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n°19  |  October   2007
Social protection: personalization and performance - Seminar organized by Bull and Ineum, Tuesday 23 October in Paris

Faced with major economic, social and societal challenges, players involved in social protection the world over have embarked on major transformation and modernization programs for their information systems.

How can ICT help them to personalize their services? How can they speed up processes and improve claimants’ access to the system? How can they improve performance, and combat fraud and other abuses? How can they make it easier for people to return to employment? What technologies are at their disposal? What skills are required, and what skills do they need to put in place (change management, security, hosting, new technologies, interoperability, etc.)?

All these issues will be explored during the course of the seminar organized by Bull and Ineum, with a panel of decision-makers representing the world of social protection, Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager of Bull France, and Renaud Vatinet, Ineum Consulting Partner specialized in social protection issues.

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GSM > 3G AfricaCom - 21-22 November - Cape Town, South Africa

GSM > 3G Africa is the premier Pan-African communications event that comprises a high-level conference programme on mobile, broadband and satellite communications, associated to a separate co-located networking exhibition.

The event will take place in Cape Town South Africa, 21-22 November and expect 3500 attendees, 180 exhibitors from 76 different countries and a 48% operator delegate attendance.
This is a unique gathering of the whole communications value chain of the telecommunications African market, with fixed and mobile operators, international carriers, satellite operators, ISPs, vendors and regulators. Key operators from Africa will be present, including Zain (formerly MTC Group), MTN Group, and Middle East & Asia, Orange Group.

In order to boost their common and strong business dynamics within emerging markets, Bull and its partner Kabira in service activation and provisioning for the Telco operators, are jointly exhibiting to present their OSS solutions available on Bull NovaScale servers.

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New monthly breakfast on Open Source seminars - “Portal and Document Management”, Paris, November 22

Each month, Bull offers an open invitation to its breakfast-time seminars, each focusing on a theme linked to implementing Open Source software. Led by experts ready to share their experiences as regards methodologies, tools, solutions and best practices, these morning sessions offer pragmatic solutions to IT managers seeking to integrate Open Source software in their information systems.

After the previous sessions dedicated to Business Intelligence and software development, the forthcoming breakfast seminar dedicated to “Portal and Document Management s” will take place on Thursday, November 22, from 8:30am to 11:00am, in Paris/La Défense.

The next session scheduled on December 13 will focus on virtualization solutions.

More information (French only) >>

4th ATAIC Technical Conference - November 24-28, Kuwait

The ATAIC’s1 conference objective is to facilitate the improvement of tax and Zakat policies and administrations in all their aspects within member Islamic countries in order to meet the challenges of rapidly changing world. Over 25 countries are participating to the conference which will be hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the State of Kuwait.

We are pleased to invite you at Bull’s breakout session to be held on November 25 at 11:45 am. Jean-François Betbeder, Vice-President, Bull’s Customs and Tax Worldwide Business Unit, will present e-ris, our open and flexible e-business software solution suite for Tax Authorities, which improves, via automation and use of leading edge technologies, the reliability and efficiency of tax collection processes.

In addition, our experts will welcome you on our booth to demonstrate our e-ris Tax Authorities business solutions and answer your questions.

1ATAIC : Association of Tax Authorities of Islamic Countries

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More about the conference >>

Ensuring service continuity for IT infrastructures - 27 November - Dakar, Senegal

It’s becoming a major concern for IT Directors and CIOs: How to take advantage of the latest technologies to meet ever more demanding service level requirements?

With the increasing globalization of the economy, and the rise of the Internet and mobile computing technologies, doing business is now a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week activity. And that mean, for most organizations, that any kind of service interruption is not longer acceptable.

Against this backdrop, information systems are a major business asset. IT Directors and CIOs have to ensure continous operations and focus their actions towards preventive measures, in line with the needs of different business functions. The increasing power of IT (in terms of processing power, virtualization, storage networks...) opens up new opportunities to respond to these demands for service continuity. A whole new vision of the Data Center is taking shape, based on simplification, industry standards, flexibility and cost optimization.

Bull – as a specialist in IT infrastructures that combine open systems and mainframes – is driving forward that vision, capitalizing on its extensive experience built up as a result of its consulting and outsourcing activities.

Bull, Intel, VMware, EMC and Cisco invite you to find out more about their solutions and hear customer case studies and expert opinions at a morning-long seminar on 27 November (from 8.30am)

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EMC Forum - Paris, 29 November

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JavaPolis 2007 - 10-14 December 2007, Antwerp (Belgium)

With close to 3.000 attendees each year, JavaPolis is Europe's ultimate source for technical insight, information, networking and inspiration for software developers, web developers, architects, system administrators and IT managers who innovate using Java technology.

As a co-founder of OW2 Consortium, the leading Open Source middleware consortium today and a Premier Partner of JavaPolis, Bull will present its middleware solutions and services at OW2 booth, and unveil key innovations in Business Process Management software (Orchestra BPEL orchestration engine and Bonita workflow software) and J2EE application server (JOnAS 5: a new generation application server technology).

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Bull’s Webcasts on its Internet site -

Each month Bull organizes free entry interactive Web seminars on hot IT topics.
These Webcasts are now up and available free of charge 24/24h on Bull’s Internet site.
You can listen and watch selected presentations made by Bull experts, at any instant, and without even having to leave your desk. Nine Webcasts are already available, and the list has yet to be completed.
Some examples of our seminar themes are as follows:

  • From consolidation to virtualization: best practices

  • Key technologies to ensure service continuity

  • Successful extended enterprise storage networks: keys to success

Watch the webcasts >>

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