As discussed in our previous blog post, IT services are not only about writing software, even when it is well written. It needs to be ‘well’ architected and that encompasses much more than just adding some pre-packaged components together and making it work. This is where external experts can be of real value to you, in many ways.
In this blog post, we cover the deep dive into the detail and level of expertise working with external partners can bring to the table for your business and how this translates for you and your team.
Whether your business is required to operate a corporate web presence, or you plan to run some custom IT services, or something even larger, the respective applications need to follow a well thought through architecture.
To recap the following five aspects of IT architecture is always important:
Today’s business world has ever more increasing needs for agility and responsiveness, propelled by the cloud making its way into virtually all aspects of (business) life. It challenges the traditional ways of how IT services are conceived, designed, and delivered. It exacerbates the needs – and opportunities – of a well-designed architecture of your IT service or system, because it changes the underpinning business model of IT resources.
Capital assets often have the effect of masking or blurring the need for an efficient and performing system because the hardware is there and had better be used. In contrast, when deploying on rented infrastructure, you pay for what you consume, and every bit of inefficiency has a financial impact.
Many of these questions are not new. But they gain importance in an IT world with a rate of innovation that is difficult to keep up with properly. The question is, however, is this really a key competency that is mission-critical in your line of business? It is true that every company these days is a tech company, but the question remains to which extent technology should be part of your core
Some aspects of your IT estate are common within, as well as across verticals. It is this similarity of needs (they are not always identical as every business has some differentiating needs) that makes expert advice and services compelling – across many different aspects:
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