Your FREE technology assessment starts right here

Whatever your business, technology is driving it nowadays. And for fast-growing SMEs with limited technical resources, that’s a particular challenge.

Whether you’re the founder, IT manager or just the ‘tech guy’, you know that making the right decision isn’t easy in a world of constant technological change.

But getting it right can make the difference between success and failure. Between an organisation that’s operating at full potential and one that’s being overtaken by the competition.

So an independent, objective assessment of your technology is a must if you’re to face the future with a solid digital strategy in place.

But first things first. Maybe you’re thinking there’s no such thing as a free technology assessment. So before I start asking you questions, let me answer some.

Technology assessment 30-second FAQ
Is the assessment really free?

Yes, it is. You will need to complete as many of the questions below as you can, to give me an overview of your current situation.

How does the assessment work?

It’s like a technology SWOT analysis. Based on your answers to the questions below, I’ll spend an hour or two with you – reviewing where you are now, where you want to be, and how easily you can get there. We’ll see whether you have the technology, strategy, resources and budget to support your plans.

It’s the sort of thing you’ve probably never done, but always promised yourself you would.

If we do go on to work together, how much will it cost?

I offer an outsourced, flexible and cost-affordable service. Think of me as a pay-as-you-go CTO (Chief Technology Officer). You can use me as much or as little as you like, depending on your budget. As a guide, my daily rate is £800.

The initial technology assessment is absolutely FREE and without obligation.

OK, now it’s your turn.

Here are some preliminary questions to get us started, and to provide a basis for our discussion. Simply cut and paste them into an email, and answer each one as fully as you can. Don’t worry if you struggle with some of them – that’s all part of the process.

Your business:
  • What’s your product or service?
  • Who’s your customer?
  • What problem do you solve for them?
  • Who are your main competitors, and what makes you different?
  • What’s your vision for the business?
  • Do have a business plan/strategy document that you can share?
Your technology:
  • Does your business have an IT/technology strategy?
  • What do you believe is your biggest technology risk?
  • What’s your biggest technology opportunity?
  • What are the barriers to you taking advantage of this?
  • Are you involved in any significant software development project with internal or external development resource?
  • What’s your overall IT budget currently, and how is it projected to grow?
  • How is your business managing the increasing threat of cyber-risks?
  • Do you use cloud-based software technologies, and do you know how secure they are?
  • What disaster-recovery plans do you have in place?
Your team:
  • What technology/digital expertise do you have, either as full-time employees, consultants or non-executive directors? Can you send brief bios?
  • Do they have the right skills, experience and qualifications to deliver on current and future strategic aims?
  • How are technical staff recruited and retained? Are you paying enough to attract the right people?
  • Do all the technical staff have job descriptions, and are they up to date?

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I’ll be in touch very soon to help you get the most out of your technology investment and put a solid digital strategy in place.