The chief financial officer at American Airlines' parent company AMR Corp., James Beer, is leaving for a similar job at Symantec Corp., according to an announcement late Monday. Beer led AMR during difficult times in the airline industry, including fluctuating jet fuel prices and industry losses following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Under Beer, AMR stock more than doubled since 2003.
Symantec said that Beer would oversee corporate development, facilities and operations teams in addition to steering the company's finances. Beer will replace Greg Myers, who resigned as Symantec's finance chief last November.
Dell adds healthcare IT program
Dell announced the Dell eHealthcare Architecture, an IT framework targeted at health care organizations. The product package includes Dell clinical information systems and mobile technology for data availability in a clinical setting.
Geisinger Health System selects Sun
Sun Microsystems Inc. announced that Geisinger Health System selected Sun products for several major components of its Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in Pennsylvania. Geisinger is using the Sun SeeBeyond eGate Integrator and eIndex Single Patient View products to create a Community Master Patient Index for 3.5 million patients in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, reconciling duplicate records to eliminate redundancies and create a single, system-wide patient view.
The Geisinger RHIO will initially connect three area hospitals, enabling them to electronically share health information and laboratory results, with a planned expansion to up to eight additional health systems within three years. Geisinger's ultimate goal is to join with other statewide RHIOs to form a larger coalition that will eventually connect into the National Health Information Network.
Certeon comes out with WAN optimizer
Certeon introduced the Secure Application Networking WAN optimizer, which performs both application acceleration and security functions. The box accelerates HTTP bits as well as HTTP traffic.
Incipient lands virtualization patent
Incipient Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved and issued three technology patents for its storage virtualization technology. The patent awards are for fast-path caching, a locking technique for control and synchronization, and dynamic and variable length extents. Each patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2002, and awarded in the fourth quarter of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006.
EqualLogic brushes up firmware
EqualLogic announced the immediate availability of Version 2.3 of its PS Series array firmware and a Windows Integration Kit for integration with Windows Server 2003 R2.
SenSage integrates with EMC Smarts
SenSage Inc. unveiled the new SenSage EventScope that integrates with EMC Smarts software for event-log data management. EventScope was also named an EMC CenteraProven offering.
IQstor qualifies QLogic
IQstor Networks Inc.announced that it has qualified the QLogic SANbox 5600 4 Gbit Fibre Channel (FC) switch and SANblade 4 Gbit Fibre Channel host bus adapters with the recently announced iQ2280 4 Gbit FC-SATA II storage platform.
Mattress vendor flips to EVault
EVault Inc. announced that mattress and bedding manufacturer Simmons Canada Inc. has chosen its EVault iSeries, a backup and recovery service designed specifically for IBM iSeries midrange computers.
Meanwhile, EVault also announced a new version of the iSeries service. iSeries Agent Version 5.3 includes performance enhancements, and recently IBM ServerProven validation.
Arma pushes e-Discovery
Arma International is pushing a tool it claims will help uncover an organization's potential risk in litigation and e-discovery, called the Risk Profiler Self-Assessment for E-Discovery, developed with online assessment startup NetDiligence and content expertise from LECG.
Availl doubles customers in FY 2005
Availl Inc. announced that it more than doubled its customer base to over 500 customers in 2005 and saw revenue growth of over 100%, primarily driven by strong sales of the company's wide-area file system) software, as well as brisk sales of the newly shipped Availl continuous data protection (CDP) remote-office backup consolidation software.
SteelEye expands Windows support
SteelEye Technology Inc. debuted its LifeKeeper Protection Suite for SAP on Windows, as well as a new version of LifeKeeper Data Replication for Windows that boosts replication speed.
SonicWall does CDP
SonicWall Inc. launched its CDP Solution Series, the first SonicWall-branded products to be introduced as a result of the company's November 2005 acquisition of Lasso Logic, the developer of Lasso CDP. The product set includes enhancements to reporting tools and user interfaces. Current customers of the Lasso CDP will receive automatic updates of the new features.
IVivity opens Indian branch
IVivity announced a new office in Bangalore, India, focused on OEM customer support and software development.
Softek to support Fujitsu
Softek announced that Fujitsu Ltd. has launched data migration capabilities to Fujitsu Eternus storage systems in Asia and North America using Softek Transparent Data Migration Facility data migration software.