Fast-growing mid-sized or larger
corporations may span the globe and contain multiple information-intensive
divisions and a variety of user communities. A front office must accept orders and
hand them off to the back office. A sales
unit will want to inform manufacturing and marketing, as to what is
selling or not. Manufacturing must adjust inventory subject to customer
demand and supply chain concerns. Marketing
activities must better inform product development. Business change, due
to globalization, deregulation, mergers & acquisitions, and the
competition for top employees, is an unfortunate constant. Here, ScaleIT
advises on the design of an enterprise-class communications and database
architecture capable of spanning the globe and providing the level of
guaranteed performance and reduced cost of maintenance that a larger
corporation and Information Technology (IT) department requires.
To assess your situation, ask yourself the
- Does the back office process transactions reliably under sustained loads, as the size of the database and the number of users grow?
Does the management team get the business intelligence they need when they need it? Have
you tapped your datawarehouse?
- Has an intranet and extranet been constructed to reduce costs,
enhance customer service, and facilitate information access?
- Have enterprise-class services been deployed to manage corporate change?
- Has an e-commerce strategy been developed as an alternative revenue
stream with low cost-per-transaction?
- Is the cost of managing a heterogeneous mix of system and
network appliances spiraling out of control?
- Are you able to develop strategic applications quickly enough?
How are you dealing with
the shortage of skilled IT professionals? Do you have any partnerships with
outside consulting firms? Are there delivering for you?
Business and Technical Requirements Analysis
Technical Due Diligence
Scope, Risk, Cost, and Technology Assessments
Architectural Reviews and Roadmaps
Technology and Data Audits
Business Process Engineering
Data Modeling and Object-Oriented Analysis/Design
System Integration Advice
Project Planning Advice
Request for Proposal (RFPs) Composition and Evaluation
Product Evaluations and Benchmarks
Function and Design Specs
Prototypes and Pilots
Migration Planning for the Web, Client-Server, CORBA, and Open Systems
Network Design & Installation
- Voice and Data
Datacenter Security Systems