Computing Deployment Solutions (CDS)

When an organization’s IT environment falls short of the ideal, a gap forms. This gap is typically characterized by excessive and uncontrolled IT spending due to a complex, difficult-to-support computing environment. This inadequate environment makes system deployments and software implementations problematic. Legacy hardware and software can constrict the computing tasks and solutions IT is capable of offering end users.

The solution is to reduce complexity and increase standardization by selecting a hardware and software baseline, or set of similar baselines, to which all users have access. With standard baselines, the IT department can more easily manage computing resources and roll out new software and hardware to its users. This enables IT to divert spending away from excessive support and maintenance and into strengthening the organization’s competitive advantage and ability to reach its goals.

DSI provides guidance for managing these tasks. At its heart, DSI is about dedicated people using technology standards coupled with in-house automation tools and business processes to improve the deployment of computing devices and make your data environment more efficient.

DSI‘s SKIIL process is a flexible, interrelated series of concepts, models, and best practices that serve as a foundation on which to plan and build technology projects. SKIL principles and practices help organizations define, develop, and deploy technology solutions that meet business objectives. Distributed computing projects tend to be long and complex, and the SKIL process helps participants by creating high-level consensus on vision, architecture, responsibilities, scheduling, and other factors that determine success or failure. A shared vision makes it possible to define, schedule, and carry out detailed methods.

DSI’s Computing Deployment Solutions offering provides the following: