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  • Technology Assessments

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    What are Information Technology Assessments?

    An Information Technology Assessment is simply a health check on a specific area or function of your IT organization. Technology Assessments should evaluate the current state, identify areas for improvement and create a roadmap for implementing high priority improvements. The goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization to create value for the overall organization.

    Why do Technology Assessments?

    With all the effort needed to complete daily operations tasks and fight fires why make time to complete an assessment? Completing assessments just for the sake of doing them is probably not a great use of resources. Completing them at appropriate times can lay the foundation for focused improvements that could make the daily operations tasks more efficient.  They may also prevent the fires once thought inevitable. The key is to choose the right assessment, at the right time.  Use it to identify the improvements that will drive the best business value for the organization.

    Types of Technology Assessments

    When it comes to Technology Assessments there is no shortage of variety. If you were to attempt to complete all of them you could spend much of your time assessing and very little improving. As with most things in life a little planning and goal setting can make all the difference in leveraging these tools to drive value from your IT organization. The list below is a small sample that are currently popular in the market.

    Free PDF Download: 11 Types of IT Assessments

    Where to Start

    With all these options (and more) available to choose from, where do you begin? You can spend a lot of time researching, analyzing, and prioritizing all the potential assessments you could undertake.  Or, you could take a more practical and efficient approach. Start by identifying any areas where you believe significant risks exist. These are barriers you believe stand in the way of optimizing the value your IT organization is delivering. Identify specific assessments that will drive improvements in these areas. At the same time, it is important to validate the strategic direction of your IT organization. This can be done using Business Value and Business Alignment assessments. These two assessments will tell you if you are effectively leveraging technology to drive business value. They will also tell you whether your business stakeholders are recognizing the value that your IT organization is delivering. Utilizing this approach allows you to quickly identify the most value-added assessments for your IT organization.

    How to Finish

    Completed high value assessments should have the information you need to finalize a roadmap. Use the roadmap to address high risk and strategic gaps impacting the ability of your IT organization to optimize the value it provides. Now all you must do is successfully follow it.

    Learn More

    Still struggling to identify the best place to focus your Technology assessment dollars? Our consultants have the experience and tools to work with you.  They will identify the most efficient and effective use of assessments to drive business value from targeted improvements.

    Contact us today at or 602-387-2100 to discuss your assessment needs.

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