As the complexity of IT in large enterprises increases, the cost of maintenance can become overwhelming, and the response time of the IT function can slow to unacceptable levels.
Integrating the inevitable patchwork of systems can prove to be an enormous challenge and typically fails to deliver the material results or the added value that CEOs demand.
What we do
We help clients address their IT architecture when there has been a trigger event such as a merger or acquisition, or when a core system needs replacing. When the time-to-market or the cost of the existing architecture is no longer sustainable, we help clients reduce annual IT costs by 15–30 percent, while building a platform for the future that can create business opportunities. These savings occur, for example, through consolidating similar systems or by reducing the complexity of the interfaces between systems.
We take a top-management approach to IT architecture redesign. This means being sensitive to the needs of all users and to the overall efficiency of the network. Typically, enterprises have someone within the IT department charged with this role, but the best architects are rarely the most skilled builders or engineers. We bring our wealth of business experience and understanding to bear on the overall design of the IT architecture. We help align our clients' IT function's perspective with the boardroom perspective—often a challenge due to the latter's lack of understanding of the technical aspects of IT system design.
Our goal is to help organizations end up with better architects who understand how to move toward the blueprint that we create in conjunction with the client. We make the business benefits of change very clear and devise a series of roadmaps for how to move from the current state to the blueprint.