IT CONSULTING

Elevate Your Technology with ProStratus
Business Technology Consulting – a Key Piece of Your Operational Strategy

Enrich your customer's experience, create unique products, generate new revenue streams, and lower your operating cost.

Overview

The genesis of any great solution begins with listening to the customer to truly understand their issues. We at ProStratus will start with a blank slate without any preconceived notions or canned solutions.

Our process will generate a plan based on your requirements and needs, not a standard off-the-shelf product that may or may not work with your environment.

Our approach involves working collaboratively with your stakeholders to understand their needs and applying our experience and expertise to create new, innovative, and cost-effective solutions.

We pledge to work independently, be unbiased and keep your company’s best interests in mind.

Our Services and Strategies

  • Technology Assessments
  • Business Process Development
  • Technology Specifications
  • Network Assessment
  • Innovations
  • Must/Should/Could Requirements
  • Emergency Planning
  • Costing Saving Opportunities
  • Roadmap Planning
  • Project Management

vCIO Services

Every business needs a technology leader to guide, advise, and strategize the future of the business. We have helped businesses get bigger, leaner, and more productive. A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) balances technology and business priorities.

A function of vCIO is to have a complete mastery of business use of technology. This goes beyond the basics including industry trends, business applications, and compliance requirements. This implies a virtual CIO needs to understand what the client does, how they do it, and what their technology does for them.

Life cycle budgeting is a critical function. Budgeting for the short and long-term gives insight into planned expenses. Business owners prefer planned expenses when appropriate. It is the responsibility of a vCIO to plan life cycle budgeting 1-3 years in advance. Life cycle budgeting requires reinforcement year after year to the decision maker, along with scheduled annual reminders for hardware, software, or services and the need for replacement.

When a business contemplates new technology, the vCIO becomes a liaison. A successful project must consider expenses, infrastructure requirements, downtime, and scope of work. The need to see value early in the decision-making process prevents unforeseen issues.

  • Technology Alignment

  • Strategy and Budgeting

  • Business Goals

  • Strategic Roadmap

  • Technology Plan and Roadmap

  • Business Risk

  • Opportunity Cost

  • Standards and Alignment

Business Process Development

Technology is great, but how does it improve your business? Optimizing and streamlining your business process is the key. Make your workforce more productive while improving your customers’ experience. Our technical consultants combined with our team of business analysts, software developers, and engineers can quickly improve your business operations and customer service.
We work with small businesses, hospitals, and organizations with multiple locations to make an immediate impact with a quick return.

 

Project Management

Tired of failed implementations that never get completed or are always behind schedule? Let us manage your next big IT project. With over 60 years of combined IT and data center experience we can deliver your solution on time and in budget.
Our automated tools can track the status in real-time, providing vision on hundreds of moving parts all at the same time.

Network Assessments

ProStratus will complete a network assessment for each agency to capture the current configuration and infrastructure. This will allow us to compare and contrast environments and standards to assist in building the overall future plan.

The network assessment will include the following components:

  • Network Management Plan
  • Client Risk Report
  • Site Diagram
  • Client Risk Report
  • Asset Report
  • IT SWOT Report
  • Backup/Restore Recovery Report
  • Security Risk Report
  • Computer Security Report Card
  • Share Permission Report
  • Network Vulnerabilities Report

Sample Network Assessment Output/Results

overall issue score for network assessment

initial backup requirements

existing backup solution

Technology is the easiest method to distinguish your business from your competitors.

Technology Assessment Plans

(sample below)

The output of the discovery will be a final technology plan for one of our clients.
The technology plan will include the following items:

  • Internet bandwidth
  • Printing/scanning/electronic document management
  • Network infrastructure
  • Cabling
  • Telephone, wireless, voice, communications
  • AV for meetings, telemedicine, education
  • Mobility Solution
  • Capacity planning: space, mechanical, power
  • Regulations, compliance and standards (HIPAA)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Support Plan
  • Network Diagram
  • Network Assessment
  • Network Management Plan
  • Client Risk Report
  • Site Diagram
  • Asset Report
  • IT SWOT Report
  • Backup/Restore Recovery Report
  • Security Risk Report
  • Technology Specifications
  • Computer Security Report Card
  • Security: digital, physical, shared
  • Share Permission Report
  • Network Vulnerabilities Report
  • Emergency Planning
  • Security Assessment Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Opportunities for Sharing
  • Power condition and backup
  • Innovations
  • Must/Should/Could Requirement for Needs Analysis
  • Roadmap Planning

IT Consulting graph

 

Heat Map generated from stakeholder feedback to identify priorities

Use Technology as an Investment not an Expense