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IT Security Spending 1 big thing: Assess operating costs, productivity levels, upgrade requirements, and other metrics by analyzing system.

The big picture: Develop and review programmatic documents including Concept of Operations, Statements of Work, Contract Data Requirement Lists, Data Item Descriptions, Analysis of Alternatives, Class Maintenance Plan, Integrated Logistics Support Plan, Product Support Plan, and Life Cycle Sustainment Plan.

Why it matters: Partner with internal stakeholders to determine requirements and develop sourcing pipeline to drive cost reduction, improved supplier performance, demand management and reduced risk.

How it works: Be sure your group identifies gaps and provides technical expertise in business requirements for system functional specifications and scales new and current systems, processes and procedures in a cost effective manner.

Under the hood: Make sure there is involvement and technical expertise in data and digital and how to harness and leverage the value of data to grow your organization and drive efficiencies.


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On the flip side: Support the acquisition and planning for new facilities, vehicles, and sizeable equipment and technology, determining cost effective solutions related to sustainability and expansion.

The backdrop: Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture to maintain a standard taxonomy, model and management system for IT costs, resources, and services so that IT leaders and other stakeholders use the same language and methodology to define new investments and evaluate the cost and performance of existing systems, services and products.

What to watch: Oversee and perform the design of test plans outlining the scope, schedule and costing for a variety of software and system product releases.

Be smart: Make sure your staff develops and leads enterprise-wide IT disaster recovery strategies for restoring critical business systems; provides recommendations and solutions on how to mitigate the exposure to potential risk and develops risk management tactics and plans to prevent business disruptions; estimates budget and planning costs associated with the implementation of the strategy.

State of play: Make sure the focus of IT Operations is to provide high levels of production system performance, enable disciplined process-based execution, improve ongoing efficiency and cost transparency, and enhance information security.

Yes, but: Attend conferences and events, ensure that your organization is always represented successfully by providing logistical support as well as interaction with (internal) clients and prospective (internal) clients, as a key representative of your organization.

What we’re hearing: “Be confident that your organization provides overall leadership, direction and project management to ensure cost effective design, development, engineering, integration, implementation, testing and maintenance of new infrastructure computing architecture systems in support of business objectives and requirements., AVP IT Financial Systems

What they’re saying: “Secure that your process manages inventory data: creates and/or updates inventory codes and vendor data; updates asset database; monitors availability of department funds for payment of inventory; conducts research; and maintains related documentation., IT Support Specialist Contractor

The bottom line: Conduct tasks related to feasibility studies, time and cost estimates, IT planning, risk technology, applications development, model development, and establish and implement new or revised applications systems and programs to meet specific business needs or user areas.

What’s next: Analyze the technology portfolio to identify weaknesses and work with IT management to develop opportunities for improvements such as expanding capacity, reducing complexity, reducing time and cost, and increasing effectiveness.

ICYMI: Be sure your organization is responsible for the successful planning, implementation, and execution of the contracted services where success criteria include meeting Service Level Agreement (SLA), cost, governance, performance, quality, innovation, continuous improvement, and value requirements through the effective interaction with the related service lines, solutioning groups, partners and the client.

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