May 19, 2020

Boeing delivers first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines

Boeing
Singapore Airlines
787-10 Dreamliner
Pouyan Broukhim
2 min
Boeing delivers first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines

Leading US aerospace manufacturer Boeing has announced that it has successfully delivered its first ever 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft to Singapore Airlines, marking the beginning of a new era for the company’s Dreamliner family.

The 787-10 is the latest edition of the company’s lightweight jets, offering significantly improved fuel efficiency compared to the previous models. The improved fuselage allows the aircraft to carry an additional 40 passengers (totaling 330), making it the lowest operating cost per seat aircraft of any available widebody planes on the market.

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“The 787-10 will extend the Dreamliner effect that we are seeing across commercial aviation as the 787's superior passenger experience and unmatched fuel efficiency helps airlines open new routes and achieve significant fuel savings and emission reduction,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer.

The aircraft will add to Singapore Airline’s existing portfolio that already includes planes from the 787-8 and 787-9 Boeing Dreamliner families. The plane that has successful been delivered is just one of 48 that the airliner has on order, alongside 20 of Boeing’s new 777-9s.

“It is an honour for us to be the world's first airline to take delivery of this amazing aircraft,” said Mr. Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, the 787-10 launch customer. “The 787-10 is a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art. It will be an important element in our overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network and strengthen our operations.”

Singapore Airlines plans to utilize the planes in its flights from Singapore to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia.

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Jun 14, 2021

Giving efficiency the full throttle at NASCAR

CDW
NASCAR
3 min
CDW is a leading provider of information technology solutions, optimized business workflow and data capture systems for the auto racing company.

The NASCAR organization has long been synonymous with speed, agility and innovation. And so by extension, partnerships at NASCAR hold a similar reputation. One such partner for the organization has been CDW – a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to businesses, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. CDW provides a broad array of products and services ranging from hardware and software to integrated IT solutions such as security cloud hybrid infrastructure and digital experience. Customer need is the driving force at CDW, and the company helps clients by delivering integrated services solutions that maximize their technology investment. So how does CDW help their customers achieve their business goals? Troy Okerberg, Field Sales Manager - North Florida at CDW adds “We strive to provide our customers with full stack expertise, helping them design, orchestrate and manage technologies that drive their business outcomes.” 

NASCAR acquired International Speedway Corporation (ISC) in 2019, merging its operations into one, new company moving forward. The merger represents an important step forward for NASCAR as the sport creates a unified vision to embrace its long history of exciting, family-oriented racing experiences while developing strategic growth initiatives that will drive the passion of core fans and attract the next generation of race fans. CDW has been instrumental in bringing the two technology environments together to enable collaboration and efficiency as one organization. Starting with a comprehensive analysis of all of NASCAR’s vendors, CDW created a uniform data platform for the data center environment across the NASCAR-ISC organization. The IT partner has also successfully merged the two native infrastructure systems together, while analyzing, consulting and providing an opportunity to merge Microsoft software licenses as well. 

2020 turned into a tactical year for both organizations with the onset of the pandemic and CDW has had to react quickly to the changing scenario. Most of the initial change included building efficiencies around logistics, like equipment needing to be delivered into the hands of end users who switched to a virtual working environment almost overnight. CDW’s distribution team worked tirelessly to ensure that all customers could still access the products that they were purchasing and needed for their organizations throughout the COVID timeframe. Okerberg adds that today, CDW continues to optimize their offering by hyper-localizing resources as well as providing need-based support based on the size and complexity of their accounts. Although CDW still operates remotely, the company commits to adapting to the changing needs of their clients, NASCAR in particular. Apart from the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the organization, another task that CDW had been handed was to identify gaps and duplicates in vendor agreements that the two former single-entity organizations had in place and align them based on services offered. CDW further helps identify and provide the best solution from a consolidation standpoint of both hardware and software clients so that the new merged organization is equipped with the best of what the industry has to offer. 

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