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Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Listen to Cloud Expo being promoted yesterday in New York City on CBS Radio/1010Wins [WikiUpload - MP3 file] Here is an early sneak-peek at some of the many and varied themes and topics due to be discussed in the breakout technical sessions scheduled in the course of the jam-packed four days. (Editorial Note: this is a small initial selection only – the Call for Papers for 8th Cloud Expo only closed February 4th, and new sessions are being selected and posted on a daily basis.) Agile Cloud Integration – see The Transactional Cloud Application Development in the Cloud – see Java in the Cloud Automation in... (more)

"Army Private Cloud" RFP Released

Last week the US Army released  a procurement solicitation for the Army Private Cloud.  This $249M solicitation calls for a 1-year base period with four, 1-year options. Department of the Army, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA [ALT]), Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), has a requirement for the Army Private Cloud. According to the solicitation, "The Department of the Army, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA [ALT]), Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), has a requirement for the Army Private Cloud." Originally publicized as the Army Enterprise Application Hosting Service (AEAHS), the service cited a need for quick and flexible deployment of applications supporting various levels of mission criticality. "Traditionally t... (more)

International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® Keynote Remarks from Al Gore Identify Wireless as the Solution to Key Challenges Faced by the Climate, Economy and Global Security

International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® closed on Friday after a riveting keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore, who emphasized that the wireless industry is “one of the great success stories in the American economy.” The continued development of wireless infrastructure is a key indicator fueling the communications revolution. Gore noted that the U.S. has the most competitive wireless industry of any nation in the world, and “because of the competition, we are seeing a continued pulse of investment to expand the capacity of [broadband] networks.” “While the wireless industry comprises a small portion of the global economy, its impact is expanding rapidly,” he said. “Now is the time for business to take the lead. We have government leadership committed to this transition now, and we have a country that is aware and ready to make the transition. There is no upp... (more)

Providence Service Corporation Makes Its Spring 2009 Presentation Publicly Available

Management to Embark on Series of Nationwide Investor Meetings TUCSON, Ariz., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that, in connection with management's upcoming meetings with investors across the country, it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Spring 2009 Investor Presentation. Stockholders may obtain a copy of the investor presentation for free at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov and the Company's website at http://www.provcorp.com. "Over the next few weeks, I plan to meet with many of our stockholders, large and small," said Fletcher Jay McCusker, Providence's CEO. "As the financial results we announced earlier this week for our first quarter show, we have made significant and substantial progress and are starting to benefit from many of the actions we have implemented to ... (more)

CPI International Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII), the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2009 ended April 3, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060426/CPILOGO) CPI International (CPI) booked $115.5 million in orders in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, a record high for the company. CPI had previously indicated that it expected to book more than $100 million in orders during the second quarter. During the first six months of fiscal 2009, CPI booked orders totaling $182.5 million, essentially unchanged from the $185.2 million in orders booked in the correspon... (more)

Visant Corporation Announces 2009 First Quarter Results

ARMONK, N.Y., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VISANT CORPORATION today announced its results for the first fiscal quarter ended April 4, 2009, including consolidated net sales of $265.5 million, compared to consolidated net sales for the first fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2008 of $247.0 million, an increase of approximately 7%. In addition, the company reported consolidated net income of $4.1 million for the first fiscal quarter of 2009, compared to a consolidated net loss of $2.7 million for the first fiscal quarter of 2008. Visant also reported consolidated earnings before net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization expense (EBITDA) for the first fiscal quarter of 2009 of $47.0 million, compared to $35.1 million for the comparable period in 2008. Visant's consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (defined in the accompanying summary of financial... (more)

EchoSign Wins Beagle Research's 2009 'CRM WizKids' Award

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoSign, the leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, with more than 800,000 users worldwide, today announced its selection as a winner of the 2009 WizKids Award from Beagle Research Group, LLC. The WizKids award is presented to emerging software companies that demonstrate new and innovative solutions to business problems encountered in the rapidly changing front office. In conjunction with the award, Beagle Research published a new report "WizKids 2009, Advances in the Front Office," detailing the various ways enterprises can enhance their customer facing processes and make it easier to do business. EchoSign won the award in conjunction with their customer Onvia, (Nasdaq: ONVI) a company that tracks all government purchasing activity in addition to commercial and residential projects ... (more)

Hyper9 and Infinite Group Expand Virtualization Offerings in Government and Commercial Sectors

Hyper9, Inc. and Infinite Group, Inc. (OTCBB:IMCI) today announced a strategic partnership in which Infinite Group, Inc. (IGI) will provide virtualization management services to the federal, state and local IT services sector using Hyper9’s Virtualization Optimization Suite™ (VOS) solution. Falling tax revenues, which are straining federal and state IT budgets, and the push for energy-saving technology among public-sector accounts are driving the uptick in demand for virtualization in government. However, a recent report by CDW Government, Inc. indicates that although nearly three-quarters of federal information technology managers recognize the benefits of virtualization, just 20 percent say their agencies are harnessing the technology to its fullest. The Hyper9-IGI collaboration combines best practices and leading-edge technology to give IT managers and administ... (more)

Intel and Microsoft Tap FedScoop for Online Cloud Computing Campaign

Today, FedScoop announced that Intel and Microsoft will be sponsoring an educational campaign focused on the present and future possibilities of cloud computing called, "Minds in the Cloud." Each week, for 25 weeks, new High Definition (HD) interviews of influential technologists from the government, non-profit, and private sectors discussing their views on the importance of the cloud will be posted to mindsinthecloud.org. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FedScoop announced today the launch of a campaign that seeks to educate and inspire those interested in cloud computing technologies. Minds in the Cloud is a special content edition of FedScoop -- a full-service government media and marketing company -- which seeks to capture insights from technologists, innovators, and government IT leaders around the topic of cloud computing, and is sponsored by In... (more)

Research and Markets: Canada Information Technology Report Q1 2012

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/60d83a/canada_information) has announced the addition of the "Canada Information Technology Report Q1 2012" report to their offering. Market Overview The Canadian addressable domestic market for IT products and services is forecast by BMI to reach US$52.4bn by 2016. Canadian IT spending is expected to report 6% growth in 2012, with drivers including hardware refreshes, datacentre consolidation and a growing interest in cloud computing. In our core IT forecast scenario, IT market growth will advance at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% over our five-year forecast period (2011-16). Government spending will be constrained by a focus on cutting costs, with Toronto and Ontario authorities conducting spending reviews, although new outsourcing contracts in both public and private sectors have p... (more)

Equinix and Carpathia Hosting Extend Alliance in Hong Kong

Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Carpathia Hosting, a provider of complex, compliant managed hosting services for government agencies and enterprises, today announced that Carpathia is now leveraging Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Hong Kong to deliver colocation, managed hosting services and cloud solutions in a secure and compliant environment. This is the first deployment for Carpathia in the Asia Pacific region and is a part of a broader strategic alliance between both organizations. The alliance combines Equinix’s global footprint of carrier-neutral data centers and Carpathia’s scalable and secure enterprise-grade complex and compliant managed hosting solutions. Through Platform Equinix™ customers will be able to leverage dynamic ecosystems and networks to expand their business into ne... (more)

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