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Unified supervision links IT performance to service levels Unified supervision links IT performance to service levels

Overall monitoring of IT services rather than of individual technical components means the infrastructure can be managed to align with users’ needs. At the heart of this service are better responsiveness, cost savings, dialogue and innovation.

Transforming the IT Department, a question of maturity Transforming the IT Department, a question of maturity

Vincent d’Ippolito, Consultant at Bull Advisory Services Vincent d’Ippolito – a Data Center Expert, specializing in resource and capacity management and service continuity – has been working to support customers for over 30 years. Today, he is a Consultant at Bull Advisory Services, the specialist unit dedicated to infrastructure consulting and Data Center transformation. Here, Vincent is developing an innovative approach to organizational maturity that is being applied internationally.

From ‘chasing the costs’ to ‘seeking value’ From cost cutting to the search for real value

Jean-Pierre Le Treut, Outsourcing business manager, Bull IT Cost reduction was always a central point of Outsourcing : when justifying a first externalization projects, renegotiating an existing contract or managing competition between two suppliers, arguing on reduction of IT recurring costs remains the booster. But Outsourcing and the evolutions with Cloud services are transforming CIO in value generator within their Company.

Big Data: it’s not Business Intelligence! Big Data: it’s not Business Intelligence!

Gérard Haudiquert, Fast Track and Big Data Expert Architect No-one can argue that Big Data has amazing potential. But because it involves a fundamentally statistical approach it will not replace other forms of Business Intelligence (BI) like reporting and multi-dimensional analysis. More than ever, when it comes to BI it is business objectives that have to guide technological decisions.

Microelectronics: a vital part of critical systems Microelectronics: a vital part of critical systems

Paul-Vincent Bonzom, Director of the Microelectronics Practice, Bull Security Solutions Paul-Vincent Bonzom joined Bull in February 2011 to manage the microelectronics practice.

Pragmatic advice for effective solutions Pragmatic advice for effective solutions

Bruno Poyet, Director of Bull’s Consulting Unit A graduate of X, Telecom, Bruno Poyet joined Bull in 2006. As Director of Bull’s Consulting Unit, Bruno is particularly focused on extending the Group’s sector-specific expertise. Before joining the Group, he led a number of cost optimization programs for the automotive industry, having previously worked for Cap Gemini and Thalès.

Gene research and HPC Genomics and HPC

by Xavier Vigouroux and Gunter Roeth, Bull Drastic falls in the cost of DNA sequencing have opened up fascinating new prospects for genomics and biochemistry, but they have also exposed the need for much greater processing power and storage.

PaaS: the key to a mature Cloud PaaS: the key to a mature Cloud

Rani Halimi, Cloud Architect, Bull Rani Halim joined Bull in May 2003 and has held a number of positions as Technical Expert, then Skills Center Manager and Solution Architect respectively. For two years, he was involved in defining the technical aspects of the Le cloud by Bull ™ offering, as Lead Cloud Computing Architect.

bullion: the virtualization virtuoso bullion: the virtualization virtuoso

Didier Marcon, bullion Architect, Bull Innovative Products Didier Marcon’s career has encompassed many roles: as a hardware designer for GCOS mainframes, CAD software designer, AIX® validation manager for Escala™ servers, x86 Itanium architecture project manager and architect for Bull’s latest generation enterprise server: bullion™. By the end of 2012, over 50% of applications running on x86 platforms will be virtualized.

Risk-free modernization of legacy transactional monitors Modernizing legacy transactional systems, risk-free

by Serge Grauloup, Director of Bull’s novascale/GCOS center of expertise Serge Grauloup’s team gets involved in infrastructure modernization projects for big mainframe customers. For many years now, developments and innovations have enabled transactional applications to interact with the open world (Java EE…). The latest innovation? The launch of ‘LiberTP’, a new-generation transaction processing monitor. © Bull / F.

IT Departments: passing the cloud test 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.

Thanks to application support the Service Desk contributes to value creation Thanks to application support the Service Desk contributes to value creation

Jean-Pierre Le Treut, Service Desk Manager, Bull France Manager of Service Desks and Software Support for Bull, Jean-Pierre Le Treut is responsible for Bull’s Service Desk centers in France and Morocco and manages several major Help Desk outsourcing projects. Since 1994, he has held a number of posts including Director of Outsourcing Projects, Customer Director, Pre-Sales Director, and most recently, Director of Strategy, Marketing and Partnership in Bull’s Outsourcing division.

Networks in the age of the data center revolution Networks in the age of the data center revolution

Jean-François Tourneix Jean-François took over as Director of the Networks and Security Pre-Sales team in mid-2007, having spent several years with Bull Export developing sales of network solutions and building partnerships with network makers. He is a graduate of the University Paris XIII-Evry, with a degree in Industrial Computing.

The fight against fraud requires a joined-up approach The fight against fraud requires a joined-up approach

Didier Demougin is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI) in France. Expert in information systems technology, he spent the early part of his career in the pre-sales and partner organizations of a number of software publishers in the English-speaking world. Having spent a number of years working on the development of start-ups in France and internationally, Didier joined Bull as a Consultant.

Improved cost control with Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) and the ABC method Improved cost control with Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) and the ABC method

Bertrand Jaffrès, Bull Business Integration Solutions A graduate of the national institute of applied science (INSA) in Lyon and the Administration des Entreprises business school in Aix-en-Provence, Bertrand Jaffrès began his career at Bull as an SAP functional consultant in specializing in the Financial and Management Accounting modules.

IT Departments get ready for the Cloud IT Departments get ready for the Cloud

by Guillaume Leroy Guillaume is a graduate of ESC Dijon with a Master’s degree specializing in consultancy, management and change, and he holds an MBA from Henley Management School in the UK. He was a Major Account Manager and then Infrastructure Manager at IBM and Fujitsu Siemens, before joining Bull’s storage division in 2007, where he specialized in complex systems and data lifecycle management.

A holistic approach to the information lifecycle A holistic approach to the information lifecycle

Michel Rauche A graduate of the Institut des Sciences et Technologie at the Ecole polytechnique universitaire Pierre et Marie Curie, Michel Rauche began his career as a Design Engineer at Syseca, subsequently moving on to become a Project Director at Télésystèmes, a post he left to take over as Director of the Networks and Systems subsidiary of Excel Engineering.

How to get rid of data, without actually losing it. Josef Höckner, Consulting Team Director, Bull Austria How to get rid of data, without actually losing it. Josef Höckner, Consulting Team Director, Bull Austria

Josef is a chemical engineer who began his career in computer controlled analyzers. With more than 15 years experience in primary and secondary storage, high availability, disaster recovery and virtualization, Josef is a well-recognized expert in his field. Josef joined Bull in 2007. Today he leads the Austrian Consulting Team and acts as Advisory Services Champion for Bull Austria.

Extreme Computing and earthquakes with Dimitri Komatitsh, the first prize winner of the Bull-Fourier Prize 2010 Extreme Computing and earthquakes with Dimitri Komatitsh, the first prize winner of the Bull-Fourier Prize 2010

The Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2010 confirms the importance of computer simulation to society Catching up with the first prize winner in 2010, Dimitri Komatitsch Professor of Geophysics at the University of Pau, France, working with CNRS and INRIA What does computer simulation represent for you, as a researcher?  And what wider impact might it have for the general public?

Graphical accelerators: the future of Extreme Computing, by Jean-Pierre Panziera, Director of Extreme Computing Product Strategy, Bull Graphical accelerators: the future of Extreme Computing, by Jean-Pierre Panziera, Director of Extreme Computing Product Strategy, Bull

A graduate of Ecole des Mines de Paris, Jean-Pierre Panziera began his career at Elf-Aquitaine (now Total) in the geophysics research department. After five years, he moved to Silicon Valley in California as a software developer. In 1990, he joined SGI where he worked in the Applications Group, in various roles: Manager, Principal Engineer and Chief Engineer. Jean-Pierre joined Bull in November 2009, to spearhead the Group’s HPC product strategy.