Hot Tech Projects: Windows 7 Upgrades, Legacy Data Migration, and More

By CIOinsight

All manner of hardware and application upgrades are featured in this roundup of IT Projects: The Inside Scoop. For example, upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, migrating legacy data into a recently implemented SAP environment, deploying new healthcare IT apps and piloting a range of wireless and mobile initiatives are all among the recent efforts undertaken by the 26 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies highlighted here. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg.

GlaxoSmithKline, the U.S. government's General Services Administration, Home Depot, Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare Group and Walgreens are among the organizations that 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 (April 16, 2012)




Agilent Technologies

Santa Clara, CA

Implementing PDM/PLM and ERP applications enterprise-wide. Chris Han, Project Manager, Enterprise Oracle eBusiness & SAP Platforms, is leading the project.

American Tower Corporation

Boston, MA

Upgraded to ESXi 4.0. Eric Ryan, Manager, Infrastructure, led the project. Ryan also recently led the upgrade of the company's infrastructure to Active Directory 2008 R2. 

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

In the midst of implementing Lawson HR. C. Martin Harris, CIO, is overseeing the project

Ferguson Enterprises

Newport News, VA

Migrating legacy data into its recently implemented SAP environment. David Burns, SAP Developer, is overseeing the project.

GE Capital

Atlanta, GA

Plans to open a new Technology Center in New Orleans, which will create more than 300 information technology jobs in the next three years.

General Services Administration

Washington, DC

Testing the use of employees' personal smartphones and tablets on its secure networks. CIO Casey Coleman is leading the pilot.


King of Prussia, PA

Katey Crist, Project Manager, C&ES IT, is leading a project to add company real estate management capability to its IBM Tririga application.

The Hartford

Hartford, CT

Replacing legacy telephony hardware with a VoIP SaaS solution from Echopass. Scott Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Information Technology, is leading the project.


Palo Alto, CA

David Witt, Project Manager, Global IT Operations Control, is leading a project to implement an integrated ITIL Capacity Management framework.

Home Depot

Atlanta, GA

Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. Scott Harris, Director, IT Image & Device Engineering Services, is leading the project. 

Honeywell - Aerospace

Phoenix, AZ

Recently migrated from Siebel to Saleforce.com as its CRM solution. Brid Dower, Manager, CRM Strategy, led the project.

John C. Lincoln Health Network

Phoenix, AZ

Implementing a company-wide Epic-based EHR, Physician Portal, and Digital Imaging System. Paula Bailey, Director, Health Information Management Network, is leading the project.


Covington, KY

In the midst of a ServiceNow ITSM implementation. Tim Deniston, Manager, Help Desk, is involved in the project.


New York, NY

Researching large-scale object storage options to accommodate a strategic move towards multiple device/OS options within the corporate structure. Dee Goldschmidt, Director, Enterprise Architecture, is leading the project.

Piggly Wiggly Midwest

Sheboygan, WI

Implementing a new wireless infrastructure for three warehouse expansions. Michael Maxel is overseeing their installation.

Piedmont Natural Gas

Charlotte, NC

Planning to replace all client computing devices throughout the enterprise. Paige Marlow is managing the project. 

Regions Financial Corporation

Birmingham, AL

Implementing a new POS teller imaging, sales and service application called ARGO in all enterprise branches, nationwide. Brandi Miller is the Business Services Lead responsible for the project. 

The Revere Group

Chicago, IL

Recently completed a retrofit of an IT facility and a Tier II data center. CIO Jim Ingle oversaw the project. 

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

North Wales, PA

Launched an internal iPad CRM platform. Charles Wilfong, Senior Director, Branded Business & Web Shared Services, led the project.

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN

Planning a standardization and integration project for its technology stack. CIO John Santelli will oversee the project.

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

Planning a Windows 7 deployment, aimed at 99% of workforce by April 30th 2012. CIO James Bingham is overseeing the project. Bingham is also in the midst of a project to migrate file service from Novell Netware to Windows Server.

Volkswagen Group of America

Herndon, VA

Migrating to Altiris 7.1. Dan Wilson, Manager, Client Services, is leading the project.

Wakefern Food

Keasbey, NJ

Upgrading PeopleSoft HRMS to 9.0. Daryl Goodwin, Project Manager, Information Technology, is leading the project. 


Deerfield, IL

Implementing Business Planning applications for BI users. Julian Krugman, Project Manager, Information Technology, is leading the project.

Waste Management

Houston, TX

Implementing SalesForce.com. Monica Davis, Project Manager, SalesForce.com Implementation, is managing the project. 

Windstream CorporationLittle Rock, ARJim O'Brien, Manager, IT Oracle HRMS, is currently leading a project to sync PeopleSoft to Oracle EBS. The company is also migrating its Workforce Management Mainframe to a cloud-based solution.
Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg, April 16, 2012
This article was originally published on 04-16-2012