Step 2: To reach IT Paradise, you need a technology strategy that aligns with your business goals.

As with any part of your business that you believe can change its trajectory, it is critical that you build a strategy. Technology is no different, especially since it is one factor that is constantly opening new opportunities for improvement. Technology for technology sake is never good, but a strategy to use technology to achieve your business goals, is a must.

Your technology strategy should:

  • Support your overall business vision, mission and core values.
  • Focus on how to empower all parties including employees, clients, vendors and partners.
  • Be a living document that is reviewed and updated at least annually.
  • Include budgets and forecasts that are integrated with your overall business plan.

it paradise step 2Take your lead from Jack Welch who stated, “A strategy is something like, an innovative new product; globalization, taking your products around the world; be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch; you can motivate people with; be number one and number two in every business. You can energize people around the message.