Hot Tech Projects and Department Reorganizations

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

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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