Francis North CxO leaders have pedigree working for the world’s most innovative organisations to deliver strategic technology programmes. Providing board level and C-Suite advisory services, we help organisations to achieve critical strategic goals and objectives whilst bringing simplicity to what sometimes can be perceived as complex.
- CxO Leadership & Advisory – CIO, CISO, CDIO & CTO
- Project Consultancy – Digital Transformation & Change
- Project Recovery & Turnaround
- Current state analysis reporting
Francis North are experts when it comes to building digital solutions and services for Enterprise and SME customers. We help organisations to reengineer how they deliver exceptional value for their customers by introducing fresh approaches to delivering high-quality software at speed and scale. We take a thorough and pragmatic approach to understand what changes are required from a cultural and organisational perspective and introduce a value-driven operating model that accelerates performance and results.
It’s our ambition to help the organisations we partner with embrace digital culture and provide continuous insight and innovation to meet an evolving user needs landscape.
- Digital Strategy & Roadmap
- Transformation – Target Operating Model and Ways of Working
- DevOps Maturity Assessment
- DevOps Tool Chain Design
- DevOps Roadmap
A Cloud Native-approach to software engineering is essential for harnessing the benefits of the cloud. It enables organisations to quickly react to changing market conditions with enhanced speed, efficiency and predictability.
Cloud-Native Engineering Services:
DevOps: DevOps is an engineering practice that aims to reduce the development lifecycle and enable continuous delivery of high-quality software, both of which are key for digital-ready business. The focus is on empowerment, communication and collaboration to enable development and operations teams to work together in a continuous cycle. This enables frequent software releases, automation of tasks and processes and increases the speed of development and deployment.
Cloud Native Modernisation: Build and refactor legacy applications using modern engineering practices to remove technical debt and establish a pathway to continuous delivery and deployment so you can accelerate your organisations digital ambitions.
Container Strategy: Recognise the value of moving to application container technology and strategically align your business and technical requirements, underpinned by people, process and technology bringing unforeseen benefits to development process.
Microservices: Enhance continuous delivery and deployment by structuring applications as independent services, allowing for faster delivery and integration of software products via an API framework.
Francis North will help you to create a successful roadmap to the cloud. To achieve this, we start by undertaking a structured cloud readiness assessment of your organisation’s capabilities, process and people, to design a strategy inline with your organisational needs.
We will then produce a cloud strategy that ensures you are investing in the right technology, driving down costs and maximising operational efficiencies through cloud adoption.
Francis North are experts when it comes to delivering and implementing Cloud Migrations. We will ensure that business critical applications and infrastructure are prioritised and migrated to the cloud with minimal disruption to business operations.
When you have migrated to the cloud, we will put the appropriate measures in place will ensure your environment is optimised to its full potential. Our team will continuously look to control and provide visibility of costs, improve performance aligned to workloads, usage and security, so you make the most of your cloud infrastructure.
Cloud security architecture is effective only if the correct defensive implementations are in place.
We will assess the integrity of your cloud providers capability in protecting your data, applications, infrastructure, and your regulatory obligations and produce a tactical and strategic roadmap to address projects such as; Critical Vendor Risk Remediation, Data Loss Prevention remediation, Regulatory policy alignment and projects to reaffirm Cloud data integrity.
Implementing the right processes and technologies to effectively manage data throughout its lifecycle is essential to mitigate data breaches and comply with data legislation (GDPR). Evaluating the security of your data, focussing on data at rest, in use, in motion and Including encryption.
We assess the maturity and effectiveness of corporate policies Data policies, including but not limited to Data Classifications, Data Leakage, Data Protection, Data retention policies, Data Backup and Disaster Recovery.
Privilege Access Management (PAM) and Identity Access Management (IAM) are critical components to any businesses that is looking to enhance its digital interactions between, employees, clients and partners in a secure manor.
Francis North provides a range of authentication services to limit and track employee and user access to protect internal systems from malicious entities, and secure digital identities that dive your online services.
Digital Transformations has accelerated the consumption of data, but often organisations are not able to harness the power of data to drive future efficiencies, improve user experience and increase revenues.
Francis North can help you to understand and extract data from silos and legacy data repositories, moving to a more dynamic solution that will give you visibility of your data in real-time enabling you to make more informed business decisions and drive competitive advantage.
Data & AI Services:
- Data Engineering
- Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics
- Enterprise Data Platforms & Management
- Data Centric Approach