Business Value from IT
Numis is the UK’s number 1 ranked independent institutional stockbroker and corporate advisor. Numis is recognised as being one of the leading providers of capital for UK listed companies. We were able to provide an Infrastructure Vision together with a process for further strategic engagement with the business to improve the Architecture maturity level and maximise the benefits from Cloud Adoption.
Numis has started to use Cloud technology by utilising new applications hosted in the Public Cloud, build their own Public Cloud instance and develop a new mobile application which will be Cloud hosted. There are also longer term plans to adopt Office 365 in the near future.
The Head of IT wanted to take a more strategic approach to this transition to the Cloud rather than a piecemeal approach and he asked Virtrium for assistance in the development of a Cloud Adoption Strategy.
Virtrium followed an approach based on three steps:
A series of workshops were held with Numis to gather key information, present the findings and stimulate discussion among Stakeholders.
The following outcomes were achieved:
Virtrium thoroughly analysed our Current State and proposed a sound Architecture Vision. We particularly appreciated the light-touch collaborative approach. The Application Profiling tool effectively supported the analysis and we will continue to use it to evolve our Application Strategy
Tim Valmas, Head of IT, Numis