As innovation continues to accelerate in tandem with a decrease in skilled technical resources, many Canadian organizations are leveraging professional and managed services to ensure their IT investments are leading to positive outcomes. During our 2020 Business Technology Expo (BTEX), CDW Canada’s Head of Professional Services, Benjamin Li, explored how you can design, orchestrate and manage your IT environment to combat barriers and achieve business goals, and how CDW can help. If you missed it, here’s a quick recap.
Assess, plan, deploy, optimize
Whether your organization is investing in security, public cloud, enterprise collaboration, endpoint solutions or modern data centres, it’s important to ensure that you are receiving the best possible outcomes. This includes making sure you understand the risks and build effective programs and roadmaps to maximize the effectiveness of your IT investments.
Prior to planning out your investment, today’s organizations need to assess their needs. Without this assessment, the plan you develop and its deployment won’t be an accurate representation of your needs and won’t allow you to optimize its benefits. Optimizing your existing IT infrastructure, implementing robust security defences, integrating additional leading technologies and maximizing your visibility, understanding and control are key components to driving organizational success.
It’s critical that today’s Canadian organizations understand and undergo regular and appropriate security, risk and readiness assessments. This helps ensure that your planning is backed by data relevant to your organization, while also leaving no vulnerability, gap or opportunity to optimize left untouched. Education is equally as important as the implementation itself, so it’s also crucial to make sure you have complete understanding and control of the process every step of the way – and to share this knowledge with employees, who act as your first line of defence.
The stages of assessing your IT
In order to ensure operational excellence and optimal IT performance, organizations should take a design, orchestrate and manage approach:
- During design, assess and translate your business goals into the right combination of technology and services to determine the right solution to achieve the desired outcomes.
- During orchestrate, integrate and implement the solution to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. This ensures that everything is done right the first time.
- During manage, make sure everything is running smoothly so that you can remain focused on day-to-day business operations.
No matter the service, CDW can help you engage in all of these steps by monitoring critical organization assets, responding rapidly to incidents and managing any vulnerabilities so that you don’t have to.
As the leading IT services provider in Canada, we understand that your organization has competing priorities and navigating IT environments can be challenging and costly. Our technology services solve your unique challenges and allow you to capitalize on new opportunities. From roadmaps and implementation to project deployment and lifecycle management, the experts at CDW bring years of experience to help you design, orchestrate and manage your IT environments.
No matter where you are on your IT journey, we’re here to support your internal team and help you focus on your business goals. Ready to amplify your organization’s IT capabilities? Visit cdw.ca/services to get started.
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