Lowe's Massive iPhone Rollout and 18 Other Hot Tech Projects

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-06-2011

In this week's roundup of the hottest tech projects, we highlight IT activity across 19 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies, including the rollout at Lowe's of 42,000 iPhones to store employees that will be equipped to process credit and debit card transactions on the retail floor.

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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Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

In the midst of upgrading PeopleSoft from 8.9 to 9.0/9.1 for Campus Solutions and HCM. 

Citrus Valley Health Partners

Covina, CA

Chooses Allscripts Community Record powered by dbMotion to provide physicians and other caregivers with shared access to a single, unified patient record.

City of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

Deploys Spot Reporters framework with the launch of Baltimore's new mobile 311 application.

Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC

Insider hacking case reveals serious network security vulnerabilities.


Mountain View, CA

Releases mobile application that allows consumers to shop for health insurance using a smartphone. 

Express Scripts

St. Louis, MO 

Todd Henderson, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, is in charge of moving 300 server workloads into the new data center on the Cisco UCS platform. 

Go Daddy

Scottsdale, AZ

Mass hack points surfers towards malware.

Hallmark Cards

Kansas City, MO

Tony Marshall, Director Enterprise Architecture, is leading efforts in enterprise collaboration and an enterprise portal project.

 Lowe's Companies

Mooresville, NC

Enhancing its website and deploying 42,000 iPhone 4 smartphones to store employees. Each will be enabled for mobile calling, emailing and text messaging, as well as processing credit and debit card purchases.

MidMichigan Health

Midland, MI

Chooses Allscripts Community Record powered by dbMotion to provide physicians and other caregivers with shared access to a single, unified patient record. 


Silver Spring, MD

New 54,000-square-foot data center with 16,000 square feet of raised floor space set to open in November 2011. Data center houses 29,000-core Intel Xeon supercomputer built by SGI.


Columbus, OH

Developing desktop virtualization initiative.

Providence Health and Services

Renton, WA

In process of transitioning from BMC Remedy ITSM Suite to CA Service Desk.

Quintiles Transnational

Durham, NC

Organization is 90 percent virtualized using VMware.


Chesterfield, MO

Announces data center openings and expansions in five North American cities.

State of California

Sacramento, CA

Technology Agency is being reorganized into two distinct sections that will separate service delivery from control functions such as policy and oversight.


Deerfield, IL

Begins Walgreens 2.0 project, a multi-year initiative to enhance the company's technology infrastructure across multiple platforms.

Waste Management

Houston, TX

Equipping thousands of trucks with GPS-enabled touchscreen computers for pickup and routing information. Implementing an ERP system based on Oracle/Siebel technologies.

Wellington Management Company LLP

Boston, MA

Developing a virtual desktop initiative for global users.

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg (October 6, 2011).