New Projects, Acquisitions, and Study Results - Research Report on Microsoft, First Solar, Motorola, Equinix, and Intuit PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 4, 2013 NEW YORK, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI), Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), and Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Microsoft Corporation Research Report On September 30, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced that Windows Azure, the Company's public cloud platform, was granted Provisional Authorities to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The Company informed that Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform with infrastructure services and platform services to receive a JAB P-ATO. Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal, said, "Given the rigorous process involved in achieving this level of FedRAMP compliance, which includes a greater depth of review than that of an agency-level authorization, Microsoft customers using Windows Azure can trust it meets FedRAMP's rigorous standards. This is the highest level of FedRAMP ATO available, and it is a great honor for Microsoft to receive this certification. In addition, the pragmatic and holistic approach we took in achieving the provisional ATO for Windows Azure and its underlying datacenters will help pave the way for FedRAMP P-ATOs for even more Microsoft cloud services." The Full Research Report on Microsoft Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/cb4d_MSFT] -- First Solar Inc. Research Report On September 26, 2013, First Solar Inc. (First Solar) and K Road Power Holdings LLC announced that First Solar acquired the 250 megawatt (MW)[AC] photovoltaic Moapa Solar Project, located in Nevada, from K Road. First Solar stated that Moapa Solar Project, which is located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the first large-scale solar project approved to be built on tribal land in North America. The Company added that the project is already in its advanced stage, and has a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The Company added that the Moapa Solar Project will generate enough clean energy to power 100,000 average homes in the first year of operation. The Full Research Report on First Solar Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/fe98_FSLR] -- Motorola Solutions Inc. Research Report On October 1, 2013, Motorola Solutions Inc. (Motorola) announced three enterprise mobile computers, the ET1, MC40 and MC67, which run on Android Jelly Bean OS, supported by new Extensions (Mx) by Motorola Solutions security features and the fourth generation of RhoMobile Suite's cross-platform development framework. Motorola said that Mx is a suite of security, device management, and performance extensions that have been added to the standard Android OS to make it ready for the enterprise. Motorola further reported that RhoMobile Suite 4.0 is the next generation of powerful cross-platform development tools that help businesses mobilize their workers, with no limitations to what OS, device, and technology they have. The Full Research Report on Motorola Solutions Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e869_MSI] -- Equinix Inc. Research Report On September 26, 2013, Equinix Inc. (Equinix) announced that ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix^[^TM^] Company, opened a second International Business Exchange (IBX) in Rio de Janeiro. Equinix said that the Rio de Janeiro data center (RJ2) will enable the Company to meet strong demand for data center services in the region. RJ2 has a capacity of 320 cabinets, and with an additional $36 million invested in the next two phases of construction, will grow to 1,170 cabinets. Equinix further reported that it is the first and only Tier III-certified data center in the city, meeting its international standards, thereby ensuring the highest level of redundancy and connectivity. Equinix also disclosed that it holds the controlling interest and sits on the Board of Directors of ALOG through an agreement brokered in 2011 to extend Platform Equinix to South America. The Full Research Report on Equinix Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9fff_EQIX] -- Intuit Inc. Research Report On October 1, 2013, Intuit Inc. (Intuit) announced the findings of the monthly Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. Intuit stated that the findings reveal that employment increased 0.01% in September 2013; average monthly compensation decreased 0.2% in September 2013, with average monthly pay reaching the equivalent of $2,657 down $7 from August 2013; and average monthly hours worked by hourly employees decreased 0.2% in September 2013, which is equivalent to 106 hours, down about 12 minutes from August 2013. Susan Woodward, the Economist who worked with Intuit to create the indexes, said, "Small businesses employ about 20 million people. In this context, the slight increase of 0.01 percent, or approximately 1,000 jobs, is almost no change at all. The silver lining is that the small business hiring rate is up for the 11th month in a row. This increase is an encouraging sign of strength in a small business labor market that is otherwise in the doldrums." 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New Projects, Acquisitions, and Study Results - Research Report on Microsoft, First Solar, Motorola, Equinix, and Intuit
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