Reducing the risk, cost and time to deployment of new business systems

IT Infrastructure Explorer

Overview Computers and networks support the operation of software programs required to carry out  business processes.  The Infrastructure Explorer captures such knowledge to support understanding of the relationship between technology and business activity.  This knowledge is required to develop new information systems supporting business transformation programs. 

Computers

Networks

Comm Devices

Tasks

  • Inventory "as is" infrastructure

  • Develop "to be" infrastructure specification

  • Produce change specifications for programs and projects

  • Establish software dependency on infrastructure

  • Document required competencies

Connections

Diagrams

  • Logical network

  • Physical network
  • Floor plans with network overlays
  • WAN
  • Business Process IT layer

Reports

  • Computer, comm device, electronic device, and network inventory by business

  • Computer, comm device, electronic device, and network inventory by organization

  • Computer, comm device, electronic device, and network inventory by business process

  • Computer, comm device, electronic device, and network inventory by location

  • Computer, comm device, electronic device, and network inventory by project or program

  • Competencies required for devices and networks

  • Business impact assessment for devices and networks

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