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System integration

System integration

CEVOs builds world-class IT solutions that fit the unique requirements of customers. Representing the most influential OEMs (RedHat, Nutanix, Openstack, Juniper and Docker) in the industry, CEVOs rides on the cutting edge of the technology wave. That is how, we know technology, where it's been, and where it's going. The solutions we represent, implement, and support are designed to launch customers from their current state into a more mature IT arena, setting them above competition. We strive to build quality solutions that bring efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investments.

CEVOs is not merely a consulting firm; we are a strong and independent IT compass that guides our customers to success. Be it a simple hardware or software sale, a complex enterprise solution, or a complete outsourcing model, our team or expert sales consultants, solution architects, engineers, project managers, and technicians are dedicated to ensure that your unique project is completed on time and on budget.

We work with clients in multiple geographies and business verticals ranging from small to global enterprises as well as public sector, education and healthcare. CEVOs helps clients become more effective in their ability to respond to business and competitive needs.

The main challenges facing organizations today on their path to growth are complex technologies and a rapidly evolving business environment. Consequently there is a pronounced need to understand the complexities of the IT environment and ensure that the technology is in line with your business objectives. The need to achieve operational excellence irrespective of the organization sizes while maximizing efficiency to enable technology enabled business transformation is paramount.

Product assessment

Analysis

Analysis


Assessing the range of technology products or services in any given market is a crucial business task within any IT or buying department. Any range of products and services can vary in terms of core features, target market, compatibility, expandability, user experience and other areas. Cloud Evolutions can uncover such Critical Capabilities help you figure out which technology or service best fits your needs by providing a comparative analysis that scores competing products or services against the set of critical differentiators identified. Critical Capabilities reports show in graphical and tabular form which products or services are a best fit in the most significant usage scenarios for that market. These documents enable you to assess the comparative strengths of multiple products and services against your current (and future) needs. Use this research to investigate a range of product and service capabilities against several usage scenarios to help in the creation of a vendor shortlist for further evaluation.

Define Use Cases and Capabilities


In defining the product/service category for evaluation, the analyst first identifies the leading usage scenarios for the products/services in this market. What needs are end users looking to fulfill when considering products/services in this market? The analyst models all of the common client deployment scenarios. The analyst will then combine some scenarios and eliminate less significant ones to be left with between three and seven distinct client scenarios that define the use cases for the specific market.

Our methodology requires the analyst to then identify the "critical capabilities" for a class of products or services. These are attributes that differentiate products and services in a class in terms of their quality and performance. The critical capabilities will typically form a small subset or a grouping of the features commonly required by this class of products and services, not the entire range of capabilities that could be assessed. The analyst has to establish which capabilities form the most important criteria for acquisition decisions for the defined usage scenarios. These "critical" capabilities should be distinct from the multitude of important criteria that would be common across all usage scenarios, but that offer little differentiation. Some capabilities may be defined further to emphasize the differentiating factors of the capability and remove the assessment of important (but ever-present) baseline functionality. Each capability will be more or less important to every use case defined, which is represented by its weighting.

Key Findings


Critical Capabilities offer comparative product and service research based on rigorous analysis, and backed by highly structured methodologies.

Critical Capabilities help gain a view of the positioning of provider products and services, allowing comparison against a critical set of differentiators to support your strategic decisions.

Informed interpretation of Critical Capabilities research is crucial. Only then will you get the most from analysis in light of your unique business and technology needs.

The interactive Critical Capabilities features will save time by offering the ability to download customized use-case graphics and scoring data that can be integrated into decision-making reports.

Product Comparison

Implementation Best Practices


When organizations undertake software and hardware implementations, they do not anticipate failure despite the risks associated with such complex projects. Rather, they plan for success, governed by their budgets, deliverables, executive expectations and go-live deadlines. Yet despite their best efforts at project management, failure rates remain high.

Our framework...


Software and hardware implementations fail for variety of reasons, including lack of top management commitment, unrealistic expectations, poor requirements definition, improper package selection, gaps between software and business requirements, inadequate resources, unrealistic budgets and schedules, poor project management, lack of project management methodology, underestimating the impact of change, lack of training and education, and-—last but not least-—poor communication.

With such a laundry list of failure factors, improving the odds of software implementation success seems impossible, but it can be accomplished. It begins with a blueprint of strategic project assurance at critical points in the implementation. Such a project assurance blueprint establishes a clear understanding of expectations among all people involved—from business and IT management to vendor partners and end users.

A. Identify the real issues.

At the leadership level, you need to develop an executive dialog that allows business and organizational issues to be identified and analyzed with clarity and without emotion.

B. Align the work streams.

Identify, align and continuously monitor work streams to ensure smooth progress throughout the organization. Understand dependencies between work streams during project plan development to ensure proper resource allocations and project time frames.

C. Look beyond the indicators.

Contrary to popular opinion, green may actually be red. Realistic monitoring and analysis of the implementation's progress can show that even though all project management indicators are green, warning signs indicate endangered components.

D. Manage the expectations.

Critical to maintaining control of the project, you need to manage the confluence of overly optimistic go-live dates against outside influences and interdependencies, such as available resources and realistic expectations.

E. Seek objectivity.

Assessments conducted by an outside expert add both value to the project implementation and protection against the high cost of failure. Expertise delivers the know-how and the objective oversight needed to overcome organizational roadblocks. It also provides you with peace of mind. Assessments should be conducted by an executive project manager or software implementation expert who has managed enough projects successfully to know how to recognize subtle indicators, intervene to accommodate the situation, and adjust expectations accordingly.



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