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20Feb/140

National Association of Professional Women Announces Carolyn Hollingsworth, Senior IT Manager of Lennox International, as VIP Woman of the Year


Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

NAPW honors Carolyn Hollingsworth as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in business and management with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 local chapters.

As senior manager for Lennox International, Ms. Hollingsworth has been the major force for improving the efficiency of its IT repair. She explains in a recent interview, “I’ve extended help desk applications out in the field, which has been a significant cost-saving measure for Lennox.”

A computer crash for a leading HVAC equipment manufacturer company such as Lennox could cost the company millions of dollars for as long as that system stays down. Many of Lennox's manufacturing processes are automated, and if the PC running a line goes down, the line stops. Reducing downtime is exactly why the $ 3.7 billion company began looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its IT repair process. Deployment of BMC Software’s Remedy Solution, although effective, was not the entire solution.

By giving techs access to the solution from the field, Ms. Hollingsworth solved the loss of downtime problem. She contributed to extending the help desk applications out to the individuals that actually go and fix equipment. Techs also now have an immediate view of a job's priority; more pressing trouble tickets show up higher in their work cues, so techs are always working on the most critical issues.

NAPW Provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.







14Feb/140

Manage Hyper-V Like a Pro with NEW 5nine Manager v3.6


Beverly, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013

5nine Software, the only vendor delivering Management and Agentless/Host-based Security for Windows Server and Hyper-V, has released NEW 5nine Manager for Hyper-V v3.6.

5nine Manager for Hyper-V v3.6 allows local and remote management of Virtual Networks and Virtual Machines from a single management console and supports multiple versions of Microsoft hypervisors (2012 R2 / 2012 / 2008 R2 SP1).

5nine Manager for Hyper-V v3.6 also provides a local Graphical User Interface for different versions of Windows Server Core and Microsoft Hyper-V Server (2012 R2 / 2012 / 2008 R2 SP1).

This new version allows files to be copied to and between Virtual Machines, generates Hyper-V system status reports, allows for easy movement of VMs between Windows Server/Hyper-V cluster nodes, and much more!

“We are very excited to support the IT community with the necessary tools needed to manage Hyper-V infrastructure on a daily basis,” shares Dr. Konstantin Malkov, CTO of 5nine Software. “With this release of 5nine Manager, we have focused on the most demanded features in anticipation of the Windows Server 2012 R2 release in order to support the continued expansion of Hyper-V virtual technology.”

5nine Manager v3.6 is available with complimentary and full-featured licenses. Exciting NEW features include:

Support of Windows Server 2012 R2
Live migration of Hyper-V Virtual Machines between cluster nodes
Virtual Machines Guest Connection View (new to the FREE version of the product)
Cluster storage information
Enhanced Hyper-V system status report

Download a complimentary version of 5nine Manager v3.6 from the company website at http://www.5nine.com/5nine-manager-for-hyper-v-free.aspx.

For 5nine Manager v3.6 product description and feature information visit: http://www.5nine.com/5nine-manager-for-hyper-v-product.aspx.

An Annual Subscription License for the complete 5nine Software product line is available directly from 5nine at sales(at)5nine(dot)com or through our comprehensive global partner network.

If you have any questions, please contact 5nine Software Information at info(at)5nine(dot)com or via phone +44 (20) 7048-2021 from 7am to 5pm GMT.

About 5nine Software

5nine Software supplies management and security applications for Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V. Our focus is on providing SMBs, large enterprises and hosting providers with premier Hyper-V tools to configure, manage, monitor, and protect their Hyper-V environments. More than 2000 clients worldwide have already chosen 5nine Software tools for their Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure.

Since 2007, 5nine Software has developed proprietary Hyper-V technologies, including change block tracking and host-based management and security. 5nine Software applications provide GUI on Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Windows Server Core, and include the only available agentless Hyper-V VMs protection, Microsoft System Center firewall, and antivirus security plug-in. In addition, 5nine Software has helped to build the current version of Hyper-V Extensible Switch that allows filtering and controlling traffic without third-party agents on guest VMs, making Microsoft Hyper-V more competitive than ever!

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Alexander Kariagin, Director of Sales & Marketing

+44 20 8123 5882

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21Aug/130

CFS Marketing Manager, Bill Bryan, Celebrates Epic One-year Anniversary with Atlanta, GA Company Amidst Expansion


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

Suwanee, GA based CFS Flooring, Inc. continues to grow as the overall economy improves. Marketing Manager Bill Bryan forecasts sustained company growth as he celebrates his epic one-year anniversary with the company.

An Atlanta native, Bryan is a marketing veteran with twenty-seven years of experience. A Georgia Tech Industrial Management undergraduate and Georgia State Masters in Real Estate graduate, Bryan has enjoyed a variety of career experiences. After leaving the Federal Savings Bank as its V.P. of Development, Bryan became the youngest V.P. (at time of promotion) at Turner Broadcasting/Turner Properties as its V.P of Global Real Estate and Qualifying Broker. After leaving Turner to develop several residential neighborhoods Bryan founded N Fin S Holdings, llc a real and intellectual property-development company. Bryan also rocks-out with his band under the stage name Bryan Epic.

Bryan was instrumental in opening the historically significant CNN bureaus in East Berlin, Germany and in Beijing, China. He was Ted Turners exclusive real estate broker during which time Turner became the largest individual private landowner in the U.S.

While Ive worked for the largest company in the world (at the time GM) and the smallest, completing transactions on six continents, I really enjoy applying my skill set to enhance the market position of CFS and Im grateful for the opportunity to be part of this successful operation.

CFS Corporation is a national wholesale distributor of hard surface flooring with offices in Georgia, California and China and distribution throughout the U.S. and in select Canada markets. CFS offers pre-finished hardwood, engineered, cork and bamboo flooring and laminate flooring. For more information about CFS visit their website at http://www.cfscorporate.com or call them at 866-751-6893.







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27Jul/130

Subscribing to Aladtecs EMS Manager Recoups 30 Days a Year in Man-Hours for Ambulance Services of America (PA)


Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

Saving time is vital to every ambulance company, particularly smaller family owned businesses. By simply implementing EMS Manager for their crew scheduling and workforce management needs, Ambulance Services of America gained an extra four weeks a year. Saving all that time in labor goes a long way for this family owned and operated business located in one of the largest cities in the United States.

EMS Manager has significantly cut down on the time we spend scheduling employees and keeping track of their data - we save 20 hours a month. Not to mention its accessible 24 hours a day from anywhere theres Internet access. We dont have to constantly call employees and remind them when they are working, and they arent calling us for the schedule all the time, indicates Santi Intirat, Chief Director, Ambulance Services of America.

EMS Manager is an easy to use, and easy to implement, SaaS (Software as a Service) system designed specifically for EMS and ambulance services. The system is accessible from any computer, smartphone or other mobile device with Internet access. This makes it an ideal administration tool for streamlining operations, saving time and saving money. The schedule is always available to view and is always up-to-date. Staff can submit availability, request time off and even make trades (with or without administration approval) from anywhere 24/7.

Previously, Intirat created an excel format to make weekly schedules and then posted them at the office. I wanted to find something that I could put online so employees could check their schedules at any time from any place. Another ambulance service in the area told me about EMS Manager. We tried the free trial and fell in love with it after the first day. It was exactly what I was looking for, Intirat states. If needed, we can change the entire schedule, even while we are on the road. Since we are a smaller company, its also very helpful EMS Manager is an annual subscription with no other fees. The system training, tech support and upgrades are all free. EMS Manager is a joy to work with!

Ambulance Services of America is a family owned and operated business and is a provider of emergency and non-emergency ambulance transport operating out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They currently have four crews and cover a 300 mile radius. They also provide health care training for the community and area professionals.

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Aladtec, Inc. is a proud provider of web-based software solutions for online employee scheduling and workforce management applications. The companys flagship products, EMS Manager and FIRE Manager, are leaders in the public safety sector. Together with their newest product, Zanager, they serve nearly 1,000 EMS agencies, fire departments, police departments and other businesses. Over 60,000 employees use Aladtecs online employee scheduling and workforce management products. Aladtec is headquartered just outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in Hudson, Wisconsin. For more information, visit http://www.aladtec.com.

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Hudson, WI 54016-4538

(888) 749-5550 Toll-Free

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mellissa(at)aladtec(dot)com

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5Mar/130

Graphic Evidence design and develop branding and website for and innovative, new and secure online policy manager Policy Buddy


London (PRWEB UK) 26 November 2012

Graphic Evidence began by creating strong branding for Policy Buddy, which was implemented throughout the site. The Graphic Evidence website designers then completed website design and web coding including functions to ensure the security of the information on the site.

Users of the site benefit from an easy to use interface that stores all information on uploaded policies, including documents such as insurance certificates. The Policy Manager keeps track of the total amount spent on policies and sends to policy holder an auto-renew email thirty days prior to the policy expiration.

Another function of the site is Quote Manager which can be used when a policy is about to expire. Quote Manager allows users of Policy Buddy to review other offers from a variety of companies, to compare prices of the variants.

Although there are plenty of good comparison sites around, no one allows us to save all of our current insurance policy information in one place. There have been plenty of occasions when we've needed quick access to check on something whilst at work but the documentation was at home. To us this is a logical step and something that is really missing from the market place say the creators behind the idea Klinton Marett and Georgina Jones.

"Whilst looking for a design company to assist us in creating our brand, designing our website and putting together the database behind the service, we came accross Graphic Evidence. Upon meeting with them, it was immediately apparent that they were the best people for the job. They understood our brief and vision from the outset and contributed valuable ideas to enhance our service. We are delighted with the way the branding and website have developed.

As a creative marketing company, Graphic Evidence offer a wide range of services including print design, packaging design, website design, branding and public relations. To see examples of our completed projects, please visit http://www.graphicevidence.co.uk







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26Feb/130

Bright Cluster Manager Now Pre-Installed on Acer High Performance Computing Clusters


San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 23, 2013

Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of cluster and cloud management software, today announced an agreement with Acer to offer Bright Cluster Manager

21Feb/130

East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance (Northampton, PA) Announces Switching to Aladtecs EMS Manager – Improves Regulation Reporting Capabilities


Allentown, PA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

In an effort to find a better scheduling system for their volunteer based ambulance service, a casual Google search landed Matt Morrow on EMS Managers website. Morrow, Assistant Captain with the East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, indicates they outgrew the scheduling system they had been using for many years because it was simply too limiting.

We selected EMS Manager because it has a number of features we were looking for that our previous scheduling program didnt have. Features like sending an email, or text, with the one-click Find Coverage option, personnel certification tracking, and a mobile web application, explains Morrow. Another feature we use frequently is the "Reports" section. The ability to generate custom reports is invaluable for our internal record keeping and regulation requirements. This allows us to track how involved each volunteer is in our organization.

The roster at East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance has over 40 members from all walks of life...including business people, entrepreneurs and professional EMS personnel who help out during their time off. These volunteers rely on EMS Managers mobile web app because they all have other jobs and they need to be able to utilize the system remotely at anytime and from anywhere.

We do a lot of scheduling on the go and while we are at our "normal jobs. Most administrators, and most users, use smart phones to access EMS Manager. Weve also found the system is easy to use, especially for those who are just now joining the computer age, adds Morrow. Unlike most paid services, as a volunteer company we are not able to staff more than a few days into the future. This system works great for that situation and for the constant changes we make.

Volunteer services often have restricted budgets, so an affordable annual subscription to an online software program like EMS Manager is easier to get approved, and has a faster return on investment.

We rate things price-wise, based on "how many calls will it take to pay for any expenditure. In our case, with just a few routine calls EMS Manager has paid for itself for the entire year, states Morrow. It really does give us the most program for our money and we know it will accommodate us as we continue to grow and as regulations continue to change.

East Allen Township is a small rural area encompassing 14.5 square miles, consisting primarily of farms and small towns in eastern Pennsylvania near Allentown. Their volunteer ambulance service currently serves approximately 5,000 residents. They are also frequently called for mutual aid by their highly populated neighboring communities.

Aladtec, Inc. is a proud provider of web-based software solutions for online employee scheduling and workforce management applications. The companys flagship products, EMS Manager and FIRE Manager, are leaders in the public safety sector. Together with their newest product, Zanager, they serve over 900 EMS agencies, fire departments, police departments and other businesses. Over 55,000 employees use Aladtecs online employee scheduling and workforce management products. Aladtec is headquartered just outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in Hudson, Wisconsin. For more information, visit http://www.aladtec.com.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Aladtec, Inc.

906 Dominion Drive

Hudson, WI 54016-4538

(888) 749-5550 Toll-Free

(715) 690-2300 Phone

(801) 406-5550 Fax

mellissa(at)aladtec(dot)com

info(at)aladtec(dot)com | http://www.aladtec.com







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9Feb/130

Mobile Fun appoints Shiah Yoong as new Product and Purchasing Manager


Birmingham, West Midlands (PRWEB UK) 4 January 2013

Mobile Funs aggressive expansion over the past 12 months has led to the online retailer appointing Shiah Yoong as Product and Purchasing Manager. Shiah will be responsible for expanding the companys product ranges and maintaining good relations with existing and new suppliers to meet growing demand for mobile device accessories.

Bringing over nine years of retail and ecommerce experience to the new role, Shiah will manage a team of eight product specialists and buyers, working with the purchasing team to improve product availability across Mobile Funs websites portfolio.

Shiah commented on her appointment: Mobile Fun is a very successful award-winning company with ambitious goals, and I accepted this role because it is challenging and fast-paced with great responsibilities and opportunity for career progression. Not only will I be involved in delivering an excellent product range, but also maintaining Mobile Funs reputation by ensuring availability of the latest products as well as best sellers.

Shiah will report directly to Mobile Funs Managing Director, Mohammed Hussain, who added: Our customers expect Mobile Funs websites to provide product variety, easy-to-find information, good availability and customers product reviews.

We recruited Shiah to meet growing demand in the UK and internationally and, as a result of her eCommerce trading experience with Tesco and Halfords, we see her contribution as key to further improving customer satisfaction. Shiah will also ensure we continue to provide the largest selection of accessories and that our core range offers high availability, as per our Everything First rapid delivery promise, where UK orders placed before 6pm are shipped to customers that same day.

Founded in 2000, the independently-owned and award-winning online retailer recently announced that it is seeking a buyer to support the Company in achieving its international expansion ambitions.

Mohammed Hussain, Managing Director, Mobile Fun concluded: During this process, its business as usual at Mobile Fun. Were experiencing increased sales, following the release of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, as well as a number of other hero tablets and smart phones.

In the financial year ending 31st March 2012, Mobile Funs total revenue exceeded

30Nov/120

Beware of the New “Machine Learning” IRS Tax Audit Advises Former IRS Manager


Miami, FL. (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

It used to be that a tax return was selected for an IRS audit based on a DIF Score (Discriminatory Index Function) issued by the IRS. The DIF Score is a mathematical technique used to rate tax returns for potential examination. However, now we are learning that the IRS has developed the machine learning computer program" in their Artificial Intelligence Division. According to Reference.com, "Machine Learning" is a type of artificial intelligence that is concerned with the design and development of algorithms and techniques that allow computers to "learn". Machine learning programs detect patterns in data and adjust program actions accordingly. The IRS inputs the data from past tax returns, which then yields patterns or predictions, and that determines the new" learned" audit parameters.

"This type of audit first became known to Fresh Start Tax when two clients sought professional assistance for tax audits," states Sullivan. "The Revenue Officer assigned to one of the cases knew immediately that these clients were being audited due to the Machine Learned Audit."

As it turns out, the data from the Machine Learned Audit was incorrect and these taxpayers should not have been selected for audits. Because the process is so new, the audits being selected are unpredictable and the results are incorrect in most cases. As the Machine Learned audits are selected by a computer, this also takes away the ability for taxpayers to attach supporting documentation to tax returns.

According to Jesus Mena, a former Internal Revenue Artificial Intelligence specialist and author, The IRS has used machine learning programs for predicting noncompliance, nonpayment, identifying tax shelters and underreporting.

The number of audits performed annually is determined by the IRS Annual Budget and Agent availability, region by region. According to the 2013 Proposed Budge, the IRS has increased appropriations again to increase resources for the Enforcement Divisions. This encompasses investigations, examinations, and collections.

If you are an in need of assistance for an upcoming IRS audit or would like to settle your case, via an Offer in Compromise, please contact the Tax Resolution Specialists at Fresh Start Tax LLC.

Fresh Start Tax is a professional tax resolution firm. On staff are Board Certified Tax Attorneys, CPAs, and Former IRS Agents, Managers and Instructors. We have over 206 years of professional tax experience and over 60 years of direct IRS experience. To learn more about Fresh Start Tax, LLC, please visit http://freshstarttax.com or call us at (866)700-1040.







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31Oct/120

Tips from Former IRS Manager – How The DIF Score Triggers the Dreaded IRS Tax Audit


Miami, FL. (PRWEB) October 01, 2012

US Taxpayers have always wondered how and why they were selected for an IRS Tax Audit. The IRS audits over 1.3 million tax returns annually and taxpayers are fearful of being audited. The answer may seem overly simple, but most people do not have knowledge of the audit process. Each tax return is issued a DIF Score (Discriminatory Index Function). According to the IRS, a DIF Score is a mathematical technique used to score income tax returns for examination potential. This technique establishes the National Average Guidelines. Generally, if a DIF score is above the national average, then the risk of an audit escalates. The highest scoring tax returns are then forwarded to an IRS Examiner for further review.

So what triggers a high DIF Score? Sullivan says,"Falling out of the National Average Guidelines in the areas of Charitable Contributions, Casualty Losses, Home Office, and Travel & Entertainment will affect the tax return's DIF Score. Other audit triggers are unfiled tax returns and failure to file the FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Account) Form. "

How DIF Actually Works

To arrive at the DIF score for each tax return, the IRS computer identifies returns by assigning weights and certain basic tax return characteristics. These weights are added together to obtain a systemic composite score for all tax returns. That score is used to rank all returns into numerical sequence. The highest scores are then manually reviewed by IRS Agents at the Service Centers to determine the merit and worthiness of a Tax Audit.

Sullivan goes on to say, Since each return is manually reviewed, if you have an unusually high deduction, attach a copy of the bill, receipt and an explanation to the return. Those extra steps will probably prevent that tax return from the dreaded IRS Tax Audit."

The number of audits performed annually is also determined by the IRS Annual Budget and Agent availability, region by region. According to the 2013 Proposed Budget, the IRS has increased appropriations again to increase resources for the Enforcement Division. This includes investigations, examinations and collections.

If are an in need of assistance for an upcoming IRS audit, please contact the Tax Resolution Specialists at Fresh Start Tax LLC.

Fresh Start Tax is a professional tax resolution firm. On staff are Board Certified Tax Attorneys, CPAs, and Former IRS Agents, Managers and Instructors. We have over 206 years of professional tax experience and over 60 years of direct IRS experience. To learn more about Fresh Start Tax, LLC, please visit http://freshstarttax.com or call us at (866)700-1040.







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