LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year’s mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys’ banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes this is an innovative step forward for the financial services industry. “We know that our collaboration with Microsoft will transform the financial services industry, by combining innovative technology from world leaders to bring even more value to customers.” Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive of Microsoft, says
FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ – CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) has been selected as one of the 11 companies awarded a five-year, government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The BPA is valued at US$76 million. The IaaS contract continues GSA’s leadership in providing innovative solutions for government agencies and marks a significant step forward in advancing its efforts to streamline information technology (IT) management and reduce expenses. Cloud computing promotes IT efficiency and agility by
New York City’s government is moving to Microsoft’s cloud. A $20 million deal between the Bloomberg administration and the Redmond, Wash., computing giant announced Wednesday that it will consolidate software and hardware operated by individual agencies onto Internet-based computer “clouds.” They allow software, documents and other data normally stored on local hard drives and servers to be accessed through the Internet. City officials say cloud computing will allow agencies to work more collaboratively on projects. Developers can design and easily deploy software applications in response to city problems. And eventually, the cloud will be a place where citizens can not
Revenue Growth of 46% to $714 Million; GAAP Operating Margin of 13.2%; Non-GAAP Operating Margin of 28.6%; Trailing Twelve Months Operating Cash Flows Growth of 8% to $1.1 Billion; Trailing Twelve Months Free Cash Flows Growth of 39% to $1.1 Billion PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the third quarter 2010: Revenues for the third quarter were $714 million, an increase of 46% from the third quarter of 2009. GAAP operating income for the third quarter was $94 million, compared to
IBM CloudBurst (Pre-Packaged Private Cloud) IT infrastructure, including computing and network gear, is usually architect in enterprises. This may also include virtualization technologies. This is mostly intended towards meeting business requirements. IT infrastructure Hardware vendors like: IBM, HP, Dell etc… Software vendors like: Microsoft, Oracle, Redhat and Networking vendors like: Cisco, Juniper and so forth have provided the needs that are often left to the enterprises to install, integrate and provision for usage. Contrary to this, recent pre-packaged integrated solutions from vendors deliver complete virtual infrastructure. The idea behind pre-packaged solution is to speed-up the implementation and simplify the management
A look at 5 cloud trends in the coming year courtesy of Computer World Would you recognize a significant IT business trend if you saw one? Over the years, many products, technologies and IT-related business trends have been hyped beyond their significance. But the killers are the ones that go unnoticed and wind up being transformational. It’s difficult to know the difference, but there’s an old journalism adage: Follow the money. With that in mind, here are five things to keep an eye on as we march toward 2011. 1. The recession is transformational. Since late 2008, many companies facing
Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are under to do more with less. The cloud is just another way of saying “the internet.” And cloud computing basically involves paying for access to internet-based services in order to share computing horsepower, information and programs, from word processors to complex accounting and customer-relationship-management systems.