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The Anatomy of an IT Strategic Plan

By Nextrio on August 19th, 2014 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

160840867Creating an effective IT strategic plan is extremely important for the success of your business. If you can determine your IT needs as related to business goals, it can benefit every facet of your organization. Use this guide to learn more about the process so you can find a way to come up with a plan that really works for your company.

The Timing of Your Planning

If you want to be successful with your IT plan, narrow your focus to a specific timeframe to determine upcoming technical needs and budget requirements. Most IT companies suggest that you create a plan that can cover the company’s technology needs for the next three to five years.

The Way You Relate It to Your Company

Determine the type of technology you will need to reach company goals and ensure the most productive work environment for your staff.  Alignment with overall business strategy is key to creating the most effective IT strategic plan.

Spread the Word

Provide some context that helps your staff understand the new direction of your IT strategy and what it means for their daily use of technology. The communication of the plan should be as simple and easy to process as possible, applicable to all users in your organization. Try to create either a document in Microsoft Word or a PowerPoint presentation that lets you easily spread the word to staff.

If you need help coming up with or implementing an IT strategic plan, look to the experts at Nextrio. Our Tucson-based managed services help you focus on your business. To learn more, visit us at our website or call (520) 519-6301.