How We Help
Hope for the best, plan for the worst
No one wants to have to think about this:
- What if there were a fire?
- What sensitive data have employees accidentally left on the same PC their teenager uses while they were working from home?
- Does half our staff use a password involving their first name and birthday with an exclamation point on the end?
- We have everything in the cloud- but do we really manage those systems consistently? Does anyone even keep track of all of the SaaS services that every department has signed up for?
- Even if we're "not worth hacking into", do we partner with another more attractive target that someone might attack through us to get to?
Good IT leaders think about this stuff anyway.
Businesses really planning for growth and success need technology strategies that consider the whole business, that balance security versus convenience, that consider what IT systems and facilities are critical, how people connect to systems and get their jobs done if the office disappears, and a whole lot of other things that aren't all that fun to think about. We approach these questions with a rational, cost-benefit approach: given the related expenses, what risks are worth mitigating and which aren't?
It's a lot better to think about these things now and decide how much effort and how many resources are worth expending on a pre-planned basis to mitigate the genuinely catastrophic risks versus picking up the pieces later.
Here's how we deliver value:
- Evaluate your current situation- Are we even doing the basics like data backups? Where are all of your IT assets located? Is there any redundancy or plan in place already?
- Business-focused discussions with your management team- What are the real threats? What are your regulatory and compliance requirements? What could happen to shutter the business versus being a managable inconvenience?
- Independent reporting of your needs- Top-to-bottom, solutions-oriented reporting of where things stand and what risks are worth mitigating.
- Solution architecture- Laying out a business plan to protect yourself: systems redundancy, remote access, multiple cloud providers. Tailored to your exact needs.
- CIO advisory- An ongoing voice in technology strategy and planning specifically for your business, if you need it.