Inergy Base CaseBy David F. Carr | Posted 2006-12-18 Print
An overloaded network infrastructure was making employees at Inergy Automotive Systems cranky. Upgrading the operating system and prioritizing data transmissions increased bandwidth by 300%-and quelled complaints.
Inergy Base Case
U.S. Headquarters: 2710 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 743-5700
Business: Manufactures plastic automobile fuel tanks and related systems for Toyota, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and others.
Chief Information Officer: David Stephens, vice president, information systems and services
Financials in 2005: Revenue of about 1.3 billion euros (about $1.6 billion).
Challenge: Formed in 2000 as a joint venture of European plastics companies, Inergy has had to integrate previously separate networks, centralize information services to save costs, and boost network performance to ensure those newly centralized services would function properly.
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