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Strategy and Architecture

Are your systems getting in the way of your performance?

The fluid nature of technology, changing market conditions and the drive for greater efficiencies mean that organisations – and the IT systems that support them – need to be more effective and more flexible than ever before.

A well defined architecture is the foundation for enabling agility and maximising system performance. It ensures you have total transparency over your processes and enables you to make decisions based on your business needs rather than technology features.

Intelligent Pathways takes an end-to-end approach to IT architecture. We work with all relevant stakeholders to fully understand your business objectives, processes and systems before developing a high level roadmap that delivers optimised system performance and a sustainable approach to delivery. We use proven methodologies to produce practical artefacts that support each stage of the process, from inception and elaboration through to construction and transition of the architecture as a living technology.

Our Strategy and Architecture Services:

Enterprise Architecture – A comprehensive Enterprise Architecture is now more complex and far-reaching due to cloud and technology advancement. We support the EA process by providing specialised knowledge around integration and solutions to ensure durability of the architecture and the development of Centres of Excellence (COEs) using the right governance frameworks. We apply industry best practice frameworks such as TOGAF to provide a baseline of the current state of your technology landscape and the future state required to support your strategic objectives.

Solution Architecture – We design a highly transparent solution architecture that takes into account where the solution will sit in your environment and the data and systems it needs to interact with. It provides the basis for a consistent approach to development of your future projects and enables you to articulate the rationale of your technology platform to your organisation’s stakeholders.

Integration Architecture – We leverage our expertise in service-oriented architecture (SOA) to design an integration architecture that identifies system capabilities as sharable IT assets. This enables the integration of best-of-breed, cloud and mobile technologies into your legacy environment.

Information Architecture – To leverage your information assets or prepare for the world of Big Data, we identify and present a conceptual view of where data lives in your business. We then apply a common data format that allows information to be shared across multiple systems to enable new business capabilities and drive efficiencies across your organisation.

All our architectural services deliver clear and practical artefacts with a strong visual focus to:

  • Demonstrate how the architecture supports the business goals
  • Support the communication of the architecture to various stakeholders
  • Serve as a central point of governance through development and implementation