This report examines research and manufacturing firm Philips’ five-year social collaboration journey, which took the firm from the unmanaged, employee-led adoption of a free tool to a strategic enterprise-wide social collaboration platform based on VMware’s Socialcast technology.
MWD Advisors case study reports are designed to help organisations considering or actively working with collaboration technology understand how others have worked to obtain benefits from collaboration technology, and how they have worked to overcome challenges that have arisen along the way. All our case study reports follow a standard model, and are researched using a standard process which is driven by senior MWD Advisors analysts.
Sprint uses VMware technology to make everyday business practices mobile across the company. In retail stores, associates use VMware AirWatch®-managed tablets to move away from static point of sale systems and engage customers on the floor. Sprint’s business sales force is a major reseller of AirWatch to small and medium businesses, and also uses AirWatch-managed mobile devices to showcase and promote Sprint services. In their corporate offices Sprint is converging desktop and mobile, using VMware Horizon® Air™ to provide secure digital workspaces with virtual desktops and VMware AirWatch to enable employees’ personal mobile devices for business use. Sprint’s mission is to empower people with mobile connectivity, and VMware helps Sprint’s people manage the tools they use to share that message.
ANZ Bank is committed to extending customer service beyond the desks, landline phones and even the physical walls of traditional banking. Mobile banking is an important part of this commitment. ANZ’s bankers travel to meet their customers wherever they are— on the Internet, on their smartphones, at their homes and businesses or at digital-enabled spaces within a bank building. VMware® helps ANZ Bank manage 18,000 devices across 34 countries using VMware AirWatch® and VMware App VolumesTM to streamline applications delivered to virtual desktops. ANZ has also used the AirWatch® Software Development KitTM to develop more than 20 mobile apps. Together, these VMware solutions help ANZ fulfill their goal to deliver excellent mobile banking experiences to
The transportation industry is being transformed through mobile technology providing improved speed, customer service and efficiencies. In France, Allocab is the leader in car and motorbike services that predominantly uses a mobile app for bookings. Allocab has 1,000 partner drivers who use their smartphones, either in a bring your own device (BYOD) mode or company provided devices, as these are an essential tool for their work. Allocab was founded based on the idea of creating an automated booking service that could easily respond to demands. This translates into a mobile based business app, Allocab Driver, which is available on iOS and Android. The app allows partner drivers to plan and develop their business, and customers can easily book an available driver. Started in 2011, the company is now the leader of its sector in France, with 1,000 partner drivers in 22 cities and 2,000 clients.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a leading public, research university. Founded in 1875, IUP is valued at more than $61 million today and has 13,775 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled as of 2015. The university aims to remain one of the top 100 public universities in the U.S. as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and a top public four-year schools in Pennsylvania for return on investment as assessed by Affordable Colleges Online by offering an engaging, challenging and enriching education experience, up to doctorate degrees.
Fortune 500 Global company Siemens produces a diverse portfolio of technologies, services and industry solutions in areas such as electrification, automation and digitalization. In addition to being the largest engineering company in Europe, the Siemens global footprint reaches beyond headquarters in Germany to all regions worldwide. In business for almost 170 years, Siemens operates in more than 280 sites across the world with a total of 348,000 employees (as per September 30, 2015).
Lufthansa Cargo was founded in 1994 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The company employs more than 450 crew members, and services 45 destinations worldwide.
The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the leading group of independent girls’ schools in the UK with 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18 and nearly 4,000 staff. Established in 1872, the GDST strives to offer girls the best possible education to prepare them to take advantage of the greatest opportunities in life. The school Trust provides its students with a vibrant and supportive environment to help girls fulfill their academic ambitions.
Established in 2011, American Prison Data Systems (APDS) is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and Certied B Corp providing digital content and services to inmates in correctional facilities across the United States. APDS aims to improve the quality and productivity of inmates’ lives and reduce the likelihood of recidivism upon release.