Planning the Future of a Groundbreaking Security Partnership
Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet
The 5-Second Story:
The Business Challenge
ICASI is a non-profit, multi-vendor collaboration of global technology leaders whose mission is to drive excellence and innovation in security response. Founding members include Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks and Microsoft. Technical leads and board members are volunteers from member companies that serve as Managers, Directors, General Managers, and Vice Presidents responsible for security response.
To expand membership and build credibility, ICASI needed a two-year deliverables roadmap for transitioning into growth mode and establishing a sustainable leadership structure—one that would no longer depend upon outside consultants. Adding a layer of complexity was the timing. Because the launch coincided with the onset of the economic recession, ICASI faced an even greater need to carefully plan and prioritize its use of resources.
Axelerate’s Senior Program Manager, who had already successfully driven the formation and launch of ICASI, switched roles to lead this transition—planning, designing and facilitating the entire program.
Our PM readily developed and implemented a project nomination, vetting, and approval process that now allows ICASI to quickly review and prioritize worthy projects that support its mission. And to ease the new leadership transition, our PM created a self-directed teaming model that blended the needs and resources of all member organizations. Still in use today, this model has allowed ICASI to keep its teams aligned even during growth.
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Regional Incident Management System
The King County Emergency Management Program specializes in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to provide leadership and high-quality services that improve the safety of the public in King County. KCOEM turned to Axelerate to architect, design, build and support a scalable RIMS enterprise system.
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Public Records Printing System
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Transforming Failure into a Competitive Advantage
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A leading wireless provider whose ERP had the highest failure rate in the organization, turned to Axelerate develop an efficient and effective project management office.
Saving the Day with a Well-targeted Message
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Winning the Client a $15.8 Million Grant
Smart Grid Investment
Snohomish PUD turned to Axelerate for strategic planning of their smart grid, winning a federal grant from the US Department of Energy.
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Developing Better Partner Connectivity
An Axelerate Technical Writer updated and reorganized the documentation set for a new software feature, decreasing end-user misconfigurations.
Saving via Efficient Decommissioning of 186 Servers
Rapid Decommissioning of Legacy Equipment
Without further need for 186 legacy servers, our client needed someone to plan, schedule and execute an efficient transition.
Improving Productivity by 50% at a Regional Utility
Meter Exception Management System
Leveraging multiple technologies, this convenient web-based application consolidates processes and helps eliminate delays for our client.
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Zero Touch Provisioning 4.0
Zero Touch Provisioning 4.0 extends Forefront Identity Manager and System Center Configuration Manager, providing a self-service portal that’s easy for non-IT professionals to use.
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Partner Program Team’s Capacity Planning
The Axelerate team developed a technology solution using ASP.NET 3.5, Ajax, SQL and SharePoint Server that provides our client and its partners with real-time business intelligence on products, sales, inventory and more.