Business Strategy

Strategic ICT vision and advisory services to compliment business planning. Subject matter expertise in strategy, risk and governance.

ICT Strategic Planning

Australian Corporate Governance standards state “as a key component of good corporate governance, organisations should plan ICT to best support the organisation”.

The challenge for every organisation is to align its ICT environment to its strategic business plans, respond to the ongoing tactical requirements of business units, and ensure that changes do not interfere with, or impact, operational stability. To achieve this alignment an ICT strategy should be developed to meet the needs of the organisation now, and into the future.

Project Planning

Southern Cross has a specialist team with vast experience and capability in IT infrastructure deployment and major roll-outs. Our proven transition methodology minimises risk and promotes a co-operative working relationship with our clients.

Our five phase approach to planning (Engage, Discover, Customise, Commission and Transform) is run as a series of tasks with each relying on deliverables from the preceding phase. The final three phases are designed to be repeatable processes, linked to a continuous business improvement cycle.

Risk Management

A critical function for all organisations, Risk Management, is a major component of business success.  Organisations must develop processes for the identification and evaluation of opportunities and risks, and the treatment of unacceptable risks.

The Southern Cross Risk Management framework is implemented through:

  • Identification of threats and risks
  • Assessment of risk in the business context
  • Analysis of the likelihood of threats occurring
  • Determination of the course of action (whether to treat, transfer or accept the risk)
  • Acting and reporting

Cloud Enablement

In today’s digital world, businesses need to be agile and flexible to leverage the best of what the cloud offers.  An optimised cloud environment results in more up-time, better collaboration and productivity, and protection of your precious data.

As a leading cloud integrator, Southern Cross works with every aspect of the different clouds. We are able to choose the “right fit” cloud environment suited to your specific business needs. Our specialists are well versed in the latest proven, practical and cost-effective hybrid cloud solutions. Commercially, we ensure your agreements are measurable, flexible and easy to administer.

The services offered by Southern Cross include:

  • Business case development and TCO analysis
  • Business and technical requirement gathering and definition
  • Cloud criteria framework and workload assessment services
  • Cloud architecture and cloud strategy services
  • Vendor licensing constructs relating to cloud
  • Cloud migration planning and cloud implementation services
  • Cloud and service integration
  • Cloud security assessments and implications