Strategic consulting

Laying the groundwork for long-term IT solutions

that create business advantage

 

We had really good results working with Proact on other projects, so we trusted what their consultants had to say.”

Patrick Elsen

ICT Infrastructure Manager, Reynaers

Proact undertook a comprehensive review of our storage and backup infrastructure and looked to improve on our current environment in every way. The solution has given us greatly improved performance and capacity, providing us with a sound foundation for future growth and simplified management.

Mark Balcombe

Associate Director of Operations, Bell and Clements

Our strategic consulting services

Organisations want to plan for the future but technology is evolving so rapidly that imagining beyond three years is difficult. Amongst this backdrop, we offer a range of services to help you gain clarity about the next steps your organisation needs to take, and in what order, to fulfil its ambitions.

Why Proact?

We can give you strategic insight into what is financially desirable, technically viable and organisationally feasible. We can help you discover how best to deliver value through IT services, manage costs and risk and ensure individual decisions align to strategic goals. And we can explore the best ways to design and implement innovative and transformational change. Our service transition experience means our people have the knowledge to create robust plans to deliver the solutions that best meet your requirements, whilst avoiding the pitfalls. 

Some of the benefits of our strategic consulting services

Flexible solutions

That enable you to meet short-term goals but can also change when they need to

Flexible way of working

We use proven methods but we also learn and adapt as projects progress

Hard-won experience

Meaning we create robust plans to meet your requirements and avoid the pitfalls

How we transform IT

Infrastructure

We know the market so we can help you choose the right hardware, before working with some of the most renowned providers to deliver it

Support and management

We can support & manage your existing hardware or services, removing the burden from your IT team & ensuring excellence with 24/7 expert attention

As a service

We design & deliver managed services wherever they’re needed – your data centre, ours, private/public/hybrid cloud – providing maximum flexibility & agility

Example strategic consulting services

Applications

Applications

We'll perform a structured review of your applications to assess and optimise their business value. We'll identify options for modernisation, to provide better economics, more agility and greater integration with other services. And we'll identify technical debt and overhaul.

Infrastructure & operations

Infrastructure & operations

Looking to implement modern technologies, provide best value managed services, manage multiple service providers or implement policies to standardise service operation? We can help you develop and execute cloud strategy and improve your IT service maturity.

Programme and portfolio management

Programme and portfolio management

We can provide programme oversight, portfolio management and quality assurance to ensure IT investment decisions are realistic, aligned to strategy and deliver the required benefits. This could involve helping develop business case materials or supporting programme review processes.

Security and risk management

Security and risk management

We'll help protect business-critical information, ensure business continuity and calculate risk vs. benefit by looking at IT risk management, compliance and data protection.

Support for CIOs

Support for CIOs

We support CIOs looking to deliver digital strategies, optimise costs and manage change. We do this by providing strategic planning, insight into IT governance and guidance on becoming a learning organisation. In doing so, we help orchestrate business change.

Strategic sourcing

Strategic sourcing

This is where we identify those services it makes sense to acquire. We can help choose, negotiate with and manage vendors, look at market alternatives, model possible options and conduct value assessments.

Strategic consulting-related resources

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