All quiet on the
IT front"> For Curley, who joined the Patriots six years ago, the new stadium was a godsend and a challenge. The godsend part was the design of the new stadium, which included an up-to-date data center as well as Gigabit Ethernet connections to every workstation.The challenging part was getting everything up and running in two weeks for the opening of soccer season in May 2002. Curley and staff made it happen. As with many IT pros, Curley considers that she has done her job when nothing unusual happens. But when youre with the Patriots, there are surprisesafter the Patriots first two Super Bowl championships, Curley was the proud recipient of ornate Super Bowl rings. And diamond-studded jewelry isnt all. Four years ago, Curly accompanied the Patriots to the White House to visit President Bush. Read more here about wireless providers courting sports and entertainment partnerships. Another thrilling moment occurred a few weeks ago, when Curley had a window seat in one of the Duck Boats that escorted the Patriots through the streets of Boston in the teams victory parade. "It was fabulous," Curley said. "Its a vantage point I had never had and probably never will have again. I could look up many stories and see people toasting champagneat that hour in the morning." Pat Curleys Team At Kraft Group headquarters in Foxboro, Mass. 3 senior developers 1 WAN manager 2 network administrators 2 full-time help desk staff 2 telephony and events staff 1 student from Northeastern University 2 IT staff for International Forest Products, in Foxboro 4 IT staff at headquarters of Rand-Whitney Group, in Worcester, Mass. 2 IT staff at Rand-Whitney Container Board, in Montville, Conn. Applications that keep Kraft Group operating smoothly
Microsoft Great Plains financials
Onyx (heavily customized)
Event Pro, for running events
Premier retail system
Tangent, from Venue1, for food and beverage concessions
Northeast Data Vaultoutsourcer of online pro shop
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"We formerly had one IDF [intermediate distribution frame] cabling rack, and now we have 29," said Curley.