In an increasing competitive landscape, this major financial services company were under pressure to deliver IT changes quicker than ever. However, throwing more and more development resource at this problem was yielding no benefits – it was time for a strategic re-think.
slicedbread were engaged as the strategic IT architecture partner leading this change programme. Working from the business strategy, we plotted a target roadmap to realise benefits. With a direction clearly established, our focused turned to the roadmap and tactics required to realise that strategy. Core to this strategy was a move to cloud based applications enabling faster delivery of benefits to business units.
A move to cloud based applications is not without its own issues – more focus is required on a single federated security architecture, management of external APIs and data integration together with how to present these applications in a mash-up.