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-Schools, Colleges and Universities Planning to Drive Up Investment in Technology Solutions- BETT 2010, 18 January 2010 - 81% of key decision-makers in education believe it is 'essential' for schools, colleges and universities to be implementing innovative ICT solutions, while a further 17 % view it as 'very important'. And 60% strongly agree with the view that 'schools and colleges that fail to implement such solutions risk being left behind'. These are among the key findings of LG Electronics' On-the-Show-Floor User Survey, undertaken at BETT 2010 at London's Olympia. The survey polled the opinions of 107 senior educational staff, comprising headteachers, teachers, bursars and IT managers from schools, colleges, universities, local education authorities and other government departments. Underlining this emphasis on innovative technology, 58% of respondents are looki... (more)

Valentine’s Day Marks Launch of First Social Network by Cafeppl for Coffeehouse Lovers

Palo Alto, CA, February 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- From the land of high-flying social networks, comes a new innovation, and just in time for Valentine’s Day. Cafeppl (Cafe People) is a new site that was created because there are always interesting people hanging out at coffeehouses and there has really been no way to break through the Iced Lattes easily. Instead of just checking out the girl with the Caramel Macchiato you have been observing every night for months, use Cafeppl to ease your way into a conversation. It’s all about connecting comfortably with strangers over coffee. While engaging in social networking for romance is obvious on Valentine’s Day, Cafeppl is also ideal for business, work and play connections. Cafeppl founder & CEO, Pete Meehan, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, says: “Unlike Facebook, this is an open network where you don&rsq... (more)

Bluepoint Solutions Unveils ImagePoint

Bluepoint Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading innovator in remote deposit capture (RDC), image-based item processing and electronic document management software technology for financial institutions, announced the availability of ImagePoint™, an end-to-end image-based check clearing solution designed to help financial institutions of all sizes better manage item processing. The ImagePoint platform is composed of three integrated product families: ImagePoint Capture for remote capture of items, ImagePoint Hub for aggregation and forward presentment of items and ImagePoint Foundation for central item processing functions and image exchange. ImagePoint products may be used separately or together providing a complete end-to-end solution from the earliest point of presentment, to full “Day Two” processing for inclearings, returns and a full, featur... (more)

Matthew P. Lawlor Retires as CEO of Online Resources

Online Resources Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCC), a leading provider of online financial services, today announced that Matthew P. Lawlor, chairman and chief executive officer, has retired as CEO effective immediately. He will remain as chairman until February 15, 2010 to assist with the transition. Thereafter, Mr. Lawlor will serve on the Board as a director. Raymond T. Crosier, current president and chief operating officer, will serve as interim chief executive officer until a successor is named. Online Resources has also formed an Executive Management Committee consisting of Mr. Crosier, lead independent director Barry D. Wessler and independent director John Dorman to oversee the transition. Dr. Wessler and Mr. Dorman will also lead the search for a new CEO, and the Company expects to engage the services of a nationally recognized search firm to help it identify CEO c... (more)

SAP Enters Strategic Relationship With Valero Energy Corporation

WALLDORF, Germany and SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO) has signed a global enterprise agreement (GEA) with SAP that will create a tighter relationship between the two companies including a particular focus on collaboration on solution innovation and development over the next five years. Valero will work with SAP to combine both companies' industry expertise with leading product offerings from SAP to create a scalable, innovative and flexible global IT landscape across Valero's offices and 16 oil refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050310/SFTH009LOGO-a) The agreement extends SAP's leadership in offering comprehensive enterprise software to address the demands of an oil and gas industry marked by rising costs,... (more)

Constant Contact is Proud to Join a New Public/Private Consortium to Drive Small Business Growth through the Adoption of Technology

Constant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT), a leading provider of email marketing, event marketing and online survey tools for small organizations, is pleased to join a public/private partnership to accelerate small business growth through access to broadband. Constant Contact and SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” will help increase small business success with the Broadband Plan, training, tools and resources for high speed Internet use. Learn more at (http://www.score.org/Broadband_event_2010.html). Constant Contact will be a consortium leader and will work with SCORE’s extensive network of 12,400 business mentors across the country to meet this need and help SCORE grow 1 million small businesses. “Constant Contact is committed to ensuring the success of our more than 350,000 small business customers by providing the tools and training to help them maximiz... (more)

NaviNet to Speak at the World Health Care Congress about Meaningful Use and Adoption of Health Information Technology

NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, today announced that Kim Labow, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, will participate in a panel discussion about innovative approaches to achieve meaningful use and adoption of health information technology (HIT). Labow joins industry peers at the 7th Annual World Health Care Congress, held in Washington, D.C. from April 12-14, 2010. The three-day conference attracts senior executives, as well as government officials, from the nation's largest employers, hospitals, health systems, health plans, pharmaceutical and biotech companies and leading government agencies. Labow will be joined by some of the nation’s top healthcare executives and experts to discuss various health data exchange models and solutions to most effectively enable healthcare providers and hospitals to adopt and m... (more)

Extreme Networks Data Center Architecture Named a Finalist for Best of Interop

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its soon-to-be-revealed Direct Attach data center network architecture addressing virtualization in the data center has been selected as a Finalist from hundreds of submissions for the Best of Interop awards, occurring at Interop Las Vegas 2010. Extreme Networks data center architecture takes a progressive approach to migrating customers from physical networks to virtual networks and to the cloud, highlighted by providing insight and control of Virtual Machines (VMs) throughout the network while reducing the expenses and layers of complexity found with today's commonly prescribed data center network designs. "Our network-centric data center strategy, Direct Attach, provides organizations with an evolutionary data center upgrade path that reduces ... (more)

University of Ottawa and IBM Create New Analytics Research Center

OTTAWA, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa today announced they are collaborating to create an international center of excellence for business analytics at the University's Telfer School to help prepare students for careers in "economy of tomorrow" industries that are expected to benefit from the billions in provincial and federal government stimulus investments. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/university-of-ottawa-and-ibm-create-new-analytics-research-center-90882514.html (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) To initiate the new IBM Center for Performance Management, IBM and the Telfer School will invest more than $4.8 million in cash and in-kind time of IBM research and developme... (more)

Pac-West Telecomm CEO Robert H. Turner to Receive University of South Carolina Distinguished Alumni Award

OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pac-West Telecomm, Inc., a leading provider of wholesale communications services, announced today that CEO Robert H. Turner will be honored as a Distinguished Alumni at the 2010 Business Leadership and Awards Program for the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni of the Darla Moore School of Business with outstanding achievements in business, academia, government, or not-for-profit organizations, and/or outstanding service to the business school, and is the highest honor given by the Darla Moore School of Business. As Chief Executive of Pac-West, Mr. Turner has led Pac-West to double-digit growth in a down market, establishing the company's reputation for innovation, customer focus, and service value. He is also a Pac-West board member and the fo... (more)

Battery Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz Invest in Big Data Startup Continuuity

WALTHAM, MA and MENLO PARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/12 -- Battery Ventures today announced it has invested in Continuuity, a Big Data startup born out of the firm's Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program and founded by Battery EIR Todd Papaioannou. Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, and several prominent angel investors including Bob Pasker, Matt Ocko and The Data Collective, and Paul Ambrose, also participated in the round. Continuuity's goal is to enable the development of the next wave of real-time Big Data applications. The company is currently operating in stealth and plans to use the capital to accelerate engineering and product development. "While relational databases have been the foundation for the applications that have shaped IT for the last 30 years, we believe that Continuuity will enable the next generation of application innovation," said Batt... (more)