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IT Strategy & Consulting Services

Enhance business initiatives through IT.

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Shift your IT infrastructure from one that merely supports day-to-day business to one that plays an integral part in building and supporting strategic business initiatives with an IT consulting partner. What IT transformation moves do you want to make? Migrate applications, transition to the cloud, or some other form of large IT project — we have the resources, experience and expertise to help you navigate the ever-changing IT landscape.

Our consulting team partners with you to provide strategic insight and tactical “know how” to help you:

  • Improve the availability, security and performance of your business
  • Ensure recoverability and optimize hybrid IT
  • Stay compliant with changing regulatory mandates

Our job is to learn more about your goals, listen to your pain points, and make sure you make the most of IT regardless of where you are in your process and where you want to go.


Cloud transformation: Plan and execute your transition


From getting onto the cloud to maximizing cloud capabilities.

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With all the buzz about the cloud, you know your IT infrastructure should be heading in this direction. Or, maybe you're already using the cloud but think you could be doing more. No matter where you're starting from  — mindSHIFT, a Ricoh company, can help you get the most out of cloud capabilities.

We work in three basic stages — ready, set, go — to get your business onto the cloud.

Ready: Cloud readiness assessment

We'll assess your existing IT, what's working, what's not working, and gain an understanding of your business requirements and what cloud solutions may be right for you.

Set: Creating the strategy
Our technology strategists work to match your business requirements to the right IT solutions by creating a strategic plan made up of the best combination of virtualization and provider recommendations to transition and transform onto cloud-enabled platforms.

Go: Cloud migration
Once your strategy is set, we look at execution and deployment plans to begin transitioning to the right virtual or physical environment. From there we'll work with you to maintain and continuously improve your cloud strategy and look at next steps.


Business continuity consulting: Don't let interruptions bring your business down


Recover from natural disasters, malware and more.

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Disasters happen, but how you prepare for them, both before and after they take place, could be the difference between recovering your data in minutes rather than days or even weeks and the deciding factor between a business that gets back on their feet or closes their doors for good.

Ricoh's IT Strategy & Consulting business continuity consulting services will help you build a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that's assessed, tested and retested before disaster strikes.

From downed power and malicious attacks on your data to extreme weather and rogue employees — we'll help you prepare from all angles and ensure IT reliability.

Part of your business continuity plan also includes extensive data backup and archiving strategies to support information governance so your data is available in the format you need and never out of reach. Backups can take place as your business requires, up to multiple times a day.


IT security auditing: Discover where you stand, and how to improve


See how your IT security stacks up and how it might be breached.

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IT threat levels to your business are higher than ever, making protecting your business a complicated task for your IT team. mindSHIFT’s IT security auditing services provide the assessment and remediation you need to stay ahead of threats. Our approach, based on governance, risk, and compliance best practices, quickly identifies security breaches, cyber-attacks, and rogue employees before they impact your business.

Assessments and testing we carry out include:

Vulnerability assessments
We identify and scan all externally facing assets for vulnerabilities including missing patches, outdated software versions, open ports, and OS services.

Cybersecurity risk assessments
Our team will review your entire IT environment using the NIST Security Framework, so that you get a complete picture of your cyber risk exposure.

External penetration testing

The best way to understand your real risk is to suffer an attack on your systems, applications, and data. This test mimics how that might happen. Our experts attempt to compromise your networks, operating systems, and web applications and develop a plan to harden your defenses.

Internal penetration testing
Rogue employees, competitors and cyber criminals frequently attempt to compromise systems from the inside. This test evaluates your systems from the inside and identifies where you can improve.

Other IT security auditing assessments and services include:

Remediation & ongoing management

We can help you build a security protocol that lowers your attack vector and meets the strictest security and compliance standards.

Device management
We offer anti-malware, patching, encryption, and mobile device management.

Identity & network access

Single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, IP and domain reputation management, and monitoring.

Messaging management

Get email protection with antivirus, malware/phishing detection, email continuity, archiving and recovery.


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