Our comprehensive IT assessment and planning will help you understand better your current technology and prepare your business for your future needs and growth
Our skilled and certified engineers and consultants can help you define and achieve your business objectives through a deep analysis of your businesses from a technology perspective. Once we thoroughly understand your current and future business needs, we can develop a technology strategy to achieve them that takes into consideration your budget.
A well-designed technology plan can help your business achieve its goals. Our effective, straight forward approach to helping you realise your technology goals, and prioritise and implement change will help reduce your businesses’ technology costs while improving efficiency.
Our IT Assessment and Planning Services for your business in Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham and Hexham is the answer
Realise your Businesses Technology Goals
Your technology plan will be a detailed, written document that connects your businesses current use and future requirements of technology to achieve your businesses goals, it is critical to begin this planning activity with your company ‘Mission Statement’ and Services. This Statement will be included in your Technology Plan and will give you direction when moving forward with Technology.
Assess your Current Technology
We will develop a complete understanding of the technology needs required to meet your businesses technology goals through completion of your technology audit, including all hardware and software currently in use throughout your business.
Assess Internal Practices
We will help you assess your businesses current internal policies and procedures in the areas of technology training, security and disaster recovery.
Create your Technology Plan
We will utilise the information gathered during the envisioning and assessment process to design a technology plan that will take your business from its current operating reality to your technology goals. Your technology plan will address the following areas:
- Identify Immediate (Critical) Needs
Your immediate technology needs will be addressed priority order. Critical needs are classified as situations that severely hamper or prevent the regular operation of your business.
- Review Hardware Fault-Tolerance Strategy
By insuring that all servers and other mission-critical appliances are hardware fault-tolerant, we can significantly minimise downtime and re-mediation costs when a failure occurs. For example, when properly implemented, server hard disk fault-tolerance can allow the continuity of normal server operation should a hard disk fail.
- Review Data Fault-Tolerance Strategy
Numerous factors have the ability to corrupt your critical data. Viruses, spyware, and other unforeseen causes such as unstable or “dirty” power conditions have all been shown to corrupt systems and data. We will review your current strategies and make recommendations to ensure the integrity of your data, as well as the ability to quickly restore and access data in the event of corruption or disaster.
- Recommend Efficiency Improvements/Cost-Reducing Strategies
As we work to develop your technology plan, we will be able to suggest cost-saving strategies and recommend changes to your current infrastructure that will also result in improved efficiency.
- Implement a Scheduled Maintenance Program
Scheduled maintenance should be a part of any businesses technology plan. At a minimum, regular maintenance; when performed properly, will maintain service pack levels and critical updates on all equipment, and ensure that hardware and data fault-tolerance procedures are being properly maintained. A good maintenance program will also include remote network monitoring, providing economical 24 x 7 x 365 real-time analysis of all of your critical devices and services.
- Develop a Disaster Recovery Plan
It’s never too early to address disaster recovery. We will help you develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that you can implement immediately, to get your businesses up and running as quickly as possible in the event of disaster, service interruption or catastrophic failure to your environment.
- Prioritise Technology Improvements in Phases
We will schedule implementation of your technology plan in phases tailored to meet your businesses forecasting and budgetary requirements, starting with your highest priorities first.
- Implement Change
We will successfully implement each phase of your technology plan in order for you to achieve your technology goals.
- Evaluate and Revise
Your technology plan will be evaluated and revised throughout each phase of implementation, in order to insure the successful achievement of your technology goals.