The Importance of IT Strategic Planning
Falling behind technology trends is easier than you think. Continuously playing catch-up to avoid the “outdated” label is expensive and time-consuming.
That’s where Galaxy IT steps in.
Our IT strategy planning services help organizations architect, implement, and manage the technologies that give them a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced market.
From hybrid cloud cost optimization to major network design and implementations, our virtual CIO IT strategy and planning services ensure your team has the right tools to propel your business forward. We’ll help you plan for the long-term, not just tomorrow.
What is a vCIO and why do I need one?
Most small to mid-sized businesses find it impossible to justify hiring a true CIO.
As a result, their IT fails to thrive due to a lack of expertise, resources and time.
Confidently planning, budgeting, and managing IT requires the guidance of a trained, time-tested executive.
A Virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) fulfills the role of a traditional CIO. When we act as your virtual CIO, we become responsible for building your technology roadmap that arms you with a competitive edge – at a much better cost than a full-time CIO.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR IT GOALS FOR THE FUTURE
As the world becomes more connected, information technology plays a key role in an organization’s success. In today’s global marketplace, organizations must adapt their operations and processes as quickly as possible to adapt to changes.
The top priority in all of our IT strategy and planning partnerships is outlining your long-term business objectives with a realistic approach to achieve them. Your IT infrastructure should grow with your business, and we will make sure one doesn’t outgrow the other. That’s where a vCIO steps in to guide your organization’s business and IT alignment so that technology integrates across each business unit to meet core objectives.
Top 5 Reasons to Improve Your Business’s IT Strategy Planning
- Maximize ROI on Infrastructure Investments
- Improve Performance and Availability with Simplified Architecture
- Plan for Business Growth
- Enhance Security Controls
- Reduce IT Costs with Consolidation and Virtualization
How IT Strategy Planning and vCIO Work Together
IT Strategy Planning is a business plan that requires coordination between the business and IT. A virtual CIO provides the organizational structure to make it all come together effectively. With a strong IT strategy planning process in place, you can get more out of your information technology systems.
Virtual CIOs are integral to the IT strategy planning process because they focus on maximizing an organization’s technology potential.
Virtual CIOs and IT Strategy Planning: Making Business Better
Quarterly Business Reviews
Strategic planning for the future requires an abundance of research and analysis. Our virtual CIOs conduct extensive studies to determine the best annual technology plans, budgets, and how to best manage your IT lifecycle.
Backup Disaster Recover (BDR) Planning
Without a complete data backup and disaster recovery plan, your mission-critical systems and irreplaceable data are at risk. At Galaxy IT, we’ve spent years building, testing, monitoring, and optimizing our business disaster recovery solution. Your vCIO is responsible for creating and maintaining your business continuity documentation and strategy. When the unforeseen occurs, Galaxy IT works to restore operations in minutes, instead of days or weeks.
IT Budget Planning & ROI Review
Your vCIO must ensure that each investment enhances your technology stack to maximize the value provided by each component of your IT infrastructure, all while adhering to your planned budget requirements.
THE GALAXY IT WAY
Your vCIO must ensure that each critical system is operating at it’s maximum performance. Galaxy IT will perform physical system checks on your servers, switches, firewalls, wireless AP, network attached storage and perform power failure and backup testing. We will perform quarterly IT Risk Assessments, review your patch management policies and sit down with you to give you a full rundown of your systems and recommendations.