As organisations grow, they accumulate many different software applications and work processes driven by the needs of particular departments or specific functions.
Inevitably complexity and inefficiency grows – often exponentially.
All of this chews up time and focus, means sluggish responses to market changes and costs money. Hidden costs – but very real and expensive.
This is compounded by continuous technology innovation and disruption, which present ever-increasing spirals of competitive threats and new business opportunities.
Businesses need to adapt to this new era: take advantage of the opportunities technology affords and free people up to focus on higher-value tasks – increasing their productivity and efficiency.
Using a successful planning, design and implementation methodology we ensure your strategy and technology align to deliver the business outcomes you want – on-time and within budget.
If your technology is starting to hamper you or if you have a specific IT project to grow the capability and capacity of your organisation then call our Lead Technology Strategy Advisor, on 1300 100 505.
Making your business secure
Cyber security is now one of the largest threats facing a business of any size. Cyber security attacks on major organisations such as Yahoo!, Australian Bureau of Statistics (census night 2016), Apple i-cloud image thefts, Democratic National Committee in the USA and Target (US) all make national headlines.
They cause immense brand damage and are very expensive. In the case of the latter, $167m – and that was before the lawsuits.
The risk is real
Yet ironically behind the headlines it is the small and medium sized businesses that are most exposed:
Worse: The average cost of a data breach for a small to mid-sized business is a staggering $5 million.
S.A.S. to shield your business
SOSTG offers businesses a robust and comprehensive security service. It involves a forensic audit of all your networks and external access points identifying all vulnerabilities. From there a strategy is developed to shield your business from cyber-attacks and protect your data and operating systems.
We then assist your business in successfully implementing it.
To find out more about our Security Advisory Services contact us on 1300 100 505.
To be or not to be
The advantages of cloud computing are compelling and many businesses, bookkeepers, accountants, IT service providers and software companies extol their virtues.
Indeed cloud computing enables a business to:
Little wonder there is such an interest and rush to the cloud.
As with all technology opportunities it really is a case by case scenario. There are some critical issues to consider:
Many businesses have legacy systems and software that do not successfully translate to the cloud. The systems are very complex and how these integrate with cloud-based applications will be critical to your success.
Cloud-based applications, storage and security systems depend on a fast, secure and reliable internet connection. Any variability can leave your business exposed to lost productivity, lost data and confusion about document variations.
High end industry-specific applications can require huge amounts of processing power and data storage. In which case your business would become hamstrung by the cloud. It simply is not fast enough and powerful enough to cope.
To find out if and how the cloud could benefit your organisation call us on 1300 100 505.