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Benefits of IT Strategic Planning for a Growing Business

By Nextrio on February 10th, 2015 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

483147081In this tech-driven world, it’s impossible to run a business without a functioning and capable IT department, and a plan. Keep reading to find out how IT strategic planning can help you make the most of your growing business.

Budget Planning

One of the most difficult aspects of IT planning is figuring out the budget. If you assume the break/fix model, you can’t anticipate how much something will cost if it breaks. And, rest assured that something will break. This brings a lot of uncertainty into the equation.  Planning your capital and operating expenses related to technology is important. Determining your tolerance for uncertainty when you decide on a fixed fee versus break/fix model will help with budgeting as well.

Security Needs Assessment

Protect your castle! Determine and prioritize your security needs, and focus on the most critical aspects of your business immediately. Also, consider any regulatory or compliance issues that may impact your business by not being secure.

Audit Your Current IT

Do you know what technology you have? Do you know if you need it all? Are licenses up to date? How old is your stuff? Are you getting the most out of your current IT? Completing an audit of your current IT situation will set the stage for improving it, to improve your business moving forward.

Prepare for the Unknown

Whether there’s a massive power outage or your system gets hacked, the best way to deal with IT disasters is to have a plan in place before they happen. An IT disaster recovery plan is part technology, part process, and part implementation. All three pieces must be in place to know you’ll make it through a disaster.

Nextrio is here to help you with your IT strategic planning. As one of Tucson’s top IT companies, we have the depth and breadth of experience to elevate your IT game. To learn more about our services and how we can help you with your IT, visit us online or call (520) 519-6301.