Avolution to present at IDC Enterprise Architecture Conference

February 26, 2013

Avolution, the market leader in metrics-based analysis of architectures, today announced that one of the company's founders and principals, Dr. Tim O'Neill, will present at the IDC Enterprise Architecture Conference in London on March 5th 2013. The presentation, titled “How Enterprise Portfolio Management Supports Successful Enterprise Architecture”, will highlight how these two disciplines combine to optimise IT investment planning, enterprise modelling and IT governance.

One of the first steps towards building an enterprise architecture model is gathering and collating data on business and IT assets into a centralised repository: Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) by any other name!  In this presentation, Dr. Tim O’Neill will outline how data that’s typically already stored in organisations as lists and spreadsheets etc. can be easily imported into an EA tool, enabling a structured approach to managing such assets and providing vital information into the Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) process.

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 IDC Enterprise Architecture Conference takes place at Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-63 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA.  Places are still available, free of charge. Contact http://www.uk.idc.com/EA13 for more information.


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.

About Avolution

Avolution 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 www.avolution.eu.

- 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.

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 44 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.