No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management

No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management











No Limits Software – RaMP


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

No Limits Software has joined the BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to integrate their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) data center management solution with BMC Remedy Change Management.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will provide several key advantages over data center management systems which rely on manual entry of system changes. First, automated collection of system configuration data improves data accuracy while greatly reducing the time and cost of manually collecting the data. Second, automated snapshots of the configuration data will allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will allow automated verification that a scheduled task was completed and will also highlight changes which were made without going through the change authorization process.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

If you only look at authorized changes, however, you may be missing changes which were made outside of the process. Organizations which implement automated change auditing are usually alarmed to see how many changes are being made ‘under the radar’. The ability to track both authorized changes and detected changes – changes made but not necessarily authorized – is key functionality needed to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

If problem managers can use the list of detected changes to recommend a fix 80% of the time and 90% of these recommendations result in a solution, this means we’ve reduce the time to diagnose the problem by 72%. Since the diagnosis phase represents 80% of the total MTTR, automated change management can reduce MTTR by 58%. At the same time, we’ve also reduced the amount of labor required to troubleshoot and resolve problems by a similar amount.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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idoodlesoftware Supplies Custom Educational Game For Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars

idoodlesoftware Supplies Custom Educational Game For Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars












Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

idoodlesoftware inc. an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning, announced today that it signed an agreement to supply to the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program a virtual 3D immersive STEM educational game simulating a Mars colony.

Based on Cyan Worlds Inc. program “MYSTOnline:URU Live,” the students of the VASTS Summer Academy will use the pilot to simulate the scientific exploration and habitation of Mars as part of their curriculum which will take place at NASA Langley Research Center this summer.

“We are privileged to be working with VASTS and their amazing team of education specialists, headed by Director Mary Sandy. The pilot integration of the Mars Colony Simulation into the VASTS Summer Academy curriculum demonstrates the progressive thinking that is required to better prepare the students for a STEM based world that awaits them after graduation,” said Robert Sowah, Chief Executive Officer of idoodlesoftware inc. “Taking the lead on the Mars Colony pilot development has been as incredible team of professors, researchers, programmers and developers from around the world, guided by Dr. William Schmachtenberg, that have worked tirelessly to make sure the pilot was delivered on time. We believe the use of our game technology, myURU, in the classroom engages the students on an exciting new level that has not been realized before now.”

“VASTS takes great pride in our demonstrated success of encouraging students to pursue STEM majors in colleges and universities by providing real-world problem-solving experiences. The inclusion of this interactive virtual Mars environment into our curriculum allows students to complete various experiments and procedures using the simulation and see, in real time, the outcomes of their decisions,” said Amber Agee-DeHart, VASTS Program Manager. “Integrated with NASA data, the Mars Colony Simulation allows users to examine various elements of Mars such as analyzing rock samples for potential evidence of life. idoodlesoftware is changing the way education is delivered.”

This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

About idoodlesoftware Inc.

idoodlesoftware, Inc. is an education software company out to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning. Founded in October 2008, the company is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and London, England. The idoodlesoftware portfolio of educational software, which is installed in over 8,000 schools representing 4,000,000 students, advances core curriculum studies in both primary and secondary schools by focusing on STEM, literacy, history, social science. For more information please go to http://www.idoodlesoftware.com, or follow idoodlesoftware at facebook.com/idoodlesoftware and twitter.com/idoodlesoftware.

About Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program:

VASTS is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research Center with support from the Commonwealth of Virginia and industry.

For more information please visit us at http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org

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Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require Science & Technology

Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require Science & Technology












Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011

Feeding a growing population with more and better food is a unique challenge, but collaborative innovation creates sustaining solutions, DuPont Nutrition & Health President Craig F. Binetti said at the 2011 Gulfood Exhibition and Conference.

“From farm to fork, DuPont has the opportunity to use science and technology to increase agricultural productivity, improve food quality and achieve long-term food security,” Binetti said.

The world’s population will reach 7 billion this year – increasing by 150,000 people per day for the next 40 years. This means the world will need to increase production of high nutritional value foods by 70 percent in that same period to meet the needs of its people.

“To increase nourishment for all requires solutions that are local. What works in Brazil may not work in Dubai,” Binetti said. “Increasing food production and providing more and better foods locally will be imperative to helping address the world’s food challenges.”

Binetti was joined by Eser Acarkan, DuPont food industry leader for Turkey, Middle East and Africa and Heike van de Kerkhof, global director for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

“DuPont is uniquely positioned to increase global food production across the value chain. The Middle East is a key developing market with increasing emphasis on the food industry,” Acarkan said.

DuPont looks at various levels of food production and provides solutions to address issues that might arise at stages within the process. For example, Pioneer Hi-Bred is a DuPont business that gives farmers the ability to increase their output through advance plant genetics. Pioneer® brand seeds are sold to farmers in more than 90 countries around the world. Pioneer uses a sophisticated toolkit to create greater yield, benefits to consumers and environmental sustainability. Among other things, Pioneer is developing seeds with drought tolerance, nitrogen use efficiency and new forms of insect and disease resistance. Pioneer’s products include Plenish™ high oleic soybeans – oil derived from these Pioneer® brand soybeans has an enhanced oil profile and increased oil stability for the food industry, with 0g trans fat and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.

Another example of the company’s efforts to improve agricultural productivity can be found in the DuPont Crop Protection business, which provides herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that can help crop growers protect their crops. This includes a variety of science-powered innovations that can increase output and limit the impact that environmental factors might otherwise have on food production.

The DuPont joint venture, Solae, develops innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products, creating healthy and more nutritious food options.

Food security is a growing concern, and DuPont Qualicon provides safety diagnostic technology that can detect the presence of pathogens and other unwanted organisms for food. In addition, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers uses science and continuous innovation to protect and preserve foods, this business works with food manufacturers and retailers, improving packaging to protect foods from pathogens, lock in vital nutrients and keep food fresher longer so it can be transported with a minimum of spoilage and waste.

“Our partners in this endeavor are collaborating with us every day to develop science that creates new opportunities to improve the quantity, quality, accessibility and security of the food we eat,” Binetti said. “We all need to play a part in changing the future and utilize our collective ingenuity to deliver sufficient, healthy food for everyone.”

DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Plenish™ and Pioneer® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Contact :

Michelle Reardon

302-530-9197

michelle(dot)s(dot)reardon(at)usa(dot)dupont(dot)com

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Branham Ranks Benbria in Top 25 Canadian Up and Coming Information and Communications Technology Companies

Branham Ranks Benbria in Top 25 Canadian Up and Coming Information and Communications Technology Companies










Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 17, 2010

Benbria has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Up and Coming ICT firms in Canada by Ottawa’s Branham Group Inc. The ranking is part of the annual Branham300 listing of the top information and communications technology companies in the nation. The Top 25 Up and Comers list ranks the top technology companies based on creativity and innovation, whether the company is leveraging a new technology or using existing technology in a new manner.

Benbria’s product offering is BlazeCast, a cross-media unified notification solution that is designed to meet the communication needs of different organizations, from schools to hospitals, corporations to retail chains. Benbria focuses on intelligently reaching large and targeted groups of people, and ensuring important information is received.

“Benbria’s next generation unified notification applications are revolutionizing the mass communication challenges of today and tomorrow,” stated Wayne Gudbranson, President & CEO of Branham Group. “In addition, it’s solid financial backing, prominent strategic partnerships, impressive list of customers and sound management team leads Branham to believe that there is no question that Benbria has the potential to be a leader within the Canadian ICT Industry in the years to come.”

“We are very pleased that Benbria has been selected to represent the forefront of Canadian technology start-up companies”, said Andrea Baptiste, CEO of Benbria. “Being ranked in this list is important because it shows that the company is getting recognized on a nationwide scale as a technology leader.”

The 2010 Branham300 list was released in early April on the Branham300 website (http://www.branham300.com) and in the April/May issue of Backbone Magazine, which is distributed nationally with The Globe and Mail.

About Benbria

Benbria delivers unified notification applications that help organizations communicate more effectively to large and targeted groups of people. Benbria’s flexible solutions enable rapid information delivery during emergencies and simplify tedious day-to-day notification tasks. Employing the latest IP and web technologies, Benbria products provide increased reach, intelligent workflow, and extend existing communication mediums. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Benbria has customers in education, government, and industry. (Additional information at http://www.benbria.com)

About Branham Group Inc.

Branham Group is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting firm servicing the global information technology marketplace. Branham Group assists information technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (eHealth, Outsourcing, Green IT and Wireless). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top information technology companies in Canada (http://www.branham300.com), tracks the Canadian Outsourcing industry (http://www.branhamoutsourcing.com) and monitors over 450 eHealth vendors. For more information regarding Branham Group, please visit http://www.branhamgroup.com.

Benbria and logo are trademarks of Benbria Corporation.

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Government 2.0 Requires New Information Technology Governance and Risk Management to Ensure Success

Government 2.0 Requires New Information Technology Governance and Risk Management to Ensure Success












Ottawa, Canada (Vocus) November 22, 2010

“Governments are faced with a ‘new normal’ of responding to increased citizen demand with reducing budgets,” according to Doug Hadden, Vice President Products at FreeBalance. FreeBalance, a global Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, will participate in the FMI of Canada Professional Development (PD) Week. The annual conference is taking place at the Hotel Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada from November 22 to 26, 2010. The FMI conference is focused on striking the right balance of risk and control.

Doug Hadden will host an interactive session on how transparency and accountability have become strong themes in government. Titled “The Emperor Has No Clothes – Risk and Results in an Increasing Transparent and Government 2.0 World,” this session will explore how social media and open government initiatives have introduced a new risk and reward paradigm for public servant careers and for government organizations. Transparency, in itself, has become a key performance indicator. An updated methodology on calculating open government value and improving governance structures will be discussed. The session will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Wednesday November 24, 2010 in the Hotel Lac-Leamy Krieghoff Room.

“Government 2.0 supports government economic incubation and services modernization,” said Doug Hadden, Vice President of Products at FreeBalance. “Innovation is alive and well in government and will be further transformed thanks to Government 2.0. How Government 2.0 technology enables managing for results will be discussed during the session.” Many of the subjects to be discussed are being expanded on the FreeBalance Sustainability Blog — http://www.freebalance.com/blog .

The FMI of Canada 2010 PD Week will trace government efforts to counter the effects of the global recession. It features a series of workshops and information sessions that elaborate on risk and control, striking a balance and public service renewal. The annual five-day conference draws more than 2,400 public financial management professionals to the National Capital Region of Canada. Panel discussions and exhibits provide an opportunity for participants to explore a range of new ideas, products and services.

Members of the FreeBalance team will be available for the duration of the conference to discuss and demonstrate FreeBalance web-based Government Resource Planning (GRP) solutions. FreeBalance Version 7 supports the unique and evolving requirements of government, including GRP, Government Performance Management, Government 2.0, Shared Services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). FreeBalance Version 7 covers the entire budget cycle and provides fiscal control over fund allocations, expenditures, appropriations, revenue administration, and human resources. FreeBalance Version 7 is a fully compliant J2EE solution. The n-tier architecture allows departments and agencies to leverage existing web, application and database clusters. Unlike traditional software solutions, the FreeBalance Accountability Suite is fully web based and has no hidden client/server technologies.

The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is one of the most widely deployed financial management systems inside the Government of Canada. More than 50 government departments and agencies use FreeBalance software for enhanced public financial management.

About the Financial Management Institute of Canada

The Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit volunteer association, founded in 1962. What started out as a small group of senior federal government accountants meeting around a lunch table to discuss issues of financial management and the role of financial advisors within government has grown to thousands of members, both within and outside the public sector, all working to improve the financial management of all levels of government across Canada. For more information, visit http://www.fmi.ca .

About Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden is an industry veteran with an extensive experience in enterprise technologies. Hadden has more than 20 years of management, sales, marketing and product management experience at several industry-leading public and private companies, including Standard Register, Delano Technology, Platform Computing, Hummingbird, and Olivetti. Hadden is a recognized expert in strategic planning and technology in government.

As VP Products at FreeBalance, Hadden is responsible for all aspects of global marketing, business development and product management. Hadden is also the Chief Customer Advocate responsible for aligning FreeBalance activities with customer priorities. He holds a BA Honours degree in Political Science from Carleton University.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit http://www.freebalance.com .

Media Contact:

James Elrick

Public Relations Specialist

FreeBalance

Tel: +1 (613) 218 4938

jelrick(at)FreeBalance(dot)com

http://www.FreeBalance.com

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