News In Brief: BT, Telefonica, MITIE, ZTE, Gartner
BT says a ramp in business in Asia Pacific has contributed to a surge in members using its Radianz financial services cloud offering. The telco claims the 15,000 member sites now signed up make the service the largest of its kind in the world.
Telefonica is targeting revenue growth of between 1% and 4% and OIBDA margins in the high 30s over the next two years. The telco also confirmed a minimum annual shareholder dividend of €1.75 per share from 2012 at an investor event in London yesterday.
Security firm MITIE has invested £2 million (€2.2 million) in a new security hub in the UK, which offers services including round-the-clock monitoring of premises, real-time vehicle tracking and lone worker protection.
Chinese vendor ZTE plans to open its first R&D center in Latin America, as part of a new industrial park offering production, training and logistics services to the region.
Global revenues from application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) software grew 7.3% to $17.6 billion (€12.2 billion) in 2010, Gartner states.