A North East IT & business management consultancy has introduced a Digital Accelerator toolkit for SMEs to help tackle what they say is an outdated approach.

As part of a three-day programme Gray Fox says it can apply diagnostic and strategy tools to identify critical areas of a business that can be enhanced through the use of digital solutions to improve operations, productivity and profitability.

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Alistair McLeod, CEO of Gray Fox, based at the Cloth Market in Newcastle, said: “SMEs are less digitally mature, often investing in technology in a piecemeal approach, as and when they need it. Businesses of all sizes use IT to some degree, but often their pace of growth outstrips their use of technology.

“This often leads to an outdated approach that will unwittingly hamper future growth where IT is seen as a requirement rather than being a tool to improve business. However, with a changed mindset and a business growth strategy that integrates digitalisation, SMEs can be more competitive and effective."

The programme involves an 'alignment workshop', which helps owners understand how digital technologies can support their culture and business goals.

This is followed up with an appraisal of business’ current digital footprint including data quality, cyber security, technology, and the overall governance and support of IT. Finally, Gray Fox works with the business to create a strategic plan and investment programme.

Contact the company here for details.


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