ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 22, 2013

Gartner Rates Dell Quest Among User Admin Leaders

Dell Quest Software’s One Identity Manager is positioned in the Leaders’ quadrant in the “2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning”. The report, issued on December 27, evaluates vendors offering comprehensive Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems. More


Dell Quest Software in Challenger’s Quadrant in Gartner IAG Report

Quest Software, a part of Dell Software, is positioned in the Challenger’s quadrant of the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance (IAG). The rating is based on the completeness of vision and ability to execute for IAG displayed in Quest One Identity Manager, part of Quest On Identity Solution. More


Dell Global BYOD Survey Concludes: Embrade BYOD or Be Left Behind

Dell Quest Software’s global survey of IT executives finds that approximately 70% of corporate IT executives believe Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies can improve their work processes. An estimated 59% believe they will be at a competitive disadvantage without BYOD. According to the survey of nearly 1,500 IT decision makers across the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Singapore, India, and the Beijing area, organizations are optimistic about the potential corporate gains of BYOD. More


Microsoft Signs Mondernization Agreement With U.S. Forces

The U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and Defense Information Systems Agency have signed a three-year Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement for enterprise licenses and software assurance with Microsoft Corp. The agreement is designed to allow them to modernize their technology infrastructure, reduce costs, and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration. It provides the three organizations with a single vehicle for accessing the latest Microsoft technologies to support IT priorities, including datacenter consolidation, collaboration, cybersecurity, mobility, cloud computing, and big data. More


Scandinavian Outdoor Gear Company Finds Advantage in Microsoft Office 365

Scandinavian outdoor brand Helly Hansen, best known for apparel that combines design, protection, and style, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 as its communications and social platform. The global company, headquartered in Oslo, sells its products on five continents and operates 39 retail outlets in Europe and North America. It has moved to Office 365 combining e-mail, conferencing, and phone, replacing siloed, outdated systems. More


Tesco Turns to Microsoft Office 365 for Global Collaboration

Global retailer Tesco has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its companywide collaboration and social platform. The U.K.-based retailer is deploying Office 365 to its employees in corporate headquarters, in the field, and in its stores across Europe and Asia. Employees can use Office 365 search to find experts, information, and tools to work more effectively regardless of geographic location. More


Latin American Insurers Poised for Profitable Growth Despite Increasing Competition says Ernst & Young

Latin American insurers will sustain growth and profitability in 2013 despite increased competition due to emerging middle classes, knowledge-driven innovation in products and distribution, and advanced risk and capital management, according to Ernst & Young’s just published Global Insurance Center 2013 Latin American Insurance Outlook. Ernst & Young LLP Latin American expert James Littlewood says, “This is an exciting time in these emerging markets, with significant opportunities particularly in Mexico and Brazil….” More


Ernst and Young Sees Increased Strategic Divestment over 2013-’14 Due to Slow Economic Recovery

A new Ernst & Young survey concludes that increasing numbers of companies are refocusing on divestitures, with more than three-quarters of respondents intending to accelerate their divestment strategy in the next two years. This is a marked change from the past two years, when nearly 50% of divestments were driven by a need for a quick cash injection rather than strategic decisions. Six in ten of respondents to the 2012 Global Corporate Divestment Survey indicated that the main factor driving divestment is short-term financial issues such as whether an asset dilutes or enhances earnings per share. More


Ernst & Young Expands Transaction Advisory Services

Ernst & Young LLP has hired six new staff for its Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. All of the new team members come with decades of experience in N&A, private equity, and restructuring advisory. More


VirtaCore Chooses Nimble Storage for Foundation for Cloud Services

Virtacore Systems has chosen to use the Nimble Storage CS-Series flash-hybrid storage technology as a core element of its infrastructure supporting its VMware cloud services environment. Vertacore has a long history of providing public and private cloud systems for mid-level to enterprise sized clients. It turned to Nimble Storage’s scale-to-fit architecture to achieve faster deployment and better scalability for its systems for delivering IaaS and accelerating its clients’ journey to the Cloud. More