Viewdeck

ICT Strategy

Summary

  • Solution Architecture (Application, Networking and Security Infrastructure)
  • Cloud Adoption including how to migrate to Infrastructure and Software
  • Enterprise Architecture across the whole estate
  • Information Strategy, and how to apply it to your customers, stakeholders and operational needs
  • Information Security/Assurance, to help secure your assets

Features

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Expert skills and resouces in helping you plan and design your transition

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Targeting New or existing services into a Cloud or Mult­vendor model

End User Computing, including evaluating/adopting Thick/Thin Clients

Hosting, at multiple IL levels, Tiers

Moving from traditional in­house to Cloud and virtualised environments

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Application services for a wider range of vertical and horizontal needs

Integration of social media and collaboration capabilities

Full spectrum of services including application, database, storage, hosting, and networking

Benefits

  • Driving commoditisation, simplification and cost reduction in ICT estates
  • Helping you deliver your accreditation needs, business goals and service requirements
  • Understanding how that journey can be taken, the opportunities and the pitfalls
  • Identifying the best path to take with your change programmes

Our Architecture practice covers a wide range of ICT Strategy, Cloud Design and Solution Architecture capabilities, including

  • Solution Architecture (Application, Networking and Security Infrastructure)
  • Cloud Adoption including how to migrate to Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service solutions
  • Enterprise Architecture across the whole estate (From Business to Information to technology, aligned to strategic business, organisational and HMG strategy)
  • Information Strategy, and how to apply it to your customers, stakeholders and operational needs
  • Information Security /Assurance, to help secure your assets

And practical Solution Design around:­

  • End User Computing, including evaluating/adopting Thick/Thin Clients, Printing and the whole range of mobile and secure devices
  • Hosting, at multiple IL levels, moving from traditional in­house to Cloud and virtualised environments
  • Data Centre provision for secure clients
  • Application services for a wider range of vertical and horizontal needs (eg Case Management, Knowledge Management, Data Processing, client­service, n­tier, browser based, distributed and massively scaled environments)
  • Integration of social media and collaboration capabilities into existing information and technology estates, and
  • Driving commoditisation, simplification and cost reduction in ICT estates

Solution Architecture with the Cloud

Whether supporting in house delivery or assuring supplier technical designs, providing expert solution engineering and designs is key to the successful delivery of ICT programmes. Across the full spectrum of services including application, database, storage, hosting, and networking, our range of skills and experience includes coordinating and designing of changes to new or existing or legacy estate solutions to help drive consistent, resilient, flexible and ultimately cheaper information ownership.

Adopting Cloud Services often requires re­-engineering traditional capabilities and services into federated, tower based solutions, using dis­aggregation technologies like Enterprise Service Buses and Web Services, to provide clear and clean separation of information systems. Mapping those new enterprise capabilities into existing service and solution capabilities are often key to their success. Understanding how that journey can be taken, the opportunities and the pitfalls, is key it delivering the goals and vision. At Viewdeck, we have first hand experience of using Cloud Technology, Cloud Suppliers and Cloud Solutions to take existing traditional implementations to virtual services that meet accreditation needs, business goals and service requirements.

Our Experience

Our team has worked with some of the largest and most complex public and private sector architectures, and with some of the trickiest problems to help make far reaching and critical changes. Working with the right tools, we support you in identifying the best path to take with your existing change programmes, as well as help you understand the capability and capacity within your business, and your suppliers, to enable those important changes to succeed.

The Enterprise and ICT Strategy

The Enterprise is a complex beast of People, Processes and Policies. Almost without exception, businesses of enterprise scale always have issues around legacy practises, legacy technology and legacy partners. Viewdeck can help you take the full 360 degree view of your information space: Understanding how the business interacts will its information, where it is performing, and possibly where it is slipping behind or excelling against the market benchmark. Using our in house processes and tools, we can help you to understand where improvements can be made, how they can delivered, and support you and your business through the complex task of enabling your organisation to change.

With the right enablers, we can help you to examine and understand the true business needs, the current and planned costs, and identify whether you have the right delivery model or the right partners to succeed inside the inevitable resource constraints. Our range of skills and experience provides the help to meet your strategic goals. Our team has real experience in delivering ICT enabled change across a wide range of UK Public Sector clients including the central departments of Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Home Office, HMRC, Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Department of Health.Key Design and Strategy Outputs.

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ICT Principles, Outcomes, Objectives and Initiatives

Strategic Requirements

High Level Solution Architecture

Low Level Designs

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Detailed Design Patterns

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Project Solution Review

System Performance Review Issues

Transition Planning

Tag Cloud: ITLv3, MSP, PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes, OGC, SC, DV, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, Virtual, P2V

Key Processes: COBIT, Zachman, TOGAF