Are you abreast of your business's needs? An IT department creates most value when it helps the business to develop. You can draw on our experts for relevant advice when, for example, you need to:
Build up an IT architecture that supports the organisation, now and in future.
Strengthen security and prepare an IT security policy for the enterprise.
Assess which operations-related tasks it would be an advantage to outsource.
Create space for the role of consultant
The role of modern IT managers is growing more complex. From previously just being responsible for operations, management now also expects a growing part of business development to come from the IT department.
If, as the IT manager, you manage to act as a consultant rather than as an operations manager, the quality of your services and those of the IT department will increase, as will your level of job satisfaction.
Unfortunately, operations-related tasks often take most of the department's time during the average working day, and steal attention from long-term objectives such as strategy and IT architecture. Therefore, it may be an advantage to outsource selected operations-related tasks, and in this way free up time for value-adding tasks in the company.
Supporting business development
The IT department must create value – and the best way to do so is by helping the business develop. In a growing company, it is particularly important that the IT organisation can:
act in an agile way and adapt to new business plans and goals
communicate the IT strategy in such a way that the business understands it
create a solid but at the same time flexible and scalable foundation.
Whether your current solution needs improving, or whether you need to completely re-think your setup, it may be a good idea to call in outside help. At EG, we provide help – irrespective of your needs – with:
Needs analysis and future infrastructure design
Infrastructure analysis and mapping the potential for optimisation
Project management by experienced infrastructure managers
Project management Far too many IT projects run off the rails and end up not delivering the expected functionality or exceeding the agreed delivery time. This can often be ascribed to poor project management. At EG, we have highly trained project managers with the required experience from infrastructure projects, and our project model, which is based on many successful projects, guarantees successful project implementations.
Design and analysis It is important that your future installation is designed correctly. Who would start building a house without first having created a picture of the final result? We will help you design your new setup, and, as part of the process, analyse your needs vis-à-vis your current installation. In this way, you avoid making an unwise investment or letting yourself be carried away by the many trends in the industry, without first assessing the consequences of your choices.
Optimisation analysis An infrastructure analysis takes the temperature of your infrastructure, maps out the gaps and provides an overview of where your future infrastructure investments should be targeted. With EG as your business partner, you bring experience and best practices into your considerations, enabling you to learn from many large and small projects elsewhere.
You will be guided towards the desired future position The final analysis results in a report that simply shows how to get from your current position to the desired position. Supported by a business case for each investment, this becomes a useful and effective budgeting tool, which you can use when discussing the financial implications of the investment with management.
Erik Kaae was appointed COO (Chief Operating Officer) for EG in 2014. As of 2018, he is sales director for EG Vertical Business Solutions. Erik has over 20 years of experience in management in the IT consulting business. Erik joins EG after more than 10 years at Microsoft Denmark. Initially 4 years in the role of COO, and most recently as sales director for Denmark/Iceland (SMSP) and responsible for partners and the Dynamics business. Prior to that, Erik has been with Compaq, HP and NCR/AT&T including some years at SAP's headquarters in Germany, and at the beginning of his career he worked 4 years on worldwide representation of AT&T in various standardisation bodies. Erik Kaae has a MSc from the Technical University of Denmark and an MSc in Economics from Copenhagen Business School.