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Advanced Strategic Information Technology

London Corporate Training Ltd
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2 weeks
Company-Specific / In-House
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Course description

Businessman-London Corporate Training

Advanced Strategic Information Technology - In-House

This comprehensive in-house training course in Advanced Strategic Information Technology is designed to provide senior financial executives, managers and professionals with an overall and in depth understanding of the advantages and risks of corporate and internet-led computing, in achieving financial, efficiency and other objectives.

The training is intensive and is designed to help participants gain a full understanding of the costs, economics and opportunities provided by the corporate computing systems, the internet, cloud computing, open standards and social media.

 Participants on this training course learn how to plan and introduce efficient enterprise computing systems, cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). Additionally, topics such as Project Management, Management of Information and Financial Systems, Advanced Business Intelligence and Using the Web and Social Media for Competitive Gains will be covered in the course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This training course is designed for:

  • Senior financial executives, managers and professionals, who need to understand the impact and opportunities arising from advances in IT, the internet, social media, cloud and open standards, in order to inform the board of emerging IT risks and opportunities
  • Financial executives, managers and professionals, who are responsible for budgets and projects and must know the costs, economics and potential impact of computing and how to introduce computing projects
  • Senior company executives who are in charge of change management, ERP, CRM and IT projects

Training Course Content

This Advanced Strategic Information Technology course will cover:

IT strategy

  • Advances in IT and developments in corporate computing
  • IT applications, security, and architecture
  • Issues in formulating IT strategy to meet organisational needs
  • Current themes and trends – open standards and the new digital environment
  • The IT strategy framework
  • Where and how to start
  • Common mistakes and SWOT

Project management

  • Large versus small projects
  • Agile versus other methodologies: SSADM and Prince II
  • Big project case studies and research findings
  • Procurement and contract management: life cycle procurement
  • IT benchmarking

Agile project management

  • History and successes
  • Agile practices
  • Agile disciplines and fulfilling control and reporting needs
  • Setting up the agile team

Advanced Business Intelligence

  • Information and intelligence to run an organisation: data driven models and budgetary control; decision support systems; risk modelling and data-mining
  • Further techniques to define information: Critical Success Factors, KPIs, Balanced scorecard and benchmarks
  • Specialist needs: combating money laundering; fraudulent trading etc.
  • Communicating with the Boardroom: BI dashboards and BI usage
  • The future: using BI to deliver policies

Using the web and social media for competitive gain

  • BI and data-mining analysis of marketing and selling data
  • Pro-active use of social media Facebook, viral campaigns, community groups
  • Analysis of tweets and social media
  • Dealing with big data and data discovery

Cloud computing

  • The economic case for cloud computing
  • The opportunities from cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS, PaaS etc.
  • Cloud issues: security, confidentiality, performance, limitations (big data and content)
  • Purchasing and procurement of cloud
  • Cloud as an opportunity to upgrade and to rethink data and processes
  • What is SOA and should I care?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • ERP and workflow – history and economics
  • Functionality and vendor analysis
  • ERP pitfalls
  • ERP and open standards
  • Common mistakes and SWOT

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Second generation CRM and functionality
  • Selecting and specifying your CRM – on-premise v cloud
  • Marketing analysis and campaigns, 360° relationships and social media
  • The application of CRM in public and private sector (sales v. citizen interactions)
  • Common mistakes and SWOT

Management Information and Financial Systems

  • Selecting and specifying your financial system, including appraisal against IFRS
  • Managing a large organisation – meeting board, management and regulatory needs
  • The impact of cloud and big data issues
  • Data efficiency, utilisation and control, avoiding data silos
  • Business Intelligence and an integrated view of the organisation

Expenses

The cost of this in-house varies based on number of participants, location and other factors. Request information for a training quote

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London Corporate Training - Professional Training Courses

London Corporate Training have been established in the education, consulting and training industries for two decades. They work as a training team from their head office in London and aim to ensure all of their course participants receive the highest...


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London Corporate Training Ltd

London Corporate Training
3 Shortlands, Hammersmith
W6 8DA London

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