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Executive opinion
Hot topics
Business cases
Experts voice
Solutions
Quick Poll
Events
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March 2006
 
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2005: Bull exceeds its targets and confirms its growth
Bull recently published its results for 2005 and ended the financial year with revenues of almost €1.2 billion, growing by 3%. Over the year, the products business grew by 11% and services by 4.1%. This performance is all the more significant since our progress accelerated in Q4, when we achieved an 8.3% growth rate, including 16.8% in products and 9.9% in services. The erosion of the maintenance business, mainly due to the increased reliability of new technologies was stabilized in Q4 and we have set in motion an action plan to relaunch this activity.

Executive opinion
Michel Lepert, General Manager, Bull Products and Systems

Data storage, creating value for business

« It’s no longer enough just to store and protect data. It’s also essential to move information around, share it more effectively, and further enrich it to make more from it as an asset, rather than simply preserving it..»

EXPERTS VOICE

Pascal Beyls, Bull
Infrastructure virtualization
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Executive Insight
"The Open Source revolution: Towards a new forge for IT infrastructure" >

Bull Evidian white paper
"Deploy a distributed Single Sign-On (SSO) solution that uses your existing directories" >

 Hot topics
EVENTS

MEDEC & INFORMEDICA
Paris, 14-17 March>

NetApp Day
Paris,16 March >

STAR, European Conference 2006, dedicated to CFD/CAE
London, 20-21 March >

InfoSecurity in Europe
from March to June >

GCOS 7 Tour of France from 29 March to 14 June >

CeBIT 2006, Hanover,
from 9 to 15 March >

QUICK POLL

When do you think you will combine encryption with the storage of your critical data?

Already in use
By 2007
By 2010
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Consortium of Capgemini, LINAGORA and Bull wins France’s biggest ever Open Source software contract

The first government ministry in France to make a large-scale commitment to bringing in Open Source expertise, support and consulting, the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry (MINEFI) has confirmed that this approach is a technology of choice for major public sector information system modernization programs.
Bull acquires AMG.net, a consulting and integration company in advanced IT solutions for telcos
Business cases

SNCF: The French national rail company implements its new Oracle procurement portal with Bull and CSC
Pininfarina: The famous Italian automotive design company trusts Bull NovaScale Server for its HPC simulation center.
Sonaca: The Belgian aerospace manufacturer chooses Bull for its new Unix platforms and migration of its SAP environment.
The Lelystad city in the Netherlands chooses Bull to improve its public services.

Solutions
AIX servers. New Escala models: even more virtualization capabilities, even more power.
Storage. Managing heterogeneous resources more easily with StoreWay Maestro.
Open source. Bull launches Open Desktop, a new services offering dedicated to workstations in open environments.
At a glance
Single electronic patient record: Siemens-Bull-EDS consortium becomes Santénergie
New World Performance Record for NovaScale
Server with Oracle (TPC-H benchmark)

Bull and Informatica sign technology and commercial agreement to supply comprehensive infrastructure solutions
Bull and ObjectWeb award ObjectWeb 2006 Best Use Cases trophies to Mandriva, ViaContext et LibreSource
Bull joins ASS2L (Association of Open Source Software Services Companies) as an associate partner
Bull wins top award at TOP COM 2006 for corporate communications strategy
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