Get help 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. 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.

Book the event here via the Eventbrite link

Benefits

  • Help you think about what type of IT partner you need for your business
  • Help to identify the most important elements for you when selecting an IT partner
  • Provide you with 6 key areas you need to prioritise 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.

Workshop Outline

Introduction (to workshop, presenter, and attendees)

IT Procurement is difficult

  • Importance of taking responsibility for finding an IT partner
  • What can go wrong
  • Why it is difficult (business talking to IT)

Defining what you need

  • What are you trying to do?
  • What areas do you think you know about?
  • What don’t you know about?
  • The six key considerations

Activity

  • Attendees take 15 minutes to outline their needs and there biggest issues
  • Each attendee provides a 2 minute (max) summary of their needs and issues

Open Discussion

  • Q/A session
  • Opportunity of a 15 minute one to one follow up call with the presenters

Book the event here via the Eventbrite link

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