news The Australian National University (ANU) has announced that IBM has been selected to supply the application integration platform for its Data Integration project.
The Data Integration project is aimed to support the integration of the ANU’s enterprise and business systems.
According to iT News, the project will see the ANU roll out a suite of IBM products, including Integration Bus, MQ, and API Connect, in order to carry data between over 100 business apps used by the university.
“The decision to appoint IBM provides a major opportunity to improve connectivity between our systems using a robust, proven and industry acknowledged technology,” the ANU said of the announcement.
It further cited IBM’s “significant” experience working within the education, government and banking industries and over the coming months as a reason for awarding Big Blue the contract.
As part of the process, IBM will design, install and configure the integration platform for the ANU.
Plans are already underway for the implementation phase, that will initially see work on technical design, product architecture, baseline framework and standards.
Following that will come the product installation and configuration phase with the provisioning of servers and databases to host the integration platform, installation and configuration of the integration runtime environments, followed by testing and a “go-live” of the infrastructure.
The ANU then plans a “Quick Win Project” phase that will see it hold “discovery” workshops to identify pain points, and potential integration between PeopleSoft Student Administration, Wattle, StarRez and Syllabus Plus.
Following this, the ANU said, it will move towards a larger program of work to connect the University’s enterprise and business systems.