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TS EMEA will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL2017 on 21-22 Jun 2017 in Portugal

Tulsa, USA, May-31-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL Congress on 21-22 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The AEGPL Congress serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA will set up in Stand #C18 in the Lisbon Congress Centre both days of the conference. While there, TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac, and the company’s integrated telematics and fl.

“TS EMEA always looks forward to the AEGPL Congress,” said General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz. “The conference maintains a strong presence among LPG leaders in Europe, and it has always served as a very relevant resource for global LPG leaders facing the unique challenges and opportunities of the LPG industry today.”

The 2017 AEGPL Congress anticipates an audience of 1,500 industry stakeholders from Europe and abroad. TS EMEA intends to strengthen its relationships with stakeholders with whom it currently serves, as well as to establish itself as the leading LPG mobility solution provider with those who are newly in need of a NextGen mobility solution for their LPG fleets.

“TS EMEA is no stranger to Europe’s largest LPG conference and exhibition, and our robust experience at AEGPL in the past contributes significantly to our leadership in the European LPG community,” commented TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “As LPG’s role in the European market continues to grow and evolve, TS EMEA’s integrated fleet automation solutions evolve in similar fashion.”

Meetings may be arranged with TS EMEA General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Readdle Announces Strategic Partnership with SourceNext

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Readdle Inc., the leading mobile productivity software developer has announced a strategic partnership with SourceNext Corporation, a Japanese software publisher.

The contract was officially signed by both parties on January 20th, 2017, and formed a business alliance between the two companies. Readdle has localized its flagship offering, PDF Expert for Mac, an award-winning PDF editor for Apple’s Mac computers, and is thrilled that SourceNext will market and distribute it across Japan.

“Japan is a huge new market for us, and we celebrate the collaboration of our expertise in creating powerful software with the marketing and distribution efforts of SourceNext for our mutual goal — to bring new business opportunities to both parties” – says Denys Zhadanov, VP of Marketing at Readdle. “This is the first step in a long lasting relationship with a leading Japanese publisher, and we hope that it will include collaboration across all the platforms and various mobile products that we already have.”

PDF Expert for Mac, the most popular PDF editing software for Mac, has been awarded the “App of the Year 2015” from the Mac App Store. Over 150.000 people use it on the Mac, and it has been downloaded by over 5 million people on iPhones and iPads. PDF Expert provides amazing tools to read and annotate PDFs, edit, fill out and sign PDF forms. It is used by professionals across multiple industries.

According to the agreement, SourceNext, the company behind the huge success of Dropbox, Evernote, ABBYY, Warner Brothers and many more on the Japanese market, will distribute Readdle’s product, PDF Expert for Mac, in Japan.

About Readdle Inc: Readdle is the leading mobile productivity app maker, such as Spark (email), Calendars, Documents (file manager), and PDF Expert. Over 65 million people have downloaded Readdle apps to be more productive. The company is 9 years old and completely self-reliant. It has won numerous awards and trust from the public. Readdle’s products are featured as “Best of the App Store”, “App of the Year” and have been awarded highest ratings by leading tech publications and users of the App Store.

Contact-Details:
Readdle
795 Folsom St.
+1 888-300-4125

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$25,000 prize for startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest: Synergy Tech Startup Contest announces an event for innovative companies

Seattle, Washington, 2017-Feb-12 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Synergy Tech Startup Contest for Startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest has been initiated and applications are open from February 9th. Finals will be held live from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on April 5, 2017, in SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave Suite 700, Seattle. The contest is designed to offer a unique Synergy experience: the winner will receive $25,000 in software development services to take their project to the next level. Additional prizes will also be offered by legal and technology sponsors in support of emerging companies. The application form, details about the judges, the agenda, and other information can be found here: http://synergycontest.com/.

The event has been created for tech startups by tech specialists. This is our way of supporting and rewarding groundbreaking technical startup businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest, as well as promoting the benefits of global collaboration and the remote team model.

The entry requirements: the applicant must be a startup from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest with an innovative tech product. The applicant should have a viable business plan that can be accelerated through access to high quality development resources. The applicant must have a mature marketing strategy and have raised initial funding. The applications must be submitted by March 9, 2017 here: http://synergycontest.com/application-form/

“We’re experienced in global collaboration and would like to share all its benefits with emerging businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest,” says Jeff Bianco, president and founder of Dev-Pro.net, co-founder and judge of the Synergy Tech Startup Contest. “We’re inviting applicants to join in, and plan to select six high-potential startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest to compete for the grand prize, which is $25,000 in software development services. We’re committed to supporting the winner in developing their startup with the help of a team of professionals who offer exactly the right set of technical skills to boost their project.”

Our Synergy formula is simple: pitch in front of influential judges and a live audience, become number one, and take your startup to the next level. All finalists will receive valuable feedback from expert judges, one or more additional exclusive prizes provided by partners, and the opportunity to cooperate with one of the contest partners. All eligible applicants from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest will increase the visibility of their products or services by presenting their work on the contest website.

About The Synergy Tech Startup Contest:
The Synergy Tech Startup Contest is a startup pitch competition held in six US cities, where innovative companies with revolutionary solutions have a chance to win valuable prizes and accelerate their product development.

About Dev-Pro.net:
Dev-Pro.net was founded by successful entrepreneur, Jeff Bianco, in September 2011. The long history, vast experience, and in-depth understanding of the technology domain are the foundation of our company’s success in servicing technology companies and digital agencies.

Contact-Details:

Ievgeniia Prytula
Email: info@synergycontest.com
Phone: 1-310-362-0206

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DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

 

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TS EMEA to present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress in Italy

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TULSA, OK, 03-Nov-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress on 15-17 November in Florence, Italy. The World LPG Forum serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA, who will be situated in Stand #K8, will be one of roughly 150 propane and LPG vendors exhibiting at the World LPG Forum, a show that will welcome more than 2,000 attendees from 60+ countries. TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac LPG, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA is proud to be a part of the World LPG Forum,” said TS EMEA’s General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, about attending the event. “LPG plays a very significant role as a clean energy source in Europe. TS EMEA is happy to support that role with solutions that are keyed directly to its safe and reliable transport.”

TS EMEA’s goal at the show is to deepen its relationships with the members of the global propane and LP gas distribution industry and to provide increased insight into its propane and LP gas enterprise solutions at the event. At press time, TouchStar’s integrations fleet software is utilized by over 500 companies internationally.

“TS EMEA affirms the Forum theme, ‘A Bridge to the Future,’ said TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “It serves as the ideal platform for TouchStar’s NextGen mobility solutions.”

TS EMEA will be located at the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre in Stand #K8, Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November. Meetings may be arranged with Robert Pabeschitz by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-page-ts-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Software News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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Olga Potonya
olga.potonya@promwad.com
+370 (5) 214 12 44 ex.227

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Nexus Repository the only repository manager with free support for Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, Docker, PyPI, RubyGems

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Fulton, MD, 19-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today introduced the latest version of Nexus Repository Pro. The 3.2 version of Nexus Repository Pro will include built-in support for active-active high availability configurations and enhanced security and license analysis for open source components. Sonatype has also expanded Nexus Repository’s free, universal component support to include PyPI and RubyGems.

The new features of Nexus Repository Pro will be demonstrated at Jenkins World (Sept 14 – 15) and JavaOne (Sept 18 – 22). The product is currently being tested in private beta and will be commercially available in Q4 2016.

With over 100,000 active installations, Sonatype’s Nexus Repository Pro now offers expanded capabilities including:

  • High-availability which is uniquely affordable, rapidly configured, and easily managed
  • Universal support for all popular component formats
  • Precise component intelligence for repositories and applications

“We are excited to offer high-availability with the latest version of our Nexus Repository Pro to ensure that companies can achieve their continuous delivery goals,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Our customers will be able to seamlessly integrate high-availability into their existing production environments with this sophisticated, yet cost-effective offering that minimizes downtime and improves reliability. When coupled with our precise component intelligence and ever-expanding component support, Nexus Repository Pro makes building and releasing the best software easy.”

Meeting continuous delivery needs through high availability
Active-active high availability is a requirement for organizations seeking 99.999% up-time across their Continuous Delivery and DevOps toolchains. The latest version of Nexus Repository Pro supports the active-active high availability ensuring that if one server goes down, the other will continue running without interruption. The high availability feature is built into Nexus Repository Pro 3.2 and is remarkably easy to configure. Pricing starts at $1200 per year.

Expanding component support to PyPI and RubyGems
Nexus Repository is the only repository manager to offer free support for the world’s most popular component-based development languages including Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, and Docker, and now PyPI and RubyGems.

Providing precise component intelligence
Everyday, Nexus Repository customers evaluate the quality and security of millions of open source and third-party components across 70,000 repositories using Repository Health Check (RHC). RHC provides intelligence about the components, including license types, known security vulnerabilities, and other data such as relative usage popularity and age. This feature of Nexus Repository 2.x is now being made freely available to Nexus Repository 3.2 users.

Sonatype has now integrated the ability to perform a detailed analysis of the components and applications in Nexus Repository. Application Health Check (AHC) will enable Nexus Repository users to quickly evaluate components used in the applications. According to the 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain Report, 1 in 15 components used in applications includes a known security vulnerability. More advanced policy-based analysis of applications is available from Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle and Nexus Auditor solutions.

Upgrading Nexus Repository 2.x to 3.x
Starting with the release of Nexus Repository 3.1, Sonatype has included a seamless upgrade path for customers who are currently using Nexus Repository 2.14. Built-in upgrade tooling and documentation provide the current installed base an easy way to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features, including support for private Docker registries, high-availability, repository health check and universal component support.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New research reveals massive increase in open source component use

Fulton, MD, 11-Jul-2016 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced the release of its second annual State of the Software Supply Chain report. Based on the analysis of 31 billion download requests of open source software components from the Central Repository, which is managed by Sonatype, the report provides insight into the software supply chain practices from 3,000 development organizations and also includes software component analysis of 25,000 applications.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Supply and demand have never been greater
  • The number of open source component download requests increased dramatically to 31 billion in 2015 from 17 billion in 2014, an 82 percent increase year-over-year.
  • 10,000 new component versions are introduced daily across development ecosystems.
  • Component sourcing practices are inefficient and software vulnerabilities are pervasive
  • Enterprises download more than 229,000 components annually, but, on average only 5,000 component downloads are unique.
  • Open source components vary widely in terms of quality and 6.1 percent of downloads (1-in-16 components) include a known security defect.
  • Organizations struggle with vulnerable parts
  • Data from 25,000 applications demonstrates that 6.8 percent of components in use had at least one known security defect, revealing that downloads of poor quality components are making their way into production.
  • Parts age and grow stale quickly.  Older components (age 2+ years) used in applications are disproportionately less healthy and are three times more likely to contain vulnerabilities.

Industry is taking action
Top performing enterprises, federal regulators and industry associations have embraced the principles of software supply chain automation to improve the safety, quality and security of software.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

 

CRM Study Reveals Lawyers are Behind the Curve

Sherman Oaks, CA, July 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Ackert Inc.™ released the findings of a market-wide study showing surprising trends in Customer Relationship Management adoption and utilization in law firms—or rather, the lack thereof.

Although attorneys’ primary role is to service their clients’ legal needs, they are also expected to originate new clients for their firms; yet relatively few attorneys use formalized systems to organize their pursuits. The recent study reveals that although 70 percent of North American law firms have implemented a CRM initiative, less than 5 percent of lawyers at most firms use it regularly.

The CRM marketplace is a 23 billion dollar industry with high utilization from sales teams in most verticals. According to the latest surveys, 61-100 percent of sales teams across non-legal markets use CRM at least once per day. This stands in stark contrast to the less-than-5-percent of lawyers who use CRM at least once every 2 weeks.

Since the economic downturn in 2008, lawyers at firms of all sizes have faced new pressure to develop business proactively rather than waiting on new clients to find them. Attorneys today face a more competitive landscape than ever before. The need to proactively develop business is made even more challenging by heightened competition between firms and lawyers – according to the latest figures from the American Bar Association, only 57 percent of law school graduates are working in long-term positions where bar admission is required.

The legal CRM study reports that the two primary reasons for underutilization are a lack of accountability and a general lack of technological proficiency. It is worth noting that these factors are cultural/behavioral issues rather than CRM software shortcomings.

This has given rise to innovative software platforms seeking to address CRM underutilization among lawyers. “We’ve found that coupling technology with coaching is an effective way to increase engagement among lawyers,” said David Ackert, founder of Practice Pipeline. His software is distinctly high-touch, with regular email reminders and monthly coaching sessions that encourage accountability. “Utilization is definitely a significant issue with lawyers. We have focused on seamlessly integrating with Outlook to capture contact information, and we see Practice Pipeline also as a very simple and effective tracking mechanism,” said Jeff Reade, President of Cole Valley Software which owns ContactEase, the second largest provider of CRM to the legal industry.

Lawyers, more than most, need to start adopting the sales behaviors and technologies that stimulate new business opportunities. Those who continue to stubbornly refuse CRM and other pipeline management solutions may find themselves struggling to grow their practices.

Contact-Details: David Ackert
Ackert Inc.
Telephone: +1 (818) 804-5491
Email: david@ackertinc.com

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Focusky Presentation Software Hits 132K Free Downloads

Hong Kong, China, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Focusky Presentation Maker, a flagship product of Focusky Software Co. Ltd., soars in popularity in the last few weeks. According to recent statistic, the latest free presentation software has already been downloaded a whopping 132,000 times.

The number counts downloads both for Windows and Mac OS based computers. Needless to say, it shows the demand of a good and effective digital presentation product in the market. Jason, CEO-Founder of Focusky Software Co. Ltd. says, “We are glad to report the numbers since we feel our dedicated effort toward creating a proper business presentation platform has finally paid off. What’s more – our customers like it! Focusky team is inspired and we are already planning to add more and more useful features in the coming times.”

Focusky is a digital presentation and animated video making software platform, whereby one can create presentations from PowerPoint and Flash. It comes with an improved zoom and pan effect that gives you the feel of watching an animated movie, and is graphically appealing like a mind map. One can add a variety of rich media including audio, video and images to the presentation. What makes it even better is the availability of animation features that can be customized and added to one’s presentation as and when needed. Coming with over 100 general and 30 themed templates, Jason says, “Anyone, without technical experience, can create an eye-catching presentation from scratch.”

Since it is global software, it comes with multiple language formats and can be extracted into a number of popular output options SWF, XML, HTML, EXE, APP, ZIP and video. For the SEO experts, this is a suitable platform since the text version serves search-engine friendly web-pages for better optimization.

The superior quality, the user-friendliness and the cost-effectiveness of Focusky has definitely caught people’s attention worldwide. For the digital users who regularly need to prepare presentations and animated videos, this might be a great solution to their problem.

About Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Focusky Software Co. Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a world leading provider of digital presentation software, focused on the research and development of our outstanding range of private and professional software for users around the world. For more information, please click Focusky presentation.
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Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Focusky Free Online Presentation Maker Now Offers Cloud-based Service

HONG KONG, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Focusky, the new online cloud service, offers a variety of tools for professional presentation creation, setting it light-years ahead of other services. Individuals and businesses can now design, convert, and publish entire presentations online for free with the free online presentation maker.

Offering a wide array of helpful tools and information, Focusky free online presentation maker makes it easy for members to accomplish any of the following tasks :

•  Create an appealing, interactive homepage.

•  Make next presentation stand above the rest.

•  Collaborate with co-workers from the cloud.

•  Showcase attractive presentations and slideshows.

•  Seamlessly share SEO friendly content.

•  Much, much more!

A basic Fucosky membership is free and comes with 100 GB of cloud storage for one user to create presentations online with access to tools like search engine optimization and customizable templates. A professional membership starts at just $4 a month and includes unlimited cloud storage for up to three users to create and publish presentations both through the desktop app or online, the ability to publish ZIP, EXE, and APP formats, video presentations, and many more features more. See a side-by-side comparison here.

“The Focusky online cloud service is very convenient for businesses and individual users.” s ays Focusky president, Jason Chen. “ They don’t have to upload the presentation to their own servers. They can just use Focusky and embed the HTML presentation into their own web page by using simple codes. If one needs more professional animation editing features, he or she can download the desktop client for free.”

The software is available for both PC and Mac and comes with a variety of useful project building and editing features out of the box. Working with Focusky’s user-friendly interface to upload audio, video, and photos into interactive presentations is breeze.

Over 50,000 companies are already using Focusky for their next presentation including Dell, Time Warner Cable, Pepsico and many more. Focusky’s service is excellent for marketing, web design, and anyone who wants to create content that stands above the rest.

Sign up for a free Focusky membership or see everything that comes with a premium account here.

 

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Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729

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Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.

In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it’s a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.

Here are some examples:
1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0);
2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card);
3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);

“You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock,” said Gu.

That’s the problem Sesame is trying to solve.

Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.

“Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast,” said Gu.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Stanford Student Entrepreneur Raised $800K on Kickstarter

Palo Alto, CA, April 02, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Stanford student Jerming Gu, founder of CANDY HOUSE Inc., raised more than $800,000 dollars after his product launch on Kickstarter. Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – reached its funding goal in nine hours when first introduced. Currently, nearly 5,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Gu is a mechanical engineering master candidate from Stanford University. Originally from Taiwan, Gu is someone who usually thinks outside the box. Disruptor, troublemaker, entrepreneur, as he calls himself.

“There has got to be smarter ways to live our life,” Gu said.

Gu said he got the idea for smart lock due to his experience living in Asia where technology is relatively less developed.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Sesame – smart lock that changes the world

Palo Alto, CA, March 27, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock, raised more than seven times of its funding goal on Kickstarter. Launched on Kickstarter on Feb. 25, 2015, Sesame has raised more than $760,000 from backers all over the world.

The smart lock, which allows users to control their door with a smartphone app, attracted thousands.

Connected to users’ phone via Bluetooth, Sesame allows users full control of the lock, even to the exact angle a lock turns. With the optional Wi-Fi Access Point that connects Sesame to the Internet, users don’t even have to be physically near Sesame. The remote control feature allows people to send access to their friends and keep track of whether the door’s locked wherever they are.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/Singapore/Norway/Sweden Markets.

With market of Internet of Things (IoT) expanding rapidly, backers are turning more and more attention to smart gadgets that make their life easier. Founded by two students from Stanford University, CANDY HOUSE Inc. designs and manufactures products that inspire a minimal yet joyful lifestyle.

“People will carry less and less things when leave the house, that’s the trend,” said Jerming Gu, founder of Candy House.

Wallet, keys, and cell phone. People used to bring three things when they leave home. Now walltet is gradually replaced by keys. The Starbucks app pays your green tea frappuccino, you Venmo money to a friend for getting late-night pizza, you hop on a Uber without worrying about cab fare or tip.

“With Sesame, the next thing to disappear are the keys,” said Gu.

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Online Office Private Cloud Sharing System: CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 Released

FeyaSoft Inc., the leading provider of online office private cloud solution, today announced that CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 is released for public to download and install.

CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 includes online spreadsheet, online editor, online calendar, sharing and collaboration. It delivers enterprise solution for organizations looking to retain control of their data while gaining the collaboration, mobility and security of their own cloud.

“We are very pleased to release our CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 to our customers”, said Fenqiang Zhuang, Founder and CEO of FeyaSoft Inc, “With CubeDrive sharing system, our customers gain better communication inside their organization, save time and money, improve their productivity, and secure their data.”

About FeyaSoft Inc. 
FeyaSoft Inc., headquartered in Ottawa Canada, is a software development company that specializes in building enterprise private cloud solution for Vendors. FeyaSoft has developed award winning enterprise software includes CubeDrive online office. CubeDrive delivers enterprise solutions for organizations looking to retain control of their data while gaining the collaboration, mobility and security of their own cloud. To learn more about CubeDrive, please visit: www.cubedrive.com

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Celerant Technology Receives Seventh Consecutive Inc. 5000 Award

For the seventh straight year, Celerant Technology has earned a spot on the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately-held companies, compiled each year by Inc. Magazine. The honor places Celerant, a leading developer of retail management software, in exclusive company with honorees across a myriad of industries.

“As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Celerant Technology now shares a pedigree with Intuit…Microsoft…Oracle, and other notable alumni,” wrote Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine. “For 33 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America to a very exclusive club.”

Since its founding in 1999, Celerant has carved out a reputation as a pioneer in retail technology with its fully integrated software suite, Command Retail. This robust platform was one of the first to manages all major aspects of the retail business in real-time, such as point-of-sale, inventory allocation, accounting, customer relationship management, E-Commerce, M-Commerce, fulfillment and more. Now approaching its 15th year in business, Celerant is preparing to deploy its latest platform, Stratus Retail, an entirely web-based enterprise system which will allow retailers to manage not only their POS with any mobile device, but also the entire retail operation including fulfillment, ERP and more.

“It’s an honor to once again receive recognition as a member of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies,” said Ian Goldman, CEO of Celerant. “To make the Inc. 5000 list for a seventh straight year demonstrates the validity of our company overall and our team’s commitment to developing products and services that further the goals and growth of our retail clients.”

To view a complete listing of Inc. 5000 nominees, including company profiles, please visit Inc.com. For more information about the Command Retail software suite, please visitwww.celerant.com.

About Celerant Technology
Celerant Technology is a retail technology provider offering unparalleled and seamless multi-channel integration to retailers across all industries. Since 1999, Celerant has consistently accelerated business growth and efficiency through unique innovations such as: POS, inventory management, advanced analytics, integrated ecommerce, mobile applications and back office – to name a few. With an open and collaborative environment, the company focuses on each retailer’s specific integration needs to form genuine, enduring partnerships. As a mid-market retail system leader, Celerant provides solutions and expert advice to continually accelerate retail growth. A multifaceted award winning company, Celerant prides itself in the quality of its products, the capacity of its service, and remains the true multi-channel software provider. For more information regarding Celerant Technology and products like Command Retail and Retail Star, go to www.celerant.com.

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3CX Delivers an Easy and Affordable On Premise Mobile Device Management Solution

3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System and mobile device management solution 3CX Mobile Device Manager, today announces the launch of the On Premise edition of 3CX Mobile Device Manager for Windows Server – an easy to deploy and inexpensive on premise mobile device management solution that allows businesses to retain full control of their mobile devices and location tracking data in a private cloud or on premise without the administration complexity.

“The demand for an easy to deploy and affordable on premise mobile device management solution is clear, yet has seemed to be surprisingly lacking in the market till now. The 3CX Mobile Device Manager On Premise edition provides businesses with an inexpensive and easy to manage solution”, said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO. “3CX Mobile Device Manager allows businesses to fully retain control of their data without the complexity and headache that other mobile device management solutions pose.”

Easy to Deploy and Manage

3CX Mobile Device Manager allows companies to leverage their Windows Server knowledge and infrastructure and thus deploy a mobile device management solution without the additional administration overhead.

Other mobile device management solutions are either optimised for hosted and thus difficult to install, require Linux knowledge or are prohibitively expensive.

Finally, an Affordable On Premise Mobile Device Management Solution

Many MDM vendors only offer cloud solutions, which drastically hinders businesses looking to retain control of their mobile data. On premise MDM solutions can be very expensive to purchase and difficult to deploy and manage. 3CX Mobile Device Manager differentiates itself from the competition as its On Premise edition is affordable and easier to deploy and manage, unlike some other cumbersome MDM solutions. Businesses are reducing their expenses and are therefore reluctant to pay the enterprise-level pricing and support the competition demands.

Meet Your Legal, Reporting and Internal Policy Requirements

Companies that need to retain full control of their data for internal policy reasons or are legally obliged to provide reports to HIPAA or SEC have faced a very limited choice of mobile device management solutions. Businesses who face these requirements have been forced to shelve their mobile device management plan or reluctantly move to a difficult to manage and expensive MDM solution. The 3CX Mobile Device Management On Premise edition addresses this market.

Private Cloud, On Premise or Hosted: Your Choice

Experience all the features of the On Premise edition of 3CX Mobile Device Manager for free for up to five devices. Downloading this edition is easy and only takes a few minutes. Read the step by step guide on how to get started, the installation and configuration manual and user manual.

Check out the Hosted edition of 3CX Mobile Device Manager by signing up for a FREE 5 device account! The 3CX MDM pricing can be seen here. Visit the 3CX Mobile Device Manager website at www.MobileDeviceManager.com and find us on Facebook.

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Email Encryption End-to-End: How to Prevent the NSA from Reading Your Confidential Email Messages

Anyone who has not spent the last two weeks meditating in a cave will have heard about PRISM, the program of the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on anyone they wish using the internet services provided by Microsoft (beginning in September 2007), Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype, AOL and Apple. These are all mentioned in one of the slides of a 41-slide top-secret Power Point presentation (an overview apparently intended to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program) which was leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to the Guardian (UK), which newspaper revealed the astonishing details on June 6. The document claims “collection directly from the servers” of major US ISPs.

The existence of PRISM was confirmed by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (James Clapper) in a press release on the same day, stating that the program was authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and claiming that it is intended only to facilitate the acquisition of foreign intelligence information concerning non-U.S. persons located outside the United States.

However, according to the Guardian, “The program facilitates extensive, in-depth surveillance on live communications and stored information. The [FISA] law allows for the targeting of any customers of participating firms who live outside the US, or those Americans whose communications include people outside the US. It also opens the possibility of communications made entirely within the US being collected without warrants.” Section 702 of FISA says that senior officials of the U.S. administration can authorize the surveillance of any American provided that the request officially targets a foreigner. This allows “legal” access to all private information concerning anyone (whether or not they reside in the US) “associated with” the “foreign suspect”.

Private information, of course, includes the content of email messages, and those that the NSA sucks up are stored for years (forever?) in the huge NSA data banks. The standard claim of government defenders of invasive surveillence is: “If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.” There are several answers to this.

Firstly, if you work with proprietary or confidential information, such as business plans, software code, financial statements, etc., then you may very well wish to hide this from others who might make use of it to your disadvantage (and if you work for a company which owns this information then your failure to hide it from your company’s competitors may lead to your dismissal).

Secondly, as Edward Snowden said in an interview with the Guardian: “… you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody even by a wrong [phone] call. And then they can use this [PRISM] system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with. And attack you on that basis to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer.”

So can you do anything about this? It’s just possible that massive public outrage at the development of a total surveillance state might cause PRISM to be shut down. But don’t hold your breath. You can, however, do something to prevent the NSA from reading your confidential email messages. You could use public key cryptography in some form. This requires the creation of a ‘private’ key and a ‘public’ key, and anyone who wishes to send you an encrypted message has to know your public key (and you then decrypt the message using your private key). This is fine, but it’s a bit complicated and requires considerable attention to detail, so is really only suitable for the tech-savvy. There is an easier way to keep your messages and data from the NSA’s prying eyes (just in case you are a person of interest to them).

Hermetic Systems publishes Windows software called “Email Encryption End-to-End” which, in brief, allows you to create an encrypted file containing both a text message and a separate file of any type (such as a ZIP file). You can then attach this encrypted file to an ordinary email message, send it, and the recipient can recover your text message and the file using the same software. Your message and file remain encrypted from start to finish, frustrating any attempt by the NSA to read them.

This software is easy to use and no technical knowledge (beyond the ordinary ability to run a Windows program and to send and receive email) is needed, and you can still use the same email client as you do now (provided that it allows attachments to messages).

Suppose your company wishes to send you somewhere to negotiate a business deal with some other company. They will want to know the details of the deal you make with that company as soon as you have concluded the negotiation, so you are to write it up on your laptop as a Word document (and maybe a few Excel spreadsheets) and send it by email. But your company’s competitors would dearly like to know the details of the deal you make, so you are instructed to send the document (and spreadsheets) in encrypted form. Before leaving, you are given a phrase to use as the encryption key. After several days negotiation you reach a deal, and prepare your report.

Now suppose also that a year ago someone who works at a shady payment processing service phoned you by mistake; this service was subsequently shut down for alleged money-laundering, but in the meantime that phone call got you placed on a list of “known associates of suspected money-launderer”, and subject to surveillance under the PRISM program. Of course, you were not informed. But since you and your company know that transmission of unencrypted data across the internet allows “sniffers” to pick out selected messages, and that certain competitors would dearly like to know the details of the deal you just negotiated (and, unknown to you, certain people who work for NSA might also profit from knowing those details) you are about to send your report by means of encrypted email. Here’s how to do it:

You take all the confidential material (Word documents, Excel files, graphics images, etc.), and put them into a ZIP file. Without being online, you run the “Email Encryption End-to-End” (EEE) software and this allows you to (a) compose a text message which summarizes the outcome of the negotiation and mentions what’s in the ZIP file, (b) tell EEE the location of the ZIP file, (c) enter the phrase which your company gave you to use as the encryption key, and (d) tell EEE the location and name of a file in which it will write its output — the ‘ciphertext file. The ciphertext file can have any name, but let’s say ‘chess.pcx’. You then hit the ‘Encrypt’ button and EEE encrypts your text message together with the ZIP file and writes the encrypted data to the ciphertext file. Now you go online and bring up your usual webmail client. You compose some pedestrian message, such as, “Chess tournament went well; got 2nd prize; here’s a picture of the prize winners.” You then attach the ciphertext file to the message and send it off to your company.

The person at your company meant to receive it then saves the attached file someplace, then runs EEE and (a) enters the agreed-upon phrase for the encryption key and (b) tells EEE where to find the ciphertext file. They then hit the ‘Decrypt’ button and EEE (a) displays your text message mentioning what’s in the ZIP file and (b) asks for the location of a folder in which to write it. After it does this, the recipient can then unzip the ZIP file to recover the documents that you sent.

NSA may have sucked up and stored your ‘outer’ email message in its data bank, but this will appear to be just some message about a chess tournament with an attached ‘pcx’ file referred to in the message as a picture. No graphics software will be able to display it (because it is not a graphics file), and no ZIP program will be able to unzip it (because it is not a ZIP file), and in fact it can’t be read at all, except by someone using the EEE software and knowing the phrase used to encrypt the data. Your confidential data has been transmitted securely in encrypted form from ‘end to end’.

Finally, if there is some chance that your laptop might fall into the wrong hands before your return, you can (after your company has confirmed receipt of your report) delete (or better, securely delete) the ciphertext file which was created by EEE (and perhaps even uninstall the EEE software itself), since the details of your negotiation are now safely in the hands of your company.

Further information about the “Email Encryption End-to-End” software (which is bilingual, English/German) including prices for a single-user license and for a multiple-user license, plus a link to download a trial version, is on the Hermetic Systems website at:http://www.hermetic.ch/eee/eee.htm

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Napier Healthcare sets up US operations to address the needs of healthcare providers in North America

Healthcare software solutions specialist continues its international expansion with the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States. The new entity will focus on driving adoption of Napier’s suite of solutions across the healthcare spectrum, including general and specialty hospitals, clinics, laboratories and blood banks.

Singapore, May 16, 2013- Napier Healthcare Solutions (www.napierhealthcare.com), a leading healthcare software provider, is pleased to announce that it has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States, Napier Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

To be based out of New Jersey, the six-member US team will be headed by Manish Mehta, an industry veteran, who will be taking charge as General Manager for the services business across America. The US entity will focus on customer acquisition across the United States and other markets in North America.

“Setting up of US operations is part of our two-pronged geographical expansion strategy, wherein we are aggressively growing our reach across emerging markets such as Africa and also establishing our footprint in developed markets such as the United States,” said Karthik Tirupathi, CEO of Napier Healthcare. “This is an important milestone in our goal to be a global provider of leading-edge software solutions for the healthcare sector.”

Targeting the US market closely follows the roll-out of Napier’s next-generation fully mobile-enabled platform Napier EHRm. This open-source based platform provides hospitals and other healthcare providers scalability, flexibility, ability to integrate with 3rd party systems and lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).

“With the new enhanced mobile platform, we are confident of offering healthcare providers in the US with a suite of solutions suitable for their diverse requirements. We believe it will be an important differentiator,” adds Karthik.

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CAM Commerce Solutions Releases New Version of RetailStar

CAM Commerce Solutions, announced that it has released the newest version of their RetailStar Software product. Customers using this new version have stated, “We love the new purchasing and receiving module, enjoy that the software is more user-friendly, and the system operates fast and more efficient.” Bob from Kreston’s said, “We upgraded in October right before the holidays. Everyone in Support, Programming and our sales representative, Dina; gave us exceptional service making the transition from CAM to STAR as smooth as possible.”

“At CAM Commerce Solutions, we are dedicated to continually improving the resources for which retailers can purchase and use trusted POS solutions that will help them do business better,” said Sherrie Holliday of CAM Commerce Solutions. “By placing our focus on our customers’ needs, it builds a trusted partnership.”

In addition, the iStar and iCelerant eCommerce platforms have been refreshed to meet the growing needs of retailers who want to expand their customer base and increase revenue. “We strive to provide the best of both worlds. A fully integrated, socially connected, promotions driven Enterprise level eCommerce site, which reduces the labor and system maintenance cost and allows you to compete in your market with the most up to date e-commerce features.” -Zeke Hamdani, Celerant Technology

Since the purchase of CAM Commerce Solutions by Celerant Technology Corp., our software programs have been revitalized. Celerant Technology’s acquisition of CAM brings to the table 10 years of reputable experience. Regardless of the size of your business, we have a solution for you!
To learn more about CAM Commerce Solutions Software program, log-on to www.camcommerce.com.

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