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IT shops weigh Microsoft buy of Opalis Software

By Mark Fontecchio, News Writer
16 Dec 2009 | SearchDataCenter.comIT pros using Opalis Software have strong opinions on the pending
Microsoft acquisition of Opalis, depending on how much they use the
data center automation software. The deeper they are into Opalis' run
book automation and job scheduling features, and the more they lean on
support, the more concerned they are.James Hankey, vice president of IT and director of operations at
financial investment firm John G. Ullman & Associates (JGUA) in New
York, professed shock at the news announced late last week."I'm afraid we're going to have to end up paying more money," he said.JGUA has been an Opalis data center automation customer for about 10
years. In 2000, the company needed to streamline processes required to
produce client reports. Hankey said JGUA spent a lot of money paying
people overtime for processes that the Opalis software performed using
run book automation. Now JGUA uses it primarily to monitor those

Green data center allows virtualization growth for Congress

By Alexander B. Howard, Associate Editor, SearchCompliance.com
14 Dec 2009 | SearchDataCenter.com

Skyrocketing energy costs in the data center aren't just a corporate issue. Server consolidation, utilization efficiency and virtual machine sprawl also challenge the biggest enterprise in the United States: the federal government.

Greening the Capitol
Two years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an initiative designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the United States Capitol. The implementation of a green data center by House Information Resources fits into this broader context. Download a full report here.


Over the past several years, the operators of the data center that supports operations at the U.S. House of Representatives reduced energy consumption by over 50%, saving taxpayers money and allowing the rollout of server virtualization to member offices.

That effort took hard work, but the return in energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction also helped improve security, …

Masa depan Digital Signage

Janji datangnya sang prospek klien pada jam 11 terlewatkan sampai jam
14, tapi saya senang menerima kehadiran mereka di kantor kecil kami.
Dalam diskusi singkat mengenai perusahaan, kami mengakui bahwa kami
memang memiliki fokus untuk mengembangkan Digital Signage di
Indonesia.Yang menarik bagi saya, Digital Signage ini bukan barang baru, tapi
teknologinya terus berkembang. Secara umum terbagi menjadi 2, yaitu
hardware Digital Signage dan software Digital Signage. Kami terus
terang, lebih berfokus kepada Digital Signage berbasis software karena
lebih luas dan fleksibelnya pengembangan yang dapat dilakukan.Digital Signage sekarang dengan mudah ditemukan dimana-mana. Di jalan,
diatas pos polisi, persimpangan jalan utama, hingga di depan lift
gedung perkantoran, ada beberapa di apartemen. Konteksnya tetap sama,
yaitu memperkenalkan atau memvisualisasi dengan menggunakan media
digital, khususnya adalah teknologi display. Teknologi ini konon
adalah teknologi yang paling mudah menyerap perhatian orang, …

ICT EXPO - JCC 14-16 DES 2009

Kepada seluruh rekan-rekan, Bapak dan Ibu, anda semua diundang untuk dapat menghadiri acara ICT EXPO yang di selenggarakan di JCC dari tanggal 14 - 16 Desember 2009 (09:30 - 17:00), dengan cara melakukan pendaftaran secara online GRATIS di: http://www.ictindonesia.com/reg/ yang mana selain anda akan mendapat kesempatan memenangkan undian berhadiah, Bapak dan Ibu juga akan memperoleh sebuah buku catalog pameran senilai Rp. 50.000,- Untuk mengikuti ICT FORUM 2009 silahkan klik di: http://www.ictindonesia.com/2009/forumreg.htm

NCR acquires DVDPlay, will convert 1,300 kiosks to Blockbuster Express brand

Caroline Cooper• 10 Dec 2009NCR Corp. has announced its acquisition of Campbell, Calif.-based
DVDPlay, which operates approximately 1,300 DVD-rental kiosks in the
United States and Canada. In a news release, NCR says it will convert
the DVDPlay kiosks to add to its Blockbuster Express-branded line of
kiosks and is revising its installation forecasts from 2,500 to 3,800
by the end of 2009. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Alex Camara, vice president and general manager of NCR Entertainment,
says DVDPlay's presence in California, Colorado and Illinois will
allow NCR to extend its DVD-rental reach to new markets, bolstering
its efforts to compete with redbox. Our acquisition of DVDPlay accelerates NCR's growth in the
DVD-rental business as we expand our operations, technology leadership
and consumer experience in key markets with premium retail partners.
Over the past six months, we've seen tremendous enthusiasm from
consumers and retail partners for our DVD-rental kiosks. We…