Rutgers Business School teams with Avolution to support world-class curriculum
May 28, 2014
Avolution, a leader in Enterprise Architecture software and solutions, today announced that Rutgers Business School has become the latest institution to join its academic partner program. Recently ranked as #10 on a list of the top 13 business schools in the USA, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, will be enhancing the Enterprise Information Architecture content of its Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) curriculum with the help of Avolution’s enterprise modeling and analysis tool, ABACUS®.
Enterprise Information Architecture defines the way in which responsibility for information storage and processing is distributed throughout an organization, and understanding this topic is critical when making additions or changes to an organization's computing resources. The Rutgers Business School (RBS) BAIT curriculum introduces students to the techniques and tools for integrating enterprise applications, data, technologies and infrastructure with business capabilities and processes. Course content covers methods and models for Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA); reference architecture, open group architecture, service-oriented architecture, operational models, viewing information as a service, and conceptual frameworks such as TOGAF and Zachman.
Kevin Dowlin, Executive Director of RBS’s Office of Technology and Instructional Services, commented, “This new focus on Enterprise Architecture addresses the importance now being placed on IT Strategic Planning within major corporations today. RBS students will gain an understanding of the best-practice techniques that can be employed to align a corporation’s IT needs and business goals, as well as hands-on experience in how leading enterprise analysis and modeling tools, such as ABACUS, facilitate this.”
Avolution has a long-established relationship with the academic community, being itself a spin-off company from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia. The company’s global Academic Partnership Program supports universities and other educational institutions undertaking research into structural modeling and analysis, as well as teaching using Avolution's Enterprise Architecture solutions. Commenting on this new partnership, Avolution’s Vice President of American Operations, Grant Quick, said “We’re delighted to be supporting Rutgers in this way. With enterprise modeling and analysis techniques now being recognized for the benefits they bring in support of corporate decision-making, it’s great to see more future business leaders getting exposure to the tools that make it happen.”
Avolution provides the ABACUS® solution which is unique to the enterprise modeling 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, Alignment, 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.com.au
• 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), Alignment, Performance, Availability, Agility and many more.
• View the architecture(s) and the results of any evaluation using advanced techniques such as; 3D, heat maps, capability spaces and trade-off diagrams.
ABACUS is used by companies worldwide to manage enterprise architecture, IT and business strategy and digital transformation. ABACUS users deliver insights and value quickly:
• Import data in minutes from SharePoint, Excel, Visio and other sources
• Choose an off-the-shelf framework or metamodel or configure an enterprise specific meta-model
• Analyze using KPIs and metrics and create future state architectures and roadmaps
• Report with rich visuals including heat maps, treemaps, diagrams, charts and dashboards
ABACUS supports Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Experience (CX), Solution Architecture (SA), IT Service Management (ITSM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). It is available either on premise or as a Windows-free SaaS tool.
Renate Krelle, Communications Manager, Avolution (UK) Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7554 5600