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By BobGourley Disruptive IT List The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List is our assessment of the technology firms with the greatest potential for virtuous disruption of enterprise IT. Our goal is to provide enterprise CTOs with advanced notice of firms they should be evaluating now for use in transforming their technology base. We believe the firms here meet a threshold of significance that warrants special attention.   The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List includes:   10gen: Production support for MongoDB 10gen’s comprehensive range of services enable you to get the most out of commercial-grade deployments of MongoDB. 10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, … [Read More...] Actifio: Radically Simple Actifio solutions are deployed in physical, virtual or hybrid IT environments in enterprise IT organizationsacross all vertical markets and in managed or cl... (more)

ActivIdentity CEO Jason Hart to Address Growing Adoption of Smart Cards at Novell Brainshare

SALT LAKE CITY/Novell Brainshare, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActivIdentity Inc. , a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced Chief Executive Officer Jason Hart will deliver a session this afternoon on the growing adoption of smart cards to address security and identity management in enterprises and government organizations at Novell Brainshare. Hart will explore how forward-looking companies are adopting smart card-based user identification to comply with legislation and industry regulation, and taking advantage of smart card technology to converge physical and logical identification for users. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051108/SFTU161LOGO ) When: Novell Brainshare: March 14 - 24, 2006 Jason Hart Presentation: Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 3:00 p.m. What: "Security and Identity: The Shift to Employee Smart Cards In The Enter... (more)

Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. Hosts Annual Technology & Telecom Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/10 -- Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, will host its Annual Technology & Telecom Conference, February 8-10, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Institutional investors and company management will gather for this three-day conference, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in the technology and telecom sectors for 2010 and beyond. Over 230 companies representing applied technologies, communications equipment, computer systems and storage, electronic supply chain, information and financial technology services, semiconductors, software and telecom services, will be showcased at the conference. "We are very encouraged by the strength the Technology and Telecom sectors have demonstrated and by the exciting growth prospects in this area. Given the lag in tech ente... (more)

HID Global Opens New Market Opportunities with Expanded Portfolio of RFID Asset Tracking Solutions

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today highlights the expansion of its radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions portfolio, opening new market opportunities across a variety of asset tracking applications. The company’s latest additions to its family of RFID technology products reinforce its commitment to driving innovation through quality solutions that meet the changing requirements for a broad spectrum of industries, including logistics; automation and manufacturing; medical and health care; returnable transport items; and waste management. “This is an exciting time for the RFID industry,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global. “Over the long term, possibilities for RFID applications are as countless as the potential combinations of the myriad integra... (more)

ActivIdentity Solidifies Cloud Computing Services Initiative

ActivIdentity announced a comprehensive strategy and technology roadmap to enable Managed Security Service Providers to deliver strong authentication and credential management services. ActivIdentity's cloud computing services initiative enables Managed Security Service Providers to provide an alternative delivery method of infrastructure software to defend against security threats and identity fraud for a variety of vertical markets (e.g., banking and financial services industry, state and local government). In times of economic hardship and a widening information technology skills gap, a subscription-based delivery model is better suited to address the cost pressures of already resource-strapped organizations. The recent acquisition of CoreStreet solidifies ActivIdentity's cloud computing strategy, as the new subsidiary has existing partnerships with General Dynam... (more)

Sun and ActivIdentity Solve the Challenge of Integrating and Securing Access to Resources

Sun Microsystems and ActivIdentity Corp. have announced a joint solution that combines the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite with ActivIdentity's Card Management System and Enterprise Single Sign-On. The combination allows organizations to link physical and network security access and incorporate strong two-factor authentication to network resources and applications, which helps businesses improve security, maintain regulatory compliance and reduce administrative costs, and helps government agencies and contractors comply with the U.S. government's HSPD-12 security directive. Together, Sun and ActivIdentity let businesses use a single system to connect and automate the processes for granting and revoking access rights to both physical and network resources, while leaving the control of the actual systems to the individual departments. The system uses a single ... (more)

Keane Reaches Agreement to Acquire Portions of BearingPoint Public Services Business

  Boston, MA –  - Keane, Inc., a global services firm that specializes in optimizing businesses’ information technology (IT) investments, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with BearingPoint, Inc. to purchase a portion of the BearingPoint Public Services business in North America, which would include BearingPoint’s New York City practice. Finalization of this transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and securing approval by the court overseeing BearingPoint’s bankruptcy restructuring. “This addition to our Public Sector business completely aligns with Keane’s existing capabilities and the unique strength we have in both our Federal and State and Local organizations,” stated Mani Subramanian, Chairman and CEO of Keane Inc. “We are enthused about the synergy of the New York City component and the City’s selection of u... (more)

Jacques Kerrest Joins Actividentity as CFO and COO

ActivIdentity announced that Jacques Kerrest has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Kerrest will oversee all of ActivIdentity’s financial and operational functions, including finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, regulatory and risk management. Partnering with recently appointed CEO Grant Evans, Mr. Kerrest brings a notable record in building companies through M&A and managing new growth and organizational challenges, which further positions ActivIdentity to realize the potential for substantial growth. Previously, Mr. Kerrest served as Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Media Inc., the second largest communications company in the UK, where he was responsible for overseeing every aspect of finance. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Equant N.V. and prior to that of Harte-H... (more)

Global Information Security Products And Services Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Information Security Products And Services Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01048478/Global-Information-Security-Products-And-Services-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Security_Systems This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Information Security Products and Services in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Information Security Software, Information Security Hardware, and Information Security Services. The sub-segments analyzed under the Information Security Software segment include Identity & Access Management (Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Web Single Sign-On, Host Single Sign-On, User Provisioning, Directory Services, Legacy Authorization, Advanced Authentication), Secure Conten... (more)

ActivIdentity Mini-tokens Selected to Meet New FSA Requirements

ActivIdentity, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced that the Hana Financial Group has selected ActivIdentity Mini-tokens to meet the new Financial Security Agency (FSA) mandatory requirement set by the South Korean government. The FSA has issued a mandatory requirement for all banks offering internet banking facilities to provide users with a 2nd factor, for the purposes of strong authentication, in the form of an OTP token. The requirement took effect on May 1, 2008. “A major requirement of the Hana Financial Group was to select a standards-based authentication solution. The ActivIdentity Mini-token was selected as it complies with the OATH open standard, providing compatibility with 3rd party software, and assurance of future proofing as industry requirements move over time.” A Hana Bank spokesperson said. “Compliance ... (more)

ActivIdentity and Queensland Transport to Deliver First Class Smartcard Drivers License Program

ActivIdentity (Australia) Pty. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, and the Queensland Government, Australia, acting through the Department of Transport (“Queensland Transport”), today announced the signing of an agreement to deliver a Smartcard Management System for the secure issuance of smartcard driver licences to Queensland citizens. The capacity to issue a smartcard driver licence will be progressively rolled out to licence issuing centres across Queensland, with implementation complete in 2010. It will take up to five years for all Queenslanders to have the smartcard license, as drivers will not be required to apply for it until their existing license expires. (Queensland driver licences are valid for up to five years.) ActivIdentity will deliver its identity assurance plat... (more)