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Transformation BUSINESS GOALS University of Technology Sydney (UTS) boasts 44,000 enrolled students, 300,000 alumni, approximately 4,000 staff members and about 300 IT workers across three campuses, all of whom receive services from the university. UTS has a lofty ambition — to prepare its students for a global workplace — and a sterling international reputation to uphold: It is the highest- performing university in Australia under 50 years of age. Looking to the future, UTS knew a data and application infrastructure that can keep up with the university's fast-growing enrollment and course offerings was needed. So, in mid-2016, UTS drafted its Application 2020 Strategy, focused on cloud-based application platforms to simplify the university's environment and gradually push workloads to the cloud and best- of-breed SaaS applications. TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES The university's data and application existing infrastructure was highly fragmented. There were too many applications in use by students, teachers and staff, and too many vendors to deal with. The data silos also made it hard for students to find the data they needed. Integration had been a consistent pain point, generating frequent complaints about how long it took to put new applications into production. UTS had a large on-premise integration footprint, but despite substantial investment, speed and performance remained unsatisfactory. UTS also faced issues on the business intelligence (BI) and data side. Separate teams worked with data from the same source system but used different processes and technology stacks to handle it. UTS Embraces Transformation With a Cloud-First Strategy to Move Beyond Legacy Technology UTS deployed the Boomi unified integration platform to build a modern IT architecture that will rapidly deliver services to faculty, students, staff and alumni. C A S E S T U D Y Financial savings, while desired, weren't the main driver for a cloud shi. Boomi was selected due to its ease of use, as the university believed it would provide speed to market, which was of high importance. David O'Connor, Web and Applications Manager, UTS

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