GreenBridge Computing Signs Global Agreement with Microsoft Technology Centers

Seattle (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Today GreenBridge Computing announced that it signed a global Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliance agreement with Microsoft Corporation, bringing its new cloud computing device to enterprise customers worldwide.

The HUB 400 (The HUB) is the worlds first $ 100 enterprise-class cloud computing device. It is proven to dramatically reduce hardware costs and lower energy consumption by replacing standard personal computers (PCs) with an affordable and easy to manage zero-client solution (a cell phone-sized device running without a processor or operating system). While The HUB can be used in a variety of business scenarios, it was designed with the needs of retail and other service-based organizations in mind.

The pressure to drive innovation while reducing costs is something all organizations face, said David Yunger, CEO of GreenBridge Computing. We are seeing companies replace $ 900 PCs with $ 99 devices, all while enhancing and securing legacy IT infrastructure.

As part of the global agreement, the device will be showcased in a number of MTCs worldwide from New York to Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Paris and is already available in the flagship Microsoft Retail Experience Center in Redmond, Wash. In addition, the MTCs are one of GreenBridge Computings earliest enterprise customers and plan to deploy The HUB in select locations.

The HUB comes to market at a time when organizations face Microsofts upcoming Windows XP End of Life deadline and are hungry for options that optimize costs as they make the migration. A recent total cost of ownership analysis compared The HUB to traditional PCs and demonstrated potential savings up to 80 percent. The analysis also found significant savings in power usage and associated costs. Using the HUB, customers can manage up to 20 independent workstations per PC.

The HUB 400 is a superb option for corporations looking to reduce their distributed computing costs,” said Joey Young, Worldwide MTC Alliances Director. Virtualization typically means massive infrastructure costs and expensive third party software. Microsoft and GreenBridge have re-written the game plan. There is really nothing else like it available at such a compelling price point.

The HUB offers seamless integration with Microsoft Enterprise software, helping companies leverage the power of the Microsoft cloud. Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 serves as the base operating system, delivering a Windows 8 experience to each user. Businesses can also deploy the solution as a virtual machine in a data center, managed by Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V.

GreenBridge Computing and Microsoft have successfully deployed devices in tens of thousands of terminals worldwide. While the HUB was initially designed as a cost-effective solution for education environments, recent demand from retailers and leading Fortune 500 firms accelerated its launch to the enterprise market. The device was launched to enterprise customers at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & Expo in New York, Jan. 12-14, 2014.

Businesses can purchase The HUB at http://www.msmultipoint.com. More information and a short demo are available online here.

GreenBridge Computing

GreenBridge Computing is a global leader in the desktop virtualization arena, specializing in Windows MultiPoint Server solutions. The companys devices and services deliver a rich PC experience, with all the economic benefits of the cloud, at a fraction of the cost. Visit http://www.greenbridgecomputing.com to learn more.







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Liferay Expands Cloud Hosting Options with Standing Cloud Agreement


Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions, and Liferay, Inc., provider of the worlds leading enterprise-class open source portal, today announced a new agreement making one-click test-drives, deployment and hosting of Liferay Portal instantly available on more than 15 public clouds through Standing Cloud.

With Liferay powered by Standing Cloud, users can easily evaluate Liferay Portal with a 30-day, no-cost, fully functional hosted demo in the cloud. Then, it’s just a few clicks to upgrade seamlessly at the end of the trial, with a single bundled monthly price for the license and hosting. Users can choose the hosting provider, data center and geography of their choice from among wide range of leading public cloud providers, including Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud, Microsoft’s Windows Azure and more.

“The ability to host Liferay Portal through Standing Cloud further accelerates our platform’s readiness for use in cloud-hosted environments,” said Brian Kim, Chief Operating Officer for Liferay. Enabling Liferay customers to choose from more than 15 leading hosting providers from a single interface is a key benefit and unique advantage of Standing Cloud, and were pleased to be working with them.

Liferay deployments hosted through Standing Cloud are completely portable from cloud-to-cloud, so users are never locked in to a single platform or cloud provider. They can quickly add capacity or move to another cloud, and are protected against downtime and service outages. Because Standing Cloud uses scripted deployments rather than binary images or pre-configured packages, it offers increased development flexibility, stability and portability, even for customized Liferay deployments.

In addition, Standing Clouds automated application lifecycle management features give Liferay customers easy point-and-click access to a range of automated management services, including 24/7 server monitoring and backups, version upgrades, resource scaling and more.

Providing single-click managed hosting, provisioning, deployment and management of Liferay Portal on a wide range of cloud providers at a simple monthly bundled price with no cloud lock-in is a great value-add for Liferay and their customers, said Michael Ficco, Vice President of Business Development for Standing Cloud. By reducing the hassles of downloading software and configuring servers, and making it easy to spin up trial test drives and upgrade seamlessly after trial, were excited to help Liferay grow its customer base in the cloud.

A flexible, scalable platform for content management, collaboration and social networking web solutions, Liferay Portal enables enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses and non-technical users to easily and effectively publish, organize and access data and content, and quickly create applications to facilitate business processes online. There are an estimated 500,000 deployments of Liferay Portal worldwide.

ABOUT STANDING CLOUD

Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management services. We deliver a seamless application layer for cloud service providers, ISVs and technology solutions providers, making application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.

Our standard application catalog includes 100 open-source and commercial applications; our platform supports multiple programming languages and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems.

Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Learn more online at http://www.standingcloud.com.

ABOUT LIFERAY

Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Soci

Cyclica and Dalton Announce Collaboration Agreement to Identify and Develop New Drug Candidates


TORONTO, Canada (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

Jason Mitakidis, President and CEO of Cyclica, Peter Pekos, President and CEO of Dalton Pharma Services and Dr. Judd Berman, Co-Founder of Dalton Medicinal Chemistry today announced a collaboration for the joint identification and development of a number of new drug candidates.

The collaboration will utilize Cyclicas in silico drug design and optimization services as well as provide access to the companys extensive databases to be applied to a number of lead molecules previously developed by Dalton Medicinal Chemistry, as well as a host of additional compounds. Dalton Pharma Services will synthesize and manufacture quantities of selected drug candidates in its licensed facilities, for analysis and consideration by a leading global pharmaceutical companys candidate screening program. The assets developed through this agreement will be equally owned by the parties.

Combining the platform technology developed by the Cyclica team with the medicinal chemistry and synthesis capabilities of Dalton, the collaboration is expected to provide a reliable and cost-effective source of promising drug candidates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The work integrates Cyclicas Ligand ExplorerTM and Intelligent Molecular RedesignTM design tools, with Daltons extensive expertise in drug discovery, development and manufacturing.

It is exciting to see Cyclicas advanced computational approach to molecule design paired with decades of medicinal chemistry and manufacturing experience from Dalton. This combination could significantly improve the way new drugs are developed said Jason Mitakidis, President and CEO of Cyclica.

We believe Cyclicas expertise and innovations in design are world class, said Dr. Judd Berman, Co-Founder of Dalton Medicinal Chemistry. We look forward to working together as a team to accelerate the discovery of new medicines.

About Cyclica

Cyclica Inc. is a big data technology company developing indexed biological databases and software for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The companys core technology is an innovative and proprietary data integration and drug testing platform The Ligand Explorer Computing Environment that helps address the rising cost of R&D in drug discovery and low regulatory approval rates of pre-market pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products. Combined with a cloud computing approach, the powerful LigEx technology is aimed at reducing failure risk in drug discovery by anticipating side effects prior to clinical trials and helping design safer, more efficacious drugs, enabling more informed R&D investment decisions. The technology further generates data researchers can use to overcome expensive project hurdles with data-guided Intelligent Molecular Redesign. Since incorporation, Cyclica has begun establishing key industry partnerships and academic collaborations, developed a unique intellectual property portfolio and has become a client company at the MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest life sciences incubator. For more information, please visit: http://www.cyclicarx.com

About Dalton Pharma Services

Dalton Chemical Laboratories Inc. o/a Dalton Pharma Services is a Health Canada approved contract pharmaceutical manufacturer that supplies chemistry, analytical and formulation development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in the areas of chemistry, medicinal chemistry and fine chemical manufacture. Dalton provides cGMP manufacturing of solid dosage forms and aseptic filling services to its customers at any stage of the regulatory process (Phase I, II, III or commercial). In its modern cGMP facilities, Dalton produces active pharmaceutical ingredients at the gram or kilogram scale. Dalton conducts aseptic fills to produce batches of finished drug product in vials or syringes, either aseptically filled or terminally sterilized, under fully validated conditions. In addition, Daltons analytical chemistry laboratory offers method development, validation and ICH stability programs to its clients. For more information, please visit: http://www.dalton.com.

About Dalton Medicinal Chemistry

Dalton Medicinal Chemistry Inc. (DMC) was established to offer select partners medicinal chemistry capabilities in design and synthesis of new chemical entities. DMC focuses on quality, creativity and speed in the delivery of innovative, high quality medicinal chemistry capabilities for the identification of new chemical entities which advance our clients’ drug discovery programs. Our contributions to clinical development candidate selection include SAR elucidation, design and synthesis of focused compound arrays, hit to lead, lead optimization and generation of intellectual property.

Inquiries:

Jason Mitakidis

President and CEO

Cyclica, Inc.

+1 416-906-5454

Peter Pekos

President & CEO

Dalton Pharma Services

+1 416-661-2102







One Network Enterprises and NCS Agreement Enables Real-Time Intelligent Supply Chain and Logistics Management Cloud Solutions

(PRWEB) March 04, 2013

Dallas, Texas: One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, and NCS, a leading ICT provider, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to collaborate in delivering integrated, intelligent and easy-to-use platforms and solutions for logistics and manufacturing industries in Asia Pacific. The partnership is One Network Enterprises first Asia Pacific partnership.

As part of the agreement, NCS will be the implementer and systems integrator for demand driven supply chain solutions delivered by ONEs Real Time Value Network, which delivers continuous demand planning, optimization and synchronization, automatic replenishment, real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities throughout enterprises trading partner ecosystems.

The Real Time Value Network provides complete life cycle demand management, beginning with forecasting consumption at points of sale by day, SKU or location of item over long forecast horizons. It then calculates the supplies required throughout the planning horizons to satisfy those demands, as well as all transportation and logistics requirements. The solution enables procurement and contracting; shipment planning, execution and tracking; appointment scheduling and yard management; financial and claims settlement all on a single, cloud-based platform.

This collaboration between NCS and One Network will leverage NCS cloud capabilities to host, aggregate and connect to customers systems. The expanded suite of supply chain and logistics-focused solutions will help enterprises in Asia Pacific lower inventory and operational costs, optimize service levels, improve working capital and cash flow, and streamline workflow processes across customer networks, said Rachel Goh, Vice President, NCS.

This first in Asia Pacific partnership, demonstrates NCS commitment to serve our customers in the logistics, manufacturing and defense sectors, and to bring them enhanced capabilities to optimize their supply chains. We are excited to work with One Network Enterprise to bring the worlds first and only any-to-any supply chain network and real-time decision-making solution in the cloud to this region, she added. The breadth of our cloud based solution requires a strategic partner that offers comprehensive domain expertise, full regional coverage in all relevant industries, sales and marketing leadership, business process change consulting and implementation competencies, and of course, regional data center capability. NCS clearly meets and exceeds our expectations in all of these areas. We expect very measurable results for our joint customers in a short time horizon, says Bruce Jacquemard, Executive Staff Member, One Network Enterprise.

The partnership will focus on logistics and manufacturing sectors, and cover the core markets of Singapore, China and Australia, with other markets to follow subsequently.

About One Network Enterprises

One Network is the provider of the Real Time Value Network, the worlds first and only any-to-any supply chain network in the cloud, and the worlds first and only real time decision-making suite. The Real Time Value NetworkTM enables unlimited numbers of trading partners to plan, execute, monitor, synchronize, and optimize in real time all of the business processes and events that take place throughout their extended supply chains, from points of purchase back to raw materials suppliers. A variety of industries are connected to the Real Time Value NetworkTM, including leading companies in high tech, retail, consumer products, the public sector, automotive, energy, and logistics. Headquartered in Dallas, One Network also has offices in Europe and India. For more information, please visit http://www.onenetwork.com.

For more information please contact:

Nicole Farris

One Network Enterprise

Mobile: 972-455-3527

Email: nfarris(at)onenetwork(dot)com

About NCS

NCS is a leading infocommunications technology (ICT) service provider and together with SingTel, we have a presence in 22 countries located throughout APAC, Europe and the USA. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT and communications engineering solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through the innovative use of technology. Our unique delivery capabilities range across consulting, development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management & solutions and portal management. We also provide mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services. Headquartered in Singapore, NCS has over 8,000 staff serving governments and large global commercial enterprises. For more information on NCS, please visit http://www.ncs.com.sg.

For more information, please contact:

Cherie Ho

NCS Pte Ltd

Manager, Marcoms

DID: +65 6556 6930

Mobile: +65 9479 9424

Email: Cherieho(at)ncs(dot)com(dot)sg







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Linea Group Awarded G-Cloud Services Framework Agreement by Government Procurement Service


(PRWEB UK) 14 December 2012

Linea Group today announced that it has been approved to provide specialist Cloud services under the G-Cloud framework initiative. The approval means that public sector organisations will now be able to procure services from Linea Group within the Professional Services category.

In plain language, this means Linea Group is already trusted by 1,600 public sector organisations, including 250 local councils covering 30,000 sites.

G-Cloud is a flagship Government scheme, introduced to develop a secure, high-performance cloud infrastructure for the Public Sector. The objective is to ease the moving of computing services to the Cloud. Key features include assured security, standard management practices, approved suppliers and easy access to technology; all aimed at making I.T. cheaper to run.

Under G-Cloud, Linea Group will offer a full range of Project and Programme Management services in support of migration to the Cloud.

Linea Group Chief Executive, Ian Chambers said, G-Cloud is a tremendous opportunity for the Public Sector to reduce overall costs, improve responsiveness and access the innovative solutions required to move computing services to the cloud. As an approved framework supplier, Linea Group will now be able to offer clients quicker and easier access to the services which we have been providing for the Public Sector over the last decade.

Linea Group Director of Marketing, Ian Ormrod commented, this announcement is the latest in a series of key milestones for our consulting practice, as we continue to work closely with Public Sector clients to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions aimed at improving operational efficiency.

Linea Group is an award winning, independently owned business consultancy which delivers tailored operational improvement, project and programme management solutions and supply chain optimisation for public and private sector clients. Support is delivered through an integrated consultancy, training, recruitment and managed service practices to an array of clients operating within the public and private sectors.







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Transcosmos Reaches Basic Agreement with Indonesia’s Salim Group in Regards to Establishing a Joint Venture Company to Undertake Call Center Business


Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) has reached a basic agreement with Indonesia’s Salim Group’s IT company PT Cyberindo Aditama (Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia; President/CEO: Dani Sumarsono, hereinafter, CBN) to establish a joint venture company to run call center business in Indonesia and held a signing ceremony on November 22. They are scheduled to establish PT Transcosmos Indonesia in spring 2013.

Salim Group owns a group of companies such as First Pacific Company Ltd, PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, Indofood Agri Resources Ltd, PT. Indomobil Sukses International Tbk and other listed companies in Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines across a wide range of industries. CBN is an IT core company under Salim Group which runs ISPInternet Service Providerbusiness in the domestic Indonesian market.

transcosmos, starting with its expansion into the U.S. market in 1988, has been working on overseas expansion of its business services. As for the call center services in the local markets, transcosmos expanded its services into South Korea in Year 2000 and into China in 2006, and in more recent years into the western regions. In the future, business development in the ever-growing Asian market will become essential for corporate growth, and especially in ASEAN, its corporate clients’ needs are expected to rise. With such background, the decision has been made to establish a call center in Indonesia.

In the Indonesian market, due to the increase in the middle-class, purchasing power and consumption demands have been on the rise, and increased consumption is expected to activate the economy even further.*1 In such an economic environment, transcosmos has speculated that, along with the accelerating needs for call centers in Indonesia, the demands for high quality would grow as well. That led to the basic agreement to establish a joint company with CBN, in an attempt to utilize transcosmos’ quality control and operations know-how gained from its experience from providing services in Japan, China, and South Korea. transcosmos hopes to apply its know-how in increasing sales to corporate clients such as operations, human resources development, and call centers and also cost-reduction solutions, and CBN would offer its infrastructure technology and business experience and its know-how in the local market, and the two company together aim at launching operations in the spring of 2013.

*1: Resource: “Changes and Challenges Surrounding New Overseas Markets” published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

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k12itc Lands Multi-year Service Agreement with De Soto Unified School District


Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Last week, Kansas City-based technology company k12itc landed a five-year service agreement with Unified School District No. 232 of Johnson County, KS (De Soto), over three local and national vendors.

De Soto USD 232 found a challenge in finding and retaining qualified personnel to lead its technology department. The district was also determined to maximize existing resources and find a more instructional basis for technology decision making. In order to fulfill these needs, the district explored the possibility of outsourcing its technology management efforts and ultimately decided on k12itc to provide these services.

As a technology management leader and cloud provider for USD 232, k12itc will not only eliminate concerns related to technology staff turnover and access talent and expertise, but will also increase student and teacher resources, improve service response time and shift the district to an instructional focus, rather than a hardware/infrastructure focus.

Based on months of research, consideration of multiple internal and external solutions and a comprehensive assessment of all proposals, we believe k12itc will not only deliver reliable services, but will respond to and guide the instructional and technological growth of our school district, said Dr. Jessica Dain, Director of Professional and Program Development.

According to the district, k12itc identified collaboration, professional development and an enthusiasm for co-creating a vision for the districts future as critical elements to its management plan. In addition, the district was impressed with the companys ability to provide customized IT services by leveraging a specialized mix of cloud computing technologies, localized resources, virtualization and education-specific competencies.

When compared to other local and national bidding vendors including Dell, k12itc was the only one that created a strategic plan for cost savings. The technology companys services reduced a number of network resources and provided the district with estimated cost savings of nearly $ 1.2 million over five years.

We look forward to providing USD 232 with cloud hosting for all of its resources, said Brad Sandt, president of k12itc. This is revolutionary for a school district to do this. They are taking advantage of the cloud at an even greater level than they could internally. Its extremely progressive.

About k12itc

k12itc delivers innovative, anytime/anywhere technology solutions tailored specifically for K-12 organizations. k12itc is headquartered in Kansas City, MO. To learn more, visit http://www.k12itc.com.