ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 29, 2013

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EMC Reports Record Q4 Revenue, Profit

EMC Corp. has reported 8 percent year-over-year revenue growth for Q4 and 9 percent revenue growth for the full year as well as record Q4 and full year network income and EPS, and a record full-year operating cash flow of $6.3 billion and free cash flow of $5 billion. Q4 GAAP network income attributable to EMC increased 5 percent year-to-year to $870 million. Earnings per weighted average diluted share increased 5 percent from a year ago to $0.39. More

 

Consumer Survey Lists IBM Among Most Trusted for Privacy Protection

IBM has been ranked number 4 overall in Ponemon’s 2012 Most Trusted Companies for Privacy study, the seventh consecutive year IBM has placed in the top ten most trusted companies in the survey. IBM was the first company to adopt a global privacy code of conduct, the first to adopt a genetic non-discrimination policy, and the first major corporation to appoint a Chief Privacy Officer. It has a record of supporting balanced commercial privacy policy frameworks that enable organizations to analyze and share information responsibly. More

 

Fluor Harnesses IBM Social Business Software to Connect Global Workforce, Drive Innovation

Fluor Corp., a global engineering, construction, and project management company, has installed IBM social business technology to connect its 43,000 employees worldwide. It is using the IBM software to promote more effective communication, collaboration, and innovation across its construction sites and engineering offices. More

 

IBM Announces Services to Help Companies Move Applications to the Cloud

IBM has announced availability of its cloud service on five continents plus a new center opening in Spain, based on its sourcing business to host SAP and other core applications. Customers can move enterprise applications to the Cloud, reducing overall IT costs, and at the same time expand online access and investing in innovative analytics, social business, and mobile computing. More

 

Cisco Announces Unified Wired & Wireless Access Products

Cisco has announced a set of new products under the Cisco Unified Access umbrella designed to simplify network design by converging wire and wireless networking and making the network more intelligent. The focus of development is to enable ITOs to shift their focus away from operational activities in favor of innovative and smart business processes. The new products also provide software-defined networking (SDN) open interfaces, offering greater investment protection through support for new features in the future. More

 

NetApp, Cisco Expand Converged Infrastructure Partnership

Cisco and NetApp have expanded their partnership to deliver converged infrastructure to unify branch office, data center, and public cloud infrastructures under the FlexPod architecture. The expansion includes efforts in technology integration, solution development, and go-to-market collaboration. More

 

NetApp SnapMirror Provides Protection for Super Bowl XLVII Game-Day Data

The NFL has chosen Net App products including SnapMirror to provide continuous availability of critical game-day data for Super Bowl XLVII, which is expected to draw one of the largest viewer audiences of any event this year. NetApp data storage is part of the main infrastructure for NFL Operations at Super Bowl XLVII and is the NFL’s official data storage provider. More

 

Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II Named Product of the year by Electronic Products Magazine

Electronic Products Magazine has awarded its Product of the Year accolade to Broadcom Corp’s StrataXGS Trident II Switch. The annual awards are based on innovative design, significant advancement in technology, an substantial achievement in performance. The StrataXGS Trident II was selected specifically for its expected impact in enabling a fast, fast, and flat virtualized network, according to West Coast Editor Him Harrison. More

 

Broadcom Announces Enterprise Switch SoCs for BYOD and Mobility Requirements

Broadcom Corp. has announced a life of switch system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions optimized to address workforce mobility and evolving network requirements in the enterprise. The StrataXGS BCM56340 Series delivers advanced features designed to simplify provisioning and monitoring of mobile user traffic while providing secure, seamless, and high-sped connectivity to the data center and cloud computing storage resources. More

 

Broadcom Introduces Advanced SoC Switch for SMB Networks

Broadcom Corp. has announced the StrataConnect switch system-on-a-chip family for SMB networks. The new switches combine layer 2 and 3 switching, 16 gigibit Ethernet physical layer transfers, 10 GbE and high performance central processing unit on a single piece of silicon, delivering enterprise-class features to SMBs. 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.