Cybersecurity, Portfolio Realignment, and Solution Integration: This Year's IT Focus - Research Report on Accenture, NCR, CSC, Rackspace Hosting, and Xerox
NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN), NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), and Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Accenture plc Research Report
On May 29, 2013, Accenture plc (Accenture) announced that it has been selected by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) to manage a one-year Safe City pilot program. The program is a Singapore government initiative led by the Safety and Security Industry Programme Office (SSIPO). The Company's advanced analytic capabilities will be integrated into the existing video monitoring systems in Singapore, to increase situational awareness, streamline operations, and enhance the response times of authorities to incidents. "For Accenture, this is an excellent opportunity to expand further its analytics capabilities in Singapore and to collaborate with us to create innovative new industry solutions," said Gian Yi-Hsen, Director of SSIPO at SEDB. The Singapore government, with the help of Accenture, aims to leverage industry expertise and resources to develop new capabilities and expand the safety and security industry in the city. "Accenture is working with public safety agencies around the world to identify trends and improve real-time information sharing," said Wee Wei Ng, the lead of the Company's Public Safety practice in Asia Pacific. As per Ger Daly, who leads Accenture's Global Public Safety business, this initiative is one of the most innovative safe cities programs in the world. The Full Research Report on Accenture plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/c2f4_ACN]
NCR Corporation Research Report
On May 22, 2013, NCR Corporation (NCR) announced that it is working with Jamba Juice, in collaboration with PayPal, on a series of customized mobile solutions. This ordering functionality is currently available in select Jamba Juice locations via the PayPal app to millions of customers, allowing them to place mobile orders and pay directly from their smartphones. The customized mobile ordering solution will integrate with the NCR Aloha point-of-sale (POS) platform, and is expected to improve speed of service and offer a differentiated experience to Jamba Juice customers, enabling them to skip the queue to pick-up their order. "Today's consumer wants to leverage technology in an integrated way to make everyday life easier. Working with NCR and PayPal we are using mobile ordering and payment technologies to align with our brand essence of a healthy, active lifestyle and help us deliver more value to our customers," said Robert Notte, CTO of Jamba Juice. "Time is one of the most important elements in a quick service restaurant and our solution will also help Jamba Juice increase its speed of service during peak hours," added Kim Eaton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NCR Hospitality. The Full Research Report on NCR Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/46ff_NCR]
Computer Sciences Corporation Research Report
On May 29, 2013, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) reached a definitive agreement with PAE for the sale of its base operations, aviation, and range services business unit, Applied Technology Division (ATD), for $175 million in cash. The agreement furthers the Company's transformation strategy to rebalance its portfolio of services by focusing on its core strength in next-generation technology solutions and services. CSC will sell the aviation maintenance, base operations and maintenance, test and training range, and space range businesses of ATD, while retaining the division's training and simulation business. "The sale of ATD supports our realignment of company assets with our strategy of leading in the next generation of technology solutions and services, including cybersecurity, big data, and cloud computing," said Mike Lawrie, President and CEO of CSC. The Company expects that the transaction will be completed in summer of 2013. The Full Research Report on Computer Sciences Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/7b38_CSC]
Rackspace Hosting, Inc. Research Report
On May 30, 2013, Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (Rackspace Hosting) announced the addition of Brocade Vyatta vRouter to its portfolio of networking and security solutions for the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud. The Brocade Vyatta vRouter is a software network appliance that offers customer-selectable software image for easy-to-configure firewall capabilities that deliver increased security. Further, it also provides Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateway functionality and other networking services. The flexibility to select between physical and virtual devices allows customers to choose the right solution to meet their unique networking and security needs of their business. The Hybrid Cloud also provides customers with a path to grow within the Company's portfolio. "The strong strategic partnership between Rackspace and Brocade is a testament to our shared vision of an open cloud that enables customers to control not only their applications, but also the networks that service them," said Kelly Herrell, Vice President and General Manager of Software Networking at Brocade. The Full Research Report on Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/710f_RAX]
Xerox Corporation Research Report
On May 23, 2013, Xerox Corporation (Xerox) and Ricoh Americas Corporation (Ricoh) filed a petition for Inter Partes Review of US Patent No. 7,986,426 (the 426 patent) at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). The Company stated that the 426 patent has become the subject of an aggressive patent licensing campaign by various affiliates of MPHJ Technology Investments who are targeting users of the products of virtually every manufacturer of multi-function imaging equipment, including Ricoh and Xerox. According to MPHJ's affiliates, the use of multi-function printers in combination with email or network software infringes MPHJ's 426 patent and demands that a license fee be paid for such use. As part of the Inter Partes Review Petition, Ricoh and Xerox are seeking a ruling from the USPTO that the claims of the 426 patent are unpatentable and were fully anticipated by various prior art references. "Ricoh and Xerox believe that the 426 patent is invalid, the infringement claims are without merit and the licensing demands of MPHJ are unsupportable," said the two Companies in a joint statement. The Full Research Report on Xerox Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/f46a_XRX]
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