IBM joins forces with European Union on e-services research

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IBM joins forces with European Union on e-services research consortium
IBM has announced that it is collaborating with the European Union, industry and academia, to launch a research consortium aimed at helping businesses use Internet-based services. The effort plans to develop a computer science model to enable businesses to speed up their processes around coordinating e-services and increase automation around launching new e-services. IBM researchers will be working with several experts from around Europe, including those from the Imperial College Of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK.

Microsoft's new channel chief reveals cloud plans
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference recently saw the software giant's new channel chief Jon Roskill unveil the company's cloud plans to its partners. Stressing that the vendor's channel will continue to drive the company, Roskill announced new products and services in the cloud arena, which he said will ensure that customers can tap cloud services more easily.

3PAR announces support for VMware vSphere 4.1
Storage vendor 3PAR has announced support for VMware vSphere 4.1 in addition to unveiling a 3PAR plug-in for VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI). The plug-in supports three features on VAAI: Hardware Assisted Locking, Block Zero and Full Copy.

Intel gears up for Q3 financial results
Intel is set to report its third quarter financial results, with analysts predicting an estimated revenue of $11.2 billion to $12 billion, according to a report by Thomson Reuters. For the second quarter of 2009 the chip maker reported a net loss of $398 million, according to Reuters.

IDC reports reveal 'visualisation' can boost product decision making abilities
Businesses can improve their decision making abilities when it comes to buying new products through better visibility, according to a report from analyst IDC Manufacturing Insights. The "Methods and Practices: Visual Information for Effective Collaboration in Product Life-Cycle Management" report found that manufacturers presenting complex information using visual methods can aid businesses in maker faster decisions.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of



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