Higher Education is no stranger to the challenges of the ever-changing pace of technology. There are many systems built, bought, and put together to keep a university running. These systems need data, need to connect other systems, and also need to be connected to various devices. Higher Education needs to stay competitive and provide educational tools, resources, and methods for today’s digital citizens/natives (students, faculty, staff) that goes beyond the brick & mortar norms.
“The” Ohio State University (OSU), one of the largest public institutions in the nation, is not immune to these challenges. A large challenge is keeping systems, applications, and 3rd-parties integrated and data flowing efficiently, effectively, securely and predominately in real-time between sources and targets. In today’s and tomorrow’s world, OSU has to tackle this challenge by being flexible, adaptable, lean and continuously improving its integration agility.
In this session, Glenn will discuss Ohio State ’s journey in becoming more integration agile. He will give brief (his)story of how a small group went from implementing most of the “integrations”, then implementing the Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP) with a “DevOps” group on the down-low, to multiple development teams growing into integration personas, and EIP becoming a key foundational ecosystem supporting many of Ohio State’s key efforts (i.e. PeopleSoft, Workday, Salesforce, etc.). Throughout, Glenn will briefly share what’s components are used, where we are, and what’s next!