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Europe’s largest cloud services platform prepares to roll out over England, Scotland and Wales
LONDON – Interoute Communications Ltd, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, has acquired the UK Vtesse group. Already serving business in Europe, USA and Asia this bold move will bring Interoute’s multi-award winning cloud service, Interoute VDC, and its Enterprise Unified ICT portfolio of advanced Computing, Connectivity and Unified Communications solutions to businesses across the UK.
Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO commented “When you look at the options for European businesses wanting to take advantage of flexible, scalable cloud infrastructure, they are often limited to the public cloud providers who think Europe can be served by one European data centre location connected by the public internet. With this acquisition Interoute is adding its twelfth Data Centre in Europe and over 7000km of UK network to its 60,000km pan-European global Cloud services platform. This provides a highly resilient, secure low latency Cloud platform that businesses everywhere can benefit from.”
The Vtesse network is one of the largest national networks in the UK, connecting 55 Data Centres and 48 major towns and cities in England, Scotland and Wales. The company provides metropolitan and Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions to some of the largest companies in the world both directly and via leading global system integrators, such as IBM, ARUP, Redstone and Logicalis. Its enterprise customers including Lloyds TSB, Poundland, Friends Provident, Invesco, DEFRA and the AA, will now have access to Interoute’s advanced Unified ICT portfolio of services.
The Vtesse Tier three Data Centre, situated 25 minutes from central London, with 2,700m2 space, capable of accommodating 877 racks at 5Kw each via a 5Mw power supply, is an ideal site for colocation, disaster recovery back-up for Interoute’s London City data centres.
Aidan Paul Chairman and Founder, Vtesse commented, “Over the past years Vtesse has provided enterprises, system integrators, carriers and cloud and data centre operators with a range of solutions from our data centre and extensive UK network. Becoming part of Interoute will give these customers access to the extended portfolio of solutions and international reach of Interoute, opening new opportunities and new markets.”
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, 8 Virtual Data Centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business channels www.interoute.com
Enterprise-ready apps leverage mobile devices to power multichannel retail strategies
SAN FRANCISCO – Scandit (www.scandit.com), developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solution for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, has released an integrated suite of mobile apps to enhance the consumer shopping experience and retail operations. Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Retail provides a series of fully customizable, cross-platform mobile applications for retail employees and customers including: Clienteling, Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS), Mobile Shopping (mShopping), Self-Checkout, Shopping Lists and Procurement. This suite of retail apps successfully powers multichannel retail strategies from the back of house to the sales floor, and beyond.
Scandit has leveraged the ubiquity of mobile devices and the consumerization of IT trend in the workplace to create a mobile suite that will allow retailers to adopt consumer and employee-facing apps with unprecedented ease for rapid time to market. “In order to compete in today’s environment, retailers need to deliver a highly differentiated mobile experience for shoppers and employees, but many don’t have the in-house resources to develop these applications” said Samuel Mueller, CEO at Scandit. “We deliver an innovative set of fully customizable but functionally complete retail apps, which are easy to integrate with existing systems, allowing the retailer to customize and deploy the apps rapidly—without the high cost of development.”
Scandit’s pioneering app suite has successfully lowered the barrier of entry for retailers to adopt mobility across a variety of use cases. “Retail chains are seeking new and innovative ways to engage customers and manage their operations”, continued Mueller. “Our Mobile App Suite bridges this gap with fully customizable and vertically integrated applications that empower the retailer and the customer simultaneously.”
Built on the success of Scandit’s software-based barcode scanner, which is utilized on over 50 million mobile devices worldwide, the Mobile App Suite for Retail integrates Scandit’s enterprise-grade scanning performance and functionality as a critical component for retail success. It’s a true one-stop shop that retailers can rely on to build out a robust mobile strategy that will engage customers, streamline operations and drive sales.
Further information about the Mobile App Suite for Retail can be found at: http://www.scandit.com/products/mobile-app-suite-retail/
Scandit delivers high performance mobile solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With more than 15,000 licensees in 80 countries, Scandit processes hundreds of millions of scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Bayer, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA and Saks Fifth Avenue. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering ground-breaking identification and data capture applications to customers. For more information visit www.scandit.com.
Leading ASEAN law & tax firm DFDL, ranked tier 1 for general business law by Chambers Asia, has deployed CRM solution Lexis® InterAction® from LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of content and technology solutions. InterAction is the focal point for all contact-related information and provides authoritative relationship intelligence for business development across the firm's network of offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Over 250 employees including fee earners and support staff are using the solution.
DFDL chose InterAction for its superior functionality and LexisNexis' successful track record of implementing the solution in professional services organisations of all sizes and complexities.
Today, InterAction underpins the firm's Preferred Client Programme, whose goal is to proactively enhance client satisfaction and continuously improve service levels to fuel business growth. With InterAction being tightly integrated with Microsoft Outlook, fee earners are actively using the solution to improve the quality of engagement with clients. They are able to access InterAction from within Outlook, eliminating the need to log in to a separate system. The solution's ability to proactively push contact specific information to users is a huge benefit to time short professionals too. This in fact has encouraged adoption of CRM by fee earners at DFDL. The solution is also integrated with DFDL's practice management system. All this combined has truly made InterAction the information and relationship intelligence hub for the entire organisation.
"InterAction is an essential part of our commitment to client development and continued provision of world class legal advice and service to our clients across the region," commented Michel Dauguet, CEO, DFDL. "We looked at a number of software solutions to support our CRM effort, but InterAction best fit the bill. It offers the depth and breadth of functionality, but at the same time is easy and intuitive to use. Now as an organisation we are able to leverage the combined network of all our offices for business advantage and for the benefit of our customers. It is a powerful capability."
"InterAction continues to grow its global footprint due to its compelling capabilities," said Guy Phillips, Sales Director at LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. "The solution is designed for professional services organisations, which is why it so precisely meets the needs of firms in the legal sector. We are very excited to be working with an organisation of the stature of DFDL."
The Lexis InterAction customer relationship management solution is designed for professional services organisations to help drive business relationships, accelerate firm growth and increase revenue. By providing powerful relationship intelligence that goes beyond 'who knows whom', the solution uncovers unanticipated risks, facilitates personalised and streamlined communications and enables execution of business development plans that can be measured by client, segment or industry - all enabling firms to deliver value and exceed client expectations. InterAction can be accessed by users from within Microsoft Outlook and also 'on the move' from a range of mobile devices.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organisations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organisations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.
As a leading provider of software platforms, LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions (www.lexisnexis-es.co.uk) works with customers to drive productive, efficient and reliable business decisions. Its solutions include Lexis® Visualfiles™; for case management and workflow; Lexis® InterAction®, a customer relationship management tool; and LexisOne™, an enterprise-grade business management solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics® AX.
Gartner Positions Emerson Network Power in the 'Leaders' Quadrant of the First Magic Quadrant for DCIM ToolsWritten by Jon Seals
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the first “DCIM Tools Magic Quadrant.”1 Gartner defines DCIM (data center infrastructure management) tools as “tools that monitor, measure, manage and control data center resources and energy consumption.”
The Magic Quadrant report evaluated 17 vendors and recognized Emerson Network Power for completeness of vision and ability to execute for all of its DCIM solutions. “We consider our positioning in the “Leaders” quadrant confirmation that our DCIM tools solve our customers’ biggest data center challenges,” said Enzo Greco, vice president and general manager, Software, Emerson Network Power’s Data Center Solutions business. “Being recognized as a leader in the “DCIM Tools Magic Quadrant” makes Emerson Network Power the only DCIM vendor named a leader in three independent evaluations.”2
The Trellis™ Platform
The Trellis™ platform is Emerson Network Power’s comprehensive DCIM solution, which delivers the capabilities needed for intuitive, scalable enterprise-class infrastructure monitoring and management. This technology bridges the gap between facilities and IT operations in the data center, allowing IT to be a key player in planning and executing the organization’s growth initiatives.
According to Ian Tasker, data centre manager, University of Cambridge Information Services, the ability to perform both device-level and strategic management was key to Cambridge University when selecting the Trellis platform for its new data center. “Our primary goal is to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint by providing an alternative to the many independent, departmental server rooms across campus, many of which run inefficiently. As we migrate services from some independent server rooms into our state-of-the-art data center, the Trellis platform will provide monitoring and management capabilities to drive our current PUE from a conservative estimated average of 2.0 to our goal of 1.2.”
“Information Services also will gain the management information critical to running a data center,” Tasker said. “We often need to add capacity quickly to support new grants, which may require adding anywhere from one to 30 servers. The Trellis platform will give us visibility into capacity and provide the management information we need to plan effectively for growth in this dynamic environment. Additionally, some areas within the data center will operate using a cost recovery model, and the detailed usage information that the Trellis platform can provide will enable accurate charge back for these facility users.”
To learn more about Emerson Network Power’s DCIM solutions, please visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/Trellis.
1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools,” by Jay E. Pultz, David J. Cappuccio, April Adams, Federico De Silva, Naveen Mishra, Henrique Cecci and Rakesh Kumar, September 22, 2014.
2 Additional reports in which Emerson Network Power is named a leader: 1) “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2013 Vendor Analysis”; 2) “EMA Radar Report™ for Data Center Infrastructure Management (doc #241280, May 2013).”
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
Data center, telecom industry leaders to discuss findings from global report
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced plans for its latest Critical Advantage webcast series. The first webcast will feature a panel of industry experts discussing findings from Emerson’s recent report, “Data Center 2025: Exploring the Possibilities,” and will air live Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.
Emerson Network Power’s Peter Panfil will be joined by Peter Gross of Bloom Energy, Mark Monroe of DLB Associates and Ben Stewart of Verizon Terremark to discuss the industry’s vision for the data center of the future. The panel will examine the results of Emerson’s recent survey of more than 800 data center professionals from around the world.
Emerson Network Power’s Critical Advantage series brings together leading technology experts to discuss relevant, timely industry issues. This series will include the following webcasts, with additional topics planned.
• October 15, 2014: Data Center 2025: A Panel Discussion on Trends
• December 2014: Pre-Fabricated Data Centers: Are they right for you?
• February 2015: What Actually Causes Downtime: Examining the Data
• June 2015: Evolution of the Edge: Moving Computing Closer to the User
To register for a Critical Advantage webcast, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/Webcasts. To view the full Data Center 2025 report and video input from industry experts, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/DataCenter2025. For more information on Emerson Network Power products and solutions that support the data center, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
DENVER, Colo. – Peak® (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, announces it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Colorado in the Lead411 Hottest Colorado Companies Award. Peak was chosen for this award for factors including its triple digit growth year over year, innovative cloud services offering, and raising significant funding over the past two years.
Lead411 researches thousands of companies nationwide to identify the fastest growing companies. To be qualified for the Hottest Colorado list, companies must be privately held and in the software, wireless, hardware, Internet, or media industry, as well as be located within Colorado area.
“This year’s Hottest Award winners are stronger than ever,” comments Tom Blue, Lead411 CEO. “We expect to see large growth and ‘big things’ from this group.”
Peak operates eight secure cloud locations across the U.S. and U.K., delivering on-demand dedicated storage, computing and network resources. It’s 100% channel centric model enables channel partners, agents, distributors and Value Added Resellers with a highly reliable cloud offering that can be white-labeled as their own.
“Peak is proud to have been chosen for Lead411’s Hottest Company award out of over 1100 companies considered,” states Laurel Burton, VP of Marketing for Peak. “We’re privileged and excited to be named among the top tech companies in Colorado. Peak has experienced tremendous growth, and this recognition validates our hard work. It speaks to our commitment and our continued leadership in the cloud arena.”
To view the full list of Peak’s awards and recognition, please visit http://www.poweredbypeak.com/media/awards/
For more information on Peak, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 532-4734.
Peak® is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. White-labeling Peak’s cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. Peak operates Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 compliant cloud nodes in eight geographies across the United States and in Europe (Silicon Valley, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, and the United Kingdom). Its VMware vCloud® Powered cloud environment contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage for public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions. Peak offers both Cisco UCS and Open Compute platforms, and is a Platinum-level NetApp Service Provider. For more information, visit www.poweredbypeak.com call (855) 532-4734; or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Upgraded feature lets organizations get alerts for tweets about events and threats near their assets
LANSING, Mich. — IDV Solutions, LLC today announced the release of an upgraded Twitter visualization module for its market-leading enterprise risk visualization (ERV) software platform, Visual Command Center®.
The new Twitter Visualization and Alerting module combines the real-time nature of social media with the power of geospatial visualization to provide early warning to organizations of potential threats to its people or operations.
“Twitter is now where news breaks first, so it’s important to give our customers a tool for extracting information that’s important to them from the mass of tweets,” said Ian Clemens, Chief Technology Officer at IDV Solutions. “The upgraded module lets organizations tap Twitter for immediate information on a threat, giving them more time to take action to protect employees, assets and business continuity.”
The new module continuously monitors for any number and combination of words or phrases posted within a configurable distance from employees or facilities. Alert notifications are displayed in Visual Command Center and can also be delivered via e-mail or mass notification systems.
Once alerted to a potential threat, Visual Command Center’s powerful visualization, filtering, and query tools support users as they assess the threat and act to mitigate risk. Visual Command Center unites activity and events from multiple data sources—including Web feeds, social media, travel tracking, and physical security systems—into one platform for risk awareness and response. It visualizes potential risks, including breaking news, weather, and natural disasters, on an interactive map and timeline, along with in-house data like asset locations, floor plans, and physical safety systems.
Twitter Visualization and Alerting is available as an add-on to Visual Command Center version 3.1 or later for both existing and new clients. For more information, visit http://idvsolutions.com/products/visual-command-center.
About IDV Solutions, LLC
IDV Solutions, LLC helps organizations take command of risk by delivering Enterprise Risk Visualization capabilities through software and services that enable organizations to protect their assets, ensure continuity of operations and optimize performance. Its Visual Command Center software is used in organizational functions such as security, field services, supply chain, and operations. By repeatedly solving key problems for customers in the Global 2000 and government, IDV and its products have earned a reputation for delivering immediate value and building risk resilient organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.idvsolutions.com.
SANFRANCISCO – The World leading system optimizing company, IObit, today announced the release of the IObit Uninstaller 4, the FREE uninstaller that can uninstall applications, even for Windows 8 Apps, remove toolbars and plug-ins in browsers thoroughly, even Power Scan for applications that not conducted by IObit Uninstaller.
Since Windows 8 released, nearly 80% users complained about the uninstallation of pre-installed Metro apps, some users cannot find the way to uninstall, even if some others find the “uninstall” option, they can only uninstall each app one by one, it’s quite annoy. To simplified uninstallation for Win 8 Metro Applications, the brand new IObit Uninstaller 4 unleashed with an new tab added with all Win 8 apps are listed in, it supports batch uninstall for Metro applications, also enhanced Power Scan can help clean leftovers thoroughly, even registry key can be deeply detected out and deleted.
IObit Uninstaller 4 also brings the quick uninstall feature for some programs to shorten the uninstall processes, then no more confirmation box will disturb during uninstall process. It can monitor all programs’ un-installation that not using IObit Uninstaller. In Toolbar/Plug-in option, the version 4 provides a browser protect to help detecting and removing malicious Plug-ins. A new UI option joined the version 4, besides makes the interface more simple and conscious; users could make a choice to display the one they like. Among those innovations, IObit Uninstaller 4 also added entrance to System Restore Point for easy management and improved the detection and uninstallation for Windows Update.
“While making the releasing plan on IObit Unintaller4, we are dedicated to offer users an ultimate uninstaller. Besides offering easy to use operation, IObit Uninstaller can even uninstall itself completely.” Said Antonio Zhang, Marketing Director at IObit, “We believe IObit Uninstaller can fit for your needs, and even can do better beyond your imagination.”
Note that IObit Unisntaller 4 does not need any installation, it works reliably and totally FREE with no limitation, and now it is available for everyone to download. Come to try it from CNET Download.com and IObit.com
About IObit Uninstaller 4
Integrated with up to date uninstall technology, IObit Uninstaller 4 helps you remove unwanted programs and browser plug-ins/toolbars easily even when Windows "Add or Remove Programs" fails. The newly added Win8 Apps Module even helps you uninstall the pre-installed Win8 apps. Not only just remove applications by the programs' build-in uninstall, it also scans and removes all leftovers easily and thoroughly with Powerful Scan. What's more, even uninstallation not performed by IObit Uninstaller can automatically call Powerful Scan to delete leftovers in this version. For system stability, IObit Uninstaller 4 still creates a system restore point before every uninstallation and provides a better management of system restore point.
Founded in 2004, IObit provides consumers with innovative system utilities for Windows, Mac, and Android OS to greatly enhance operational performance and protect their computers and mobile devices from security threats.
STOCKHOLM – 4C Strategies are thrilled to announce a new contract signed with the New Zealand Army for their ExonautTM software suite. The contract includes the ExonautTM Observer (OBS), ExonautTM Compliance & Performance Manager (CPM), ExonautTM Training & Exercise Manager (TEM) and ExonautTM Tactical Data Editor (TDE) with the option to extend the support beyond the one-year trial period.
“The ExonautTM software suite provides state of the art support in scheduling, planning and evaluating the performance of training exercises across the organization, and will meet the complex requirements of the user.” says Mikael Grape, Senior Business Developer at 4C Strategies. The latest version of ExonautTM Observer will also enable users to track their positions in real-time and monitor where and when observations are made, therefore enhancing the audit trail throughout their training program.
“Working with a partner with such a strong local presence has been very positive and we are delighted to work with Cubic in Australia and New Zealand. We have seen a strong growth in demand for our services since the partnership began last year, and we hope to see this continued growth in the market benefit both of our companies.” says Mikael Edqvist, VP Global Business Development.
About 4C Strategies
4C Strategies provides consultancy services and software solutions for improved risk, business
continuity, crisis management and training management. The company already has a large international client base, including organisations such as the British Army, Swedish Armed Forces, London Gatwick Airport and the Swiss Armed Forces. 4C Strategies launched in 2000, quickly establishing itself as a successful global brand, and is now recognised as one of the most innovative providers of solutions within the areas 4C operate.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations. Cubic, a market
leader in Australia and New Zealand, specializes in high-end collective training systems and services across the services.