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The Boeing Company chooses IBM Cognos 10

The aviation leader discusses the 10-1 payback and smooth upgrade they've seen from IBM Cognos 10
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Company name : The Boeing Company

Economic activity : Aerospace and defense

ICT solution : IBM cognos 10

 

Military customers are challenging the company to do things better , smarter , cheaper , faster. This programs gives the solution to pull information together in such a complex organization they work in. Cognos is a unique application that gives the ability to come to one centralized place , and speak one language .

 

The business advantages are significant savings able to pay their investments .They experienced the  most Rapid payback ever, because they can keep up with the demand using this program. It helps to make timely decisions and makes data available in a few minutes. The financer can be more productive with the program

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Atea Builds a New Private Cloud Hosting Service: Case Study

Atea Builds a New Private Cloud Hosting Service: Case Study | Eskills | Scoop.it
Atea's private cloud hosting service uses Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family to provide better responsiveness and performance and minimize server costs.
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Company name: ATEA

Economic Activity : IT infrastructure in the Nordic market segment

ICT solution :  Intel Xeon processor –based servers , Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

 

ATEA wanted to create a new hosted private cloud service.Atea wanted to offer their customers a choice of hosted or on-site private cloud infrastructure.

They needed a server with extremely robust and reliable processors.

 

The business value for ATEA is that they can be more responsive to marketplace demands and have a better responsiveness.

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Company name : National Grid

Economic activity segment : Energy

ICT solution : Deploy CSC CloudCompute and VCE Vblock Platform

 

National Grid furnishes energy to millions of customers in the United Kingdom and the Northeast United States. Virtualization was presented as an ideal solution to reduce their operational expenditures.

 

The results are reduced costs and they increased flexibility. They centralized the management of servers and storage in a more ICT environment and control in a single location. 

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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 | Eskills | 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 : IT for transport and travel industry

ICT solution : unified communications (UC)

 

Advantage chose Proximity Communications for its ShoreTel Unified Communications Platform, which provides a phone system that can instantly transfer calls to mobile devices and laptops.

The ability to divert calls direct to mobile devices and join web conferences on the road is making a huge difference in staff productivity and professionalism.

 

The solution was needed to improve the connectivity of employees while out of the office, which in turn improves customer experience for its members.

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SAP Mobile and Vuzix showcase Augmented Reality solutions for the Enterprise

SAP brings wearable technology solutions to the enterprise. Smart glasses solutions will transform manufacturing functions like warehouse picking, factory fl...
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Company name : Vuzix

Economic activity segments : Warehouses

ICT solution : SAP Mobile

 

Everything you can do with a smartphone but in a hands free space. With a camera next to the display in the front and the back , to see the real world and modify the information as a function at what you’re looking at . They help you  to find out where you have to be in the warehouse, what you need to pick out and then close the loop by seeing  that the job is done correctly .

In a safety prospective if you are working in a warehouse with a lot of trucks , they can warn you if there is danger.

 

Things happens faster and It saves money. You make it safer to work in the warehouse.

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Da Nang, Vietnam Turns to IBM to Transform City Systems

Da Nang, Vietnam Turns to IBM to Transform City Systems | Eskills | Scoop.it
IBM is working with the City of Da Nang, Vietnam to transform the city’s systems with new water and intelligent transportation technology to build a Smarter City.
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Company name : Government leaders in Da Nang , Vietnam’s fourth largest city .

Economic activity segment: to increase the manageability and efficiency of the city’s systems

ICT solution : IBM’s Intelligent Operations Center , IBM Smarter Cities technology for real-time analysis and monitoring of the city’s water supply , IBM Intelligent Water Solution, IBM’s Big Data technologies and predictive analytics.

 

Government leaders want to build city a Smarter City. The Da Nang government will focus on two issues impacting life in the city : transportation and water. This by using different ICT solutions from the company IBM.

 

Da Nang has a long-term plan to become an environmentally and economically sustainable city. Da Nang’s leaders plan to apply technology to transform other areas such as public safety, flood management and food safety.

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US railway integrates applications in drive to use train network more efficiently

US railway integrates applications in drive to use train network more efficiently | Eskills | Scoop.it
US rail transport company Norfolk Southern Railway has begun an ambitious project to integrate 400 software applications it uses to control and monitor its rolling stock, trains and freight containers.
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Company name : Us railway transport company Norfolk Southern Railway

Economic activity : Transportation

ICT solution : the Tibco software

 

Norfolk Souther Railway invested in a project to integrate 400 software applications .They bought the Tibco software.This will be used to create an enterprise service bus to  build an overall picture of the state of the network. It will also make it easier for the company to upgrade its IT infrastructure.

 

It will have a positive effect on the profits and turnover. Norfolk Southern Railway also plans to use the information to improve customer service.

                                                                                                                      

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Too few primary care providers? Med-mail, videoconferencing kiosks, and web portals to the rescue

Too few primary care providers? Med-mail, videoconferencing kiosks, and web portals to the rescue | Eskills | Scoop.it
Can medical kiosks, email and patient portals solve the growing shortage of primary care physicians? Perhaps not, but these technologies can help ease the burden on caregivers and even improve patient satisfaction.
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Company name :The American Academy of Family Physician’s Graham Policy Center 

Economic activity : Healthcare

ICT solution : videoconference kiosk 

 

The American Academy of Family Physician’s Graham Policy Center uses IT tools like videoconferencing and mail to add more access to care.

One novel apporoach is the medical kiosk.  The kiosks will have videoconferencing capability and basic monitoring equipment. This way the patient will see the physician by videoconferencing. With the right monitoring and testing equipment, the videoconference kiosk can provide an important service by triaging patients to the appropriate level of care.

Email consults could provide fast answers to patients who would otherwise schedule a visit. That cuts the need for physician visits and also cuts the overall cost of care.Patient portals that allow online registration and scheduling and provide patient access to lab results and other information can reduce the administrative burden for physician’s office staffs. They can help ease the burden until they can train and license more physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

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Customer and Partner Search

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Marriott International uses Oracle’s Siebel Group Sales and Event Management so sales professionals can respond quickly to proposal inquiries, using a consolidated view of function space across all hotel properties in the US to increase utilization...
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Company name : Marriott International Inc.

Economic activity : Event management  in the travel industry

ICT solution : Oracle’s Siebel Group Sales and Event Management

 

Marriott was growing quickly and wanted to control better the sales force across its brands and hotels and continue to expand its group events business.The company looked to move many salespeople from specific properties to offices closer to the customers they serve.

 

Because of the product from Oracle ,  Marriott is seeing higher utilization of its event space. Sales professionals  can provide more personalized service. The system provides better insight into what customers are buying across Marriott brands, so the company can adapt their marketing initiatives .

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Vijf overtredingen die intelligente verkeerscamera's onherro... - De Standaard

Vijf overtredingen die intelligente verkeerscamera's onherro... - De Standaard | Eskills | Scoop.it
Een dertigtal politiezones hebben concrete plannen om intelligente verkeerscamera's in te zetten in de strijd tegen verkeersovertredingen. Waar zal u beter...
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Company name : The Belgian Police

Economic activity segment : Mobility

ICT solution : ANPR, stands for Automatic Number Plate Recognition

 

ANPR cameras read your license plate with different databases. They can ensure that you are on a 'white' or 'black' list. When a scanned license plate in one of the databases , the police receive a signal so that the team can intervene immediately.

 

The cameras will prevent that people do not pay their roadtaxes , don’t have insurance or still have to pay a traffic fine.

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Coca-Cola Supply Chain Management Success Story

Coca-Cola Supply Chain Management Success Story | Eskills | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola has dominated the beverage market for over a century, yet still values innovation. Learn how CSC developed a modern supply chain for the classic beverage.
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Company name : Coca-Cola enterprise

Economic activity segment : Food and Beverages Sector , the supply chain

ICT solution : Deploy SAP ERP and outsource applications to CSC.

 

CCE is one of the world’s largest marketers, producers and distributors of Coca-Cola products.

CCE needed to deploy a new supply chain management solution at all 17 of its European companies. They chose CSC because they have a lot of experiences with SAP applications and have capable people from an implementation perspective.

 

The Genesys program is an integrated SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)  and will allow CCE to shorten cycle time in there processes and be more productive. The new supply chain process featuring increased automation. Operations can be brought online more quickly.

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Nationwide to carry out mortgage consultations by video

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Nationwide Building Society will enable mortgage consultants to meet customers via high-definition video links using Cisco technology.
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Company name : Nationwide Building Society

Economic activity segment :Finance

ICT solution : high-definition video links using Cisco technology ; Cisco Remote Expert solution

 

At Nationwide’s contact centre , the mortgage consultants will be able to have mortgage meetings with customers across 60 branches.

 

This ICT solution is used to reduce waiting times and ensure customers only have to travel to the nearest branch that offers the service. They want to keep their excellent reputation for customer service.

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Secured ethernet access | ictnews - business portal for top professionals

Secured ethernet access | ictnews - business portal for top professionals | Eskills | Scoop.it
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Company name : RTL Belgium SA produces and broadcasts TV channels and radio stations

Economic activity segment : Media

ICT solution : Implenting its NAC ( network Access Control ) through a  Juniper Infranet UAC solution integrated into its Active Directory.

 

The company wants to maintain security for their Ethernet access. This network contains all of their digitized applications and is important for their video and audio production.

The NAC should protect the infrastructure from the dangers potentially posed by independent contractors, freelancers and consultants

 

The business benefits are that no non-authorized PC’s are on the network. It’s easier for the company to detect and find a solution of a faulty anti-virus ; providing temporary access. It’s also transparent for end users.

 

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A brewery finds a better recipe for telephony | ictnews - business portal for top professionals

A brewery finds a better recipe for telephony | ictnews - business portal for top professionals | Eskills | Scoop.it
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Company name :Alken-Maes belongs to the Heineken Company and produces some 1.4 million hectoliters of beer each year, generating a turnover of 200 million euros. 

Economic activity segment : A brewery finds a better recipe for telephony. 

ICT solution : an IP switchboard and 200 IP telephones from Avaya.

 

This situation presented Alken-Maes with the opportunity to design new ICT infrastructure with complete freedom.The new solution consists of an IP switchboard and 200 IP telephones from Avaya.

 

The Business benefits

- Solution was made in consultation with the wishes of the employees
- Basis for functional expansion,
- further expand the functionality of the contact center and integrate it with SAP

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ICT in Agriculture - An Open Data initiative

RADA and Mona School of Business(MSB) partnering on Open Data initiative in Agriculture in the recent Slash Roots Conference
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Economic activity segment : Agriculture

ICT solution : An Open Data initiative from RADA and Mona School of Business

 

An Open Data initiative is to increase transparency and allow more access to information.This to help the agriculture. They plan how to work with the different farmers . With the application the farmers can find different markets. The information collected for them involves : Farmlocation ,farmsize, farmpractices en production. Also use of a mobile application to update the data in the field and accesss where they are. Small financial institution can help the farmers. There is a lot of potential in the agriculture. They will help farmers with productivity and efficiency. 

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