CLOUD: CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Our Consultancy Services will help transform the way your staff work. Leveraging cloud computing and virtualisation technologies that meet your business requirements.

Our highly skilled consultants help companies of all sizes align their business objectives with the right IT strategy. Metaphor IT are able to provide a number of services to help you leverage Cloud and Virtualisation technologies in order to achieve your strategic business objectives.

IT is a significant investment for any business, in the past it has often been seen as no more than a “cost centre”. Here at Metaphor IT we firmly believe that IT should be treated as a business enabler. With clear business objectives, IT can be used to help organisations reach their goals and fulfil their strategies. It is therefore vital you are confident that your systems are carefully selected, implemented and professionally managed to match your strategic goals. Our consultants are not only highly skilled and accredited but have real world business experience assisting organisations transform through IT.

Our Core Competencies:

  • Desktop Transformation (Physical & Virtual)
  • Application Virtualisation
  • User Profile Management
  • User Experience Management
  • Secure, Remote Access
  • Flexible Working & Mobility
  • Server Virtualisation
  • Storage & Converged Solutions
  • Business Continuity & DR

Our Project Methodology

Cloud Consultancy Methodology
Analyse

The Analyse Phase

During the Analysis phase Metaphor IT will ensure that Business and Technical, Functional and Non Functional requirements have been understood and documented.

Discovery of the existing environment will also be carried out in order to determine suitability for the planned deployment. It is likely that during this phase of the project areas will be uncovered that will require design decisions to be made in order to fulfil the projects requirements.

Recommendations will be made, discussed and agreed prior to any design work being carried out.

Design

The Design Phase

Detailed design documentation will be produced for all of the key areas of the solution. This includes individual settings and configurations required in order to meet the projects requirements and success criteria.

Develop

The Develop Phase

The Develop phase of the project is the initial installation and configuration of the platform ready for testing and acceptance.

Test

The Test Phase

This is the most important phase of any project and typically the longest. It’s the first opportunity for the key stakeholders of the project to start interacting with the platform.  Testing is split into two areas:

Technical Validation – Metaphor IT consultants will test every element of the platform against the agreed design.

User Acceptance Testing – A nominated group of users will use the platform and report back on any issues. These will be collated by our project management team and remediated by our consultants.

Implement

The Implement Phase

Metaphor IT will work with you to ensure a smooth implementation and rollout of the platform.

Support

Support, Maintain & Enhance

Once the platform has gone live it is essential that it is maintained and enhanced throughout its lifecycle to ensure maximum return on investment. Metaphor IT have a suite of support and managed services that can be tailored to our customer’s exact requirements.

Contact us today to chat to one of our specialist Cloud consultants and get a free Cloud readiness workshop to assess how the Cloud can benefit your organisation.