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Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices, today introduced OK:Android, an off-the-shelf paravirtualized version of the Android smartphone platform. Using Secure HyperCell™ Technology, OK:Android enables Android to be used as a guest operating system running in a secure hypercell on top of the OKL4 microvisor, the OK Labs mobile phone virtualization platform. OK:Android gives handset manufacturers (OEMs) a short path to developing and delivering new designs with Android. The combination of OK:Android and OKL4 also extends new levels of security and robustness to the increasingly popular smartphone OS from Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). To date, Android-based handsets have been delivered by Taiwan-based HTC, with additional designs announced by Motorola, Samsung and other... (more)

Glassdoor.com Releases List of Top 25 Rated CEOs for Q3, According to Employees

SAUSALITO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/09 -- While approval ratings are commonplace for most politicians, it's also becoming an important measure for CEOs courtesy of Glassdoor.com, a career website that supports greater workplace transparency where employees and jobseekers can review and rate companies, CEOs, job interviews, and disclose their salaries and total compensation packages. While the majority of CEOs on the highest rated list have better approval ratings than President Obama's current 50% in the latest Gallup poll (as of 10/20/09), 20 out of the total 25 CEOs had their respective approval ratings decline since last quarter. Coming out in the top spot for the third consecutive quarter is General Mills' Ken Powell (96%), followed by Edward Zore of Northwestern Mutual (90%), Steve Jobs of Apple (90%), Eric Schmidt of Google (87%), and A.G. Lafley at Procte... (more)

Integration von v-GO SSO mit dem Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 macht Einmalanmeldung für alle Anwendungen möglich

Passlogix®, Inc. gab heute die Integration seines v-GO® Single Sign-On ™ (v-GO SSO) und verwandter Komponenten seiner v-GO Access Accelerator Suite mit dem Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 bekannt, des vor Kurzem erschienenen Nachfolgers des Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007. Durch die Integration werden Organisationen sowohl den FIM als auch v-GO SSO zur Automatisierung der Bereitstellung und Deaktivierung der Einmalanmeldung zu allen Windows-, Web- und Mainframe-Anwendungen einsetzen können, was den Administrationsaufwand verringert und die Endnutzererfahrung vereinfacht. Die v-GO-Integration erweitert die Vorteile des FIM bei der Verwaltung von Identitäten, Anmeldeinformationen und identitätsbasierten Zugangsrichtlinien in heterogenen Umgebungen und liefert eine einfache Möglichkeit, um für alle Nutzer neue Stufen von passwortbasierter Zugangskontro... (more)

DataCore Software Expands Channel Partner Ecosystem to Capitalize on Fast Growing Storage Hypervisor and Virtualization Market Opportunity

Today, DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualization software, is simplifying the process of selling and implementing its SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor by announcing significant new tools and enhancements to its Partner Program. Demonstrating its unrivaled commitment to the channel, DataCore’s Partner Program helps create new revenue streams and provides enhanced tools to global channel partners. DataCore has both realigned the Partner Program and introduced a host of new benefits and rewards. New features include “door opener” starter systems, configuration tools, and virtualization sales playbooks, all making it simple and rewarding for partners to begin selling profitable storage virtualization and SAN management software solutions. Additionally, a new Business Solution Partner level has been added to the exis... (more)

Research and Markets: The Worldwide Semiconductor and Manufacturing Assembly Markets - 2012

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ca7169c5/the_worldwide_semi) has announced the addition of the "The Worldwide Semiconductor and Manufacturing Assembly Markets - 2012" report to their offering. The Worldwide Semiconductor and Manufacturing Assembly Markets - 2012 Edition is a special report consisting of man Excel database and Word document discussion. The report examines the total assembly costs of 47 different electronics products starting with their semiconductor value, non-IC related costs, assembly of printed circuit board (PCB) and final box assembly. As such, it provides a unique understanding of the total cost of goods sold (COGS) for leading electronics products. New Venture Research (NVR) has followed the electronics assembly industry for over 20 years with numerous research reports that focus on semiconductor packaging, pr... (more)

Virsto Software to Present at BriForum 2012 Chicago

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- Virsto™ Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced that Eric Burgener, vice president of product management, will speak at BriForum Chicago, an event put on by TechTarget and BrianMadden.com. Taking place July 24-26, BriForum is the only technical event that is 100 percent dedicated to desktop virtualization, VDI, application virtualization, remote desktop services and the consumerization of IT. In his session, Burgener will review the storage issues in VDI environments, and how two customers, a public university and a state government, cost-effectively met their VDI performance requirements. One of these customers used SSD in a novel way, while one did not. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of VDI storage issues and innovative approaches to addressing... (more)

Numecent Unveils NaaS - "Native as a Service" Cloudpaging Platform on AWS

IRVINE, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Numecent™, the cloudpaging innovator, today introduced a unique Cloud service called NaaS – "Native as a Service". Built on its groundbreaking cloudpaging technology, Numecent's NaaS platform enables ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and developers to deliver their inventory of applications from the Cloud - piracy and friction free - with optional subscription and without any changes to their source code. In essence, NaaS is to cloud-delivered native applications, what SaaS is to Web-applications. Applications delivered through NaaS provide the immediacy, agility and the liberating user experience of a web-app but with the superior performance, rich functionality and ecosystem continuity benefits which only native applications can deliver. NaaS can also drastically reduce the revenue loss attributed to piracy as there... (more)

Research and Markets: Data Center Security Market - 2013 Report

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vdv5wz/data_center) has announced the addition of the Data Center Security Market - 2013 Report to their offering. Data center security solution provides multilayer security for the servers and networks in the data center infrastructure as well as end-to-end security management for the data stored in it. In addition, it also offers unprecedented levels of targeted security, encryption techniques, antivirus, and firewalls without hampering performance. Through data center security solutions, IT and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) organizations are protecting their business from internal and external threats, ensuring visibility over the data at rest and in motion, secured data access and data loss prevention. The leading players in this market are Cisco, IBM, HP, Juniper Networks, Tren... (more)

Removing admin rights mitigates 92% of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities

92% of all vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft with a critical severity rating can be mitigated by removing admin rights, according to new research from Avecto. The market leading privilege management firm analyzed data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2013. The results also revealed that removing admin rights would mitigate 96% of critical vulnerabilities affecting Windows operating systems, 91% critical vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Office and 100% of vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. Microsoft bulletins are issued on the second Tuesday of each month, a date known commonly as Patch Tuesday, and provide fixes for known security issues. If malware infects a user with admin rights, it can cause incredible damage locally, as well as on a wider network. Additionally, employees with admin rights have access to install, modify and delete... (more)

DocuSign, Intuit, NVIDIA and Nomad Choose Extole to Boost Customer Acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- Referral marketing leader Extole today announced the expansion of its referral marketing platform as well as the addition of 30 new customers in the retail, financial services, B2B and consumer technology markets. As marketing in a digital world becomes more complex and more personal, brands are searching for impactful ways to find and engage with new customers at scale. As a result, Extole has created a purpose-built referral platform capable of creating a customer acquisition channel through simple recommendations between friends. In the past few months, brands like DocuSign, Inc.; Intuit; Nomad; NVIDIA and others have deployed Extole's referral marketing solution to acquire new customers at scale by rewarding referrals from existing customers. The Extole platform, which has been rebuilt from the ground up, enables... (more)

"Virtualization Is Now a Key Strategic Theme," Says Citrix CTO

"Virtualization is already widely used, but primarily for the first-order benefit, namely server consolidation," notes Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal. "The second-order benefits of agility, availability and manageability of the IT stack are now becoming better understood," Crosby continues, "and as a consequence virtualization has moved from a tactical tool for gaining immediate savings, to become a key strategic theme for every IT department." About Simon Crosby: Now CTO of Citrix Systems, Simon Crosby was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Prior to XenSource, he was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. In 2007, he was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs. Virtua... (more)