Archive for: August 2015

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Planar Systems, Inc. of Commencement of an …

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All Persons or Entities who purchased Planar Systems, Inc. stock prior to August 12, 2015. You are hereby notified that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) to Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. for $6.58 per share. To learn more about the investigation and your rights, go to: or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq.

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The latest deal for an Oregon business: Planar sells to Chinese company for $157 million

This buyout closes a chapter in what was once Oregon’s most promising new tech sector. Planar Systems, a holdover from Oregon’s once thriving electronic display industry, plans to sell the company to a larger, Chinese display maker for $156.8 million, a 42 percent premium over Wednesday’s closing price. It’s the latest in a string of acquisitions over the past month for some of Oregon’s largest and best-known businesses.

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Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest hard drive

At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital currently max out at 8 or 10TB.

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The Key to cloud success is sustainability

The world of IT is undergoing a massive shift from the PC-based client/server-centric computing model of the 2nd Platform to one dominated by cloud, mobile, analytics, and social technologies. IDC refers to this as the 3rd Platform of computing. For 3rd Platform-based businesses, speed and agility are key to being future ready, today. They have the IT infrastructure and organizational practices in place to both initiate change and adapt to outside disruptions.

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Socialcast unveils Chat for secure instant messaging and collaboration

This past August 3rd, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the trusted previous Private Message feature, and now provides a seamless flow between web and mobile devices.

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Patch Management – Empower IT and Keep Users Happy

In a previous blog we talked about simplifying the patch management process and how automating patch management can greatly ease the burden of managing your IT environment. We touched upon three key elements of effective patch management: Here we will talk about the impact an effective patch management strategy has on both IT admins and users, and some of the elements that contribute toward that experience.

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Big Data, Virtualization Key To Bringing Manufacturing Into Digital Age

From the Internet of Things to Big Data, the manufacturing sector stands to make significant gains as more and more companies turn to digital solutions to make their operations more efficient and predictable. In a recent Dell blog, Brian T. Horowitz lays out some of the most important things manufacturers can do to run a smarter, more streamlined business. Channel partners should take note. These are things you can help manufacturers achieve and the opportunity isn’t small, Horowitz says.

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Why Integration Makes Enterprise IT Simpler

Most large companies today operate within a heterogeneous IT landscape, where several disparate systems fail to talk to each other. These enterprises invest in diverse technologies, and applications that satisfy an immediate business need. As the IT landscape grows and becomes more complex, it can become increasingly difficult to share data across applications. This lack of information sharing can cause a lack of informed business decisions.

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Tap into the potential

These days, video leads when it comes to effective communication in modern corporations. It’s now far easier to deliver broadcast-quality productions without TV-sized budgets, and anyone with the most basic IT skills can get to grips with today’s production equipment, says Chris Waddington, NewTek. With the equipment and skills in-house, organizations can now realize the full potential of video to better communicate to staff and customers, and quickly see a generous return on investment.

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Smart Homes Market Growing at 17% CAGR to 2020

ReportsnReports.com adds 2015 smart homes market research reports with forecasts to 2020 (17% CAGR) along with analysis of high-growth sub-segments such as security & access control, energy management system, HVAC control, entertainment control. The Global Smart Homes Industry Report 2015 is an in-depth study on the current state of the smart homes market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.

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