Too often businesses rush into the problem-solving phase thinking it will save them time and money. Target State takes time in the early stages to really identify the root cause of your challenges to build a properly designed, robust plan.
We help you develop and act on best-practice IT processes, systems and policies suited to each department’s goals and your overall business vision. By doing this, your enterprise moves away from clunky silo tech to cohesive, connected systems that provide stakeholders and staff with reliable, consistent, real-time data.
Many IT consultants focus too heavily on products and off-the-shelf solutions. We think that’s backwards, expensive and will leave you vulnerable in the long run. Instead, we help you identify the skills and functionality you need now and into the future, before selecting the right tech that will help you perform at your best.
Our process considers the timeline of events such as milestones in order of urgency, the prerequisites that need to happen, and the most streamlined sequence to avoid wastage, repetition and lost time.
Before jumping into solution-mode, we invest time and resources into experiments like proofs of concept or pilots. An effective POC and pilot prevents you from throwing money and energy into features or solutions that are bulky, costly and unnecessary. You’ll gain vital insights for informed decisions and that competitive edge.
"One of Ant's strengths is relating to owners in a visionary sense and talking to people who are on the ground...[Ant has a] wide understanding of different systems, processes and applications and can articulate where we're going and what the possibilities are...working with Ant has changed the way we make decisions about IT structures and support systems."
We hired Ant to support us with an important project after he was highly recommended by colleagues. Ant was responsive, speedy, super-helpful and helped us to make key decisions. We appreciated his broad experience, and his ability to hold a high level strategic view alongside expert advice on details. We will definitely be consulting with Ant again and are happy to recommend him.
"We don’t need a full-time CTO [chief technology officer]. Ant knows enough about our business he can deliver it virtually. He can translate things for us. During project management, Ant came into his own... Ant gets his head round your business and [took his time] understanding our context. He was really clear about pausing on investment into the app...Ant's inquisitive, curious and approachable - he's very easy to work with."
"Ant was really quick to understand the business model and our processes and IT structures."
"Ant helped us at the early stages of Aerotruth helping us to plan our technical infrastructure and ensure we built a product that would scale. Ant was great to work with and we really valued his support and contribution to Aerotruth"
"No question has ever been too silly. Ant's been accommodating and helped me understand. I've valued that he understands the charitable sector really well. He can look through the experience that he has with larger organisations and what's the reality for a small and mighty charity where you don't have teams of people that can come in and project manage an IT project"
"Having Anthony was really valuable – to lean in on his skillset – and his connections. He was able to provide impartial advice about the different strengths [of the providers]. It was important that we undertook a good due diligence process. Having Anthony there meant we had impartial selection as well, which is very important to us and [something] other not-for-profits [could benefit from]."