Network World Announces Extended Enterprise Issue Innovator Award Winner

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – FEBRUARY 21, 2003 – Network World names the winner of its 2003 Extended Enterprise Innovator Award as part of a special issue that explores how Network IT Executives are adopting and leveraging the extended enterprise IT model to streamline business processes, cut costs, and improve customer service. These benefits are critical to companies looking for ways to differentiate themselves in this fiercely competitive and challenging market.

 

The extended enterprise IT model allows all business constituents – local employees, remote and mobile workers, customers, resellers, suppliers, and other business partners – access to corporate information and workflow processes from wherever they are, whenever they need it. "The work of Network IT Executives now touches everyone who comes in contact with their companies" states Beth Schultz, Signature Series editor." Featured in the Extended Enterprise Issue is the winner of Network World's 2003 Extended Enterprise Innovator Award, Halliburton (NYSE:HAL). The award honors a company that understands the importance that advanced technology plays in extending the enterprise in support of critical business objectives. Editors selected Halliburton, one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industries, for its comprehensive, sophisticated portal called myHalliburton.com. Highlights of the Halliburton project include:

Collaboration among three disparate user communities – employees, customers and suppliers – that allow for improved customer service.

Integration of a back-end enterprise resource planning application (SAP's R/3) to enable electronic invoicing and bill payment – reducing payment cycles.

Influenced a reported $120 million in sales in its first year.

improved corporate efficiencies to the tune of approximately $500,000.

"In winning the 2003 Extended Enterprise Innovator Award, Halliburton demonstrated the use of new technology to enable and leverage an extended enterprise for implementing new business processes, cutting costs and remaining competitive in a global market, stated Schultz.

This issue also highlights two other companies – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Household International – who extended their enterprises with customer-relationship applications. These smaller, defined, focused CRM projects are crucial in times of weak spending, as companies look for ways to attract and retain customers.

Also covered in the Extended Enterprise Issue are:

An overview of the extended enterprise model today and where it's headed.

An industrial products giant uses technology to integrate its various sales channels in order to provide seamless customer service.

Remote policy enforcement software to guard the extended enterprise.

The Extended Enterprise is one of six Signature Series issues published bimonthly by Network World. These award-winning, high-profile series provide a comprehensive exploration of the most important issues facing Network IT Executives today. For more on the Extended Enterprise Issue, visit http://www.nwfusion.com/ee/2003/.

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