AVOLUTION, developer and supplier of software solutions for IT strategy, planning and enterprise modelling, today announced that one of the company's founders and principals, Dr. Tim O'Neill, will give a keynote presentation at the forthcoming Ovum Industry Congress in London on 14th - 15th May 2013. The presentation, titled “Enabling an information-oriented enterprise”, will explore the role of enterprise modelling as an enabler for informed, strategic decision-making, and address several key issues organisations must resolve in order to thrive in today’s challenging economy.
Enabling an information-orientated enterprise:
With organisations facing growing competitiveness, on-going financial pressures and constant and unpredictable change, reliable approaches must be found to manage these new operational conditions and to communicate their implications. Growing IT ‘consumerisation’ within the enterprise, together with other forms of ‘disruptive technology’, adds further challenges. Should such new trends act as catalysts for transformation, or should assessments first be made of when, where and how new technologies should be adopted, and their potential and actual outcomes be measured?
Establishing an information-enabled enterprise model based on technology, data, processes and people is the first step, providing a foundation from which future business decisions can be taken with predictive and quantitative certainty.
Avolution will also be exhibiting at the event, showcasing the latest release of its flagship product, ABACUS® 4.1, including its advanced Catalogues Management feature that enables simplified importing and exporting of MS Excel spreadsheets and MS SharePoint lists. The recently launched hosted HTML5-based service, ABACUS® Intelligence On-Demand™ will also be on show.
The Ovum Industry Congress takes place at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ. Contact the OVUM Industry Congress registration site for more information or to register, quoting Avolution’s Priority Code I6SB6/AV for a complimentary ticket.
About Dr Tim O'Neill
Dr Tim O'Neill is a founding director of Avolution with over 20-yrs experience of consulting on large systems engineering and Enterprise Architecture projects across all sectors. Tim is Research Fellow and Director of Architecture-based Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has co-authored over 100 papers, journal articles, book chapters and patents on Enterprise Portfolio Management, Architecture and Modelling. Tim is an Open Group Fellow and co-chair of the TOGAF tools certification committee, and has been a key contributor to several international Enterprise Architecture standards, including IEEE 1471 / ISO 42010.
Avolution (avolution.com.au) provides the ABACUS® solution which is unique to the enterprise modelling space in that it can create multiple solution alternatives (architectures) and then run various simulations (Discrete Event, Monte Carlo etc) against each alternative for metrics such as Performance, Cost and Availability. In so doing it can recommend the optimal path for investment, with predictive and quantitative certainty. More information is available at Avolution's website.
• Build any number of solution alternatives and views, all according to a completely flexible meta-model, importing from MS Visio, MS Excel and many other formats.
• Analyse your architecture(s) for metrics such as; Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Performance, Availability, Agility and many more.
• View the architecture(s) and the results of any evaluation using advanced techniques such as; 3D, heat maps, timelines, lifecycles, capability spaces and trade-off diagrams.
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