Aug 1 2008   4:02PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

August has arrived … and with it, a wrap-up of our week’s stories. Feel free to tell us what you think by emailing us or commenting below!

  • On-demand data integration ties HD Supply to customers – In its own version of a do-it-yourself project, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance had six months to move its disparate suppliers and customers off Home Depot’s legacy systems and onto a new platform. An on-demand data integration solution from Hubspan is helping to create a network of equals.
  • Gartner: IT spending remains strong – At least one part of our economy doesn’t appear to be flagging. While homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages and gas prices are going through the roof, IT services spending is chugging right along.
  • WAAS gives an indispensable CAD/content management system new life – From the innovation-in-action front: Jeremy Gill, CIO of civil engineering firm Michael Baker Corp., was faced with an increasingly common conundrum: how to centralize and not suffer the latency consequences. His solution: WAN acceleration technology from Cisco.

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