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I arrived in New York City this morning to attend the Cloud Computing Expo for the next three days. SYS-CON folks invited me on Sunday for the taping of the Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel which was taped at the Reuters Studios in Times Square. The live taping of the show was a blast. I met the panelists at the studio as well while watching the SYS-CON.TV show in the green room. The green room is actually gray and brown. The Cloud Computing Power Panel will be broadcast at the Cloud Computing Expo, March 31 - April 1, 2009, Roosevelt Hotel, in New York City. Two Cloud Computing Expo Power Panels taped today at SYS-CON's Times Square Studios featured rtghe following panelists: Werner Vogels - VP & CTO,; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace; Rod Fontecilla - Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Hal Stern - CTO of Sun's Global Sales Force; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace;... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

eTelemetry Introduces Cloud Computing Bandwidth Accounting

eTelemetry, the leader in extracting real-time business information from network activity, today announced that it is including Cloud Services Accounting (CSA) in its release of Metron, v. 2.1. CSA enables companies to monitor and document the bandwidth each cloud service is utilizing for bandwidth accounting and chargeback. Metron’s bandwidth tiering capability enables prioritization of bandwidth for cloud applications to ensure application delivery at required levels of service. Cloud computing has transformed an enterprise’s Internet connection into an extension of the operations infrastructure, significantly increasing the importance of understanding and managing its use. Metron is built on eTelemetry’s patented people-to-IP technology that identifies the people behind each IP address on an enterprise network. By mapping IP addresses to employee contact informa... (more)

Exelis reports third-quarter 2012 financial results; maintains 2012 full-year outlook

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) today reported 2012 third-quarter revenue of $1.4 billion, an 11 percent decrease from the same previous-year period. Third-quarter 2012 earnings were $0.47 per share, a 13 percent decrease from the same period in 2011 and, adjusted earnings per share were $0.45 for the quarter. Adjusted operating income was $149 million and adjusted operating margin was 10.9 percent. Free cash flow for the quarter of $167 million was driven by lower required pension contributions and improved collections. During the third quarter, Exelis secured $1.3 billion in new orders, including upgrade and delivery of airborne electronic warfare equipment for domestic and international customers, base operations and logistics support at Ft. Rucker, Ala., ancillary equipment and upgrades for SINCGARS radios, as well as global logistics services and cyber solutions for the ... (more)

Metron Aviation Appoints Stephanie Fraser as Vice President of Advanced Research and Engineering

DULLES, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/09 -- Metron Aviation, a leading provider of advanced research, engineering services and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions, announces the appointment of Stephanie Fraser as Vice President of Advanced Research and Engineering. Ms. Fraser is a specialist in aviation system performance and has more than 23 years experience in the aviation industry, where she has held senior executive, management, and technical positions at leading companies that serve the FAA. Ms. Fraser joins Metron Aviation from Flatirons Solutions, where she was Vice President of the Government business unit, responsible for FAA systems engineering, architecture and analytical work, as well as content management programs. At IBM (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), Ms. Fraser led the team that supported the FAA in aviation system performance measurement an... (more)

Information Security Dominates New Product Offerings at FOSE 2007

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the 550 technology exhibitors at FOSE 2007, the largest gathering of government information and technology professionals, over 200 companies will showcase products and solutions designed to improve information security. Over 15,000 federal high tech buyers will attend FOSE 2007, March 20-22 at the Washington, DC Convention Center to learn about the latest innovations designed to protect information ranging from highly classified national intelligence, to corporate documents and personal data. Registration for FOSE 2007 is free for military, government, government contractors and educators at or by calling 1-800-791-FOSE. "Sensitive information that needs to be safeguarded is everywhere. It's on our computers, traveling through networks, and even in our fingerprints," said Bill Howell, vice president and Ge... (more)

AMCC Announces Yahara Family of 10GbE Framer/Mapper/PHY Devices for Multi-Service Transport Platforms and Metro/Long Haul Optical Networks

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in optical transport, embedded Power Architecture® processing, and storage solutions, today announced Yahara, a new series of devices for next generation optical network physical layer solutions supporting 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Metro, and Long Haul network applications. AMCC will be promoting the Yahara family at the OFC/NFOEC Convention, booth #3015, from March 24 to March 26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. The Yahara devices are designed specifically for the highly-integrated, low cost and low power requirements of Multi-Service Transport, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Metro/Core switch router applications. The family of devices represents AMCC’s fifth generation of integrated local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and optical transport network (OTN)... (more)

OFL Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Role of Shell Canada Policies in Gas-And-Dash Killing

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/12 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) today wrote to the Toronto Police Service to call for a criminal investigation into the policies of Shell Canada and the possible role they played in Saturday night's death of a Toronto gas station attendant. Amid public outcry over the terrible death, allegations have surfaced that the owner/operator of the Shell franchise where the tragedy took place may have employed an unofficial policy of docking worker wages for gasoline theft that occurred on their shift. "While police are chasing the killer who drove the SUV, they should also be investigating the corporate policies that may have set the terrible chain of events in motion," said OFL President Sid Ryan. "If Shell is allowing licensed franchise owners to force workers to pay from their pocket for stolen gas then both may be ... (more)

TSX Venture Exchange Daily Bulletins

VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - TSX VENTURE COMPANIES: BARKER MINERALS LTD. ("BML") BULLETIN TYPE:  Private Placement-Non-Brokered BULLETIN DATE:  September 19, 2012 TSX Venture Tier 2 Company TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to a Non-Brokered Private Placement announced August 2, 2012: Number of Shares:  8,440,000 shares     Purchase Price:  $0.05 per share     Warrants:  4,220,000 share purchase warrants to purchase 4,220,000 shares     Warrant Exercise Price:  $0.10 for a one year period       $0.20 in the second year       $0.30 in the third year       $0.40 in the fourth year       $0.50 in the fifth year     Number of Placees:  12 placees Insider / Pro Group Participation:       Insider=Y /   Name  ProGroup=P /   # of Shares       Kristian Holdings Inc. (Jerry J. Kristian)  Y  1,000,000 Jerry A. Kristian  Y  500,000 Pu... (more)

Over 50 Exhibitors Announce Latest Products and News at TechWeb's Interop Las Vegas and Software 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop and Software 2008, produced by TechWeb (formerly CMP), today announced 50 announcements being made at the collocated events in Las Vegas coming up April 27-May 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Interop, North America's largest business technology event, provides a valuable venue for IT business leaders to showcase their new products and services to their key audiences. Additionally, Software 2008 gathers the entire enterprise software ecosystem to share strategies and best practices for doing business and provides an ideal platform for software industry leaders to introduce their next-generation software. The list of Interop Las Vegas 2008 and Software 2008 exhibitors making news announcements or showcasing new products will continue to grow throughout the event, and currently includes the following: ADC will fe... (more)

Accused Whistle Blower Fired - Now Volunteers for Flyers' Rights Organization

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accused whistler-blower Dr. Frederick J. Foreman, former Senior Analyst for Metron Aviation Inc. (an aviation consulting company with numerous government contracts), who was fired for allegedly revealing critical information regarding airline passenger safety to Kate Hanni of the Flyers' Rights coalition, has joined forces with the volunteer organization. Dr. Foreman, an MIT graduate and former professor at Florida A&M and Florida State Universities, was terminated from his job on September 25th of this year after contacting Kate Hanni regarding excessive surface delays. Foreman maintains that any information he sent Hanni was public data he collected from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Hanni, who founded the Flyers' Rights Organization after being stuck... (more)