IT Infrastructure

IT Infrastructure

The underpinning IT infrastructure is often seen as a cost item without a clear declaration of benefit. Nonetheless, it is fundamental to the successful operation of most businesses and must be reviewed and enhanced as an asset. New models for reviewing and defining the strategy of IT infrastructure have been made possible with the blend of multi-sourcing, cloud and software as a service. There is an inevitable need to review the security, data integrity and reliability of this mission critical part of most organisations.

Examples of previous work include:

  • Review and recommendations for overhaul of a major retail bank’s inflexible IT infrastructure and ageing components. New approach needed to manage the evolution and costs of potentially substantial re-investment.
  • A high-level review of IT Infrastructure for a major European consortium to identify channel extensions in a compatible format.
  • Review of IT infrastructure technical middleware for an organisation committing to major new technology for mission-critical use in a global context.
  • Review of desktop technology direction for an international management consultancy changing its IT infrastructure and aiming to provide good support and cost of ownership.
  • Complete review of IT infrastructure for a diverse global organisation operating in more than 100 countries, to provide a new technical convergence strategy in support of business direction.
  • Review of e-business capabilities and options provided by a services organisation planning new directions and needing strong technical platform.