Application & Data
Application and data rationalization is a critical element in a multifaceted approach to transforming an enterprise’s information technology landscape into one that is simplified, integrated, secure and economical. DivIHN’s Best Practices approach to application rationalization involves categorizing your IT portfolio according to return on investment, alignment with strategic goals and other factors, identifying redundancies, and developing and implementing a roadmap to financial and operational optimization.
The rationalization assessment identifies which organizational, functional and governance aspects of the current state support future goals and which do not. DivIHN focuses on understanding and socializing the issues driving the need for rationalization, how well the IT strategy aligns with the business strategy, and any constraints that exist, including regulatory, environment and security or privacy requirements.
DivIHN’s experienced Enterprise Architects assist in articulating the vision for the Rationalized Future State of the Application and Data landscape. The Future State is often presented in the format of Blueprints and Roadmaps. Blueprints are high-level visual representations of the tangible components of the Future State Architecture. There may be one Blueprint reflecting an end-state or several reflecting transitional application and data architectures.
Roadmaps are a key deliverable of the assessment and a fundamental part of tying together strategic planning. Enterprise prioritized initiatives, and deliverables. They allow IT and the businesses to map out a series of actions or projects that are required to move from where it is today, to where it wants to go.
Sustainability / Governance
With deep experience in IT Governance, DivIHN assists you in creating or updating a governance framework which defines the policies, structures, targets and reporting systems necessary to address the material risks and opportunities that sustainable development and architectural initiatives present. Governance keeps the corporate sustainability strategy on track. It makes sure the strategy remains effective, and that accountability for execution sits at the right level of the organization. Proper governance facilitates compliance with internal and external regulations. It provides process frameworks and definitions and ensures that associated content and documents are properly managed.
Asset Management is important during Rationalization to formulate our Transformation and Sustainability recommendations and roadmap. IT inventory management helps organizations manage their systems more effectively and saves time and money by avoiding unnecessary asset purchases and promoting the stewardship of existing resources across their lifecycle.
Applied Enterprise Architecture
DivIHN Solutions believes that sound enterprise architecture – Business Functions and Key Drivers, Operational Processes, Systems and Technology – is the best approach for enabling the business operations of the organization to transform through technology. DivIHN’s Enterprise Architects have deep experience in the development of Future State and Transitional Architecture Blueprints. The Enterprise Architecture process yields structures and guidance which can help organization most effectively leverage people, process and technology investments to achieve its business objectives. From the IT perspective, Enterprise Architecture is a well-defined practice for conducting multiple levels of analysis, design, planning, and implementation for the successful development and execution of strategy.