Vodafone feeds innovation faster with the Fusion Factory
Customers have voted with their phones to make Vodafone Group the world’s top wireless phone carrier with more than 370 million customers in about 25 countries. The group employs some 60,000 people and has a significant presence in Continental Europe, the UK, the United States and the Far East. Their extensive range of telecommunications services includes both voice and data communications.
The group operates under two brand names – ‘Vodafone’ in the UK and Europe and ‘Verizon Wireless’ in the US. Many corporate customers and even whole industries use Vodafone’s machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to monitor and manage thousands to millions of devices locally and internationally.
A significant challenge for Vodafone was the delivery of an Oracle middleware platform in a rapid, flexible, repeatable way that could scale up. Guaranteeing platform delivery for development streams throughout their lifecycle (design, build, test, pre-production and production), was significantly affecting what could and could not be solutioned in the R&D space.
Logica‘s Fusion Factory was designed to consistently deliver leading edge, low cost, quality middleware platforms. Furthermore, it was designed to ensure a reduction of software development costs, and the costs associated with deployment into development and production.
Oracle and Logica have jointly created Fusion Factory based upon Logica’s Future Reference Architecture. It is a mix of Logica accelerators and Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Logica delivered a platform as a service to Vodafone that enabled the development team to apply ‘middleware as a service’ based solutions and thinking to their environment.
- is able to rapidly test and deliver innovative solutions with minimum investment, no long term commitment and lower risk. This enables new business ideas to be tested quickly and easily, ensuring the business can react and adapt without capital investment.
- can stand up platforms quickly and efficiently and stop paying for them as soon as they are no longer required. This significantly reduces delivery costs, timescales and commitments.
- can get more innovation out of their existing budget. By removing a lot of platform building costs and lead times, the solution enabled rapid deployment of ideas into working solutions.
- This makes innovative business ideas much more achievable.
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