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Editorial
Executive opinion
Guest contributors
Business cases
Experts voice
Solutions
Quick Poll
At a glance
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November 2006
 

Making the transition to fast-forward mode
The Group’s recently announced results for Q3 2006 confirm that we have achieved the transformation we committed to make towards a more services-oriented business model, and a focus on high added-value products. Indeed, we recorded a growth rate of 20.8% in our revenues for services, and a 35% increase in orders (making an overall figure of 16.6%) while our products business – where we recently appointed a new Director – has suffered somewhat from strong pressure on prices.

Ensuring availability
As Information Systems become increasingly complex, customers need the quality of support Bull can provide

By Edgar Snoijnk, General Manager, Group Field Engineering and Customer Support
"Today Information Systems tend to be increasingly complex and increasingly heterogeneous – with systems, storage, networks, often from different suppliers, all integrated into a sophisticated infrastructure, most often performing mission-critical operations. This is why ensuring availability is the top priority of Bull’s customer support teams which are our key intimacy forces at customer sites. Such proximity is unique for the company’s customers." >>
EXPERT VOICE
Ugo Brunel, DBMS consultant

An example of porting to an open environment: migrating Oracle to PostgreSQL >>

Thierry Fromont, Hardware engineer

High performance Data Center thermal management >>

 Guest contributors
AGENDA

VoIP Convention
Paris, November 7-8 >

SuperComputing 2006 Tampa (USA), 11-17 novembre>
InfoSecurity Paris
Paris, November 22-23 >
QUICK POLL

Bull Services helps the State of Michigan to deploy one of the most ambitious Business Intelligence Systems in U.S.A
Interview with Dave McLaury, Interim Chief Deputy Director - State of Michigan Department of Community Health >>
Business cases

Agarik’s video portal ensures SFR 60 channels broadcast through its Vodafone live! portal.

Outsourcing has the wind in its sails, with the French Ministry of Employment and the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA).

Bull modernizes Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company’s IT infrastructure.

Spanish Post Office (Correos) awards Bull project to modernize its office technology.

Unique Vacations books Escala.

Solutions

GCOS momentum. Update from Jean-François Bauduin, Director of the Bull GCOS Business Unit.

StoreWay Virtuo 6.1: a new generation of virtual storage solutions for the datacenter.

With Upstream Provisioning, Bull Evidian simplifies the implementation of company ID databases.

Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS): computer intelligence at the service of video surveillance camera networks.

At a glance

Philippe Miltin has been appointed Vice-President of Bull’s Products and Systems Division.

Bull and ESI Group announced partnership to deliver industry solutions.

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