The single greatest factor that impacts total cost of ownership (TCO) for IT systems is architecture. Simply put, good architecture future-proof’s the system to handle growth, change, integration, upgradability, performance, robustness and reliability. Good architecture allows you to avoid being painted into a corner or being held for ransom by your vendors. It supports easy plug-and-play integration with other best-of-breed solutions and it meets your company needs for decades rather than a few years.
Scorpion’s experts have the depth and breadth of expertise to assess an existing architecture and recommend improvements or create an appropriate new scalable solution. We know the questions to ask in order to anticipate your real requirements over the complete lifetime of the system, rather than just plan for your initial setup requirements.
The second largest factor that impacts total cost of ownership (TCO) for IT systems is design. This is the next level of implementation after architecture. An elegant design can save over 50% of a projects cost in terms of development and testing. Good design accounts for elements beyond basic functionality, extending to interface usability, security, logging, compliance, multi-lingual support, diagnostics, configuration management, deployment and version control.