IN SHORT: Industry news from Adobe, UXC Connect, Sourcefire and HP

IN SHORT: Industry news from Adobe, UXC Connect, Sourcefire and HP

Latest news from 2011 Design Achievement Awards, company awards and partnerships

Adobe announces its 2011 Design Achievement Awards winners

Adobe Systems Incorporated recently held its 11th annual Design Achievement Awards in Taiwan, honouring the most talented students who have created individual or group projects using Adobe software. Winners were picked from worldwide higher education institutions for multiple categories, including: graphic design, photography, illustration, animation, digital filmmaking, developing and computer art. With 4605 submissions, the winners were:

  • Andrew Mangold and Josh Hepworth from Maryland Institute College of Art, United States, for Browser-Based Design
  • Erika Rossi from Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy, for Non-Browser Based Design
  • Paul Hoppe from Art Center College of Design, United States, for Application Development
  • Qian Liu from New York University, United States, for Mobile Design
  • Anthony Mattox from Maryland Institute College of Art, United States, for Game Design
  • A team led by Will Ruby from College for Creative Studies, United States, for Installation Design
  • Songeun(Lara) Lee from Kookmin University, Korea, for Animation
  • Ho Tak Lam from City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media, Hong Kong, for Live Action
  • Brian Banton from York University, Canada, for Motion Graphics
  • Katrin Rodegast from Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany, for Illustration
  • Man Wai Wong from York University/Sheridan College, Canada, for Packaging
  • Ryan LeCluyse from Maryland Institute College of Art, United States, for Photography
  • Sean Chang from Academy of Art University, United States, for Print Communications
  • A team of educators led by Douglas Williams from University of Louisiana, United States, for Innovation of Interactive Media in Education
  • Ryan Woodward, educator from Brigham Young University, United States, for Innovation in Video and Motion in Education

UXC’s transformation wins IT award

ICT infrastructure solutions and services company, UXC Connect, is the recipient of the Human Synergistics Culture Transformation Achievement Award for 2011.

The award is granted to organisations in A/NZ that have created and sustained a strong and constructive work culture. UXC qualified due to its cultural overhaul, which commenced in 2005 with the merger of Integ, UXC Connect (formerly known as Getronics) and XSI Data Solutions.

According to the company, the overhaul process involved producing more effective teaching executives and managers, which translated to increased revenue and profit, and employee turnover reduction, forming a foundation for undertaking the transition.

USC Connect CEO, Ian Poole, said, “The longer term effect of our business transformation is strong employee value, staff retention and a long term view of how everyone contributes to the success of the business, enabled by the cultural insights we gained through the Human Synergistics program.”

Sourcefire joins the open source alliance

Cybersecurity solutions company, Sourcefire, has been welcomed aboard the open source OVA (Open Virtualisation Alliance) as part of its strategy to deliver heterogenous hypervisor support.

The OVA is an organisation founded by Red Hat, IBM, HP, and Intel to promote the adoption of the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.

With applications that already support at least three virtual environments, Sourcefire’s support for heterogenous environments provided flexibility to enterprises and Cloud computing companies. As a result, Sourcefire has announced plans to add support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation to its enterprise IPS portfolio.

Sourcefire A/NZ regional director, Chris Wood, said, “As virtualisation proliferates across organisations in a variety of industries, Sourcefire’s support for Red hat Enterprise Virtualisation on KVM enables customers to... extend their technology investments, in both their preferred virtual and physical platforms, while adding the latest intrusion prevention capabilities.”

Gartner makes HP a Magic Quadrant leader

HP has been announced a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘leader’ for 2011 for Managed Print Serices (MPS) Worldwide. To qualify as leader, an organisation must ‘provide MPS to a wide range of customers – including the largest and most geographically dispersed’, according to Gartner.

According to Gartner, HP was selected due to its ‘completeness of vision” and ‘ability to execute’.

HP South-Pacific imaging and printing group vice-president, Richard Bailey, said, “We believe... industry analyst recognition confirms the inherent value that HP delivers to help enterprises do more with less and free up their time to focus on their core business and customers.”

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