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By Briana Hallstrom  |  Posted 2005-07-08 Print this article Print

Returns on investment for the Baseline ROI Leadership Awards handily topped 1,000%, courtesy of the Internet.

Data Management

Company LyondellChemical

Annual Return 193.2%

Project: With an increase in stored data of 364% in the last 10 years, Lyondell, which makes chemicals for everything from adhesives to coolants to sealants, had to deal with ever-more-costly maintenance, a need for more servers and storage space, and outage recovery times of up to 36 hours. The company decided on Double-Take from NSI Software—a program that replicates files onto servers over standard network connections—to eliminate local tape backup at its 26 U.S. locations. Double-Take helped the company manage its data centrally with skilled staff. Other gains include reduced storage expenses and improved disaster recovery preparedness.

Benefits: Lyondell saved money on hardware, tape transportation and storage, server maintenance and support.

The Winners:
Grand Prize:
Company:American Express
Annual Return: 2,736.1%

Productivity and Operations:
Company: SBC
Annual Return: 1,191.7%

Company: InterContinental Hotels Group
Annual Return: 847%

Customer Service:
Company: Audiovox Corp.
Annual Return: 2,288%
Supplier Coordination:
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Annual Return: 5,451%

Performance Management:
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Annual Return: 2,212.2%

Data Management:
Company: LyondellChemical
Annual Return: 193.2%

Business Intelligence:
Company: Avendra
Annual Return: 193.2%
Public Sector:
Company: University of Houston
Annual Return: 2,354.3%

Decision Support:
Company: State of Missouri,

Office of Information Technology

Annual Return: 546.3%

Company: SkinCeuticals
Annual Return: 1,184.6%

Company: Medical Mutual of Ohio
Annual Return: 230.9%

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