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Pacific-Tier Communications is pleased to present our series highlighting and introducing entrepreneurs providing thought leadership and innovative ideas in technology, communications, and environment-related industries. Pacific-Tier met up with Chris Ueland at his offices in Studio City, California Pacific-Tier: Chris, can you tell us a little about yourself? Where did you come from? Chris Ueland: Sure, absolutely. I am a New York native, and I moved to LA when I was 18. I started on the Internet with an open source project called ML.ORG, when I was a young teenager, and that got me hooked into the Internet. I started working from my parent’s house on nights and weekends on this open source project, and started ICom.Com, which was funded by my former partner. Pacific-Tier: Excellent. Now you’re working with netDNA LLC. Tell us a little about netDNA LLC, and what... (more)

Will Your Business Survive the Communications Revolution?

Entrepreneurs on Ulitzer NOTE: Pacific-Tier Communications invites guest bloggers to provide articles that would be of interest, and benefit to our readers. This week we are happy to introduce Mr. Andy Slater, CMO, Presence Networks. ‘‘The ‘Command and Control’ management style enjoyed by many CEOs in the past has gone. Today teamwork and collaboration are the norm. Leadership the accepted management style, people orientated collaboration the culture, people centric technology the facilitator.’’ We stand at a transition point in business. As the global economy starts to work its way out of recession CEO’s and management teams around the world are beginning to plan for growth. But they won’t do that by simply taking back into their businesses the bottom line costs they just spent 18 painful months getting rid of. The enlightened are looking for a new ways of working, ... (more)

Technology Adoption & the Age Myth

Innovations Software Technology on Ulitzer As I evangelize around the upcoming surge in innovation driven by technology and globalism one topic that is often raised is the issue of how older people are unable or unwilling to adapt to the change brought on by technologies. Hence, the rapid states of change I predict are unlikely because of this "age" phenomenon. Focus on the 50 and over crowd regarding technology was explored in a recent marketing research project sponsored by AARP and Microsoft. 60 people in total gathered for dinner and after-dinner discussions about their attitudes toward, use of and expectations for technology. The focus group sessions were in four cities: San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago and New York. Participants ranged in age from 50 to 60. See the video recap below. The conversations have been consolidated and published in a report  “Boomers... (more)

Cloud Computing with a Chance of Convergence for 2010 Predictions

Cloud Expo 2010 I'm off to Seoul, South Korea next week, but before I leave I wanted to give you a little holiday gift, yes, the gift of my prognostication. Before I do, as anyone who routinely reads my blog will understand, all I pretty much do is attempt predict the future. As an entrepreneur that has always been a key part of my successes & failures. (That and I also seem to be an eternal optimist) Generally my view of the future is not shaped by selecting any particular point in time but instead done from what I see from my ever changing vantage point in the present. Cloud Expo New York will draw more than 5,000 delegates on April 9-21, 2010 at te Jacob Javits Convention Center Before I dive into my predictions, I first must give you my ideology. It is my belief that before you can predict the future, you must first understand the past. In turn by understanding... (more)

Cloud Computing Startup Lands $10M

Startup Pavillion at Cloud Expo CloudShare, formerly IT Structures, announced it has received $10M in series B financing from Sequoia Capital, Gemini Capital, and Charles River Ventures (CRV). The company plans to use the investment to fund product development and expand its go-to-market capabilities. CloudShare, a Menlo Park-based startup, has developed what could be revolutionary for solution providers and ISV's selling software or appliances: A way for organizations to instantly deploy multiple, independent copies of their existing demo or training environments in the cloud. The company says its ability to raise a significant round of funding at a higher valuation than its previous round -- in a down economy -- reflects the stability of the company and the value it provides. "CloudShare has taken all the necessary steps to solidify its market position and pre... (more)

Panda Security Recognized with More Than 20 Awards in 2009

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer As 2009 draws to a close, Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, can look back on a series of awards and recognition from government institutions, organizations and the specialist press. Much of this acclaim recognizes the corporate strategy adopted by the company since 2008, the effort of the management team, and the innovative cloud-based security solutions launched by the company this year. "In 2008, we made a commitment to change the direction of Panda Security's strategy by growing the business and making a strong investment in international consolidation and expansion," said Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security. "Our success can be attributed to expanding our workforce by 10 percent this year while developing our technology using the talent within our company. We have also radically shifted the way in which we communicate with ... (more)

The Art of Unfollowing: Twitter Time Management

Twitter on Ulitzer For those of you who read Marketing Trenches regularly, I promise this is the last time I will post something about Twitter for at least one month.   There are more pressing topics to cover, topics that are more relevant to your various business missions.  That being said, given the relative popularity of my last post - The Only Rule of Twitter: Be True To Yourself - I decided to finish a post that I started conceptualizing weeks ago. I am a small business owner, and from what I can gather from sources like Entrepreneur or Inc. Magazine, that makes me about as unique as a White House party crasher these days.  Being a small business owner means a lot of fun and exciting things, but it also means you wear many hats, and you often wear all those hats in the span of your 10 - 20 hour (come on, only college football coaches work 24/7) work day. One ... (more)

Cordys Improves Core Logistics Processes for Siemens Healthcare

Cordys has been chosen by Siemens Healthcare, one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids, for managing and continuously improving key logistics processes in 125 countries, including Germany, the USA and China. The Cordys solution at Siemens Healthcare automates key logistics processes as part of the global material logistic process. The material logistics comprises supply chain solutions over the whole product life cycle within the business unit UPTIME Services. It enables spare parts to be delivered to customers fast and efficiently, in more than 98 percent of countries worldwide within 24 hours. The Cordys solution automates the following processes: • Critical parts deliveries • Returns of spare parts • Customer feedback The solution also provi... (more)

Local Government User Group Looks to Location Intelligence

Windsor, Berks, UK - 4 February 2010 - Local Government Authorities are increasingly turning to Location Intelligence solutions for emergency contingency planning, public health initiatives and compliance directives, according to Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI), the global provider of Location Intelligence, Data Management and Customer Communication Management solutions. As the democratisation of data drives the focus on new, on-demand delivery channels for public services, such as the government's G-Cloud, Location Intelligence will play an ever more central role in local government planning and innovation. These were the conclusions of more than 70 delegates from local government authorities attending the meeting of the independent MapInfo® User Group UK & Ireland (MUGUKI), which gathered in Bristol last month. The independent user group events are designed ... (more)

Mobile SAP CRM

In a recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan called, European Mobile Sales Force Automation (CRM/SFA) Markets, it is stated that mobile SFA is the largest application segment after wireless email, and this segment will grow close to 300% between now and 2013. SAP seems to be making a big push in this area with mobile CRM partnerships, either reseller or co-innovation announced with Sky Technologies, Sybase and RIM in this area. What are the key areas covered by mobile CRM? Activity management – Phone call, email, cold calls, what to do each day Lead management – receive leads, contact, qualify Opportunity Management – define, document and manage specific sales opportunities Account Management – organizational charts, people, budgets, plans, needs To me these are obvious needs for the mobile sales force. They work and travel in mobile environments so provide mobile tools ... (more)

MXI Security Delivers Secure USB Device with Microsoft Windows

MIcrosoft Session at Cloud Expo MXI Security, a provider of managed portable security solutions, on Monday announced Stealth Zone based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded platform. Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009 delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows platform in a componentized form, and the secure USB desktop solution Stealth Zone offers government customers worldwide the ability to boot the operating system directly from an MXI USB security device. Eliminating the need for a virtualization layer, the native boot mechanism offers a leading user experience of any portable desktop solution currently available on the market. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! MXI Security’s innovative Stealth Zone platform satisfies the needs of government customers who are looking for a portable Windows Embedded-based ... (more)