Innovation with technology can and will change the way people and organizations will work and function. IT services are now a critical component of business processes that build revenue and create competitive advantages. Successful companies are managing technology by a “plan vs a reactive approach.”
Here are some key steps to help aid the technology planning process.
- First start with a business conversation on strategy, structure, skills and systems.
- Then conduct a strategy session to highlight any specific risks found in current key areas of your organization as it relates to people, process, or technology, and begin to associate costs with both the risks and the solutions.
- Finally, establish company benchmarks and objectives and align hardware and services to business strategy.
With the rate at which data and technology is changing, organizations should look at their plan in these three phases instead of years – New, Supported, and Retiring. The following items should be considered:
- Server Hardware
- Server Software
- MFP / Document Management
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