating Models whilst maximising the use of existing staff experience and skills. Providing objective support and guidance in the recruitment process for IT leaders or closing the skills gaps for existing staff.
Enterprise Strategy: working with both IT and business leaders to identify how they can leverage existing technology assets and new and emerging technologies to deliver the required business growth, improved cycle time and operational efficiency. Using our application blueprint toolset to map our clients required business functional capabilities to application footprint enabling both IT and business leaders to understand and develop application roadmaps to close gaps.
Service Management: ensuring the support organisation is designed and scaled to meet the needs of the business.
Solution Selection: helping our clients to select the best combination of application packages and customised developments to best fit their business requirements.
Interim Technology Leadership: we support our clients who have a gap in a key leadership role and who need experienced professional support to step in.
Executive Advisory Services: working with both business and technology leaders we provide an independent sounding board to help stakeholders navigate complex problems or as an experienced partner to discuss strategic initiatives.
Maturity and Value Assessments: measuring our clients IT Organisations against good practice market trends, peers, recognised industry standards (TOGAF, ITIL, Prince, CoBIT) and our real-world experience of what pragmatically works.
Taking industry recognised standards, Aveas brought a higher level of experience and professionalism in their engagement, finding practical solutions that met the traditional needs of an IT support organisation and the demands of a digital media company constantly seeking innovation
Head of IT, Dow Jones
Aveas’ clarity and new perspective give us a great foundation to build from.