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29Sep/120

OnSIP Receives 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award


New York, NY (PRWEB) August 03, 2012

The OnSIP Business VoIP team announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named OnSIP as a recipient of a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. Having just received a Company of the Year - Business Services (Silver) Stevie, this is the second award the OnSIP team has announced this summer.

As the hosted PBX space is heating up (analysts expect a 35% increase in adoption this year), were proud to learn that OnSIP has been recognized as a 2011 Communications Solution Product of the Year, said Rob Wolpov, President, OnSIP. Customers can expect that we will continue to innovate and improve our service offerings this year and beyond.

Now serving over 15,000 businesses, OnSIP provides a robust hosted phone system solution at a fraction of the cost of their leading competitors. Their platform is built entirely on open source technologies and open source standards, which means the company does not pay software licensing fees and any standard SIP devices can be used with OnSIP. For customers, this translates to a more flexible service at a more affordable price. To that end, their CTO, John Riordan, will be speaking about the architecture of their geographically distributed SIP service at the popular open source telephony conference, ClueCon, next week.

OnSIP was chosen to receive a 2011 Product of the Year Award for creating outstanding advancements in communications, said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. OnSIP has proven benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at OnSIP. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Websites.

About OnSIP

Having helped over 15,000 customers, OnSIP is a leading provider of business VoIP service to small and medium-sized businesses. OnSIP customers enjoy the benefits of a business class phone system, without the traditional high cost, burden, and inflexibility. For more information, visit http://www.onsip.com.

About TMC

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the worlds leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more. For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.







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1Sep/120

2011 – A Great Year for Benefit Express


Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Benefit Express Services, LLC, a leader in providing benefits administration for large, medium and small organizations is proud to add 2011 to the companys string of successful years of growth.

Benefit Express surpassed expectations in 2011; marking its tenth consecutive year of growth and positive change. To support the commitment to providing excellent client service, the company substantially increased its staff throughout the year. Also for the first time, Crains Chicago Business named Benefit Express as one of Chicagos Top 25 Largest Women-Owned Companies based on 2011 revenue. Furthermore, the company was honored with several awards, including:

10Aug/120

ComicBook!: iTunes iPad Photo App of the Year 2011 Turns Version 1.5.0


(PRWEB) May 23, 2012

3DTOPO Inc. is pleased to announce that a new 1.5.0 version of ComicBook! is now available on the Apple iTunes App Store. ComicBook! was named as iPad Photo App of the Year 2011 by Apple, iTunes App of the Week in twelve countries, included in the App Store's Essentials collection, and has received many other honors and mentions.

The ComicBook! app is designed to allow a user to quickly and easily create a comic panel of their own content and design. ComicBook! features realistic comic styling with a wide selection of: image filters, comic fonts, customizable captions, a library of included classic comic graphics called "stickers" and dozens of multi-panel page layouts.

In addition to bringing native resolution to the new Retina iPad, the 1.5 version outputs comic pages in resolution independent PDF output. The ComicBook! PDF pages may be combined to create books and also edited in many popular graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

In addition, the new version brings a "Toon" image filter, several improved "stickers", high-resolution (PDF based) printing, along with numerous other improvements. The existing comic image filters (Comic, Sketch and Manga) are the same effect although they now run 56% faster than before.

ComicBook! now offers a library of over 600 additional classic comic styled "sticker" graphics available as in-app purchases.

For more information, screenshots or to purchase click here.

Also, please see our User Gallery, and our website.







6Jun/120

Lyons & Sucher Helps Miller & Smith Increase Traffic By 240% And Home Sales By 49% In 2011.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 23, 2012

Lyons & Sucher, a full-service marketing, design and digital agency, helped Miller & Smith increase traffic to its communities by 240%, resulting in a 49% increase in sales over 2010.

In 2011, Miller & Smith sold 304 homes versus 204 homes the year before.

Were thrilled for Miller & Smith, and proud that our Big Reveal campaign makes such a key contribution to their success, said Mark Sucher, Partner, Lyons & Sucher. Our work for Miller & Smith makes a promise that they pay off beautifully in their innovative new home designs and models. Making promises to prospects that our clients keep is the foundation of a successful, integrated marketing and sales program.

Lyons & Sucher helped Miller & Smith successfully open 11 new models in six communities in 2011 by driving online and onsite traffic with a mix of direct mail, animated banner ads, paid search, radio, print ads, and promotional graphics on MillerandSmith.com.

In addition to driving huge gains in traffic and sales, Lyons & Suchers campaign for Miller & Smith won 4 major awards at the 2011 GALA Awards, the Washington regions most prestigious real estate design and marketing competition.

Lyons & Sucher and Miller & Smith shared the awards for Best Overall Marketing Campaign for a builder, Best Direct Mail Campaign, Best Online Marketing Campaign, and Best Broadcast Radio Campaign.

To see examples of the award-winning work Lyons & Sucher created for Miller & Smith, visit LyonsandSucher.com.

Lyons & Sucher is a full-service marketing, design and digital agency with over 25 years of experience marketing residential, multi-family, mixed-use, active-adult and commercial developments. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, Lyons & Sucher serves builders, developers and real estate professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

See its full range of capabilities, including website design and optimization, sales center design and fabrication, video production, social media, advertising, direct mail and collateral, at LyonsAndSucher.com



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30May/120

TechXtend Announces Riding the Crest Awards for 2011


Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) April 04, 2012

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15May/120

ActionPacked! Networks Receives 2011 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award From INTERNET TELEPHONY

HONOLULU, HAWAII (PRWEB) March 19, 2012

ActionPacked! Networks, a leading developer of intelligent software for managing Cisco quality-of-service (QoS), today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named LiveAction software as a recipient of its 2011 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award, sponsored by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Maintaining consistent quality-of-service within a continuously changing networking environment is a complicated and very time-consuming challenge for network engineers, said ActionPacked! President and CEO Dana Matsunaga. Our goal is to provide our customers with a single tool that enables them to visualize and understand UC and other network traffic conditions and to adjust their QoS settings with extreme ease, speed, and confidence. Winning this award validates our commitment to deliver high productivity network management tools that provide engineers with both visual awareness and fully interactive control of Cisco devices.

In addition to QoS management, LiveAction also provides deep understanding, unique visualization, and complex configuration of networks through extensive real-time flow visualization, route visualization, policy-based routing controls, IP SLA testing, and more recently, Medianet capability for Cisco routers and switches.

The editors from INTERNET TELEPHONY are pleased to grant a Unified Communications Product of the Year Award to ActionPacked! Networks for its LiveAction software, said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. ActionPacked! has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. We look forward to seeing continued advancement in technology solutions from them in the future.

Winners of 2011 Unified Communications Product of the Year Awards are published in the March 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, http://www.itmag.com. INTERNET TELEPHONY is the leading publication dedicated to IP Communications.

About ActionPacked! Networks

ActionPacked! Networks is the leader in quality-of-service software for implementing VoIP, Telepresence, Unified Communications, Medianet and other mission-critical services. The companys LiveAction software increases network service quality and shortens outages by providing true understanding and precise control using rich visualizations and direct device interaction. LiveAction leverages the QoS, NetFlow, Routing, and IP SLA features embedded inside Cisco devices to provide the only all-in-one solution that can support both QoS auditing and provisioning. For more information, visit http://www.actionpacked.com.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit http://www.itmag.com.

About TMC

TMC, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the worlds leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

ActionPacked! Networks is a trademark of and LiveAction is a registered trademark of ActionPacked! Networks. Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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28Apr/120

Large Corporations Awarded Billions in Small Business Government Contracts in 2011


St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has reported that 72 of the federal governments top 100 small business contractors were some of the worlds largest companies. Corporations like Apple, GE and Bank of America received $ 16.4 billion in small business government contracts during the 2011 fiscal year, a 20 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Due to a combination of policy loopholes, human error and mis-categorization, many small businesses are not being awarded the government contracts set aside specifically for smaller companies.

Federal mandates are in place that require the federal government to set aside at least 23% of all contracting dollars to be awarded by small businesses. In order for the government to comply with the mandates, more companies capable of handling these federal contracts must complete their CCR registration and ORCA filing immediately. Every year, the federal government falls short of its procurement goal. In 2009, only 22% of the $ 442 billion set aside for small businesses was awarded to small businesses, according to US Federal Contractor Registration.

There are not enough qualified, properly registered businesses, said Dan Driscoll, treasurer at US Federal Contractor Registration. If there were, the government wouldnt have a problem meeting that goal.

In order to bid on and be awarded government contracts, businesses must obtain a DUNS number and must complete CCR and ORCA registration. Successful contractors also develop aggressive government marketing plans which include the creation of a profile on government websites such as the SBAs Dynamic Small Business Search and automated bid notifications to their email. Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration, is strongly encouraging small businesses to ensure their registration is complete and correct so they don't miss out on the new opportunities available in government contracting.

Unfortunately, many vendors who try to complete their CCR registration on their own run into problems. The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center has reported that nearly 20% of all current CCR records contain errors or omissions. When errors are present in a business records, the government contract will most certainly be awarded to a company with all of their checks and balances in place. This makes it even more possible for large companies with proper paperwork to move in on contracts set aside for small businesses.

To help small businesses avoid costly errors, US Federal Contractor Registration is offering a free evaluation and review of vendors government registration, including their CCR registration CCR registration and ORCA filing. During the evaluation, a Placement Specialist will review the companys government contractor registration to ensure it is complete, contains the correct information and is optimized to help them win government contracts. To receive this free evaluation, interested businesses should contact the toll free Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1. Placement Specialists can also prepare a free government contracting profitability assessment to help business owners review government spending trends within their industry and identify current contracting opportunities.

US Federal Contractor Registration is a third party registration firm that has helped thousands of businesses complete their CCR registration and bid on contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration pairs businesses with a dedicated case manager who helps them every step of the way from initial registration to bidding on contracts. To request a free evaluation and assessment by a Placement Specialist for your business, call the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1 or visit our website at https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/.

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9Apr/120

2011 TechFellow Awards To Honor Visionary Technology Leaders And Stoke Investment In Emerging Startups

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2012

The TechFellow Awards (http://www.techfellows.com), a startup investment program that honors technology innovators for achievement and excellence in high-tech entrepreneurship, today announced details of the third annual award program and ceremony.

Led by hosts Founders Fund, TechCrunch and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a selection committee comprised of highly distinguished technology industry luminaries will recognize twenty individuals for their leadership and critical role in developing breakthrough products and services in four categories: General Management, Disruptive Innovation, Product Design & Marketing and Engineering Leadership.

In honor of their selection, each TechFellow Award recipient will receive $ 100,000 to invest in a technology company of their choice.

This years TechFellow Award winners will be announced at an invitation-only event hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Jim Parsons, best known from the hit television show The Big Bang Theory, and featuring a special appearance by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on February 22 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

The TechFellow Awards recognize the technology communitys brightest stars and welcome them into a peer group that will expand their potential and reach, said Sean Parker, Executive General Partner at Founders Fund. Were shining a spotlight on individuals who are on the cusp of bringing us something revolutionary, while giving them the opportunity to identify and invest in the most exciting startups in the industry.

The 2011 TechFellows will join an elite group of best-of-breed honorees, and along with the first two years recipients, will become a technology community think tank offering expertise and high level vision through upcoming quarterly dinners and special livestream web events and unique Q&A sessions. Chosen by the most prestigious selection committees to evangelize the growing role of technology in shaping the world at large, each TechFellow brings invaluable knowledge and insight to the table.

The goal of the TechFellow Awards is to identify and recognize the people in our field who are likely to have huge impact in the near future," said Michael Polansky, Managing Director, TechFellow Awards. "Being a TechFellow is more than just being honored for past success. It's about joining a group of incredibly talented people who are well positioned to shape what is to come. This year's honorees have captured the essence of true ingenuity and innovationand we are proud to recognize them for their groundbreaking work.

Past TechFellow winners have gone on to found Quora and Flipboard, while Trigger.io, Mixel, Captricity, HipChat and Woven Systems have all been beneficiaries of TechFellow Award investments. 2010 TechFellow winners included Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder, Twitter; Maria Thomas, former CEO of Etsy and Paul Graham, Co-Founder and Partner at Y Combinator, while the 2009 class featured Michael Birch, Co-Founder, Bebo and Adam DAngelo, Co-Founder of Quora and former CTO of Facebook.

Its an honor to join this esteemed selection committee and help pick this years winners, said Ron Conway, Managing Partner of SV Angel and a TechFellow Award Selection Committee Member. The caliber of TechFellows this yearvisionaries with an extraordinary collective intelligence and energywill be sure to attract investors looking to contribute to the launch of the most promising new companies.

The 2011 TechFellow Awards selection committee includes:

6Apr/120

Outskirts Press Reveals Top 25 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for 2011


Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

Alphabetically, its twenty-five best performing self-published books for 2011 were:


Anger and Guilt by Carol Rogne
Beating Neuropathy by Dr. John Hayes, Jr.
Being Better Than You Believe by Philip Berry
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding by Bernard J. Nebel, Ph.D.
Cancer: Its a Good Thing I Got It! By David A. Koop
Color Bind by Dr. Herschelle Adams
Corinthia Falls by Kim Hutson
Distress to Success by Bobby Guy
Enough Already by Bob Tyler
The Essentials of High School Math by Joseph R. Davis
Firestarters by Rev. Benjamin Berinti
God, Gold & Glory! By Henry Falany
God Has a Sense of Humor for Heavens Sake by Mike Chamberlin
Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-To Tips by Tui Rose RN
The High-Tech Gooseneck Putter by Samuel DiMatteo & Kristin Johnson
In the Blink of an Eye by Sheryl Brown Nixon
Palm Beach Detective Sunny Skies, Shady People by Erik Brown
Presentation Skills 201 by William R. Steele
Revolutionary Leader by J. Ronald Webster
RFNS Military Reunion Handbook by Paul J. Spiewak
The Source by Steve Deming
Tied Hard and Fast by Don Cadden
What to Do When You Become the Boss by Bob Selden
Whos Controlling You? Who Are You Controlling? by Carol Rogne
Z1N1: The Zombie Pandemic by Mitchell Layne Cook

All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% 55%.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. http://www.outskirtspress.com.

Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Parker, Colorado 80134

http://outskirtspress.com 1-888-OP-BOOKS

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31Mar/120

WFTCloud Leaders in SAP Private Cloud Reveals Top Trends of 2011 and Marching ahead for 2012


Princeton, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

As the SAP business landscape continues to evolve, so too does the technology supporting it. IT departments are under constant pressure to create and deliver platforms and solutions that meet business demand. CIOs and business leaders from industry around the globe are challenged to stay competitive and meet business objectives. Aligning the enterprise IT model with the business, controlling costs and keeping pace with the rapid rate of innovation are critical.

SAP Businesses have expressed a growing interest in cloud computing in 2011 and will have renewed focus on it in 2012. As the acceptance of Cloud Computing continues to grow, businesses are looking to augment or replace their traditional in-house data center with lower-cost Cloud based services. Cloud computing is maturing to the point that a business can run their SAP Landscapes in the cloud.

Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO WFTCloud, says All SAP customers businesses should start to evaluate cloud in low risk areas. Software as a service, focused on SAP non-business critical applications and Platform as a Service, for development and test landscapes, are potential cloud architectures to start with. Experimenting in these lower risk areas can provide IT departments with immediate savings, and also enable the business to develop the competencies required to respond to new opportunities as they arise.

We are already seeing many of our clients reaping the rewards of cloud technology by procuring additional capacity at times of high demand. There also seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding among many IT managers as to exactly what cloud computing is, let alone how to make best use of it. Many firms are already using some form of cloud technology for CRM or other marketing services but in many cases, the IT department is unaware. Such ignorance is itself posing significant risks to the business.

WFTCloud is currently working with many organizations around the world to help them understand the potential impact of cloud computing, establish a strategic response to the potential opportunities it presents, and define policies and procedures that manage the risks associated with its use.

Gartner predicts that 80 percent of new commercial enterprise applications will be cloud-based in 2012 enterprises must have clear visibility into this storm of development. Today, they dont. In fact, they often know little or nothing about the full extent of cloud deployments, the resource pools they run on, and which employees have access to them, making it nearly impossible to ensure high availability, compliance and security. Greater visibility will provide companies the means to achieve compliance with regulations or internal policies; track and manage costs; and help control user and account sprawl.

The growth in cloud usage stems from the fact that a) its available and b) its effective. SAP Business and Developers turn to the cloud because it solves their problems. If enterprises try to enable cloud consumption in a way that limits its availability or effectiveness, they will be doomed to fail. The only way forward is to gain visibility and control of cloud usage without limiting ease-of-consumption and that means offering self-service for users. By implementing standardized but dynamically configurable workloads such as through the use of WFTCloud SAP templates enterprise IT staff can give developers and business users the ability to access resources instantly while ensuring best practices for operational excellence says Rajeev Menon, Senior Vice President WFTCloud.

Ganesh Radhakrishnan continues The key to SAP business success in a cloud adoption is a robust, proven architecture. WFTCloud mission is to evangelize cloud computing and educate businesses on the overall benefits it can bring them moving their SAP to Cloud.

About Wharfedale Technologies, Inc.

WFT is a leading technology consulting integration firm specializing in infrastructure integration in the implementation and support of virtualization and private/hybrid cloud services. As an SAP-certified provider of cloud services, it also offers the following services in support of SAP solutions: high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back-up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization. For more information on WFT services, visit http://www.wftcloud.com or http://www.wftus.com or call (888) 533-3113.

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