STRATEGIC ICT

The Strategic ICT Practice offers access to a diverse range of strategic ICT skills supported by seasoned and accomplished Senior Consultants. Service specialisations traverse the areas of ICT Strategic Planning, Sourcing ICT Services, Governing ICT , delivering 'CIO as a Service' and Transforming ICT.

PRACTICE CAPABILITIES:



ICT STRATEGIC PLANNING


STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategic Planning determines the direction for ICT investment, in order to align with an organisations strategic intent by providing:

  • A Fast-Track approach to assessing the degree alignment between the business and ICT and the forward vision for ICT across the enterprise;
  • A step by step approach to developing business, information, applications and technology views of the organisation;
  • An Assessment of opportunities and solutions to bridge gaps in business support and to plan for their implementation;
  • A governance framework in which to filter changes to strategies as needed to maintain consistency to business priorities and directions.
     

ICT GOVERNANCE


ICT GOVERNANCE

ICT Governance empowers organisations to maximise the value of their ICT investments. It provides for decision making in relation to five decision areas:

  • IT Principles – clarifying the business role of IT;
  • IT Architecture – Defining integration and standardisation requirements;
  • IT Infrastructure – Determining shared and enabling services;
  • Business Application Needs – Specifying the business need for purchased or developed IT applications;
  • IT Investment and Prioritisation – Choosing which initiatives to fund by how much.

To facilitate this process, we offer a range of services:

  • ICT Governance & Risk Assessment;
  • Capability & Maturity Assessment;
  • ICT Policy Development;
  • ICT Governance Design and Implementation;
  • ICT Benefits Management

ICT STRATEGIC SOURCING


STRATEGIC SOURCING

ICT Strategic Sourcing involves determining how best to improve sourcing arrangements to optimise support for the business. It is important to recognise that a sourcing solution for one organisation is not necessarily right for another. Information Professionals offers a range of services to support getting it right including:

  • Capability Maturity Assessments – enabling readiness to be determined;
  • Benchmarking – supporting comparison between internal and external services;
  • Market Assessment – to assess the relative merits of market offerings;
  • Case for Change – to articulate rationale in support of sourcing choices;
  • Sourcing Strategy – to reflect the preferred Sourcing direction and a Roadmap for getting there.

CIO AS A SERVICE


CIO AS A SERVICE

Information Professionals recognises the maturing of the Client/Service Provider relationship into more of a partnering model. This has evolved with the market for ICT as a Service, beyond just commodity ICT. 

We have ex-CIO professionals on our core consultancy team which qualifies us to provide this service, including:

  • Virtual CIO – offering the facility to engage Information Professionals to undertake the CIO role on a temporary, part of full time basis;
  • CIO Executive Leasing – for organisations ‘in-between CIOs’ concerned with dropping the ball on ICT between appointments;
  • CIO Advisory – providing ongoing or ad hoc access with Executive CIO capabilities as needed.

TRANSFORM ICT


TRANSFORM ICT

Many organisations are frustrated by the inability of their ICT organisation to respond effectively. This includes ICT projects over-running time and cost, systems that frequently fail or ICT staff lacking customer focus.

Information Professionals offers a range of services that extend from small step improvements through to large scale transformations including:

  • ICT Performance Evaluation –assesses the performance across a range of dimensions;
  • ICT Efficiency Review – to determine whether the organisation is getting value for money;
  • ICT Improvement Planning – the preparation and execution of an ICT improvement program;
  • ICT Organisation Design – to re-position the ICT organisation to optimise value and service.
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