Pique Solutions is a business and management consulting firm focused on information technology. Pique’s IT Infrastructure Optimization Practice provides our clients’ end customers with an expert team of business and IT consultants specialized in business process assessment and engineering, assessment of IT infrastructures and application portfolios, identifying alignment gaps, and developing customized business cases and roadmaps for IT infrastructure optimization. On both the business and the technical levels, Pique Solutions provides an objective assessment of how effectively the customer's IT infrastructure aligns with the key priorities of the business, and identifies near and longer-term opportunities to strengthen the alignment and advance the business by creating value, reducing cost and improving business agility
On the business level, Pique conducts Economic Value Analysis (EVA) of existing IT infrastructure, including products and services, based on the enterprise stack map. The EVA shows the macro-level investments (current and planned) by category for software, support and services, highlights areas of key actual cost savings/productivity/business value and provides quantitative input into the development of a scorecard. The scorecard identifies gaps between business objectives and capabilities, opportunities to solve critical business challenges by more effectively leveraging existing IT investments, as well as opportunities for standardization, consolidation, redesign, and migration. Pique then develops a TCO-based business case supporting the recommendations by quantifying the economic and the broader business benefits.
On the technical level, Pique develops IT Infrastructure Map (hardware, software, on-premise, cloud) and creates an “enterprise stack map” for the business – a graphical depiction of the IT infrastructure showing new vs. legacy systems, highlighting strategic importance to the business (big bets), overlaps from M&A activity, and on-premise vs. cloud deployment distribution for the entire IT stack.
To assess the feasibility and the business and technical value of application migrations, Pique Solutions uses a proprietary interactive Migration Justification and Value Assessment tool. The tool captures the typical migration costs and value drivers such as planning costs, licensing costs/savings, installation and deployment of new platform, application porting costs, ongoing server administration costs, migration labor costs, support costs, as well as cost and value drivers that are not directly associated with migration such as consolidation savings, scaling costs, support cost savings, maintenance, re-training, upgrades, etc.