IT Strategy and Consulting
THE BLUEPRINT: IT Strategy, Consulting and Planning
Greystone offers IT strategy, consulting and planning services for small businesses in Denver, Fort Collins and across Colorado. A key part of these services is the creation of the Blueprint — a comprehensive document designed for each customer that outlines technology goals, challenges, opportunities and solutions.
The Blueprint provides a roadmap to guide us as we help your business thrive by meeting your specific objectives through a practical, measurable plan. We cover the following IT specifics in the Blueprint, based on your business requirements:
IT STRATEGY AND CONSULTING
Business Vision & Growth Plan – Greystone provides an IT strategy focused on your business’s future. We work to understand where your business is, where you are going, and how your technology should support one-year, three-year and five-year goals.
Strategic Technology Use Plan – We evaluate key areas of your business and determine how well your technology is facilitating complete and total efficiency. Our aim is to ensure that your IT has a purpose.
Service Information – We outline an IT support process that establishes clear service guidelines and gives you the comfort of knowing that all of your bases are covered.
Disaster Response Plan – By laying out a disaster response plan, we can protect you from data loss and immediately take recovery steps if a catastrophic event occurs.
Vendor Management Protocol – We document all technical vendor relationships to ensure efficient and direct communication.
Asset Management Plan – We want you to get the most value out of your computer hardware. By outlining an asset lifecycle plan, we enable you to proactively budget for necessary equipment replacement.
IT Planning Budget – We help you develop an annual budget and three-year spending forecast for IT so you can plan for routine costs and strategic improvements, while also having the bigger picture in clear sight.
System Documentation – We keep documentation on-site at each client’s location and in our secure management system to allow for efficient support and planning.
THE IT PLANNING PROCESS
The initial Blueprint is created in just one day. We plan a half-day session with the key individuals in your company to further understand your IT needs and wants.
We then lead you through the Blueprint’s framework and discuss each item related to your business and technology — all compiled into a document for you to keep. We review and, if necessary, improve the Blueprint as part of a semiannual business and technology review.