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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter brings "month-long hackathon," growth to Hatchlings - Silicon Prairie News

Easter brings "month-long hackathon," growth to Hatchlings - Silicon Prairie News

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dell Files Preliminary Proxy Statement for Merger Agreement with Affiliates of Michael Dell and Silver Lake

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Make animated movies with your smartphone - YouTube

In this episode of CNET Australia's Pocket Filmmaker, Jason Van Genderen demonstrates how to make stop-motion animated movies with your smartphone using free apps like Vine or more-sophisticated apps like Miniature Pro and Stop Motion Studio.

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Make animated movies with your smartphone - YouTube

Light your smartphone videos like a pro - YouTube

In this episode of CNET Australia's Pocket Filmmaker, Jason Van Genderen shares some tips and tools to correctly light your smartphone movies.

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Light your smartphone videos like a pro - YouTube

Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 29 - The Official Rackspace Blog

Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 29 - The Official Rackspace Blog

New Windows Store Games Unveiled at Game Developer Conference - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

New Windows Store Games Unveiled at Game Developer Conference - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

How Our New Acquisition Speeds Development - The Official Rackspace Blog

How Our New Acquisition Speeds Development - The Official Rackspace Blog

IBM and Telkom Indonesia Join Hands to Provide Smarter Data Center Services

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IBM and Telkom Indonesia Join Hands to Provide Smarter Data Center Services

Collaboration to build highly efficient data center designed for optimal operations
Jakarta, Indonesia - 29 Mar 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Indonesia (through its affiliate telkomsigma) to build a data center together and provide data center operations services in the country. This collaboration is expected to address the needs of organizations across industries in Indonesia for data center solutions, supported by reliable communication networks.
Telkom also worked with IBM to address critical location challenges, such as Indonesia’s frequent earthquakes and tropical storms that can potentially bring down key communications networks. The data center, designed to endure natural disasters, is backed-up by power generators and systems that support the main power and electricity to ensure uninterrupted operations. 
“We chose IBM as our strategic partner due to its proven capability of designing, building, and operating the most advanced data centers. IBM’s comprehensive suite of data center offerings will help companies in the region improve efficiency, scale up easily, and harness new opportunities,” said Arief Yahya, President Director, Telkom. 
IBM will design and build the data center to the highest standards of energy efficiency, ensuring optimal utilization of resources. As a tier 4 data center, it will be designed to provide maximum uptime, enabling organizations to host their mission critical computer systems. Also, utilizing the power of analytics, the data center will be able to rationalize the IT infrastructure, improve operational efficiency, while reducing operating costs.  
“As the world moves to a mobile environment and creates mountains of data, it is critical that data center efficiency increases manifold. This engagement between Telkom and IBM brings together the best of both worlds in IT and communications. With IBM’s extensive capabilities in data centre capacity, combined with Telkom’s experience and understanding of local business needs, we will be able to provide our clients with a superior experience,” said Suryo Suwignjo, President Director, IBM Indonesia. 
As a leader in the telecommunication industry, Telkom is completing broadband network across Indonesia, enabling improved data center services for enterprises. The data center will also be supported by the infrastructure experience of telkomsigma. This synergy between IBM, Telkom and telkomsigma offers competitive advantage in becoming the industry leader in data center services and solutions.  
IBM has designed and delivered more than 1,000 modular data centers for customers around the globe helping customers save up to 30 percent in energy costs per year compared to traditional data centers.  
“IBM’s knowledge, experience and unparalleled domain expertise, make it a right fit for our requirements. By providing superior data center solutions, increasing the service level, and providing all the IT components (hardware, software, network, etc.), we will continue to deepen the trust of our customers,” said Judi Achmadi, President Director, TelkomSigma.  
Telkom Indonesia
Telkom Indonesia has approximately 200 million customers, as of the end of December 2011, up 7.8% from 2010, making the company the nation's largest telecommunication service provider by number of subscribers.
PT Sigma Cipta Caraka or telkomsigma is a leading ICT (Information Communication & Technology) Solutions and Services provider in Indonesia. Since it was established in 1987, telkomsigma has been providing innovative ICT products and services, including cloud computing. Telkomsigma’s business portfolio covers 5C: Cloud Computing, Care Managed Services, Custom Software & e-Platforms, Core System for Business Solutions, and Consulting & System Integrator.
IBM Indonesia
IBM is a global leader in information technology and services that help make the world work better. IBM's objective is to help clients become more innovative, efficient and competitive through business insight and information technology solutions.  
Through its Smarter Planet strategy, IBM helps companies, governments and cities infuse intelligence into the systems and processes that make the world work — from power grids, buildings and roadways to agriculture and waterways. IBM's clients span many different kinds of enterprises and represent every major industry and endeavor. 
Please visit http://www.ibm.com.

Weekend Reading, March 29th Edition­ – Microsoft Announces Build 2013 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Weekend Reading, March 29th Edition­ – Microsoft Announces Build 2013 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Don’t save that date - bogus wedding invitations are latest spam trend

Don’t save that date - bogus wedding invitations are latest spam trend

Pirated software use triples - leaving PC users at risk of infection

Pirated software use triples - leaving PC users at risk of infection

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mar 28 - Emulex to Present at the 2013 Ethernet Technology Summit

Mar 28 - Emulex to Present at the 2013 Ethernet Technology Summit

Amazon.com to Acquire Goodreads

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Liberty Interactive Corporation to Present at Morgan Stanley Retail & Restaurant Conference & Field Trip (NASDAQ:LINTA)

Liberty Interactive Corporation to Present at Morgan Stanley Retail & Restaurant Conference & Field Trip (NASDAQ:LINTA)

Rackspace, RightScale Partner For Multi-Cloud management of Application-Centric OpenStack Clouds - The Official Rackspace Blog

Rackspace, RightScale Partner For Multi-Cloud management of Application-Centric OpenStack Clouds - The Official Rackspace Blog

An Exceptional New Racker: Quick Questions For Exceptional Cloud Services Founder Jonathan Siegel - The Official Rackspace Blog

An Exceptional New Racker: Quick Questions For Exceptional Cloud Services Founder Jonathan Siegel - The Official Rackspace Blog

Zion Long Exposure Night Photography - YouTube

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Zion Long Exposure Night Photography - YouTube

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Shoplinkz.com: Leading The March Into Social Shopping - The Official Rackspace Blog

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Shoplinkz.com: Leading The March Into Social Shopping - The Official Rackspace Blog

Schneier, Winkler and the Great Security Awareness Training Debate - We Live Security

Schneier, Winkler and the Great Security Awareness Training Debate - We Live Security

James Bond steps in to defend British businesses against cyber attack

James Bond steps in to defend British businesses against cyber attack

EXTREME BRANDZ GROUP OF COMPANIES SELECTS MICROS SIMPHONY AND MICROS MYINVENTORY FOR QUICK SERVICE CONCEPTS

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EXTREME BRANDZ GROUP SELECTS MICROS - 03282013

EXTREME BRANDZ GROUP OF COMPANIES SELECTS MICROS SIMPHONY AND MICROS MYINVENTORY FOR QUICK SERVICE CONCEPTS

Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito, Purblendz, and Via Cibo implement MICROS cloud-based solutions
Columbia, MD – March 28, 2013—MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce the implementation of its cloud-based MICROS Simphony and MICROS myinventory by Canadian-based restaurant company, Extreme Brandz.  The Simphony and myinventory installation includes over 350 quick service restaurants throughout North America and International under the names Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito, Purblendz, and Via Cibo.
Extreme Pita was founded in 1997 with the opening of its first Extreme Pita Restaurant in Waterloo Ontario, Canada.  Extreme Brandz was founded in 2006 with the opening of Mucho Burrito. Since then, the franchises has flourished, necessitating Extreme Brandz to standardize on an advanced point-of-sale solution that can facilitate enterprise management and reporting. 
MICROS Simphony is a cloud-based, enterprise enabled point-of-sale solution for the hospitality industry.  The integrated system links POS transactions and back office functions, allowing enhanced business management, increased employee productivity, and greater customer satisfaction. MICROS Simphony offers a flexible configuration that can operate in a single location or thousands of locations across brands and continents. This feature made MICROS Simphony the perfect choice for Extreme Brandz. MICROS Simphony also provides the tools and integration necessary to allow Extreme Brandz to focus on web-based revenue growth.
“MICROS Simphony has allowed us to accelerate our Restaurant Development opening plans. With access to real-time enterprise data, we can expand rapidly due to increased revenues and cost controls that are provided by MICROS Simphony and MICROS myinventory,” stated Mark Cunningham, Vice President Global Business Development for Extreme Brandz.
Mark Scott, Vice President of MICROS Canada added, “We are pleased to partner with such an innovative and forward-thinking company. The cloud-based MICROS Simphony solution, combined with MICROS’ direct global support network, ensures that the Extreme Brandz technology partnership with MICROS will support its international expansion.” 
About Extreme Brandz
Extreme Brandz is a leading Canadian quick service restaurant franchisor of Extreme Pita, Purblendz Mucho Burrito and Via Cibo. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Co-founded by brothers Alex and Mark Rechichi.. In 2011, Extreme Brandz ranked on Entrepreneur magazine's list of top restaurant franchises and won the 2011 Company of the Year Pinnacle Award. Today there are over 350 Restaurants of Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito and Purblendz across North America. Via Cibo Italian will open its first restaurant in Toronto April 2013. For more information, visit www.extremebrandz.com.
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 370,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions for more than 30,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality for more than 150,000 retail stores worldwide and 17,000 Fuel and Convenience stores. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website atwww.micros.com or send an email to info@micros.com . Follow MICROS on Facebook ,LinkedIn YouTube , and the MICROS Blog .
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Amazon.ca Expands Selection with the Launch of Two New Stores: Beauty and Health & Personal Care

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We’ve Acquired Exceptional Cloud Services! - The Official Rackspace Blog

We’ve Acquired Exceptional Cloud Services! - The Official Rackspace Blog

Healthcare Practice Trusts Symantec Cloud-managed Solutions to Protect Sensitive Information | Symantec

Healthcare Practice Trusts Symantec Cloud-managed Solutions to Protect Sensitive Information | Symantec

Rackspace, Red Hat Win Decisive Patent Victory

Red Hat News Release:


Rackspace, Red Hat Win Decisive Patent Victory

Raleigh

NC, Global, March 28, 2013

Eastern District of Texas grants early motion to dismiss and invalidates patent claim alleged to cover Linux

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) announced today that they have won a federal court decision granting early dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by the patent assertion entity Uniloc USA, Inc.

Plaintiff Uniloc USA, Inc. is a frequent litigator, having brought patent lawsuits against many high-tech companies including Adobe, Microsoft, Sony and Symantec. Rackspace provides its customers with managed servers running the Linux operating system. Red Hat, which supplies Linux to Rackspace, provided Rackspace’s defense as part of Red Hat’s commitment to standing behind customers through Red Hat’s Open Source Assurance program.

Uniloc USA, Inc. filed the complaint against Rackspace in June 2012 in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the processing of floating point numbers by the Linux operating system violated U.S. Patent 5,892,697. Rackspace and Red Hat immediately moved to dismiss the case prior to filing an answer. In dismissing the case, Chief Judge Leonard Davis found that Uniloc’s claim was unpatentable under Supreme Court case law that prohibits the patenting of mathematical algorithms. This is the first reported instance in which the Eastern District of Texas has granted an early motion to dismiss finding a patent invalid because it claimed unpatentable subject matter. In the ruling released today, Judge Davis wrote that the asserted claim “is a mathematical formula that is unpatentable under Section 101.”

“The early dismissal of this case delivers a clear message that patent assertion entities can’t expect quick settlements on weak claims, a tactic many patent assertion entities use to monetize questionable patents,” said Alan Schoenbaum, Rackspace General Counsel. “We salute Red Hat for its outstanding defense and for standing firm with its customers in defeating this patent troll. We hope that many more of these spurious software patent lawsuits will be dismissed on similar grounds."

“This is a major victory for open source software,” said Michael Cunningham, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Red Hat. “We are gratified to have beaten another patent for open source and for our customer. We also believe that the thoughtful dismissal by Chief Judge Davis on a 12(b)(6) motion will encourage earlier decisions by other courts on invalid software patents, reducing vexatious litigation by non-producing entities and their corrosive effect on innovation.”

About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

What's Behind One of the Largest Cyber Attacks in History? - YouTube

A dispute between an online company that sends spam emails and a company trying to mitigate spam has led to the one of the largest reporter cyber attacks in history, creating slow access to common sites like Netflix for millions of web users. Hari Sreenivasan talks over the case with Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times.

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What's Behind One of the Largest Cyber Attacks in History? - YouTube

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15z - YouTube

The AMD-powered HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15z is a slim, midsize laptop at a very reasonable price, and includes a touch screen.

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HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15z - YouTube

Samsung Rugby 3 takes a dunking - YouTube

Strong enough to resist water, dust, and shock, the rugged Samsung Rugby 3 also has push-to-talk.

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Samsung Rugby 3 takes a dunking - YouTube

Paychex, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

Paychex, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

Dell Launches Dell Enterprise Forum | Dell

Dell Launches Dell Enterprise Forum | Dell

Sprint Nextel Schedules First-Quarter 2013 Results Announcement

Sprint Nextel Schedules First-Quarter 2013 Results Announcement

Monitor Your Application For Performance And Cost - The Official Rackspace Blog

Monitor Your Application For Performance And Cost - The Official Rackspace Blog

Red Hat | Red Hat Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Results

Red Hat | Red Hat Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Results

New Group of Government and Education Organizations Move to the Cloud With Microsoft Office 365

New Group of Government and Education Organizations Move to the Cloud With Microsoft Office 365

Educators Across the US Adopt Windows 8 to Help Make Students College-Ready and Career-Ready

Educators Across the US Adopt Windows 8 to Help Make Students College-Ready and Career-Ready

State and Local Governments Adopt Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Improve Citizen Service Delivery

State and Local Governments Adopt Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Improve Citizen Service Delivery

HP News - Government of Catalonia Agency Awards HP $40 Million Contract for Applications Services

HP News - Government of Catalonia Agency Awards HP $40 Million Contract for Applications Services: HP Enterprise Services Spain today announced that Generalitat de Catalunya (CTTI), an institution of the Government of Catalonia, has signed an agreement valued at $40 million for HP to modernize the organization’s applications environments, supporting economic growth in the region

Big Data: Big Potential, Big Priority - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

Big Data: Big Potential, Big Priority - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

Prime Instant Video Greenlights Betas, an Original Comedy Pilot

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Data Visualization For Your App - The Official Rackspace Blog

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Data Visualization For Your App - The Official Rackspace Blog

In Tough Times, U.S. Schools and Governments Turn to Technology to Get Lean - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

In Tough Times, U.S. Schools and Governments Turn to Technology to Get Lean - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Throng of New Games Hits the Windows Phone Store - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Throng of New Games Hits the Windows Phone Store - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Gold Mobile and Assurance Wireless Deliver First Secure HIPAA-Compliant, Two-Way Messaging Platform for Medicaid and Low-Income Patients…and It’s Free

Gold Mobile and Assurance Wireless Deliver First Secure HIPAA-Compliant, Two-Way Messaging Platform for Medicaid and Low-Income Patients…and It’s Free

Sprint Velocity Offers Automakers Customizable Approach to Enhancing New and Existing Telematics and In-Vehicle Communications Systems

Sprint Velocity Offers Automakers Customizable Approach to Enhancing New and Existing Telematics and In-Vehicle Communications Systems

Moving Your Microsoft Licenses To The Cloud - The Official Rackspace Blog

Moving Your Microsoft Licenses To The Cloud - The Official Rackspace Blog

Restructure Your IT Organization To Be A Profit Center In A Cloud World - The Official Rackspace Blog

Restructure Your IT Organization To Be A Profit Center In A Cloud World - The Official Rackspace Blog

DDoS: A Brief History, Part II

DDoS: A Brief History, Part II

Amazon Expands X-Ray to TV, Powered by IMDb and Available on the Kindle Fire Family

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2013 SAP Pinnacle Awards Recognize Top Partners

SAP News Release:


2013 SAP Pinnacle Awards Recognize Top Partners

SAP NEWSBYTE - In recognition of partner contributions to customer success and innovation, SAP AG(NYSE: SAP) today announced the recipients of the 2013 SAP Pinnacle awards. The awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success.

Finalists and winners in 19 categories were based on field recommendations, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following four categories: co-innovation, market expansion, service delivery and sustainability. For the full list of recipients, see: "2013 SAP Pinnacle Award Winners." Award recipients will be formally recognized during the SAP Leadership Forum, being held the day prior to the start of SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held May 14-16, 2013, in Orlando, Florida.

"The SAP Pinnacle awards showcase SAP's commitment to our open and unmatched ecosystem of partners, which delivers game-changing value to customers and makes SAP even stronger and more relevant," said Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. "We applaud this year's winners for their remarkable achievement and partnership. The power of the SAP ecosystem stretches across the globe, fueling innovation and choice for customers of all sizes across all industries. Together with our partners, we are reimagining what is possible and enabling our customers to run better like never before."

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews

Microchip Technology Inc. - Microchip Adds Advanced Third-Party Code to Embedded Code Source’s Free Offerings; Application Store Further Speeds Dev.

Microchip Technology Inc. - Microchip Adds Advanced Third-Party Code to Embedded Code Source’s Free Offerings; Application Store Further Speeds Dev.

Rackspace Takes a Look at the ERLANG Language - The Official Rackspace Blog

Rackspace Takes a Look at the ERLANG Language - The Official Rackspace Blog

More than 25 State Government Entities Choose Symantec eDiscovery | Symantec

More than 25 State Government Entities Choose Symantec eDiscovery | Symantec

Citrix Enables Anything-as-a-Service with CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0 - Citrix

Citrix Enables Anything-as-a-Service with CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0 - Citrix

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Asian VARs Join NetSuite Solution Provider Program

Top Asian VARs Join NetSuite Solution Provider Program

NetApp Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant

News Release:


NetApp Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on NetApp’s Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Today, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that Gartner, Inc., positioned NetApp in the Leaders quadrant in its General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant for its FAS and V-Series arrays. According to Gartner, general-purpose disk storage systems are designed to address shared storage requirements within a single system that can support numerous virtual or physical servers, hosted virtual desktop infrastructures, and numerous databases and applications.
In the recently released research report, Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, Gartner stated that vendors in the Leaders quadrant “have the highest scores for their ability to execute and completeness of vision. A vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies. In addition, they have a presence in the five major geographical regions, consistent financial performance and broad platform support.”
“We believe being positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant is a testament to NetApp’s vision and execution of delivering industry-leading products that meet customer technical and business needs,” said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. “Our flash-optimized FAS and V-Series running clustered Data ONTAP® not only provide the performance, scalability, and efficiency needed to power today’s mission-critical applications; they enable nondisruptive operations that deliver a competitive advantage for customers.”
For inclusion in the report, Gartner evaluated NetApp® FAS3200, FAS6200, and associated V-Series arrays. NetApp FAS and V-Series deliver a superior mix of industry-leading performance, capacity scaling, and value to create an infrastructure foundation that accelerates business growth. Industry- leading storage efficiency and nondisruptive operations provide organizations with an Intelligent, Immortal, and Infinitely scalable agile data infrastructure.
Additional Resources
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

Top Five Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Businesses Need to be Aware of

Top Five Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Businesses Need to be Aware of

Akamai to Hold First Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30 PM ET

Press Release:

March 26, 2013 – Akamai to Hold First Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30 PM ET


Contacts
Jeff Young
Media Relations
617-444-3641
jyoung@akamai.com
–or–Natalie Temple
Investor Relations
617-444-3635
ntemple@akamai.com
CAMBRIDGE, MA – March 26, 2013 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today that the company will hold a conference call for investors on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will include the company’s first quarter 2013 financial results, and may include forward-looking financial guidance from management. The call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at www.akamai.com

The live dial-in information for the conference call is:
U.S. only: (866) 383-8009
International: (617) 597-5342
Passcode: 99675413 

In addition, a replay of the call will be available for one week following the conference by calling 1-888-286-8010 (or 1-617-801-6888 for international calls) and using passcode No. 71184323. The archived webcast of this event may be accessed through the Akamai Website. 

About Akamai
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visitwww.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

2013/03/26 World Record Silicon-based Millimeter-wave Power Amplifiers

2013/03/26 World Record Silicon-based Millimeter-wave Power Amplifiers

The Case for Hosted Exchange: For Users - The Official Rackspace Blog

The Case for Hosted Exchange: For Users - The Official Rackspace Blog

Robot FIESTA To Invade Downtown San Antonio - The Official Rackspace Blog

Robot FIESTA To Invade Downtown San Antonio - The Official Rackspace Blog

Run Like Rackspace: Accelerate Your Business - The Official Rackspace Blog

Run Like Rackspace: Accelerate Your Business - The Official Rackspace Blog

Pillars Of Cloudiness: No. 3 – Scaling Horizontally - The Official Rackspace Blog

Pillars Of Cloudiness: No. 3 – Scaling Horizontally - The Official Rackspace Blog

Looking Back and Springing Ahead - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Looking Back and Springing Ahead - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Announcing Build 2013 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Announcing Build 2013 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Bell State Bank & Trust Adds Mobile Payment, Mobile Deposit Options with Mobiliti from Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)

Bell State Bank & Trust Adds Mobile Payment, Mobile Deposit Options with Mobiliti from Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)

Fiserv Partners With Eutron to Provide Cash and Logistics Solutions to Romanian Banks and Retailers (NASDAQ:FISV)

Fiserv Partners With Eutron to Provide Cash and Logistics Solutions to Romanian Banks and Retailers (NASDAQ:FISV)

Linear Technology PR: LTC6995 Tiny Low Frequency Clock Supports Long Duration Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer Applications

Linear Technology PR: LTC6995 Tiny Low Frequency Clock Supports Long Duration Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer Applications

Garmin’s New Active Traffic Systems Offer Increased Power, Range

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NVIDIA Newsroom - Releases - NVIDIA Shakes Up Sub-$200 Graphics Market With New GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU - NVIDIA Newsroom

NVIDIA Newsroom - Releases - NVIDIA Shakes Up Sub-$200 Graphics Market With New GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU - NVIDIA Newsroom

NetSuite Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide--Again

NetSuite Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide--Again

Lenovo Expands AIO Portfolio to Fit Small Budgets and Workspaces

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Lenovo Expands AIO Portfolio to Fit Small Budgets and Workspaces

ThinkCentre Edge 62z Delivers Space-Saving Design and Power Efficiency for Education and Healthcare 
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – March 26, 2013:Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the latest addition to its all-in-one (AIO) portfolio – the ThinkCentre Edge 62z. With an 18.5-inch LCD screen, the Edge 62z is ideal for workspaces with a requirement for multiple PCs but where space is at a premium, including nursing stations and school computer labs. Coupled with an affordable price, starting at just $549, the Edge 62z offers great value in a compact form factor.

"Our customers, particularly in the healthcare and education markets, see the benefits of the smaller footprint AIOs in their work environments,” said Chris Frey, vice president, North America channel business, Lenovo. “The ThinkCentre Edge 62z delivers on that request with a product designed to maximize space and minimize cost.”

Designed for Confined Workspaces
The 18.5-inch screen of the ThinkCentre Edge 62z provides more than 65 percent space savings1when compared to a 20-inch monitor, which allows organizations to place more AIOs in each workspace. It can also be mounted to the wall -- the ultimate space-saver – a strategy often used in nursing stations and patient rooms to allow caregivers to quickly access vital information and enter data into patient charts. School districts often place wall-mounted PCs like the ThinkCentre Edge 62z in classrooms to encourage interactive lessons.

Efficient Power for Productivity
Equipped with up to 3rd generation Intel® Core i3 processors, the ThinkCentre Edge 62z packs powerful performance in a small form factor. For increased productivity, the AIO also features six USB 2.0 ports and Integrated Intel® HD graphics for stunning visuals.

The ThinkCentre Edge 62z highlights Lenovo’s commitment to environmental energy efficiency with ENERGYSTAR® 5 compliance and an 87 percent power supply unit (PSU) for more efficient energy usage and increased cost savings. The AIO also meets the EuP 2013 energy efficiency requirement by consuming less than 0.5 Watts of electricity when turned off.  

Pricing and Availability2
The ThinkCentre Edge 62z all-in-one PC is available beginning in May through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for the ThinkCentre Edge 62z starts at $549.

For more information on these products and more, please visit the Lenovo New Product Showcase.
For the latest Lenovo news, subscribe to Lenovo RSS feedsor follow Lenovo on TwitterandFacebook.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, seewww.lenovo.com.

1When compared with a 20L /11L+ 18.5W monitor
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Microchip Technology Inc. - Microchip Announces Expansion of PIC 24 Lite Microcontroller Portfolio

Microchip Technology Inc. - Microchip Announces Expansion of PIC 24 Lite Microcontroller Portfolio

TI adds more memory, flexible package options and general purpose IO pins to its MSP430™ Value Line microcontrollers - Mar 26, 2013

TI adds more memory, flexible package options and general purpose IO pins to its MSP430™ Value Line microcontrollers - Mar 26, 2013

Mar 25 - Emulex Enhances Connect Partner Program

Mar 25 - Emulex Enhances Connect Partner Program

Mar 25 - Emulex Named to CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide for Third Straight Year

Mar 25 - Emulex Named to CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide for Third Straight Year

Unity Technologies Collaborates With Qualcomm to Optimize Unity Development Platform for a Wide Variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor-Based Devices

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Unity Technologies Collaborates With Qualcomm to Optimize Unity Development Platform for a Wide Variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor-Based Devices

Unity Technologies to Also Make Available a Robust Portfolio of Exciting New Games Optimized For Certain Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor-Based Devices

 – March 25, 2013 – Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced today that Unity Technologies will be optimizing its multi-platform engine in the coming months in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies. These modifications will help improve the performance of Unity-authored games and applications running on mobile devices powered by a wide variety of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors from Qualcomm Technologies. As a result, developers will have a unique opportunity to create and deploy dynamic gaming experiences with high-end visuals on various Snapdragon processor-based devices. As part of this collaboration, Unity Technologies also will be making available enhanced and optimized mobile games for certain Snapdragon processor-based devices. Snapdragon users can look forward to new, Unity-based games later this year.
To date, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, with integrated Adreno™ GPUs, can be found in more than 770 commercially available or announced products, with another 450 product designs in the pipeline. Available in a range of features and configurations, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors enable great gaming experiences across a large spectrum of devices, from entry-level smartphones to high-end smartphones and tablets. As a result, this collaboration will help empower Unity Technologies’ global community of more than 1.5 million registered developers to create better mobile gaming experiences with advanced graphics for many Snapdragon-based Android and Windows devices across the world.
“Qualcomm Technologies is passionate about mobile gaming, so we’re very excited to be working with an industry leader in game engine and tool technologies such as Unity Technologies,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice-president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This collaboration will allow the two companies to optimize the strength of Unity’s powerful rendering engine with the integrated OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant Adreno GPUs and high performance multi-core CPUs of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. As a result, this will help bring exceptional gaming experiences to consumers.”
“As an industry leader in mobile gaming, Unity Technologies is constantly looking to improve the quality and robustness of its multi-platform engine and development tools for Unity’s developer community,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. “We’re excited to work with an innovative global mobile technology provider such as Qualcomm Technologies and support their incredible Snapdragon processors, which are at the heart of many Android and Windows mobile devices across the globe.”
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance development platform used to make creative and intelligent interactive 3D and 2D experiences. The "author once, deploy everywhere" capability enables developers to deploy to all of the most important platforms. Unity Technologies boasts a thriving community of 1.5 million developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists. To remain at the forefront of innovation, Unity Technologies tirelessly re-invests in its award-winning 3D development tools and its democratization initiatives, such as the Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union game distribution service. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
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Intuit Reports Season-to-date TurboTax Unit Results (NASDAQ:INTU)

Intuit Reports Season-to-date TurboTax Unit Results (NASDAQ:INTU)

Deployment Options for SAP® Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA® Deliver Speed and Simplicity


Deployment Options for SAP® Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA® Deliver Speed and Simplicity

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new enterprise resource planning (ERP)rapid-deployment solutions to deliver speed and simplicity to enterprises considering the adoption ofSAP® Business Suite powered by SAP HANA®. Powered by the SAP HANA platform, the SAP® ERP for Finance and Controlling, SAP® ERP for Manufacturing and SAP® ERP for Trading rapid-deployment solutions offer customers a clear starting point for deploying the only integrated family of business applications that capture and analyze transactional data in real time on a single in-memory platform.

Rapid-deployment solutions follow SAP’s unique packaging, which includes preconfigured software, implementation services, best-practices content and end-user enablement. The three new SAP Rapid Deployment solutions come with a fixed price and scope so that enterprise customers can become real-time enterprises with SAP HANA. The deployed solutions can also be used as a starting point using an assemble- to-order methodology where the scope is extended to an even broader solution desired by customers along their individual adoption paths.

Rapid deployment of SAP ERP for Finance and Controlling, SAP ERP for Manufacturing and SAP ERP for Trading join with an earlier packaged solution for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA: the SAP® CRM powered by SAP HANA rapid-deployment solution. The package is also available in an advanced approach to enterprise customer relationship management (CRM), the SAP® 360 Customer solution.

“The promise of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA and SAP 360 Customer is to enable businesses to run faster, simpler and smarter,” said Steven Birdsall, senior vice president and general manager, SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions. “Now, through rapid-deployment, we have wrapped this innovation into an easily accessible package as well. We have helped reduce implementation barriers for a non-disruptive and practical transformation into real-time business. Rapid-deployment solutions are offering customers game-changing innovation with controlled risk.”

Rapid-deployment solutions supporting SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA deliver accelerated implementation for core ERP modules in finance and accounting; trading and inventory operations; and logistics and procurement for manufacturing in six months or less. Rapid-deployment solutions supporting SAP 360 Customer enable enterprises to quickly build a comprehensive view of their customers. SAP 360 Customer leverages real-time transactional analytics across a wide array of touch-points, including mobile and social media, to better contextualize interactions and improve the overall customer experience.

The modular framework of rapid-deployment solutions allows customers to select what they need when they need it, while unlocking a path to future improvements. Total implementation time for rapid deployment of SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA can occur within 12 weeks or less.

“These new rapid-deployment solutions support IDC’s findings that emerging technology implementations are becoming shorter, and require fewer consulting and integration services,” said Gard Little, research director, at IDC for IT consulting and systems integration research. “Delivered as a complete package with a modular approach, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions allow customers to incrementally address business needs at their own pace in a simple and pre-integrated framework that can help them unlock value quickly.”

Rapid deployment of SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA is one step in the many paths customers can take with SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. A full portfolio of modular yet integrated rapid-deployment solutions across all areas of the SAP solution portfolio are available, including analytics based on SAP HANA, mobile, cloud and social, database and technology and industry solutions.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews and @SAPrds

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dell Special Committee Receives Two Alternative Acquisition Proposals in “Go-Shop” Process | Dell

Dell Special Committee Receives Two Alternative Acquisition Proposals in “Go-Shop” Process | Dell

Statement from Dell Inc. on ‘Go Shop’ Process | Dell

Statement from Dell Inc. on ‘Go Shop’ Process | Dell

Sandboxing Technologies, Techniques Get Another Look

Sandboxing Technologies, Techniques Get Another Look

WatchESPN Now Available to AT&T U-verse Customers

AT&T News Release:


WatchESPN Now Available to AT&T U-verse Customers

Subscribers can live stream ESPN networks on computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox
Dallas, Texas, March 25, 2013

AT&T and ESPN today announced the availability of WatchESPN, enabling AT&T U-verse® customers to access ESPN networks live online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the award-winning WatchESPN app, and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.

Just weeks ahead of the start of the MLB season and in advance of major sporting events like The Masters and NBA Playoffs, customers who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their AT&T U-verse TV subscription can now stream live events and programming from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU from the convenience of their computers, smartphones, tablets or Xbox.  Additionally, customers can enjoy ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater through WatchESPN when those channels are in season.

Customers with a supported smartphone or tablet can download the free app by visiting the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore for Android.  The app will prompt customers to enter their AT&T U-verse subscriber credentials before accessing live content from WatchESPN.  On computers, customers can visit http://watchespn.com/activate/att and provide their AT&T U-verse IDs and passwords to access live programming online.  Additionally, Xbox LIVE Gold members can download the ESPN experience and verify their subscription for access through their Xbox.

Disney Junior will be available to AT&T U-verse TV subscribers on Friday, March 29.

Additional authenticated products that include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior – accessible across a variety of platforms and devices both in-home and out-of-the-home – will be coming soon to AT&T U-verse TV subscribers.

WatchESPN is available for use on the following mobile devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (must have OS 4.0 or later), and Android phones and tablets running version 2.3.3 and above.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is the world’s largest diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney Media Networks comprise a vast array of The Walt Disney Company’s broadcast, cable, radio and publishing businesses, including Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN, Inc.  Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

Vulnerability Assessment And Penetration Testing: Identify And Fix Flaws - The Official Rackspace Blog

Vulnerability Assessment And Penetration Testing: Identify And Fix Flaws - The Official Rackspace Blog

Mail, Calendar & People Apps Will Hit Windows Store on March 26 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Mail, Calendar & People Apps Will Hit Windows Store on March 26 - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

New CATV Products Deliver 'Green' Benefits

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AVT-PR Avnet Memec EMEA Expands TOREX Semiconductor Distribution...

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DDoS: A Brief History

DDoS: A Brief History

“Your call is important but we’re not in right now – leave a message…”

“Your call is important but we’re not in right now – leave a message…”

Why the big data backlash is bad for IT | Big data - InfoWorld

Why the big data backlash is bad for IT | Big data - InfoWorld

Your Phone vs. Your Heart - NYTimes.com

Your Phone vs. Your Heart - NYTimes.com

Interviewing For A Technical Position, Part I: The Preparation - The Official Rackspace Blog

Interviewing For A Technical Position, Part I: The Preparation - The Official Rackspace Blog

First SAP Integrated Report Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainable Value Creation

News Release:


First SAP Integrated Report Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainable Value Creation

SAP Highlights Connections Between Financial and Non-Financial Performance Indicators; Reaches Its Next Milestone on the Journey to a More Sustainable Strategy
WALLDORF, Germany - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced its first integrated report, which brings together the information usually shared in an annual report with the information normally contained in a sustainability report. Combining these reports into a single online document allows SAP to highlight the connections between the company’s financial and non-financial performance. The integrated report is a milestone in the company’s journey from having a “sustainability strategy” to making its corporate strategy more sustainable.
The world is experiencing dramatic shifts in economy, technology, society and the environment. Organizations are struggling to fully understand the short and long-term business impact of those changes. To help its customers effectively do this, SAP has made a commitment to develop innovative technology solutions that help the world run better and improve people’s lives. In doing so, SAP helps companies take a more holistic approach to performance and customer success. SAP is working to reframe how it — and its customers — approach problems and create solutions that move beyond improving efficiency, and support transformational change.
As such, an integrated report both facilitates and reflects this new way of thinking about value creation. SAP assesses its performance through four company-wide objectives that balance financial and non-financial measures: revenue growth, margin expansion, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. Many of SAP’s non-financial performance indicators impact those objectives. The integrated approach to reporting allows the company to highlight the dependencies between financial and non-financial performance more easily.
One example of a holistic approach to value is the impact of a ride-sharing application that SAP developed to be used internally by employees. Within just one year, SAP employees in Germany generated more than 22,500 carpools, avoided more than 500,000 kilometers of driving, created an additional 1,400 days of networking and saved 47 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. SAP has estimated the value through cost savings in company fleet and travel, networking and emission reduction generated by the solution during the first year at EUR2.3 million.
“Our integrated approach shows that the business landscape has changed, and the information needed to evaluate performance must change with it,” said Werner Brandt, chief financial officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP AG. “Considering our past financial results and our financial outlook alone does not adequately capture our ability to respond to today’s challenges or demonstrate how we create value. Our future success depends on a holistic approach which helps us — and our customers — navigate the social, environmental and economic contexts in which we operate.”
“The lack of stability demonstrated by the financial crisis, allied to the need for more sustainable practices, has led to a crisis of confidence by investors of business,” said Paul Druckman, chief executive officer, International Integrated Reporting Council. “These events show we need a wider, more complete picture of corporate performance, rather than only the financials, focused on an organizations strategy, prospects, governance and value creation. SAP is one of the leading members of our Pilot Programme that has made substantial progress in their journey to drive truly integrated thinking in their decision-making process at the highest levels.”
For more information, visit www.SAPIntegratedReport.com and the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews and @sustainableSAP, and join the conversation with the hashtag #sapintegrated.
About SAP As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
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Red Hat Storage Named Finalist in 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards

News Release:


Red Hat Storage Named Finalist in 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards

March 25, 2013

The Red Hat Storage Team

We are excited to announce that Red Hat Storage Servers for Public and Hybrid Clouds has been named a finalist in the Best Cloud Storage and Back-up Solution in the software category in the 2013 SIIA CODiE™ Awards program.
This honor highlights the industry acceptance of Red Hat Storage, represented through accolades and analyst reports such as Cloud Computing Cloud Storage Excellence Award and IDC Vendor Profile on Red Hat as a Storage Solutions Provider. IDC stated, “The commoditization of storage and the open source storage stack is in essence a disruptive and unstoppable force that will change the ways of the traditional storage market dominated by vendors selling proprietary hardware and software.”1
An open source, software-defined scale-out storage platform easily deployed across on-premise, private and public clouds, and hybrid cloud environments, Red Hat Storage Servers help enterprises manage the explosion of big, semi-structured, and unstructured data growth while maintaining the storage performance, capacity, and data availability.
Red Hat Storage Server for Public Cloud is pre-integrated, pre-verified and ready-to-run Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to provide a POSIX-compatible, highly available scale-out storage solution for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Red Hat Storage Server for Hybrid Cloud can be deployed across both private and public clouds for standardized scale-out storage both on-premise and in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.
During the past 27 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized more than 1,000 software and information companies for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact. The 2013 SIIA CODiE winners will be announced at the SIIA event All About the Cloud on May 7-9, 2013 in San Francisco.
To learn more about Red Hat Storage visit www.redhat.com/liberate.

1 November 2012, IDC #237976, Volume: 1 Storage Solutions: File-based Storage: Vendor Profile