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Behind the IT strategy that powers the Nissan-Renault Alliance

Stephen Kneebone, chief information officer, Nissan

The marriage of Nissan and Renault, well into its 15th year, brought with it a significant business reform strategy that puts IT transformation at its core. Stephen Kneebone, Nissan’s chief information officer with responsibility for the EMEA region explains to BCN how the Alliance’s IT strategy is helping both brands deliver a consistent, coherent digital platform for internal users and customers.

Lufthansa taps IBM in €1bn outsourcing deal putting cloud, analytics front and centre

Lufthansa is enlisting IBM to help modernise the airline's IT strategy

Deutsche Lufthansa AG announced it has enlisted IBM in a seven-year outsourcing deal worth €1bn that will cover the management of the company’s datacentres and IT services. Lufthansa said the move will help bolster its use of cloud, mobile and analytics tools across the business.

Enterprises need consolidated approach to cloud, research suggests

Enterprises need to form a consolidated strategy on cloud computing as their struggles extend beyond technology

Research published this week by outsourcing and system integration specialist Infosys suggests four in five large enterprises plan to move mission-critical applications and workloads into the cloud over the next two years. Vishnu Bhat, the company’s senior vice president & global head, cloud & infrastructure services told BCN enterprises need to develop a consolidated approach to cloud service procurement and management if they are to overcome key inhibitors to adoption.

Rhead Group is going all in on cloud, IT head says

Rhead Group is moving all of its IT platforms to the cloud

Rhead Group is on track to move all of its IT estate into the cloud, having recently completed a migration of most of its core systems and platform to Microsoft Azure. Phil White, the company’s head of IT told BCN the move will help streamline costs and consolidate data globally.

Majestic Wine toasts to customer experience cloud

Majestic Wine is looking to bolster its omnichannel strategy with cloud

Majestic Wine has deployed a cloud-based customer experience platform to help personalise the online shopping experience and drive sales. Richard Weaver, e-commerce director at Majestic Wine said the platform also helps the company improve customer segmentation and deliver a more personal sales experience.

Electrolux taps ServiceNow for ITSM

Electrolux said it wanted to centralise and standardise ITSM across its global operations

Swedish home appliance vendor Electrolux has deployed ServiceNow in a bid to standardise and centralise the company’s IT service management delivery for the global enterprise.

How BMW uses OpenStack to improve the scalability, flexibility of its cloud

BMW is using OpenStack to make its cloud platform run smoothly

BMW is using OpenStack to stand up its private cloud platform in a bid to improve the scalability and flexibility of the company’s IT infrastructure, but according to Dr. Stefan Lenz, the company’s IT infrastructure, department manager datacentre, the open source project still needs to become more hardened in order to support a greater variety of workloads and use cases.

Rolls-Royce taps Workday for cloud-based HCM

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is deploying Workday’s cloud-based human capital management platform in a bid to streamline the company’s global human resources operations.

Carlsberg pours Office 365 into supply chain operations

Carlsberg is deploying Office 365 to help centralise management if its supply operations

The Carlsberg Group is deploying Office 365’s integrated productivity and collaboration services to underpin the Carlsberg Supply Chain (CSC), an initiative to help streamline the company’s global supply chain operations.

Getting to a software-defined world

The world is increasingly becoming software-defined

Software defined networking (SDN) has been the darling of the networking and IT world for the past few years, billed as one of the key cloud-enabling technologies with the potential to make every digital service consumable on-demand. But despite widespread appetite for technologies that can make networks more flexible, scalable and easy to manage, SDN still has a number of hurdles to overcome before enterprises embrace the technology.

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