VAR500: Capgemini Invests In Mobility; CIBER Automates College Systems

VAR500 Solution Providers In the News

CRN's VAR500 solution providers, North America's largest IT solution providers by revenue, made headlines recently by investing in mobility solutions, automating college campus technologies and receiving high honors from vendor partners.

Here's what Accenture, Capgemini, CIBER, Insight and Metafore have been up to these past few days.

Capgemini Invests In Mobility Solutions

With enterprises placing increasing importance on mobility, solution providers are finding more opportunities in the wireless arena. VAR500 solution providers Capgemini and Sogeti are combining capabilities in consulting, technology and global delivery to provide streamlined availability for mobility solutions.

The team is unveiling a "Mobile Applications Service Centre of Excellence" in India, where 250 experts will support the delivery of mobile apps for customers worldwide. According to Capgemini, the Mobile Solutions global service is aiming to generate more than $525 million of additional revenue by 2015.

CIBER Eases L.A. College Administration

CIBER's recent implementation of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and the Oracle E-Business Suite Human Capital Management provides Glendale Community College students a way to automate the application process and advising services. The software upgrades various systems that the Los Angeles-area school uses, such as admissions, enrollment, student records and financial tracking. It offers students more self-service options, accessed by going to a self-service site, where they can view their bills and financial aid packages, and accept financial aid. The new solution also helps the college staff manage its workloads.

Accenture Appoints New CEO Of Tech Growth

Accenture has selected Martin Cole to be the group chief executive of the company’s technology growth platform. He succeeds Kevin Campbell, who resigned from the company for personal reasons. Campbell held the position since August 2009.

Until a successor is named, Cole will also continue to serve as group chief executive of Accenture’s Communications, Media and Technology operating group. Cole has held that position since September 2000. He also leads Mobility, one of Accenture’s company-wide strategic growth initiatives.

Insight Gets Kudos From HP

Hewlett-Packard honored Insight Enterprises' U.S. division at its recent HP Global Partner Conference. The VAR500 solution provider was recognized as an HP Partner in Excellence for Business Growth, which rewards professional excellence in market leadership and overall year-over-year growth and performance. The award honors Insight for its growth in the areas of HP Enterprise Server, Storage and Network. Insight credited its pre-sales design expertise and the capability of its integration labs with fueling this growth by providing clients with solutions designed to suit their specific needs.

Metafore Becomes Exclusive Micosoft Dealer For Quebec Health System

Metafore will be an exclusive reseller of Microsoft products for Quebec's health and social services system. The IT solution provider has offered Microsoft products for many years, selling them for the past decade to the Canadian province's health and social services system.