Business Cases

AWE has delivered repeatable results to company Operational Savings and Revenue Projects. 

 

Accelerated Work Effort - AWE shows teams how to leap over corporate solos to repeatable project victories together.

Entertainment

RLJ Entertainment Update of critical business infrastructure with the latest intrusion detection for protection and cyber posturing defenses.

 

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems is the world’s leading provider of airplay tracking for the entertainment industry. It’s free to submit your music to BDS for tracking. You do not need a bar code to register with BDS. Radio formats monitored include Adult Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Album Rock, Classic Rock, Contemporary Christian, Country, Light AC, Modern Rock, Oldies, R&B (including Rap and Hip Hop), Spanish (including Latin Contemporary, Regional Mexican and Tropical Salsa), and Top 40. Additionally, Nielsen BDS monitors 7 U.S. Music Video Channels and 9 Canadian Video Channels. Nielsen BDS information is utilized exclusively by Billboard, Airplay Monitor and Canadian Music Network magazines in determining their radio airplay music charts.


Right after the proof of concept NAM roadshow the team built seven encoding studios to support the build, release, and deploy the first digital detection for radio and television and music broadcast.  The amazing technology used in Navy sonar like digital pattern detection was used to recognize music broadcasts over the air.  The invention revolutionized the way ASCAP, BMI, Billboard, and now Nielsen tracks Artist’s market share and revenue from air play.

Cloud Factory

- Private Cloud 

2012 - 2013 Cloud Factory servers, storage consolidations across all global data centers wins the green team of the year award.  $140 billion in low-carbon and sustainable business activities across the globe teaming with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) unveiled LEED. 


Bank of America had to spend a lot to build its own cloud, including a $350 million charge in 2017. This decision helped reduce Bank of America's servers to 70,000 from 200,000. And Bank of America now has 23 data centers rather than 60. This has led to $2 billion in annual infrastructure savings.


 

- Merrill Lynch Webfarm Assessment for migration to the cloud along with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and Network Performance Monitor (NPM)


Carbon Credits

GreenJobBaron team created the first job board and employer subscriber solution for clean tech jobs in one of the first green data centers.  Quickly became the leading career website in the United States for environmental professionals in Solar, and Wind. The job board was the first specific Leed Certified Chief Engineers in Renewable Energy, Water, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Environmental Industries.  The solution provided the foundation for company green carbon neutral initiatives.  Carbon Management in Infrastructure standard by 2080.  Pamela Fehl’s book entitled Green Careers and Sustainable Industry magazine September 2010 issue.  Maximize the reduction in both carbon and cost of global warming.

IoT Contactless Mobile Commerce

Visa & MasterCard Contactless payments (NFC)

Project work from the proof of concept in the Concord CA labs with HSM encryption to two factor authentication for onboarding smart devices during the New York market trial to enable Near Field Communication at the point of sale payment devices. 


Bank of America Safenet / Gemalto

Contactless payments (NFC) - In 2010 the market adoption was too early but has now become the foundation for NFC at point of sale devices and the  latest NFC cards.  

Security Compliance

Public Sector:

 

Annual Security Compliance Assessment

and Remediation Project 

Location - Data Center Hosting Services (DCHS, 24 x 7 x 365. Facility formerly NITC - Data Center - Security Compliance by Accelerating execution plans for INFOSEC, FISMA / NIST 800-53A FedRamp security assessments by 50% using DISA gold disk resulting in a zero defect rating for the USDA at NITC data centers for Mainframe, Windows, Linux, UNIX, AS400, Citrix, VMware, SQL Server, Oracle, Middleware MQ Series, checkpoint, citrix netscaler, juniper and cisco firewall rules, and Load Balancing.  The cyber security, network, and application, web ad database server teams performed the assessment so well that the data center leveled up their score-card without receiving a single Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M).

 

- Created IV&V interactive dashboard of areas across NITC where attention was needed to complete Process and Procedures documentation toward Certification and Accreditation.  The dashboard helped the CTO identify areas of risk of outdated procedure documentation toward remediation and ongoing maintenance actions.  

 

 


M&A - Mergers and Aquisions

YRCW - Five frieght companies HollandReddaway, Best Way, Roadway, USF technology mergers of mainframe systems, AS-400, Microsoft, Open systems, Peoplesoft, Clarity etc...

Telephony and CTI

H&R Block 
Alorica
GenpactTeleperformance 
Project to increase  capacity to handle over 1 million call per hour with 
IVR/CTI/NLP to CRM agent desktops call center in the US and Philippines.

Multi-Site Restaurants

DineBrands - Project proof of concept to deployment with new security and firewall to upgrade all locations to the latest credit cardindustry EMV and Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) with 3rd party vendors MerchantLinkSyniverse.

Image Deposits

Check Image Deposit Patented Process - The largest mainframe re-write of the deposit system in 2010 for ATM and later Mobile Banking customers. 

5G Seamless Roaming to Pervasive Wifi6

HP and Cisco - IoT - AI-powered ClearPass Device Insight and Expanded Wi-Fi 6. Open Roaming Pervasive Wifi lays the ground work for future 5G to Wifi6 throughout Canada and two of the largest buildings in Charlotte NC.  The first one a 60 story monster with over 900 Aruba access points delivered on 10/25/2019 and the second a 40 story on 1/24/2020 with over 500 access points.  The project installed with new switches IEEE 802.3 PoE+ or PoE plus which provides up to 25.5 W of power for Type 2 devices. paves the way for next generation 5G seamless transition to WiFi 6 in the future.

Bluetooth Low Emission - BLE

Gimbal, Inc the former Qualcomm Retail Solutions, Inc.(QRS) with Gimbal Acquires InStadium Designed to Boost Key Audience Reach as Live Sports Return to Play


In addition to bolstering unique inventory sources, custom audiences, and targeting capabilities, Gimbal's footfall measurement solution Arrival helps brands measure the effectiveness of these digital-out-of-home advertisements and TV-visible branding to further evaluate the impact of their omnichannel efforts. 

This approach affords retailers, QSRs, and others advertising in and around live events the benefit of determining if someone who engaged with their message in-stadium or on-screen visited their establishment and how long they stayed. This applies for brands that are actively deploying new business models such as buy online pickup in-store (BOPIS) and other curbside or contactless solutions.  


Now Boston Retail Partner - MLB Stadiumsareequipped withBluetooth Low Emission lighting and wifi.  RetailDive sharedthe NFLrecently leveraged beacons at MetLife Stadium and Times Square for the Super Bowl. The NFL placed  Qualcomm’s Gimbal product to deliver hyper-personalized messaging and advertising via the NFL Mobile app.



X Games Barcelona

Projects for software for iBeacon from proof of concept to provide Technology Foundation for the  and following events to follow. Accelerated the proof of concept of smartphone customer data capture in unique retail environments with customer experience for major brands to maximize their revenue potential.