Sep 21 – 25, 2009
Hotel Barcelo Sants
Europe/Zurich timezone

BEinGRID: business pilots connecting distributed computing for today's challenges

Sep 23, 2009, 11:15 AM
Barcelona C (Hotel Barcelo Sants)

Barcelona C

Hotel Barcelo Sants



Santi Ristol (Atos Origin)


BEinGRID, Business Experiments in GRID, is successfully conducting real-world experiments targeting industry and research organisations to provide, use and validate Grid technologies to meet business challenges.

The 98 partner project has run twenty-five targeted Business Experiments (BEs) designed to implement and deploy Grid solutions across major European business sectors (including the medical, financial, logistics, manufacturing, retail, tourism and textile sectors).
Each one of these pilots is a real Grid application focusing on specific business challenges addressing current customer needs. A full case study guide of the first wave of pilots can be found on our website,

To support these vertical pilots, BEinGRID employs several horizontal business and technical teams that not only support and help develop the BEs’ Grid solutions, but have made several advances in analyzing the surrounding market and developing technical innovation.
During its three year run, the project has also created an ongoing repository. This has steadily evolved into a much broader site focused on the future of distributed computing, branching out from its Grid roots to other business adaptable technology and services, such as Clouds, Virtualization, and SaaS. Gridipedia ( represents a new age of business solutions.

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