Get the big picture... with a strategic review of IT

We believe that what gets measured gets managed and that IT performance is dependent on eight things. We call these The Eight Rocks.  Click a rock to see more >

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Strategic IT ReviewGet the big picture

We have devised a simple way to gain board level consensus on what is important, what can be fixed right now and where you need a plan.

Why have a Strategic IT Review?

A Strategic IT Review will give you the facts you need to make positive change, whether that’s drive adoption of new technology, hire an internal lead, brief a technology provider (Bedroq or otherwise), or renegotiate with a current supplier.

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Who should consider a strategic review

Any CEO or Operations Lead who knows things aren’t perfect but isn’t sure how to change the situation.  They may run businesses that:

Have rolled out remote working in a hurry
Are using M365 and need to integrate
Unsure what they've got now...
or whether it's fit for purpose

Step 1: Stakeholder WorkshopThe Eight Rocks assessment

This is a stakeholder workshop designed to get consensus on the priorities.  It can be conducted face to face or virtually and gets leaders and investors aligned behind best way to solve IT issues, address cost savings and investment decisions.  There are no cost implications with this other than a mutual investment of time.

Click on any of the rocks in the header to get a sense of the questions we aim to answer in the first stage of the process.

Agree right priorities
Find immediate cost savings
Agree scope for more detailed analysis

Step 2: Detailed AnalysisTechnical feet on the ground

A more detailed analysis of the your IT estate run by a consultant IT director who will work alongside you (or for you depending on internal capacity).   The first step workshop will determine what is in and out of scope for this piece of work. Typically it takes between five and 20 days.

Technical audit of servers, desktops, security and networks
Analysis of utilisation and the way people work
Quick wins identified and implemented*
Review of contracts and documents

Step 3: Documentation Technology plan

The final part of the processes is the executable plan.  Whether, or how, you choose to execute the plan is up to you.  What you will have is all the information you need to make your business case, brief a new provider, hire an internal resource or negotiate with an existing provider from a position of strength.

Documented IT status
Strategic recommendations on what's needed
Action plan to improve user adoption and productivity
12 month plan with headline* costings

Three good reasons to review your IT environment and get into good shape for 2021

The recession is starting to bite.  IT provision needs to be right sized in line with new budgets, new headcounts and new ways of working.  Those that get ahead of the game will emerge stronger from the current situation and be well placed to catch the wave whenever that happens.

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Changing workplace

2020 has shown us that change can happen faster than we realise and that it’s not all welcome change or change that we’d planned for!

Democratised technology

Business applications can be owned by non-IT managers and there are many ways to provide remote access that are  flexible and secure.

Still big challenges ahead

The Eight Rocks exercise is a chance to get agreement on areas you can save costs and where you should be investing for future survival.

Find out more about the strategic review process

This first step towards right sizing your IT platform for flexible, secure future working

or call 020 3409 0090 to talk with us