IT News — top ranking South Australian government IT executives have been cleared by the state’s ombudsman of claims they broke probity rules during a 2012 trip to New Zealand with IT supplier Dimension Data. In 2013, a whistleblower complained to SA authorities that the heads of ICT strategic sourcing and government network services took the trip with the vendor whilst in the tendering phase of a multi-million-dollar managed network services deal.
IT News — NEC will take over the job of manning the helpdesk for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s international communications network, stealing the tech support deal off incumbent Fujitsu in a $36.6 million contract win. The support deal was the first major procurement put to market under DFAT’s $216 million international communications network (ICN) program in August last year.
Nation Multimedia — NEC Corporation has developed five new solutions for strengthening its business relating to the Internet of Things (IoT) and says it will release them gradually. In addition, NEC will increase the number of core personnel engaging in the building of IoT-related systems from the current level of around 100 to nearly 500 by 2020.
IT News —- Transport for NSW will hand NEC $134 million over the next five years to take over its end user computing functions, iTnews can reveal. Last November the agency confirmed it had officially signed IBM as the data centre partner for its massive next-generation infrastructure services (NGIS) overhaul in a $99 million deal due to last five years.
NEC Corporation has developed Software-Defined Networking (SDN) compatible switches that enable network configurations equivalent to several thousand server racks, aimed at the large data centers operated by telecom carriers and service providers. The new switches are available in two varieties. The PF5340-48XP-6Q is a Top of Rack (ToR) switch with a 48-port 10GbE interface for consolidating servers. The PF5340-32QP is an aggregation switch that consolidates multiple racks with 32 40GbE ports.
NEC has won an $11 million contract to replace the ageing Telstra telephony systems running Victoria’s triple-zero call-taking service. The state’s Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett announced the seven-year contract late last week. The signing represents an extra $2.5 million injection into the initiative, on top of the $8.5 million committed in the 2014 state budget.
NEC has achieved the top score in the United States’ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 10 finger identification tests. NIST’s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (FpVTE) found that NEC had the best fingerprint matching results among the 18 companies and organisations that took part in the testing. FpVTE was organised to mimic potential operational requirements, such as application with National ID systems and criminal investigations.
IT services and technology provider, NEC Australia, is on a growth path after transforming its business last year and securing a string of major contract wins. NEC Australia said it expects to continue along the path of its strong growth trend with plans to invest in the local market. Last year, it signaled a $25 million investment into establishing a new office within the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, creating about 110 jobs in the area.
Tokyo, Feb 10, 2015 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC, today announced that the NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2015 will be held on 10 February 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The conference will feature executive keynotes and address current ICT challenges in the areas of public safety, cybersecurity, big data, Software-Defined Networking, and more.
Tokyo, Jan 30, 2015 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the global release of a solution employing NEC’s EXPRESSCLUSTER clustering software to improve availability of the in-memory database software, SAP HANA(R), running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing service. In recent years, cloud usage has gained heavy momentum, and the number of corporations using SAP HANA on cloud-based service platforms has been increasing.
NEC Corporation launched a solution this week that offers comprehensive protection of confidential information and could help government agencies and organizations defend against cyber attacks. The new “File Security Solution” protects files by encryption from the time of their creation to the time of their deletion, thereby preventing unauthorized individuals from viewing a file’s content.
TOKYO: Japan’s NEC on Monday (Nov 10) unveiled a technology that sniffs out even the most convincing counterfeits by reading microscopic patterns on everything from a luxury purse to a metal bolt. The technology can be also be used to trace the origin of mass-produced offerings by reading so-called “object fingerprints”, or three-dimensional surface irregularities, the firm said.
China’s Lenovo Group and Japan’s NEC agreed to extend their joint venture agreement through 2026. The agreement signed by the two parties included amendments to the initial transaction. Amendments to the NEC brand license agreements stated that the parties to the NEC brand license agreements entered into the NEC brand license amendment agreements on October 7, 2014, to extend the terms of the NEC brand license agreements for two more years to June 30, 2018.
NEC has won a three-year $69.8 million contract to manage, maintain and support the central and local data networks of all South Australian Government agencies. This contract replaces the previous arrangement with South African firm Dimension Data, which expired on September 30. Acting Minister for the Public Sector, Martin Hamilton-Smith, said the agreement underpins the broader objective of the state government’s strategy to deliver better ICT outcomes for all South Australians.
Defence CIO Dr Peter Lawrence said in a statement that the project will “deliver Defence a robust and secure technology environment… simplifying our service provision and speeding up our response to change.” Today it was revealed that NEC Australia, acting as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin, will be doing much of the heavy lifting. NEC Australia has won an IT infrastructure component of the job worth $150 million, providing both migration services and hosting of legacy systems until the end of the migration project.
The NEC Cloud Platform for IaaS is the first integrated platform for this market, according to NEC Asia Pacific vice president Tatsunori Shibata (pictured). It is based on NEC’s Express5800 server family, the OpenStack (cloud computing platform) and Ceph (object storage) software, and a unified dashboard to control the entire system. Noting that service providers have different requirements to the general market, Mr Shibata said NEC Cloud Platform for IaaS uses the company’s microservers based on the Atom C2000 processor.
Setting on an ambitious space business, Japan’s NEC Corporation has opened a new facility for the assembly, integration and testing of satellites at its existing plant in Fuchu City, a suburb of Tokyo, the technology company announced on 14 July. The new “Satellite Integration Centre” adds to NEC’s Fuchu plant’s existing operations, and enables NEC to assemble as many as eight satellites in parallel, the company said in a statement.
TOKYO, JAPAN: NEC Corporation has reached an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. to jointly conduct trials aimed at the practical use of technologies for a 5th-generation mobile communication standard (5G). 5G is a new mobile communication standard representing an advancement in the current 3.9G/4G (LTE/LTE-Advanced) standards currently adopted around the world. 5G is the subject of international research efforts seeking to achieve communications speeds of 10Gbps or greater, enabling higher-definition video transmission and a range of additional benefits.
TOKYO — NEC announced Tuesday that it has begun selling commercial software that uses face-recognition technology instead of a password to log on to a personal computer. To use the system, employees would register photos of their faces in advance on a company’s server. The software would then analyze several dozen characteristic points of each face, such as the distance between a subject’s eyes, and create a database.
NEW DELHI, INDIA: NEC India Pvt Ltd announced its smart enterprise solution strategy and officially launching the latest generation of its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) software, UNIVERGE 3C. NEC India will host meetings in Delhi and Mumbai where they will communicate the details of the smart enterprise strategy and showcase the new technologies and solutions.