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Case Study on Länsförsäkringar

Case Study about Länsförsäkringar

Introduction: The application development team at Länsförsäkringar AB, a Swedish insurance and banking company, wanted to simplify and speed software development. The team’s customers relied on it for specialized applications. However, the team was using manual development methods that slowed delivery.

Situation: Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Länsförsäkringar AB is owned by 24 regional insurance and banking companies. The Länsförsäkringar companies operate independently, and together they serve more than 3.2 million customers. The alliance has approximately 5,800 employees throughout Sweden and the United Kingdom. Although the regional firms manage most of their local IT infrastructure, they rely on Länsförsäkringar to design and administer line-of-business applications that are shared by the companies. Product specialists in Länsförsäkringar collect requirements and then work with the IT department—a team of approximately 300 employees—to create or revise software used for customer service and other mission-critical activities. Keep reading..

Case Study of Veolia Environmental Services

Many companies are talking green these days, but few live up to the word. One company that’s indeed going green is Veolia Environmental Services (ES) Technical Solutions. It helps organizations responsibly dispose of all types of waste, ranging from batteries and metal-bearing sludge, to unused medications and low-level radioactive materials.

And that’s just the short list. As one might expect, dealing with these items is a delicate task, especially when it comes to transporting them. That’s why Veolia ES Technical Solutions has a rock-solid IT environment in place to help make sure it fulfills its responsibilities, with the final goal of cleaning up the environment. To that end, Veolia ES Technical Solutions is in the process of migrating sites using an aging AS/400* 170 to a new, beefier Power* Systems 525 running IBM i and its own mission-critical applications. Continue reading on Veolia Environmental Services

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