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FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/28/09 -- 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, today announced that the 3PAR Utility Storage infrastructure built for UK charity event Red Nose Day 2009 processed over $29 million in donations towards the total of nearly $80 million pledged on the evening of this year's event. To support the Red Nose Day 2009 transaction storm on the culminating night of television broadcasting that took place on March 13th, 3PAR donated the use of a 3PAR InServ® T-Class Storage Server to supplement the existing T-Class array already deployed at Comic Relief hosting provider and 3PAR customer Carrenza Hosting. This technology contribution from 3PAR enabled the charity to smoothly take in more than a half million donation transactions over a period of just seven hours -- triple the amount of traffic supported on the eveni... (more)

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. - Successful 2008 Study Program Continues At Alaska's Pebble Project

VANCOUVER, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") (TSX:NDM; AMEX: NAK) reports that core drilling and other study activities at the Pebble Limited Partnership's ("PLP", "Pebble Partnership" or the "Partnership") project site in southwest Alaska continue to advance. The Pebble Project remains on track to complete a Prefeasibility Study in the second half of 2009. "The Pebble Partnership continues to make sizable investments across a broad range of technical, environmental and social disciplines to move the project forward efficiently toward the completion of a proposed development plan and the onset of permitting," said Northern Dynasty President & CEO Ron Thiessen. "The tremendous amount of work undertaken this year by geological and geotechnical drilling crews, environmental and socioeconomic consultants... (more)

Abaxis Reports Record Revenues and Operating Income for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today reported financial results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2008. Quarterly highlights include: -- Record revenues of $27.7 million, up 10% over last year's comparable quarter. -- Record operating income of $4.8 million, up 17% over last year's comparable quarter. -- Record medical reagent disc sales of 434,000 units, up 28% over last year's comparable quarter. -- Record veterinary market sales of $19.9 million, up 11% over last year's comparable quarter. -- Record veterinary reagent disc sales over 1.0 million units, finishing at 1,003,000 units, up 11% over last year's comparable quarter. -- Net income of $3.3 million, up 14% over last year's comparable quarter. -- Cash, cash equivalents... (more)

City Holding Company Announces Third Quarter Results

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- City Holding Company, "the Company" (Nasdaq: CHCO), a $2.5 billion bank holding company headquartered in Charleston, today announced net income of $23.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.47, year-to-date through September 30, 2008 compared to $38.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $2.24 year-to-date through September 30, 2007. The Company reported a net loss of $2.6 million for the third quarter of 2008, primarily as a result of the federal government's actions to place Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae into conservatorship in September 2008. As a result of this action, the Company recorded a $21.1 million ($12.7 million after tax or $0.78 per diluted share) impairment loss for the third quarter of 2008 on its investment of $22.7 million in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae preferred stock. Charles Hageboec... (more)

Apollo Real Estate Advisors Changes Name to AREA Property Partners Effective January 15, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Real Estate Advisors today announced that it will change its name to AREA Property Partners effective January 15, 2009. Its new name formalizes the firm's independence and marks a new chapter in its history, the firm said. AREA Property Partners was founded fifteen years ago by William Mack and Leon Black, operating as an independent real estate fund manager, with separate funds and professional staff. Until 2000, the firm was affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. AREA Property Partners said that this name change will have no effect on its management, financial resources, investing focus, or business operations. AREA Property Partners will continue to be located at its current global headquarters in the Time Warner Center in New York City with six other offices in the U.S., Europe and India. AREA Property Partners ... (more)

EarthLink Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

Increases 2008 Guidance and Provides Preliminary 2009 Guidance ATLANTA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2008. Highlights for the quarter include: Income from continuing operations of $55.4 million, or $0.49 per share Net income of $54.7 million, or $0.49 per share Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) of $74.0 million Free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) of $71.6 million Increased full year Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) guidance to $290 million - $300 million "We are pleased to report that EarthLink performed at or above our expectations in most key business drivers during the third quarter. These results reflect our continuous effort to improve our operating processes, our continued increased focus on our more tenured customers, and our ongoing att... (more)

Wyse and Citrix Team on Cutting-Edge Virtual Desktop Implementations

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today proudly released details of some of their more innovative virtual desktop implementations. Wyse is currently appearing at Citrix Summit in Orlando, Florida, at Booth #203 and within the Citrix Technology Exhibit Lab. "Given the U.S. economic situation, we are seeing customers and prospects becoming more and more serious about streamlining their operations and maximizing every IT dollar," said Ricardo Antuna, VP of Products & Business Development at Wyse. "Desktop virtualization delivers all the benefits of a traditional PC deployment, only at a fraction of the TCO and with significant upside around energy savings." Supporting such customer momentum is a recent report from Gartner that identified virtualization as the number one technology for 2009 in their annual ... (more)

HSPD-12 PIV Cards Moving Into States and Enterprises for Network Security and Emergency Responder Credentialing Programs

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/08 -- October 27th was deadline day for the four-year-old HSPD-12 initiative. Attendees at the Smart Card Alliance Smart Cards in Government Conference got a firsthand report Friday on the governmentwide credentialing program's impressive results from a key figure in the program -- Karen Evans, administrator of e-government and IT for the Office of Management and Budget. In what she termed a "successful partnership between government and industry," Evans summarized the achievements of the last four years. Standards were created and implemented; identity vetting and issuance processes are in place; 34 system integrators and 370 products were qualified; every agency has plans in place to implement both physical and logical access control using the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards; and as of September 1st more ... (more)

CACI Reports Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI), a leading professional services and information technology solutions provider to the federal government, announced results today for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2008. CACI provides innovative solutions to meet America's needs in national defense, intelligence, homeland security, and the improvement of government services, and is a leading strategic consolidator in its market space. First Quarter Results For the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09), we reported revenue of $654.8 million, up 18.3 percent over first quarter of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) revenue of $553.6 million. The increase in revenue during the quarter was driven by organic growth of 10.8 percent and acquired revenue. Operating income for the quarter was $41.3 million, up 19.1 percent compared wit... (more)

XeDAR Corporation Wins Second Contract for GSA SmartBUY Electronic Records Management Project

XeDAR Corporation, (OTCBB:XDRC), provides homeland security and defense consulting and IT management-and-security services to the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and others; national intelligence agencies; and the U.S. Military. It announced today the receipt of its 2nd GSA Electronic Data and Records Management (EDRM) SmartBUY contract. National security concerns require that the details of the contract and the agency involved remain confidential; however, it is safe to say that the contract involves the government’s continuing efforts to secure its complex systems of cyber-communication and data exchange. EDRM capability is fundamentally critical to a secure cyber-space, and its implementation signals the seriousness with which the government approaches national security. So serious is the threat, so necessary a secure EDRM system that XeDAR believes m... (more)

Meredith Reports Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Earnings

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), the leading media and marketing company serving American women, today reported fiscal 2009 first quarter earnings per share of $0.41 and revenues of $370 million, in-line with expectations. This compares to fiscal 2008 first quarter earnings per share of $0.68 and revenues of $404 million. "The weak economy continues to significantly impact the demand for advertising. However, other fundamentals of our business remain strong," said Stephen M. Lacy, Meredith's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our circulation metrics and news ratings are solid. Our non-advertising related businesses, particularly Meredith Integrated Marketing and brand licensing, are posting strong revenue and profit growth. Additionally, political advertising revenues are meeting expectations." Lacy noted tha... (more)

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SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.