Our core strengths are an in-depth knowledge of the latest IT and telecommunications systems, an ability to manage complex ICT projects and an ability to meld already established corporate objectives and the very best in ICT, together.
But technology is simply a tool that enables us to achieve our main focus – helping clients improve their operational efficiency and maximising the return on their ICT investment. And we achieve this over many disciplines and in various specialist areas of business.
Clients use our specialist services, often for large-scale projects, in the following business technology areas:
- ICT management services
- Telecommunications and networking
- Project services
- Data centre design and planning
- Smart Directions Services
A growing number of organisations engage us on an annual retainer basis, ensuring access to independent ongoing advice on all ICT matters.
"We are proud to be the only Organisation outside the USA, to have been invited to join the prestigious International Data Centre Institute Board of AFCOM, the world’s largest independent data centre industry body. Director Mike Andrea was appointed to the Board in April 2010. The Data Center Institute (DCI) was formed in 2001 by AFCOM and is recognised as a leading international industry think-tank. The group's charter is 'to provide leadership and direction for the global Data Center industry'."
About the Data Centre Institute.
In October 2010 Strategic Directions Group joined a small, elite group of international Companies as a Strategic Partner with global data centre organisation, AFCOM, providing thought leadership, education and solutions to the data centre industry. As a leading designer and planner of best practice data centre facilities, Strategic Directions is committed to the development of alternate energy options and has undertaken significant research into the use of energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, gas, geothermal and hydro. The company will share its knowledge and findings with the wider data centre community, given the growing financial and social implications of "data centre greening" around the world.
Directions also participates in Australia’s leading ICT Industry
Organisation AIIA (Australian Information Industry
Association.) Managing Director Chris Goldstone is a current
member of the Queensland Board, and of other Work Groups within AIIA.
Executive General Manager, David Robinson represented Strategic Directions at two separate Queensland Government Industry Forums at Parliament House, hosted by Premier Anna Bligh and by the Minister for Climate Change, Kate Jones. Invitations to these forums were extended to Queensland’s leading Companies dedicated to the design of sustainable and renewable energy solutions.
Proud to be different
A major point of difference at Strategic Directions is our ability to understand, improve and support the implementation of corporate objectives. We are able to achieve this within the ICT field because we are experienced in business. Maximising our clients’ ICT investment return is our continuing objective.
Another market differentiator is the fact that we are not aligned to any vendors of hardware, software or telecommunications services. We offer technology and business solutions totally independent of third parties – which means they are the most appropriate and the most cost effective.
service is professional, highly focused and results driven. It’s a
unique service – which is why it’s so difficult to categorise our work.
As our logo indicates, we don’t fit in a box – and we think outside the square.
Business and technology expertise
Strategic Directions was founded in December 2003 and has quickly established itself as a supplier of top-shelf ICT management services, specialist resourcing and project management.
Our advisors are highly qualified with diverse industry experience at the corporate management level. They have been chosen because together they provide a technical skills mix that offers high-level support in specific business technology areas.
It means that in addition to being across the latest technologies that can make your organisation more competitive, they have the experience to carefully manage office dynamics and human resource issues when implementing change.
Individually their credentials are impressive – but as a team they provide our clients with a powerful mix of experience, knowledge and expertise.
It’s why our clients find their technology spend is far more focused and cost effective, and they report major efficiency and performance improvements.
When working with clients, Strategic Directions adopts an approach that is structured yet flexible. We do not believe one solution suits all.
First we do our homework to understand your business, key drivers and desired results. Most importantly, we listen. We work at all levels of an organisation so that we are familiar with the issues and goals, and we tailor our services accordingly.
Unlike many companies, we do not sit back and simply advise. Our approach is hands on and involves working with you to deliver a successful outcome that definitely meets, but may very well exceed, your expectations.
It’s a partnership arrangement – and it’s a commitment for the long-term.
Various corporations and government agencies are using our company’s services to develop or overhaul their ICT systems so they are perfectly tailored to their current and future business requirements.
By taking a broad organisation development approach, we provide tailored technology solutions to help you achieve your strategic and business goals. We work with you to select, engage and manage technology vendors that will deliver the required solution.
In other words, at all times we are focused on making sure that technology change supports improved performance. Our range of services includes: