IT Strategy (Project Management) & Consolidation
An IT strategy defines the broad goals and fields of action for the IT of a government authority/organization. The principles of any IT strategy should be binding on the entire government authority/organization. The primary task of IT is to provide support that optimally meets the needs of administrative tasks as well as the political and strategic intentions of the institution it serves.
The IT strategy is accompanied by comprehensive project management in which fundamental decisions concerning the strategic benefits of planned projects are made. The more promising a project is, the higher it is prioritized. Binding structures, rules, and processes are the tools employed in managing the entire project portfolio in compliance with established corporate targets. The strategy serves as the general steering instrument with substantial co-responsibility for the success of a project or the government authority/organization.
The task of drafting and implementing a comprehensive, centralized IT strategy is one of Detecon’s core competencies as can justifiably be expected of a leading German management and technology consulting firm. Detecon’s IT strategy framework, tried and proven in numerous projects, demonstrates once again its value in this work.
IT Consolidation German Government
The German government has set the following targets for the year 2025:
- Bundling of the federal government’s procurement processes (procurement bundling)
- Consolidation of the data centers/hardware (operational consolidation)
- Harmonization of the software used by all federal authorities and strengthening of the security of the programs (service consolidation)
This comprehensive modernization project under the auspices of the federal administration is essential for the establishment of a reliable and future-proof range of administrative services for citizens and businesses.
Along with the technical challenges posed by such a project, however, the organizational issues of the IT within a public authority/institution are the primary factors that have a significant impact on IT consolidation. Besides the determination of the IT strategy, key issues such as reliable IT security, information management, information security, data protection, and others must be addressed.
As Detecon is a leading IT and management consultancy, the company has had extensive experience in the consolidation of data centers and services in the private sector and public administration. We look forward to supporting you with our expertise as well.
Enabling Public IT Service Providers and Data Centers
Detecon’s activities are not limited to the federal government level; our consultants support consolidation projects at the state and municipal levels as well. Present projects include above all guiding the preparations of service providers from various federal states and municipalities for the future challenges posed by digitalized administration. A significant share of the procedures required by the Online Access Act [Onlinezugangsgesetz; OZG] will have to be provided by the state and local authorities. While new processes and technologies must of course be introduced, the major aspect will be the enabling of the subsequent use of legacy systems and processes. Experience has shown that quick wins can be achieved in digitalization projects by utilizing technologies and procedures that have been developed over the years. At the same time, it is essential to invest in future-proof technologies and, as expedient, to conclude cooperation agreements for their efficient use and operation. Technological change relies heavily on IT specialists. Sourcing these specialists is one option, but another is to establish personnel and organizational structures that focus on service management. In such a situation, Detecon stands out because our analysis views the organization comprehensively while emphasizing the technical focus.