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The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), a non-profit organization that defines transaction processing and database benchmarks, and distributes vendor-neutral performance data to the industry, today announced the second conference in its 20th anniversary workshop series. Entitled the TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPC TC 2009), the conference will be collocated with the 35th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) on August 24, 2009 in Lyon, France. The TPC is a co-sponsor of VLDB 2009, and conference registration information is available at The TPC has issued a call for papers for presentation at the conference, for publication in workshop materials and for consideration in future benchmark developments. Researchers, industry experts and analysts are encouraged to submit innovat... (more)

Tech Data U.S. Helps VARs Capitalize On $135 Billion In Public Sector IT Spending

IT products distributor Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today kicked off its annual TechEDG Government and Education Conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference, resellers, vendors, industry experts and Tech Data’s government and education services team will discuss trends and share strategies for capitalizing on an estimated $135 billion in technology spending in the government and education markets for 2009. “Not only is public sector spending on technology expected to reach new heights this budgetary year, but there is an added wild card with the new economic stimulus package,” said Barb Miller, Tech Data’s vice president, Government, Technical and Integration Services. “From modernizing schools to improving our nation’s infrastructure to digitizing medical records, IT will play a crucial role in many of the projects funded by the stimulus bill. How... (more)

Tech Industry and Government Leaders Unite on October 14th to Lower the Cost of Government with Technology

FedScoop, the leading news aggregator and marketing company for the government IT sector, will launch its events arm beginning with an executive-level event on October 14th at the Newseum. “Lowering the Cost of Government with Technology,” will be FedScoop’s first event in a series focused on Kundra’s five pillars, and will unite industry and government thought leaders and decision makers on the most precedent issues facing the industry today. This event is the first in a series; each addressing one of the following five pillars outlined as priorities by Federal CIO Vivek Kundra: lowering the cost of government with technology, transparency in government, security, engaging citizens, and innovation. “Face-to-face interaction at focused, executive gatherings is the perfect vehicle for uniting Washington’s IT decision makers. It’s essential to understand my governme... (more)

Ulticom DSC Release 3.3 - Diameter Signaling. Solved.

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Ulticom, the industry leader in Diameter signaling software solutions for Telecom OEMs, announces Release 3.3 of the Ulticom DSC -- a software product that optimizes Diameter Signaling in 4G and IMS networks. The Ulticom Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) enables Service-Oriented Routing™ and multi-vendor interworking between network elements in support of: Centralized Routing - Simplifying network management Load Balancing - Optimizing Charging and Subscriber Data Management Edge Routing - Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) facilitating LTE roaming Policy Routing - Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) advancing Policy Management and Charging Ulticom's unique Service-Oriented Routing capability goes beyond the typical primary/backup Diameter reliability strategy. The Ulticom DSC serves as a Diameter router and load balancer distributi... (more)

 Mainline Expands Enterprise Architecture Capabilities with iEAi Certified Architects

Mainline Information Systems™ today announced that it has the largest number of accreditations from the International Enterprise Architect Institute, Inc. (iEAi) of any Value Added Reseller (VAR) in the United States after 10 of its solution architects recently achieved certification. The iEAi is a vendor - and technology-neutral consortium focused on strengthening the enterprise architecture discipline. “All too often resellers are focused on the transaction, regardless of the customer's problem and desired outcome,” said Jeff Dobbelaere, vice president of technical sales support for Mainline. “Only when the enterprise is fully understood can technology be correctly applied to ensure a customer's needs are being satisfied. “Mainline’s investment in certified enterprise architects reflects our commitment to provide the best resources to our clients and continuing ... (more)

New Version of SPECwpc Benchmark Extends Performance Measurement to Virtualized Workstations

GAINESVILLE, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/15 -- The SPEC Workstation Performance Characterization Group (SPECwpc) has released an updated benchmark that extends performance measurement from physical to virtualized workstation configurations. The new SPECwpc V1.2 benchmark measures all key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications. Members of the SPECwpc project group include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Micron, NVIDIA and VMware. Meeting a growing need The ability to measure comprehensive performance for virtualized workstations comes at a time when the market is in its early growing stages, according to Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. "Our conservative estimates project workstation-capable virtual desktop installations increasing from essentially zero two years ago to nearly 350,000 clients by 2018," say... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

An Introduction to Abbot

Graphical user interface (GUI) testing is a potentially problematic area because constructing effective test cases is more difficult than the corresponding application logic. The roadblocks to effective functional GUI testing are: Traditional test coverage criteria like "80% coverage of the lines of code" may not be sufficient to trap all the user interaction scenarios. End users often use a different user task interaction model than the one conceived by the development team. Functional GUI testing needs to deal with GUI events as well as the effects of the underlying application logic that results in changes to the data and presentation. The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute" script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the "record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the eve... (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)

Chuck Phillips Was Supposed to Become CEO of CA

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing News - Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coastal double life with wife and son in the East and a live-in girlfriend in the West. Six days after Phillips was forced to admit that a picture of him and his ex-girlfriend canoodling was hanging over Times Square, CA named board member and executive chairman Bill McCracken CEO. He's the guy who's been running the company since John Swainson's reportedly forced retirement was announced in September. An ex-IBMer and an ex-Swainson pal, it was no secret he really wanted the job. Related Story: SAP Wants CA To Give It More Toys That w... (more)