Technically News – 1/28
Technically News scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a weekly source of IT news, information, and ideas that impact the public sector. Symantec to Rely on Partners After Restructuring Symantec CEO Steve Bennett is refocusing the company and in doing so, restructuring it too. The changes include a heavy reduction to their sales force and a new emphasis on their partners to help mitigate the adjustment. Those partners will have to be value-added, with a deeper relationship to the company. CRN has a full write-up about the changes and the thoughts of DLT Solutions’ CEO. Touchdown! NetApp & The Super Bowl Partner The Super Bowl comes with an array of “The Official Partner of the Super Bowl” tags on products ranging from beverages to tires. Today, we now know who the official storage and data partner is. Fans are no long content to be bystanders while watching the game, they use mobile devices, browsers, and apps to crunch, process, view, interpret, and talk about every detail. Market Wire has a full breakdown of what this partnership means for tech-minded fans. Autodesk and NASA Developing New Technology NASA and Autodesk are partnering to research and develop technology to “monitor and optimize the operational life-cycle of high performance buildings.” They’ll base their project on Autodesk Project Dasher technology – a Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform that provides performance data in real-time, throughout a building’s entire life-cycle. SpaceRef has more information in an article title “NASA and Autodesk Collaborate on Sustainable Building Performance Monitoring.” Red Hat Uses ManageIQ Acquisition to Further Cloud Offerings Red Hat recently closed their acquisition of ManageIQ, and recently we found out their strategy. They are going to use ManageIQ’s enterprise cloud management and automation technologies to expand their own CloudForms hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering. Bryan Che, general manager of Red Hat’s cloud business unit said, “With this combination, we can offer our customers an unparalled open hybrid cloud management portfolio.” InfoWorld has the complete story.