Your business owns computers, but do you have a strategy? Is your implementation of technology thoughtful and efficient or does it happen on the fly?
Like so many other things in life, when you’re building business process strategies, it’s always better to begin with the ends in mind. Developing these kinds of strategies is a lot like working with a trainer or coach. While you can gain insights and get assistance from an IT professional, in the end, it’s your business. What you put into the process determines what you’ll get out of it.
Sitting down with an IT professional to map out a strategy, and reviewing it regularly to see how well it’s continuing to meet developing needs can be extremely worthwhile.
How well is your business software performing? What’s the plan for endpoint computing in the coming years? Would thin clients make sense for our business? Are we migrating to the cloud? Do we intend to do so in the future? These are all questions that we help our clients answer in business process strategy engagements.
We’ll start working on your business process strategy by asking you for a high-level overview of your concerns. What problems do you see?What needs to be addressed immediately? What role does IT play in your company’s plans for expansion and growth?
We rely on a subject matter checklist to ensure that we consider everything from cloud-based servers to endpoint antivirus software. We discuss scoping, and afterwards schedule follow-up meetings in which we cover the topics that are most important to your business.
Many managed service providers (MSPs) and similar IT businesses offer CIO-level services. These include regular meetings focused on optimizing business processes with high-level IT executives. We recommend that every organization have these types of discussions with its IT team.
That depends entirely on the business’s unique needs. It’s a good idea to start with the low-hanging fruit. If you’re still working with aging PCs, identify a realistic and budget-friendly refresh schedule. Do you need IT to provide a platform that sales can leverage to boost conversions? Are you looking to up your digital marketing game? Most growth strategies involve a technology component.
Business process strategizing is a system to cover all your procedures and assets in order to improve business performance. It is unique to each organization and customized to individual needs. It can include security, backups, continuity plans, recovery systems, and more.
BPM is a continuous cycle, always adapting to the individual organization’s needs. It starts with planning and strategizing. Once it is designed, and then implemented, it is important to monitor the process and analyze continuously. The strategy can then be refined and improved based on these observations and analyses.