Monday, 29 June 2009

Press release: Xenos extends its reach into Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean

Xenos adds Puerto Rico-based Truenorth Corporation to its list of Global Value Added Resellers (VARs) to deliver Xenos Enterprise Server technology and solutions to its customer base of global financial services institutions...

Xenos Group Inc. (TSX: XNS) today announced that it has inked a deal with Truenorth Corporation, one of the principal providers of information technology solutions in the Caribbean, to sell Xenos award-winning technology and business solutions to its extensive customer base.

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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Extreme Networks And Dell Deliver Industry Leading ISCSI Performance And Economics

Extreme Networks today announced that its Summit® X450a family of switches have been tested and are now available for sale with Dell EqualLogic SANs. Extreme Networks Ethernet networking solutions, in concert with Dells’ EqualLogic iSCSI solution, provide a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution to meet the requirements of today’s demanding data centre customers.

Extreme Networks Summit X450a switches provide data centre customers with a switching solution that combines lower operating cost along with easier deployment and management.

“Customers are converging storage onto Ethernet technology to drive lower costs, boost simplicity and performance,” said Extreme Networks’ Vice President and General Manager for the Volume Products Group Paul Hooper. “By testing our products with Dell to ensure compatibility, we are able to bring to our customers a high performance, easy to manage and operate solution at very compelling price points compared to traditional SAN solutions.

“iSCSI is the established Ethernet-based converged SAN technology. The primary market drivers are the ability of current generation iSCSI products to meet the needs of data centre customers from a performance, cost and management standpoint by leveraging standard Ethernet network infrastructure,” said Current Analysis’ Pricipal Analyst for Data Centre Steven J. Schuchart Jr. “The offering from Dell and Extreme Networks creates a compelling solution in the converged all Ethernet storage marketplace.

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DASCOM GB Ltd formed – takes over key product ranges from TallyGenicom

Following last week’s announcement from DASCOM, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of matrix and thermal printers, that it had acquired the key assets of TallyGenicom AG and TallyGenicom Computerdrucker GmbH, this week sees the formation of DASCOM GB Ltd, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

As a subsidiary of DASCOM Europe, the UK office will market the full range of the former TallyGenicom brand of serial, passbook and mobile printers under the ‘Tally’ or ‘Tally Dascom’ brand names, as well as the former TG 7000 series range of thermal printers. The former TallyGenicom line matrix and laser printer models will continue to be distributed by DASCOM GB Ltd through its sales operations.

In addition to the excellent range of products, DASCOM GB has also recruited a high quality team of people mostly from the former TallyGenicom in the UK, who will bring long-standing expertise and established contacts in order to provide sales, service and marketing support at the new company. Supporting a comprehensive range of serial matrix and thermal printers, including a range of options, consumables and spares for the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Benelux, Middle East and Africa regions, the team is headed up by Robin Edwardes, previously Executive Vice President, EMEA at TallyGenicom and now the Managing Director of the new DASCOM GB Ltd.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

NanoKTN launches the Nano-enabled Coatings Focus Group

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced the launch of its Nano-enabled Coatings Focus Group. This new group has been created to support the continued research and development of nano-coatings and to raise awareness of their potential impact in industry. The Nano-enabled Coatings Focus Group also aims to encourage and stimulate interaction within the nanotechnology community, to solve current issues within the competitive nano-enabled coatings industry in the UK.

The NanoKTN Announces Winners of its 2009 Industrial CASE Awards

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Nottingham as winners of its Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) for 2009. Worth over £65,000, the Industrial CASE Awards were allocated to the NanoKTN by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to provide funding for two PHD studentships.

Fuel Shortage Concerns As Refinery Staff Take Strike Action

FuelQuest, the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, is today advising retailers on the importance of managing fuel stocks in light of the strikes at the Humber and Lindsey oil refineries. Over 300 employees are on strike and there are fears this action will cause significant delays in delivery schedules. Retailers must to be equipped with solutions capable of providing real-time intuitive data on stock levels and purchase prices in order to ensure that no stock outs occur during strikes.

Petrol retailing has become the commodity that millions of motorists use on a daily basis. With this in mind, it is vital that retailers use forward planning to prepare for potential closures to avert queues at the forecourt. During a time of fuel shortages – impending as well as actual – retailers need to have real time, accurate visibility of stock levels in order to respond correctly to the circumstances. FuelQuest’s Fuel Management System (FMS) is designed to provide insight to site inventory levels across the entire network and forecast requirements accordingly. Using the real time picture of inventories, it successfully determines and manages the associated supply chain operations.

“With many major retailers running busy and successful forecourts across the UK, the onus is them to ensure that they have the right information at their fingertips,” says FuelQuest’s Director of Solutions Engineering, Greg Salverson. “Retailers equipped with the right solutions to make rapid decisions before and during supply shortages, as well as in the recovery phase, will be able to get their forecourts back to normal after the shortage is over. Through solutions such as our FMS, retailers are able to forecast their stock levels, in order to plan ahead to minimise supply distribution in events such as the strikes.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Nitro PDF Software Looks To Channel For Market Growth Of The Only Real Alternative To Adobe Acrobat

Nitro PDF Software, the company that revolutionised the PDF space with its launch of the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®, today announced that it is growing the Nitro Reseller Programme, to develop and capitalise on the UK market for the new Nitro PDF Professional 6.0 product. Specifically designed for business users, the software delivers 50% faster and higher-quality PDF creation, it also includes the world’s most accurate PDF-to-Word conversion.

Resellers joining the Nitro Reseller Programme will receive improved margins compared to the alternative desktop PDF creation suites on the market. Nitro PDF Professional 6.0 offers resellers a solution that is an affordable, yet highly powerful, alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®. CEO of Nitro PDF, Sam Chandler states: “Our resellers are able to engage in new market opportunities through the new release that offers end users more functionality at an attractive price point. We also provide resellers with vast amounts of marketing support, coupled with localised technical support.”

Nitro PDF Software Launches Nitro PDF Professional 6.0

Nitro PDF Software, the company that revolutionised the PDF space with its launch of the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®, today announced the availability of Nitro PDF Professional 6.0. The new release has been specifically designed for business users and delivers 50% faster and higher-quality PDF creation; it also includes the world’s most accurate PDF-to-Word conversion.

New Features

· World’s best, most accurate PDF-to-Word conversion
· 50% faster PDF creation and file processing
· PDF/A compliance support
· Higher-quality conversion to PDF
· Document management system (DMS) integration support
· Full control over PDF creation output
· Option to summarise comments for paper-based viewing
· Major user interface, performance, and general usability enhancements

“This is a landmark release for Nitro,” said Sam Chandler, CEO of Nitro PDF. “Version 6.0 is packed with numerous new features and enhancements, most notably, superior PDF creation capabilities and the world’s best PDF-to-Word conversion. It is better than Adobe’s, better than anything else on the market. This release further solidifies our position as the only alternative to Adobe Acrobat.”

John E. Jones Oil Selects FuelQuest to Optimise Fuel Management

FuelQuest, the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, has announced a five-year agreement with John E. Jones Oil Company (Jones Oil) for the use of its Fuel Management System (FMS). Jones Oil will deploy FMS to improve fleet utilisation, reduce retains and run-outs and increase visibility into tank inventory and usage trends.

“Transparency into our tank inventory is one reason we selected FuelQuest,” said Patrick Lingg, controller of Jones Oil. “Another (reason) is that the solution is flexible so that we can deploy one or more sites at a time based on our time frame. We look forward to the savings and operational efficiencies driven by FuelQuest’s FMS.”

Jones Oil will leverage key capabilities within FMS that will virtually eliminate many manual processes and streamline operations to reduce costs and protect fuel margins. These include:

• More effective inventory management and demand forecasting to optimise working capital
• Increased ability to plan and respond
• Flexible implementation – initial implementation to Jones’ retail facilities; subsequent roll out to participating customers.

FuelQuest's Fuel Management System (FMS) is the most comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain solution focused on reducing the cost of procuring, managing and accounting for bulk fuel. FMS powers the largest fuel management network in North America with more than 15 billion gallons managed annually.

“FuelQuest is very pleased to partner with a family-run business like Jones Oil who is very focused on their customer’s satisfaction” said FuelQuest President and CEO, Matt Tormollen. “We will collaborate on next- generation solutions that will make it easier for fuel distributors to create value and preferential awareness with their customers and prospects, while leveraging the strength of the FMS platform and North America’s largest fuel management network.”

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Extreme Networks Enhances its Distribution Capabilities in Italy by Expanding its Global Partnership with Westcon Group

Extreme Networks and Westcon Group Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that they have extended their distribution agreement to Italy. The extension of the agreement provides for the non-exclusive distribution of Extreme Networks’ solutions across Italy.

Westcon Group, with its longstanding expertise in convergence and award-winning global solutions program infrastructure, is already one of Extreme Networks’ leading distributors in Europe and is well positioned to help Extreme Networks become more profitable in the Italian market. Westcon launched its Convergence Division in Italy in November 2008.

In working with Westcon, Extreme Networks will extend its channel presence in Italy by building on a new channel program launched last year. The company aims to take its traditional channel relationships to the next level, embracing a multi-vendor, collaborative approach. Westcon, a distributor acknowledged by the market for its networking expertise, solutions program infrastructure and ability to deliver value to the European reseller community, is a logical partner choice for the Italian market.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Press release: Inbox/Outbox 2009 And Mesmo Consultancy To Uncover The Truth Behind Social Networking Adoption In The Workplace

Brand new survey launched to determine extent of use and business drivers for Web 2.0 technologies in private and public sector organisations

Date: 16th and 17th June 2009; Venue: New Connaught Rooms, London

Inbox/Outbox, the UK’s leading forum for corporate messaging, e-marketing and collaborative communications, in partnership with Mesmo Consultancy, a leading email training and consultancy company, today launches a new survey of Web 2.0 adoption in business. The research aims to discover the truth behind how and why social networking, wikis and blogs are used in private and public sector organisations. Founder of Mesmo Consultancy, Dr Monica Seeley, will announce the survey’s findings at 3.30pm on both days of the Inbox/Outbox conference.

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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Extreme Networks Ranks #17 On Healthcare Informatics' Top 100 Listing

Extreme Networks today announced that Healthcare Informatics, a CIO-level healthcare information technology magazine, has placed Extreme Networks within the top quartile of its Healthcare Information Technology Survey. The “HCI 100,” published in the June issue, lists the top 100 most interesting vendors in healthcare IT based on input from its editorial staff and readership.

“It is an honour to be included within the HCI 100, which is meaningful recognition reflecting our commitment to healthcare organisations globally,” said Extreme Networks Vice President and General Manager for the Volume Products Group, Paul Hooper. “Extreme Networks’ intelligent, energy efficient and scalable Ethernet network solutions help hospitals and related healthcare facilities, service companies and manufacturers to meet their application and integrated communication challenges while promoting heightened levels of patient care.”

Extreme Networks family of Ethernet networking solutions, including its BlackDiamond® 8800 family of modular switches, its Summit® line of fixed edge switches featuring integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE), as well as security and wireless LAN solutions help hospitals to achieve a cost-effective network infrastructure supporting data, voice and video.

Extreme Networks debuts on the HCI 100 Survey as it make progress with new customers in the healthcare industry, having recently announced that MD-The Smart Hospital in the US chose its energy efficientconvergedEthernet network solutions to create a network for the new Muskogee Community Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma, adding to its marquee list of healthcare organisations, Muskogee is the nation’s first hospital that is designed from the ground up to earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star for superior energy performance.

Extreme Networks Announces New Partner-Branded Service Offering For North American And EMEA Partners

Extreme Networks, today announced that it is providing enhancements to its services program in North America and EMEA by launching a unique partner-branded offering, PartnerWorks Lite.

Extreme Networks PartnerWorks is a premier services platform available to certified reseller partners who wish to remain the primary point of support for their end customers. This enables partners to sell and deliver their own brand of technology service while leveraging Extreme Networks deep expertise for technical questions, software support, and logistics infrastructure.

The PartnerWorks services program is expanding in the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa with a new category, PartnerWorks Lite, offering powerful benefits to end-users and enabling partners to more easily and affordably choose the best combination of services.