ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 21

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Nokia Outsources 820 Jobs to HCL, Tata

As part of its latest round of streamlining and cost reduction efforts announced in June 2012, cellular handset maker Nokia is outsourcing approximately 820 jobs to HCL and Tata Consultancy Services. It is also cutting an additional 300 jobs. The reductions come at a moment when Nokia is exceeding expectations in handset sales and are the last cuts in the cost reduction program. More

 

EMC Names EMC Isilon Leader in Scale-Out File-Based Storage Market

IDC has positioned EMC Isilon as a leader in its new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis report, based on Isilon’s functionality and market success. IDC writes that “EMC’s portfolio encompasses a variety of storage products for the entry, midrange and enterprise levels that serve numerous use cases.” More

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Hires HP to Improve Operations, Healthcare Services

HP Enterprise Services has signed a maximum value US $543 million Indefinite delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Real-Time Location System (RTLS) contract with the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to procure and deploy a management system to assist the automation of operations and veteran healthcare services. HP will assist the VA in enhancing patient-centric healthcare while reducing program operational costs by standardizing clinical and business practices and monitoring IT services. More

 

HP Board Declares Regular Dividend

The HP board of directors has declared a regular cash dividend of 13.2 cents per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on April 2 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 13. HP has approximately 2 billion shared of common stock outstanding. More

 

HP Opens Executive Briefing Center

HP has officially opened its new headquarters lobby and executive briefing center, a 37,700 sq. ft. addition to its Palo Alto headquarters. The state-of-the-art executive briefing center provides an immersive experience in HP’s systems, products, and services, presenting HP’s technological capabilities and commitment to sustainability to its customers. More

 

Ho Chi Minh City University of Information Technology Selects IBM PureSystems

The University of Information Technology (UIT) of the Vietnam National University has installed a new Smarter Computing system based on IBM PureSystems. In a separate agreement, IBM and UIT have partnered to develop emerging fields of IT education. UIT will use the system to build a cloud platform to host its virtual campus. More

 

Cologne Completes Smarter Traffic Pilot with IBM

The City of Cologne, Germany, and IBM have completed a smarter traffic pilot to predict and manage traffic flow and road congestion in the city. The pilot demonstrates how the city can anticipate, better manage, and often avoid traffic jams and trouble spots using analytics. More

 

Retailers Deliver Consistent Brand experience Across Buying Channels with IBM

IBM has announced marketing and sales innovations allowing retailers to deliver a consistent shopping experience for consumers across multiple touch points including brick-and-mortar stores, mobile, and online. Thirty-five percent of respondents to IBM’s global survey of 26,000 customers are considering diversifying the way they buy goods and services in the future. In response, IBM is introducing software that serves the “omni-channel shopper”, who expects a consistent sales and marketing experience across multiple channels. More

 

Dell SecureWorks Experts Co-Author Book on Log Management Fundamentals

Log management experts from Dell SecureWorks have collaborated with an outside security expert on a fundamental book on computer network logs for IT administrators. The book, Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management, is written in simple terms for new system administrators, application developers, IT managers, and anyone else interested in understanding logs created constantly on company computer networks. More

 

Dell Mobile Clinical Computing System Saves Money while Enhancing Mobility and Security for Healthcare Providers

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has saved more than $600,000 while enhancing the productivity of clinicians in its Family Medicine Residency Program using Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) system, according to a study by Forrester Consulting. TMH, which serves 16 counties in North Florida and South Georgia, participated in a year-long pilot study of the system at its Family Medicine Residency Program, involving 55 physicians who were simultaneously adopting a new electronic medical records system. MMC combines desktop virtualization, single-sign-on, an strong authentication with expert consulting, implementation, and support services. More

About Bert Latamore

Bert Latamore is a journalist and freelance writer with 30 years of experience in the IT industry including four years at Gartner and five at META Group. He is presently the editor at Wikibon.org, and associate editor at Seybold Publishing. He follows the mobile computing market, including PDAs and tablet computing, and related subjects such as both a user of PDAs and tablet computers for more than 20 years and as a strategic analyst. He was the first person at Gartner to carry a pocket computer, in 1989.