IT Management

IT Management

Digital strategy/planning, governance, budgeting, run activities and disaster recovery/business continuity

Basic Capability

We are in the early stages of developing our capability and have improvements to make. We likely:

  • Aren't maximising value from our IT budget and minimise IT spend where possible
  • Focus our IT efforts on fixing things when they break
  • Have most (but perhaps not all) of our critical infrastructure (servers, routers etc) covered by warranty with a reasonable response time.

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Intermediate Capability

We have the fundamentals under control that meet the key needs of the organisation, but further improvements are possible. We likely:

  • Have an IT plan and budget for the next 12 months or more
  • Know how our IT spend compares to similar organisations, and how it can improve
  • Measure staff satisfaction with IT services, and plan to fix key issues
  • Have a disaster recovery plan that’s been tested in the past 24 months.

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Advanced Capability

Our IT management and governance work very well, deliver value and support us to achieve our mission. We:

  • Have a 3-year IT strategy that’s endorsed by the board
  • Are confident we maximise value for our IT spend
  • Have staff who are keen to innovate and use technology well and a management team who see IT as a key partner
  • Have a tested business continuity plan in case of system failures and outages.

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