NATO Selects MEGA ArchitecturalFramework Offering

MEGA announced plans to offer a new adaptation of the MEGAModeling Suite to support the NATO Architecture Framework. The NAF providesstandardized guidance, rule and product descriptions for developing, presentingand communicating architectures for communications and IT systems. NATO’scomplex programs require a structured, standardized approach througharchitectural frameworks. NATO’s challenges, such as the increased need for theNATO Response Force, put very high demands on information and communicationstechnology.

The NAF ensures a common understanding to compare andintegrate architectures within NATO. Its primary use is for development oflarge-scale defense and security systems where multiple contractors contributespecialized components that must be integrated into a single system. The NAFhelps optimize processes, improve the use and deployment of resources andcontribute to better decision-making to insure successful NATO programs.

Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. ImplementsVAI E-Commerce and Distribution Solution

The National DCP implemented Vormittag Associates’ S2KEnterprise Portal and S2K Enterprise for Distribution software. TheMassachusetts–based company services over 6,000 Dunkin’ Donuts and BaskinRobbins outlets worldwide, via four regional distribution centers throughoutthe United States .

S2K Enterprise Portal provides the National DCP withWeb-based access to data from three of their four distribution centers, whichservice the product needs of both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins storeslocated in these regions. S2K Enterprise Portal, an e-Commerce solution basedon IBM’s WebSphere Portal server, supplies employees and customers with theinformation needed for informed decision-making.

Beverly Ring, IT Manager, National DCP, commented, "VAIdove into our business, making it their mission to understand what we needed toaccomplish and how quickly we could meet our end goal. They essentially becamepart of our team and intimately familiar with our business processes. VAI'sknowledge of the distribution industry and the National DCP's specific model,coupled with the firm's excellent design and coding skills, were invaluable tothis project's success."

PepsiAmericas SelectsDataFlux for Enterprise Data Management  

The world's second-largest manufacturer, seller and distributorof PepsiCo beverages selected DataFlux technology to power its enterprise datamanagement program.

To help meet its operational and strategic EDM goals,PepsiAmericas will utilize the DataFlux Data Quality & Integration Platformas part of its long-term data governance framework. This enterprise platformwill help PepsiAmericas highlight and correct data errors in operations,reporting, selling and delivery systems.

Linguamatics AgileText Mining Platform to Be Used by Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk, a leader in diabetes care, entered into amultiyear agreement to use the Linguamatics Ltd I2E semantic knowledgediscovery platform for text mining.

At Novo Nordisk I2E will be used to mine publishedliterature and internal information sources to provide business criticalintelligence for R&D decision-makers.

“Deriving high value, up-to-date intelligence fromunstructured textual data enables Novo Nordisk to make better-informed projectdecisions," said Henning Nielsen, Director, Library and Information Centreat Novo Nordisk. "We recognize the value that the right text mining toolcan provide, and have chosen I2E for its flexibility and range of capabilitiesincluding NLP.”

Specific MediaChooses Aster Data Warehousing Solution

Specific Media selected the Aster Data Systems nClusterdatabase to support its vast collection of analytics data.

Specific Media attracts 143 million unique visitors a monthin the U.S., and enablesadvertisers to target consumers throughout North America and Western Europe based on demographics, behaviors, geographic locationsand/or the contextual relevance of Web sites.

"Aster Data provided a flexible solution with a highlevel of distributed analytic processing power on commodity hardware, which wasattractive to us since we did not want to commit to a data warehouse technologythat could be outdated in a few months," said Brian Burdick, senior vicepresident of technology for Specific Media.

Metro Health Posts ProductivityGains with InterSystems Ensemble

Metropolitan Health Corporation is saving more than 1,000hours of employee time per day with the implementation of the InterSystemsEnsemble rapid integration and development platform. The hospital is alsoachieving a 10 percent increase in recoverable surgery charges, increasingrecoverable glucose charges by 30 percent and saving $15,000 annually in paperand printing costs from the Ensemble implementation.

"Our vision is to replace the manual workflow withelectronic workflow and to be as close to a totally digital healthcareenvironment as is practically feasible," Gary VanderHeiden, Metro HealthIT Manager explained. "We haven't completely achieved that objective yet,but major projects are under way."

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