With increasing demand from business for higher efficiency, business agility, and lower cost, for several years information communication technologies have been shifting from static silos with manually managed applications towards dynamic virtual shared environments. BEinGRID (Business Experiments in GRID) aims to support this development by fostering the adoption of Grid technologies across the EU and stimulating research into associated innovative business models. The use of Grid technology brings many benefits such as better utilisation of IT resources, security enhancements and increased flexibility due to global access to resources through standard web-browsers. Especially in the manufacturing sector, Grid Computing can speed up interactions between designers, specialized research groups and suppliers, by providing quick access to shared relevant data and high-performance computing resources. Despite these benefits, the commercial exploitation of Grid solutions across the European Union is still being kept back by the lack of reference cases to persuade potential users. BEinGRID has undertaken a series of targeted Business Experiments across a broad spectrum of European business sectors, including the media, financial, logistics, manufacturing, retail and textile sectors. A compiled showcase of these pilot applications called “Better Business Using Grid Solutions” is now available for free. Featured solutions include high-end simulation environments via web browsers for engineers, automatic supply chain management in partner Grids, virtual reality applications in architecture, Voice over IP and mobile video conferencing, data backup, risk and sales management the financial business, and many more. Visit: www.beingrid.eu/media.html Additionally, the Better Business Using Grid Solutions booklet is also available on www.gridipedia.eu. The interactive online community Gridipedia aims to be the future prime information source for Grid technology, case studies and guides. Administrated by a panel of five experts from both business and technical backgrounds, the website is growing rapidly. Visit: www.gridipedia.eu For free printed copies and further inquiries, please contact: Bérengère Fally, Scientific Communication Manager, CETIC Phone: +32 (0)71 490700 Rue des Frères Wright, 29/3 B-6041 Charleroi firstname.lastname@example.org About BEinGRID Type of project: Integrated Project Project coordinator: Santi Ristol, ATOS ORIGIN Project start date: June 1, 2006 Duration: 42 months Budget: 24.8 million Euros EC contribution: 15.7 million Euros Further information on BEinGRID can be found at www.beingrid.eu BEinGRID is funded by the Information Society Technologies research unit, part of the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
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