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Enterprise Application Integration

Thanks to the great minds at work; we have seen over the years that IT Services and Technology Industry is always in flux. Some of the best-practices that most of the great industry leaders subscribed to 5-years ago are not even on the list of best-practices now. This only reflects the speed at which the application technologies are being introduced and are being deprecated. This flux and continuous evolution is a sign of the industry trying to adapt to the increasing demands of the global internet age that we live in. The key challenge to this continuous evolution is the need for a strong foundation that will remain consistent and will be ready for the changing technology demands. One of the proven methods for laying such foundation is a good Enterprise Architecture team. It has also been recognized that an Enterprise Architecture team needs a strong Project Management team to play the role of Business Liaison. In addition, Enterprise Architecture and Project Management teams collaborate to perform IT governance to ensure compliance with the standards and policies laid out by the executive leadership. N2 Software Services Technology leadership has identified the changing demands of the IT industry and the need to adapt to it as being the core requirements for the Enterprise Architecture team at N2 Software Services. To accomplish this task the Board of Directors of N2 Software Services has created the N2 Software Services Technology Center of Excellence (N2 TCOE).

N2 Software Services Technology Center of Excellence (TCOE) is founded on the vision of adapting to the changing IT services and technology industry at a pace that' is consistent with the industry progress and service sector demands.

– Chief Architect, N2 Software Services

The first charter of N2 Software Services Technology Center of Excellence (N2TCOE) concentrates on some of the core-requirements that have been identified to be the absolute pre-requisites for the understanding of the Global IT industry demands and strategies. The core-requirements that have been selected for the N2TCOE are based on the following evaluation criteria

1. N2 Software Services core competencies

2. N2 Software Services Target Service Sector

3. N2 Software Services Technology Direction and Strategy in the next 5 years

The above three criteria are absolute for N2 Software Services because our vision is to be the best service providers for our customer base and also be technology leaders in that arena.

The needs of our customer base and technology leadership should not be mutually exclusive demands for the organization. They are mutually dependent for the success of the organization as a whole; which in turn will need to be measured by customer satisfaction.

- President, N2 Software Services.

Based on the above evaluation criteria, the following areas have been identified as candidates for review by the Technology Center of Excellence –

1. ERP Systems/COTS Product Implementation

2. Enterprise Architecture

3. Architecture Development Method

4. Enterprise Application Integration

5. Service Oriented Architecture

6. Project/Program Management

7. Database Architecture and Modeling

8. Information Architecture

9. Business Process Analysis and Modeling

10. Systems/Infrastructure Architecture

11. Software Development Methodologies and Practices

12. Content Management Tools and Strategies.

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