State and local governments are charged with the all-important mission of making our communities safer, healthier, and more efficient. We can help you with the strategic application of information technology, engineering, and science to ensure that these programs are successful.
Beyond20 “gets” government and has worked to architect timely solutions for numerous municipal-level organizations. We work to deliver solutions that help improve your organization quickly and effectively.
The large midwest city underwent a sweeping transformation to enhance its ability to better serve its customers and position IT as a strategic partner crucial in helping the city meet its goals. To do this, they decided to take a ground-up look at their current state, where they wanted to be, and how to get there. The solution was a holistic one, incorporating process strategy and design, then automation of those processes, and finally training staff to ensure they were equipped with the skills necessary to make the transformation a reality.
To start, Beyond20 ITSM Advisors were brought into the city to perform a comprehensive ITSM Assessment, complete with actionable roadmap. This gave the city a baseline for current state – a foundation upon which they could build. The roadmap consisted of short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the city, which they were ready to start tackling immediately. To start, the city worked with our ITSM Advisors to design streamlined processes for IT staff and a revamped service catalog. This would ensure more efficiency for staff, and easier access to services for customers. When the processes were settled, it was time to automate them. For this stage, the city worked with Beyond20 Cherwell Solutions Consultants and Architects to design and implement the Cherwell platform for the city. Now, these new processes would be accelerated and staff would be freed up to work on higher-value tasks. Of course, with any new tool or way of working, training is necessary to ensure staff is up to date and equipped with the knowledge, skills, and vocabulary necessary to keep the ship afloat. The city saw the value in this piece of the equation and brought Beyond20 trainers in for Cherwell User Admin training, ITIL Foundation training, and to perform an immersive ITSM Simulation event aimed at gaining buy-in for the new initiative from staff of every level. It was a truly comprehensive approach to this digital transformation effort that will pay dividends for years to come.
Upon reconfiguring its Cherwell system to better fit its unique needs, this state government agency required formal training for their Cherwell administrators to ensure they could continue to maintain the system in accordance with best practice. Specifically, the agency sought Cherwell admin training around configuration, installation, aligning relationships and forms, and using automated workflows to support process improvement.
Beyond20 provided week-long Cherwell admin training, delivered both on-site and remotely, equipping the agency’s team with the skills they’d need to manage Cherwell with ease. The Foundation-level class covered both the nuts and bolts of the Cherwell system, along with custom modules designed to fit the agency’s specific needs and challenges.
A large city in the Pacific Northwest endeavored to implement IT Service Management improvements across their entire IT department. Through efforts to improve organizational communication, better manage IT services to align with business goals, and enhance all ITSM efforts across IT, the city realized an opportunity to review their ITSM Strategic plan and develop an organizational roadmap.
Beyond20 engaged the city’s IT department in an ITSM Strategic Planning Workshop, including a one-day interactive Polestar® ITSM Simulation and a one-day strategic planning session. This was a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding of IT Service Management best practices throughout the organization. The follow-on strategic planning session then had participants use their new shared knowledge to design short-, medium-, and long-term organizational goals.
From malware to ransomware to identity theft, the internet has become a place where crime can flourish. Governments must use all their resources to prevent nefarious activity, but with widespread public concern about online privacy, they must also balance this by building trust with citizens. Beyond20 can assess your processes and help you implement the right solutions for your goals - while still keeping user privacy in mind. Then, we'll help you document these policies with the appropriate amount of transparency so your clients and employees trust you with their information.
In 2017, the U.S. government spent $13.15 billion on cybersecurity. This figure increased to $15 billion in 2019, and we can expect further emphasis on security operations moving forward. We understand the costs associated with these important projects, so we'll dig into the numbers and ensure that yours are cost-effective - realizing the highest ROI over a short time horizon.
Facebook and Google dominate the online space, accounting for a staggering 80% of all referral traffic and an enormous share of online advertising. Governments must decide how to work with these giants and others, like Amazon and Alibaba, while ensuring they act responsibly and safely. Beyond20 can help you establish processes and practices that leverage these digital enterprises while still aligning with constituent expectations.
Government agencies collect a lot of data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), for example, collects 20 TB a day. Despite the incredible value of this data for education and innovation, hardly any is available to the public. We'll be happy to work with you to establish effective open data initiatives.
First, we collect information on the services you currently have. We do this in two ways: by taking a look at your current documentation and by analyzing tickets from your existing IT Service Management tools. We use this data to facilitate further discussion through a two-day, group workshop with stakeholders where we discuss and agree upon services and lines of service.
Once we have figured out your lines of service, we’ll work with you to build the service catalog, define your services/service-level agreements, and establish a strategic roadmap. We’ll help you determine which services should be customer-facing and which ones should be IT-facing, and we'll also help you choose a service catalog owner to manage it and identify service owners.
Funny thing about a service catalog: you need to publish it for it to have any value. For one, it helps your customers understand what you do. For another, it sets expectations. Plus, it enhances the value of IT in your customers’ eyes because they can finally see all the items they want to order. Let's plan your rollout together so everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Lastly, we’ll help you develop a policy that outlines elements such as how often you’ll review your catalog, when to add new services, and when a service should be removed. We can also establish your catalog as a configuration item (CI) so no changes are made without a request and approval process. We can even facilitate automation of your catalog through a self-service portal.