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Published April 19, 2016
Volume 24, Number 4



Business Bits

 

  • Veeva Recognized for Growth, Innovation, and Working Environment     

    Hacienda’s Veeva Systems, a cloud computing company focused on pharmaceutical and life sciences industry applications, received several prestigious industry awards for its innovation, product excellence, and customer success. The company was ranked one of the fastest growing software companies in Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500 and appeared in Forbes as a best software company for which to work. Additionally, Veeva CRM Suggestions was selected as a pharmaceutical marketing venture to watch by MedAdNews and Veeva OpenData was recognized as one of the most innovative products by PM360.
     
    “It’s an honor to be recognized for our innovation in industry cloud, exceptional company culture, and dedication to customer success,” said Peter Gassner, Veeva founder and CEO. "We continue to grow quickly, fueled by focusing on the customer and delivering mission-critical products that keep our customers a step ahead.”
     
     
  • Innovation Tri-Valley Game Changers awards  

    Two Hacienda companies were among those recognized by Innovation Tri-Valley’s Game Changers awards. The awards, in their first year, were created to celebrate the innovation stars in the region.
     
    Leaf Healthcare, which is headquartered in the park, was recognized for the creation of the innovative Leaf Patient Sensor, which helps patients avoid developing what are called pressure ulcers that can result from long stays in hospital beds. The Leaf sensor alerts nursing staff to turn the patients in compliance with medical protocol to relieve pressure and to avoid the ulcers. In January, Leaf Healthcare’s Patient Monitoring System was named one of the world’s most innovative wearable healthcare technologies for 2016, beating out 450 other wearable solutions.
     
    Nuubia SF, an artisan chocolatier making hand- crafted confections from precious, humanely-sourced ingredients, was recognized for its commitment to conservation. Nuubia’s CEO and co-founder, Alexandra Saunders, has stated that “conservation is at the core of Nuubia’s DNA.” She also points out that her firm is an example of how it is possible for companies to be environmentally responsible without compromising product quality.
     
     
  • Oracle Unveils Services Suite to Help Simplify Cloud Adoption by Global Corporations   

    Oracle has launched a new family of offerings designed to enable organizations to easily move to the cloud and remove some of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption. These first-of-a-kind services provide CIOs with new choices in where they deploy their enterprise software and a natural path to easily move business critical applications from on-premises to the cloud.
     
    “We are committed to helping our customers move to the cloud to help speed their innovation, fuel their business growth, and drive business transformation,” said Thomas Kurian, president, Oracle. “Today’s news is unprecedented. We announced a number of new cloud services and we are now the first public cloud vendor to offer organizations the ultimate in choice on where and how they want to run their Oracle Cloud.”  
     
    Oracle Cloud at Customer enables organizations to get all of the benefits of Oracle’s cloud services—agility, simplicity, performance, elastic scaling, and subscription pricing—in their datacenter. This is the first offering from a major public cloud vendor that delivers a stack that is 100 percent compatible with the Oracle Cloud but available on-premises. Since the software is seamless with the Oracle Cloud, customers can use it for a number of use cases, including disaster recovery, elastic bursting, dev/test, lift-and-shift workload migration, and a single API and scripting toolkit for DevOps. Additionally, as a fully managed Oracle offering, customers get the same experience and the latest innovations and benefits using it in their datacenter as in the Oracle Cloud.
 
  • Cisco Introduces Innovations for Transport Network Modernization  

    Cisco has introduced updates to its optical transport portfolio to address service providers’ challenges of migrating large volumes of profitable time-division multiplexing (TDM) services to an IP/MPLS infrastructure. Until today, migrating TDM to packets has been costly and has forced some service providers deploying older transport networks to change or re-engineer their network configuration. Now, Cisco’s cost-effective and scalable solutions can help service providers build a packet network of the future while still delivering their customers’ TDM services at a fraction of the cost.
     
    “We are committed to offering service providers the technology to transform their network architectures and achieve the operational efficiency, scale, and reliability needed to succeed in the digital age,” said Bill Gartner, vice president of optical systems, access routing and transceivers group, Cisco. “We are confident that our new innovations in packet optical convergence will enable our customers to transform their networks today while positioning them to face the challenges and leverage the opportunities presented by a future dominated by the Internet of Things.”
     

Stories compiled by Jay Hipps

 


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