Date Added: May 2009
Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited is a $13 billion global diversified industrial corporation. The company conducts manufacturing and assembly operations in 29 plants in the United States; 31 plants in Europe; 14 plants in Asia; 6 plants in Latin America and 1 plant in Canada. The Ingersoll Rand portfolio represents a family of industrial and commercial brands through business segments which include Climate Control Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Security Technologies, and Air Conditioning Systems and Services. The business model is enhanced by acquisitions and divestitures, thus the company needs technologies to ensure collaboration between acquired entities, efficiency across business units, and agility to integrate new businesses quickly. Ingersoll Rand turned to Microsoft to optimize its infrastructure and address technology challenges to improve its business.