Delivering SOA is about more than just implementing technology.
Service Oriented Architecture is an approach and a set of principles
that must be embraced if the benefits are to be realised. EAS
were engaged to define a vision and strategy for integration based
on SOA; identify candidate services and solutions; to deliver a
pilot and rollout the infrastructure and support organisation.
Delivering an effective cost reduction programme requires a clear
understanding of what the business does, how it does it and where
the inefficiencies are. Such programmes are often focused on areas
of the business that are perceived to have excessive costs rather
than those where there is actually unnecessary cost. EAS were
engaged to produce a coherent view of the IT to business mapping and
highlight where real inefficiencies existed.
Effective cost reduction programmes should be driven by cost
cutting decisions that are based on fact rather than guesswork. EAS
were asked to define a global architecture methodology that could be
used to deliver consistency across global markets, highlight
inefficiencies and identify opportunities to support the cost
Enterprise Architecture is a key enabler in making informed
decisions. For one financial services organisation, the business
model was changing as one of the core business processes was being
outsourced. EAS were engaged to help the organisation understand how
its existing IT capabilities mapped to the new business model, and
where gaps should be filled through outsourcing.
Defining and managing the sourcing requirements for a business is a
complex task. Unless the boundaries between the separate
organisations involved are clear, the effectiveness of the
sourcing, be it ‘in-sourcing’ or outsourcing, can be compromised.
EAS were engaged to identify what the ‘rightsourcing’ model options
were, make a recommendation and describe
how it would work.