Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Launch New Online Help Center
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past decade, we have seen the rapid increase in the abuse of our elders in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the country. Today, The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) is proud to announce the online nursing home abuse help center for victims and families of nursing home negligence and elder abuse.
"Our goal is to help victims and families through the unimaginable experience of dealing with nursing home negligence and elder abuse. When we entrust people with taking care of our most vulnerable loved ones, we expect a certain level of care. For too long, too many nursing homes and assisted living facilities have taken advantage of and abused our elderly. It's time to fight back and hold these companies responsible," said TorkLaw founding partner Reza Torkzadeh.
The nursing home abuse online help center provides the latest in statistics, legal developments, resources and tools for victims of elder abuse. "Whether the abuse resulted in serious injury or death, TorkLaw will provide the information, tools and resources necessary to get through this very complex area of the law," said Torkzadeh.
In a shocking report, in 2005, the California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development reported that one-fifth of California's nursing facilities did not meet the state-mandated requirements for staffing levels. "Through litigation, what we have seen is that most of the negligence is due to overworked and understaffed facilities. These companies have decided that it is more important to make a profit than provide for a safe and sanitary living environment for their patients," said Torkzadeh.
These staggering numbers are alarming. All elder abuse must be reported and dealt with immediately. There are over 1,300 skilled nursing facilities in California. These facilities are held to certain standards as set by law. If you feel like a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or nursing home negligence, you should immediately contact TorkLaw, California nursing home abuse lawyers, for more information. Look for these signs of nursing home abuse.
For access to the new site, please visit The Online California Nursing Home Abuse Help Center
LivePerson to Acquire Australia-based Customer Contact Solutions Provider
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a leading provider of real-time engagement solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ENGAGE Pty Ltd., an Australian provider of cloud-based customer contact solutions. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2012.
"Our acquisition of ENGAGE will enhance our ability to offer intelligent engagement solutions to businesses in the Asia Pacific region," said Robert LoCascio, CEO and Founder of LivePerson. "ENGAGE has been a reseller and champion of LivePerson solutions for several years, in addition to having its own successful hosted contact center solutions, which complement LivePerson's offerings. Our common mission to help businesses connect meaningfully with consumers makes the ENGAGE team a natural addition to the LivePerson family, and a valuable asset as we seek to drive growth in the region."
ENGAGE is an Australian customer contact solutions business, established in partnership with the Clemenger Group (a BBDO/Omnicom company), supporting the sales and service strategy of enterprise level companies to meet changing consumer needs and expectations. ENGAGE provides sophisticated cloud-based services that uniquely support several customer contact solutions including voice, live chat, SMS and social media, allowing businesses to connect with consumers in multiple channels.
"Our team has twenty years of experience providing leading companies in the Asia Pacific region with innovative contact center services and technologies," said, ENGAGE Managing Director Aaron Panozza. "We are very excited to join LivePerson, and together we will continue to enable clients to exceed consumer expectations, by providing real-time connections in the consumer's channel of choice, anywhere and anytime."
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.
More than 8,500 companies rely on LivePerson's platform to increase conversions and improve customer experience, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz.
LivePerson received the CODiE award for Best Content Management Solution in 2012 and for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, and has been named a Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2011. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, London and Melbourne.
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VIZIO Reveals Must-Have TV and Audio Line-Up Just in time for the Holidays
Line-up Features LED TVs from 24" to Flagship 70" LED Smart TV and Four New Sound Bars for a Superior Audio Experience
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday season,VIZIO, Inc., having recently received J.D. Power and Associates' "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs" ranking(1), announced today its new TV and audio line-up featuring an all LED-lit(2) E-Series line and four newly designed sound bars. With the recently released E-Series 60" class Razor LED(TM) Smart TV (E601i) already being America's best-selling 60" flat-panel TV(3), the line-up also includes the flagship E-Series 70" class Razor LED(TM) Smart TV (E701i) and new 2.0 and 2.1 E-Series and M-Series sound bars, the brand's holiday products are a great wish list addition, capable of taking any room in the home from ordinary to extraordinary at an unparalleled value.
Bringing superb picture quality to the forefront of the home, VIZIO's new, sleek E-Series HDTV holiday line-up features large screen size classes of 70", 60" (E601i), 50" (E500i), and 42" (E420i) LED Smart TVs, perfect for a living room or master bedroom upgrade, and smaller screen size classes of 39" (E390), 32" (E320), 29" (E291) and 24" (E241) LED units, ideal for the kitchen, den or office. Whether mounted on the wall, on a stand or in an entertainment center, the TVs look spectacular thanks to a slim outer bezel. A high-definition 1080p LED picture reveals richer, more vivid colors, while advanced local dimming technology delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites for overall stunning picture quality. Select E-Series models also feature an ultra-thin profile, less than two inches, and utilize Razor LED(TM) backlighting technology.
As the #1 brand in the US for WiFi flat-panel TVs(4), VIZIO's 70", 60", 50", 42" and 32" Smart TVs feature VIZIO Internet Apps(®) with built-in WiFi for endless entertainment options and instant access to Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU(TM), Hulu Plus, YouTube®, Pandora®, Facebook®, Twitter® and others, all with the push of a button on the smart remote(5). As VIZIO's flagship model, the 70" Razor LED(TM) Smart TV sets the new standard for big screens, serving as an affordable luxury for the entertainment enthusiast.
"The VIZIO TV and audio holiday line-up provides access to leading edge innovations and modern design at an unbeatable total value," said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. "The must-have features and stunning picture quality in the 70" LED Smart TV deliver an unparalleled combination of top technology made affordable without compromising quality or customer support."
Further reinforcing VIZIO's position as America's #1 Sound Bar Company(6), the new E-Series and M-Series Sound Bars amplify the TV-watching experience by offering advanced audio quality in a compact design to fit any space. The latest SRS technologies featured in the 2.0 and 2.1 models limit unwanted volume fluctuations and allow for a more immersive surround sound experience.
The new line-up of sound bars pumps out 95 - 101dB of sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion(7), providing audiophiles with a substantial quality and clarity upgrade when compared to standard HDTV speakers. The E-Series (SB4021E) and M-Series (SB4021M) 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bars feature wireless subwoofers, which generate deep bass from up to 60 feet away without the use of additional cables. All sound bars connect easily to most HDTVs with just one cable.
"The E-Series and M-Series 2.0 and 2.1 Sound Bars are the perfect audio upgrade solution, allowing consumers to hear their content the way it was intended to be heard, with rich, accurate audio quality that raises home theater audio expectations to another level," said John Schindler, VIZIO Vice President of Product Management. "All four sound bars feature a slim and sleek design to complement any size TV, creating a rich home theater experience."
Appealing to the eyes as well as the ears this holiday season, VIZIO's LED TVs and sound bars offer consumers great options for any room in the house at an outstanding value. All E-Series LED TV units as well as the 2.0 and 2.1 E-Series and M-Series Sound Bars will be available both in-store and online through key retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Sam's Club, Target, Amazon and VIZIO.com. A summary of VIZIO's new holiday line-up can be found below with additional information available at VIZIO.com.
VIZIO E-Series Sound Bars VIZIO E-Series LED Smart TVs
2.0 Sound Bar (SB4020E) -
$99.99 70" Razor LED Smart TV (E701i) - $1,999.99
2.1 Sound Bar (SB4021E) -
$199.99 60" Razor LED Smart TV (E601i) - $999.99
50" LED Smart TV (E500i) - $649.99
42" LED Smart TV (E420i) - $499.99
32" LED Smart TV (E320i) - $299.99
VIZIO M-Series Sound Bars VIZIO E-Series LED TVs
2.0 Sound Bar (SB4020M) -
$119.99 39" LED TV (E390) - $399.99
2.1 Sound Bar (SB4021M) -
$229.99 32" LED TV [E320] - $269.99
29" Razor LED TV (E291) - $269.99
24" Razor LED TV (E241) - $199.99
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit http://www.VIZIO.com.
(1)J.D. Power and Associates 2012 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction Report(SM). Report based on responses from 1,009 consumers measuring 8 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased an HDTV in the last 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed August 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit http://www.jdpower.com.
(2 )VIZIO's new E-series HDTV line features edge-lit and direct-lit LED technologies
(3 )Source:( )The( )NPD Group Weekly Retail Tracking Service, October 14-20, 2012, based on units sold
(4 )Source: The NPD Group Retail Tracking Service, January-September 2012, based on units sold
(5 )High-speed/broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO, Inc. Additional fees and/or subscriptions may be required for certain content and services. VIZIO, Inc. makes no warranties, representations, or assurances of any kind as to the content, availability, or functionality of third party content or services.
(6 )Source:( )Quixel Research(®,) USA Sound Bar Report Q3 2011 - Q2 2012
(7 )SB4021M and SB4021E sound bars rated at 101dB, SB4020M and SB4020E rated at 95dB. Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total Harmonic Distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.
Shutterstock's Award-Winning iPad App is Now Available on the iPhone
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a global marketplace for digital imagery, today announced a universal iOS application designed for mobile devices including iPhone and iPad. Shutterstock's iOS application provides users access to more than 20 million high quality, licensable images in the palm of their hands, and is available for free download in the App Store.
Deriving from the Webby Award-Winning Shutterstock for iPad app, Shutterstock's iOS application provides users another innovative way to browse, search and get inspired by the Company's vast collection of beautiful, high-quality imagery. The app also presents a host of exciting new features, including three ways to filter images by color. Users can filter results with an RGB color picker, by selecting an image from their photo library, or by snapping a photo using iPhone's camera.
"Inspiration happens everywhere, especially away from your desk," said Vice President of Product, Wyatt Jenkins. "Shutterstock's image search is an integral part of the design process and we are excited to bring it to the iPhone to capture those great moments - wherever they are. Now when customers get an idea at a museum or in line at the supermarket, they can pull out their iPhone, snap a photo and search Shutterstock's collection for images by color. It's inspiration at your fingertips."
In addition, Shutterstock's iOS app introduces several other features, including filtering by orientation (portrait or landscape), and by license type (commercial vs. editorial). Users can also browse curated lightboxes, and create and save to their own - all of which sync with Shutterstock.com, Shutterstock Instant and other devices using the iOS application.
To learn more about Shutterstock's iOS application, visit the Shutterstock Blog.
Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations and videos to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has 550,000 active customers in more than 150 countries, and works closely with its growing contributor community of 35,000 photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 20 million images and 700,000 video clips currently available, the company recently surpassed 250 million paid image downloads.
Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock agency that offers both credit and simple Pay As You Go purchase options. For more information, please visit http://www.shutterstock.com, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.
New App-based NAS powered by the Intel® Atom(TM) 2.13 GHz dual-core processor features System Sleep Mode (S3) and local display
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its all new AS 6 Series Network Attached Storage (NAS). The AS 6 Series NAS devices come in two, four, six and eight-bay models and feature System Sleep Mode (S3) along with near instantaneous wake up times. Equipped with the Intel® Atom(TM) 2.13 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM (expandable), the 6 Series combines supercharged performance with low power consumption. Intel® technology also makes it possible for the devices to boast HDMI outputs which allows for the playing of HD video and multimedia directly to HDMI ready displays.
"In the last ten years we have seen exponential growth in the amount of digital assets worldwide. Properly securing and managing these assets has become a big issue," said Shawn Shu, President at ASUSTOR. "At ASUSTOR we truly understand how to secure our customers' most valued digital assets while providing dynamic new ways for them to interact with and access these assets."
All models in the series come preloaded with ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM), an ideal operating system for storage devices that provides users with a fresh and intuitive user interface. Additionally, the 6 Series also provides added functionality through ASUSTOR's App Central which offers an expansive variety of Apps for users to enjoy. Featured Apps by ASUSTOR include Download Center, an easy to use download manager, and Surveillance Center which gives users the power to manage an array of IP cameras. Furthermore, there will be Apps developed by third parties and the open source communities such as Plex Media Server, a complete media solution, and Piwik, a popular and free alternative to Google Analytics.
"Small businesses and consumers are both experiencing ballooning data, requiring a simple, centralized way to protect and access their vital digital information," said David Tuhy, General Manager, Intel Storage Division. "Powered by the Intel® Atom(TM) processor, the AS 6 Series is a great way to provide business continuity. With the new HDMI connector consumers can play directly from the AS 6 NAS. And the web feature enables access anytime, anywhere, on any intelligent device creating a personal cloud."
The AS 6 Series also features:
-- Apple Time Machine support for multiple users
-- Military grade AES 256-bit encryption for individual shared folders
-- Remote replication via FTP & Rsync
-- Internal and external disk hibernation
-- Push and pull backup for flexible backup topology deployment
-- Built-in firewall and Network Defender to prevent malicious attacks
-- Cloud Connect technology for easy access to the NAS
-- Energy Saver for power conservation
-- UPnP Media Server to stream multimedia to your DLNA devices
-- iTunes Server to share your music and movies among all your computers
-- Active Directory support for more than 500,000 records
-- iSCSI targeting for easy IT integration
-- Add-on App and HDMI output that allows the NAS to become an HD media
Key Specifications for the AS 6 Series are as follows:
-- Intel® Atom(TM) Dual-Core CPU
-- 1GB DDR3 RAM (Expandable to 3GB)
-- USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s)
-- SATA III (6 Gb/s)
-- VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V Ready
-- RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
-- Hard drive hot swapping
-- Read and write speed of 200+ MB/sec
For more product information please visit: http://www.asustor.com
ASUSTOR AS 6 series is now shipping globally.
Founded in 2011, ASUSTOR Inc., a subsidiary of ASUSTeK Computer Inc., is a leading innovator and provider of private cloud storage (network attached storage) and video surveillance (network video recorder) solutions. ASUSTOR is devoted to providing the world with unparalleled user experiences and the most complete set of network storage solutions possible.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Globo (LSE: GBO), the international mobile solutions and SaaS provider has become a Silver Partner of the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (S.E.A.P).
The Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program is an enterprise mobility ecosystem that is targeted to leading independent software vendors and system integrators that provide differentiated and unique solutions enhancing Samsung's offering to its enterprise customers. It is designed to provide key benefits for sales, marketing and technical solutions, enabling its partners to create new profit models and innovative solutions through Samsung Electronics' enterprise mobility business.
This partnership with Samsung, a leading world class software and hardware vendor, is another acknowledgement of Globo's commitment and growth strategy in the enterprise mobile solutions area with the comprehensive enterprise mobility platform, GO!Enterprise.
Through that program, Globo expects to expand its reach in the global markets, to provide enterprise grade solutions to Samsung's customers and be a valuable partner for Samsung.
GLOBO (LSE-AIM:GBO), is an international leader and technology innovator delivering mobile, telecom and e-business software products and services. Globo has established itself as one of the market leaders in the ICT market, offering a wide range of products and services to the corporate, public and consumer market. The Group operates internationally through subsidiaries and offices in US, UK, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. For more information visit the company's website at globoplc.com
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On-the-go Access to Faster Answers, Better Results: New Enhancements Advance CCH Mobile and IntelliConnect Solutions
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, it's even easier for professionals to quickly pinpoint the answers they need while working whenever and wherever they want with the latest innovations from CCH Mobile(TM) and CCH IntelliConnect®, the most powerful research platform available. New enhancements featuring more fluid navigation across an even broader spectrum of premier research content are now available for Apple iPhone®, iPad® and Android(TM) users who enjoy greater convenience and flexibility for efficiently advancing business when away from the office. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com).
"With feedback from customers saying they love the increased mobility of IntelliConnect via their smartphones and tablets, we've improved on delivering the information they need while adding even more content," said Tina Rajski, CCH Product Manager. "With another tax season on the horizon, we're providing maximized mobility for professionals who need to stay on top of news and developments, meet with clients outside the office and accomplish more when they're on the move."
Enhanced Content, Displays
IntelliConnect's user-friendly design makes it easy for accessing quick links to instant answers in the Quick Bar at the top of the home page right above the Browse Tree. A new Tools/Smart Charts link is being added to the Quick Bar for locating key content even faster - just in time for tax season.
Additional IntelliConnect Quick Bar and Browse Tree navigational improvements for faster access to answers include:
-- IRS Forms link on Quick Bar - New "Forms" link will take users directly
to CCH IntelliForms® online library featuring more than 20,000 forms,
instructions and agency publications;
-- IRS FAQs - "Top FAQs" link on Quick Bar instantly opens the IRS FAQ
Smart Chart with most popular questions and answers from the IRS such
as, "What are the tax changes for this year?";
-- New IRS Rulings Reorganization - Located in the Browse Tree, users can
target specific documents such as Treasury Decisions, Revenue Rulings
and Revenue Procedures;
-- Tax Rates and Tables Modernization - New Browse Tree display streamlines
this basic and critical information, such as Federal Income Tax Tables
and Withholding Tables, into a single, unified node. Twenty-two Smart
Charts, including eight new ones, are included as well as a host of
newly improved tools for a variety of tax calculations and rates such as
AFRs, depreciation look ups, per diem rates, hybrid car credit and much
-- Sales and Use Tax Rate Change Smart Chart - Quick access for CCH Tax Day
summaries focused on sales and use tax rates changes is now available
spanning the last 12 months from all 50 states and the District of
-- Tax Court Rules - Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Tax Court
Rules of Practice and Procedure are now available on the Browse Tree;
-- Oil and Gas Tracker Topic - Subscribers can now easily tailor their tax
news to oil and gas developments with the addition of this new tracker
In addition to the robust content, features and tools, IntelliConnect users benefit from new content being added to the platform. New tax resources include:
Tax Research: Understanding Sources of Tax Law - Easy to understand text, tutorials and graphics that provide background of the documents that stipulate tax rules. This new tool also provides priority level of authority for primary source documents and is conveniently found on the IntelliConnect home page.
New Smart Charts - IntelliConnect now boasts 12 new Smart Charts on the insurance industry, 13 new state motor fuel charts, 3 new cigarette, tobacco and cigar charts, a Financial and Estate Qualified Disclaimer chart as well as 12 new sales tax charts for the hospitality industry.
New Calculator - CCH has also expanded its Financial and Estate practice tools with an excel-based Special Use Valuation Calculator.
Advanced CCH Mobile App
The recently enhanced CCH Mobile App for IntelliConnect replaces the previous mobile App and makes content searches more expedient than ever. After downloading the new App for Apple iPhone, iPad and Android devices, users have instant access to their favorite IntelliConnect research and publications including, Tax Tracker News(TM), U.S. Master Tax Guide, Standard Federal Tax Reporter and IRS Code and Regulations.
Additional key features enable users to:
-- Access CCH Mobile alerts for the latest tax legislation updates,
briefings and breaking news;
-- Enhanced search capabilities with keyword search functionality and more
citation search options;
-- Search favorite publications directly from the App - offering direct
access to content used most frequently; and
-- Enjoy direct access to all research folders. Users can save documents on
mobile devices and access them later on IntelliConnect.
24/7 Mobile Access
In addition to the enhanced features of CCH Mobile, users also can stay connected to the latest federal and state tax headlines with the CCH Tax News Highlights App. Free downloads are available for iPhone and iPad devices by clicking here and for Android devices by clicking here.
For More Information
More than 300,000 users today rely on IntelliConnect for faster answers and better results. For more information on the CCH Mobile enhanced App and the entire award-winning IntelliConnect research platform, please call a CCH sales representative at 1-888-CCH-REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit CCHGroup.com/IntelliConnect.
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Greene + Gray Keeps Tech In Style With Debut Of Handbag And Accessory Collections
New Wallets, Sleeves and Handbags Launch for Holiday Availability
OXNARD, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greene + Gray today revealed its first collection of women's accessories designed to wrap tech in fashion, debuting silhouettes with features specific for carrying smartphones and laptops, but boasting style, fabrication and detailing that clearly put fashion first.Beginning this holiday season, Greene + Gray's women's collection includes Macbook wristlets and carryalls and versatile iPhone 5 wallets that can stand alone as accessories or combine for a complete tech-toting set.
Launching with seasonable Stripe and Tribal collections, the new pieces deliver a look and feel that women will put on their must-have accessories lists. The Stripe collection features a navy, red, grey horizontal stripe against a winter white canvas, while the Tribal collection makes a bold two-tone and graphic statement, designed with a black and natural colorway in crisp shapes and patterns. The beauty of the collections are also in Greene + Gray's details, such as genuine leather pulls and labels in tan, wood debossed logo buttons, waxed canvas fabrication to protect against wear and tear, and cotton webbing straps for comfortable carrying.
Greene + Gray was designed to offer today's multi-faceted woman refuge from one-note, purely functional tech accessories by beautifully marrying refined style with unexpected hints of spunk for a true fashion label look and feel. Each piece in the Stripe and Tribal collections include the level of polish and detail that women expect from their favorite fashion houses while adding in Greene + Gray's unique design DNA to accommodate the technology women use each day.
Greene + Gray bags are available now at Apple stores and Apple.com, and will be available at GreeneAndGray.com and additional retailers in time for the holiday season. Each collection will feature six unique silhouettes including wristlet sleeves for the 11 and 13-inch Macbook Air, carryalls for the 13 and 15-inch Macbook Pro, and a tote for the 13-inch Macbook Pro. The iPhone 5 wallet will be available only at GreeneandGray.com. Prices range from $50 to $100.
In commemoration of the Greene + Gray launch, the brand conducted an exclusive photo shoot at the chic Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, Calif. The Pacific Ocean backdrop and Art Deco elegance of the quintessential Old-Hollywood glamour hotel was the idyllic backdrop to showcase each new piece and bring to life the ethos of the brand. To view photos and behind-the-scenes footage or to learn more about Greene + Gray and its new holiday collections from the shoot, please visit GreeneAndGray.com.
About Greene + Gray:
Launched in 2012 by the trend setting folks at August Accessories in Oxnard California, Greene + Gray blends style with structure, prints with purpose--bringing a whole new look to "smart accessories". With more than 20 years of experience within the fashion and accessories industry, the latest line from August is breaking new ground with a new female-centric, fashion-forward collection of iPhone and MacBook cases, wristlets and totes. More information on Greene + Gray can be found at GreeneAndGray.com. Follow on Twitter @greeneandgray and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/greeneandgray
Extricom's WLAN Chosen as One of 2012's Must-Have Stadium Technologies
NEW YORK, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Extricom Ltd., the manufacturer of enterprise wireless LAN
[http://www.extricom.com/category/advantage ] providing seamless mobility, highest
throughput and capacity, with their patented Channel Blanket(TM) architecture, has today
announced that it was chosen by Stadia Magazine as one 2012's ten must-have innovations
In response to the pervasive trend to technology-enable stadiums in order to
turbocharge the live entertainment experience, Stadia asked suppliers, stadium operators,
owners, and systems integrators to divulge the must-have technologies for any new or
refurbished sports venue in 2012. Extricom's Channel Blanket (TM) WLAN was one of ten
One of the criteria was proven credentials in the field. James Allen, event director
of innovative MEN Arena in the UK commented in the article that "With the proliferation of
smartphones and tablets, people expect Wi-Fi connectivity wherever they are. Extricom
provided us with the capability to seamlessly connect thousands of concert-goers
Amit Shvartz, Extricom's VP of Marketing explained the success of Extricom's WLAN in
the LPV (Large Public Venue) vertical: "Although adhering to the 802.11 a/b/g/n standard,
our interference-free Channel Blanket architecture takes a completely new approach to the
way the infrastructure is deployed."
"Deploying 802.11 in a large public venue is highly challenging because such
environments are characterized by very high user densities and bandwidth-hungry
applications such as instant replay, which can generate very large amounts of traffic
almost simultaneously. The LPV environment is also complex from an RF perspective. The
metal used in the construction of LPV's can cause signals to bounce in unpredictable
directions while the large open spaces can also lead to higher co-channel interference
between AP's. A microcell WLAN [http://www.extricom.com/category/benefits ] architecture,
used by most Wi-Fi vendors, is highly susceptible to these challenges, which can cause the
thousands of LPV users to experience frustratingly slow connections, or no connection at
all. The Extricom Channel Blanket architecture is immune to these problems."
In addition to stellar performance, stadium owners and operators are looking for
technology that is easy to deploy and maintain. That was another must-have to get onto the
Stadia short-list. Yet enterprise WLAN's are traditionally very challenging to install and
optimize. Extricom's technology is a welcome change in this regard as Shvartz explains;
"Stadium IT managers don't need to be wireless experts as our technology absorbs what
might ordinarily be thought of as the complexities of wireless...our ultra-thin AP's
require no cell-planning, no external power, nor individual configuration. Such ease of
deployment enables a truly plug-and-play installation."
Extricom is a manufacturer of 4th generation enterprise wireless LAN solutions, based
on its Channel Blanket(TM) technology architecture. The Channel Blanket architecture
provides wire-like reliability, high throughput, seamless mobility, unparalleled noise
immunity, and is easy to install and maintain. In an era of intensive wireless usage
powered by the market explosion of smart phones, iPads, iPods, tablets and other
communication devices, voice, data, video, and location services are delivered with an
always-on, robust and mobile Wi-Fi connection to any client, in any environment. Extricom
Interference-Free(TM) WLAN is purpose-built to slash wireless complexity and future-proof
your network for tomorrow's multi-service demands. Extricom solutions are in use by
customers operating in numerous industries worldwide, including Education, Healthcare,
Manufacturing, Logistics and Warehousing, Retail and public venues. They have discovered
the uncompromising performance, reliability and ease of ownership that are the hallmark of
the Extricom WLAN.Extricom serves its growing global customer base through offices in the
USA, Europe and Japan, and by working with a global network of distributors and partners.
Blancco Examines Role of Data Erasure in Cloud Computing Security at Premier IT Gathering
At Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012, Blancco provides hands-on insight and white paper about certified data erasure for increasingly challenging, complex data center environments
ATLANTA, Georgia, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer
reuse solutions, is serving as a key sponsor at Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012
[http://www.misti.com/default.asp?pagee&Returnp&ProductIDI85&LS=cloud ], November
7-8, in Orlando, Florida. At Booth 1, Blancco will highlight the critical role data
erasure plays in securing cloud data. Blancco will also offer conference attendees its
recently updated white paper [http://www.blancco.com/us/solution-for-data-centre ], "Data
Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security." The paper discusses how
certified, auditable and automated data erasure protects information on equipment slated
for reuse or retirement, while also supporting erasure of virtual machines (VMs) and
logical units in active environments.
"While much focus was previously placed on pulling data into the cloud, growing
attention is now given to securing this data when it exits, as when a customer changes its
service provider or a data center [http://www.blancco.com/us/solution-for-data-centre ]
upgrades data-rich equipment," said Markku Willgren, president of US Operations, Blancco.
"As we celebrate our 15th anniversary [http://www.blancco.com/15-years ] at this
security-minded event, Blancco is proud to demonstrate how we're helping a diverse IT
customer base address issues like Big Data and targeted removal of data on active systems,
while streamlining implementation of erasure best practices."
Attendees of Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012 can join Blancco at Booth 1 to hear
how its centralized, efficient data erasure tools automate data removal for a wide range
of hardware and complex data center storage configurations. Not only do the tools protect
information and investments in costly equipment that can be reused or resold, they provide
a detailed erasure report, which is essential for working in regulated industries.
In addition, attendees can pick up a copy of the recently update white paper, "Data
Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security." The paper details how
Blancco tools automate erasure for various physical and logical scenarios in the cloud,
such as increasingly popular VM environments. VMs present a challenge for data centers
because erasure must be accomplished in an online environment without impacting other VMs
on the same hardware - a task that Blancco supports.
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As
the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most
certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a
wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The
company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.
Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.
Blancco Oy Ltd
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations
Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Arrive at AT&T Nov. 9; Pre-Orders Begin Nov. 7
Special AT&T Promo Offers Free Wireless Charging Plate With Purchase of a Nokia Lumia 920
DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announced today the availability of three new smartphones in its growing Windows® Phone 8 portfolio. Beginning Nov. 9, AT&T customers will be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 920 for $99.99 and the Nokia Lumia 820 for $49.99. Before Thanksgiving, customers can pick-up the Windows Phone® 8X by HTC® with 16 GB of memory for $199.99. Additionally, AT&T revealed an exclusive version of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC with 8 GB of memory in California Blue and Limelight (yellow) for $99.99. AT&T is only carrier to offer this device in Limelight.
"Our Windows Phone portfolio features the best designs for the fantastic experience of Windows Phone 8," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility. "Combine that with very exciting prices and our customers have lots of good reasons to choose Windows Phone this holiday season."
Nokia Lumia 920The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. The 8.7-megapixel camera features advanced floating lens technology, dubbed 'optical image stabilization' which helps eliminate blur by compensating for hand movement while photos or videos are being shot. The camera in Nokia Lumia 920 can take in five times more light than typical smartphones to capture top quality photos and videos in low light.
In addition to its 2000mAh battery - the largest battery Nokia has put in a smartphone - the Lumia 920 includes built-in wireless charging capabilities** for an easy, convenient way to get more out of every day. For a limited time and while supplies last, AT&T will also include a wireless charging plate - free of charge - with each purchase of a Lumia 920.
The Lumia 920's 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass and is optimized for readability in the brightest light conditions, even outdoors on a bright day. In addition to its durable, scratch-resistant, curved display, the Lumia 920 also has a new sensitive touchscreen that lets you type with fingernails or while wearing gloves.
Available in red, white, black, yellow and cyan, the Lumia 920 is available for pre-order beginning Nov. 7 at http://www.att.com/lumia920 for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a snappy, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package. It features the same unibody look and feel as high-end Lumia smartphones - including a ClearBlack display and new sensitive touchscreen - in an attractive design that supports exchangeable shells. These exchangeable shells, which are sold separately, are available in range of colors and features, including wireless charging.
The Lumia 820 offers the same exclusive content as the Lumia 920, including Nokia Drive, a turn-by-turn voice navigation solution, Nokia Music, a free music streaming service and Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality application that uses the phone's camera viewfinder to provide information about points of interests in the surrounding area.
The Nokia Lumia 820 comes in black and is available for pre-orders beginning Nov.7 at http://www.att.com/lumia820 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC boasts a pure unibody design perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper that feels thin in your hand and its stunning 4.3-inch 720p HD display (1280 x 720 pixels) brings photos, video and Web pages to life.
The 2.1-megapixel, 88 degree, ultra-wide front-facing camera is able to capture self-portraits of you and the faces of up to four friends all at once. The 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture allows you to capture great photos and videos - even in low light. As the first-ever Windows Phone 8 smartphone with built-in Beats Audio(TM) technology, this device gives users authentic, studio-quality sound. The device has a unique audio amplifier that powers the 3.5mm audio jack and speaker to provide improved sound for music, video and even gaming.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be available in two models - California Blue with 16 GB of memory for $199.99 and an AT&T exclusive in California Blue or Limelight (yellow) with 8GB of memory for $99.99.
For the 2012 holiday shopping season, AT&T will be the only U.S. carrier to offer new Windows 8 tablets to their customers. Samsung ATIV smart PC offers customers the blend of PC capability with the convenient tablet form factor. Beginning Nov. 9, the ATIV smart PC will be available in AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online at http://www.wireless.att.com.
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network***, covering 285 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With smartphones on other carriers' networks, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Wireless charging accessories sold separately.
***4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
The names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
HCL AXON to Present at SAPPHIRE® NOW and SAP® TechEd on Enhancing Value of SAP Solutions
LONDON, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
HCL AXON, the Enterprise Application Services division of HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL),
a leading global IT service provider, announced its participation as a diamond-level
exhibitor at the SAPPHIRE(R) NOW and SAP(R) TechEd 2012 conferences, being held from Nov.
13-16 in Madrid, Spain. During this annual event, named as the "most innovative meeting of
2012" by BizBash magazine, HCL AXON will run several demos and speaking sessions,
showcasing the latest developments in HCL AXON's solutions and demonstrating how customers
can further enhance their investments in SAP solutions.
HCL AXON will be showcasing its capabilities in support of SAP solutions within the
Mobility Innovation Center at the event. Some of the demos HCL will focus on include
Mobility Consumer Energy Management (mCEM) for the utilities industry, Mobile Service and
Asset Management (mSAM) and iHostess for the airline industry.
HCL AXON has achieved significant mobility deployments, including HCL's mobile
policing solution, which has successfully been deployed to over 8,000 officers across a
number of UK police forces. The solution links some 42 local and national back-office
police systems, databases and business processes.
In support of the SAP(R) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application, HCL AXON
established a European Centre of Excellence for SAP's visual enterprise applications. This
will generate multiple use cases in new product development, service and asset management,
manufacturing and sales and marketing.
In addition, HCL AXON has entered into a global partnership with SuccessFactors, an
SAP company and a global market leader in cloud-based business execution software. Under
this alliance agreement, HCL AXON will provide implementation services, license referrals,
and a general operating program to customers in North America, Europe, Latin and South
America, Asia Pacific and India. The partnership will enable HCL AXON to deliver some of
the latest available technologies in HCM to customers. The success of HCL AXON's HCM
practice has been illustrated through three significant industry awards this year.
Business clients employing the Telesphere software were able to remain in contact with
customers and access their data archives, despite a number of obstacles including flooded
offices and destroyed electronics; one company was even able to operate after its offices
were completely washed away.
Telesphere's technology allows clients to store vast amounts of data in its cloud
based backups, as well as receive incoming calls over VOIP in the event of a disrupted
telephone line. Businesses can seamlessly switch between physical and cloud based data
handling, making it the perfect system for natural disaster planners.
Customers have been enticed by the bank's extremely competitive interest rates, as
well as a raft of awards, including the prestigious 2012 Best Bank award from Money
Magazine. Barclays has worked hard to develop an online-only saving solution that is easy
to set up and manage, whilst also offering market leading interest rates in a depressed
The availability of mobile banking options has also had a startling effect on the
uptake by younger generations. According to US manager Steve Carp: "Barclays is extremely
excited and proud to have reached this major milestone."
The partnership will see Cologix customers given access to Appcore's suite of cloud
based storage solutions, adding to its current media and content management package. Users
will also be able to take advantage of new advances in virtual meeting technologies, with
Appcore bringing cutting edge cloud based VOIP to Cologix's already popular
Cologix's CEO, Grant van Rooyen, was excited about the partnership, enthusing that "we
partner with the best in breed technology providers like Appcore because we do not want to
compete with our customers." New joint products are expected in 2013.
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SkyVision Launches New iDirect Hub and Upgrades Pan-African Satellite Network With iDX 3.1 Software
Global service provider deploys new hardware and software to expand coverage and deliver more affordable and efficient Internet connectivity services
HERNDON, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (SkyVision), a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems, has launched a new iDirect hub and is now offering full Pan-African coverage on both C-Band and Ku-Band. SkyVision has also upgraded its networks to iDirect's iDX 3.1 operating software. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
SkyVision's new iDirect hub is operating on the Amos-5 Ku-band satellite, which covers southern and sub-Saharan Africa, and complements SkyVision's existing C-band coverage for a complete Pan-African network. In addition to its new hub, SkyVision also owns and operate iDirect hubs in North America, the Middle East, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, DRC and Zimbabwe.
With iDirect's iDX 3.1 operating software, SkyVision will deliver a more cost-effective VSAT solution for its customers. Specifically, SkyVision leveraged iDirect's over-the-air upgrade capabilities to perform smooth software upgrade to thousands of sites. SkyVision has also lowered costs on the remote side through the deployment of iDirect's new Evolution X1 remote, a new low power, compact, and easy-to-install remote that is ideal for large-scale deployments.
"We are thrilled to broaden SkyVision's activities in Africa by providing high quality connectivity to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding African economy. We have long relied on the iDirect platform to deliver reliable connectivity to our customers. The efficiencies of iDX 3.1 and the Evolution X1 allow us to expand our operations further."
~ Itai GALMOR
Vice President Marketing, SkyVision
"At iDirect, our goal is always to find ways to help our partners meet the diverse and complex communication needs of their customers. With the iDX 3.1 release, we reduced costs and improved efficiency on both the hub and remote side, giving our partners a solution that allows them to expand their VSAT networks easily and affordably. We've had a very strong relationship with SkyVision for many years and are very proud to support their continued efforts to bring Internet connectivity to Africa."
~ Majdi ATOUT
Regional Vice President, Middle East/Africa, iDirect
SkyVision is a leading global IP telecommunication service provider to emerging markets, offering solutions that combine satellite service platforms with high-capacity fiber optic connections. Via its gateways in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides IP connectivity with access to the global Internet backbone, as well as an extensive suite of both customized end-to-end solutions and industry-standard services. With a connectivity network spanning 100 countries, SkyVision's solutions combine global reach with active local presence and support. SkyVision's customers include incumbent telecoms, ISPs, cellular operators, global and local enterprises, government entities and NGOs. (http://www.skyvision.net).
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+ partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform(TM) allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it's providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit http://www.idirect.net.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit http://www.vt-systems.com.
Convenient New iHealth Blood Pressure Monitors and Body Analysis Scale Now Available for Purchase at Major Retailers and Online
Latest iOS app, iHealth MyVitals, seamlessly brings together health data across devices for comprehensive view of overall health
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iHealth Labs Inc., the pioneering designer and manufacturer of mobile personal healthcare products for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, today announced that its latest suite of products will be available for purchase at major retailers and online. The iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor, Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and Wireless Body Analysis Scale are now available at Best Buy and http://www.ihealthlabs.com, with availability at Apple stores also rolling out this month.
"Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Lifestyle changes such as utilizing an iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor or Body Analysis Scale can help equip users to make informed health decisions to significantly reduce their risk," said Adam Lin, general manager of iHealth Labs. "By employing these simple to use products which connect with iOS devices to easily show progress, people can vastly improve their health and quality of life."
Supporting both new and existing iHealth products, the newest free app, iHealth MyVitals, seamlessly brings together all of a user's iHealth health data into one easy-to-access hub. The app further empowers people to manage their health through a personal dashboard and share their results with their doctors, on social media networks or with their family and personal trainers. This easy sharing of information allows medical professionals to better keep track of their patients in between office visits and observe changes over time.
How They Work
The iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor allows people to measure their blood pressure directly from their iOS device. Employing Motion Sensor Technology in conjunction with the iHealth MyVitals app, the Wrist Monitor increases accuracy by automatically inflating once the user's hand is in the correct position for a measurement. The non-traditional device takes the guesswork out of obtaining an accurate reading and records systolic/diastolic numbers, heart rate and pulse wave, and allows people to view historical blood pressure readings using customizable colorful graphs.
The iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor lets users test, track and share their blood pressure wirelessly using an upper-arm cuff connected via Bluetooth to their iOS device. With the automated reading, people can easily test, track and share their results. The comprehensive companion iHealth MyVitals app includes an easy-to-use interface with data and graphics that allows users to view their blood pressure numbers and track changes over time.
The iHealth Wireless Body Analysis Scale combines a sleek black ergonomic design with the ability to wirelessly track a complete range of body metrics including such as weight, body fat, lean mass, muscle mass, bone mass, body water, visceral fat rating and Daily Calorie Intake, providing a more complete view of overall health to increase awareness on areas for improvement. In addition to the display on the scale itself, results are shown through the iHealth app on the users' iOS device. The device will automatically detect which person is using the scale, making it the ideal tool for the entire family or fitness practice.
Availability, Compatibility and Price
iHealth's latest products will be available for purchase at http://www.ihealthlabs.com, Apple and Best Buy at the following retail prices:
-- Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor - $79.95
-- Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor - $99.95
-- Wireless Body Analysis Scale - $109.95
The new companion integrated app, iHealth MyVitals, is available at no cost from the App Store on the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch at http://www.iTunes.com/AppStore.
About iHealth Labs Inc.
iHealth Labs designs and manufactures consumer-friendly, mobile personal healthcare products. The company focuses on delivering easy-to-use products that empower you to take control of your health and improve your life by testing, tracking, graphing, and sharing your health information regularly. iHealth has developed a suite of personal healthcare devices designed for the iOS mobile platform. Visit http://www.ihealthlabs.com for more information.
Temenos' Business Analytics Solution Adopted by 50% of the Top 20 Largest Credit Unions in Canada
Temenos Insight Business Analytics solution enables credit unions to address margin pressure and increase profitability and efficiency
CENTRAL 1 FALL CONFERENCE & CREDIT UNION TRADE SHOW - VANCOUVER, Canada, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the global provider of banking software, today announces
significant growth in its Canadian operations, with nine deals signed for its Insight
Business Analytics solution in the past year, including new projects with Synergy Credit
Union and Innovation Credit Union, signed in September 2012. The two credit unions are
collaborating to share the same project framework for the implementation of Temenos
Insight, reducing the cost of the project and enabling greater savings for each credit
union. Synergy Credit Union estimates that with the newly acquired capabilities it will
increase its return on assets by 15 basis points per year - which would equate to an
annual uplift of $1.5M CDN in net profits.
Both credit unions originally sought Temenos Insight after learning of the success
experienced by Summerland Credit Union in British Columbia, which has already quantified
yearly staff cost savings of 16% for just one report produced using the Temenos Insight
Operational Intelligence module. With many Temenos customers running over 100 reports,
this saving typically equates to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
Temenos' flexible 'out of the box' business analytics software, tightly integrated
with Microsoft Office components, supports banks and credit unions seeking new ways to
grow against a backdrop of increased competition in a tough economic landscape. As mergers
and acquisitions amongst Canadian credit unions become increasingly important to the
long-term survival of smaller institutions, many credit unions are seeking an easy way to
consolidate information and reporting through common technology platforms. The merged
entities can operate as one much more quickly with access to consolidated data, without
the need to do a full banking system conversion immediately.
Credit unions generate a high proportion of their revenues from net interest income,
where margins are shrinking as a result of pricing pressure and higher funding costs.
Consequently, higher levels of revenue diversification are needed, with credit unions now
starting to focus more on commercial banking, wealth management, leasing or credit cards
to drive new sources of revenue, especially high margin fee income, and spur growth.
Despite challenging economic and competitive conditions, some credit unions are still
experiencing success - Westminster Savings Credit Union achieved strong growth and
maintained its margins this year, and its Commercial Services division, which uses Temenos
Insight business tools, achieved double digit growth.
Temenos Insight provides a 360 degree view of the business across a financial
institution, including elements such as retail banking, wealth management, credit cards,
commercial, insurance and leasing, presenting the information in intuitive dashboards,
clear graphical visualisations and reports - ensuring rapid and flexible access to
information to make accurate, timely and profitable decisions. In addition, credit unions
come from a culture of sharing gains with their member-owners, something which is an
important competitive advantage and differentiator across the credit union industry.
Consequently, managing profitability is becoming an even greater imperative, with Temenos
Insight a key tool to help financial institutions understand and optimise the
profitability of their products and their relationships.
Synergy Credit Union and Innovation Credit Union are both existing Temenos clients,
each signed in the last quarter of 2011 for the Operational Intelligence module of the
Temenos Insight solution which helps decision makers to produce timely and flexible
operational reporting such as full product portfolio, channel and pricing analysis from
data automatically collected from the core banking system. The decision to extend this
relationship with the addition of further modules - Customer Intelligence, Financial
Intelligence and Insight Vision which help clients improve financial performance, increase
profitability, and organically grow their asset base - is the direct result of the quick
and efficient implementation of the original project.
Don Gemmell, Controller with Summerland Credit Union, said: "Temenos Insight Business
Analytics is a very important part of our operations. Because the tool is so easy to use,
it can be used productively by staff with very diverse needs. With just one of the reports
that we have recently automated using Temenos Insight, we've been able to quantify labour
cost savings of $7000 per year. In addition, we expect to generate significant savings in
time and money with our audits this year, as most of the information that auditors require
is now at their fingertips."
Les Messmer, CEO, Synergy Credit Union, comments: "From the experience we have had
with Temenos Insight over the past year and the most recent modules we've acquired,
including Customer Intelligence and What-If pricing, we estimate that we can save at least
the cost of one full-time employee's labour costs, and increase our profitability by up to
15 basis points relative to our asset size per year. This translates to approximately
$1.5M CDN uplift annually."
Kent Jesse, Chief Innovation and People Officer, Innovation Credit Union, said: "We
are very excited to be part of Temenos' strong Canadian user community. Temenos Insight
Business Analytics allows us to unleash the power of our data to make accurate, reliable
and profitable business decisions. Based on Microsoft technologies we already have, and a
wealth of out of the box reports and dashboards designed for credit unions, the solution
is extremely intuitive and easy to deploy. Temenos empowers every area of our
organisation, from finance, to marketing and branch operations, with the relevant
information for their role. Real-time access to information is no longer a nice to have,
but is instead a must have to be efficient, competitive and maximize the value we deliver
back to our members."
David Arnott, CEO, Temenos says: "With Insight, banks and credit unions are able to
leverage their operational, risk and financial data and turn it into a distinct source of
competitive advantage. Banks and credit unions running Insight are able to analyse data
faster and more accurately, helping them to reduce the cost of analytics as well as take
more timely and better-informed decisions. In the post-crisis era, financial institutions
face many margin pressures, such as higher capital adequacy requirements, and analytics
will prove to be a key tool for increasing margins - in particular, by identifying the
markets and segments for successful expansion, and by giving banks the tools and
information to cross-sell more effectively and manage risk better, greatly increasing
their return on assets. We are excited by the results we are achieving together with our
Canadian customers and hope to take the software to a wider audience in North America."
Temenos will be present at the Central 1 Fall Conference & Credit Union Trade Show in
Vancouver on the 7-9th November 2012.
Founded in 1993 and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: TEMN
Temenos Group AG is the market leading provider of banking software systems to retail,
corporate, universal, private, Islamic, microfinance and community banks, wealth managers,
and financial institutions. Headquartered in Geneva with more than 55 offices worldwide,
Temenos software is proven in over 1,500 customer deployments in more than 125 countries
across the world. Temenos' products provide advanced technology and rich functionality,
incorporating best practice processes that leverage Temenos' expertise around the globe.
Temenos customers are proven to be more profitable than their peers: in the period
2008-2010, Temenos customers enjoyed on average a 30% higher return on assets, a 46%
higher return on capital and an 8.5 percentage point lower cost/income ratio than banks
running legacy applications.
The Biggest Entertainment Event of 2012 Is Here: "Halo 4" Launches Worldwide Today
The highly anticipated first chapter of a brand-new "Halo" saga is poised to surpass "The Avengers" as the biggest entertainment launch of 2012 to date.
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Master Chief is back. Poised to become the biggest entertainment launch of the year so far, "Halo 4" is the first chapter of a brand-new saga in the genre-defining, $3 billion franchise that has shaped entertainment history and sold a staggering 46 million games worldwide. Hailed by NBC News as "breathtaking, heart-breaking and awe-inspiring,"(1) "Halo 4" has garnered universal acclaim as one of the top-rated video games of 2012, according to Metacritic.(2) In a year jam-packed with record-breaking Hollywood movies and games, "Halo 4" is expected to break all previous day-one entertainment sales records in 2012, cementing its status as the must-have blockbuster of the year.
Excitement for the return of the Master Chief has swept the globe. In London, a massive illuminated glyph soared over the River Thames, a symbol of the new threat that has awakened in "Halo 4." The glyph, which measures 50 feet in diameter and weighs 3.2 tons, was illuminated by 113,096 LED lights and represents one of the largest objects ever to be flown by helicopter as a lighting art performance. On Oct. 30, the European country of Liechtenstein was reimagined into a real-life replica of the "Halo" universe, marking the first time a brand has taken over an entire country for an entertainment launch. For one day only, Xbox 360 transformed some of the country's most iconic landmarks, including a 13th-century castle and a working mine, to create a mysterious alternate universe in the heart of Europe -- all inspired by "Halo."
Around the world, midnight madness swept more than 10,000 stores in more than 40 countries, as hundreds of thousands of fans lined up around city blocks to count down to the game's release. At marquee launch events in Seattle, Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Sydney and other major cities, throngs of fans, celebrities and athletes flocked to be among the first to play "Halo 4" and participate in other launch activities, such as meeting the creators of the game, viewing private screenings of the live-action digital series "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," and taking photos with the Master Chief.
"'Halo 4' marks a rebirth and a new beginning for one of the most beloved and iconic franchises in the modern history of entertainment," said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. "Over the past decade, the 'Halo' franchise has become a bona fide pop culture phenomenon, and 'Halo 4' promises to take the franchise to a new level and set the stage for the next decade of 'Halo.'"
With the launch of "Halo 4" coinciding with Election Day, Microsoft Corp. is amplifying its get-out-the-vote campaign, which kicked off earlier this year in collaboration with Rock the Vote, to encourage "Halo" and Xbox LIVE fans to exercise their civic duty before jumping into "Halo 4." The campaign began with voter recruitment efforts at major consumer events as well as a voter registration program on Xbox LIVE and expanded to major launch events and more than 100 college campuses nationwide yesterday.
Developed by Microsoft Studios' 343 Industries exclusively for the Xbox 360, "Halo 4" is set nearly five years after the events of "Halo 3" and follows the Master Chief and his faithful artificial intelligence (AI) companion Cortana as they venture into a mysterious new world and discover an overpowering ancient evil that threatens to annihilate mankind. "Halo 4" takes the series in a bold new direction by delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, alongside a groundbreaking multiplayer offering unlike anything before it, known as Spartan Ops. This story-driven, episodic, cooperative adventure blends immersive storytelling, stunning cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience. Through a weekly series of cinematic episodes, Spartan Ops continues the story beyond the main campaign by introducing new characters, storylines and gameplay missions over a 10-week season, akin to a high-quality, interactive TV show.(3)
Coupled with breathtaking visuals, heart-pounding audio, emotionally cinematic performances and a sweeping musical score by acclaimed composer Neil Davidge of Massive Attack fame, "Halo 4" delivers a riveting experience that resonates as powerfully as an epic Hollywood blockbuster. Some of entertainment's best and brightest have joined the effort to make the launch of "Halo 4" a landmark pop culture moment, including legendary Hollywood director David Fincher ("Fight Club," "The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") and acclaimed visual effects lead Tim Miller ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"), who produced and directed the live-action launch trailer for the game, respectively.
The Standard Edition of "Halo 4" is available for US$59.99 ERP(4), and the Limited Edition, which includes an extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" and additional bonus content, is available for US$99.99 ERP. Fans can also pick up the Xbox 360 Limited Edition "Halo 4" Console Bundle for US$399.99 ERP and a standalone Xbox 360 Limited Edition "Halo 4" Wireless Controller for US$59.99 ERP. In addition, the "Halo 4" Original Soundtrack, which broke the record for the highest-charting video game soundtrack ever on the Billboard 200 chart the week of Oct. 29(5), is available for purchase for US$13.98 ERP. A special limited edition and individually numbered three-disc box set, which includes the original soundtrack, a remix album featuring remixes from 14 of the world's most renowned electronica producers, a 70-minute DVD called "Composing a Universe" and additional exclusive content, is available for purchase for US$74.99 ERP starting today at http://www.halo4soundtrack.com.
The "Halo" franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original "Halo: Combat Evolved" (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. Published by Microsoft Studios, the "Halo" franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. To date, more than 46 million copies of "Halo" games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 5 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE.
About 343 Industries
343 Industries is the publisher and developer of the blockbuster "Halo" series of videogames and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the "Halo" franchise, including novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. 343 Industries is home to world-class developers working on the Reclaimer Saga, which commences with the arrival of "Halo 4" on Nov. 6, 2012, exclusively on Xbox 360.
About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is a premier home entertainment and video game system. Thanks to the addition of Kinect, Xbox 360 will forever transform social gaming and entertainment with a whole new way to play -- no controller required. Xbox 360 is also home to the best and broadest games as well as one of the world's largest on-demand libraries of music, standard- and high-definition movies, TV shows and digital games, all in one place. The entertainment center of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content with a leading social entertainment network of more than 40 million Xbox LIVE members to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. More information about Xbox 360 can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
(1 )Source: NBC News: "Halo 4" makes the Halo series even more epic
(2 )As of Nov. 1, 2012. Source: http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/halo-4/critic-reviews
(3 )Spartan Ops also requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and an Xbox 360 hard drive or an 8GB USB drive (sold separately).
(4) Estimated retail price. Actual retail prices may vary.
(5) Source: Billboard: Chart Moves: "Halo 4" Sets Record as Highest-Charting Video Game Soundtrack Ever
Pentaho Announces Instant, Interactive Capabilities for Big Data and Mobile
Pentaho Business Analytics includes the industry's first instant big data discovery application and unique interactive mobile business analytic capabilities
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced major new capabilities in Pentaho's complete data integration and business analytics platform including Instaview, the industry's first instant big data discovery application and Pentaho Mobile, with the unique capability to create new ad hoc analysis on the iPad.
Businesses are faced with the challenge to access and analyze a growing landslide of data flowing into their organizations and to make decisions from anywhere. To move from data to decisions in an instant and improve interactive capabilities for all users whether IT developers, data analysts, or business users, Pentaho has included the following new innovative capabilities in Pentaho Business Analytics Enterprise Edition:
-- Instaview, the first instant and interactive application for any big
data. This new application dramatically reduces the time and complexity
required for data analysts to discover, visualize and explore large
volumes of diverse data in Hadoop, MongoDB, Cassandra, and HBase.
Instaview broadens big data access to data analysts, removes the need
for separate big data visualization tools and simplifies big data
delivery and access management for IT. Learn about the new features and
benefits of Pentaho Instaview.
-- Pentaho Mobile, the only mobile BI with the unique capability to create
new ad hoc analysis from the iPad. Pentaho Mobile brings business users
the full capabilities of the Pentaho Business Analytics platform on the
iPad, including instant and interactive analysis, rich visualization
dashboards, reports and the power to create new analysis on the go.
Pentaho's mobile user experience and new personalization capabilities
help decision makers better navigate and interact with their information
wherever they are. Learn about the new features and benefits of Pentaho
Register for the webinar, Introducing Pentaho 4.8: Big Data & Mobile Go Instant & Interactive
"The new release of Pentaho Business Analytics innovates to bring instant and interactive analytic capabilities to the broadest set of users including IT, developers, data analysts and business users," said Jake Cornelius, senior vice president of products, Pentaho Corporation. "Pentaho Mobile puts business analytics on the iPad for anywhere-any time access, while our Instaview application provides a lens for data analysts to readily access, analyze and work with massive amounts of data."
"Pentaho Mobile transcends the limits of most static mobile analytics offerings by delivering interactive capabilities, such as the creation of analytic reports on the iPad, for on-the-spot decision making," said Stephen Davis, sales operation analyst, Digium. "With this release, Pentaho frees business users to make timely and informed decisions wherever they may be."
"We are seeing a growing need for business analytics applications that not only provide access to data stored in Hadoop and NoSQL databases, but also enable interactive analysis of data stored in those platforms," said Matt Aslett, research manager, data management and analytics, 451 Research. "Pentaho Instaview is well-positioned to enable data analysts to use their existing skills to discover and unlock value from new data sources."
"Demand for Big Data solutions powered by Hadoop as the data management infrastructure are becoming mainstream," said Tim Stevens, vice president of corporate strategy and development, Cloudera. "Enterprises demand flexible approaches to data exploration that are easy to deploy. As Cloudera sets the standard in the Enterprise for real-time queries based on Hadoop, integrating new technologies such as Instaview with Cloudera Impala brings innovative new value propositions to the world of data exploration that were not previously viable. "
-- Learn more about Pentaho Business Analytics instant and interactive data
discovery capabilities on the iPad and for big data.
-- Attend the webinar: Introducing Pentaho 4.8: Big Data & Mobile Go
Instant & Interactive. November 14, 2012 (or on demand).
-- Download Pentaho Business Analytics and get started today with the
instant and interactive capabilities.
-- Pentaho is hiring - seeking rock stars in the areas of engineering,
support, services and sales.
-- Join the conversation - follow @Pentaho, read our blog, join our
LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho is delivering the future of big data business analytics. Pentaho's open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Pentaho is the only vendor that provides a full big data analytics solution that supports the entire big data analytics process, from data integration through interactive data visualization, exploration and predictive analytics. Pentaho natively supports Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, MongoDB as well as high performance analytic databases like Greenplum and Vertica, among other big data sources. Learn more and download for free at pentahobigdata.com/download
Sportech Racing Provides Key Pari-mutuel Wagering Technology Upgrades to the Thoroughbred Racetracks of Chile
Sportech delivers state-of-the-art Quantum(TM) System pari-mutuel wagering software and a customized Internet wagering platform to Club Hipico de Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile to support wagering from five racetracks and 210 off-track betting locations in Chile
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing, LLC, a division of Sportech PLC (LSE: SPO), announces the completion of key sales to the two major thoroughbred racetracks in Chile - Club Hipico de Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile - further strengthening the company's position in South America. Chile now joins Jockey Club Argentina and Jockey Club Peru as the third Sportech customer in South America deploying a Quantum(TM) System.
In 2011, Sportech Racing completed the upgrade of its Quantum(TM) System pari-mutuel wagering software and hardware to Jockey Club Argentina to provide centralized wagering processing for the 970 wagering terminals located at Hipodromo de San Isidro and over 300 agencies and off-track betting locations.
Also in 2011, Jockey Club Peru began receiving central pari-mutuel processing services - including the ability to commingle with global pari-mutuel racing pools - from Sportech's Quantum Data Center located in Sacramento, California.
In Chile, Sportech's Quantum(TM) System pari-mutuel software and hardware supports wagering operations for the two major thoroughbred racetracks in Santiago, Chile - Club Hipico de Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile - which, in turn, provide totalizator services to the 3 other racetracks - Valparaiso Sporting Club, Club Hipico de Antofagasta and Club Hipico de Concepcion.
In addition to Quantum(TM) System, Sportech also delivered an interactive wagering platform consisting of an Interactive Voice Response phone wagering system and a customized Internet wagering website allowing the racetracks to extend online pari-mutuel wagering, information and unified account management services to more players in Chile. New equipment installed on wagering devices will allow players to access account wagering and services at the racetracks and off-track betting locations, as well as over the Internet or via telephone, with a single wagering account.
"Sportech Racing is pleased to provide our latest generation pari-mutuel wagering technologies to our customers in Chile," commented David Haslett, Managing Director of Sportech Racing. "Our company has long had a presence in South America and we view further expansion in this market to be key to our growth strategies. We are confident that both our Quantum(TM) System and our interactive wagering technologies will allow our South American customers to diversify their product offerings thereby reaching new players."
About Sportech Racing, LLC
Sportech Racing is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos. Customers include some of the largest racing organizations in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia. Sportech also owns and operates Winners, a network of betting and sports bar venues and a phone account wagering service, under an exclusive license for pari-mutuel wagering in Connecticut, and Runnerz, the exclusive home of pools/tote wagering on horse racing in the Netherlands. Sportech Racing IP&S group has been providing customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and associated services, to licensed gaming operators for over ten years.
About Sportech PLC
Sportech is one of the world's leading pools and tote gaming organizations focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide. Sportech provides pari-mutuel betting on football (soccer), horseracing and greyhounds, processing over $13 billion in bets annually with a presence in 30 countries. Sportech also has a developing e-Gaming business. Sportech is headquartered in London, England with operational offices in Liverpool, England, Atlanta, Connecticut, Netherlands, Germany and Ireland.
ViXS(TM) XCode(R) Network Media Processing Solutions Selected to Power Newly Redesigned Slingbox(R) Products
ViXS System-on-Chip (SoC) Used in Sling Media's New Slingbox 500 and
Slingbox 350, Providing Unprecedented Full 1080p HD-Quality Streaming
of TV Content
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces that the XCode 4210 and the XCode 4112 network media
processor SoCs have been selected to power the all new Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 products with the Emmy(R) Award-winning TV Anywhere SlingLoaded((TM)) technology for streaming TV content anywhere in the home and around the
world with full 1080p HD resolution.
With the launch of these products, Sling Media sets new performance standards for streaming video throughout the home
and the world via the Internet in up to full HD 1080p resolution.
Designed in slick enclosures, these new Slingbox products offer higher
performance, superior video quality, lower cost and lower power
consumption. In addition to Ethernet, the Slingbox 500 supports
dual-band Wi-Fi networking; SlingProjector((R)), which wirelessly displays personal media, such as photos (and soon
videos), from a smartphone onto the big screen; and an embedded IR
blaster to control external media devices remotely.
"When looking for cost-effective solutions that would allow Sling Media
to offer full HD 1080p high-quality picture placeshifting products and
to reset the industry performance measurement for streaming of TV
content anywhere, ViXS offered a leading market solution," said Raghu
Tarra, senior vice president and general manager Sling Media Inc. "The
ViXS XCode deployed in our new Slingboxes provides a step function in
terms of performance, features and video quality over current products
in the market today."
"When Sling Media approached ViXS for solutions to these new Slingboxes,
it was clear our technology provided a strong match for their
requirements," said Sally Daub president and CEO ViXS Systems Inc., "We
are delighted to have played an important role in the development of
these new Slingbox products and promoting Sling Media's solutions on
our embedded XCode devices. We look forward to the new and exciting
applications and opportunities worldwide now possible for both our
About Sling Media
The Slingbox product family is produced by Sling Media, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, which is the leading provider
of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and
television service providers. Slingbox provides consumers with the
ability to watch and control their living room TV shows at any time,
from any location, using Internet-connected PCs, Macs, tablets and
smartphones. For more information, visit http://www.slingbox.com.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is a pioneer in the development of cloud and smart digital home
network based mobility products for processing, managing, securing and
distributing high quality video and audio enabling seamless control,
conversion, and connectivity between digital consumer entertainment and
smart mobile devices.
ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions
and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of
media access gateway products, digital TVs, Blu-ray and DVD digital
video recorders, advanced digital set-top box, personal video
recorders, PCs, Network-attached Storage (NAS), gaming accessory and
enterprise cloud based dense transcoding solutions.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and
offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has 382 patents issued
and pending worldwide. Recognized with a number of industrial awards
for innovation and growth ViXS are setting new trends and embracing
smart mobile products in the way digital media can be viewed, streamed
and stored at anytime and anywhere in the word.
Malware Targeting Android has a Taste for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich
ABINGDON, England, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
More than half of all malware detected are SMS Trojans
Android versions 2.3.6, or 'Gingerbread', and 4.0.4, also known as 'Ice Cream
Sandwich' were the most popular Android targets among cybercriminals in Q3, according to
the latest analysis of Android malware by Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.co.uk ]
The rapid growth in the number of new mobile malicious programs for Android continued
in the third quarter, prompting the specialists at Kaspersky Lab to identify the platform
versions most frequently targeted by cybercriminals. Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread accounted
for 28 per cent of all blocked attempts to install malware, while the second most commonly
attacked version was the new 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which accounted for 22 per cent of
"Although Gingerbread was released back in September 2011, due to the segmentation of
the Android device market it still remains one of the most popular versions, which, in
turn, attracts increased interest from cybercriminals," commented Yuri Namestnikov, Senior
Malware Analyst at Kaspersky Lab. "The popularity of the most recent version of the
Android OS - Ice Cream Sandwich - among virus writers can be explained by the fact that
the devices running the latest versions of the OS are more suitable for online activities.
Unfortunately, users actively surfing the web often end up on malicious sites."
Distribution of detected malware by Android OS version, Q3 2012
More than half of all malware detected on users smartphones turned out to be SMS
Trojans, i.e. malicious programs that steal money from victims' mobile accounts by sending
SMS messages to premium rate numbers. The OpFake family has become the most widespread
(38.3 per cent of all the malicious programs detected for Android) among all the mobile
malware families. All the programs in this family disguise themselves as OperaMini.
A fifth of the malicious programs detected on user devices are versatile Trojans, most
of which belong to the Plangton family. After being installed on a device, these Trojans
collect service data on the phone, send it to the command server and wait for the
cybercriminals' commands. Specifically, malicious programs in this family can stealthily
change bookmarks and the home page. The third most widespread malware was the FakeInst
family, whose members pretend to be installers for popular programs (17 per cent). These
two types of malware are mostly distributed via so-called alternative app stores created
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solutions. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions
for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an
innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers,
SMBs and Enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries across the
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technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Terracotta Launches BigMemory Go ISV Partner Program
Software Vendors Can Now Easily Provide Real Time In-Memory Big Data Management to Customers
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Terracotta, Inc., the leader in in-memory technologies for enterprise big data, today launched the BigMemory Go ISV Partner Program. The program offers software vendors a breakthrough way to instantly offer real-time big data access to their customers. With Terracotta BigMemory Go, which was recently released, vendors can snap in a simple, ultra-fast, highly scalable in-memory solution that will deliver immediate access to high-value business data.
"BigMemory Go is a great way for us to introduce our customers to real-time analytics," said John Crupi, chief technology officer, JackBe. "BigMemory makes it easy for our Presto customers to instantly analyze and visualize operational intelligence in real time so customers know what's happening now and can instantly measure business impact."
Like JackBe and Liferay, who have already joined, ISVs who are accepted into the partner program will receive:
-- Product training and technical assistance with implementing BigMemory Go
-- Access to technical previews of upcoming releases
-- Co-marketing support
Terracotta's BigMemory solutions, first introduced in 2010, have helped define and set the standard for in-memory big data management. Requiring no tuning or additional hardware, BigMemory Go provides software vendors with a less costly and more scalable alternative to disk-backed relational databases, while delivering up to 1,000 times faster access to terabytes of data.
"A combination of real-time response and the use of big data to properly target that response is an essential part of creating business value today," said Anne MacFarland, principal, MacFarland Consulting. "Big Memory Go scales up memory capacity on a single JVM, increasing the scalability of Java and also opening new classes of applications to new opportunities for process acceleration. For any data center using Java, this is exciting news."
"We are thrilled to offer our software partners access to BigMemory Go to easily develop high-performance applications that deliver unrivaled speed and scale," said Bob Taylor, alliance manager, Terracotta. "Terracotta is bringing the in-memory big data management revolution to ISVs who will profit from BigMemory Go's get-it-and-go simplicity as well as significant customer opportunities."
Key capabilities of BigMemory Go include:
Capacity: Unlimited in-memory capacity for
a standalone Java Virtual Machine
Access: Predictable, low latency data
access (microsecond speeds)
Manage: Automatic Resource Control to
optimize memory use
Search: Advanced search capabilities (like
Monitor: Management console for visibility
Persist: Backed by fully fault-tolerant,
Scale: Additional capacity easily added
for scaling up and scaling out
"Our community often leverages Liferay to present the front end to extremely large sets of data, and fast search, access and restart times are always a requirement," said Glenn Saler, North America alliance manager for Liferay, Inc. "Developers and architects can now leverage BigMemory Go as part of a scalable solution for enterprise big data architecture."
Applications for the BigMemory Go ISV Partner Program are currently being accepted. For more information or to become a partner, please contact Bob Taylor, alliance manager, Terracotta: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Terracotta, Inc.
Terracotta, Inc. is a leading provider of game-changing Big Data management solutions for the enterprise. Its flagship BigMemory product line features Big Data in-memory solutions that deliver performance at any scale. Terracotta's other award winning data management solutions include Ehcache, the de facto caching standard and Quartz the de facto scheduler for enterprise Java. Terracotta supports the data management needs of a majority of the Global 1000 with over 2.5 million deployments of its products. Terracotta is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW). For more information, please visit http://www.terracotta.org.
Built to improve performance and increase productivity at an affordable price
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synology America Corp. today announced its most powerful 2-bay DiskStation NAS, the DS713+. By taking advantage of the DX513 expansion module, it can quickly scale up to 28TB of raw storage.
The DS713+ is built to save users time. The dual NICs allow for link aggregation for improved throughput in multi-user environments. With USB 3.0, users can transfer data to and from external disks faster than ever.
"The DS713+ brings performance that businesses need at a price they can afford," said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. "This is quite simply the most powerful system that Synology has offered in this price range."
Shipping with Synology's intuitive DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, the DS713+ simplifies system management, allowing users to focus on productivity. The DSM operating system features a bevy of business-friendly aspects.
-- Support for VMware® vSphere(TM) 5, including VAAI
-- Support for ADS domains up to 100,000 users and groups
-- In-line ACL editor to quickly and accurately assign permissions, even
without a PC
-- An updated Package Center allows users to install productivity tools
from both Synology and from technology partners
-- Cloud Station keeps files in sync between local and remote assets,
without port forwarding
-- Surveillance Station 6 allows for monitoring and recording up to 20
cameras at once
For more information, please see: http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS713%2B&lang=us
Founded in April of 2000, Synology Inc. is a leader in next-generation Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for the home and small to medium sized business markets. Specializing in both hardware and software for network attached storage devices; Synology products are feature-rich, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, reliable and affordable. All Synology product investments are enhanced with product warranties, free software upgrades and 24/7 online support. Visit http://www.synology.com for more information.
Synology has a global presence with regional offices in the US (Bellevue, Washington), and the UK (London, England), Germany (Dusseldorf), and Taiwan (Taipei).
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Panda Security Announces Renewal Fee Program for Channel Partners
Program provides new tracking system and incentives for channel partners around renewals of Panda 2013 Consumer products
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced the launch of its new Renewal Fee Program, a channel strategy for the company's 2013 consumer solutions that enables better sales flow tracking and provides incentives to channel partners. The launch of this program emphasizes the company's appreciation of its distribution channel and the importance it has on the sales process.
The Renewal Fee Program involves the use of a new tracking system to associate each unit with its activation code and, similarly, each user with a partner (distributor/reseller). When a user's license expires, they are advised to go to the store where they bought their product in order to renew their subscription. This new tracking system facilitates this task, thereby increasing customer flow and business volume at the point of sale.
In addition, with the company's new tracking system, if a users renews his/her license through Panda Security's online store, the partner gets notified and obtains commission as if the transaction had taken place at their own store.
Up until now, partners were left out of the online renewal process and did not benefit from this important part of the software business, which lay in the hands of manufacturers exclusively.
"Channel partners are extremely important to us, and we want to reward them with this new commission sharing scheme. Thanks to this initiative, partners will receive a percentage of the 2013 consumer product renewals carried out via our online store," said Enrique Aguilera, VP Consumer Sales and Marketing at Panda Security.
To join Panda Security's Channel Program (RFP), partners must sign up at the RFP portal http://www.pandasecurity.com/partners/become/renewal.htm, and meet basic requirements regarding availability, certification in Panda Security's products, etc. Each partner will have to enter a product box ID number (RFC) at the Web portal either manually or by using a data import system. This code appears on the bottom side of the boxes of all Panda Security 2013 consumer solutions. Through the portal, partners will be able to view the status of users and renewals, newly registered activation codes, and more.
About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
Hexaware Technologies To Host Workshop On Testing Innovations at TesTrek 2012
Anand Moorthy and Deepika Mamnani to discuss agile testing innovations in a distributed world
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexaware Technologies, a leading global provider of IT and BPO services, today announced that it will be hosting a workshop at the TesTrek conference in Toronto, Canada entitled, "Agile Testing Innovations in a Distributed World." Hexaware will hold the workshop on November 8 and will also be a Platinum Sponsor at the event.
Anand Moorthy, leader of the Quality Assurance and Testing Services (QATS) business unit at Hexaware Technologies, and Deepika Mamnani, leader of the solutions arm of QATS at Hexaware, will be educating attendees on the critical factors in transitioning to agile methodologies for software services.
Workshop attendees will learn best practices in delivering agile projects, agile test assessment framework to aid transition to agile testing and early defect detection framework to create testable requirements from customer case studies. Attendees will also learn about accelerators to aid proactive automation of ERP and Web platforms.
WORKSHOP: "Agile Testing Innovations in a
WHEN: Thursday, November 8 from 1:30 -
3:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: The Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto,
WHO: Anand Moorthy and Deepika Mamnani
from Hexaware Technologies
OVERVIEW: Increased transparency and the need
to drive quantitative business
outcomes with a
"right the first time" expectation
brings a major change to the way
companies deliver software
services. These are key drivers for
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methodologies. In this workshop,
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the critical factors in
transitioning to agile
methodologies. Hexaware's workshop
will also highlight real world
experience in agile testing along
with assets on various platforms to
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TesTrek conference provides the best and quickest path to learn testing practices, to solve challenges and to keep up-to-date with software testing trends.
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About Hexaware Technologies
Hexaware Technologies is a global provider of IT and Process outsourcing services. We focus exclusively on maximizing client returns from outsourcing and off-shoring. We have extensive experience in managing large IT applications in real time as well as in providing high value services around packaged enterprise applications such as SAP and PeopleSoft.
Our experience in the business process outsourcing arena fully complements and strengthens our service spectrum and allows us to operate as an enterprise-class solution delivery company. Our solutions aim to provide high value by optimising cost of ownership of technology investments for customers.
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GreenSQL Dynamic Data Masking and Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) Help Prevent Security Breaches by External Users
PASS SUMMIT, SEATTLE, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
GreenSQL Exhibiting at PASS Summit, November 6-9, Booth #250
GreenSQL, http://www.greensql.com, the database security company, minimizes
database security breaches for organizations employing external database administrators,
consultants or developers.
"Organizations have outsourced many IT functions to reduce costs," says Amir Sadeh,
CEO, GreenSQL. "Unfortunately, that sometimes comes at the cost of security."
92% of stolen data comes from databases.* Many companies use external consultants,
developers, and database administrators (DBAs) to manage their databases and develop their
applications, without having specific controls to manage privileges and data access. These
consultants are usually granted full or privileged database access rights to perform their
tasks, such as performance management, monitoring, backup and replication and application
development. This full access most often presents a high risk for many organizations who
store sensitive records in their databases.
GreenSQL's integrated Database Security, Monitoring and Dynamic Data Masking functions
are easy to use and quick to implement. More than 130,000 downloads of its product protect
thousands of businesses around the globe by detecting and blocking SQL Injection attacks
and unauthorized database access, enforcing separation of duties, monitoring database
access and activity and hiding personally identifiable information (PII) by providing
complete compliance with regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.
GreenSQL's real-time, Dynamic Data Masking allows remote data access from external
sources while protecting data from unauthorized exposure by camouflaging sensitive
information. GreenSQL's Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) allows management to see
exactly what sensitive records their external consultants have been exposed to and when
and what actions they took.
With GreenSQL's security solution, companies significantly reduce development and
infrastructure costs because they no longer have to build their own database security
solutions. GreenSQL's click-and-download technology is up and running very quickly,
protecting data from unauthorized access and intellectual property theft.
"As much as we want to trust our employees and suppliers, our experience has
unfortunately shown us otherwise," concludes Sadeh. "External DBAs, current DBAs or former
employees may steal your data because they are greedy, vengeful, or just want to see if
they can 'do it.' While it sounds trite, an ounce of prevention is worth millions of
dollars and your reputation in cure."
GreenSQL [http://www.greensql.com ] provides the world's first set of Unified Database
Security solutions for the SMB/SME and enterprise markets. With an all-in-one approach to
database security, the GreenSQL product family offers database protection, monitoring and
performance in a single integrated suite. GreenSQL was founded in 2009 to deliver total
database security solutions that are easy to deploy and use. It offers the world's most
popular database security solution, with more than 130,000 copies downloaded in 190
Can You Make The Endless Political Ads Stop Before The Universe Explodes?
New Fundly Crowdfunded Mobile App Is Designed To Do Just That.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Banking that America has a huge headache from round-the-clock divisively negative political advertising, Asq.US, an Ann Arbor technology firm, has engaged crowdfunding platform Fundly to help take the money out of politics without a constitutional amendment.
The social network technology firm is seeking to raise $95,000 to enable it to turn its beta software into an enterprise, scalable, and mobile platform of one-person one-vote democracy that will function independently of big money's political influence. To learn more, visit http://fundly.com/putting-representation-back-into-democracy.
Impossible? "Hardly," says Asq.US CEO and founder Brad Chick, whose web site is http://www.asq.us. "In point of fact, the app and use of the platform will be free to all. With modern technology, our elected representatives can reach out to find out how each of us feels.
"And if they forget, we can remind them," Chick emphasizes, adding "allowing for a level of accountability like nothing we've ever seen before."
The high rates of participation by Americans online and in social media means than everyone can make their opinions known conveniently on any issue - before any lobbyists, selfish interest moneymen, corporations or unions can fill out an electronic purchase order and click the payment button to schedule another television or radio ad.
"We have the technology and consumer behavior already in place," Chick says. "If you use email, the web, your smartphone or tablet, you're already in the game.
"Once we have this running, they will have to stop telling us and start asking us, which is the way a democracy is supposed to function," Chick says.
To showcase the power of this use of social network technology, the first image on the Asq.US video posted on Fundly is of General George Washington and the American Continental Army crossing the Delaware on Christmas Eve to defeat Hessian mercenaries who had invaded the American colonies.
"Asq.Us is a political dialogue platform, designed to modernize democracy, that lets you interact directly with the people who are elected to represent you. Our goal is to replace the traditional town hall with a tool that utilizes the technology and majority citizen behaviors of the 21st century to facilitate representation," its founder explains. "We are transparent, nonprofit, open-source, publicly-funded and nonpartisan."
"Let me put this another way," Mr. Chick says. "We aren't Asq.US, you are!"
As founder of Asq.US, Brad Chick is leveraging 18 years of experience gained pioneering social networks and messaging to attract and manage national participation in open-to-all athletic events, including the Marine Corps Marathon, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and J.P.Morgan Chase Corporate.
"There is hyper-partisanship and gridlock, basically halting issue-based dialogue. At the end of the day, people just don't feel like they are represented. Our video opens with people interviewed on the street who say just that. As ordinary citizens with opinions, but also respectful of our neighbors, we don't have to put up with this. We have the tools at hand to fix it."
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, deep-pocket individuals and moneyed rings have spent far more money in the 2012 election to represent their private interests than in all the elections combined from years 2000 through 2008. For many, the din of deception and distortions has become unbearable and trust in government has declined as a result.
Instead, the online social media Asq.US will offer a continuous real-time town hall meeting on local, regional and national issues. Constituents can be heard directly by their elected representatives through their smartphones, tablets and computers before there is time to inundate the airwaves and cable networks with special interest advertising. The accumulating data of majority and minority opinions will be free for all to inspect.
And, with the same easy-to-use app-enabled technology, each elected representative can poll his or her constituents directly. This eliminates the high cost of sampling to taxpayers and the delay and potential distortions of voice that conventional polling routinely produce.
Fundly (http://fundly.com/) is the world's leading crowdfunding platform for social causes and has raised over $300,000,000 for a diverse range of nonprofit, political and personal fundraising campaigns with crowdfunding-for-good platforms.
The Asq.US team suggests that we put faith in the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. "Truth will ultimately prevail when there are pains to bring it to light," George Washington said.
"We're all counting on that," Brad Chick, the Asq.US founder, says.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Ellen Kortesoja, 734.223.2455, Ellen@Asq.Us
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolta International, Inc., a leading provider of information technology consulting, solutions and services, today announced the acquisition of AT Solutions Group, LLC, the parent of AdvizeX Technologies, LLC, a US company that provides total solutions consisting of hardware, software, and specialized advisory and technology services for implementing cutting-edge IT strategies like Cloud computing and Virtual Data Centers.
This acquisition brings to Rolta a strong portfolio of products and services, over 2,500 active customers, a large technology-enabled work force, and very robust partnerships with industry leaders.
Established in 1975, AdvizeX is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with corporate management in Boston, Massachusetts and 12 regional offices in the US. AdvizeX has a world-class 'Center of Excellence' with an exceptional capability to work with customers to interactively evaluate options for achieving optimal business performance. Leveraging its expertise and infrastructure, AdvizeX provides a comprehensive set of products and services for a company's IT life-cycle - from roadmap planning, and evaluation of Cloud and data-center strategies, through design and implementation of complete infrastructure solutions, including security and enterprise-level managed services.
With this acquisition, Rolta is now among the top national partners of Oracle, Microsoft, HP, EMC, and VMware in the US, and has been recognized by its partners and customers through various awards for technology innovation and excellence.
Rolta has been a provider of state-of-the-art solutions for enterprise-level integration and business analytics for Enterprise Performance Management, CRM, and ERP, besides comprehensive geospatial and engineering solutions. The combined portfolio of the two companies, based on the best-of-class technology platforms of partners, offers a tremendous opportunity to Rolta to comprehensively address the needs of the larger customer base, including that of AdvizeX. By leveraging deep expertise in its chosen vertical segments, and IP-differentiated solutions, Rolta will now be well positioned to participate in main-stream IT business.
Fred Traversi, President of AdvizeX, said "The AdvizeX team is excited to join the Rolta family. AdvizeX is known for exceptional technical expertise in the design and deployment of today's most advanced IT infrastructure. With Rolta's deep IT software and services expertise we are now well positioned to lead the market in providing the Software Defined IT Infrastructure. Customers will see great value going forward in our combined breadth of IT services, software and hardware solutions which address the IT infrastructure needs of the CIO as well as the business needs of the CEO, COO, and CFO."
K. K. Singh, Chairman and CEO of the Rolta group said, "We are extremely pleased with the acquisition of AdvizeX who shares our passion for excellence. AdvizeX has exceptional technology, established branding and a strong base of repeat customers. We will now be able to offer sophisticated solutions to our customers world-wide for cutting-edge and emerging technologies, such as Cloud computing and virtualization."
About Rolta: Rolta is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for many vertical segments, including Federal and State Governments, Defense/HLS, Utilities, Process, Power, Banking and Insurance. These enterprise level solutions are built around Rolta's intellectual property and domain expertise to offer unique business intelligence for impactful insights for effective decision making. Rolta's offering includes end-to-end solutions for geospatial applications for mapping and image processing, spatial data analysis and integration through Geospatial Fusion(TM). Rolta's services and solutions cover the entire life-cycle for the process industry, from engineering design, to operational excellence with its OneView(TM) suite. Rolta iPerspective(TM), is a unique platform for SOA and "Cloud" enablement for enterprise-level integration. Rolta is a multinational organization headquartered in India, which has executed projects in over 40 countries. Forbes Global ranked Rolta amongst the "Best 200 under a Billion" four times in six years. Rolta was included in the S&P Global Challengers List(TM), by Standard & Poor's. The Company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange, and forms part of various indices on BSE/NSE in India. The Company's GDRs are listed on the Main Board of London Stock Exchange.
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Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ GMS: MAGS) today announced that it has expanded
its business proposition and will start delivering cyber protection solutions to its
existing and new customers.
Magal's new solutions will monitor, detect and protect against abnormal network
activity, both landline and wireless, within and close to protected sites. Magal is
teaming with third party technology companies to deliver turnkey cyber security solutions
for critical sites, and will offer an integrated suite of solutions for both the physical
and networked world.
As a first step, Magal will deliver cyber protection for the actual security network,
which may itself be exposed to cyber attacks. Magal will subsequently provide a full
umbrella for critical sites, covering the core production systems, infrastructure and
Eitan Livneh, President and CEO of Magal S3, commented: "The traditional physical
threats to sensitive sites are now exacerbated by cyber threats, which have the potential
to jeopardize the mission of our customers. Unlike the physical space, deterrence barely
exists in cyberspace, and therefore in this cyber decade, seaports, airports, power
utilities, cities and in fact, any business cannot be left protected with only physical
Continued Mr. Livneh, "With 42 years of proven security experience, we are now
launching a new paradigm of integrated physical and cyber security, managed through a
unified Security Operation Center (SOC) by Fortis4G - our latest command and control
system. We can now deliver turnkey solutions, based on our partners' products as well as
third party technologies. We will also provide full technical services, including threat
analysis, overall design, implementation and ongoing upgrades."
About Magal S3
Magal S3 is a leading international provider of security, safety and site management
solutions and products. Over the past 42 years, Magal S3 has delivered tailor-made
solutions and turnkey projects to hundreds of satisfied customers in over 80 countries in
some of the world's most demanding locations.
Magal S3 offers the broadest portfolio of unique homegrown Perimeter Intrusion
Detection Systems (PIDS) as well as Fortis4G - a new generation of cutting edge Physical
Security Information Management system (PSIM) with comprehensive CCTV solutions and
leading Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA).
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and
uncertainties. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations which may not be
realized and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be
predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and
actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ from the results discussed in the
forward-looking statements. A number of these risks and other factors that might cause
differences, some of which could be material, along with additional discussion of
forward-looking statements, are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
EPM Live Releases Integrated IT Portfolio Management App
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --EPM Live, the leading Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Work Management Platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work, announced today the release of their IT Management application, ITEngine. ITEngine is a complete solution that allows organizations to manage all IT Initiative, Projects and IT Services (such as application support) in a single, centralized system.
EPM Live offers a range of core solutions that provide best practices and strategic processes to allow organizations to better manage their projects and work for improved ROI. EPM Live's IT Engine App specifically allows organizations to manage all IT work across the organization in a single solution. ITEngine gives executives and stakeholders clear visibility into all IT initiatives, costs and work for more informed and better decision making. ITEngine is one of EPM Live's many Apps offered in its revolutionary app marketplace that is included when you purchase the EPM Live Work Management Platform. Visit EPM Live's App Marketplace at http://market.epmlive.com/.
In the recent release of Gartner's Market Definition for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis (IIPA), the summary stated that, "Businesses are discovering that there is no data-sharing platform that all IT managers can use to unify the disparate financial, project, asset and operations views stakeholders need to communicate across IT silos. Integrated IT portfolio analysis is striving to change that." EPM Live has focused on this area for some time and is the first to respond. "Constant innovation and change are critical as we continue to strive to meet the needs of our customers and the PPM market. EPM Live stays ahead of the curve to provide value to its customers and to meet the complex needs of a constantly changing industry allowing our stakeholders to respond quickly to these market changes," said EPM Live CEO, Joe Larscheid. Gartner goes on to recommend, "If you have some existing practice in investment, project, asset or IT service portfolio maintenance, then you should engage your current providers in discussions of their plans to support IIPA in the future." EPM Live is prepared to give customers and prospects this plan for successful IIPA.
EPM Live have received many accolades for their advanced efforts in Integrated IT Portfolio Management, EPM Live was most recently named a Value Leader and Visionary for Next Generation IT Management by EMA Analyst Firm and Gartner Inc. placed EPM Live in their 2012 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based Project and Portfolio Management while also releasing a newsletter in conjunction with EPM Live about Integrated Portfolio Analysis.
EPM Live's platform is the first build-to-order platform that extends Project Portfolio Management (PPM) to all areas of the business regardless of work focus. Small to large organizations can apply cost saving disciplines such as delivering projects successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work to all business teams including new product development, IT, services, operations, sales and project management. EPM Live's rapid growth and revolutionary Project Portfolio Management (PPM) product are the primary contributors to this accomplishment.
EPM Live will continue to provide cutting-edge, cost effective project and work management solutions. EPM Live's applications support the entire work and project management lifecycle and provide the necessary efficiencies and indicators for companies to improve their ROI, streamline their business processes and make critical business decisions. EPM Live offers its clients solutions that possess the flexibility and scalability to meet specific industry and methodology needs. These innovative solutions include features such as Portfolio Management, Project Management, Cost Management, Time Management, Resource Management, Service Management, Agile Management, Business Intelligence and Collaboration. These features are all designed to work together or separately to meet any business specific need.
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