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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella outlined how Microsoft is using Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics to deliver the industry's most complete cloud — for every business, every industry and every geography. Furthering this commitment, Microsoft announced several enhancements to its hyper-scale, enterprise-grade, hybrid cloud platform, including the new Azure G-series of virtual machines and Premium Storage; the general availability of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell; partnerships with Cloudera Inc. and CoreOS; and a new Azure Marketplace. "The enterprises of today and tomorrow demand a cloud platform that is reliable, scalable and flexible," Nadella said. "With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 on the Microsoft cloud, we are delivering the industry's most complete cloud — for every business, every industry and every geography." A hyper-scale, enterprise-grade and hybrid cloud infrastructure Worldwide demand for cloud computing continues to accelerate, and Microsoft is investing to meet this demand. Monday the company announced the latest milestone in the global expansion of Azure, with general availability of Azure in the Australia region next week. By the end of 2014, Microsoft Azure will be operational in 19 regions around the world — at least double the number of any other public cloud provider. Microsoft also announced the G-series of virtual machines and premium storage for Microsoft Azure. Powered by the latest Intel Xeon processors, the G-series will be the largest virtual machines available in the public cloud to date, while Azure Premium Storage will provide incredible performance per virtual machine. Together they will deliver the enterprise-grade scale and performance that enterprises and developers need to run the most demanding workloads in the cloud. As enterprises accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, the demand for security…
LOS ANGELES, 20 de Octubre de 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America Voice LLC anunció hoy que llegó a un acuerdo para adquirir el 40% de Oh My Card ("OMC"), subsidiaria de Cronion, S.A., en la ciudad de Guatemala. A través de la nueva afiliación de OMC con America Voice, los clientes en los EE. UU. ahora podrán enviar tarjetas de regalo ("gift cards") en forma electrónica a sus familias, quienes podrán usarlas específicamente en cualquiera de las tiendas de la red de OMC en Guatemala. Según el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) —miembro del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo— Guatemala tiene el segundo mayor ingreso de remesas en América Latina, con $5,1 mil millones de dólares en 2013, o el 9,5% de su PIB. El director ejecutivo de America Voice, Edwin Cortez, comento : "Queremos que nuestros clientes tengan una variedad de opciones para mantenerse en contacto y ofrecer ayuda financiera a sus seres queridos en su tierra natal. Con la variedad de productos de telecomunicaciones que ofrecen America Voice y sus filiales, agregar gift cards electrónicas internacionales ahora nos permite alcanzar estos dos objetivos al mismo tiempo". El director ejecutivo de Oh My Card, Francisco Contreras, afirmó: "Nos entusiasma poder mejorar la forma en que los latinoamericanos ofrecen apoyo financiero a sus familias usando tecnología de última generación y los productos de telecomunicaciones de America Voice con un servicio seguro y efectivo. Los latinoamericanos ahora podrán enviar en forma electrónica una tarjeta de regalo para un supermercado o farmacia directamente al teléfono celular de sus parientes con la facilidad y rapidez con que se envía una carga para un celular por Internet (Top up). Acerca de America Voice: America Voice ofrece productos de telecomunicaciones prepagos destinados a quienes quieren mantenerse en contacto con amigos y seres queridos en el extranjero a…
LONDON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, today announced that Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, is powering success in huge infrastructure projects using Tableau. Founded in 1946, Turner & Townsend employs 3.6 thousand people globally, and generates turnover of £357 million. The business has enjoyed extreme high growth in the last 15 years and offers programme management and delivery, consulting and operational strategies for clients delivering some of the most important national and international construction projects in recent times. Major programmes and clients include The Shard, Nissan, PwC, Time Warner, Crossrail, Heathrow Airports, Glencore and Chevron. Turner & Townsend is a knowledge business. As a result they need to manage a huge amount of client information that is typically numbers-heavy. As a consultancy the quality of its output is key. Aiming to become analytics pioneers, Chris Gage, Director at Turner & Townsend, investigated the tools available and picked Tableau to take the business to an even higher level. Gage found that Tableau helped him uncover insights through Tableau's analysis that wouldn't have been possible using other techniques, assisting the company in creating timely and easily consumed information. Mr Gage explained, "The performance of capital programmes is frequently viewed as variable and therefore unpredictable in terms of delivery time, budget and standards. At Turner & Townsend we believe that clients can better manage risk while maximising value and performance through intelligent use of data. We are transforming capital programmes through smart analytical techniques enabled by tools such as Tableau. Predictive analytics are driving greater cost certainty on capital programmes and achieve greater capital efficiency. Detailed programme delivery data is being condensed into high level business intelligence that enables the user to zoom in and…

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