Technologies are wonderful enablers, but to meet longer term information management objectives requires:
Vision: Each organisation will have its own vision - leveraging information assets in different ways to create value for customers, employees and shareholders, to optimise performance or to gain competitive advantage. Focus can assess the strategic needs, priorities and circumstances of any client, to facilitate the following.
Planning: Focus consultants have the planning experience to guide our clients with appropriate Strategies and Roadmaps to progressively build the Vision. Program Planning, Resource Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Solution Architecture and Project Management support are all important planning services that we provide to assist our clients.
Execution: Focus consultants have the depth and breadth of expertise to support our clients in the execution of Strategies and Roadmaps. We can build robust, scalable platforms, develop and deploy a wide range of Information Management and Business Analytics solutions - from simple projects to large multifaceted projects or work programs. We specialise in Business Intelligence, Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting solutions. We can leverage technologies that fast-track Data Warehousing, Data Migration and Data Integration, and support essential Data Governance objectives.
Sustainability: Focus consultants understand the critical success factors when creating sustainable information systems - from technical, process, people and financial perspectives. Focus transfers essential knowledge and provides ongoing support services to our clients, as required, to assist our clients to maintain and evolve solutions as business requirements change, and as new technologies/versions offer opportunities to add value. Many clients choose to be highly self sufficient (e.g. by creating a Competency Centre).
As strategic advisors to our clients, Focus can offer consultancy services to support the longer term objectives.
Such services can address any the following, and utilise the wealth of knowledge available within IBM's Information Agenda: