The News Review:
- Millennium Cell and The Dow Chemical Company Achieve Milestone 2.
- Microsoft’s Ballmer asks investors for patience
- Cisco Helps The First American Corporation Consolidate Data Centers…
- Microsoft describes software plus services
- Charging ahead: Hauppauge-based Odyne’s latest contract for…
Millennium Cell and The Dow Chemical Company Achieve Milestone 2.
Free with registration – Business Wire – AccessMyLibrary.com – Jul 26, 2007
Millennium Cell and The Dow Chemical Company Achieve Milestone 2. | Business Wire (July, 2007). — Millennium Cell Inc. (NASDAQ: MCEL), a leading developer of hydrogen battery technology, today a.
Microsoft’s Ballmer asks investors for patience
Macworld – Jul 26, 2007
The company is making big bets and some of them will take time to develop. Ã¢A great misconception in the tech industry is that most successes happen overnight,Ã¢ he said. The two main areas that Microsoft aims to expand into are advertising and devices. While Microsoft once was largely defined as a desktop company, it has proved that it can expand into new sectors, Ballmer said. Around 18 years ago, Microsoft decided to get into the enterprise market and now is a major enterprise software company, he said…
ThatÃ¢s because the processing power of computers and the speed of broadband networks is enabling new types of applications. Computers arenÃ¢t self-contained devices like they once were. Instead, storage and applications can be handled remotely and users can access them from a variety of different types of devices, he said. That opens up the potential for new devices and applications, he said. Advances in user interface models are key to those future innovations, he said. Ã¢Typing and using a mouse is only one way to interact,Ã¢ he said. Cameras, pen-based systems and now touch-based user interfaces will lead to new possibilities in the future, he said.
Cisco Helps The First American Corporation Consolidate Data Centers…
Earthtimes – Jul 26, 2007
Driven by a growingbusiness focus on globalization and productivity, First American identifiedthe consolidation of its data centers and enhancing collaboration throughunified communications as its top information technology (IT) businesspriorities. “To build a world-class network that keeps pace with First American’sstrategy for growth and a sustainable competitive advantage, our firstpriority was to consolidate our data centers and standardize on a flexibleand scalable network that delivers virtualized storage services on-demandanywhere in the company,” said Evan Jafa, chief technology officer of TheFirst American Corporation. “The next priority was to deliver a platformthat brings together all forms of communications to enhance collaborationand foster greater productivity across teams. Cisco and AT&T helped ussuccessfully address these priorities and achieve our objectives. First American partnered with Cisco Advanced Services and AT&T on thedesign, configuration and delivery of this multiyear initiative in order toachieve:– Increased efficiency at First American’s two new world-class data centers in Dallas, Texas, and Santa Ana, Calif. : With the goal of continuous access to all business-critical applications and systems from any of its 2,100 global offices, First American consolidated its seven networks into a single simplified architecture in the two new data centers.
Microsoft describes software plus services
InfoWorld – Jul 26, 2007
Enterprises could instead hire third-party companies that might have a unique expertise in a particular area to host a service for them. Finally, an enterprise could use hosted services directly from Microsoft, which recently began discussing its hosted services aspirations. Microsoft isn’t alone in moving toward a services business, and other companies are already offering some types of hosted services that Ozzie described. Google, for example, already offers many hosted services aimed at consumers and enterprise users. The search giant, however, has come under fire for failing to offer enterprise customers the type of support they are used to. Ozzie argues that Microsoft has advantages in that regard. “We are the only company in the industry that has the breadth of reach from consumers to enterprises to understand and deliver and take full advantage of the services opportunity,” he said.
Charging ahead: Hauppauge-based Odyne’s latest contract for…
Free with registration – Newsday – AccessMyLibrary.com – Jul 26, 2007
“Add the plug-in component, and Odyne was one of, if not the first, major players in battery management and charging systems. ” Odyne’s latest and largest deal is a major contract to design and supply battery-charging systems for the electric conversion of Mexico City’s municipal car fleet. Under the agreement — estimated to net the company between $1. 7 million — Odyne is to deliver its product for the first 500 of the fleet’s 2,000 vehicles within two years. The project validates the efforts of a company that already has developed a successful and versatile platform of hybrid technology as marketplace competition heats up, according to industry experts. Odyne’s work with municipalities on Long Island has resulted in plans for plug-in hybrid buses and garbage trucks, and it.