Have a read of this great article by Alex Woodie originally posted on itjungle.com
Like most technology executives, Dean Foods CIO Brian Murphy has to balance his company's wants and needs. Its JD Edwards ERP systems must be maintained, but at the same time, employees desire things that make their lives easier, such as a new email system. Murphy found a way to fit both items into his budget after shifting the JD Edwards maintenance and technical support duties from Oracle to Rimini Street.
Dean Foods is a longtime user of the IBM midrange server that's gone by various names over its nearly four-decade run. The Dallas, Texas-based company is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of dairy products in the United States, and as such it's done a lot of custom coding. Its homegrown Dairy Management System (DMS) was built long ago with a mix of RPG and LANSA code, and still serves the company's needs... Continue reading