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On April 7, 1964, Tom Watson Jr. stood at the front of a conference room in IBM’s Poughkeepsie, NY research lab. Looking beyond the podium and out into the audience, Watson saw two hundred influential writers and editors belonging to the 1960s tech cognoscenti. Looking a little closer, he saw a series of television cameras, broadcasting and recording the announcement across time and space. Standing in front of this audience, Watson palpably sensed that many of the reporters were skeptical of IBM. Then again, Watson had learned to win over skeptics when flying Lend Lease missions to the Soviet Union during World War II. If he could win over skeptical Soviets, surely he must be able to reach these men…

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Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that it will play a strong role expanding the industry mindshare of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) as an exhibitor at Interop Las Vegas from March 31 to April 4, 2014. As a leader in the evolution of data center networking, Brocade will highlight how organizations can design tomorrow's network today and embrace the operational benefits of NFV and SDN via a series of demonstrations at its booth (#2051). In addition, Brocade is a supporting provider of InteropNet, the best-practices network that is built every year to provide high-speed Internet access for the Conference and Expo…

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NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, today announced agreements with BMC Software to join its global Technology Alliance Partner program and to integrate software from BMC Remedy, BladeLogic and Atrium product lines into the NEC management portfolio.

NEC is incorporating BMC software components into NEC’s MasterScope series* of system operations management software, including new cloud management products that began shipping in January 2014. NEC’s participation in the BMC TAP alliance program is expected to further strengthen cooperation between the two companies and enable the timely provisioning of products and solutions that address IT’s evolving needs for efficient and effective service delivery.

“NEC has joined BMC, a worldwide market leader of IT management software and holder of an extensive product portfolio ranging from service support to automation to cloud management, as part of promoting the worldwide expansion of our cloud platform management software,” said Kiyoshi Otaki, deputy general manager, System Software Division, NEC Corporation. “NEC’s MasterScope simplifies the complex management of business operations and helps to reduce operating costs. Working in combination with  proven BMC software that has been deployed to users throughout the world, I am confident in our ability to effectively respond to the diverse needs of a wide range of users, including enterprises and telecom carriers.”

“We are very pleased that NEC is joining us as a strategic partner in Japan and globally to help expand the reach of our industry-leading IT management software,” said Bill Miller, chief operating officer, BMC. “Together, we can help more companies manage an increasingly wide array of rich, next-generation digital services – by industrializing back-end IT processes and making full use of mobile, social and cloud innovations to accelerate delivery while dramatically improving the user experience.”

As a new global Technology Alliance Partner, NEC will receive unprecedented access to BMC tools, so the companies can develop and deliver diverse, proven, and integrated best-of-breed technology solutions to shared customers. Going forward, NEC aims to capitalize on its partnership with BMC by sharing product roadmaps, creating new levels of customer value, and reinforcing NEC’s commitment to systems operations management software.

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group is working towards the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. NEC aims to develop solutions for a wide range of social issues, as a company that creates value for society through the promotion of its “Solutions for Society,” which provide advanced social infrastructure utilizing ICT.

For further information on NEC’s MasterScope software, please visit: http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/masterscope/

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