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    List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel

    Fishers, Ind. (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    ClearObject, an Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Innovator, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company No. 12 on its 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2017 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2014 and 2016, and the companies recognized represent a total, combined revenue of more than $16,717,688,643.

    “It’s an honor to be recognized for the strategic IoT solutions and business value ClearObject provides our partners,” said John McDonald, CEO of ClearObject.

    “The companies on CRN’s 2017 Fast Growth 150 list are thriving in what is now a very tumultuous, demanding IT channel climate,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “This remarkable group of solution providers has successfully adapted to a landmark industry shift away from the traditional VAR business model to a more services-driven approach, outpacing competitors and emerging as true channel leaders. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

    The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

    The accolade comes just a month after ClearObject was named to the Fast 25, the Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Indianapolis area.

    About ClearObject

    ClearObject is an IoT Systems Innovator helping the world’s best companies connect their bold ideas to the Internet of Things. We bring our years of experience, our team of experts and our coalition of leading partners together to make your IoT solutions a reality.

    About the Channel Company

    The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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    Pulsafeeder to Showcase its Latest Eclipse Rotary and PulsaPro Reciprocating Pumps at WEFTEC in Chicago.

    Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    Pulsafeeder, a global leader in fluid handling technology since 1942, today announced the availability of “Just-in-Time” standard Chemical Feed Systems for its Eclipse Series and PulsaPro Series dosing pumps.

    Pulsafeeder Standard Chemical Feed Systems are pre-assembled, fully-tested solutions that include all of the accessories needed for immediate use without the need for field assembly. Each drop-in-place system is designed to address the most common municipal water and industrial wastewater treatment applications, such as: de-chlorination, metering acids and caustics for pH control, dosing corrosion and scale inhibitors, and for dosing precise volumes of sodium hypochlorite, biocides and other chemicals.

    “In our industry, end customers and operators are always seeking to gain efficiency and cut costs for their capital and operating budgets,” states Andy Freeman, Vice President of Global Sales at Pulsafeeder. “Pulsafeeder’s Standard Chemical Feed Systems are designed for operators who demand an engineered water treatment solution with the convenience of a standard drop-in package that can be repeated throughout their facility.”

    The liquid path of each chemical feed system is designed to be fully compatible with its processing fluid. All packages feature two Pulsafeeder pumps for duty and standby, with an optional auto switchover. They also include accessories such as: individual pump Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), suction and discharge drain valves, system bleed valves, system vents, strainers, pressure gauges, calibration columns, back pressure and relief valves, as well as pulsation dampeners where needed. Sodium Hypochlorite feed skids will also include vented ball valves.

    Pulsafeeder will showcase its Standard Chemical Feed Systems for both its Eclipse and PulsaPro pumps at WEFTEC, on October 2-4, in booth number 834. For more information about the new Pulsafeeder Standard Chemical Feed Systems, click here.

    About Pulsafeeder:

    In the early 1940’s Pulsafeeder pioneered the hydraulically actuated diaphragm metering pump principle, and the company has been a global leader in fluid handling technology ever since. With experience in multiple industries, including: water and wastewater treatment; chemical and petrochemical processing; oil and gas; refineries as well as upstream applications, its reciprocating and rotary gear pumping technologies meet and exceed the industry requirements for safety, reliability, and precise control. For more information, visit:

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    Amid network expansions and technology upgrades, the ESVBA has lowered rates for the fourth time to enable more affordable high-speed Internet connectivity across the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

    EXMORE, VA. (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) Board of Directors unanimously voted to lower customer rates again, marking the 4th cost decrease in the past four years.

    New customers seeking dedicated Internet access will receive pricing that is 35 percent lower than last year’s rates for 1-500 Mbps speeds and 20 percent lower for 600 – 1500 Mbps speeds. According to a third-party rate study conducted by CTC Technology and Energy of Kensington, Maryland, last year’s rates were already on par or lower than similar entities’ pricing.

    Existing customers may take advantage of the new lower rate with a renewed 60-month contract. The price reduction included a 20% reduction to all transport circuits reducing costs for service providers as well as customers with multiple offices.

    “The ESVBA is dedicated to bringing high-speed, quality Internet to the Shore,” says Robert Brigham, Acting Director of the ESVBA. “As a public not for profit company, our charter mandates that we use all revenue to run the network, reinvest in the infrastructure and/or lower rates to stimulate growth within our community. This decision will mean lower costs and greater access for all of the Eastern Shore’s residents regardless of which providers they subscribe with, whether they receive service directly through us or via another vendor who rides our public open-access backhaul network.”

    With the latest price decrease, the ESVBA expects more businesses and residents alike will be able to afford and/or gain access to high-speed fiber-optic Internet service.

    This announcement follows several game changer projects from the ESVBA over the last eight months including enterprise network expansions for Bloxom and Church Neck and residential Fiber to the Home Pilot program expansions in Keller, Bobtown & Pungoteague, VA.

    This past month, the ESVBA also held two public town hall meetings where residents of both Accomack and Northampton counties were encouraged to provide input into the ESVBA’s new strategic plan.

    Local leadership and thought leaders in the Internet industry see broadband as a necessity in today’s hyper-connected world. As one town hall participant put it, “Internet is this century’s indispensable technology. Just like electricity once was.”

    About Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority

    The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) is a public not for profit company formed in 2008 by the Counties of Northampton and Accomack Virginia, to provide and proliferate broadband services across the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The ESVBA runs an "Open Access" network and currently serves Education, Government, Healthcare, Commercial and Wholesale customers across the region. For more information, please visit:

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    Exploring recent developments in diagnostic tools, health, and medicine.

    Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    The renowned Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr., TV series, will broadcast a new episode on FOX Business, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 @5:00 pm ET.

    Examining advances in precision medicine, Innovations will explore the role that LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company, plays in using world-class diagnostics to guide the delivery of patient care by helping physicians provide patients with the right drug, at the right time and in the right dosage through companion diagnostics. LabCorp has participated in the development of approximately three-quarters of the companion diagnostics on the market today, and viewers will learn how these innovative tests create better patient outcomes.

    Next, audiences will learn about Leica Microsystems, a company with more than 160-years of dedication to developing and manufacturing microscopes and scientific instruments. Today, Leica is pushing the boundaries of visualization in the operating environment by integrating digital technologies directly into the surgical microscope. Viewers will be enlightened by the latest advances in surgical microscopy, and will learn how Leica is providing surgeons with better insight to improve their decision-making at the point of care.

    As the largest independent medical oncology-hematology practice in the United States, Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (FCSRI) has nearly 100 locations throughout Florida. The show will explore FCSRI’s dedication to providing world-class cancer care in a community-based setting, close to home, and the benefits for everyone involved.

    Reputed for being original thinkers who are passionate about research and development, SigmaGraft, Inc. is dedicated to the manufacturing of bone regeneration biomaterials. This segment will focus on SigmaGraft’s commitment to providing innovative solutions for bone graft surgeries, and the ways in which its materials are being used to foster new bone growth in regions of loss caused by injury or disease.

    “We truly enjoy exploring the medical field and showcasing the technologies and tools that are impacting the industry today,” said Michele Nehls, Senior Producer for the Innovations Series. “We look forward to exploring this topic on our show.”

    About Innovations & DMG Productions:

    Innovations, hosted by award winning actor Ed Begley, Jr., is an information-based series geared toward educating the public on the latest breakthroughs in all areas of society. Featuring practical solutions and important issues facing consumers and professionals alike, Innovations focuses on cutting-edge advancements in everything from health and wellness to global business, renewable energy, and more.

    DMG Productions (responsible for creating the Innovations show) includes personnel specialized in various fields from agriculture to medicine, independent films to regional news and more. Our field producers work closely with experts in the field to develop stories. This powerful force enables us to consistently produce commercial-free, educational programming that both viewers and networks depend on.

    For more information visit: or contact Michele Nehls at: (866) 496-4065 or via email at: info(at)innovationstelevision(dot)com.

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    LevelFunded Health announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company to deliver affordable health benefits to middle market companies across the U.S. using its unique, national, tech-enabled insurance distribution platform.

    Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    LevelFunded Health announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company to deliver affordable health benefits to middle market companies across the U.S. using its unique, national, tech-enabled insurance distribution platform.

    As part of the relationship, LevelFunded Health will become a distributor for Nationwide’s employer medical stop loss insurance and will be able to access additional products such as supplemental health, group dental and group vision from Nationwide that are beneficial for middle market companies.

    LevelFunded Health is focused on immediately decreasing costs of healthcare by offering level-funded health benefits programs, while simultaneously improving benefit levels for businesses that employ 50 or more full-time employees.

    Level-funded health benefits programs work very well for many smaller businesses. The plan sponsor pays a fixed (level) cost per employee per month for all administrative fees, expected claims and stop loss insurance. If claims go over the funded amount, businesses are protected by a stop loss policy. If claims usage is less than the funded amount, the plan sponsor retains the difference, a potentially significant savings. Level funding effectively eliminates the complexity, uncertainty and cash flow volatility of traditional self-funded benefit programs.

    “For middle market companies to buy healthcare the traditional way is just not working anymore. The expense is too high and the quality inconsistent. We saw an opportunity in the market to provide a solution that works for these companies. We have worked hard to deliver a solution at much more affordable rates, with better service and better benefits”, says Russ Carpel, CEO of LevelFunded Health.

    “Our relationship with LevelFunded Health complements our full suite of employer healthcare solutions, including employee benefits, supplemental health and group captive stop loss solutions.” says Syed Rizvi, Vice President and Chief Specialty Insurance Officer of Nationwide Innovative Solutions. “This relationship will combine our insurance solutions suite with LevelFunded Health’s service and national distribution to deliver level funded plans to a market looking for more affordable healthcare solutions.”

    About Nationwide

    Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

    About LevelFunded Health

    LevelFunded Health is a national, tech-enabled, direct to employer distribution platform focused on level-funded benefit programs for small to mid-size employer groups. For businesses with employees ranging from 50 to 1,000, it can help to immediately save these businesses anywhere from 10% - 40% per year on healthcare costs, while simultaneously improving benefits. For more information, visit:

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    Gold Microsoft Competency in Enterprise Resource Planning signifies CuroGens' outstanding expertise and best-in-class business practice.

    Carmel, Ind. (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    CuroGens, Inc., a global systems integrator and Microsoft partner headquartered in Carmel, Ind., today announced it has attained a Gold Microsoft Partner competency in Enterprise Resource Planning.The competency signifies CuroGens’ outstanding expertise and proven ability to meet the dynamic business needs of customers worldwide.

    “Achieving Gold status is an important distinction for our highly skilled staff and its ability to provide expert Dynamics ERP services and support,” said Jesper Kehlet, CuroGens Founder and CEO. “This competency also further ensures our capacity to offer Microsoft software and licenses at the most competitive prices available.”

    The company, which has advanced from a Silver competency for ERP, is dedicated to the continual improvement of its Microsoft Dynamics ERP offerings. In addition to providing software implementation, integration and upgrade services, CuroGens utilizes a broad range of platforms and programming languages to develop custom solutions that connect organizations to the power of data to make informed business-critical decisions, spark growth and impact goals.

    CuroGens’ staff has collectively worked on nearly 500 ERP projects. The company specializes in the manufacturing and professional services industries.

    About CuroGens:

    CuroGens, Inc. is a systems integrator specialized in serving businesses worldwide through custom solutions built on Microsoft platforms, including Dynamics AX, 365 and ERP, as well as Azure, CRM Online, SharePoint®, Office 365 and custom Microsoft .NET based applications. As a trusted Microsoft partner, CuroGens develops, implements and supports solutions that help organizations maximize resources, streamline processes and improve customer service. For more information, visit or call +1-317-815-8120.

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    Cyber Insurance plays an essential role in protecting and reducing the risk a business faces as a result of a cyber attack.

    Bedford Park, IL (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    Cyber/Privacy insurance, or Privacy coverage, is a type of insurance designed to cover a business in the event that data from a firm’s electronic network is exposed or stolen, and/or encrypted and held for ransom by a hacker.

    Stewart Levin, CPCU, Hallberg Commercial Insurors, Inc. explained, “Cyber insurance is intended to cover a variety of liability (3rd party) and property (1st party) losses that result from when a business falls victim to the malicious intent of a cyber attack.”

    Levin continued, “A cyber insurance policy covers a variety of expenses associated with data breaches, including: notification costs, credit monitoring, costs to defend claims by state regulators, fines and penalties, professional assistance in reconstructing data and securing the IT System, business interruption and loss resulting from identity theft.”

    No business, municipality, nor organization is immune to cyber crime. It is estimated that 50% of all small and midsized business have suffered at least one cyber attack in the past 12 months. According to CNBC, cyber crime costs the global economy over $450 billion and 2 billion personal records were stolen in the U.S. in 2016. (1)

    Levin explained, “Over the past 12 months, the number of insurance carriers offering cyber insurance has dramatically increased. We have also seen a sharp decline in cyber insurance premiums, thus making it more affordable for business of any size to protect themselves from the substantial costs of a cyber attack.”

    Cyber insurance policies cover liability arising from website media content, as well as property exposures from: (a) business interruption, (b) data loss/destruction, (c) computer fraud, (d) funds transfer loss, and (e) cyber extortion (f) public relations assistance in managing and maintaining the company brand and customer good will.

    “It is ideal to work with a licensed and experienced commercial insurance professional that takes the time to understand the business’s needs. The goal is to set up the right coverage based on any potential cyber liability exposures,” added Levin.

    Levin provides the following tips businesses can establish to prevent a cyber attack:

    1. Develop a fully operational plan to deal with an online attack. This plan should include a robust procedure for off-site system data back up and periodically testing the back up for validity.

    2. Purchase and maintain security systems or build-in security measures to protect the business.

    3. Employee education is key. Teach all employees how to avoid unwittingly exposing network data during a hack. Human error can leave a company open to additional risk. Additionally, recruit people trained to prevent attacks.

    4. Purchase a cyber insurance policy. While this is an additional insurance expense, it is a fraction of the costs of defending, notifying, monitoring, investigating, and managing the cyber liability crisis.

    About Hallberg Commercial Insurors, Inc.:

    Hallberg Commercial Insurors, Inc. was founded in 1986 to provide commercial insurance and risk management consultation to businesses in the Chicagoland area. Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL. Hallberg Commercial Insurors, Inc. has consistently grown over the past 30 years to become a predominant agency in the Midwest. Hallberg Commercial Insurors, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of insurance products for business insurance, group health and benefits, personal insurance, and financial services.

    Hallberg Commercial Insurors, Inc., 120 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL, (630) 574-2202,



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    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of the nSMOL (nano-surface and molecular orientation limited proteolysis) Antibody Bio-Analysis Kit. Applicable to a variety of pharmaceutical antibodies, this proprietary technique enables selective proteolysis of the Fab region of monoclonal antibodies to dramatically improve the productivity and robustness of LCMS mAB bioanalysis.

    Columbia, Md (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of the nSMOL (nano-surface and molecular orientation limited proteolysis) Antibody Bio-Analysis Kit. Applicable to a variety of pharmaceutical antibodies, this proprietary technique enables selective proteolysis of the Fab region of monoclonal antibodies to dramatically improve the productivity and robustness of LCMS mAB bioanalysis.

    The nSMOL Antibody Bio-Analysis Kit is a ready-to-use reagent kit for collecting monoclonal antibodies from blood or other biological samples using immunoglobulin collection resin, and then performing selective proteolysis of the Fab region of these antibodies via trypsin-immobilized nanoparticles. Variable region-derived peptides produced by limited proteolysis can then be quantified via MRM measurements utilizing Shimadzu’s high-performance LCMS-8050/8060 triple quadrupole liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer.

    The simplified workflow eliminates the steps of denaturing, reduction, and alkyation normally associated with protein digestion, resulting in more efficient sample preparation and analysis.

    With the nSMOL Antibody Bio-Analysis Kit, the region of the antibodies subject to analysis (Fab region) is selectively fragmented. This results in a sample preparation protocol that dramatically suppresses background noise and ion suppression, which leads to improved response and quantitative repeatability. In addition, the selective collection of Fab peptides limits contamination from excessive peptides or trypsin.

    The release of the nSMOL Antibody Bio-Analysis Kit reflects Shimadzu’s focus on consumables and continues its commitment to accelerate laboratory workflows.

    For more information about Shimadzu’s nSMOL Antibody Bio-Analysis Kit, click here.

    About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $3 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support. Visit for more information.

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    PetPace smart collars can help keep an eye on the service dogs that help people.

    BURLINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    BURLINGTON, Mass. – August 6-12 is International Assistance Dog Week and PetPace the provider of innovative health monitoring pet wearables wants assistance dog owners to learn more about their pet’s health.

    International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. The week-long celebration is meant to raise awareness and to educate the public about assistance dogs.

    “Dogs play an increasingly important role for millions of people worldwide. They make our lives better, and for many people, they provide lifesaving assistance,” said Dr. Asaf Dagan, the chief veterinarian of PetPace. “Our technology was developed from a love for pets and a desire to improve the role pet owners play in their pet’s health. Because International Assistance Dog Week is a time to celebrate and educate, we want dog owners to better understand how wearable technology, like PetPace, can help improve their special companion’s health.”

    Pet Pace’s Health Monitoring Solution allows pet owners to track vital signs like temperature, pulse, respiration, plus heart rate variability, activity and calories, and will send alerts to the owner through a smartphone app if any of parameters change and indicate a problem. The idea behind inventing a non-invasive health monitoring smart collar was to quickly identify impending health concerns and monitor existing medical conditions.

    In addition to receiving smartphone alerts of impending medical emergencies, PetPace’s mobile application provides an in-depth look into nearly every metric of a pet’s health. Recorded data is displayed in easy to understand graphical interface, making it easy to monitor specific aspects of a pet’s health and wellbeing over time. This feature is especially useful for owners caring for older or sick pets.

    Last month PetPace announced their new PetPace Bio-ResponseTM platform, which creates an association between events in the pet’s life with physiological and behavioral data collected by the PetPace smart collar. The system’s advanced analytics help the user detect patterns in the data, hence providing unprecedented insights to the pet’s condition in relation to the event.

    “We’re pushing forward with the creation of new technology solutions, able to identify diseases and other damaging factors that affect pet health. We feel strongly that this technology will dramatically improve the health of pets, including those assisting people on a daily basis,” said Dagan.

    For more information about PetPace or PetPace products, please visit

    About PetPace

    PetPace creates innovative technology that delivers peace of mind to pet owners. Our smart IoT pet collar continuously monitors the wellbeing of elderly, sick, healthy, and at-risk dogs and cats, alerting caregivers remotely and immediately of changes in key health parameters. In the home or in the clinic, PetPace leverages data gathered non-intrusively from on-board passive sensors and advanced cloud-based analytics to keep all pets healthier and happier.

    Founded in 2012 and privately-held, PetPace is headquartered in Israel, has a U.S. headquarters in Burlington, MA, and a global sales presence. For more information, please visit


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    Winners Top 560,000 Competitors from 122 Countries in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2017

    The winners of the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship have been announced by Certiport, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets.

    In its 16th year, the competition attracted more than 560,000 candidates from 122 countries to demonstrate their superior skills in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Today culminated the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office and the only one endorsed by Microsoft since its inception in 2002.

    To enter the competition, students aged 13 to 22 took a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. Regional competitions were held worldwide and 157 student finalists competed in the final round of competition in Anaheim, California, USA from July 31 – August 2, 2017.

    The 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions are:

    Microsoft Word 2013:

    First place, Tiberiu Danciu, Romania

    Second place, Ka Hei Chao, Macao

    Third place, Manh Tu Bui, Vietnam

    Microsoft Word 2016:

    First place, Cheng Wai Fung, Hong Kong

    Second place, Ieong Chi Kei, Macao

    Third place, Eta Katherine, Nigeria

    Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

    First place, Yip Pak Ming, Hong Kong

    Second place, Daniela Pavlova, Bulgaria

    Third place, Chang Wu, China

    Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    First place, Pattarapong Tantikowit, Thailand

    Second place, Dheya Madhani, North Carolina, USA

    Third place, Sofia Morales Gil, Guatemala

    Microsoft Excel 2013

    First place, JiaXi Dai, China

    Second place, Sam Millar, United Kingdom

    Third place, Kyriakos Chatziefthymiadis, Greece

    Microsoft Excel 2016

    First place, John Dumoulin, Virginia, USA

    Second place, Sarawut Khamset, Thailand

    Third place, Jayden Cooke, New Zealand

    In the concluding round, competitors participated in unique project-based tests to demonstrate their ability to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for the information presented in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Certiport and Microsoft recognized the top competitors at the MOSWC Student Awards Ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Each first-place winner was presented with a $7,000 cash prize, second place $3,500 and third place $1,500.

    “The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is inspiring – not only because these students won an impressive award, but because they have gained valuable workforce skills that will benefit them throughout their academic and career pursuits,” said Aaron Osmond, General Manager at Certiport. “The best part is watching the champions go home and then report back to us with all of the amazing things they are doing academically and in the workforce. Microsoft Office Specialist certification truly changes lives.”

    MOS certification is the only official Microsoft-recognized certification for Microsoft Office globally and serves as a powerful instrument for assessing student skills and preparing students for real-world application.

    “We are proud to support the MOS World Championship and grateful to meet young people from all parts of the world who have discovered the power of Microsoft Office skills for productivity and employability,” said Anneleen Vaandrager, Senior Director, Education Industry at Microsoft. “The competition itself is the experience of a lifetime but every participant, all 560,000 of them, earned MOS certification to bolster their employability opportunities.”

    Next year, Certiport will host the 2018 MOS World Championship in Orlando, Florida. Download high-resolution photos of the winners here and video interviews here. The event hashtag is #MOSWC.

    About Certiport

    Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, the Toon Boom Certified Associate certification program, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification and the Certiport Business Fundamentals certification program. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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    SkyTouch Technology adds Shilo Inns to its growing portfolio of chain and independent hotel customers.

    Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Shilo Inns, a mid-priced hotel chain operating 31 hotels predominantly on the west coast of the United States, and SkyTouch Technology, a premier hotel property management system (PMS) provider, announce an agreement to bring the cloud-based SkyTouch Hotel OS® to Shilo properties.

    “Shilo Inns was looking for a solution that could resolve several pain points,” said Shannon Hemstreet, COO of Shilo Inns. “We found an answer that will support our brand in SkyTouch.”

    The SkyTouch Hotel OS will be implemented at corporate owned locations as well as franchised locations, and many others are quickly switching to SkyTouch because of its easy-to-use platform, improved rate management and 24/7 customer support.

    The SkyTouch product also features a mobile-friendly Property Management System that allows hotel staff to manage front desk operations, room inventory, check-ins and check-outs, guest folios, housekeeping and reporting. SkyTouch’s Rate Management System utilizes a “Best Available Rate” pricing strategy to help hotels optimize revenue. And the SkyTouch Distribution Management solution provides hotel companies with 2-way connectivity to leading OTAs, CRS and GDS solutions.

    “This is a great moment for both Shilo Inns to reap the benefits of a cloud-based PMS, and for SkyTouch to service such a great brand,” said Todd Davis, CEO of SkyTouch. “We have seen a lot of success with brands like Shilo Inns, and we are looking forward to offering them the SkyTouch Hotel OS.”

    About SkyTouch Technology

    Installed in over 7,000 hotels comprising more than half a million rooms, SkyTouch Technology is the provider of the most widely used cloud-based property management system, designed to help hotel companies meet their most important strategic objectives: to enhance the guest experience, advance performance, and achieve growth while evolving with changing market needs. Accessible from anywhere, the SkyTouch PMS provides visibility and control of operations through real-time, impactful business analytics that help improve hotel guest experience, operational decision-making, and financial results for today’s hotelier. SkyTouch provides an integrated approach to online hotel reservations that fits any size property.

    For more information about SkyTouch Technology, visit

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    Delivering immediate recommendations for engine maintenance and repair with expert guidance from Cummins.

    Seattle Wash. (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), the leading independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls, and emission solutions are announcing the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar’s smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

    By obtaining data through Zonar’s V3™ telematics control unit, Cummins Connected Diagnostics wirelessly connects your engine to Cummins for immediate diagnosis of engine fault alerts. Using unique Cummins algorithms, Connected Diagnostics prioritizes engine fault information and translates it into clear, actionable recommendations that are immediately sent to operations managers. With this report, fleet managers can quickly intervene when service is needed immediately, or can proactively schedule a service event to prevent progressive damage to a vehicle.

    “Offering even more of our customers access to Connected Diagnostics through Zonar’s V3 device, we’re able to deliver the information our customers need to avoid unexpected downtime and maintenance costs, as well as improve efficiencies across their operations,” said Sherry Aaholm – Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cummins.

    “We believe that by offering the advantages of Connected Diagnostics through Zonar telematics, Cummins engine customers will be empowered with actionable data to proactively manage their engines and increase the uptime of their vehicles,” said Larry Jordan, Chief Product Officer at Zonar. "We see a large opportunity to help more fleets maintain a high level of fleet performance and safety while on the road through our Cummins relationship.”

    Connected Diagnostics is available today on vehicles operating with Zonar’s V3 solution. For existing Zonar customers Connected Diagnostics can be enabled with an easy over-the-air update. Contact Zonar at 1-877-843-3847, followed by #2 for pricing and details, or contact Cummins through your Cummins representative or Cummins Care at 1-800-CUMMINS™ (1-800-286-6467) in North America to enable the Connected Diagnostics product. To learn more, visit or

    About Zonar

    Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries. Zonar helps fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking. Cloud-based services with open API's drive Zonar's smart fleet solutions by making it easy for fleet owners and managers to stay connected to their fleets and drivers and operators to dispatch. Headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology company Continental, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. For more information about Zonar, go to

    About Cummins Inc.

    Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,200 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases can be found on the Web at Follow Cummins on Twitter at and on YouTube at

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    New architecture utilizes DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish APIs, Attala FPGA architecture, and Microsemi enclosure management software to simplify infrastructure management.

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Attala Systems, a San Jose technology company that is revolutionizing storage for the cloud and real-time analytic applications, and Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, have teamed to develop the industry’s first fully-automated NVMe-over-fabrics platform that is compliant with the DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish™ specification. The platform utilizes Attala’s FPGA-based adaptable storage fabric and Microsemi’s Switchtec PCIe storage switches, integrated programmable processor and enclosure management software. The result is a platform that is dynamically responsive to changes in customer environments without the significant operational expense (OpEx) demands historically required to manage such a platform.

    “Our focus from day one has been to design and building a cloud-optimized storage infrastructure that minimizes the amount of management overhead required to operate in cloud environments,” said Taufik Ma, co-founder at Attala Systems. “By working with Microsemi, we have been able to automate the enclosure management functions and switching infrastructure to significantly automate system management tasks. The Attala Systems composable storage infrastructure architecture is the realization of that need.”

    Collaborating closely with Microsemi, Attala Systems has created a composable, scale-out storage platform that is orchestrated via the industry standard DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish™ specifications. These specifications help to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers and simplifying the way storage can be allocated, monitored and managed.

    “Microsemi is proud to work with Attala Systems to reach this milestone,” said Derek Dicker, vice president and business unit manager for performance storage at Microsemi. “Because of their scale, cloud environments pose potentially huge management challenges. Minimizing or eliminating these is critical to allowing cloud service providers to scale their services without scaling costs.”

    Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add PCIe products including the scalable, low power, high-reliability PFX family of PCIe Gen3 fanout switches, the programmable PSX family of PCIe Gen3 storage switches, and the low power, multi-protocol, adaptive EQNOX™ family of signal conditioners with FlexEQ™ equalization technology supporting PCIe Gen3 and PCIe Gen2. Microsemi's PCIe family is key to building low power and high-reliability data center, communications, defense and industrial servers; workstations; switches; routers; cellular infrastructure and test equipment. For more information about Microsemi's PCIe portfolio, visit

    Please come by and visit Attala Systems in Booth 848, and Microsemi in Booth 213, at the Flash Memory Summit, August 8-10, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

    About Attala Systems

    Founded in 2013 with offices in San Jose, Calif., Attala Systems is an early-stage technology company focused on the design and development of a new generation of storage and networking infrastructure based on the use of FPGAs and cloud-focused self-learning orchestration and provisioning software. By freeing storage architectures from the multiple levels of abstraction inherent in enterprise-based storage systems, Attala significantly improves system performance reduces operational costs for cloud storage providers and those with a need for high-performance, low latency storage systems.

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    Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at

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    Simplus was ranked on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list for 2017, created in partnership with culture management software and service provider CultureIQ.

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Simplus, a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner and provider of Quote-to-Cash implementations, has been ranked on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list for 2017, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures, created in partnership with culture management software and service provider CultureIQ. The Top Company Cultures list has placed Simplus as No. 2 in the Midsize Companies (50 to fewer than 100 employees) category. Simplus is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and impacts company success.

    “Simplus is honored to be recognized for the company culture we have worked hard to establish and diligently strive to maintain,” said Ryan Westwood, CEO of Simplus. “Culture is the No. 1 metric here at Simplus.”

    Firmly believing that corporate culture matters, Simplus embraces ways to increase employee engagement, reinforce the values of the organization and create greater synergy and momentum between team members.

    To accomplish these goals, Simplus holds weekly meetings that give insight on company performance. These meetings, which are open to all Simplus employees, provide opportunities for collaboration and open feedback. In addition, Simplus has an internal “change champion” team. This team, comprised of employees not in executive roles, focuses on brainstorming and implementing ideas that increase employee satisfaction and strengthen the overall culture. In addition to this team, Simplus employees enjoy unlimited paid time off, stock options, competitive benefits, flexible work hours and more.

    “Great company cultures don’t happen on their own. They’re the result of great leadership and a conscious effort to make everyone on a team feel engaged and important,” said Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur. “The honorees on our 2017 list are proof that strong cultures make even stronger companies. Entrepreneurs at all levels can draw inspiration from them.”

    “A high-performance culture leads not only to employee engagement but also to measurable business results,” said Greg Besner, founder and CEO of CultureIQ. “These organizations show us that great companies start with great culture.”

    The rankings for all companies were determined using CultureIQ’s methodology for measuring high-performance cultures. Employees at each company received a survey of multiple-choice questions, and the answers were used to assess a company’s strength across 10 core components of culture—collaboration, innovation and communication, to name a few. The companies with the highest scores became the Top Company Culture list in ranking order. To be considered for the ranking, a company must have at least 25 employees, have been founded before January 1, 2015, and be headquartered in the U.S.

    The full list, representing a total of 153 companies categorized as small, medium-sized or large — with 25-49 employees, 50-99 employees and more than 100 employees respectively — is available on To view Simplus in the full ranking, visit For more information about Simplus, visit or call (855) 256-8391.

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    About Simplus

    Simplus is a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner and provider of Quote-to-Cash implementations. We provide enterprise-wide digital transformation through advisory, implementation, change management, custom configuration and managed services. Guided by the mantra “Success Simplified,” we use leading cloud solutions to help companies achieve a strategic vision, improve performance and increase value to stakeholders. With more than 1,000 clients and a high customer satisfaction rating, Simplus helps companies improve, innovate and grow. For more information, please visit

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    For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community, providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit

    About CultureIQ

    CultureIQ is a platform that enables organizations to make positive, measurable changes to their culture, and a community that connects peers and experts around the topic of culture. The CultureIQ platform helps companies actively manage their culture through an ongoing process of collecting, understanding and responding to internal feedback to drive employee engagement, retention and success.

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    Updated building modernization program follows nationwide best practices to maximize opportunities for the state.

    Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Brian McCarter, chief executive officer of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, announced today that the company will serve as program administrator for Utah’s updated commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program. The Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED), which manages the program, selected SRS after conducting a competitive search process for a third-party firm to provide program administration services.

    Utah launched its statewide C-PACE program in 2015 after passing legislation enabling commercial PACE in March 2013. Senate Bill 221 authorized local governments to adopt C-PACE financing programs, which offered commercial and industrial property owners a unique mechanism to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency improvements to their buildings.

    Senate Bill 273, enacted in March 2017, amends the earlier legislation by expanding the scope of eligible projects, establishing a statewide C-PACE District, and more clearly defining the process of developing and closing projects.

    In this updated program, financing is provided by private capital providers in an open market and repaid through a voluntary assessment on the owner’s property tax bill over a period of up to 30 years. Because the affordable, long-term financing covers 100 percent of a building modernization project’s cost and requires no money down, C-PACE enables building owners to make substantial upgrades to their buildings. Typically, the project’s energy savings outweigh the PACE payments, creating positive cash flow for the building owner, whose modernized building is also more valuable after a C-PACE project.

    In Utah, and many other states, C-PACE is also available to real estate developers who design and construct buildings that are more energy efficient than what is required by building code; the financing can reduce an owner’s equity contribution or replace other high-cost financing required to develop commercial buildings.

    “We are pleased that Utah will continue to realize the economic benefits of C-PACE through new investment and job opportunities, energy savings, and improved air quality,” said Laura Nelson, PhD, the governor’s energy advisor and executive director of OED. “With SRS’s extensive success in administering C-PACE programs nationwide, we are confident that our partnership will create a robust program locally that leverages market-based approaches to energy financing, and capitalizes on best practices throughout the country.”

    “SRS is thrilled to partner with OED to bring the state’s relaunched C-PACE program to Utahns,” said Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS. “Now that the state’s legislation has been right-structured to meet C-PACE program best practices, Utah’s second-generation program, like other successful programs nationwide, will enjoy a robust pipeline of projects. This means more valuable building stock and more local jobs—all benefits that will come about without taxpayer dollars.”

    SRS is launching a search for a Utah-based program director to oversee the statewide C-PACE program. Interested candidates can apply on the company’s website.

    About Commercial PACE

    C-PACE is an attractive option for building owners seeking to upgrade their buildings with new, energy-efficient equipment. For developers planning new buildings, C-PACE provides a major financial incentive to design buildings “above code,” which leads to significant operational cost savings as well as improved thermal comfort and indoor air quality. In a C-PACE transaction, local banks or specialty private capital firms provide long-term, fixed-rate financing that covers 100 percent of the project cost.

    Eligible properties include commercial, industrial, manufacturing, mining, professional, private/public club, agriculture, lodging, retail, non-profit, and residential housing properties with more than four units. In well-designed projects, the energy cost savings exceed the finance payments. For new buildings that are designed to exceed the current building code, C-PACE generally finances 15–20 percent of the total construction cost. C-PACE financings do not require personal guarantees from the building owner.

    Repayment of the C-PACE assessment can be managed by the county’s property tax billing and collection system, similar to a sewer assessment. Alternatively, in Utah, the building owner can repay the capital provider directly. When a property is sold, the C-PACE assessment can transfer to the new owner.

    About SRS

    Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (SRS) partners with state and local governments to administer commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) programs. Founded in 2010 by experienced commercial real estate and energy efficiency professionals, the company’s proprietary technology-enabled PACEworx™ Platform streamlines the management of the data-intensive C-PACE technical and financial underwriting process. SRS’s Investor Confidence Project-credentialed quality assurance methodology has facilitated more than $120 million in C-PACE financing nationwide—a level unmatched in the industry. SRS empowers C-PACE public-private partnerships across the county, including programs in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Virginia. For more information, visit

    About the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED)

    Governor Gary R. Herbert recognizes energy as one of the four cornerstones of Utah’s strength, along with education, job creation, and self-determination. In recognition of this priority, the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) was created in 2011 to advance Utah’s diverse energy sector through planning, policy and direct engagement with the private sector; and thereby to foster economic growth through energy development and conservation activities and through the provision of affordable, reliable energy. For more information, visit

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    New service speeds lab environment setup, testing and application delivery

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Forty 7 Ronin has launched its new JumpStart Program on the Genesys AppFoundry – a newly available online marketplace focused on customer experience solutions. The AppFoundry allows Genesys customers to discover, research and connect with a broad range of customer experience applications, integrations and services that address their unique customer needs.

    The JumpStart Program provides highly experienced developer support to help companies set up a working Genesys lab environment which can be used to test applications, set up a mock environment, practice for certification tests, and more. Forty 7 Ronin sets up and hosts the testing lab and shows clients how to use it in the right way to optimize applications, streamline the Genesys integration process, and solve product challenges quickly. JumpStart is designed to help get an application to market faster and provide superior customer experience once it’s online.

    “Genesys is founded on a history of collaboration and openness and with the AppFoundry we are launching a global call to action for partners to create world-class applications and solutions to help our customers take their customer experience to the next level,” said Merijn te Booij, Chief Marketing Officer of Genesys. “Companies like Forty 7 Ronin are harnessing the power of the AppFoundry and the Genesys Customer Experience Platform in creative ways to help our customers differentiate through a single marketplace that addresses their unique needs.”

    According to Mark Stallings, managing partner of Forty 7 Ronin, “We are excited to be part of the AppFoundry ecosystem. Our team has a long history of working with the excellent Genesys technology and we look forward to helping other Genesys partners fully utilize the strength of the platform.”

    The Forty 7 Ronin JumpStart Program is currently available on the AppFoundry online marketplace. To learn more about the specific features and benefits of JumpStart, visit the JumpStart application listing.

    About Forty 7 Ronin

    Forty 7 Ronin was founded in Colorado in 2011 by senior members of the IVR and speech recognition industry who developed better methods to boost IVR performance. In addition to IVR tuning, the company offers VUI design, IVR development, reporting and analytics, IVR migration, and hosted IVR solutions. It also provides IVR training courses and certifications delivered in a variety of formats, including classroom, onsite and online – using real world examples and scenarios. Visit; call 719-445-8054; or email marketing(at)forty7ronin(dot)com

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    WriteLab brings its writing feedback technology—powered by artificial intelligence—to Student Brands so students can improve their writing skills.

    Berkeley, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    WriteLab, a leading AI education technology startup, announced a partnership with Student Brands, a diverse student solutions platform focused on studying, writing, and research tools. This unique integration will assist students in mastering the writing process and work to close critical writing proficiency gaps.

    “Our recent partnership with Student Brands means millions of students from around the world now have access to AI-assisted feedback on their writing. Together we are helping students improve their writing and thinking skills so they’re successful in communicating both inside and outside of the classroom. WriteLab’s technology is also crucial in helping Student Brands’ content management system, the Content Brain, provide solutions to writers who need answers and insights to key questions while working on their drafts,” said WriteLab CEO Matthew Ramirez.

    3.5 million students in the United States, and another 25 million students across the world, will gain the following benefits from this partnership:

    ·     AI-assisted feedback on their writing that goes beyond grammar with insights on concision, clarity, and logic.

    ·     Critical understanding of how to make stronger, clearer, and precise points.

    ·     Complete control over their writing process (motivating students to produce many drafts before sharing their work with teachers).

    ·     Increased confidence in their ability to communicate both at school and in the workplace.

    This partnership will enable students to becomes more effective communicators in the 21st century. It will also allow teachers to focus on essential elements of their curriculum to help all learners improve their writing and thinking skills.

    About WriteLab: WriteLab brings together Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, and English Language Instruction. Student writing is analyzed in seconds with WriteLab’s Comment and Scoring engines—giving students feedback and suggestions on how to revise and polish their draft.

    About Student Brands: Headquartered in Los Angeles, Student Brands is an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research. Student Brands currently manages 20+ websites and mobile apps in 10+ countries. Students Brands was acquired by Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. in 2017, and operates as a standalone subsidiary.

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    Jolliffe takes over the responsibility of developing PI’s business in industrial precision automation.

    Auburn, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    Worldwide motion control and nanopositioning solutions leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has named Dr. Cliff Jolliffe as Head of Segment Marketing – Automation, in Karlsruhe, Germany, as he brings with him over two decades of automation technology experience. For the last 15 years, Jolliffe worked for a well-known precision mechatronics company as subsidiary manager, Laser Medical and Micromachining Manager, and was also responsible for sales of digital motion controllers across Europe.

    “I’m excited about joining PI’s team and am really impressed by the drive and passion that everybody has for our products. The new direct driven linear and rotary stages, motion controllers, and broad range of technologies that I’ve seen, really enhance our ability and confidence to increase our sales in the global precision automation markets”, says Cliff Jolliffe.

    Dr. Jolliffe has the perfect technical background to head the automation segment for PI – he holds a PhD in electric motor design. The United Kingdom government recognizes him as an expert in the field of precision automation and he currently chairs a cross-industrial / academic panel that seeks to advance research in joint ventures with manufacturing companies.

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    Thousands of Professionals Share Experience with Agile in the Largest, Longest-Running Agile Survey

    ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    VersionOne, the leader in unified Agile and DevOps software solutions today announced that its 12th annual State of Agile survey is open and ready to record responses. The survey is the largest and longest-running agile survey in the world.

    “The annual State of Agile survey is part of our ongoing commitment to serving the global agile community,” said VersionOne CEO and Co-founder Robert Holler. “We encourage agile practitioners to take the survey and share their opinions on a wide range of topics including the benefits of agile, advice for scaling enterprise agility, and lessons learned to ensure agile transformation success.

    We encourage individuals to share their perspectives and experiences with agile. The data we gather provide insight about the adoption of agile; what new practices are emerging; and how the culture of agile is changing.

    The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, is open until December, 2017. The full report will be available in early 2018. To participate the 12th annual survey and download the 11th annual State of Agile report, visit

    About VersionOne

    VersionOne helps organizations scale enterprise-wide agility. Using our enterprise software platform for unified Agile & DevOps, teams at every level can work together to envision and deliver great software.

    More than 50,000 teams at 1,000 companies, including 33 of the Fortune 100, use our solutions to help scale their agile and DevOps initiatives faster, easier, and smarter. Whether a small team just getting started with Agile and DevOps to global enterprises scaling agility across their software lifecycle, VersionOne customers get the best solutions in the industry backed by the pioneers in agile ALM. Learn more at

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    ThinkHub 4.1 software update features AirConnect View, Native Skype for Business and WebEx videoconferencing, Stylus Mode, TouchControl™ for hardline inputs, cropping, and more...

    Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2017

    T1V announces it’s latest software release for ThinkHub BYOD collaboration software. The 4.1 software package includes AirConnect View, which allows users to view the digital Canvas on their Mac, Windows, or Android device via the AirConnect app. This feature is particularly useful for remote participants who can connect to and participate in meetings from any network in the world.

    Also included in the ThinkHub 4.1 upgrade package is native Skype for Business and WebEx videoconferencing capabilities. These software-based videoconferencing solutions are now natively integrated in ThinkHub, accessible through ThinkHub’s main navigation. Users may join an existing call, or create a new one entirely. Participants will be able to view the ThinkHub Canvas, while in-room ThinkHub users will see the remote participants’ screen and/or camera feed. A one-time setup fee applies for native videoconferencing integration.

    ThinkHub now features Stylus Mode, which immediately distinguishes between finger and stylus touch events. With their finger, ThinkHub users can move objects around the Canvas. With a stylus, ThinkHub users can write and annotate on the Canvas. Because ThinkHub now recognizes these two different touch behaviors, users can more quickly operate between these two actions. What’s more, Stylus Mode also enables the user to erase annotations by creating a fist with their hand, and moving the backside of their fist in circular motion to erase writing on the interactive Canvas. A touch screen eraser can also be used to erase annotations. This feature can be toggled on/off in the ThinkHub Menu.

    TouchControl, which allows you to control your connected Mac and Windows laptop from the ThinkHub Canvas, was previously only available via the T1V AirConnect app. Now, TouchControl is available as a hardline input connected directly to your ThinkHub device. Additional fees apply, please contact your T1V Representative for pricing.

    ThinkHub 4.1 also features several updates to Canvas interactivity, including cropping, grid lines, and themes. Images, Sketches, and Notes can all be cropped, so users can zoom and crop content to focus on particular areas of interest. ThinkHub now provides the option to toggle grid lines on or off in the ThinkHub Menu. And ThinkHub has an all new assortment of Canvas themes to choose from - also accessible in the ThinkHub Menu.

    ThinkHub 4.1 features are available today. Software updates are included for all ThinkHub customers. To upgrade your ThinkHub software, contact T1V Support at support(at) to push these new features to your ThinkHub device.

    About T1V, Inc.

    T1V is an interactive software company specializing in multitouch, multiuser applications for enterprise, education, and active learning environments. The company’s ThinkHub collaboration software features BYOD (bring your own device) technology, designed to support the many devices, programs and platforms of today’s workforce. T1V’s suite of collaboration software represents total meeting room solutions that are replacing much of the hardware we equate meeting room technology with today.

    T1V seeks to simplify the complex, creating solutions that don’t replace existing workflows, but that support and streamline them.

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