Unified Communications Initiative
Project lead: Jamie Ryan, Senior VP of IT/CIO
Project description: Aspect completed an enterprise-wide Microsoft OCS-based unified communications implementation, integrating voice, voice mail, audioconferencing, Web conferencing, IM, and presence technologies online.
Knowledge Management Initiative
Project lead: Pam Parisian, Senior Vice President, Consumer IT
Project description: AT&T developed the Atlas Knowledge Management system for call center representatives, replacing several regional KMSes with a unified, AJAX-derived Web app, based on a flexible in-house built architecture and third-party search.
Industry: Service provider
Supply Chain Automation and Inventory Management
Project lead: Bob Pischke, Vice President of IT Applications
Project description: Avnet overhauled its supply chain and inventory management operations, integrating seven systems, including BI, quoting, and ERP, into its Software AG-based SOA.
Batesville Casket www.batesville.com
Quality Improvement Initiative
Project lead: Robert Shane, Programmer/Analyst
Project description: Batesville Casket automated its metal fabrication operations, integrating its ERP and manufacturing systems and implementing touch screens and scanning technology to reduce human intervention with manufacturing equipment.
BMC Software www.bmc.com
Datacenter Process Automation
Project lead: Mahendra Durai, Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations
Project description: BMC Software automated its server rebooting and certification processes, integrating automated system alerts generated by monitoring tools with Run Book Automation scripts employed to manage and remediate server degradation and outages.
Booz Allen Hamilton www.boozallen.com
Enterprise 2.0 Implementation
Project lead: Walton Smith, Sr. Associate
Project description: Booz Allen Hamilton developed an enterprise 2.0 platform, integrating open source, commercial packaged, and custom-developed applications, including Confluence, B2evolution, Scuttle, and Simple Machines, to serve more than 23,000 employees.
Central Iowa Power Cooperative www.cipco.net
Smart Metering Initiative
Project lead: Don Chaon, Manager of Data Systems
Project description: CIPCO rolled out a smart metering system to 13 rural electric cooperatives based on technology from Wilson, Sierra Wireless, and Verizon Wireless.
Chapdelaine & Co. www.chapdelaine.com
Project lead: Ken Torres, CIO
Project description: Chapdelaine built an SOA infrastructure for its trading data exchange based on WSO2 middleware.
Industry: Financial services
Choctaw Casinos www.choctawcasinos.com
Large-Scale Video Surveillance Initiative
Project lead: Jason Pritchard, Integration Manager
Project description: Choctaw Casinos completed a large-scale video surveillance project tapping cameras from Axis Communications, video management software from Genetec, and Pivot3 severless clustered storage.
Cisco Systems www.cisco.com
Operational Security Oversight Dashboard
Project lead: Michael Machado, Manager of Security Engineering and Operations, Cisco Collaboration Software Group (WebEx)
Project description: Cisco built a RedSeal software-based security oversight dashboard to continuously analyze the configurations of its Cisco Collaboration Cloud firewalls and routers, as well as the results of daily vulnerability scans, identifying patching priorities, validating the enforcement of corporate network security polices, and ensuring compliance with PCI and other regulations.