As architect of an open world, Bull has implemented business-critical solutions based on Open Source for hundreds of the world's largest organizations in Europe and Americas.
Bull to partner the Val d’Oise council in the further development of the CapwebCT
The regional council for the Val d’Oise departement in France has set itself the aim of helping the smaller local authorities in its area innovate thanks to New Information and Communications Technologies (NICTs).
100% Open Source, CapwebCT is approved by the Cap Digital competitiveness cluster. Having been closely involved with the CapwebCT project ever since its initiation (with the prototype for the CapInfo Web site generator and a functional survey of service groupings for CapDémat), Bull has now been chosen as the provider of both corrective and evolutionary application maintenance, as well as host for the platform.
A Digital Workspace for all in Languedoc-Roussillon
Bull is helping the French region of Languedoc-Roussillon to implement a new ‘Digital Workspace’ covering the entire school curriculum for all secondary school pupils. This is a unique project, which has been set in train by the regional council in partnership with five other local councils and the local education authority. Students will benefit from the same workspace right through from their first year in secondary education to the last year of their school studies, while teachers will find their jobs easier to do. Centralization will improve the overall performance and scalability of the solution, thanks to a more ‘industrial’ approach. With its local teams and leading edge Open Source expertise, Bull has been chosen to develop and integrate this complex project. The solution is based around the ESUP Open Source portal used by major US and French Universities, including those in the city of Montpellier.
Republic and State of Geneva, Switzerland
The CTI handles nearly 800 business applications and 600 servers, and provides services to 22,000 users. In 2004 it chose to use Open Source software to rationalize and harmonize its architectures, and ensure interoperability.
Appreciating the close proximity and responsiveness of Bull’s development and service teams, the Center opted for Open Source components including the JOnAS applications server and Bonita workflow engine, along with Bull support.
Languedoc Roussillon Regional Council calls on Bull to modernize its information system
The Languedoc Roussillon Regional Council is relying on an ambitious IT masterplan to build a reliable information system that delivers significant added value. The system will not only have to meet business needs, but also reflect the global action strategy set out in the ‘Regional Pact.Whether they are designed to support the local population directly or to contribute to the development of innovative business practices within the regional authority, the projects that Bull is carrying out will all contribute significantly to meeting the Region’s objectives: Bull has designed, developed and is responsible for the continued evolution of ‘@gile’, a portal that provides a single interface between high-schools and the Regional Council. Bull was responsible for leading and delivering the SIGEP project: a Business Intelligence system designed to evaluate public services actions and to respond to the needs expressed by the various functions within the Council.
Bull modernizes CNAF’s core business applications
The Caisse Nationale d’Allocations Familiales (CNAF) – the family branch of the French social security system, which provided some €69 billion of benefits to 11 million claimants in 2009 – has turned to Bull to migrate its Interel-RFM2 database running under gcos8 to PostgreSQL. The decision is a reaffirmation of CNAF’s commitment to move towards Open Source solutions. As a result of this, every month PostgreSQL is involved in the payment of €3 billion in benefits. The project, which is now fully up and running, is an integral part of the program to transform the information systems of this highly sensitive organization, which will soon have to bring on board new initiatives such as the RSA. The migration project started in October 2008, following a feasibility study carried out by Bull and a prototype built in collaboration with CNAF’s teams. An extensive testing phase established a sound basis for the implementation, which took place over the nine months to April 2010.
BRED Banque Populaire chooses NovaForge as its core software development platform
For BRED, the choice of a software forge was driven on the one hand by the need to effectively manage the various components in the development chain and the pace at which they are changing, and on the other by the need to improve the whole software development process. Without the need for costly and restrictive migrations, and taking full advantage of a collaborative development environment, BRED has been able to embark on a truly industrial approach. Bull has supported the bank throughout this project, defining the target platform and providing its NovaForge software development factory, migrating applications and development infrastructures to the new environment, and updating the architecture to ensure that it conforms with the new standards. Bull provides support for various standard and specific components, guaranteeing a very high level of responsiveness, working closely with the development teams.
Almost 245 projects are currently being hosted in BREDForge.
AGPM calls on Bull to redevelop its mission critical applications
AGPM is an independent group operating in the social economy and governed by the principles of mutuality, which serves the defense and military community. Over the past five years, the insurer has undertaken a vast program to update its I.S, and has turned to Bull to support it in evolving its mission critical applications. AGPM’s aim is to migrate all its core business applications to open environments. Following an initial phase dedicated to migrating the incident management application, a second stage has now begun, which involves establishing the technological building blocks on which the entire future information system will depend.Given the scale of the planned programs of work, AGPM have chosen Bull to help it implement a software development factory for Java/J2EE and ETL applications. This is based on NovaForge™, Bull’s platform which includes all the industrial-scale processes and tools needed in software development projects.
DCNS takes an industrial approach to developing on-board systems software with Bull
DCNS is a leading European player on the world market for naval defense systems. The Group designs, builds and supports surface combatants, submarines and mission-critical systems and equipment incorporating the most advanced technologies. On the strength of its work on the NovaForge collaborative development platform, based on Open Source, Bull has been responsible for software engineering services (modeling, tooling...) for DCNS since 2006. From a very early stage, Bull has supported the GEMO (GEneric and MOdular) open architecture developed by DCNS for its new-generation Combat Management System. Bull's investments in this innovative architecture has helped it to rapidly win a growing amount of business working on DNCS' large-scale programs such as the new-generation strategic nuclear ballistic missile submarine 'Le Terrible' and its FREMM multi-purpose frigates.
Ile-de-France Regional Council uses Open Source with Bull to enable flexible rationalization
Ways of using public services are changing fast, The largest Regional Council in France, the Ile-De-France Council wanted to be ready to meet rapidly the needs of new reforms like the RGPP1. For that, the organization has embarked on some major programs to make its Information Systems more agile and powerful, leveraging Open Source as a way of reducing the life cycle of projects, making savings in the very short term but also guaranteing transparency and, above all, responsiveness, to rapidly control the way the projects evolve depending on changing needs. To enable these actions, the Council has chosen to use Bull’s NovaForge platform for several of its software developments… Today more than 25 PHP, J2EE or Java projects are hosted on NovaForge. The objective is to gradually extend the use of this tool across the whole organization, so the Council can use it to host the Ile de France Regional Council’s application base.
Brazil and France announce a strategic collaborative agreement in the area of information technology
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