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NYU Langone Medical Center Deploys Bluenog ICE

Integrated Solution Helps Cut Web Application Infrastructure and Maintenance Costs

Bluenog has announced that NYU Langone Medical Center has deployed the portal development and enterprise components of its flagship product, Bluenog ICE.

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. NYU Langone is using Bluenog ICE to develop and implement its next generation informational web resource center that is utilized by the Medical Center's 14,000 employees, physicians, researchers and medical students. Bluenog ICE is an "Integrated Collaborative Environment" of content management (ECM or CMS), portal and business intelligence (BI) software.

NYU Langone will use Bluenog ICE to present rich content and transactional data to diverse audiences using the same underlying portal platform and security framework. Additionally, Human Resources (HR) staff at the Medical Center will use Bluenog ICE to create, update, and publish to the institution's HR Portal on their intranet. Integration with NYU Langone's existing environment - including application servers, .NET- and Java-based development, business intelligence, web content management, custom security and Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions - will enable the portal's look and feel to be automatically tailored to a user's role.

The Medical Center's IT staff maintains over 100 separate and distinct web applications, many with different development environments and security interfaces. Additionally, they must continually respond to new application requests that require them to scale their infrastructure with additional servers and add high availability support. In its search for ECM solutions, NYU Langone determined that Bluenog ICE offered the benefits of open source, such as access to source code, backed by indemnification and the comprehensive support typical of commercial solutions.

Implementation Results
"We are working collaboratively with NYU Langone Medical Center to provide core product expertise and assist with integration points unique to their existing infrastructure," said Sastry Taruvai, Bluenog CIO. "Since customers can have full access to Bluenog ICE's source code, it will be much easier for the Medical Center to make customizations and enhancements."

As a result of the Bluenog ICE implementation, NYU Langone realized savings on its up-front licensing costs and additional savings on maintenance costs. The initial rollout of the new system covers the organization's leadership team and approximately 1,000 medical students. The complete solution will be rolled out to all 15,000 employees.

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