Daily Archives: 11 March, 2011
Grant to D.C. Hunger Solutions provides equipment, training and technical assistance to increase participation in the school breakfast program at D.C. elementary, middle and high schools
Washington, D.C. – The Walmart Foundation today announced a $400,000 grant to be administered by D.C. Hunger Solutions to help provide equipment, training and technical assistance to increase participation in the school breakfast program in D.C. schools.
Awarded as a part of Walmart’s $2 billion national commitment to help end hunger, the funds will be regranted to help public and public charter schools across D.C. implement innovative breakfast service models, such as “breakfast in the classroom” and “grab and go” breakfast. The funding is designed to complement, strengthen, and facilitate the effective implementation of the school breakfast components of the Healthy Schools Act, passed unanimously by the D.C. City Council in May 2010.
FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 10 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the U.S. Navy awarded the company a task order to provide engineering and program support for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program Office (PMS 500). The task order has a one-year base period and four one-year options, bringing the estimated total five-year value to $110 million. The Navy awarded the task order under the Naval Sea Systems Command SEAPORT-Enhanced contract vehicle, which CSC won in 2004.
Under the terms of the task order, CSC will provide engineering and program management support for the development, design, building, outfitting and testing of the Zumwalt Class Destroyer. Services include program, business, financial and risk management; software and mission systems integration; hull, mechanical and electrical systems engineering; and naval architecture.
- Fujitsu and Telefónica sign a Master Service Agreement for the provision and management of mobile services (voice and data) across 15 countries in Europe.
-30,000 connections managed through Telefónica’s Central Services worth more than euros 30m over the contract period (4 years with 1 year extension option)
10 March 2011, London. Fujitsu, the Japanese global ICT company, has selected Telefónica as its European wireless communications provider for voice and data services for 30,000 connections across 15 countries.
The €30 million four-year contract covers the UK, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway, Denmark and Sweden – of which more than 60 per cent are migrations to the Telefónica network, representing a significant win in Europe.
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, predicts that malware will continue to become ever more sophisticated and professional in nature, as the company demonstrated at CeBIT 2011. Mimicking the operations of conventional businesses, an entire underground industry has sprung up, with corporate structures and procedures comparable to the real thing– including partner events, marketing tools and forums. The focus is firmly on meeting customers’ needs. To add to this danger, mobile devices are increasingly being used to access the Internet, and make sensitive online banking transactions.
New IT Skills Initiative Showcases Underlying Technologies of Watson
ARMONK, N.Y., – 10 Mar 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched a global skills initiative to educate clients, business partners and college students how to use IBM business analytics and information management software, and many of the underlying technologies of the Watson computing system to capture information from new sources and use it to create business opportunities.
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Brings Schools Effective, Affordable PC Technology as Part of Intel Learning Series; First PC Deployment of 158,000 to Improve Learning for Students in Argentina
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – March 10, 2011: Today, Lenovo and Intel Corporation announced the Lenovo Classmate+ PC, a purpose-built laptop designed to improve learning for students in grades K-8.
The Lenovo Classmate+ provides schools an affordable, child-friendly complete hardware and software solution. Based on the Intel Learning Series reference design, the PC will come pre-loaded with the Intel Learning Series software suite, specialized educational software and a variety of teaching resources. This spring, the Organization of Ibero-American States will deploy the first wave of 158,000 Lenovo Classmate+ laptops as part of its Conectar Igualdad 1:1 computing program, which will equip students throughout the country with PC technology.