Hot Tech Projects and Department Reorganizations

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 08-04-2011

In this week's installment of IT Projects: The Inside Scoop, we highlight IT project activity, intrusion instances and department reorganizations across Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies, including ADP, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Social Security Administration.

Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg and covers technology deployments, software implementations, and IT department changes across Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies. DiscoverOrg provides a constantly updated database of IT org charts and direct contact information on IT executives in Fortune-ranked and Mid-Market companies.

IT Projects: The Inside Scoop (August 4, 2011)

Company

Location

Project/s

ADP

Roseland, NJ

Investigating a system intrusion that likely impacted only one client.

Analog Devices

Norwood, MA

Moving applications to the public cloud while building an internal private cloud as part of a move toward virtualizing 300 Windows and Unix servers.

Consulate Health Care

Maitland, FL

Developing a physical-to-virtual strategy to reduce the footprint in the datacenter; recently deployed more than 40 Windows VM's in VMware & Virtualized multiple Citrix production and training servers in VMware and XEN.

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Washington, DC

Awards $12 billion for tech overhaul and names 14 contractors.

Dollar General

Goodlettsville, TN

Selects DemandTec's Markdown Optimization, Everyday Price Optimization, and Everyday Price Management software services.

Eaton Corporation

Cleveland, OH

Consolidates 26 separate computing environments and two main data centers near Cleveland, Ohio; opens two new data centers in Kentucky. 

Groupon

Chicago, IL

Indian subsidiary SoSasta inadvertently published users passwords on the Internet. 

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, CA

Undertaking a $30 million renovation and expansion of its data center in Napa Valley, CA.

KLA-Tencor

Milpitas, CA

Rolls out iPads to 5,400 employees. 

Proskauer

New York, NY

Deploys iPads to more than 500 employees. 

Random House

New York, NY

Chooses Socialcast for enterprise collaboration.

Social Security Administration

Baltimore, MD

Restructures entire IT organization. There is now an office of the Information Officer, run by Frank Baitman, CIO, and a separate office of Systems run by Kelly Croft, Deputy Commissioner, Systems.

State of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

Furloughs 75% of IT staff amid shutdown.

Swinerton

San Francisco, CA

Converting to CMiC Open Enterprise v10.

Towers Watson

New York, NY

Selects Dell Services for data center transformation. 

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, NE

Migrating email and calendar system from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Office 365. 

Zynga

San Francisco, CA

To spend upwards of $150 million on data centers in the second half of 2011. 

Source: CIO Insight/DiscoverOrg, August 4, 2011