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Aerospace company turns to cloud in $4m HR IT project

Aerospace company turns to cloud in $4m HR IT project | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Aircraft parts manufacturer B/E Aerospace is investing over $4 million in cloud-based HR technology, as it gears up its efforts recruit more highly skilled engineers.
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Aerospace, a company which munufactures aircraft parts, is investing over $4 billion in cloud-based HR technology, because it wants to recruit more highly skilled engineers. Aerospace closed a deal with the company SuccessFactors. 


This IT project  gives the managers a complete view of their employees. They can control everything with their Smartphone. 

 

They use this cloud-based technology  to make sure that the aircraft parts are developed and delivered on time. 

  
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Waterschap Rijn en IJssel kiest voor oplossing ICT Automatisering | ICT Automatisering

Waterschap Rijn en IJssel kiest voor oplossing ICT Automatisering | ICT Automatisering | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Waterschap Rijn en IJssel heeft via een Europese openbare aanbesteding ICT Automatisering (ICT) gekozen voor de levering van een nieuwe besturing van hun afvalwaterzuiveringen.
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The company "Waterschap Rijn en Ijssel", is specialised in the treatment of water. It takes care of an area of 200 000 ha. The company wants to protect this are against flooding and dryness. It also makes sure that the quality of the water surface is inpecible.

 

Waterschap rijn en Ijssel collaborates with PLC and Scada.They want to use ICT automatisation  to control their wastewater treatment. With the help of this ICT solution, they get easily acces to important operational information.

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Scabal moves to the cloud for storage flexibility

Scabal moves to the cloud for storage flexibility | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Clothing manufacturer Scabal is moving its entire IT infrastructure to Interoute’s cloud to give it the flexibility to meet its storage requirements.
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Scabal, a company that manufactures clothes, is moving its entire IT infrastructure to Interoute’s cloud platform.

 

They do this in order to give it the flexibility to meet its storage requirements. The marketing teams that are using data-heavy files will be able to share and cooperate rapidly with other parts of the business. This is possible trough the flexible on-demand cloud design. The company found it important to have a greater flexibility in the datacentre, because they want to meet their storage needs today and in the future.

Interoute gives them the possibility to accomplish that.

 

With Interoute, they can optimise their total costs of ownership, which leads to costs reduction.

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Italian university reduces costs by 23% with cloud platform

Italian university reduces costs by 23% with cloud platform | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Italy’s first open university, Marconi University, has launched an IT project to host its e-learning services on a cloud platform.
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An Italian university, “ Marconi University”, has launched an IT project in order to host its e-learning services on a cloud platform.

The cloud is used in order to improve the reliability and performance of the digital learning resources and most of al, to cut costs they have made to let the e-learning platform run.

 

This university works with an e-learning platform and mobile devices.

They had a big problem, their IT infrastructure was hosted in a colocation facility in Rome. Their servers were aged, and it was very expensive to maintain these servers.

 

That’s why the IT department of the university wanted a technological infrastructure to improve the e-learning platform.

They want that their students can use their services and educational materials any time.

 

The university moved its e-learning platform to VDC ( virtual data centre). By doing this, the university has achieved costs savings and financial flexibility. VDC helps them to back up training materials, including data-rich media such as video recordings.

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Passengers navigate Gatwick airport using Google Street View

Passengers navigate Gatwick airport using Google Street View | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
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Gatwick airport uses Google Street View to help passengers navigate departure halls and find their gate. It replaces traditional IT systems with cheaper and more flexible cloud services.

This service makes sure that passengers can relax and have a pleasant visit at the airport.  The passengers can see an interactive map that shows them their position in the airport. They can also use the application in compass mode, in this way they can find the restaurants and the duty free area easily.

The biggest benefit will be the fact that the revenue in the shops and the food and beverage outlets will increase enormously. 

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Charity uses cloud HR system to keep track of staff working in danger zones

Charity uses cloud HR system to keep track of staff working in danger zones | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
The earthquake hit Haiti just after Dale Welcome joined the children’s charity World Vision International.
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World Vision International is using a new HR Information System, because the Christian charity employs more than 45,000 people. With this system World Vision can track his employees. 

 

In case of an emergency, the charity is now able to quickly retrieve the contact details for staff in the field.

The charity often works in high risk areas, and sometimes workers lives can be placed in danger. That's why it's so important that they can track the employees quickly. 

This program saves them a lot of time and could save lifes. 

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Case Study: London Symphony Orchestra fine tunes Wi-Fi

Case Study: London Symphony Orchestra fine tunes Wi-Fi | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
The London Symphony Orchestra has deployed a wireless network at one of its key venues to offer better connectivity to musicians and visitors
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The london Symphony Orchestra has installed a new wireless Wifi network. This offers a better connection for the musicians and the visitors. Everyone can use the wireless network from the main entrance, through to the concert halls, cafés, offices and conference spaces. 

They had to innovate their network because they had a lot of problems with the high density of the wireless devices. Now, Musicians can stream their playlists, this is very handy.

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How ecommerce saved our business

How one company ensured its survival by setting up an online shop, touching on the benefits of selling online
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Tim and Kevin Slater have an e-commerce business called: www.TheCakeStore.com

They are selling imaginatively decorated celebration cakes and branded creations for corporate events.

They had 4 shops, but they have sold three of them because they have a greater profit margin and wider catchment of their web operation. They gain a lot of money with their e-commerce.

They use the SellerDeck software, it’s really flexible and has scaled with their growth.

Tim and Kevin concluded that 80% of their sales can be attributed to their internet presence.

Without their e-commerce, they would probably went bankrupt. 

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De Lijn gaat IBM Analytical Appliance gebruiken

De Lijn gaat IBM Analytical Appliance gebruiken | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Fit IT heeft een contract bij De Lijn in de wacht gesleept voor de implementatie van IBM Analytical Appliance.
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"De lijn" wants to implementate IBM Analytical ApplianceCompany, this product is brought by Fit IT. 


With this software packet "De Lijn" wants to get a better overview of the vast amount of data that gets them within a year.  they want to use them to improve their services.
 
"De Lijn"  wants to create a better system to manage their data and to use it in a more efficient way in order to improve their services. 

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Replicon, Xoomworks, billing, CRM, SugarCRM, sales, cloud, software as a service (saas)

Replicon, Xoomworks, billing, CRM, SugarCRM, sales, cloud, software as a service (saas) | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Consulting and outsourcing company Xoomworks claims to be making savings of over £10,000 a year, after introducing a cloud-based system to track its consultant’s billable hours.
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Xoomworks, a consulting and outsourcing company, saves thousands of dollars by billing in the cloud.

 

The software makes it possible for consultants to record their billable hours, when they are working on client’s premises, this has led to an improvement in the accuracy of billing records.

 

It spares consultants a lot of time to complete administrative tasks.

Xoomworks began looking for alternative billing systems in October. The company evaluated a number of solutions and chose a cloud-based service from Replicon.

 

The consultancy plans to implement Replicon’s resource-planning capabilities. They also want to integrate the software with the company’s cloud-based Customer Resource Management Software SugarCRM.

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Orange builds datacentre in Normandy to boost cloud services

Orange builds datacentre in Normandy to boost cloud services | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Telecoms operator Orange, has built a 16,000m⊃2; datacentre facility in Val-de-Reuil, Normandy
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Orange has built a datacentre in Normandy to boost cloud services. The datacentre facility is 16 000m2. They have built it to host data and services for Orange Business customers and general users. The main function of the datacentre is to boost the cloud computing offers and to support the group’s own IT transformation.

 

They have built the data centre with new-generation technologies. This datacentre is innovative, energy efficient, resilient and highly secure. “It helps Orange to meet the growing demand for hosted data and accelerate the deployment of the cloud architectures of tomorrow.”

 

The Normandy region offers a lot of advantages such as weather conditions that will help the company use free-air-cooling. They can use the ambient air to cool the computer equipment. In this way they can reduce the artificial air-conditioning for more than 8O% of the year.

 

Orange really wants to make an effort to reduce the company’s impact on the environment. 

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Manchester’s Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust streamlines IT with private cloud

Manchester’s Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust streamlines IT with private cloud | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is implementing a private cloud to improve IT efficiency for the organisation’s 8,800 staff members
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Pennine Acute hospitals NHS Trust, based in Manchester has implemented a private cloud infrastructure to improve the IT efficiency for the organisation’s 8800 staff members.

 

They have closed a deal with ANS group for the project. The main purpose of  the streamlining of their infrastructure is the fact that they want to deliver a more customer-focused IT service with greater levels of resilience, performance and flexibility. This hospital also wants to implement revenue-generating initiatives. In order to do that, they will have to implement an IT infrastructure with a secure multi-tenancy feature, involving the provision of Infrastucture as a service.

The hospital has decided to use an ANS cloud, because it has a FlexPod i3 technology. It has server, storage and networking components. 

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Delta equips pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 tablets

Delta equips pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 tablets | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Pilots flying Delta Airlines planes will be given Microsoft Surface 2 tablets in a bid to make cockpits paperless
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Pilots flying Delta Airlines planes will be given Microsoft Surface 2 tablets in order to make the cockpits paperless.

11000 pilots of this company will use the tablets for accessing real-time information, including routes, checklists and weather reports.

 

The use of the tablets will also cut the need for hefty flight bags. They weigh 38 pounds and are mandatory on all flights. When they remove his weight, they can reduce the fuel requirements by 1.2 million gallons annually.

They are able to reduce the airline’s environmental impact with these improvements. 

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Australian Start-Up Combines Data Analysis with UAS Operations for Agriculture | UAS VISION

Australian Start-Up Combines Data Analysis with UAS Operations for Agriculture | UAS VISION | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Farmers and resource managers in Australia's mid-west are set to reap the benefits of the latest technology that pairs computer programming with unmanned
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The company "New Era Ag-Tech", founded by Warren Abrams charts the different agricultural areas in Australia by flying over with multi -rotor helicopters. By using Crop Manager’ they are able take data from different formats and bring them into one model. Nowadays, they use this program for several projects. 


With this program, they can look at  crop nutrition, soils, weeds, diseases and what kind of imagery would be helpful for farmers.This can save the farmers a lot of costs and time. 

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Swiss train drivers equipped with iPads to save millions in energy costs

Swiss train drivers equipped with iPads to save millions in energy costs | ICT showcases | Scoop.it
Switzerland’s rail network is equipping train drivers with iPads that will advise them on the optimum speed to travel, in an innovative project that aims to save over 10 million Swiss Francs a year in energy costs...
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The Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) equips their train drivers with Ipads which give them information about the optimum speed to travel. They do this in order to avoid that the train drivers have to brake suddenly or stop when the network is congested. 

 

The SBB want to improve the security of the railways with this system. The project also reduces energy costs by 2-3% a year. this is an enourmous potential saving.

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