Cloud Customers & Market
April 04, 2010
By: Ahmar AbbasA Q&A session on RIM
1) Given the ongoing economic turmoil and the resultant CIO propensity towards RIM services, how have you fared in the last 12-18 months (domestically) in terms of business?
Ans: The economic turmoil has caused CIOs to evaluate cost saving and efficiency focused initiatives with tremendous vigor. As such RIM services have jumped at the top of list of strategies for CIO to achieve both cost saving and drive efficiency. We have seen dramatic increase in interest in RIM over the last 12-18 months and have succeeded in winning deals. Read Full Article...
September 11, 2006
By: Ahmar Abbas"Grid computing is the latest to join the bandwagon of managed services. It's a good way of avoiding an expensive infrastructure investment", writes Bob Violino in his article Grid Computing Comes Around in this edition of Global Services magazine.
This article focuses on grid computing as a managed service. Read Full Article...
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October 20, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasGary Anthes who covers emerging technologies for ComputerWorld has an article out on grid computing. He mentions some of the striking cost savings by Novartis when they opted to deploy a grid over a cluster.
..The Novartis drug research software is loaded onto the desktops by way of a server running Grid MetaProcessor software from United Devices Inc. in Austin. By investing $400,000 in grid technology, Novartis avoided spending $2 million on a new Linux cluster...
The article also quotes Manuel Peitsch, head of informatics andRead Full Article...
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October 01, 2003
By: Nabeela KhatakA recent report by the451 outlines the tremendous M&A activity related to grid computing. According to the firm grid related M&A soared to over US$ 1 billion over the last year. Some of the key findings of the report titled Grid2004 are:Read Full Article...
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August 19, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasThis article in CIO Magazine talks about a grid computing project at Royster Clark, that would have put 405 PCs to work at the company to process 150,000 invoices at night, saving the company over a million dollars in new hardware and software acquistion expenses. Unfortunately the project didn't go through - for business / Sept 11 related reasons, but none the less shows how a prevasive application like invoice generation can be adapted and deployed on a desktop grid.
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July 21, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasUnited Devices today announced a distribution agreement with Sumisho Electronics, an IT integrator in Japan. Sumisho expects to sell at least 2000 licenses this year.
The majority owners of Sumisho are Sumitomo Corporation (62%) and Nissho Electronics Corporation (20%). Selling grid middleware to just the Sumitomo group of companies could be a lucrative business in it of itself.
United Devices, today also announced an expanded distribution partnership with NTT DATA Corporation to sell and provide professional service support for United Devices' Grid MP Enterprise software platform. NTT Data has been using the United Devices' GridMP platform for its Cell Computing project.
With Japanese companies spending over US $80B a year on product development, an early foothold in the market through partnerships with leading SI's could both be a tactical and strategic success for UD.
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