Many companies staff their IT organizations for day to day support. However, achieving a steady state in an IT organization lasts only for a brief time before transition occurs.
Your IT department is staffed to handle general day to day needs. However, most IT organizations struggle with the upheaval caused by transition. Outsourcing the management of the transition to an IT consulting firm is the best way to handle the disruption while minimizing cost and risk. Court Square’s capabilities will allow you more time to focus on issues that matter to overall business strategy.
Court Square defines six drivers of transition. These drivers or triggers dramatically move the current operating environment away from the optimized infrastructure. Court Square has solutions for an effective transition with minimum disruption to the business.
|1. Platform Migration:
Migration is driven by the need to move from a legacy system for flexibility, security or lack of available skill sets. Additional migrations may be a move from a physical environment to a virtual one. <Link to virtual page III E>
Consolidation projects can be completed at the server level and at the data center level. Consolidation projects are driven by cost, capacity, space and power issues. Companies often recognize a significant return on investment over time.
Court Square has been servicing clients in regulated industries since our inception. We understand the unique requirements for companies in life sciences, financial services and companies regulated by Sarbanes-Oxley. Our services range includes audits and assessments against regulatory requirements, remediation after an audit, development of policies, procedures and protocols to keep clients in compliance and security programs that meet regulations and ISO 17799.
|5. Mergers and Acquisitions:
IT is rarely the reason for two companies to merge but it is often the reason two merged companies struggle. Court Square will do a pre-acquisition assessment and provide recommendations for avoiding system incompatibility from day one.. Longer range planning is also available to identify redundancies as well as opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
|3. Introduction of New Technology:
The pace of new technology can make it difficult for companies to keep up. Mobility and messaging, wireless on the factory floor and EDI requirements – the deployment of these technologies forces companies to change the way they operate. Court Square can identify which technologies are right for your business and then implement them with a disciplined project plan that works for you.
|6. Rapid Growth:
Companies grow rapidly after the initial start-up phase or because a new product or service is experiencing great acceptance in the market. The IT environment of a rapidly growing company should enhance this growth and not inhibit it. Court Square offers IT strategic planning services to match business plans. We implement the right environment for this critical stage in your company’s lifecycle.