Systems of Engagement and Insight in Our November Newsletter

November 20, 2014

As a result of our visit to IBM’s Hursley England Lab for their North American 2014 Summit, the theme of Leveraging Technology’s November newsletter is information services related to Systems of Record, Engagement and Insight. Download the full newsletter here.

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A New Way for Businesses to Create the Next Generation of Mobile Applications

Leveraging Technology and Streebo announce a strategic partnership to develop fully integrated enterprise applications to support banking, insurance, retail and other businesses.

Rochester, NY, October 29, 2014 – Leveraging Technology and Streebo, Inc. have teamed up to create a rapid development and deployment process to help companies innovate and compete on mobile platforms that connect business to smart phones and tablets used by consumers and employees.

According to Scott Azwell, Leveraging Technology’s lead consultant and SAP practitioner, “There’s a substantial demand for mobile business apps that enable both new and existing business processes while leveraging existing systems of record. Companies are either planning to implement mobile apps in the near future or they want to improve the apps they already have. Development and deployment has been taxing. The people who build the apps don’t necessarily understand the systems with which they need to exchange data. And company IT departments are already challenged by the complexities of integrating enterprise systems.”

The partnership between Leveraging Technology and Streebo bridges this gap. “We picked Streebo because they offer solid mobile application design and development standards,” said Azwell. “With our company’s expertise in integration and enterprise architecture, we can quickly and efficiently couple Streebo’s high-quality components to the Enterprise and enable mobile. In fact, we’ve developed a documented methodology – what we refer to as a ‘framework’ – specifically for this process.”

The benefits of this unified approach to mobile app development include faster time to market, lower development costs and more efficient ongoing management of the technology. “The time is right,” said Azwell. “Our customers in banking, insurance and retail have been looking for a better way to get apps for ecommerce, customer portals and sales force support up and running. With Streebo for apps and Leveraging Technology for integration, we think we have what they’re looking for.”

About Leveraging Technology
Leveraging Technology provides enterprise architecture and integration services. The Company helps customers in banking, insurance, retail and other industries be more successful by designing practical solutions for managing their increasingly complex system environments and creating more effective linkages between technology and the business. Leveraging Technology was founded in 1998, is headquartered in Rochester, NY, and is an IBM Premier Partner. Learn more about the Company’s services and practice areas at www.leveragingtechnology.com.

About Streebo, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices across the US, APAC and Latin America, Streebo (www.streebo.com) is a Premier IBM Business Partner and a global provider of enterprise mobility and multi-channel solutions. Listed in 2014 Inc. 500 l 5000 list as Top 300 IT Services Co. in the US and recognized and awarded with various other industry accolades, Streebo continues to deliver breakthrough mobile solutions across industries.

Automated Deployment Case Study

October 7, 2014

In our latest case study, an automated deployment solution drove improved efficiency and tighter application architecture at our health care client.

The key to this successful code deployment process was the use of operational data to build a bridge of meaningful requirements between the System Administration and Application Development to support a new automated deployment process.

Click here to read the case study.

Welcome to Our New Website!

September 30, 2014

Leveraging Technology is thrilled to introduce this site, which reflects our new branding and positioning: Strategic by Design.

As the company has evolved from the integration specialists we started as 16 years ago, into architects of business, information, integration solutions and infrastructure, we’ve built on our strong sense of design and strategy. As we now serve the full enterprise, we apply architectural principles as we strive for simple, practical solutions that will improve clients’ business performance.

Jim Cantin, President of Leveraging Technology, discusses what it means to be “Strategic by Design” in our latest newsletter.

Please explore our new site – and we’d love to hear your comments at Info@LeveragingTechnology.com.

New Certifications

September 17, 2014

Congratulations to the Leveraging Technology employees who earned new IBM technical certifications:

Ron Jamerson: IBM Certified Solution Designer, IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0; IBM Certified System Administrator, IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0

Brian Moran: IBM PureData System for Analytics v7.0

Nick Murn: IBM Certified Solution Architect Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1

Devin Richards: IBM Certified Solution Advisor Cloud Computing Architecture V3; IBM Certified Solution Architect Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1

Steve Vaughn: IBM Certified BPM Analyst, Blueworks Live; IBM Business Process Manager Express or Standard Edition V8.0, IBM Certified BPM Application Developer – Business Process Manager Express or Standard Edition V8.0

 

 

 

 

Leveraging Technology – In the Community

July 15, 2014

J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge: 14 of our runners and walkers participated in the May 29 event in Rochester this year which drew over 10,000 participants, with registration fees
contributed to the Hillside Work-Scholarship connection.

 

American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure: Leveraging’s team, led by Devin Richards and wife Linda on June 8, raised over $3,200 for diabetes research, education and advocacy.

New Face at Leveraging Technology – Brian Moran

July 7, 2014

Brian Moran has joined our Information Architecture practice to assist on projects applying the latest technologies to manage and process enterprise-level “big data” for analytics.

Brian’s knowledge of Netezza and the “Big Data” ecosystem will be an asset as he works with Nate Byrnes and Mark Haeger on client engagements and internal solution development. IBM’s Netezza offering brings performance boosts to data analytics through its massively parallel architecture bundled up as a high availability appliance. Brian has been working with Netezza since 2007 with his client who was one of the first to acquire the hardware, moving petabytes of data on a daily basis. Brian is looking forward to working on Leveraging’s soon-to-be released elastic search software and dashboards.

“In my previous jobs I’ve done everything from architecture to writing and debugging software. I’m looking forward to deepening my skills in these areas and learning more working with the folks at Leveraging,” said Brian. Brian joins us from Preclarity Inc. and Odyssey software. He will be based in our Rochester headquarters.