Managing Information Systems 3 Inc.: The Next-Gen IT Modernization
While working in provincial and municipal governments, as Director of Sales Public Sector, Mistry noticed a major shift in how governments were desperate to understand the business value that technology provided and shifting their focus toward next-gen technologies, including SaaS and IaaS. The shift was not only happening in the government sector but across all industries. Mistry decided to incorporate the rising demand from governments into their business strategies. A customer study carried out by him revealed why the shift in IT was happening, and soon after he realized that companies had to be approached differently when it comes to technology. Resultantly, Mistry created the proprietary five-step methodology, termed as “IT Modernization Framework.” Before launching MIS3 Inc. in 2018, the flagship methodology was well-approved by C-level executives driving business transformation all over Canada. That was another impetus for Mistry to carry forward with his vision.
The five-step methodology consists of application rationalization and dependency mapping, adopting SaaS, public cloud for IaaS, and PaaS, hybrid-private cloud, and application integration and orchestration. “The IT modernization framework of MIS3 allows organizations of any size globally to adopt and achieve secure digital transformation,” says Mistry. Working with a next-gen tech partner is the need of the hour for such customers, and mapping this idea directly to business goals is one of the prime areas for MIS3 Inc. that again differentiates itself from the traditional VARs and SIs in Canada. “What was missing in the market was an entity to create an IT modernization framework that allowed to move from current state to a future state, in a logical way,” says Mistry. According to him, there’s one thing common to all IT complexities faced by organizations—applications. Responding to this need, MIS3 Inc. has an application-centric philosophy in its offerings.
Businesses are starting to realize that legacy technologies are not beneficial in helping them secure digital transformation. New and next-gen technologies are disruptive as they help customers to start their journey toward a secure digital transformation.
But before the journey to business transformation begins, organizations need to answer on four core areas—MIS3 Inc. calls it the ‘four pillars.’ The first pillar is how an organization is going to engage their customers by answering questions on business transformation, which forms the major step before getting into the technical part. The next step is empowering the employees to access applications and data, and break down data silos.
The third one is optimizing processes and resources in which the client company functions with back end processes, such as automating daily tasks. And, the fourth pillar is transforming the brand in terms of what products and services the organization offers, and how customers and the competitors or the market view them. These four pillars act as a step toward the IT modernization framework comprising a five-step process that allows any organization to securely be digitally transformed. Once the client appropriately answers all these four areas, MIS3 Inc. enables its next-gen technologies and strategies to execute against that business vision.
The IT modernization framework of MIS3 Inc. allows any organization of any size globally, to adopt and achieve secure digital transformation
MIS3 Inc. believes that business transformation is all about reimaging a business and understanding how to operate today and in the future. It is not always the technology that’s important, but rather the business value the technology represents. All the new technologies have their purpose, and MIS3 Inc. has become the key channel for these new and emerging next-gen technology companies to make a mark in Canada. Together, they are providing awareness and education to government and private sector companies across Canada about the importance of next-gen technologies and how they help achieve secure digital transformation. Achieving business transformation through IT modernization is not possible today without partnering with New and Emerging Next Generation technologies. MIS3 Inc. focuses on three core practice areas: next-gen infrastructure, next-gen cybersecurity, and next-gen IT operations.
The first practice area talks about providing invisible infrastructure, which means the application is more important, and infrastructure should ensure the proper functioning of the application. For the next-generation cybersecurity, MIS3 Inc. partners with Net Skope. The company helps clients understand, adopt, and benchmark against a cybersecurity framework, usually multiple frameworks, whether it is BCISs sans 20, NIST, or ISO. MIS3 then helps customers create a dynamic CMDB or a configuration management database. This is important because if there’s a breach in their infrastructure, they know exactly what business service is tied to it.
The third practice area—next-gen IT Operations is about building a centralized view, where all technologies can be managed and visualized through a single platform. Moreover, it provides full dependency mapping of every application, whether it’s in the public cloud or on-premise, and all the underpinning infrastructure, with the least amount of manual intervention. Some of the key technologies used are Appdynamics and Virtana.
MIS3 Inc., as a brand, has changed the IT landscape in Canada. Buoyed by its success in Canada, the company is all set to expand its business to the U.S. in a couple of years. The days ahead looks promising for MIS3 Inc. as it stands tall as an organization that can provide thought leadership and awareness around aligning business outcomes with simplistic secure technologies and strategies to achieve secure digital transformation.