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  • This Methodologies and Best Practices captures IMS’s experience assisting multi-national organizations in the development of enterprise network architecture

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  • 1. IMS Asia Networked Consulting Practice .. Changing approach to Networking…. www.imsasia.com
  • 2. Current Business Trends and pressures
    • Competition / Globalization is increasing
      • Blurring of industry boundaries
      • New competitors and product obsolescence
      • More organizations are going global today
      • “ No hiding place” & “no geographical boundaries” and high impact to economic performance
    • Customers are demanding
      • Increasing lifestyle expectation & more choice
    • Technological obsolescence is accelerating
      • Product lifecycles are shortening
        • Computer system lifecycle between 2 to 3 years
      • Growth of the Internet - Change in methods of communication
    • Pressure to deliver shareholder value is increasing
      • Balance between dividends / share price vs. business needs
      • Asset utilization
      • Higher profits while reducing the size of the asset investments
    • World recessions are periodic
      • Short-term thinking
      • Flat organization structures & flexible organizations
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  • 3. Organization Responses
    • Outsourcing
      • Another form of specialization that provides lower cost or higher quality
    • Total Quality Management (TQM)
      • Collaboration between buyers and suppliers - replaces – usual antagonistic relationship
      • Reduction in number of suppliers
      • Shift to a different and closer relationship
    • Core competencies
      • Concentrating not just on the core strategic business units but also on the core competencies with a future orientation that are essential to the business.
    • Virtual organization
      • Growing Business without owning the assets/employing people
      • Lubricant of Virtual company is IT & Communication that lessen the impact of distance
    • Supply chain management
      • Optimize linkage between various firms so that the value is improved for all players
    • Flexibility
      • Ability reduce cost quickly
      • Flexible working practices
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  • 4. In today’s highly competitive and increasingly global marketplace, corporations are beginning to use their networks as a strategic advantage , one that empowers the business to gain an edge over their competitors. Network are becoming a more visible , integral and essential part of a company’s business . www.imsasia.com
  • 5. IT organizations are being asked to evolve their existing network information systems to achieve lower operating costs , increased user access to critical business data, and greater flexibility in responding to an increasingly demanding business climate. The ending result is a steady stream of new technologies , constant pressure for new and improved network services , and increased requirements for higher bandwidths . www.imsasia.com
  • 6. Responding to these pressures in a piecemeal fashion , with multiple, compartmentalized purchases and frequent, uncoordinated changes in policy , will not keep the network ahead of the demand curve. Nor will it keep the enterprise ahead of the competition. Without a framework for guiding decisions on organization, policy, and new technology acquisition, building an efficient and effective communications capability is unlikely and the quality of the enterprise’s network will suffer. www.imsasia.com
  • 7. When a company relies on its enterprise-wide network as a critical business tool , it must carefully plan, design, implement, and manage the network so that it supports the company’s business functions while servicing the individual needs of various organizations and end-users. www.imsasia.com
  • 8. IMS Network Computing Practice Phases
    • This Methodologies and Best Practices captures IMS’s experience assisting multi-national organizations in the development of enterprise network architecture and implementation
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  • 9. IMS Network Assessment & Strategy
    • Examine the client’s Business Strategy , IT Strategy , and the Existing Computing Architecture with emphasis on understanding the key business drivers with a focus on the enterprise’s mission-critical applications and the service level requirements.
    • Develop a reference document to baseline findings associated with the assessment of the network environment with regards to:
      • Mission-critical applications & Distribution of data
      • Computing platforms & Infrastructure
      • Service levels & Vendors
      • Costs
      • Demographics.
    • Assessment results are derived from a detailed analysis of traffic, protocol, and configuration data, fact-finding interviews, on-site facility inspections, and architecture reviews of associated with the current deployment
    • Findings report identifies key areas contributing to the current capacity, availability, Security and performance issues
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  • 10. IMS Network Assessment & Strategy (cont..)
    • Defines network strategy and a target networked computing architecture.
      • The goal of the network strategy is to make decisions on objectives, priorities, and trade-offs for the network which reflect business priorities.
    • Provides key guiding principles and evaluation criteria used to drive the network architecture process.
    • Includes documentation of the gaps between existing capabilities/resources and anticipated needs.
    • Choices made about network technology flow from these decisions
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  • 11. IMS Network Architecture
    • Architecture describes the desired structure of an enterprise's network (LAN & WAN )infrastructure and it’s services
    • Provides a macro view and long-term blue-print of major building blocks for all enterprise network systems and components.
    • Architecture brings unity, consistency, and simplicity to the design of a complex network
    • Establishes a framework for:
      • A more informed decision-making process
      • Ongoing planning, design, migration and implementation activities
      • Estimating the level of investment necessary to execute the architecture
      • Subsequent detailed design, migration and implementation efforts
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  • 12. IMS Network Architecture (cont..)
    • Evaluate applicability of new network technologies, products, and services.
    • Documents the consensus, justifications , directions, interfaces, standards, and integration points
    • Considers of all design factors
    • Reduce risk and avoids cost related to duplicate effort and maximize asset utilization
      • price/benefit of aggregation vs. fragments of network infrastructure
    • Allows to be pro-active by enabling infrastructure for unforeseen and future applications.
      • architectural separation between elements of a network systems and corporate applications
    • Facilitate compatibility and ease the administration of systems
    • Develop Cost model based on “Utility Concept” for Network Connectivity instead of Network systems hardware/software purchases based on projects or departments or applications.
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  • 13. IMS Provider/Service Selection
    • Define functional & technical requirements for vendors and service providers based on Network architecture.
    • Develop Request for Proposal (RFP) for Vendor and Service provider qualifications.
    • Verify short listed vendors or service providers ability to comply for RFP requirements in PoC lab environment.
    • Develop strategy for vendor/provider final selection
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  • 14. IMS Initial Deployment & Engineering
    • Selected vendors or service providers are tested in real client networked environment for the final production compliance in accordance to the network architecture
    • Provide final state detailed network design
    • Best practice engineering options are configured
    • Verify and Test for Normal state and failure state data flow
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  • 15. IMS Network Migration & Roll-out
    • Presents a detailed migration strategy and map
    • Develop work flow
    • Develop detailed project plan
    • Implement proposed Network solution
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  • 16. IMS Consulting Value
    • Opportunity to reduce costs and to gain better performance
      • Enables client management to focus on higher priorities
    • Increased value for money spent in Networking product purchases
      • Lower Cost
      • Increased reliability
      • Better service
    • Solves skill shortage
      • Immediate skill shortage
      • Avoids hidden costs of having to deal with the issues of labor turnover
      • Keeping requisite skills and expertise in advanced technologies
      • Keeping pace with new developments
      • Brings learning curve effect and economies of scale
    • Strategic and Problem Solving Activities
      • Integrated offering of Know-how & services
      • Integrated coordination with client organization, service provider and and hardware & software vendors.
    • IMS maintains high levels of expertise in advanced Networking technologies that changes rapidly and for it’s partners the future costs of staying in the forefront are very high.
    • Build long term relationship with clients
      • becoming more like alliance rather than vendor.
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  • 17. Thank You www.imsasia.com