The middle layer is the sweet spot.
Extending the capabilities of core applications to solve business problems across the enterprise is a necessity these days. Fortunately, a lot of innovation can happen in the middle.
The definition and scope of middleware has evolved significantly. Once viewed as discrete technologies, middleware now encompasses web services, master data management, analytics and reporting, datawarehousing, and identity management.
Let us guide you to the middle. Our team of experts know exactly how to leverage your current systems and phase in Fusion Middleware solutions. Being in the middle has never been better.
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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
The need for more-flexible, cost-effective and responsive information systems is driving many organizations to adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a foundation for future software development and service integration initiatives.SOA based solutions help accelerate development cycles, lower costs, quicken response time, and expedite information sharing amongst systems.
The SOA framework uses web services and other open standards to define reusable business functions-all with minimal custom code. In short, SOA makes it a lot easier to extend application capabilities to accommodate business changes, as well as produce and distribute information compiled from multiple sources.
Io has the hands on experience and expertise to help modernize and extend your applications. Training and consulting services are available now and can be customized to meet your specific questions and objectives.
Master Data Management (MDM)
Organizations are increasingly shifting toward employing more efficient and reliable means for managing a master set of data. MDM has existed as a proven path across many industries and has recently expanded to include a 'hub' specifically designed for the Higher Education sector.
The Higher Education Constituency Hub provides the ability to:
Consolidate information into a single master repository
Cleanse and enrich data centrally to improve data quality
Synchronize data for a consistent enterprise view (de-duplication and unique identification)
Guide master data to improve business processes and analytics
Integrate with any Identity Management System
Effectively rollout single sign-on
Authorize information between multiple systems.
Io and its partner for MDM efforts, LumenData, are available by request to offer demonstrations and planning workshops that walk through how MDM can be incorporated into various environments and phased in to meet any number of data objectives.
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)
Gaining insight across both historical and transactional information is a growing requirement in most organizations today. Pre-built tools are now available to help build enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. Features such as dashboards and reporting, alerts and workflows, real-time decision-making functions, and mobile capabilities are incorporated as part of an overall BI approach.
EPM delivers specialized data marts. Used in conjunction with business intelligence analytics, EPM helps to provide 'out-of-the-box' and 'custom' reporting capabilities. Most data marts include commonly used reports and dashboards. Performance issues typically associated with reporting are lessened as the data marts de-normalize (flatten) transactional system data into a format that can be more easily accessed and cross-referenced.
Leveraging middleware technologies, there are a number of ways Io can support EPM and data warehouse initiatives.
Identity Management (IdM)
There are many IdM choices available. Middleware technologies provide an expansive framework of possible options that leveraged can offer a single security framework that gives users a single way to access the systems they need while also ensuring that security and compliance are met. An IdM vision supported by middleware technologies can significantly reduce IT help desk calls, accelerate the on and off-boarding process of new employees, support effective provisioning, and provide overall cost savings and daily operational efficiencies.
Specifically, a comprehensive IDM approach often includes:
• Authentication (single sign-on)
• Identity Lifecycle Management
• Master Data Management (MDM) of Bio-Demo
• Search Matching
• Unique Identification
Io has a knowledgeable and experienced team of consultants able to help your organization design or extend its IdM goals utilizing the most helpful middleware technologies.