Oliver Mortimer and Service networkOliver "Oly" Mortimer is a Scottish racing driver who won the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in the UK in 2011 and plans to enter the high profile Carrera Cup GB in 2012.Contents 1 Single seaters 2 Four championships in a row 3 Misano 2005 4 Mini Cooper Racing 2007-2010 5 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 6 ReferencesSingle seatersMortimer started out in kart racing at the age of 8. He became Scottish champion before moving into the Scottish Formula Ford series, competing for two seasons. When single-seater progression had stalled, he switched to tin-top racing. Four championships in a rowHe started in saloon cars in the Scottish XR2 Championship in 2004 and won the title in his first competition. He next competed in the Scottish Mini Championship, where he won two titles in a row. To raise his profile as a professional racer, he moved on from the local track at Knockhill and entered the British Mini Challenge, where he won the S class championship. Between 2004 and 2005 he won four championships in a row. Misano 2005At the end of the 2005 season Oly was invited to a BMW racing event at the Italian Misano World Circuit, including top performers from MINI Championships from around the world. Mortimer finished 6th overall, the best performance of any British Mini driver in the race. Mini Cooper Racing 2007-2010Between 2007 and 2010, Oly continued in Mini Cooper racing winning the 2007 British Mini Cooper S championship and was also voted National Motorsport Press Driver of the Year. In 2009, Oly again won the British title before returning to the Scottish circuit where he won the 2010 Scottish Mini Cooper Championship. Porsche GT3 Cup ChallengeIn 2011, Oly is competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and sealed pole and two race wins on his debut at Brands Hatch on 9 April 2011. After 8 races wins and 3 second place finishes, Oly won the Driver of the Year Award. In 2012, he hopes to race in the high profile Porsche Carrera Cup GB series.
Service network and Oliver MortimerA service network is a collection of people and information brought together on the internet to provide a specific service or achieve a common business objective. It is an evolving extension of service systems and applies Enterprise 2.0 technologies, also known as enterprise social software, to enable corporations to leverage the advances of the consumer internet for the benefit of business.A service network is designed to benefit from the wisdom of crowds and a human's natural tendency and desire to share information, collaborate, and self organize into communities of common interests and objectives. In business, the value of collaboration is clearly recognized, but the ability is often hampered by rigid organizational boundaries and fragmented information systems. A service network enables businesses to realize the benefits of mass collaboration despite the constraints of modern organizational structures and systems.The term service network is increasingly being used within the context of service innovation initiatives that span academia, business, and government. Some examples include: The University of Cambridge and IBM Corporation use the term service network in their discussion paper, "Succeeding through Service Innovation" and describe it within the context of service systems networks. Ingres Corporation uses the term service network as a new paradigm in software service to enable Enterprise 2.0 IT service management. Openwater Corporation uses the term service network to help describe and brand their product offerings and solutions.Contents 1 History 2 Investments in service innovation 3 Delivery and usage 4 See also 5 References 6 Other sources 7 External linksHistoryThe world's economy is shifting rapidly from agriculture and manufacturing to services. When the United States declared independence, 90% of the world's economy was on the farm. Today, the services sector accounts for approximately 80% of the U.S. economy. But unlike traditional disciplines like computer science and engineering, innovation and investment directed towards service innovation had historically not kept pace with its growth.However, in 2007, momentum and investment in service innovation grew dramatically and the creation and evolution of service networks began in earnest along with many other service initiatives. Investments in service innovationInvestments in service innovation include, but are not limited to, service networks. Business Week magazine, in an article dated, March 29, 2007, cited Service Innovation as the Next Big Thing. IBM is investing heavily in Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME) as a means to bring academia, industry, and governments to become more focused and systematic about innovation in the services sector. Universities are beginning to create degree programs around Service Science. Missouri State University and IBM announced on September 19, 2007, the first Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in IT Service Management in the U.S. High Tech software companies are beginning to roll out next generation service platforms using service networks. Several service consortiums and communities to help drive service innovation across the high technology industry continue to grow. These include the Consortium for Service Innovation as well as the Service, Research & Innovation Community. Hillary Clinton's Innovation Agenda, announced October 10, 2007, includes a Service Innovation Initiative, modeled after the National Nanotechnology Initiative, to help support research and development in services. Delivery and usageService networks are typically delivered as an online or hosted solution, also referred to as software as a service (SaaS) solutions. See also Enterprise 2.0 Service system
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