Labrador Technology

A technology roadmap for an ever-
changing IT landscape
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Labrador is your IT strategy and transformation partner

The best time to evaluate a technology strategy is before a deadline-driven event hits. Whether you need a technology roadmap, a disaster recovery plan, templates and workflows, or global infrastructure standards, Labrador’s consultants work with clients to evaluate current technology, infrastructure, and business goals, and help determine what challenges should be addressed and what solutions are out there to do so.

We stay ahead of technology trends while remaining true to the fundamentals, to help our clients manage change, simplify complexity and succeed in their core businesses.

Strategic technology roadmap

Labrador Technology works with clients to understand short-, medium- and long-term business objectives. We identify the gaps between where you are today and where you want to be, and formulate your Strategic Technology Roadmap. We then translate that roadmap into supporting technology initiatives that help you prioritize, and as needed, our team can help plan, design and execute those plans.

IT business process review and standards

Labrador works with IT and business stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of how your business functions and what IT tools and processes are in place. We then evaluate how the business needs employees to work in the future to remain competitive, and what IT tools are available to help bridge the gap. Considering your technology spend, ease of adoption given current environmental factors, service levels and best practices we work to define a path forward that harnesses technology to enhance business goals and productivity. In doing so, Labrador helps clients align IT and business goals in an intelligent, thoughtful way.

We can also let you know how your industry peers are handling similar challenges, where you fall on the technology curve and how you compare to certain benchmarks. To support recommendations, we develop proof-of-concept strategies to gather real data on how new IT tools, processes, and standards actually affect business when put into use. We then partner with clients to develop standard processes, templates and workflows to give clients an actionable path forward.

This helps your organization move towards best practices, and drives more informed strategic purchasing and planning decisions, while also uncovering potential cost-saving opportunities and productivity increases.

Disaster recovery / business continuity strategy

Planning to perform mission critical business in the wake of a disruption – from an act of nature to a server crash – is essential. You need to be confident that all business-critical applications and infrastructure can be accessed in any event that prohibits access to your offices or specific services. Labrador works with key stakeholders to handle all aspects of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. Among other things, we:

  • Identify mission critical infrastructure and platforms;
  • Develop complete strategies, policies, and procedures to keep these technologies running in line with the priority the business places on them;
  • Quantify the potential business impact and compare that to the cost options for different Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity strategies.

Global and domestic infrastructure standards

We believe great standards make for great outcomes. Labrador combines our expertise in industry standards and best practices with unique client needs to create national and international standards for corporate office spaces, retail stores, and data centers. We’re able to:

  • Identify, define and document standards for: IT, AV, security, procurement processes, network and telephony equipment, telco circuits and more;
  • Analyze current procedures and put industry best practices and forward-looking strategies into place;
  • Establish baseline standards for each discipline and determine what elements need to remain custom per project;
  • Negotiate preferred global pricing commitments from manufacturers;
  • Partner in global rollouts to tap into an international network of strategic partners;
  • Establish consistency for remote administration;
  • Help clients create a culture that welcomes continual process improvements to global and domestic standards.

The impact of a successful global and domestic standards project is significant and quantifiable:

  • Increase efficiency per project;
  • Reduce external costs through improved buying power;
  • Reduce internal resource time spent removed from day-to-day operations;
  • Ease of maintenance and operations via universal training and support models.

Retail infrastructure standards

Standards take on additional significance for retail firms: When you have multiple stores in the U.S. and around the world, you want a customer and back-office experience consistent with other stores – so that you can appropriately represent the brand to the outside world and provide a reliable environment to your employees. And since you’re in the business of opening new stores to keep pace with consumer demand or tap into new markets, time to market has a very important, specific meaning in your industry.

Our professionals help create retail infrastructure standards that adhere to national and international best practices and infuse your organization’s specific needs to:

  • Expedite new store rollouts;
  • Streamline integration into corporate operations;
  • Maintain consistent employee and customer experience;
  • Establish consistency for remote administration.
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Does your organization have a strategic technology roadmap to identify business goals, gaps, priorities, and supporting technology initiatives? Labrador Technology can help with the Plan, your IT processes, disaster recovery / business continuity strategy and your infrastructure standards. Contact us »

Labrador works to achieve what the client needs and helps us get there by staying connected to the goal, while also being open and engaging on ideas and suggestions.”

– Technology Manager, Financial Services Firm

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