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STRATEGIES ALIGNED WITH YOUR BUSINESS GOALS, RESOURCES, AND BUDGET.

What's perfect for your competitor might not be perfect for you. For IT strategies to work, they have to fit the organization they're built for. IAS helps you build a plan designed to grow as you grow.

IT initiatives, infrastructure, and software require careful consideration and planning that requires the vision of a seasoned professional to achieve strategic and operational goals. IAS combines Strategic, Tactical, Operational, and Personnel components to build and maintain a comprehensive roadmap of forward-thinking IT strategy, aligning business goals, skills, resources, and budgets. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions.
The Strategic component typically is driven by a significant change to how a company does business. It could be a change to a sales model, a new product or a complete business model that requires the delivery of new capabilities or improvements in software and/or a company's IT infrastructure. An example of a strategic component could be a new customer portal or the implementation of new software like ERP.
Tactical components are initiatives designed to help a company do things more efficiently through increased speed (simplified function or automation), at lower cost and/or with higher quality. Tactical components and related improvements will typically provide a solid Return On Investment.

The Operational component of the strategic IT plan deals with the integrated infrastructure of the business including hardware, network, telephone system, email, intranet, and voicemail. These are tools provided and supported by IT. We like to think of these as "IT Dial Tone" because without it, no other IT services can be provided. They are the plumbing and power plant of your systems and must be considered when trying to meet your companies strategies as well as day to day operations.

 

The Operational plan describes the technical architecture of a business or organization. It describes the systems framework, standards, and operating platforms that are utilized by an enterprise. IAS believes that less is more when it comes to any systems architecture. By limiting the different technological components, a company can limit the required expertise and complexities to reduce costs.

The Personnel component of the plan describes the technical support staff required to maintain and ensure optimum operation of current and future systems. It is essentially the human resources required to implement and support the strategic plan. These resources can be internal, external or both. Making sure you have the correct support structure for your strategy and systems is imperative for their success. In many situations, IAS represents this entire component where we identify a technical contact with the customer. Other times, we augment an otherwise solid internal IT team where we bring the creative systems design and application development skills.