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27Feb/140

Scott Security Systems and SecurTek Join Forces to Better Serve Vancouver and Lower Mainland Customers


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 07, 2014

It turns out their timing was perfect, according to Scott Security Systems President, Scott Granger.

“We had been exploring ways to take our company to the next level in an extremely competitive and rapidly expanding industry. We had come to the conclusion a partner with the right capacity, access to emerging technologies and a strong national presence was required. That partner would have to be willing not only to invest in our vision, but also had to have the resources to fully support it,” Granger noted.

“As a result of our search,” Granger explains, “SecurTek made arrangements to fly out and introduce themselves. We each liked what we saw and ultimately a deal was struck. Saskatchewan-based SecurTek became that critical partner that would carry us into the future by making it possible for us to keep focusing on what we do best: service, sales and installations.”

Granger soon realized the extent of SecurTek’s commitment to growing its market presence locally, and the vast range of monitoring technologies at its disposal: “They offer exclusive new video, lone worker and access control monitoring. They have integrated technologies that make alarm verification easier and ensure more effective responses in emergency situations.” Granger adds: “while the details of our agreement were being finalized, SecurTek was already training us on their latest Videofied wireless cameras, popular on construction sites and at locations with copper theft problems.”

SecurTek President and CEO Darrell Jones pointed out that SecurTek takes great pride in the relationship it enjoys with its network of independently-owned authorized dealers, noting that Scott Security Systems is an ideal fit and addition to this network:

“Unlike many of the large international monitoring companies, SecurTek does not operate its own installation division. We rely on the knowledge of the local expert dealers who are well aware of the prevailing safety and security concerns in their communities. That is why making our monitoring resources available to Scott Security Systems seemed mutually desirable from all angles. We believe that ultimately, it is the customer who will enjoy the benefits that stem from this strategic alliance.”

Jones also adds that as Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley neighbourhoods evolve, so do the methods and required approaches needed to keep the people and their valuables safe. Going forward, SecurTek and Scott Security Systems working together makes this goal more easily achievable.

About Scott Security Systems:

Scott Security Systems is a well-respected and trustworthy company which has provided electronic security systems, video surveillance systems and access control to the Vancouver and Lower Mainland marketplace since 1978. Their major focus has been delivering an extremely high level of service to its extensive customer base. They are also certified to install and service ULC approved alarm systems.

About SecurTek:

SecurTek is a leading provider of monitoring solutions and event related information services with an extensive dealer network and strategic partnerships, servicing customers across Canada. A subsidiary of SaskTel Telecommunications, SecurTek was awarded the Five Diamond Certification for providing superior monitoring service in the North American security industry by the US-based Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified. This means SecurTek meets or exceeds the highest industry standards regarding call overflow, staffing requirements, response procedures, computer systems and backup power systems. SecurTek offers burglary, commercial, fire, environmental, medical, video, home automation, access control and residential monitoring services.







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22Feb/140

WebhostingHub (Webhosting Hub) Vs. Fatcow Vs. 1and1: Review and Comparison of Top Web Hosting Companies to See Which Service is Better to Choose from Threehosts.com

(PRWEB) December 28, 2013

Comparing WebhostingHub, Fatcow, and 1and1, 1and1is the first choice among the three discussed companies; however, editors at Threehosts.com recommend Bluehost as the most recommended web hosting provider. The full reasons that result in Bluehost being rated the most reliable company are available at http://www.threehosts.com/reviews/1st.

WebHosting Hub does not provide a full featured shared hosting package. Its web hosting plan does not support some features like SSH and Ruby on Rails. Some of these features are important, especially SSH (Secure Shell) which provides more security for transferring data because of an encrypted link between client and server computers. Most other web hosts such as Bluehost and Hostgator offer all these features for free. This is why it can't be found any page on WH Hub's website displaying full details of its hosting features as detailed as some other competitors.

Fatcow web hosting package is not rich-featured. It surely makes sense to spend more time before users select an web host provider. Fatcow does not support Ruby on Rails, Perl, Shell (SSH) Access, CronJobs, and some other features. This may cause problems for users when publishing their websites.

1&1 is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company. The company offers domain registration, cloud servers, virtual private servers (VPS), and dedicated servers. In 2006, the company estimated

that it hosted more websites than any other company in Germany.

About Threehosts.com – Threehosts.com is a reliable resource for web hosting company reviews and ratings, including non-commercial hosting and eCommerce. They provide a list of top 3 trusted web hosts. Their experts have been evaluating web hosting providers for years, and now they present the information in an easy to understand format that helps the consumer make the best choice when choosing a proper web host for their personal and business websites. Here's a link to view the comparison of 1and1, Fatcow and WebhostingHub provided by Threehosts.com.







11Oct/130

90% of Americans Reserve a Better Bottle of Wine to Celebrate According to [yellow tail] Reserve

White Plains, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2010

Most adult Americans (90%) upgrade their wine selection when a premium moment calls, according to a new survey conducted by [yellow tail] Reserve. On the shelves this spring with new packaging, [yellow tail] Reserve, the premium offering from [yellow tail] wine, was created for consumers to take it up a notch and enjoy life's little special occasions.

What is the right occasion to trade-up for a better bottle? A date night at home with that special someone, a toast to TGIF, dinner with the in-laws, or an intimate gathering of close friends.

The survey also identified specific moments when a better bottle is uncorked. Three-quarters of Americans (74%) reserve a better bottle of wine for having friends over for dinner, while six-in-ten (59%) purchase a more premium wine to show gratitude, and half (50%) stow away special wine for a vacation.

"Many wine drinkers have chosen [yellow tail] wines for everyday occasions, but [yellow tail] Reserve gives them an option for when a special moment calls," said Francois Magnant, Senior Brand Manager for [yellow tail] Reserve at W.J. Deutsch. "These survey results show consumers upgrade their wine when the occasion warrants and a premium offering like [yellow tail] Reserve fits the bill."

When the time comes to purchase a better bottle of wine to celebrate, Americans don't break the bank, according the [yellow tail] Reserve survey. Price is the overwhelming factor in choosing a wine, with 47 percent citing it first, while cuisine (36%) and recommendations (30%), were second and third in the decision making process. Nearly half (43%) of wine drinkers will most often pay between $ 10.00 and $ 15.00 for a bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion at home. Only 14% of Americans spend $ 20.00 or more for a better bottle. [yellow tail] Reserve's suggested retail price is $ 11.99.

"For price and quality, [yellow tail] Reserve offers wine drinkers a perfect accompaniment to enjoy a nice night at home or a special gathering," said Magnant. "The grapes in [yellow tail] Reserve originate from Australia's finest wine growing regions, offering a complex and expressive flavor that allows consumers to truly taste the difference."

Since its launch in 2003, [yellow tail] Reserve has garnered high levels of praise for its superior wine quality including, including a number of 'Best Value' nods from Wine Spectator* and 'Best Buy' credits from Wine Enthusiast**. [yellow tail] Reserve currently offers five varietals, in 750ml: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.

For more information on [yellow tail] Reserve wines and the survey, please visit us at Facebook, Twitter and http://www.discoveryellowtail.com. Please drink responsibly.

Survey Methodology:

Interviews were conducted by Greenfield Online, through a 10-minute online survey among wine drinkers that are 21 years of age and older. Wine drinkers are defined as those consumers that have purchased a bottle of wine in the past month. A total of 509 interviews were conducted with a quota of

8Sep/130

Email Marketing Needs Better Content, More Social Presence, Say Marketers


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

Marketers increasingly need higher quality content to make email campaigns profitable, according to a survey by BtoB Magazine. Internet marketer Chris Watson, co-founder of SEO and content development firm Everspark Interactive, says the demand is part of a larger trend in what users expect online.

The survey was conducted in February and March of this year, polling over 400 sales and marketing professionals about their use of email. Delivering relevant, useful content in marketing emails was respondents' highest priority in improving their email campaigns, and more than half said that content was their greatest email challenge according to BtoB Magazine (7.15.13) .

Watson, whose firm Everspark helps companies develop content including email, blog, social, and video content, said the result is not surprising.

People are still happy to read marketing emails if it benefits them, Watson said. Loading an email with great free information and a teaser of your product or service is the only way to stay out of the junk folder.

The survey also found that increasing numbers of marketers are relying on embedded videos or social media links to get people to click through.

Email is just one channel on an increasingly multichannel internet, said Watson. As marketers, we need to think of email messages more as a gateway to our sales copy, and not as a package for sales copy itself.

Watson says that trend shows itself nowhere so much as in the shift to mobile-friendly emails.

More users view email on mobile devices, and they're even less tolerant there than on computers, Watson said. The content should be a stepping stone toward liking a page, viewing a video, or some other easy, reflexive action.

It's part of a formation of ad channels that work together.

About Everspark:

Everspark Interactive is an Atlanta SEO company and internet marketing firm. With a hand picked team of the brightest marketing minds in the country, Everspark creates gripping, engaging content that drives web traffic and dominates search engines. They can be reached at (770) 481-1766 or eversparkinteractive.com.







24Aug/130

Commercial Real Estate Finance Company, Clopton Capital, Nominated for Better Business Bureau’s Prestigious 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

Clopton Capital has been nominated for the Better Business Bureau's prestigious Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for 2014. The company was nominated for its day-to-day ethical business practices by unrelated parties that thought the company to be deserving of the award.

As described by the Better Business Bureau, "The Torch Award is designed to promote not only the importance of ethical business practices, but also the willingness and efforts made by outstanding organizations to ensure that our country's marketplace remains fair and honorable for all people."

According to the BBB, previous winners of the Torch Award include: Sears Holding Corporation, Empire Today, U.S. Waterproofing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, CDW Computer Centers, Assurance Agency, Ltd., The Pampered Chef, Abbott Laboratories, Tasty Catering, ABT Electronics and Cray, Kaiser LTD.

Clopton Capital is a nationwide commercial real estate finance company that offers and arranges loans for commercial properties nationwide. The company works with individual owners and real estate companies that own income producing properties. The funding for the loans arranged by the company comes from CMBS markets, insurance companies, private companies, and depositories.







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19Feb/130

Better Windows by Beth of Northern Virginia Unveils New In-Home Free Estimate Quote


Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) November 11, 2012

Better Windows by Beth, a custom door and window replacement company based in Northern Virginia recently added a new feature to their website. The feature is a submission form to obtain a free in-home estimate for all of their services. Better Windows by Beth offers their services in the entire Northern Virginia region and they felt it was time to give their existing and potential customers a way to quickly reach out and ask for an in-home estimate. The new in home free estimate couldnt be easier to take advantage of. Visitors to the site can simply call the handy phone number and talk to a Better Windows by Beth representative or click on the link and fill out the quick free estimate form. If they fill out the form a representative of the company will get back with them very quickly to set up an in-home visit.

Better Windows by Beth specializes in entry doors, patio doors, storm doors, and replacement windows in Northern Virginia. All of the work is performed by experts, and not subcontractors who have over 38 years of experience in doors and window installation and clients can expect a quality job that gives them not only an aesthetically pleasing door or window but also an incredible energy savings. In fact, it is the energy savings that attracts so many consumers to Better Windows by Beth. One satisfied customer recently wrote, On average, I am averaging 28% savings on my utility bills! How cool is that (no pun intended)?!!

The Better Windows by Beth website is designed with the client in mind and offers full descriptions of all of the services the company provides complete with graphic representation of their works. Individual categories are clearly presented in tabs along the top of the site and of course, the free in-home estimate button is prominent on the home page.

Better Windows by Beth is a woman owned and operated company and provides services for custom doors and replacement windows Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford, Fredericksburg and Clarke Counties, Fairfax City, City of Falls Church, Loudoun County, Leesburg, Purcellville, Herndon, and Reston. All of the work is backed by lifetime warranties and the company uses its own installers, not subcontractors so they can provide quicker more reliable service. Better Windows by Beth is located in Chantilly, Virginia and their showroom is open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Those who want to learn more about Better Windows by Beth can visit the companys http://www.betterwindowsbybeth.com or call 703.327.1200.

CONTACT

Better Windows by Beth

703.327.1200

beth(at)betterwindowsbybeth(dot)com

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10Dec/120

Online Shopping Retailer Elizabeth Avenue West Celebrates 2 years of Better Business Bureau Accreditation

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

This week San Antonio-based online shopping retailer Elizabeth Avenue West (http://www.ElizabethAvenueWest.com) celebrates 2 years of accreditation by BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas, and the Permian Basin. As a BBB Accredited Business, Elizabeth Avenue West is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace.

According to BBB reports by Princeton Research, seven in ten customers say they are more likely to buy from a company designated as a BBB Accredited Business. BBB is a resource for the public, providing objective, unbiased information about businesses.

"We are proud to celebrate 2 years of BBB Accreditation because we value building trust with our customers, said Elizabeth Avenue West's President and CEO Leon Wilson. Our BBB Accreditation gives our customers confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct.

BBB Accredited Businesses must adhere to BBB Accreditation Standards, a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices representing trustworthiness in the marketplace. The standards call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly, telling the truth, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive and safeguarding privacy.

About Elizabeth Avenue West

We are an online provider of a huge selection of electronics, giftware, home decor, housewares, toys, computer equipment, jewelry and much more for our fast growing number of customers. We have built a solid reputation as a reliable, efficient and dependable business, offering our customers an enormous variety of products at rock bottom prices. And were strongly committed to maintaining our truly unique offering and best online shopping experience. The Elizabeth Avenue West Company is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

About BBB

BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities.

Contact BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas, and the Permian Basin at (512) 445-4748,

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release (or for a sample or copy), contact Elizabeth Avenue West, Customer Service at sales(at)elizabethavenuewest(dot)com.

Contact:

Leon Wilson, President and CEO

Elizabeth Avenue West Company

Email Customer Relations: elizabethavenuewest (at) mail (dot) com

Email Sales: sales (at) elizabethavenuewest (dot) com

Company Phone: 1-877-AVE-WEST (1-877-283-9378)

Company Fax: 1-877-596-0246

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16Sep/120

Model N Channel ImpACT Helps High Tech Manufacturers Improve Channel Margins through Better Business Insight

Redwood Shores, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012

Model N, Inc., the leader in Revenue Management solutions, today announced the general availability of its High Tech Channel ImpACT analytics solution.

Model N Channel ImpACT provides data-driven business insights to answer key business questions for semiconductor and component manufacturers through a powerful combination of visually rich dashboards, statistics, sophisticated advanced analytic models, and services. It helps business leaders strategically and tactically respond to changing market conditions and improve channel margins.

Channel ImpACT Highlights

With Channel ImpACT, executives, channel managers, and sales operations managers gain current and accurate visibility into revenue and profit trends by customer, distributor and product, distributor ranking, and win / loss analysis. Going beyond standard Business Intelligence, Channel ImpACT can be set to detect changing trends in market share or prices and alert managers to take action. Pre-built analytics and best practices processes include:

9Sep/120

CFO Research Study Finds Finance Executives Link Cloud Computing to Better Performance


Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

Senior finance executives at U.S. companies believe cloud computing will have significant implications for their companys success in the coming years, according to the new study by CFO Research, sponsored by Google. The full report on this study, titled The Business Value of Cloud Computing, is available for download at http://www.cfo.com/research.

Three-quarters of respondents to the CFO Research survey (76 percent) agree that a solid cloud computing strategy will be important for their companys success within the next 12 to 18 months. While not every company plans to adopt cloud computing in the near future, those companies that have adopted cloud computing report positive results. A majority of finance executives say that their companys largest cloud computing project resulted in cost reductions that aligned with their expectations for hardware-related costs (71 percent say savings met or exceeded expectations), costs related to system backup and data recovery (66 percent), software-related costs (66 percent), and IT labor costs (59 percent). (See Figure 1.) And respondents see more savings ahead: nearly two-thirds (64 percent) say that a complete implementation of cloud technology would reduce their companys operational costs by up to 20 percent. An additional 15 percent anticipate even greater savings.

Finance executives are similarly impressed by the clouds ability to improve the performance of the IT department. Finance executives see major IT benefits from moving to cloud-based systems: two-thirds of respondents (67 percent) say that the cloud would improve their IT departments capacity to innovate, and a similar proportion (68 percent) say that it would enable IT to focus on activities that add value to the business, such as contributing to corporate strategy setting. (See Figure 2.) Finance executives see the cloud as means of improving IT performance, explained Matt Surka, Research Editor at CFO Research. The cloud certainly offers cost savings, but finance executives are most interested in using the cloud to redirect IT resources to high-value activitiesnot strip resources out of IT.

Senior finance executives express similar views on a variety of other benefits of the cloud, including the clouds capacity to increase productivity for all employees. Eighty-one percent of respondents say that a complete implementation of cloud-based systems would improve employee productivity throughout the company. Thirty percent of respondents at companies with cloud-based systems say that the cloud exceeded their expectations for improving employee mobility, in addition to 47 percent who say that their expectations for greater employee mobility were met. Only 9 percent say that the cloud fell short of expectations in this respect.

When making IT purchasing decisions today, a significant proportion of finance executives say their companies view cloud technology as a serious option. Half of respondents (52 percent) are currently including cloud-based systems in their IT decision-making processes: 40 percent say that their companies consistently include cloud-based options alongside on-premises options when evaluating new systems, and 12 percent already prefer cloud-based systems over traditional on-site servers.

As with any new technology implementation, senior finance executives see challenges ahead. They most frequently cite data security concerns (68 percent) as the greatest barrier to adopting cloud computing at their company, but many respondents point out that these concerns can be addressed through due diligence and proper relationship governance.

This study is based on 310 electronic survey responses from senior finance executives working at U.S.-based companies. Survey respondents work for companies in a broad range of company segments.

About CFO Research:

CFO Research is the sponsored research group of CFO Publishing LLC. CFO Publishing LLC, a portfolio company of Seguin Partners, is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Research, CFO Learning and CFO Conferences. CFO Publishings award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of blue-chip companies. CFO Publishing has long-standing relationships with more than 500,000 finance executives.

Google:

Google Inc conducted this research with CFO.com. To learn more please visit http://www.google.com/apps/cfo







27Jul/120

Graphicsland, Inc. Launches Online Chat on All of Its Sites for Better Customer Interaction


Tinley Park, IL (PRWEB) May 10, 2012

Graphicsland, Inc. announces the addition of online chat help to its corporate site, Makestickers.com, MakeSigns.com, and MakePins.com. This robust new customer service feature enables website users to immediately communicate with a Graphicsland customer service representative. Graphicsland has chosen an online chat solution to help their customers receive instant answers and unmatched support for custom printing questions.

With this chat solution, all of the sites will allow users to ask questions on the fly and get an answer from a live person instead of the typical FAQ page or having to wait for a reply e-mail. This will then give users to the sites the ability to ask questions throughout the entire ordering process via an unobtrusive pop up inside the browser window. This ability will work across any page on any site while you browse the sites, so if the user has new questions along the way, a representative can be right there along the way to help.

Added bonuses to using customer focused software such as this go beyond basic availability and communication. Users can receive website links directly in their chat to guide them to the correct pages and resources they need to answer their inquiry. Also, screen shots can be taken by customer service representatives and sent to the user to help clarify instructions and answer that are given to any question.

Customer service representatives can provide live chat support 9 hour a day (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday while still providing 24/7 email support. The software allows for multiple representatives to answer user questions, so there is an abundance of qualified individuals ready to help.

According to Will Wilberg, Director of Client Services at Graphicsland, Often times customers are in need of a quick answer to a simple question such as getting an exact pricing quote. This new live chat feature provides a great solution by getting an immediate response directly through our site without having to jam up your workflow.

Graphicsland, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Tinley Park, IL that specializes in custom printing solutions. The companys expertise is in graphic design, digital printing and custom software development.







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