Strategy & Architecture

Leaders in strategy & architecture advisory and
managed service delivery

Glue Reply is one of the UK’s leading architecture consultancies focused on bridging the gap between the Business and IT to ensure transformational capabilities can be delivered. Glue Reply blends its pragmatic consulting expertise with well-established frameworks and toolkits to accelerate delivery and realise value.

Glue Reply’s expertise spans the full spectrum of architecture capability, providing their customers with a full suite of services which aim to bring the business and IT together while delivering real value.

Significantly Glue Reply has been recognised by Gartner for their approach to architecture and specifically the organisations' focus on the Customer, Outcomes and Value in Gartner’s Market Guide for Business Outcomes driven Enterprise Architecture Consulting.


IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

Glue Reply advises its customers by defining the future IT Strategy required to deliver new and transformational business capabilities.

Glue Reply ensures the IT Strategy directly enables the business strategy, vision and goals while ensuring change and outcomes can be realised quickly.

Furthermore Glue Reply provides Enterprise Architecture expertise, ensuring there is a holistic and comprehensive understanding of an enterprise. Glue Reply provides key capabilities to support decision making, business planning, impact analysis and deliver a foundation that supports change.

Architecture Function Setup / Modernisation

Many organisations will have an architecture function, however it may not be perceived as value add, instead as a quality gate or simply a blocker to projects. Glue Reply works with its customers to address these issues and turn these functions into critical business functions, providing insight, support and guidance to the business and projects, while aiding to drive strategic alignment, simplification, transparency and management.

Underpinning that, Glue Reply has well established toolkits and accelerates to setup new functions, modernise and bring them on a journey to maturity.

Cloud & Security Architecture

Many organisations understand the full benefit that can be unlocked by adopting cloud however few are able to effectively architect their new cloud world in a manner that is repeatable, efficient, simple and yet secure.

Glue Reply adopts its extensive experience across all leading cloud providers to develop architectural patterns and solutions that are simple, repeatable, robust and secure. Furthermore Glue Reply assists its clients in their transition and adoption of cloud from Readiness Assessments through to the actual Data Migration.

Technology Due Diligence & IT Audit

Within total environment of high resilience, data privacy and customer loyalty organisations cannot afford to have significant outages, breaches or security issues across their IT landscape. Therefore Glue Reply works to provide Technology Due Diligence / IT Audits and Resilience assessments to give piece of mind to customers that their architecture and infrastructure is secure.

Architecture Managed Service

Glue Reply understands that organisations have scenarios where they need to bolster their internal capability for periods of time and specific programmes. Additionally Glue Reply accepts that organisations also want to retain key knowledge and understanding to support long term effectiveness.

As a result Glue Reply has developed an architectural managed service. Utilising a Managed Service actively supports organisations in realising business value from architecture while alleviating many of the internal pressures of staff resourcing, budgetary sign off and reallocation of teams after programs are complete.

Glue Reply’s service provides:

  • Rapid Access to Architects
  • On-boarding and Immersion
  • Knowledge Transfer and Upskilling Reach-back into the Reply organisation

Cornwall Council

Case Study

GLUE REPLY HELPS CORNWALL COUNCIL TO DELIVER ARCHITECTURE-DRIVEN OUTCOMES

Cornwall Council was looking to transform their IT capability after years of underutilisation. Glue Reply has helped drive this transformation, envisioning and architecting the creation of a modern, digitally-enabled organisation with technology at its heart.

IT service offering

Case Study

John Lewis Infrastructure Services achieves excellence with Reply

Glue Reply helps John Lewis Infrastructure Services understand the IT landscape and produce strategy and plans to improve the service performance of the organisation, ultimately supporting John Lewis and Waitrose’s innovation and business transformation projects.

Architecture

Case Study

Reply works with Sainsbury's to achieve the Holy Grail in Business Driven IT

Glue Reply has helped Sainsbury’s fully integrate its IT strategy with its business growth strategy. This is of huge significance, as it creates an ongoing process by which Sainsbury’s can make informed and accurate IT investment decisions that support and enable the company’s growth and future success.