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- Systems Architects and Engineers -

Thought Leaders in the effective use of Systems Architecture, Methods and Tools since 1982

We were founded in 1982 by Bob Jarvis and Geof Carrington and have remained a boutique consultancy ever since. We operate on the Business/IT intersection - our area is Systems Architecture and we have gained international recognition for our innovation and expertise in Enterprise and Service-oriented Architecture.

Typical activities we have been involved in include Strategic Business Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Business Requirements Analysis, Organisational Structuring, Business Analysis, Business Process Engineering, Infrastructure Optimisation, Information Architecture, Data Analysis, Component Based Development, Service Oriented Architecture, Application Portfolio Planning, Technical Architecture and Platform Rationalisation, Project Portfolio Planning, Programme and Project Management.

 We have developed the Systems Architecture Method (SAM) which is a comprehensive methodology for developing business models. SAM includes detailed processes and procedures for building, analysing,maintaining and disseminating the models and underlying definitions. We have also developed the Systems Architecure Toolkit. Uniquely this is built using Microsoft Office and provides diagram templates and data entry forms based on a comprehensive, flexible repository.  Follow the Quick Links on this page for summary details. Go to the Our Methods and Our Tools pages to drill down into how it all works.  

We have extensive experience of Health and Social Care systems architecture, having worked on major projects at national and regional level around the world. Our experience, methods and tools are encapsulated in Microsoft’s Connected Health Framework of which we were the principal authors. The framework is currently in use in over 30 countries.

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