Business Technology

Strategy and Leadership


As information technology plays an ever increasing role in today’s business environment, strategic IT planning becomes a critical need.  Enterprises must think about technology investments as a strategic opportunity rather than a necessary cost, and maximize outcomes in all areas involving IT.

IT Strategic Planning Services

Local, national and international businesses have come to depend on our expert strategic leaders because we deliver sound recommendations in clear language. We focus not just on the strategic plan, but on the implementation process and actionable roadmap to align IT with business objectives and position your enterprise for success. Working with EKS&H to implement best practices, such as having a formal communication plan, a data governance steering committee, and data ownership in place, will help ensure that the launch of your data governance program is a success. Our services include:
Strategic Planning Services
Our strategic planning consultants can help by developing and refining the following key components of an IT strategic plan:
  • EKS&H Strategy and Leadership PyramidBusiness strategy—Plan where your organization is headed, its key imperatives, and initiatives. Identify the business capabilities required to execute the organization’s strategy.  Employ IT to maximize strategic outcomes.
  • Technology strategy—Document how technology will support and achieve your business strategy. Articulate a clear and concise IT strategy that aligns with business objectives and serves as a roadmap for innovative IT improvement.  
  • IT governance—How to prioritize IT projects and investments. Clarify expectations of IT and set service-level metrics. Evaluate risk, make business-driven IT commitments, measure performance, and assign accountability.
  • Delivery—Ensure implementation and execution of strategic projects while providing a stable high-performing infrastructure. Establish enterprise architecture to enable effective application delivery and business intelligence.  
  • Resources—Identify the people, skills, and tools needed to get the job done. Organizing and focusing resources to accomplish the strategic objectives and move the enterprise forward.
Data Governance
Data is increasingly being recognized as an important asset for many medium-sized businesses. In addition to EKS&H Data Governance Modelits primary role supporting day-to-day operations, it has a key role in maximizing the value drivers of a business.

Data governance is an information leadership strategy that will help your organization control data by managing the people, processes, and technology needed to ensure that accurate and consistent data policies exist across varying business lines within your organization.

Many organizations fail to launch data governance programs. They face staff resistance, data standardization difficulties, and a lack of available stakeholders.

To mitigate these challenges, EKS&H has a proven, structured process and expert team to help you assess your organization’s readiness to launch a data governance program with questions specifically tailored to your needs and the application of data governance best practices.

The EKS&H Advantage

  • Objectivity—Our only interest is your success. When making technology decisions, you need a trusted business advisor with an enterprise perspective. You can trust our independent process and advice to be objective and focused exclusively on the success of your business.
  • Experience—We understand how systems work. We see hundreds of business applications and know the history, strengths, and weaknesses of many of them. We know what a system can and can’t do when it’s too big or too small for a company’s needs. We help you cut through the sales hype and get down to the real issue of how software enables and improves your business processes.
  • Business focus—We think like business people, beyond IT. We tackle technology issues from a business mindset. Our strategic planning process helps you make business-driven decisions for technology investments—solving the right problems, reducing risk, and utilizing IT to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Collaboration—Our approach is an iterative, collaborative process that requires active participation across the enterprise. When done right, IT strategic planning is a unifying mindset that constantly turns up insights and actions that measurably improve performance.

Talk with Our Practice Lead

Connect with Dan Domagala to discuss your strategy and leadership needs.

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