Infrastructure Strategy

Develop a robust strategy and plan for defining and managing a future-ready IT infrastructure, optimising its capacity, availability and synchronisation to enable an organisation's business operations. This involves evaluating infrastructure models and options for infrastructure components, managing infrastructure investments and facilitating the transformation toward the desired future infrastructure model



Competency Area

Strategy Planning and Implementation


Support the development of and implement a strategic IT infrastructure plan, overseeing and synchronising the performance of infrastructure elements

Articulate the impact of current state of operations and challenges on the desired IT infrastructure

Establish processes or mechanisms to ensure proper set up of infrastructure components

Benchmark current quality and capacity of IT infrastructure against industry standards, IT blueprint for performance and expected organisation requirements

Monitor capacity and performance indicators on an ongoing basis, and put forth recommendations to refine plan if needed

Identify technical requirements required to support IT infrastructure

Draft infrastructure plan including hardware, software, general infrastructure aspects and their specifications

Maintain oversight of changes and updates to IT infrastructure capabilities and highlight impact on SLAs

Develop a robust infrastructure plan and model

Evaluate infrastructure gaps and the required transformation to address them

Develop a business case for various infrastructure models and deployment options

Anticipate how an organisation's infrastructure will evolve over time with technological trends and developments

Drive processes to enable adaptation of infrastructure to changing market priorities, strategies and technology

Develop plans for infrastructure capacity enhancement to support the infrastructure strategy

Propose resourcing models to support the infrastructure for critical and non-critical business areas

Define the coverage, interface and topology of infrastructure elements and their components

Synchronise infrastructure components to ensure stability, reliability and efficiency

Establish a future-ready infrastructure strategy

Make key infrastructure decisions for the business, based on a synthesis of the external environment, internal priorities and related areas within the broad IT architecture

Determine a fit-for-purpose infrastructure strategy for the business

Develop a long-term roadmap to future-proof the organisation's infrastructure

Evaluate the viability of new and emerging infrastructure models for the business

Determine the most suitable infrastructure model/s for the organisation

Evaluate the impact of evolving needs, operating environment and emerging market trends on infrastructure requirements

Align IT infrastructure investments with the relative importance of business lines, products and services they support

Endorse resourcing models to drive the infrastructure strategy, in ensuring business viability and sustainability

Establish sustainable and repeatable processes to facilitate ease of infrastructure transformation and adaptation to changing internal and external environments