Public Sector organisations will all share a common ground when it comes to their infrastructure, many will run the same applications to deliver similar services. However, beneath those commonalities, the differences become clear — each organisations network, security, storage, hardware refresh cycle, software licensing and most importantly of all people will be at completely different stages. Only by understanding what your organisations starting point is, can you successfully plot a course to where you want to go.
Our Transformation Accelerator uses an approach of in-house developed discovery scripts, combined with our expert team of engineers, technical and enterprise architects to produce a comprehensive map of your existing IT infrastructure, an inventory of assets and current total cost of ownership. These artefacts alongside our tailored recommendations enables you to confidently baseline, inform and proceed with your transformation.
What do we cover?
Detailed IT estate capture
Discovery, analysis and assessment across:
A full asset inventory of your infrastructure
What applications are running on your server infrastructure
How those applications relate to one another (interdependencies)
What it is all costing you to run (TCO and unit prices)
Recommendations to inform your future state and transformation planning
When you need it:
Lack of documented infrastructure
Preparing for a significant change, e.g. merger, acquisition, shared services, migration to another service provider, migration to the cloud, sizing up new hosting hardware
New to the organisation (e.g. a new CIO / Exec) and want to have a comprehensive understanding of cost and risk
How long does it take?
Usually from 2 to 4 weeks
Tailored, high quality outputs you will receive:
Hardware Asset Inventory in Excel workbook or CSV
Architecture Diagram in Visio, PDF, and Printed A0
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model in Excel workbook, representing your hosting infrastructure and associated costs
Ensures a comprehensive understanding of the existing IT portfolio and associated detailed cost base to plan from
Creates a technology map for transition to other environments, including cost comparison
Provides technical transition assurance, minimising the risk of onward transition to the cloud / new service provider
High value artefacts contribute significantly to transformation business case, strategy and roadmap
Prioritised, tailored recommendations bring insight and advisory to accelerate and de-risk your next steps.
This proven process has been used for 26 public-sector strategies on the past 18 months
Stage 1 - Discovery, which involves a range of processes, stakeholder interviews and automated data gathering tools (a combination of non-intrusive vendor-provided and inhouse developed applications & scripts), to capture information about the current IT infrastructure and services.
Stage 2 - Analysis, our experienced and skilled team review and analyse the outputs of the discovery stage, including the current state artefacts, interviewee findings and all information and documentation captured. The analysis starts with the creation of an inventory of assets/equipment to identify all the technology and platforms being used, which allows us to build a current state architecture schematic (printed as an A0 sized poster).
Stage 3 - Presentation, at the end of our engagement we will present back all the findings from the engagement and make a number of strategic recommendations for you to progress to the next stage of your digital transformation.
Our Strategy Framework in Full
Based on repeatable and robust methodology
8 to 10 week project (effort, rather than duration)
Mixture of onsite interviews, workshops and presentations with periods of remote working
Delivers recommended ‘cloud first’ future state based on:
Current state capture and discovery
Application readiness assessments o Total Cost of Ownership analysis
Provides cloud transformation roadmap understanding and investment cost analysis
Skills and knowledge to start your cloud journey
WHO WE ARE
With comprehensive expertise across IT,communications,cyber security and business intelligence, we'll cover all your technology needs