Synergex Application Development Tools Support New Visual Studio 2012
Integration with Visual Studio 2012 enables Synergy developers to advance their applications
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synergex International Corp., provider of business application development tools worldwide, today announced that the latest version of its Synergy/DE product suite supports Microsoft's new Visual Studio 2012. Synergy/DE products enable companies to create cross-platform, feature-rich, enterprise applications. With Synergy/DE's integration with Visual Studio 2012, Synergex continues to work closely with Microsoft to provide Synergy developers with productivity enhancements as well as new capabilities for developing modern applications across the Microsoft platform.
The Synergy/DE suite of developer tools includes a proven, modern business language based on ANSI-standard DIBOL (Synergy DBL); a high-performing indexed database system; support for Microsoft's Entity Framework; and connectivity tools for remote data and application access.
Synergy/DE's integration with Visual Studio enables Synergy application developers to take advantage of the powerful Visual Studio IDE and its extensive ecosystem. These developers can transform their existing applications by moving them to .NET, then updating their UIs and adding new functionality with the libraries and functions that exist in the .NET Framework. This path forward enables Synergex customers to retain the investments they've made in their proven applications; it enables Synergex ISVs to remain competitive in their markets; and it enables Synergex corporate end-users to enhance their in-house software to improve operations and workforce productivity.
One of the fastest growing IT companies in the UK and Ireland, Equiniti ICS Ltd., is a Synergex customer using Synergy/DE and Visual Studio to give its business application a more modern UI. Gordon Ireland, Director at Equinity ICS, states, "We've been able to add the latest WPF features to our Synergy application to significantly enhance it and bring it up to date." And Carl Wysocki, Director of Technology R&D at WorkWise, a leading provider of ERP manufacturing systems, comments, "We can leverage time-tested [DBL] code ...all quite transparently and easily....I've seen it, and I am a believer."
Visual Studio 2012 brings Synergy application developers the latest capabilities for developing modern applications across the Microsoft platform. It also provides user interface enhancements to make it easier for developers to do their job. According to Roger Andrews, CTO at Synergex, "VS 2012 brings significant advantages to Synergy developers. These include improved productivity through faster project loading, a cleaner development experience, improved editor performance, new asynchronous capabilities in the Synergy DBL language, and the ability to create Windows Store applications."
"Our customers rely on us for the tools they need to create their feature-rich business applications and to move their existing, proven applications forward," states Andrews. "We'll continue to work closely with Microsoft to deliver Visual Studio productivity to our customers so they can continue to create amazing, modern UIs across the Microsoft platform."
For information about Visual Studio 2012, visit Microsoft.
For information about Synergex and Synergy/DE, visit Synergex.
For more than 35 years, Synergex cross-platform business software development solutions have enabled companies in a broad range of industries to develop and use applications to their fullest potential. Today, we offer the latest technologies and broad expertise that enable companies around the globe to continue to advance their applications and be successful.
New Domain Makes it Easier Than Ever to Identify Where to Find Steals (Not Just Deals) on the Web for Babies, Kids, and Women
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Steal Network announced the purchase of the domain STEALS.com for an undisclosed amount. STEALS.com is home to four popular and trusted daily deal sites, including BabySteals.com, KidSteals.com, SheSteals.com, and ScrapbookSteals.com, that spoon-feed shoppers curated, brand-name products that are rarely discounted online. STEALS.com sets the standard for what it means to get a steal online. The company's motto - "it's not just a deal, it's a steal" - reflects its philosophy that while anyone can provide a deal online, it takes fanatical customer service, lightning-fast shipping, and the ability to deliver a high-quality product at a discount you can't find anywhere else to truly offer a steal. With STEALS.com, consumers can easily identify what is a steal, and what is just another "deal."
"Savvy shoppers know there is nothing more satisfying than getting a quality product for a great price before it sells out," said founder Jana Francis, an avid online shopper and mom of three. "Our brand reflects our mission of re-creating that feeling of pure shopping joy - the moment when you get a true steal."
All STEALS.com sites put a high priority on the shopping experience, offering incredible steals along with same-day shipping and fast customer service with 15-minute response times.
STEALS.com is changing the way people think about daily deals. Launched before Groupon even hit the scene, STEALS.com (formerly Steal Network) includes four hyper-targeted daily deal sites, including BabySteals.com, KidSteals.com, SheSteals.com, and ScrapbookSteals.com, that sell products, not vouchers. Each site follows the same simple model by offering exclusive discounts (up to 40-80 percent off) on just two deals a day, one at 9 AM and one at 9 PM MT, each for 12 hours or until it sells out. Coupled with fanatical customer service and lightning-fast shipping, the sites make shopping fun again, recalling the excitement of discovering a true "steal." http://www.steals.com
Verizon Wireless to Officially Open Its First-Ever Evolution 2.0 Store in the New York Metro Region in New York City's Grand Central Station
Grand opening to feature Pentatonix, season 3 winners of NBC's THE SING-OFF; 2012 Super Bowl Trophy will also be on display for New York Giants fans
NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, owner of America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, today announced that Grand Central Station, a New York City landmark, will host the first-ever Evolution 2.0 store in the New York Metro Region. The anticipated grand opening of the new store will officially take place on September 14(th). As the first Evolution 2.0 location in the New York Metro Region, the Grand Central Station store features an open and inviting floor plan that connects the service center and sales floor, offering added device experience and support for customers.
"We are truly excited to bring our latest Evolution 2.0 store to the New York Metro Region and, specifically, to Grand Central Station -- the hub of New York City," said Pat Devlin, President of the New York Metro Region for Verizon Wireless. "Along with the terrific entertainment and savings being made available to New Yorkers on Friday's official grand opening, I'm confident that this location, within a New York City landmark, will prove to be a reliable resource that our customers can turn to for all their wireless needs."
In celebration of the latest Evolution 2.0 store in the historic Grand Central Station, Verizon Wireless will host a two-day grand opening event from September 13(th) to September 14(th), featuring in-store entertainment and exclusive offers for customers. The event will kick off on Thursday, September 13(th), a day prior to the official grand opening with a live performance from Pentatonix, the a cappella sensations and winners of season three of NBC's THE SING-OFF, from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Following Pentatonix's pre-opening performance, the festivities will continue for the store's official grand opening on Friday, September 14(th) from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Customers will be able to take photos with the New York Giants' 2012 Super Bowl Trophy from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., while WXRK 92.3 NOW FM will be on hand to provide additional entertainment. The opening will also provide free food and refreshments, including signature cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop.
The Grand Central Station location is Verizon Wireless' latest Evolution 2.0 Store, and is the first of its kind in the New York Metro Region. The new layout offers consumers an open, inviting and interactive environment for discovery of Verizon Wireless' devices, accessories and services to explore their wireless needs. Customers enjoy a hands-on experience with the latest 4G LTE smartphones, diverse offering of 4G LTE tablets, and unique devices such as the Verizon Jetpack(TM), and so much more. Store goers can now visualize and experience how these devices will empower their day-to-day lives. Additionally, shoppers can participate in free in-store Wireless Workshops to learn how to maximize the potential of their wireless devices. The Grand Central Station store is located at 420 Lexington Avenue and has hours of Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
In conjunction with the opening event, customers who visit the new Grand Central Station store from September 14(th) through September 30(th) will receive exclusive savings and deals, including 50% off any Bluetooth headset $79.99 or less, $75 off any 4G LTE Android Smartphone with a new two-year activation or renewal (data pack required), and a free 4G LTE Hotspot or a free 4G LTE USB Modem with a new two-year activation on a Mobile Broadband plan.
Store Manager Daniel Nieves is also encouraging area residents to join the company in its efforts to help survivors of domestic violence by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones to the new store for donation to HopeLine® from Verizon, a phone recycling program. Through HopeLine, Verizon collects used cell phones to be recycled or sold and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and pre-paid wireless phones to advocacy groups for use by survivors.
The Grand Central Station Evolution 2.0 store is one of over 123 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the New York Metro Region. For a complete list of all Verizon Wireless Stores, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Follow Verizon Wireless on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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Hot Spring Enhances Customer Experience through Mobile Optimization
World's leading hot tub manufacturer first in industry to deliver website for today's "on the move" consumer
VISTA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot Spring® Spas, the world's number one selling hot tub brand, announces a significant enhancement to http://www.HotSpring.com, mobile optimization. Optimization ensures that consumers find readable, relevant, local information on their smart phones or tablet computers, quickly. Hot Spring is the first major hot tub brand to fully optimize its site for mobile consumers.
According to Google 53% of American consumers use their smartphones to access search engines at least once a day(1. )By 2015, 81% of U.S. cell users will have smartphones(2) and one in three will own a tablet computer(3).
"We know our customers are looking for us on their mobile devices," said Kacy Rivers, Brand Manager for Hot Spring. "Our commitment is to deliver the information they need, when they need it - whether they are in the car, the store, or anywhere they are considering a hot tub-related purchase."
The optimization of http://www.HotSpring.com includes the introduction of features designed specifically with the mobile consumer in mind.
-- Location. Through geo-location (when enabled by user) the site is
populated with information about the Hot Spring dealer nearest to them
-- Navigation. From easy-to-read fonts, thumb-friendly buttons, and a "less
is more" approach, the mobile site is easy to navigate on any device.
-- Content. Mobile customers are looking for specific product information,
often from inside the store(4). Using a combination of QR codes on
in-store displays and/or user-friendly, interactive product pages on the
mobile site, customers will easily access information on any Hot Spring
-- Ratings. Ratings and reviews are a key product feature demanded by
today's educated mobile consumer, especially when considering a
long-term, purchase for their home.
"Mobile optimization isn't a trend or a gimmick, it's a consumer revolution," said Brian Glass, Marketing Manager for Watkins the manufacturer of Hot Spring Spas. "Within a year or two, we believe mobile will be a touch point for virtually every Hot Spring hot tub purchase."
Mobile optimization is the most recent in a series of enhancements to the Hot Spring online platform which, in spring 2012 included new "quick-click" icons for categories, such as jet therapy, energy-efficiency, easy water-care systems; product & lifestyle videos; a 3-D deck design tool; and ratings & reviews. Since its launch Hot Spring models have achieved an average rating of 4.6 on a scale of 5 stars.
"Until recently the idea of shopping for a hot tub on a mobile phone sounded pretty far-fetched, but not anymore," said Rivers. "Today we know that it isn't the size of the purchase, it's about providing our customers with the resources they need for any purchase in a way that is convenient for them. At Hot Spring this has always been our commitment."
About Hot Spring Spas
Hot Spring Spa is the world's leading brand of Hot Tubs and are sold through a network of more than 700 independent dealers throughout North America and 60 countries globally. Hot Spring Spas provides customers with the highest level of quality, innovation, energy-efficiency and customer support to deliver the absolute best hot tub ownership experience. Hot Spring Spas are manufactured by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company whose products include such trusted brands as Delta® faucets, KraftMaid® cabinets and Behr® paints. Visit HotSpring.com for more information and dealer locations.
(1)Google and Mobile Marketing Association, 2011
(2)Goldman Sachs, 2011
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Virtium Introduces New Line of StorFly SATA SSDs Designed for the Unique Capacity, Workload Requirements of Embedded Systems
Supporting its SSD product expansion, Virtium opens new SSD design center for firmware development and storage characterization
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtium, a leading provider of storage and memory solutions for embedded systems, today introduced its new line of StorFly(TM) solid-state storage products. The Virtium StorFly SSD portfolio includes 1.8 and 2.5-inch SATA, Slim SATA, mSATA and CFast form factors that are specifically designed for embedded systems that have unique capacity and workload requirements. StorFly SSDs are also optimized to meet the storage needs of a diverse range of embedded application form factors and usage models, which differ substantially from storage requirements of client or enterprise applications.
Eliminating the need for costly product qualifications, StorFly SSDs deliver stable configurations and are engineered for the long-life needs of networking, industrial automation, medical, military and gaming systems. Virtium's new StorFly SSDs also provide the ruggedness and flexibility today's embedded systems demand by offering extended temperature operation, low power at peak performance and wide range of capacity points.
Supporting the company's further storage product innovation and expansion, Virtium has opened a state-of-the-art SSD design center. Virtium's team of firmware, hardware and test engineers is actively focused on solid-state storage development and in-depth characterization of Virtium SSDs applied to varying embedded workloads. "Firmware expertise is key in ensuring diverse application needs are met with the most cost-effective solid-state technology," said Gary Drossel, vice president of product strategy at Virtium. "We are leveraging the design center to develop significant IP for the embedded SSD space that allows us to offer customers the longest possible product life cycles enabling them to take advantage of long term cost reductions."
"The introduction of our StorFly products demonstrates Virtium's deepening commitment to the embedded systems market and complements our memory module product portfolio. StorFly SSDs match non-volatile storage technology with embedded systems' unique usage models," said Phu Hoang, CEO at Virtium. "Over the last several years, we have expanded our technology relationships and broadened our access to talented engineers for the SSD design center. This new center further strengthens Virtium's next-generation storage technology development, and puts us at the forefront in offering future storage product advancements for embedded system OEMs."
"This is the first of multiple StorFly SSD family announcements. Virtium has made a conscious effort to align our StorFly roadmap to match embedded systems' requirements for specific storage capacities and use cases," explained Drossel. "StorFly gives our customers a truly embedded SSD, which eliminates the design trade-offs required when using SSDs designed for client or enterprise workloads. StorFly hits the sweet spot compared to low-end client SSDs where performance and reliability may vary. Enterprise SSDs, on the other hand, are engineered to handle thousands of virtual users and are therefore overkill for most embedded applications."
Virtium's low power StorFly 1.8 and 2.5-inch SATA, Slim SATA, mSATA and CFast products are available now in capacities ranging from 8 to 256 gigabytes (GB). Enhanced performance and capacity additions to the StorFly product line will be announced later in 2012.
Virtium is a solutions-driven provider of memory and storage products for OEMs in the networking, industrial, medical and military markets. Virtium combines first-to-market solutions with continuity of support for legacy products that meet the performance, workload and product deployment requirements of its customers.
Virtium is known as a memory and storage technology innovator. The company is a driving force in the continuous development of memory module and SSD advancements that deliver density, form factor, extended temperature, ruggedization and configuration improvements.
Bourns Introduces Breakthrough Line of Transient Current Suppressors that Deliver Ultra-Fast, Cost-Effective and Reliable Circuit Protection
Bourns® TCS(TM) Products Limit Dangerous Currents Providing Essential Surge Protection for Sensitive Circuits in Telecom and Industrial Applications
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a breakthrough line of transient current suppressor (TCS(TM)) devices that provide ultra-fast and highly reliable circuit protection to very high data rate signal lines such as those used in xDSL and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Bourns used its extensive circuit protection expertise to innovatively design solutions that combine advanced surge protection with excellent system performance and cost-effectiveness. Designated the Bourns(®) TCS(TM)DL-Series, these ultra-fast reacting devices negligibly affect the signal performance of high-speed communication ports unlike typical high capacitance protectors.
Bourns(®) TCS(TM) devices are high-speed, bidirectional, low resistance, automatically resettable, compact current limiting devices that protect circuits from overcurrent surges. Protecting within nanoseconds, the devices are capable of significantly reducing latency common in most circuit protection designs, and limit the let-through energy that could potentially damage sensitive electronic circuits. A solution consisting of a TCS(TM) device and an overvoltage protector such as a clamping diode offers OEMs a superior overvoltage and overcurrent protection solution.
"Bourns designed its innovative and ultra high-speed TCS(TM) devices to provide designers a high performance and cost-effective circuit protection alternative for sensitive xDSL and Gigabit Ethernet port line drivers," said Ian Doyle, product line manager for semiconductor products at Bourns, Inc. "DSL and Ethernet interfaces are increasingly exposed to surge threats and Bourns(®) TCS(TM) solutions reliably protect low voltage driver and receiver components from damage from lightning surges without compromising performance. The small footprint of these new devices simplifies retrofitting or upgrading of existing equipment at minimum redesign costs. In most cases, designers can simply add a TCS(TM) device to an existing TVS protection design."
The Bourns TCS(TM) DL-Series provides an integrated solution that minimizes board size, design and manufacturing costs for faster time-to-market. The new devices also help to reduce costly field failures and help end-users decrease expensive maintenance, repair and system downtime costs.
The Bourns(®) TCS(TM) DL-Series (dual devices) are available now. As a pricing reference, a 2.3 Ohm dual TCSTM (TCS-DL004-250-WH) is priced at $0.42 each in 1000 piece quantities.
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns(®) products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns(®) automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company's website at http://www.bourns.com.
Bourns(® )and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Receives $60 million in fresh funding to fuel customer service revolution, accelerate technology innovation and continue global expansion.
In addition, Zendesk today announced the completion of $60 million of new financing. The financing was led by Redpoint Ventures with participation by Index Ventures, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank and the company's existing venture capital investors, Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners.
"Since we released Zendesk in 2007, the world has dramatically changed its perspective on customer service," said Zendesk founder and CEO Mikkel Svane. "Consumers are more empowered than ever, forcing companies to completely rethink how they engage with their customers. Today's consumers expect ubiquitous, real-time customer service that is transparent and authentic. And companies are remodeling their customer relationships from being transactional-based to lifetime-value based. Zendesk is extremely well positioned to lead this market, and the new funding will make Zendesk, the new face of customer service, a globally recognizable brand."
Zendesk's stunning new interface, mirroring the best of social media and consumer application single-page design, helps businesses interact with their customers in a familiar, conversational way, without sacrificing scalability or automation.
Customers today communicate much differently than customers did just two years ago, and the new Zendesk seamlessly integrates communication channels such as live chat, social media, online communities, with email and phone support into a single interface.
Zendesk Apps, a new innovative application framework, allows an organization to extend Zendesk's functionality with internal and third-party systems, making it easy for customer service to complement and integrate with a company's other business critical applications.
"We have been a leader in applying ideas born and nurtured in the consumer space to enterprise software," said Adrian McDermott, Zendesk's Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product. "Zendesk sees itself as a company that takes difficult business practices and makes them easy to understand and use within a beautiful product, enabling companies to give great customer service."
Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based customer service software. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 20,000 Zendesk customers, including Gilt Groupe, Box, and Disney, trust Zendesk with their most valuable assets: their customers, partners, and employees. Learn more at http://www.zendesk.com.
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Userlytics launches Remote Usability Testing Platform for Mobile Devices
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Userlytics Corporation has announced the launch of the first remote Mobile App User Testing platform with simultaneous webcam & tablet/smartphone screen in a Picture-in-Picture (PiP) recording format.
The explosive growth of mobile apps, mobile e-commerce, and mobile games (20x growth in the last 2 years) has created a pressing need for the ability to quickly and affordably test App concepts, prototypes and production content, iteratively and on the fly.
The new Userlytics Mobile App user testing capability allows App developers, designers and marketers to set up a test in minutes, and receive results within hours.
A Picture-in-Picture (PiP) video of iOS tablet (iPad) or iOS smartphone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5) screen interactions with Apps or Websites is recorded simultaneously with the webcam view and audio of users while interacting. Through wireless projection, the mobile device screen is observed without any finger movements obscuring the view.
By making it extremely easy, simple and affordable to observe customers remotely on a daily basis, Userlytics.com aims to transform the way in which companies learn from their clients.
According to Alejandro Rivas-Micoud, CEO of Userlytics:
"Most companies understand the critical importance of learning about their customer's mobile app & website user experience. Our goal is to ensure that all of their employees involved in the launch and optimization of smart-phones, tablet apps and websites can iteratively observe the Mobile User Experience & usability. And do so quickly, easily, and affordably."
To learn more about the Mobile User Experience & Usability Testing capability of Userlytics, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://www.userlytics.com.
About Userlytics Corporation
Userlytics.com is at the forefront of bringing easy, daily & affordable customer in-sight to all employees of customer-centric organizations. Headquartered in San Francisco with a subsidiary in Europe, Userlytics.com empowers anyone to conduct user testing on their concepts, prototypes, mobile apps, messaging, content, campaigns, mobile websites, applications and online properties. Worldwide, on the fly, every day.
iPad Use Triggers Unanticipated Microsoft Licensing Costs
Webinar Explains Microsoft Compliance Issues for iPads
KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Directions on Microsoft survey of nearly 800 of its enterprise-size customers revealed that 67% already allow employees to use personal devices such as an iPad to access corporate IT infrastructure and assets, compared to only 33% that do not. For those companies that do grant access, the enabling architectures include direct access to Microsoft servers (25%), a remote desktop connection to a user's work PC (16%), a remote desktop session host (15%), and a virtual desktop infrastructure (10%).
Unfortunately, allowing employees to access corporate networks with personal devices such as iPads is creating major headaches for software asset managers, particularly when it comes to Microsoft licensing compliance because it triggers unanticipated and often expensive licensing requirements for Microsoft server applications, Office suites, and the Windows client OS. It can also impact the qualified device count that must be reported under Microsoft Enterprise Agreements (EAs).
According to Rob Horwitz, an independent Microsoft licensing expert at Directions on Microsoft, "the cost to properly license iPads to access Microsoft software on corporate networks depends on architecture. Allow a user to access the network one way and it will cost your company hundreds of dollars per year for each iPad. Architect access another way and employee iPads may be covered by the licenses it already owns."
Horwitz explains the Microsoft licensing rules that surround iPad use - including the different technical approaches that minimize the Microsoft licensing costs triggered by iPads and other personal devices accessing corporate networks - during a recent webinar, "Licensing BYOi (Bring Your Own iPad) in the Workplace." A recording of this webinar is available at https://www.directionsonmicrosoft.com/Licensing_iPads.
Directions on Microsoft is an independent IT analyst firm focused exclusively on Microsoft technologies, roadmaps and licensing since 1992. Directions is best known for its Microsoft Enterprise Software Roadmaps and Microsoft Licensing Guides. Their two-day Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp teaches Microsoft customers how to effectively license Microsoft products such as Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Office as well as maximize the ROI on their Microsoft Enterprise and Select agreements.
Stefanini to Spotlight Application Development Services at Gartner Summit
VP Rakesh Chitradurga to discuss meeting clients' changing business and technology challenges with flexible right-shore outsourcing model
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The evolution of application development services is among the topics that will be addressed by Stefanini (http://www.stefanini.com), a leading Brazil-based IT services provider, at the Gartner Outsourcing Summit, being held September 10-12 in Orlando, FL.
Rakesh Chitradurga,Stefanini'svice president of application development and support services, will discuss how the company is adapting its application services offerings to provide even more customized technology-based solutions that afford greater responsiveness to its clients' evolving business challenges. Among the steps being taken by Stefanini:
-- Creation of a new "Right-shore, Flexible and Agile" outsourcing model
that leverages established on-shore, near-shore and off-shore delivery
centers based on the specific needs of the client;
-- Launch of new incubation services in the areas of legacy mainframe
optimization, legacy modernization and enterprise mobility;
-- Utilization of industry-based product accelerators in the areas of
mobility, content management and business intelligence and data
-- Rollout of AMS+ Services, a comprehensive application management service
that goes beyond traditional development services to include end-to-end
support aimed at reducing cost of ownership while improving business
performance. The Stefanini AMS+ model addresses SAP and non-SAP
enterprise applications and leverages best practices from Stefanini's
ITIL, RunSAP and SAP competency center.
"Stefanini is recognized as a new breed of IT services company that looks beyond traditional approaches to application outsourcing to address the evolving needs of clients," said Chitradurga. "Stefanini is moving aggressively to adapt to the need for more flexible solutions, maturing an already proven application development services offering. We are leveraging our unique ability to offer the global reach and breadth of services of today's largest outsourcers as well as the localized focus and responsiveness typically only available from smaller, regional providers."
Based at Stefanini's North American headquarters outside Detroit, Chitradurga has led application transformational programs, application development/support and management consulting for some of the world's leading global institutions. He and other senior executives from Stefanini will be available to meet with analysts and media during the Gartner summit event.
Stefanini is a global IT services company with over 16,000 resources across 71 offices in 30 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Since 1987, Stefanini has been providing offshore, onshore and nearshore IT services, including application development and outsourcing services, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting and strategic staffing to Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world.
With a base of over 500 active clients, including more than 300 multinationals, Stefanini maintains a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector, and utilities. Clients benefit from Stefanini's financial stability, sustained year-over-year growth, and zero net debt. The corporate global headquarters is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in metropolitan Detroit.
EPM Live Releases Next Generation Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Work Management Platform
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 12, 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 EPM Live 4.3, its next generation PPM Work Management Platform. EPM Live promises a release that is leaps and bounds ahead of similar technology on the market stating that "EPM Live 4.3 is the future."
EPM Live 4.3 unveils the innovative App Marketplace, the first full solution PPM work management app market leveraging build-to-order technology that extends Project Portfolio Management to all areas of the enterprise regardless of work focus. With EPM Live's App Marketplace, an organization can add on additional line of business (LOB) applications with a simple click of a button without the need for another platform investment. EPM Live apps come in many forms:
-- Single Apps- Add a specific feature to your PPM and work management
environment such as timesheets
-- Bundled Apps- Add multiple features/apps such as service requests that
include a service request planner and service request task list
-- Site Apps- Add full solution apps (LOB apps) that include all the tools,
disciplines and methodology you need to manage a specific type of work
for a specific area of business including Sales, Operations, Application
Teams, Product Development Teams, Service Teams and PMOs
-- Add On Apps- Add 3(rd) party apps from trusted EPM Live partners to add
even more functionality to your EPM Live environment such as Newsgator,
Yammer, HelpDesk OSP, SharePlus, Microsoft Project Professional, etc.
Watch the video to see how the App Marketplace can help you extend PPM across your organization.
Other features of EPM Live 4.3 include:
-- EPM Live Communities- Create your own Communities with specific site
content and customized navigation relevant for specific teams.
Communities can be used for departments, processes, teams, or verticals
-- Project Portfolio Management- Multiple changes have been made to EPM
Live's various planners including the online and agile planners to make
scheduling and working with tasks simple including new drag and drop
capabilities, resource management features, saving templates and
importing. Leverage EPM Live's new configurable bubble chart to
prioritize portfolios, projects and work
-- Resource Management- EPM Live's resource planner and resource analyzer
cross browser compatible. EPM Live's new resource assignment planner
allows managers to view all team work assignments against capacity while
identifying potential conflicts in a new color grid. Managers can
adjust assignment conflicts within the planner and then publish back to
the team. New additions also include a new resource work vs. capacity
report and a newly redesigned resource pool
-- Cost Management- EPM Live's cost planner and cost analyzer have been
redesigned to include a new ribbon with more intuitive controls. EPM
Live 4.3 also comes with new cost management reports. For custom
reports, you can simply edit them and upload them to your EPM Live site
-- Reporting- New dashboard features include new filtering capabilities
allowing users to choose which lists and fields they want to filter.
Utilize the new report summary to quickly access all SQL Services
Reports as well EPM Live views. New reports include cost management,
resource management and project portfolio management disciplines
-- Social Collaboration- Add the new comment stream and welcome web part to
your EPM Live site to allow users to quickly ask questions and get
answers as well as making your site more personable for the user
-- Productivity Features- EPM Live is all about productivity. Leverage the
new productivity features that allow teams to work easier and get more
work done including type aheads for people and group lookups, associated
item icons relevant to the item currently in view, advanced search
features, and a new work log that allows users to add time to their
timesheet directly from the item being worked on
-- Support Community- EPM Live has joined together all EPM Live communities
to form a hub for all EPM Live support. The new community includes
forums, videos, documentation, training, knowledge base and other
collaborative features that allow users to ask a question or submit
"This release kicks off a new generation for PPM and Work Management software and EPM Live is ready to help customers prepare for what lies ahead. We encourage all businesses to take a closer look at their spend plans and the various applications needed to run the business. If EPM Live can help consolidate these systems and bring all work together for simple, more productive work management, we will be one step closer to our goals," said Joe Larscheid, EPM Live CEO. "We do believe EPM Live is the future transformation of total Work Management."
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.
To get more information on EPM Live's award winning technology:
-- Visit our Website
-- Attend an Upcoming or On Demand Webinar (PDUs available)
-- Access a Free Trial
-- Read the EPM Live Blog
-- Download our free Enterprise PPM Buyer's Guide
About EPM Live
EPM Live is the leading PPM work management platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work. 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.
For additional information: Please contact EPM Live's Director of Marketing, Heather Champoux at 858-431-9403 or email@example.com.
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Small Business Focused On Disabilities Turns To Crowdfunding For Startup
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business, disabilities and jobs are topics on the rise in circles across the globe. Chad Moore, President of IN-abled.com LLC, has combined them all in a small business startup offering wall hangings, books and t-shirts focused on disabilities. "People with disabilities inspire. We have clearly seen that in the Olympics and Paralympics. I have talked with many people with disabilities who would like to see more media, print and decor that includes them. IN-abled.com wants to give businesses, organizations and individuals something they can use to increase inclusion in their environments," said Moore.
IN-abled.com will raise startup funds in order to launch a web accessible internet site where businesses and individuals can purchase posters, canvas pieces, books, and t-shirts reflecting the inspiration found in people with disabilities. IN-abled.com is participating in a crowdfunding startup campaign at http://www.fundable.com/in-abled where they are looking to raise 10,000 dollars.
"We decided to attempt to raise half of what we need to develop a website that can be used by the broadest group of customers. Building a website with accessibility in mind is as important as building a physical business with good accessibility." The other half of the price tag for the site will come from Moore himself.
IN-abled.com has more than wall hangings and t-shirts in mind. The ultimate goal of the company will be to create jobs for an integrated workforce. An integrated workforce uses people with and without disabilities to work together within the same company. "Our start up team is made up of business men and women who do and do not have disabilities, but one thing is for sure, we are all committed to raising awareness and creating jobs."
The IN-abled.com fundraising campaign will run for 30 days on fundable.com and is an all or nothing campaign. This means if the company does not reach its goal, no money or products are exchanged. Says Moore, "Fundable.com is geared specifically toward business startups. We know we are in good hands with them, and we are confident the public will support us."
Stockr Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round to Bring Social Networking to the Investment Community
Platform to Go Live at the Finovate Conference on September 13th
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockr, the industry's most advanced social network for investors, today announced that it has closed a $1.5 million seed round. Participants included Personal Capital, The Doyle Investment Group, and Adam Townsend. The company also announced that its site--stockr.com--will go live at the Finovate Conference in New York on September 13th, where Stockr's co-founders Vinny Jindal and Tim Symington will present at 11am EDT.
In addition, Stockr has named seven members to its advisory board, including executives from the financial services, digital media, and investor relations industries (see below for full list).
Stockr is led by CEO Vinny Jindal, a former Wall Street analyst; Tim Symington, a technology entrepreneur; and Brendon Crawford, the company's CTO. Its platform connects investors to each other, to public companies, and to trustworthy sources of tradable information. Unlike other investor networks, Stockr is free to join and uses Facebook authentication to create the highest quality community possible, without the rumor-mongering prevalent on existing message boards. In addition, Stockr provides users with the best available content from across the web, pulling in content from over 400 trustworthy publishers of market-facing information.
"Since the advent of the stock message boards, no finance platform has kept pace with the recent and rapid evolution of social technologies. We built Stockr to help investors everywhere form real relationships with the people, publishers and companies that help them make better investment decisions," said Mr. Jindal. "The best investment ideas are based on credible information and refined through conversations with knowledgeable and trusted contacts. With Stockr, all investors--not just Wall Street traders--can access the broadest swath of financial news and the insights of a high-quality social network in real-time."
Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital, added, "Stockr is a big idea whose time has come. As CEO of several financial services companies -- PayPal, Intuit, and now Personal Capital -- I'm familiar with the kind of product, team and vision that's needed to thrive in this arena. I'm confident that the team at Stockr will continue innovating to bring the company to its fullest, and truly disruptive, potential."
In addition to Mr. Harris, Stockr's Advisory Board consists of:
-- Craig Coblenz, former Director of Sales at Facebook.
-- Eric Frank, former President of Thomson Reuters' Investment and Advisory
-- M. Scott Havens, SVP of Finance and Digital Operations at The Atlantic
-- Michael Jones, former Director of Business and Audience Development at
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.
-- Michael Pachter, Managing Director of Equity Research at Wedbush Morgan
-- Adam Townsend, EVP and Head of Investor Relations at CBS.
-- Matthew Reilly, Managing Partner of the Extol Fund.
Starting Thursday, prospective users are welcome to sign up for a free account at http://www.stockr.com.
Stockr is the world's most advanced social network for the investment community. Led by Co-Founders Vinny Jindal, Tim Symington and Brendon Crawford, Stockr provides a specialized platform where investors, analysts, and public companies can communicate transparently and directly about financial news, stocks, market trends, investment ideas, and more. The platform enables users to create and develop social communities of trustworthy sources in order to compile the most comprehensive set of information available to make informed investment decisions. Stockr is a privately held company and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Stockr please visit http://www.stockr.com.
CloudCraze Delivers Powerful eCommerce on the Salesforce Platform
EDL Consulting selects Force.com to tap into the power of social, mobile and open cloud technologies
DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudCraze LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EDL Consulting, today announced that as a Force.com reseller, CloudCraze will bundle all platform resources needed for enterprise eCommerce into a single subscription agreement. The CloudCraze bundle is now available on the Salesforce Platform, the world's leading cloud platform for social and mobile business apps.
Customers now have a simple and comprehensive way to monetize engagement by leveraging the power of social, mobile and open cloud technologies. With this new agreement, CloudCraze can now offer existing and prospective customers of both companies a one-stop shop for leading cloud-based enterprise eCommerce.
"CloudCraze is a great example of enterprise class eCommerce apps going to market on Force.com," said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV & Alliances, salesforce.com. "CloudCraze taps into the social, mobile and open capabilities of the Salesforce Platform to provide customers a shorter path to monetizing their own customer engagement."
"This is a huge milestone for CloudCraze. By seamlessly integrating our platform with Salesforce we've become an easy choice for enterprise eCommerce native on Force.com," said Bill Loumpouridis, Founder, CloudCraze LLC. "This agreement allows us to dramatically simplify the way in which we go to market with our technology."
CloudCraze LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of EDL Consulting. The CloudCraze product was developed by EDL Consulting and is the first and only proven enterprise-class B2C/B2B cross channel eCommerce product developed natively on the Salesforce Platform. It delivers the reliability and scalability of Force.com while sharing data and processes with existing Sales and Service Cloud deployments within a single Salesforce instance. For more information about CloudCraze, visit cloudcraze.com.
About EDL Consulting
EDL Consulting provides holistic front office solutions to meet complex business challenges. This ensures that functional, technical and organizational boundaries are minimized, resulting in a seamless customer experience across marketing, sales, eCommerce, and customer service functions. For more information about EDL Consulting, visit edlconsulting.com.
About the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange
The Salesforce Platform is the world's most trusted and comprehensive cloud platform for building social and mobile cloud apps. It powers Salesforce CRM, more than 2.3 million custom apps built by customers and more than 1,600 apps developed by partners in its ecosystem. Social apps for business built on the Salesforce Platform can be easily distributed and marketed through salesforce.com's AppExchange.
Salesforce, Dreamforce, AppExchange and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.
SOURCE CloudCraze LLC
CONTACT: Mary Campe, SS|PR, 847-415-9325, firstname.lastname@example.org
Perimeter E-Security Announces the Industry's First Web Security Client for Macs
Addresses Increase in Malware Threats Brought on by the Rise of BYOD
MILFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perimeter E-Security, the leading provider of cloud security services, today announced their cloud-based SaaS Web Security solution now supports Mac OSX. The solution allows organizations to enforce acceptable use policies, reduce security risks and curb abuse of network bandwidth. Filtering Web traffic and protecting against Internet threats, the solution complements Perimeter's Network Security suite, providing a single, comprehensive service that simplifies how organizations secure their networks for Mac and PC users wherever they are, eliminating the need for costly on-premise equipment and support.
In the age of bring-your-own-device (BYOD), organizations are subject to new threats that further tax their security resources. Apple, long a consumer focused brand, has become the most valuable company in history. Enterprises can no longer afford to ignore Mac security. Historically, Macs represented only a small percentage of malware threats, and as a result, very few security software programs were developed to negate the threats. However, as organizations continue to expand policies allowing for employee owned devices, many of them Macs, the threats are increasing and creating issues for security departments. To combat this, Perimeter has built a Macintosh version of their SaaS Web Security solution to ensure employees enjoy the same level of protection whether they are operating a Mac or PC.
"Managing employee web access is crucial to enforce security policies, control costs, and reduce vulnerability risks. But web security isn't just a 'PC thing,'" said Andrew Jaquith, chief technology officer, Perimeter E-Security. "Increased acceptance of Macs within organizations has created additional pressure on IT departments, which are often already operating under intense budget and staff limitations to secure their networks. Now that a Mac version of our SaaS Web Security solution is available, CIOs can rest easy knowing that their employees who use Macs are protected too -- no matter where they are."
The Web Security solution is also available as part of Perimeter's suite of secure cloud messaging solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.perimeterusa.com.
About Perimeter E-Security
Perimeter is the expert provider of cloud security solutions. By tirelessly safeguarding corporate communications and infrastructure, Perimeter enables growth-minded leaders to focus on their core competencies without security worry. Our advanced technology, expert intelligence, and superior scale makes our clients' information more secure, more highly available, compliant with regulations and less costly to manage. Our growing customer base includes 6,000 organizations in all major verticals, with nearly 2,000 in financial services and some of the largest enterprises in the world. For more information, visit http://www.perimeterusa.com.
SOURCE Perimeter E-Security
CONTACT: Jill Newberry, InkHouse Media + Marketing, For Perimeter E-Security, +1-781-966-4112, email@example.com
- Charity vereint e.V. presents "Mystery Hunt" to collect donations for aid
- Partner Antonio Sabogo supports nonprofit project with an exclusive ring
- Original platinum disc of the King of Pop now available on http://www.unitedcharity.de
Having fun and helping at the same time: The free mobile app "Mystery Hunt" in memory
of Michael Jackson combines both. The charity app designed and programmed by CapTres
(http://www.captres.com) led by Henry Hamatschek in cooperation with the association
Charity vereint e.V. (http://www.charity-vereint.com), is taking the players all
around the world and will be asking questions about the life of Michael Jackson at
different points. The game will take 90 days and offers a special prize for the best
participant in the end: An original hat worn by Michael Jackson during the History-Tour in
1997. The app will be available on September 20, 2012 (UNICEF Children's Day).
Another partner of the charity campaign is the brand Antonio Sabogo which created an
exclusive ring collection for the project. Charity vereint e.V. will benefit from the
selling profit. Antonio Sabogo CEO Adnan Cil says: "As a father of five children, I'm
happy to support this extraordinary fundraising campaign." The label is part of the
well-known company Schwarz Trauringe (http://www.schwarz-trauringe.de) which offers 80
years of experience and know-how in jewelry creation. Currently, a complete
charity-collection - headed by Bjorn Ehmann, Brand Marketing Manager at Schwarz Trauringe
- is planned. Other companies can participate in the charity-project as well: whether it's
a financial support or promotion. Those interested can register at
firstname.lastname@example.org until September 18, 2012.
In cooperation with Germany's biggest charity auction website http://www.unitedcharity.de, the original platinum disc of Michael Jackson's hit album
"Bad" from 1987 will be auctioned. Schwarz Trauringe is the sponsor of the disc, thus
ensuring further donations. "We appreciate every support. Together we can achieve our
goals with this special campaign in memory of Michael Jackson ", say the international
marketing expert, Jochen Weinel and the initiators of Charity vereint e.V., the Pantulski
family. The project's final highlight will be a world record attempt, rising the world's
largest hot-air balloon with a Michael Jackson design.
Charity vereint e.V. (http://www.charity-vereint.com) helps to eliminate social
injustice worldwide. The association focuses on active assistance that should be provided
in a timely manner with minimal administrative effort. With the world's largest hot-air
balloon in memory of Michael Jackson, the association wants to turn the world's attention
to various aid projects and thus collect money for charitable campaigns and charity
RSA Unifies Identity and Access Management Across Enterprise and Cloud Infrastructures
RSA Delivers Identity Federation for Hybrid Clouds, Lays the Foundation for Tomorrow's Identity Infrastructure and Brings Risk-based Dynamic Security to Identity and Access Management
BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- RSA adds new solutions to its Identity and Access Management suite
designed to bolster security in hybrid IT environments - on-premise,
mobile and cloud.
-- RSA delivers identity federation as a service in line with the RSA(®)
Cloud Trust Authority vision
-- RSA deepens integration between its RSA(®) Access Manager and RSA(®)
Adaptive Authentication solutions engineered to enable a powerful new
concept--extension of a dynamic security perimeter around user access
that is adaptive to changing risk levels based on many different
contextual risk factors.
-- RSA lays the foundation for tomorrow's identity infrastructure with the
RSA(®) Adaptive Directory, unifying identity management for enterprise
and cloud uses
RSA, The Security Division of EMC(®) Corporation (NYSE: EMC), today announced new solutions within its Identity and Access Management ("IAM") suite designed to address evolving security challenges that require new ways to manage and protect the growing number of users and device identities, the exponential growth in identity information and the need to help ensure consistent security across enterprise, cloud and mobile infrastructures.
To address the increased mobility of end users, authentication and authorization itself must be delivered from the cloud regardless of user location. As identity information is no longer confined to the enterprise but extends outward to the cloud, RSA has introduced a series of IAM solutions engineered to enable enterprises to confidently extend identity information and access more extensively to partners, consumers and cloud applications with risk-driven controls.
These solutions are engineered to help enable organizations to:
-- Create a dynamic perimeter around online user sessions that leverage
contextual information to calculate risk and enforces adaptive
authentication according to enterprise policy
-- Correlate and aggregate identity information and selectively and
securely expose it to cloud applications and partners
-- Minimize time taken to establish identity federation with cloud
applications by using an identity and access broker
RSA Access Manager - is built to help organizations cost-effectively provide secure access to web applications through web single sign-on (Web SSO), consolidate access controls for enhanced security, benefit from an improved user experience and accelerate application deployment. In addition, RSA Access Manager is designed to support a broad range of authentication methods, including tight integration with RSA Adaptive Authentication for out-of-band phone and the new support for out-of-band email risk-based authentication.
RSA Adaptive Directory - is engineered tocorrelate and aggregate identity information across variety of enterprise sources and delivers a global view of identity using a flexible, scalable identity virtualization layer. This is a vital building block for organizations as they prepare to share identity information more widely and add many more identities.
RSA Adaptive Federation -is designed to provide secure identity federation as a service to assure that the right users have the right access at the right time, to business-critical resources and sensitive data in SaaS applications. Powered by VMware(®) Horizon Application Manager, RSA Adaptive Federation is engineered to enable secure and convenient access to and from the cloud while lowering deployment and operating expenses associated with products hosted and maintained internally by organizations. With the RSA Adaptive Federation solution, the need for employees to remember sign-on credentials for each cloud application is eliminated and they can securely use any browser-enabled device for access to cloud applications. RSA Adaptive Federation is designed to interoperate with Microsoft Windows(®) operating systems and RSA SecurID(®) authentication already deployed at organizations.
Industry Analyst Quote:
Sally Hudson, Research Director, IDC
"Identity and access management in a highly mobile, consumerized IT world changes significantly from traditional enterprise access. Security teams have to support high numbers of short, unpredictable access requests to a wider range of resources, from a wider range of devices and physical locations. Ensuring trust in the identities, the user session and the appropriate access to sensitive resources across mobile, cloud and enterprise infrastructures is a huge challenge for security teams. As a market leader, RSA is well positioned to deliver solutions that dynamically combine risk-based authentication, authorization and federation while simplifying identity infrastructure."
RSA Executive Quote:
Dan Schiappa, Senior Vice President Identity and Data Protection Group
"In today's increasingly mobile, distributed and cloud-based world, security teams need to enable trusted access to critical resources no matter where the user or resource is located, even if large parts of the infrastructure involved are outside of IT's direct control. Today's announcements go a long way towards achieving that goal and deliver on the RSA Cloud Trust Authority vision. Think of it as enabling the security infrastructure to deploy a dynamic perimeter around user access, with the level of authentication determined based on the unique risk of that session. It marries user convenience with far greater security and control for security practitioners."
The new solutions are available immediately. RSA Access Manager and RSA Adaptive Directory are available both through RSA direct sales and authorized RSA SecurWorld partners. RSA Adaptive Federation is available through RSA direct sales.
-- What is Adaptive IAM?
-- RSA Products for Adaptive IAM
-- RSA Speaking of Security Blog
-- Advent of Adaptive IAM: Security in Motion
-- Laying the Foundation for Tomorrow's IAM
-- Learn more about RSA's Identity and Access Management solutions
-- Learn more about Trusted IT from EMC
-- Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA
Speaking of Security Blog and Podcast.
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments.
Combining business-critical controls in identity assurance, encryption & key management, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention and Fraud Protection with industry leading eGRC capabilities and robust consulting services, RSA brings visibility and trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit http://www.EMC.com/RSA.
EMC, RSA, SecurID and SecurWorld are either trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are Windows is registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.
SOURCE EMC Corporation
CONTACT: Kevin Kempskie, +1-617-413-4333, email@example.com
Enterprise Europe Network - Sport Meets Business: How Entrepreneurs Beat the Recession
BRUSSELS, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Orienteering, a popular sport in Norway, is about to get better thanks to a technology
developed by a small firm in the U.K. A new video
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhtNUPByFLQ ] shows the winning partnership between the
Norwegian Orienteering Federation and a British producer of body monitors. This joint
venture was forged with the help of the Enterprise Europe Network, a business support
network that helped more than 5 000 companies sign business and technology partnerships
across 51 countries.
Jan Kobach is the Norwegian Orienteering Federation's
[http://www.orientering.no/Sider/default.aspx ] performance analyst. In this exciting
sport, athletes race on foot, bike or skis, equipped with a map and have to find the
fastest route to a destination revealed at the start. Kobach was looking for ways to
improve his athletes' performance when he discovered a body monitor that could be used to
guide runners in their choices of track, speed and map use.
The tool is designed by Activeinsights [http://www.geneactiv.co.uk ], a
Cambridge-based firm that mainly sells this type of product to medical researchers. The
company contacted the Enterprise Europe Network to find business partners abroad and
enlist new clients.
Joss Langford [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joss-langford/5/523/269 ], technical
director, Activeinsights: "We found more than a new client and partner, we discovered a
new market application for our product." With 3000 staff members, the Network helps small
companies like Joss' bring research and commercial applications together.
Speeding up international business
Launched in 2008 by the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network already
served close to 2.5 million SMEs to find business and technology partners abroad, access
EU funding and navigate the maze of EU legislation. Its more than 600 member organisations
are located in Europe along with America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
EEN's key figures
- 3,000 staff
- 600 member organisations in 51 countries
- 375,000 questions answered on EU matters
- 5,000 companies signed business, technology or research partnerships
- 1,000 additional jobs generated yearly
- EUR220,000 average company turnover impact
- EUR450 million impact on sales growth
- 100,000 technology, IPR, finance and business reviews
- 19,000 SME-events with 750,000 participants
Information on EEN
Monica Salgado Fernandez
Enterprise Europe Network
CONTACT: High-resolution material: 1) Go to the FTP-Server: http://emakinaftp.eu/clients/ 2) Login: dgentrpress 3) Password: EmakinaDGENTRPRESS03 4) Select photos and videos (long & short versions, B-roll in EN, FR, DE and international versions, description, shot list).
Cox Business Continues to Meet Customer Needs with Launch of Accelerated Broadband Tiers
Redundant IP network, local customer support teams and customized solutions provide comprehensive, enterprise-grade communications capabilities for small businesses
LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As a result of a $4.8 million upgrade to Cox's fiber-based network in Acadiana using cutting-edge DOCSIS 3.0-enabled technology, Cox Business has launched two new Internet tiers at 80 and 100 Mbps designed to meet the needs of small businesses with high speed requirements. Coupled with Cox's industry-leading IP backbone and award-winning customer experience, small businesses throughout Acadiana can leverage enterprise-grade technology services from Cox Business.
Acadiana is the first Cox market nationwide to offer its new 80 Mbps and 100 Mbps speed options targeting small and medium business customers, with additional Cox Business markets to launch this year and early 2013. Cox Business owns and operates its own high speed, multi-service, national fiber optic backbone comprising 13,000 miles of fiber, with speed packages designed to fit the unique needs of each business customer. In fact, 10 Gbps speeds are available to businesses with the most demanding business requirements. The same state-of-the-art fiber network available in the largest U.S. cities is available to businesses in Acadiana through Cox's fiber optic network.
"As hosted services becomes more of a reality for small businesses, our state-of-the-art, national IP network is the critical underpinning to ensure security, availability, redundancy and reliability of customer data," said Kristine Faulkner, Cox Business vice president of product development and management. "Our focus is on providing the best possible experience for our customers. While speed is important, it's the reliability of the backbone that supports those speeds and applications, which makes or breaks the customer experience."
Cox Business offers several levels of Internet service, for many business data requirement types, all backed by competitive service level agreements (SLA), ensuring service reliability. In addition, Cox Business offers customers a full suite of technology solutions to run and protect their business including video, IP voice, enterprise-grade online back-up and security solutions, web hosting, as well as ongoing educational opportunities including webinars by expert third-parties. In Acadiana, Cox Business is the only telecommunications company that offers a complete business solution with these services to small businesses.
Leigh King, Cox Business vice president of Louisiana adds, "We tailor our offerings to the unique requirements of each individual customer, while providing a full package of solutions that businesses need to protect their valuable assets and run their business efficiently via one provider. More important than a high-speed connection, small businesses require a reliable partner with a full suite of technology offerings to help them compete with the big guys."
In the past four years alone, Cox Business has invested over $12 million in expanding commercial fiber infrastructure in Lafayette and the Acadiana area. With a fully redundant fiber ring in Lafayette and a regional fiber ring throughout Acadiana, Cox Business has a larger fully redundant fiber ring that serves the South Louisiana region by connecting Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. This Cox-owned regional fiber network is the largest commercial fiber network in South Louisiana.
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 275,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is one of the largest providers of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 950,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com and http://www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications
CONTACT: Shana Keith, Public Relations, +1-404-269-0942, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scrum Alliance Announces Strategic Partnership with AgileCareers.com
DENVER, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scrum Alliance (http://www.scrumalliance.com), the world's largest professional association supporting Scrum practitioners, is pleased to announce their partnership with AgileCareers.com, a careers website devoted exclusively to the employment needs of the Agile community.
This partnership will provide Scrum Alliance members who are recruiting Scrum professionals with substantial discounts for employer services through the AgileCareers.com website. It also will offer job seekers greater visibility into potential positions with companies fluent in Agile practices.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to advocate for our Scrum Alliance members," said Carol McEwan, managing director of the Scrum Alliance. "We want to help connect businesses looking for Scrum practitioners with individuals who can drive success through Scrum, and our partnership with AgileCareers.com provides a perfect way to do that."
During the beta release, Agile Careers received many requests to offer international functionality to Scrum Alliance members. This functionality is now available on the site, so members from all countries can post jobs and resumes in any language.
"Offering a website to people that lists jobs only from Agile employers means we've already done part of the job search for them," said Erica Erfman, operations manager for AgileCareers.com. "We are excited to offer a much easier job search for all Scrum Alliance members. Collaboration with the organization will accelerate our ability to deliver an employment service that best meets the particular needs of the broader Agile community."
In celebration of this partnership, AgileCareers.com is offering free job postings, for a limited time, to Scrum Alliance members who are seeking new employees. After this initial offer ends, they will receive an ongoing discount for all AgileCareers.com job posting services.
The Scrum Alliance is a global professional association committed to Advocacy, Community, and Education for Scrum practitioners. Members include over 150,000 Scrum practitioners, trainers, and coaches around the world. The Scrum Alliance's vision is to transform the world of work and it operates as a non-profit organization. Visit http://www.scrumalliance.org for more information.
AgileCareers.com is the only careers website dedicated exclusively to the needs of the Agile community, offering not only job posting and resume services but also an interactive community which broadcasts news articles and information relevant to Agile and Scrum practitioners. To visit the site, go to http://www.AgileCareers.com
iSend Continues Strides in March to Global Coverage with Cross-Border Electronic Payment Services
MIDDLEBURY, Conn., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iSend, a leading U.S. electronic payment service for people who support family members in other countries, announced today a set of completed milestones that significantly extend its global service footprint for mobile phone top-up, cross-border bill payment and international gift card services.
People who originate international payments through iSend services can now do so in over 150,000 retail outlets. This includes a variety of convenience stores, supermarkets, check cashers and more dispersed throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For the vast majority of people in these countries who support family members abroad, a reseller of iSend products and services is conveniently located nearby.
Those services can now deliver payments via iSend's direct relationships throughout the developing world. iSend's agreements with predominant mobile carriers, bill payment processors, and retail chains today extend throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. This extensive footprint gives iSend customers immediate reach to family and friends, wherever they may live.
"International electronic payment services is a global business in the truest sense, and reach and coverage are essential to success," said Steve LaBella, president and CEO of iSend. "Thanks to the support of our investors, the global business community and our outstanding executive and sales teams, we've been able to make great strides in building a global network for tremendous competitive advantage and operational benefits."
iSend is a leading international electronic payment service that provides unprecedented options for people who support family members in other countries. Customers control the use of the funds they transfer, including topping-up individual family members' prepaid cell phones, paying recurring monthly bills and sending gift cards for merchandise at specific stores. Transfers can be arranged for recipients located in 65 countries including Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, the Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Laos, Liberia, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Uganda, United States, Uruguay and Vietnam. For more information, including the growing roster of retail locations and countries, visit http://www.isendworldwide.com.
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MegaPath Introduces Business-Class "Secure to the Core" Cloud Hosting Solutions
New Enterprise, Private and Hybrid Cloud Hosting Options Reduce Costs and Easily Scale to Support Customers' IT Operations, Storage and Compliance Requirements
PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security, and hosted IT services in North America, today announced new enterprise, private and hybrid cloud hosting solutions that provide customers with a cost-effective virtualization environment for hosting applications, data and storage. Powered by VMware's vCloud platform, MegaPath's behind-the-firewall Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering provides enterprises and SMBs reliable and redundant cloud solution.
"Built on MegaPath's Secure to the Core network, our new cloud hosting solutions are designed to simplify a business' transition to the cloud," said Greg Davis, Vice President of Cloud Services, MegaPath. "Customers who seek a faster way to grow their business without additional capital investments, or lack the IT resources to address security compliance issues, have a partner in MegaPath."
Customers can leverage MegaPath's nationwide MPLS network to gain access to its scalable cloud infrastructure, which includes the following options for businesses:
-- Enterprise Cloud - Based on a VMware powered multi-tenant platform that
can be fully or self managed based on customers' specific needs,
Enterprise Cloud enables organizations to offload their IT
infrastructure to a trusted partner. Customers can leverage dedicated
resource pools that can be scaled up or down to meet their cyclical
business needs to ensure they have the required computing resources
whenever they need them.
-- Private Cloud - Providing a customer with its own VMware-based cloud
infrastructure, MegaPath's Private Cloud service offers scalable and
flexible hosting options combined with the highest levels of security.
Customers can use Private Cloud to replace legacy dedicated servers and
save the associated space, power and maintenance costs, or use VMware's
Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to provide a Disaster Recovery site for
their internal VMware-based solution.
-- Hybrid Cloud - For customers transitioning to the cloud, MegaPath offers
both dedicated hosting and co-location options with servers, storage,
firewalls and load-balancing equipment that can be used as a standalone
service or part of a hybrid enterprise or private cloud solution.
MegaPath Cloud Hosting includes support of a wide selection of Windows and Linux operating systems (OS) and managed services, such as SQL/MySQL databases, Anti-Virus, Data Backup, SSL Certificates and Proactive performance monitoring, analytics and alert notifications. The solutions are connected to MegaPath's OC-192 backbone, resulting in superior performance and traffic control. In addition, the company's datacenters are SAS 70 Type II and SSAE 16 compliant with redundant power and cooling systems, state-of-the-art fire suppression and security systems, including biometric scanning, video surveillance and 24/7 security staff. Each cloud hosting option can be fully managed or self managed using VMware vCloud Director. For more information on MegaPath's Cloud Hosting solutions, visit http://www.megapath.com/hosted-it/cloud-hosting/.
MegaPath Corporation operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security, and hosted IT services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit http://www.megapath.com.
ProGaming Platforms Enters Into MOU to Integrate Platform Into State-of-the-Art Social Media Games
TEL AVIV, Israel, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
ProGaming Platforms Corp. (OTCBB:PPTF), developer of a commercial multiplayer online
gaming and reward processing software platform, announced today that the company has
entered into Memorandum of Understanding with Inhouse Interactive ( http://www.inhouse.co.il) a boutique designer of interactive online games and creative
advertising solutions. The two companies intend to collaborate to integrate ProGaming's
proprietary gaming platform into a state-of-the-art game designed specifically for social
The companies will work to design new and unique multiplayer games for social media
utilizing ProGaming's patent-protected game tracking and reward-payout system. The
platform accurately computes game results of unlimited numbers of players in real-time,
and can provide instantaneous rewards to game winners.
The two companies will further seek to leverage the technology, establishing a
creative interactive marketing and advertising platform for companies who wish to gain
exposure while interfacing with potential customers.
"Inhouse Interactive is extremely excited about the opportunity to collaborate with
ProGaming Platforms," said Lior Zelerling, CEO of Inhouse Interactive. "Our companies
possess complementary products and solutions that when combined, should present a wealth
of commercial opportunities."
"Integrating ProGaming Platform's proprietary system via social media and marketing
channels is a significant piece of our business model," said Erez Zino, Chief Executive
Officer of ProGaming Platforms. "With this collaborative effort, we will have the
capability to tap into the large and continuously growing social media gaming market-a
multi-billion dollar industry," Zino added.
ProGaming is the ultimate software platform for the multiplayer internet and social
media games. ProGaming's platform automatically and accurately determines game winners
from an unlimited pool of players, and automatically pays monetary reward payouts. The
platform can be integrated into any existing billing system, can be licensed by any online
gaming provider, and can sit on any third-party server.
This letter contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of
the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 as amended. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, based on current
expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of ProGaming
Platforms Corp., and its technologies. In evaluating such statements, prospective
investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this
release, as actual results may differ materially from those indicated. ProGaming Platforms
Corp. public filings may be viewed at http://www.sec.gov.
Brodwax Lighting Offers New Deals for Home Lighting Installation Needs
Brodwax Lighting is encouraging consumers to check out their latest promotions on lighting products.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E-commerce store, Brodwax Lighting is encouraging consumers to check out their most recent promotions on their website on all types of lighting products. Brodwax offers energy efficient lights to certain electrical distributors and lighting showrooms. Brodwax, a leader in the lighting industry, has been providing under cabinet lights, fluorescent lighting fixtures, LED lights, and additional under counter lights for commercial, industrial and residential consumers since 1947.
The company has designs that match all needs and budgets. They offer complimentary advice from light specialists when needed. The company also offers a one month trial for all their products and will offer a money-back, hassle free guarantee, as well as a three year warranty unless truly satisfied. All lighting products are UL Approved.
One satisfied customer, Linda M. from Tulsa, had this to say about Brodwax lighting, "It's nice to see that great customer service is still alive and well! I'm very pleased with my new light, and the personal service you provided."
Brodwax lighting fixtures are produced with top quality elements and are vigorously tested for efficiency and safety. All their products were listed by Underwriters Labs and meet or exceed Energy Star requirements. Right now their featured lighting product consists of one LED Minibar2 a high output LED strip that's linkable. The high power LED lighting fixtures needs no driver, and will directly operate from a 120-v source that utilizes a six foot plug-in cord (included) or linkable exterior hard wired (included) box. The product is lightweight, slim, and ultra-cool, utilizing long life HO light emitting diode's aluminum construction within three shades at 10-inch, 20-inch and 30-inch lengths. The company encourages consumers to jump on this deal while they can because this sizzling summer sale has been extended!
About Brodwax Lighting:
Brodwax Lighting has been situated in Coral Springs, Florida, around thirty minutes northwest of Ft. Lauderdale, since 1988. Before this the company was based in New York, initially in Brooklyn from 1947 to 1962, then upon Long Island from 1962 to 1988. The company has been family owned and operated for more than sixty years. Through the years their dedication to excellence always has stayed the same. For more information on their other featured products visit their website: http://www.brodwax.com.
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Centec Introduces V330 OpenFlow Switch Reference System
-- OpenFlow Switch Solution Adopts OVS to Build Agile Network for SDN
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centec Networks, a leading innovator of IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced turnkey system solutions, today announced that it has formally released its V330 OpenFlow switch reference system, providing a complete solution from switching silicon to standard ToR switch with system level software integrated. The V330 adopts industry standard OpenvSwitch(OVS) as the OpenFlow switch software stack with standard OpenFlow compliant interface to OpenFlow controllers. V330 switches have already been deployed in Data Centers offering cloud computing services in China. Leveraging the openness of its system software stack and the SDK, users can easily re-design the switch for Software Defined Networking applications such as network virtualization, to accelerate the SDN/OpenFlow development in China and Worldwide.
As next generation networking moves into cloud-centric era, breaking the rigid hierarchy and closeness of the current networks are the keys to enable innovations for network applications; Software Defined Networking (SDN) brings a new paradigm in how networking should be done. By separating the control plane from the data plane, SDN frees network devices from the control plane complexity and allows them to be optimized on the data plane, with merchant switching silicon playing a key role in building high performance network devices for SDN. SDN opens up a new marketing opportunity for merchant switching silicon but also posts big challenges in existing switching silicon architecture and design.
Tianpeng Zhang, co-founder and VP of R&D of Yunshan Network, a pioneer in providing SDN based network solutions in China, says "Centec's V330 OpenFlow switch solution is one of the best in industry and is the first one in China. We have collaborated with Centec in deploying multiple SDN solutions for data centers in China."
V330 is built on Centec's TransWarp(TM) Series switching silicon and ToR switch hardware, integrated with the most popular open source OVS stack, and optimized with open SDK to allow further customization. It can inter-operate with all mainstream OpenFlow controllers via the standard compliant OpenFlow interface on OVS. Taking advantages of Centec's TransWarp(TM) silicon architecture, V330 delivers 88G wire-speed switching capacity with superb flexibility, scalability and some unique features:
-- Support 2.5K embedded flow entries with complete match field and stats
-- Support complete L2 to L4 match fields
-- Support per flow multiple actions
-- Support NvGRE, MPLS L2 VPN and other L2 tunneling technology
"V330 switches have received overwhelming interests from the SDN industry, with actual deployment in Data Centers in China, and vendor evaluation by several leading SDN players in US and Japan." said Tao Gu, VP of Business Development of Centec Networks. "Centec has joined Open Networking Foundation (ONF) recently and is committed to SDN/OpenFlow development as an innovative merchant silicon and turnkey solution vendor. Centec will continue to expend its switching silicon family to include a new high density 10E switch and Cloud Fabric solution optimized for SDN and continue to, improve on V330 with open API and SDK to fuel the SDN adoption in China and worldwide."
About Centec Networks
Centec Networks is a technology leader providing high-speed carrier-grade IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced ODM/OEM system solutions. Since 2005, Centec has delivered a series of silicon and system products, covering a wide range of carrier access and aggregation market. Centec's cutting-edge silicon products and system solutions enable telecom/network equipment vendors to build complete product portfolios with dramatically reduced development costs and rapidly improved time-to-market.
Segmint Inc. Debuts OneButton® Application At FinovateFall 2012
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Segmint Inc., a fast-growing marketing technology company, today debuts the Segmint OneButton® application at FinovateFall 2012, a two-day showcase of the best new innovations in financial and banking technology. The OneButton® application utilizes Segmint's patented analytics platform to anticipate real-time consumer spending patterns and help financial institutions increase cross-sell conversion rates and maximize ROI.
"Cross-sell campaigns that engage customers and achieve strong ROI are driven by successfully leveraging real-time customer data and delivering the campaign in the customer's channel of choice - online," said Rob Heiser, president and CEO of Segmint Inc. "Financial institutions of all sizes can greatly increase the effectiveness of their cross-sell campaigns by utilizing Segmint's OneButton® application, which in one simple step, combines our patented real-time customer data analytics, custom banner ad creation and seamless delivery of relevant offers to customers via the bank's website."
According to Forrester Research, "Consumers have, on average, 30% of [their financial] products with a single provider," which clearly highlights the continued opportunity for financial institutions to focus on developing deep and broad relationships with their customers.
"Data-driven marketing CMO's looking to take their financial institution to the next level will appreciate the sophisticated analytics behind this powerful and easy-to-use application," adds Heiser.
Segmint is a fast-growing marketing technology company that helps our clients make their customer data instantly actionable. Through Segmint's patented and secure analytics platform, campaign management tool and ad delivery capabilities, our clients can target their customers with highly-relevant, individualized messaging on their website or online. For more information, visit http://www.Segmint.com
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Firefish Receives Order for Books and Services of about $90,000
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefish, Inc. (OTCBB: FRFS), provider of mobile advertising and education services in India, announced that it received an order from the Government of Chhattisgarh for books and services to be executed in partnership with the Cambridge University Press. Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. The amount of the order is about $90,000.
About Firefish, Inc.
Firefish (http://www.firefish.in) is the mobile advertiser of choice in Mumbai city due to our very large and highly segmented database. Firefish also offers educational services to young learners and young adults in India: (1) the Primary Olympiad (http://www.primaryolympiad.com) a Math, English and Science competency program and competition (2) Certification programs and other services in partnership with state governments and non-governmental agencies.
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth and business strategy. Words such as "expects," "will," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations on such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the Company's business; competitive factors in the market(s) in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
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Vimicro Establishes a Subsidiary in Shanxi Province to Expand Security-Surveillance Business
BEIJING, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) ("Vimicro" or the "Company"), a leading PC-camera processor and IP-based surveillance solution provider, today announced that the Company recently entered into a strategic cooperative agreement (the "Agreement") with Shanxi Guoxin Investment (Group) Corporation ("Guoxin Group"), the primary financial holding group of the Shanxi provincial government, to establish a subsidiary to develop, produce and market Surveillance Video and Audio Coding ("SVAC")-based security surveillance products and related video sensing and intelligence applications. This Subsidiary will be located in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi province. The establishment of the new subsidiary, to be named Zhongtianxin Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (the "Subsidiary"), reflects Company's efforts to expand its security and surveillance business by cooperating with a state-owned enterprise in Shanxi Province.
Vimicro Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beijing-based Vimicro International Corporation), Guoxin Group, and VMF Consulting Company will each make cash capital contributions of RMB 26 million, RMB 98 million and RMB 4 million, respectively, to the Subsidiary. In addition, Vimicro Corporation will also provide certain intellectual property, appraised at RMB 72 million by an independent third-party valuation firm, as part of its capital contribution to the Subsidiary. VMF Consulting Company is also assisting in the process of establishing the Subsidiary. Vimicro Corporation, Guoxin Group and VMF Consulting Company will each hold 49%, 49% and 2%, respectively, of the equity interests of the Subsidiary.
Both Vimicro and Guoxin Group have agreed to actively assist the Subsidiary in pursuing market opportunities, The Subsidiary will apply for preferential treatment from Shanxi provincial government after the incorporation of the Subsidiary, which should result in the attainment of substantial market share. Additional preferential treatment is expected to be received in terms of taxation, governmental subsidies, industry support and the grant of land-use rights.
Under the Agreement, Guoxin Group has committed to arrange financing of up to RMB 10 billion (US $1.6 billion) to roll out SVAC-based projects in Shanxi province and in other regions in China. As the cooperative partner of Shanxi province, the Subsidiary will have priority to act as the contractor for these projects and also provide SVAC products and services.
Vimicro's Audit Committee and the Board of Directors have reviewed and approved the transaction, including the proposed establishment of the Subsidiary.
"We are very excited about the formation of this strategic new subsidiary in Shanxi province," said Dr. John Deng, Chairman and CEO of Vimicro. "We look forward to working with our partners there to accelerate the roll-out of SVAC-based products and services, which will promote the growth of the high-tech economy in Shanxi province, strengthen our design capability, as well as promote the Company's IC businesses. The new subsidiary will focus on security-surveillance products and services, as well as developing relationships with security-surveillance customers. We believe the establishment of this Subsidiary will strengthen our ability to secure many attractive opportunities in Shanxi province for the benefit of Vimicro and its shareholders."
About Shanxi Guoxin Investment (Group) Corporation
Shanxi Guoxin Investment (Group) Corporation ("Guoxin Group") is the primary financial holding group of the Shanxi provincial government and is engaged in a range of industries including: trusts, securities, fund management, futures, property trading, venture capital, real estate, hotels, restaurants, tourism and medical care. Guoxin Group has registered capital of RMB 2.6 billion, with approximately 3,000 employees. As of the end of 2010, Guoxin Group had total assets of RMB 20.7 billion, managed assets of RMB 193 billion, and net assets of RMB 9.1 billion.
About Vimicro International Corporation
Vimicro International Corporation is a leading multimedia semiconductor and solution provider that designs, develops and markets mixed-signal semiconductor products and system-level solutions that enable multimedia capabilities in a variety of products for PC/Notebook, consumer electronics and surveillance markets. Vimicro is aggressively expanding business into the surveillance market with system-level solutions and semiconductor products to capitalize on China's domestic demand. Vimicro's ADSs, each of which represents four ordinary shares, are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "VIMC."
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Vimicro's expectations and forecasts, contain forward-looking statements. Vimicro may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Vimicro's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the company's ability to develop and sell new mobile multimedia products; the expected growth of the mobile multimedia market; the company's ability to increase sales of notebook camera multimedia processors; the company's ability to retain existing customers and acquire new customers and respond to competitive market conditions; the company's ability to respond in a timely manner to the evolving multimedia market and changing consumer preferences and industry standards and to stay abreast of technological changes; the company's ability to secure sufficient foundry capacity in a timely manner; the company's ability to effectively protect its intellectual property and the risk that it may infringe on the intellectual property of others; and cyclicality of the semiconductor industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Vimicro's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Vimicro does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and Vimicro undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.
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Zumbox And Computershare Bring Digital Postal Mail Service To Financial Services Industry
Bank-level secure electronic communications channel enhances shareholder communications and engagement while reducing paper cost and usage
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zumbox and Computershare Communication Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU), today announced the availability of Digital Postal Mail powered by Zumbox to Computershare's nearly 7,000 U.S. clients.
Powered by Zumbox, Digital Postal Mail is a bank-level secure, web-based postal delivery and archiving system that offers a digital alternative to physical mail. The free channel delivers electronic versions of paper documents to investors, replacing physical mail with interactive digital communications. Anyone with an address in the U.S. can sign up for Digital Post Mail for free at http://www.digitalpostalmail.com.
"We produce millions of financial paper communications annually, and many have requested a paperless alternative that is both easy to use and has security as part of the offering," said Bernie O'Connor, President of Computershare Communication Services. "This is beyond electronic communications: This is a secure way to access all of your mail digitally allowing consumers to archive and transact in a new and easy manner. Digital Postal Mail is taking us to the next level of interactive transactional mail communications."
For users of Digital Postal Mail, once the digital mailbox for a consumer household address is verified, investor and financial documents are automatically delivered digitally as soon as they are available. The documents are digitized before they ever reach print production, so Digital Postal Mail truly reduces the use of paper and many other resources.
Specific benefits for shareholders and financial institution customers include:
-- Single location for financial account documents, eliminating the need to
visit multiple websites and remember various usernames and passwords
-- A permanent, free archived environment that also enables other documents
to be uploaded and stored in the cloud environment
-- Anytime access to a Digital Postal Mail account, including mobile
-- Easy search to find any document exactly when it is needed
Specific benefits for issuers include:
-- Offering investors a choice for statement delivery, improving investor
-- Tools, such as automated reminders, to help drive paperless adoption and
potential for increased proxy response with a link to the InvestorVote
-- Enhanced social responsibility by dramatically reducing paper waste and
"Consumers receive many important documents in the mail beyond bills and statements and shareholder communications are an important example of that," said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox, Inc. "The ability to deliver shareholder documents electronically to a permanent archive and make them available any time from any device, including tablets and smartphones, is a major convenience for those shareholders. They can search and find documents quickly and easily and can quickly get to the proxy voting site through the link at the 'Vote Now' button on the digital document."
Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust services, tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.
Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organizations use these core competencies to help maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers. Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.computershare.com.
Computershare Communication Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Computershare Limited, produces more than 200 million print and digital communications annually for US public companies from their facilities in Burr Ridge, IL, Edison, NJ, El Segundo, CA, and Memphis, TN.
About Zumbox and Digital Postal Mail
Zumbox, Inc. is leading the global migration of traditional postal mail to the digital cloud. Its core offering, the Digital Postal Mail service, delivers an exact facsimile of paper mail to consumer households, which is archived and instantly available in the cloud, forever and for free. Based in Los Angeles, the company operates a system with reach to 120,000,000 consumer households in the United States and operates around the world via licensing and Joint Venture arrangements through its subsidiary, Zumbox Software Inc. Digital Postal Mail is available on the web at http://www.digitalpostalmail.com and the Digital Postal Mail app for the iPad® mobile digital device can be found on the Apple Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id517438820?mt=8 .
iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Digital Postal Mail is a registered trademark of Zumbox Inc.
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ID Analytics Introduces Fraud Detection Solution To Combat Credit Muling
ID Score® First Party Fraud Helps Wireless Carriers and Retailers Identify Costly Fraudulent Behavior with Insight of ID Analytics' ID Network®
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Analytics, a leader in fraud detection and protection for mobile phone carriers, today introduced ID Score(®) First Party Fraud, a new credit muling detection product developed on behalf of several of the nation's leading wireless carriers. Often referred to as "credit muling" or "equipment gaming," first party fraud is a type of fraud that occurs when consumers use their true identities and personal information to apply for multiple, high-value products with no intention of honoring their contractual agreements.
"First party fraud is a new and rapidly expanding phenomenon that results in the loss of tens of millions of dollars per month for wireless carriers and other retailers," said Steve Seoane, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions, ID Analytics. "As the demand for smartphones continues to rise, we believe credit mules will continue to open multiple contracts for devices that ultimately end up in international markets without payment. This solution leverages our proprietary ID Network(®) to help several industries identify and mitigate first party fraud, which ultimately helps save time and money."
ID Score First Party Fraud can intelligently identify and analyze credit mules from multiple wireless carrier networks and other industries by using the insight into consumer behavioral data found in ID Analytics' ID Network. ID Analytics has the capability of predicting first party fraud because of its ability to track abnormal behavior across industries, such as in the payday, retail credit card, auto loan and micro-merchant markets. The First Party Fraud score is able to provide an efficient, effective measure of potentially fraudulent behavior. A recent analysis by one carrier showed that 50 percent of first party frauds were captured within the top three percent of risky accounts.
ID Analytics will discuss best practices for avoiding first party fraud at its Advance 2012 event, the company's 10(th) consumer risk conference, to be held on October 2-4 in San Diego. To register or for further information, please visit the Advance 2012 website at: http://www.idanalytics.com/Advance2012.
ID Score First Party Fraud is available today. Companies with an interest in predicting first party fraud behavior while minimizing "good" customer friction should visit the solutions page on our website.
About ID Analytics, Inc.
ID Analytics is a leader in consumer risk management with patented analytics, proven expertise, and real-time insight into consumer behavior. By combining proprietary data from the ID Network(®)--one of the nation's largest networks of cross-industry behavioral data--with advanced science, ID Analytics provides in-depth visibility into identity risk and creditworthiness. Every day, many of the largest U.S. companies and critical government agencies rely on ID Analytics to make risk-based decisions that enhance revenue, reduce fraud, drive cost savings, and protect consumers. ID Analytics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LifeLock, Inc. Please visit us at http://www.idanalytics.com.
ID Analytics, ID Network and ID Score are registered trademarks of ID Analytics, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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