4 Steps to Building a Solid IT Plan Post Pandemic
The world has changed. So should your IT environment.
You’ve probably heard about the importance of developing an IT plan for your company and you may or may not have acted on it. If you haven’t, now would be a good time to do it.
“As the economy rebounds. CEOs are looking at what elements of their business kept them going during the last tumultuous months and what’s needed now."
"In tandem, they are looking at which technologies have sustained them through this, and what IT changes are required moving forward,” says Vance Ashe, CEO of Ashe Cosgrove.
"In addition to typical elements of IT planning, like budgeting and scheduling, the pandemic has created an opportunity to take a fresh, high level look at how IT fits into your company's future"
CEO, Ashe Cosgrove
Step #1: Determine Your Vision
If you have a business plan, you can use that. If you don’t, think about where you want to be in 3 years. Where is that growth going to come from? A new product or service? Stronger sales of existing products or services?
Try to not define technology as a reactionary cost to doing business but an integral part of it’s success. Is your goal to provide better IT support internally? Enhance your customer’s digital experience? Cutting costs? Increasing sales?
Step #2: Examine Your Current State of Affairs
What factors in your current IT environment are having the biggest impact on your firm? What factors in your IT environment are most likely to impact your growth as you defined it in your business plan or vision statement?
As a result of the pandemic, have things accelerated as your team works remotely? Are video calls perhaps helping your sales team reach your bottom line?
Step 3: Think Outside the Box
Are there technologies available that can make you more efficient and increase the chances of reaching your revenue goals?
Are you aware of how your competitors might be using technology to be efficient and profitable? Are there emerging technologies that can help you?
Step 4: Tactics
Create a budget and implementation timeline. If you have the resources to form a planning team, do so. You may want to include a project manager, someone in your financial department, and a tech specialist.
Communicate the workflow internally (and externally if relevant) what changes are being made and when they will be done so everyone is aware.
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