Hitachi Data Systems Introduces New Application and Data Recovery Solutions  
Santa Clara, CA - Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and the only provider of Service Oriented Storage Solutions, announced the addition of the Hitachi Dynamic Replicator to its replication and data protection software portfolio. In partnership with InMage Systems, a leading independent software vendor of disk-based business application recovery solutions for heterogeneous environments, Hitachi Data Systems meets the operational and economic needs of midrange customers by offering simple, cost-effective disaster recovery solutions for heterogeneous data storage environments. "Disaster recovery is a critical concern for organizations of all sizes as they strive to improve the data resilience of their operations. The typical midrange customer today is dealing with rapid data growth and requires simplified and cost-effective data protection and replication solutions for disaster planning and operational recovery," said Sean Moser, vice president, Software Products, Hitachi Data Systems.
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Amstrad Announces the Implementation of a New ERP System from IFS Which will Improve Collaboration Across the Newly Integrated Workforce   Tyler Technologies Wins $1.6 Million Multi-Solution Contract with North Carolina County
Linköping, Sweden - IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Amstrad has successfully completed the implementation of IFS’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, IFS Applications. BSkyB and Amstrad made the decision to change suppliers during the integration of Amstrad’s operations with that of parent company BSkyB, which has been using IFS since 2006. The deployment of IFS’s ERP system was essential to integrate Amstrad’s business and processes into BSkyB and to provide a single platform from which to improve internal efficiencies, allowing for future growth. Amstrad, which was founded in 1968 by Sir Alan Sugar, is now wholly owned by BSkyB and is responsible for the manufacturing of Sky digital TV boxes. This process involves managing orders, purchasing components and the selling and distributing of boxes to its parent company.   Dallas, TX - Tyler Technologies, Inc. has reached an agreement with Moore County, North Carolina, for the purchase of Tyler's Munis and iasWorld software. This multi-solution contract is valued at approximately $1.6 million. Moore County has contracted for several of Tyler's Munis revenue applications, including North Carolina Tax and Motor Vehicle Billing. Additionally, it has selected the Web-based Citizen Self Service application, which provides citizens with the capability to pay tax bills online. For assessment software, the County has chosen Tyler's iasWorld solution, a fully integrated system that includes CAMA (computer aided mass appraisal), assessment administration, and inquiry & appeals tracking. "This new software system will eliminate many manual processes, and some very outdated systems in our County, leapfrogging us into a fully automated set of processes that link and integrate multiple departments," commented Moore County Manager Cary McSwain.
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Email Archiving Provider LiveOffice First to Provide Native BlackBerry Support   ADTRAN and Innovation Technologies Bring Leading-Edge Voice Communications to Hospitality Industry
Los Angeles, CA - With holiday vacations right around the corner and the busiest travel day of the year almost here, LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email hosting and email continuity solutions, announced the release of a powerful BlackBerry® app that seamlessly integrates with LiveOffice Personal Archive and LiveOffice Discovery Archive. This new proprietary service lets on-the-go professionals access and search an unlimited number of archived emails, attachments, SMS and PIN-to-PIN messages as well as call log files via their BlackBerry devices anytime - even if their primary email platform is unavailable. "According to our research, 76 percent of professionals always take their mobile devices with them on vacation. With much of corporate America working ‘out-of-pocket’ this holiday season, many workers still expect to send, receive and search email as if they were in the office. In addition, many of them have zero tolerance for email downtime in or out of the office," said Michael Osterman, principal analyst with Osterman Research.   Huntsville, AL & Cross Plains, WI - ADTRAN, Inc. and Innovation Technologies Worldwide, Inc., announced that they are teaming to bring leading-edge voice communications to the hospitality industry. Innovation Technologies, a provider of leading voice and data solutions for lodging providers, will now exclusively offer ADTRAN's industry-leading NetVanta and Total Access VoIP solutions as a complement to its ComXchange Hospitality IP-PBX software. Innovation Technologies selected ADTRAN as a complementary solution based on ADTRAN's reputation for quality and reliability, interoperability, industry-leading warranties and unique features such as Voice Quality Monitoring. "We recently installed ComXchange with the ADTRAN hardware at one of our Comfort Suites locations in Wisconsin, giving our customers access to some of the most flexible and reliable, next-generation VoIP services available today," says Dave Phaneuf, vice president of operations, WISCO Hotel Group.
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Blue Coat ProxySG Achieves Industry’s First FIPS 140-2 Certification for Secure Web Gateway Appliances   Lenovo Introduces Industry’s Only Storage-Based Fleet Management Solution
Sunnyvale, CA - Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced that its Blue Coat ProxySG appliances and SGOS 5.3 operating system have achieved Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification. The Blue Coat ProxySG appliances are the first and only Secure Web Gateway appliances that have been FIPS 140-2 certified. Blue Coat has also received ICSA Labs certification for its SGOS 5.3 operating system and its ProxySG appliances are the only Secure Web Gateway appliances that are certified at Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2. "Blue Coat appliances feature a purpose-built, highly secure operating system and architectural elements that are designed to meet the most rigorous security standards in the world," said Bethany Mayer, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing and Corporate Development for Blue Coat Systems. "These security certifications underscore our commitment and ability to provide government organizations and enterprises with the high levels of security they require."   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Lenovo announced Secure Managed Client (SMC) 2.0, the newest version of the PC industry’s only storage-based fleet management solution. The latest version of SMC offers IT managers increased security and new manageability tools, while continuing to provide end users with a familiar desktop experience. Lenovo’s SMC 2.0 consists of SMC supported Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop PCs with Intel® vPro Technology, a Lenovo co-developed software stack and centralized Lenovo Storage Array Appliance. This remote storage-based technology offers the benefits of an alternative client solution like centralized image and user provisioning, secure data storage, redundancy and single image capability, without sacrificing the end-user desktop experience by delivering full graphics and audio performance and support for ThinkCentre peripherals such as add-in graphic cards and USB devices.
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St. Bernard Announces iPrism Secure Web Gateway Appliance 6.4 For Enhanced Total Cost of Ownership   SonicWALL Identifies Top Ten Online Threats, Scams and Frauds This Holiday Season
San Diego, CA - St. Bernard Software, Inc., a leader in Web security appliances, announced the availability of iPrism 6.4, which boasts a newly designed Web-based user interface and exclusive features including video tutorials integrated directly into the product. With this release, St. Bernard also introduces the platform for its upcoming hybrid remote filtering technology, the first solution of its kind. These new enhancements provide customers with an even more robust and streamlined Secure Web Gateway solution, allowing them to recognize greater business value associated with lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). iPrism 6.4 features a streamlined user interface that intelligently optimizes workflow and usability for a truly enhanced out of box experience that amplifies ease of use and decreases ongoing administrative time. Intuitively designed with the needs of the customer in mind, administrators easily transition from the shipping box to successful installation and deployment in minutes.   San Jose, CA - SonicWALL, Inc., a leading secure network infrastructure company, identified the top threats holiday well-wishers and online shoppers face this shopping season. With the holidays just around the corner, phishers, hackers and scammers are preparing for the deluge of online shoppers and well-wishers by cultivating data harvesting methods, perfecting greeting card malware and honing merchant phishing techniques. Online shoppers and well wishers can prepare for these threats by following simple guidelines and knowing the top security-related frauds and scams awaiting them this holiday season. "We see malware and phishing attacks increase dramatically right before and right after the holidays," said Andrew Klein, Product Manager, SonicWALL. "The hectic pace of the holiday season combined with the dramatic increase in online and in-store transactions strains the attentiveness of consumers making them susceptible to scams they normally would be able to identify. Unfortunately, most consumers won't learn the extent of any damage until the holidays are over."
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California Department of Motor Vehicles Chooses HP to Help Reduce Costs, Improve Its Citizen Communications with HP Exstream   Secure-24 Fuels Business Growth with EMC Information Infrastructure
Palo Alto, CA - HP announced the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the organization responsible for registering vehicles and licensing drivers in the state of California, has implemented the HP Exstream enterprise document automation solution to help reduce IT costs and improve the quality of its citizen communications. Using HP Exstream software, the California DMV is able to quickly create direct-response constituent correspondence to accommodate almost 32 million registered vehicles and approximately 26 million licensed drivers and identification holders in the state - nearly 100 million documents each year. The California DMV selected HP Exstream for the software’s open architecture, ability to easily fit into an existing IT environment, and ease of use for designing, deploying and maintaining driver documents of all types. HP Exstream software has enabled the agency to streamline development practices across its vehicle registration and drivers license IT departments.   Hopkington, MA - EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced that Secure-24, a leading provider of managed hosting, disaster recovery, and managed services to large and mid-sized organizations, has standardized its data backup operations on an EMC virtual tape library solution to increase the speed and efficiency of its rapidly growing backup operations. Volker Straub, Secure-24's Chief Operating Officer, said, "We have experienced steady growth year after year based on our success with delivering peace of mind to our customers. Companies outsource their highly critical applications to us so they can reduce their operational costs, achieve compliance more successfully, and fast-forward key projects. EMC's scaleable and flexible infrastructure has helped us grow by enabling us to efficiently and reliably support customers around the globe with cutting edge SLAs." Based in Southfield, Mich., Secure-24 selected EMC Disk Library 4200 and EMC NetWorker software as its virtual tape library (VTL) solution over other vendors including NetApp.
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Raritan Introduces Intelligent Inline-Meter Rack PDUs to Gather Power Information on Data Center IT Equipment Connected to 'Not-So-Smart' PDUs   New IBM Innovation Center to Fuel IT Growth in the Philippines
Somerset, NJ - Raritan introduced a new family of smart inline power meters to its intelligent rack power distribution and energy management portfolio. The new Dominion® PX-3000 Series is targeted at data centers that want to easily add power, energy, and rack environment data collection capabilities to stand-alone IT equipment or racks containing basic rack power distribution units (PDUs). The four new Dominion PX-3000 inline power meters, as well as all of Raritan's intelligent rack PDUs, come with built-in monitoring, security and networking capabilities. The PX-3000 inline power meters are designed to be used in conjunction with dumb rack PDUs to provide comprehensive strip-level metering and easily deployed environmental monitoring. The PX-3000 Series also is intended to power stand-alone equipment with dedicated circuits, such as large network switches, storage arrays, and mainframe computers. The Dominion PX-3000 gathers extensive power information, including data on voltage, current, power factor, apparent power (kVA), active power (Watts), and kilowatts per hour (kwh) energy consumption.   Quezon City, Philippines - IBM further expanded its reach into growing nations with the opening of the first IBM Innovation Center in the Philippines. The new center aims to help the local business and academic communities to build skills and develop new technologies that support demand for digital infrastructure projects in banking, energy, telecommunications, transportation, retail and government industries. The center, located at the UP-Ayala Techno Hub in Commonwealth, Quezon City in Metro Manila, will provide entrepreneurs, business partners, venture capitalists and academics across the nation with access totraining workshops, consulting services, a broad technical infrastructure, and hands-on assistance to help bring new technologies to market. The new center supports IBM's efforts to invest in emerging markets around the world, helping to develop local ecosystems that advance IT skills and innovation.
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Nortel Provides 21st Century Communications Solutions for Prince George’s Community College and the University of Baltimore   Portable Security at Lower Cost: Kingston Digital Ships Secure & Affordable USB Flash Drive
Toronto, ON - Higher education institutions in Maryland are relying on innovative and cost-effective solutions from Nortel to foster student success. These solutions support the increasingly complex, everyday demands placed on the schools' communications systems as they strive to educate and train the 21st century workforce, while ensuring academic sustainability in the event of an emergency. Prince George's Community College ** (PGCC), a two-year post-secondary school with approximately 40,000 students, is using mobility and data technology from Nortel. With Nortel's mobility solution, students and faculty gain freedom to communicate outside of the traditional classroom walls. At the same time, Nortel's high-performance, resilient and energy-efficient network supports 5,000 data ports and all of the college's communications needs including building security, video surveillance, electronic door entry and, energy management.   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 DataTraveler Locker + USB Flash drive. The DataTraveler Locker+ allows companies of any size to secure mobile data with the ease and confidence of knowing that their data is encrypted and safe. The DataTraveler Locker + also comes at a lower cost in times of shrinking IT budgets, making it ideal for budget-conscious companies. "Kingston created this drive to address the rise in data loss and theft which has been a growing problem with expensive consequences. This device gives companies a solution that is not only affordable but provides peace of mind in securing mobile data," said Mark Akoubian, business manager, Secure USB Products, Kingston®. "The DataTraveler Locker + encrypts 100 percent of the contents and is available at a price point that is very attractive for all entities looking to comply with corporate security policies."
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Smith Micro Software: Productivity and Graphics Software Leader  
Smith Micro Software, Inc., develops and markets mobile software products and services and an extensive line of PC software products for business & home markets. Bringing together innovative solutions from mobile connectivity to managing media content mobility to advancing mobile software management, Smith Micro products enrich the experience people have with their computer systems, mobile devices and wireless networks. Our knowledge spans 25 years of design, creation and engineering for hardware and software products, and we have shipped over 100 million copies of our QuickLink family of products to our customers worldwide.
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