Troposphere provides a full range of professional consulting and technology services that cover thespectrum of application development & integration - from envisioning and scope analysis, solutionarchitecture and design, to development, testing, deployment and support.With emphasis on leveraging the best attributes of contemporary and emerging technologies suchas Cloud computing, with the well-established practices of on-premise and legacy systemdevelopment, we help merge the right technology, competency and industry expertise to ensureproject success.Services & Competencies At-a-Glance: Strategy | Planning | Architecture | Design | Implementation Application Development Enterprise Integration Cloud Computing
Our consultants average 10 to 15 years of business and technology experience, many of thesedelivering enterprise-grade technology solutions within the Canadian Insurance industry. Ourpractical hands-on experience and expertise includes: Insurance Industry/ACORD Integration Services: Implementing ACORD XML standards and developing application integration and service-oriented solutions to promote standardization and efficiency. Straight-Through Processing: Strategy, Consulting, Data Architecture, Solution Design and Implementation of STP initiatives using industry standards, TOGAF and Client-specific principals. Application Integration (EAI, ESB, SOA): Integrating data, applications and processes between on-premise assets, legacy systems, new/ modernized systems and/ or off-premise (Cloud) services to ensure complete integration across the enterprise. Enterprise Architecture & Design: Creating alignment between business strategy and enterprise architecture strategy; translating strategy into technical design requirements, and Insurance industry-specific solution implementation.
We are focused, dedicated and skilled at what we do, and do not claim to “do it all”. What we do, we do exceptionally well. We take great care when assisting our clients in selecting technologies – both Cloud and on-premise, based on proven experience in providing the best combination of value and effectiveness. We know how to apply these technologies to best help our customers achieve their short-term and longer-term strategic business goals. We carefully choose our markets because we have years of experience building industry-specific IT solutions. We endeavor to speak to our customers using their industry and business language, so that we understand and share their business concerns. We combine industry depth and technology focus to provide our clients with a balanced, real-world perspective. This combination earns trust and credibility with our clients and allows us to deliver outstanding results.
Key Capabilities: Architecture & Design: Providing best practices for design, development and deployment of modern, enterprise-grade software solutions. Development: Building new, or enhancing existing business applications for a variety of deployment models – Cloud, On-premise, Hybrid, leveraging a range of target devices and OS platforms such as Browser/Web, Smartphone, Tablet and PC. Migration: Planning, designing and migrating legacy applications to modern Cloud and on- premise platforms. Technology Expertise:
Key Capabilities: Middleware Planning & Strategy: Providing recommendations and best practices for the design, development and deployment of middleware and SOA solutions using BizTalk, Azure Service Bus, and other leading integration tools and platforms. Application Integration: Implementing EAI/ ESB/ SOA solutions, integrating data, applications and processes between on-premise systems and/ or off-premise (Cloud) services. Single Sign-on (SSO): Implementing solutions that provide a seamless user experience and federated security between on-premise systems and Cloud services. Technology Expertise:
Key Capabilities: Strategy & Consulting: Establishing Cloud implementation strategies; providing recommendations for design, development and deployment of Cloud-based and hybrid solutions; assessing and establishing Cloud migration and integration strategies through a set of tailored consulting services, including: Cloud Readiness Assessment: Identifying Business Goals, Strategic Objectives and Tactical (Short term) Goals, Areas of Impact, Roles and Responsibilities, Processes and Capabilities within each Area of Impact, Perform Gap Analysis per Capability/ Process and Developing the TCO/ROI Model. Cloud Integration Roadmap: Define organizational Cloud Adoption Strategy, Application/System Portfolio Rationalization, Define Cloud migration sequence, schedule and timeline. Cloud Integration Implementation: Define Cloud Integration solution architecture, Develop Cloud integration solutions, Testing, Deployment and Operationalizing.
Provides insight and clarity on opportunities, while outlining strategies that address typical challenges associated with adoption of Cloud technologies, including: • Ensuring organizational readiness, i.e. alignment/gaps between Cloud computing strategy, IT and Business strategy. • Identifying and validating Cloud opportunities, validating TCO/ROI model, business case. • Providing Solution Architecture recommendations for seamless integration between on-premise assets and Cloud services/ resources; Proof of Concepts. • Defining a selective approach and reliable Cloud adoption strategy and roadmap, while maintaining business continuity and quality of IT services. Establishes a strategic approach for adoption and transition to Cloud technologies: • What is achievable today • What should/ should not move to the Cloud • What to anticipate in the future Identifies potential issues and risks, and identified strategies to mitigate these barriers: • Provide guidance on solution architecture, best design and development practices. • Cut implementation times, bridge learning curve and resource gaps.