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Swifter, Actionable Technology Health Check for IG Group Using New EA

  • Showing valuable KPI results
  • Connecting business and IT
  • Halving the time needed for completion
  • Nr. 1
    provider of contracts for a difference
    offices across the world

    Ardoq is a very flexible and configurable tool which we could build up incrementally over time.

    Tricia Deane
    Principal Architect at IG

    Technology Health Check Needs

    As an established Fintech, the IG Group wanted a complete overview of their enterprise’s digital design. Conducted yearly, the previous year’s mostly manual technology health check took a lot of time yet still left them with out-of-date data. 

    IG Needed  

    • Data gathered quickly with automation, a current As-Is state, and a single source of truth 
    • Information for KPIs, the health of their existing applications and the current state of their ongoing use cases, stack, software and infrastructure
    • Knowledge for strategic thinking and driving proactive decisions

    IG’s Annual Health Check gathers important data across the whole business, giving insight to:

    • Application lifecycle data
    • Domain integration technology
    • Map business capabilities, services, and applications
    • Reliability
    • Security supportability
    • Business fitness information
    • Flexibility performance
    • Measuring KPIs against goals
    • Scalability
    • Third-party support
    • Vendor supported technology

    How Ardoq Helped

    • Combined inputs and import information from ServiceNow
    • Built visuals to demonstrate their enterprise health 
    • Surveys to capture data from across the enterprise, which allowed speed and scale
    • Kept their metamodel simple and focused with the flexibility to change and grow as needed

    We can’t underestimate the powerful visualization and analysis capabilities within the tool.

    IG application portfolio management



    Key Outcomes With Ardoq

    For IG’s Enterprise Team:

    • Sped up the annual technology health check assessment significantly
    • Simplified and enriched the technology health assessment
    • Demonstrated value-creating buy-in for health assessments and the Enterprise 

    For the whole organization:

    • Saw Enterprise Team demonstrate solid value in KPIs and faster annual health assessment
    • Understand the benefits of the technology repository and automation
    • Helped IT managers, the CIO, and the CTO make high-quality decisions

    Next Steps

    The Enterprise Team adds value to the next stage of their roadmap by extending both technology and business context. With visualizations and dashboards designed, tested, and implemented the 2022 survey for the health check should go smoothly.


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    IG Group

    IG Group’s purpose is ‘Powering the pursuit of financial freedom for the ambitious’.

    • Member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and North America. 
    • Award-winning, multi-product trading company that allows retail, professional, and institutional clients to trade 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
    • World’s No.1 provider of contracts for difference (CFDs) and a global leader in foreign exchange (forex) derivatives.
    • Provider of leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees and offers an execution-only stock trading service in the UK and Australia.
    • Offices in 17 countries and over 1000 staff members
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