Every Company Needs an IT Director
All Cubit’s support clients benefit from ongoing strategic support – it’s all part of the service. Far from being a simple break-fix support provider, Cubit ensures the smooth running of IT operations through the strategic planning and development of your IT systems. By regularly meeting and understanding your business requirements we make sure you’re receiving the most appropriate IT advice and guidance.
Building and maintaining an IT strategy starts with an audit and IT inventory: servers and workstations, phone system and handsets, mobiles, application software, WAN connections, LAN cabling and Wi-Fi, printers, Audio-Visual, security procedures, backup and business continuity planning.
We then consult with the business to understand its objectives and requirements so that we know where IT has to get to. Once this is defined, we consider different products and assess their value according to the criteria specifically identified for your company.
We can then make suggestions and discuss the pros and cons of each in a collaborative process.
At the end of this process we can put forward a proposal that can be represented at board level. Once approved, we plot a course which will take the organisation from where it is now to where it’s aiming to go including major decisions, an investment plan, equipment replacement schedule and software licensing programme. Three key areas are covered:
We aim to meet the director responsible on a regular basis, to review and document any changes to business requirements, new technology options or adjustments to the plan.
Another area we can add value is checking that IT complies with various industry compliance standards:
- Sarbanes Oxley
- Data Protection Act
- Digital asset handling
- Client contracts
- Trade body guidelines