From everyday IT enquiries, to end-to-end project management of entire system upgrades. Let Starboard IT expertly manage every aspect of your network support with our wide range of Consulting services.
How we can help
Unlock the Potential of Your Business with Starboard IT Consulting!
In today's fast-paced, digital world, businesses must continuously adapt and innovate to stay ahead of the competition. From everyday IT inquiries to managing complete system upgrades, Starboard IT's consulting services are here to unlock the full potential of your business. Our team provides strategic guidance and technical expertise to help you thrive in the digital landscape. As your trusted technology partner, we take the time to truly understand how your business operates, learning your systems, people, and processes, so we can contribute quickly and cost-effectively, providing you with the peace of mind and IT expertise you need when you need it!
With an ever-evolving IT landscape, organisations often benefit from having access to a flexible and scalable IT workforce, but this is typically cost-prohibitive to maintain in-house.
Starboard IT can provide dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic IT experts for as long as you need them.
We will make sure we understand how your business works, learning your systems, people, and processes so we can contribute quickly and cost effectively, giving you the peace of mind, we have the expertise you need when you need it!
How We Will Help You
At Starboard IT, we delve deep into your business operations, goals, and market dynamics to create a comprehensive roadmap for success. Our expertise lies in maximizing user productivity, minimising risk, and ensuring a high return on your IT investment by aligning our knowledge with a deep understanding of your business.
We analyse your existing processes, identify bottlenecks, and recommend streamlined solutions to deliver the value and quality you deserve. Through automation, integration, and best practices, we can help you optimise workflows, enhance productivity, and drive cost savings.
IT Infrastructure Assessment
We conduct thorough independent assessments to evaluate the health and performance of your technology systems. We can identify areas for improvement, recommend upgrades or replacements, and implement solutions that align with your specific requirements to ensure you get the value you deserve.
Vendor Evaluation and Selection
Choosing the right technology vendor can be overwhelming with so many options available. As your Technology Advisor, we pride ourselves on being Vendor Agnostic; this means our IT consultants will simplify the selection process by assessing your needs, conducting vendor evaluations, and presenting you with the best options for your needs. We ensure that your chosen vendors align with your business goals and provide optimal solutions.
Introducing new technology and processes can be disruptive without proper management. Our change management experts guide you through the transition, ensuring smooth adoption and minimal downtime. We provide training, communication strategies, and ongoing support to facilitate a seamless change.
Let us be your trusted advisors, driving your digital transformation and propelling your business to new heights.
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically our clients like for us to meet with a variety of stakeholders from the Senior Leadership Team through to engineers on the ground to understand your business goals and objectives, current pain points and detail of your existing IT landscape. This is usually achieved through a series of workshops … and there is commonly a whiteboard involved.
Whilst onsite, and with your permission, we will deploy our suite of discovery tools to provide us a better insight to the technology stack, as well as risks and issues present in the environment.
Behind the scenes, we will review the output of these tools as well as any documentation you have provided us with. We will then workshop internally until our techies and business consultants are in agreement on what approach will best acheive your goals.
All the above is formally documented in a report. We will also present this to you with a page-turn of the document, talking through the key findings and recommendations with you and answer any questions you may have.
This really depends on the scope you set for us, the availability of your staff to meet with us, and how long it takes to provision us the necessary access permissions.
Once the workshops are completed and our discovery toolsets have been deployed, we will typically be able to provide you a draft report within 2 weeks.
However, we’ve found that most industries and companies, will benefit from aligning to these best practices, even if they don’t wish to invest in obtaining the certification.
The value we bring is to help our clients prioritise which areas to focus on first, and how to get the biggest benefits as quickly as possible, with the least spend.
• Roadmap – how to achieve the IT Strategy quickly and cost effectively?
• Technology Risk – what could go wrong and what are the associated impacts?
• Business Continuity – how do you minimise business disruption when a disaster occurs?
• Cyber Security – how secure is your environment and your data?
• Identity & Access Management – how do you control who gets permission to what and when?
• Infrastructure – what systems does your business rely upon (on-premises, co-located & cloud)?
• Platforms – what 3rd party systems you use (Office 365, Azure, AWS etc) and do they gel?
• Data – what insights are available to give your business a competitive advantage?
• Automation – how to service your business more quickly and cost effectively?
The majority of our clients are running a Microsoft stack for their user base (Windows, Office 365, Active Directory etc), or are looking for assistance on how to migrate to it. But we do support Macs, and more and more of our clients are looking to leverage the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure.
Back-end infrastructure varies a lot and we have extensive experience across the board, be it: public, private or hybrid cloud, on-premises or colocated infrastructure, a variety of hypervisors, a variety of hardware manufacturers for servers, storage, firewalls, switches and routers.
• Vendor Assessment