Who is Systems Consulting?
IBM Lab Services Systems Consulting is a team of experienced management consultants that uses a combination of proven expertise, tools, and methodologies to develop business-aligned IT strategies and implementation plans to guide clients in transforming their enterprise IT infrastructure.
We build on the emerging trends of digital transformation to define their IT implications and create a compelling case for change, including assessing current state IT capabilities, defining the required future state, and creating an executive-level report with recommendations that will better enable IT to support future business expectations.
We help organizations define their enterprise cloud transformation strategies and represent these as multiplatform cloud architectures, reflecting the optimal delivery model, workload placement, and management environment. We offer a flexible and adaptable approach that includes reviewing current IT infrastructure and workloads, assessing cloud readiness across multiple IT domains, and designing a detailed roadmap to achieve a future state hybrid cloud environment.
We offer a well-proven approach to addressing the multiple challenges required to achieve high levels of IT service availability, looking beyond the installation of technology to focus specifically on how it is implemented and managed. The outcome is a series of wide-ranging recommendations structured in the form of a phased implementation plan. We also offer a more-focused approach that concentrates on the high availability aspects of a single hardware platform and presents a well-founded series of recommendations in the form a phased improvement plan encompassing aspects of people, process, and technology.
Analytics for Cognitive Business
We help businesses design an enterprisewide analytics transformation strategy, including assessing and improving how business data can be used to the greatest advantage, and making analytics a catalyst for new business insight, growth, and innovation. Our collaborative approach utilizes a next-generation analytics architecture model to design a prioritized transformation roadmap encompassing people, process, and technology dimensions.
IT Strategy and Planning
We help clients design strategic plans and implementable architectures that helps CIOs succeed in an ever more complex business environment, where digital transformation is increasingly expected. Close collaboration with both business and IT leaders drives a detailed understanding of business objectives and their specific IT implications, and enables the creation of a two- to three-year roadmap defining a series of recommended IT improvement initiatives.
We help design an effective Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability as a planning and coordination function between enterprise strategy and the implementation of specific projects. This can include developing an overall vision for EA, establishing a series of guiding principles, or assessing current EA capabilities and recommending areas for improvement.
IT Service Management
We provide a flexible approach aimed at improving all aspects of your IT organization’s day-to-day IT operations that support meeting your service level commitments. The scope may encompass the whole IT service management lifecycle, reflecting a range of leading practices, or may be focused on some critical aspects of IT service management disciplines.