Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Jaspersoft Improves Customer Support Efficiency by 41% with Exalead

Enterprise data and social media content combined to give comprehensive customer view

Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and
search-based applications for the enterprise and on the web, today announced that Jaspersoft, creator of the world’s most widely used business intelligence software, has significantly improved its customer support efficiency with Exalead CloudView.

Jaspersoft is the fastest growing BI software company and serves a vast, diverse customer community. It recently announced that its software has been downloaded more than 10 million times and that it has more than 125,000 registered community members in more than 150 countries. This growth has created new challenges for Jaspersoft’s support organisation.

Jaspersoft evaluated Google Enterprise Search and open source Solr before choosing Exalead.

Extreme Networks Improves Public Sector Efficiency At Test Valley Borough Council

Extreme Networks today announces that Test Valley Borough Council, in Hampshire, has upgraded its IT infrastructure across all four of its sites using a selection of Summit® X150, X250, X350 and X450 family switches. The new IP-based network has been implemented with Extreme Networks’ reseller, Neptune Consultancy, as part of a council-wide initiative to provide all employees with a resilient IT network that would build user confidence and improve productivity.

The new future-proofed network also provides Test Valley Borough Council with the foundations needed to roll out cost-efficient VoIP telephony, as well as important data back up and storage enhancements. Test Valley Borough Council’s Head of IT Services, Tony Fawcett explains: “The previous network infrastructure we had was coming to the end of its supportable life. We were beginning to experience lots of support and infrastructure issues that didn’t comply with our best practise policy.”

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dhc Announced As Approved Registered Partner Supplier For Buying Solutions

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, today announced that it is an approved registered partner on the Software Application Solutions framework agreement from Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services. Public Sector organisations can procure easily from suppliers on the Framework Agreement safe in the knowledge that a fully EU-compliant procurement process has been followed and benefit from the value for money competition and efficient procurement portal channel.

dhc has achieved its inclusion on the framework as part of a consortium of suppliers, led by the UK’s leading independent specialist in information management, Bramble.cc. The consortium, which also includes Apto Solutions, C&C Technology Consulting, Hugh Symons Information Management, Sourcewrite and Toplevel Computing, will work together to deliver software and IT services to the UK public sector, including organisations from the largest central government agencies to small schools. The agreement sees dhc’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Extended Relationship Management (xRM) and accounting software portfolio, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Access Dimensions and dhc iConnekt, readily available for use by public sector organisations.

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Extreme Networks Hits Revenue Target- Beats EPS

Extreme Networks today announced financial results for its 2010 fiscal third quarter ended March 28, 2010. For the quarter, net revenue was $78.2 million, which was in line with Company guidance, and compares to revenue of $79.4 million in the previous quarter and $77.2 million in the third quarter of last year.

“Third quarter revenue reflected solid performance in North America, where product revenue increased 30% from the second quarter, reversing a historic pattern of sequential revenue declines as we executed to our target for the quarter,” said Bob L. Corey, CFO and acting President & CEO of Extreme Networks. “We also posted positive net income and grew revenue-per-employee to the highest level since the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008.”

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Extreme Networks Introduces 40 Gigabit Ethernet

Extreme Networks today introduced highly scalable 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network solutions at Interop Las Vegas The VIM3-40G4X adds four 40 GbE connections to the award-winning Summit® X650 Top-of-Rack stackable switches for $3,995, or less than $1,000 per port. The new module is fully compatible with the existing Summit X650 and Summit X480 stackable switches, preserving customers’ investments while providing a smooth upgrade to greatly increased scalability of both virtualised and non-virtualised data centres.

“As data centres increase in server density through consolidation efforts and the use of virtualisation, 40 GbE connectivity from the network core to Top-of-Rack switches becomes critical to providing the performance and scale required of the network,” said Extreme Networks Senior Director of Strategy, Shehzad Merchant. “Furthermore, as servers move to native 10 GbE connectivity, the need for 40 GbE at the top-of-rack becomes even more acute.”

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Monday, 26 April 2010

Chloride Provides Continuity Of Emergency Service

London Fire Brigade deploys Chloride’s 80-NET UPS systems to achieve continuity of services

Chloride, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, and Ilford-based electrical contractors, Lovelock & Taylour, today announced that London Fire Brigade has deployed two Chloride 80-NET UPS units in its fallback centre, based in Stratford.

The 80-NET UPS system from Chloride draws 20% less input current than a standard UPS system. Using an 80-NET system reduces the switchgear ratings and subsequent cable sizes required, minimising generator ratings whilst maximising the usable power from the power supply.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

NanoKTN and University of Edinburgh Collaborate on Nanotechnology Showcase

‘Partnering for the Future’ – 7 May 2010, University of Edinburgh

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has joined with the University of Edinburgh to highlight the current advances in nanotechnology. The one-day event will showcase the University of Edinburgh’s current nanotechnology research including expertise in nanotoxicology, nanoenergy, nanosensors, nanomaterials, nanoelectronics and nanometrology.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

NanoKTN Hosts Discussion at BIO 2010 to Look at Challenges of Engineering in Biology for Regenerative Medicine

3rd May 2010: BIO 2010, Chicago, IL, USA

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to confirm the details of its workshop at this year’s BIO event in Chicago, USA. The workshop, co-hosted by Dr Mike Fisher, Healthcare & Life Sciences Theme Manager at the NanoKTN, and Tony Bradshaw, Co-Director at the HealthTech & Medicines KTN, will explore the technical and commercial issues surrounding regenerative medicine.

Issues of an aging population are global and new products in regenerative medicine are needed to help solve these. Many countries are investing heavily in stem cell research and regenerative medicine but the final step of commercialisation still eludes industry.

They think it’s all over – but business doesn’t need to suffer during the World Cup

By Robert May, Managing Director at leading IT solutions consultancy ramsac

As this year’s long-awaited football World Cup approaches it will undoubtedly polarize the population between those for which it can be best described as ‘The Beautiful Game’ and the remainder who often feel it is an unwelcome distraction from the rest of daily life. For small businesses it can also spell a period where employee interest in the event, which often involves decisive games being played during normal working hours, can become obsessive and lead to distractions and even unwarranted absence.

Whilst the recovering economy dictates that small businesses (if you pardon the pun) need to keep their eye on the ball, employee satisfaction is an important part of creating and maintaining a well-motivated and committed team – the key to any successful enterprise. Happily we are living in an age where remote or home working is a realistic and often beneficial facet of modern business and this gives a much greater ability to find a solution that can suit everyone.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Extreme Networks Introduces Direct Attach Architecture

Extreme Networks today announced its innovative “Direct Attach” architecture for data centres, an architecture designed to bring virtual machine switching back into the network and out of the server.

Extreme Networks’ Direct Attach data centre architecture is an evolutionary approach that allows virtual machines to be directly attached to the network without having to go through a full layer of software switching in the server. This approach to virtualised networks greatly simplifies management, monitoring and troubleshooting, while improving network performance in highly virtualised data centre environments.

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Extreme Networks Introduces Dynamic Virtualisation Management For The Data Centre

Extreme Networks today announced a network-based dynamic data centre virtualisation lifecycle management solution that delivers unprecedented visibility, control and automation of Virtual Machines (VM) to the network administrator.

Extreme Networks is continuing its mission to simplify, scale and control data centre network infrastructure with the introduction of Extreme Networks XNV™, a powerful set of loadable software modules addressing VM lifecycle management for the ExtremeXOS® modular operating system and its EPICenter™ network management suite. XNV is the first data centre management solution to deliver dynamic virtualisation management across the network, logically bringing VM lifecycle management to the network while boosting operational efficiency and security.

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Ipswitch Launches New MOVEit DMZ Managed File Transfer Server with Person-to-Person Capabilities

New Ad Hoc Transfer module provides visibility into all file transfer activities

Ipswitch, Inc., an innovator of secure managed file transfer solutions, today released MOVEit DMZ Enterprise 7.0 – optimised to give organisations a powerful solution to encrypt, control, authenticate and manage files moving internally and externally.

MOVEit DMZ 7.0 also offers an optional Ad Hoc Transfer module, which enables secure person-to-person file transfer using a Web browser or Microsoft Outlook. Unlike other software and services that are currently in the market today, Ipswitch’s Ad Hoc Transfer module not only allows users to seamlessly share information without sacrificing productivity, it also allows companies to stay firmly within compliance of their auditing policies particularly those around email/email attachment retention and discovery.

“We're setting a new standard for managed file transfer, delivering to organisations the visibility and controls they need, while making it easier than ever for end users to securely transfer files of any size,” said Jonathan Lampe, Vice President of Product Management, Ipswitch. “The Outlook plug-in provides a seamless employee experience as they interact with people inside or outside the organisation.”

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Extreme Networks Data Centre Architecture Named Finalist For Best Of Interop 2010

Extreme Networks today announced that its soon-to-be-revealed Direct Attach data centre network architecture addressing virtualisation in the data centre has been selected as a Finalist from hundreds of submissions for the Best of Interop awards, occurring at Interop Las Vegas 2010.

Extreme Networks data centre architecture takes a progressive approach to migrating customers from physical networks to virtual networks and to the cloud, highlighted by providing insight and control of Virtual Machines (VMs) throughout the network while reducing the expenses and layers of complexity found with today’s commonly prescribed data centre network designs.

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