Case Study about Network of Excellence as a Virtual Organization : Nanobeams
Abstract: The concept of Virtual Organization is widely discussed in the literature. The SICOV project aims to develop a generic web-based platform to support the Virtual Organization creation and work. This paper intends to present the SICOV position in the VO concept field and the main characteristics of the platform. Some results on an ongoing case study in the nanotechnology field will also be discussed.
Introduction: Advances in communications and computer networks represent enabling factors for emerging organization forms such as virtual organization but many unresolved issues and challenges still remain in the development of supporting platforms. Many research projects are focused on developing tools to meet the need of a particular industry, others focus on a specific life cycle step or a specific process. Keep reading…
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) India’s IT bellwether Infosys Ltd. is on a course correction to align with the paradigm shift in technology business to products and platforms from services business, its chairman K.V. Kamath said Saturday.
“We have embarked on a course correction as the technology industry is going through a paradigm shift to products and platforms from traditional services business,” Kamath told reporters.
Noting that course correction would take a longer time to yield results, he said the global software major was bracing up to face the emerging challenges in the technology space, economy and volatile currency markets.
“Course correction cannot be done in eight months. It is a process, which will take time to succeed. Though last fiscal (2011-12) was a volatile year for technology business, we faced the challenges and fared better,” Kamath said on the margins of the company’s 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) here.
The paradigm shift in technology business had led to the blue chip company’s revenue share from software services such as application development drop to 40 percent from 90 percent earlier.Read more on IANS….
Challenge: Coors Light wanted to measure the impact of the Xbox LIVE interface among their key demographic, paying special attention to brand perceptions, awareness, consideration, and recommendation. They wanted to further social provenance and drive bonding scores among 18-34 year olds who fit the “Social Explorer” persona, and enjoy being at the heart of any party.
Solution: Coors Light launched a very popular brand campaign across digital and TV platforms called “Closer to Cold” featuring action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme and positioning Coors Light as the world’s most refreshing beer. Coors Light partnered with Xbox LIVE to offer a Branded Destination Experience (BDE).. Read more..
Currently ranked as Europe’s thirteenth largest IT provider (IDC), Synstar International is an independent supplier of business availability services to blue chip companies across the whole of Europe, including organizations such as British Airways, Rover Group, Shell, and Zurich Assurances. Its solutions are based upon the highest quality IT support systems and services to minimize business risk and maximize business availability in the face of virtually every conceivable IT problem.
Challenge: In recent months, Synstar has begun to receive a growing number of customer requests for a large tape library with several tapes and several hundred slots to provide an effective backup option in the event that their own tape systems fail or are rendered out of service. In essence Synstar was faced with the challenge of finding one system that would operate with all of their customers’ various media and platforms. It issued a tender that outlined the strict criteria that would need to be met by such a system… Read more..
powerful integrated development environment allows us to implement robust test automation frameworks that overcome test automation challenges. Over a decade on working with different test automation tools, TestComplete is one high quality test automation tool that I have seen for years. Its design is well thought out and its great usability helps tremendously for our QA staff to automate tests much more efficiently.
Perhaps one of the most important features is the open architecture that allows working intimately with the objects in the AUT itself. Another important feature is the vast support of different platforms and browsers that allows our team to automate across different applications without the need to switch between different tools," said Terry Wong from QualityMine..Read more..
Tumblr is one of the Internet’s most popular blogging platforms. The service, which launched four years ago, now hosts more than 19 million sites. People use Tumblr to share text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos on the web. As Marc LaFountain, Tumblr’s Vice President of Community Support, describes it, “We’re a place where creative people can share the things that they create and the things that they like.”
The Tumblr team prides itself on ease of use and on how quickly its users can share the content around the whole Tumblr network. This focus on community building has led to some staggering growth. Monthly traffic to sites across the Tumblr network has more than doubled over the past six months – from about three billion to nearly seven billion page views…
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The Challenge: Revas was using a number of reporting platforms in support of its client portal but found the technology inadequate for a variety of reasons. “We needed to upgrade and enhance the existing reporting platforms, as it was looking dated and had no customization capability.
Timesaving: “The development of reporting packs for clients is now a database configuration dependent process, as the reports are a single layout across all the clients and are data driven. This provides significant timesaving in our client take-on costs. Click here to read more…
Introduction: Ignite 360, is a Software as a Service (SaaS) and business IT services provider that offers robust cloud-based solutions, Internet hosting and Internet security. Known for delivering scalable and reliable services, Ignite 360 requires a secure location to house its core IT infrastructure and mission critical production servers. In the complex SaaS environment, the ability to immediately scale its servers and cloud platforms is essential to keep up with instantaneous demand. Ignite 360 needed a facility that would allow for expansion and keep up with its rapid business growth…
The Solution: After evaluating a wide variety of options, Ignite 360 came to the conclusion that leveraging a colocation provider was the ideal solution. Due to low incidences of natural disasters and competitive power costs, its team focused their data center search in the Austin, Texas area. The Ignite 360 team discovered after conducting tours in several data centers that most facilities could not accommodate their specific requirements. They required a data center that was highly secured, offered multiple carrier options and allowed for rapid growth… Click here to read more…
In the first month of the campaign we hit the social platforms heavily, cleaning up the pages, tracking, targeting, listening and engaging. We used these platforms to see what the target audience was interested in and have began the process of building a very tight niche of connections.
Connections that have become evangelists for Melco’s technology. What’s the best way to see if a product is worth the investment? That’s right, ask around.
In the first couple of months it was very rare to see much interaction, but it wasn’t discouraging as we were not only trying to reach out socially, but we were also building up search engine results and links. The goal was to let the digitizing and apparel customization community know that we were not only Online, but available to chat with, ask questions to and find the proper support for whatever their concerns, questions or thoughts might be. Read more B2B Social Media
Challenge: BTD’s commitment to making things “better through design” applies to more than sheets of metal. As a customerfocused company, BTD continually reviews and improves business processes to best serve its large clientele. True to this commitment, BTD evaluated its business communication and fax solution. “We were looking for a paperless solution that also allowed us to streamline information,” said Marty Kiebke, IT manager at BTD.
The company had been using desktop fax software, but found it to be unreliable and unusable when it came to integration with other programs and platforms. Besides the annoying extra maintenance of occasionally “pushing a button to get the old fax moving,” the software also did not integrate with business-critical solutions BTD used to increase productivity and reduce costs. Click here to read more…