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Chocolate Manufacturers Kinnerton Confectionery

21 March 2005: Kinnerton Confectionery, the largest independent UK company specialising in childrens’ and adult confectionery novelties, has selected Neverfail for Microsoft Exchange as part of their ongoing programme of business continuity and disaster recovery. The solution will protect their email systems against server downtime, data loss and the associated implications of lost service. The solution was implemented by JI…

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Group Optimum Launches Online Quotations Solution

Taxi insurance policies provided in minutes with new FSA compliant web content management system from Impact Applications…..15 March 2005: Financial services and insurance provider, Group Optimum, has launched, a new nationwide online insurance quotation engine for taxi-drivers seeking monthly or quarterly insurance cover. Designed and developed by Impact Applications, Cabs2000 deploys unique ‘zero-client’ technology that enables its network of sub-brokers…

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Remote And Home Working Booms

AEP Networks’ Netilla Security Platform enables North Norfolk District Council to be the latest local Authority to go live with secure remote access to improve service delivery, realise savings from investment in ICT and meet staff requirements for flexible working.Hemel Hempstead, 14 March 2005 – A government requirement for ambitious efficiency gain savings of £6.45bn by 2007/08 (as set out…

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EDS GFS Sign Managed Desktop Services Contract

8th March 2005 – EDS Global Field Services today announced a £15 million seven-year contract with Cheshire County Council to supply its managed desktop services solution, which will deliver procurement, maintenance, deskside and disposal services.EDS GFS’s work with Cheshire Council is a key component of the Council’s innovative approach to outsourcing, developing long-term partnerships to deliver a business led approach…

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Shell Oil Products Divide And Conquer With KALIDO

INTRODUCTION Shell Oil Products (Shell OP), the worldwide fuel and lubricants businesses within the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, have launched a global sales and marketing information platform based on the KALIDO application suite (KALIDO) – bringing vital intelligence on customers and marketing initiatives. The solution is designed to bring clarity and speed to performance measurement, and produce harmonised, segmented management information,…

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ROI Case Study: Woolworths & Episys

THE COMPANY Woolworths Group plc is one of the United Kingdom’s leading retailers focused on the home, family, and entertainment markets with leading market positions in toys, children’s wear (Ladybird), homegoods, entertainment, and confectionery. The company comprises Woolworths Mainchain stores, Woolworths big W, VCI, MVC,Streetsonline, and EUK.Woolworths stores offer customers great value-for-money products, and the company is focused on being…

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Unwins Wine Group implements SAP Retail with Novasoft

The Unwins Wine Group Ltd has delivered significant improvements with in its store ranging, replenishment and supply chain processes since commissioning Novasoft to implement SAP Retail.“Despite our initial nervousness about using SAP, Novasoft, with their strong program management and consultancy skills have guided Unwins through the implementation and we are now seeing the benefits the project set out to achieve.”…

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Kids in Care get top IT Security

Banks, government bodies, insurance and pharmaceutical companies are the type of organisations who traditionally deploy best of breed, top IT security products to diminish the chances of breaches in security. So, it’s a welcome change when you hear of young people being put to the top of the pile when it comes to being offered the best in IT security.…

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Mendip Caravan Centre Implement Linux Server

16 February 2005: Mendip Caravan Centre, a caravan retailer based in Weston-Super-Mare, has implemented a Linux-based KYZO Net-inter-Net server to support their continuing business growth. Mendip, founded as a husband and wife team in 1984, has expanded rapidly to employ over 90 staff based at three sites across southwest England. This rapid expansion has forced Mendip to look at an…

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Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) Improves Service Levels

Karachaganak, in the northwest region of Kazakhstan, is one of the world’s largest oil and gas condensate fields. The expansion of the field is currently the biggest internationally funded project in Kazakhstan, and is operated by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V (KPO), an organization formed with international partners BG Group, Eni of Italy, the US company ChevronTexaco and LUKOIL of Russia.Under…

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Atos Origin Case Study

The challenge Atos Origin, through the acquisition of SchlumbergerSema, signed the largest ever IT related contract for a sports event in December 1998, to become the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games. The contract, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), covered four Games over eight years, Salt Lake City in 2002 (operated by SchlumbergerSema), Athens in 2004, Torino in…

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Southampton City Council Streamlines Procurement Process

“Using Infra has significantly improved service – we have consistently delivered within the SLA period.” Steve Dalton IT Business Consultant Southampton City Council has more than 9000 staff providing services to the community of the City and its district. The services range from leisure and tourism to education, housing and social services as well as transport and environmental issues, such…

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United Co-operatives Business Intelligence Case Study

Background United Co-operatives is one of the largest retail co-operatives in Europe, with a turnover in excess of £1.7bn and over 15,500 staff. It offers a wide range of services, which include food stores, travel, pharmacies, motor dealerships, funeral homes and a number of other subsidiaries. United Co-operatives has grown significantly both organically and through acquisition, most notably from the…

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Competing in Retail – The Business Integration Challenge

Today, retailers are looking to gain real business benefits through better merchandise and warehouse planning, better promotional planning and integrating data from these systems to financial accounting and intelligence systems. In order to stay ahead in the increasingly competitive sports marketplace, all:sports realised this level of integration was the way forward.Business ProfileFounded in 1977, all:sports has grown rapidly to become…

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Early Learning Centre Makes Play for Supply Chain Perfection

TDG and Manhattan Associates Partner to Maximise Supply Chain Efficiencies at Leading Toy Retailer.ATLANTA and LONDON – August 3, 2004 – Manhattan Associates®, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANH), the global leader in providing supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, today announced that TDG plc (LSE: TDG), a leading pan-European logistics and supply-chain services company, has ‘gone live’ with Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management solution…

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Total Logistics Sources New Third Party Supply Chain Solution For sit-up

Total Logistics, the Wokingham-based supply chain consultancy, has announced the successful provision of a new third party logistics (3PL) solution for sit-up, one of the UK’s leading TV and Internet home shopping providers.sit-up’s logistics requirements are driven by the auction and shopping schedules of its channels and by its delivery commitments to customers.  Once an auction or sale has been…

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RFID Technology Case Study

Booz Allen believes that, for many companies, investment in RFID technology still presents risks. The majority of companies in the logistics and automotive industry consider Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to be strategically important to their business, according to a joint study by Booz Allen Hamilton and St. Gallen University. However, only 18% plan to invest more than EUR 500,000…

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