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Live @ Lotusphere 2012: Newly Weds Foods Gets Cooking With Social In The IBM SmartCloud

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IBM today announced here in Orlando, Florida, at Lotusphere 2012 that Newly Weds Foods is collaborating on the IBM SmartCloud to help its chefs create recipes adopted by its tens of thousands of clients globally.

Chefs at Newly Weds Foods, a world leader in food ingredient technology, have reduced department travel and meeting costs by 10 percent using the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business services. The cloud services allows them to easily collaborate and quickly share information and ideas online, including new region-appropriate recipes and menus as well as ingredients such as sauces, batters, breading and seasonings.

With its network of R&D, manufacturing and service facilities, which include 27 state of the art plants and 19 regional laboratories globally, Newly Weds Foods needed to find a way to more quickly accommodate the regional differences, food preparations, and ingredient availability of its food manufacturing and food service industry clients.

Too Many Cooks On the Video Conference?

Newly Weds Foods chef Abe White explains how his company is utilizing the IBM SmartCloud to save on various and sundry business expenses (excessive travel, meeting costs, etc.) through the use of online meetings, social networking, brainstorming, and online information sharing.

IBM’s SmartCloud services facilitates online meetings, social networking, brainstorming, online information sharing, saving Newly Weds Foods time and money spent on travel expenses, teleconference fees and in-person meetings.

Due to its rapid growth in recent years, the company needed to quickly figure out a way to work together more efficiently across geographic regions.

As more offices opened, and more chefs and thousands of new clients came into the picture, the company needed a more intelligent and streamlined form of communications.

“Working with IBM is helping Newly Weds Foods become a social business, connecting our many resources across the globe in an effort to bring better products to our customers,” said Bob Brindza, Manager, management information systems (MIS), Newly Weds Foods.

IBM’s SmartCloud for Social Business portfolio features social networking, online collaboration tools and e-mail as a service. It can help businesses of all sizes reduce IT costs, increase productivity and save money.

Watch the video below to hear Chef Abe White explain how Newly Weds Foods is collaborating in the cloud:

The company’s MIS department has also reduced expenses by using the IBM service. Instead of traveling to teach remote employees and new divisions how to use new and existing technology tools, the MIS manager now conducts the training from the comfort of his office, saving both time and travel expenses. The research and development department recently starting using the service as well.

Additional IBM clients collaborating in the cloud include AA Translation, Brunswick, Michigan Municipal League, Russell’s Convenience, Signature Mortgage, State of Vermont, and York University’s Schulich School of Business in Canada.

IBM Helping Customers In The Cloud

IBM has helped thousands of clients adopt cloud models and manages millions of cloud based transactions every day. IBM assists clients in areas as diverse as banking, communications, healthcare and government to build their own clouds or securely tap into IBM cloud-based business and infrastructure services.

IBM is unique in bringing together cloud technologies, deep process knowledge, a broad portfolio of cloud solutions, and a network of global delivery centers. For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud.

Join the Twitter conversations via hashtags #IBMSocialBiz and #IBMCloud.

Written by turbotodd

January 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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  1. Two companies, Dow Jones and the health-care division of Thomson Reuters, have announced that they will be the first to participate in the CSS’s corporate residency program. Company representatives will collaborate with IBM researchers from around the world who come to CSS to work on specific social-networking projects.

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    April 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm


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