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What is Enterprise Systems Automation? An application that automates a system activity can be considered a component of Enterprise Systems Automation (ESA). This includes: workload automation, automated operations, system performance monitors, application health checks, network performance monitors, change management, data governance and automated software deployment (DevOps). The common thread running through ESA products is the need to monitor the platform (operating system and hardware), automate a resolution when a problem is detected and generate alerts for problem notification and resolution tools…

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EMC Corporation reported third-quarter 2014 financial results, including record third-quarter consolidated revenue of $6 billion, an increase of 9% year over year. GAAP net income attributable to EMC was $587 million. GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.28, up 4% year over year. Non-GAAP1 net income attributable to EMC was $903 million. Non-GAAP1 earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.44, up 10% year over year…

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced third-quarter 2014 diluted earnings from continuing operations of $3.46 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $3.77 per share in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 8 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings from continuing operations were $3.68 per share compared with operating diluted earnings of $4.08 per share in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 10 percent…

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2002, when Ron Williams became president of the U .S. health care services giant Aetna, the company had just reported an annual loss of $280 million and was on the brink of failure. In 2007, just five years later, Aetna posted net income of $1.8 billion and was named by Fortune magazine the United States’ most admired company in health care. To what does Williams, now CEO and chairman, attribute the company’s turnaround? An intense focus on customers and employees, a companywide embrace of “back to basics” values, and the development and use of a dynamic information technology (IT) platform…

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BMC announced it has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem with the aim of leveraging analytics to bring a new level of visibility and understanding to Remedyforce. Together, Remedyforce and Salesforce Analytics Cloud will transform data and IT resources into a competitive advantage that enables executives to more fully understand business dynamics for informed strategic decision-making…

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Brocade announced the company is collaborating with VMware to advance solutions that support the New IP by allowing enterprises to more easily transition to software-defined data centers (SDDCs) and adopt network virtualization. Brocade Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabrics will be interoperable with VMware vRealize® Operations™ 6.0 (formerly the VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™) announced at VMworld® Europe 2014. This interoperability will help enterprises to realize higher performance, automation, reliability and application and data availability in their data centers. Brocade also announced VMware is participating in Brocade Network Subscription, which enables organizations to acquire both network infrastructure and VMware platform solutions on a subscription basis with pay-as-you-go flexibility…

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