Applications change constantly and they change fast, daily we change content, configurations, styles and we keep adding new functionility to meet the demand of our clients and internal teams.

The platforms, frameworks and processes that we use to build and deploy them such as Continuous Integration / Continuous Deploymnet (CI/CD) also change constantly to make them more secure, more rebust and to keep up with the demand of the latest browsers and devices

On top of the application we also have third party integrations and the environments used to host them, all of this connected web has to be maintained to a level of quality that ensures applications are performning as they were designed to perform

A technical audit prints a clear picture of the current estate of the application creating a roadmap of high, medium and low updates that need to be done to make sure the all the parts of the application are up to date so techinal issues don’t become a bottleneck to meet the demands of your ever envolving clients

Working with ARN we discovered a highly inefficient workflow currently used for online producers. By developing a content publishing workflow that delegated responsibility across their producer team, we were able to help ARN to publish and syndicate far more content to their websites using a much smaller Producer team, the outcomes generated a 480% increase in year on year unique browser visits and 280% increase in page views. A technical audit prints a clear picture of the current estate of the application creating a road-map of high, medium and low updates that need to be done to make sure the all the parts of the application are up to date so technical issues don’t become a bottleneck to meet the demands of your ever evolving clients.

Core to this initial engagement with ARN was our Technical Development and Infrastructure Audit, the perfect first step in understanding and shaping a structured response to improving and optimising their technology footprint.

Our Technical Development and Infrastructure Audit

Lay the strategic and structured groundwork for your success

Our Technical audits cover all parts of an application and associated infrastructure including:

The Source code

Based in the language we look for coding smells like duplicated code, long methods, dead code.

Framwework/CMS Customization

Each CMS and framework have their own set of best practises, we look for bigger things like Sitecore Helix to smaller more common items like incosistent naming conventions, right use of field names and descriptions

Application performance

We run the application through our tools to scan for performance bottlenecks

Hosting and infrastructure

Check for network configurations, backup managment, server updates and hardware and software failures;

Security

We scan and audit for common configuration vulnerabilities in the different platforms like custom errors, excesive headers, secure cookies

Download a detailed outline of how we'd structure an Technical Development and Infrastructure for your business

Juan Garcia

Consultant (Applications & Infrastructure)

E: juan.garcia@deepend.com.au P: (02) 8917 7900

Guill Rodas

Technical Director

E: guill.rodas@deepend.com.auP: (03) 8689 9860

Chris Crammond

Managing Partner - Sydney

Kath Blackham

Managing Director - Melbourne