Summary: Calvert County Public Schools began using Performance Matters’ integrated solutions for assessment and data management in 2004. The district’s goals were to provide quick and easy access to student data to support informed decision making systemwide. With the ability to access students’ historical performance on state tests and current progress on district assessments, Calvert County educators have the actionable information they need to improve teaching and learning.
Challenges: Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic corridor, Calvert County Public Schools is less than a one-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. In 2004, the district set out to find a system that would provide an integrated solution for assessment and data management, and support decision making from the district level to the individual student level.
The Department of Defence maintains a large and diverse property portfolio. Connexxion created a customised solution, known as DEMS, that better represented Defence’s business and contract processes. DEMS has continued to evolve with the changing face of Defence over the past ten years to provide a management information framework that produces meaningful data to support management decisions and to enable end users to manage the entire life cycle of all properties, facilities and infrastructure occupied by the Australian Defence Force. This system forms the basis for the Connexxion web based asset management system that can be configured to meet any organisations needs.
Background: HML is a leading provider of outsourced products, services and intelligence for the mortgage, savings and loan markets in the UK and Ireland, and has been working with Callcredit since 2004. They are dedicated to continuously improving the service they provide to more than 50 clients and their customers, and ensuring they are well-equipped to deal with the ever-changing, large-scale demands of the financial services industry.
Challenges: HML manage significant volumes of data in their day-to-day operations, and it is important that they carefully monitor the quality and accuracy of the information they provide to Credit Reference Agencies. This avoids the risk of adversely impacting on a consumer’s credit history or causing other associated problems for the consumer. Due to a number of changes to formats and practices in the credit industry, HML required a support partner who could help them manage an internal project to re-examine their credit reporting processes and improve the quality of their data.
Challenge: Providing a world-class sports and entertainment experience. This is the overriding mission of the Major League Baseball franchise that is the New York Mets. Mets management sought to develop moreefficient processes that would result in more organized data management. By creating communication processes that are more efficient and impactful, management would have more time to focus on the fans’ experience at Citi Field.
“It’s not without challenges. We’re a business like most businesses,” says Dave Howard, Mets Executive VP, Business Operations. “We have many challenges in terms of efficiencies, data information management and communication, both internally and externally.”.. Read more..
Business Challenge: Develop an “Integrated Data Infrastructure” (IDI). The goal of the Bank is to provide high quality data in a standard format, using standard interfaces, while reducing support and infrastructure costs, with a focus on re-usability and consistency.
Solution: The GoldenSource solution extracts instrument data from multiple vendor data feeds with a robust exception management process to allow users to investigate and resolve exceptions. The securities hub consolidates data from multiple feeds to provide consistent reference data from preferred, validated sources as part of a best of breed “golden copy” of securities reference data. Keep reading
Modern hardware trends and economics, combined with cloud and virtualization technology are radically reshaping today’s data management landscape, ushering in a new era where many machine, many core, memory-based computing topologies can be dynamically assembled from existing IT resources and pay-as-you-go clouds. Arguably one of the hardest problems – and consequently most exciting opportunities – faced by today’s solution designers is figuring out how to leverage this on-demand hardware to build an optimal data management platform. Click here to read more…
Challenge: BARMER is Germany’s biggest health insurance company with 7.1 million policyholders. Their head office is in Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany. For over 120 years BARMER has capitalised on customer satisfaction. In the event of illness, customers are well provided for and enjoy many extras. The complex requirements of IT infrastructure and thus of IT Support have grown rapidly in the last few years. With over 15,000 work stations in 89 regional and national offices as well as over 900 district offices, the IT infrastructure has increased steadily and presents a particular challenge for data management.
Solution: Considering the size and importance of the project, the first step was to define the IT objectives, closely analyse existing weak points in the IT infrastructure and elicit the causes. It was important for BARMER that after a short start phase for testing and integration, the consolidation and optimisation of client infrastructure was advanced. Project co-ordination was particularly important as seven partners and subcontractors were involved. At the same time, a decentralised client solution (Roll-out of Igel Thin Clients) and a central server solution were developed and employees extensively trained…
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“When you’re really using applications to the edge like this, you need to have a partner like SAP Consulting who knows how to go there.”
- Sune Slemming, Application Owner, Arla Foods amba.
Arla Food’s rapid growth in recent years was the result of multiple mergers and acquisitions, and, as a result, the company struggled with system integration and business process challenges. “We’d gone through numerous tough consolidations, each time trying to piece together integrations and platforms, but management still lacked the transparency required to synchronize the activities of the various parts of the business,” explains Slemming. “The selfdeveloped application we were using for project and portfolio management couldn’t access the enterprise-wide data management required, so decision makers had inadequate – and even inaccurate – information to support project portfolio management decisions. This was causing misalignment of projects with the company’s overall business strategy.” Read further about Arla Foods
The issue: Airlines operating out of Auckland Airport wanted to connect their aeroplanes to ground power while they are connected at the airport gate for disembarking and loading the aeroplane. Ground power is both cheaper and has an environmental benefit from lowering emissions as opposed to running ancillary jet engines…
The Solution: Working with Auckland Airport and a Software partner, Simply Energy implemented a wholesale supply arrangement that integrated swipe card data from the airport gate management system with electricity consumption metered across 8 separate gates to provide billing to each airline on the basis of their actual usage…
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Agri research has played a vital role in in development of statistical methods. I is indeed true that the statistical tools have wide applicability to almost any branch of science dealing with thw uncertain phenomenon involving aggregates. With the advent of computers & combination of statistical tools & computer technology, has it actually helped agricultural research? Read more…