TERMINALFOUR t44u 2009 - Columba & University of Manchester Case Study

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TERMINALFOUR t44u 2009 - Columba & University of Manchester Case Study

  1. 1. Columba Calendars & T4 Site Manager at the University of Manchester
  2. 2. Columba - What do we do? <ul><li>Founded in 2002 by former Reuter executives </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on future event solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future event data collection service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Primary market is financial services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major customers include </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Nomura </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Financial Event Calendars
  4. 4. Telegraph Sports Calendar
  5. 5. Positioning vs. Personal Calendar Tools <ul><ul><li>Fixed ‘look and feel’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of events displayed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search and filtering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing and security controls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Higher Education <ul><li>We were looking for new markets </li></ul><ul><li>Approached by University of Southampton in 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced our technology and developed two distinct modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar Publisher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar Viewer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Went live with Phase I in July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Met Chris Eccles in July 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 7. University of Manchester <ul><li>Sponsored by Outreach and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Ran a number of workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Made significant enhancements to product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Booking System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Went live May 2008 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Product Architecture <ul><li>Central events calendar: </li></ul><ul><li>Optimised for display </li></ul><ul><li>Custom user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Date navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Filters & search </li></ul><ul><li>Location geo-mapping </li></ul>Events in department web pages <ul><li>Integration: </li></ul><ul><li>XML feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Web Services API </li></ul><ul><li>Extracts Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange Integration </li></ul><ul><li>iCalendar support </li></ul><ul><li>Event publishing system: </li></ul><ul><li>Internal calendar view </li></ul><ul><li>Structured forms </li></ul><ul><li>Permissioning and groups </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight events </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible data model </li></ul><ul><li>Images module </li></ul><ul><li>Reference data </li></ul>Distributed event data entry Google, Outlook and iCal synchronisation Reports Events displayed on LCD screens outside venues Workflow routes events for approval Calendar Viewer Event Publisher XML feeds Today’s Events: 12:00 PM - Lunchtime Lecture 14:00 PM - Alumni Committee
  9. 9. Calendar Publisher
  10. 10. University of Southampton
  11. 11. University of Southampton
  12. 12. University College London
  13. 13. University College London
  14. 14. Key Features <ul><li>Calendar Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexed on time for sub-second response times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filter, search & sort events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workflow for Approvals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streamline the process for event submission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced risk of clashes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Services API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iCalendar support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Featured events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geo-mapping of venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for Images </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Columba Calendars & T4 Site Manager at the University of Manchester

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