Technology Strategy Consulting
Business Technology Advisory Services That Drive ROI and Network Visibility
As your strategic technology consulting partner, Telapprise strives to help you get the most out of your existing technology, simplify the design and implementation of new technology, and decide how to best invest resources for future growth, all while breaking your organization free from the Technology Lifecycle of Pain.
Whenever you enlist any of the technology services Telapprise offers, we never consider you a customer. While the vendors and providers you work with may call you a customer, your organization means more than that to us. Our team focuses on cultivating lasting technology partnerships that go beyond technology and become instrumental to your business’s success and growth.
After we get it right, our partners wonder how they ever operated without our insights. That’s why our most successful relationships are with partners who rely on Telapprise as their trusted strategic consultants for all things technology.
Most companies think that the first step for any technology initiative is the sourcing stage. I think I want to implement SD-WAN to improve network performance. Who can provide that? While thoughts and questions like these are an important step, the foundation for a successful technology project starts even earlier than that. As a result, many organizations start at step two, the sourcing stage, instead of step one: technology identification.
While most technology strategy consultants start at step two by assuming what technology they need and looking for prospective vendors from the outset, Telapprise begins by taking a step back and asking which ideas are worth pursuing in the first place and which questions you need to ask now to set the project up for future success. We call this the identification stage. Instead of leading with goals and objectives, we work backward and first gain an understanding of your current state, your desired state, and underlying business drivers.
Why? Because successful technology initiatives don’t start with just any old idea—they start with the right idea, and that’s just what Telapprise excels at helping you find.
When you don’t start a project at step one, you ultimately find yourself having to continually return to step one as the ideas you pursue rarely come to fruition or lead to underwhelming results. Telapprise fosters an approach to technology strategy consulting that helps you get step one right, so together, we can sidestep pitfalls at each successive stage of the project.
We can’t talk about our consulting services without diving into the Technology Lifecycle of Pain and how we help businesses overcome the most common pain points at each stage.
When you enlist our technology consulting services, we can generally approach it from one of two ways, either as a project-based approach or as a long-term strategy consultant. However, we’ve found that the former usually evolves into the latter.
If you’re an internal technology employee at a mid-level enterprise, you already know how most technology initiatives pan out. A key decision-maker (KDM) in your organization has an idea to try something new with technology. The KDM then turns to the internal IT department, shares the idea, and requests a pitch about what the concept would look like in practice.
The internal IT team already has a day-to-day workload to sustain. They have their own responsibilities and daily duties to attend to, but they now must focus their efforts on researching this new idea and exploring all possible avenues—a prospect that in an ideal world takes hundreds of hours to accomplish, but many IT teams are tasked with completing in a matter of days or weeks.
After they’ve done all the research and assembled a pitch, what usually happens? Another KDM shoots down the idea 15 minutes into the pitch, and your internal IT team just wasted tens or hundreds of hours not focusing on their day job with nothing to show for it.
That’s where Telapprise can help by taking a project-based approach to your technology consulting needs. When you have an idea about how to better use technology, you can turn to our experts, and we can quickly tell you whether that idea is even worth pursuing or not. If it is, our experts then have the macro-level industry insight to expedite the research process and assemble a pitch and provide a perspective that goes beyond the internal insights your team brings to the table.
Our experts empower your internal IT team to focus on their core responsibilities while absorbing the burdens of new technology ideation, planning, and implementation. We augment your internal team’s hard-earned knowledge of the technology you’re already using, internal users, and network demands while providing our own broader perspective of the macro-level technology ecosystem along with the value propositions that lead businesses to adopt specific technologies.
While we are happy to help out on a per-project basis, our approach is ultimately focused on long-term technology strategy. All of our services work toward achieving three end goals:
Even our project-based approach is designed with these long-term goals in mind. That’s why partners who bring us on for a specific project quickly realize how much more we bring to the table and trust us as their strategic technology partner. What does that trust look like in practice? We have some partners who won’t even consider adopting new technology until we first vet and deem it worth pursuing.
As your business grows, technology is one of the biggest obstacles to success. Between keeping your network unified as you adopt new technology and achieving some level of network transparency, today’s growing enterprises can no longer afford to overpay for underperforming technology. That’s why we always recommend starting with a Baseline Assessment to identify what you’re doing right and where you can consolidate existing technology. Since our assessments deliver a 2x ROI guarantee, they’re the perfect place to start a partnership with Telapprise. Plus, you’ll have the extra capital to fund future technology endeavors.
If you never want to experience the ongoing frustrations of managing technology vendors again, schedule a Baseline Assessment today to take the first step.