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IT Strategy

Information Technology (IT) Strategy is a major part of Adroit’s DNA. Often, we have reach outs
from potential customers looking for a specific solution to a problem. When we pull back the
curtain and review their systems context, we often find a mishmash of systems synthesized
together (or not) that were deployed to solve specific point-in-time problems. This resulted in
an unmanageable set of systems that are codifying processes and business policies and
preventing the company from changing and scaling to market conditions.

Adroit has a proven methodology to put together a mid-range roadmap to correct that
situation. This will enable our clients to scale within current business conditions and

Key Steps within our IT Strategy Methodology Include:

Understand Business Goals and Objectives

  • Identify and document the organization’s short-term and long-term business goals.
  • Determine how technology can support and enable these goals.
  • Engage with key stakeholders and decision-makers to gain their input and alignment.

Conduct a Current State Assessment:

  • Evaluate the current IT infrastructure, systems, and processes.
  • Assess the organization’s IT capabilities and performance.
  • Identify existing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis).

Define IT Vision and Mission:

  • Create a clear and concise IT vision statement that outlines the desired future state of
    technology within the organization.
  • Develop an IT mission statement that explains the purpose and scope of the IT function.

Establish IT Guiding Principles:

  • Define a set of guiding principles that will shape decision-making in IT.
  • Consider factors such as security, scalability, innovation, and cost-effectiveness.

Set Strategic Objectives:

  • Determine specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART)
    strategic objectives for IT.
  • Align these objectives with the organization's broader business goals.

Develop a Roadmap:

  • Create a roadmap that outlines the key initiatives and projects required to achieve the
    strategic objectives.
  • Prioritize initiatives based on their impact and alignment with the strategy.

Allocate Resources:

  • Identify the budget, human resources, and technology resources required to execute
    the IT strategy.
  • Ensure that resource allocation aligns with strategic priorities.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Identify potential risks and challenges associated with the IT strategy.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans to address these challenges and minimize their impact.

Data and Analytics Strategy:

  • Define a data strategy that outlines how data will be collected, stored, analyzed, and
    leveraged to support business objectives.
  • Consider data governance, data privacy, and data security aspects.

Technology Stack and Architecture:

  • Determine the technology stack and architecture that will best support the
    organization’s goals.
  • Consider factors such as cloud computing, software platforms, and integration

Security and Compliance:

  • Develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy to protect IT assets and data.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Create a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed about the IT strategy’s
    progress and achievements.
  • Engage with stakeholders regularly to gather feedback and make necessary

Implementation and Execution:

  • Begin executing the IT strategy according to the roadmap and project plan.
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed to stay aligned with objectives.

Performance Measurement and KPIs:

  • Define key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of the IT strategy.
  • Regularly assess performance against these KPIs and make improvements as necessary.