Blog: Seeking IT Planning Advice? What IT Leaders Must Know to Get Trusted Counsel

Have you ever received IT advice and questioned whether it will actually help your organization plan for its future needs? As technology evolves and an increasing number of people claim to be IT authorities online, it can be difficult to determine where to turn for good IT planning advice.

We sat down with Paul Telesco, LOGICFORCE’s VP of Technical Services, to discuss how and where IT leaders can get sound advice when making IT decisions. Here’s what Paul had to say:

  • Q: Who can an IT leader turn to for trusted planning advice?
    • A: While there are a number of places to turn, subject matter experts on your internal IT team should always be included when searching for planning advice. They will have the most relevant experience and understanding of how a particular piece of technology works in your environment and fits into the overall IT plan. Plus, they will know the impact of any planned changes and will keep your company’s best interests in mind.
  • Q: How do you recognize when  someone is providing bad advice?
    • A: A key sign that someone is providing bad advice is that they don’t ask enough questions before offering their recommendations . IT planning should be holistic o ensure  changes don’t negatively impact other systems. The best advice is given with full understanding of the entire IT ecosystem.
  • Q: What is the best way to seek unbiased planning advice?
    • A: The best way to seek unbiased planning advice is to consult multiple sources. Holding collaborative conversations with internal experts, external consultants, and relevant vendors to work through plans helps ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Q: To give your clients the best planning advice possible, where do you typically begin?
    • A: At LOGICFORCE, we start by gaining a complete understanding of our client’s goals and their current strategy to meet those goals. Once we have that information, we can develop a clear and effective plan. An assessment-based approach that analyzes current IT ecosystems and end-user experience is the best way to ensure you’ll get the desired results.
    • Through our Synthesis E-IT Secure ®️ (SEITS®️ ) offering, we map out current technology systems and determine how we can align technology and business goals to strategically plan for the future using powerful technologies. To learn more about this service, visit www.logicforce.com.

Paul Telesco is the VP of Technical Services for LOGICFORCE. He is passionate about transforming old and broken technology systems into powerful and productive technology environments. Paul holds multiple industry certifications including: Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security, and Certified SonicWALL System Administrator (CSSA).

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