QHMS was faced with these twin challenges as it looked to continue growing its increasingly diverse businesses. The company had been managing its data through a dispersed network of 100 old and frequently unsupported servers across two data centers. The servers had accumulated over the past 10 to 15 years as the business grew. This inefficient set up created several problems for QHMS. In particular, the physical man-power required to maintain, troubleshoot and back up the servers was a significant burden on IT resources.
Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), which has been providing affordable housing and related services to the people of Hong Kong since 1948, optimizes its financial reporting and planning with IBM Cognos. The financial mart solution enables HKHS users to reduce 50% less time to prepare monthly reports, and provides a far more transparent view of all financial-related activities across development projects, rental estates, managed properties and its individual departments to make smarter decisions on cost management strategy to increase efficiencies and help identify and exploit new potential.
TVB is at the center of Hong Kong's TV and cinematic aspirations. Founded in late 1967, the company offers a range of broadcasting services that over 2 million homes rely on, including High Definition TV. During prime time viewing hours, the Chinese and English channels achieved a remarkable average of 86% and 75% share of Hong Kong's television audience respectively. To continue growing in an increasingly dynamic market, TVB replaced its legacy solution with one built using IBM Cognos, IBM DB2 and IBM Wintel servers that provided a simple, intuitive and personalized BI workspace for sales, market analysts and senior management.
Shinhint Group is a prominent ODM/OEM manufacturer of electro acoustic products in Hong Kong and China. Since its founding in 1990, Shinhint Group has been providing its international customers with leading-edge design and quality products, including multimedia speaker systems and headsets for a wide range of devices. To strengthen management with timely information from different focus areas, Shinhint deployed a business intelligence solution that provides users with a single view of business performance across the company, and that is easy to use and manage.
Chun Au is no newcomer to the apparel scene in Hong Kong. In September 2003, the company switched gears and conducted a major brand revamp to open up the casual wear market. At the same time, for targeting the younger generation, it intensively delved into new product designs and functions to strive for perfection. Chun Au, therefore, deployed a full-fledged Cognos TM1-based retail management solution that improved its forecasting and budgeting control, while enabling faster decision making.
As an authorized insurer in Hong Kong since 1999 and the wholly owned subsidiary of the group, Standard Life plc, the company understands that developing a trusted relationships with its customers is key to its continuing success. In order to introduce new secure services that enhance customer trust and capture new market opportunities efficiently, without compromising on data and privacy security, Standard Life deployed a solution based on IBM Rational Functional Tester and IBM Rational AppScan Express Edition.
In December 2007, with the merger with Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC), the MTR Corporation (MTR) acquired more than 40% market share of the local transport market and became the No. 1 public transport operator in Hong Kong. More than 3.4 million passengers, or half of the city's population, are enjoying benefits brought by this successful merger integration every workday.
Cathay Pacific takes flight to efficiency with switch to IBM eServer pSeries, TotalStorage solutions
Dedication to high-quality service has elevated Cathay Pacific Airways to new heights of success in the highly-competitive airline industry. Cathay Pacific has always relied on Information Technology (IT) to meet their infrastructure demands while gearing up its internal operations for efficiency. IT provides the airlines with two distinct advantages an efficient reservation system and an engineering system that keep the airlines' planes constantly fit for air travel.
Hong Kong Baptist University saves on manpower, improves systems efficiency with IBM 'True Blue' approach
Founded in 1956, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is today an autonomous and publicly-funded university that enrolls more than 8,000 students. Committed to the provision of 'whole person' education, the University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts, business, science and social sciences, and professional courses in Chinese medicine, business, communication and education. The University looks to train each student for the rigours and demands of the world.
Lingnan University scores full marks on reliability, scalability with IBM eServer pSeries, TotalStorage solutions
Situated in the idyllic outskirts of Tuen Mun, Hong Kong , Lingnan University is renowned for its unique "whole-person" approach to education. Best known for its liberal arts program that blends East and West, the University enables its students to think independently and responsibly by combining professional knowledge and liberal arts education with Hong Kong characteristics.