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04.22.2014 - Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy (Helsinki Bus Transportation Company) saves money, boosts customer satisfaction with Power BI for Office 365



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Helsinki Bus Transportation Company uses big data and analytics to improve fuel economy, driver performance, and to save money.
Helsinki Bus Transportation Company uses big data and analytics to improve fuel economy, driver performance, and to save money.

HELSINKI , Finland April 21, 201 4 Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy (Helsinki Bus Transportation Co.), in Finland, has selected Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 to analyze operational data to improve business decision-making, fuel economy and customer satisfaction. Using a data warehouse solution developed with CGI (formerly Logica) and using Microsoft software, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office and Power Map, Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy is able to track traffic data, driver performance and gas usage. Within the first two years of implementation, the company has been able to recoup its investment because of the entire solution, seeing as much as 5 percent savings in fuel costs due to more careful driving and improved maintenance. This is no small matter for a business that uses approximately 12 million liters (or approximately 3 million gallons) of gasoline per year, in a country where gas can cost up to three times as much as it does in the United States. There has also been a 7 percent increase in customer satisfaction since deployment.

In May 2013, the company added Power Map to the solution, providing a visualization of operational performance by a single driver or across the system. Mapping the data allows Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy to see which routes experience the most delays and breakdowns and to associate data on individual driver performance with specific traffic incidents or customer feedback. Supervisors can bring map data into conversations with drivers, making it easier to review performance and outline steps for improvement. Power Map visualizations also enable executives to more quickly understand the factors that contribute to cost or performance issues and make more informed long-term decisions.

“There are fleet tracking systems already in the marketplace, but they are only solving for the issue of tracking per vehicle,” said Michael Andersson, technical director at Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy. “Our data warehouse solution can combine the data across all buses and lines, which gives us snapshots of data that are easy to understand and helpful in solving business problems.”

Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy competes for transportation routes through a public tender process with the city. Once a seven-year contract is awarded, the company is not permitted to raise rates for its duration, meaning that any new revenue goals or unexpected expenditures must be offset with cost savings. To help streamline cost analysis, Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy established a data warehouse system to track financial and operational data; at the same time, the company installed sensors on its fleet of buses to capture real-time performance data such as geographic location, braking or accelerating, and fuel consumption. Working with CGI, Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy used Microsoft software to bring together the massive data being collected. The organization used analytics and visual tools to enable a nuanced understanding of fleet operations across the city and over time.

Helsinki Bus Transportation Company uses PowerBI for Excel to visualize emergency braking hotspots.
Helsinki Bus Transportation Company uses PowerBI for Excel to visualize emergency braking hotspots.


“For upper management, it is revealing to visualize the findings in map format,” Andersson said. “The analyst can concentrate on describing what’s behind the figures.”

Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy has seen significant benefits from the solution, including the above-mentioned savings of as much as 5 percent in fuel costs, and customer satisfaction, measured through surveys and interviews, has increased by 7 percent. The company expects to be able to use the data to analyze and establish the specific details of traffic incidents — for example, whether a bus was in motion or whether the driver was braking at the time of a collision.

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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04.22.2014 - Brown University offers Office 365 to students at no additional cost through Microsoft Student Advantage



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REDMOND, Wash. — April 22, 2014 — Brown University has selected Microsoft Office 365 for its students, and is using the Microsoft Student Advantage benefit to extend the service to its student body at no additional cost using their existing Brown credentials. Available since Jan. 1, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus gives Brown’s approximate 8,600 students the tools they need to complete coursework from any device while in school and compete in the job market after graduation.

Until now, students who wished to use Office had to purchase it for themselves or rely on third-party programs that didn’t always sync well with one another. Office on the Windows platform offers students a full enterprise experience, but many students use a variety of devices, such as iPhones, iPads, PCs and desktop computers, so Brown needed a unified solution that would provide students with the same, robust experience no matter what device they are using. Microsoft Student Advantage, which launched Dec. 1, 2013, enables academic institutions that license Office for staff and faculty to provide Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

“When our chief information officer heard about Student Advantage, he wanted us to make it available to students as quickly as possible, and we were able to extend the service to students in about one month,” said Geoffrey Greene, director of IT Support Services, Brown University. “Students have been champing at the bit for this, and faculty have frequently asked us to help students get the solution, so it’s a great benefit for everyone. Plus, a lot of our students use laptops, iPhones and other devices, so Office 365 was the perfect solution for us.”

Extending the Office 365 service to students helps Brown ensure that students have the technical tools they need to succeed in their classes, and that their software is always up to date. The Daily Herald student blog helped alert students to the new offering in time for the start of the new semester.

“The Microsoft Student Advantage is an incredible opportunity for all students to gain access to the Office programs,” said Sazzy Gourley, student at Brown University. “Especially for incoming first-years, or for those who are purchasing new computers, Microsoft Student Advantage makes accessible the technology students need to be academically successful.”

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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04.22.2014 - McAfee Virus Definitions - DAT Version 7416



View McAfee related news. Virus definition, or DAT, files contain up-to-date virus signatures and other information that our anti-virus products use to protect your computer against thousands of computer viruses and other potentially harmful software in circulation. Hundreds of new threats appear each month. Every week, we release new DAT files. We also release new DAT files when any threat is assessed by AVERT to have a medium or higher risk.
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04.22.2014 - Logitech Introduces New Lineup of Protective Cases for iPad



View Logitech-Press related news. Dateline City: NEWARK, Calif. Logitech Hinge, Logitech Big Bang and Logitech Turnaround: Designed to Make iPad Adjust to You NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the expansion of its tablet product line with three new cases – the Logitech® Hinge, the Logitech® Big Bang and the Logitech® Turnaround – each for the iPad® Air, iPad® mini and iPad mini with Retina display that give your iPad flexibility and improve your viewing experience, during work or play. Language: English Contact: LogitechJessica Monney510-713-5830jmonney@logitech.com Ticker Slug: Ticker: LOGI Exchange: NASDAQ Ticker: LOGN Exchange: SWX read more
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04.22.2014 - Logitech Upgrades Number One Selling Keyboard Cover for iPad



View Logitech-Press related news. Dateline City: NEWARK, Calif. The Other Half of your iPad Just Got Even Better: Thinner, Lighter and More Flexible NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced an update to its tablet accessories product line with the new Logitech® Ultrathin for iPad® Air, iPad® mini and iPad® mini with Retina display, which improves the flexibility and design of its award-winning predecessor with an even thinner and lighter keyboard cover, and a new multi-angle slot that adds the freedom to adjust the viewing angle. Language: English Contact: LogitechJessica Monney510-713-5830jmonney@logitech.com Ticker Slug: Ticker: LOGI Exchange: NASDAQ Ticker: LOGN Exchange: SWX read more
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04.22.2014 - ControlCircle survey of 250 IT leaders shows CIOs struggle to prioritise strategic projects and deliver consistent quality of service



View RealWire related news. Three out of four CIOs report legacy systems, budget and resources are preventing IT from aligning with business strategyApproximately half of organisations experience service level and availability issues causing significant impact to businessAccording to research among 250 UK CIOs and IT leaders, three out of four IT departments are limited in their ability to align objectives with the business strategy. This is despite 79% believing that IT leaders should be strategic as well as technical.ControlCircle,... Source: RealWire
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04.22.2014 - Nearly half of tech companies will replace their HR system this year



View RealWire related news. Disruptive companies must switch HR to SaaS, says Dr. Steve Garnett, Salesforce.com EMEA ChairmanReading, UK 22nd April 2014 - As UK cloud-based HCM vendor Fairsail prepare to release the findings gathered from interviews with technology companies across the UK, Dr. Steve Garnett, Salesforce.com EMEA Chairman and non-executive director at Fairsail, comments on HCM, the fastest growing space in software: "The cloud revolution has reached HCM and the business world cannot risk ignoring people and people... Source: RealWire
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04.22.2014 - Award winning cloud based antivirus software now available through tt-exchange



View RealWire related news. Eligible UK charities can purchase Bitdefender software for up to 90% off the retail price through Technology Trust's software donation programme London, 22nd April 2014 - Technology Trust today announced that Bitdefender® antivirus software is now available to eligible UK charities through its tt-exchange software donation programme for nearly 90% off the retail list price. Organisations can choose from a range of packages including Bitdefender Internet Security, which was voted antivirus software of the year... Source: RealWire
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04.22.2014 - Prysmian, €30 M contract in Abu Dhabi



View RealWire related news. New submarine power links among oil platforms for Zakum offshore oil field. Milan, 22 April, 2014 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth approximately € 30 Million by UAE-based construction company Emirates Holding on behalf of major offshore oil and gas producer ADMA-OPCO (Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company) for the design and manufacture of submarine cable links for the replacement of power... Source: RealWire
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04.22.2014 - Intermedia appoints new UK sales director



View RealWire related news. Aidan Simister chosen to drive Intermedia's sales growthReading, UK - April 22, 2014Intermedia, the world's largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications, including hosted Microsoft Exchange, archiving and backup, collaboration and file management, has appointed Aidan Simister as its new UK director of sales following the company's recently announced growth strategy and the acquisition of SaaSID.Ed Macnair, managing director of Intermedia EMEA, says: "We are excited to have Aidan join us. He... Source: RealWire
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04.22.2014 - Runtastic Partners With Universal Music Group To Create Ultimate Music Compilation



View RealWire related news. Industry Leaders Join Forces to Produce Fitness-Focused Playlist Featuring Top Artists This week Runtastic - an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness - announced a new partnership with Universal Music Group. The fitness leader and the music powerhouse have teamed up to create a fitness-focused music compilation featuring premium recordings from world-famous artists."We... Source: RealWire
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04.22.2014 - Trend Micro Virus Definitions - 10.741.50


View Trendmicro related news. The Official Pattern Release or OPR is Trend Micro's latest compilation of patterns for identified viruses. It is guaranteed to have passed a series of critical tests to ensure that customers get optimum protection from the latest virus threats.
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04.22.2014 - McAfee Virus Definitions - DAT Version 7415


View McAfee related news. Virus definition, or DAT, files contain up-to-date virus signatures and other information that our anti-virus products use to protect your computer against thousands of computer viruses and other potentially harmful software in circulation. Hundreds of new threats appear each month. Every week, we release new DAT files. We also release new DAT files when any threat is assessed by AVERT to have a medium or higher risk.
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04.21.2014 - Microsoft and Motorola Solutions sign licensing agreement


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REDMOND, Wash. — April 21, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday a patent licensing agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. The license provides worldwide coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Motorola Solutions’ devices running the Android™ platform and Chrome OS™ operating system.

“Microsoft and Motorola Solutions share a respect for intellectual property and a commitment to fair and reasonable patent licensing programs,” said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. “Microsoft prefers licensing to litigation, since licensing is a more effective way to share technology and accelerate the pace of innovation.”

“Our Motorola Solutions communications technology works best for everyone when it is backed with robust intellectual property and patents,” said Joe White, vice president of Enterprise Mobile Computing, Motorola Solutions. “We are pleased to have agreed upon a solution that allows our customers to purchase Android products from Motorola Solutions with confidence.”

Microsoft’s commitment to licensing IP

The patent agreement is another example of the important role intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant technology ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 1,100 licensing agreements and continues to develop programs that open Microsoft’s IP portfolio for customers, partners and competitors. The program was developed to provide access to Microsoft’s significant R&D investments and its growing, broad patent and IP portfolio. Microsoft’s specific patent licensing program for Android device-makers has resulted in signed license agreements with numerous companies, including Samsung, ZTE, LG, HTC, Acer and Barnes & Noble.

More information about Microsoft’s licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing.

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. Android and Chrome OS are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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04.21.2014 - Trend Micro Virus Definitions - 10.739.50


View Trendmicro related news. The Official Pattern Release or OPR is Trend Micro's latest compilation of patterns for identified viruses. It is guaranteed to have passed a series of critical tests to ensure that customers get optimum protection from the latest virus threats.
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04.20.2014 - McAfee Virus Definitions - DAT Version 7414


View McAfee related news. Virus definition, or DAT, files contain up-to-date virus signatures and other information that our anti-virus products use to protect your computer against thousands of computer viruses and other potentially harmful software in circulation. Hundreds of new threats appear each month. Every week, we release new DAT files. We also release new DAT files when any threat is assessed by AVERT to have a medium or higher risk.
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04.20.2014 - Trend Micro Virus Definitions - 10.737.50


View Trendmicro related news. The Official Pattern Release or OPR is Trend Micro's latest compilation of patterns for identified viruses. It is guaranteed to have passed a series of critical tests to ensure that customers get optimum protection from the latest virus threats.
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04.19.2014 - McAfee Virus Definitions - DAT Version 7413


View McAfee related news. Virus definition, or DAT, files contain up-to-date virus signatures and other information that our anti-virus products use to protect your computer against thousands of computer viruses and other potentially harmful software in circulation. Hundreds of new threats appear each month. Every week, we release new DAT files. We also release new DAT files when any threat is assessed by AVERT to have a medium or higher risk.
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04.19.2014 - Trend Micro Virus Definitions - 10.735.50


View Trendmicro related news. The Official Pattern Release or OPR is Trend Micro's latest compilation of patterns for identified viruses. It is guaranteed to have passed a series of critical tests to ensure that customers get optimum protection from the latest virus threats.
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03.26.2014 - LinkedIn updates their Privacy Policy and User Agreement


View Alert related news. Attention users of LinkedIn has updated their Privacy Policy and User Agreement. Be sure to review both carefully. If you do not want to receive LinkedIn ads on third-party sites, you can opt out. You can opt out of LinkedIn's collection of plugin impressions anytime. You may opt out of providing information to third-party developers through your connections by accessing the “Turn on/off data sharing with third-party applications” control in the “Groups, Companies, and Applications” tab under settings.
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10.03.2013 - Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors


View Alert related news. This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the surge protector. The two numbers that follow the first letter or letters in the serial number sequence indicate the year of manufacture. The unit is included in the recall if the numbers are 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 or 02. APC and the words Personal, Professional, Performance or Network are printed on the surge protectors. The following model numbers are included in this recall.
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