There is a view that a ‘strategy’ is just a “plan with a college education” – to paraphrase Mark Twain.
Nothing could be further from the truth; a plan does not a strategy make (no matter how complex), neither does a budget, or a shopping list – or even a combination of all the above.
At NCCG we have a well proven and tailored process for ensuring that an IT Strategy does what it is supposed to; which includes:
- being closely driven by, and aligned with, the firm’s business objectives
- reviewing your current IT infrastructure, applications and resources, including your IT department
- working with you and selected clients to determine their current and future demands and what this means for your future
- analysing other market forces and opportunities.
From this preparatory work we will work with you to formulate and analyse in detail a series of projects and initiatives that will support your business for years, and also work out a process for getting there.
The strategy also identifies who, has to do what, by when in order to make it all happen. In the end a plan and a budget also emerge, but they are the tail – not the dog.