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Ludovic DEBAILLEUX has been appointed as Head of Investor Relations of Rexel Group, effective July 3, 2017. He will succeed Marc MAILLET, Head of Investor Relations since March 2009, who has decided to leave Rexel to pursue another career opportunity and will step down from his position on May 24. Ludovic DEBAILLEUX was a Capital Goods Sell-Side analyst at Natixis Equity from January 2006 until July 2013, then a Buy-Side Industrials analyst at Lombard Odier since July 2013. Ludovic DEBAILLEUX has close knowledge of Rexel and the sector in which it operates, having covered the company for Natixis Equity. His expertise and knowledge of capital markets will be key assets in his new position at Rexel Group. Florence MEILHAC, Investor Relations Officer, will ensure a smooth transition during the time of Marc MAILLET's departure and Ludovic DEBAILLEUX's arrival. "Marc Maillet has made a very significant contribution to Rexel during his eight years as Head of Investor Relations. He has always acted with great professionalism and provided invaluable support to management and the Finance department. I wish him every success in his future professional endeavours. We are fortunate to have found a high-quality successor in Ludovic Debailleux, who knows the company well, having followed it as an analyst. We are pleased to welcome him to Rexel." Ludovic DEBAILLEUX, 43 years old, is a graduate of the Ecole Universitaire D'Ingénieurs de Lille (EUDIL), ESCP, SFAF and CIIA. He began his career as an auditor in 1999 at Deloitte. In 2001, he joined KBC Securities as a Sell-Side analysts covering Capital Goods in Europe, then moved to Natixis Equity in 2006. He was notably responsible for covering Rexel after the Group returned to the stock market in 2007. Since 2013, he has been Senior Vice President at Lombard Odier in Geneva, where he is a buy-side analyst in charge of European and North American Industrials. Rexel, a leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, addresses three main markets - residential, commercial and industrial. The Group supports its customers to be at their best in running their business, by providing a broad range of sustainable and innovative products, services and solutions in the field of technical supply, automation and energy management. Rexel operates through a network of some 2,000 branches in 32 countries, with more than 27,000 employees. The Group's sales were €13.2 billion in 2016. Rexel is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, STOXX600. Rexel is also part of the following SRI indices: FTSE4Good, STOXX® (STOXX® Global ESG Impact, STOXX® Low Carbon indices Global, Europe et EURO), Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe, in recognition of its performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR). For more information, visit Rexel's web site at www.rexel.com


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that the latest version of Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere puts the right tools in the hands of employees to make them more engaged, productive and efficient. Expanding on the platform’s heritage in enterprise-class features and security, HCP Anywhere adds more collaboration, usability and data protection capabilities with a refined user experience, allowing organizations to transform to a digital workplace that is virtual, mobile and highly collaborative. Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere is the industry’s only private enterprise mobility solution that allows employees to collaborate with co-workers and external parties to share files or folders anytime, anywhere, on any device, without compromising security or control of corporate information. Hitachi Data Systems’ enterprise expertise and superior information security over consumer-class offerings give IT managers greater visibility, control and governance over company data in corporate issued PCs and virtual desktop environments as well as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tablets and smartphones. “With this latest release, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere is more than a simple sync and share tool. With enhancements to collaboration, content mobilization and user data protection, it has become an enterprise mobility solution and a foundation for transforming to a digital workplace.”— Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, ESG The combination of HCP Anywhere and the rest of the HCP portfolio of object storage, cloud file gateway, content intelligence and search is an easy first step for organizations pursuing digital transformation. By modernizing file services with cloud home directories, enterprise mobility and content analytics, IT departments can become more relevant than ever before. They can offer new, compelling IT services to the rest of the organization, serve as a cloud broker to other functional groups, and give developers new in-house tools to create new applications to better serve employees and customers. “HCP Anywhere has been a success for Hitachi Data Systems. Customers recognize the power HCP Anywhere has to transform not just the way they deliver user file services, but the way the HCP portfolio can transform their business. As a result, we are approaching one million paid enterprise users and realized 2X revenue growth over the previous fiscal year. Our strong compliance and security heritage coupled with our expertise in understanding and integrating into some of the most complex enterprise IT environments are just a few of the reasons we are seeing security conscious customers choose our solution over consumer oriented Dropbox or Box.” – Bob Primmer, Vice President, Content, Mobility and Analytics, Hitachi Data Systems About the Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio The Hitachi Content Platform portfolio allows organizations to advance their digital workplace experience in a way that incorporates existing content repositories, delivers new age file sharing, collaboration and end-user data protection capabilities, simplify searches and provides APIs to design new workflows and customize the user experience. At the core is object storage software that allows organizations to broker a holistic approach to the digital workplace spanning data within the enterprise and in the cloud. The HCP portfolio intelligently automates tasks related to compliance, protection, security, and management. This allows organizations to speed operations, retain visibility and control with faster, simpler methods to find, analyze and share. HCP Anywhere v3.0 Lays the Foundation for a Digital Workplace About Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com. About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. IBM is a trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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Dell EMC announces the winners of the 2017 IT Transformation REALIZED awards. The awards recognize the top echelon of forward-thinking customers using key Dell EMC technologies and services to drive IT Transformation and accelerate their digital future. A senior panel of Dell EMC leaders reviewed all nominations against a range of criteria, including the impact of IT Transformation upon three key pillars – modernize, automate and transform – and their impact on the business. Winners were deemed among their respective industry's best in modernizing infrastructure, automating service delivery, and transforming operating models and organizational relationships. According to the 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study, a recent survey from analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) commissioned by Dell EMC, the majority (71%) of the 1,000 participating organizations agree that IT Transformation is essential to ongoing business viability. Today's award recipients are standout examples of companies having great success along this journey. And the winners are... "These awards might just be my favorite part of Dell EMC World. They spotlight an elite group of companies achieving exceptional IT and digital business transformations. These bold leaders have clear vision, tenacity and are transforming the seemingly impossible into reality. Dell EMC is honored to partner with these leaders, recognize their accomplishments and collaborate with them as they continue their journey." Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data centers using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.  This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry's most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud. Dell EMC World 2017, May 8-11, is Dell Technologies' flagship event, bringing together technology and business professionals to network, share ideas and help co-create a better future. Learn more at www.dellemcworld.com and follow #DellEMCWorld on Twitter. Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell and Dell EMC are trademarks of Dell Technologies in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dell-emc-announces-it-transformation-realized-award-winners-300454388.html


Rexel, un acteur majeur de la distribution professionnelle de produits et services pour le monde de l'énergie, est présent sur trois marchés : résidentiel, tertiaire et industriel. Le Groupe accompagne ses clients pour leur permettre de gérer au mieux leurs activités en leur offrant une large gamme de produits, solutions et services durables et innovants, dans les domaines des équipements techniques, des automatismes et de la gestion de l'énergie. Présent dans 32 pays, à travers un réseau d'environ 2 000 agences, Rexel compte plus de 27 000 collaborateurs. Son chiffre d'affaires a atteint 13,2 milliards d'euros en 2016. Rexel est coté sur le marché Eurolist d'Euronext Paris (compartiment A, symbole RXL, code ISIN FR0010451203) et figure dans les indices suivants : SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, STOXX600. Rexel fait également partie des indices ISR suivants : FTSE4Good, STOXX® (STOXX® Global ESG Impact, STOXX® Low Carbon indices Global, Europe et EURO), Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe et du Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe, grâce à sa performance en matière de responsabilité sociale d'entreprise. Pour plus d'information : www.rexel.com


SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced financial results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, ended March 31, 2017. The Form 10-Qs for the first and second quarters have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The financial statements for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 are attached to this press release and the associated Form 10-Q will be filed in the next several days, within the time period prescribed by the SEC. With today's filings, the Company has resumed timely filings with the SEC. Among the highlights of the first nine months of Versar's fiscal 2017: Versar said that it expects that following today's resumption of on-time filings, the Company will continue to comply with the filing requirements of both the SEC and the New York Stock Exchange MTK LLC (the "Exchange"). Consistent with its obligations to its lender, Bank of America, N.A., the Company continues to seek a replacement credit facility or other financial arrangement. In parallel, Versar continues to implement improvements to its cost structure, financial strength and business focus. On May 8, 2017, the Company submitted its plan to the Exchange describing the actions it has taken and will take to regain compliance with the continued listing standards, specifically Section 1003(a)(i) of the Exchange Company Guide regarding stockholders' equity. The Company will continue to work with the Exchange as necessary to ensure approval and implementation of a plan to address compliance with the listing standards. "While Versar is still in the process of restructuring, we are approaching the successful completion of revising internal and external processes that will result in a structurally strengthened company that is better able to meet the anticipated increased demand of our military and other infrastructure customers," said Tony Otten, Versar's Chief Executive Officer. "The resumption of timely SEC filings is an important milestone as a leaner and more sharply focused Versar advances toward a successful return to sustainable, profitable growth." Though Mr. Otten noted that the Company would provide a detailed business outlook at the outset of fiscal 2018, he pointed to the increasing frequency of Versar's new-business announcements recently as positive indicators of a prospective return to growth. He also said that it was important to place the escalation of announced awards for the Company in the context of the federal government's announced plans for massive spending increases for the Department of Defense, as well as for public infrastructure in general. Year to date fiscal 2017 gross revenue decreased 34% to $85.1 million, compared to revenues of $128.7 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2016. This decrease is largely attributable to the Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) project wind down, Performance Based Remediation (PBR) wind down, Versar Security Systems (VSS) lower than expected revenues, and projects ending within the Environmental Services Group (ESG). Both the DAFB and PBR ramp-downs were anticipated with those projects scheduled to end in calendar year 2017 and 2020, respectively. Offsetting these revenue decreases, each reporting segment reported additional contributions, such as the Fort Belvoir project for Engineering and Construction Management (ECM), Shoreline Stabilization Projects within ESG, and the 88th Regional Support Command contract within the Professional Services Group (PSG). Purchased services and materials decreased 45% to $44.5 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017, from $80.5 million during the same period of fiscal 2016. The wind down in DAFB was the primary driver of that decrease. Gross profit for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 was $5.9 million, compared to a gross profit of $6.8 million for the same period of fiscal 2016. Gross margin increased from 5% to 7%. While SG&A remained flat on a dollar amount, it increased as a percent of revenue from 7% to 11%. Included in the last nine months of SG&A are approximately $900 thousand related to requirements of the Bank of America Loan Amendment. In addition, the Company paid for two outside audits and unusual legal fees associated with our restructuring. Despite these additional expenses, the Company was able to control indirect costs. Net Loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 was $4.2 million, which translates to a loss per share of $.42. To assist our investors and other users of our financial statements, we have introduced a non-GAAP metric to show company performance without the non-cash one-time write-downs. We are calling this metric Adjusted EBITDA. More details can be found at the end of this earnings release. Versar will host a conference call today, May 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its business outlook and its operational performance and financial results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017. The dial in number for the U.S. and Canada is toll free at 866-682-6100. The international dial in number is 862-255-5401. Participants should call in a few minutes before 5:00 PM Eastern Time. For those unable to attend the conference call, a replay of the teleconference will be available until May 23, 2017 and may be accessed domestically by dialing 877-481-4010 and international callers may dial 919-882-2331. Callers must enter conference ID number 10361. Additionally, the replay will be available on Versar's Investor Relations website, http://www.versar.com/investorrelations/index.html. VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. Find out more about VERSAR at: This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. This earnings release contains a non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measure, as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G and indicated by a footnote in the text of the release. While we believe investors and other users of our financial statements may find this non-GAAP financial measure useful in evaluating our financial performance and operational trends, they should be considered as supplemental in nature, and therefore, should not be considered in isolation or as a substiture for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconcilations are provided for the non-GAAP measure in the table above. Other companies may define this measure differently or may utilize different non-GAAP measures.


Dell EMC is previewing its most cutting-edge portfolio of PowerEdge servers ever to help customers drive IT Transformations. The newly designed 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a secure, scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics or software-defined data center initiatives. The new portfolio delivers innovation in three key areas: "In today's digital economy, technology must transform at the speed of business to develop and deploy new applications, optimize resources and deliver an ideal customer experience," said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president, Server Solutions Division at Dell EMC. "With our leadership in server technology innovations, the newest generation of PowerEdge servers are the bedrock of the modern data center." Legacy data center technologies are not agile, flexible or efficient enough to meet the needs of businesses undergoing a Digital Transformation. In fact, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study, commissioned by Dell EMC, showed that only 5% of survey respondents are currently prepared to meet the IT requirements of digitally transformed businesses with modern platforms. PowerEdge 14th generation servers will be embedded in storage and data center appliances, hyper-converged appliances and racks, ready nodes, bundles and other industry-leading Dell EMC solutions. The new scalable business architecture of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers enable customers to meet dynamic business needs with performance optimized for traditional and cloud-native workloads. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio is enhanced to: Newly enhanced systems management features embedded in the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio uniquely automate productivity and simplify lifecycle management from server deployment to retirement. These new management features: The Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio embeds new hardware and system-level security features to protect the infrastructure with a deep layer of defense and quick detection in order to recover to a trusted base, if breached. The differentiated security features in the server: The new design of the Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server portfolio has already won a user-experience design award, with a completely reimagined portfolio identity to mirror how customers interact with servers: Services are a critical component of the Dell EMC next generation server strategy. Dell EMC's services drive the rapid adoption and optimization of digital technologies. Services include: In collaboration with Intel, Dell EMC is bringing the upcoming Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family to Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers. Intel's technology will include many advancements that complement Dell EMC PowerEdge server performance, efficiency and security. Additional details and pricing information on the Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation servers are expected to be available in mid-2017. Joe Wiese, systems design engineer, Rackspace Hosting "I totally love the new iDRAC 9. The new version is quite comprehensive and can be used to configure most everything for managing and maintaining the servers. The web front-end can view and edit the iDRAC, the PERC, the NICs and the BIOS all through a single web interface that is also Redfish compliant for scripting via API calls. It is hands-down the single greatest addition to PowerEdge that I have encountered." Vishvas Chitale, director, Chitale Dairy, India "With a massive growth in operations, we wanted to apply technology to automate the milk production process and monitor dairy cow habits and health via an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. As a long-time Dell EMC customer, we had confidence in scaling our mission-critical application on PowerEdge servers using VMware. As a result, we have automated a manual process with complete lifecycle management of cows via the cloud." Matt Eastwood, SVP, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC "Dell continues to grow its server business as a combined company with EMC. Its Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio addresses a broad set of customer needs from traditional business use cases to cloud-native applications while offering a strong foundation to support future IT and business needs. Dell EMC has continued to invest in innovative technology combinations, which has resulted in a secure, scalable infrastructure and comprehensive solutions portfolio." Michelle Bailey, chief research officer, 451 Research "The next transition in enterprise architecture will increasingly be built on flexible hyper-converged infrastructures, those that simplify procurement and ongoing operations with a single supplier, lowering risks of implementation while helping speed time to delivery.  Dell EMC's new generation servers is geared toward addressing many of these issues with intelligent management and automation capabilities." Lisa Spelman, vice president and general manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing Group, Intel Corporation "With breakthrough performance, security and agility, the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family represents the biggest set of data center platform advancements in a decade. A modern, multi-cloud-ready infrastructure built on industry-leading technologies from Intel and Dell EMC enables organizations to successfully transform into digital businesses." Yanbing Li, senior vice president and general manager, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware "Adopting modern data center technology, such as hyper-converged infrastructure, is key to enabling IT transformation that supports the new demands of today's digital business. The combination of the new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and VMware solutions will accelerate this transition with reliable infrastructure that is less complex to deploy while reducing total cost of ownership." Bob Olwig, vice president of Business Development & Innovation, World Wide Technology "What sets Dell EMC apart is how they listen to their partners and customers. It is clear that this server portfolio was developed based on that feedback from the end-user. This is positive for channel partners as we can continue to deliver on business and technology outcomes while increasing potential revenue opportunities." Dell EMC Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry's most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud. Dell EMC World Dell EMC World 2017, May 8-11, is Dell Technologies' flagship event, bringing together technology and business professionals to network, share ideas and help co-create a better future. Learn more at www.dellemcworld.com and follow #DellEMCWorld on Twitter. Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, Dell EMC and Dell Inc. are trademarks of Dell Technologies in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. 1Dell EMC Engineering has tested and approved a maximum of 3 NVIDIA® GPUs in the 14G R740xd server compared to 2 GPUs in 13G R730 server.  The NVIDIA Tesla® M10 GPU Accelerator supports up to 64 Users per GPU board. For more information: http://images.nvidia.com/content/tesla/pdf/188359-Tesla-M10-DS-NV-Aug19-A4-fnl-Web.pdf. 2Based on September 2015 Principled Technologies report, Resolving Server Problems with Dell ProSupport Plus and Support Assist Automated Monitoring and Response, commissioned by Dell.  Testing conducted in the United States.  Actual results will vary.  Full report:  http://www.principledtechnologies.com/Dell/ProSupport_Plus_with_SupportAssist_for_servers_0915.pdf  3 Based on September 2015 Principled Technologies report, Deploying New Dell Solutions with Dell ProDeploy, commissioned by Dell.  Testing conducted in the United States.  Actual results will vary.  Full report:  http://www.principledtechnologies.com/Dell/Deploying_new_solutions_with_ProDeploy_unabridged_1015.pdf To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dell-emc-drives-it-transformation-with-the-new-14th-generation-of-poweredge-servers-300453265.html


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that the latest version of Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere puts the right tools in the hands of employees to make them more engaged, productive and efficient. Expanding on the platform’s heritage in enterprise-class features and security, HCP Anywhere adds more collaboration, usability and data protection capabilities with a refined user experience, allowing organizations to transform to a digital workplace that is virtual, mobile and highly collaborative. Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere is the industry’s only private enterprise mobility solution that allows employees to collaborate with co-workers and external parties to share files or folders anytime, anywhere, on any device, without compromising security or control of corporate information. Hitachi Data Systems’ enterprise expertise and superior information security over consumer-class offerings give IT managers greater visibility, control and governance over company data in corporate issued PCs and virtual desktop environments as well as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tablets and smartphones. “With this latest release, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere is more than a simple sync and share tool. With enhancements to collaboration, content mobilization and user data protection, it has become an enterprise mobility solution and a foundation for transforming to a digital workplace.”— Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, ESG The combination of HCP Anywhere and the rest of the HCP portfolio of object storage, cloud file gateway, content intelligence and search is an easy first step for organizations pursuing digital transformation. By modernizing file services with cloud home directories, enterprise mobility and content analytics, IT departments can become more relevant than ever before. They can offer new, compelling IT services to the rest of the organization, serve as a cloud broker to other functional groups, and give developers new in-house tools to create new applications to better serve employees and customers. “HCP Anywhere has been a success for Hitachi Data Systems. Customers recognize the power HCP Anywhere has to transform not just the way they deliver user file services, but the way the HCP portfolio can transform their business. As a result, we are approaching one million paid enterprise users and realized 2X revenue growth over the previous fiscal year. Our strong compliance and security heritage coupled with our expertise in understanding and integrating into some of the most complex enterprise IT environments are just a few of the reasons we are seeing security conscious customers choose our solution over consumer oriented Dropbox or Box.” – Bob Primmer, Vice President, Content, Mobility and Analytics, Hitachi Data Systems About the Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio The Hitachi Content Platform portfolio allows organizations to advance their digital workplace experience in a way that incorporates existing content repositories, delivers new age file sharing, collaboration and end-user data protection capabilities, simplify searches and provides APIs to design new workflows and customize the user experience. At the core is object storage software that allows organizations to broker a holistic approach to the digital workplace spanning data within the enterprise and in the cloud. The HCP portfolio intelligently automates tasks related to compliance, protection, security, and management. This allows organizations to speed operations, retain visibility and control with faster, simpler methods to find, analyze and share. HCP Anywhere v3.0 Lays the Foundation for a Digital Workplace About Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com. About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. IBM is a trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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Disclosure of Trading in Own Shares for April 2017 In compliance with general regulation on share buy-backs, SOCIÉTÉ BIC declares below the transactions made on its own shares for April 2017: 2017 Agenda (all dates to be confirmed) BIC is a world leader in stationery, lighters, shavers and promotional products. For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world. BIC products are sold in more than 160 countries around the world. In 2016, BIC recorded net sales of 2,025.8 million euros. The Company is listed on "Euronext Paris" and is part of the SBF120, CAC Mid 60 and Family Business indexes. BIC is also part of the following Socially Responsible Investment indexes: CDP's Climate A List, CDP's Supplier Climate A List, CDP Supplier Engagement Leader Board, FTSE4Good indexes, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, Euronext Vigeo - Eurozone 120, Euronext Vigeo - Europe 120, Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Index. For more information, please visit BIC corporate web site: www.bicworld.com


News Article | May 9, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Disclosure of Trading in Own Shares from 01 to 05 May 2017 In compliance with general regulation on share buy-backs, SOCIÉTÉ BIC declares below the transactions made on its own shares from 01 to 05 May 2017: 2017 Agenda (all dates to be confirmed) BIC is a world leader in stationery, lighters, shavers and promotional products. For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world. BIC products are sold in more than 160 countries around the world. In 2016, BIC recorded net sales of 2,025.8 million euros. The Company is listed on "Euronext Paris" and is part of the SBF120, CAC Mid 60 and Family Business indexes. BIC is also part of the following Socially Responsible Investment indexes: CDP's Climate A List, CDP's Supplier Climate A List, CDP Supplier Engagement Leader Board, FTSE4Good indexes, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, Euronext Vigeo - Eurozone 120, Euronext Vigeo - Europe 120, Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Index. For more information, please visit BIC corporate web site: www.bicworld.com


Dell EMC is announcing new data backup and protection solutions that enable customers to ensure data is secure, backed up and protected against disasters and outages. The new Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), a purpose-built, pre-integrated and turnkey appliance that converges protection storage, software, search and analytics in a single appliance, provides data protection across a wide ecosystem of applications and platforms, and offers native cloud-tiering for long-term retention. In addition, Dell EMC also rolling out new capabilities to its cloud data protection portfolio to enable customers to simply and effectively protect and back up their data anywhere, anytime. Efficient data protection is not easy to accomplish with many of today's solutions, where there is often complexity in the setup or the need to manage multiple point solutions for different applications, platforms or data silos. Often, there are multiple products to manage (e.g., backup software, backup servers, search servers and multiple vendors), which can result in lengthy and time-consuming deployments, siloed data protection environments and complex and expensive management. Dell EMC IDPA is a pre-integrated appliance designed to help organizations meet these data protection challenges head on. IDPA also provides integration with key business critical applications and platforms for improved performance and greater levels of data owner control, including: MongoDB, Hadoop and MySQL. Further, IDPA offers the simplicity of a single user interface for typical daily operations. Through this UI, users can schedule and manage protection jobs, set up policies for long-term retention in cloud and comply with the protection SLAs. IDPA will be available in four different models (DP5300, DP5800, DP8300, and DP8800) to fit the needs of midsize and enterprise customers, starting at 34 terabytes usable capacity at entry level and scaling up to 1 petabyte usable capacity at the high end. Services, such as remote monitoring and auto-dispatch of parts from globally distributed service depots, provide customers with additional confidence and peace of mind that their data and investment are protected and supported by enterprise-tested and proven serviceability from Dell EMC. Dell EMC offers a comprehensive portfolio of multi-cloud data protection solutions for organizations at any point in their cloud journey. Currently, more than 150 PB of data in the cloud is managed by Dell EMC Data Protection technology, which is 2x the closest competitor. The enhancements to our portfolio that further broaden our cloud data protection capabilities adding two new uses cases for Protection Storage in the cloud and Disaster Recovery to the cloud. With the release of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) 3.1, organizations can gain the performance, efficiency, and reliability of Data Domain in the cloud. DD VE enables back up of both traditional and emerging workloads in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and efficient replication to, from and within the cloud. Additionally, the Data Protection Suite can perform monitoring and reporting of these backups in the cloud. The combination of Data Domain and the Data Protection Suite can now provide low-cost disaster recovery to the cloud by enabling organizations to extend protection of their on-premises environments to AWS S3. Data is sent securely and efficiently, requiring minimal compute cycles and footprint within AWS. In the event of a disaster, VM images can be restored and run from within AWS. Since neither Data Protection Suite nor Data Domain are required in the cloud, compute cycles are only required in the event of a restore, enabling users to capture additional cost savings. Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is orderable now and will be generally available in the summer of 2017. New Dell EMC Cloud Capabilities are available with the latest versions of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE 3.1) and Data Protection Suite. PRESIDIO, Raphael Meyerowitz, AVP Data Center Services "Dell EMC IDPA's holistic approach to data protection will enable our customers to greatly simplify and lower the overall cost of their data protection environment.  With faster deployment, a modern, simple, integrated environment, cloud-tiering for long-term retention, leading performance, and four configurations with easy scaling to fit the needs of any organization, our customers can have the peace of mind that IDPA will be able to meet their data protection needs today and tomorrow." Jason Buffington, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group "Both production and protection architectures are evolving a rapid pace, with terms like 'convergence' and 'integration' seemingly everywhere. But Dell EMC's evolution and announcements epitomize where the industry as a whole must go: integrating best of breed components when you can, for better time-to-value, while ensuring flexibility and scale-without-limits for organizations who already have a forward-capable strategy. In the meantime, 'hybrid' is the word of the day, with today being a reminder of the breadth and flexibility of the Dell EMC data protection product lines with continued innovation for the protection of modern data centers, while adding DRaaS capabilities and IaaS protection." Beth Phalen, president, Data Protection, Dell EMC "Dell EMC IDPA is an integrated solution that provides convergence across for key vectors for data protection.  It brings together protection storage and software, including powerful search, monitoring and analytics, provides coverage for a wide range of applications, both physical and virtual, delivers efficient and high performance protection and recovery, and extends data protection seamlessly to public and private cloud. Likewise, the expansion of our cloud data protection portfolio now services data wherever it lives." Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry's most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud. Join us May 8-11 at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas, Dell Technologies' flagship event bringing together technology and business professionals to network, share ideas and help co-create a better future. This is the first time the Dell Technologies family of brands will be all in one place, at one conference. Meet our experts and more than 12,000 IT practitioners and business leaders who are making Digital Transformation a reality. Learn more at www.dellemcworld.com and follow #DellEMCWorld on Twitter. *ESG White Paper: The Economic Value of Data Domain, April 2016 Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dell-emc-launches-integrated-data-protection-appliance-and-expands-cloud-data-protection-portfolio-300453274.html

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