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In order to deliver integration successfully and systematically, the discipline of integration needs to be managed as a capability. Glue Reply has been helping organisations establish and improve their integration capability.
The integration industry is very mature having seen relatively little technological change in the last 20 years. Cloud has brought change in terms of where data is located, how we connect to it and how vendors offer up technology. This paper looks at many of the recurring themes and challenges that organisations encounter in the modernisation of their integration environment and why a change agenda is important.
Major organizations rely heavily on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or packaged applications, which come with pre-configured tested functionality as these are built on leading industry best practices. This paper describes the problem and illustrates an example reference architecture that allows for COTS to stay vanilla.
Implementation of marketing campaign management and stock exchange specific business partner structures; significant involvement in coordinating development and in realizing functional extensions and system integration have been realised by Reply.
Automation is intrinsically linked with IT technology, yet in terms of readiness for automation IT organisations find themselves often completely unprepared. The introduction of automation places some important requirements on the IT architecture of an organisation and those that have a clear response to this are the ones who can realise the vision of automation quickly and less painfully.
New technological paradigms such as Cloud, Digital and Big Data present businesses with new opportunities for improved
customer centricity and an opportunity to engage in a more
real-time manner with customers.
Glue Reply supports companies in adapting integration strategies and IT architectures to the changing technological conditions and emerging paradigms such as APIs, Microservices and automation.
In addition to the excellent technological support provided within the scope of project and architecture development, the experience gained by Technology Reply in recent years has also allowed the company to offer a functional support service covering Fideuram Investimenti’s main areas of application, thereby minimising the delivery times associated with the development of new financial products.
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.
The IT organizations have now the big opportunity of using the new technologies for providing the Business with innovative tools combining at the same time Design with User Experience and Creativity. The implementation of concepts such as Agile together with an appropriate design approach can be a valuable enabler for new opportunities if it extends not only to the pure software development.
SDN and NFV are set to change the networking industry and, as part of that change, virtual Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) is an upcoming technology paradigm that promises to be beneficial for both customers and service providers.
The difficulties faced when implementing network services continue to present a challenge to organisations, both from an organisational perspective, as well as from a technical perspective. This document provides direction on how organisations can deal with the challenge of introducing service chaining and deploying critical network services by using the emerging technologies of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).
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.