IT Transformation and Strategy Services (ITSS)

Ascend’s ITSS practice provides our clients in delivering both strategic and operational business value. Our ITSS services can help you align your IT resources with business priorities so you can maximize the value IT delivers to your business.

Current Economic climate, rising business expectations, and rapid technology innovation and change are forcing CIOs/CTOs and their leadership to constantly prioritize objectives, projects, budgets and resource allocations.  As a CIO you are often required ‘to do more with less’ and are expected to continually monitor, measure IT performance while balancing strategic and operational needs with the overall needs of the business.

We often work as trusted advisors and reliable partners to the board, Executive Management and the CIOs in enabling effective change, maximizing IT’s alignment with business and acting as technology catalysts to enable business transformation.  Our professionals have a reputation as business leaders working with clients to formulate, refine and execute on their IT Strategy functions with pragmatic rigor and sustainable end-to-end change management. We have executed on a number of IT assessments, Roadmapping and blueprinting and creating actionable and tangible program plans which have been implemented with measurable results and success.

  • IT Transformation and Strategy

  • Technology Assessment and Audits
    – IVV, Health Checks and remediation plans

  • Technology Planning and Roadmapping

  • Enterprise Architecture and Planning

  • Office of the CTO (O-CTO) Enablement

  • Portfolio Management

  • Security Architecture and Roadmaps

  • Security and Risks Assessment Reviews

  • Unified Threat Management

  • CISO Support

  • Disaster Recovery and BCP Planning/review

  • Identity and Access Management

  • Cloud Readiness and DC Migration

  • Cloud Assessment and strategy

  • DC Migration Services

  • Infrastructure Architecture

  • M&A/Spin-Off Analysis

  • pre-deal due diligence

  • post-deal integration and/or split

  • Solutions Architecture

  • Process and Governance

  • Program Management