Partner an interim provider to see real business benefits

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Interimproviders have come a long way from being mere quick-fix outfits. Usedproperly, they can rival management consultancies in offering long-termbusiness strategies and solutions ByNeil Fogarty, practice director of IMS Interim ManagementTheuse of interim executives for gap and project management is well established,but organisations are also increasingly aware of the value a strategicpartnership with an interim management service can bring to business at ahigher level.Industryperceptions of management consultancy have shifted sufficiently fororganisations to move into ‘strategic out-tasking’ by utilising interimexecutives and independent consultants to deliver additional expertise or tolead distinct programmes of work.Whena management consultancy successfully sells a solution to a client, the clientoften requests the CVs of the individuals assigned to the project – this isnothing more than a sophisticated resourcing model that interim providers canmatch with a number of advantages.Whynot use your IM provider to derive a solution – as you would with yourmanagement consultancy – covering all aspects from strategic and operationalreview through to implementation? The right provider can craft you a solutionwhich is more cost-effective and can offer benefits not available from amanagement consultancy.First,apply the management consultancy approach of the ‘five whys’ until you are ableto get to the core of your issue:1.  What you see is what you get – when using aninterim provider, the person you meet to discuss the issue will personallydeliver the solution.2.  Access the knowledge network – the provideractively manages its considerable network of interim executives which willinclude the skills and experience relevant to the task.3.  Credibility – the career of an interimexecutive rests on their reputation. The performance of an individual employeeof a management consultancy that is below client expectation may be absorbed bythe reputation of the consultancy itself. Whereas the interim executive isconstantly challenged to meet and exceed client expectations.4.  Sector and functional expertise – theinterim executive has sector and functional skills to implement the assignment– leveraging off their own practical experience as opposed to the reputation ofthe management consultancy. 5.  Transparency – the provider is open aboutsuch topics as margins. Have you ever asked a management consultancy whatmargins they are earning?Withan interim executive, consultancy continues into implementation, and this isone of the many reasons why the ROI realised from using an interim executivecompares so favourably with that of a management consultancy.Tomanage the relationship of such an offering, consider some of the followingpoints:–Have clarity about what you want. If you are not clear, don’t be frightened toask the provider to come in with a subject expert.–Do not be put off by a provider offering more than one person to deliver asolution – you can use your provider to co-ordinate this resource.–Always focus on the ‘solution’ that you require rather than the technicality ofthe CV. –Use one provider. ‘Testing the water’ may be considered good practice whendealing with agencies but when you’re looking at business-critical issues,cultivate rather than alienate.–Look upon the provider for what it truly is: a very sophisticated team ofconsultants and implementers.Thecurrent market is not so much overcrowded, as cluttered, which can result in aconfusing message about the application and benefits of interim executives. Ihope that this article has outlined an alternative, more structured andstrategic option for the use of the interim executive.NeilFogarty is a practice director of IMS Interim Management, a leading interimmanagement service provider and a member of the Interim Management Association Partner an interim provider to see real business benefitsOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Inter-specific niche partitioning and overlap in albatrosses and petrels: dietary divergence and the role of fishing discards

first_imgAlthough fisheries discards are recognized as a key food source for many seabirds, there have been few thorough assessments of their importance relative to natural prey, and of their influence on the trophic structure of pelagic seabird communities during the non-breeding period. Competition for resources in Procellariiformes appears to be reduced mainly by avoiding spatial overlap, which is supposed to influence diet composition. However, artificial food sources provided by fisheries might relax niche partitioning, increasing trophic niche overlap. Using bycaught birds from pelagic longline fisheries, we combined the conventional diet and stable isotope analyses to assess the importance of fishing discards in the diet of eight species of Procellariiformes. Both methods revealed the high contribution of trawl discards to the non-breeding diet of three neritic species and a moderate contribution in several other species; discards from pelagic and demersal longline fisheries were considerably less important. There was a clear contrast in diets of neritic vs. oceanic species, which are closely related taxonomically, but segregate at sea. Niche partitioning was less clear among neritic species. They showed an unexpectedly high level of diet overlap, presumably related to the large volume of trawl discards available. This is the first study combining the conventional diet and stable isotope analyses to quantify the importance of fishery discards for a community of non-breeding seabirds, and demonstrates how the super-abundance of supplementary food generates high levels of overlap in diets and allows the coexistence of species.last_img read more

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores another perfect 10 floor routine

first_img Beau Lund March 4, 2019 /Sports News – National UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores another perfect 10 floor routine Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPolhansen/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The beloved and smiley UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi is back at it again!The 21-year-old UCLA senior scored another perfect 10 score for her floor routine during a Sunday meet at the University of Oklahoma.In January, Ohashi’s first perfect 10 floor routine went mega-viral, garnering over 40 million views on Twitter.Her routine during Sunday’s meet featured some of the same clips of music, including songs by Earth, Wind and Fire and the Jackson 5.Sunday’s performance even caught the eye of legendary basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who tweeted that it was “one of the most exciting and electric floor performances that I’ve seen in college gymnastics!” Ohashi’s joy and love of the sport feels palpable as she smiles nearly the entire time she spins, jumps and dances on the mats.It took Ohashi a while to rekindle her love for gymnastics after her career was stunted by an injury that forced her to step back from the elite circuit competitive gymnastics approximately five years ago, she told “GMA” in January.Ohashi said she also faced intense body shaming since the age of 14, “In the gym, outside of the gym, on the internet.”In addition to the support of her coach at UCLA, Valorie Kondos Field, Ohashi has learned to use poetry to help her cope.“But here today I stand with a love that penetrates deeper than any wedding band,” Ohashi said on “GMA” in January, reading from a poem she titled “Self-Hatred Goodbyes.” “Because I am my own size and no words or judgmental stares will make me compromise.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ADNOC, RIL to develop ethylene dichloride facility in UAE

first_img Image: The agreement was signed by Abdulaziz Alhajri, Executive Director of ADNOC’s Downstream Directorate, and Nikhil R. Meswani, RIL Executive Director. Photo: courtesy of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) have signed an agreement to explore setting up a facility to produce ethylene dichloride (EDC) in Ruwais, UAE.EDC, a chemical compound, is a basic building-block for the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is used in the housing and agriculture sectors.As per the agreement, the companies will evaluate developing an EDC manufacturing facility next to ADNOC’s integrated refining and petrochemical site in Ruwais.The deal will further strengthen the companies’ relationship supporting future collaboration in petrochemicals.RIL will provide the potential joint venture (JV) with operational expertise and access to the large and growing Indian vinyl market, in which it is a key participant.On the other hand, ADNOC would supply ethylene to the joint venture and provide entry to infrastructure at Ruwais.ADNOC downstream directorate executive director Abdulaziz Alhajri said: “The agreement with Reliance Industries Limited is a product of our strong relationship, spanning over two decades, and a testament to ADNOC’s continued ability to cultivate smart and mutually beneficial international partnerships.“We look forward to working closely with RIL to identify opportunities to capitalize on the strengths of the Ruwais ecosystem, while delivering a compelling new commercial platform for satisfying the large Indian PVC market, as well as demand for other fast-growing segments in the region.”The agreement is part of ADNOC’s strategy to expand the downstream portfolio and international market access by 2030.RIL executive director Nikhil Meswani said: “This is a significant step towards Reliance’s commitment to pursue backward integration and will pave the way for enhancing PVC capacity in India to cater to the fast-growing domestic market.“This co-operation ideally combines advantaged feedstock and energy from the UAE with Reliance’s execution capabilities and the growing Indian market.”ADNOC, Adani, BASF and Borealis to collaborate on $4bn Mundra facility in IndiaIn October, ADNOC, Adani Group, BASF and Borealis had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a joint feasibility study to evaluate a collaboration for the establishment of a chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India. Under the agreement, the companies will evaluate developing an EDC manufacturing facility next to ADNOC’s integrated refining and petrochemical site in Ruwaislast_img read more

Lindsay Kellock Earns Another Personal Best at AGDF 5

first_imgCanada’s Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien notched a victory today in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* Special, presented by CabanaCoast, topping a class of 13 competitive horse-and-rider combinations. Week five of the 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concludes on Sunday, February 14, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. The circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at and the 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit, owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC and Lindsay Kellock, received a 73.319% from the judges, concluding a momentous weekend for the duo.“I had more confidence going in today based on his performance in the Grand Prix on Thursday,” Kellock began. “He went in and really tried his heart out and gave me a good feeling, which then gave me confidence to ride him a bit more in the ring today. Normally I’m like, ‘Oh, can I do this? Maybe I can push this button?’ but today he just felt so great. I was able to really ride him, take a deep breath, and I think that showed a lot more with those higher scores.”Though the pair didn’t enter an international competition arena for almost 10 months, they spent their time at home perfecting the basics and working on their overall performance together.“[2020 was] a very unfortunate year in many ways,” Kellock explained, “but it was a positive for my horse because he was still green last year. I was really able to work through the training [last] summer and then getting back to work with Ashley [Holzer] in November, ramping up the training then, and having the time to work on weaknesses from last year has been huge for us. We’ve worked really hard at that all summer.”The pair posted a personal best score in the Grand Prix on Thursday with a 72.326% and came back today to earn yet another. “I can’t describe the feeling; it’s amazing,” Kellock admitted. “I couldn’t be happier, and I’m speechless. The horse is an incredible horse, and I’m glad that I’m finally able to bring that out in him.”With Tokyo being their main goal for the year, Kellock will play the rest of the season by ear and focus on what’s best for her mount. “I’m going to go show-to-show with him,” she concluded. “The big plan is to qualify for the Olympics, so I’m going to see how he’s feeling. I think I’d like to do the five star and then after that we’ll see.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* Special, presented by CabanaCoast went to the USA’s Jennifer Williams on Millione, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan owned by Millione Partners LLC, with 71.979%. Great Britain’s Susan Pape rounded out the top three with Harmony’s Eclectisch, Susan Pape and Harmony Sporthorse’s 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon, earning a 71.489%.Earlier in the day, Luuk Mourtis (NED) and Harmony Sporthorses’ 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Don Primus, Harmony’s Don’t Stop The Feeling, topped the FEI Intermediare I CDI 1* with a 72.235%. Second place was awarded to Jodie Kelly-Baxley (USA) and her own Grayton Beach, a 2001 KWPN gelding by Negro, with a 71.206%. Third place went to Jennifer Wetterau (USA) and her own Hartog, a 2012 KWPN gelding by Apache, earning a 70.971%.In the FEI Intermediare A CDI 3*, Mikala Münter (USA) took home the victory with Skyfall, her own 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Zardin Firfod, with 67.235%.Competition at AGDF 5 will conclude Sunday after a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Intermediaire II CDI 3*, FEI Intermediare I Freestyle CDI 3*, and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W presented by Helgstrand Dressage, beginning at 11:20 a.m. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by CabanaCoast:1. Lindsay Kellock (CAN) on Sebastien, Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC, and Lindsay Kellock’s 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit: 72.447, 73.191, 72.660, 74.468, 73.830; 73.319%2. Jennifer Williams (USA) on Millione, Millione Partners LLC’s 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan: 72.766, 71.596, 70.745, 73.723, 71.065; 71.979%3. Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Susan Pape and Harmony Sporthorse’s 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon: 71.809, 69.787, 72.660, 70.106, 73.085; 71.489%4. Jill Irving (CAN) on Arthur, Windhaven’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Jazz: 67.766, 69.894, 69.255, 71.489, 70.000; 69.681%|5. Jessica Howington (USA) on Cavalia, her own 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall I: 70.426, 72.128, 67.234, 70.957, 67.553; 69.660%6. Mette Rosencrantz (USA) on Dzeko, Cory Walkey, Mette Rosencrantz, and Robin Cathey’s 2006 Oldenburg stallion by Dimaggio: 65.957, 67.234, 67.553, 70.106, 68.085; 67.787%7. Diane Creech (CAN) on Chrevi’s Christo, Diane Creech and Louise Leatherdale’s 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo: 67.766, 65.745, 67.128, 67.447, 66.596; 66.936%8. Dawn White-O’Connor (USA) on Bailarino, Four Winds Farm’s 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Breitling W: 66.489, 63.936, 62.234, 67.234, 67.447; 65.468%9. MikalaMünter (USA) on Salsa Hit, Cara Broderick and Mikala Münter’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Samba Hit: 66.064, 64.255, 65.532, 65.319, 63.511; 64.936%10. Reese Koffler-Standfield (USA) on Bingo, Kik L Courtelis and Reese Koffler-Standfield’s 2006 KWPN gelding by Goodtimes: 64.702, 61.404, 62.255, 64.170, 62.362; 62.979% Tags: Dressage, Diane Creech, PBIEC, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Lindsay Kellock, Jill Irving, AGDF, Sebastien, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email*center_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Officials Say Ocean City is Prepared For Storms

first_imgAn Oct. 27, 2018 nor’easter soaks the coast and floods Ocean City streets. By MADDY VITALEWith potential coastal flooding in the forecast through Friday, Ocean City officials are taking all measures to stay ahead of the storm as well as keeping the public informed.“With the shift from summer to fall comes with it another nor’easter season for us to monitor,” Frank Donato, Ocean City’s emergency management coordinator, said Wednesday.The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory Wednesday that is in effect through Friday. Strong north and northeast winds are also predicted to extend through the end of the week.“We remind all of our residents and visitors to pay attention to the weather and the winds and to be prepared,” Donato said. “If you haven’t already, sign up for our weather email alerts to make sure you’re never caught off guard.”A nor’easter last October drenched the coast and brought winds gusting up to 55 mph. The storm made some of Ocean City’s streets temporarily impassable and the Ocean City-Longport Bridge had to close due to flooding.City officials continue to emphasize that motorists should not attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. Other safety measures are to bring in pets, secure property and bring inside anything that could blow away.Officials urge motorists never to drive in flood waters.Residents and second homeowners are urged to sign up for the city’s storm advisories and emergency alerts by visiting and click on “Alert Me.”While minor coastal flooding is predicted through Thursday afternoon, moderate coastal flooding is expected Thursday afternoon through Friday night with winds potentially reaching up to 45 mph along the New Jersey coast.In his Mayor’s Message Oct. 4, Mayor Jay Gillian’s emphasized the importance of signing up for emergency alerts and notifications.“As we move into fall and winter with their potential for storms, I want to remind everybody to sign up for emergency alerts and information,” he said.When the NWS issues an advisory or watch, the city’s Office of Emergency Management will send out an email notification, along with posting information on the city website and on OCTV-97.Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen detailed some ways the city is ready for storms.“Once the National Weather Service issues advisories for flooding events, Public Works crews are out making sure storm drains are clear, pushing sand in front of dune crossovers, monitoring pumping stations and dropping off barricades for streets that typically experience flooding,” Bergen explained.“The city also alerts contractors on the island to secure their job sites. But the main preparation is in making the public aware of the impending event through email notifications, OCTV-97 and the city website,” Bergen noted.He continued, “If the National Weather Service issues a “warning,” indicating that significant flooding is imminent, the Office of Emergency Management will launch a Code Red, ( reverse-911), telephone call to all residents in town and to anybody who has registered for the service.”Dominick Dougherty ponders a way home while encountering floodwaters on Eighth Street during the nor’easter last October.last_img read more

Oxtoby, Chang to lead Overseers

first_imgDavid W. Oxtoby ’72, president of Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., has been elected president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for 2013-14.Lynn Chang ’75, a concert violinist and violin professor, will become vice chair of the board’s executive committee.Both Oxtoby and Chang will be serving the final year of their six-year Overseer terms.  They will assume their new roles following Commencement this spring, succeeding Richard A. Meserve, J.D. ’75, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., and Lucy Fisher ’71, a film producer and co-head of Red Wagon Entertainment.“David Oxtoby and Lynn Chang are two distinguished educators who bring invaluable and complementary perspectives to the work of the Overseers,” said President Drew Faust. “We will be fortunate to have them leading the board next year and to continue benefiting from their insight and guidance.”New Overseers president David W. OxtobyOxtoby has served as president at Pomona since 2003.  He is also a professor of chemistry at Pomona, where he continues to teach environmental chemistry.  Under his leadership, the college has adopted a new general education curriculum, created departments of computer science and media studies, and pursued interdisciplinary initiatives in such areas as neuroscience and environmental analysis, while also enhancing its resources devoted to the arts.  It has launched a range of sustainability efforts, maintained its commitment to need-based financial aid, and intensified its outreach to high school students from historically underrepresented groups.A distinguished physical chemist, Oxtoby received his bachelor’s in chemistry and physics summa cum laude from Harvard in 1972 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1977, was appointed full professor in 1986, and was later named the William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor. He also served as dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at Chicago from 1995 to 2003. The author or co-author of numerous scientific articles on such subjects as light scattering, chemical reaction dynamics, and phase transitions, he is the co-author of two popular textbooks, “Principles of Modern Chemistry” and “Chemistry: Science of Change.”A past visiting professor at the University of Paris, the University of Bristol, and the University of Sydney, Oxtoby is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is former chair of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and holds honorary degrees from Occidental College and Lingnan University in Hong Kong.Having been a Harvard Overseer since 2008, Oxtoby chairs the board’s institutional policy committee and serves on the executive committee and the committee on natural and applied sciences. He is a member of the Joint Committee on Inspection, Harvard’s audit committee, and chairs the Committee to Visit Harvard College.New executive committee vice chair Lynn ChangSince his graduation from Harvard College in 1975, violinist Lynn Chang has devoted his career to performance as a soloist and chamber musician and to serving as an educator on the faculty of such institutions as Boston University, the Boston Conservatory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the New England Conservatory of Music.A founding member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and a top prize winner in the international Paganini Competition, Chang has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across the United States, as well as in Beijing, Taipei, and Hong Kong.  He has performed with members of the Juilliard, Tokyo, Cleveland, Vermeer, Muir, and Orion string quartets.A native of Boston, he began studying the violin at age 7 and attended the Juilliard School before coming to Harvard.  As an undergraduate, he was part of a memorable performance trio that included cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Richard Kogan.  He has continued his collaboration with Ma over the decades, including their world premiere performance of Ivan Tcherepnin’s “Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra” with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, which received the Grawemeyer Award for music composition in 1996.  In addition, he collaborated with Dawn Upshaw on the Grammy-winning CD “The Girl With Orange Lips.”In 2001, UMass Boston’s Institute for Asian American Studies honored Chang with its first distinguished leadership award for his achievements as an educator and musician. In December 2010, Chang performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in honor of the absent laureate, the writer and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.As a Harvard Overseer, Chang is vice chair of the committee on humanities and arts, as well as a member of both the executive committee and the committee on institutional policy. He serves on the visiting committees to the departments of East Asian languages and civilizations, Germanic languages and literatures, and music, and is one of the Overseers’ liaisons to the annual Arts First festival.last_img read more

Boston teams with supermarkets to promote healthy beverages

first_imgA new partnership between the city of Boston and most of the city’s large supermarkets aims to help consumers choose healthier and less sugary beverages with a color-coded “Rethink Your Drink” campaign in stores and weekly circulars. Harvard School of Public Health’s Prevention Research Center (HPRC), directed by Steven Gortmaker, professor of the practice of health sociology at HSPH, and the Boston Public Health Commission will evaluate the effectiveness of the campaign in influencing consumer beverage choices over the next six months.The city’s partnership with Shaw’s, Star Market, Stop & Shop, and Dudley Square’s Tropical Foods will bring signage, displays, advertising, and other educational tools to 15 supermarkets across Boston, reaching tens of thousands of shoppers. The campaign will include a traffic light symbol that categorizes drinks as red, yellow, or green. “Green” beverages—water, seltzer, and low-fat milks—are considered the healthiest options. “Yellow” beverages—diet sodas, iced teas, 100% juices, and low-calorie sports drinks—should be consumed only occasionally. And “red” beverages—non-diet sodas, energy drinks, and juices with added sugar—should be consumed rarely, if at all.“In Boston, we’re always striving to make the healthy choice the easy choice,” Mayor Menino said in a November 8, 2013 press release. Read Full Storylast_img read more

ERP Migration to SAP S/4HANA – a Tactical Roadmap for Success

first_imgThe digital economy offers exciting new opportunities for businesses, but it also brings unprecedented IT challenges. Many IT departments struggle to derive fresh insights from the data they store in disparate ERP systems. SAP S/4HANA addresses those concerns by replacing and transforming complex systems to help organizations reimagine business processes and deliver real-time insights from data that’s always fresh.SAP S/4HANA is a real-time enterprise resource management suite for the digital business. It is built on SAP’s advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized, consumer-grade user experience with SAP Fiori, deployable in the cloud or on premises.While every company’s path to transforming IT for SAP S/4HANA is unique, most share some common objectives in sustaining SAP ERP deployments while migrating to SAP S/4HANA. These objectives include the need to:Consolidate, automate and simplify IT to lower infrastructure costs and increase the productivity of SAP administrators, database administrators (DBAs) and IT operations staff.Deploy SAP S/4HANA as part of the organization’s standard data-infrastructure design and architecture.Run SAP with the “personality” of web 2.0 applications, bringing greater agility with higher-value features, including self-service, orchestration and application-lifecycle management.Enable new business processes and analytics-driven insights for success in the digital economy. If your organization is considering or already on the path to the benefits of SAP S/4HANA, Dell EMC and Auritas are ideal technology and integration partners. Auritas offers the reach and expertise of a global SAP services company, specializing in providing innovative solutions to enterprise clients across North America, Europe and Asia. Dell EMC offers the experience gained in nearly 20 years of work with SAP, a track record for innovation with SAP and the choice of diverse infrastructure and deployment options — the full continuum of solutions: from build ( ready nodes, bundles, and systems) to buy (converged and hyper-converged systems, hybrid cloud platforms).To accelerate customers journey to a modern and simplified IT infrastructure Dell EMC established the Blueprints program with a dedicated Business Application Blueprint for SAP workloads. At the very core, this Dell EMC Blueprints program is all about accelerating IT for our customers to tackle their infrastructure and datacenter challenges.Working closely with your organization, Dell EMC and Auritas can help chart a clear migration path to SAP S/4HANA. Read this white paper and learn more about:Step by step details for moving your ERP system from any database to SAP S/4 HANA – from infrastructure to SAP applications.Conversion implications – infrastructure choices, from on-premise to hybrid to cloud, and software migration choicesPotential pitfallsPre-requisite to data migration.Tools to address data quality before migration.Migration of sample data from a SAP release to S/4.Dell EMC is a diamond sponsor at SAPPHIRE NOW 2017. Visit Dell EMC at booth #758 or join the Dell EMC theatre presentation on Thursday, May 18th, 2:30 p.m. -2:50 p.m. in area PC202last_img read more

Skylar Astin Jumps on the Bus with Violet’s Sutton Foster

first_imgGround Floor star Skylar Astin took a road trip to the Great White Way on April 17—his first stop? Violet, starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell! The Spring Awakening, Pitch Perfect and Glee favorite took in the musical by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley, then stopped backstage to greet Foster and Henry. Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” the Roundabout Theatre Company production tells the story of a young woman who travels by bus to meet a televangelist who she hopes can heal the scars she sustained from a childhood injury. Check out these photos of Astin’s visit, then see Foster and Henry in Violet, opening April 20 at the American Airlines Theatre! View Comments Related Shows Joshua Henry Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014center_img Star Files Sutton Foster Violetlast_img read more