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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is deploying Workday’s cloud-based human capital management platform in a bid to streamline the company’s global human resources 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.
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.
Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB), the principal public transportation organisation in the City of Stuttgart, Germany, has deployed IBM’s private cloud platform and flash storage in a bid to improve data access speeds and availability of its SAP ERP platform.