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Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! In December 2010, the U.S. Federal government awarded cloud computing contracts that totaled over $2B in value. It also announced a mandatory "cloud first" policy, requiring every agency to deploy at least three of its services to the cloud. This transition represents a monumental change in Federal IT strategy. It may also threaten the business model of some of the world's largest IT providers. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Kevin Jackson, Engineering Fellow with NJVC, will explore the economic impact of GovCloud from the position of the information technology and professional services industries. He will also explore the new business strategies for this new environment. Speaker Bio: Kevin Jackson is an Engineering Fellow with NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers suppor... (more)

Cloud Expo Day Four: Still Very Cloudy in New York

The economics of the cloud, the rise of the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT are making the transformation to the cloud a foregone conclusion within enterprise IT. But not every company, organization or government agency is necessarily keeping up. Is yours? Whether your company is seeking to play at the SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS level of the Cloud Computing ecosystem, the surest way to get yourself and your company fully "Cloud-ready" is by attending Cloud Expo New York – being held this week, June 6 - 9, 2011, at The Javits Center In New York City. A representative sampler (only) of this week''s technical program, which is now in its fourth day, is included below. The full schedule for the entire four days is here. Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC Getting Ready for Cloud Expo 2011 New York Cloud Expo offers a non-stop 4-day technical program with 175+ ... (more)

Tactical Cloud Computing Panel at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009. Register Now For This Panel FREE with Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest [case sensitive] As Technical Chair of this conference, my goal has been to provide useful and actionable information to the conference attendees. While the industry has engaged in a rigorous discussion around "enterprise" cloud computing, information on tactical or deployable cloud computing possibilities has been scarce. To address this, I've asked Dataline partners to join me and share their views on this issue. Tactical Cloud Computing refers to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access... (more)

Lake Shore Gold Provides 2008/2009 Budget Plan

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/20/08 -- Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX: LSG) ("Lake Shore Gold" or "the Company") today provided a project update and outlook for 2008 and 2009, which envisions initial deliveries of ore from its Timmins West property to the Company's 100%-owned Bell Creek mill by early in 2009 and a steady ramp up in production which could reach approximately 200,000 ounces of gold by 2011. Lake Shore Gold's Board of Directors has approved a project budget for 2008 totaling $75.0 million ($15.0 million incurred in the first quarter of 2008) and gave preliminary approval for a 2009 budget totaling $78.5 million, excluding corporate costs. Through the expenditures planned to the end of next year, and subject to favourable advanced exploration and other results, specific milestones expected to be achieved include: - Refurbishing of the Bell Creek m... (more)

Alliance Calls on Microsoft to Act on Its Commitment to Implement Support for ODF

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The ODF Alliance today greeted with scepticism Microsoft's announcement of its intention to include support for the OpenDocument Format in the first half of 2009. "The proof will be whether and when Microsoft's promised support for ODF is on par with its support for its own format. Governments will be looking for actual results, not promises in press releases," said Marino Marcich, managing director of the ODF Alliance. "Clearly this announcement reflects the strong demand from customers worldwide, especially governments, for access to ODF, a truly universal, open standards-based file format," Marcich continued. "Microsoft continues to answer with a steady stream of promises. However, until Microsoft enables Office users to create and save in ODF by default as easily and fully as in Microsoft's own formats, governments will contin... (more)

Tech Data Reports Fiscal 2009 First-Quarter Results

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD), a leading distributor of IT products, today announced results for the first-quarter ended April 30, 2008. Results At A Glance (1) ($ in millions, except per share amounts)   Three months ended April 30, 2008   Three months ended April 30, 2007   Net sales $ 6,065.8 $ 5,402.1 Operating income (GAAP) $ 42.4 $ 29.7 Operating income (Non-GAAP) $ 42.4 $ 38.1 Net income (GAAP) $ 23.0 $ 9.9 Net income (Non-GAAP) $ 23.0 $ 18.2 Net income per diluted share (GAAP) $ .43 $ .18 Net income per diluted share (Non-GAAP) $ .43 $ .33   (1) Please refer to the GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation that is contained in the attached financial summary. This information is also available on the Investor Relations section of Tech Data’s website at www.techdata.com. Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 ended April 30, 2008, were $6.1 billio... (more)

HP Makes it Easy to Make Smart Environmental Choices with Unrivaled Portfolio of Printing Solutions

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today unveiled a broad effort to help make it easy for customers to reduce the environmental impact of their imaging and printing. Targeting customers spanning individual consumers to large businesses, the wide-ranging initiative includes elements such as: an enterprise printing assessment service and a carbon calculator that together comprehensively address energy and paper use, related carbon emissions and projected cost savings for optimized printing environments; a global paper policy governing the sustainable manufacture and use of paper HP sells to customers and uses for packaging, collateral and its own office printing; a new HP inkjet printer made almost entirely from recycled materials; and, an HP Eco Highlights label that will help customers identify environmental attributes of a given HP product or service. Many of the announcements today are ... (more)

Avnet to Acquire Ontrack Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ontrack Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Ontrack) of India. A Mumbai-based systems integrator established in 1993, Ontrack is known in the market as a leader in security, networking, consolidation, virtualization, storage and server solutions. From nine locations throughout India, Ontrack supports customers in a variety of end markets including banking, industrial and manufacturing. The transaction, which is subject to government approval, is expected to close by mid-July 2008. Ontrack will become part of the operations of Avnet Technology Solutions Asia Pacific. Ontrack markets a portfolio of IT solutions from leading suppliers including IBM and HP, as well as software solutions from VMware, Citrix, DoubleTake, CheckPoint, Nokia, Websense, and RSA. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, ... (more)

SkillSoft Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

NASHUA, N.H., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC , a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of fiscal 2009. Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results The Company reported total revenue of $81.6 million for its first quarter ended April 30, 2008 of its fiscal year ending January 31, 2009 (fiscal 2009), which represented a 43% increase over the $57.1 million reported in its first quarter of the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008 (fiscal 2008). The increased revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was primarily attributable to the NETg acquisition (which closed in May 2007). The Company's total deferred revenue at April 30, 2008 was approximately $185.6... (more)

DynCorp International Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Year-End Financial Results

DynCorp International Inc. (NYSE: DCP), a leading provider of specialized mission-critical technical services to civilian and military government agencies, today reports fiscal 2008 fourth quarter and fiscal 2008 full year financial results. Fiscal 2008 Fourth Quarter Results Revenue for the fiscal 2008 fourth quarter ended March 28, 2008 increased $20.6 million, or 3.7%, to $572.9 million, compared to revenue of $552.3 million for the fiscal 2007 fourth quarter. Revenue from the Government Services (GS) segment for the fourth quarter increased $17.6 million, or 4.9% over the comparable period in fiscal 2007. The higher GS revenue for the fourth quarter was attributable primarily to increased construction projects in Africa and Afghanistan. Revenue from the Maintenance and Technical Support Services (MTSS) segment increased $3.0 million, or 1.6% over the fiscal 2007... (more)

Mitcham Industries Announces Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mitcham Industries, Inc. ("Company") announced today that it will release its fiscal 2009 first quarter results on Monday, June 2, 2008 after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet, for Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Central Time. What: Mitcham Industries Fiscal First Quarter Earnings Conference Call When: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern / 8:00 a.m. Central How: Live via phone -- By dialing (303) 262-2137 and asking for the Mitcham Industries call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time, or Live over the Internet -- By logging onto the web at the address below Where: http://www.mitchamindustries.com/ For those who cannot listen to the live call, a replay will be availa... (more)

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The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...