Corso Opens Melbourne Office to Support Australasia Clients

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New Office Supports Corso’s Strategic Planning Platform that Unites Enterprise Architecture, IT and Business Into a Single Platform for Managing Change

“Our business continues to expand in key industries in Australia, such as in banking, government and defense. As global demand for our Strategic Planning Platform continues to increase, we will expand to support that growth.” -- Martin Owen, CEO, Corso

Corso, a global solutions and consulting firm specializing in enterprise architecture, business process and strategic planning, today announced the expansion of its operations to Australia with the opening of an office in Melbourne. The office will provide sales and support for Corso’s Strategic Planning Platform that encompasses enterprise architecture, IT and business process into a single platform for turning ideas into action.

Corso Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. will be headed by Chris Boys, CEO of Corso Australia Pacific. Boys has more than 40 years of IT and management experience at companies such as EAP Australasia and Prologic. The Corso office is located at Level 10, 50 Market St., Melbourne 3000, Victoria, +61 1300 916617. Corso is headquartered in Leamington Spa, UK, and has an office in New York, NY.

Editor’s Note: Editors are invited to hear Corso CEO Martin Owen present at The Open Group Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on Wed., April 17, at 11:45 am. Owen will speak about “Pragmatic IT Road-mapping with ArchiMate®,” a look at how ArchiMate can be used to implement full IT roadmapping in an enterprise architecture. To attend, please contact Mary Hain.

“Our business continues to expand in key industries in Australia, such as in banking, government and defense,” said Martin Owen, CEO, Corso Ltd. “We can now better serve our Australasia clients with local support for our strategic planning, enterprise architecture and business process solutions. As global demand for our Strategic Planning Platform continues to increase, we will expand our local resources to support that growth.”

In related news, Corso announced support for the latest version of ArchiMate® for IBM Rational System Architect® 2.2. The new release offers road mapping, transition planning and cost/budgeting for projects and work packages and other enhancements. The Open Group has certified Corso’s implementation of ArchiMate in its Strategic Planning Platform, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that leverages cloud technology to provide world-class enterprise architecture (EA) and strategic planning capabilities for managing change and speeding implementation.

Corso’s Strategic Planning Platform is a comprehensive solution that integrates enterprise architecture, IT and strategic planning into a fully-charged change process that uses cloud technology to elevate decision-making to a strategic level. This approach unites business and architecture views into one central platform and leverages existing tools and the Web to share information and decision-making across various teams within the organization.

The platform includes ArchiMate 2.0, IBM Rational System Architect for enterprise architecture, IBM Rational Focal Point® for portfolio management, IBM Rational Team Concert® for software and project delivery and IBM Rational Asset Manager® for asset management. IBM Jazz® delivers a federated view of information from sources across the organization. The platform also includes integrations to Yammer, Salesforce.com, Twitter and other popular social media platforms. It is available as an SaaS option, on-premise or standard perpetual license solution.

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Founded in 2011, Corso is headquartered in Leamington Spa, UK, with offices in New York and Sydney. A global solutions and consulting firm, Corso offers expertise in the areas of enterprise architecture and strategic planning. The company assists organizations in streamlining their process for adopting change through their Strategic Planning Platform and software solutions. Corso is an IBM Business Partner.

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