IN SHORT: Top industry news from AMD, Laserfiche, Eaton and Sage

IN SHORT: Top industry news from AMD, Laserfiche, Eaton and Sage

The latest updates, programs, software integration and solution deployment

AMD updates its C and E series APUs

Chip vendor, AMD has updated its C and E series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for notebooks, ultrathins, netbooks and desktop PCs.

The updates include enhanced HD graphics capabilities through DirectX 11-capable discrete-level graphics and a parallel processing engine, catering for high-definition video streaming and picture viewing and gaming.

AMD has also provided DisplayPort++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor, as well as enhanced memory for performance boosts.

The E-series contains additional updates – including DDR3 1333 support and HDMI 1.4a connections for 3D viewing on compatible displays.

For portability, the C and E-series offer longer battery life, with up to 12 hours (resting) for the former, and 10.5 for the latter.

AMD client division vice-president and general manager, Chris Cloran, said, “With these new APUs, we’re bringing premium features to entry-level products that let users get a richer computing experience.”

Products based on the new APUs are available through major PC manufacturers.

Laserfiche showcases its Systems Integrator Program

Laserfiche offers SIs access to ECM and BPM solutions built on Microsoft technologies

US software vendor, Laserfiche recently showcased its Systems Integrator Program, built on a Microsoft SQL and SharePoint technology foundation at the 2011 Microsoft Australia Partner Conference.

The program is designed to assist systems integrators (SIs) and aims to improve enterprise content management (ECM) and business process management (BPM) functionality.

Using Microsoft skillsets as a basis, it offers a guide to members in implementing vertical-specific solutions built on the Microsoft stack (with its provided template for government, financial services, education, and healthcare), receiving bid support and benefiting from engineer assistance in system design and training.

Laserfiche vice-president of international business, Sean Tang, said, “Charter members of the Laserfiche Systems Integrator Program have won deals as large as $50 million in industries including federal government, education and financial services.” Applications for program membership are now available.

Eaton integrates with XenCenter virtualisation architecture Diversified power management company, Eaton, recently revealed that it has integrated its Intelligent Power Manager software with XenCenter virtualisation architecture.

XenCenter is a Windows client management console for XenServer that allows users to monitor their power and network devices from one system dashboard.

Eaton Asia-Pacific senior line product line manager, Michael Mallia, said, “Our work with XenCenter will give users the ability to manage and monitor their power devices and virtual infrastructure within the same applications.”

By linking all network devices within one system, IT managers will reduce infrastructure and operating costs while increasing productivity and operational responsiveness. The XenCenter interface displays such information as UPS’s, power distribution units and environment sensors, allowing users to view critical power information without navigating across multiple applications.

As part of the integration, XenCenter’s XenMotion application can transparently move virtual machines in case of prolonged power interruptions, relocating them to an available server to minimise downtime.

Netwealth chooses Sage ERP Accpac for financial management

Netwealth Investments, an Australian provider of online financial services, has commenced deployment of Sage’s ERP Accpac and MicrOpay payroll software solutions. Sage is a global supplier of business management software.

Netwealth managing director, Michael Heine, said, “We previously performed our accounting and payroll calculations based on the combination of Excel and MYOB Account Right Plus but as our business grew, the process for collating monthly reports became too cumbersome and very time consuming.”

Netwealth selected Sage as it provided the ability to implement services required for long-term scenario planning by standardising on one software solution.

Sage ERP Accpac provides a timely, single view of data drawn from the company’s accounting applications, displaying financials, balance sheets, profit and less and expenses.

Sage partner, Citysoft Consulting, will be in charge of its implementation.

Sage MicrOpay integrates all financial and business management data systems to provide the organisation with automated leave, superannuation, reporting and processing payroll functionality.

The Meridian Employee Services Portal will also be utilised to allow staff to change their personal details, as well as update payroll and leave information online or through the Intranet.

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