Cape Clear in US
e-government rollout


7 Dec 2004

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Dublin-based web services firm Cape Clear has been selected to rollout a technology infrastructure integration solution for the US State of Wisconsin.

Cape Clear’s enterprise service bus (ESB) will e used to integrate a variety of applications, systems and data across the State to reduce IT costs while at the same time increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the State’s IT infrastructure.

The State of Wisconsin was faced with a common IT dilemma; the need to reduce expenditures, while improving the efficiency of existing programs, which encompass government-to-government, government-to-business, and government-to-citizen initiatives.

It required a cost-effective integration solution that would support all their existing IT systems and data, support new technologies, and enable the delivery of new online services.

“We have a wide range of different applications, data formats, skills, and requirements across the state,” commented Matt Miszewski, Wisconsin State CIO. “Traditional approaches to integrating that kind of diversity are too complex, proprietary, and expensive.

“The ESB provides us with a single bus that we can plug our applications into, it supports the systems and skills we already have, and gives us the flexibility to deliver new services, extending the value of our existing IT investments. Cape Clear’s ESB is already helping us to bring those assets together, and Cape Clear has proven to be a flexible partner as the project has developed,” Miszewski said.

“The State of Wisconsin is a textbook example of how the ESB is completely changing how we think about integration,” according to Annrai O’Toole, CEO at Cape Clear Software. “We now have a single infrastructure that supports all the different technology and diverse data formats around an organisation. It enables the delivery of new services-at a fraction of the time, cost, and complexity of traditional integration. The ESB is ushering in a new era of integration, one that focuses on the business problem rather than the technological one.”

By John Kennedy