Enterprise Architecture

Aligned with business strategy, we can help clients on developing an IT enterprise architecture (including application, information and infrastructure); using standard frameworks such as The Open Group Architecture Framework ("TOGAF"), with a broad understanding of the sub-competencies and experience of managing a design authority.

Application architecture

Our application architecture can provide a blueprint for the individual application systems to be deployed, their interactions, and their relationships to the core business processes of the organisation.  Application architecture components includes: application service catalogue, application inventory and types, functional requirements, application (service) relationship model, data flow diagram, interface model, application phasing model.

Information architecture

Our information architecture services provide data model design for enterprise-wide data objects and relationships such as person, entity, activity and offering.  We can also provide detailed data definitions for the key attributes of each of these objects.  Information architecture describes the structure of an organisation's logical and physical data assets and data resources, including: business key performance indicator catalogue, information list/catalogue, data dictionary, entity relationship model, information flow model and canonical data model.

Infrastructure architecture

Our infrastructure architecture describes the technology infrastructure intended to support the deployment of core, mission-critical applications.  The infrastructure architecture components includes: technology service catalogue, technology inventory and types, non-functional requirements, network diagram, IT security model, data centre diagram, server diagram, storage diagram.

  • Technology service catalogue describes what non-functional components are provided by an IT infrastructure, e.g. processing, storage, networking, security, presentation (clients), etc.
  • Technology inventory and types describes, for each software application, what technology platforms are involved - vendors, hardware, versions, etc.
  • Non-functional requirements are the statements of performance or service level agreements required from an IT infrastructure, e.g. scalability, availability, throughput, capacity, etc.
  • Network diagram is a schematic which shows how applications, servers, data centres, clients and physical locations are connected, including network types, bandwidths, routers, firewalls, etc.