INTERNET SOLUTIONS & ONTOLOGY SYSTEMS SHARE STAGE AT MANAGEMENT WORLD AFRICA Thursday 10 July 2008 PDF Print A leading South African Converged Communication Services Provider demonstrates smooth the path to NGOSS through agile virtual service models London, UK, July 10, 2008 – Richard Askham, Senior Operations Manager – Systems at Internet Solutions, the South African based Converged Communication Services Provider, has teamed up with Benedict Enweani, CEO of Ontology Systems, to share their experience of a smooth path to NGOSS through agile virtual service models with the audience at the TM Forum’s inaugural Management World Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 14-17, 2008. The joint presentation, entitled ‘Case Study: Smoothing the Path to NGOSS through agile virtual service models using a practical semantic approach to legacy systems is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 at 10am, and will show delegates how a new project within Internet Solutions focuses on lean operations by re-interpreting the fragmented and partially overlapping data silos held in mission critical OSS/BSS systems as a virtual semantic service model using Ontology Systems’ OSS/CAD™ product. With the use of OSS/CAD to improve the understanding and management of key business and operational services, Internet Solutions is at the forefront of applying ontologies and semantics to deliver a breakthrough approach to reinterpret business, operational and infrastructural data as a single, virtual Unified Service Model. Richard Askham, Senior Operations Manager - Systems, Internet Solutions commented: “Internet Solutions has grown rapidly from an ISP to become South Africa’s premier Converged Communication Services Provider. The challenge of managing sophisticated services running over converged IP/MPLS networks and Data Center infrastructures, with COTS systems, is very difficult. Ontology System’s OSS/CAD provides us with a unique capability to understand and manage this complexity.“ The presentation will explain how the semantic approach offers a way to deftly avoid obstacles presented by legacy silos and naturally minimizes/removes the need to change existing systems. Delegates will learn about the experiences gained applying the virtual model to delver data integrity, runtime service-centric flexibility and Service Impact Analysis (SIA). Benedict Enweani, CEO of Ontology commented: “OSS/CAD has enabled Internet Solutions to understand and maximise the value of the data within the infrastructure of their operational support systems.” He added: “This virtual Unified Service Model gives Internet Solutions a single, transparent knowledge-based view of the services that run across their systems. In turn, this provides a set of applications which include Service Impact Analysis, Data Integrity Management and Change Management.” Ontology will be showcasing OSS/CAD at their booth in conference to demonstrate the breakthrough innovation achieved with Internet Solutions. - ends - About Ontology Systems Ontology Systems is radically simplifying the way in which service providers (ISPs, CSPs and MSPs) manage and understand their operational systems. Ontology’s OSS/CAD is at the forefront of applying ontologies and semantics to deliver a breakthrough approach; reinterpreting business, operational and infrastructural data as a single, virtual Unified Service Model. Based in London, Ontology was founded in 2006 by Benedict Enweani and Leo Zancani and is privately owned. Investors in Ontology include Celtic House Venture Partners and Eden Ventures, whose proven track record of early stage investment successes include Cramer Systems, Apertio, nCipher and Ubiquity. For more information, please visit www.ontology.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Market Accelerator Ltd in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.