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Air France offers mobile alerts to passengers

Air France offers mobile alerts to passengers | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Air France is developing mobile apps that will allow passengers to receive real-time travel alerts and book flights on their mobile devices.
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1) Company name: Air France

Economic activity segment: Airline sector (public transportation)

ICT solution name & vendor: Mobile applications based on Tibco technology, Air France develops on their own.

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

It's a use of middleware, a system-software that regulates the exchange of information between the client-software and the software that manages the company.

So in this case the mobile applications provide passengers real-time information (client-software).

Air France is using as well mobile devices to keep the staff up-to-date with the latest information on passenger lists and flight preparation.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

The objective they want to achieve is to remain an attractive proposition to its passengers. It's important for Air France to offer mobile services that are accessible to the user. Today on, the main sales channel is internet so that's the reason they want to come out with strong mobile services, to stay attractive in the Airline sector.

 

 

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Justin Deschuyter's comment, November 27, 2013 9:26 AM
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Belfast Health Trust virtualises its way to the cloud

Belfast Health Trust virtualises its way to the cloud | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is implementing virtualisation technology across the trust, with hopes to become a cloud provider in the near future.
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1) Company name: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Economic activity segmentation: Health sector

ICT solution name & vendor: Virtualisation technology,  Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) – a joint venture between Cisco and EMC with investment from VMWare and Intel.

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

Virtualization enables today's computers to run multiple operating systems and applications, making your infrastructure simpler and more efficient. And that's what Belfast Healt Trust did, they virtualised everything.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

The whole point of doing this was to reduce cost of ownership and increase reliability in a cohesive single element.

If the company remains to be relevant in the coming years (+/- 5years) they aspire to be a cloud services provider.

 

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Case Study for Australian Pork Ltd.

Watch this video to see what James Battams from Australian Pork had to say about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation, delivered by Hands-on Systems. Au...
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Extra article which is informative within the case of Australian Pork Limited: http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/528622/australian_pork_brings_home_bacon_crm/

 

1) Company name: Australian Pork Limited

Economic activity segmentation: Food sector

ICT solution name & vendor: CRM system, Microsoft Dynamics

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

APL uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It's a customer relationship management software package developed by Microsoft.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

APL recognised that they needed ,before they had the CRM system, a central stakeholder relationship management platform to keep in track with all the people they deal with. It took a lot of time and money. With the CRM system of Microsoft Dynamics they can be in touch with all the people they have to deal with in a very efficient way. It takes less time and less money and that's what they wanted to achieve: making an easier way to connect with the people they have to deal with everyday.

 

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Case Study: M2M increases livestock feed efficiency by 10%

Case Study: M2M increases livestock feed efficiency by 10% | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Livestock feeding manufacturer Keenan chose Vodafone to supply a machine-to-machine solution to improve its nutritional data analysis
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: Keenan

Economic activity segmentation: Livestock feeding business

ICT solution name & vendor: Machine-to-machine (M2M), Vodafone

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

M2M refers to technologies that allow wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

The main business objective they wanted to achieve with using a machine-to-machine solution was to improve its nutritional data analysis. With this solution they improve precision in data and they save costs in its business.

 

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

Aerospace company turns to cloud in $4m HR IT project | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | 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.
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: B/E Aerospace

Economic activity segmentation: Aircrafts manufactury

ICT solution name & vendor: Cloud-based HR technology, Successfactors

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

They use a cloud-based HR technology, named Successfactors. This solution is designed to meet a need in enterprises. And in this case their need is HR. Successfactors provides them a cloud-based human capital managament (HCM) software solution using the SaaS model.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

B/E Aerospace's objective they wanted to achieve was to help it recruit and manage a workforce of more than 10,000 people in the right position.

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Sven De Braekeleer's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:14 PM

This article is about the Aerospace manufacturer B/E Aerospace, which manufactures parts for all types of Boeing.

 

B/E Aerospace uses a cloud-based HR technology, provided by the company SuccessFactors. This HR technology offers the managers a complete view of their employees. They can even complete transactions with this ICT solution, such as approving a promotion. This technology can be used on their computers, as well as their Iphones and iPads. The purpose of this solution, is to speed up jobs, such as internal HR processes.

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Video: P&O Ferries deploys Compuware to pinpoint software bottlenecks

P&O Ferries is using software from Compuware to help it identity performance bottlenecks in its core systems.
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: P&O Ferries 

Economic activity segmentation: Shipping company

ICT solution name & vendor: Dynatrace, compuware

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

The company didn't had visibility of its systems. That's why they are now using Dynatrace (software from compuware) to monitor Java virtual machines in their performance engineering.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

They use this software to help them identify performance bottlenecks in its core systems.

 

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Tesco face-scanning ad screens raise privacy concerns

Tesco face-scanning ad screens raise privacy concerns | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Privacy groups raise concerns about Tesco’s plan to scan customers' faces in petrol stations for customised advertisements
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: Tesco

Economic activity segmentation: Retail

ICT solution name & vendor:  OptimEyes screens, Amscreen

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

The OptimEyes screens that they want to use in petrol stations, is a system that works by an inbuilt camera in each screen which detects individuals within its local environment and then identifies some key traits through the detection software.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

Tesco wants to find a way to provide innovative ways to enhance the customer shopping experience. They want to use these screens because they scan customer's faces in petrol stations to display customised advertisements (to increase purchasing power).

 

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Case study: Yellow Pages digitises records for the web

Case study: Yellow Pages digitises records for the web | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Canada's Yellow Pages is investing in a digitisation programme to compete with online information providers, such as Google, Facebook and Yell.
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: Yellow Pagas Canada

Economic activity segmentation: Directory Publisher

ICT solution name & vendor:  digitisation programme, Tibco

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

They use a technology of Tibco for digitising their records. Digitization  means capturing analog information into a digital form. It enables Yellow Pages to identify businesses that consumers are searching for and to match them accurately with up-to-date data.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

Yellow Pages digitised its records because they wanted to respond faster to changes in business data, ensuring that people searching online get the latest information on Canadian companies. The company their objective was being able to give more accurate and detailed information about business in Canada.

 

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[EN] Unified Communications: the benefits of Business Together as a Service [video]

http://www.orange-business.com/en/products/business-together-as-a-service Dan Dacosta from Solution Marketing at Orange Business Services tells us about the ...
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1) Company name: Orange 

Economic activity segmentation: Telecommunications 

ICT solution name & vendor: SaaS, Orange

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

It's a Software as a Service (SaaS) , named Business Together as a Service. They use this ICT solution to offer their clients unified communications with their collaborative work and communication tools in the cloud.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

Orange wanted to achieve an easier way of communication with and for their clients. With Business Together as a Service there are advantages for the clients and for the company. 

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Case study: How CERN scientists collaborate with Vidyo

Case study: How CERN scientists collaborate with Vidyo | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) moves on from its internally developed video conferencing system to embrace the SVC-based technology from Vidyo
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: The European Organisation for Nuclear Research – more commonly known as CERN

Economic activity segmentation: Nuclear sector

ICT solution name & vendor: video conferencing, VIDYO with its use of SVC – Scalable Video Coding

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

CERN uses a videoconferencing system, to easy communicate by all the members of the organization. They decided to implement a pilot of VIDYO (provider of videoconferencing), to create a perfectly adapted videoconferencing-system that works on all kind of devices.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

CERN has a famous central base, but despite that CERN is actually made up by over 20,000 scientists from 113 different countries based at 600 universities and institutions across the globe. Because of that, communication is a key importance at CERN and that's why they have chosen very early to use video conferencing. The objective they wanted to achieve with that is to ensure its members they could speak face to face whenever they needed/wanted.

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Virtualisation and automation help Jaguar Land Rover increase output

Virtualisation and automation help Jaguar Land Rover increase output | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Jaguar Land Rover launched a five-year IT upgrade project including virtualisation and automation and it has already started reaping benefits
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: Jaguar Land Rover 

Economic activity segmentation: Car industry

ICT solution name & vendor: Upgrading IT datacentre infrastructure with virtualisation, automation and tools to support a collaborative workface, VMware

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

- They use virtualisation: virtualisation enables today's computers to run multiple operating systems and applications, making your infrastructure simpler and more efficient.


- They also use automation: the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as processes in factories, switching in telephone networks and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention.

 

-And at least they also made un upgrade to a more collaborative  workface. That specific means that they use an application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve goals.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

Jaguar Land Rover wanted to change to a globally scaled company providing secure IT resources to its engineers worldwide. The biggest challenge with updating their IT datacentre was to have access to engineering skills to grow their business.

 

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Case study: Macmillan turns to social media to ease restructuring

Case study: Macmillan turns to social media to ease restructuring | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Publishing company Macmillan Science and Education has turned to social media to help it merge businesses in 50 countries into a single operating division
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1) Company name: Macmillan Science and Education

Economic activity segmentation: Publishing company

ICT solution name & vendor: Social media, Jive 

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

They use Jive's cloud-based social media platform, it's a central platform for everybody in the company to communicate and collaborate.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

By implementing social media it helps Macmillan to merge businesses in 50 countries into a single operating division. They had 1 objective they really wanted to to achieve with using sociale media : finding documents quicker between the 5,000 employees and making communication easier.

 

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Case study: Pumps maker Hayward Tyler’s restructure sharpened ERP business focus

Case study: Pumps maker Hayward Tyler’s restructure sharpened ERP business focus | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
When a restructure arrives half way through an ERP upgrade, it could be a threat to the IT programme. But Hayward Tyler saw it as a chance to ensure business goals were at the heart of its Epicor project.
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1) Company name: Hayward Tyler

Economic activity segmentation: Oil, gas and nuclear sector

ICT solution name & vendor: Optimalization and upgrade of ERP,  Epicor ERP 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

The company invested in an HP Proliant server to be able to run the new ERP system. The new ERP system offers greater flexibility and functionality because it is based on Microsoft's.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

They achieved more efficiencies in their business. With this upgrade they also reduced headcount. The ERP upgrade makes sure that Hayward Tyler's have the right people in the right places. So with this ERP upgrade they achieved different business objectives.

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Case study: Richard Branson's Virgin Management moves to IaaS platform

Case study: Richard Branson's Virgin Management moves to IaaS platform | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Virgin Management, a subsidiary of Virgin Group, has migrated its IT to a cloud-based IaaS platform for BYOD capabilities and savings
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: Virgin Management, subsidiary of Virgin Group

Economic activity segmentation: Management services company

ICT solution name & vendor: Cloud-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with bring you own device (BYOD) capabilities.

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

Virgin Management uses a cloud laaS platform that centralises and stabilises application deployment. With this system they make Virgin Management users possible to access their entire desktop from any device, in any location and over any connection.

 

IaaS (Infrastruture as a Service) is an example of cloud computing. The entire infrastructure is offered in a virtual way.

 

 3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

The main objectives Virgin Management wanted to achieve was to reduce IT costs with this infrastructure and to provide users with bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities.

 

 

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Seger Van de Velde's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:28 AM

1 Virgin airways, aviation

 

2. migration of its IT infrastructure to a cloud based infrastructure.

 

3. reducing IT-costs and providing users with bring your own device capabilities.

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Case study: Coca-Cola embarks on green IT strategy

Case study: Coca-Cola embarks on green IT strategy | Businesses implement ICT within their organization | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola Enterprises is aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of its IT. Kevin Sirjuesingh, the company's director of IT strategic initiatives, discusses the strategy.
Delphine Standaert's insight:

1) Company name: Coca - Cola

Economic activity segmentation: Beverage company

ICT solution name & vendor:  energy efficiency and sustainability by their IT system

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

Coca Cola will put measurements in their IT environment to reduce energy consumption data from devices. The software they'll use for that will be able to identify the devices connected to the company's IP network. They'll  use a hardware asset database that contains data with specifications for each manufacturer per device. With this system they can control the manufacturer's stated energy data.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

Coca Cola's main objective they want to achieve is to reduce the carbon footprint of its IT.

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