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How write Information Technology "As Is Report"

How I can write technical IT "As Is Report" ? and what is "As Is Report" ?
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egovernmentAuthor Commented:
What diferent between "User requirement" and "As Is Report" ?
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
The 'As Is' report - or 'As Is' Model is part of IT architecture - and is one of the first phases that an entity need to go through. For example, if someone asked you for details on how to get to Mexico, where would you start? You couldn't without knowing where you are starting from.

In IT Architecture, the same holds true.
You will create an 'As Is model followed by a 'To Be' model. The 'As Is' will describe where you are in IT currently. A detailed set of diagrams of your network for example, a similar list of you application portfolio and which business processes each supports, which business unit uses each business application, what data is used by each application and so on.

Your organisation will write its business plan and business strategy. In essence this will describe (in business terms) your organisations 'To Be' position. Following this, your IT department will need to create its IT strategy writing & explaining how it (IT) will support and implement any IT changes necessary to support the business strategy. It will also set out what the IT environment will look like when it is completed (the IT 'To Be' model).

By comparing the current IT 'As Is' position against the future 'To Be' IT model, you can perform a gap analysis between the two. You will then create projects or programmes (not applications lol) that will be responsible for taking each section and 'changing' it from its current position to the intended position.

Enterprise Architecture generally is split into four parts (business/process, applications, data, technology). The business strategy will deal with the business and process areas - if it has any sense - and then it is up to the business and IT jointly to decide what applications, data and technology might need to change. A strategy normally covers a five year period but is of course reviewed every year.

Hopefully this will help a bit.

Keith
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egovernmentAuthor Commented:
I will read the answers and come back again
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
As an aside, I wrote a couple of articles on the subject for Experts-Exchange a while back which 'may' help further. It is formed from a number of parts and the links to those are at the bottom of the first link below.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/ITPro/Consulting/A_2448-What-is-Enterprise-Architecture-Part-1.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+30+alabast+keith
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