IT Effectiveness & Value Creation

Information Technology (IT) is becoming an ever-increasing factor in the success of organizations. Contributions from IT are both tactical and strategic.

Tactically, the delivery of reliable and quality IT services are vital to the day-to-day organization.

Strategically, IT needs to align with the broader organization to understand their needs and provide input into their planning. An aligned and high performing IT organization provides their organization with:

  • The right capabilities at the right time
  • A clear understanding of technology direction (opportunities & threats)
  • An agile IT organization; able to quickly respond to changing needs
  • IT value propositions that clearly explain benefits in practical terms
  • Organizations that develop their people

IT effectiveness assessments help organizations understand their value, perception, and capability gaps.  Failing to understand these factors may limit the group’s effectiveness and success.  Typically, IT gaps include:

  • Inability to partner effectively with the business
  • Failure to understanding & prioritize core business needs
  • Ineffectively communicating value and performance
  • Poor communications practices

Puffin Advisors can help IT organizations increase their effectiveness by enabling IT organizations that:

  • Manage portfolios which align services with actual business needs
  • Provide the IT infrastructure & services required for secure and transparent information exchange
  • Improve the broader organization by proactively identifying opportunities to improve efficiency
  • Exploit opportunities to provide high quality IT services at a lower cost
  • Harness technology to differentiate and deliver competitive advantage
  • Identify and develop/acquire the skills set required to deliver IT strategy

We use a four-step assessment process to guide our work.  We begin with an as-is assessment, then conduct a gap analysis, define a to-be model, and finally build a plan that makes it all happen.

The Puffin team has the knowledge and experience to help IT organizations identify opportunities to improve their effectiveness and thereby provide higher value to their organizations.

Contact Puffin Advisors today and let us help your IT organization fly to the right target. Learn how we would approach your unique situation and make lasting and positive impacts. To learn about our other services, please click here.

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