We'll help you untangle meatballs and spaghetti
This complexity is a huge barrier to change as it creates risk. But no change is also a risk — probably one of the greatest risks enterprises face today. All too soon you could be like Kodak wondering what happened to your industry and how you missed it!
IT organisations are becoming increasingly complex. Unravelling that complexity is hard. Like untangling a plate of spaghetti.
ISLE Urban IT is an asset-driven consultancy practice to address such risks.>
ISLE Urban IT complements configuration management databases (CMDB) by offering easily understandable views of all layers of your IT operations.
ISLE Urban IT helps minimises risk and ensure that the leadership team are fully on board
ISLE Urban IT makes CEOs understand risk better, quantifying it in their terms and relating it to business needs.
ISLE Urban IT assists you in untangling the spaghetti to minimise the risk.
If we can build IT architecture to look like a lasagne we will have layers of functionality that can be purchased, deployed, managed and changed as components within the overall service.
ISLE Urban IT facilitates the transformation allowing organisations to standardise on components, be more flexible, achieve better value and be more secure.
In 2014, IT organizations in 30% of Global 1000 companies will broker two or more cloud services for internal and external users
Cloud computing is a disruptive phenomenon, with the potential to make IT organizations more responsive than ever. Cloud computing promises economic advantages, speed, agility, flexibility, infinite elasticity and innovation.
However, cloud computing forces you to wrestle with three key strategic, operational and people challenges: governance, operations, security and privacy
ISLE Urban IT helps your organization into cloud computing.
ISLE Urban IT helps successful explanation of complex IT strategy and challenges at senior levels and to nat senior levels and to non-technical business functions
ISLE Urban IT helps you manage risk by embracing cloud services
ISLE Urban IT is long-time practise inspired by the works of Harry Beck who created in 1931 the london underground tube map and diagramming style now used worldwide.
What is conceived well is stated clearly… and the words to say it come easily.Nicolas Boileau (1674)
Cloud computing forces you to wrestle with three key strategic, operational and people challenges
From its inception, ISLE has adopted structured analysis and design as communication tools to optimise common understanding and sharing of all aspects relating to IT operations and projects life cycle management.
Famous practioners have build an IT-specific foundation (e.g. Tom DeMarco, Douglas T. Ross, and Ed Yourdon) and provided methodologies (e.g. CASE, SADT, or more recently UML). In the field however, those tools and techniques are often only used by technicians, for technicians.
Our urbanisation practice makes use of structured analysis and design to make sense of existing IT and cloud environments for an easier understanding of how to use them, very much like Harry Beck's 1931 diagrammatic map of the London Underground which still today remains for millions the only way to navigate the Tube.
Cloud computing enables speed, agility and innovation. You need to move from the drawing board to deployment. Is your organization ready to adapt?
ISLE Urban IT helps you establish a cloud computing governance model providing a clear vision and effective processes, skills and the organisational structure to drive cloud innovation in your enterprise.
ISLE Urban IT helps you determine the cloud adoption strategy to consider and the associated roadmap to enact that strategy.
ISLE Urban IT concentrates best practices of literally hundreds of cloud computing projects, helping you create a compelling cloud vision, to better align IT to business requirements, and to measure the business value that can be generated.
ISLE Urban IT helps you establish the business model through which you will deliver value to your end customers, identifying which workloads to move to the cloud, and which use cases will drive the most impact, while identify the spending and staff risks, and how to cater with on-premises staff.
ISLE Urban IT helps you in addressing th cultural changes that your organisation need to make, the political hurdles that must be cleared to get buy-in from security departments and other stakholders, taking into consideration all their requirements.
ISLE Urban IT is your trusted advisor to secure, deliver, manage and govern your cloud environment and accelerate your cloud computing initiatives.
You need to choose a cloud computing environment that's right for your organization. Should you consider private cloud, public cloud or a hybrid cloud solution? Which vendors play in this space? Will they be in business 12 months from now?
More and more organizations are moving services, storage, email, collaboration and applications to the cloud. You need to decide whether to choose to support private, public or a hybrid cloud mix. What's the right mix of infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and application (SaaS) environments for your organization? Where are the cost savings?
Private Cloud: Which services require the most agility and speed? What's the right balance of standard service offerings that will drive the most business value? Do you need to build an internal shared-service center? How does a private cloud implementation impact your data center architecture?
Public Cloud: Which applications are most likely to move to public cloud delivery models? Will your organization bypass your IT department and get its applications from the cloud via software-as-service (SaaS) for a monthly pay-per-user-per-month subscription pricing model?
Hybrid Cloud: Is hybrid cloud really the future? What level of flexibility do you need to customize, manage and monitor your applications? How will the cloud services brokerage role define future IT organizations?
If someone else is running your computers and software, you need strategies to stay secure. Your security policy depends on how many pieces you control - the more you own, the more you control. Are you ready to extend your enterprise security policy to the cloud?
You need to break through the resistance and increase confidence that cloud is safe. You need to keep your data safe from prying eyes. You need your security team to buy in to your cloud initiatives. That's a tall order.
Virtualization: More than 50% of all data workloads are virtualized. How will you use virtualization to innovate? How can workloads be secured when consuming cloud-based infrastructure as a service? Are you ready to run your physical appliances as virtual appliances?
Data Protection: How will you protect your data in the cloud? What's the right level of recovery and manageability in your organization? What security controls should you inject? Who will have access? Should you use data tokenization? How will you migrate your data?
Cloud provider assessment: Which security vendors will get it right first? Which will guarantee delivery? What if the cloud fails? Where are the standards? What level of transparency do you need?
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Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Europeant Patent Office
Iceland Seafood (previously Gelmer)
General Electric (Medical and Aerospace)
Gide Loyrette Nouel
International Business Machines (IBM)
Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle
Natsoft / Cambridge Technology Partners
Philip Morris International
Rohm and Haas
Union Bancaire Privee
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