Monthly Archives: February 2012

Selection of the month

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O Boticário: a continental-scale challenge

As one of Brazil’s leading cosmetics companies, O Boticário has over 3,000 franchises and one of the largest distribution networks in the country. Covering a geographic area the size of a whole continent, and in an equally dynamic sector, the company’s operational efficiency, its vibrant energy and its management require a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure and total robustness.

s+c moves towards virtualization with bullion

Schmidt + Clemens (S+C) – a family-owned, international corporation – has drawn on Bull’s expertise to modernize its IT environment.   From the town of Lindlar, near Cologne in Germany, Schmidt + Clemens provides high-quality stainless steel products to its worldwide customer base. The company has production facilities in Spain, Brazil, Malaysia, the Czech Republic and the UK.

Wirth Research in pole position with Bull

  Bull solutions, partnerships and services help Wirth develop race winning sports cars Innovative engineering consultancy group, Wirth Research has signed a partnership agreement with IT solutions provider, Bull, which will help streamline its engineering design and development capabilities. Under the terms of this long term contract, Bull will deliver 15 téraflops bullx® supercomputer Panasas ActiveStor™ storage and services to Wirth Research.

Bull certified for SAP hosting

Bull awarded for the fourth consecutive time as a SAP-certified provider of hosting services in France Bull SAS was recently as a provider of hosting services in France, for the fourth time in succession. Bull received certification from SAP for its ability to deliver hosting services with high-quality operational standards in support of SAP® solutions.

Silver award for the UseNet project

M2M applications finally interoperable, enabling new ways to use IT Towards the end of 2011, the European ITEA 2[1] research program honored the UseNet project with a ‘Silver Achievement Award’. Overall coordination of the project was taken on by VTT (the Technical Research Center of Finland), together with Bull taking responsibility in France. UseNet has involved 18 European companies, from Belgium, France, Finland and Spain.

2011: a solid year for Bull

Despite the economic uncertainty, Bull recorded a good progress in revenues and operating profitability and starts 2012 with a solid growth in order intake.

IT Departments: passing the cloud test

by Samuel Gautier, Principal Consultant and Business Development Manager, Bull Advisory Services. Samuel joined Bull in July 2010 and holds a management role among the team of Principal Consultants. In this role he oversees consultancy assignments and is responsible for delivery in terms of methods, models and tools, as well as for the development of a number of offerings based around the eSCM[1] repository.

Curie speeds up European research

GENCI’s CURIE supercomputer – designed by Bull – opens up unprecedented new possibilities for academic and industrial research in Europe. The equivalent of reading two billion books in just one second: that’s the level of performance which the CURIE supercomputer – designed by Bull for GENCI (the French National High-Performance Computing Organization) and now being made available research purposes – is capable of.

Docapost DPS gains ISO 27001 thanks to Bull

As a result of the risk analysis carried out by Bull, using the MEHARI method developed by CLUSIF[1], Docapost DPS has achieved ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system: proof positive of its total mastery of the security challenges relating to paperless processing.

ATEME and Bull: high definition partners

The combined expertise enables large scale transcoding of video content for multiple screens ATEME, a world leader in video compression solutions for the broadcast and broadband market, and Bull, the premier European provider of High Performance Computing systems, announced today a broadening of their cooperation to market ATEME video processing solutions on bullx® blade systems.

Gartner showcases Bull Evidian customers

Today every enterprise performs identity and access management (IAM). Whoever its users are – its workforce, its business partners, its online customers – managing their digital identities and their access to corporate systems, data and other assets is critical. IAM is now established as a cornerstone of information security – an effective IAM program can realize benefits in cost reduction, regulatory compliance and IT governance.