Our IT Consultancy Services Process
You probably have a business plan which shows how you want your business to look in 3- or 5-years’ time and the steps you need to take to reach your business goals. It will contain sales and marketing plans as well as cash flow statements and future projections.
But what about your technology? Technology is often left out of your business planning because it’s something that lots of businesses don’t understand fully. Technology can and will plan a significant part in the growth of your business. It’s important this into your business planning.
An Integral IT Technology Roadmap is designed for a non-technical audience and is an IT consultancy service that provides a high-level overview of what your technology looks like today and what steps need to be taken to get it where it needs to be.
We’ll look at:
- How does your technology look today? Where are the weak areas? Is there anything that needs to be done right away to safeguard your business.
- What frustrations do your team have? Do certain tasks take too long to complete when a simple technology change could make them easier?
- Do you have a hammer to crack a walnut? Are there costs that can be reduced by utilising newly available technology?
- How do you score on our security scoring? Can we easily hack into your network? If we can, cybercriminals can too.
- We’ll help plan your technology budgeting so you can easily plan for the next 3 to 5 years of business activity without any cost surprises along the way.
It’s not always practical or affordable to simply buy lots of new hardware and software in one go, but you need a plan of how to get where you need to be and our Technology Roadmap is a great way to get there. That's exactly where our IT consultancy services come in to help.
You’ve chosen a nice new office and eagerly planning your move. You have organised the new furniture and the decorators have been booked.
But what about IT?
Moving technology from one location to another needs to be a carefully planned project completed by technology experts.
One simple oversight could mean you don’t have an internet connection when all of your team turn up to the new office.
Integral IT can plan and implement your office move so that everything is in place and ready to go when your team arrive for the big day.
As IT consultants we work with business owners and IT departments to assist with a wide variety of IT infrastructure upgrades.
Some examples of the upgrades we can help with are:
- We can upgrade or replace outdated Onsite Servers.
- Server migrations to Microsoft Azure
- Installing secure firewalls to protect your business.
- Upgrading all your computers to new operating systems
If you need specialist help to upgrade any part of your IT infrastructure, please contact us.
How secure is your business? It’s important that you don’t confuse a working IT system with a secure IT system.
The majority of SME’s don’t have a secure IT system and they don’t realise this until they suffer a Cyber-attack.
You have heard of the phrase – prevention is cheaper than the cure. This is true with Cyber Security.
Your business can have a secure IT system and it doesn’t have to cost lots of money.
How can we help?
We offer a Cyber Security Audit where we come to your business and run 29 tests on your IT system. You will be presented with a report on how you can improve the security of your network.
Even if you have an existing IT company or department working with you, our Security Audit can be a vital service.
Office 365 Migrations
Office 365 is a comprehensive business suite suitable for any sized business. It includes email, software licensing, collaboration tools and much more.
- A secure and robust email system that is widely used by businesses around the world.
- The ability to have the latest version of Microsoft Office for a low fixed monthly fee.
- Cloud document storage which is fully backed up so you don’t have to worry about your data.
If you aren’t yet using Office 365, then Integral IT can plan, train and migrate your business to the Office 365 platform.
If you are using Office 365, are you using it to its full potential? If not, we can help your business get the most from your O365 investment.
How often do your team get specific IT training? If you’re like the majority of businesses, the answer is probably “not very often”.
What type of training does your business need?
Everyone within your business should have cybersecurity training. We can install the most secure IT system possible, but if the person using the computer isn’t ‘cyber aware’, then you could suffer a cyber-attack. Cybersecurity training should be part of your employee induction when they start with your firm. Everyone in your business should have regular cybersecurity training.
How many times do you have an expensive IT upgrade where everyone gets new software installed on their computers and then nobody in the business knows how to use it or use it to its full potential? Technology has the power to make your business more efficient but it’s imperative that everyone knows how to use the software.
Integral IT can offer a wide variety of training for your business. Regular training is included as part of some of our Managed IT Services contracts.
IT Business Processes
IT is more than just technical help. Business processes play an important part of your IT strategy.
Take for example; a new starter for your business. Your HR team should work in tandem with the IT team to start a new starter process. A good new starter process means that your new team member will have everything they need when they start work.
On the opposite side of the coin, a new leaver process. If a person leaves your business and IT don’t know anything about it then the leaver could still have full access to your IT systems.
As part of our IT Consultancy and Managed IT Service contracts with customers, we help you build solid IT business processes.
To find out more about how our team of IT consultants can help you achieve your business goals, Contact us today. Please let us know if you have any questions with regards to our IT consultancy services.