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Nike Supply Chain to Use Bluesign Sustainability Tools · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Nike Supply Chain to Use Bluesign Sustainability Tools · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | E-Skills | Scoop.it
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1)       Company name: Nike

 

Activity segmentation: Sport accessories

ICT solution & vendor: Bluesign Technologies

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

 

The tool helps suppliers manage restricted substances and increase water and energy efficiency.

Bluesign Technologies will provide Nike’s supply chain with access to two of its tools: Bluesign Bluefinder and the Bluesign Blueguide. The tools will be rolled out across Nike’s global supply chain, which spans nearly 50 countries and more than 800 contracted factories.

 

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

They use more sustainable materials and chemistries in its products.

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Collaboration on wheels | ictnews - business portal for top professionals

Collaboration on wheels | ictnews - business portal for top professionals | E-Skills | Scoop.it

H.Essers supports the collaboration between its employees with Microsoft Lync. After a successful pilot project, Belgacom will soon be rolling out the solution to all of the Belgian locations of H.Essers. At the same time, the platform offers a solid basis for integrating acquisitions.

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1)       Company name: H.Essers

Activity segmentation: transport/logistic sector

ICT solution name & vendor:  Microsoft Lync by Microsoft

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

Microsoft Lync is a the platform offers a solid basis for integrating acquisitions.

Which includes the connectivity and functionalities for video and the contact with other members.

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

Microsoft Lync is used for presence and videoconferencing. The company has many employees working in different locations. Via Lync they can now instantly see whether their coworkers are available and, if so, through which communication channels.

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British Waterways Scotland signs £2.3m ICT deal

British Waterways Scotland signs £2.3m ICT deal | E-Skills | Scoop.it
British Waterways Scotland has signed a £2.3m deal with business technology company Amor Group to develop its ICT systems.
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1)       Company name: British Waterways Scotland

Activity segmentation: transport sector

ICT solution name & vendor:ICT system by Amor Group

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

The ICT system provides the body which maintains canals and rivers, with a new ICT infrastructure, storage services, business continuity systems, disaster recovery and desktop servers over the next three years.

 

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

the new ict system is now big enough for the new status and size of the company.

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Belgacom and Cipal jointly supply PubliLink Explore from one.belgacom.be

Belgacom and Cipal jointly supply PubliLink Explore from one.belgacom.be | E-Skills | Scoop.it

Belgacom has concluded a contract with Cipal DV, the government service organization that provides ICT support to local governments in Flanders. Since late February, this collaboration with Belgacom has allowed Cipal to offer PubliLink Explore to all local governments.

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1)       Company name: The government

Activity segmentation: Services

ICT solution name & vendor:  PubliLink Explore by Belgacom and Cipal

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

 PubliLink Explore is a convergent network that makes speech, data and the Belgacom datacenters accessible for end-users working for local governments.PubliLink Explore allows them to be flexibly reachable for colleagues, other government institutions, citizens and businesses.

 

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

The end-users have access to a range of services and applications such as electronic banking, the Civil Registry and Social Security databases including the activation and distribution of identity cards

 

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Passengers navigate Gatwick airport using Google Street View

Passengers navigate Gatwick airport using Google Street View | E-Skills | Scoop.it
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1)       Company name: Gatwick airport

Activity segmentation:  Transport sector

ICT solution name & vendor: Google Street View by Google

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

Google Street View , helps the passengers to navigate to their departure halls, and to find their gate.

 

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

Passengers are able to plan their jouney on a home PC, or use a smartphone in the airport to lacte their deparatrue gate.

This makes it easy for the passengers as for the employees. 

 

 

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Telefonica integrates AR into media platform

Telefonica integrates AR into media platform | E-Skills | Scoop.it
Telefonica Digital has partnered with augmented reality (AR) technology company, Aurasma, to broaden its range of AR media services
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 1)       Company name: Telefonica Digital

Activity segmentation: Digital technologies

ICT solution name & vendor: augmented reality (AR) made by the company Aurasma

 

2)      Use of ICT in this case?

transforming static adverts into interactive content, which can be accessed through mobiles and tablets. Media such as billboards, adverts in print, products and locations can all trigger additional 3D content

 

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

The goal was to broaden its range of media services. And now, the company’s technology is capable of recognising images, symbols and objects.

 

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FCO signs Detica as service management integrator

FCO signs Detica as service management integrator | E-Skills | Scoop.it
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) picks BAE Systems Detica as preferred bidder for its service management integration (SMI) framework
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1)      Company name: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Activity segmentation: Government, the commonwealth

ICT solution name & vendor: A service management integration (SMI) framework by  BAE Systems Detica

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

BAE Systems Detica will be responsible for ICT services through managing its ICT suppliers, such as Vodafone and desktop supplier Computacenter, as well as delivering efficiency savings and enhanced user experience in line with FCO’s ICT strategy.

 

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

It helps break the oligopoly of IT suppliers in government by separating contracts into towers, with one integrator to bring the separate tower models together.

 

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Absolute legal guarantee: the data stays in Europe from one.belgacom.be

Absolute legal guarantee: the data stays in Europe from one.belgacom.be | E-Skills | Scoop.it

In order to allow employees to recover their company data at all times, the company Keonys chose PC Backup Advanced, a cloud-based solution from Belgacom.

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1)       Company name: Keonys

Activity segmentation: Production Life-cycle Management

ICT solution name & vendor:  PC Backup Advanced by Belgacom

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

Becloud PC Backup Advanced keeps your data withing the company. 

The This is software chiefly designed for product life-cycle management, from the conceptual phase through design and manufacture. 

 

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

Employees always work from a laptop, which offers many advantages, but also brings some risks (getting dropped, theft, damage…). That’s why Keonys needed to be sure they had a backup, one that they can fully trust, because they need to be sure of being able to recover data at any time. 

 

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Geko Ypres Rally to use car tracking system for both IRC and Historic Rally - GeoDynamics

Geko Ypres Rally to use car tracking system for both IRC and Historic Rally - GeoDynamics | E-Skills | Scoop.it
Geko Ypres Rally to use car tracking system for both IRC and Historic Rally Safety and security have always been top of mind for Geko Ypres Rally organizers, trying to bring down the risk inherent in motorsports to an absolute minimum.
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1)      Company name: Geko Ypres Rally

Activity segmentation: Car/Rally sector

ICT solution name & vendor:  car tracking system  by Geodynamics

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

 

The car tracking system ensures all care are equipped with a safety system that replaces yellow flags and sends crews electronic alert in case of incidents.

 

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

The main objective of the Safety Tracking System is to increase competitors’ safety during the event and use of the system is mandatory for all crews

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Planning movie night goes mobile | ictnews - business portal for top professionals

Planning movie night goes mobile | ictnews - business portal for top professionals | E-Skills | Scoop.it

Imagine using your smartphone or tablet to reserve movie tickets while you’re still finishing dessert at the restaurant. With Kinepolis, you can. To guarantee the availability and performance of its ticketing system, Kinepolis relies on the virtual datacenter solution vContainer from Belgacom.

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1)       Company name: Kinepolis

Activity segmentation: Selling/digital sector

ICT solution name & vendor:  vContainer from Belgacom.

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

 The VContainer is a cloud service that allows Kinepolis to access its own flexible virtual datacenter through Belgacom. It’s a webapp that lets visitors buy their tickets with their smartphones and tablets.


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

There are 2 advantages

-          They can offer greater comfort for our visitors. They can take their time buying tickets and reserve their seats from home.

-          They  sell fewer tickets onsite at the movie theatres, which frees up the staff’s time to concentrate on activities with more added value.”

 

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LAN offers scalability and cost effectiveness | ictnews - business portal for top professionals

LAN offers scalability and cost effectiveness | ictnews - business portal for top professionals | E-Skills | Scoop.it

Belgacom helped Borealis with the design and planning of a new LAN and also supervised its implementation. The new environment allows IT to respond more quickly and cost effectively to the needs of the business.

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1)       Company name: Borealis

Activity segmentation: Chemical sector

ICT solution name & vendor:  LAN by Belgacom

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

Belgacom put together a team for the design and planning of the new LAN. LAN is a computer network that interconnects computers in a limited area. In this case in 20 countries.

 

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

The aim was to achieve greater sustainability, streamline complexity and increase security. The LAN sorted out :

-          Shorter time-to-market to meet business needs

-          Simplified management thanks to standardization

-          Increased security through segregation of the server environment

-          Guaranteed business continuity 

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Tesco petrol station Amscreens to start scanning faces for advertisers

Tesco petrol station Amscreens to start scanning faces for advertisers | E-Skills | Scoop.it
TV SCREENS in Tesco petrol stations that try to sell you sat navs, maps and advertising space will soon start scanning your face.

In a move that mimics the tailored advertising barrage out of Steven...
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1)       Company name: Tesco

Activity segmentation:  Petrol sector

ICT solution name & vendor: The OptimEyes screens  by Amscreen

 

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

The OptimEyes screens are a technology that is designed to give advertiser real-time information on how many people of what gender and age group are viewing their ads at a given time of day.  

 

 

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

The technology is designed to tailor ads according to the time of day, location and special events. Tesco knows which sort of group customers will buy at which point of the day, so they know which marketing strategy they need to use.

 

 

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NHS Trust uses Accenture for system integration

NHS Trust uses Accenture for system integration | E-Skills | Scoop.it
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has signed a contract with Accenture giving doctors in the region access to over a million patient records
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1)       Company name: Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Activity segmentation:  health sector

ICT solution name & vendor: a hospital computer system(TPP’s SystmOne) by Accenture

 

2)      Use of ICT in this case?

The system enables the sharing of patient information between doctors. Doctors get real-time information across the region it serves, from different health services.

 

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

SystmOne offers the potential to join up patient care across primary, secondary and social care, creating a ‘one patient, one record' system. The system helps to realize one of the goals of the company which is sharing electronic patient records across all the services.

 

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IBM integrates Emerson Trellis platform for DCIM

IBM integrates Emerson Trellis platform for DCIM | E-Skills | Scoop.it
IBM has combined its IT service management with Emerson Network Power’s Trellis platform for datacentre infrastructure management (DCIM)
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1)      Company name: IBM ( International Business Computers)

Activity segmentation: IT sector

ICT solution name & vendor: Trellis platform made by Emerson Network Power.

 

2)      Use of ICT in this case?

The Trellis platform provides users with improved datacentre energy efficiency. It combines functions such as datacenter design, asset discovery and management, capacity planning and energy management.

 

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

It helps the IT and facilities teams to deploy a tool, to increase energy and operational efficiency. The real-time information about the IT applications, resource and energy use. Datacentre managers can use this information to improve IT’s energy efficiency and space and capacity utilisation to minimise  downtime.

 

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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 | E-Skills | 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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1)     Company name: Norfolk Southern Railway

Activity segmentation: rail transport

ICT solution name & vendor: middleware, supplied by Tibco

 

2)     Use of ICT in this case?

The use of middleware, it’s a system that provides services to software applications.

So in this case the software create and enterprise services bus, that will enable hundreds of software applications to communicate with each other. And to build an overall picture of the state of the network.

 

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

The company integrate 400 software applications. The software manage over 20,000 miles of track, 4,000 locomotives, tens of thousands of containers and seven container freight yard that deliver rail freight for commercial clients and on the east coast of the US.

 

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