News In Brief: Adapt, Italtel, Myriad Group, Gartner

Managed services provider Adapt has won a £2 million (€2.3 million), three year deal to run a secure dual data center and networking solution for automated fare collection firm Cubic Transportation Systems. The set-up covers back-office systems for Cubic’s contract to run Transport for London’s Oyster service.
Italtel, a developer of products and services for next-generation networks, has been cleared to integrate its Telephony Application Server with Cisco’s core IMS Control Layer product, after completing interoperability testing.
Mobile software firm Myriad Group claims a new service enables Android applications to run on devices running rival platforms – a move it states opens the door to fresh revenues.
Companies will spend at least $1 billion (€734 million) on social software to back up sales, marketing and customer services by 2013, due to a shake-up to the overall CRM market, Gartner predicts.