Technical requirements are the backbone of any system implementation. They help to define the platform, both physical and logical, on which the new system will run. The hosting infrastructure (cloud vs. on premises) that an organization desires to use, and the resulting system architecture, have a significant impact on how the security needs of an organization can be met. These discussions stem from the initial gathering of technical requirements which includes analysis and documentation of the following components:
- IT organizational structure within the organization including departments and detailed roles
- Current systems and tools in use by the organization
- Description of all system interfaces, both inbound and outbound, critical to the system
- Key rules and technical requirements that document the vision for the system implementation
In addition, technical requirements lay the groundwork for the common components that will support and enable the system to ultimately meet its business needs. Examples include Workflow, Electronic Content Management (ECM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functions, constituents of a system which must integrate and communicate effortlessly with each of the applications involved.
Linea does not take a “one size fits all” approach; each organization has its own set of unique circumstances and needs, and Linea tailor’s technical requirements appropriately by performing thorough research and conducting detailed requirements gathering workshops with clients. It is only first by gaining an in-depth understanding of the current state that Linea can sketch out a realistic future state.
Given Linea’s breadth of clients across the industry, we are always reviewing best practices and staying up to date on the latest technological developments. Both best practices and the latest technologies are integrated into our technical requirements to keep them current. In addition, Linea is forward looking and extrapolates trends across other industries to anticipate future organizational needs and capture them in advance, keeping our clients on the cutting edge.