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4Mar/140

ConnectYourCare Announces Nationwide Expansion of Sales Team to Meet Growing Demand

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

ConnectYourCare, a national leader in consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) account solutions, announced today the expansion of its sales force with the addition of Joe Bosotina, John Dean and Carol Conroy to meet the organization’s growing demand.

“Our 137% percent year over year growth rate since 2012 demonstrates our dominance in the market,” said Allen Pease, Senior Vice President of Sales for ConnectYourCare. “By adding these experienced professionals to our team of experts, we are well-positioned to handle the fast-paced growth we expect in 2014 and beyond.”

Bosotina has nearly 25 years of experience selling benefits administration technology, SAAS/Cloud Computing and group and individual insurance. He comes to ConnectYourCare after positions at Paychex, Benefitfocus and ADP. Bosotina is also an active National Guard reservist who has excelled in leadership and technical advisory positions for over 20 years. He is responsible for new business development with clients in the Northeastern United States. His experience in simplifying complex benefit programs will be an asset to benefits professionals, employers and employees.

Dean brings over 19 years of sales and management experience selling consumer-directed healthcare, insurance and human resources solutions. He joins ConnectYourCare after positions at Aon Hewitt, E*TRADE and Paychex. As Sales Executive for Aon Hewitt, Dean was a leading seller of reimbursement accounts and other health plan related services to companies with over 5,000 employees. His Series 7 and 63 licensing provides him with in-depth knowledge of the investment side of HSA’s and HRA’s. He will promote our services and brand throughout the Southeastern United States while building strong relationships in the human resources and benefits industry.

Conroy has 30 years of experience providing strategic account development and management. She comes to ConnectYourCare from Borislow Insurance Agency, United Benefit Services and Crosby Benefit Systems. She also spent nearly 15 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in senior sales and management positions. She is an expert in complex health insurance design and funding arrangements including HSA, HRA and FSA products. Conroy will develop and manage strategic accounts in the New England region.

“We are pleased to welcome these dynamic, healthcare account experts to meet the needs of our rapidly expanding organization,” said Pease. “Their proven successes with companies ranging from 100 to 100,000+ employer groups and in-depth industry knowledge will help us spread our unique consumer-directed products and superior service model to more employers seeking cost effective solutions to meet the rising cost of healthcare.”

Bosotina, Dean and Conroy will join Nancy Dudman-Cavalier, Meghan O’Shea, and Rob Westra to round out the ConnectYourCare sales force.

About ConnectYourCare

ConnectYourCare's consumer-directed healthcare platform provides a fast path to account-based health plans, enabling firms to lower health benefit costs while empowering consumers with the tools they need to better manage health savings. The solution of choice for large employers, health plans and banks, ConnectYourCare offers a fresh approach to health savings by combining a simplified experience, seamless access and a unique coaching model to accelerate savings and consumer engagement. By removing complexity and motivating individuals to take control of health savings, ConnectYourCare maximizes return on investment for all participants in the healthcare benefits value chain and enables everyone to simplify, save and grow.







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3Mar/140

Growing Emphasis on the Importance of Due Diligence Reporting Drives the Market for Virtual Data Rooms, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn – Virtual data rooms (VDR) as a new generation of online document storage and filing system is witnessing strong interest and adoption among enterprises. Defined as a virtual form of the traditional physical data rooms that serve as repositories of important and confidential company related data, VDRs replicate the same function over the Internet using computers. The tough and challenging economic climate which continues to remain the new normal in developed countries and the ensuing pressure on corporate bottom lines is driving significant interest in cost effective IT technologies and solutions. Cloud computing and cloud based technologies, over the last decade, have emerged to revolutionize the very structure of IT departments worldwide. A disruptive force in the making, virtual data room services represent the most efficient model of delivering file storage resources to companies. With almost all industries worldwide now being dependent on compute resources, virtual data rooms, which represent a cloud based resource, is forecast to witness strong growth. Adoption of VDRs will continue to benefit from the maturing cloud concept and the resulting increase in interoperability, data portability, and lower costs.

Disadvantages associated with traditional information storage and management strategies include risk of data loss and misplacement, high upfront capital costs in case of physical data rooms, time consuming filing process, lack of security, and limited efficiency benefits. All of these drawbacks are helping drive the migration to VDRs. Key benefits of VDR driving its adoption include automatic creation of backup of all uploaded files/data, superior security controls, efficient support for multiple users, easy and hassle free retrieval and viewing of files, cost effective storage of regulated information, compliance with regulatory norms, rapid anytime access to files, flexible pay per use billing, elasticity and ability to scale up datacenter resources as per requirement, among others. VDRs in addition also offer a superior alternate solution to generic file sharing (GFS) programs like Dropbox, and Google Drive, which although effective for consumer personal use, are often ill-suited for enterprise applications. Security glitches such as, violation of privacy norms like unauthorized sale or sharing of information with third parties, infrastructure limitations, limited reporting features, inability to track & trace user statistics and lack of strong backup options for files stored, remain key concerns with the use of GFS programs. Virtual data rooms in this regard offer a robust and secure platform for sensitive data storage and sharing.

Typically, use of VDR is dominated by corporate functions such as mergers & acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, liquidation, IPOs and bankruptcies. Future growth, however, will be led by increased adoption of VDR in facilitating newer corporate functions such as investor communications, fundraising, research & development, asset purchases, loan syndication, and supply chain secure document sharing, among others. While investment banks, manufacturing companies, and law firms represent dominant users of VDR, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies are emerging as a lucrative customer cluster, driven by increased drug development and licensing collaborations, patent filing activity and the growing need to protect IP property.

As stated by the new market research report on Virtual Data Rooms, the United States represents the largest regional market followed by Europe. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 20.7% over the analysis period.

Major players in the market include Ansarada pty Limited, AppFolio, Inc., Brainloop, EthosData, Firmex Inc., Global KAP Pty Ltd., iDeals™ Solutions Group S.A., Intralinks Holdings Inc., Merrill Data Site, RR Donnelley & Sons Company, ShareVault, TransPerfect Deal Interactive, and V-Rooms™ among others.

The research report titled “Virtual Data Rooms: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in US dollars for all major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/Virtual_Data_Rooms_VDR_Market_Report.asp.

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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31Jan/140

Tri-State Hardwood Flooring Extends Its Capacity to Meet Growing Consumer Demand


West Long Branch, NJ (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

Full-service hardwood floor company, Tri-State Hardwood Flooring, is expanding their repertoire to meet the demand of clients seeking intricate, unique designs on their hardwood flooring. Better known as laser cutting, this process involves the use of a high-powered beam to cut material (wood, acrylic, plastic, fabric, etc.) with computer-controlled parameters. Depending on the material, the laser beam either vaporizes, burns or melts everything in its direct path. Furthermore, laser cutting is an efficient process as it greatly reduces the likelihood of needing finishing work.

In business for over ten years, Tri-State Hardwood Flooring sees the need to offer this service due to immense customer satisfaction:

"Since customer satisfaction is our main priority at Tri-State, we're committed to providing our clients with a range of high-value services that will increase the worth of their homes," says Tri-State Secretary, Talita Santos. "It's a tough market out there, especially in New Jersey, and adding this unique touch will not only make the flooring aesthetically pleasing, but will turn an ordinary home into a prized possession."

With the cutting-edge technology employed by Tri-State, they have the capacity to work with each customer to the fullest extent. From what they've seen so far, customers are partial to three dimensional wood medallions, borders and engravings. However, Tri-State plans to offer a book of designs to choose from in the future, given their connections with graphic design agencies.

Tri-State Hardwood Flooring is a full service hardwood floor company in West Long Branch, NJ that serves clients in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area.

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For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Jerry or Talita, email triwoodflooring(at)gmail(dot)com or contact Tri-State at 732-768-0741.







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9Oct/130

Todays Growing Need for Animators in the Gaming Industry Opens Up Many Job Opportunities for Animation Students


(PRWEB) June 21, 2013

In todays job market it can be difficult to find a position within the arts and design sector.

However, the current need for animators in the gaming industry is on the rise which provides many opportunities for those in an animation program. Centre for Arts and Technology's 2D and 3D Animation programs can help those looking to break into the animation world by teaching them the essential traits and skills required in the animation industry.

The gaming world is constantly changing from 2D pixelated animation to high definition graphics and 3D animation, its hard to believe that the gaming world started out with putting a quarter into an arcade machine.

Now, the animation and actual game play in the gaming world has become very complex. World of Warcraft, a RPG (role playing game), revolutionized the standards for animation in games as well as the difficulty of play. This game was one of the first that used an online system of play and had top of the line graphics never before seen in the gaming world. With the push from World of Warcraft, more games came into the world as online based and used high definition 3D animation. Many of these games include The Sims 3, Star Craft 2 and Cid Myers later Civilization games. Gaming has progressed so much that players go to international gaming competitions for specific games, such as Star Craft 2, and compete for 1st place to receive $ 50,000 in prize money.

The gaming industry is continuously getting larger and the need for animators in this industry is at an all-time high. In Canada especially, the gaming world is booming. Canada has come out with some of the most popular games of 2012 including, Mass Effects 3, Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3, and Sleeping Dogs. A major Canadian company producing games is Ubisoft Montreal, which creates the Assassins Creed franchise and the Far Cry series. With this need for more animation experts, the industry is calling for trained professionals to take on the daunting task, and where better to be trained than at an animation school.

Centre for Arts and Technology offers 2D Animation & Digital Art or 3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects at our Kelowna, Fredericton and Halifax campuses.

With the gaming boom in Canada, now is the best time to take that next step into the future!







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20Aug/130

Affordable Web Solutions for Small and Growing Businesses, Asahi Technologies Announces WordPress Development Services for Businesses Across New York


New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

WordPress is a popular CMS which is extremely user friendly and suitable for business owners with little or no web knowledge, and who wish to take complete control of their websites. Established as a blogging platform in 2003, WP has quickly evolved over the years as a very powerful CMS. Used by umpteen number of bloggers and top companies around the world, WP currently powers Ford, Sony, Samsung, Playstation, CNN, Ben & Jerrys, educational institutions and many others.

With millions of websites running on wordpress platform, the web CMS offers apparent ease to add contents and pages to the website. Unlike other content management systems, users can change the contents easily using a backend login. Customization is hassle-free as it is easy to change the appearance of the website by simply changing the themes, content, images, media and much more. With a few mouse clicks, site owners can modify it without ftp or other file transferring tools. In terms of holistic value, WordPress offers a wide range of plugins and add-ons with extreme ease-of-use for novice site owners.And to help businesses deploy the leading CMS, the NY based tech firm has launched affordable WordPress development services in New York.

For many business owners, customizing their website is restricted by limited or no knowledge of the underlying code. This is where WordPress scores a vital point. Its simple architecture allows it to be developed at extremely low costs compared to other tools. With WordPress sites being search engine friendly, the structure is embedded with a self-ping feature, whereby every time the user updates the blog or an article, it clings to major search engines. Moreover, additional plug-ins can be embedded with the existing WordPress to enhance the reach of the site.

At Asahi Technologies, the developers offer appealing and highly functional websites based on custom WordPress themes that would capture the look and feel of the clients brand. With extensive experience in customization and development services across various business domains, the firm offers complete gamut of WordPress Development Services, The key services include

13Aug/130

NY based Tech firm launches custom Drupal Services for start ups and growing businesses in New York


New York (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Drupal is an open source CMS that gives its users a great deal of flexibility to modify, share, and distribute content. Used in more than 200 countries with 180 languages, it has now grown into a powerful content management system which is more than a CMS. It is a unique solution that is perfect for a small business and scalable for any large enterprise.And to help businesses leverage the potential of the robust framework, the NY based tech firm has launched custom Drupal development services in New York.

Highly regarded as one of the best website frameworks available, the popular CMS is rapidly gaining adoption all over the globe. Drupal is a very powerful tool, which organizes complicated structures and complex content with apparent ease. Unlike other website content management systems that offer narrow frameworks and custom coding, Drupal offers out of the box solutions for online entrepreneurs to showcase their brands in an interactive and highly-useable environment. Helping small businesses to get noticed, drive traffic, and share important content in a content hungry world, Drupal offers several other advantages. They include flexible web designing, extensive API Support, search engine friendly features, mobile ready features and fairly quicker development time. Besides, by offering unlimited scalability, it can support specific assignments without external extensions. In short, Drupal is highly flexible and, therefore, is great for large, complex, advanced websites that manage sensitive content.

13Jul/130

BlueWave Computing Recognized Among Georgias Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013

Atlanta-based IT services firm, BlueWave Computing, received the Georgia Fast 40 award which recognizes the region's fastest growing mid-market firms. The award was announced last week by the Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Atlanta).

Each year, ACG Atlanta honors the Georgia-based middle market companies that demonstrate the greatest growth in revenue and employment over the prior three year period. Rankings are objectively based on weighted three-year average growth in revenue and employment.

Dr. Steven Vicinanza, BlueWave CEO says, BlueWave continues to post outstanding organic growth despite the weak economy. Part of that success is a dramatic expansion of our information technology service offerings, which now include a full range of cloud-based managed services, information security management services and unified communications services. In addition to these new product introductions, sustained corporate growth can be attributed to winning many new clients and keeping current clients happy with a client retention rate of 95 percent. Sustained growth has earned BlueWave a spot among the fastest growing managed service providers in the country.

With this award, BlueWave adds to a highly impressive track record that includes five consecutive years on the INC Magazine Top 5000 list, the Atlanta Business Chronicles Pacesetter Award, the Atlanta Journal Constitutions Best Workplace award, and the coveted Atlanta Consumers Choice Award for IT services.

About BlueWave Computing, LLC

BlueWave Computing helps growing businesses take control of their IT resources and align IT with their strategic objectives. BlueWave offers a full range of services including IT planning, CIO services, information security management, IT support, managed services, cloud computing, and custom application development. BlueWave consistently wins awards for customer service, corporate growth, and quality of its workplace environment. BlueWave is rated among the top IT managed service providers in the country.

About ACG Atlanta

ACG Atlanta is the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth

29Jun/130

Tablet and Smartphone Adoption Growing Rapidly in Wholesale Distribution With Developer Ai2 Leading The Way


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Software developer Ai2 was recently featured in Convenience Distribution Magazine, a publication aimed at wholesale distributors in the convenience store marketplace, as part of an article on technology trends in the wholesale and retail environments.

The article, titled Software Emphasizes Accessibility and Affordability, was published in the April issue of the magazine. It focuses on the return on investment that distributors of all sized have been realizing through the use of tablets and smartphones for business processes that were previously analog or conducted with 20-year-old technology. Mobile devices are overtaking traditional computers at the rate of two to one, according to the article. Ai2 offers solutions for remote sales order entry and proof of delivery (POD) on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices.

Giving smartphones the ability to place orders from a distributor is one of the most widespread trends in distribution and retail today. Many retailers are still dependent on Telxons, handheld scanning devices from the 1990s and earlier, to place orders. Todays business environment demands more portability, dependability and access to critical data like product descriptions and prices.

Whether a distributor decides to put that information in a sales representatives hands or share it directly with customers, the result must be fast, accurate and easy for the end user. The benefit of a retailer using his or her own smartphones brings the familiarity of a favorite device while saving the distributor the large expense of purchasing and maintaining new hardware.

As for the tablet segment of the business, Ai2 CEO and President Douglas Katich says, Distributors need to realize that this trend is their friend. Katich mentioned that 80% of Ai2s new sales to C-store distributors involve tablets in some way. Ai2 offers solutions for sales order entry, bar code scanning, and enterprise content management on iPad.

One distributor enjoying Ai2s tablet solution is City Wholesale Grocery, whose operations director Jerry DiChiara says that it allows his salespeople to work in real time with a frequent and smooth sync of sales data.

ProSel is part of Ai2's software suite for wholesale distributors. ProSel gives sales reps offline access to their complete price book, product images, a rapid search function, enterprise content management, document syncing and much more. ProSel works without the need for a persistent Internet connection while integrating seamlessly to any host ERP system. Since ProSel's debut, many of the largest distributors in the U.S. have licensed it to replace legacy field ordering systems.

Ai2 was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in downtown Chicago. More than 75,000 users use Ai2 solutions each day to capture upwards of $ 75 billion in annual sales. More than 10,000 retail stores and more than 1,000 movie theaters use Ai2 solutions for their order entry needs. Ai2 improves the sales process for some of the worlds largest distributors in foodservice, convenience store, grocery, beverage, hardware, medical, beauty products, jewelry and more. For more information about Ai2, visit Ai2.com.







4Mar/130

Online Retailer 123inkcartridges.ca Adds the YC505T-1 Radio Control Helicopter to its Growing Line of High Quality Products


Lachine, QC (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

The online Canadian based company 123inkcartridges.ca is ever growing and continues to add high quality products to their expanding inventory. The latest addition is the YC505T-1-GE 3.5ch Radio Control Helicopter. The radio controlled helicopter is constructed of high quality materials to offer durability. It has a gyro and a high tenacity propeller. The speed at which it operates can be adjusted and it also contains a charging and power indicator.

The radio control helicopter is powered by 6 AA batteries which must be purchased separately. It only takes about 30 to 40 minutes to recharge. This high quality helicopter can fly in a diameter of about 8 meters. The online distributer 123inkcartridges.ca just recently added the helicopter to their growing inventory of electronic devices. It is equipped with a color light that allows it to fly at dark as well as during the daylight. The radio controlled helicopter can move in all directions including up, down, left, right, forward and backward. It also has the capabilities to hover.

The Canadian based online store 123inkcartridges.ca continues to update their rapidly growing inventory by adding these types of high quality products. Consumers may view all of their products at their online site: http://www.123inkcartridges.ca/accessories-product/YC505T_1_GE.html. Their exceptional customer service is available to assist consumers with their purchases or answer any questions that may arise. Purchases can be made securely online through the site which is an authorized merchant. This product is offered at a special discount price that is 57% off of the manufacturers price. It is only offered for a limited time through the online distributer.

About 123inkcartridges.ca

123inkcartridges.ca is a Canadian based online distributer of a wide variety of products. When the company began they only offered printer ink and toner cartridges. They found such success at offering high quality products to consumers at reasonable prices that they soon began to expand to include computer accessories as well. They have recently begun to offer a wide variety of products and house an inventory of over 10,000 catalogued products. The company offers exceptional customer service and a one year warranty on their products. The full line of products can be viewed at http://www.123inkcartridges.ca which is their official website.







25Feb/130

Learning.com Welcomes SAS

Portland, OR & Cary, NC (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

SAS Curriculum Pathways is the newest product to join the growing digital content library at Learning.com, the celebrated source for connecting educators and students to the right digital content.

SAS Curriculum Pathways online curriculum resources have been proven to increase student learning and teacher effectiveness by targeting higher-order thinking skills. The learner-centered approach integrates varied instructional strategies and incorporates formative and summative assessments. More than 1,100 interactive Web-based curriculum resources include English language arts, math, science, social studies, and Spanish for educators and students in grades 6-12.

Todays students respond best to engaging, interactive resources that promote the skills to succeed in school and beyond, said Scott McQuiggan, Director, SAS Curriculum Pathways. While SAS Curriculum Pathways resources are available at no cost to educators and their students, Learning.com connects thousands more teachers and students with SAS Curriculum Pathways compelling content.

Learning.com, long recognized as a leader in blended learning, helps districts integrate technology into core curriculum. The company provides educators with resources to ensure students meet the new Common Core and state standards, and succeed on computer-based assessments such as PARCC and Smarter Balanced. With more than 60 providers and 300,000 digital learning objects supporting project-based learning and digital readiness, Learning.com is a suitable host for interactive tools and lessons from SAS Curriculum Pathways.

SAS Curriculum Pathways shares our commitment to education and quality content, said Keith Oelrich, CEO of Learning.com. Providing Learning.com users with innovative content from SAS Curriculum Pathways links educators and students with even more resources via a single sign-on.

About Learning.com

Learning.com provides proven content, powerful tools, and practical services to support 21st century learners, align instruction to Common Core standards, and prepare students for Common Core assessments. We offer free and fee-based standards-aligned curriculum and assessments to enhance and differentiate instruction, engage students, and increase test scores. In addition to award-winning content, we provide the implementation, support, and professional development tools and services that educators need to make the most of their resources and improve learning outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.learning.com, and follow us at http://www.facebook.com/learningdotcom and http://www.twitter.com/learningdotcom.

About SAS

In addition to SAS Curriculum Pathways online resources, SAS analytics and business intelligence software is used at more than 3,000 educational institutions worldwide for teaching, research and administration. SAS has more than three decades of experience working with educational institutions.

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 50,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know

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