On time and under budget, with extra features squeezed in. That’s the result the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) experienced when adopting a new cloud strategy to alleviate constraints.

Speed matters to the IT managers of colleges and universities. These educators are in just as much a hurry as their colleagues in the business sector — maybe even more. Higher education institutions need fast and flexible technology platforms to support their students, generate revenue and better engage their faculty, students, students’ parents, alumni and support staff.

Boomi’s integration platform as a service (iPaaS) helps colleges and universities deepen their student engagement and increase staff productivity. It does so by unifying cloud systems with legacy, on-premise applications.

Further, Boomi simplifies the otherwise complex task of connecting and delivering data on an anytime, anywhere basis. Boomi also helps higher education institutions speed their IT-modernisation projects.


University of Technology Sydney, one of Australia’s largest universities, was in a hurry to modernise its IT systems. Most were on-premise, and most were also slow and inefficient.

To launch its modernisation program, UTS developed a plan it called Application 2020. This called for a phased approach to simplifying the university’s IT infrastructure, in part by migrating to a cloud-based SaaS environment.

Financial savings, though desired, were not the main driver. Instead, UTS wanted greater agility — the ability to deliver services to its over 44,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni with greater speed and efficiency.

Boomi to the rescue. “We selected Boomi due to its ease of use,” says UTS web and applications manager David O’Connor. “The university believed it would provide speed-to-market, which was of high importance.”

That belief proved right. Thanks to Boomi’s cloud-native, low-code integration platform, UTS could quickly and easily connect all its applications. The project even exceeded the school’s hopes. Boomi delivered additional features and functionality — at no extra cost and with no extra time needed for implementation.

“Our implementation of Boomi went better than we expected,” O’Connor says. “We finished on time, under budget, and even squeezed extra features in.”

UTS isn’t only schools that Boomi has helped. Higher education institutions around the world rely on Boomi to transform their digital systems. For higher education institutions in a hurry, Boomi provides the foundational technology and the speed necessary for success. 

Organisations around the world rely on Boomi to transform their digital systems. 

About this author

Andrew Birmingham is the director of the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit of which Dell Boomi is a corporate member. Members provide their insights and expertise for the benefit of the Which-50 community. Membership fees apply. 


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