Archemy's business technology solutions leverage innovative technologies to sustain and improve existing business capabilities as well as create breakthrough ones. Archemy's current focus areas include technology solutions for the Finance (FinTech), Healthcare (HealthTech), Information Services (InfoServTech), Retail (RetailTech), and Technology (TechTech) industries. Archemy's main TechTech focus at this time is on a suite of knowledge management tools used to create and manage catalogs of reusable solutions in various industries. Archemy's business technology solutions leverage the latest technologies (e.g., social collaboration, mobile computing, big data analytics, cloud computing, IoT) and corresponding Technology Enablers on the market today.
Archemy™ focuses on technology-enabled business model innovation in the financial sector. Such innovation can disrupt existing industry structures and blur industry boundaries, facilitate strategic disintermediation, revolutionize how firms create and deliver products and services, create significant privacy, regulatory and law-enforcement challenges. Archemy's community of FinTech Archemists provides a gateway for entrepreneurship, and seed opportunities for growth and success. Archemy's Fintech focus areas includes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-driven solutions, Digital Banking, and Mortgage/Payments management and analytics.
This reusable solution was originally created to perform market research based on sentiment analysis to target specific financial services to customers. The solution may be used in other industries to drive targeted marketing of other non-financial products and services.
Archemy™ also focuses on technology-enabled business model innovation in the healthcare sector Archemy's target customers include consumers, payors, providers, and employers. The North American health IT market is expected to reach $104 billion by 2020. A majority of this growth is attributed to the growing adoption of various healthcare IT solutions by healthcare providers in order to meet the heightened regulatory requirements for patient care and safety, increasing need to curtail the soaring healthcare costs, and growing need to improve the quality of healthcare while maintaining the operational efficiency of healthcare organizations. Archemy's HealthTech innovation focus areas include IoT and AI-driven healthcare, digital hospital solutions, mobile healthcare, medical Device, and other solutions that support changes in how healthcare is administered, both from a care and financial perspective.
This solution incorporates ETL and semantic processing to assign ontology-driven tags to content as it is inserted into a warehouse that supports collaboration among research groups. It leverages Big Data and Ontology Management technologies.
This solution reuses Archemy's generic ArchNav™ knowledge search engine TechTech product to implement a Lymphoma diagnosis software application for a major hospital. Archemy™ is also using ArchNav™ as part of its proprietary best practice business solution recommender system.
InfoServTech covers software technologies and tech-enabled products aimed at sustaining or improving existing information services as well as creating innovative ways to provide such services to customers. Besides suppliers of database information, the information services industry includes companies that offer consulting. To be competitive, information services companies must utilize the most advanced information technology available. Archemy™ is working with several clients and developing reusable best practice InfoServTech assets.
The retail industry is a sector of the economy that is comprised of individuals and companies engaged in the selling of finished products to end user consumers. RetailTech covers software technologies and tech-enabled products aimed at sustaining or improving existing retail processes as well as creating innovative ways to provide retail services to customers. Archemy™ is currently involved in the development and monetization of several RetailTech solutions for non-store retailers.
This solution enables easy storage and pairing of structured and unstructured data and is used as part of a blockchain-powered marketplace platform to run analyses that lead to targeted sales.
The focus of TechTech is to leverage the latest advances in technology to develop innovative and competitive technology solutions for businesses and end-users. Archemy's ArchCellerator™ Lab is currently focused on emerging technologies in the areas user experiences, connected ecosystems, cognitive computing, hyperscale computing, enterprise and solution architecture, enterprise analytics, infrastructure, and digital security. Archemy™ has also developed a knowledge management platform and a suite of tools that are applicable to any industry. The platform and tooling enables Archemy™ to catalog and harness tacit/explicit knowledge as well as new/refined tacit and explicit knowledge that may be extracted from available information in real-time. Using this knowledge management platform and tooling enables businesses to increasingly become more autonomous in their decision making and therefore more competitive at a reduced cost. Archemy™ also uses its knowledge management platform and tools suite to catalog and recommend best practice reusable technology solutions to business problems faced by its customers in many industries.
This Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) solution is applicable to any business in any industry. It reuses Archemy's own EAM tool kit (EAMTk™) solution. Furthermore, this solution may be easily modified to automate any process relevant to a business via BPaaS and an optional AI chatbot/RoboAdvisor.
This solution is a generic knowledge management platform that may be used to harness and catalog existing tacit/explicit knowledge as well as new/refined tacit/explicit knowledge extracted from information in real time. It is currently used by Archemy™ to catalog and recommend best practice reusable technology solutions to business problems.
Enablers are the technologies with which Archemy and its community of Archemists are experienced. These technologies may includes tools, stacks, and platforms that Archemy and/or its Archemists have employed to create value in past projects or to develop reusable business solutions. Since Archemy focuses on various BizTechs (See Technology Solutions), it may also get involved in the creation of innovative technology enablers. It is often the case that new enablers are required to put together competitive business solutions targeted to solving problems in specific industries. Archemy uses high-level technology categories to groups the enablers. These various categories include User Experiences, Connected Ecosystems, Cognitive Computing, Hyperscale Computing, Enterprise & Solution Architecture, Enterprise Analytics, Infrastructure, and Digital Security.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of BizTech solutions aimed at transforming experiences with immersive human computer interactions and behavior driven systems of engagement in various industries. These enabling technologies include social collaboration ecosystems / smart agents platforms, social listening facilities, interactive manuals facilities, gamification platforms, video collaboration platforms, gesture-based-solutions framework, Smart TV solutions platforms, and AR/VR development environments.
The creation of immersive and holographic apps need tools designed to take advantage of the Windows Mixed Reality APIs. The Hololens Development Environment used to develop Archemy™’s ArchViz™ solution includes Visual Studio 2015 and the Windows 10 SDK, the Hololens emulator, and the Unity game engine.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of BizTech solutions aimed at building smart and connected worlds across people, processes, devices, organizations, and systems in various industries. These enabling technologies include IoT backbone platforms, telematics / infotainment tools, drones and wearables interfaces, vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to vehicle facilities, IoM & robotics platforms, home to infrastructure and home to home facilities, and Smart Cities frameworks.
AWS IoT is a platform that enables users to connect devices to AWS Services and other devices, secure data and interactions, process and act upon device data, and enable applications to interact with devices even when they are offline. Archemy™’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses AWS IoT to manage device data.
Google Cloud IoT is a set of services that allow users to connect, manage, and ingest data from globally dispersed devices, process and analyze/visualize it in real time, and implement operational changes and take needed action. Archemy™’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses Google Cloud IoT to manage device data.
Microsoft Azure IoT services allow users to collect data from their devices, analyze data streams in-motion, store and query large data sets, visualize both real-time and historical data, integrate with back-office systems, and manage their devices. Archemy™’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses Azure IoT to manage device data.
Watson IoT used with the IBM Bluemix platform provides application access to IoT devices and data. Users can compose visualization dashboards, analytics apps, and mobile IoT apps. Archemy™’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses Watson IoT on Bluemix to create applications that feed insights to enterprise applications.
IoT Cloud helps businesses monetize their investment In IoT by routing data generated from connected devices directly into Salesforce, where sales, service, marketing, and other teams can act on it. Archemy™ is evaluating the use of SalesForce IoT in pair with its Heterogeneous Data Management Platform to manage marketing insights.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of BizTech solutions aimed at lending human abilities to enterprise software through adaptive solutions for intelligent digital transformation in various industries. These enabling technologies include digital automation fabrics, geospatial insights tools, and data visualization widget libraries.
Watson is available as a set of open APIs and SaaS products. It can understands all forms of data, interact naturally with people, and learn and reason, at scale. Archemy™’s EAMTk™ solution uses IBM Watson to learn and reason as it interacts with users applying EAM processes and it also provide a chatbot/RoboAdvisor to engage in dialog.
Saffron's Natural Intelligence Platform is a self-learning AI platform for individual personalization for predicting next best action, service, or care for people and machines. It uses a memory based approach for learning and reasoning that is quite accurate in predicting what should happen next. Archemy™ is evaluating Saffron for its EAMTk™ solution.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of BizTech solutions aimed at powering large and complex computing requirements for data sciences, intelligence and real time responsiveness in various industries. These enabling technologies include activity intelligence management tools, extreme processing platforms, hyperscale applications platforms, and grid management tools.
Apache Spark™ is a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing. Spark runs on Hadoop, Mesos, standalone, or in the cloud. It can access diverse data sources including HDFS, Cassandra, HBase, and S3. Apache Spark is used to power Archermy™’s Real-Time Social Sentiment Analyzer solution Archifact.
Apache Kafka™ is used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It makes it possible to publish and subscribe to streams of records, store them in a fault-tolerant way, and process them as they occur. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, and wicked fast. It is used in Archermy™’s Real-Time Social Sentiment Analyzer solution Archifact.
StreamSets is a data operations platform that allows users to efficiently develop batch and streaming dataflows, operate them with full visibility and control, and easily evolve their architecture over time. It runs on a hosted Cloud or on-premise. It is used in Archermy™’s Real-Time Social Sentiment Analyzer solution Archifact.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of TechTech solutions (e.g., methodologies, approaches, processes, tools, patterns, architectures, frameworks, and platforms). The resulting TechTech solutions are meant to be applicable to all industries to help guide innovation, drive (digital) transformations, and engineer/monitor software applications that meet the demand of robust next-generation web scale business solutions with respect to speed, agility, and scalability. These enabling technologies include Internet software & services platform components, on-demand platform components, mobile software & services platforms and related components, cloud application integration tools, rapid mobile app development platforms, file synchronization tools, bitcoin and blockchain facilities, alternative data sources support components, and agile software development facilities allowing continuous integration and continuous Inspection.
IBM Bluemix is a cloud-based platform as a service (PaaS). It supports several programming languages and services as well as integrated DevOps to build, run, deploy and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry and runs on the SoftLayer infrastructure. Archemy’s knowledge management platform runs on Bluemix.
Oracle ADF Essentials is an end-to-end Java EE framework that simplifies application development by providing out-of-the-box infrastructure services and a visual and declarative development experience. It is s a free packaging of technologies from Oracle ADF that does not require licensing. Archemy’s ArchNav™ solution Archifact™ uses Oracle ADF.
Eclipse RAP is a Java development environment for modular desktop, browser and mobile business apps. It provides a powerful widget toolkit and integrates with technologies such as OSGi and JEE. RAP apps may be written entirely in Java, re-use code and benefit from first-class IDE tools. Archemy's HDMP archifact is an Eclipse RAP application.
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean pragmatic design. Django leverages the Bootstrap web framework to support the development of secure, fast, and scalable web apps. Archemy™ created a Dynamic Multimedia Site Generator reusable solution archifacts for the Cadillac LaSalle club.
Hibernate ORM and OGM are open-source libraries for apps that interact with persistent data. Hibernate ORM provides an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) to SQL databases. OGM reuses Hibernate ORM’s engine but persists entities into a NoSQL datastore. Archemy™’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses Hibernate ORM and OGM.
MongoDB is a highly scalable and flexible document database with advanced query and indexing capabilities. Archemy’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses Hybernate OGM to store and retrieve NoSQL data from MongoDB’s collections of documents that function as the equivalent of relational database tables.
Neo4j is a highly scalable, native graph database purpose-built to leverage not only data but also data relationships. Neo4j's native graph storage and processing engine deliver constant, real-time performance. Archemy™’s Heterogeneous Data Management Platform uses Hybernate OGM to store and retrieve NoSQL data from Neo4j.
Force.com is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows the development and deployment of cloud-based applications and websites, which can be created via their Cloud IDE and deployed quickly to Force.com’s multi-tenant servers. Archemy™ is evaluating the use of Force.com as a Cloud platform for its Knowledge Management Platform.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry is an open source PaaS that lets developers create and deploy apps on the Cloud. It abstracts the underlying infrastructure needed to run a cloud, letting you focus on building Cloud apps. Archemy’s Knowledge Management Platform leverages Cloud Foundry and its wide array of development frameworks, services and Cloud types.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of BizTech solutions that enable better intelligence and analytics in all industries. These enabling technologies include Big Data analytics platforms, AI/robotics platforms, Deep Learning tools, facilities that offload mainframe processing to Hadoop, Information Management Suites, and text, images, and video analytics capabilities.
SentiWordNet is a lexical resource explicitly devised for supporting sentiment classification and opinion mining applications. SentiWordNet assigns to each synset of WordNet three sentiment scores: positivity, negativity, objectivity. Archemy™’s Real-Time Social Sentiment Analyzer solution uses SentiWordNet for opinion mining.
Hadoop is an ecosystem of open source components that enable the storage, processing, and analysis of data. Cloudera's CDH open source platform, is the most popular distribution of Hadoop. Archemy™’s Real-Time Social Sentiment Analyzer and Health Metering Platform solutions use Hadoop’s Spark to develop and iterate on statistical models.
Oracle’s Big Data Analytics platform includes multiple systems handling data acquisition, loading, storage, management, analysis, integration and presentation to enable data science and machine learning at scale. Archemy™’s Health Metering Platform solution uses Oracle Big Data Analytics to develop and iterate on statistical models.
IBM’s Big Data & Analytics platform allows the use of advanced analytic techniques against large, diverse data sets including structured/unstructured and streaming/batch, and different sizes from terabytes to zettabytes. Archemy™ is evaluating using IBM Big Data & Analytics to develop and iterate on statistical models for its Health Metering Platform solution.
SAP’s Big Data Analytics platform is open and capable of handling not only transactional but also analytics workloads. It also supports integration with other technologies such as Hadoop. Archemy™ is evaluating the use of SAP Big Data & Analytics to develop and iterate on statistical models for its Health Metering Platform solution.
The MicroStrategy Analytics platform connects to Hadoop distributors like Cloudera, and Pivotal. It performs interactive SQL queries via Cloudera Impala, Apache Spark, Pivotal HAWQ, and Facebook Presto. Archemy™ is evaluating using Microstrategy Analytics to develop/iterate on statistical model for its Health Metering Platform solution.
OpenText Analytics Suite combines Big Data Analytics and Information Hub (iHub) to support data preparation/exploration, advanced analytics, and sharing/socializing results in interactive visualizations or reports. Archemy™ is evaluating the use of Open Text Analytics to develop and iterate on statistical models for its Health Metering Platform solution.
Tableau solves the challenge of ad hoc Big Data analysis/reporting by making it easy to share findings within complex data sets to non-analysts and answer post-analysis or reporting business questions. Archemy™ is evaluating the use of Tableau Big Data Analysis to develop/iterate on statistical models for its Health Metering Platform solution.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of BizTech solutions supported by next generation infrastructures in all industries.These enabling technologies include data centers transformation capabilities, private Cloud setups, Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities, Software Defined Storage (SDS) capabilities, Azure in a box-like frameworks, and specialized hardware interfaces.
The Floodlight is an open Java-based SDN controller. It is designed to work with the growing number of switches, routers, virtual switches, and access points that support the OpenFlow standard, which provides a controller protocol to modify the behavior of networking devices. Archemy™ is currently using FloodLight in its ArchNet™ prototype.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, and allows quick scaling of capacity as computing requirements change. Archemy™’s knowledge management tools run on Amazon EC2.
Rackspace Cloud is the brand name for Rackspace Hosting Inc.'s cloud storage services, which includes Cloud Files, Cloud Block Storage and Cloud Backup. Rackspace also manages vendor Clouds including AWS and Microsoft Azure. Archemy™ is evaluating the use of Rackspace Cloud as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for its knowledge management tools.
This category includes enabling technology tools/stacks/platforms that support the development of emerging BizTech solutions that are secure & compliant.These enabling technologies include data privacy suites, integrated security dashboards, security management tools with Identity Access Intelligence, Cloud User Management Centers, and Cybersecurity capabilities.
Apache Fortress is an access management system that provides role-based access control, delegated administration and password policy services with LDAP. Archemy™ currently uses Fortress as the main component of its ArchSec™ solution that provides centralized security services for all of Archemy™ knowledge management tools.
To support its unique set of consulting service groups, Archemy™ uses an Agile Enterprise Architecture Management (AEAM™)-driven business technology consulting approach that further divides Archemy™'s service lines and assembles them into strategic and tactical service areas and sub-areas. The AEAM™ approach leverages a proprietary Enterprise Architecture Management framework that enhances TOGAF© with knowledge and innovation management as well as other capabilities. The AEAM™ approach allows the creation of custom sets of Enterprise Architecture-driven offerings based on more granular phased-activities defined in Archemy™'s ArchDev™ business technology solution development life cyle methodology. ArchDev™ and its Architecture Evolution Life Cycle (AELC™) complement and address DevOps inefficiencies in the area of architecture management. AEAM™ works hand-in-hand with Archemy™ Knowledge Management Tools Suite to provide optimal support for innovation management, architectural evolution, and reuse of best practice assets at each step along the way. AEAM™ guides the selection of methods to follow and suitable approaches to solving business problems are arrived at by piecing together services offered by Archemy™ as part of its consulting service lines. Archemy™’s combined practice of Enterprise Architecture guided innovation and adaptive reuse via knowledge management helps its customers drive successful transmutations by architecting and delivering competitive, sustainable, and cost effective solutions.
As noted in the above, Archemy™’s service lines are granular and they can also be tailored and pieced together via AEAM™ to the level at which they are delivered (i.e., Enterprise, Portfolio, or Project level) to match the specific needs of customers on a per consulting project basis. In addition, the actual processes corresponding to these service lines have been implemented and packaged into offerings that can be executed using Archemy™’s EAMTk™ BPMaaS tool. For each service line, Archemy™ offers separate service areas that are either strategic or tactical as follows: Innovative Business Transmutation Strategic (IBTS™) services and Innovative Business Transmutation Tactical (IBTD™) services. These two service areas each focus on guiding and driving people, processes and technology as part of the Innovative Business Transmutation (IBT™) strategy elicitation and strategy execution respectively. Each one of these two service areas are further divided into two respective service sub-areas including IBTS™ Vision and Strategy & Planning, and IBTD™ Governance and Architecture Management.
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The IBT Strategic AEAM™ Futurization service area focuses on guiding and driving people, processes and technology to elicit an IBT™ vision and an associated strategy/plan for a futurization transmutation. It is comprised of two corresponding sets of AEAM™ service offerings that are described in detail in the tile description document.
The IBT™ Tactical AEAM™ Futurization service area focuses on guiding and driving people, processes and technology to execute an IBT™ futurization transmutation strategy. It is comprised of AEAM™ service offerings sets for Governance, and Bus. Platform Architecture Management that are described in detail in the tile description document.