5 Small Scale IT Projects for Big Time Business Results
Shaku Selvakumar 060001XT47 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  bizagility ibmimpact soa websphere cloud business_agility nacco websphere_cloudburst_appl... virtualization bpm
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Contributed by Tiffeni Woodhams, WebSphere Marketing Manager
How to pilot your way to greater business agility and near term ROI
Companies are redesigning operating strategies for ultimate speed and flexibility, targeting those initiatives that can deliver significant business improvements quickly, especially in the CEO-hot button areas of innovation, operational efficiency and customer experience.
We looked at five proven IT projects for greater business agility and flexibility, designed to deliver faster ROI by taking a practical and incremental approach to implementation.
NACCO Materials Handling Group implemented new BPM processes for Engineering Change Notice (ECN) and Product Cost Authorization, using IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition and Lombardi Edition for Microsoft Office, because the existing platform was inefficient and manual-intensive. The new system increased the productivity of NACCO engineers by reducing their manual hand-offs and interactions with legacy systems. One process was selected for implementation before wider roll-out. Attend this webcast to learn how the ECN was designed, developed and deployed in 15 days, and NACCO extended this process to all ECNs (both new and existing)
Join us and learn more. Register for the March 10 webcast
Wondering if your organization can leverage cloud in the midst of flat or tightening budgets? Don't miss this webcast to learn how you can begin enjoying the cost saving benefits of efficient application deployment to private Clouds with WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, regardless of your enterprises size, industry or internal expertise. Additionally, enhance server utilization and efficiently manage application workloads with WebSphere Virtual Enterprise. Don't miss this time and investment saving session!
Join us and learn more. Register for the March 24 webcast.
A Smart SOA Application Foundation lets you build, deploy and manage robust and re-usable SOA applications and services of all types. Watch this webcast to learn how you can quickly deliver business objectives while reducing application infrastructure costs across mainframe and distributed environments.
Join us and Learn more. Register for the April 21 webcast
Imagine being able to implement 20% of your business rules that cover 80% of your business transactions; allowing you to double the pass-through rate of all billing transactions in just 9 weeks. One major transportation company in North America did just that. With this Quick Win pilot, you start small, with meaningful business rules, deploying a subset of your business decisions to demonstrate and validate the value of the technology and implementation methodology. Through this pilot, you will directly and measurably experience how intelligent decision automation can improve your business before making a larger investment.
Join us and learn more. Register for the May 19 webcast
Did you think you could onboard a new business partner 50% faster, or reduce the time and cost to change your IT systems by 50%? You can. By leveraging an incremental approach to SOA, you can begin to make faster, better, and richer connections across your business network in less than 9 months. Watch this webcast to learn how.
Join us and learn more. Register for the June 16 webcast.
Business asks more and more of IT as new market dynamics and customer demands require finding new ways to achieve business growth. Yesterday’s business strategy is no longer good enough. Today’s market leaders need the business agility to adapt quickly and grow despite market fluctuations.
Gain value from one project, and proceed to the next until you have employed all the engines of agility across your organization with BPM, SOA and Cloud. To learn even more about Business Agility solutions, you can register and attend Impact 2011.
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