All successful organizations share the common trait of relying on a well designed planning processes and internal communication strategy to create and deliver an actionable technology strategy.

Technology Strategy Full Service

The Technology Strategy Full Service Program is a premier service for leaders who have great ideas that need to be transformed into a professional technology strategy and detailed roadmap with an internal communication plan that clearly aligns to business objectives and ROI establishing corporate collaboration and stakeholder buy-in.

You'll receive the best expertise, technology and strategic planning service available to ensure your technology strategy and roadmap are actionable enabling ROI and business outcomes, and benefits are articulated properly to the stakeholders so it's seriously considered to be funded.

The strategy will outline how IT and technology will support the business and its overall strategy over a defined period – this could be anything from 12 months up to five years depending on the extent of the projects included. 

This service is designed for executives, boards, and professionals who need the expertise combined with the right tools and process to transform ideas into actions in order to deliver on business goals.

$7.9K /mo  Billed annually

(or $9K month to month)

 

We do the work developing your Technology Strategy

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What's Included in Technology Strategy Package for your Company?

Our Technology Strategy Full Service Package is everything you need to identify and transform ideas into a finished actionable strategy and produce a professional communication plan defining and articulating business benefits to obtain executive buy-in and corporate collaboration.

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Stakeholder Interviews

The evaluation includes stakeholder interviews to understand custom and specific challenges, business objectives, and timescales. The information gathered is combined with industry research and other data discovered thorough our analysis to generate issues and insights resulting in an overall independent set of actions and opportunities focused on accelerating business outcomes. This is a $20K value sold alone.

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Gather Machine and Application data

This analysis applies the techniques of data science to identify, acquire and combine existing sources of infrastructure and application data in your environment to gain an understanding of how the systems interact. The output provides a consistent base of validated infrastructure and application data (based on 4 factors - Viability, Suitability, Risk, and Compliance) on which to base the analysis performed by our Modernization and Economic Value Analysis services (see below). This is a $20K value sold alone.

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Research - Related Technology Disruptions

This research provides an analysis of potential technology disruptions information as it related to your industry. This analysis is ongoing throughout the entire process and tends to introduce new approaches and ask fundamental questions to your team and stakeholders. We may tap into what we are seeing as "developmental" disruptions and test old theories to apply new context. 

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Economic and Modernization Analysis

The following 2 value analysis programs are done together to bring financial and application level dimensions to the strategy. This is a $30K value sold alone

Modernization Value Analysis

This analysis acquires application level information using surveys and interviews of application owners. The information is combined with enterprise architecture rules describing how a customer plans to strategically employ different platforms. We then compares applications to those rules to, dramatically reduce the time required to plan modernization of applications and migrate to new platforms.

Economic Value Analysis​

This analysis brings a financial dimension to the recommendations made by the Modernization Value Analysis, mapping applications to a library of cloud service providers to forecast costs for applications in their future state. This is combined with one-time-investment costs required to modernize applications and compared to current state costs to develop an accurate, IT portfolio level business case. The business case itself can be viewed at both the portfolio level and at the level of the individual application or business unit.

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Technology Strategy Framework

A framework is developed by analyzing all data collected and interviews performed - observations, issues, opportunities and actions aligned to business objectives focused on accelerating business outcomes aligned to business cases. 

Your technology strategy framework will be like other strategies in your business, including key elements such as:

  • Vision & mission

  • Objectives

  • Roadmap

  • Business alignment details

  • Budget

  • Comprehensive advantage & analysis

  • Short term goals

  • Long term goals

  • Continuous assessment & monitoring information

  • Governance

  • IT infrastructure, systems and software solutions

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Comprehensive Roadmap

We incorporate Technology Strategy actions into the roadmap so they can be measured and delivered. The roadmap includes

  • All of the actionable work described in the technology strategy laid out on a time-line schedule.

  • A rough estimate of the cost of each opportunity and the resources required from both IT and the business units affected.

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Full Communication Strategy VNCAcademy Access

When it's time to develop a communication plan, you will get FREE access to the best Communication strategy course available: The VNCAcademy course, "How to Communicate Technology Strategy to Stakeholders" course. The course walks you through each step of creating and communicating a strategic one-pager strategy, including approaches and how to work it into everyday conversations across the company.  You will begin your communication strategy journey to ensure your tech strategy is articulated well.

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One-Pager Internal Marketing for Initial Buy-In 

Very often we see technology strategies get created and never funded because it is not articulated well or marketed properly to the stakeholders so it's never seriously considered to be funded. In a sense, marketing your strategy to stakeholders is the hardest step and requires the most work. The good news is VNC will create a one-page that shows your strategy and you can use it to start internal marketing. Talk about it at every opportunity. Incorporate your one-page strategy into every presentation at every level, then explain it and dive deep into it for your audiences across the company. 

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Fully Published & Communicate Technology Strategy

You must articulate and professionally communicate your strategy to stakeholders, executives and professionals. VNC has you covered by taking the time to officially document, publish and print your technology plan incorporating strategy, roadmap and internal marketing needs. You will use this official document to communicate its importance over and over to all stakeholders, and the central role it has and will continue to have in determining what gets invested and worked on. This will become especially important for strategies that take multiple years to execute.

 

How the Technology Strategy Process Works

                    contains proven, proprietary process and tools that will deliver the most comprehensive technology plan developed, enabled and communicated —but be entirely formulated from you and your stakeholders ideas. The entire process typically lasts 10 months if the client stays on schedule.

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Stakeholder Interviews

The first step is to perform interviews with approx 5-8 stakeholder/customers:

  1. The reviews are performed one on one with each stakeholder and lasts about 45 minutes.

  2. To understand business goals, challenges and timescales.

  3. Capture information on what the business needs while also identifying specific gaps.

We use this information to initiate aligning problems, potential ideas, strategy and basic approach with opportunities resulting in an actionable technology strategy.

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Gather & Analyze Data

We bring together Human Data, Financial, Machine, Business Cases, and Application data as part of our approach to analyze current IT estate.

Data science is used to develop observations and actions leading towards alignment of business outcomes and technology enablers in a deliverable strategy and roadmap. Our VNC tools and process we use to collect data:

  • Architecture reviews

  • Economic Value Analysis

  • Modernization Analysis

  • Industry & Disruption Research

  • Assess IT Organization

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Align to Business & Define Actions/ Success metrics

  1. Ensure business goals are understood as part of stakeholder interviews.

  2. Define actions based on data collected, business strategy and stakeholder interviews.

  3. Define Total Cost of ownership and ROI analysis and other success metrics

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Develop Technology Strategy and Roadmap

We now have measurable actionable work that forms the foundation for creating the technology strategy. We will complete the technology strategy document.

Next is to create a roadmap that includes all of the actionable work described in the technology strategy laid out on a time-line schedule. It includes a rough estimate of the cost of each opportunity and the resources required from both IT and the business units affected. This will later be used later in your project plan for implementation.

  • Outline communication plan

  • Finalize IT Portfolio 

  • Portfolio Staffing Plans

  • Outline funding needs

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Technology Strategy Reviews

Continuous reviews of technology strategy with your team and stakeholders ensuring alignment and agreement

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Create a Strategic One-Pager 

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In this step we create a one-pager that is what we call “market-tecture”.

  • It’s basically a high level technical architecture but can relate to everyone from marketing to finance to IT.

  • Its purpose is for everyone to quickly see your basic strategy on one page. So it's really a selling item to some degree to use in communicating your strategy across the company.

The “market-tecture” will be created in such a way where the bottom part of the page shows familiar common and foundational elements that may be more technology related while the top layer shows the basic opportunities grouped by company area that everyone would recognize. One of the keys here is to ensure each department sees something they can recognize and relate to.

We will work with your team in defining the parts of this strategic one-pager.

Start Internal Marketing of Strategy

In this step we coach you on how to use the one-pager to start internal marketing. Here are the basics approaches we will cover:

  • Talk about it at every opportunity.

  • Incorporate your one-page strategy into every presentation at every level, then explain it and dive deep into it for your audiences across the company.

  • Believe in your strategy as being the vehicle for new revenue and markets for the organization.

  • Sell it to everyone; your peers and your Board.

The goal is to get the resources and funding needed to execute. Convince them that this is probably the type of strategic investment they were looking for but perhaps nobody until you articulated it this well.

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Deliver and Communicate Technology Strategy

VNC transforms your technology strategy into an official and professional document. You will use this official document to communicate its importance over and over to all stakeholders, and the central role it has and will continue to have in determining what gets invested in and worked on, this will become especially important for strategies that take multiple years to execute.

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Internal Marketing Consult & Course

As part of this consult, we will also provide you with free access to the VNCAcademy Communication Course. This includes detailed instructions and templates to help you through every part of internal marketing of your technology strategy, including generating stakeholder buy-in, gathering supporters around the company, and raising visibility and importance of the strategy.

Who You Might Work With

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Anthony Maiello

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Anthony has been in CTO/CIO roles most of his career enabling technology strategy and solving problems for many great companies across multiple industries for over 3 decades. He serves on multiple advisory boards and is founder and President of VNCTech Group

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Surj Ramlogan

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Surj has 30 years of global leadership experience in product strategy, design, development of commercial product solutions and innovative technologies.He is an expert in the use of advance technology solutions, usability, consistency, interoperability and seamless integration

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Ken Caird

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Ken has over 40 years’ deep technology experience and uses his broad experience combined with innovation to identify and clarify the interactions between technologies, economic and business considerations, and the role of standards and regulations. 

It's time to transform your ideas into actions

If you're serious about getting your ideas into action this year, let's talk.

We'll discuss your ideas, see if it makes sense, and help you understand the best next steps.

$7.9K /mo  Billed annually

(or $9K month to month)

 

We do the work developing your Technology Strategy

Other Technology Strategy Services

Technology Strategy Full Service

We do the work developing your Technology Strategy

$7.9K /mo  Billed annually

(or $9K month to month)

 

Technology Strategy Coaching

You do the work, we coach you through the Process

$3.5K /mo  Billed annually

(or $4K month to month)

 

Deep Dive Assessments

We deep dive specific areas of your system

$9.5K /mo  Billed annually

(or $11K month to month)

 

Custom Software Development

We design, develop and test PoCs and Production

CUSTOM

Billed weekly or monthly

 

Deep Dive Assessments

We deep dive specific areas of your system

$9.5K /mo  Billed quarterly

(or $11K month to month)

 

Custom Software Development

We design, develop and test PoCs and Production

CUSTOM

Billed weekly or monthly

 

Ready to Transform Your Ideas into Actions that Deliver Value?