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Advanced Time Clock System Moves Payroll from Dinosaur to Cost-Saving Lead

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013

MinuteHound offers a system for time and attendance which brings the payroll process forward with the latest technology. In what often seems like a holdover from the steam powered industrial age, ancient mechanical time clocks and paper time cards still complicate the process of calculating a fair day's pay.

No one in the payroll department needs to be reminded of the burdens such a system imposes upon them every week: checking time clock accuracy, resolving handwritten notations and corrections, performing arithmetic, entering data. Supervisors have to ensure that everything is above board in the time clock process, making sure no "buddy punching" or other versions of "time theft" are going on, making judgment calls when equipment is malfunctioning, and keeping track of who's on the job and who didn't show up, showed up late or left early.

Keeping track of labor hours is itself labor intensive. With MinuteHound, it's not any more. Using the latest biometric and computer technologies, the whole process is tidied up into a simple finger swipe on arrival and when leaving. The system identifies the worker, records accurate current time, and stores the records in a safe place for payroll to download and run.

MinuteHound is not a complicated, just a wise application of the latest technologies. Besides efficiency, payroll costs can drop up to eight percent right away, with accounting labor and time inaccuracy both benefiting significantly.

A finger scanner for the MinuteHound system costs less than $ 100 and removes the line waiting for the time clock to punch their cards or enter identification codes. Processing each worker costs only pennies per day. For multiple locations or very large shift changes, companies can use as many scanners as they need. MinuteHound can start in a single department, and easily scale to a multinational operation.

When payroll time comes, the finger scan data which contains an Internet time stamp and employee identification is ready to download. All the data is available 24 hours a day and ready to upload to a payroll processing service right away. The time card process is not just reduced, but appears to vanish. Many time clock fingerprint reviews state the same.

Behind the scenes, MinuteHound Information Technology engineers and workers maintain server systems in several locations that keep copies of employee scan data so it can't become lost or unavailable. These servers also provide in-depth reports, alerts and research tools for management to check the current status of operations. Payroll turns from paper-laden dinosaur to model of efficiency and reliability in one simple judgment call.

MinuteHound specializes in using technology to create win-win situations. Companies which make the easy transition to finger scan timekeeping not only move from paper card dinosaurs to an efficient, push-of-a-button payroll process, but they do it at very low cost and with significant operational cost savings for each week's payroll.

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U-haul Moves Itself and Saves with Web to Host Solution

Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 8, 2005

On the side of every U-Haul truck or trailer, the motto 'Moving made easier' clearly states the benefits of using U-Haul products and services. The same could be said in the case of the move U-Haul made from NetManage and other terminal emulators to Zephyr's PASSPORT WEB TO HOST. U-Haul employed its 'can-do' spirit to replace the aging desktop terminal emulators with Zephyr's web to host terminal emulation, resulting in a considerable saving of resources.

U-Haul is the nation's leading do-it-yourself-moving company with a network of more than 15,000 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. The 60-year old industry giant has the largest rental fleet in the world, with more than 93,500 trucks and 85,000 trailers. U-Haul has also been a leader in the storage industry since 1974, with more than 340,000 rooms, more than 33 million square feet of storage space and more than 1,000 storage facilities throughout North America.

There were a number of benefits U-Haul sought to gain in the transition to PASSPORT WEB TO HOST, including:

Migration to a 32-bit terminal emulation suite to access CA Visual Express application

Less CPU utilization on the desktop

Migration to a browser-base emulator, making it easier to deploy to each workstation in the corporate office

Resolution of an outstanding 3270 host printing issue

Replacement of three emulation programs with a single solution

Use of a centralized emulator for IBM mainframe, UNIX and AS/400 access, which would ease PC support and simplify the troubleshooting of connectivity problems

U-Haul chose PASSPORT WEB TO HOST over a number of other solutions because:

The software featured a simple server installation (easy installed on a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server running IIS)

They were able to get their end users up and running in seconds

Found that PASSPORT contained all of the functionality they required, and was written in a straightforward way so that users can customize the emulator without any prior training

The solution was designed specifically for IP communication

Efficient use of the desktop's CPU, which could be free resources for other applications


PASSPORT WEB TO HOST is a browser-based terminal emulation suite that can be deployed from a centralized web server, including Apache/Tomcat, BEA Weblogic, IBM WebSphere Application Server or Microsoft IIS. Designed for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows, the application offers TN3270E, TN5250E, VT220, SCO ANSI, Wyse 60 and FTP clients for access to IBM mainframe, AS/400 and UNIX host applications. Offering 3 application programming interfaces, the package can be used for client-based host integration that requires screen-scraping of host applications.

Download a trial copy of the PASSPORT WEB TO HOST application:

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Cloud Expo Europe moves to ExCeL London to meet 45% growth in demand

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 August 2013

Huge surge in demand from some of the worlds biggest technology companies has led to the UKs Best Trade Show*, Cloud Expo Europe, moving to ExCeL for its 2014 event in February.

Following the success of the 2013 show at Olympia, which attracted more than 6,850 attendees, AWS, Dell, NTT and Outsourcery have already joined the growing list of exhibitors for the 2014 event, which will take place later than usual on the 26th and 27th February.

The expansion to ExCeL provides room for new additions to the Expo, including a Software Defined Networking programme, dedicated Big Data content and a new dedicated programme for developers all designed to attract more decision-makers from enterprises, service providers and the cloud ecosystem.

An impressive range of speakers, headed up by Netflix CTO Adrian Cockroft, will also have the crowds flocking to the event. Confirmed panel speakers include Chris Kemp, CEO of Nebula and former CTO at NASA, Daniel Leabeau, Group CIO at GlaxoSmithKline, as well as cloud computing experts from eBay, PayPal, Vodafone, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Philips and Citibank.

Thomas Standley, Cloud Expo Europe Show Director, said: The move to ExCeL is a really strong and positive move to build on the rapidly growing success of Cloud Expo Europe. Vitally, it means we now have as much room to grow as we need, all on one level and with our Keynote and other content hubs located right at the heart of the show, driving traffic to exhibitors' stands.

To accommodate the move we have also moved the event to the end of February. This will be welcomed by many, as show preparations have previously been disrupted by Christmas and it also allows us to run an even more effective campaign in the two months prior to the event.

The move has also been welcomed by exhibitors, including Omer Wilson, Marketing Director EMEA at Digital Realty, who said: We have seen Cloud Expo Europe grow exponentially over the last couple of years and are excited to follow the show to ExCeL as it prepares to grow its visitor and exhibitor numbers even further as Europes leading technology event.

CloserStill has also announced that the event will take place alongside Data Centre World, the largest data centre event in Western Europe. Data Centre World, which was recently acquired by CloserStill, made the move to ExCeL earlier this year and attracted a record-breaking attendance, up 19 per cent on the previous year, and its biggest ever exhibitor line-up.

Phil Nelson, Director of CloserStill, said: The combination of Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World is a compelling prospect. Both events will retain their separate identities, entrances, content and audiences but the two events together, with over 300 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors, will instantly be the biggest IT and technology gathering in the UK.

Jonathan Brown, Marketing Director of leading Cloud Expo Europe exhibitor Interoute, also endorsed the co-location with DCW: Relocating Cloud Expo Europe to the ExCeL Centre is a smart move, positioning the event in a world class venue. Running the show alongside Data Centre World should attract many more delegates to the event, boosting the conversations and interactions that have made this such a successful show for us in the past.

*On 21st June Cloud Expo Europe won the exhibition industry's Blue Riband award, the Association of Exhibition Organisers' Best Trade Show accolade for an unprecedented second successive year


Janna Lewis Moves Intellectual Property and Government Contracts Practice to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

Holland & Hart LLP is pleased to announce Intellectual Property and Government Contracts attorney Janna Lewis has moved her practice to the firms Colorado Springs office. Lewis was previously based out of Holland & Harts Salt Lake City office.

As an active member of the firms Government Contracts practice, Lewis will focus on driving growth in the Colorado Springs market, as well as maintaining her Salt Lake City client base.

Lewis structures and negotiates licensing and technology deals within the commercial and the government sectors, providing her clients with practical, innovative, and cost-effective solutions.

Lewis also regularly assists clients in developing and optimizing their intellectual property portfolios. She conducts risk assessments for complex multi-party licenses and tiered government contracts. She also represents clients in government contract bid protests at the agency level and before the Court of Federal Claims.

Her clients hail from a variety of industries, including software, computer hardware, aerospace, communications, mobile devices, medical devices, entertainment, and renewable energy.

Lewis is a Certified Licensing Professional by the International Licensing Executives Society, as well as a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (Licensing and Management of IP Assets Committee, Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Committee), the American Bar Association (Forum Committee on Air and Space Law), the International Bar Association (Space Law, Technology Law, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committees), the Women Tech Council (Education Committee and Advisory Board member), and Women in Aerospace.

Lewis holds a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, a B.S. from Southern Utah University, and is pursuing a graduate certificate in International Security from Stanford University.

About Holland & Hart

With its firm-wide resources, local presence and coordinated efforts, Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national and international clients of all sizes.

Since its inception in 1947, Holland & Harts more than 400 lawyers have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law.

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New York Printing Company, The Marsid-M&M Group, Moves a Step Ahead by Taking a Step Back in Time

Carle Place, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2012

The Marsid M&M Group (, a leading provider and online printer of booklets, catalogs, calendars, newsletters and brochures announced today the acquisition of a fully restored Heidelberg windmill press. The unique printing press is capable of custom die cutting, metallic foil stamping and multi-level die embossing. These old school printing and finishing methods are available for printed brochures, postcards, folders, business cards, stationery, custom packaging and special marketing materials. The printed results provide a high end look and feel to their customers orders that many printing companies today no longer offer, making it a highly specialized service.

Barry Caputo, co-owner at The Marsid M&M Group, stated, "We decided that in order to move forward, we had to take a step back in time, to our roots one might say."

This workhorse windmill press, which the staff refers to as Heidi," was built in the early 1960s and has been fully restored and given a new home at their Long Island, NY based printing company. Sid Halpern, Co- Owner at The Marsid M&M Group, personally spent weeks building a special history of printing room that is decorated with print nostalgia and photography illustrating the history of printing. He stated Ive been printing for over 40 years and its just an incredible feeling to use, restore and combine the printing equipment of yester-year that we learned on, with our advanced plate and die making technologies of today.

To visit The Marsid M&M Groups die cutting and foil stamping center online, please visit or call 877-mmprint for more information.

About The Marsid M&M Group:

The Marsid M&M Group is a privately held, brick and mortar printing company located in New York and provides online printing service to businesses across the US. With over 40 years of experience providing quality offset printing and digital printing, graphic design, mailing services and fulfillment services to corporate, small business and individuals, The Marsid M&M Group is without a doubt the first choice for marketers and advertisers who require commercial printing. Their mission is to supply clients with timely, reliable, innovative and affordable printed solutions utilizing state of the art equipment operated by a highly skilled production staff and customer service professionals who are dedicated to providing printed products and services that exceed all expectations.

7Nov/120 Moves Corporate Office to New York City to Facilitate Growth

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 19, 2012, an online source for high-quality health, nutritional, and beauty products, has relocated from Boston to New York City as a response to its explosive growth.

"We are very excited about moving to New York City, comments Josh Harwell, CEO of The City provides access to a world-class e-commerce talent pool and a wealth of additional resources we need to sustain our quickly growing and rapidly evolving company."

NYC More Appropriate Location has outgrown their headquarters in Boston; their move to NYC enables them to draw from a larger and more diverse pool of e-commerce experts. New York is a better fit for us than Boston because it's a global center of commerce, not just a regional one, explains Harwell. The move symbolizes's expansion into worldwide sales. has seen impressive growth in the last six months. The company has been able to gain a strong foothold in the competitive field of supplements and nutritional products, and sales show no sign of slowing.

Customers Respond Favorably to's Mission brings the value of more than 9,000 top-name vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, nutrition, energy, health, and beauty products to its web-based sales. Since its inception,'s mission has been to combine its exceptional product line with superior customer service.

Customers appreciate the company's free, fast shipping on all orders, wide selection of products, and no-hassle customer service guarantee. The website is also easy to navigate, which is important for an e-commerce enterprise.

About is an online retailer specializing in high-quality health, nutritional, and beauty products. Offering only the highest quality brands such as Pure Encapsulations, Pharmax, Metagenics, and Bio-Tech, carries more than 9,000 products to fit a range of needs. prides itself not only on the exceptional products they offer, but also on top-notch customer service and fast, free shipping. For more information about CAMFormulas, call 1-800-287-1181 or visit

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Healthcare Industry Moves to the Cloud: Report Findings in Line with Increased Usage of Appointment-Plus Online Scheduling Software

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 20, 2011

Cloud computing technology, including Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, is becoming more and more common among healthcare providers and services, as evidenced by a recent report issued by In-Stat that estimates that these organizations and facilities will increase their spending on the technology by 150 percent from 2010 to 2015. These findings correlate with the continued expansion of Appointment-Plus online scheduling software into this industry, as more and more facilities, hospitals, healthcare systems and practices turn to the online appointment software provider for features, functionality and services not found in other medical scheduling software.

The worldwide experts in online scheduling solutions and creators of the most flexible and feature-rich application available, Appointment-Plus provides the healthcare industry with unmatched and unique benefits to help them automate and streamline the manner in which they book their patients appointments, seminars, screenings, events such as flu shot vaccinations, room-scheduling and other activities and programs that require appointments or reservations.

Healthcare and medical facilities that utilize Appointment-Plus online scheduling software include:

Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio
Lexington Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.
Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas

Accurate and efficient appointment-scheduling is a must at healthcare facilities, regardless of the type of service or activity being scheduled, says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. Appointment-Plus is the perfect complement to existing medical software already being implemented.

Its the premier scheduling solution for healthcare facilities and systems looking to improve the booking process.

As the leader in online appointment scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus has the expertise and knowledge to create the perfect solution for healthcare facilities and systems of all sizes and scope of operation, making it the number-one online scheduling software for over 5,000 corporations, Fortune 500 companies, enterprise-level organizations, and large and medium-sized businesses. Among the incomparable benefits of using Appointment-Plus versus other online scheduling providers include:

A highly scalable system that allows organizations to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
Web services, including integrations with existing software systems.
The most configurable scheduling software system available.
24-hour support from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dedicated business and support contacts.
Turnkey, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live.
Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development.
Robust reporting capabilities.

Appointment-Plus comes standard with the features and functionality that has made it the premier online scheduling program for all-sized organizations, especially healthcare sites looking to transition their medical office online. This includes online self-scheduling, whereby individuals can conveniently book their own appointments and reservations 24 hours a day; automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation time; and e-marketing options for communicating with patients and customers.

In addition to the aforementioned features, Appointment-Plus helps medical professionals adhere to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by giving them the option of not including patient information in e-mail and text message confirmations and reminders.

Appointment-Plus clients also have access to the scheduling industrys most complete collection of integrations, modules and plug-inssuch as syncs with e-marketing service providers such as Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Responsein its recently-launched Marketplace. Future additions include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.

To learn more about Appointment-Plus online appointment software, click here.

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the worldwide leader in online scheduling solutions for growing businesses, enterprises, higher education, government and logistics. With over 15 million end-users and 75 million appointments booked since its inception in 2001, Appointment-Plus is one of the fastest growing cloud-based services in the world. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., organizations ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses use Appointment-Plus to book an average of 2.5 million appointments monthly.

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Hurricane Bill Moves Towards the East Coast – Are the Local Governments Prepared?

Hurricane Bill Moves Towards the East Coast - Are the Local Governments Prepared?

Vancouver, BC (Vocus) August 21, 2009

BasicGov recommends adding web-based software to local government's community development departments to help with data protection and recovery for hurricane contingency planning.

A key feature of cloud computing is that users' information is housed in multiple, geographically dispersed data centers that provide extensive backup, data archive and failover capabilities. This includes a multi-level backup strategy of disk-to-disk-to-tape data backups which ensure maximum recovery speed with minimum potential for data loss. Major suppliers of cloud computing infrastructure such as provide very high levels of service availability through virtualized servers at multiple data centers. Users of web-based services have both their data and server availability protected in the event of a natural disaster.

"We are working with many cities that have adopted cloud computing to manage their community development processes and these cities are better prepared for continuity after a natural disaster like a hurricane," said David Roberts, President & CEO with BasicGov. "If a city that uses cloud computing to manage its community development department had the misfortune to lose all its IT equipment in a hurricane, it could start the task of rebuilding the next day from any location using laptops and an Internet connection."

Download related white paper for more information.

About BasicGov

CloudBench Applications, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: CBH) develops, sells and supports BasicGov, affordable web-based software used by cities and local governments to streamline their permits and inspections, code enforcement and planning processes. BasicGov is a reliable, secure solution delivered for an affordable price and the only web-based software for local governments built on, the cloud computing platform from used by more than 55,000 organizations worldwide. BasicGov software requires only an Internet connection and a browser. Users pay a monthly subscription fee of $ 119 per module and no capital investment is required.

Media contact: Susan Kirk, Susan(dot)kirk(at)basicgov(dot)com, 1.604.315.9959

Sales contact: Roula Fredrikson, roula(dot)fredrikson(at)basicgov(dot)com, 1.866.999.1846 ext. 1



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CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE MOVES TO RETRO FILM TUNES ‘Celluloid Classics’ at The Barclay, June 15th 2003

‘Celluloid Classics’ at The Barclay, June 15th 2003

(PRWEB) May 30, 2003

Irvine – Ramya Harishankar, the award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Irvine based Arpana Dance Company will present ‘Celluloid Classics’ on June 15th at 6pm at The Barclay, Irvine. Along with guest choreographer and co-director Radhika Shurajit (first disciple of the renown Dhananjayans) they will put classical Indian dance moves to Bollywood (film) tunes of yesteryears. Over the last 2 decades, Harishankar has explored various themes in her productions – womanhood, the essence of dance and also cross-cultural work using Japanese Taiko drummers and a Flamenco ensemble. Shurajit with a passion for films has been exploring and creating works that bring together classical arts and today’s electronic media. Uttara Ram and the Aashiana Music Ensemble, Hemant Ekbote (tabla) and other guest musicians will provide musical accompaniment.

From the beginnings of ‘celluloid’ in India, song and dance was an integral part of movie magic. Legendary artistes like Vyjayanthimala (singer/actress), Gopi Krishna (dancer/choreographer) and M.S. Subbalakshmi (singer/actress) and several others were involved in films. With the advent of electronic music and western influences in the 60’s, the classical traditions parted ways with the new film or popular genre of music and dance. There has been a revival of the relationship in recent years with Carnatic music singers like Bombay Jayshree and Unnikrishnan singing in the movies and the legendary Birju Maharaj choreographing for the Oscar entry ‘Devdas’.

Using popular film songs in different languages, Harishankar and Shurajit have adapted them to fit into the classical and folk dance traditions without sacrificing the grammar. ‘Choreographing for the reel is quite different than for real(stage)’ says Shurajit. For Celluloid Classics they have chosen songs that adapt well to interpretation through dance. ‘It is a bold experiment for me but I believe it will make classical art more interesting to everybody’ said Harishankar. This is the first time such a production is being presented in the LA area. Uttara Ram and the Aashiana music ensemble are popular musicians known for their movie tunes. Nonetheless, this will be shift in their repertoire from the contemporary to the classical genre. Selections include music from classics such as Nagin (Hindi), Chemeen (Malayalam), Thillana Mohanambal (Tamil) and Sagara Sangamam (Telugu). For movie, classical music or dance aficionados, this is an exciting blend that is sure to educate and entertain.            

Ms. Harishankar has been recognized by several organizations for her contribution to the traditional arts and youth including the “Outstanding Artist Award 2002’ by the county arts agency, Arts OC. Over the last 20 years she has produced 12 full-length productions, most of them to benefit charities worldwide. Ms. Shurajit, has a strong grounding in classical dance and is the producer of the popular Indian TV dance game show ‘Taka dimi ta’. She has visualized and choreographed classical dance and song sequences in films such as ‘Indira’ and ‘Azaghi’, many of which have won awards.

Tickets for this performance are $ 25 and $ 15. For information call the theatre Box Office, (949) 854-4646, TicketMaster (714) 740-7478, or go online at MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover are accepted. The theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive at Bridge and West Peltason Roads in Irvine.


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InterTECH Security Maryland Expands, Moves to Frederick

InterTECH Security Maryland Expands, Moves to Frederick

Frederick, MD (PRWEB) August 30, 2005

Security systems integrator InterTECH Security has begun their move into a larger facility in Maryland to accommodate the company’s continued growth.

InterTECH was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2004 as one of the fastest growing firms in Pittsburgh, and as one of the area’s “Best Places to Work.” The company has been repeatedly recognized as one of the “Top Systems Integrators” in the industry by trade publications.

InterTECH currently operates offices in Warrendale PA, Morgantown WV, and Gaithersburg MD, and will be moving all Gaithersburg operations to the significantly larger Frederick space.

“We’re really excited about the response in Maryland and DC. What a great market,” said Christopher Wetzel, InterTECH’s Founder and Chief Operating Officer. “We’re sticking to a model that has worked for us in the Pittsburgh area, and it’s working out for us.”

That model includes three basic areas of focus – security systems, fire alarms, and nurse call systems. InterTECH works with a very large number of what they call “Supply Partners” to stay as close to vendor-neutral as possible when engineering their clients’ safety and security systems.

“I’m proud of the way we do things here, and I think our customers appreciate it,” added Wetzel. “A lot of engineering goes into our recipe, and that means keeping track of a lot of product details. But, being a five year old company – and having the kind of presence that we have - has to say something for us.”

InterTECH’s Frederick office, on Grove Road, will officially open for business on September 1.

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