TUSA IT consultants will become your trusted advisor, who collaborates with and advises you on all matters related to IT. Those duties may include formulating strategic IT goals, planning the IT budget, analysing and reworking business processes and facilitating technology changes. Your trusted advisor not only helps you maintain your IT infrastructure by keeping the lights on but also provides a more forward looking service. For example, your advisor can work with customers to plan a technology roadmap, identify opportunities to use new technology tools. If a client lacks an internal IT department or has a very limited IT staff, you may grant wider decision-making authority and technology deployment responsibilities to your advisor. The main difference between the advisory function and other technical advisory services is that the trusted advisor takes a broader view of the client, focusing on business and IT alignment. As with traditional CIO's, a trusted advisor often helps with Technology Roadmaps, Business Process Improvements, and Business Technology Strategy at a fraction of the cost of a full time CIO.