Do You Have An IT Strategy? If You Don’t You Should.

An IT Strategy focuses on your business goals and how to attain them through technology. It improves your efficiencies, productivity, security and communications, and aligns your IT with your overall business plan.

VBS will help you develop a customized IT Strategy. During the process we consider the following and how they can support your business goals now and into the future.

Data Security: With the ever-increasing threats from cybercriminals, you need to plan for risk assessments, data protection, data recovery, staff awareness training, and to ensure maximum security for your critical data.

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity: You must be able to recover data after a disaster when IT services are shut down or compromised. This requires backing up data to a secure, offsite location so it can be retrieved anywhere you have an Internet connection, and so your employees can continue working even if they can’t come into the office.

Security Enhancement Via Continuous Monitoring and Maintenance: Through continuous monitoring we can remotely view your network, identify risks and halt attacks and/or breaches. This way we can address IT issues before they cause downtimes or data loss.

Identity and Access Management

This practice helps you comply with security and regulatory requirements.  It allows only authorized individuals to access confidential information.

Optimization and Consolidation

Optimization of your IT infrastructure analyzes and resolves inefficiencies in your existing IT assets, and consolidates resources and operations to improve your efficiencies and reduce costs.

Efficient Use of Cloud Computing

Properly hosted cloud solutions provide easy, scalable access to resources, applications, and services. Software as a Service uses cloud computing to deliver a single application to multiple users in any location, rather than using the traditional one-application-per-desktop. This provides scalability of resources as your business grows, and can reduce the need for costly hardware and software.

IT Budget and Cost Control

This budgeting and cost-control process defines and implements IT service, support and equipment procurement strategies to achieve your company’s goals while eliminating unnecessary expenses.

IT Mobility

With the BYOD (bring your own device) trend, your staff has the ability to work from home or on the road. When implemented in a secure fashion, BYOD enhances your business’s productivity, and employee satisfaction. We consider applications, support, ownership, security, communication issues and mobile policies to ensure your mobile workforce is always productive and secure. Mobility solutions ensure secure and simple access to data, tools and applications from any location.

Networking—Data and Voice Communications

Data communications refer to the electronic transmission of information for storage and processing, while voice communications refers to systems such as mobile devices and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to enhance both your internal and external communications, and to promote business continuity.

File Sharing

Many parts of your business use the same services and resources. Through secure file sharing services, authorized employees can collaborate more effectively on projects by sharing, accessing and editing files in real time.

Enterprise Resource Planning

Business management software is used to combine a variety of integrated applications to store and manage data for all aspects of your business operations.  It manages product planning, manufacturing, marketing, inventory management, shipping, invoicing, accounts receivables and payables, and more.

Virtualization—Servers, Desktop, Storage, Applications, Data Center

Virtualization in technology refers to the creation of virtual servers, desktops, storage devices, applications, and computer network resources. Virtualization allows you to virtualize your entire IT infrastructure or just specific aspects.  It simplifies technology to promote efficiencies and reduce costs.

Legacy Application Modernization/Renovation

Legacy application modernization is the process of refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidating legacy software programs to align to your company’s business plan or for future needs. This enables you to benefit from the advantages of new development without the risk and cost of replacing legacy systems.

Business Intelligence and Analytics

A variety of software applications are used to analyze your business’s raw and big data (massive amounts of data). Business analytics is the process of exploring and investigating an organization’s data with emphasis on statistical analysis.

Stop Using Hit-or-Miss IT Strategies.

Contact VBS for a complimentary assessment of your technology needs and a customized IT Strategy for your business.  Call 403-215-8070 or email us at: