Anthony Marano Co. www.anthonymarano.com
Enterprise Fixed Mobile Convergence
Project lead: Christopher Nowak, CTO
Project description: Anthony Marano built out its fixed mobile convergence infrastructure tapping technology from Avaya, Nokia, Meru, and Agito.
The Apollo Group www.apollogrp.edu
Content Management Overhaul
Project lead: Stephen Callahan, Director of Integrated Business Systems
Project description: The parent company to the University of Phoenix transitioned its legacy BPM system to EMC enterprise content management technology, migrating 30 million documents and integrating the new system with existing Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Kofax technology to support 300,000 students per year.
AT&T Services www.att.com
Virtual Mail Manufacturing Platform
Project lead: Michael Mocettini, Principal Technical Architect
Project description: AT&T migrated from a distributed, site-specific architecture to a single-source virtual mailing platform that enables load balancing across the company's mail manufacturing sites in California, Georgia, and Texas, featuring software developed in-house and technology from Bowe Bell + Howell, SAP, and the U.S. Postal Service.
Industry: Service provider
Inventory Management Transformation
Project lead: Bill Chapman, CTO
Project description: Avnet leveraged its SOA to increase its ability to orchestrate supply and demand management, tapping multiple forecasting tools and demand management software from JDA, Web services, and its legacy ERP system.
BlueStar Energy Services www.bluestarenergy.com
SOA-Based Energy Market Business Suite
Project lead: Tom Keen, CTO
Project description: BlueStar developed its NextStar SOA initiative to streamline and automate core business processes, including customer enrollment, provisioning, care, and billing, from the ground up, relying in large part on open source technologies.
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Export Compliance Application
Project lead: Gregory L. Smith, Technical Fellow, IT
Project description: Boeing developed CIPHER to help export compliance organizations identify hidden information in electronic documents, supporting the ability to examine and resolve Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, PDF, and text files.