Hot Tech Projects: SAP Implementations, Microsoft Upgrades

A number of SAP implementations, as well as upgrades of Microsoft operating systems and office suites, are among the projects featured in this roundup of IT Projects: The Inside Scoop.

This roundup highlights IT activity over a two-week period across 41 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies. Target, Hasbro, Exxon Mobil, Getty Images, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care,  the Department of Homeland Security and Ace Hardware all make their way onto the list. 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.

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IT Projects: The Inside Scoop (Nov. 24-Dec. 5, 2011)




Ace Hardware

Oak Brook, IL

Implementing SAP for retail. Donna McIntyre, IT Business Analyst is working on the project. 

Anadarko Petroleum

The Woodlands, TX

Migrating to Windows 7 under the management of David Bell, IT Project
Manager. Completed a global conversion from PeopleSoft to SAP HCM. Seth
Stevens, Manager, Global Business Systems & HR, was responsible for
managing the conversion.


Phoenix, AZ

Two months into the deployment of Workday HR. Copmany is rolling out
the Workday service to 7,000 employees in the Americas, and will then
consider a global rollout. Steve Phillips, CIO, is overseeing the
project. Phillips is also leading the company’s pilot Bring Your Own
Device program in which they will give employees an allowance to buy a
phone, email service, data and voice plan. They manage each device
using Good Technology software. 


Charlotte, NC

Chooses SAS Integrated Merchandise Planning, Size Optimization, Demand
Forecasting for Retail, Merchandise Financial Planning, and Merchandise
In-Season Management. Mike Laurenti, Chief Information Officer, was
involved in the selection.

Bimbo Bakeries USA

Bay Shore, NY

Implementing Solarwind’s Network Monitoring System.

Brown & Toland Medical Group

San Francisco, CA

Selected the Allscripts Community Record to deliver end-to-end
information connectivity for its 1,500 physicians serving 335,000 Bay
Area patients.

Charming Shoppes

Bensalem, PA

In the midst of replacing its Campaign Management platform with a Unica
platform, including Unica Campaign, Unica Optimize, Unica eMessage, and
Unica Interact.


Fort Lauderdale, FL

Deployed Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. Dimitri Mundarain, Manager, Data
Center Operations oversaw the project. He also replaced Citrix’s SAP
global services with a fully redundant HP SuperDome complex, partitioned
with HPUX for the back end, and 64-bit Windows OS serving the
application thru a Citrix Presentation Server farm front end. In
addition, Mundarain oversaw a full data center relocation to a Tier-1
Network Access Point. 

City of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Will begin rolling out public Wi-Fi access along Market Street, from the
Castro district to the Ferry Building, in December. Jon Walton, Acting
CIO, is leading the initiative. The city also has developed a mobile app
that allows users to access content from on Android &
Apple smartphones. Ron Vinson, Director, Media IT, led this project.

Core-Mark International

South San Francisco, CA

Selected Descartes’ advanced telematics and driver compliance solutions to improve use of its mobile assets.

Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC

Awarded ManTech a $5.9 million contract to provide systems engineering,
regulatory compliance, and testing services in support of the
congressionally mandated Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective
Technology Act of 2002.

Enbridge Gas Transportation / Enbridge Offshore

Houston, TX

Glenn Fullerton, Manager, Enterprise Architecture, is expanding social
media, integrated product suites and consumerization using Outlook,
Sharepoint, OCS, and Identity Management.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

Danville, KY

Coleman James, IT Applications Analyst, is upgrading workstations from Windows 2000 to XP.

Exxon Mobil

Irving, TX

In a business process redesign and applications consolidation effort,
Richard Fordan, IT Project Manager, is leading a team to retire a legacy
mainframe-based financial application and migrate users to SAP ECC 6.0.

Frontier Airlines

Denver, CO

Working on deploying a new version of Frontier Nagesh
Anupindi, Senior Director of Branded Technology Strategy &
Execution, is overseeing the project.

Frontier Communications

Stamford, CT

Completed a successful pilot of Windows 7, and is migrating to Windows 7
& Office 2007. Jim Pawluckie, Supervisor, Technical Services, is
involved with the migration.

Furniture Brands International

St. Louis, MO

Implementing SAP. David Halpin, Project Manager of SAP Blueprint, is involved with the implementation.

General Motors

Detroit, MI

Piloting Google Apps for a possible migration from Lotus Notes.

Georgia Gulf

Atlanta, GA

Steven Martin, ERP Applications Architect, is overseeing a Workday HCM & Benefits implementation. 

Gerber Scientific

South Windsor, CT

Beth Soulier, SAP Business Analyst, is leading a SAP Business Intelligence front end implementation with SAP CRM.

Gerdau Ameristeel

Tampa, FL

Kin Cook, Manager, IT Strategic Sourcing, is responsible for a
nationwide contract for consolidation of local telephony service lines.
Cook is also responsible for transitioning data center infrastructure,
servers, network and security systems to a new IBM facility. Multiple
physical and virtual servers will be moved, and a third party service
desk, security, and compliance processes will be integrated. Meanwhile,
Eric Sause, Director, SAP HCM Deployment, is working on a Global
implementation of all SAP 6.0 HCM modules.

Getty Images

Seattle, WA

Emily Ireland, Manager, Technology Services, PMO, is implementing ITIL.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Los Angeles, CA

Colin St. Rose, SharePoint Administrator, is leading a project to
install an enterprise-wide Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010

Gilead Sciences

Foster City, CA

Giorgio Grasso, Associate Director, IT, is involved in the specification
and testing of Oralce Supply Chain modules, OM, Inventory and AR of
Oracle EBS r.12.

Harris Corporation

Melbourne, FL

Michael Higgins, Chief Information Security Officer, is overseeing a $10 million security enhancement project.

Harris County Hospital District

Houston, TX

Bill Bowker, Manager, IS/Field Services, is responsible for a Windows 7
Upgrade. Bowker also recently deployed Wyse Thin Client Infrastructure
and Support Systems, as well as a work-from-home solution.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Wellesley, MA

In the midst of a Joint PMO & Agile Scrum methodology implementation
to replace core systems over a five-year period. Michael Hurst,
Manager, PMO & BP Implementation, is overseeing the initiative.


Pawtucket, RI

Ed Ward, Senior Technical Analyst is working on server and workstation virtualization with Vmware.

Houston Healthcare

Warner Blvd, GA

Selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, as
the electronic order set solution at Houston Medical Center and Perry


Louisville, KY

Will expand its relationship with Interactions Corporation to streamline
member enrollment for Medicare Part D benefits using Interactions’
voice portal technology.

IASIS Healthcare

Franklin, TN

Jay Simmons, Director of Physician Information Services, is responsible
for the implementation of NexGen EHR & McKesson Practice Plus PM.
The organization is also implementing the McKesson Suite of products
including HPP, HED, HOM, HEO, HMM, HSM, & HLAB. Cynthia Szymanski,
Clinical Application Support, is involved with the implementation.

Johnson & Johnson

New Brunswick, NJ

In the midst of a technology refresh & data center consolidation initiative.

Level 3 Communications

Broomfield, CO

In the midst of a computing, data center virtualization &
consolidation project. This initiative includes data center
transformation, optimization, server virtualization, consolidation,
enterprise storage, enterprise backup, and recovery. Gerald Carr,
Director of Global Technical Infrastructure Architecture Design &
Solutions, is responsible for this initiative.

Morguard Corporation

Mississauga, ON

Maria Aiello, Chief Information Officer, is working with Deloitte to
develop a three-year IT strategy. Aiello is also leading an
implementation of Argus Lease CRM.

Plymouth Rock Assurance

Boston, MA

Jeremy Deane, Director of Research & Architecture, is leading a team
of principal architects working on enterprise and application
architecture initiatives including Rich Internet Applications, Identity
& Access Management, Data Management & Service Oriented

Progressive Insurance

Mayfield Village, OH

Raymond Voelker, CIO, is looking to undertake a major infrastructure simplification project.

Rice University

Houston, TX

Has implemented the Azimuth Systems ACE MX Channel Emulator.

Russell Investments

Tacoma, WA

Laura Johnson, Global Project Manager, Technology, is leading an
initiative to implement a Virtual Desktop solution for Russell off-shore
business units.


Pleasanton, CA

Roberto Bondoy, Project Manager, IT Risk Management & Systems
Development, is leading a labor forecasting and scheduling optimization

State of Delaware

Dover, DE

In the midst of retiring five Lotus Notes applications. When completed,
the public search will be replaced by Java. Parthiban Jayaraman, Team
Leader, Application Delivery, is overseeing the migration. In addition,
Kamlesh Sheth, Manager, ERP Service Delivery, is overseeing an upgrade
to PeopleSoft v9. The state government also is in the midst of a Carvel
Network/Phone Upgrade overseen by Colleen Gause, Team Leader,


Minneapolis, MN

Jessica Madson, Project Manager, IT is managing a Windows 7 conversion project through deployment.

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg, Nov. 24-Dec. 5, 2011.

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