Here, dare and everywhere by Sharlene Jobson and John Townsend
- What is it?• UMF funded project 2011-12 to develop on-line delivery of degree certificates, transcripts, HEAR reports and other student data and documents via secure cloud-based architecture for Software as a Service to a range of users and institutions• Seven partner institutions, Digitary as SaaS provider• Involved development of technical and organisational solutions, including identification of Cloud provider & engagement with Nexus ESB• Solution successfully tested and deployed, now available as an operational service• See http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/umf/DARE.aspx
Data Cloud-based University services for Partnerships delivery of academic records 3. Verify 1. Issue 2. DistributeCost and Benefit Graduate Employer DARE Governance DIGITARY EA model for DIGITARY DARE MARKET AND USER ADVISORY DEVELOPMENT/ CONTRACTS shared service TECHNOLOGY DARE SERVICE GROUP BOARD Universities IMPROVEMENT Modernisation Fund
Bath Spa Cranfield LJMU SOAS Coventry Sheffield Next U Student and graduate authentication via UKAMF, credential upload or web service.
Nexus DARE Use CasesNexus provides heartbeat Digitary Secure Documentsand audit logging features Nexus standardises and simplifiesfor handling errors and Upload Data the integration to the Digitaryissues secure documents service View Audit Nexus ESB Business Services – WS02 ESB Log WS02 Governance Nexus ESB WS02 Enterprise Service Bus Registry Components Heartbeat WS02 Data Services Server Nexus Adapters Data Data Data Data reduce data Aggregation Aggregation Aggregation Aggregation aggregation and integration costs Cranfield De Montfort LJMU SRS SOAS SRS SRS SRS
Nexus Integration Benefits• Nexus Adapters reduce data aggregation and integration costs• Nexus provides heartbeat and audit logging features not currently provided for handling errors and issues• Nexus standardises and simplifies the integration to the Digitary secure documents service
– Lessons Learned• Web services are not as easy as you might think - & Nexus can help• The project allowed engagement with new approaches & technologies: SOA, EA, ESB• There can be cost savings – particularly as the range of documents/uses is extended• The Nexus ESB will provide even greater value as more services become available via this route• Undertaking this needs technical & business input• The governance model worked – collaboration can produce results – but needs a clearly defined service delivery model
Where to next?• Operational service considerations, governance, Service Advisory Board (SAB)• DARE 2, UMF funded to encourage take up of DARE & Nexus, & Nexus-based integration with• New developments guided by SAB: additional documents, multi-tenancy• For further information contact: – John Townsend, LJMU firstname.lastname@example.org – Jonathan Dempsey, Digitary email@example.com – Sharlene Jobson, Nexus firstname.lastname@example.org – Jayne Rowley, Graduate Prospects email@example.com