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Citrix has picked up a little showcase account. It says SAP will virtualize about 500 servers with XenServer by mid-year to reap the rewards of server consolidation. Of course Citrix (whose CTO Simon Crosby is pictured below during an appearance on SYS-CON.TV) and SAP have been tight for a long time and of course XenServer is now free for unlimited production deployment. The servers include boxes in Germany that power SAP’s worldwide training centers and development, test and support environments. By the end of the year the rollout should embrace SAP’s offices in Asia and the US. SAP believes the move will cut its carbon emissions by up to 600 tons a year besides fetching immediate savings on hardware. SAP has already deployed Citrix’ XenApp application virtualization technology to deliver applications to both employees and external partners, upwards of some 50,000 ... (more)

Nexthink Announces General Availability Of Nexthink V4.2

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexthink®, the leading provider of real-time: monitoring and analytics for IT Infrastructure from the end-user perspective, announced today the general availability of Nexthink V4.2. The strengthened VDI assessment and capacity planning module, improved performance speed of real-time visualization and support for Windows 8 are among over 60 new features available today. Nexthink uniquely combines in an interactive dashboard readiness metrics, cost savings analysis, end-user experience assurance and capacity requirements to ensure the success of VDI transformation projects. With Nexthink V4.2 real-time monitoring ensures better end-user support, shortens the transformation project timeline, and enables comparisons of before and after compliance, performance and service levels, all from the end-user perspective. N... (more)

Citrix Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for 2012 Application Delivery Controllers Magic Quadrant

Citrix today announced that Citrix has been evaluated and positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers* report authored by Gartner analysts Joe Skorupa, VP Distinguish Analyst, Neil Rickard, Research VP and Bjarne Munch, Principal Research Analyst. The report evaluates Citrix NetScaler®, the industry’s most advanced cloud networking platform. According to Gartner, Inc., “a ‘Leader’ exhibits the ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offerings, and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a Leader revolve around the advanced platform (AP) ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. We expect a Leader to have strong or growing market share, especially in the AP ADCs, and to have solutions that ... (more)

How to optimize for mobile with responsive Web design

This month’s Blue Paper®, podcast and infographic from promotional products retailer 4imprint is about responsive Web design. Entitled How to optimize for mobile with responsive Web design, it focuses on the benefits that come with a mobile site, specifically one that responds, or sizes, to the screen dimensions and resolutions of each device that visits it. Between Android®, iPhone®, Blackberry® and Windows®, it seems as if a new mobile device is introduced to the market each day, each with a different screen size than the next. Ensuring that websites appeared optimized for each device has been a challenge more many businesses. Luckily, there are multiple mobile solutions between mobile applications (“apps”), mobile templates and mobile sites. Now, there’s responsive Web design (RWD), too. Responsive is an innovative Web design that ensures website content is optimi... (more)

VMware(R) Horizon View(TM) Given 'Target Platform' Status by Major Electronic Medical Records Vendor -- First Among Virtual Desktop Providers

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that Epic has given "Target Platform" status to VMware® Horizon View™ for electronic medical records (EMR) delivery through a virtual clinical desktop. VMware is the first VDI solution provider to receive this status by passing a wide range of usability, performance and scalability tests. The end result is a validated implementation solution that can significantly improve clinical desktop availability, security and mobility while assisting provider organizations with industry compliance requirements. "VMware and Epic technologies have had tremendous impact on the market, joint customers and communities we serve," said Frank Nydam, director, healthcare business development, office of the CTO, VMware. "The testing and val... (more)

bigtincan Introduces bigtincan hub as a Citrix Ready Worx Verified Partner

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/13 -- bigtincan, the content and productivity platform for mobile devices, today announced bigtincan hub will be Citrix Worx Verified. With minimal development time and effort, bigtincan utilized the Citrix Worx App SDK to easily embed MDX technology in bigtincan hub, increasing bigtincan hub's capabilities as an enterprise ready, secure solution for thousands of Citrix users using Android or iOS based devices. "Together, we believe the power of Citrix Worx Verified and bigtincan hub offer an amazing range of tools to empower the mobile productivity revolution," said David Keane, bigtincan Founder and CEO. "bigtincan hub allows Citrix XenMobile™ users to benefit from the complete set of mobile content management and productivity tools provided by bigtincan hub without worrying about how the mobile app interacts with their Cit... (more)

NaviNet Highlights Why Secure, Adaptable Networks Are Emerging as a Critical Enabler of Healthcare Reform at Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference 2013

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/13 -- Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference 2013 - Booth #410 - Oct. 1, 2013 -- NaviNet, America's largest healthcare communications network, today announced that Frank Ingari, chief executive officer, NaviNet, will speak at the Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference 2013, which is being held Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013, in Santa Clara, Calif. For health plans to be able to transform relationships with providers, they will need a new provider network technology strategy and infrastructure, one that goes beyond electronic data interchange (EDI) and a provider portal. Mr. Ingari will focus on why the network is the right foundation on which to build a platform that payers, providers, and patients need. In a presentation to the Health 2.0 7th Annual Fall Conference 2013 audience, Mr. Ingari will examine the role of the network platform of the future... (more)

Leading Tech Brief: Revenue News, Product Announcements & Mobile Apps Making Big Strides in Biometrics Industry

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, November 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Market News updates for sophisticated biometrics and technology solution providers in today's marketplace: NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD), Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), Dell Inc.'s (NASDAQ: DELL), 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU). NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) Announces Release of Biometric Mobile App Ahead of Schedule - Revenues for Voicematch(TM) Anticipated First Quarter of 2014; Voicematch(TM) to Be Available for Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Desktops - NXT-ID, Inc, a biometrics company focused on the growing m-commerce market and its wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID, LLC, announced today that it has successfully developed its Voicematch(TM) algorithm for mobile platforms. Originally scheduled for full release in Q3 2014, progress on the development of Voicematch(TM) Mobile App technolo... (more)

Oberthur Technologies Offers a User Authentication Solution to Governments and Corporations, Leveraging on Its Embedded Secure Element (eSE) in Mobile Devices

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced the availability of its ID-One PIV®¹ for eSE solution. The ID-One PIV® for eSE solution, designed for government agencies and large companies, offers the same security level currently available with cards on desktops or laptops but in a mobile phone or tablet integrating an embedded Secure Element (eSE). This breakthrough technology makes the citizens’ data more secure and is the core of any corporation or government security policy. It is already well-known by the Department of Defence of the United States and is today recognized by the whole industry as a state-of-the-art security technology that will allow governments and corporations to protect their valuable data. Oberthur Technologies’ ID-One PIV® fo... (more)

Siteworx Appoints Ted Stites as Vice President of Strategy and Insights

Siteworx, LLC, a leading digital experience agency, is pleased to announce that Ted Stites has joined the company as Vice President, Strategy and Insights. Stites and his team of seasoned digital consultants will deliver a robust suite of marketing and analytics services to align the data, technology, and marketing resources clients need to transform the way they engage with their customers and prospects. Core service offerings include: digital customer acquisition/conversion/retention strategies, omni-channel analytics, testing and optimization, data management, reporting and campaign management. “Time and again, we see opportunities for our clients to harness the immense potential of data to ‘connect the dots’ across their marketing campaigns in a consistent, holistic, efficient way. Our Strategy and Insights practice under Ted Stites’ leadership is crucial to our... (more)

Esri and Millennial Media Partner to Advance Data-Driven Modeling, Targeting and Analytics for Hyper-Local Mobile Advertising

Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) today announced a partnership with Esri, the world leader in spatial analytics and mapping technology, to help improve a brand or advertising agency’s ability to better target their audiences based on a number of geographical and location data points. This announcement is an important step in combining two independent leaders in adjacent technology spaces that will ultimately deliver a better and more relevant experience between advertiser and consumer. Millennial Media has integrated Esri’s industry leading geographical information system (GIS) software into Millennial Media’s product set. Initially, Millennial Media will utilize Esri’s proprietary location-based data technology for the updated Point: Audience Location Advertising suite for location-based audience targeting (see related release). Esri’s demographic data has been determi... (more)