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New ODCA Solution Provider Member To Promote Open, Interoperable Cloud Computing Standards CHICAGO, IL - March 13, 2013 - CohesiveFT today announced it has joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a distinctive consortium of global IT experts committed to being a unified voice for emerging data center and cloud computing requirements. As a Solution Provider Member, CohesiveFT joins the ranks of firms such as BMW, Capgemini, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Terremark, and UBS. CohesiveFT brings expertise in enterprise IT cloud adoption to the ODCA and the company will focus on leading discussions on best practices for cloud migration and spotlighting trends and issues with the open, interoperable delivery of compute infrastructure as a service, and cloud security. Chris Swan, CohesiveFT CTO and former ODCA board... (more)

GE and Satyam Announce Global Alliance to Provide Healthcare IT Services

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satyam Computer Services Ltd. , a leading global consulting and information technology services provider, and GE Healthcare, today announced a comprehensive agreement to support customers deploying healthcare IT solutions based on GE Centricity Enterprise software. The companies will join forces to plan, design, and implement infrastructures for global healthcare providers of all sizes -- from the smallest polyclinics to the largest hospitals. They will also perform application integration and tailor solutions for providers, as needed. Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2008, Satyam will be the first global systems integrator to start enrolling consultants in new GE Healthcare certification exam programs for Centricity Enterprise Software. In addition, the companies will staff a demonstration center of the "hospital of... (more)

Vertafore Moving IT Infrastructure to Savvis Hosting Facility in Dallas Area

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertafore (http://www.vertafore.com), a leading provider of software and services to the insurance industry, announced today that it plans to move its largest data center to Savvis' state-of-the-art hosting facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Vertafore will continue to manage its SaaS-based products internally, while Savvis -- a global leader of managed and outsourced IT services -- will operate Vertafore's scale-related IT infrastructure. Vertafore's products will continue to run on company equipment managed by Vertafore employees. "The new data center will give our customers faster results and greater peace of mind," said Darryl Lemecha, Vertafore CIO. "Savvis' facility allows us to better accommodate the rapid growth of our SaaS offerings, and our customers will benefit both from Savvis' dedication to data center inf... (more)

Lockheed Martin Team Receives Teradata Epic Award for Innovation in Systems Integration

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The logistics supply chain system developed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the Department of Defense has received a Teradata Epic Award in Systems Integrator Business Innovation. Teradata recognized Lockheed Martin's Integrated Data Environment/Global Transportation Network Convergence (IGC) system, which enables users at the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to track and locate critical assets in the supply chain. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b ) This Teradata award recognizes systems integrators who have developed innovative industry-specific or cross-industry solution to address a distinct business need. "As a result of IGC, the effectiveness and efficiency of our supply chain has increased," said Lieutenant Colonel Rod Aleandre, IGC Program Man... (more)

Project Management Software Project Insight Named Champion in Analyst Report

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Project management software provider Project Insight announces it was awarded the 'Champion' designation by Info-Tech Research Group in the category of mid-market project and portfolio management solution (PPM). Champions receive high scores for the evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry. Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports help enterprise IT decision-makers identify a short list of vendors for their IT programs depending on their needs. Included are only those vendors which we would recommend to our clients. Project Insight was one of 7 vendors that made our list and were assessed in this Vendor Landscape. According to Barry Cousins, Senior Research Analyst, "Project Insight uses HTML5 for mobile delivery and has a mo... (more)

Formula Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2012

OR YEHUDA, Israel, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ: FORTY) a leading provider of software consulting services, computer-based business solutions, and proprietary software products, today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. Financial Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2012 Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 16% to $744.7 million compared to $640.6 million in the year ended December 31, 2011. Operating income for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 15% to $57.0 million compared to $49.5 million in the year ended December 31, 2011. Non-GAAP operating income for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 29% to $72.8 million compared to $56.4 million in the year ended December 31, 2011. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 40% to $24.0 million... (more)

PeopleLinx Announces $3.2 Million In Series A Funding

PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleLinx, the provider of the world's first LinkedIn engagement and analytics software, announced today that it raised $3.2 million in Series A funding led by Osage Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners and MissionOG. A number of strategic angel investors also participated in the oversubscribed round. The investment will be used to accelerate the company's growth and customer success with Fortune 1000 clients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130315/NE77777LOGO ) "There is a very large and unaddressed market for third-party LinkedIn Social Business solutions like PeopleLinx, especially among organizations that already have hundreds or thousands of employees active on LinkedIn," said Nate Lentz, managing partner at Osage Venture Partners. "PeopleLinx is unique in its ability to enable enterprises to harness the ... (more)

Novell Announces Strategic Partnership with MobileIron for Secure Mobile File Access

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell® today announced that it has partnered with MobileIron, a leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, to enable more secure mobile file access and sharing through Novell Filr and MobileIron AppConnect. Novell Filr is a mobile file-sharing solution that gives IT complete control of all shared files and provides users with anywhere, any-device access. Novell is the pioneer of networked file and print services and unlike cloud-based file sharing solutions like Dropbox, Skydrive or Google Drive, Novell Filr is built specifically for the enterprise. Novell and MobileIron simplify the task of offering and securing mobile file access. Novell Filr provides authorized mobile device access to the files that reside on corporate servers, while MobileIron AppConnect keeps managed and personal data se... (more)

Zef Scientific Selects IFS Enterprise Service Management Software to Optimize Growth

IFS (STO:IFSA) (STO:IFSB), the global enterprise applications company, today announced that Zef Scientific, Inc., a multi-vendor service provider for high-performance chromatography and mass spectrometry systems used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and environmental industries, has chosen IFS Enterprise Service Management software to manage productivity for its growing business. Deployment includes Zef Scientific’s headquarters in San Diego, California, as well as offices in Medford, Massachusetts, Quebec, Canada and Morocco. Zef Scientific offers various service plans, including preventive maintenance, onetime repairs, and equipment qualification services. Due to its rapidly expanding customer base, the company is implementing IFS Enterprise Service Management to improve efficiencies in its scheduling and dispatching process for both prearranged and... (more)

New US Cybersecurity Framework Developed by NIST Features COBIT 5 in the Core

ISACA’s COBIT 5 is included as an informative reference in the core of the US Cybersecurity Framework, which launched this week and is aimed at helping improve cybersecurity at critical infrastructure operators and other businesses. ISACA, a global association of 110,000 cybersecurity, governance and assurance professionals, assisted the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the development of the framework, which maps to COBIT due to its global relevance and proven industry use. “COBIT is now serving an important role supporting the nation’s cybersecurity direction,” said Meenu Gupta, CISA, CISM, president of Mittal Technologies and a member of ISACA’s Government and Regulatory Advocacy Committee. “Leaders from around the world collaborated to ensure COBIT 5 is timely, relevant, and practical for today’s enterprises, and NIST’s inclusion of it ... (more)

AdaptiveMobile: Enterprise Mobility - How Operators can secure the $50bn[1] Opportunity

AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile security, today announced the launch of its Enterprise Mobile Security Management (MSM) suite. The industry-first, cloud-hosted solution is designed to enable operators to secure their role in the lucrative enterprise mobility market estimated to be worth $50 billion dollars by 2015. Unique research [2] commissioned by AdaptiveMobile, surveying for the first time both enterprises and their employees, has revealed that a staggering: 72% of enterprises polled in both the US and across Europe in 2014 would be likely to take AdaptiveMobile’s MSM service from an operator, with 77% committing to stay with an operator if this service was offered and 65% of enterprises agreeing that they would be likely to switch to an operator offering the service if their incumbent provider couldn’t offer this service. Enterprises of all sizes a... (more)