Leading the IT function for any organisation can be challenging, and many IT directors and managers find it quite a lonely task. You are often torn between the pressures of ensuring technical stability, balancing a budget, meeting the demands of the users and ensuring that technology is enhancing and supporting the growth and development of the business as a whole.
In addition, many senior IT executives find themselves caught between the business language of the board, and the technical push of the IT team and these two different task masters often produce a very mixed set of objectives and priorities.
As an independent IT consultancy, we have real empathy with the role of the senior IT executive. Our own senior team have all been IT directors themselves and now provide strategic advice to a wide range of organisations, both small and large, in the private, public, charitable and educational sectors.
Working alongside so many varying organisations, we have built up a unique experience of the sensitivities of IT management, and we’ve experienced most situations first hand. We have also built up a wide knowledge of the varying types of approaches different organisations have to technology.
As business people ourselves, we also understand the boardroom dynamics and we can approach IT with a business hat on, as well as understanding the technical ins and outs of a given situation.
This unique blend of business and technical experience is why so many organisations have turned to us to provide IT strategy and operational advice. So assisting, coaching and mentoring fellow IT professionals comes as second nature to us.
For some IT executives they just want our assistance for a special project or to help with the development of annual plans and IT budgets. Others meet with their mentor every couple of weeks, to look at team management, project control, new technology and ongoing planning.
Our sessions are informal, constructive, supportive and confidential. Furthermore, you can tailor them to completely suit your unique needs, ensuring we provide exactly the support you need, when you need it.