Strategy Development

IT Strategy, IT Strategy Development

What we do…

IT Strategy Development is the reason elucidate was founded.  After 20 years of working with businesses who had taken care of what they considered to be the fundamentals of their IT, it was increasingly clear that those companies who didn’t have access to a senior-level IT professional were missing out on cost savings, process efficiencies and competitive advantage.

As we don’t believe this should be a full-time role for all businesses this remains our primary solution set.

Many of today’s major business trends have a meaningful IT component to them, regardless of industry.  With a greater pace of change, it is no longer suitable to provide the first iteration of a project in isolation before moving on to the next.  Today’s IT needs to be more agile and collaborative.  IT Strategy therefore needs to be developed not in a vacuum, but in concert with the broader organisational strategy.  Many companies are better at corporate strategy than they are at divisional or business unit strategy.  Whilst the reasons for this can be many and varied, sometimes it can be down to a focus based more on execution than on planning.

Our approach focuses the development of technology tools and strategies in a way that is comprehensive in nature and designed with the concept of value in mind.  The IT strategy we can help you build should be woven into overall business objectives at an enterprise and business unit level.

Our steps include:

  • Developing a vision and strategy based on identified value and then communicating it using simple, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Identifying and implementing success metrics and milestones for organisations’ to gauge progress
  • Understanding what value creating levers can be pulled in an organisation and what projects can pull them?
  • Establishing touchpoints with individual departments, recognising that a plan will need ‘marketing’ to facilitate buy in and the influences required to see the plan through to accomplishment.

The roadmap to strategic IT excellence awaits.

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