Often times the main roadblock to moving forward with a business initiative can be the lack of a clearly defined project. Moreover, a project can simply lack agreement internally and so adoption goes nowhere. Sometimes it can be a challenge to generate support and buy-in from stakeholders across the business on a IT project.
The task of clearly defining and architecting a project so that it is executable and gains adoption is where DTS can help. We can be the additional resource often needed to architect and engineer a project to ensure it gets off the ground and successfully moving forward. Our goal is to help businesses understand the scope and requirements of their project and to predict implementation challenges.
DTS’ Architecting and Engineering services start by meeting with the client to fully capture their existing business rules, security, and practices, as well as rules for engagement on how we will interact with the client, stakeholders and any external entities involved. We also take into account the existing technologies and services potentially connected to the current environment. This is a key factor in our process that helps to identify underlying dependencies that could have serious impact if not properly handled upon transition.
As cloud-based email services are likely new to the business, two significant factors should be understood as they will be used in creating your implementation plan:
Cloud email services should be treated as a brand new extension of your internal business services, one which requires a new level of architectural mind-set and work to ensure minimal interruption of services, while at the same time decreasing long term costs.
Utilization of existing internal technology, with its inherent familiarity, ensures ease of deployment, continued adoption and use. This avoids “drastic” changes for end user and management staff.
After the meeting and review, a thorough Architectural and Engineering plan, specific to the business requirements, is drawn up and fully vetted with the stakeholders. This Architectural and Engineering plan, once fully vetted, can be successfully carried out by our DTS Team or by your internal team. It is that simple and effective.
After all, let’s face it, it wouldn’t make sense to invest and implement a solution which wound up costing the business more in man-power in the long run.
When this does happen it usually stems from poorly understood guidelines and practices, resulting in extensive adoption and management efforts. Properly Architected and Engineered solutions provide a good return on investment (ROI) and ideally reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
When solutions are architected and engineered by DTS Inc., adoption can be achieved easily and transparently.