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2011 MPSA Leadership Awards

The MPSA Board of Directors review nominees and selects the winners. Judges consider MPS best practices, operational fit, flexibility and growth, as well as business benefits and ROI. The annual competition is open to any company or vendor involved in the MPS market. Categories include corporate end users, manufacturers, components and logistical providers, and dealers.

July 11, 2011

Ubuntu private clouds need more than tools; they need support, too

Canonical, the London company that founded the Ubuntu Project, today announced professional services to support companies who are building "private cloud" infrastructures behind their corporate firewalls.Earlier this year, the company released a technical preview of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), an open-source system that allows companies to build private clouds that match the Amazon EC2 interface.

July 1, 2009 by

Getting the most value out of Collaborative Technologies

I’ll be speaking at a breakfast briefing in London UK on the 20th November on the subject of ‘How to get the most value out of collaborative technologies‘ for Fujitsu Services, whose Graeme Mackay, Business Manager of Corporate Information Systems, will also talk about Fujitsu’s experiences around implementations and their internal usage. If you’d like to attend here’s the link.

November 11, 2008 by

Vista in the enterprise

Things move slowly in the enterprise market, so Windows Vista is currently a rare sight on the corporate desktop. But will Vista's undoubted benefits eventually unblock the upgrade path?

July 12, 2007 by

Fleury out at Red Hat

Are the programmers, the individualists, the crazy visionaries doomed to fail in a world that will be dominated by corporate open source companies? Who will gain the financial benefits open source offers, the suits or the people doing the work?

February 8, 2007 by

VoIP mistakes mirror early Wi-Fi deployments

Companies are deploying VoIP services without fully considering the security implications, which is exactly what happened with early wireless network implementations, according to security experts. Voice over IP, where voice calls are broken up into packets and passed around a corporate network together with the organisation's data traffic, can provide enormous benefits for companies -- such as cheaper international calls -- but they also increase the risk of a security breach.

September 23, 2005 by

Be careful on ID management: Gartner

Although growing efforts to improve corporate governance will grow businesses' investment in identity and access management (IAM) solutions by 60 percent within the next two years, lingering issues and conceptual oversimplification will prevent many companies from seeing its full benefits, speakers at the Gartner IT Security Summit in Melbourne warned yesterday.

July 20, 2005 by

Romania leads outsourcing charge

Eastern European, Middle-Eastern and Asian nations were in London this week to pitch for outsourcing business. Although it can't match the tax-free incentives of some states, Romania reckons it has other benefits to offer

June 16, 2004 by

Spam inquiry to focus on international laws

LONDON--An inquiry into spam, to be held by a cross-party group of British MPs next month, is to look at how international laws can be used to stem the flow of unsolicited bulk e-mail.Spam is an increasing problem not only for individuals, who often see their mail boxes fill up with junk e-mails offering everything from spam-blocking software to untold riches, but also for ISPs and for any company that runs corporate e-mail servers.

June 16, 2003 by

Companies pick up Google appliance

Little more than four months after Google launched its search appliance for enterprises, the company on Monday announced several major customers, including Boeing, Cisco Systems, and National Semiconductor. Introduced in early February, the Google Search Appliance combines hardware--in the shape of a thin, yellow box--and software that mirrors Google's Web search technology for corporate intranets and Web servers. Chipmaker National Semiconductor, for example, uses the technology for its internal systems, giving staff the ability to search corporate data. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, which also licenses a hosted search navigation system for corporations' public Web sites, introduced the appliance to give companies greater security from the benefits of placing it behind a corporate firewall. --Stefanie Olsen, Special to ZDNet News

June 18, 2002 by

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