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Frequently Asked Questions

 
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A: Information Architects is a technology enabling consultancy. We work to design and implement information strategy architecture, infrastructure and enterprise level technology solutions to solve strategic business problems. IA’s three main solutions practice areas are:

1. Data Management includes Data Warehouses, Data Acquisition and Loading, Master Data Management, Big Data Solutions, Security and infrastructure using Oracle and IA hardware and software;

2. Analytics includes Business Intelligence (BI), Real-time BI, reporting, dashboards, alerts, specific analytics for telecom and finance industries and predictive analytics of future scenarios using Oracle, KXEN and IA offerings;

3. Content Management includes digitization of documents, enterprise content management (ECM) systems to automate document retrieval/archiving, workflows and forms using Oracle, Kofax and IA solutions.


Within each practice area, IA offers these end-to-end management services:

• Advisory Planning: IT systems hardware, software and content reviews and audits, recommendations, roadmaps, designs

• Project Control: project plans, stage-gate project management and implementation, software optimization and customization, full testing, release to operations and system management and maintenance to client’s requirements.

• Data Design and Management: Document and data quality audits, data design, metadata schemas, digitization, data acquisition/ cleansing/ transformation/ loading, synchronizing, cataloguing, security, storage, tables/ columns/ cubes designs, data or document access, archiving, reporting, dashboards, alerts, queries, real-time business intelligence and reporting and accurate formula based predictive analytics.
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A: IA has three distinctive characteristics that, combined, give air tight quality results and elevate IA above competitors in the areas of IT Data Management, Analytics and Content Management. In brief these are:

1. Methodology – Information Architects employs four methodologies to ensure high quality software – CMMI, ISO, DMAIC and internally created IQM. Our project leaders are all PMI certified. Our methodologies apply to the entire development process, from initial engagement through project management and implementation. All processes are documented with client sign-off at each stage. Process documentation and consulting tools ensure everything is on record thereby managing expectations while removing dependencies on a single human resource. The IQM model formalizes a continuous improvement loop to fortify results with lessons from each project.

2. Certifications – in addition to rigorous internal quality models, IA is certified by external software quality organizations including ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management System and Software Engineering Institute’s CMMI model Level 2 for quality software development processes.

3. Onsite-offshore core teams – IA developers and team leaders are professionals with an average of eight years experience in their field of content, data management and business intelligence solutions. IA teams have a 100% success rate on projects for major and mid-sized enterprises. Over the past 15 years, IA has perfected the use of on-site core teams communicating with off-shore core teams giving several advantages (1) highly organized communications and rigorous adherence to methodologies (2) cross trained team members and (3) cost effective and quick development delivery. Not many companies can offer complex data warehouse and business intelligence solutions using a distributed team approach. IA worked out many kinks and smoothed the process to make this a truly high value arrangement.

Please see the ‘Development and Management Models’ tab for more details.
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A: Yes Information Architects both optimizes existing software and develops fully customized software. For example on optimization, IA can combine the best of compression algorithms with simultaneous file loading for an even faster database loading process. Or IA can improve the accuracy of your existing analytics through optimizing data definitions and data fields for queries. IA has developed several customized software products including eDocMan which stores, catalogues, retrieves and tags digitized content. IA also created IA Foresight which enables you to monitor, analyze and report on the quality of data whether it’s a relational database or a flat file from a legacy system.
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A: IA manages data warehouses of any size for clients including 24/7/365 systems operations monitoring and alerts, data uploading and integrity, remote operations centers and three level resolutions practices. This is a cost effective option for clients with either multiple sites or with multiple functional areas combining data into one source system.
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Big Data Solutions

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Data Integrity Solutions

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Office Automation Solutions

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Building Databases

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Building Intelligence

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Building Your High Performance Office

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