Raritan Enters into Strategic Alliance with Capgemini to Help Clients Improve Data Center Efficiencies and Reduce Total Cost of Ownership  
Osomerset, NJ - Raritan Inc., a leader in data center infrastructure and power management solutions, today announced a strategic alliance in North America with Capgemini U.S. LLC, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The alliance focuses on marketing and implementing solutions that help data center customers reduce total cost of ownership by optimizing existing IT infrastructure and reducing energy and other operating costs. Raritan and Capgemini will collaborate to provide best-of-breed technology solutions from each company to support Capgemini's Technology Services' Network, Operations and Infrastructure Services evolution (NOISe) service offering, which provides a practical, self-funded approach to significant and sustainable cost reduction through optimization of clients' current IT environments. Capgemini's NOISe team will leverage Raritan's extensive enterprise management portfolio, which includes a suite of power management solutions...
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Cybercriminals Use Trojans and Money Mules to Loot Online Bank Accounts   Lattice Technology's New Product Delivers On-demand Multi-CAD Formats for XVL Applications, Using Adobe 3D OEM product
San Jose, CA - Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, unveiled new research from its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC), which uncovered new techniques used by cybercriminals to rob online bank accounts. Finjan sees the techniques described in this report as the start of a new trend that is expected to grow. These techniques add functionality aimed to minimize detection by traditional anti-fraud technologies in use by banks. More than a year ago Finjan identified the Zeus bank Trojan which today has become one of the most popular Trojans used by cybercriminals to steal money from banks' customers worldwide. In its Cybercrime Intelligence Report, Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) shows how a cybergang used a combination of Trojans and money mules to rake in hundreds of thousands of Euros and to minimize detection by the anti-fraud systems used by banks.   San Francisco, CA - Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL® format, announced the upcoming release of Lattice3D Dataway. Lattice3D Dataway seamlessly delivers multiple 3D CAD data files, on demand, directly into Lattice Technology's powerful XVL applications. Once 3D data is in XVL, it can be quickly and efficiently used for Digital Mockup (DMU) activities and in rapidly creating accurate, high quality 3D technical documents for downstream manufacturing disciplines. The data can be saved into common document formats such as PDF, XVL, Excel and HTML as required by the user. It is the first commercially-available product developed using the Adobe 3D OEM platform. Lattice3D Dataway allows 3D CAD data from all major MCAD, 3D PDF and industry standard formats to be read directly into the XVL Studio and Lattice3D Reporter applications. Once the data is in XVL Studio it can be rapidly used for creation of MBOMs, 3D assembly animations, simulations and instructions, high quality 2D illustrations, 3D parts lists and more.
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New York City Chooses Novell to Simplify and Unify How New Yorkers Access Government Systems   The University of Oviedo Expands Network Technology Curriculum with Brocade IP Solutions
Waltham, MA - Novell announced the City of New York has turned to Novell for improved integration of the city's identity and security information technology infrastructure. Using the Novell® Compliance Management Platform, New York City is enhancing the interaction with its customers by providing a single digital identity that can be used to access services across various agencies. As a result, New Yorkers will eventually require only one username and password to access a variety of web-based city services. For example, the digital credentials that parents use to login and to check their child's school grades would be the same as those used to apply for permits to start a new business. New York City has selected Novell as its enterprise identity solution, leveraging Novell's sophisticated identity and security technologies to make government more accessible, transparent and accountable.   Madrid, Spain - Brocade today announced that The Networks and Telematics Services Research Group at the University of Oviedo, Spain, has deployed Brocade Layer 2/3 IP switches at the heart of a program to help its students learn the intricacies of networking technology. The University's key objective in selecting Brocade was to deploy Layer 2-7 IP solutions that covered the widest possible range of applications, enabling students to enter the labour market with hands-on experience, thereby enhancing their chance of securing jobs. Xabiel García Pañeda, member of the Research Group at the University of Oviedo, commented: "We want students and employers to appreciate the effort that the University is making to improve industry skills, and therefore keep relying on us as a reference entity for training future ICT professionals." The University's computing department has been equipped with Brocade FastIron and Brocade ServerIron switches that will allow students studying for the computing sciences degrees to learn how to deploy and manage IP networks.
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Smith Micro Software Launches StuffIt Deluxe 2010 For Mac Featuring New StuffIt Connect Service   Kingston Digital Releases MobileLite Generation Two Flash Reader
Aliso Viejo, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc., Productivity and Graphics Group announced the availability of StuffIt Deluxe® 2010 for Mac. The new Snow Leopard-compatible release includes StuffIt® Connect, a new cloud-based file transfer service that lets users share large files without the hassle of email attachments or FTP. StuffIt continues to provide best-in-class compression technology, and includes Smith Micro's industry leading patented compression methods designed to provide pixel-perfect compression of image files, audio files, PDFs and Microsoft Office documents. StuffIt works with virtually all files and compression formats, such as zip, to satisfy all users' personal and professional needs and ensure that all their photos, music, videos, PowerPoint presentations and other large files are shared or stored securely. StuffIt Deluxe 2010 eliminates the constraints of email attachments by automatically redirecting large files to the new StuffIt Connect web service. Recipients receive invitations via email that contain a link to the hosted file, which lets them download shared files quickly and easily.   San Diego, CA and Fountain Valley, CA - Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the MobileLiteG2 card reader. The MobileLiteG2 is the second generation of the popular MobileLite Flash card reader, which allows easy data transfer between Flash memory cards and PC or Mac. Supported card formats include SD, SDHC, microSD, microSDHC, *Memory Stick® PRO Duo™, *Memory Stick® PRO-HG Duo™ and *Memory Stick® Micro™ (*M2). "The MobileLiteG2 is a small, portable reader that makes managing content quick and convenient between a device like a mobile phone, digital camera or MP3 player, and a host device with a USB connection such as a PC," said Wendy Lecot, Flash card business manager, Kingston. "For consumers and business users, the compact size and simple plug-and-play ability makes it an essential part of one's mobile gear."
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Nortel Government Solutions Awarded 3-Year IDIQ Contract By NOAA   IBM Announces Information Archive To Help Businesses Manage Explosive Data Growth
Fairfax, VA - Nortel Government Solutions, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel, announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected NGS as a prime contractor on the Instrument Processing Engineering Support - III (IPES-III) contract. Through the IPES contract, NGS will provide a wide array of IT support services to the Office of Systems Development (OSD) Ground Systems Division (GSD) of the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). The contract's period of performance is August 10th 2009 - August 9th 2012. The estimated value is $5.0M. As part of the IPES contract, NGS, along with sub-contractors Integral Systems, Inc. and Carr Astronautics will provide NESDIS OSD with highly specialized support and expertise associated with the design and development of end-to-end solutions for the current series of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) ground system components.   Boston, MA - At its Information Infrastructure Analyst Summit, IBM unveiled plans for a new Smart Business System called IBM Information Archive, a universal archiving repository for all types of content that addresses the complete information retention needs of midsize and enterprise clients faced with managing an increasing volume of information. With key contributions from IBM Research, System Storage and Tivoli, IBM Information Archive leverages IBM's expertise in designing systems to address clients' needs by combining fast accessible disk with low-cost tape within a single archive pool to enable businesses to deploy an archive strategy that minimizes total cost of ownership over the life of the archived information. It also incorporates deduplication and compression techniques to optimize storage capacity and improve productivity.
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New Avaya IP Office Makes Unified Communications and Customer Service Simple for Small Businesses   Town Of Brookline Consolidates Information Infrastructure with EMC for Increased IT Efficiency
Basking Ridge, NJ - Avaya announced the launch of the new version of Avaya IP Office, the company's flagship communications solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The new version - Avaya IP Office Release 5 - is software that simplifies unified communications and customer service for SMEs, while delivering a range of new capabilities improving the scalability, resiliency and productivity of organizations. To make communications easy for small and medium-sized businesses, Avaya IP Office is now offered in six role-based solutions - tailored to roles such as "tele-worker," "mobile worker," and "customer service agent" - each designed to meet specific worker needs. Using this approach, small businesses no longer have to pick from a multitude of application options, removing the complexity of choosing the right communications solution. Avaya has also streamlined IP Office by consolidating multiple hardware options down to a single, higher-capacity hardware platform(1). It now supports 384 users per system, up from 272, extending the scalability and usefulness of an IP Office system as a business grows.   Hopkinton, MA - EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today that Brookline, a Massachusetts town of nearly 60,000 residents that borders Boston, has centralized its information storage and server infrastructure using EMC storage, software and services. The consolidated infrastructure is providing the Town with easier manageability and availability of its growing information assets. Kevin Stokes, Town of Brookline's Chief Information Officer, said, "Over the years, our IT environment grew with departments purchasing their own servers and applications and our network evolving to connect it all together. With tightening budgets, we realized this was an excellent opportunity to collapse the overall architecture and drive economies of scale to increase performance, scalability and reliability to meet the requirements of our new and more-demanding applications." Brookline has a number of resource-intensive applications and makes a wide variety of information available to residents. The town analyzes this data to generate property value assessments and tax invoices.
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HP and Oracle Partner with Commonwealth of Kentucky to Deploy Comprehensive Tax System   SonicWALL Eases Secure Remote Access to Virtual Call Center
Palo Alto, CA - HP and Oracle announced the Commonwealth of Kentucky has deployed a new Comprehensive Tax System (CTS) designed to improve revenue administration and collection functions for its Department of Revenue, Finance and Administration Cabinet. The system officially went live on Aug. 21 in support of the Commonwealth's tax modernization program with immediate plans for delivering improvements to the Coal Severance Tax process. This process provides more than $230 million in revenue to the Commonwealth each year. HP Enterprise Services is using the Oracle® Enterprise Taxation Management application and Oracle Database to facilitate the modernization effort. "The combined efforts of the Commonwealth, HP and Oracle have provided Kentucky with an enhanced tax system purposed to increase taxpayer satisfaction while streamlining state revenue collection," said Tom Miller, commissioner of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The CTS is designed to improve user experience for taxpayers, reduce fraud and enable timely collection, reporting and interpretation of tax information.   Sunnyvale, CA - SonicWALL, Inc., a leading secure network infrastructure company, announced Total Transit, Inc.®, Arizona's largest taxi service, has successfully deployed a SonicWALL® SSL-VPN 2000 to provide its remote call center staff members with easy secure remote access to virtual desktop applications. "All you do is configure the SonicWALL SSL VPN, end users log in, click on the link and--boom--they are working," said Wade Harding, IT Manager at Total Transit. Total Transit now has approximately 20 call center employees working remotely over the SonicWALL SSL-VPN 2000. Remote staff members log in over the VPN to a virtual call center desktop environment on a terminal server as easily and securely as if they were in the office. "We were looking for both security and ease of use," said Harding. "I've tried other VPN solutions from Microsoft and RSA that were either too insecure or too complex."
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St. Bernard's iPrism Web Filter Advances Enterprise-Grade, Cross Platform Support to Mid-Market   Lenovo Debuts Enhanced Experience for Windows 7
San Diego, CA - St. Bernard Software, Inc., a leader in Web security appliances, announced that its iPrism Web Filter now supports all major operating systems including Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. This new functionality provides improved group-based security policies and authentication capabilities across mixed platforms, while offering customers an easier, more flexible approach to identify users and apply policy across workstations without additional software or client required. The Internet landscape is littered with network vulnerabilities that can easily transition to corporate liabilities. Organizations are protecting themselves and their networks by implementing the highest level of security protocols to ensure that all users are positively identified before allowing access to IT resources. iPrism ensures a consistent experience and increased security across mixed platform environments through secure authentication protocols and Auto-Login for Mac users. Auto-Login enables customers to use iPrism with Mac workstations just like they do with Windows systems, applying a ubiquitous policy across the network regardless of the platform.   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Lenovo announced the Windows 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience - a certification only available on Lenovo products that consists of powerful features, tools and optimizations designed to improve system performance and enhance the computing experience for customers running Windows 7 on Lenovo PCs. Lenovo Enhanced Experience is the result of joint engineering between Lenovo and Microsoft designed to provide PCs that will not only run Windows 7, but will also help consumers and small business customers enrich their experience with the new Windows 7 operating system when it becomes available. Among the key benefits of the Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification is advanced performance tuning, which enables both Think and Idea PCs to start-up significantly faster than identical configuration, non-optimized PCs. For example, on select Think PCs, Windows 7 starts up to 56 percent faster compared to running Windows XP or Vista, and shuts down in as little as five seconds.
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IFS: Global Enterprise Applications  
IFS, provides software solutions that enable organizations to become more agile. Founded in 1983, IFS pioneered component-based enterprise resources planning (ERP) software with IFS Applications, now in its seventh generation. IFS' component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run, and upgrade, and that give companies the flexibility to respond quickly to market changes, new business opportunities, and new technologies. IFS has a solid, growing presence in the North American business software market. IFS North America serves medium-size to large companies in a variety of key industries, including aerospace and defense, industrial manufacturing, automotive, high-tech, construction, and process industries such as food and beverage. IFS combines a global product and organization with local support for its customers. IFS North America is headquartered in Chicago, with major offices in Milwaukee; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Jose, California; Tucson, Arizona; Toronto; and Mexico City.
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