Actica Consulting

Technical Architecture and Service Design

This Actica service enables organisations to create, maintain and change the technical architecture and design of their digital ICT Cloud solutions including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS based services. We can undertake the full design scope or provide experienced architects and designers to support and strengthen your organisation’s existing team.

Features

  • Wide range of technical expertise in systems, infrastructure and applications
  • Multiple delivery methods including Waterfall, Spiral, RAD and Agile
  • Standard (e.g. ArchiMate®, UML) or customer specific approaches
  • Tailored approach to reflect skills and experience of in-house team
  • Definition of system and service requirements from user requirements
  • Design for private, community, public or hybrid Cloud services
  • Windows technology including Exchange, SharePoint, Skype/Lync, SQL Server, .Net
  • Open Source technology including Linux, automation, OpenStack, web frameworks, collaboration
  • Supports differing needs of Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Live and Retirement
  • All security classifications from OFFICIAL to TOP SECRET

Benefits

  • Draws on best practice advice and guidance from experienced professionals
  • Maximise benefits from cloud technologies and services
  • Digital by Default, ensures GDS Service Manual compliance
  • Enable integration of Cloud services with legacy systems
  • Ensures service management consequences are defined and understood
  • Ensures solutions meet security policy and requirements
  • Create architecture and technical options to ensure value for money
  • Support project management in plan and risk development
  • Understand and manage service transition risks
  • Sectors: defence, education, fire, health, justice, local authority, police, transport

Pricing

£300 to £1300 per person per day

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

6 1 8 0 1 3 7 5 8 6 0 8 6 8 9

Contact

Actica Consulting

Michael Murphy

+44 (0) 1483484090

cloud@actica.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Public sector organisations are increasingly designing and developing their own ICT services rather than outsourcing to a third party. Actica provides highly experienced architects and designers to work as part of the customer team to enable creation of brand new services or change existing services. The service is highly flexible and can work with different delivery methods including Waterfall, Spiral, RAD and Agile. Actica has extensive experience with, and is able to deliver, solutions based on private, community, public or hybrid cloud environments, as well as expertise in utilising both commercial and Open Source technologies. The service will define the system and service requirements from user requirements, and plan architecture and technical options to ensure value for money. Transition risks will be understood and managed.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
Actica’s service enables organisations to maintain and change the technical architecture and design of their digital ICT Cloud solutions including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS-based services. The service is highly flexible and can be tailored to different solution complexities from straightforward to highly complex, including those with stringent security, performance or availability requirements, and can work with different delivery methods including Waterfall, Spiral, RAD and Agile. Actica has experience of technical architecture and systems design for a wide range of public sector organisations including central government, local government, criminal justice and defence. We can facilitate the creation of brand new services or change existing services, utilising both commercial and Open Source technologies, and we can support the differing need of the Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Live and Retirement Phases. The service can support project management in the implementation of plans and the development and management of service transition risks. Actica also ensures that service management consequences are defined and understood.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
  • Security incident management
  • Security audit services
Certified security testers
Yes
Security testing certifications
Other
Other security testing certifications
  • National Cyber Security Centre Accredited Consultancy
  • CCP Certified Consultants

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
Technical architecture and system design does not end with the delivery of a cloud solution or new digital solution. Often, there is a desire to maximise the benefits from cloud technologies and services, ensure continued value for money, and maintain a complete understanding of potential risks associated with the technology. Actica can provide technical architecture and system design support to review your original requirements and the current service provision to identify any shortcomings or areas for improvement. We will provide an assessment of your current capabilities, and the potential options for improvements.

Service scope

Service constraints
None

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
No
Web chat support
No
Support levels
N/A

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£300 to £1300 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

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