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Case Study for Relacom

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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Case Study of Interactive Domain Model

The degree of power and degree of social inclusion experienced by individuals are strong determinants of health. Although there has been a Francophone presence in Toronto for four centuries, Francophones do not have much power or visibility in Toronto. Historically this minority group has been discriminated against and is still perceived negatively by some. L’Association des Communautés Francophone de l’Ontario – Toronto (L’ACFO-TO) aims to assist the approximately 300,000 Francophones and Francophiles of Toronto to value the French language in order to avoid assimilation.

L’ACFO-TO is doing this by creating community engagement initiatives and an awareness of the continuum of various services in French.” The intent of L’ACFO-TO is to make it possible for people to speak French on a daily basis in a city of about four million (in the Greater Toronto area) where English is the language spoken by the majority. Other objectives are to increase Francophone visibility in a positive way, to increase participation Francophones in all aspects of city life including economic aspects, and to increase the feeling of belonging.
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Case Study on Atlas South Sea Pearl Ltd

Atlas South Sea Pearl irritates oysters on a daily basis. The Australian-headquartered firm owns pearling operator PT Cendana Indopearls and has established joint ventures with Indonesian pearl farms in order to escape the tight regulations placed on Australia’s pearl industry. Atlas South Sea Pearl hatches, raises, nucleates (seeds each oyster with an irritating bead) oysters, and harvests white- and silver-colored pearls. In addition, the company sells dried oyster meat and the mother-of-pearl (also called nacre) from its oyster shells. Atlas performs some 450,000 seeding operations every year. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on VA Dept. of Corrections

VADOC’s 12,000 employees used 16 different legacy systems on a daily basis for the management of over 75,000 offenders in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VADOC required an integrated management system to replace the already existing applications and to interface with 21 external applications of the Commonwealth, various police forces and administrative services. Click here to read more…

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Case Study in Discovery Communications EMEA

The Discovery Communications EMEA division is based in Chiswick Park, West London, where it services more than 50 channels throughout the EMEA region. While programming is produced by Discovery in London, channels are distributed by numerous pay-TV cable and satellite platforms as well as by a growing number of non-traditional VOD TV platforms. Each channel and platform has its own unique requirements including delivery formats, aspect ratios and subtitling.

With escalating demand for program delivery to VOD platforms, Discovery’s linear tape-based dubbing and distribution processes were expensive and inflexible. In order to deliver a program to VOD platform, Discovery had to dub a file to tape and take the tape into an edit suite, manually remove the ad breaks, lay off the new conformed version to tape and then ship the tape to the VOD platform by courier. When creating and delivering multiple programs on a daily basis, the operational costs were substantial. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on Avis Budget Group

A vehicle rental conglomerate invests in an integrated license plate recognition, access control and video surveillance solution to protect their massive vehicle fleet in the greater Toronto area. With two of the most recognized brands in the vehicle rental industry, Avis Budget Group is believed to be the largest general-use vehicle rental operator in North America. Last year, the car rental giant completed about 27 million vehicle rental transactions worldwide and derived an estimated 80% of their total annual revenue from on-airport locations.

In Canada specifically, the Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Toronto where a large fleet of vehicles is kept in close proximity to service the on-airport location of Pearson International Airport as well as the local greater Toronto branches. On a daily basis at the Canadian headquarters, between 700 and 800 rental vehicles are constantly coming in to get cleaned and serviced, and going out to accommodate the bookings at various branches. This continuous exchange of vehicles induces vulnerability to vehicle theft and Avis Budget Group was no stranger to that fact. At some point in time, they became aware that certain vehicles that were leaving the lot were no longer coming back. Click here to read more…

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Case Study: Anadarko Petroleum Optimizes Exploration and Production with Precise Project Management

Managing the complex interdependencies of a major construction project is a challenge that excites many project management professionals. Yet, nothing handled by the average project manager matches the project complexities that Anadarko Petroleum Corporation faces on a daily basis.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Case Study

One of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, Anadarko, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, explores, develops, produces, and markets oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and related products.

In addition to a vast inventory of onshore operations, the company—with an enterprise value of approximately $48 billion—has one of the industry’s largest deepwater drilling programs. In 2009, Anadarko will have seven rigs in its deepwater drilling fleet, including three dynamically positioned (movable) drill ships, three semisubmersible moored (stationary) vessels, and one semisubmersible dynamically positioned vessel. Click here to read more…

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Case Study in Food Waste Prevention: Intel Corporation Cafe

Study about Food Waste Prevention: Intel Corporation Cafe

Summary:~ Food service staff attwo Intel business dining facilities in Hills boro,Oregon (operated by Bon Appetit Management Company)tracked all preconsumer food waste on a daily basis for one year using computerized food waste tracking systems and software . The goal was to prevent and minimize food waste by raising staff awareness,focusing behavior, and providing information to diagnose the causes of waste. The initiative was launched in April 2009 and this report summarizes data collected through April 2010.

Challenge:~ Intel’s employee cafés Jones Farm 5 and Ronler Acres 3 serve approximately 12,000 meals per week and offer a diverse, high‐ quality menu to meet the expectations of employees and visitor. Despite focusing on food waste control over many years,these two cafés were producing over 2,900 lbs of pre‐ consumer food waste per week (primarily from overproduction, spoilage, expiration and trim waste) at the start of the tracking initiative. keep reading….

A Case Study for Relationship between Interpersonal Communication Skills and Organizational Commitment

Case Study about Relationship between Interpersonal Communication Skills and Organizational Commitment

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to identify the interpersonal communication skills that enhance organizational commitment. To do so in a descriptive survey, the models provided by Robbins and Hunsaker and by Allen and Meyer were used to measure interpersonal communication skills and organizational commitment respectively. The used tool was questionnaire. The statistical community included public organizations in Qom city among which two organizations were selected randomly. Sampling was also conducted randomly in both organizations. Finally, 106 individuals responded to questionnaire items. The findings of the research show that among existing skills in the model, just team building skill has a significant relation with organizational commitment.

Introduction: The need for thoughtful, effective communication in the workplace is paramount. Seldom does an employee work in absolute isolation, instead, workers interact with consumers, peers, and management on a daily basis; this makes interpersonal communication an essential skill for today’s employees. Today’s employers look for quality skills in interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving, not just the ability to complete job duties (Un ange passé, 2008 :3-4). Consequently in the absence of effective communication, organizational goals will succumb to individualistic and personal goals (Magnus, 2009 :3). Effective interpersonal communication skills are essential to social interaction, and to the building and maintenance of all relationships. Poor communication skills can cause irrevocable damage to relationships; affecting productivity, satisfaction, performance, morale, trust, respect, self confidence, and even physical health. Keep reading…

A case study of Gene Aliases, and Implications for Information Curation and AI

A case study about gene aliases, and implications for information curation and AI

Abstract: This research seeks to understand how names and aliases of concepts are used in scientifc literature. Natural language processing tools, and data curation in general, depend upon unique concept identifers for information, and aliases only provide more oppurtunity for ambiguiyt; despite this, aliases seem to persist in literature and daily life. As a case study, gene names are analyzed. This article presents a discus- sion on patterns of alias usage, and implications this has for bioinformatics librarianship. Observation suggests that research scientists in the bio-medical felds think about infor- mation organization from their contextual perspective, and organize information to be most applicable to their daily re- search tasks.

This research seeks insight into name ambiguity, to better understand why single concepts possesses multiple names, and asks how to resolve these situations. It is motivated by the degree of ambiguity found in the names and aliases of concepts used by everyone on a daily basis, in both profes- sional and casual capacities. In bioinformatics, this ambigu- ity has garnered a special interest. Gene names and aliases, in particular, present thorny diffculties and are the focus of specialized areas of model building and research. Keep reading…