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IT Architecture is a blueprint that is developed to explain and guide how an organisation’s information elements should work together to effectively and efficiently achieve the organisations vision, mission and stated business objectives.

In order to accomplish this, the following key areas need to be planned and seamlessly working together:

  • Data sets and information flows,
  • Business processes,
  • Technology (h/w),
  • Software and applications.

The goal of having a well planned IT Architecture is to identify the current systems and the way they operate and to plan future migrations into new systems without disrupting the flow of business.

The goal of having a well planned IT Architecture is to identify the current systems and the way they operate and to plan future migrations into new systems without disrupting the flow of business.

SGIT, with its experience of developing, implementing and maintaining the IT Architecture for more than 70 companies in the John Keells conglomerate for more than 20 years, is ideally positioned to assist any organisation develop an IT blueprint that concentrates on collaborating and managing the different systems currently used, while introducing incremental system improvements to the existing infrastructure.

The key steps we follow in developing IT Architecture are given below:

Step 1 : Defining the vision, objectives and principles – states the IT vision of the company, in terms of applications, h/w, new technologies, new processes etc

Step 2 : Characterizing the IT Baseline – a snapshot of the existing IT capabilities, including the type of work performed, the flow of information, technologies and applications being used to fulfill these etc.

Step 3 : Creating a target Architecture – the future vision of the IT Architecture. This depends on any planned changes to the organisation, major or minor, new markets or opportunities that are targeted, new technologies that are being looked at. Etc.

Step 4 : Determining the gaps between current and target Architectures.

Step 5 : Developing a Migration plan – planning the bridging process to the target Architecture.

Step 6 : Implementing the Migration plan and Architecture

Step 7 : Reviewing and updating regularly


We believe an organisation’s success not only depends on the individuals within it, but also on the IT systems that are constantly supporting its processes. An organisation willing to take that necessary step of developing a strong IT blueprint are those that are laying the foundation to face the challenges of a future that is ever changing and advancing in technology.