|Totally Networked takes a holistic approach to IT services. We work with you to evaluate your IT needs now and in the future to develop a comprehensive IT strategy. The steps in this process are as follows:
Collecting this information and then performing the required strategic brainstorming will involve your top executives, business area managers, and internal technology experts. As your trusted advisors, we work with you to evaluate your business and technology needs and provide any of the following services as required: architect solutions, procure equipment, manage projects, implement solutions, and on-going services to achieve your business goals and IT objectives.
- Review and Define Strategic Corporate Goals
Meet with the key executive leadership to specify a list of the major business goals and objectives over the next one to three years. These goals should include any new product introductions, geographic expansions, new facilities, customer service initiatives, headcount increases, modified revenue targets, etc.
- Review and Analyze Current Technology Infrastructure
Summarize the current state of the network (including security), wireless, servers, PCs, software, and other IT-related components. Outline the current strengths and weaknesses. Review any recently announced product upgrades. Document any standardization within the IT infrastructure.
- Determine Tactical Technology Goals
Create a list of technology goals for the next one to three years which support the needs of the current business processes, as well as the infrastructure requirements for current and new business initiatives. These tactical plans might include LAN/WAN expansions or conversions, internet/intranet implementations, server deployments, major software upgrades, etc.
- Create a List of Proposed Projects
Based on the findings for the previous three sections, a list of major technology and application projects is developed. These are then broken into tactical projects with defined time requirements. Each project is clearly linked to the business and technology goals it is intended to support. In addition, any other required projects are defined that are necessary for the continued maintenance and evolution of the existing technology infrastructure of the business.
- Define the Implementation Timeline
The proposed projects should be put into a realistic time schedule for implementing each of the defined projects. This proposed project schedule and associated costs are used for capital and expense budgeting during the upcoming fiscal time periods.