Finalist of the “THE BIGGEST CARBONLOSER, Scenic Rim” a competition that engaged tourism operators in a fun way to bring about long term household carbon reduction. Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages has three self contained cottages, and a boutique vineyard. All the cottages are recycled buildings and have been renovated using second-hand materials wherever possible. Read more about Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages
The Airlie Beach Hotel first opened in 1968 as a beachside holiday pub for nearby Proserpine residents and local cane farmers and is now owned and operated as a private family business. In recent years the family has embarked on an expansion and redevelopment program that has included the completion of three new stages of development. The renovation has provided the opportunity for sustainable measures to be incorporated in the design of the hotel, resulting in a dramatic decrease in energy use.
Initiatives so far include replacement of energy inefficient fridges as well as installation of a key tag system and water saving shower heads and taps. The hotel is constantly seeking to raise awareness among visitors and new staff members of their commitment to sustainable practices and their responsibility to the environment. View more on Airlie Beach Hotel
“Putting a project on hold for updates is costly. With Office 365, we can save 20 percent of our engineers’ time with better communication and collaboration.”
– Petros Katsoulas, Site Engineer, Kallistratos
Up until mid 2011, engineers at Greek construction firm Kallistratos exchanged CAD files with stakeholders on DVD, through the mail, or by car—a very complex and cumbersome process that required employees to balance travel to construction sites with attending project meetings. The company wanted to communicate with multiple contacts from the field or office more quickly, without the need to travel and meet in person each time…
Situation: Email was sufficient for sending Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, but it did not work with CAD files, which were too large to be sent as attachments through regular email. Instead, engineers had to spend two to three hours a day copying large files to DVD and mailing, driving, or sending the files by courier. Petros Katsoulas, Site Engineer at Kallistratos, says, “This process takes a lot of time, especially in heavy traffic: going back, coordinating, getting approval from headquarters, and sending updated files to public-sector offices. And every day we had changes to these project files, and had to repeat the process all over again.” Engineers’ time and postage, gas, and courier fees added up to large collaboration expenses. Read further on Kallistratos
“Office 365 gave our users, who were already familiar with Outlook, an easy email solution. Now, I just give them a username and password, and they’re ready to go.”
– Shahaizan Jamal, IT Executive, Koon Holdings Ltd.
In Singapore, Koon Holdings Limited has helped reclaim and develop land across the country. The company’s mobile engineering workforce needed quick and easy access to their email while they are in the field at worksites. Microsoft Office 365 delivered a familiar, cost-effective solution that did not require additional training, freeing up IT administrators to focus on other tasks, thus improving productivity company-wide.
Business Needs: Continuously enhancing its capabilities along the value chain, Koon has gone from a transporter of rocks and stones to a main contractor in numerous iconic infrastructure and reclamation projects in Singapore. Registered with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) as an A1 civil engineering contractor, Koon is eligible to tender for civil engineering projects with unlimited value in Singapore…
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A lot of my clients come to me bearing MANY questions about the logo design process. I have clients that don’t know what they want at all, and some that come to me with very clear ideas of what they want their identity to look like. Most are somewhere in between. But regardless of where you fit into this spectrum, we can help guide you through the process and make it easier for you to decide.
Keybridge Accounting is a new client that we have, and Lyz knows exactly what she wants. Clients like Lyz are really fun to work with, and from conception to completion she played a very large role in the project. I truly believe the evolution of her logo pushed me to think outside the box and find ways to combine her ideas with my design style. The overall result is a mesh between both of our personalities. Find out more about Keybridge Accounting
In 2005, Alexander Petroleum became concerned at the growing number of speeding exceptions and the high levels of fuel consumption they were seeing in their fleet of fuel tankers. As a result they introduced driver best practice systems to see if they could improve the performance of the company. The system had four components comprising:…
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“Kaseya has empowered IT operations to run more smoothly. Tasks that took hours or days before now just take moments. That results in fewer interruptions to the business; allowing thecompany to focus on business objectives rather that a “tech”taking up their workday installing patches and upgrades.”
– Jon Morgan, Manager of Information Technology, Cano Petroleum.
As a publicly traded oil and gas company, Cano Petroleum, Inc. must comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reliably accounting for all revenue streams and corporate expenditures in an effort to ensure transparency throughout the accounting process. The company uses innovative technology to extract additional oil and gas from mature fields throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, necessitating the need to centralize compliance efforts through its headquarters in Ft.Worth.
For the IT department, ensuring SOX compliance means being able to account for all IT assets, making sure systems are maintained regularly and consistently, protected from malicious security threats like spyware and viruses, backed up properly and can be recovered easily in case of data loss. Cano also has to ensure that help desk issues are dealt with accordingly, corporate resources are not being used for personal use (within reason) and the company is in compliance with the software licensing agreements it has in place with vendors. Read more on Cano Petroleum Inc
“Today we generate our KPIs on a daily basis. Prior to deploying Analysis Services, back when we created them by cutting and pasting, we only updated our KPIs on a monthly basis.”
– Ake Soderberg, Operational Project Manager, Relacom.
With more than 15,000 employees operating in 17 countries, Relacom provides managed services for wired and wireless networks. To accommodate its growth, the company needed a more robust and flexible business intelligence (BI) data warehouse, which had been hosted using Oracle and the UNIX operating system. The company migrated its BI data warehouse to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) database software running on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Systems…
Situation: Relacom, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, provides a range of data and telecommunication network services—from construction services, to equipment installation, to network maintenance—serving customers through its operations in 17 countries around the world. The 15,000 employees of Relacom provide managed services to customers ranging from private sector and government network owners to businesses and consumers. Servicing both wired and wireless networks, Relacom provides preventative and corrective maintenance services…
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Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operates hospitals, nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation services business across the United States. The contract rehabilitation services business — Peoplefirst — is the nation’s second largest contract therapy company, employing over 8,000 individuals the majority of whom work directly with patients at over 600 locations across the country.
Peoplefirst delivers a full range of therapies including physical, occupational and speech. The therapists’ mission is to help patients reach their highest level of functioning in order to live as productive and pain-free lives as possible. In the course of a typical day, a therapist might work with 10 patients. Historically, the therapists (or a secretary) hadto spend an hour at the end of each day at a desktop PC keying their handwritten patient treatment notes — patients seen, time spent with each patient, and other treatment related information — into the company’s centralized billing system. Click here to find out more on Kindred Healthcare Inc
“Doctors now have access to all patient information through our integrated health care records system. A complete picture of the patient enables health care staff to make better clinical decisions, which results in improved care and optimum health care results in the long term.”
– Luis Fernando Manzanero, Deputy Director of Technology at IB-Salut.
The Client: The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of four islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) situated to the east of the Spanish mainland. They have a resident population of 1.2 million, 40% of whom live in Palma de Mallorca, and receive 10 million visitors each year – tourism being one of the cornerstones of their economy…
The Challenge: There are 1.2 million residents in the Balearic Islands, split between eight municipalities, with almost 40% of the population concentrated in the capital, Palma de Mallorca. This makes it difficult to offer public services, such as health care, in a consistent way. This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that the health system in the Balearic Islands is fragmented across several organizations, which include primary care, ambulances, hospitals and long-term health care facilities…
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