15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives
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What McAfee's acquisition of Stonesoft means for the companies and their customers

What McAfee's acquisition of Stonesoft means for the companies and their customers | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Computer Weekly looks at what McAfee's acquisition of Stonesoft means for the companies and their customers
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Company Name:Mcafee 

Economic activity segment: Anti-Virus

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Acquired StoneSoft

 

Summary:

 

McAfee acquires a modern firewall technology to bolster and round out its network security offerings, while Stonesoft gets the backing of a strong brand, including access to McAfee's global customers, technical and sales support, and distribution networks and channel.

 

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Facebook to acquire UK startup Monoidics

Facebook to acquire UK startup Monoidics | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Facebook is to acquire UK startup Monoidics, which makes code verification and analysis tools and specialises in detecting coding errors
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Company Name: Facebook

Economic activity segment:

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Facebook acquired Monoidics for app security

 

Summary:

 

Facebook is seeking to improve the reliability of its mobile apps, which have been criticised for being slow and unreliable. With the acquisition of Monoidics will allow Facebook to improve the speed at which it can verify that the apps are secure and bug-free.

 

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Case study: Car supermarket deploys cloud for agility and business expansion

Case study: Car supermarket deploys cloud for agility and business expansion | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
With inconsistent IT infrastructure and dated hardware hindering growth and expansion plans, Motorpoint turned to private cloud.
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Company Name: Motorpoint

Economic activity segment: Development TIme

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

 

Summary:

 

Motorpoint wanted a robust IT infrastructure that would not only help it open new sites quickly, but also make its existing sites more efficient. They implemented a private cloud-based service called n4Cloud from Node4. Their infrastructure was replaced with a cloud platform, which the IT team can update and back up centrally without the need to upgrade the IT at each of its sites individually.

 

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Tesco.com uses agile development offshore to roll out internationally

Tesco.com uses agile development offshore to roll out internationally | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Tesco has used agile methodology, co-ordinating a team of 100 offshore developers, to roll out the Tesco.com website internationally.
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Company Name: Tesco

Economic activity segment: Development time

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Agile Development

Summary:

 

Agile Development was used to increase development time of creating Tesco’s website. By coordinating a team of 100 offshore developers to roll out the website internationally.  Agile works best when the teams are colocated.

 

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Security finally able to enable business, says Voltage

Security finally able to enable business, says Voltage | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
New security technologies are finally making it easier for security to enable the business and drive value, says Voltage Security
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Company Name: Voltage

Economic activity segment: Cloud computing

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Cloud computing for data-centric approah

 

Summary:

 

Cloud, big data and mobile have driven a more data-centric approach to security that has been made easier by the maturity of technologies such as encryption and tokenization which Voltage will now use in their business.

 

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M&S uses instore IT to train staff in multi-channel retail

M&S uses instore IT to train staff in multi-channel retail | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Marks & Spencer is using instore iPads and kiosks to train staff to support its multichannel retail strategy.
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Company Name: Marks & Spencer

Economic activity segment: Retail

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider: Ipad, own software

 

Summary:

M&S will provide their stores with Ipads and touchscreen displays for useage of costumers and employees. The costumers can watch a variety of their products, the employees have a better insight in what's in stock. Also they will be provided with extra mobile training solutions for the employees. The training will be uploaded on the Ipads and will cover new products as well as better service for costumers.

 

Objectives achieved:

Better service for costumers, easy and cheap training method

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Case study: Advantage Travel Centres implements UC infrastructure for mobile workers

Case study: Advantage Travel Centres implements UC infrastructure for mobile workers | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Advantage Travel Centres has implemented unified communications (UC) to improve the connectivity of employees while out of the office, which in turn improves the customer experience for its members.
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Company Name: Advantage Travel Centres

Economic activity segment: Travel agency

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:  ShoreTel Unified Communications Platform by Proximity Communications

 

Summary:

Perry Weintraub, head of IT, chose this communications platform because it gives them the opportunity the directly divert incoming calls to the office of a member agency. This way there was no need to first get the information from the caller, then call to that agency, let them deal with the problem and recieve a call back. All of these steps can just be left behind now that they can directly send the  call there.

 

Objectives achieved:

Better and faster communications between offices and costumers.

 

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Credit Suisse is latest finance firm to launch app store

Credit Suisse is latest finance firm to launch app store | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Credit Suisse is set to launch an online technology marketplace focused on providing apps to investment banking and hedge fund sectors.
Tijl Werbrouck's insight:

Company Name: Credit Suisse

Economic activity segment: Financing

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider: The eCO Financial Technology marketplace

 

Summary:

Looking at the succes of the app store of Credit Agricole, which has had a lot of viewers and feedback, they have developped their own App Store. It puts the costumers closer to them and they can make suggestions. Its main goal  is to reduce cost in IT and give the costumer the best chance to get the contract they're looking for.

 

Objectives achieved:

Reduced IT cost, improved service

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eBay to harness bricks and mortar to grow online retail

eBay to harness bricks and mortar to grow online retail | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Ebay is working with Argos to provide merchants that use its online platform with a local pick-up point for UK shoppers.
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Company Name: eBay

Economic activity segment:

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Decrease delivery and create flexible pick-up times.

 

Summary:

 

The service offered by eBay is for merchants that do not have physical sites for customers to collect their online purchases from. This is in reaction to increased demand for click and collect services so customers can benefit from no delivery charges and flexible pick-up times.

 

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Pinewood Studios slashes backup and recovery times

Pinewood Studios slashes backup and recovery times | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Pinewood Studios Group has slashed its backup and recovery times and achieved robust data protection through server virtualisation
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Company Name: Pinewood Studios

Economic activity segment:

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Join ShopDirect to cut backup and recovery time.

 

Summary:

 

To cut backup and recovery times, Pinewood Studios applied three requirements: ease of use, low maintenance and replication. Veeam turned out to be the perfect fit and came well within budget. Veeam was able to do real-time monitoring and alerting, capacity planning, documentation and management reporting.

 

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IBM interns join ShopDirect to combine gamification and Twitter analysis

IBM interns join ShopDirect to combine gamification and Twitter analysis | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Undergraduate ShopDirect interns spent the summer with IBM on a project using gamification and Twitter to engage with customers
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Company Name: IBM

Economic activity segment:

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

Trendification

 

Summary:

 

The team worked on a project called Trendification which investigate ways to improve personalisation and engagement with customers. The project uses an online fantasy football-like game, hosted on a prototype website, which challenges users to pick items of clothing they think will be trendy.

 

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Toyota e-learning upgrade aims to cut mechanics' training time by up to a year

Toyota e-learning upgrade aims to cut mechanics' training time by up to a year | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Car distributor Toyota Motor Europe is turning to e-learning to manage the training and certification of more than 18,000 technicians and engineers in its dealership network.
Tijl Werbrouck's insight:

Company Name: Toyota

Economic activity segment: e-learning

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

e-learning to train maintenance

Summary:

 

Toyota Motor Europe has been using e-learning to train maintenance technicians and sales staff. The company upgraded to the latest version of its Learning Management System (LMS). The goal was for technicians and other staff in Toyota outlets to be able to keep their skills up to date, without having to be re-certified when their accreditation expires.

 

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McDonald's to engage with tech-savvy customers in restaurants

McDonald's to engage with tech-savvy customers in restaurants | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
McDonald’s is engaging with customers by implementing interactive technologies in its restaurants.
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Company Name: McDonald's

Economic activity segment:

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider:

 

Summary:

 

The fast-food chain is exploring technologies including self-serve kiosks, tablets and 3D printing to attract tech-savvy customers.

 

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Global real estate firm gets edge with cloud and mobile upgrade

Global real estate firm gets edge with cloud and mobile upgrade | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield has achieved competitive advatage by embracing cloud and mobility
Tijl Werbrouck's insight:

Company Name: Cushman & Wakefield

Economic activity segment: Real Estate

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider: Cloud computing : Corporate email with Office 365

customer relationship management with  SalesForce

storage with Box.com

HR with Oracle

service desk with ServiceNow.com

 

Summary:

They didn't want to maintain and own their own infrastructure if there were services out there that could do it better and cheaper.

They do see that several of the mobile services they provide prove to be difficult to use for BlackBerry users. Because if the mobility they expect an increase in mobile data use, and an increase in Wifi capabilities.

 

Objectives achieved:

Reduced upkeep cost, technical innovation with clouds, mobile coverage

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UKtech50: Jagpal Jheeta, Marks & Spencer

At Computer Weekly’s annual UKtech50 event, Jagpal Jheeta, M&S discussed IT innovation in a multi-channel retail world to an audience of CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders who are driving the creation of a high-tech...
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Company Name: Marks & Spencer

Economic activity segment: Food & Clothing

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider: Digital Lab

 

Summary:

The main objective is to search continuously for new ways for their IT department to improve. For this they have an entire team set-up, and they search for ways to multi-channel their effective solutions

 

Objectives achieved:

Attracting talent, becoming a leading firm in their IT department

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London Assembly launches Smart London Plan

London Assembly launches Smart London Plan | 15 showcases where businesses have implemented ICT within their organisation to achieve business objectives | Scoop.it
The London Assembly has released its Smart London Plan, which highlights how innovative technologies can be used to help sustain future growth of the capital.
Tijl Werbrouck's insight:

Company Name: London Assembly

Economic activity segment: Population growth

ICT solution name & vendor or service provider: Smart London Plan

 

Summary:

Because London is a growing city, the public services need to know how many people are going to live there in the future. The Smart Plan is an Open Data service that collects all vital information and predicts of what services their will be an increase in need in the future.

 

Objectives achieved:

Improved future costs estimation, population control

 

 

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