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New technology solves digital overload for family memories

OurHive LOGO onlySan Diego, CA, December 14, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Have you ever had the issue of looking for a specific photo and can’t find it? You thumb scroll endlessly but there’s no effective way to sift through all those photos every time you’re looking for something specific.

OurHive™ is the newest family app that combines patented technology and a private family network to deal with this growing issue of digital overload. The app is now live on Google Play, the App Store and as a Web App at www.GetOurHive.com.

OurHive combines the best features of a photo and video application with a private social network created especially for families. With the OurHive app, family photos and videos can be automatically tagged, organized and instantly shared with only the people you care most about. Once a private Hive is created, family members can upload and share photos and videos with each other using their iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers. All files are archived in high resolution and can be viewed and downloaded anytime.

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“For many families, life is full of sacred moments that should be treasured and preserved for generations to come,” said Stephen D. Rosen, co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of OurHive. “Today’s digital world has made sharing information convenient, but too often that sharing is made with impersonal detachment. OurHive is for people who appreciate the special intimacy that comes with sharing special memories.”

Photo and video sharing within mass-market social networks can sometimes be compromised by unauthorized use and manipulation of media. Special attention has been made with OurHive’s cloud interface to ensure the best security. Photos and videos are encrypted every step in the journey from devices to OurHive servers and back again, and the content can only be accessed by invited, password-protected members.

Because archiving and tracking family photo albums is important, the OurHive app was designed to make tagging and organization simple and accessible. Every photo and video you take with the iOS or Android app ‘automagically’ adds a caption and location from your calendar, along with the closest address when GPS is enabled. You can then edit the filename, add tags and captions and give your photos the same context that writing on the back in ink used to for print photographs.

“Whether it’s your child’s first birthday or grandma’s retirement party, OurHive encourages the family to share all of the pictures and videos they take — not just a few chosen ones that you put on Facebook or Instagram,” said Jeff Symon, co-founder and president. “With OurHive, anyone in your Hive can download any picture they want from any of their internet-connected devices. No more having to remember to text or email individual photos later.”

How OurHive Works

Starting your own Hive begins with one family member starting a free 20GB Family Hive by visiting GetOurHive.com or downloading the “OurHive” app on Google Play and the App Store. They can then invite as many family members or close friends as they want into their secure, private Hive. Each user can then download the free app on the iOS or Android device of their choice and start contributing and sharing family memories.

OurHive™ automatically stores your photos and videos in high resolution in your own private network. Anyone in your family Hive can download anytime they want and future updates will allow for even more functionality.

Visit us a www.GetOurHive.com to sign up and learn more, and join the conversation athttps://www.facebook.com/getourhive

Contact-Details: Kyle Strickland – kyle@ourhive.biz
www.GetOurHive.com

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FullSpeed Provides Spreadsheet-like Macros in Cloud-based Accounting Apps: QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Others

Madison, Missouri, September 26, 2014 , Most people who have used word processing software know what a macro is: a group of commands you can put together quickly to do a repetitive job, like adding blank spaces at the beginnings of several lines, or changing underlined words to italics on an entire page. Wouldn’t it be great if someday macros could apply calculations to multiple lines of data in applications like QuickBooks Online, Xero, or other cloud-based accounting software?

That day is here! FullSpeed lets you set up simple formulas in its own internal spreadsheet and applies them to data in other programs at the press of hotkey. In fact you can have multiple macros defined, each with its own unique hotkey.

What kinds of things can FullSpeed do? …calculations involving multiple columns of an invoice, column subtotals and totals, calculate discounts or freight surcharges or special taxes, autonumber lines, provide customized messages like “A discount of $123.45 is available if paid by October 15, 2014”, and a lot more. FullSpeed supports a wide range of Excel-compatible spreadsheet features such as numeric and statistical functions, IF logic, date/time functions, text manipulation, and plenty of ways to format results: currency, numeric, date/time, etc.; even the ability to display decimal amounts as fractions.

FullSpeed works in invoices, estimates, purchase orders, sales orders, bills, checks, sales receipts, grids, etc.–almost anywhere you can enter accounting data. It is compatible with any Windows-based Web browser which supports Microsoft’s UI Automation technology, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. FullSpeed is not limited to browser-based apps though: it also works in some native Windows applications like QuickBooks desktop editions. (Though FullSpeed can work with a variety of application types, it has mostly been certified to work with accounting applications in this first release of the product.)

Many cloud-based accounting applications have limited space available for data or calculated results. For example, neither QuickBooks Online nor Xero currently supports custom fields in the line items area of invoices. But FullSpeed overcomes this problem in two ways:

(1) It supports storing data in the Description field of sale or purchase items, and can extract it to use in calculations. For instance, users can store a per-unit shipping weight in each item’s Description, and FullSpeed can use it to calculate the total shipping weight for an invoice.

(2) FullSpeed’s Scratchpad feature allows macros to temporarily store results of intermediate calculations, so they don’t have to be written to the target application where no space may be available to hold them.

Maybe the most unique feature of FullSpeed is that it works directly on data in the target application. Users get to see the results of calculations immediately while working in an invoice, purchase order, or other form. There’s no need to export the form’s data to do calculations in Microsoft Excel or some other program, and no need to re-import or Copy and Paste results that were calculated elsewhere.

FullSpeed is priced at $119 for a single-user license, less for multi-user licensing. FullSpeed is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) and all later versions including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

A downloadable 30-day free trial and step-by-step examplesare are available from FullSpeed’s main Web page: http://www.goflagship.com/products/fullspeed.htm

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Contact Details:

Mark Wilsdorf
Flagship Technologies, Inc.
14976 Monroe Road 1039
Madison, MO, USA

info@goflagship.com
660-291-3000

FullSpeed home page: http://www.goflagship.com/products/fullspeed.htm

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Hazelcast Hires Silicon Valley Management Team Members for Next Phase of Growth

Silicon Valley veterans join founders to form management team in Palo Alto to help build Sales, Marketing and Operations

Palo Alto, CA, 2013-10-15 — /EPRSoftwareNews.com/ —  On the heels of raising 2.5M in Venture Capital financing, Hazelcast (http://www.hazelcast.com) today announced that it has hired two executives to grow sales and marketing.  Hazelcast also recently moved its headquarters to Palo Alto California. Paul Salazar was appointed as VP of Sales and Operations and Miko Matsumura as VP of Marketing and Developer Relations. These changes round out the executive management team reporting to CEO founder Talip Ozturk.

Miko Matsumura is a 20 year veteran of Silicon Valley and was the original Java Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Most recently he served as SVP of Platform Marketing and Developer Relations at Kii Corporation. He served as a CTO for Software AG and a VP at webMethods, which acquired his startup company INFRAVO for $38M. He is a Limited Partner at Focus Ventures, which manages over a half a billion dollars. He holds an MBA from SFSU as well a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University.

Paul Salazar is a veteran of the technology business having worked in high tech for over 25 years, as an engineer, product manager, marketing and sales executive, and general manager. He has extensive open source software experience including Red Hat, Cygnus Solutions and OTRS, and also in executive roles at Greenplum (now EMC) and Skytree. Paul attended Stanford University and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He is an avid amateur astronomer.

We are increasingly being used in mission-critical applications by huge global organizations. I’m committed to building the world class infrastructure and processes around the globe to provide 24×7 mission-critical support to these customers in Banking, Telecommunications, Government, eCommerce and many other industries.” Talip Ozturk, founder and CEO  said “By adding seasoned executives in sales and marketing, we now have the core team that will help the company through the next stage of growth. Our board already includes seasoned executives such as Ali Kutay (former CEO of Weblogic), Rod Johnson (founder of SpringSource) and Salil Deshpande (successful open source venture capitalist). The formation of this new team enables us to drive this experience into day-to-day operations.”

Mr Salazar said “The volume of downloads of Hazelcast and inbound requests coming from Fortune 500 class companies is amazing, and speaks to the quality of the product and its reliability in mission-critical data centers. I’m excited to help build what will become a world-class software company.”

Mr Matsumura said “Programmers liked Java because they could write a single program that could run on many different kinds of machines. They love hazelcast because they can now run a single java program on top of a cluster of hundreds of machines using plain-old-java objects.”

 

About Hazelcast

Hazelcast (www.hazelcast.com) develops, distributes and supports the leading open source in-memory data grid. The product, also called Hazelcast, is a free open source download under the Apache license that any developer can include in minutes to enable them to build elegantly simple mission-critical, transactional, and terascale in-memory applications. The company provides commercially licensed Enterprise editions, Hazelcast Management Console and professional open source training, development support and deployment support. The company is privately held and headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

 

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Hazelcast Hires Silicon Valley Management Team Members for Next Phase of Growth
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Marlton-based eMaint Doubles Revenue and Triples Staff since 2010

During a time when other companies are laying off and retrenching, South Jersey based eMaint Enterprises, a technology leader in delivering cloud based CMMS software and services, today announced significant revenue and staff growth over the past three years.

Revenues at eMaint grew 45 percent in 2012 over previous year, and a cumulative 167 percent since 2010. “Our customers, which run the gamut from family run farms to multinational corporations, are experiencing economic challenges just like everyone else,” said eMaint CEO Brian Samelson. “That means, more than ever, they need partners that save them time and money. eMaint has proven it can do that, and customers have rewarded us with their business and referrals.”

To support this explosive revenue growth, the company has kept pace by aggressively growing the size of staff, which has increased threefold in the past three years. In 2013 alone eMaint has hired 15 new employees, the majority of whom are recent college graduates. There are many good reasons to have a constant flow of new college graduates joining the company. “We are always looking for employees that have a high energy level, bring new ideas to the table, and are open to a culture of rapid change as our business continually adapts to meet the needs of our customers.” said Jon Hollander, eMaint’s Executive Vice President of Operations.

eMaint’s flagship product is X3, a cloud based Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). X3 is supported by a full range of services – from implementation to training in advanced applications such as predictive maintenance and integration with third party applications to work order management and tracking. Its “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model emphasizes a high degree of configuration and flexible pricing models geared to the needs of all business sizes. Support for mobile devices has made the application even more accessible to a workforce of technicians who are no longer required to be in an office or at a computer to access the system. Its customer base now surpasses 18,000 users from approximately 3,500 customer sites. eMaint also enjoys a high customer retention rate of 96%.

In 2012, eMaint was named South Jersey’s fifth fastest growing private company by the Philadelphia Business Journal, received the BOSS (Best of SaaS Software) award from THINK strategies and was included in the “Philly 100” honor roll of fastest growing privately held companies by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia.

“It’s not often for a company that’s been around as long as we have to see the level of growth over the past few years that we have experienced,” said Samelson, who founded eMaint. “Our key to success is simple: We listen and respond to customer needs. When we say, ‘your success is our mission,’ it’s not just a slogan.”

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Intranet Software Connects Employees to Management with Social Networking

Intranet Connections offers company managers a way to connect and share with employees as part of the latest release of their Social Intranet Software. The new Social Employee Directory introduces Message Walls designed to foster engagement, collaboration and the process of people helping people.

“Our goal with the new Social Directory is to impact how employees connect and learn from each other on the intranet, and how social tools like the message walls can help bridge the gap between management and employees,” says Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “We brought in common social tools that employees may have had exposure to outside of work, like the wall on Facebook, and the concept of personalization through widgets similar to iGoogle, providing employees an instant commonality and comfort level in using these tools to help them in the workplace.”

Employee message walls are at the heart of the new social directory, allowing employees to tap the collective intelligence of the organization and promote the concept of people helping people. Managers and executives can use the wall to impart the corporate vision, support the culture, and receive feedback in a very easy to use and collaborative environment.

Intranet Connections also uses the wall to promote and elevate intranet content. Every page on the intranet has a “Share Content” feature that will share news, videos, documents, calendar events, forms, training, photo albums and new job opportunities through employee walls.

Other enhancements include the ability to group employees by projects, abilities, skills, or interests through tagging. Employees can personalize with a private workspace in their social profile, creating widgets that will aggregate information from the site and external resources. Subscriptions, site and email alerts, bookmarks, online chat and status updates are all combined to create a powerful Social Employee Directory.

“The heart of your intranet is the people who make up a company,” says Carolyn Douglas, “and while our intranet software still caters to business tools, we wanted the people-centric power of social capabilities and felt the Employee Directory was the vehicle for that connection to take place.”

Business tools merge with social networking in this new release for Intranet Connections, available for evaluation and tours through the Intranet Connections web site at www.intranetconnections.com.

About Intranet Connections
Intranet Connections is out-of-the-box Social Intranet Software where people and business tools merge to get work done. More than 1600 organizations worldwide have chosen Intranet Connections as their social intranet solution. If you would like more information about this topic please contact Tara Clark, Marketing Manager, at 604-924-9770 or visit the Intranet Connections web site at http://www.intranetconnections.com.

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Is 2012 set to be a bumper year for outsourcing?

With the New Year upon us, many companies are now looking at their business processes in order to assess what they can change in 2012. With companies continuing to struggle amidst a challenging economic climate, many are likely to dramatically change how their company operates this year, with outsourcing likely to become the preserve of many businesses attempting to rationalise their cost base.

Last year was a record year for companies operating in the outsourcing sector, with a huge number of businesses looking into the concept in an attempt to cut fixed costs and become more flexible. With the ability to drastically reduce fixed overheads whilst maintaining business operations without interruption and providing access to skilled staff, outsourcing has been a lifesaver for many in 2011, which is why the new year is likely to bring a further uplift in demand for outsourcing services; not only in the UK but overseas too.

In a recent survey conducted by dictate2us, a dictation and transcription service, it was found that 62% of companies plan to outsource administrative jobs this year, to cut the costs of overheads. Chief Executive of dictate2us, Daryl Leigh said :“Many of the administrative tasks typically undertaken by secretaries are necessary but incredibly time consuming. For that reason, it’s important that business owners look objectively at their organisation to question whether outmoded methods of operation are still relevant.”

It is thought that the increased interest companies have in relation to outsourcing is due to the many small business that continue to struggle to find employees with the necessary skills. Research carried out by the Federation of small Businesses (FSB) found that 27% of start up companies struggle to find qualified and skilled staff.

Outsourcing was also a hot topic in the news last year, and this trend appears to continuing in 2012. In one article in particular, published in the Daily Mail, John Neilson, Managing Director of NHS Shared Business Services, has urged the NHS to outsource more of its call centres to India, to further cut costs; a predicted saving of £20 billion by 2014. With articles such as these featuring in various different publications on a daily basis, it is no wonder that more companies are wanting to know what is to be gained through outsourcing, with there being more of a demand for outsourcing companies than there has ever been before.

One outsourcing website in particular that has reaped the benefits of the increase in outsourcing is OutsourceMyProject. With over £1 million worth of projects posted onto the site in 2011, the business is looking forward to what 2012 brings. Loren Holland, Managing Director of OutsourceMyProject said: “Over the course of last year we witnessed a drastic increase in the number of small and SME companies looking to outsource their business functions to professional and freelance experts. Smaller businesses are now waking up to outsourcing, which historically has been viewed as the preserve of only large organizations. The principal benefits of outsourcing are twofold; cutting down fixed cost overheads and accessing skilled services which may not be available in-house.”

About OutsourceMyProject:
Established in January 2011, OutsourceMyProject.com aims to bring together organisations and individuals looking to outsource business functions or projects with freelance providers of professional services. Following the website launch, more than 10,000 providers, including freelance web designers, legal specialists, freelance editing professionals and copywriters have registered with OutsourceMyProject.com to bid on over £1 million worth of freelance work.

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Koyote Software Announce the Launch of Free YouTube Downloader Software

Having already stunned media consumers across the world with impressive software packages, software development company, Koyote Software, today add another offering to their growing list – Free YouTube Downloader Plus.

The YouTube downloader software allows users to download YouTube videos with a single click, and save them for future use. The software is unique as it has been placed onto the market 100% free.

“Everybody uses YouTube these days, and it can be hard to keep track of all of your favourite videos” Says the company’s Yogev Tuval. He continues “So, we decided to answer the call by providing a free YouTube download software that anyone can use”.

The software will allow users to enjoy their favourite videos ad-free, on any device that can play a standard video file.

However, it isn’t just YouTube videos that can be downloaded. Videos living on sites including DailyMotion, MetaCafe and Vimeo are also compatible with the software.

Yogev and his team of experiences software developers are proud to have releases such a needed piece of software

“While we all love YouTube, it’s often impossible to be online all of the time. We’ve worked solidly to create a software platform that will allow you to quickly download your favourite videos, convert them to popular formats and enjoy them on the go” he concludes.

To find out more information about Koyote Software’s Free Video Converter, please visit: http://www.koyotesoft.com/video-software/youtube-downloader.html.

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QArea Group have attended DrupalCon London Conference 2011

QArea Group keeps on improving the knowledge and experience in different areas of software development.

High experienced Drupal developers from QArea Group have attended DrupalCon London Conference 22-26 August 2011.

DrupalCon is an international event which chuck together the people who develop, use, design and support the Drupal platform. DrupalCon London 2011 outlines content from the brightest minds and the most influential people within Drupal community and out of it, moreover countless opportunities for code sprints, networking and more.

The schedule of the DrupalCon London Team comprised of 60 sessions that were balanced across 5 tracks: Environment Set-up, Code & Coders, Site Building, Business and Best Practices, Ecosystem and UX & Theming.

The QArea developers also attended great pre-conference training courses and workshops which took place on 22 august 2011.

The keynotes of the DrupalCon London included the following topics:

  • Advanced Configuration with Page Manager, Views, Flag and Rules
  • Drupal Powered E-commerce
  • Making the Switch to Drupal: The Developer’s View
  • Building Modules for Drupal 7
  • Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Drupal
  • Aegir Hosting System: Deep Dive
  • Drupal Performance and Scalability
  • jQuery for Drupal
  • Open Space on Drupal Education

DrupalCon gave QArea developers an opportunity to engage in interactive discussions and collaborate and know best practices from the leading Drupal experts.

QArea Group provides PHP web development: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, PHP-Nuke, Jquery, Dojo, Sproutcore, Front End development (JS), Prototype, ExtJS, Typo3, Qooxdoo, osCommerce.

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Exercise Software’s Enhancements Improve Billing/Coding

Prognition Corp., which makes Mavenlive exercise software, has made product improvements for easier billing and coding procedures.

The enhancements make it easy for users to document patients’ treatment, and the physiotherapy software evaluates the data to generate the proper billing codes required by billing software to submit reimbursement claims, said Chris Metcalfe, Mavenlive’s vice president of technical development.

The current process routinely used is: a therapist records the patient’s prescribed therapy to the patient and the number of therapy units performed, Metcalfe said.

“The therapist usually records these rehabilitation exercises on paper and forwards to administrative staff,” Metcalfe said.

The administrator interprets the therapy and quantity recorded before determining which billing codes to use. The administrator typically enters those codes into the billing software- or onto paper forms if the practice hasn’t gone paperless. From there, the clinic forwards claims for reimbursement.

“Mavenlive rehab exercise software interprets the recorded therapy and creates the appropriate billing codes automatically,” said Dr. Jay Winburn, Mavenlive’s president. “Once we have those codes, we send them via HL7 messages to the integrated billing software packages.”

Physical therapy electronic documentation software users benefit in a couple of ways, Metcalfe said. Having this ability eliminates the need for physical therapists to document on paper what was prescribed because their documentation can be done in Mavenlive via point and click. It also eliminates the need for administrative staff to interpret what codes should be billed based on the prescribed therapies, as well as removes the need for manually entering these codes for each claim.

Mavenlive tells the billing software which billing codes to apply to each patient visit, he said, adding, “This will be a big time saver for therapists and administrators for each patient visit.”

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Intranet Connections Software Adds Power and Creativity with Application Builder

Intranet Connections has announced the latest release of their social intranet software. Intranet Connections v11 builds on employee participation and engagement via your intranet by giving users the power to embrace and share company culture with innovative tools that are out of the box.

“Our intranet software helps to connect employees by information and knowledge sharing, online collaboration and the enhancement of your company culture,” says Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “We added dynamic tools such as our new Application Builder, allowing you to easily create any type of application you need for your intranet. We want to provide tools that help improve your business, through your employees and the intranet.”

Application Builder gives you the power to be creative when building applications. You have complete control over input forms, fields, and layout screens. Intranet Connections has harnessed AJAX drag and drop, creating an easy to use and dynamic application-building experience, with collaborative social elements such as employee tagging, comments, ratings and widgets.

This release also offers several new interactive widgets that engage with employees, including quick polls to measure employee opinions; a weather widget; widgets that cycle content such as snippets of customer feedback, tip of the day, or inspirational quotes; upcoming birthdays and anniversaries; and features employees with their photo, what they do in the company, and how to reach them or launch an intranet live chat.

Intranet Connections v11 offers extensive theme options along with fixed width layouts to provide modern intranet designs that are out of the box. With their easy to use theme builder, you can build themes that incorporate your company brand, which fosters culture because employees recognize the importance of your brand in the workplace.

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Interact Intranet With a New Collaboration Feature – Interact Answers

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced the release of Interact Answers – an innovative and unique new crowd-sourcing feature which drives productivity by allowing users to post questions on the intranet and receiveaccurate solutions, using Interact Intranet’s intelligence store andthe knowledge of other users.

The easy-to-usefeature is available in the core system of Interact Intranet version 4.8. Once auser posts aquestion on the intranet,Interact Answers will attempt to provide a solution to the question.It firstly uses itsintelligent capabilities tosupply information that it thinks will answer the question, then Interact Answers will recommend colleagues with in the company it believes can help with the question. These‘experts’ are notified of the question and the question is then open for all employees to answer.

Interact Answersdrives internal collaboration as all employeesbegin to collaborate to answer the question successfully and it unlocks knowledge in the company. Interact Answersprevents relying on internalemails to ask questions, where the answers can be quickly lost and the right answer is not guaranteed. Productivity is boosted as less time is spent searching for answers and it also allows staff to ask an open question to the company if they are not sure who to direct the question to.

Simon Dance, Product Manager comments:

“Interact Answers is an intelligent collaboration feature that grows the more it is used. As users begin to answer questions, a knowledge store is created so vital company information can’t be lost and can be easily searched for.

“What makes this feature unique is that Interact Answers intelligently suggests solutions to the questions asked, using the information already contained within the intranet. It then goes one step further by recommending an expert within the company it believes can help you with that answer.”

See Interact Answers in action in this interactive video.

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Interact Announces Entry Into Rackspace Partner Network

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced they have entered into an agreement to join the Rackspace Partner Programme with Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry.

This agreement will enable Interact to provide its customers with a fast and reliable secure intranet solution hosted by Rackspace. The use of hosted software has become a sensible option for many businesses and offers a great alternative to a network based application. Hosting enables access to the intranet anywhere / anytime via a web browser which enhances collaboration opportunities for distributed or remote users. It also reduces pressure on limited in-house IT resources as there is no software to deploy or servers to maintain.

Interact Intranet is an easy to use, collaborative turnkey solution trusted by over 250,000 users. It is an intelligent intranet solution that learns as people use it, adapts and automatically connects relevant information to people. Powerful enterprise networking tools actively promote internal communication, collaboration, idea sharing and cross-organisation participation. It is modular in its architecture allowing organisations to add the components, resources, and services that are required as the business evolves and grows.

Scott Hitchins, Global Partner Manager at Interact, believes that hosted solutions are increasingly popular today for their ability to offer enterprise level system functionality with the advantages of zero maintenance overhead or initial capital outlay. “The financial investment and overhead of owning and maintaining servers and software applications in-house can be substantial. Rackspace hosting services will deliver a powerful and cost-effective intranet solution for our customers with rapid deployment and unparalleled scalability and flexibility in a secure environment. Rackspace offer a 100% network and infrastructure uptime guarantee which will ensure that Interact is always accessible”

Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers in the UK . Andrew Bartlam, Head of Channel at Rackspace said, “We’re very pleased that Interact have joined our Partner Network and we look forward to working together in the future”.

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Vancouver Intranet Software Company Gives Back Using Social Media

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com), provider of the popular intranet CMS software, turned to Social Media tools to organize and run a charity campaign in conjunction with the recent holiday season. During the month of December, CEO Carolyn Douglas and Online Marketing Manager Rachel Lai connected with Intranet Connections clients over Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook with an offer to donate $100.00 to a charity of their choice.

“Intranet Connections would not be the company that it is today without the feedback and input from our clients. We wanted to recognize their efforts and support the causes that are important to them over the holidays,” reported Carolyn Douglas. “By using social media, we hoped to introduce clients to new ways that they can connect with us and build community with our other intranet software users.”

The aim of the ‘Give Back’ campaign was to contribute to a cause that customers are passionate about in an easy, no strings attached way. There was a great response to the campaign and donations were made to charities ranging from a local animal rescue shelter in Nova Scotia, Canada to large national charities such as the American Cancer Society. This was the second year in a row where Intranet Connections has run this campaign over the holiday season.

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Yarooms.com – Meeting Rooms And Resource Management Made Simple

Yarooms is the new web service that helps corporations manage mobile workforce, meeting rooms or shared spaces over multiple sites, in a local or a globalized environment.

In concordance with the market studies that were driven, it was observed a constant increase in the use of mobile workforce amongst corporations of all sizes. On this trail, Yarooms is meeting the newly appeared needs, facilitating the fluent administration of cubicals and working posts by using an ergonomical optimized interface.

The same web service answers the administration needs related to the use of shared spaces like, meeting rooms or conference rooms.

The working spaces and also the conference or meeting rooms, can have resources assigned. Resources can be assigned at room level, if they are irremovable, as for example a live translation system in a conference room, or at location level if these resources can be used by multiple work spaces.

The identification of the available resources or rooms that match a set of criteria, is highly simplified by the use of smart search, which allows the direct interogation of the resources & rooms availability database, by using a set of keywords for each of the criteria.

At this point YAROOMS is still in beta mode and as a result we are welcoming any party that is interested in using the system to do so without any kind of charge. In a very short interval YAROOMS will be supporting new facilities as, recurrent meeting settings and a set of 3 new interfaces for outlook, Iphone and touch screen displays.

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MindMeister Collaborative Mind Maps Now Available on Interact Intranet

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software and MindMeister, providers of on-line mind mapping software, are pleased to announce a strategic technology partnership. The agreement allows the two companies to combine their industry leading software solutions.

MindMeister is the market leading and multiple award-winning web-based collaboration solution that uses proven mind mapping concepts to facilitate multi-user planning, brainstorming, and project management sessions all from within a standard web browser.

Interact Intranet is an easy to use, collaborative turnkey solution trusted by over 250,000 users. It is an intelligent intranet solution that learns as people use it, adapts and automatically connects relevant information to people. Powerful enterprise networking tools actively promote internal communication, collaboration, idea sharing and cross-organisation participation. It is modular in its architecture allowing organisations to add the components, resources, and services that are required as the business evolves and grows.

As a result of the new integration, Interact Intranet users will be able to access the MindMeister mind maps via the intranet to brainstorm or plan new projects. They will be able to simultaneously work with colleagues on the same map and see changes as they happen within the intuitive and familiar intranet interface.

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Intranet Connections Software Brings Simplicity to Intranet Administration

Intranet Connections has released the newest version of its intranet 2.0 CMS platform with the aims of reducing administration overhead for intranet managers and simplifying the design of site navigation. Intranet Connections version 10.5 targets small to medium size businesses wishing to have SharePoint-like functionality, but without the price tag or management overhead.

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections, “Our focus is on ease-of-use and providing SMB’s with an out-of-the-box intranet that they can implement themselves. Version 10.5 provides intranet administrators with a simple solution that is easy to install, implement and manage on an ongoing basis, without the need for custom development.”

A key enhancement in the new release is the addition of a revised menu builder that features a drag and drop interface to manage site navigation. The redesigned interface allows administrators to add a horizontal menu to their site, create drop down menus, add menu headers and relocate menu items from the left main to the site header directly through the site interface. The new menu builder provides more flexibility to intranet managers wishing to customize their information architecture in a simple manner.

This latest release also builds on the popular tagging feature with the addition of a new content tag management interface. The robust tag administration area simplifies routine tag management tasks such as creating tag groups, moving tags between groups and finding tags with dynamically filtered search results. Admins can pre-populate and organize commonly used tags so that end users can easily tag and find relevant content.

Also included among the other features of v10.5 are an upgrade of the HTML editor to improve accuracy when composing complex document layouts or pasting from Word, an extranet friendly security model to simplify user-rights administration on intranet/extranet implementations and a new Multiple File Upload tool for improved ease-of-use, stability and performance.

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BC Place Facilitates Internal Communication with Intranet Connections During Post-Olympic Construction

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com) is pleased to announce the intranet launch for BC Place, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. BC Place launched their Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 CMS Software in July with goals of improving corporate communication, increasing employee involvement, and enhancing information sharing within the organization.

After the 2010 Winter Games, BC Place was scheduled major construction to revitalize and modernize the facilities, including the largest retractable roof of its kind in the world. When the Administration team at BC Place learned that half of all full-time staff would be moving to temporary offices at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the other half would remain at BC Place, they immediately became aware that a corporate communication tool was needed to unify the two locations. The IT team spearheaded the project, identifying an intranet site as the best means to facilitate internal communication and provide a central repository for staff information.

In evaluating intranet solutions, BC Place knew they wanted to find a turnkey product that did not require any programming or custom development in order to get their site up and running.

“We ultimately selected Intranet Connections as an intranet solution because it was out-of the box and it required minimal administration overhead. Intranet Connections also came highly recommended, was proven in the market place and was developed by a Canadian company. We really liked the fact that Intranet Connections was a local organization.” says Winnie Mok, Information Services Manager at BC Place.

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Brother Canada Engaging Employees with Intranet Connections Social CMS Intranet

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com) provider of the popular intranet 2.0 CMS software announces its flagship intranet software has been chosen by Brother Canada to help the company streamline business processes, increase employee productivity and enhance engagement and collaboration. Brother Canada will launch their new intranet with employees across the country this month.

Brother Canada, a branch of the 5 billion dollar company Brother Industries, Ltd offers a wide range of business machines and home appliances known for their affordability, reliability, ease of use, and versatility. These qualities are the cornerstones of Brother Canada’s success and the company felt that their intranet solution should embody these characteristics. Brother also wanted to find an intranet 2.0 communication platform that would allow them to establish a dialogue and encourage employees to participate within the organization. They did not want an intranet that would simply remain an archive of data and be driven from the top-down.

In searching for a new intranet solution, Brother Canada looked at a custom-built solution, open source software and Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software. They focused on Intranet Connections after ruling out a custom solution as too expensive and time-intensive to set up.

“Intranet Connections suited us perfectly. It was an affordable and turnkey intranet solution that allowed us to be up and running with an intranet in a short amount of time. Value for the money combined with out-of-the-box collaborative tools contributed to our purchase decision.” says Vital Adam, Brother Canada’s Public Relations Officer.

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eMaint Enterprises is Proud to Announce Several New Client Projects

eMaint Enterprises is proud to announce the acquisition of several new clients, the Johnson County School District,Fort Payne Water, and National Oilwell Varco.

eMaint Enterprises is Proud to Announce Several New Client Projects

The maintenance team at Johnson County School District will use the eMaint X3 onlineCMMS software to support vehicle maintenance through planned maintenance, corrective maintenance and reporting. eMaint was selected for its configurability, ease-of-use, and strong work order and preventative maintenance capabilities.

Fort Payne Water has selected X3 Online for managing plant and system maintenance. Team leaders determined that X3 online offered the best opportunity to meet their reliability goals while managing work order needs, PM’s and running reports. Other points for selection included the system’s ease-of-use, web-hosted access and user definable configuration.

National Oilwell Varco has selected the eMaint X3 Online system to manage preventive maintenance operations at its R&D Lab in Houston, TX. Primary reasons for selecting eMaint included the web-hosted format, easy-to-use PM system, and built in reporting and dashboard features. Visit the eMaint website for information and screen shots ofpreventive maintenance for Tracking and Scheduling.

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Innovative Blog Series Explores a Day in the Life of an Intranet

Intranet Connections, provider of the popular intranet 2.0 CMS software, decided to launch a blog series focusing on “A Day in the Life of an Intranet” that follows a number of employees in how they interact with their company intranet. The series is designed to help answer how the intranet can facilitate collaboration and was published in conjunction with the latest release of Intranet Connections v10.

Innovative Blog Series Explores a Day in the Life of an Intranet

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections: “Our goal for the Intranet Connections blog is to provide insight and ideas into how intranet managers can maximize return on investment for their intranet implementations. The cornerstone to the success of our intranet software is the KISS principle, and we like to show the value and benefit of what you can do with the tools available.”

The blog series explores how various employees at the fictional company, West Coast Savings Credit Union, interact with their intranet The Buzz. The series, written in a short story format, is a refreshing and unusual perspective on the interaction between employees and the intranet during the course of a regular day at the office. Each post features an employee at a particular time slot in their day and describes how they use the intranet to assist them in their job duties and communicating with co-workers. Based on feedback and ideas from their client base, the Intranet Connections blog series aims to give other intranet administrators insight into how their users could potentially interact with the intranet and offers ideas on encouraging site usage, enhancing collaboration, and building community.

You can read the Intranet Connections blog series “A Day in the Life of an Intranet” at http://blogs.intranetconnections.com.

Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software is out-of-the-box intranet software that combines core tools, intranet tasks and employee collaboration in an easy to use and turnkey environment. More than 1300 organizations world-wide have chosen Intranet Connections as their intranet software provider and the company has a strong vertical within financial and health sectors.

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