Delivering IT architecture to support your business processes.
IT Architecture is the design of information technology at the structural level. In short, like an architect designs buildings, an IT architect designs your computer systems.
IT architecture is a strategic and comprehensive model for how IT infrastructure will be used across a business to help meet its goals and is the primary foundation for qualities such as scalability, performance, modifiability, security and cost reduction.
IT architecture can help a business establish a clear framework for the technology solutions, policies, and standards the company will use to align IT with its business objectives.
In reference to computers, software or networks, the overall design of an IT system and the logical and physical interrelationships between its components.
IT architecture provides a framework and set of guidelines to build new systems and is a series of principles, guidelines or rules used by a business to direct the process of acquiring, building, modifying and interfacing IT resources throughout. These resources can include equipment, software, communications, development methodologies, modelling tools and organisational structures.
Ultimately IT architecture gives the right technical solutions to ensure your success.
Our IT architects possess technical skills in planning, architecting and implementing enterprise-class IT solutions and services and have a strong business and IT background to architect hardware and networks or any IT solution that gives the best results to the business. They will ensure that the underlying IT architecture delivers the capabilities that address current and future business needs.
Lumina Technologies will manage and develop a complete IT architecture and work with you to implement an integrated IT solution and support you throughout all phases of IT architecture design and system integration deployment.
At the beginning of a project, it’s important to provide the right technical leadership and guidance in order to achieve the desired solution. We will therefore design the right IT Architecture to enable our technicians to build the best IT system for your needs on time and within budget. It will enable us to design and implement a technical solution to support or transform key business processes, combining both hardware and software elements.
The detailed information we gather from our initial consultation with you will enable us to design an IT Architecture that is bespoke to your needs. We will use this framework to build your system on the right platforms and ensure the most appropriate technical solutions are in place, including performance and storage requirements.
In order to ensure the work stays within your budget, our IT Architects are key. They will develop the most appropriate Reference Architectures that will not only support current platforms, but also those in development.
The technical specifications of our solutions are critical to ensuring that we stay within budget and within the scope of your project. We will find the right balance between building sufficient growth capability without over-committing to the purchase of capacity.
IT development can be fast-moving. In order to deliver the most appropriate technology for your requirements, we have developed close working relationships with our partner vendors, ensuring we are always up-to-date with their current and upcoming product ranges.
Typically an IT architecture framework is divided in four domains: business architecture, data architecture, applications architecture, technology architecture.
If you would like to discuss our IT Architecture services contact us using the form below to find out more.
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