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  • SunGard brings cloud service to disaster recovery

    Can the old guard in business continuity and disaster-recovery services thrive in an era when the companies are looking at new ways to process business data? SunGard Data Systems, with decades of experience in availability services, is feeling the pinch as some business clientele move data to the cloud. But SunGard says it's pushing forward with innovations that are making it a public cloud provider as well with the kind of application availability it says will be hard to match elsewhere.

  • UK CFOs still wary about the cloud

    Most CFOs at mid-sized UK firms are still unwilling to place their IT infrastructure in the cloud because of fears over data security, downtime and loss of control. They are also still unaware about the benefits offered by cloud computing.

  • Green IT: Train staff to think about sustainability

    Frederic Chanfrau, senior vice president of IT for governance, quality and vendor management with Schneider Electric, wants everyone in the company's IT organization to understand three points about going green. First, that energy demands are increasing at the same time as the company must decrease its greenhouse gas emissions; next, that each employee is responsible for helping address this challenge; and finally, that running a sustainable technology shop doesn't necessarily cost more. "They can put their own stone in the building of a greener IT organization," Chanfrau says. But they have to know how.

  • Sungard NZ leads global unified comms trial

    Financial software and services giant Sungard is taking its first steps towards unified communications, with a New Zealand rollout of Microsoft’s just-announced Office Communications Server.

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