dcVAST Practice Brief – Implementation Services
The Business Situation
In today’s highly competitive market it is important that advancements to the business are implemented with the shortest time to market to allow for the competitive advantage to be realized. IT projects are no exception to this rule. A great product or service improperly implemented or implemented too late, will cause the market advantages to not be realized.
The IT Challenge
When it comes to the implementation step, the IT staff is left with the responsibility to implement without delay, absorbing any delays in schedule that have been created in prior steps. Time to market is translated into time to production of new IT solutions. Once budgets are committed to a new project, executives want to see the solution go live immediately. Since internal IT departments do not see a regular flow of projects, they are often not as experienced as the vendors staffs. It is important to work together to have a successful implementation so that all of the benefits can be realized.
The dcVAST Approach
dcVAST will develop an implementation plan, assist with the implementation, or completely do the implementation for the customer. A review of skills, experience, and available time can help determine a complementary approach to completing an implementation properly.
Our engineers review the results of the assessment and design activities before beginning to implement infrastructure solutions. We will complete an implementation plan detailing out all tasks and assigning personnel to the tasks.
The goals of the implementation are to properly install all functionality, integrate the solution into the existing business, perform the implementation without disruption to the on going business, and ultimately perform a knowledge transfer and train the customer IT personnel in the operational and administrative processes.
dcVAST will pre-stage all equipment and software to make sure the implementation goes smoothly, completely and on time.