The Public Technology Institute recently released a list of top ten technology management and application priorities for local government in 2016. PTI asked local government technology executives to rank a list of priorities from one to ten. Carolinas IT has a solution for each of these technology priorities and we will explore how we can help you with each of these priorities in a series of blogs.
# 2 – Enterprise Vision and Roadmap for IT
A statement of vision is a powerful tool for aligning team members in the accomplishment of a mission. A published vision improves morale, facilitates faster operational tempo, and unlocks growth potential. The company vision should filter top down from the CEO to his direct reports to their subordinates. All employees should know what the company vision is and ensure that the work they do is aligned with the vision.
With a clear vision in place, local government agencies can focus on the initiatives, goals and objectives for their IT departments. As such, every organization should consider formulating a roadmap for their departments . A roadmap is a strategy for information and infrastructure protection with goals and objectives. These goals and objectives ensure the capabilities provided are aligned to your business goals. Technology changes rapidly, and advances can serve to allow organizations to operate more securely and efficiently. Here are a few questions to assist with roadmap development:
- What is our expected growth in the next 5, 10 and 15 years?
- How will we accommodate this growth?
- What happens when an employee leaves? How will we prevent any breaches or information leaks?
- Are we strategically planning around new technology?
- How will we implement this new technology?
- Do we have a Disaster Recovery Plan? How will we execute this plan when necessary?
These are important questions that every IT executive should consider and discuss with their team. Having a roadmap in place can help companies adequately prepare and strategize for any potential changes to mitigate risks of information breaches.
With 20 years of experience, we can help you formulate your roadmap to success. Contact us today for more information on our services and solutions.