IT CONSULTING

We understand that aligning IT investments to your business needs could be a herculean task. Clients need consultants to point them to best IT strategy, which maps to business needs as well as aligns to industry best practices. We help clients find answers to some of the key questions


  • Which solution should I use?
  • Should we build or buy a solution?
  • How much should I pay?
  • What all features do I need?
  • Where will this solution run?
  • How much investment do I need to do?


We can work as Offshore CTO’s for you, offering the best of technology consulting across wide variety of industries, backed by ongoing research and past implementation experience.

  • As software consultants, we understand your individual needs and your organization’s IT requirements.
  • We formulate software application specifications that are aligned with the business objectives.
  • We help identify inefficient practices and/or models of operations that can be improved and streamlined with information technology.
  • We offer Business Process and Business Strategy Consulting to help streamline operations for efficient IT practices.
  • We conceptualize and suggest optimal IT solutions that address the problem and are also optimal with respect to cost and value addition.

SOFTWARE DESIGN

In the same way that you wouldn’t build a house without an architect, any significant amount of software development should not be done without clearly defined architecture and software design specifications. Software architecture serves as a blueprint for the system and the process of development of a project that helps in mitigating design risks quite early. It provides a clear technical vision for efficient and timely completion of the development process. Software design is the most crucial aspect of software development. The success of your IT implementation depends on the right software design.


We can help you define and refine software requirements that addresses your business needs, and do the software design to map to software requirements. We will work with you on your specific business requirements and come up with the design, which will more than likely not only meet your current needs but will be extensible for any future expansions. We achieve this by employing proven software designs along with our own experience of successful past implementations across different industries and verticals.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud computing represents the latest trend in building IT infrastructure, delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). It enables consuming a compute resource as a utility -- just like electricity -- rather than having to build and maintain computing infrastructures in house.

Key benefits:-

  • Self-service: End users can spin up compute resources for almost any type of workload on demand. This eliminates the traditional need for IT administrators to provision and manage compute resources.
  • Elasticity: Companies can scale up as computing needs increase and scale down again as demands decrease. This eliminates the need for massive investments in local infrastructure which may or may not remain active.
  • Pay per use: Compute resources are measured at a granular level, allowing users to pay only for the resources and workloads they use.

It is further categorized into infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS).
With years of experience in building and managing cloud based infrastructure, we can help optimize your IT investments by identifying and building or migrating your existing infrastructure to cloud.

MOBILITY SOLUTIONS

Mobility is at the core of digital transformation. Mobile devices have transformed from just enabling business emails and data on the move to mobilizing enterprise applications, driving innovation and changing the way companies do business. Today, mobility solutions and services help companies leverage contextual, real-time data to reach out to customers, employees and partners anytime, anywhere.

Our mobility services and mobility solutions make locations irrelevant, extract more value from point solutions, and augment innovative solutions to help businesses grow. The key areas of a business that are impacted by mobility solutions include

Consumer Applications:-
  • Engagement
  • Social loyalty
  • Commerce
  • Support
Enterprise Applications:
  • Field-force productivity
  • Workforce automation
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboards for insights and action
  • Single sign on (SSO)and security

We can help you with the right kind mobile application solution to address your specific needs. We have expertise in building Cross platform, Hybrid and native applications for different mobile devices.

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Software application development is a complex process that requires careful understanding and analysis of the customer requirements to deliver a product that meets the customer expectations.

We, at Athena, follow a phased approach to focus on different aspects during the various stages of product development. Also, each of these phases is supported by sufficient documentation for easy understanding, support and maintenance of the application in the long run. The exact number and type of documents to be produced would depend on the need and type of engagement.

Analysis

This phase focuses on analyzing the customer requirements to find out any gaps. This would typically involve interviewing or discussing the requirements with the business person or any other appointed point of contact. It also helps bringing out and defining non-functional requirements which is one of the key acceptability criteria’s. The outcome is a detailed feature list to be developed as a part of software application, agreed and signed-up by both the customer and Athena.

Technical Specification & Design

This phase focuses on the architecture and technical design of the application. The purpose of this phase is to propose an architecture and technical design, after careful studying the requirements, which will fit into the customer context and will cater to the current and future needs of the customer. The outcome is typically a technical design highlighting the technology aspects of the solution that may require a customer sign-off.

Development

This is usually the last step in the application delivery. It involves deploying the developed application in the customer’s live environment and ready to be used. It would typically mean member of the Athena development team working closely with the business development team to install and test the application within the customer’s infrastructure. The outcome will be tested and signed-off application by the customer. Software application development is a complex process that requires careful understanding and analysis of the customer requirements to deliver a product that meets the customer expectations.

We follow a phased approach to focus on different aspects during the various stages of product development. Also, each of these phases is supported by sufficient documentation for easy understanding, support and maintenance of the application in the long run.

Testing and QA

This phase largely focuses on testing the software product against the business test cases and ensuring the quality of the delivered product. This will test both the functional and non-functional requirements as put down at the end of the analysis phase. Any bugs/defects detected during the testing phase will be fixed alongside. The outcome of this phase would be a signed off application by the business.


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