Nationwide at a Glance

By Doug Bartholomew  |  Posted 2007-08-24 Email Print this article Print

The insurance firm was outgrowing its data center, but wanted to wait before building another one. Server virtualization boosted the efficiency of its existing facility.

Headquarters: 1 Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 249-7111
Business: Provides auto, homeowner, property and casualty insurance, as well as diversifi ed fi nancial services including annuities and asset management.
VP, Technology Solutions, Nationwide Services Co.: Scott Miggo
Financials in 2006: $22.3 billion in revenue; $2.1 billion profit.
Challenge: Reduce power and processing space needs sufficiently to postpone $150 million-plus investment in new data center.

Doug Bartholomew is a career journalist who has covered information technology for more than 15 years. A former senior editor at IndustryWeek and InformationWeek, his freelance features have appeared in New York magazine and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He has a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.


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