While we are Wellington based, we offer face-to-face and virtual services to customers throughout New Zealand.
Arben Consulting offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund.
On demand virtual Chief Information Officer
We offer trusted guidance and experienced leadership that is independent and comes without the big consultancy firm overheads.
Our team talks with your people and works quickly to get to know what makes your business special. From pay as you go on-demand CIO services to specific fixed engagements, we can be trusted to deliver.
Our mentoring service, offered by Simon Lloyd-Evans, is designed to raise your value and take your IT career to the next level.
Everyone needs a mentor. Simon will help you by providing seasoned guidance and a confidential sounding board. Share war stories, decide when to be pragmatic and when to take a step back. He won't tell you what to do. It's about defining where you want to be and identifiying the actions you can take to get you there sooner.
Aimed at business owners, Boards, Executives and senior managers in small to medium-sized businesses.
Look before taking the leap with new or replacement technology. During recent times many businesses have felt forced to make the leap to one of the many ways of working online in order to remain viable. The pressure has been internal as staff sign up to free online services and external as you meet customer demands for online interaction. Many organisations will consolidate, settling on existing and new systems that strike a balance between the functionality needed, budget and risk appetite of their business. How do you make sure you are making the right choices?
In uncertain times it makes good business sense to avoid costly investment in the wrong information systems, and it can be so easy to do when you are juggling other key issues within your business. Arben Consulting have developed an end to end solution to improve your system resilience and business continuity so you can get on with driving your productivity and your profits.
Arben Consulting’s service can be delivered online or face to face for individuals and small groups of decision makers.
A tactical approach to consolidate and simplify your business systems so you have the information you need, when and where you need it.
Start – invest in systems that quickly and directly contribute to your business
Stop – ditch the systems that don’t add value and are holding you back
Continue – optimise the systems you already have to extract the most value
This package includes half a day interviewing your people individually to find out what makes your business tick. We ask about what information you have, don't have and should have. Why are you in business? What are you delivering? This is not a group workshop.
We then develop an Actionable Roadmap for the next 3 to 6 months. What have we found? What are some immediate steps you can take to improve your business while you plan for the longer term? This is the the Start, Support and Stop.
The interviews and roadmap are best delivered well within two weeks of each other. If you would like help implementing the plan, we are happy to offer that service too and can discuss a scope and pricing. Otherwise, we will give you a couple of calls over the following month to see how things are bedding in and keep you on track.
This course focuses on leadership and strategy from the outset, covering off a number of key skills such as leading teams, change and transformation, technology investment and budgeting, IT governance, negotiation, critical influence skills, and much more.
The course combines evening tutorials with groupwork to develop your breadth of thinking and give you different approaches to problem solving.
You will find considerable value in this course if you are aspiring to move from an operational to a strategic role, are in a new strategic role and need to grow or need to understand how strategic roles such as CIO's think so you can raise the conversations you have with them.