IT Strategy

Not having an  effective IT strategy is similar to that of  navigating an unknown terrain without a detailed map. Networks are hardly static, and planning for the expansion of your environment means understanding its historic context in its entirety. Few people outside of IT even think about the importance of an IT strategy and simply assume that networks will grow and remain stable as more and more devices and people attach to it, they couldn’t be more wrong.

For IT managers and administrators the story is quite different. The importance of a detailed IT strategy that details business continuity plans and how IT intends to meet the demands placed on it by the business means that you are prepared for anything.

An IT strategy should cover all facets of technology management, including cost management, human capital management, hardware and software management, vendor management, risk management and all other considerations in the enterprise IT environment.

Here are some benefits to investing in a comprehensive IT strategy:

  • Build more secure and predictable environments
  • Be prepared for growth and expansion undertakings
  • Effectively communicate IT’s plan to upper management
  • Meet your organisation’s growth requirements

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