Work

Below is a sample list of the various activities that Adaptive has consulted on.  If a particular piece of work interests you, contact us.

BusinessPrimary TechnologiesRole(s) Benefits
 International Management ConsultancyBespoke Windows Azure-based dashboard, Office 365, Sharepoint, Lync, Pivotal Tracker, Team Foundation Services, Salesforce.com, ZendeskHead of Technology: ratifying the product roadmap and migrating the technology development team to Agile practices. Coordinating the global support team with Zendesk and Salesforce.com, migrating the company's intranet and email to the cloud, and redefining the information security procedures.Driving IT costs down by 25% over 1 year.
More efficient and effective allocation of technology resources, globally.
More transparency about technology products and activities to better engage executives and sales teams.
Information security that meets standards and clients' expectations.
International paint manufacture and distribution.Sage ERP, MISys, Accellos WMS, Google Apps integration (SaaS), Active Directory migration, business intelligence toolsRunning the IT function, membership of 6 person executive committee responsible for running the companyCompletion of a $1m region-wide ERP project.
Migration of email from Exchange Server to Google Apps for 153 staff in 5 countries.
Creation of all IT policies and most procedures.
Active directory consolidation across 5 countries.
SQL database replication across 5 countries into a single data warehouse.
Successful negotiation of a region-wide telecoms contract.
All projects done with $0 CapEx. Supplier contracts were rationalized to produce year-on-year savings of, minimum, 10%.

Caribbean international banking Strategic information securityProject management of bank-wide task force to define and enforce information security policyThis was a critical project for the bank to meet audit requirements - hence the task force. The policies for bank-wide information classification and security were created and ratified on time. 
Private offshore bankingInternet banking, core banking (S1 and Finacle), SWIFT payment processing (MT102), credit card product definition and processing (VISA and Evertec)Shaping the business analysis and project management portfolio; defining best practices; coaching analysis techniques.Delivery of a new banking channel - global reach for the first time.
Analysis to optimized and secure wire payments.
End-to-end business process modelling for a new core banking system (first time the bank had done it).
Launch of the bank's first channel (visa card) specifically for business users.
International mediaCRM, SaaS, Document ManagementProject management of a multi-national, multi-company teamBringing disparate teams together to collaborate on a common platform.  
Budget: 3m GBP; actual cost: 400k GBP (13.3%!)

Large UK retailInternet payment processing, configuration management tools, test management and automation toolsProject management, project portfolio management, test environment management, project consultancy Consolidation of technology environments + optimization of project resources + rationalization of projects = cost reduction + better project success rate
UK bankingInternet banking, performance testing tools & methods, proof-of-concept testing, technology consolidation planningBusiness analysis, project management, strategic technology advisory service (using Balanced Scorecard), supplier negotiation, system selection, vendor/partner managementTypically, these were internet-enablement projects: banks wanting to engage the internet channels, but needing consulting services on how to do so.

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