Intelligent CIO North America Issue 25 - Page 10

NEWS

AT & T plans to deliver fiber-powered broadband to nine Indiana counties

Extensive design and engineering work will begin immediately following the execution of a final agreement between AT & T and the state .
“ It ’ s tremendous seeing how our Next Level Connections efforts are helping Hoosier families and business owners obtain access to high-speed , quality broadband ,” said Indiana Lt . Gov . Suzanne Crouch , who also serves as Indiana ’ s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Affairs .
“ This project would bring fiber-based Internet to thousands who couldn ’ t get it before , and we ’ re grateful for AT & T ’ s plans for these communities .”

The state of Indiana and AT & T are collaborating on a plan to bring a state-of-the-art fiber network to nearly 6,100 homes , businesses and farms in parts of nine Indiana counties .

The US $ 13 million project is contingent upon a final contract between the state of Indiana and AT & T . The plan calls for AT & T to build fiber networks in parts of Bartholomew , Clinton , Grant , Hendricks , Johnson , Lawrence , Montgomery , Morgan and Putnam .
AT & T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across Indiana . Hundreds of thousands of locations in the state currently have access to AT & T Fiber .
AT & T is also currently working with both Vanderburgh County and the City of Boonville to bring AT & T Fiber to those communities through public-private partnerships .
Bill Soards , President , AT & T Indiana , said : “ AT & T ’ s fiber network is fast and reliable , and we look forward to helping build better futures for the businesses and people of Indiana .”

North American Bancard selects Workday to drive continuous innovation

North American Bancard ( NAB ) has selected a number of Workday solutions to support its rapid growth and deliver engaging employee experiences .

They include Workday Financial Management , Workday Human Capital Management ( HCM ), Workday Adaptive Planning , Workday Prism Analytics and Workday Peakon Employee .
North American Bancard is one of the nation ’ s largest payments technology companies that processes more than US $ 100 billion in transactions annually and has more than 1,300 employees .
As the organization scales its operations and continues to drive innovation for its electronics payments platform , it needs a single , cloud-based system for financial management and human resources ( HR ) to help ensure efficiencies across the business .
With Workday , North American Bancard plans to gain a real-time , comprehensive view into its financial data with Workday Financial Management to help automate transaction processing , reporting , time to close , compliance and billing .
“ We needed to drive smarter , more efficient business processes across the organization while remaining agile in our rapidly changing industry ,” said Jim Parkinson , Chief Experience Officer , North American Bancard .
“ Workday will provide us with one , unified system for our financial , people and operational data that we can configure to meet our needs and that will grow with us as our business continues to adapt .”
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