IT Strategy

Bespoke IT strategies that will support your business as it grows

For most companies, IT is an integral part of their business, which is why having a well-designed IT strategy is so important. Your strategy should facilitate and support your business and systems while laying the groundwork for future growth.
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Develop an IT Strategy That Works for Your Business


An agile strategy that adapts with technology

As technology continuously changes, you need a strategy that aligns your IT with your business goals. At Onestop, we work with you to develop a strategy that works for you now and adapts to your IT and business needs in the future.
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Understand how IT can support your business


Integrated plan

Management of your IT should not sit in isolation from the rest of your processes, we can help you integrate IT into your business plan by working with you.


Scalable technology

Onestop will work with you to construct a bespoke IT strategy that works best for you, providing scalable IT solutions that grows with your business.


Clear roadmap

An IT strategy is a proactive approach that provides a clear roadmap for your technology so you can plan and see how it will support your business as it grows.

3 step plan to creating a flexible IT strategy


Contact the Onestop team

Get in touch so you and our IT specialists can start working together to create a flexible IT strategy that works for your business.


Create a clear roadmap

Your IT strategy will set a clear roadmap to help you understand how your technology will support and enhance your business.


Grow and improve your business

As your business grows, the scalable IT solutions in your IT strategy will support your business growths.


Why do you need an IT strategy?

As technology becomes vital to more and more areas of your business, managing all the different elements can become like a constant juggling act unless you have a clear strategy in place. An IT strategy looks at your technology holistically to make sure it is all working optimally for your business; from ensuring your hardware is up-to-date and performing as it needs to, to having the right software in place and making sure your systems are running effectively.


As a large organisation, failure to have a clear strategy can lead to discrepancies as different departments look to make their own changes and adjustments. Having a clear roadmap for your technology means everyone knows what’s expected, when things will be upgraded and if everything is working as it should. But even small organisations benefit from having an IT strategy in place. This proactive approach means you can plan and see how technology can support and enhance your business as it grows.

How can we help you with your IT strategy?

You can get off-the-shelf IT strategies but to get the most out of your IT we always think a strategy that is bespoke to your organisation works best. We will work with you to understand your organisation, your structure, existing systems, and future plans to construct a strategy with bespoke support and infrastructure packages. We will consider where you are as a business now and design a roadmap to help you get to where you want to go.


A bespoke strategy with Onestop will cover the following:


• Your organisational requirements for IT infrastructure
• Scalable IT solutions that can grow with your business
• Procedures that comply with existing company guidelines and policies
• Staff feedback which we will analyse and incorporate into the solutions we deliver

Why should you choose us for your IT strategy?

Our years of expertise and up-to-date knowledge make us one of the leading providers of IT services in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We recognise how important it is to work with a company you can trust to understand your business and find the right solutions for you. We know how frustrating it can be for you and your staff to use technology and systems that aren’t working for them. By working closely with your business, we will design a long-term strategy that ensures you and your staff have technology you can rely on, so your staff can get on with their jobs, without worrying about IT.


As IT evolves in response to business needs, this can cause unforeseen issues. That’s why we construct strategies that find the best way to update your systems and position them to scale up to support your business, whatever comes your way. IT strategies are often intertwined with other business strategies and procedures, so we will work with you to ensure that complement your current guidelines and policies.

What does our IT strategy cover?

The quick answer is whatever you need it to. We want to build a strategy that works for you. So, we will take a step back to look at your business to see how IT is working well for you and identify areas where it could be working better. It may be that there are areas of the business that could be improved with a new system or an old system that needs updating. The strategy will then give you a roadmap to ensure your technology enhances your business.


Beyond that we want your IT to work in the long-term, not just for the next year or two. So, our strategies will include solutions that can grow with your business over time. This would also include strategies for managing the upkeep and replacement of hardware. Management of your IT should not sit in isolation from the rest of your processes, and we can help you integrate this into your business plan by working with your existing CIO and/or CTO, or by covering the gaps for you if you don’t have these roles in your organisation currently.

What if our IT strategy highlights other areas that need improvement?

It is inevitable that an IT strategy might highlight other areas of your IT that might need improvement or development. It might be that you can handle this in-house, in which case we can work with your team so they are happy to implement the strategy. If you don’t have the time or resources to manage this in-house, then our managed IT support and IT security services will have you covered.


Managed IT Support:


We offer a wide range of services to help you manage your IT. Whether you need a full support package or if you just need some additional support for your in-house team, our bespoke packages can provide just what you need. We can offer:


  • Helpdesk solutions
  • IT vendor management
  • IT auditing and reporting
  • Real-time monitoring and maintenance
  • Backup and disaster recovery


IT Security:


Ensuring your IT and systems are safe and secure is more important than ever. Failing to maintain your IT security can result in hefty fines, as well as losses in time and reputation. We offer bespoke packages to give you exactly the security you need. Our packages cover:


  • Network security solutions including cyber security strategy, data security and penetration testing
  • Firewall and content filtering solutions
  • Spam protection and cloud security
  • IT security and cyber security awareness training
  • Free IT phishing security test

How do you measure the success of an IT strategy?

When we work with you, we want you to be able to see that there is tangible improvement for your business. Intelligent Glue is our unique Operation Maturity Model (OMM) which tracks the performance of your organisation’s technology over time. This gives us the insight to see how IT decisions are made and how they impact your organisation overall.


Intelligent Glue monitors five metrics to show how your systems are performing:


• System uptime
• Day-to-day characteristics
• Commercial impact
• Cultural impact
• Senior management feelings and the impact on the owners


Using this data allows us to track, monitor and report on the impact of the IT strategy so that it can be measured against your business goals.

What makes us a leading provider of IT services in Glasgow and Edinburgh?

• Our knowledge and years of expertise means we are ideally placed to look at your technology and systems objectively. We can then use this information to devise a strategy that builds on what is currently working for you and improve on areas that aren’t.
• We don’t want you to pay for anything you won’t use, so all our services are designed to be flexible to ensure you only pay for what you need.
• We are active members of HTG IT support peer group. This enables us to benchmark our services, stay ahead of the curve and identify ways to continuously improve our support.
• We develop strategies and services that support your business as it grows.
• We offer 24/7 support, so there is always someone here to help whenever you need them.
• We have been operating since 2003 and have a portfolio of clients who recognise the difference we have made to their businesses.

What are the benefits of outsourcing your IT strategy?

Even if you have a strong IT team in-house, it can still be beneficial to get an external perspective for your IT strategy. When looking critically at your current IT, it is important to be objective, which is not always possible when you are looking at teams and systems that you deal with daily. Outsourcing your IT ensures that your strategy will remain objective. Working with an external provider who specialises in IT strategy, also means that they will have the most up-to-date knowledge. They will be able to advise not only on where your IT is now, but where it should be and how best to get you there.

How much does an IT strategy cost?

As we offer a bespoke service for our IT strategy, the price will vary according to the size of the organisation and the scope of the project. We remain committed to providing an excellent service at prices that are affordable to SMEs and try to accommodate all budgets.

How important is GDPR compliance when choosing who to work with on your IT strategy?

Working with a partner on your IT strategy means opening your IT and systems to a third party, so you need to be sure that they are compliant with the GDPR. Not checking this can leave you vulnerable to data breaches and fines. We are committed to ensuring our own systems and technology are compliant and can advise customers on their own compliance regarding their IT. You can find our Privacy Notice linked at the bottom of this page.

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