Our client’s IT architecture and technologies had evolved over the years expanding organically as new elements to the computing environment were added. The client now had a complex mix of old and new technologies with overlapping, duplicated, capabilities. Priority for change was high. We introduced a Centre of Excellence (CoE) staffed with specialists assigned for enterprise accountability for future architectures and technology management.
The CoE relied heavily on purpose specific tools such as Abacus from Avolution for portfolio and architecture management. It was very dependent on IT Asset Management systems for intelligence on the legacy environment. CoE tools were established and operating within the first year. By the end of year two the fundamental ways of working had been positively changed resulting in significant new
technology and innovation adoption.