Services and Advice

Get in touch

If you're a business looking for hassle-free IT procurement or a professional IT supplier ready to win new projects, we'd love to connect with you.

Get in touch today to learn more about Wiser Connections.

Drop us a line

Yes, sign me up for Wiser Connections news



 

Independent technology advice that delivers

The WiseStart Process

Does your business have specific needs that must be met by information technology suppliers? Would you like professional input into preparing project documents and evaluating responses from information technology suppliers? The WiseStart Process provides the ideal way to connect business with technology.

Technology for Start-Ups

Are you a small business or start up entrepreneur? Looking for advice and assistance with finding the right information technology for your new venture without it costing you a fortune? A $10 million Small Business Development Fund has been established by the South Australian Department of State Development to help small businesses in Northern Adelaide to grow and create sustainable jobs!

Connect in person

Drop into our office and connect in person over coffee or by using our short-term rental of hot-desks, workstations and meeting room at 43 Wright Street.

Working out your information technology needs

Make sure you ask for what you really need.

The first and most important step in procuring the best information technology for your business is working out what you really need. Sounds simple enough, but most businesses need some extra heads to nut this out.

Our consultants can work with you to sort out exactly what your business needs from information technology suppliers. We’ll ensure you only pay for what you really need; aligning your information technology to your business priorities.

Analysing requirements can be as simple as a single round-table discussion, or as in-depth as mapping out every business process and talking with everybody who is impacted by the proposed information technology changes.

Before we start, we’ll discuss the scope of our consultant’s engagement with you, ensuring you only pay us for the time needed to get results.

Learn more about our strategic planning workshops.

Creating efficient processes

You want efficient, cost effective processes and systems.

Sometimes spending money on new technology isn’t necessary. We’ll work with you to ensure your processes and systems are being used as efficiently as possible before considering new information technology.

And if you’re dreading managing the changes needed to introduce new information technology, business process mapping is a great tool to get everyone on board!

We will facilitate workshops where we work with your team to map out your current business processes and create ideas for improvements, whether or not that is through introduction of new information technology.

Managing your technology projects

You want to keep projects moving when managers leave.

Has your organisation recently lost your IT Manager/Project Manager through resignation, sickness, retirement or budget cuts?

Do you need someone to maintain the momentum and deliverables on your current IT projects until you find a replacement?

Our Principal Consultant Sonya Weiser can provide interim, part-time project management when you require a specialist IT Project Manager and do not have the capacity to directly employ an IT expert of your own.

 

Planning strategic changes

You need to carefully manage information technology changes.

Does your business need to take stock and look at your information technology needs for next financial year and into the future?

Are you overwhelmed with the choices available?

And most importantly – do you have any idea how to budget for your information technology needs to take your business into the future?

Wiser Connections will help you plan and manage strategic changes to your information technology at a fraction of the cost charged by others!

Our logical sequence of steps will guide you and provide independent, wise planning advice.

Learn more about our strategic planning workshops.

Preparing project documents

You need clear, concise projects for suppliers to respond to.

When you provide information technology suppliers with clear and concise project requests, you'll always receive the best responses. That's why Wiser Connections only lists projects that use our standard templates.

The WiseStart Process provides you with the best template to suit your needs, and our consultants are here to help if you'd like any assistance filling in the details.

Then we quality-check every project request before it’s listed. This ensures suppliers receive the information they need to prepare an informed response.

Evaluating responses

You want independent, professional input into the selection process.

The responses you receive from information technology suppliers will potentially be full of industry jargon and acronyms. This can make it difficult to differentiate clearly between responses that seem very similar.

Our consultants can work with you to help evaluate the technical information in responses received, helping you to select the best information technology supplier for your business.

Preparing board reports

You need a professional report to present to your board.

Good governance practices will often mean that information technology changes need to be approved by senior executive management or the board of directors.

With expertise in corporate governance and formal reporting, our consultants can assist you to prepare a formal report that documents the supplier evaluation process and recommendation for a preferred supplier.

Preparing business cases

You need a sound business case for change.

Corporate governance for major spending will usually involve examining the case for change. Why is the change needed? Will there be a return on investment? Is spending on information technology needed now? How does this fit with the overall vision for the business?

Our consultant’s professional business analysis services can assist you in formulating a compelling business case that will help you get approval for IT project funding.

Drop us a line or chat to one of our consultants today to find out how we can help you make the most informed information technology procurement choices for your business.