Examples of Work
Our consultancy skills and our delivery capabilities enable us to add value in almost all industries, with a broad range of business, industry and information systems experience. This experience includes working across organisations in the following sectors:
- Government and defence
- Banking, insurance and finance
As well as other organisations involved in major projects including those in:
- Aerospace, engineering, transportation, power, petrochemical, oil/gas/nuclear, utilities, telecommunications, construction, pharmaceuticals and IT
Our current clients include:
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute. The organisation is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. ONS also conducts the census in England and Wales every 10 years.
Diegesis carries out a comprehensive range of activities including essential support and maintenance of operational systems, responding to service desk requests and providing updates to existing systems to help meet strategic and legislative changes.
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“2iC has developed software that provides an infrastructure to quickly integrate disparate systems that can rapidly evolve to meet changing needs. The infrastructure is delivered through a suite of products. Customers can buy any of the products individually or in combination depending on their specific challenges. And, uniquely, the whole 2iC product set is designed and proven for low powered and distributed devices rather than enterprise IT systems.” See https://www.2icworld.com/
Historically the procurement and implementation of deployed military information systems resulted in “closed” systems, driven by the requirements for security, the challenges of ensuring operational performance and resilience but perhaps also driven by traditional commercial defence procurement models. In their earlier careers employed by defence contractors, the 2iC directors worked on a number of such systems, closed and unable to intercommunicate. They recognised the limitations of information systems caused by the traditional procurement model that frustrated a commander attempting to re-posture his forces. They proposed to MOD an approach that would allow information systems to support open and flexible architecture within the tactical space.
2iC defined a standard for data communications on the battle field, subsequently adopted by MOD. Their solution developed with support from MOD addresses the core challenges of: low bandwidth by minimising message payload, constantly moving devices by creating a registry that always knows where to route a message and controlling communications between security domains by facilitating communications across data diodes for authorised actors. With a small footprint, 2iC software can deploy into the low power devices and an easy to use integration SDK allows any vendor to rapidly implement and deploy interfaces within their own equipment that facilitate integration of customer, in particular military, information systems. As a consequence 2iC have delivered what is effectively an “Internet of things” framework that meets the specific needs of military, police and other hazardous, challenging mobile deployed environments.
In 2012 2iC engaged Diegesis to provide professional services to support the development of 2iC products and we have completed over 50 discrete projects for 2iC during that time. Our background in defence as well as our long standing experience in all aspects of integration gave us the background to develop components of the 2iC architecture to enable our customer to meet their goals of selling software to defence forces around the world. The core technology is Java, but also includes a range of other technologies to support Lean Service systems including Android and C++. Skills include knowledge of standard open source libraries appropriate to the different platforms to implement key activities such as cross platform data communications and storage, as well exploitation of a range of additional technologies used in Lean Service systems, such as GIS and mapping functions.
SCC is one of the largest private companies in the IT sector. Diegesis has been an SCC partner since 2015. We provide specialist technology and project management services to SCC to support their engagements with a number of clients. Our technical skills include a long track record of deploying and configuring IBM software technology, developing solutions and managing projects that exploit this software.
SCC support was requested from a government customer who was encountering difficulties for 3 months following the porting of a significant national, public facing system to an Open Source J2EE platform by a third party vendor. The system would hang several times a day and the only available recovery mechanism was to re-boot the J2EE engines. SCC introduced us and our team who were able to identify the problem within 1.5 hrs of arriving on site, and to advise on the changes required to overcome the problem, which was then addressed, tested and deploying into production by the third party vendor and the customer over the following two weeks.
SCC had sold WebSphere Application Server to a major retail organisation. SCC engaged Diegesis to install and configure WAS to meet a relatively complex security model: http server and WAS server on separate nodes, with the back end DB2 database on a third node, HTTPS configured for the HTTP server and all links configured with encryption. This configuration was completed on time and to budget, fully documented for the customer (in accordance with our standard procedures) to a detail which was both clear and complete so the customer could subsequently do repeat installations.
An SCC customer had a project that was running late and was encountering difficulties causing concern that the end of the project could not be accurately forecast. This project was high risk because it involved coordinating the work of a number of partners. SCC suggested our team and we were able to assess the situation, provide recommendations to management which empowered them to take appropriate action to regain control of the project and manage it through to completion.
As a consequence of a successfully delivered project (above) the customer asked SCC to provide consultancy from Diegesis to assist in a new project which involved integration of web services from a number of partners. Diegesis were able to identify the areas of technical risk outstanding, propose a project plan to complete the project, suggest short proof of concept activities to de-risk areas of uncertainty (some of which we were invited to carry out and others we coached the existing team) and then assist the customer to complete the project.
An SCC customer in the finance sector was encountering challenges designing and deploying a high performance storage solution to hold data essential to meet new regulatory requirements. SCC invited Diegesis to join a larger SCC team. Our role was to contribute to the overall design, to support the programme management team and to take responsibility for the implementation of the software elements of the storage system, all delivered to time and budget.