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Finalists Cerner, Safelite, Solis Mammography, and TechnologyOne selected from dozens of customers who are changing the world with data


NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), the data authority in a hybrid cloud world, today named Cerner, Safelite, Solis Mammography, and TechnologyOne as NetApp Innovation Award finalists. Selected from submissions from around the world, the four finalists were chosen based on how their use of NetApp® technology contributes to the delivery of extraordinary business outcomes.

“We live in a data-driven world where business must harness data to succeed,” said Henri Richard, EVP, worldwide field and customer operations, NetApp. “The finalists for the innovation awards are companies who are taking full advantage of the power they hold in the palm of their hands to change the world with data.”

The winner, determined by total number of online votes cast from August 28 through September 21, will be announced at NetApp Insight Las Vegas on October 5, 2017. Click one of the following finalists to vote, or cast your vote here, to decide who will win the 2017 NetApp Innovation Award.

Cerner: Saving lives with real-time patient data

Cerner leverages platforms and applications that empower organizations to better know, manage, and engage with patients. The IT leader has implemented multiple data-management tools, including NetApp OnCommand® Insight, to analyze and predict abnormalities before a healthcare provider is affected.

Life-saving solutions like Cerner Patient Observer, St. John Sepsis Agent, and others rely on data from Cerner’s Millennium electronic health record system, which connects patients’ health information across more than 25,000 facilities worldwide. From the exam room to the operating room, healthcare providers rely on Millennium for instantaneous access to a lifetime of data to make split-second decisions.

Safelite: Delighting customers while fixing windshields

Safelite is the largest auto glass specialist in the United States, serving more than 6 million customers every year. Safelite is focused on making it easier than ever for its customers to book repairs and track the arrival of service technicians through phone, web, and mobile technologies.

Today’s windshields are packed with state-of-the-art technologies—everything from rain sensors to embedded heaters. With the number of cars and the complexity of windshield technology growing quickly, Safelite expects 100x data growth over the next three years. To address this growth, the company built a next-generation data center using NetApp FlexPod® Datacenter with SolidFire® to harness this data to accelerate services and deliver a data-rich customer experience.

Solis Mammography: Increasing access to life-saving mammograms

The largest independent provider of breast imaging services in the United States, Solis Mammography is saving lives with data. Solis is on a mission to help patients overcome the anxiety that comes with getting a mammogram by providing an exceptional experience, exceptionally accurate results, and peace of mind.

Solis is leading the charge to make 3D mammography—the most advanced technology available for screening and diagnostic mammograms—the new national standard. 3D mammography is 54% more accurate than 2D mammography, but it creates 20 times more data, driving up costs for healthcare providers and patients. With NetApp All Flash FAS, Solis has cracked the code to keeping lifesaving 3D mammograms affordable and available to women from every demographic.

TechnologyOne: Enabling the digital revolution

TechnologyOne, Australia’s largest enterprise software company, is changing the way that organizations do business. With a pioneering cloud strategy, the company is helping customers to move faster and focus on their core business—instead of managing technology.

TechnologyOne’s enterprise software is delivered from the cloud, as a service, and is used to empower more than 1 million students, manage billions of dollars in assets and infrastructure, and bring hundreds of local governments into the digital age. With its customer base doubling every year, the company trusts NetApp to help it stay one step ahead of explosive data growth. TechnologyOne is helping customers unleash the power of their data with a secure, reliable SaaS solution based on AWS and NetApp.

About NetApp Insight 2017: Change the World with Data

NetApp Insight is NetApp’s annual technical conference for storage and data management professionals. It gives customers, engineers, consultants, and partners a forum for learning from industry experts and each other. This year, NetApp celebrates companies changing the world with data. Attendees can choose from more than 200 technical sessions, participate in self-paced hands-on labs, earn NetApp certifications at no cost, and see exciting new technology in action at the solutions expo, Insight Central. Attendees also learn how the NetApp Data Fabric can harness the power of the hybrid cloud, how to build a next-generation data center, and how to modernize storage through data management. Register now!

About NetApp
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