Magazine article Information Today

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Magazine article Information Today

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* ISI Emerging Markets, which provides business information on emerging markets, changed its name to EMIS and unveiled its new website, The name change is for branding purposes only; EMIS' services, management, and ownership remain intact. Its flagship products EMIS and EMISPRO are now called EMIS Intelligence and EMIS Professional. Source: EMIS (

* OCLC and Ingram Content Group collaborated to automatically maintain Ingram's MyiLibrary ebook holdings in OCLC's WorldCat, which helps library staff save time and manual effort. Libraries that have an OCLC cataloging subscription as well as an account with the MyiLibrary platform can request integration with the WorldCat knowledgebase by contacting their representatives from both organizations. Source: OCLC (

* The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced its victory in a 9-year court case against Solers, Inc. The legal dispute arose over the identity of an anonymous informant who reported Solers' alleged software copyright infringement to SNA. Solers tried to sue the informant for defamation, but SNA refused to reveal his or her identity. The judge dismissed the defamation suit, and Solers will not be allowed to learn the informant's identity. The judge also found that the informant's report to SNA was unreliable. Source: Software & Information Industry Association (

* Park Place Technologies acquired the data center maintenance services division of IT solutions provider Cycom. Park Place Technologies offers data center hardware maintenance to companies such as IBM, HR and Dell. Canada-based Cycom will help Park Place Technologies expand its service and support across North America. Its technology solutions serve vertical healthcare markets and commercial and industrial clients. Source: Park Place Technologies (

* The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) revealed that its Federal Digital System (FDsys) documents have been viewed or downloaded 1 billion times. FDsys provides free online access to about 1 million official federal government publications.The 1-billionth document retrieval was from the Federal Register daily journal. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has the most retrievals, at more than 14 million. Source: U.S. Government Printing Office (

* Informa Telecoms & Media and Ovum, two divisions of Informa, merged under the Ovum brand to enhance analysis across the IT, media, and telecom industries and to develop new research, market data, and consulting solutions for customers.The combined business intends to introduce new research channels such as customer engagement, enterprise mobility, and digital media as well as to create a new online delivery platform for all research. Source: Informa (

* New Context, a systems architecture firm, partnered with Chef to work toward greater flexibility and adaptability in enterprise IT infrastructures that will be customizable to each company's needs. Using Chef, a webscale IT automation provider, companies can continue automating their infrastructure systems through application deployment. Chefs products and solutions help systems administrators manage increasingly large data volumes and others in management positions service their company and customers. Source: New Context (

* HID Global settled its patent-infringement lawsuits against Apollo Security, Applied Wireless IDentifications Group, Inc. …

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