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Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, on Thursday announced two new product families that bring the power of data virtualization to the difficult task of extract, transform and load (ETL). VirtualETL and CloudETL radically simplify the ETL process, enabling users to configure Queplix's Application Software Blades, providing easy and automatic connections to target applications and reducing the time required to integrate applications by up to 75 percent or more. The VirtualETL family includes enterprise-class VirtualETL, which allows ETL teams to connect any two enterprise applications together, and professional-class VirtualETL, which allows users to connect any two applications that use relational database management systems. With CloudETL, users can connect any two cloud-based applications or connect a cloud-based application with one that is on-premis... (more)

Diamond Point International Becomes Premiere GridstorePartner

Gridstore, a provider of scale-out NAS solutions for the SMB market, and Diamond Point International, a UK-based storage reseller,  has announced that Diamond Point has joined the Gridstore Partner Program as a premiere partner and value added distributor (VAD). As an authorized Gridstore partner, Diamond Point now has a highly scalable NAS offering at half the price of traditional, silo-based NAS storage for its military, manufacturing and education customers. The Diamond Point partnership with Gridstore enables the UK-based value added distributor to successfully capitalize on... (more)

Atlantis Computing and Trend Micro Launch VMware View

Atlantis Computing, a provider in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions and Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security provider, have announced the release of the first VMware View 5 reference architectures for 1,000 persistent and non-persistent virtual desktops. The groundbreaking new reference architectures were developed by Atlantis Computing and Trend Micro with guidance from VMware and is the first  to incorporate the latest technology from VMware View 5 including vSphere 5, View persona, ThinApp and View Planner as well ... (more)

Knoa Software Releases Knoa EPM Version 7.0

Knoa Software, a provider of end-user experience and performance management software, on Thursday announced the availability of Knoa Experience and Performance Manager (EPM) version 7.0.  The new version supports SAP® enterprise software, including the SAP NetWeaver Portal, the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application and SAP BusinessObjects solutions, and enables customers to drive adoption and effective use while lowering the cost of IT services. The solution is resold by SAP as the SAP User Experience Management (SAP UEM) application by Knoa. This new versio... (more)

The Value of Online Task-Based Video Training

By Brien M. Posey In many organizations, users who have questions about how to use various application features typically call the help desk for assistance. However, it has started becoming apparent that the help desk may not always be the best source of support in these types of situations. The Limitations of a Help Desk There are several reasons why the help desk may not be able to help the user to the degree that might have once been possible. The first reason revolves around the fact that the help desk staff is often overworked. When a user calls the help desk for assista... (more)