Defining Your IT Strategy: A Fifosys Workshop

Defining Your IT Strategy: A Fifosys Workshop

In an age when businesses rely so heavily on information technology, it is vital that you adopt a strategic approach. After all, when used effectively, IT can help to speed up processes, enhance personalisation and transform your business operations, but mistakes in approach can be costly, not only financially, but for your reputation as well.

At Fifosys we work with businesses, often hosting a workshop event, to carefully define IT strategy. This includes carrying out an IT audit, which will look into your current systems and processes, how they work, the equipment you use and the costs associated.

A Fifosys workshop will help us to understand and connect with you and your brand, as well as enabling you to understand potential areas for change and improvement.

Defining Key Objectives

One of the most crucial things for businesses to grasp is that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to IT that will guarantee success. Instead, you need to give careful consideration to what you actually want to achieve, what you need your IT systems to do, and how you are planning to get to that point.

Fifosys will work with you on an individual basis, getting to know your business and its specific nuances. Often, the best way to achieve this is through a comprehensive IT audit, which takes a broad look at your needs and challenges. This then makes it easier to clearly define objectives, which serve as the cornerstone of any good IT strategy.

Additionally, too many businesses and IT service providers focus entirely on the present day and dealing with what is needed now. In reality, business requirements continuously evolve and sustainable success requires a vision that considers not only present-day needs, but the requirements of the near and long-term future.

As an example, we worked with London Claremont Clinic who required a fully managed IT infrastructure, including email, patient healthcare management system and data management, all within a secure environment. They needed to facilitate access to certain aspects of their IT from within the clinic as well as while on site.

Our solution was to recommended and implement a Cloud solution to provide London Claremont with IT services ranging from email to its core patient healthcare management system.

Furthermore, Fifosys provide continuous support through its Service Desk for any IT issue including any third party problems relating to technology infrastructure.

The benefits are an end-to-end solution, on-going partnership and support ensuring that London Claremont’s IT infrastructure drives efficiencies throughout the business.

Reviewing Current Spend

When it comes to building the ideal strategy for IT, cost is a significant factor and rising costs are something that businesses need to contend with. According to the 2020 State of IT Report from Spiceworks, 44 percent of businesses plan to increase tech spend in 2020 and this is an increase from the 38 percent who said the same in 2019.

Yet, for small and medium enterprises, these rising costs can spiral out of control easily. Usually, there are also opportunities to make savings. As an example, migration to the cloud can help to save on physical space requirements, while outsourcing IT services may save on costs associated with training and providing staff benefits.

A Fifosys workshop can help you to identify areas of current spending that could be altered or eradicated, while also helping you to plan for any costs associated with changes you would like to make to up-scale or migrate IT services.

Understanding Challenges

Modern businesses face a number of important challenges, especially with the rise in cyber attacks and other security threats potentially threatening data security and business continuity. Alternatively, it may be that you have found inefficiencies with your current IT setup or that you have encountered an urgent need to restructure or expand.

Fifosys have aided firms like Abbots Care where we have acted as the IT department since 2017. In 2018 we launched a comprehensive Social Engineering Awareness Training program designed to reduce threats associated with social engineering attacks.

We evaluated the current knowledge level of staff by testing them against several social engineering campaigns and ran through results and work with Abbots Care to prioritise and provide training activities.

In addition, we have worked with countless businesses, helping them to mitigate risk, increase cyber security and create a disaster recovery plan, allowing them to get things up and running again swiftly, even if the worst happens.

After identifying the specific IT needs of your organisation, Fifosys will work with you to create a useful, working strategy document. This will help you to clearly define your strategy and convey it to others. On top of this, it is also a useful way to focus future IT decisions and can be referred back to and updated to keep you current and on course.

Why Turn to Fifosys?

Fifosys is recognised as one of the premier managed service providers in the world, offering enterprise-level support and IT solutions to SMEs in London and the South-East of England. We help you to clearly define your strategy and align it to your wider objectives, ensuring that technology actually drives your business forward.

Our trustworthiness is evident in the fact that we have retained many long-term clients, while our discipline and commitment to security is highlighted by the fact that we have maintained ISO27001 certification for over eight years.

Finally, our IT support and range of managed services are comprehensive. This means that after defining your strategy, we can provide you with on-going support, assisting you with everything from actually implementing the strategy, right through to continually reviewing it and making timely, evidence-based changes, whenever necessary.

Mitesh Patel

Managing Director

Mitesh Patel