Major Healthcare Center

Selects InterSystems TrakCare

The West Metropolitan Health Service (SMOcc) selected the InterSystems TrakCare health care information system for a new health care initiative.


SMOcc is made up of more than 20 health care facilities in the Santiago, Chile metropolitan area and it is estimated that this project will result in updating over 2 million records annually.The initiative is expected to enable major improvements in health care delivery for the entire Western region population in Santiago.


"With this project, we begin on a path that positions us as leaders in public health clinical and administrative management," said director of SMOcc, Enrique Ayarza. "As the health reform initiative is implemented, InterSystems TrakCare will enable us to respond to information requests in the most optimal manner possible."


Lawrence Technological University Uses Metastorm ProVision


The Metastorm ProVision enterprise modeling solution is successfully being used in the Doctor of Management in Information Technology (DMIT) program at Lawrence Technological University.


The DMIT program prepares students for careers as problem solvers and innovators in the IT arena by providing preparation in both the theory and practice of acquiring and managing IT resources in the enterprise. Metastorm ProVision is an integral tool in DMIT courses. It is also used by students in the dissertation research phase of the program.


“Because of its robust nature, user-friendly interface and ability to support multiple frameworks, data exchanges and modeling types, Metastorm ProVision is well suited to meet our program objectives, as well as for our students’ use in the real-world environment. Lawrence Technological University is pleased to have this agreement with Metastorm, and we look forward to continuing our partnership well into the future,” said Annette Lerine Steenkamp, Ph.D., director of the DMIT program.


Seagate Provides Storage for NBC's 2008 Olympic Coverage


The Seagate Barracuda ES Series was selected for the Omneon MediaDeck media servers and MediaGrid active storage systems that will enable NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


The media servers and storage systems will allow NBC to produce 3,600 hours of coverage during the Beijing Olympic Games - a three-fold increase over the coverage during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.


“NBC needs to capture every second of every competition at multiple venues in China, quickly turning them into dynamic programming for television and Internet broadcasting - nothing can fall through the cracks,” said Bill Schilling, marketing director at Seagate. “We welcomed the opportunity to work with Omneon to support NBC for its Olympics coverage. Omneon is the market leader for developing storage solutions for broadcast video, which is becoming more prevalent via the Web, especially for hugely popular sporting events like the Olympics.”


The Phone House Migrates to Netezza


The Phone House, the German subsidiary of The Carphone Warehouse is replacing its 4TB Oracle enterprise data warehouse with Netezza’ Netezza Performance Server (NPS).


The project forms part of The Phone House's ongoing business intelligence strategy, which aims to improve the performance and functionality of the data warehouse while reducing its maintenance overheads.


Klaus Zumdick, head of business intelligence at The Phone House explained, "Our current data warehouse is failing to deliver queries in an acceptable time frame, and the latency of data over our network means it's no longer fit for purpose. The NPS system will allow us to massively reduce the time it takes us to load and recover business critical data. We currently have 500GB of indexes that take hours to load. Using the index-free Netezza data warehouse appliance will shrink these processes to literally minutes."


Frontier Communications Implements Progress DataXtend SI


Citizens Communications Company, which operates as Frontier Communications, implemented Progress Software Corporation’s Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator (SI) to reconcile data definitions between systems to enable data integration based on a common model.


Frontier chose DataXtend SI as a critical piece of a larger customer relationship management (CRM) project designed to minimize customer handoffs and increase up-selling opportunities. Frontier wanted to target opportunities more effectively using real-time knowledge of a customer's existing services. The system, based on DataXtend SI, includes a third-party eBusiness product catalog, various legacy operational support and billing support systems, and an enterprise service bus (ESB) the integration backbone.


"With DataXtend SI, we will reduce our integration efforts, improve time-to-market, stay on top of on-going data changes, and continue to improve the customer experience," said Michael Finn, IS manager for Frontier. "Specifically, DataXtend allows us to validate data exchanges between systems by focusing on the business integrity of data, making disparate systems 'sing' together. In turn, we can consolidate and simplify our integration development effort and target the right services and special offers to existing customers. DataXtend SI will allow us to reach our project goals and put us in a strong position to complete future projects that will benefit our customers."

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