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REDMOND, Wash. — March 3, 2011 — This week’s edition of Businessweek includes a story about the shift taking place in the development and deployment of applications and services by using cloud computing to cut costs, streamline IT management and respond more quickly to changes in end-user demand. Microsoft is cited as one of the companies taking the lead in this area and in moving organizations from their existing operations and services to the cloud and taking advantage of increased efficiency and new opportunities along the way.
3M’s Visual Attention Service (VAS) is a Web-based scanning tool that digitally evaluates the impact of creative and graphic designs and provides a map to help guide the design process. 3M made the VAS globally available to its customers by hosting it on Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform.
March 02, 2011 — New plug-in offers users real-time physics plug-in for popular 3D animation software
Today at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced a technology demonstration of a Bullet Physics plug-in for Autodesk® Maya® 2011 software. The new plug-in is based on OpenCL™ industry standards and the open-source Bullet Physics Engine.
AMD’s Bullet Physics plug-in for Autodesk Maya 2011 is designed to enable game developers and 3D artists to access Maya’s creative workflow capabilities to create interactive cloth simulations on a greater range of workstations and PCs, including those based on ATI FirePro™ professional graphics cards and AMD CPUs, and to remove technology limitations that can restrict developers’ ability to create stunning games and computer-generated (CG) graphics.
AMD (NYSE: AMD)(March 1, 2011) today announced that Henry Chow, 65, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Chow spent more than 40 years at IBM, holding various leadership positions in IBM throughout the Asia Pacific region. He spent more than a decade as General Manager of IBM’s Greater China Group, with responsibility for overseeing IBM’s operations in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
“Henry’s experience and insight gained by overseeing a multi-billion dollar technology business in China are invaluable assets to AMD,” said Bruce Claflin, executive chairman, AMD Board of Directors. “China is one of the most important technology markets in the world and AMD is committed to furthering our growth in the Greater China region.”
Continues Ongoing Investments in Innovative Workload-Optimized Systems
ARMONK, N.Y. – 15 Feb 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced workload-optimized systems to help companies manage a range of more demanding workloads that are placing new stresses on already over-taxed data centers.
IBM zEnterprise and IBM 1401
IBM mainframe computers have provided the technology backbone for businesses requiring secure systems for processing massive amounts of data, which includes transactions from ATMs, medical records and stocks. Pictured below, the IBM 1401 — introduced 1959 — was one of the first computers to run completely on transistors, not vacuum tubes. Dave Michlowski, top photo, IBM employee, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., installs a new component into IBM’s newest zEnterprise, which has over 50,000 times more processing capability than the IBM 1401 (Feature Photo Service, Bob Goldberg).
State Auto to adopt HP Exstream’s enterprise-wide approach, shed numerous document solutions including Oracle’s Documerge
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011
HP today announced that the State Auto Group, a property and casualty insurance company operating in 34 states, will implement HP Exstream customer communications software.
HP Exstream helps enterprises manage their customer communications from design through delivery, regardless of complexity or variability.
With HP Exstream, State Auto can have more control over customer documents than before, including consistent branding, fast production time, ease of use, and legal compliance regardless of document type or content.