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French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement, DGA) turns to Bull to develop its Scorpion combat information system (SICS) Major contract with French Army

Bull will equip all Army units from 2016 onwards with a unified information system, under a contract worth some €40 million.

Aena Aeropuertos chooses Bull to rationalize its airport management applications in a contract extendable to five years and €22.5 million. Aena Aeropuertos hands over applications to Bull

As the world’s leading airport management company – with 47airports in Spain and involvement in other countries worldwide – Aena Aeropuertos welcomes over 200 million passengers a year. To manage its airports and deliver the best services to its customers, Aena Aeropuertos uses an enterprise information system featuring a rich portfolio of over 70 applications with extremely diverse functionality and technologies.

Bull signs service contract with the Tele Columbus Group Tele Columbus opts for outsourcing services

The 5-year contract will ensure the stability of IT operations at the Berlin-based cable network company and allow support times to be extended – end customers will benefit. Bull has won a 5-year outsourcing contract to provide IT services to the Tele Columbus Group, one of Germany’s leading suppliers of television, Internet and telephone via broadband.

Bull delivers to Météo-France the first European supercomputer Météo France installs bullx

The first stage of the bullx supercomputers ordered by the French weather forecasting agency has now been installed at Météo-France’s site in Toulouse and will be fully available for production this year. The Météo-France supercomputer is the first fully installed, equipped with the upcoming Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors, based on Ivy Bridge microarchitecture and 22nm manufacturing process.

Mon Sud de France: a mobile app to boost tourism in Languedoc-Roussillon Explore the Languedoc-Roussillon on your tablet

Developed by Bull for the Languedoc-Roussillon regional authorities, Mon Sud de France (My South of France) is available as an app on iPhone and iPad. Much more than just a tourist guide, it’s an innovative showcase for a high-quality offering. Every year, some 15 million people visit the Languedoc-Roussillon, making it France’s fourth most popular tourist area.

Continuity, storage and legal archiving at Charleroi Hospital Bull and NetApp at Charleroi university hospital

Integrating a storage, business continuity and recovery solution suited to the hospital environment The ISPPC – the public health authority, which manages the Charleroi University Hospital, has chosen Bull to integrate a new NetApp storage solution designed to fit perfectly with the specific needs of one of the largest hospitals in the country’s French-speaking region, Wallonia. IT is an especially critical challenge in the hospital setting.

Bull supports CNAF’s transformation CNAF moves into the age of service

For an organization at the heart of national solidarity – whose services support over 30 million people in France – effectively managing the data lifecycle is vital. That’s precisely the challenge behind a new project, launched by CNAF’s Information Systems Directorate, which is determined to focus on a service-driven culture.

Katoen Natie appoints Bull as its chosen partner for servers and storage Katoen Natie standardizes its infrastructures

Bull’s focus on service delivery, storage expertise and international presence played a decisive role in the final choice The leading Belgian logistics company, Katoen Natie, has chosen Bull as its preferred partner for the supply of servers and storage solutions worldwide. Having delivered pilot projects in Thailand and Belgium, new initiatives are about to begin in France, Singapore and Italy.

Bull at the heart of a more powerful and cost-effective Chorus Chorus and Bull: the story continues

When the role of an information system is to manage all State expenditure, non-tax receipts and accounting functions, it has to work. Unfailingly. This is the challenge that faces Chorus, the French government’s financial information system, which not only has to process all the information flows relating to management operations – day in, day out – but also controls and oversees all financial activities.

Oklahoma chooses Bull Oklahoma breathes new life into its applications

The OESC modernizes its IT infrastructure on time and on budget The mission of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) is to provide employment security and promote economic well‑being. It governs the operation of local offices throughout the state. To do so, OESC’s legacy programs are critical to maintaining a functional, statewide labor exchange to meet the needs of Oklahoma employers and residents.

RATP chooses Bull and its SafeKit software for the centralized control room on Line 1 of the Paris Metro. RATP keeps rolling with SafeKit

Bull Evidian’s SafeKit software will improve the operation of ‘critical’ applications that are vital to the business and cannot, therefore, be subject to even the slightest downtime. The solution has the additional advantage that it runs on systems that are already in place.

Publicis MRE, the advertiser that wanted to create new digital promotion spaces Publicis MRE brings M2M to Paris

When you’re the media brokerage arm of the world’s third largest communication group and especially active in new technologies, innovation isn’t just a state of mind. It’s in your DNA. The challenge? At a time when printed media is increasingly giving way to digital, how can you bring advertising posters into the digital era? That’s just what the Médias & Régies Europe (MRE) has done.

Carrefour entrusts its IT support to Bull Carrefour and Bull: a relationship of trust

Carrefour France has once again demonstrated its confidence in Bull, by handing over responsibility for its Service Desk for a three-year period. The contract covers the retailer’s entire IT support chain in France.

A Bull supercomputer for the new Czech national Center of Excellence in the field of Information technologies bullx supercomputers spread across Europe

Bull to deliver the first system for the IT4Innovations Supercomputing Center in Ostrava The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava and Bull signed a contract for the supply of a bullx™ supercomputer, which represents the first step in the creation of the Ostrava-based national supercomputing center. The system, code-named “small cluster”, will be delivered at the end of March 2013 and will be available for production starting in May.

Bull and INOP’S chosen for the procurement of public sector computerization projects Public sector: Bull’s expertise to computerize

The French national public procurement agency UGAP (Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics) – which supports ministries, decentralized services, hospitals, etc – has chosen Bull and INOP’S, an industrial-scale services platform that opens up the major accounts market to SMEs from the IT services sector capable of delivering high added value, for all kinds of services relating to the analysis and implementation of business process computerization solutions.

Definitely healthy Bull updates Frankfurt hospital’s IT infrastructure

A variety of modernization measures not only improve the efficiency of IT at the Frankfurt Hoechst Hospital, they also ensure a high level of data security. In short, it could be called “Survival of the fittest”. Because the principle of natural selection has also applied to the hospital sector for some time, with serious consequences: between 1998 and 2008 the number of hospitals in Germany fell from 2,263 to 2,083.

Bull implements a business-class infrastructure for Dassault Falcon Service Business-class server at Dassault Falcon Service

When it decided to change its IT infrastructure, DFS discovered in bullion™ a server that met its demands for robustness and simplicity, and in Bull a partner capable of supporting it across its diverse range of projects. Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, offers a comprehensive range of services to support its Falcon business jets.

Center for the Development of Enterprise chose Bull for its storage strategy CDE chooses Bull for its storage strategy

The Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) is an ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific)/EU joint Institution created in the framework of the Cotonou Agreement, with the principle objectives of fighting against poverty, eradicating it and gradually integrating ACP countries into the global economy, while never losing sight of the aim of sustainable development. The CDE’s activities are coordinated at its office in Brussels.

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) optimizes navigable waterways using a Bull supercomputer Fluid dynamics on the menu for bullx

Performance and operating reliability are central to the mission of the Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW), responsible for one of the most complex tasks in the German High-Performance Computing (HPC) sphere. The German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) operates on behalf of the federal administration for navigable waterways and navigation (WSV) in the areas of research and computing.

Bull’s ‘Twin data center’ approach boosts availability and continuity at Erasmus Leven Cost & availability: a winning duo at Erasmus Leven

Flexibility in their marketing and product development is a top priority for insurance companies. All the more so for those that do business exclusively via brokers, who require clear offerings and high quality services. To meet these demands, insurers need access to robust and reliable information systems.