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SYS-CON Events announced today that AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West main sponsorship opportunities are now sold-out! The limited number of expo and event sponsorship opportunities that are still available are expected to be sold out soon. The new sponsors who joined the conference this week, and are not yet listed on the conference Website, will also be announced later in the week. The charter sponsors of the most significant Rich Internet Applications event of the year include: Laszlo Systems [Diamond Sponsor]: Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform OpenLaszlo, and provider of Rich Internet Applications and services that advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for building next-generation Web applications that increase customer retention, conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive suppo... (more)

National Survey Shows Security, Power and Price are Driving the UK Data Centre Market

83 per cent of respondents regard data centre expansion business critical or important to businesses development London, UK, 10th March, 2010 - A national survey of over 100 senior IT professionals found that there are three factors driving demand in the UK data centre market sector - security, power and price. The survey, conducted by Telehouse, also showed that most organisations questioned were looking to expand their data centre requirements adding to the current capacity crunch and putting more pressure on UK data centre providers. Security (28%) and price (26%) were the two factors most organisations most look for when choosing a data centre, followed by power (16%). Although the demand for data centre space is at a premium the survey showed that if a data centre provider can not offer a service with a suitable level of security and power, and at a competitive... (more)

SAP Reports Record Third Quarter 2011 Software Revenue

SAP AG on Wednesday announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. "We are very pleased with the exceptionally strong top-line growth this quarter. Continued efficiency gains combined with operational excellence led to a very strong operating margin performance," said Werner Brandt, CFO of SAP. "Our momentum puts us on pace to achieve a record cash flow year." "SAP's third quarter software revenue grew at its fastest rate in a decade because customers are shifting their investments to software that helps them grow and innovate. Our core solutions together with our industry-leading innovation in mobility, in-memory computing and cloud deliver exceptional value to our customers across all regions and industries," said Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP. "This is a growth company executing on a powerful vision." "Our strong performance and ... (more)

Verizon CEO Calls for Sweeping Revision of U.S. Telecom Policy

Telling the Senate Commerce Committee, "that U.S. telecommunications policy is broken and must be fixed," Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg today called on Congress to enact a major reform to create a new policy for the broadband era. Seidenberg said that it must be national in scope, leave pricing to the marketplace rather than regulators, and ensure common rules for all competitors. The new policy must be "One that encourages investment in both wireline and wireless infrastructure; that puts power in the hands of consumers, not government; and that permits and even encourages innovation, rather than trying to force new services into old regulatory models," Seidenberg said. He said the policy should be based on three principles that govern other technology companies, including cable and wireless companies: Provide stability and uniformity across the industry a... (more)

LinuxIT and United Nations Bring Low-Cost Linux To Poor Asian Countries

In an effort to expand Linux to areas without the financial resources to explore open source solutions independently, LinuxIT, the largest Linux company providing independent systems integration and professional services in the UK, has joined with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to provide Linux certification in developing Pacific Southeast Asian countries. LinuxIT will provide free training materials. The UNDP, through its Asia-Pacific Development Information Program and International Open Source Network (IOSN), will provide capital. Support of open source programs has been actively championed by the IOSN sine 1997. Its mission is to support Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a revenue-generating source throughout Southeast Asia. Khairil Yusof, UNDP's IOSN manager, explained, "We believe that high q... (more)

TTP And ARM Creating Latest 3G IP Platforms

A strategic collaboration to design and develop the next generation of 3G Intellectual Property (IP) platforms, was announced by TTP Communications and ARM. The project will incorporate ARM processors and TTPCom Cellular Baseband Engine (CBEmacro) technology. The new platforms will significantly reduce engineering effort and time-to-market for semiconductor vendors developing 3G system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. TTPCom will distribute the combination of an ARM technology-based subsystem and TTPCom's multimode 3G baseband to semiconductor manufacturers to enable them to get their products to market quickly, with lower cost and risk. ARM will be responsible for licensing the processor core to its silicon partners while TTPCom will license the CBEmacro technology. The first of these platforms will be the CBEmacro 3G, a multimode cellular baseband engine, which provides a ... (more)

Day Software Releases Beta Java Content Repository Extreme

Day Software announced the release of the beta version of its Java Content Repository Extreme (CRX) to the industry. CRX is the first commercially available product that has been developed completely on an enterprise-class, 100% Java, J2EE architecture. CRX makes high value enterprise content easily accessible for any application. CRX allows for the storage, retrieval and management of content across large-scale enterprises. As the first fully standard compliant content repository, CRX protects technology investment in content and applications and enables companies to create a content infrastructure that is future-proof and sustainable. "As the leader of the global expert group that developed the new standard for enterprise content we are uniquely positioned to make this technology commercially available to the industry," said Michael Moppert, CEO of Day Software. ... (more)

SmartOps Multistage Inventory Planning & Optimization Software Application Licensed by HP in Latin America

PITTSBURGH, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartOps Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise-class supply chain optimization software solutions, today announced that its SmartOps Multistage Inventory Planning & Optimization (MIPO(TM)) software solution has been licensed by HP for use by its Imaging and Personal Systems Group in Latin America. "Technology solutions companies are taking supply chain planning and execution to the next level," said Dr. Sridhar Tayur, CEO and founder of SmartOps. "Many of our customers are adding MIPO to their existing SAP and SAP APO systems to support a more robust business architecture for supply chain planning." MIPO is designed to enable customers to achieve both a rapid return on investment and a long-term competitive advantage by determining the best possible inventory and product availability plans given inherent uncertainties, t... (more)

Threat Assessment and Its Input to Risk Assessment

About this Article This article is an excerpt from Risk Management for Computer Security: Protecting Your Network & Information Assets. Printed with permission from Butterworth-Heinemann, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2005. For more information about this book and other similar titles, please visit In this excerpt we examine the role of threat assessment and its importance in the accurate and effective assessment of risk. Threat It seems appropriate to start this chapter by explaining what is meant by a threat assessment. In information security, this is probably one of the most abused and misunderstood terms and is often used interchangeably with the term "vulnerability." In this book, the word "threat" is used to describe those "things" that may pose a danger to the information systems, and for clarity, the term "threat agents" is used.... (more)

webMethods Introduces Continuous Controls Monitoring Solution

webMethods Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM - News),a leading business integration and optimization software company, today debuted webMethods for Compliance, a new solution designed to verify the completeness, accuracy and validity of transactions and business processes in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulatory requirements. Built with the technology components of webMethods Fabric(TM), this new solution provides businesses with the ability to continuously and automatically monitor their compliance control points without the risks or costs associated with manual testing and controls. At the same time, the process integration, assembly and optimization capabilities offered by webMethods for Compliance can also be used to further streamline and enhance these fundamental operations, which means enterprises can use their compliance investments to achie... (more)

Oak Pacific Interactive Web 2.0 Platform Receives $48 Million Funding From Global Investors

Oak Pacific Interactive (Oak Pacific), a Chinese Internet company formerly known as ChinaInterActiveCorp, announced today that it has closed a new round of financing of $48 million from a group of leading global private equity and venture capital firms led by General Atlantic LLC (GA). In addition to GA, the group includes DCM - Doll Capital Management, Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Accel Partners, and Legend Capital. Oak Pacific provides next generation communication, content distribution and community Internet platforms including a number of well-known Chinese websites such as,,, and Oak Pacific currently has approximately 22 million registered users and more than 150 million daily page views. Oak Pacific will use this new round of financing to continue to expand its portfolio of digital entertainment assets and build ... (more)