Consulting - Assessment Services
NDS assessments can be focused at many different scenarios including but not limited to (1) technology readiness assessments used to determine existing gaps that may inhibit deployment of a specific new technology, (2) performance assessments to determine the existing condition of all or parts of the client infrastructure in order to determine the cause of a performance problem, (3) outcome assessments used to determine whether if a particular infrastructure strategy is deployed will it work i.e. will a specific application work acceptably from a response time perspective if it is put into a cloud environment.
While these engagements are very customized there are usually at least five deliverables included in an assessment (1) defining the current state (2) determining what the future state needs to look like given the organizations plans and objectives (3) a gap analysis (4) our recommendations on how best to address the gaps (5) an engagement workshop session to discuss the findings with all client participants / stake holders. Other optional deliverables depending on the client requirement may include: budget analysis, capacity analysis, compliance analysis, staff analysis, vendor analysis, feasibility analysis, ROI/TCO analysis, etc.
This service can include any or all of the following areas: (1) network infrastructure including LAN/WAN infrastructure, wireless infrastructure (2) unified communications including premise based solutions, private cloud solutions, public cloud solutions and / or hybrid solutions, (3) data centers including servers, storage, networking, applications and HVAC.