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Ordnance Survey maps to go online

Posted by pridham on November 19, 2009

Ordnance Survey map data will be freely available online to everybody from 2010, the Government has announced.

via BBC NEWS | Technology | Ordnance Survey maps to go online.

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IBM Furthers Investment In Business Analytics With Smart Analytics Cloud

Posted by pridham on November 16, 2009

During IBM’s Q3 earnings call a few weeks ago, IBM CFO Mark Loughridge highlighted business analytics as a sector where Big Blue is investing significant amounts of cash. The company recently acquired data analytics company SPSS for $1.2 billion and business analytics firm RedPill. Tonight, IBM is unveiling a new internal analytics product that the company is touting as the “largest private cloud computing environment for business analytics in the world,” which launches internally with more than a petabyte of information. Along with this internal product, IBM will launch a companion product for clients to build upon this cloud-based architecture, called IBM Smart Analytics Cloud.

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Tinychat Launches Live Video Streaming Portal To Take On Ustream And Stickam

Posted by pridham on November 16, 2009

Startup Tinychat, which started out as a simple IRC-style chatroom app to complement conversations on platforms like Twitter, has been steadily building out its innovative platform to include video chat and screensharing options and Facebook Connect.

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Mobile voice solution for Oracle CRM users

Posted by pridham on November 7, 2009

This morning we announced Ribbit for Oracle® CRM On Demand offering is now available via a public beta. We will be demonstrating the solution during Oracle OpenWorld, October 11-15 in San Francisco and additional details will be available at our booth, located within the Oracle CRM On Demand Inner Circle Partner Pavilion.

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Government admits farmers’ data went missing

Posted by pridham on November 7, 2009

Accenture strikes again.

The government has been forced to admit to another possible data loss – at the agency responsible for paying subsidies to farmers whose IT system was such a disaster that the UK had to pay £70m in fines for failing to meet EU targets.

via Government admits farmers’ data went missing – 30 Oct 2009 – Computing.

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NHS Bury goes live with Lorenzo

Posted by pridham on November 7, 2009

CSC show Accenture how to do it!

The NHS Bury trust went live with its Lorenzo electronic patient record software on Tuesday – it is the first trust to use this version of the software and the fourth to go live this year.

The new version, Lorenzo 1.9, has its own patient administration system as well as a electronic health records system, where previous versions of Lorenzo had worked with legacy patient administration systems.

The system was implemented by CSC, the local service provider.

via NHS Bury goes live with Lorenzo – 06 Nov 2009 – Computing.

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Capgemini revenue declines

Posted by pridham on November 7, 2009

A fall in business technology budgets has caused revenue to plummet at IT consultancy and services firm Capgemini.

The French company reported a 7.3 per cent revenue reduction over the third quarter to €1.95bn (£1.75bn) across all its business segments.

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Google Redefines GPS Navigation Landscape: Google Maps Navigation For Android 2.0

Posted by pridham on November 3, 2009

If you weren’t sure about switching to an Android phone in the near future, this might put you over the edge. Google Maps Navigation is an absolutely killer app. And it is only available for Android 2.0 phones.

via Google Redefines GPS Navigation Landscape: Google Maps Navigation For Android 2.0.

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How to Select the Right Electronic Document Management System

Posted by pridham on November 3, 2009

In any business, silos of information are frequently built based on the type of work being done for each client. These silos are stored in different software packages, making it difficult to find a complete view of each client’s work product without using several different applications. Most of this information is stored as documents.

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Unisys Unveils Private Cloud Offering

Posted by pridham on November 3, 2009

Four months after rolling out its Secure Cloud Solution for public cloud customers, Unisys is offering the software and services in a prepackaged solution for enterprises that want to build a private cloud computing environment. The move is the latest step by Unisys to offer a full cloud computing portfolio, and will be followed by a hybrid offering in 2010.

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