Havas Digital Supercharges Artemis with Greenplum

Havas Digital, an interactive network of global advertising and communications services group Havas Media, is utilizing the Greenplum Database and Enterprise Data Cloud solutions to supercharge its Artemis marketing decision support system.

“Greenplum is enabling us to take Artemis to the next level. Greenplum’s solutions allow us to leverage an unlimited number of data sources to provide advanced automated decision making and reporting for our customers,” said Katrin Ribant, director of Artemis at Havas Digital. “In addition, the Greenplum Enterprise Data Cloud platform will enable us to easily and conveniently host strategic data assets that are used in digital marketing campaign management.”

Tennessee Valley Authority Goes Live With IBM

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the United States’ largest public power company, initiated fleet-wide use of IBM software solutions to help it achieve asset-management improvements across all its power facilities, including fossil, hydro, nuclear, wind along with supporting business units such as power systems operations, facilities and the Customer Support & Repair Organization.

TVA’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) project with IBM is targeted to increase efficiencies by streamlining and standardizing work processes for sustainable performance improvement by operating its diverse power facilities as a single system – effectively creating a centralized data-and-command center for TVA going forward.  

Physicians Mutual Creates End User Reporting Environment with WebFOCUS

Physicians Mutual, a national health and life insurer based in Omaha, Nebraska, has adopted WebFOCUS InfoAssist to provide reporting, analysis and information-delivery capabilities to business users.

Employees at Physicians Mutual can more easily create their own reports, while the IT department enforces data quality and centrally manages the information. InfoAssist is enabling people throughout the company to more efficiently and effectively create the information they need.

United Supermarkets Chooses Teradata for Enterprise Intelligence

United Supermarkets, a Texas-based regional retail grocery chain with stores in 50 locations, has selected Teradata to meet its growing and comprehensive enterprise information requirements.

The retailer is deploying a multiple-terabyte Data Warehouse Appliance from Teradata with the Retail Decisions Enterprise Suite, the Retail Logical Data Model, and Teradata Professional Services.

“We were impressed by Teradata’s retail expertise, professional consulting services and its ability to deliver a system that is a perfect fit and price for our business and technology requirements,” said Chris St. Clair, CIO, United Supermarkets, LLC. “Teradata gets retail – and they know exactly what we need. We increasingly rely on detailed and predictive insight to be successful – and the power of Teradata’s enterprise-class analytics has come at just the right time for our business.”

Fidelitone Logistics Chooses Pentaho

Fidelitone has chosen the Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition to create an advanced customer information system that delivers up-to-the-minute details such as order status and inventory availability to customers outsourcing their operations to Fidelitone Logistics.

“Some people still associate warehousing and transportation as low-tech operations, but the truth is technology forms the core of our business,” said Bruce Massel, vice president of IT, Fidelitone Logistics. “We invest in technology that drives efficiency, reduces costs and brings added value into our clients’ supply chain processes. Our goal is to set the standard for information delivery, and Pentaho’s cost effective, flexible and scalable solution was the right choice to service our wide range of customers and their growing needs.”

Daehan Steel Selects IBM for Business Transformation Initiative

Daehan Steel Co., Ltd., one of Korea's leading steel makers, signed an agreement with IBM to embark on the second phase of the company's enterprise-wide business transformation project.

“We have selected IBM to be our strategic innovation partner because of its strong track record in helping many leading companies transform their business models and processes,” said Chi-hun Oh, vice president, Daehan Steel.  ”IBM has completed the first phase of our business innovation project with great success. We are confident that the second phase will benefit the long-term growth of Daehan Steel not only in Korea but also in the global marketplace.”

Information Builders Helps PGPD Fight Crime

The Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) in Maryland is in the initial stages of implementing WebFOCUS RStat, which can help PGPD predict when crime will occur and project crime trends.

The addition of Information Builders' WebFOCUS RStat allows commanders and investigators to perform predictive analysis of nuisance areas, serial crimes and key events, to project crime patterns and pinpoint the date, time and location of likely incidents. The technology helps the department further reduce crime by anticipating it and assigning resources to prevent criminal incidents.

Bowdoin College Deploys Mimosa NearPoint

Bowdoin College, an independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Brunswick Maine, selected Mimosa NearPoint™ for the unified email retention, eDiscovery, storage optimization and end-user search efficiency of its Mac and PC-based Exchange mailboxes.

Using NearPoint, Bowdoin College has reduced its overall Exchange storage requirements by 50 percent while benefiting from automated disaster recovery, out of the box.
Clinton Foundation deploys SAS in Global HIV/AIDS Fight

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) selected SAS for technology to support good decisions and good investments as it battles the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other severe health threats.

More than 90 percent of the 33 million people with HIV/AIDS live in economically depressed, developing nations. CHAI, founded by President William J. Clinton in 2002, sought to negotiate lower drug prices, raise funds for treatment and work with governments in those countries.

“Without true cost and impact information, people don’t always make optimal decisions,’’ said Megan O’Brien, PhD, research director for CHAI’s Center for Strategic HIV Operations Research. “Decision making improves when donors, governments and medical providers understand best- and worst-case scenarios, and trade-offs along the way.”


Queensland Motorways Gets on the Road With SAP Software

Queensland Motorways, an operator of toll roads and bridge infrastructure in Australia, has successfully accomplished the implementation of an intelligent tolling system in Brisbane, Australia.

The new system, in which SAP solutions play a pivotal role, was designed to reduce travel times, decrease traffic congestions and improve safety for motorists. Seven months after the completion of the free-flow tolling project, there has been a noticeable improvement in congestion and safety as motorists no longer need to slow, merge or stop at toll points to pay their toll.

Cook Children's Health Care System Selects Multiple Lawson Enterprise Solutions

Cook Children's Health Care System signed a contract with Lawson Software. Under the contract, Lawson will provide multiple enterprise solutions including Lawson Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Mobile Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management applications.

Cook Children's Health Care System is based in Fort Worth, Texas. The organization has expanded in size and scope, particularly over the last decade when it has added more than $100 million in new facilities to better serve children in North Texas. With the addition of facilities and lines of care, the organization needed a business system that would help it manage supplies, contracts and staff.

“By better integrating our systems and data, we see opportunities to improve business processes and become more nimble as an overall organization,” said Tracy Waller, chief information officer for Cook Children's Medical Center. “Access to relevant data is key to improving our efficiency and containing costs.”

Entiera Accelerates Global Marketing Campaign Analytics With Vertica

On-demand marketing infrastructure provider Entiera has slashed the time it takes customers to create, execute and analyze marketing campaigns from hours to minutes using the Vertica Analytic Database.

As the campaigns and analysis clients were doing became more complex, Entiera sought out Vertica to meet that growing demand. In the process, the company initiated a major performance upgrade, according to Entiera chairman Jeff Wilkins.

“We took the opportunity to both enhance the data schema and incorporate alternative database technologies that could give our customers better performance and the ability to scale to infinitely larger data volumes,” Wilkins said.

Beiersdorf Selects Troux for Business Visibility into IT

Beiersdorf, one of the leading international skin and beauty care companies, selected the Troux Transformation Platform and enlisted its enterprise architecture management expertise to help drive a major strategic planning effort across the organization.

Beiersdorf’s core brands NIVEA, Eucerin, and La Prairie are present in all key market segments. The purpose of the Troux-related projects is for Beiersdorf to better understand and manage the usage of IT applications worldwide and improve IT alignment with business models and processes.

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