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by Mike Kolb, vCIO

4 December 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your IT Strategy

Not everyone thinks about IT as something to be approached strategically, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed when assessing your business’s needs. An IT strategy is a comprehensive plan that outlines how technology would shape your business to be as efficient as possible while maximizing your return on IT investments. Don't miss out on growth opportunities because you don't have an IT strategy in place.

 

1. Involve Key Decision-Makers

Delivering a successful IT strategy relies on a mutual partnership between IT leaders and other department heads to create a unified direction. One way to guarantee that your IT goals are aligned with everyone's expectations is to develop a systematic approach for defining business strategies. Senior business managers should frequently meet with IT leadership to discuss strategies that incorporate both parties.

 

2. Set Clear Objectives

An effective IT strategy should include clear objectives directed at improving specific business operations – for example, service operations, cross-department collaboration, and customer service. Having straightforward objectives will provide IT and business leaders a unified vision to track and guide their strategic goals. These objectives should be scalable and adaptive to depend on the overall business direction. 

 

3. Leverage Analytics

Using analytics to promote data-driven developments to your IT strategy will ensure better business decisions. Your newly implemented processes should be evaluated against the objectives initially defined by all leaders. Some examples are customer satisfaction, cost and time savings, reduction of operation interruptions.

 

At Framework IT, we believe that developing each of these elements lays the groundwork for your organization’s success. If you are lacking IT leadership or who you do have could use some extra support, we outsource our specialists and technicians to help with any scenario. Contact us for more information!