The top 100 IT projects of 2009

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Datacenter Consolidation Project

Project lead: Jim Walker, Senior Technology Analyst

Project description: Fiserv consolidated its datacenter operations in the wake of its iTech acquisition, migrating iTech’s virtualized server environment to Fiserv’s existing virtualized datacenter.

Industry: Services The George Washington University

University Wireless Internet Deployment

Project lead: Dave Steinour, Interim CIO

Project description: George Washington University launched a wireless campaign across its three campuses, deploying more than 2,000 wireless access portals to support 28,000 users.

Industry: Education

Talent Information and Management System

Project lead: Nestor Nocetti, VP Innovation Labs
Project description: Globant developed Glow, an SOA-based talent information and management system built on an array of open source technologies, including Java, Spring, Lucerne, PostgresSQL, Jasper Reports, JFreeChart, Apache Axis, and JSP and DWR.
Industry: Services

Goodwin Procter
Electronic Records Initiative
Project lead: Andrew Kawa, Senior IT Manager
Project description: Goodwin Procter launched Closing Binders Online, an electronic records initiative based on .Net, Adobe PDF files, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal to consolidate business documents in a centralized repository accessible through a corporate knowledge management and collaboration portal.
Industry: Legal

Storage Initiative
Project lead: Jason O’Dell, AVP/IT Manager
Project description: GreenBank transitioned its backup operations from a tape-based system to a disk-based system tapping technology from ExaGrid and CommVault.
Industry: Financial services

Halifax Health Systems
Wireless Infrastructure Initiative
Project lead: Tripp Sills, Network Architect
Project description: Halifax Health equipped its state-of-the-art medical extension facility with wireless telephony, EMR-enabled mobile medical carts, bedside bar code scanning, remote video interpreting, and 802.11n wireless, integrating technology from Motion C5, Siemens, Vocera, Nortel, and Meru Networks.
Industry: Health care

Harvard Medical School
High-Performance Computing Initiative
Project lead: Marcos Athanasoulis, Director of IT
Project description: Harvard Medical School built an internal compute cloud to ensure compute resource availability to 500-plus researchers around the world, tapping Platform LSF, IBM hardware, Isilon and EMC storage, and biomedical software solutions such as MatLab and SAS.
Industry: Education

Hay Group
Private Cloud Initiative
Project lead: Tuan Ngo, Director, Worldwide Network Operations Group
Project description: Hay Group migrated its EMC VMware-based virtualized operations to a vSphere-based private cloud that virtualizes and centralizes all of the company’s Exchange, SharePoint, and SharePoint Server systems across 85 offices in 47 countries.
Industry: Services

HD Supply
Open Source VoIP Initiative
Project lead: Nigel Saldanha, Vice President and CTO
Project description: HD Supply developed an Asterisk-based open source VoIP system for a newly established disaster-recovery warm site.
Industry: Distribution

Data Warehouse Initiative
Project lead: Duane Green, Vice President, Systems Operations
Project description: HealthTrans built a 100TB data warehouse for managing pharmacy benefit programs, centered on technology from Sybase.
Industry: Health care

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