Transform IT into a Strategic Partner
Optimise IT costs and increase agility with our Strategy & Systems Consulting services.
Today's most successful businesses are changing IT's focus from simply keeping the lights on to enabling strategic growth. When your IT team is free from having to manage daily operational tasks, it can become a real partner. It does this by managing IT and resources that allow your business to develop innovative revenue streams and new ways of doing business.
At CenturyLink, we can show you how to empower your IT department and turn it from cost centre to key contributor. Our IT Strategy & Systems Consulting services provide all the techniques, tools and skilled resources you need. We can help you:
Modernise infrastructure to meet changing business demands. Upgrade your legacy IT to a business-driven, social media-enabled platform using mobile, cloud, SaaS and business intelligence and analytics.
Manage cost and budget pressures. Improve the efficiency of technology, people and processes to reduce the costs of operating infrastructure and applications.
Meet disaster recovery (DR) and compliance requirements. Deliver peace of mind with DR solutions designed to meet your business recovery objectives as well as your audit and compliance requirements, including FISMA, HIPPA, PCI and SOX.
Bridge resource and skills gaps. Tap into skillsets that provide infrastructure, application and DR transformation expertise. Leverage our experience to maximise the ROI of every dollar you spend on IT.
Whether you need to fill gaps in skillsets, supplement in-house resources or simply don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered.
IT Strategy & Systems Consulting
Build your business in new ways with better strategic support.
Every business has different goals, and our IT Strategy and Systems Consulting services are customised to your needs. We can offer assistance and guidance that you won't find with other local or specialized consulting firms. Our services include:
Enhance efficiency by modernising your infrastructure and endpoints or by consolidating and converging systems. This helps drive down costs and increase your quality of service.
Data Centre Consolidation and Application Rationalization
Reduce the cost of operating infrastructure and applications through consolidation and application assessment. This also helps improve the efficiency of people and processes. Plus, you get predictable and flexible cost models tailored to your specific business requirements.
Disaster Recovery and Compliance
Complete our COBIT control-aligned questionnaire and receive an independent assessment of your DR solution, which can then be scored against and compared to an industry-standard maturity model. Our DR Test and Audit services help facilitate regular validation of your DR plan and solution, and meet corporate and regulatory audit requirements by demonstrating year-over-year maturity of a DR trialling programme.
Bridge Resource and Skills Gaps
We have practical, hands-on experience in discovery and assessment for any IT discipline and can help you build roadmaps and recommendations and size your IT initiatives—even in complex and heterogeneous environments.
Spend Your IT Dollars on Real Strategic Change
Choose from a range of services that help align IT capabilities and resources to your needs.
Take advantage of advanced services for customised, hybrid technology solutions-available on premises, in a CenturyLink data centre or in a third-party data centre. Also available as staff augmentation or a partial or full outsource.
Executive-level consulting services targeted at extracting the highest financial and business ROI for invested IT dollars. Services focus on aligning investments with business objectives to drive innovation and the greatest quality of service.
Offers objective assessments, gap analysis and more. Assessments can be specific to the ITIL lifecycle or to a particular process.
Areas span traditional IT vertical and horizontal applications.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BC/DR)
We can assess, design, implement, validate and perform ongoing audit and failover trialling to help ensure continuous safeguarding of your systems and data.
Our consultants have expertise in FISMA, HIPAA, FFIEC, FDIC, PCI and SOX compliance requirements and can design and deploy the most appropriate DR strategy and solution that aligns with your business and risk mitigation objectives.