EOS Payment Solutions Employs Secure Firewall

 

EOS Payment Solutions selected Secure Computing Corporation’s Secure Firewall (formerly known as Sidewinder) for comprehensive security and manageability while complying with the new Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).

 

Since the company’s formation, EOS Payment Solutions employed Secure Computing’s Secure Firewall, which fulfills all firewall-related PCI DSS requirements.

 

“A solid argument for Secure Firewall was the fact that the system had never been hacked. The same cannot be said for any other firewall product on the market. Furthermore, Secure Firewall made it possible to address PCI requirements promptly and easily – all we had to change were the password guidelines,” said Michael Hülsiggensen, general manager at EOS Payment Solutions. “Our business model in itself requires the highest standards in IT security, which clearly indicated that the comprehensive security appliance from Secure Computing was the right choice.”

 

Brotherhood Mutual Selects Information Builders BI

 

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company selected Information Builders WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform as its enterprise reporting standard to support a web of knowledge that makes the company more cohesive by giving business users an intuitive way to access and share information.

 

Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brotherhood Mutual has a 90-year history of serving the insurance needs of churches and related ministries across the U.S. When the company needed a better way for users to access timely information, it turned to BI technology, leveraging WebFOCUS for direct-access reporting.

  

"We wanted a general-purpose BI environment so all users could go to one place to find the information they needed,” said Daryl Pannabecker, vice president of IT at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance. "We selected WebFOCUS based on the flexibility of its development environment, strong support for business users, and highly responsive sales and support organization. WebFOCUS provides many new ways of accessing, analyzing and displaying our data.

 

May Clinic Implements Lawson S3 Enterprise Software Suites


Mayo Clinic completed its implementation of the Lawson S3 Human Capital Management Suite, including the Employee & Manager Self-Service applications.

 

The new applications will help the health care provider maximize employee potential and provide decision-makers with the data they need to make informed, rapid decisions about the workforce that directly support business operations.


The implementation marks the completion of phase two of the Mayo Administration Goal for Integrated and Coordinated Systems (MAGIC) initiative, an organization-wide effort to streamline business processes and improve data sharing, reporting and regulatory compliance. The first phase of the initiative, completed in 2006, included deployment of the Lawson S3 Enterprise Financial Management and Supply Chain Management Suites.

Matalan to Increase Profits with SAS Enterprise Intelligence

 

Matalan, one of the UK's leading clothing and homewares retailers, looked to SAS to improve its ability to share vital sales information throughout its business and increase the speed at which it can be accessed.

 

By speeding up the supply of correct data, SAS provides Matalan with the ability to make faster and more accurate business-critical decisions, increase efficiencies, cut costs and reduce waste, translating to an increase in bottom-line profit. 

 

“Matalan’s aim is to become a fact-based, data-driven organization and SAS has helped us toward meeting this objective,” said Pete Trainer, IT and logistics director at Matalan. “SAS’ one version of the truth gives us the ability to optimally plan, execute on that plan and react quickly to changing conditions. Bringing all our data together means that we now have a platform to build upon for future developments in the areas of merchandise planning, supply chain management and marketing outreach.” 

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Enables ECM with Oracle

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the largest health plan in Minnesota, improved the quality of its Web content and significantly reduced the time and resources required to maintain its public Web site, as well as its intranet, by deploying Oracle Universal Content Management.

 

Using Oracle software, the organization enabled line of business managers to update Web content without assistance from IT staff. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota was able to strategically allocate IT resources and reduce the time required for Web site updates from an average of three days to just 15 or 20 minutes.

 

"With Oracle Universal Content Management, our Web content is now in the hands of the business people. They completely own it. We don't have to have a Webmaster or anyone else from IT worrying about making sure content gets to the site," said Tom Chaffee, principal operations architect, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. "Long term, we need a content management system that provides a single content repository that can be integrated with a wide range of applications and content sources. Oracle Universal Content Management delivers the scalability and functionality we need along with the best tools for integration we have seen.”

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