ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 28, 2013

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HP Helps 24 Care Makers Eliminate Harmful Substances

HP will host the International Material Data System (IMDS) for the next five years, helping 34 of the world’s leading car manufacturers eliminate harmful substances from the automotive supply chain. IMDS is a shared service that allows more than 100,000 companies in the vehicle supply chain meet regulations on hazardous substances. It supplies more than 40 million data sheets that list the details of every substance involved in the manufacturer of all components, helping to prevent the use of heavy metals and ensuring that reportable substances are declared for recycling. More

 

Brady Corp. to Use HP Global Product Authentication to Combat Counterfeiting

Brady Corp, a leader in development of identification systems worldwide, is working with HP to develop a one-stop resource for product tracking and authentication to help companies protect their brand. Brady is the first authorized reseller of the HP Global Product Authentication Service (HP GPAS), a flexible, cloud-based system that enables clients to identify, locate, and combat counterfeit activities. Counterfeiting, one of the fastest growing economic crimes according to the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau of the International Chamber of Commerce, creates significant and costly problems for global enterprises including revenue loss and damage to brand reputation. More

 

HP Announces Security Services

HP has announced a set of security services to help organizations respond to, remediate, and mitigate security breaches. The cost implications of security breaches can be huge and often expose organizations to litigation. The HP Security Breach Management Solution combines HP’s services expertise with security intelligence software to provide a comprehensive approach to protect corporate assets. More

 

Application Services Provider Adds IBM Power 770 System

Software publisher SLIB, an application services provider to the European financial services industry, has upgraded its infrastructure with an IBM Power 770 system with a new Power7+ processor. The new system, engineered with the latest data security and privacy technology, will be integrated into SLIB’s cloud environment to meet extreme financial market workloads including Big Data and analytics. More

 

IBM Announces Business Software, Cloud Services

IBM has announced software and Cloud-based services to help business leaders advance their organization’s adoption of social business technology. These new products will help integrate IBM’s social networking an analytics technologies into business processes. More

 

IBM Helping Three large School Districts Offset Budget Cuts with Efficiency Improvements

IBM has announced contracts with three of the largest school districts in the United States to help them offset budget cuts by creating more efficient, sustainable, and profitable campuses. The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida; Portland (Oregon) Public Schools; and Clark County School District in Nevada are using IBM Smarter Building technology to reduce operating costs, generate new revenue streams, and increase returns on invest capital. The software helps the schools make smarter decisions on use of their physical assets. More

 

NetApp Storage Powers Sauber F1 Car Development

In formula 1 racing, a multibillion-dollar global sport where car speeds exceed 200 mph and races can be decided by milliseconds, tiny aerodynamic advantages can make major differences to a team’s success. To maximaze greatest design advantages, the Sauber F1 Team has chosen the FlexPod system developed jointly by Cisco and NetApp as its storage foundation to capture the huge amounts of real-time data from wind tunnel testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics (DFD) simulations, and car performance in the races, themselves. More

 

Fortune Ranks NetApp Sixth on “Best Companies to Work For” List

Fortune magazine has placed NetApp as sixth on its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 2013. This is the fifth consecutive year that NetApp has ranked in the top 10 an the seventh consecutive year that it made the top 15. “This recognition from Fortune magazine is all about our employees, who bring a passion an an energy to work that creates an environment where innovation thrives,” said NetApp President and CEO Tom Beorgens. More

 

IDC Names NetApp a Leader in MarketScape Storage

IDC has placed NetApp among the leaders in its “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis”. The study assesses the leading vendors in the storage market based on their ability to provide appliance-based, scale-out, file-based storage. These architectures, IDC says, enable businesses to scale capacity and performance linearly independent of each other while keeping management simple an costs low. More

 

Hortonworks Joins OpenStack Foundation

Hortonworks has joined the OpenStack Foundation, which promotes the development, distribution, and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. By contributing to the OpenStack ecosystem, Hortonworks is supporting the open source community and facilitating adoption of 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based systems in the cloud. 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.