“Our organization is continually changing and the virtualized environments guarantee flexibility and fast development times impossible to obtain in other ways.“ – Paolo Fornasari, Technologies and Services Director, Lombardia Informatica.
Lombardia Informatica is the operating entity of the Lombardy Region which deals with all the region’s IT demand and supply activities. The company plays a pivotal role between the demand of the public administration body, the supply of the information & communication technology market and the individuals/businesses using the services. In the last financial year (2010) it handled business worth approximately 200 million euros and, in terms of production and management capacity, this enabled it to become the leading “captive” IT company in Italy. About 60% of Lombardia Informatica’s turnover comes from the market through public calls for tender. Find out more about Lombardia Informatica
1770 LARC! Tours is owned and operated by the Mergard family in the historic township of 1770. They specialise in amphibious tours of local wildlife and areas of high conservation value within the Eurimbula National Park and surrounding marine environments of Bustard Bay and Middle Island. Over the years the team have built on the uniqueness of its tour operations by creating a business culture around sustainability. Their passionate owners Neil and Katherine Mergard have become local champions in Seventeen Seventy for their commitment to sustainability. Click here for 1770 Larc! Tours
In December 2007 Sue and Stuart Adams took over the then 92 year old Finch Hatton Criterion Hotel & Pub. Under the new management, the old building of the hotel has undergone some changes towards a more environmentally friendly premise. Sue and Stuart’s first step in becoming more sustainable was to build their own knowledge on possible sustainability measures for their hotel. The next step was a range of energy saving measures, such as changing inefficient light bulbs and upgrades to the refrigeration system. Learn more about Criterion Hotel
Challenges: The market for home respiratory services and equipment was fragmented, and Lincare’s management believed that there was significant potential for expansion through both internal growth and acquisition. Kelly led a team to seek capital from financial partners who were willing to fund not just current operations, but also future growth. “We knew that an acquisition strategy could make Lincare a bigger, more dynamic company. It would also help set the stage for an eventual IPO,” says Kelly. View further on Lincare Holdings Inc
Deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is an extremely important event in the development of a company. A well-managed ERP solution can help a business handle global competition. Fortunately, modern ERP systems are relatively user-friendly, easy to implement, and easy to afford. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of ERP and some of the issues that arise in implementing an ERP solution. Click here to read more…
Challenges: Still, the Samwers knew that Jamba! required access to both European and U.S. markets to maintain growth, and they were interested in realizing value through a public offering or strategic sale. They chose Summit Partners to help them continue Jamba!’s growth and to provide a global perspective on exit opportunities.
Solutions: In 2003, Summit Partners recapitalized Jamba! in a $40 million transaction, taking a majority ownership position. Summit then helped Jamba! increase its value by providing guidance at the board level, improving the company’s systems and controls, and helping expand its geographic reach from within Germany to across Europe. Meanwhile, Jamba!’s subscriber base increased from several hundred thousand to several million customers—making it the world’s second-largest subscription-based mobile community. Read further on Jamba!
Rio Tinto – QIT Madagascar Minerals Ltd. (QMM) planned to develop a mine on the south-east of Madagascar Island, a few kilometres inland of the seaport of Fort Dauphin. The main mineral to be processed was titanium dioxide (TiO2), abundant in the heavy mineral sands of the area. Ilmenite would be extracted by a sand dredge operating on a gradually moving pond excavated into the sand deposit. The mine will operate for over 40 years and will provide significant economic benefits to an economically depressed area in one of the world’s poorest countries. Click here to learn more for Madagascar Minerals Ltd
A growing number of Australian schools and colleges, including early adopters Mowbray College, St Mary Star of the Sea and The Southport School have implemented Quad, an integrated schools administration solution from LANSA business partner Sundata. Quad, developed with LANSA eBiz Accelerator, gives school staff, teachers, students and parents efficient Web access to information. Learn more about Sundata
Shoe-D-Vision, with its head office in Århus, Denmark, is a co-operative of the Skoringen, Feet Me and zjoos shoe retailers, with nearly 300 stores in Denmark and Norway. A LANSA customer since 1992, Shoe-D-Vision used LANSA to build a retail back office PC system called SHOEit for stores and a central iSeries-based ERP system. Recently Shoe-D-Vision implemented SHOEweb to give stores online access to the ERP system using LANSA for the Web. Read further about Shoe-D-Vision
The Challenge: In today’s world there is a growing need for commercial banks to compete at the global front. Smaller banks need to increase efficiencies of scale and as a result there are a lot of mergers and acquisitions. Commercial loans in this environment are often very complex and involve players from multiple countries. On top of that there are Year 2000 issues and the Euro too. Commercial Loan Accounting Systems (CLAS) need to keep up with this global marketplace…
The Solution: Donna Spence, a Systems Analyst at ACBS®, explained how LANSA allows ACBS® to maintain a competitive advantage by building advanced software simply and quickly. For example, it took ACBS® only nine months to develop the Euro-ready version for the market in 1998, well before the required date. ACBS® is committed to LANSA, which provides the following benefits and strategic advantages:…
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