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Oracle plucks meat from Virtual Iron carcass • The Register

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Oracle plans to add various Virtual Iron management tools to its Oracle VM product, and the combined offering is scheduled for release “early to mid next calendar year.”

“With Virtual Iron, we are able to take the pieces that they’re very strong at and include that into our virtualization management component,” Wim Coekaerts, vp of Linux engineering at Oracle, told (former) VI partners today during a private webcast.

via Oracle plucks meat from Virtual Iron carcass • The Register.

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Vodafone has head stuck in Smoke • The Register

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Vodafone’s top brass is relocating to London, in a move that apparently has nothing to do with not liking Newbury and everything to do with being closer to business partners and shareholders.

via Vodafone has head stuck in Smoke • The Register.

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Steria wins passport processing deal • The Register

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Steria is to take on a number of business processing services for the Identity and Passport Service (IPS).

It has won a contract with CSC to provide business process outsourcing services for passport applications, including the data verification and validation processes.

via Steria wins passport processing deal • The Register.

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HP Unveils IT Financial Management Solution

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest technology company, announced a solution in its IT Financial Management portfolio, HP Financial Planning and Analysis, designed to help CIOs to run IT like a business and demonstrate the business value of IT services. HP says the solution brings together software and services to provide improved visibility, governance, accountability and predictability to IT finance.

via HP Unveils IT Financial Management Solution.

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IBM Launches New, Wide-Ranging Green IT Initiatives

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

No matter what your opinion of venerable, bow-tied IBM may be, the enterprise and consumer IT giant is certainly in Camp No. 1, having dedicated many millions of dollars and a great deal of corporate effort and time into branding itself as a leader in the Green IT sector.

via IBM Launches New, Wide-Ranging Green IT Initiatives.

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How to Help Users Connect with Unified Communications

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Today’s busy IT professionals are burdened by the demands of doing more with less, which is a common impetus for them to champion unified communications across the enterprise. Unified communications can maximize an enterprise’s existing infrastructure and communications investments. And, as Knowledge Center contributor Gunjan Bhow explains here, unified communications can also help enterprises save money and valuable IT support resources.

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Companies Report That Virtualization Investments Are Indeed Paying Dividends

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Virtualization investments in data centers and in enterprise IT systems are beginning to pay off — sometimes very handsomely — for early adopters. More and more examples of this are coming to the fore in these days of a sharply reduced-spending economy.

via Companies Report That Virtualization Investments Are Indeed Paying Dividends.

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Ten Enterprise Apps That Don’t Yet Exist–but Will Be a Big Deal in 5 Years

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Enterprise apps used to change at a glacial pace. Companies were scared to mess with their financial systems, inventory management and customer database for fear of messing up something that was developed 10 years (or more) earlier. But the economic meltdown taught business executives that what worked in 1999 did not work in 2009. Here are 10 new applications that will become part of the enterprise application portfolio.

via Ten Enterprise Apps That Don’t Yet Exist–but Will Be a Big Deal in 5 Years.

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How to Boost Value of Microsoft Applications with Document Imaging

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

Many businesses struggle with getting paper-based information into the electronic workflows that are enabled by Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Access and SQL Server. By using document imaging software and multifunction peripherals, knowledge workers can seamlessly and securely integrate paper documents into the electronic workflow.

via How to Boost Value of Microsoft Applications with Document Imaging.

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Nortel Sells Off Businesses, Expands UC Offerings

Posted by pridham on June 26, 2009

A week after Nortel sold off several business units to Nokia Siemens Networks for $650 million, Nortel announces Release 3.0 of its SCS unified communications solution, as well as a deal in which it will work with Microsoft to bring a UC environment to a European telecom. Nortel has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy for most of the year, and officials say along with the Nokia deal they are also shopping around other business units.

via Nortel Sells Off Businesses, Expands UC Offerings.

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