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I came across an interesting article in the CNN Tech section of CNN titled “A trip into the secret, online ‘cloud’” written by John Sutter. The article itself, takes a unique approach as the author “searches” for his data in the “cloud.” As Stacey Higginbotham of GigaOm points out, the goal of the article is to “explain cloud computing to the masses” however, she continues by saying that the premise behind the CNN article is not quite on target. The example that is given in the article is that of uploading a picture to an image sharing site like Flickr or Picasa, and that once you do that, you just “started using Cloud Computing.” The problem that I have been having with mainstream media is that now putting stuff “into the cloud” seems to be synonymous with “using Cloud Computing.” It is not. Simply uploading data or files to a service that stores it is just that, ... (more)

NAMTC and EduTone Join Forces to Create a Digital Marketplace for K-12 Schools

ALAMEDA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Media & Technology Centers (NAMTC) and EduTone Corporation announced today their plan to create an On-Demand Services Catalog to be offered by NAMTC exclusively to its members. The NAMTC Catalog is the foundation of a Digital Marketplace and will consist of various web-based solution bundles provided by NAMTC's Corporate Partners. The EduTone Xchange Platform will enable member ESAs to deliver these bundles to their districts and schools through locally-branded ESA Portals. This innovative Digital Marketplace will benefit both NAMTC's ESA members and Corporate Partners. NAMTC bundles offer their members significant savings and automated distribution while the EduTone Xchange Platform offers role-based provisioning and Single Sign-On, enabling ESAs to customize services delivery to each end-us... (more)

InfoGin Introduces Innovative Suite of Mobile Browsing Solutions

KFAR SABA, Israel, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoGin (, the pioneer and market leader in providing telco-grade mobile browsing solutions, today announced a new innovative range of mobile browsing solutions that complements its flagship product, the Intelligent Mobile Platform(TM) (IMP(TM)). InfoGin's latest technologies enable operators to remain in the mobile web value chain by providing their high-end devices subscribers quick and easy access to their favorite web content, applications and operator-driven premium services. This enables operators to expand their branded offerings and advertising, increase revenues, reduce churn and operational costs, and retain and build subscriber loyalty. The proliferation of high-end devices such as the iPhone, Android and Symbian has brought an increase in mobile data traffic. As smartphone global market shar... (more)

MuleSoft Partners With GoGrid to Offer Cloudcat -- Enterprise Tomcat in the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/10 -- MuleSoft, the Web Middleware Company, today announced a partnership with GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider, to offer MuleSoft Cloudcat, the industry's first commercially supported cloud-based Apache Tomcat offering, now available as a service from GoGrid. The combination of GoGrid's supported infrastructure services, the ubiquity of Apache Tomcat, and the commercial support of Tomcat from MuleSoft, provides the simplest way for enterprises to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and open source software. "Cloud computing has rapidly moved to the mainstream, and we are increasingly seeing demand from our customers for complete platform offerings, delivered as a service," said John Keagy, Co-Founder and CEO of GoGrid. "Our partnership with MuleSoft allows us to expand our lead in offering custom... (more)

Unica Delivers High Performance Scalability and Real-Time Web Analytics for the Largest Websites

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/10 -- Unica Corporation (NASDAQ: UNCA), the recognized leader in marketing software solutions, today announced enhancements to its award-winning web analytics solution, Unica NetInsight OnDemand. NetInsight is designed to meet the full range of online analysis requirements, with less complexity, little up-front cost, and no technical infrastructure investment. The new release focuses on the complex needs of customers with high-traffic volumes in the tens of billions of page views and requirements that span from real-time analysis to complex data integration. NetInsight now features a high-performance engine ensuring data processing and query response performance to support today's most highly trafficked websites. Marketers can apply complex investigative analysis to full historical visitor behavior to gain reliable, fact-based ins... (more)

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Magna International/

In TO998 sent at 17:00e today, non-material corrections have been made in the portion following the MD&A. Corrected copy follows: Magna Announces Fourth Quarter and 2011 Results AURORA, ON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG) (NYSE: MGA) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. On January 1, 2011, we adopted United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") as our primary basis of accounting. All financial information in this press release has been revised to reflect our results as if they had been historically reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.                               THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31,   YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,       2011     2010     2011     2010                           Sales   $ 7,251   $ 6,439   $ 28,748   $ 23,465                           Incom... (more)

SolarWinds Introduces First Affordable, Comprehensive Solution for Managing IP Infrastructure

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 -- SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today released version 3.0 of IP Address Manager (IPAM). SolarWinds IPAM gives IT professionals detailed visibility and management of their IP infrastructures, helping them better manage their networks and minimize downtime. With the addition of powerful and centralized management of Microsoft® DHCP servers and monitoring of Microsoft DNS and Cisco® DHCP services, the company now offers an extremely competitive and cost-effective way to manage IP infrastructure. The number of IP addresses that IT professionals need to manage is quickly growing as a result of the increase in mobile devices, virtualized services, IP telephony, and other networkable endpoints. While companies like Infoblox and Bluecat sell complicated, expensive, and ... (more)

ProfitBricks Launches Cloud Computing Referral Program; Industry's Most Lucrative Partner Referral Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced its Referral Program, designed to positively impact the benefits for referral partnerships. The program is currently unmatched, offering as much as 25 percent of a customer's net revenue as compensation. ProfitBricks is also opening up its early-stage reseller program by inviting select Value Added Resellers (VARs) to work with the cloud computing provider. The ProfitBricks Referral Program is aimed at developers, IT consultants, system integrators, independent software vendors and even well-connected technology influencers looking for recurring revenue streams from a next-generation cloud provider. "We are seeing high growth in services related to the cloud while knowledge and labor... (more)

Cavium Introduces TurboDPI™ II for OCTEON® Processors -- Takes Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) To the Next Level

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today introduced TurboDPI™ II, the next generation of its production-ready TurboDPI family of software, that now incorporates up to nine major DPI functional modules integrated into a holistic toolkit that have been optimized for OCTEON® II processors.  TurboDPI II's Uniscan™ technology ensures that data is only scanned once by the OCTEON's built-in hardware HFA DPI engines, and then the results are passed to the appropriate module. (Logo: TurboDPI II enables market-leading DPI performance and speeds up time to market for Enterprise Cloud, Data Center and 3G/4G/LTE Wireless equipment man... (more)

BMO Financial Group Reports Solid Results for the Second Quarter of 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) and Bank of Montreal - Financial Results Highlights: Second Quarter 2013 Compared with Second Quarter 2012: -- Net income of $975 million, down 5%; adjusted net income(1) of $997 million, up 2% -- EPS(2) of $1.42, down 6%; adjusted EPS(1,2) of $1.46, up 1% -- ROE of 14.2%, compared with 16.2%; adjusted ROE(1) of 14.5%, compared with 15.4% -- Provisions for credit losses of $145 million, compared with $195 million; adjusted provisions for credit losses(1) of $110 million, compared with $151 million -- Basel III Common Equity Ratio is strong at 9.7% Year-to-Date 2013 Compared with Year-to-Date 2012: -- Net income of $2,023 million, down 5%; adjusted net income(1) of $2,038 million, up 4% -- EPS(2) of $2.95, down 6%; adjusted EPS(1,2) of $2.97, up 4% -- ROE of 14.6%, compared with 16... (more)

Metacloud Carbon|OS Makes the Promise of OpenStack Grizzly a Reality for the Enterprise

Metacloud, Inc. today announced a new release of Carbon|OS, the industry’s premier OpenStack-based operating system for the enterprise environment. Representing a full year of development work by Metacloud and the larger OpenStack community, Carbon|OS combines the simplicity of the public cloud with the performance, security, and cost advantages of private cloud -- all on clients’ existing hardware infrastructure. It is available immediately and has already been deployed by Fortune 5000 companies in industries including entertainment, finance, and technology. “Metacloud has brought an entirely new delivery model to market for enterprise software -- one where product and support are tightly intertwined. In the traditional consumer SaaS model, features sit atop software, on hardware, in an off-premise data center. Our enterprise SaaS model is similar, but the hardwar... (more)