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Pushing back the boundaries of electronic integration, processing capability and real-time limitations Pushing back the boundaries of technology

Executive Opinion by Hicham El Merini, Director of the Critical Systems unit, Bull Security Solutions Part of Bull’s Security Solutions Business Line, our Critical Systems unit has built up a business that complements the Group’s expertise. As an end-to-end integrator of high level technologies, Critical Systems designs and develops advanced solutions for the aerospace, defense, maritime, transport, healthcare, energy and industry sectors.

Integration is the magic key,opening up the digital enterprise Integration: opening up the digital enterprise

Thierry Siouffi, Executive VP, Business Integration Solutions As the Internet brings with it new kinds of competition, businesses are having to reinvent themselves using digital technology. To achieve this, integration is becoming a critical challenge, especially when it comes to vital issues like data management, the cloud and security. With its unique wealth of expertise, Bull is ideally placed to act as an effective integrator/partner for the digital enterprise.

The Cloud, phase 2: transforming enterprise IT Cloud, phase 2: transforming the IT Department

Many large companies and administrations have already made great progress in applying the logics of industrialization, consolidation and mutualization associated with the Cloud. Whether they retain control of their infrastructures and their operation, or whether they have outsourced them, those that have made the most progress are now confronted with the need to define the next stage.

IT infrastructures in the digital age IT infrastructures in the digital age

IT infrastructures in the digital age Having already enabled organizations to manage their operations more effectively, and then to optimize them, today digital technology is establishing itself as an essential driver for innovation, actively boosting business competitiveness. This means that infrastructures will have to evolve, continuously, in order to keep pace with both the needs and the constraints faced by the organization.

Bull, digital security on an industrial scale Bull, digital security on an industrial scale.

Bull: solutions from an industrial company specializing in digital security, to establish digital trust As a cornerstone of trust, these days digital security is a major issue for businesses and the public sector alike. An issue that has become even more pressing with the advent of the Cloud and mobility, in our totally connected and digitalized universe.

Danger in cyber-space Danger in cyber-space

Philippe Duluc – Director of Bull’s Security business Philippe Duluc Director of Bull’s Security business A former student of the École Polytechnique and ENSTA, Philippe Duluc has held various posts at the French Ministry of Defense and has been an advisor on scientific and technical affairs to the Secretary General for National Defense. For eight years he was Director of Security at the France Telecom Orange group.

The four facets of the digital revolution The four facets of the digital revolution

Matthew Foxton – Executive VP Stratégie & Marketing Current technological trends show that business and public sector bodies alike are speeding up the transition to digital. And Bull is ideally placed to support them. Since the end of 2010, more smartphones have been sold than PCs, and according to Gartner 900 million tablet computers will be in circulation by 2016.

The enterprise Cloud: taking a more mature shape The enterprise Cloud: taking a more mature shape

Philippe Miltin –  Executive VP – Computing Solutions Nowadays, Cloud computing is often called as the ‘third wave’ of business computing, following the era of mainframes in the 1970s and distributed computing in the 1980s and 90s.

“BI projects are increasingly user-focused.” “BI projects are increasingly user-focused.”

The Business Intelligence market – one of Bull’s strategic priorities – is not only growing very rapidly, but is also undergoing profound transformation. Thierry Siouffi, Executive Vice-President of the Business Integration Solutions Business Line shares his analysis. What are the key trends in the Business Intelligence market right now? We notice that BI is still a highly dynamic market, which is managing sustained growth despite the difficult economic climate.

Convergence in support of action Convergence in support of action

Many recent incidents – whether they have involved industrial espionage, piracy or data loss – have drawn attention to issues of digital security. But they haven’t surprised IT Directors and corporate IS Security Managers, who are well aware of the reality and scale of the threats out there as they battle against them on the front line every day.

Three key trends that will mark 2011… and beyond Three key trends that will mark 2011… and beyond

Matthew Foxton, Executive Vice-President Strategy and Marketing, Bull We’ve just lived through an eventful year in IT. So what does 2011 have in store for us? One thing is for sure: innovation will speed up even further; it took ten years for mobile phones to be invented and widely established, five years for RFID and three for MP3 players.

“A comprehensive security offering to tackle ever-changing and varied threats.” “A comprehensive security offering to tackle ever-changing and varied threats.”

With the creation of a new Critical Systems and Security business line, the process of integrating Amesys into the Bull Group has passed a new milestone. Interview with Stéphane Salies, Vice-President responsible for this new business entity.   What activities is the new Critical Systems and Security business line involved in? Critical Systems and Security covers all the former activities of Amesys.

Bull: helping customers benefit from the new age of virtualization. Michel Lepert, Vice President, Bull Western Europe Bull: helping customers benefit from the new age of virtualization. Michel Lepert, Vice President, Bull Western Europe

Nowadays, faced with increasingly strong competition, businesses are still putting a lot of effort into cutting their operating costs. But they are also demonstrating that they are prepared to invest in anything that can help them to differentiate themselves: a key competitive advantage.

bullx supercomputers for unlimited innovation, without compromise. Interview with Fabio Gallo, Vice-President, Extreme Computing Solutions, Bull bullx supercomputers for unlimited innovation, without compromise. Interview with Fabio Gallo, Vice-President, Extreme Computing Solutions, Bull

Less than a year after the launch of the first bullx™ models, Bull’s family of supercomputers has been extended, with a new model. But why has it been necessary to develop these different types of systems? If you are looking for the very highest levels of performance, in every area, you need hardware that’s perfectly adapted for the job. High-Performance Computing (HPC) is no exception.

“Making information systems simple again.” by Philippe Miltin, Vice-President, Bull’s Products and Systems Division “Making information systems simple again.” by Philippe Miltin, Vice-President, Bull’s Products and Systems Division

You have launched a new generation of enterprise servers, novascale bullion™, based on a new architecture, designed 100% by Bull. What is your objective with bullion? Nowadays, IT Departments want to take back control over their servers; indeed they have to do so. Information systems are under a great deal of pressure with more and more demanding tasks, both in terms of inputs and outputs for real-time processing.

At the dawn of the most significant revolution the Internet has ever known At the dawn of the most significant revolution the Internet has ever known

By Bruno Pinna, Bull Group Marketing Director Looking back, 2009 will be seen as a pivotal year in the development of the Internet of the future, and in the transformation of corporate computing. This was the year that saw the presence of social networks on a really large scale, the widespread adoption of Smart Phone for mass-market applications, and the emergence of Cloud Computing for enterprise applications.

For a  successful economic recovery  in complete security For a successful economic recovery in complete security

By Hassan Maad, General Manager, Bull Evidian Economic crises have always been a pivotal point for company policies. The most recent one is no exception, but in particular it has brought IT security right back at the top of the agenda, so it is once again a central concern for senior management and IT Departments alike.

Outsourcing: the three ‘I’s, key assets for success Outsourcing: the three ‘I’s, key assets for success

by Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager Bull France and Bull Services & Solutions Innovation, industrialization, international: three words that sum up Bull’s approach when it comes to outsourcing. They reflect a creative and pragmatic approach, that aims to  provide our customers with the security and peace of mind that their solutions really fit their business.