Implementation Planning

  • Migration path planning
  • Requirements analysis and solution mapping
As new technology matures to a stable point, potential new areas of efficiency are opened up for businesses that take up this technology. Often, new technology systems are not released in isolation; there are many software technology vendors and all will have their own version of a ‘solution’. Mapping business needs to the best possible solution requires an understanding of not only the technology, but also the business workflow, industry, budget, and existing technology in use. This is better known in the engineering discipline as ‘systems engineering’.

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IT Lifecycle Management

  • Capacity assessment & plan creation
  • In-line hardware and software upgrade channelling
  • Creation & vetting of procedures, policies, and plans to accommodate future technology
Just because a business grows does not mean that the existing technology in use is incorrect. Often, it is simply a case of the existing infrastructure failing to scale at the same rate as the business growth; the technology itself remains sound. Capacity planning of servers and network fabric are the most common concepts, although rapid staff / office increases can also require broad planning considerations with the IT systems.

Capacity planning can be rolled into an IT lifecycle plan whereby the abstract IT lifecycle model is adapted for the specific business requirements into a predicable plan.

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