MGIC were nearing a refresh cycle in elements of their technology that coincided with
a juncture point for; modernising their architecture strategy, industry momentum in
migrating to cloud computing and a corporate desire to ensure not only cost optimisation
– but shorter return on investment cycles and strong enablement to business strategy
This required analysis of all current MGIC technology infrastructure, plus an overview
analysis of likely ongoing technology investment and costs.
Diaxion were the consultancy of choice to provide an initial IT optimisation assessment
to identify both Opex and Capex savings likely in the immediate and foreseeable future
The IT Strategy
Diaxion completed an initial high-level assessment of the current MGIC infrastructure
and operations which was followed by a detailed deep-dive discovery of key areas
identified as either ‘pain-points’ or areas of lacking detail.
From this initial assessment phase, Diaxion then undertook an optimisation phase
appraisal across the environment.
This appraisal was undertaken to identify areas of opportunity for improvement across
the operation and architecture. The focus was a cost view and was delivered to the
client for inclusion in the creation of the MGIC transformation strategy.
The overall It strategy report identified areas for cost reduction, process improvement and enabling
the future infrastructure architecture to be leveraged as the operational ‘lights out’
environment for migration away from Mainframe and Solaris platforms.
Finally the identification of all optimisation options were prioritised for alignment with
the MGIC business strategy, risk profile and corporate culture. The IT strategy report was then
prepared and presented for consideration by MGIC management.
The engagement was through a process of workshops in the areas of:
• Business Strategy
• Data Centre
• IT Management
• Disaster Recovery
• IT Governance
• Current financial year capex and opex savings
Diaxion’s rigorous review of all IT operations/strategy paid immediate dividends through
the avoidance of $100’s of thousands of dollars in capital purchases.
In addition, the implementation of recommendations has set the stage for significant
double-digit percentage savings in planned future and permanent expenses.
In summary, MGIC report significant return on investment and savings across both
operational and capital expenditure in all identified IT functions.