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Aligning business strategies with information technology investments in an ever changing business environment poses a significant challenge to senior business and IT leaders. While the needs of a start-up may differ from those of a mature operating company, PCS is able to assist you with developing a strategic IT roadmap that will align your business plan objectives and also develop measurement criteria and mechanisms to track performance.

Our senior consulting staff starts by reviewing your corporate business plan and objectives. A high level gap analysis is performed to ascertain if the existing IT plan & resources are well positioned to meet these new business objectives. Once the high level analysis of the business goals and objectives and their alignment with the IT plan is complete, our experts are able to develop a work plan that will deliver a comprehensive IT strategy & road map addressing people, process and technology. We use a nine step methodology to develop the strategic IT plan. Each step of the methodology provides an opportunity for our customers to participate in the IT strategy development and also to provide feedback. Our consultants have many years of broad industry experience and bring dozens of years of practical experience combining a strategic IT approach with commonsense. This ensures that our customers receive the benefit of an IT strategy that is flexible and allows for maximum tactical effectiveness and competitive advantage when the new IT strategy is translated into implementation.

PCS has a track record of developing and implementing specific IT initiatives for both new and existing business enterprises. Our IT experts can assist senior management to develop and implement specific IT initiatives that aim to cut operational costs, improve business performance and gain competitive advantage. Additionally, we are also able to assist in the implementation/tailoring and monitoring of your strategic IT plan. Our nine step IT strategy development includes the following activity:

  • Understand the business plan objectives and goals and where these may have changed from the prior planning cycle
  • Understand and address the governance, financial constraints and management decision processes
  • Review the current IT strategy if one is available and enterprise architecture
  • Identify current infrastructure boundaries and opportunities
  • Identify high level business process changes if any and define the application change strategy
  • Define the operations strategy
  • Define the sourcing/people strategy
  • Define performance measurement criteria and mechanisms
  • Document the strategy

The above is a broad series of steps and has considerable detail and activity behind each step. PCS' IT experts are able to tailor our IT strategy approach to your specific needs. Our insightful knowledge of organizations and operations; coupled with best practices, disciplined approach, and proven methods can assist you in developing a comprehensive IT strategy that will help you achieve your corporate business objectives.

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