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The Power of Specialisation

An interview with Griffiths Waite's Business Development Director highlighting the benefits of the Oracle Specialization Programme.

Friday, 15 July 2011

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

GW Scoop 'Business Partner' Supplier of the Year Award

Griffiths Waite is celebrating being commended for an award for its work with Motability Operations, the business behind the Motability car, powered wheelchair and scooter schemes for disabled people. The accolade, awarded at the sixth annual Motability Supplier Awards, recognises excellence, efficiency and innovation.

The award recognises Griffiths Waite's recent implementation of a major SOA Suite 11g project which went live in April. A specialized SOA partner being commended as a Business Partner shows the reach of SOA and BAM as a major business tool.

Pictured - Griffiths Waite's Directors Mark Waite and Ian Heathcock receiving their award from BBC broadcaster Huw Edwards.

Case Studies and Customer Snapshots to follow.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Griffiths Waite at Oracle Open World

Griffiths Waite's Mark Simpson is again speaking at this years Oracle Openworld Event.

He has two speaking slots:

Length1 Hour
AbstractThis session presents a case study of a technology refresh program to modernize the organization's enterprise applications while implementing a platform of processes and services to support the evolving business model. SOA governance is essential to ensure that capability is built with each project to deliver the services and processes required for long-term strategic goals while meeting the immediate project needs and adapting along the way. Setting up the initial enterprise architecture and governance framework is only a first step. The real challenge arrives when the projects commence, and how the inevitable enterprise architecture and SOA compromises are dealt with could well be the defining factor of whether such a program is a success.
TrackMIDDLEWARE:Service-Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management
Optional TrackMIDDLEWARE:Middleware for Enterprise Applications
Cross Stream TrackCROSS STREAM:Engineered Systems
SpeakerMark Simpson, Griffiths Waite
TypeConference Session
CategoryCase Study
Attendee RoleArchitect, Executive Management (C-level, President, EVP, SVP, VP)
Add Tag
SOA Governance ,Oracle Enterprise Repository ,Technology Strategy ,Enterprise Architecture Roadmap ,Enterprise Architecture

Length1 Hour
AbstractThis session is a case study of how a U.K.-based vehicle leasing company has implemented Oracle SOA Suite to manage the remarketing lifecyle of a vehicle as it approaches the end of its lease. The session introduces 11g lessons learned and best practices implemented that enable the solution to work within the framework of a technology refresh program while enabling the market-driven ongoing business change. The solution contains an e-commerce Web site for marketing vehicles, long-running processes to enable different business rules and policies to be applied to the vehicle at different stages of its lifecycle, BAM dashboards for monitoring business performance, and an integration layer connecting the solution to multiple changing legacy systems.
TrackMIDDLEWARE:Service-Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management
Optional TrackORACLE DEVELOP:Service-Oriented Architecture
Cross Stream TrackCROSS STREAM:Engineered Systems
SpeakerMark Simpson, Griffiths Waite
TypeUser Group Forum (Sunday Only)
CategoryCase Study
Attendee RoleArchitect, LOB Manager/Director
Add Tag
BAM ,SOA Suite 11g ,SOA Design ,SOA Best Practice ,SOA Business Change ,User group forum

Oracle Launches Exastack

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Thursday, 19 May 2011

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

EMEA Community Forum great success

I have just returned from the EMEA SOA Community event in Utrecht. It is probably the best Oracle forum event I've been to in over a decade of being being an Oracle Partner. Join the community now to ensure you don't miss out on next years event.

BPM 11g PS3

A most interesting article on Oracle's recent release discussing the new features and how PS3 adds value to the whole SOA message.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

SOA has been maturing over the last 3 years, early adopters might have made their early pioneering steps 5 or 6 years ago. But how mature are your SOA based systems and implementations and which projects are your next candidate ones?

Friday, 4 March 2011

Griffiths Waite's Speaking at OUG Irish Conference

Presentation Title: Key Success factors for Fusion (Middleware) Projects
Speaker: Mr Mark Simpson
Company: Griffiths Waite
Presentation abstract: Fusion Applications are built on the next generation technology stack with a core focus on catalogs of Services, Processes and Portals driven by user customisations. It is a different way of architecting applications from the tradition client server. Implementors will need to change the way teams and projects are structured to deliver solutions in this new architecture. SOA, BPM and User Interface skills will be key and projects will become iterative and agile. This session will share experiences from a team who have built many business focussed flexible solutions on top of this new technology and give a number of pointers to how your projects should be strcutured to build on top of and extend Fusion Technology and Applications.
Presentation begins: 30/03/2011 16:15
Presentation duration: 45
Presentation content level: 3 (1 = indepth, 5 = strategic overview)
Audience experience: Experienced (2-3 years)
Audience function: Customer / Senior Manager, Functional Manager, Partner
Speaker biography: Mark leads the SOA consultancy practice at Griffiths Waite. As well as delivering many successful SOA implementations across multiple clients, he is a strong contributor to the community through his role as an Oracle ACE Director. In 2009 he was awarded with the EMEA SOA Partner Community Award for Outstanding Contribution. He has over 15 years experience with Oracle Technologies and currently specializes in SOA and BPM, with multiple articles published on these subjects. He is a frequent speaker at UKOUG, other Oracle Events (Open World, ODTUG etc.) and analyst conferences (Ovum, Gartner, IDC etc. ).
Related topics: Fusion Middleware: General Fusion Middleware

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Monday, 28 February 2011

SOA Specialization for Griffiths Waite

Griffiths Waite Limited has today announced that it has achieved Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized status for Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture [SOA]. The OPN Specialization programme offers Oracle’s most experienced and committed partners the opportunity to show differentiation and competitive edge in particular areas of the Oracle portfolio.

This represents a significant achievement for Griffiths Waite, because to achieve specialized status, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community. By achieving specialized distinction, Griffiths Waite has been recognised by Oracle for its expertise in delivering services specifically around Oracle SOA Suite 11g through competency development, business results and proven success. Oracle SOA Suite 11g is an integrated, best-of-breed suite that helps customers rapidly design and assemble, deploy and manage, highly agile and adaptable business applications.

Preparing for Fusion Applications

Griffiths Waitedeveloped a series of Oracle Fusion Middleware online seminars. Mark Simpson Oracle ACE Director gives an insight of the Oracle strategy, how Oracle is using Fusion Middleware to build Fusion Applications and how you can profit in your project from the Fusion Architecture.

Giving examples how customers can adopt use cases for Application Integration & Composite Application Portals & Application Modernization & Business Process Management. If you are interested make sure you watch the online seminarand take the SOA Maturity Assessment

Griffiths Waite are SOA Specialized and active members of the SOA Partner community. For more information on SOA Specialization and the SOA Partner Community please feel free to register at (OPN account required)

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