ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 20, 2013

Four EMC, RSA Channel Execs Named CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

CRN has named the following four EMC and RSA Security Division executives to its 2013 Channel Chiefs listing for their commitment to accelerating partner profitability and overall success in 2012:

  • Gregg Ambulos, EMC SVP of Global Channel Sales,
  • Leonard Iventosch, EMC VP of Americas Channel Sales,
  • Fred Kohout, EMC VP of Global Channel Marketing, and,
  • Bill Taylor, RSA VP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances.



IBM, Local Students Open THINK in Innoventions West at Epcot

In celebration of National Engineers Week, IBM, along with Orlando-area high school teachers and students, have opened IBM Think, a new interactive experience in Innovations West at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort. The 6,600 sq. ft. interactive exhibit shows how the world can work better with the help of technology and innovation by exploring how technology transforms the way we live and work. More


Dell Reports US$57 Billion in Annual Revenue

Dell has reported annual revenues of $56.9 billion for FY 2012 and revenues of $14.3 billion for 4Q12. GAAP eanings are $1.35 per share for the year and $0.30 per share for the quarter, and cash flow from operations is $3.3 billion for the year and $1.4 billion for the quarter. More


Dell Releases Backup and Recovery System with Improved Flexibility and Cost-Efficiency

Dell has announced its next-generation disk backup appliance built on the Fluid Data architecture. The high performance Dell DR4100 disk backup appliance can reduce the amount of backup storage capacity customers need by up to 15X using built-in data deduplication and compression technologies. It offers expansion shelves for improved storage capacity, increased many-to-one replication capabilities for improved disaster recovery, and additional backup software certifications for enhanced interoperability. More


VMware Unveils Horizon Suite for Workforce Mobility

VMware Inc. has announced the VMware Horizon Suite, a comprehensive platform for workforce mobility that will connect end-users to their data, applications, and desktops on any device without sacrificing security and control. The new suite includes updates to VMware Horizon View and VMware Horizon Mirage and a new product, VMware Horizon Workspace that in combination support a secure, easy-to-manage virtual workspace that delivers a consistent, compelling experience across devices. More


Yammer Accelerates Momentum after Microsoft Acquisition

Enterprise Social Network Yammer, which became part of the Microsoft Office Division in 2012. Full year 2012 sales nearly tripled year-over-year and fourth-quarter sales quadrupled year-over-year. It added 290 paying customers in the fourth quarter including GlazoSmithKline, Grundfos, Trek Bicycle Corp., and Woolworths Ltd, and now has more than 7 million registered users. More


Microsoft Announces New Imagine Cup Competitions Focused on Women

Microsoft Corp. has announced two new competitions that focus on women and female technology innovators at the Microsoft Imagine Cup, the company’s global student technology competition. The Women’s Empowerment Award was established in partnership with UN Woman, the U.N,. organization focused on accelerating gender equality and empowerment for women, an will be awarded to two student teams of any gender who create products that best address issues impacting women globally. The Women’s Athletics App Challenge, created in partnership with the Seattle Storm women’s basketball team, is for female developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs who create software related to sports, health, or fitness. More


Cisco Receives AT&T Supplier Sustainability Award in Energy Efficiency

Cisco has been honored with the AT&T 2012 Supplier Sustainability Awar for outstanding contributions in energy efficiency, environment, greenhouse gas emissions, and water use. As part of the longstanding relationship between the two companies, Cisco has helped AT&T increase energy efficiency while managing increased data traffic on its network 20,000 percent between 2007 an 2011. more


NetApp Announces Three High-End Storage Systems

NetApp has introduced the FAS/V6220, FAS6250, and FAS6290 high-end storage systems based on the NetApp flash portfolio, to meet the performance and capacity needs of large enterprises. The new systems deliver increased performance and value, enabling IT operations to achieve greater ROI while delivering high availability and scale for the most demanding application workloads. More


NetApp Expands Flash Portfolio with EF540 All-Flash Array

NetApp has expanded its flash array portfolio with the announcement of the EF540 all-flash array designed to support extreme performance-driven enterprise applications. It also previewed the architecture of its new, purpose-built FlashRay product family, which will deliver scale-out and storage efficiency to maximize the benefits of all-flash arrays. More