Welcome to Alto IT

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Alto IT's Mission

We specialise in the successful delivery of large scale business change and enterprise transformation programs for public and private sector clients. Alto IT provide highly knowledgeable Enterprise Architecture (EA) resource to our clients. Operating from our company HQ in Hampshire, or integrated within client teams on-site. We operate on a contract basis, providing EA guidance and transformation expertise under our company mission statement:

"To develop a shared technology vision in support of client aspirations. Helping to define enterprise-wide strategies, establish agreed principles and promote agile ways of working that fosters ongoing technology innovation."

Our tried and tested approach to EA is to establish a tailored technology framework for your business, encompassing three key tenants - business, information and technology.

We will work with you to clearly understand internal and external drivers for change, while developing a tailored toolkit to stand up or strengthen your in-house EA capabilities. This approach has been proven to support rationalisation, acquisition, development and transformation projects that maximise efficiency, minimise duplication, and streamline IT platforms for future business growth.

Alto IT is unlike many of the larger IT consultancy practices and prides itself on taking a more bespoke and pragmatic approach to EA - Alto IT can work closely with your executive committee, establishing ourselves as part of the team and liaising with project stakeholders in order to ascertain the true priority of issues and clearly defining requirements. This allows Alto IT to act as your virtual EA function, operating as a trusted partner alongside any in-house teams.

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Our Process

We have developed a successful approach to Enterprise Architecture, originating from the TOGAF Methodology and Lean Six Sigma. Our engagement with clients usually start with the creation of a future state vision, focused on the strategy of the organisation, the trends and disruptions facing it, and the capabilities required. This work is future-oriented, innovative and requires visionary thinking. With a target architecture agreed, it is then possible to look at the current architecture and to plan how we deliver your vision. The delivery of the agreed target architecture will close the gaps between where we are today and the future state. This approach guides much of the work we do and comprises three key tenants - business, information and technology.

BUSINESS

  • Capability Assessments
  • EA Principles & Governance
  • Benefits Realisation
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Business Case Assessment

INFORMATION

  • Data Lifecycles
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Data Flow Assessments
  • Data Migration/Acquisition
  • Data Modelling

TECHNOLOGY

  • Application Rationalisation
  • Enterprise Roadmaps
  • Process Optimisation
  • Solution Design
  • Portfolio Management

Alto IT believe that EA is about transforming the business as a whole and we will avoid speaking only in terms of technology or focusing too heavily on data governance. There will of course be times when we will need to discuss how technology fits together and our team can facilitate the creation of technical architectures or detailed design documents, but these will always be underpinned by a clear reference back to business strategy, goals and outcomes to avoid becoming detached from the overarching organisational principles.

Alto IT recommend there should always be overlap between the three tenants of business, information and technology. We will work with you to ensure EA remains business-focused, and that our journey avoids the common pitfall of becoming a siloed technology-focused initiative. This business focused, multi-tied philosophy is supported by a recent Gartner report that suggested " In 2015, 42% of technology budgets resided outside IT; this will grow to 50% by 2020".

Our Strengths

Business Architecture

From our experience partnering with public and private sector clients we have witnessed Enterprise Architecture bringing tremendous business value to organisations. This has been most effective when taking a targeted, pragmatic approach to EA with a continually drive for business outcomes, with the sole purpose of creating enterprise value rather than becoming too technology focused.

Working on numerous transformation programs we have honed a simple and iterative process that guides much of the work we do... Assess. Innovate. Implement. Iterate. This approach, alongside a range of more complex scoping and modelling techniques, has proven invaluable for many of the projects we have delivered. We are keen to share our knowledge, success stories and insight with you to help support your future objectives and aspirations so please get in touch to explore how we can collaborate.

  • Capability Assessments
  • EA Principles & Governance
  • Benefits Realisation
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Business Case Assessment

Information Architecture

Alto IT can help you truly understand the content, context and users of your information to drive more informed architectural designs and decision making for your business. This process will vary depending upon client maturity levels and aspirations so we will guide you through the journey to help inform each key decision point. In the past we have worked with clients to: reorganising website content to support improved UX (User experience) and simplified customers journeys; defined data structures and metadata model to aid the migration to a new content management system; designed a big data solution to help extend traditional data warehouse and reporting capabilities.

We are advocates of the 5 Star Data Standard, following much of the work done by The ODI. We are always keen to help clients realise the value in developing a corporate data strategy encompassing elements of open data, so please contact us if you would like to discuss a future project or you wish to schedule a new engagement.

  • Data Lifecycles
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Data Flow Assessments
  • Data Migration/Acquisition
  • Data Modelling

Technology Architecture

We have experience deploying the latest cloud services, infrastructure, platforms and applications for client. We can call upon this expertise to successfully deliver the most flexible and feature rich tools to your teams, whilst always remaining mindful of business outcomes and costs to ensure we safeguard your return on investment and minimising technical debt.

Alto IT understand that each client is unique and our advice is always tailored to your needs and requirements. We have experience working with many of the top hosting providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce, but we are also comfortable working with local providers to help you get the most from any existing contracts. We are not tied to any one technology partner, allowing Alto IT to offer truly impartial advice, always recommending the most appropriate solution for your business, your budget and your customers.

  • Application Rationalisation
  • Enterprise Roadmaps
  • Process Optimisationn
  • Solution Design
  • Portfolio Management

Testimonials

Alongside the primary consultancy work undertaken by Alto IT, we sometime go back to our roots to develop custom websites and apps to help support specialist client projects or niche requirements. We enjoy designing beautiful, mobile friendly micro-sites built upon the latest web standards. We are experience working with development frameworks such as Bootstrap, Wordpress and Jekyll as well as creating static sites built for performance.

The following testimonials are from a few recent projects. If you would like to discuss web design, hosting, or the cloud brokerage services Alto IT can provide, please contact us.

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Working with Alto IT has been a great experience.

Starting up a new business can be stressful, but Alto IT have been there to advise me at every step of the journey. I now feel I have a website to be proud of and my IT systems allow me to work whenever and wherever I want. I would recommend them to anyone setting up a new business!

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Running a charity event presents a very unique set of challenges. Working with Alto IT has allowed me to reach a far wider audience than initially expected, raising awareness of my event through social media and providing a great fundraising platform though my website and blog.

The professional service received from Alto IT has been a tremendous support for my record attempt.

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If you require architectural guidance, you wish to embark on a new business transformation initiative or you just wish to discuss a future opportunity over coffee, Alto IT are here to help! Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss how we can work together to start realising your goals!