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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

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The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

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Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

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University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

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OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

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Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG

19 Sep 2013 Redwood Shores - Siemens Global Shared Services has launched an initiative for a platform migration and HCM Fusion Cloud-based implementation in North America to enhance and modernize HR Services to 60,000 Siemens employees in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Siemens has engaged audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP to lead the implementation of this large Oracle Fusion HCM initiative.

KPMG is an expert in providing Oracle solutions to Global Fortune 500 clients across the financial, supply chain and human resources business functions. The firm specializes in working with organisations such as Siemens to adopt innovative solutions that modernize infrastructure and back-office operations. KPMG delivered one of the first Oracle Fusion Application deployments in 2012.

Siemens, with KPMG's assistance, is building upon the momentum of Cloud-based platform adoption and forging new ground for driving business value through adopting Oracle Fusion HCM, part of the Oracle HCM Cloud delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

KPMG is a Platinum-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

"The move to Oracle Fusion HCM follows our strategy to leverage new technology offerings in balance with existing IT investments and partnerships. Having Oracle's PeopleSoft HCM on premise for more than 10 years, our objective is to simplify and modernize core HR and Payroll systems. As a next generation HCM, Oracle Fusion HCM enables business flexibility and fast deployment of new functionality, while maintaining a high level of data protection and reducing IT costs", stated Margarita Gosheva, CIO and VP IT, Siemens Global Shared Services North America.

"We envision efficiency gains by optimizing and automating HR Services delivery across North America", stated Evelyn Fuessinger, CEO, Siemens Global Shared Services North America. "Oracle Fusion HCM offers configurable integrated processes, mobile enablement and real-time access to actionable data that will significantly improve the experience for HR professionals, managers and employees."

John Houtary, KPMG's Global Oracle Network Leader, said the ground-breaking work reflects the way KPMG's Oracle services have evolved and expanded over recent years to focus on helping organisations understand their options and execute efficiently in building technology solutions that will support their business needs of the future. "In helping drive the business value that this initiative will create for Siemens as they evolve into their workforce of the future, our teams are leveraging the strength of our Oracle's PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Business Intelligence capabilities, and combining those capabilities with our leadership in the Oracle Fusion Applications space to set the bar for effectively delivering Oracle's Fusion Applications in the Cloud", John Houtary stated.

John Doel, KPMG's Oracle Cloud Technology Leader, said the firm will utilize KPMG's RapidSolution Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment methodology to help Siemens accelerate the migration of its Oracle applications to the Cloud, while driving efficiency, infrastructure simplification and modernization. "KPMG will help drive the HR Technology transformational initiative that will result in closely integrated solutions based on Oracle's latest Oracle Fusion HCM and Oracle Fusion Middleware products", stated John Doel. "We expect this solution will generate a blueprint for what other organizations like Siemens may evolve into over the coming years in order to compete effectively in the marketplace."

"Oracle is excited to have KPMG drive an important Oracle Fusion HCM deployment at Siemens. The latest HCM innovations and global feature set deployed in the Oracle Cloud using KPMG's RapidSolution approach continues to drive value and savings to IT, while enhancing the HR and payroll business functions for complex global organizations like Siemens", stated Chris Leone, Senior Vice President, Oracle Applications Development.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers for all: The next frontier for Europe's high performance computing ...

The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

EuroFlash

AMS-IX starts new regional Internet exchange hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in collaboration with KIXP ...

Altair announces most successful UK technology event to date ...

Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Severo Ochoa (SO) programme at Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area ...

University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

USFlash

Six vendors complete test event to become part of OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Logo Programme ...

OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration ...

DataDirect Networks to power business-critical broadcast system servicing for Starz ...

Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...