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Bridging the GapĀ 

There is a chasm, a deep rift, which exists in many businesses separating the IT function from the rest of the business. All too often the occupants of the two camps, business and IT, simply don't speak the same language, and the problem is primarily due to leadership - the IT leadership simply doesn't understand the business leadership, and vice versa. The two sides have insufficient common experience to enable either to walk in the others' shoes to bridge the gap.

SBA provides service to overcome this problem and enables business and IT functions to work together effectively as a coherent force with common purpose, by providing hybrid IT / Business leadership skills. Steve Burrows or another of SBA's network of director-level associates can assist your business by acting as one of:

  • Non-Exec IT Director
  • Part-Time Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer
  • Retained Board-level IT Strategy Consultant

Engaging an SBA consultant in any of these roles will provide your organisation with long-term and stable support from world-class professionals demonstrating the commitment that you would expect of other main-board directors but at reduced time input and costs appropriate to small and mid-sized enterprises. You get the quality and class of technology and systems leadership expected in large world-class organisations without bearing the full-time financial commitment of such expertise, or the waste of top-level resource when you essentially have a part-time need. Your SBA consultant will provide the business systems strategy and visionary leadership needed to enable your IT team to meet the needs of your business and to assist your business to grow effectively through the advantages that top-class systems can provide, while your in-house IT management gets on with the day to day job of making your IT systems work.