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Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

SYSPRO Named 'ISV of the Year' at VAR Business 500 Awards

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SYSPRO, a leading producer of enterprise software, has announced that the company was named "ISV of the Year" at the VAR Business 500 Awards held June 14, 2005 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Honoring the most powerful and accomplished solution providers in North America, the fifth annual VAR Business 500 Awards event unfurled to overcapacity crowds in the legendary NYC venue. The awards ceremony featured keynote guest speaker former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (Logo: ) SYSPRO was one of 17 solution providers recognized for outstanding achievements in 2004, such as revenue growth, strong profitability, technology innovation and vertical expertise. SYSPRO was selected "Independent Software Vendor of the Year" based on its "stellar software business." In... (more)

Harvard Medical School Deploys American Power Conversion's InfraStruXure(TM) On-Demand Data Center Solution to Ensure Highly Available Electronic Course Curriculum and Research Data

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced that Harvard Medical School, one of the first "all-digital" medical schools in the U.S., recently purchased APC's InfraStruXure(TM) solution for the school's new data center in Boston, Mass. As their students, faculty, and researchers become increasingly dependent upon information technology to more effectively educate, research, and diagnose disease, Harvard Medical IT staff is challenged with delivering scalable, cutting-edge technology applications "on-demand," 24x7x365 days per year. (Logo: ) According to Harvard Medical School's chief information officer, John D. Halamka, "At Harvard Medical School, ... (more)

The Green Grid Addresses Energy Efficiency in Data Centers; Consortium Completes Formation and Calls for Members

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, today announced the completion of its formation, membership structure, technical charter, and made available three new white papers. The collective viewpoint of Green Grid members is that energy efficiency in the data center is the most significant issue facing technology providers and their customers today. This situation is not only due to exponential increases in power and cooling costs over the past few years, but also because customer demand for concentrated computing is outpacing the availability of clean reliable power in many places around the world. The Green Grid is the first industry initiative chartered to take a holistic view of the computing ecosystem, with a focus on addressing the... (more)

Applied Materials Launches Breakthrough E3 Equipment and Process Control Solution for Boosting Fab Productivity

Applied Materials, Inc. today announced its Applied E3™ advanced equipment and process control solution, a comprehensive factory automation (FA) software package for improving the productivity and reducing the costs of semiconductor, flat panel display and photovoltaic solar cell manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary algorithms, the Applied E3 system can boost process capability by >30%, reduce unscheduled down time, and shorten cycle time to achieve up to a 20% increase in overall equipment effectiveness. The Applied E3 system uniquely integrates all critical equipment automation and process control components to deliver the most flexible, user-friendly and powerful fab-wide Equipment Engineering System solution on the market today. “Customers understand that equipment automation is a huge opportunity to exploit the unused potential of their existing as... (more)

AFCOM's Data Center Institute Convenes at Data Center World to Provide Cloud Computing Guidance for Data Center Professionals

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- AFCOM's Data Center Institute (DCI), a leading industry think-tank has convened at the AFCOM Data Center World 2010 to discuss concepts and approaches to cloud computing and what this technology means to data center professionals. Facilitated by DCI board advisor David S. Linthicum, the CTO of Bick Group, topics covered in the first on-site meeting included: making a business case for cloud computing within the data center; best practices and approaches to cloud computing from the perspective of the data center executive; and new data center skills needed to support cloud computing implementations. Moreover, approaches to cloud computing for enterprises, third party data center providers, and existing software providers moving to a cloud computing offering were discussed. These concepts and recommendations will be summari... (more)

French Minister of Industry Announced to Open 6th Data Centres Europe Event

The producers of the forthcoming 6th annual Data Centres Europe conference taking place in Sophia Antipolis, near Nice are delighted to announce that the Minister for Industry in France, M Christian Estrosi, will officially open the event on the morning of 22nd April 2010. The high level content and debate will set the agenda on exploiting Green technologies over the coming year ( M Estrosi who was previously the Secretary of State for Overseas, was also Mayor of Nice and President of the general council for the Alpes-Maritimes department. He will deliver an address to the delegates at the opening of the event. “We are delighted that M Estrosi will open this important European data centre debate,” commented Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup, the event researchers and producers, “This demonstrates the importance attached to the da... (more)

N-able Technologies' North American Sales Manager Marco LaVecchia Named to CRN's 2012 List of 100 People You Don't Know, But Should

OTTAWA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/25/12 -- N-able Technologies®, the global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) automation software for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments, today announced its National Sales Manager Marco LaVecchia has been recognized by UBM Channel as one of CRN's 2012 "100 People You Don't Know, But Should." This annual list recognizes individual professionals within a vendor organization who are responsible for driving the behind-the-scenes efforts in channel marketing, operations and sales. The "100 People You Don't Know, But Should" executives are the directors, vice presidents and officers who lead their channel program without fanfare, exhibiting the strength, determination and creativity required to support solution providers on a daily basis. As part of the N-able team for more than seven years, Marco works closely ... (more)

Automation Market in the Middle East - Forecasts to 2016

DUBLIN, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( have announced the addition of the "Automation Market in the Middle East - Forecasts to 2016" report to their offering.      (Logo: ) One of the main trends witnessed in the Automation market in the Middle East is the development of customized automation solutions. Several vendors in the Automation industry face increased competition from other local and regional vendors due to the lack of product differentiation. In order to overcome this problem, several local and regional vendors have started offering customized automation solutions at a competitive price to meet the specific needs of their customers. As a result, several SMEs across various industries such as the Food and Beverages, Pu... (more)

Appvance™ Adds JMeter Testing To PerformanceCloud™

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appvance Inc., a leader in app performance testing, announced today the addition of JMeter compatibility in Appvance PerformanceCloud, its next generation cloud testing platform that combines functional, performance, stress, load tests and APM. JMeter is widely used by individual software performance engineers and testers. PerformanceCloud provides large organizations with a standard way to roll-out and maintain JMeter tests through standard grid and cloud test server infrastructure, test management services, and Agile processes. Appvance PerformanceCloud (APC) is the first beginning-to-end test system which accurately drives 100% of the actual user interactions, even with complex HTML5 and AJAX client-side code. Apache JMeter is an Apache project to test Web applications at the HTTP protocol level. Adding the ability... (more)

Asia Plantation Capital Sponsors Global Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Hong Kong and Paris

SINGAPORE, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With its sponsorship of this year's Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, held recently in Hong Kong (with the Paris event coming up in two weeks' time), Asia Plantation Capital (APC) continued its commitment and ongoing efforts towards driving sustainable development throughout the world. Photo - Photo - Photo - The summit in Hong Kong was attended by more than 100 industry professionals at various stages of involvement and interest in all aspects of sustainability. Associate Professor Dr Pakamas Chetpattananondh, from Thailand's Prince of Songkla University, and a key member of APC's Scientific Advisory Board, presented her current research paper on the growth, harvesting, and... (more)