At 30000 feet most stakeholders from Business and IT teams would believe that strategic investments in technology are must in order to keep innovating the business and gain competitive advantage. The ground reality, however, is very different. As the perspective of different stakeholders are quite varied with very different goals and objectives. This is why very often we see the Top Management of most small & medium businesses face the dilemma of whether it is worth investing into a particular technology.

The primary objective of IT Consulting is to appraise the Top Management about the gaps between Business and IT and assist them in bridging these gaps. The basic idea is to bring Business and IT together to identify and invest in technologies with a common goal. Furthermore to set measurable objectives for accessing the return on investment (ROI) for every technology decision.

At Directing IT, we provide affordable technology consulting services. We work closely with the Top Management of small & medium businesses and assist them in taking objective technology decisions. We help our clients in:

  • developing an IT strategy which is aligned with their business goals.
  • managing their IT budget and maximizing the ROI for all technology investments.
  • finding the best technology solutions within the IT budget.
  • recruiting the right technology people and mentoring them.
  • managing technology projects and ensuring successful handover to operations.
  • assessing IT risks by conducting IT audits and much more...

In the past, technology has played a heroic role in the growth of most organizations, specially the large enterprises. Without technology it would have been impossible for large organizations to achieve scale. The various IT tools have helped these large enterprises in automating all aspects of their operations , be it transaction processing, information sharing, business intelligence, inventory management, regulatory compliance, etc….. and the list continues.  On the contrary a lot of these IT tools that have helped the large enterprises to be the market leader for decades, have always been way too expensive for the smaller enterprises.

In the present, trends are changing and technology providers are becoming more pro towards the pay-per-use costing model. With the focus on public and private cloud platforms, more and more technology solutions are focusing on the smaller businesses leading to simpler but niche solutions specially designed for the smaller businesses. Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are becoming the buzzwords of the new era. Now smaller businesses have more choice of technology solutions and are able to budget for newer technologies along with their business plans.

In the future, we believe that most small businesses would be adequately  technology enabled. We at Directing IT provide guidance to the small businesses to identify the right technology solutions for their businesses. Our goal is to enable the small and medium businesses with affordable technology solutions and help them gain efficiencies within their processes. We believe that with the right choice of technology even the smallest of institution can become self sufficient and provide efficient and prompt customer service to their end customers.

In today's fast changing technology, cloud computing has come as a savior. It brings along loads of benefits such as reduced capital cost, less setup time, ease of adaptation, low technical skills required, more flexibility, and much more. Moving to a cloud platform allows you to concentrate on your business rather than worrying about the underlying technology complexities. Moreover, the cloud computing platforms are up-to-date to the latest technology changes and thus ensuring that you do not fall behind in the race for new upcoming technologies.

We keep hearing about the benefits of cloud, yet a lot of us are still vary about moving to a cloud environment. Some of us try to play the devil's advocate and keep questioning the security aspects of cloud computing and try to find faults. However, it has more to do with our mindset as we feel scared to part ownership with  what we believe was ours at one point in time. The idea should be start moving towards cloud computing bit-by-bit. We do not have to completely move all our computing needs to the cloud. The best part is that we can pick and choose on what we believe are non-critical needs and start with them.  Such an approach will bring confidence in ourselves when it comes to the benefits of cloud and enable us to take a more informed decision for future cloud computing needs.

At Directing IT we provide technology consulting to enable you to understand the benefits of cloud and guide you through all your technology decisions.