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Technology & Architecture

Helping IT leaders evaluate technology innovations against the needs of their business.

CHALLENGES


There is no doubt that the technology landscape is becoming ever more complicated, evolving at a rapid rate and both enabling & driving disruption at both technology and business levels. With technology now underpinning the core go to market propositions of most companies, getting Technology to Business fit has never been more important.


There are a number of challenges that really revolve around the skills gap that is being created by the level of change. How can technology functions continue to deliver the core offerings whilst managing to evolve in a market, that is continually disrupting itself through evolution and revolution and often taking even the biggest technology players by surprise?  The reality is that the once default go to companies like Global SIs are in a similar position to most of their customers, scrabbling to find the talent and the roadmap to allow them to move forward whilst carrying a legacy of people and systems.


For companies to succeed in a world where much of their business model is being codified, they need to have clear access to experienced independent technologists who can bring clarity and deliver value for differentiated services through the appropriate use of technology.

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY

Technology Vision, Strategy & Roadmap

Enabling companies to develop and realise their vision in the context of current and future markets, digital futures and technology. Using Coeus methodology to map technology vison, strategy, architecture and roadmaps.


Enterprise Architecture & Solution Management

Enabling clients to prioritise and adopt the appropriate architecture methods, frameworks, governance and processes to control enterprise architecture, application selection, design and data in the context of their estate and strategy.


Current State Architecture

Performing appropriate level discovery of the client’s current technology, services, processes, standards and roadmaps to provide a baseline. Taking a client value and needs based approach covering value added assurance and architectural review. Identifying risks & issues, working to build, justify & approve the business case for mitigation recommendations.


Data

Enabling companies to manage their data using Master Data Management and Data Architecture approaches; providing current state, risk identification, data quality, data principles and governance processes, leading into achievable value from Data Analytics.


TECHNOLOGY EXECUTION

Compliance & GDPR

Assessment of regulatory & commercial requirements, obligations and impacts; ongoing approaches for managing awareness and compliance; Structured approach for raising and clarifying obligation awareness, executing a prioritised assessment of the current impacts, risks and issues. Establishing a mitigation plan of action


Business Impact Assessment

Structured methodology and tools to objectively establish and manage the Business Impact Assessment for existing, new or changed services. Underpinning risk and service based approaches.


Disruption & Change

With an independent objective view across technologies and services, Coeus enables recommendations on market disrupters driving value. Organisational Readiness Acceptance methodology to structure and forecast the impacts & costs for technology migration and adoption.


Move To Cloud

Allowing companies to understand their current state architecture, and the business impact and value from moving to cloud services; linking to define a technology & service integration architecture with prioritised roadmap that is tailored to the client’s need and vision


TECHNOLOGY OPTIMISATION


Currency & LifeCycle

Working to build, justify & approve the business case and structured containment and mitigation activities for technology refresh and pro-active lifecycle management; prioritised risk mitigation of aged technologies; policies & processes for future avoidance.


Security

Client value and needs based approach to the assessment of Security posture and strategy against Best Practice and common standards. Supporting modern security architecture & design; Assessing the disruption, impacts, risk & constraints from technology disruption & innovation.

Ian Foster

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Ian Foster is our Technology & Architecture lead

Ian is a highly experienced IT practitioner who specialises in IT Architecture, Enterprise Solutions and Infrastructure.  His career in IT spans over 25 years, including application development, commercial, technology and product architecture roles, with a strong appreciation of the business, application and technology relationships and evolution. He had lead architecture functions & major projects in global communications, media & retail companies, delivering £100Ms benefits.

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