Intelligent CIO North America Issue 29 | Page 18


LSU Shreveport partners with Infor to create better experiences for faculty and students

could easily integrate with LSUS ’ s current campus card management system to enable accessibility , continuity and visibility .
Infor Hospitality will deliver the tools needed to create the best possible platform to serve guests with efficiency , accuracy and timeliness . Students and faculty will be able to view and track their balances and split payments . The solution can also integrate with kitchen display solutions to enable an efficient ordering process , as well as multiple payment options to make frictionless and secure payments .

Infor , an industry cloud company , has announced that Louisiana State University Shreveport ( LSUS ) has partnered with Infor Hospitality to create frictionless experiences for students and faculty on its campus through mobile ordering with Infor

OrderNow and traditional point-of-sale ( POS ) terminals .
LSUS was looking for a technology partner with a long and successful history in the hospitality industry and with a solution that
Trish Farnsworth-Smith , Director of Auxiliary Services at LSUS , said : “ We want to continue to provide an innovative and modern student experience here and decided to transform our food services organization into a more agile and adaptable solution that will be more efficient , better align with emerging technology and stay on pace with the evolving guest expectations .”

OceanaGold turns to Orange Business Services to manage transformation to SD-WAN

Orange Business Services has delivered a managed flexible SD-WAN and service to mining company OceanaGold worldwide . The optimized infrastructure supports new bandwidthhungry applications within its collaboration tools while simplifying the company ’ s IT management activities and reducing costs .

This approach enables OceanaGold to take advantage of the capabilities of Flexible SD-WAN , including dynamic traffic routing and bandwidth allocation , to provide an enhanced user experience for 2,000 plus employees . At the same time , the mining company can allocate internal resources away from WAN management to business-generating projects across its territories in Asia Pacific and North America .
A managed service eliminates complexity for OceanaGold by enabling Orange Business Services to be a single point of contact for services and technologies , as well as centralized billing . performance . It is also proving a solution to the skills shortage , allowing the multinational to better plan for capacity and growth .
With OceanaGold hosting more and more of its applications in the cloud as part of its Digital Transformation , it also required a secure and flexible way to connect to the Internet . Flexible SD- WAN has allowed it to move away from MPLS to Internet-based application access , reducing overhead costs and increasing network
“ Through partnering with a managed services provider , we achieved our key goals of gaining greater flexibility and improving the performance of our network to improve global connectivity throughout the organization ,” said Steve VandenBerg , Head of Digital Technology at OceanaGold . p
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