The top 100 IT projects of 2009

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Thomson Reuters
Intellectual Property Workflow Automation Initiative

Project lead: Betsy Hussin, Vice President, Product Development, Thomson CompuMark
Project description: Thomson Reuters developed an AJAX-enabled workflow platform, integrating it into an SSO-enabled unified online environment.
Industry: Services

U.S. Army
Army Knowledge Online Security Monitoring
Project lead: Earl Noble, Program Manager, AKO/DKO
Project description: The U.S. Army overhauled its approach to securing the Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online portal consolidating data from myriad devices and applications and integrating security monitoring technology from ArcSight into a variety of legacy systems.
Industry: Government

University of Chicago Medical Center
SOA Records Management and Governance
Project lead: Ben Patel, Assistant Director, IT
Project description: The University of Chicago Medical Center shifted its records management system to a services-based model, tapping technology from Layer 7 to provide security and governance.
Industry: Health care

University of San Diego
On-Campus Wireless Security Project
Project lead: Douglas Burke, Director of Network and Telecommunication Services
Project description: The University of San Diego embarked on a campuswide wireless security project, integrating technology from Aruba, CashNet, and Avenda Systems.
Industry: Education

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
High-Availability Ticketing System
Project lead: Debbie Marcus, Office Manager
Project description: The Vancouver (British Columbia) Symphony Orchestra brought its online ticketing service in-house, centering its new, high-availability system around technology from Tessitura and Neverfail.
Industry: Entertainment

Varian Medical Systems
Mobile Support Initiative for Medical Devices
Project lead: Matthew Morse, Senior IT Administrator
Project description: Varian overhauled into mobile support for medical devices, replacing laptops with Zenprise-managed BlackBerry devices and developing a custom mobile service CRM app for the BlackBerry that enables service technicians to access the data necessary to diagnose and repair medical devices in the field.
Industry: Health care

Wells Fargo & Co.
Corporate Risk Assessment Automation
Project lead: Ross Lillestol, Technology Manager, Enterprise Information Management Operations
Project description: Wells Fargo developed an automated AJAX-based risk assessment system, integrating it with 80 .Net-based business apps in compliance with NIST and FFIEC standards.
Industry: Financial services

Wells Fargo & Co.
Business Process Management Initiative
Project lead: Paul Tazbaz, Enterprise Architect
Project description: Wells Fargo has undertaken a BPM initiative in the wake of its merger with Wachovia, integrating Tibco software with an open source reporting engine and business intelligence and reporting tools.
Industry: Financial services

West Virginia University
On-Campus Net Security Initiative
Project lead: Stephen Belcher, Assistant Director of Network Operations
Project description: West Virginia University launched a two-tiered on-campus Net applications security initiative blending security technology from Palo Alto Networks and Cisco to ensure availability of vital learning Web apps.
Industry: Education

Westmont College
Cloud Computing Initiative
Project lead: Reed Sheard, Vice President, CIO
Project description: Westmont College transformed its IT infrastructure to a cloud-centric one, migrating several systems to cloud-based services provided by Meraki, Google, Postini, and
Industry: Education

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