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Realtech AG

REALTECH is an international company, based in Walldorf, Germany offering consulting services and software products supporting business processes across enterprise’s entire value chain. As an independent technology consulting firm with a focus on SAP, REALTECH has specialized in this particular field. Since 1994, SAP customers have been turning to REALTECH for SAP-related technological needs. Due to the close cooperation with SAP, REALTECH became the first certified Run SAP Implementation Partner in EMEA and a preferred SAP Partner. As a worldwide operating company, REALTECH maintains subsidiaries in Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.

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ATS is a software development company, founded in 1995 and located in Berlin, Germany. ATS is primarily concerned with the development of distributed, object-oriented systems based on the Java platform (J2EE). In the area of Internet/Intranet-based application systems, ATS expertise encompasses the development of EAI solutions, the development of (large) Portals and Market Places and the development of very specific customers solutions. Besides J2EE, developments are also based on relational database technology.

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Edinburgh University

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (UEDIN) was created in 1998 from the former Department of Artificial Intelligence, the Centre for Cognitive Science and the Department of Computer Science, along with the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute and the Human Communication Research Centre. Research in the School of Informatics draws on these component disciplines and much of it is interdisciplinary in nature. The school is especially well known for research in the areas of artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, systems biology, mathematical logic and theoretical computer science; but also contributes to many other areas of informatics.

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Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), established in 1845, is the 9th oldest university in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, the Ivy League of the top research-driven universities in the UK covering just 12% of the higher education sector in the UK. The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) is ranked 9th in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2012) and among the top 100 in the world (QS World Rankings 2012).

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BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. Their main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services. In the UK, they are a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector. They also sell wholesale products and services to communications providers in the UK and around the world. Globally, they supply managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organisations.

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SAP, which stands for “Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing,” is a market leader in enterprise application software that helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. Founded in 1972, today, SAP has sales in more than fifty countries worldwide.



Telefónica is one of the global leading integrated operators in the telecommunication sector. They provide communication, information and entertainment solutions to customers in 25 countries in Europe and Latin America and are recognised for being the first integrated operator in Europe. As of June 2012, Telefónica’s total number of customers amounted to 311.8 million.



Launched in 1994 in Bristol, UK, Orange now has approximately 17 million customers in the United Kingdom and 175 million across five continents. They are also recognized as the fastest growing mobile communications company and are presently expanding internationally to global areas such as Israel and Hong Kong.

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France Telecom

France Telecom is French multinational telecommunications corporation headquartered in Paris, France. It is the largest telecommunications corporation in Europe and second largest in the world. They serve approximately 200 million customers globally with 180,000 employees.

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Atos Origin

Atos is an international information technology services company with 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, they deliver hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. It is also the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Also known by its acronym BSC, Barcelona Supercomputing Center is a public research center located in Barcelona, Spain. They are the host of MareNostrum, a TFLOPS PowerPC-based supercomputer that ranks 465th in the world.



Founded in 1876 in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson boasts approximately 110,000 employees worldwide today. Their overarching goal is to make the Networked Society a reality, where anything that can benefit from being connected is connected. To do this, they provide industry-leading network equipment and software, as well as services for network and business operations. They also offer customers products for the enterprise, cable, mobile platform and power module markets. With a strong commitment to research, Ericsson presently is building the reputation as a though leader in numerous areas including wireless access networks, multimedia technologies, and sustainability and electromagnetic frequency.

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Nokia Semiens Networks

Nokia Siemens is known as the world’s specialist in broadband, and they have built the most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize value and services to make it all work together.



Yahoo! is an American multinational Internet corporation with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search), Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail,Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, video sharing, and fantasy sports. It is one of the largest websites in the United States with roughly 700 million people visiting their websites every month. Yahoo! itself claims it attracts “More than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages.”

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