|By Business Wire||
|February 21, 2014 08:01 AM EST||
OutSystems has announced that two Randstad IT projects have received the OutSystems Innovation Award. The award recognizes individuals and IT departments that are using the OutSystems Platform to dramatically improve productivity, create business value and drive innovation within their organization. Randstad has been recognized for an Automated Medical Staff Payroll application and for its Customer Portal project.
“Randstad is a great example of how an IT team can drive real innovation within an organization,” said David Holmes, vice president of marketing for OutSystems. “We are extremely pleased to present Randstad with an OutSystems Innovation Award for the tremendous business value they have derived from delivering applications that have produced tangible results and improved business processes within their organization.”
Automated Medical Staff Payroll - In five months, two developers from Randstad’s IT department used the OutSystems Platform to consolidate multiple, highly-complex manual processes into a custom-built application and front end for medical staff payroll processes. They replaced legacy and paper-based business processes with a seamless, ERP-integrated workflow solution. In doing so, the Randstad team delivered a new enterprise application that resulted in 100 percent user adoption and an immediate return on investment.
According to Gonçalo Vilhena, service manager at Randstad, “We delivered a robust and cost-effective solution within a very aggressive timeline - easily achieving 100 percent user adoption.”
Customer Portal - In a second project, Randstad replaced a two-year-old customer portal that was not meeting the needs of its more than 20,000 users. With a growing backlog of change requests, Randstad’s IT team estimated it would take six-months to simply update the existing portal following traditional .NET development techniques. Realizing they were facing a losing battle, Randstad searched for a different development approach to deliver an application that would be far easier to maintain and iterate based on business and customer needs. Using the OutSystems Platform, a team of three developers delivered the first iteration of a completely new Customer Portal in only four months. Two months later, a second version was released based on change requests from business users. The Randstad Customer Portal is now a highly customizable solution that is rapidly growing in user adoption.
Upon project completion, Vasco Teixeira-Pinto, service manager for Randstad commented, “We were able to deliver a customer-facing solution that sets us apart in this very competitive market.”
Read more about the Randstad Automated Medical Staff Payroll application: http://www.outsystems.com/customers/innovation-awards/
Read more about the Randstad Customer Portal project: http://www.outsystems.com/case-studies/randstad/customer-portal/
Read more about the OutSystems Innovation Awards: http://www.outsystems.com/customers/innovation-awards/
About Randstad Portugal - Randstad is a global leader in the Human Resources industry and sees its responsibility as taking an active role in developing the industry. In 2011, they provided employment for over 576,000 people around the world.
About OutSystems - OutSystems makes it easy for IT organizations to build, deploy and manage enterprise-class web and mobile applications – helping IT deliver innovative business solutions fast. OutSystems is the only application platform as a service (PaaS) available as a cloud, on-premises or hybrid solution that generates standard Java and .NET applications with fully automated DevOps support. Hundreds of companies in 24 countries across 22 industries use the OutSystems Platform to rapidly deliver custom, mission-critical applications while improving IT productivity and reducing their change request backlog. For more information, visit us at www.outsystems.com or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems.
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
May. 5, 2016 07:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,494
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., will focus on real world deployments of DDoS mitigation strategies in every layer of the network. He will give an overview of methods to prevent these attacks and best practices on how to provide protection in complex cloud platforms. He will also outline what we have found in our experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix managed service platforms and what specifically c...
May. 5, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,373
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
May. 5, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,467
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
May. 5, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,033
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
May. 5, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,359
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
May. 5, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,268
Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, will discuss how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer...
May. 5, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,363
Peak 10, Inc., has announced the implementation of IT service management, a business process alignment initiative based on the widely adopted Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework. The implementation of IT service management enhances Peak 10’s current service-minded approach to IT delivery by propelling the company to deliver higher levels of personalized and prompt service. The majority of Peak 10’s operations employees have been trained and certified in the ITIL frame...
May. 5, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,183
A critical component of any IoT project is the back-end systems that capture data from remote IoT devices and structure it in a way to answer useful questions. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle large data sets, but they are not well suited to many IoT-scale products and the need for real-time insights. At Fuze, we have developed a backend platform as part of our mobility-oriented cloud service that uses Big Data-based approache...
May. 5, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 761
trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, will teach IoT developers how t...
May. 5, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 719
As the rapid adoption of containers continues, companies are finding that they lack the operational tools to understand the behavior of applications deployed in these containers, and how to identify issues in their application infrastructure. For example, how are multiple containers within an application impacting each other’s performance? If an application’s service is degraded, which container is to blame? In the case of an application outage, what was the root cause of the outage?
May. 5, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,174
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
May. 5, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,059
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet (www.collabnet.com) a global leader in enterprise software development and delivery solutions that help customers create high-quality applications at speed, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The CEO of CollabNet Flint Brenton will also present about DevOps challenges in today’s global, open, and heterogeneous world of software development.
May. 5, 2016 02:39 PM EDT Reads: 295
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, will show how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningfu...
May. 5, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,204
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
May. 5, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,483