Why your Small Business needs an IT Strategy
An IT Strategy outlines how technology will help deliver the Business’s goals and growth. It aims to capture all the processes, functions and KPIs’ that can then help define what needs to be done and when.
The vision and plan are critical in the IT strategy as it sets the overlying scope and direction that every employee will work to.
A business strategy defines the overall goals and lays the construct for how to achieve them. The IT Strategy is similar in that it focuses on IT to enable the business strategy’s delivery.
The IT strategy should possess the following:
Be iterative: As markets change, so do businesses. All strategies must be iterative by nature and be able to change based on circumstances.
Be aligned: IT is one part of the Business. The likes of Finance, HR, Sales, Marketing are all functions that make up the Business. IT will sit across all of them as an enabling factor.
Be documented and measurable: The IT Strategy must be documented so that everyone in your company can see it. The people, process, principles, and technology will call out various business areas that must be involved and engaged in optimising the overall growth.
How to create the IT Strategy for my Business?
The IT Strategy can be started by answering some questions within and across your Business. The answers to those questions would then drive out some of the key principles and decisions.
Does your IT support and facilitate business needs?
Are employees happy about the use of technology in the Business?
Is IT properly managed in the company and do users get the right level of IT support?
How much does your IT cost, and does it provide value for money?
How is Cybersecurity dealt with in your company, and does every user understand what the Cybersecurity policy is?
What would you do in the event of an IT outage?
What is the current BCP and DR policy, and when was the last time it was invoked?
What is the company’s IT vision?
Is all of your data backed up?
How secure is your IT infrastructure?
All of the above are searching questions that you must answer to formulate a robust IT strategy.
How can I improve my IT strategy?
Engage with Business: Speak to users and functions across your Business to understand how IT performs in the company.
Measure KPI’s: Ensure you have key performance indicators for IT and review them monthly to determine if the service and quality have issues. Always strive for an upward trend in terms of quality.
Review IT services: Do your current IT services catalogue provide all the Business’s services to perform its job? Are your users equipped with the right technology?
Partner with an MSP you can trust: Partner with Teck Genius’s who can guide you through your IT Strategy and help shape or improve the existing one.
We hope that this blog has enabled you to see the benefits of IT strategy for your Business
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