SoftLayer Chooses Nimsoft Monitoring Solution

SoftLayer, a provider of hosting and cloud computing solutions, will standardize on the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution to offer enhanced infrastructure and application solutions to its managed hosting customers.

“NMS offers a robust reporting tool, which enables us to adapt to nearly any customer environment and provide detailed metrics with efficient, easy to understand reports. Additionally, full API access allows us to seamlessly integrate NMS into our automated deployment and operations process and quickly scale to tens of thousands of servers,” said Sam
Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operations Officer.

Fashion Retail Giant Peacocks Adopts Attunity

UK-based fashion retail giant, Peacocks, is using Attunity for a strategic data migration project and to enable real-time business intelligence with reports for its 500+ stores located throughout the UK.

“In planning to move our large RMS-based data sources to SQL Server, we realized that we would have limited support for handling change requests and deliver timely BI and reports required by our users,” said Mark Webbley, Solutions Architect and Project Manager at Peacocks. “We did not want the migration project to hinder productivity and affect the business, and needed a way to shield our users from the changes being done to underlying data sources. We looked at data federation as a strategy and Attunity Federate provides us an easy and fast way to accomplish that.”

U.S. Marine Corps to Use Syncsort BEX

The U.S. Marine Corps will use Syncsort BEX as the data protection solution for their Tactical Data Network Data Distribution System-Modular (TDN DDS-M).

TDN DDS-M is a modular, scalable Internet Protocol (IP) communications and networking system that enables deployed Marines to establish secure, networked voice, data, video conferencing and other communication capabilities among commanders, joint and coalition forces.

DemandTec Deploys Netezza TwinFin Appliance

DemandTec, Inc., a provider of on-demand optimization solutions for retailers and consumer products companies, selected the Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance to power DemandTec Shopper Insights – a new solution designed to help its customers better understand shopper behavior and collaborate with their trading partners to make better decisions using those insights.

“While most shopper insights products to date have been delivered as static, canned reports, we’re seeing the market shifting to configurable insights on demand. We needed a technology that allowed us to cost effectively provide this level of flexibility at scale” said Marc Dietz, vice president of marketing for DemandTec. “With the Netezza TwinFin technology, we have the ability to provide increased value for our customers and deliver insights where they matter most – at the point of decision.”

FIDUCIA and BMC Software Deliver Savings to German Financial System

FIDUCIA, one of the largest IT services provider to Germany’s cooperative financial system, is successfully using BMC Software to provide critical services to 790 cooperative and private banks as well as central institutes including nearly 100,000 users and 66 million bank accounts.

“Mainframe availability is critical to FIDUCIA’s business success. We need 100 percent confidence in the monitoring solution, or we risk jeopardizing mainframe availability and performance,” said Thomas Heitlinger, System z product manager at FIDUCIA. “BMC MainView has been instrumental in increasing efficiency and lowering operational costs for 10 years.  With BMC, we have the efficient and integrated monitoring tools we need to manage the complexity of operating systems and subsystems – and we can detect system performance issues before they disrupt the business.”

Life-Science Innovations Selects Lawson

Life-Science Innovations selected Lawson for a multiapplication deployment of Lawson Human Capital Management solutions.

"We believe one of the best ways to create value for our customers is to thoroughly understand our workforce's core strengths, skills and capabilities, and to help our people reach their potential," said Jonathan Huisinga, director of Human Resources at LSI. "The Lawson offerings will help us align our HR activities with our business objectives and improve our recruiting and retention capabilities."

German Law Firm Boosts Productivity With Autonomy

Noerr Group, a leading German law firm with 13 offices in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and the U.S., selected Autonomy iManage WorkSite to boost collaboration and maximize each billable hour.

"We selected Autonomy iManage WorkSite after a competitive procurement to empower our lawyers to tap into this common pool by encouraging knowledge sharing, thus helping significantly enhance client service,” said Jürgen Goldammer, CIO of Noerr Group.

The Miller Group Builds with Alfresco

The Miller Group, a privately-owned housebuilding, property development and construction business in the U.K., selected Alfresco, the leading open source enterprise content management system, to provide it with a new content management system across its business.

The Miller Group required a solution that enabled all parties involved in its operations – both internally and externally – to collaborate on project documents and drawings.  At any one time, The Miller Group has upwards of fifty remote building sites in operation, all accessing and sharing information, so a robust and scalable system that was capable of centrally managing all of this content was required.  

UK Retailer Shop Direct Chooses Teradata

Shop Direct, a leading direct home shopping company based in the U.K., selected Teradata and its alliance partner Speed-Trap, a producer of customer insight software, to provide an Integrated Web Intelligence system that leverages fresh online interaction data to deliver instantly actionable customer insights.

The system will feature Speed-Trap’s software that uses Web 2.0 technology to capture complete, real-time data on individual online visitors and customers based on detailed analysis of their current and historic interaction behavior.  Continuous streams of fresh Web data will be routed into the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse, where it will be integrated with existing customer profiles, and the combined intelligence will be used in near-real time for relevant, timely customer communications.

American Access Casualty Company subscribes to Kognitio
Kognitio implemented a new pricing service for American Access Casualty Company (AACC), a Chicago-based auto insurance company.

The DaaS-based service enables AACC's pricing analysts and senior management to analyze an integrated database comprised of US census data, internal financial data and more than 400 million historical and current automotive insurance price points from a wide range of competitive insurance companies within seconds, and to get the insights it needs to establish and maintain a profitable and competitive advantage in existing and new markets.

New York State Restaurant Association Selects Mocapay

The New York State Restaurant Association selected Mocapay as its mobile marketing provider and will start with a pilot program for the New York City Chapter.
NYSRA will leverage the embedded marketing engine within Mocapay's mobile platform to generate and distribute targeted mobile marketing campaigns for the New York City Chapter to inform its members about pertinent legislative issues, industry news, seminar and event updates and additional relevant information.
SABMiller Latin America Looks to Reduce Costs with JDA Solutions

SABMiller Latin America, one of the largest brewers in the region, selected JDA’s Transportation and Logistics Management solutions and the Agile Business Process Platform to reduce costs, improve service levels and decrease its impact on the environment.

With our expanding Latin American operations and facilities in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Panama and Peru, we knew that JDA’s Transportation and Logistics Management suite would support the activities necessary for us to successfully execute, manage and monitor our entire transportation lifecycle, and by doing so, future-proof our supply chain processes and investment,” said Andrés Peñate, vice president of corporate affairs, SABMiller
Latin America.

First Niagara Surges with SAS

First Niagara turned to SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, to upgrade its financial tools when transforming from a community bank to a top 30 bank by market capitalization.

“Since our leadership team believes in fact-based management, we needed best-in-class data and tools to support major decisions. As we continue to grow, we need to grow profitably,” said Brent Bahnub, senior vice president and director of business intelligence at First Niagara. “Our executives understand the strategic value of a leading cost and profitability system; after a thorough vendor analysis, we selected SAS because they are the leader in activity-based costing and profitability management.”

Bluekai Selects Netezza

BlueKai, a large online data auction marketplace for all audience data, selected the Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance to power their customer-facing reporting and to support their advanced analytics capabilities.

“BlueKai is at the center of the digital data economy and our clients rely on us as the industry standard for public and private data transactions to support their data needs,” said Michael Bigby, chief technology officer of BlueKai. “We chose the Netezza TwinFin because of its ability to implement a wide set of complex analytics and handle large volumes of data quickly and cost effectively so we can deliver timely, accurate reports and analytics to our clients.”

Moffitt Cancer Center Selects expressor

The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute selected is using the expressor semantic data integration system to help build its new Comparative Effectiveness Research data warehouse that integrates patient, pathological, molecular and radiological data to enable the discovery of new therapy and treatment paradigms and improve the quality of cancer patient care.

“Data integration is critical to the success of our CER project, as the Moffitt Cancer Center is gathering information on biospecimens, medical histories and outcome data for more than 50,000 cancer patients that have enrolled in MCC’s study, Total Cancer Care, at nineteen sites across the country,” said David A. Fenstermacher, PhD, chair and executive director, department of biomedical informatics, Moffitt Cancer Center.   

Logica to Leverage Metastorm’s Business Process Management Suite
Logica, a leading business and technology service provider, selected the Metastorm Business Process Management suite.

Chris Sutton, managing director for global business process outsourcing, Logica commented, “This is an important investment in the ongoing automation and industrialization of our BPO business. It benefits both our clients, who get a better, more transparent service, and our operations managers, who get the tools to design and run an efficient, seamless flow of work from multiple locations thereby increasing our operational agility. And by using Metastorm’s Business Process Management and middleware solutions, we can implement this cost effectively without the need to replace our underlying systems.”

Equifax to Deploy Greenplum

Equifax Inc., one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data in the world, selected Greenplum’s Enterprise Data Cloudplatform as the foundation for its company-wide advanced analytics efforts.

“The Greenplum Enterprise Data Cloud helps us continue to innovate and provide the industry’s most advanced services and solutions to our business and consumer customers,” said Robert Friedrich, vice president of Enterprise Data Architecture at Equifax.

Housing Provider A2Dominion Adopts DataFlux

The A2Dominion Group, a U.K.-based housing provider, selected DataFlux technology to improve the quality of its enterprise data. The A2Dominion Group will use DataFlux software to underpin its data quality framework in order to improve property and tenant information found across the business.

Trevor Whittaker, applications systems manager, A2Dominion Group, said: “After a number of data migration projects, we wanted to ensure that accurate information feeds day-to-day activities, such as repairs and property inventory. By avoiding manual intervention, all these processes become faster and more efficient. As a partially government-funded organization, we also need to use our data for reporting to the Tenant Services Authority, so the quality of data is always paramount to us.”

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