At Novus Altair, when we first meet a new client, we are always keen to discover as much as possible about their vision and long-term IT Strategy. But when we ask about strategy it’s surprised how often we are met with a puzzled response.
Many businesses across the UK are stuck in an old-fashioned way of thinking about IT. Surprisingly, technology is still seen as a “bolt-on”, a tucked-away department shrouded in techie mystique, rather than an integral driver of the business success.
Normally, it is the director of the company who sets the mid and long-term goals for the business, from staffing to the expansion of the business premises, but they often fail to add IT to the mix. The result is that their IT Infrastructure operates reactively rather than proactively. Instead of a collaborative and interactive approach, it becomes an area that only receives attention when something goes wrong.
System troubleshooting is a vital of course, and until a 100% failsafe system is invented, it will always be an essential part of IT infrastructure. Businesses with a clear vision and strategy for their IT Infrastructure find that there are far fewer problems to troubleshoot because their system are efficient, agile and secure.
According to Gartner’s 2017 survey of over 3,000 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) across the world, just 29 per cent of organisations are ‘effective or very effective’ at IT strategy and planning. There’s clearly work to be done!
The beneficial capabilities of IT within a business is almost endless, from Marketing, e-commerce, design, conferencing, account, internal communications and more. It is difficult to think of an area within your business that cannot be touched by technology in some way.
So, how do you ensure that all your departments are working in a joined-up fashion with the best possible systems – systems that embrace the latest innovations while remaining user-friendly and commercially advantageous?
If you operate a small business and cannot afford a dedicated in-house technology department, it’s time to consider outsourcing the role to an IT Service company. Our qualified and professional engineers are here to assist you, they can solve anything from a minor glitch to a system meltdown.
Novus Altair Ltd provides full consultancy service to clients, helping them to weave their IT Strategy into every element of the wider business. When you align IT in this way, the positive results include:
- Better Communications
- Enhanced Security
- Cost Efficiency
- Clarity and Direction
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For more information on how we can help devise and realise your long-term IT goals, don’t hesitate to call us on 020 8507 2743. We look forward to hearing from you!