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Our IT Strategy engagements are designed to collect information from IT and non-IT staff on a variety of subjects in order to assist in the development of an organisation's overall IT Strategy. Our Workshops tend to be split into a number of sessions covering different content areas.

Some examples are listed below:

  • Cloud computing – what is it, what does it encompass, how is it being adopted, what are the advantages and pitfalls.
  • Access devices – the various different means of accessing IT services including PCs, terminals and mobile devices, options, strengths, weaknesses
  • Business systems – approach to defining requirements and priorities, selection, procurement, integration, on-going support.
  • Standard software – the standard set delivered to all machines – what specific provisions need to made for access and integration of New Media
  • Assistive Technologies – what is available, priorities
  • Information Security – importance within a patient-based charity, and how best practice can be achieved
  • Communications – including telephony, mobile phones, Internet etc.
  • Collaborative Working – technologies available and applicability
  • Printing – approaches to printing and relative benefits

IT Strategy Workshops offer valuable insights that contribute to the formulation of a robust IT strategy that is set across a reasonable timeframe and budget, understood by the senior management team and is aligned to business as a whole.

Engaging with an IT specialist such as Plan-Net ensures that you include all relevant components which should be part of such an exercise and that you have properly considered the various options available for each of these components before settling on a particular course.

By working with Plan-Net, our clients benefit from:

  • Guidance from independent experts with a 20 year track record, ensuring that the project and workshops are correctly structured and kept on track to their deliverables
  • Greater understanding of IT issues within the senior management team and a sense of collaboration on the strategy
  • The completed strategy will have been properly constructed and approved based on clear engagement of the various parts of your business, and will set a clear roadmap for the next 3-5 years.
  • Greater clarity around IT priorities and how money should be best invested to
  • A shorter timeframe for the whole strategy setting process, with the confidence that that the strategy is robust and comparable in content and quality to those produced in other organisations.