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Big Data Services

  • The Challenge: Overcome technology limitations that were impacting the throughput and scalabilityof its Survey Design and Data Collection services.
  • The Solution: An evolved Cisco® Validated Design (CVD) for enterprise-class Hadoop deployments, including:
    • Cisco UCS® with Red Hat® and Cloudera licenses provisioned through Cisco
    • Cisco Nexus® 3524 10gb Switches and 6248 Uplinks
    • NetApp® SAS-based E-Series storage

SAM Managed Services

  • The Situation: A Fortune 200 Insurance Company was wasting money on software and had significant risk exposure due to non-compliance. Senior Management issued a mandate to centralize software procurement, reduce costs and mitigate non-compliance risk within three months.
  • The Solution:The company decided that the quickest and most efficient way to implement a successful Software Asset Management Program was to use Siwel’s Managed Services. The program saved the company over $13.5 million in the first year alone.

SAM Contract Consulting Services

  • The Situation: IT budget cuts focused attention on the IBM software contract renewal at a Fortune 100 Manufacturing Company. In five previous renewals the company handled negotiations in-house. However, scrutiny on any new spending led IT to seek outside advice to secure additional cost reductions.
  • The Solution: Siwel armed the client with better data on software usage and future requirements. We also provided insight on other IBM software negotiations. Siwel’s assistance resulted in a 19% reduction in IBM spend.