Overview

The City of Dania Beach, Florida, undertook a strategic initiative to enhance its IT capabilities and infrastructure through a comprehensive IT assessment and the development of an IT Master Plan. Avèro was chosen for its expertise in conducting thorough IT assessments and strategic planning, tasked with guiding the City through a transformative journey to optimize its IT operations and cybersecurity measures.

Objectives

The main objectives of the project included:

  • Conducting an in-depth assessment of the City’s current IT environment, focusing on network infrastructure, IT service delivery, and the use of enterprise software systems.
  • Evaluating the City’s cybersecurity posture against the robust 22-point National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework.
  • Identifying gaps between the current and desired future states of the City’s IT Division.
  • Developing a strategic IT Master Plan to address identified gaps and guide the City’s IT modernization efforts.

Approach

Avèro’s approach to achieving these objectives involved several key steps:

  1. Current-State IT Environment Assessment

The project commenced with an extensive review of the City’s current IT environment. This involved conducting interviews with key internal stakeholders to gain insights into the existing network infrastructure, IT service delivery mechanisms, and the deployment of enterprise software systems.

  1. Cybersecurity Environment Evaluation

In collaboration with the City’s IT Division, Avèro conducted a detailed evaluation of the City’s cybersecurity measures. This assessment, benchmarked against the NIST cybersecurity framework, aimed to identify any vulnerabilities and areas for enhancement.

  1. Gap Analysis

Following the comprehensive data gathering phase, Avèro’s Project Team conducted a gap analysis to highlight the discrepancies between the City’s current IT operations and the envisioned optimized future state. This analysis was crucial in pinpointing specific areas in need of improvement or modernization.

  1. Development and Prioritization of IT Modernization Strategies

Utilizing the insights gained from the gap analysis, the Project Team developed a series of IT modernization strategies. These strategies were prioritized based on their potential impact and feasibility, ensuring that the most critical areas were addressed first.

  1. IT Master Plan Report Presentation

The final deliverable was the IT Master Plan Report, a comprehensive document that outlined the findings, strategies, and recommendations for the City. This report was presented to the City, providing a strategic roadmap for IT modernization that aligns with best practices and addresses the identified needs and gaps.

Outcome

Through Avèro’s expertise and collaborative approach, the City of Dania Beach now possesses a clear and actionable IT Master Plan. This plan lays out a roadmap for transforming the City’s IT operations, enhancing cybersecurity measures, and ensuring that IT infrastructure and services are aligned with the City’s strategic goals and operational needs. With this strategic guidance, the City is well-positioned to implement modernization initiatives that will improve efficiency, security, and service delivery to its citizens.

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