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Why Leaders Must Align IT Strategy with Their Business Strategy   

Mar 5, 2021

Chuck OrricoExecutive Vice President aDYOPATH 

If you are like most business leaders, you see IT as its own department while strategy is a completely separate area of your organization. You might consider the technology department to be in charge of operations like maintaining your network, troubleshooting printing and computer services, installing firewalls, and overseeing your organization’s websiteWhile these are all important aspects of IT, they are far from the breadth of services that an IT service provider can deliver. 

One of, if not the greatest benefit of working with an IT service provider is evolving your IT into a strategic business partner. This is the phase where you reap the most value. This is also where your IT strategy becomes aligned with your business strategy. And whether or not you have realized it, outsourcing your IT services is the best way to get to this phase. 

In this blog, I will be elaborating on how outsourcing IT helps business leaders align their IT strategy with their business strategy to bring maximum value to their organization.  

Why Is It Important to Align IT Strategy with Business Strategy?  

Let me begin by explaining why it is important to align your IT strategy to your business strategy. For starters, it is essential to realize that IT is such a large player in almost every aspect of business these days. From marketing to manufacturing, finance to customer service and everywhere in between, a dependency on technology has been adopted. Because of this, IT needs to be moved out of the lonely confines of the technology department and given a seat in the boardroom. Because it is here that IT can be used to make better informed business decisions with the support of data.  

Using your organization’s IT strategically like this allows you to develop an alignment with your overall business goals. And from here, you can use IT to achieve those goals, implementing IT-enabled business processes, application services, and infrastructure solutions for better business outcomes and growth. 

How IT Outsourcing Services from DYOPATH Help You Achieve Strategic Alignment 

So, how does IT outsourcing play a role in all of this? Firstly, as I explained in my previous blog, How IT Outsourcing Can Help Your Organizationoutsourcing your IT actually creates greater efficiency because the time consuming task of maintaining your daily IT operations is taken off of your plate and put onto ours. This, in turn, frees up your team to focus solely on those strategic business goals I just mentioned.  

But at DYOPATH, we don’t just stop there. Our team of expert IT outsourcers provide the manpower needed to effectively manage your IT, but they also offer adept external IT consultancy services. We can actually help you with your strategizing, providing an objective point of view on how technology is either helping your organization or holding it back from growth.   

Driving Value and Growth 

This is where the entire process comes full circleWe enable your organization to adopt an IT Maturity Model with shared or dedicated outsourced resources that strategically align your IT with your business, resulting in optimized IT processes and support. This alignment delivers benefits such as reduced risks and costs and increased efficiency, innovation, compliance, and security. It also gives you the ability to move through the IT Maturity Model at a faster pace, ultimately, maximizing value.

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The final phase of DYOPATH’S IT Maturity Model, the Value phase, is where you want your organization to be. It might be surprising to learn that outsourcing IT services to another company could bring about such a monumental change in your organization’s growth. But as experts in this industry for nearly two and a half decades, we’ve learned how to deliver this value without making you reinvent the wheel or figure it out on your own. Ifact in my next blog, I’ll be providing real-world case studies showing how DYOPATH’S IT outsourcing services helped our clients streamline their operations, improve efficiencies, and drive the very same type of growth I’ve been talking about. 

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar to Learn More about IT Outsourcing with DYOPATH and How We Can Help Your Organization Maximize Value  

Are you interested in learning more about our IT outsourcing services and how they can help your organization achieve operational excellence 

If so, register for our upcoming webinarAgile IT Solutions that Fuel Operational Excellence in the Global Marketplacethat I’ll be hosting along with DYOPATH’S Director of Sales, Tim Griner. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:00 am 

Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  

Click HERE To Register For Our Webinar

Thank you for taking time to read this blog. As part of our “Agile IT Solutions that Fuel Operational Excellence in the Global Marketplace” campaign, we are striving to educate business leaders on how to effectively remove IT roadblocks that stand in the way of organizational growth.  

You can learn more about DYOPATH and our IT outsourcing services by visiting our website. 

Chuck OrricoExecutive Vice President

About the author: Chuck Orrico is the Executive Vice President (EVP) at DYOPATH. He is responsible for leading strategic growth initiatives across both sales and marketing. Chuck has more than 35 years of experience in helping clients develop business solutions through IT strategic planning, information management and technology investment. Today, his entrepreneurial spirit and keen business acumen have helped DYOPATH maintain its focus on quality, which has resulted in improved business operations for its clients. His leadership is grounded in mentorship, business growth and client satisfaction. His passion for DYOPATH comes from the culture, values, and working with “A” players.