Put Cutter's Experts to Work on Your Challenges
Cutter has no off-the-shelf consulting solutions — we view each assignment as unique, assembling a team custom-fit for your requirements, culture, budget, and business drivers. From business technology strategy development to enterprise architecture assessments, digital business transformation, to developing a customized software development framework, Cutter's experts deliver powerful solutions. See sample Cutter Consulting offerings by selecting one or any of the practice areas below.
Rebecca Herold will create Security and Privacy Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines policies, procedures, standards and guideline for your organization.
The Consortium's Senior Consultants deliver the required objectivity, providing you with an analysis of the tool investments you are considering, and some you may not have considered, making recommendations based on your organization's needs and abilities.
We can help you install and configure applications, deploy security systems as well as intrusion detection systems. Our operations support services include firewall and critical infrastructure management, incident response, system administration. If desired, we can even serve as acting-Chief Security Officer (CSO) while you conduct a search.
Cutter's team can help you write RFPs that will elicit proposals that meet your requirements. We'll help evaluate the proposals that result from the RFP and make recommendations based on those proposals and our experience with similar sourcing and/or large software/hardware deals
Create an information security and privacy program for your organization that is not only designed solely upon your its specific concerns, but takes into account the learners needs of those in your organization: their expectations, learning styles, time commitments, job responsibilities, learning levels and objectives.
Get assistance and ongoing support risk management oversight and guidance for your enterprise.
It is critical to know that the organizations to whom your organization has entrusted its data handling and processing functions have sound and effective information security and privacy programs.
By framing the questions explicitly in terms of a worst case; switching perspectives and allowing people to describe the best case; examining blame-free, blameworthy, and partial failures, and employing additional techniques, Tim Lister is able to overcome the hesitation that prevents most people in most companies from articulating many risks they are aware of.
Determine how employees are using social networks now and the tools they are relying on, refine your strategy to ensure it supports company objectives, and devise a plan so that employees transition to company tools and adopt them in a way that guarantees bottom line benefits.
This single-session or retainer consulting engagement will put your IT team on track to put winning technologies into action first to gain a clear competitive edge.
Cutter Consortium's information security assessment will help you determine how secure your organization is today, and identify areas that are vulnerable to security breaches.
Through a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of your architecture and organization, Cutter's maturity assessment program provides a relative comparison of the organization to industry norms and identifies strengths and areas needing attention.
Our Senior Consultants consider your business needs as well as your infrastructure requirements, and help you prioritize them based on criticality and potential return on investment (ROI). We'll help you develop a governance structure for your business intelligence initiative that includes prioritization, funding of projects, and resolution of conflict -- and we'll guide you through the necessary steps to develop an implementation strategy.
Cutter Consortium Fellow Steve Andriole has developed a framework that can be used to conduct formal M&A technology due diligence. The framework addresses all aspects of the technology environment, and accommodates criteria weighting, among other methodological capabilities.
The Architecture Review and Action Plan provides an in-depth evaluation of your enterprise's architecture. It takes an architectural approach to addressing specific questions and concerns that you may have. It is intended to clarify business, application, and technology discussions and help your organization make specific technology decisions.
If extreme busyness and/or a reduction of strategic planning staff has left your enterprise without the time or dedicated staff to anticipate future trends and prepare for the effect new developments will have on it, Cutter Consortium's Fellows and Senior Consultants can fill that void
Get guidance in establishing and operating an IT Oversight Committee, and/or have Cutter's independent experts sit on your existing committee.
Cutter Consortium will help you put a strategic planning process and a strategic plan in place.
An effective project chartering session is the best way to ensure that a project gets started correctly. Cutter's project chartering sessions help establish a project's team values, vision, mission, objectives, project community, measures of success, scope and boundaries, committed resources, and working agreements.
Our Senior Consultants help you determine where and how to target your knowledge management efforts, and help you outline a program to measure those efforts.
Every IT project should deliver business value. The challenge is that traditional project management and PMOs focus on "on time" and "on budget," not achievement of business value. Cutter's Value Project Portfolio Management (Value-PPM) approach ensures organizations achieve all three goals.
Let Cutter help you with vetting potential partners, understanding and quantifying schedules, requirements, specs, and risk management before signing contracts, to successfully prosecuting or defending against an IT-related lawsuit.