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London, 13 November 2013 - Easynet Global Services today launches the Easynet App as part of its drive to maintain communications excellence with its customers. As a direct response to a request from its Customer Advisory Board, the managed cloud infrastructure provider has developed the App to improve engagement with its global IT customers. The App is free to download at iTunes or on the AppStore on an iPhone or iPad by searching 'Easynet'. With the increase in uptake of BYOD programmes, and as companies become more widely accepting of social media as a critical part of their organisation's communications strategies, Easynet's Customer Advisory board asked for fresh, current, tailored content which they could access in their own time, across devices of their choice. As a result, Easynet worked with Infotech Enterprises to develop the App. Content includes: - Produ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Reactivity Extends XML Web Services Infrastructure Into SOA

BELMONT, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its infrastructure offerings into Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) operating through data centers, Reactivity(R), Inc. the leader in secure XML infrastructure, today unveiled the SOA Gateway, the first product of its kind optimized for deploying enterprise XML Web services within and among data centers to integrate applications and make SOA operational. Providing all the performance and key infrastructure functionality required to easily and securely deploy intra- and inter-data-center XML Web services, the Reactivity SOA Gateway delivers the fastest and most effective identity and access enforcement technologies available today, the broadest native connectivity to non-XML and legacy applications, and secure, high-speed, two-way communications between data centers. The SOA Gateway secures XML Web services acce... (more)

Reactivity Offers Live Webcast for Human Resource BPOs

BELMONT, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Reactivity, the leading XML Infrastructure provider, today announced, "XML Web Services for BPOs -- Take the Theory Off the Shelf, Get Started Today," a free, live Webcast offering human resources business process outsourcing (HR BPO) companies insights on how to pragmatically operate XML Web services to address market pressures facing HR BPOs. Presented by Chuck Allen, director of HR-XML Consortium, Inc., and president of Structured Methods and Andrew Nash, CTO for Reactivity, the Webcast offers an opportunity to learn from the experiences of other HR BPOs already realizing the benefits of XML Web services for their business. The speakers will discuss the pressures HR BPOs face as they compete in today's business environment, and will share case studies illustrating how HR BPOs have employed XML Web services to address thes... (more)

Reactivity Delivers First Comprehensive Web Services Identity and Compliance Solution

BELMONT, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Reactivity(R), Inc., the leader in secure XML infrastructure, today introduced Identity Insight(TM), an add-on module delivering the industry's first comprehensive solution to ensure that Web services use complies with the privacy and data protection requirements of government and corporate regulations, while managing the identity complexity in distributed XML-based systems. These new advanced tracking, alerting, reporting and XML message manipulation capabilities, made possible by Reactivity's Advanced Messaging Architecture(TM), simplify the compliant use of Web services and federated digital identities, while enabling enterprises to respond proactively to non-compliant XML traffic situations and improper identity usage. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires that US public companies create and demonstrate compliance with policie... (more)

BEA Ships Tuxedo 9.0: Product Designed to Help Set Application Environments on the Path to Service-Oriented Architecture

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the general availability of BEA Tuxedo(R) 9.0, the latest version of the company's software product for high transaction processing. Applications running on BEA Tuxedo form the backbone of some of the world's leading companies running some of the largest, mission-critical transaction processing systems -- including wire transfers, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), and telecommunications billing systems. Leveraging open standards, BEA Tuxedo 9.0 is designed to help customers build new and repurpose legacy applications and extend them to a service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA is an approach to software application development designed to transform business applications into "services" -- specific pieces of functionality -- ... (more)

Reactivity Congratulates Aeroplan on InfoWorld 100 Award

BELMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/29/05 -- Reactivity®, Inc., the leader in secure XML infrastructure, today announced that Aeroplan's real-time non-air reward redemption program enabled by its XML security gateway, was recently named to the 2005 InfoWorld 100. Aeroplan, a subsidiary of ACE Aviation Holdings, is Canada's premier loyalty program. The 2005 InfoWorld 100 is an annual ranking of the most innovative corporate IT solutions for its real-time non-air reward redemption program. Reactivity's XML security gateways for Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are at the core of Aeroplan's program which is used by a rapidly growing membership of five million members. Aeroplan embraced XML in 2001, and the rapid success of their loyalty program resulted in a need to securely offer a broader selection of reward offerings to increase the value of the ... (more)

Reactivity and NEON Partner to Deliver Enhanced XML and Web Services Security and Enforcement to the Mainframe

BELMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/30/06 -- Reactivity®, Inc., the leading independent XML Networking provider, today announced that the company has partnered with NEON® Systems, Inc., to provide enhanced security and enforcement capabilities for organizations deploying XML Web services and SOA leveraging mainframe infrastructures. This partnership further builds upon the successes of Reactivity's family of Gateway products. Reactivity's XML Security Gateway received a SearchWebServices.com "Product of the Year" Award and Software Development's Jolt Productivity Award in the Security Tools category. Reactivity was also among the companies named into the elite corps of the Red Herring and AlwaysOn(TM) 100 Top Private Companies. "Many of the largest global organizations still rely on mainframes as their system of record for business critical data," said Mark Cresswell... (more)

Coral8 Launches Coral8 Engine Version 4.4 - Industry's First CEP Platform Featuring Native XML Support

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Coral8, Inc., a leading provider of Complex Event Processing (CEP) software, today announced the availability of the Coral8 Engine Version 4.4, which contains powerful new features for native XML processing. This functionality makes Coral8's industry-leading software the first CEP engine to offer a complete set of native XML functions for consuming, processing and publishing high-speed XML data streams. Coral8's extensive XML support enables a new wave of real-time applications that take advantage of Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs), Service- Oriented Architectures (SOAs) and Web Services investments made by software developers and corporate IT organizations. The Coral8 Engine now offers powerful features that allow programmers to deliver high-performance CEP applications for the fast-growing number of high- volume XML... (more)

AgileDelta, Inc. Releases BEA WebLogic(R) Web Services Integration Kit for Efficient XML(TM)

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AgileDelta, Inc., the leading provider of software for lightning-fast delivery of more content to more locations, today announced the release of its BEA WebLogic(R) Web Services Integration Kit for Efficient XML. The simple plug-in integration kit expands AgileDelta's growing line of products that add Efficient XML to popular web platforms and mobile devices. Businesses can now combine the rock-solid reliability and performance of BEA's WebLogic Server with the increased performance of Efficient XML to extend the reach of enterprise web services to more applications, more devices and more locations than ever before. The integration kit automatically detects and uses Efficient XML for clients that support it and falls back to text XML for clients that do not. This simplifies incremental rollout of Efficient XML across the enterpr... (more)

CA Certifies HostBridge as Interoperable with CA ADS and CA IDMS Online Applications

STILLWATER, Okla., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HostBridge Technology, the provider of HostBridge software for XML-enabling CICS, today announced that CA has certified the HostBridge integration software as interoperable with CA IDMS. With this integration, CA IDMS and CA ADS online applications can become callable Web services that can be accessed by multiple platforms, application servers, or other host applications. *(LOGO: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/07-HostBridge_72dpi.jpg) HostBridge runs under CICS on the mainframe and allows Web server applications to invoke CA ADS and CA IDMS online transactions using standard interfaces, returning application data as XML documents and enabling Web services access to business logic in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). CA ADS is a powerful mainframe development environment that expedites the writing and testing of modular onli... (more)