Kodak Selects Ohio Direct Mail Printer to Receive Industry’s First Stream Printheads

Cyril-Scott Company, a Consolidated Graphics company located in Lancaster, OH, is set to become the first installation of Stream Printheads, Kodak’s new, much anticipated continuous inkjet solution for inline printing on an offset press. First demonstrated at drupa 2008, the Stream Printhead using KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology is a hybrid solution that provides a true bridge between offset and digital printing, extending the business and revenue opportunities of printers of all sizes and adding value to printed pages.
“KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology enables offset class reliability, productivity, cost of ownership, and quality with the full benefits of digital printing for commercial and transactional applications,” said Ronen Cohen, Vice President of Marketing, Inkjet Printing Solutions, Kodak’s Graphic …

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Marks & Spencer Signs Deal With IBM and SAP

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and SAP (NYSE: SAP) today announced an agreement with Marks & Spencer (M&S) to implement a suite of SAP Retail applications.
The programme aims to provide M&S with accurate business data and robust core processes to enable business improvement initiatives in cost and operating efficiencies. Specifically, the programme will improve stock visibility and management of information, while increasing process efficiency which M&S believes will enhance the customer experience and drive greater control over net margin.
Marks & Spencer Director of IT & Logistics, Darrell Stein, says: “We selected IBM and SAP after an extensive assessment of the market. In addition to strong retail credentials, we felt there was also a strong cultural alignment. In …

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Motorola To Provide Dutch Police With A State-Of-The-Art Biometrics Identification Solution

Motorola’s cutting edge automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) selected by Dutch police as their key identity tool
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced it has been awarded a four-year contract by the Dutch national police agency, the Korps Landelijke Politie Diensten (KLPD), to provide its Motorola Printrak Biometric Identification Solution (Printrak BIS) to support all types of identification activities for the whole organisation of the Dutch Police.
The solution supports the use of rolled or plain fingerprints, as well as palm prints and latent identification services and biometric quality management processes.
“We’re delighted that the Dutch police has recognized that Motorola is able to deliver the most advanced biometric solution available and that they are entrusting us to …

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Cisco and Dell to Deliver Combined Next Generation Data Center Solutions

Cisco and Dell today announced that they will collaborate to deliver next-generation IT solutions that help customers simplify their data center infrastructure by pooling storage, computing and networking infrastructure resources to more rapidly support business applications in virtual data center environments.The companies expanded their existing global Solution Technology Integrator agreement to include Cisco’s Nexus 5020 data center switching systems as part of the Dell enterprise infrastructure solutions with Dell servers and storage solutions.
According to the agreement, Dell will add Cisco’s Nexus 5020 switches that support both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to its Dell PowerEdgeTM  server and Dell EqualLogicTM , PowerVaultTM , and Dell/EMCTM  storage solutions. The Cisco and Dell combined …

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IBM Advances Research through Cloud Computing to Help Solve Real-World Problems

Builds Cloud Computing Environments for Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar University, Texas A&M University at Qatar, University of Pretoria, HEALTH Alliance and Kyushu University
IBM announced it is working with six universities to leverage IBM Blue Cloud solutions to speed up projects and research initiatives that were once constrained by time, limited or unavailable resources, or overloaded IT systems.
The Qatar Cloud Computing Initiative, driven by three universities, will open its cloud infrastructure to local businesses and industries to test applications and complete various projects, including seismic modeling and the exploration for oil and gas.
*  Another university, the University of Pretoria, is using cloud computing to test the development of drugs to slow the progression of …

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Standard Compact of the Year: SAMSUNG NV24

This is the single biggest category in cameras, but models like the wide-angle, HDTV-compatible Samsung NV24 keep it interesting.
What do you call a digital camera that’s neither an SLR nor a superzoom nor an “ultraslim” compact? For lack of a sexier term, we’ve settled on standard compact. That makes these cameras sound like photography’s version of the sensible sedan, but in fact this is the biggest category in cameras, spanning everything from $50 bubble-pack specials to the sophisticated models here, this year’s top choices.
Smaller than superzoom compacts, standard compacts accommodate more features and overall imaging power than their ultraslim cousins. Some even accept accessories from their makers’ D-SLR systems, such as hotshoe-mount flashes and off-camera …

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