Integration & SOA

Cloud Computing for Integration

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Enterprise Cloud Integration: why best practice integration is more important than ever

SaaS, PaaS, and Cloud. Well done! You have lowered the cost of your infrastructure and application landscape... BUT! Is your data secure..? And, can you get at it when you need it..? The adoption of Cloud defence is just beginning.

13.05.2014 / London


The Public Sector Show 2014

Glue Reply will take part in The Public Sector Show 2014, the only event of its kind dedicated to showcasing how to improve service delivery, efficiency and value for money in the public sector, which will be held in London on 13 May 2014. This event is the best opportunity this year to discover and explore public sector innovation and best practice initiatives across key areas including, among others, ICT & Digital.

25.02.2014 - 26.02.2014


Integrated EA Conference 2014

Glue Reply will participate in Integrated EA Conference 2014, which will take place on 25 - 26th February at One Great George Street, London.
Now in its 7th year, Integrated EA is a conference on enterprise architecture in government, defence and the industries that support them. It is aimed at enterprise architects, systems engineers, CTOs and CIOs who want discuss ideas and stay up to date with progress on EA issues.

06.03.2012 - 07.03.2012


Integrated EA Conference 2012

Glue Reply joined the Integrated EA Conference, on 1 and 2 March 2012 at One Great George Street in London.

The event was aimed at professional enterprise architects, systems engineers, CTOs and CIOs who seek to “discuss ideas, challenges and stay up to date with progress on EA issues”.

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Capability architecture: mind the gap!

A new flavour of Enterprise Architecture is driving IT delivery from business goals. Enterprise Architecture (EA) has been offered as a part of the solution but has not been wholly successful.

In many cases, the way EA is done and the starting point used means that despite significant investment, EA is not delivering the value to the business that it could.

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Can you see?

Glue Reply is a business consultancy that strives to help its clients achieve their future potential by developing solutions that often for the first time align IT capability with business goals. Many companies have no blueprint for the future, make decisions using inaccurate data and are constrained by their IT capability. We provide our clients with a clearly defined roadmap, one accurate view of reality and an agile, self sufficient organisation. Glue Reply works with organisations as diverse as Marks and Spencer, UK MOD and AXA UK.


Press Article

Enabling Defence Transformation

Experiencing strong demand for its technology and architecture services, Glue Reply is continuing to innovate to meet the needs of defence sector companies that are seeking to transform. Glue Reply empowers the CIO by enabling improved management and control over operations, a more effective portfolio planning capability and the flexibility needed to react to change quickly.

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Testing Methodology

Strategies, methodologies and tools for planning, organising, and managing testing requirements, and the test/requirement process of software projects.

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Technology Reply - Oracle Platinum Partner

Technology Reply is a Reply Company specialising in the design, implementation and management of custom-built solutions based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), using Oracle technologies (DB Technologies, Middleware). For us, Partnership excellence means not only obtaining Platinum Level certification but also an in-depth knowledge of Oracle Technology.


SOA Presentation

One of the key promises of SOA is re-use, and over time organisations are increasingly becoming successful in achieving that goal. However there are external factors that also have an equal bearing on the success of an SOA implementation.  Factors such as changing standards and vendor technology lifecycles can impede the success of re-use alone in providing cost benefits.


Managing the Services Lifecycle

The service Lifecycle – what does it look like? The presentation illustrates methods and processes for service evolution.


Press Article

Cloud Control

Defense Management Journal, Issue 54

Architecture for retail

Case Study

Debenhams: Service infrastructure implementation

Glue Reply provided Debenhams with a future state architecture and technology infrastructure which has enabled them to incrementally grow the SOA technology capability using the Oracle Fusion platform. Glue Reply augmented the “out of the box” Fusion technology with its exception and audit management framework built upon both Oracle Service Bus and Oracle database.

Debenhams Service infrastructure implementation 0


Case Study

AXA UK: SOA Approach & Roadmap

Glue Reply was engaged by AXA UK to support the definition of a SOA approach and roadmap. AXA UK wished to move to a SOA model in an incremental, iterative manner and therefore required from Glue Reply an incremental phased approach as they progressed towards SOA.
Glue Reply were engaged in the early stage of the project to provide an assessment of SOA maturity and a roadmap for achieving the required maturity.

AXA UK SOA Approach & Roadmap 0

18.05.2011 - 21.05.2011


IT Director's Forum 2011

Glue Reply joined the IT Director’s Forum 2011, the exclusive event taking place on board the luxury P&O Cruises liner, MV Aurora for 2 days and 3 nights sailing from Southampton to the Channel Islands from 18 to 21 May 2011.
The theme of this year edition was “Smart Working”, focusing on key business and strategy issues. The conferences highlighted the important aspects of the IT director’s role in a series of debates and featured round tables.


Press Article

Driving Improvements in Defence Logistics

The UK MoD has embarked on a new approach to the delivery of end-to-end logistics information and processes across defence. The Logistics Network Enabled Capability Programme (Log NEC) is based on the assumption that in the future all elements of the military, together with the industrial and other partners upon which it relies, will be connected to a single coherent communications network.

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Enterprise Security

Improving or maintaining the enterprise security posture is a continuous process, that must be based on a robust, enterprise-level security architecture.

Reply has a wealth of experience in all of the fields needed to help you to move to a mature enterprise security posture and to operate your security more effectively.

Case Study

Cable & Wireless. Single product provisioning platform.

Cable & Wireless provides enterprise and carrier solutions to the largest users of telecoms services across the UK, US, continental Europe and Asia, and wholesale broadband services in the UK.

Glue Reply was engaged to support the architecture and design of a single provisioning IT platform.

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Solution Design & Technology Delivery

Glue Reply’s Solution Design and Technology Delivery consulting practice can help the customers to maximise the value derived from their IT spend. Glue Reply consultants can help them to realise the enterprise class IT systems that enable high business performance.

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IT Excellence

A competency centre or centre of excellence is a highly effective way of implementing and sustaining specialist capabilities where a consistent, expert and value added service is required across enterprise boundaries.
Glue Reply has worked with organisations which want to introduce the concept as a means of helping them to manage the IT function more effectively, as well as with companies which have tried to ‘go it alone’ in setting up this capability, but have failed. Glue Reply consultants deliver benefit in both scenarios.

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Mobile Computing Architecture

Glue Reply is always striving to bring the future to life for the clients. The Enterprise Architecture practice specialises in providing clients with a clear blueprint which maps out the future of their enterprise computing and aligns the goals of their business with the capabilities of IT systems and people.
Glue Reply has created a consulting practice to help UK clients investigate the potential of mobile computing as a means of improving their business and extending their reach!

01.03.2011 - 02.03.2011


Integrated EA Conference 2011

Glue Reply attended the Integrated EA Conference, on 1 and 2 March 2011 at One Great George Street in London.



Achieving Greater Business Agility with SOA

Glue Reply was present at this Oracle event which provided a fresh insight and advice on how the right application of technology can improve core business performance. Hosted by Oracle, this event was held in London on 25 November 2010.

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Glue Reply - What we do at a glance

Glue Reply is a business consultancy that strives to help its clients achieve their future potential by developing solutions that often for the first time align IT capability with business goals.

27.09.2010 - 31.12.2010


Integrated EA Conference 2010

Integrated EA is a two-day enterprise architecture conference primarily focussed on government and defence but that also draws experiences from other industries.

25.02.2010 - 25.02.2010


Mod Defence Suppliers Service Annual Conference and Exhibition

Glue Reply were pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s Conference and Exhibition in Bristol, 25 February 2010. As the UK’s leading client side Architecture and Technology Consultancy, Glue Reply were committed to your transformation through the delivery of excellence and best practice. We brought to the event our experience of consulting for the MoD across the following areas:

Case Study

MoD Logistics - Transforming Logistics for Networked Enabled Capability

The vision for UK Defence Logistics is the transformation of the current complex web of processes and systems into a streamlined, optimised, agile and effective ‘end to end’ logistics support chain fully integrated with the front line and industry.

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Data Centre of Excellence

A Data Centre of Excellence (CoE) can bring focus and coherence to the management of data across the extended enterprise. Glue Reply’s proven framework and method accelerate the implementation of a coherent set of services, encompassing all aspects of data management including, Data Architecture, Data Quality Management, Master Data Management and Data Migration.

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Competency Centres & Centres of Excellence

The combination of a predefined framework and method, practical implementation experience, domain specific expertise and the ability to provide expert resources through implementation and transition means Glue Reply is well positioned to provide a comprehensive Competency Centre Development service.

Case Study

Multinational Food Manufacturer. SOA & Integration Competency Centre.

Glue Reply was engaged by a multinational food manufacturer, who is widely known for cheese and chocolate products, to provide global integration services within the organisation’s Integration Competence Centre (ICC). The global ICC Services include application support, maintenance, small enhancements, and project engagements.

29.09.2009 - 30.09.2009


Retail IT Summit

Glue Reply participated at the event as Key Partners. The Retail IT Summit took place in London on 29 and 30 September 2009.

14.09.2009 - 15.09.2009


Gartner EA Summit

Glue Reply took part to the 2009 Gartner EA Summit in London on 14th and 15th September 2009.

08.06.2009 - 10.06.2009


EAC Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2009

Glue Reply was present at the EAC Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2009 and there to meet and discuss EA consultancy services from 8 to 10 June 2009 in London.



Service Oriented Architecture Conference 2009

On 12 March 2009 in London, Glue Reply participated to the IDC Service Oriented Architecture Conference 2009, an occasion that enabled end users to make knowledgeable decisions about where and when to use SOA.