All businesses need to use technology in a way that is appropriate for its business. However it can be difficult for companies to engage and find the right IT partner. Company Connecting and Assurance of Learning are delivering a workshop in Glasgow on the 8th November at Virgin Money Lounge to help companies understand the steps they need to take when selecting an IT partner.
All businesses need to use technology in a way that is appropriate for its business. However it can be difficult for companies to engage and find the right IT partner.
This half day workshop is aimed at businesses who do not have internal IT people. The workshop is delivered via a combination of presentations, activities and discussions. It is designed to help companies understand the steps they need to take, and areas to consider when selecting an IT partner who can actively support and help a business to grow.
Many start ups and early stage companies are developing new products and services that require IT partners. Frequently these companies have difficulties in engaging with IT companies. It’s the old problem of business people talking directly to the tech world without a traditional business analyst defining the requirements and translating them into something you can procure against.
The consequences of going with the ‘wrong’ IT partner can make things very difficult for early stage companies e.g. over spend on IT, creating something too complex without any testing on customers, delaying getting to market and therefore delaying revenues. All of which could have catastrophic consequences.
It’s never easy to get it right first time every time. However the risk can be reduced by understanding what you need to do and think about. This workshop will help you think about what you need, and consider which are the most elements for you when selecting an IT partner.
Introduction (to workshop, presenter, and attendees)
IT Procurement is difficult
Defining what you need