IT Support Strategy and Its Importance to Your Atlanta Organization

by | Apr 19, 2023 | INSI Articles, IT Support

IT Support Strategy Your Organization

An IT support strategy is essential to keep your end-users productive and meet the client’s demands. In the past, companies succeeded in their hard work, excellent products/service, integrity, and reputation. However, in today’s digital landscape, more is needed to have good services or products; you must constantly deliver more value to your stakeholders by giving your clients fast and easy service. 

The purpose of an IT Support Strategy is to:

  • Gain a competitive technological advantage in the marketplace
  • Align your strategy with your business goals
  • Ensure buy-in as you reach new phases of the plan
  • Serve as a strategic road map when your business reaches new stages of your business plan

Last, your IT Support Strategy should include business leaders from each business unit to avoid slanting the services toward one business unit.

Your IT Support Strategy Team

The CEO should be the one to lead of team of business leaders in finance, operations, sales, marketing, and technology. The purpose of this team is to gather valuable insight to ensure IT investments bring maximum value to the business. This team will be the same members who designed the Business Strategy Plan. After all, this strategy aims to align IT capabilities with business goal requirements.

Your IT Support Strategy Must Support Your Business Plan

An effective IT strategy should be measurable against your business strategy. This plan will ensure your business plan drives the IT, not the other way around. Unfortunately, many businesses have mistakenly defined their IT objectives and become reactive in their technology and software purchases. As a result, they make poor choices at the moment, that leads to monumental consequences.

Your five-year IT support strategy should include competitive research, SWOT analysis, data analysis, gaps analysis, and strategy formulation.

Important Characteristics of an IT Support Strategy

Several free and paid-for IT Support Strategy templates are on the market, and each verying significantly. However, the characteristics of the IT Support Strategy should:  

  1. Move toward your future goals
  2. Meet your business objectives
  3. Address your current weaknesses
  4. Tackle your clients’ needs and desires
  5. Drive corporate innovation, growth, and competitive advantage
  6. Anticipate a realistic IT budget based on the expected return on investment (ROI)
  7. Align your IT into short- and long-term goals

After you develop your IT support strategy, the next step is to build your IT Plan. An IT Plan determines the internal IT resources and new technology required at each stage of your strategy. It can also serve as a transition plan as your company grows. A good IT plan will serve as the guideline for the strategic direction of all your IT initiatives in the future. Last, it will help you receive faster approval during each phase of the plan because you have already gained acceptance from the executive team from the beginning.

INSI Can Help You with Your IT Support Strategy

Do you need help planning your IT Support Strategy? INSI can help. We have been helping IT companies with their IT Support issues for over 25 years. In addition, we can help you fill in the blanks as you grow your own IT support team. 

Contact INSI 770-387-2424, option 2 you need help with IT Support Strategy, IT Planning, technology tools, or additional IT engineering resources.  We have technology tools/resources for your internal IT department, Customized IT™, Managed Services, Vigilance Services, and Options to help you at each stage of your transition.

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About the Author

Deborah Frazier is the author of IT Outsourcing Secrets – A Small Business Guide to Compare IT Support Companies. With nearly 20 years of experience consulting small and medium-sized businesses on their IT support needs, she brings a wealth of knowledge to INSI as Head of Marketing and Sales. If you like this article and want to get notified when a new article is posted, click here.

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