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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)

Keane Reaches Agreement to Acquire Portions of BearingPoint Public Services Business

  Boston, MA –  - Keane, Inc., a global services firm that specializes in optimizing businesses’ information technology (IT) investments, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with BearingPoint, Inc. to purchase a portion of the BearingPoint Public Services business in North America, which would include BearingPoint’s New York City practice. Finalization of this transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and securing approval by the court overseeing BearingPoint’s bankruptcy restructuring. “This addition to our Public Sector business completely aligns with Keane’s existing capabilities and the unique strength we have in both our Federal and State and Local organizations,” stated Mani Subramanian, Chairman and CEO of Keane Inc. “We are enthused about the synergy of the New York City component and the City’s selection of u... (more)

Jacques Kerrest Joins Actividentity as CFO and COO

ActivIdentity announced that Jacques Kerrest has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Kerrest will oversee all of ActivIdentity’s financial and operational functions, including finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, regulatory and risk management. Partnering with recently appointed CEO Grant Evans, Mr. Kerrest brings a notable record in building companies through M&A and managing new growth and organizational challenges, which further positions ActivIdentity to realize the potential for substantial growth. Previously, Mr. Kerrest served as Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Media Inc., the second largest communications company in the UK, where he was responsible for overseeing every aspect of finance. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Equant N.V. and prior to that of Harte-H... (more)

Zvents to Enable Local Activities and Promotions for MSN City Guides

  Zvents announced that it will be collaborating with Microsoft to enhance the events experience on MSN City Guides. Through the collaboration, Zvents’ platform will bring new capabilities to MSN users looking for interesting things to do in their immediate vicinity, enabling local merchants to promote themselves to interested consumers. Microsoft selected Zvents to power the Events, Venues and Performers platforms for MSN City Guides, because the Zvents Media Platform infuses MSN City Guides with new character and capabilities for identifying and delivering information about local things to do. Zvents partners with hundreds of media channels to distinguish the local search experience with verve and detail what’s currently happening in any locale. The broad scope of the Zvents Media Platform is enriched with highly targeted advertising that relates specifically to... (more)

ActivIdentity Mini-tokens Selected to Meet New FSA Requirements

ActivIdentity, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced that the Hana Financial Group has selected ActivIdentity Mini-tokens to meet the new Financial Security Agency (FSA) mandatory requirement set by the South Korean government. The FSA has issued a mandatory requirement for all banks offering internet banking facilities to provide users with a 2nd factor, for the purposes of strong authentication, in the form of an OTP token. The requirement took effect on May 1, 2008. “A major requirement of the Hana Financial Group was to select a standards-based authentication solution. The ActivIdentity Mini-token was selected as it complies with the OATH open standard, providing compatibility with 3rd party software, and assurance of future proofing as industry requirements move over time.” A Hana Bank spokesperson said. “Compliance ... (more)

Zvents Secures $24 Million in Funding for Its Search Advertising Business

 Zvents, the local search engine and paid listings ad network, today announced that it has secured $24 million in funding. New strategic investors include Nokia Growth Partners, the growth capital arm of Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and the world’s leading mobile phone supplier; and AT&T (NYSE: T), the largest U.S. wireless company which, through its YELLOWPAGES.COM subsidiary, is also the leading U.S. internet yellow pages search directory. NAVTEQ, the world leader in premium-quality digital map data, Vantage Point Venture Partners and Red Rock Ventures, also participated in the financing. Zvents will use the proceeds to expand the reach of its local listings advertising network, which enables both local businesses and national chains to promote their locations with search-targeted events such as sales and weekly specials. Zvents will also further invest in expanding the deplo... (more)

Former Director of White House Communications

NEW YORK, March 31, 2009 — Gutenberg Communications, a global, strategic communications firm offering public and investor relations services, today announced that Loretta Ucelli, former Assistant to the President and Director of White House Communications for President Bill Clinton, will consult with the firm on its communications programs as they continue to expand across industries. Acting as senior advisor, Ucelli brings a wealth of strategy and development expertise that will enable new and existing clients to build globally-recognized brands. Read Full Press Release ... (more)

Surgient and Wipro Partner to Deliver Test Lab Management Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas and BANGALORE, India, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgient, a leading vendor in Virtual Lab Management Applications for accelerating software delivery, and Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Limited , today announced a strategic systems integration agreement to provide organizations with software testing solutions. Wipro's Testing Services Division, the largest 3rd party offshore testing services provider, will implement Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management software to accelerate software testing cycles and deployment times for customers across the globe. By virtue of the agreement, Wipro's Testing Services Division will be a systems integrator for Surgient's Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System (VQMS) worldwide. VQMS helps consolidate and automate the computing infrastructure used in the testing of enterprise software. W... (more)

Egenera Simplifies Management of Virtual and Physical Resources

11/11/08 -- Egenera, Inc. today announced the general availability of PAN vmBuilder(TM) software by Egenera®, version 2.1. PAN vmBuilder software seamlessly integrates Citrix XenServer(TM) virtual machine (VM) management technology, allowing administrators to fully manage virtual and physical server environments unencumbered by the complexities of individual management tools. Integrated seamlessly into PAN Manager® software by Egenera, PAN vmBuilder allows customers to easily allocate both a full or a portion of a server based on the needs of the application or service. This approach completely eliminates the complexity of managing virtual machines and physical servers with disparate tools -- freeing up IT staff for other projects. "Our partnership with Egenera enables customers to further leverage their XenServer adoption to manage their physical and virtual machin... (more)

Managing India’s Image

Are India’s heady days over? India’s fantastic growth story that has dominated international headlines for the last five years is now being questioned. Strong economic growth, national icons acquiring global brands and foreign policy successes such as the Indo-US nuclear deal led us to believe that our time had come. Or had it? The Mumbai terror attacks, travel warnings by Western governments, the Satyam scandal and layoffs are now the new reality. These events have made not only the world question our future but many in India, too, are questioning our growth story. Questioning is not a bad thing; it can even be useful if we learn from these challenges. Read the full article Managing India’s image written by Harjiv Singh. ... (more)

Arxan Takes On Mobile App Security Challenges, Strategies and Solutions for Banking and Payment Apps at the FS-ISAC & BITS Annual Summit

BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- Arxan Technologies, the industry-leading provider of software security solutions that protect the App Economy, announced today it will offer to all FS-ISAC & BITS members a complimentary, new iOS Mobile App Vulnerability Assessment that analyses the integrity of binary code. Arxan is also leading a panel at the FS-ISAC & BITS Annual Summit on mobile app risks and security strategies unique to the financial services sector. The panel, titled "Mobile App Security for Financial Services - Challenges, Strategies and Solutions," will be held Wednesday, May 7, at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort from 2:15-3:15 pm. The FS-ISAC annual summit provides industry executives and practitioners with the latest information on cyber security-related threats, trends, and technology. The financial services industry continues to align wi... (more)