ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 8, 2013

HP Wins 11 Gold Level Endorsements from APM for IT Service Management Tools

The global accreditation body APM Group has awarded HP Service Manager 9.3 11 gold-level endorsements on behalf of the Cabinet Office for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-based processes. Built on a consistent set of ITIL industry best practices, HP Service Manager 9.3 garnered nearly twice as many gold-level endorsements as the second-place vendor. More

 

HP Schedules First Quarter Earnings Conference Call/Webcast

HP will conduct a live audio webcast of its conference call to review its financial results for 1Q13 on Thursday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. It will be available as a webcast on the HP Web site, and a recording will be available shortly after the call. More

 

HP Announces Investor Conference Participation

HP will participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference February 26. Meg Whitman, HP President and CEO, is scheduled to speak at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 PT. A replay of the audio webcast will be available approximately 24 hours after the presentation ends. More

 

Microsoft Announces Availability of Surface Pro, Accessories

Microsoft has announced that the Surface Pro and several other new products and accessories will be available starting on Saturday, February 9. They will be available both online and in physical stores including all Microsoft retail stores and online store, Staples, and Best Buy in the United States and Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada. Microsoft also announced that the Surface RT will be available in the EU starting February 14. More

 

Half of Colombian Fixed Internet Connections are 2 MB+ says Cisco

Nearly half of all fixed Internet connections in Colombia are 2 MB/sec or faster according to the Cisco Broadband Barometer 2.0. The report, covering January through June 2012, shows Colombia reaching a total of 4.72 million connections including 3.4 million fixed connections and 1.2 million mobile connections made through a modem. More

 

SAP, NetApp Strengthen Strategic Partnership

SAP AG and NetApp have strengthened their collaboration to support next-generation systems, including SAP HANA an SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management. Combining SAP database applications with NetApp storage and data management is intended to provide customers with an agile data infrastructure for SAP applications that will provide competitive advantage and reduced cost-of-ownership. More

 

Whiptail Partners with South Africa’s Blue Turtle

Solid-state storage pioneer Whiptail has announced a partnership with Blue Turtle Technology in South Africa. The partnership gives Whiptail an entry into the African market where South Africa is an economic growth engine for the region. More

 

Tata Names Dr. Rajan Brand Custodian, Group Spokesperson, Chief Ethics Officer

Tata Sons has appointed Dr. Mukund Rajan as brand custodian and group spokesperson with the responsibility to oversee and manage all corporate communications and brand-related activities for the group in India and overseas. Additionally, he will serve as chief ethics officer of the group and oversee all Tata group corporate social responsibility activities as chairman of the Tata Council for Community Initiatives. He will report directly to Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry. More

 

Wipro Announces Successful Internship Program Completion

Wipro Technologies has announced the completion of the first batch of its Internship Program in South Africa and the recruitment of 30 successful interns to work on live IT projects. Wipro is focused on localization of its workforce and is extending its global expertise in IT services to South African nationals through this program. More

 

Cognizant Reports Successful FY2012, Revenue up 20% from 2011

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. has announced that its quarterly revenue for 4Q12 was $1.95 billion, up 17.1% from 4Q11 and 3.0% from 3Q12. Its FY2012 revenue was $7.35 billion, up 20.0% from the FY2011. More

About Bert Latamore

Bert Latamore is a journalist and freelance writer with 30 years of experience in the IT industry including four years at Gartner and five at META Group. He is presently the editor at Wikibon.org, and associate editor at Seybold Publishing. He follows the mobile computing market, including PDAs and tablet computing, and related subjects such as both a user of PDAs and tablet computers for more than 20 years and as a strategic analyst. He was the first person at Gartner to carry a pocket computer, in 1989.