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The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to Hold “Workplace of the Future: Driving Hyper Productivity” Panel Discussion in NYC for the Financial Industry

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®), a not-for-profit organization that provides financial IT professionals a forum to learn from and connect with each other, will host a panel discussion on “Workplace of the Future: Driving Hyper Productivity” on February 20, 2019 in NYC. Panel Sponsors include: MediaPlatform, Slack, and Zoom Video Communications and Breakfast Sponsor: LoopUp. Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate the discussion. For more information, please visit: https://www.wsta.org/events/event/workplace-of-the-future-driving-hyper-productivity/

“Both the nature of work, and the tools we’re using to do it, are changing dramatically,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO of Nemertes Research and WSTA content committee chair. “Next-generation collaboration tools are removing the barrier of distance, and cloud-based collaboration is an if, not a when, for most financial services firms. But to leverage these tools effectively, enterprise technologists need to think strategically.”

Panel Discussion Overview 
Next-generation messaging. Videoconferencing. Application and information-sharing. Office spaces designed to be as smart and virtual as your increasingly millennial workforce. This panel session features industry experts focusing on the way we work today, and tomorrow.

We’ll cover emerging technologies in communications and collaboration. We’ll take a look at processes for supporting remote employees and smart buildings. And we’ll discuss the “softer” aspects as well: How financial firms can recruit, retain, and grow an increasingly virtual, multitalented workforce. How education and training need to evolve to help employees cope with increasing demands for technical expertise and business acumen.

You’ll walk away with actionable next steps for energizing and enabling your workforce of the future.

About the Wall Street Technology Association 
The WSTA facilitates educational and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances in areas such as Cybersecurity, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Management, Cloud, Blockchain, Digital, Architecture, etc. and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to stay on top of leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s educational Digital News provides additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including webinars, white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.

Nemertes Research is a global research-based advisory and consulting firm that analyzes the business value of emerging technologies. Since 2002, we have provided strategic recommendations based on data-driven operational and business metrics to help organizations deliver successful technology transformation to employees and customers. Simply put: Nemertes’ better data helps clients make better decisions. http://www.nemertes.com

Posted in: Business,Professional Services,Technology

Arlington’s Largest Coworking Space, NuvoDesk, Set to Launch April 2019

The team at NuvoDesk is pleased to announce that they will officially open in April 2019, bringing to life Arlington’s biggest and boldest co-working space to date.

NuvoDesk will feature a massive 20,000 square foot facility brimming with rich amenities such as lightning fast wi-fi; receptionist services to cater to admin duties for guests; a hub where guests can have their own physical business address; a cafe whose menu boasts gluten-free items, beer, and wine; printing and copying; an elite Trackman Golf Simulator Room; a video and photo booth; and more.

The NuvoDesk facility is located at 2909 E. Arkansas Lane in Arlington, just a short distance from Cowboy Stadium, Globe Life Park, Texas Live, General Motors, UTA, The Epic and Epic Waters. NuvoDesk is near outlying cities, including Mansfield and Grand Prairie, making it easy for guests from nearby areas to take advantage of everything NuvoDesk has to offer.

For many entrepreneurs and startups, having an office is a necessity, but the cost of a dedicated office can be too much of a burden. NuvoDesk offers affordable office space in numerous designs suited to the needs of guests. As part of their membership, guests get the unique opportunity to meet other professionals in their area, network and collaborate.

NuvoDesk offers meeting rooms and conference rooms where guests and their clients can hold quiet meetings and negotiations.

At NuvoDesk, guests get to choose their “virtual office” based on the package that suits them best. For example, the Shared Desk Membership is 9 per month and lets guests come sit at a non-assigned workspace to make calls and get to work, plus the perks of membership. At 9 per month, the Dedicated Desk Membership gives guests their very own dedicated desk space and all of the perks that come with a NuvoDesk membership.

There’s even a standalone virtual mailbox package that includes basic mail receiving and forwarding services for per month.

For professionals who need a workspace just for a day, NuvoDesk offers .95 day passes.

NuvoDesk also offers another special advantage that other co-working spaces don’t: the NuvoDesk Investment Panel. Backed by a team of interested investors, this panel reviews business ideas within the NuvoDesk community of guests for possible funding.

More information can be found at http://www.nuvodesk.com.

About NuvoDesk

NuvoDesk is Arlington’s largest co-working space, featuring 20,000 square feet of space designed to help entrepreneurs and startups innovate at their best. Decked with the best amenities, professionals have a Trackman Golf Simulator, video and photo booth, and cafe featuring gluten-free items, beer, and wine at their disposal.

Posted in: Business,News & Current Affairs

Stephen Ray Joins Factoring Company Charter Capital as VP of Business Development

Charter Capital announced today that Stephen Ray has joined the factoring company to further develop their growing portfolio of accounts receivable factoring services. Stephen Ray comes with a wealth of experience within the factoring industry in underwriting and business development.

Stephen joins Charter Capital to continue success in providing accounts receivable financial services to many of the top industries it serves. Stephen says, “I'm thrilled to join the Charter Capital family and cherish the journey that I have before me."

Keith Mabe, Senior Vice president of Charter Capital says, “We are delighted to have Stephen join Charter Capital and look forward to him helping grow our client portfolio.” 
Charter Capital is a Texas based factoring company that has provided funding for small to medium sized businesses nationwide since 2001.

The unique aspect of Charter Capital is not only its flexibility in financing various industries, but also its ability to assist startup businesses. Funding programs are designed to provide a fast and steady source of working capital funds to businesses in need of an alternative to borrowing from traditional banks or costly online lenders. With a company mindset dedicated to fast, solution-oriented funding, Charter Capital fills the void created by limited access to traditional sources of working capital and gives small businesses a more reasonably priced option for funds than is typically offered by online lenders. Charter Capital offers factoring lines starting at ,000 up to million to customers in most industries.

To learn more about Charter Capital call 1-844-838-1424 or visit the website at https://www.CharterCapitalUSA.com.

Posted in: Business,Finance,News & Current Affairs

Moddern Marketing Named Top 100 Healthcare Agency in North America by MM&M

Moddern Marketing (Moddern), an award-winning independently-owned integrated marketing agency, has been honored as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Agencies in North America by Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M), one of the nation's leading business publications serving the executive healthcare market.

Moddern has had a sustained run of growth in the healthcare sector since 2013, when it won its first health supplement client. Since then, the agency has added numerous national healthcare and health-related client business in medical devices, infant nutrition, advanced wound care, nerve stimulation, menopause relief, and marketing for orthopedic device distribution. moddern is especially well-versed in the spine sector and has a specialty in marketing ambulatory surgical centers. This is the first time the agency has been honored by MM&M with the Top 100 Healthcare Agencies in North America award.

“It's a real honor for moddern to be named a Healthcare Agency of the year by MM&M. While we’ve been focused on our client business, it’s very rewarding to be recognized in this way for what we’ve accomplished on their behalf,” said Mark Kolier, co-founder and Managing Director of moddern.“From the beginning, we’ve been working diligently to tell the client story in a practical way, and to deliver observable results. It’s exciting for our team to be recognized in this way for the work we do every day.”

MM&M was first published in 1966 as Medical Marketing & Media, and today produces an essential mix of online breaking news and analysis combined with monthly print features. The content is designed for an executive audience of leaders and thinkers who work in pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, and greater healthcare marketing. Every year, the magazine produces several lists, conferences and events, and compiles an annual Agency Issue that features profiles of the top 100 healthcare marketing agencies in North America. It also runs the industry’s premier awards program, the MM&M awards, which celebrate creativity and effectiveness in healthcare marketing. Its parent company is Haymarket Media.

Moddern Marketing is an integrated marketing services agency based in New York City. With roots in direct marketing, the agency is focused on delivering strategy, creative, and media services in both online and offline environments with a watchful eye on effectiveness and driving measurable results. While moddern has clients in a variety of sectors, it began focusing on healthcare in 2013, and has since recruited against that discipline, while growing its client roster.

Posted in: Business,Education,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs

New Coloredge Strategic Initiative E Digitally Transforms Visual Marketing For Retail Industry

Coloredge, the largest provider of visual marketing solutions for upscale brands and retailers, announced today a new, national strategic initiative that will deepen Coloredge’s technology and service offerings to enhance its competitive edge in today’s rapidly evolving retail market. The initiative, which spans three key parts of Coloredge’s business, will leverage digital technologies to change the way in which customers can adapt more easily to rapidly changing paradigms and allows Coloredge to be more customer centric.

The initiative has been underwritten by a new multi-million-dollar investment from its privately held owner, Saints Capital. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.

Transforming How Business is Done

“We’re very excited to move ahead with this transformative new initiative at Coloredge,” said Emmanuel Doe, CEO of Coloredge. “This retail industry is evolving faster than ever, and with this evolution comes the need for new capabilities and technologies. This new initiative we are putting into place will dramatically enhance how the retail marketplace can utilize the new enhanced framework of Coloredge to respond quickly to their customers and adopt the digital transformation that is upon them. When fully implemented, it will enable us to deliver exciting, timely and revenue generating results for our customers, vendors and partners,” Doe added.

“This latest investment in Coloredge underscores our deep commitment to the long-term success of Coloredge as a force for transformation in the industry,” said Ken Sawyer, Managing Director and Co- Founder of Saints Capital. “The eventual winners in this marketplace will be those companies that understand how to apply innovative approaches and accompanying technology to the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s customers. That’s what Coloredge is committing to with this new initiative.”

A Broad Three-Point Plan

The new strategic initiative announced by Coloredge is focused on three key areas:

1. A new collaborative digital technology platform to respond to the new consumer lifecycle. As part of an intensive expansion of digital and creative capabilities, Coloredge will be investing in a new collaborative system that will enable design, manufacturing, asset and creative sharing among Coloredge, clients and partners. This will also provide creative experiential insight, manufacturing templates and improve time and cost to market. This is an especially timely enhancement as the retail market looks for new ways to adopt digital transformation.

2. Expansion of East Coast Operations. The initiative will support the purchase of additional best in class equipment and highly skilled staff, resulting in an improved total cost of ownership for customers. The expansion will help Coloredge deliver the high-end visual displays that result in exceptional and memorable consumer experiences. It will also help Coloredge deliver more customized capabilities to indie and startup brands who seek a trusted partner as they move beyond direct-to-consumer and e-commerce and into retail environments.

3. Funding for strategic acquisitions. The new capital will provide new funds with which Coloredge can potentially make strategic acquisitions, with an initial focus on the West Coast. This will boost Coloredge’s national presence and provide additional leverage for effectively serving its top 1,000 customers in key segments.

About Coloredge 
Coloredge is the largest provider of visual marketing solutions for upscale brands and retailers. With nationwide operations in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Carlstadt, New Jersey, Coloredge creates high-impact visual spaces for retailers, museums, events, arenas, and corporate environments. In addition to large-format imaging and digital display solutions, Coloredge provides leading brands with end-to-end creative services including graphic design, studio photography, CGI/3D imaging, creative retouching, packaging design and prototyping, and digital asset management. For more information, visit https://coloredge.com

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Retail

NTI@Home Launches Fresh, New Website for Americans with Disabilities

For more than 20 years, Boston-based non-profit NTI@Home has helped Americans with disabilities train for and find work-at-home jobs with Fortune 500 companies. NTI@Home is always working to find the best ways to meet the needs of Americans and veterans with disabilities, and to that end today launched a new website to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience. Alan Hubbard, Chief Operating Officer, said he likes the simplicity of the new site. “It is logically laid out and easy to understand. Potential employees will be able to quickly find the information they need to access and use NTI’s free services.” New and improved functionality allows users to navigate the process in a streamlined fashion on any device with the option to easily find and follow NTI@Home on all major social media sites. Director of Marketing Mike Sanders said he hopes this will "allow individuals with disabilities to reach out in easily accessible ways to ask questions and find answers as well as to engage in and follow NTI@Home’s advocacy efforts in the community and around the globe."

The new NTI@Home site also shares success stories of individuals with disabilities who have found independence and freedom through work-at-home jobs using the services NTI@Home provides. The site redesign provides a detailed overview of who is eligible for services and work-at-home employment and what steps are necessary to register. Information on how to access NTI’s free online training classes taught by industry professionals is also provided. Leah Terrasi, Senior Director of Employment Services, said “I’m excited about the new website and think it turned out great. The new format will make it easier for people to understand the services we offer and the steps involved to apply for our at-home positions.”

Created with the end-user in mind, the website was designed to be compatible with all the different browsers and mobile devices on which today’s consumers rely. Compared to the previous website, the new design provides easier to understand content and better navigation which will assist users who are interested in registering for NTI@Home’s services and learning more about returning to work following a disability.

The website also features press releases and other news items featuring NTI@Home and the disability advocacy work in which the non-profit is involved.

View the new site at http://www.ntiathome.org.

NTI is a 501 (c)(3) (http://www.nticentral.org) non-profit organization headquartered in Boston, MA. NTI has been providing job services to Americans with disabilities since 1995. The NTI@Home program provides free training and job search services for work-at-home customer service positions across the United States. The LandAjob program helps Americans on SSI/SSDI search for on-site jobs and get reimbursed for job related expenses. NTI pioneered staffing virtual call centers with Americans with Disabilities, including Disabled Veterans, who work from home.

Posted in: Business,Website & Blog

American Fiberglass Tank Repair Announces New Fiberglass Tanker Trailer Lining Facility in Franklin, NH

American Fiberglass Tank Repair (AFTR) has announced that it has equipped and commissioned an additional trailer lining facility at Mercantile Place in Franklin, NH. The new facility will immediately double AFTR’s dedicated trailer lining capacity. The new facility also offers additional inside space for future expansion. AFTR’s existing fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tank trailer lining facility is located in Ashland, NH.

“We are pleased to add this new facility, which will double our current capacity and provide additional opportunities for expansion,” said Jim Turcotte of AFTR’s Senior Management Team. He continued, “It is the ideal location to provide efficient service for our growing customer base of FRP tank trailer haulers operating in the Eastern U.S. and Canada.”

“I am excited that American Fiberglass Tank Repair has decided to expand its operations and facilities within our historic city,” commented Tony Giunta, Mayor of Franklin. “American Fiberglass Tank’s newest facility will boost the local economy by providing additional jobs and increasing our tax base. Our city prides itself on our simplified permitting process, and we’re currently working hard to provide an even more streamlined permitting process for outstanding development projects like Mercantile Place. This great development is a perfect example of why I like to say ‘Franklin is the city that works.’”

“We are pleased that American Fiberglass Tank Repair has signed on to become a cornerstone tenant in our Mercantile Place light industrial project,” said General Properties LLC representative Jeff Colner. “Strong support from the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, Town Planner, and Planning Board encouraged AFTR to partner with us in our renovation and expansion plans for Mercantile Place. We have enjoyed collaborating with AFTR to create their new state-of-the-art fiberglass tanker lining facility so close to their headquarters. We look forward to announcing more agreements as we work with our partners and advance our plans for the other buildings at Mercantile Place.”

When finished, the Mercantile Place business complex will be home to a mix of additional businesses, including FBG Tank Services, a branch of First Business Group; Sustainable Refining, a formulator of “Green” vehicle undercoating products; Poly Lining Systems; Online Motor Deals, LLC; and a vehicle service maintenance center. The complex will be managed by GP Property Management, a division of General Properties, LLC.

About American Fiberglass Tank Repair 
In addition to its NH based FRP tanker trailer lining business, American Fiberglass Tank Repair, LLC, also provides strategized services using regional technicians for its field service teams. Serving all of North America and focusing on the needs of the potable and wastewater industries as well as chemical processing operations, these fiberglass field service teams consist of specialists in the repair of fiberglass nozzles, tank leaks, shell cracks, as well as internal corrosion coat restoration, on all fiberglass vessels. Engineer-driven, the AFTR field service teams are seasoned technicians trained by the composites engineers who head up the AFTR operation. AFTR field crews are equipped to supply repairs and services to fiberglass vessels in all 50 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

More information is available at: https://www.americanfiberglasstank.com

Posted in: Business,Manufacturing & Industry

Strategy 2 Market Announces Stephen Kohler as Contributor to the Exploratory Product Development User Guide

Stephen Kohler, MBA, CPCC® of Northbrook, Illinois was appointed as a contributor to the Exploratory Product Development® (ExPD) User Guide authored by Mary Drotar and Kathy Morrissey, co-founders of Strategy 2 Market and Business Fit Framework. Stephen will be contributing to the People chapter that outlines the necessary leadership, team, organization and cultural components in implementing an adaptable product development process, like ExPD.

Stephen is the founder and CEO of Audira Lab, LLC, helping to empower leaders, teams, and organizations to achieve their objectives through professional coaching, facilitation and strategic planning. With over 25 years of corporate experience in marketing, product management & corporate strategy, Stephen has a passion for people, products, and potential. Stephen holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BA from Northwestern University and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC®).

The Exploratory Product Development® (ExPD) User Guide is scheduled to be published in the Summer of 2019. Many companies today utilize some form of a traditional phased-and-gated product development process, which originated more than 50 years ago. It hasn’t changed substantially since then. Over time, only incremental improvements have been made to these traditional processes, but despite continual evolution, they are not keeping pace with the needs of today’s fast-moving, globalized world.

ExPD is taking the traditional approach to task on developing products. ExPD is an adaptable product development process that is based on reducing the most impactful product uncertainties and risks, versus the prescribed activities you find in a traditional process. Ultimately, ExPD helps companies keep pace and adapt to today’s fast-changing world.

Strategy 2 Market is a product development consulting firm that specializes in helping companies improve their product development processes. Including expertise in assisting companies to improve product development decision-making in today’s fast-moving world with a business intelligence software tool called the Business Fit Framework.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales

Tier One Executive Search Expands Retail Dealership Practice

Detroit based automotive and manufacturing recruitment firm, Tier One Executive Search, is expanding its dealership recruitment practice in the USA and Canada. The firm's Senior Partner, Mark Thibodeau said, "People have always known us for the manufacturing side of our business, but we have also recruited for passenger car, recreation vehicle, off-highway equipment, and heavy vehicle retail operations for many years." Thibodeau went on to say that "Our focus in the next 12 months will be to grow our client base within the top 150 dealership groups in the passenger car segment"

Tier One Executive Search recruits on the manufacturing side of the automotive supply base in Asia, Europe and North America, but will continue to focus its retail practice strictly in the USA and Canada. Aynk Murtty, Director of Business Development for Tier One says, "We have taken steps to see that our retail practice grows to 30% of our overall revenues by 2020 - right now we are less than 15% on the dealership side." Murtty also stated that 2 key people have been put in place on the fulfillment side of the business to support this effort. "We have always been process driven and our recruitment process is the same, robust process for both the retail and the manufacturing side of our business. The key thing is that we are able to consistantly deliver talent that has a positive impact on our client companies.", he said. Tier One recruits for dealer groups at senior levels as well as at the store level for General Managers, Sales/Leasing Managers, and Finance and Service Managers with the United States and Canada.

Posted in: Business,Retail

“Female Led Design Team” excel with innovative approach at the Charm Hotel, Brighton”

The Charm Hotel, Brighton has made significant progress to empower women in entrepreneurship. Establishing the idea when it first set up in the UK in June 2016 Female Entrepreneurship has been central to its success, achieving more gender balance in Sussex entrepreneurship. The Charm, the upscale, full-service luxury boutique hotel which was listed on Traveler's 2017 "Hot List," in the UK - the insider's guide to the newest, hottest hotels, restaurants, spas and nightclubs opened across the UK has now undergone an extensive expansion including the addition of luxurious Spa facilities as well as 9 new luxury suites enhancing and transforming this listed Brighton boutique hotel The new “Charm Spa Suite” which was officially opened for business in December 2018 is a good example of where the hotel owned by the Golden Lotus Group has carried this forward.

The design was led by a team of three women, architect Linda Turner, interior designer Emma Kewley and artist collaborator, Ruthie Martin whose paintings are proudly displayed all-round the hotel including the bedroom suites. The team believe that having a woman led design team has resulted in a focus on guest enjoyment and together they wanted to increase the opportunities for relaxation and indulgence for guests and the local community at large. The Suite is designed for guest enjoyment as well as for the local community who are welcome to come in, relax and enjoy.

The Suite encompasses a luxurious Steam Room to accommodate guests, clients and romantic couples, top range quality and deluxe Hot Tub in a lush private garden, a manicure/pedicure room as well as a massage treatment space. To complete the Spa Suite the interior focus is on serenity with textured tiling, aqua colours and plants with unique artwork and soft furnishings creating a calming atmosphere to help you chill out and relax. Emma Kewley, Interior Designer at Interior Folk has previously worked with the owners on other hotel renovation projects in Sussex, explained “The new interior fuses contemporary fabrics and colours with traditional, period features, epitomising elegance with a modern-day style.

 

The spa areas focus on serenity with textured tiling, aqua colours and planting creating a sense of well-being. There’s an array of unique artwork by artist collaborator, Ruthie Martin and soft furnishings taking inspiration from the hotel’s urban and beach side surroundings.” Linda Turner, Architect, comment: “The renovation of a listed building is always challenging, requiring a sensitive and open-minded approach in order to retain the essence of the original building, whilst also updating it for modern requirements. This project with its female led approach has allowed us to create an environment that fuses both the traditional and modern aesthetic with a light sensitive touch.”

Leo Nguyen, The General Manager of the Charm said, “This strategic investment to support women to realise their full potential is not only the right thing to do, but also critical to Brighton’s economic prosperity. We are proud to make this investment and more to come in 2019.” There is an introductory offer for the new “Charm Spa Suite” of FREE One hour of Spa treatment worth £60 for a minimum of 2 nights stay in the Hotel with EITHER the luxurious Steam Room or the Deluxe Hot Tub. Please contact the hotel directly for this very special deal. This offer is only valued till the end of March 2019. For more information about the Charm and the Spa Suite checkout www.thecharmbrighton.co.uk or call 01273 021 085. Rooms at the Charm & Spa start at £90 and include breakfast. Follow the Hotel on Facebook@theCharmbrighton.co.uk For more on this Press Release please contact AHPR on 07850 736544 or email ambrose@ambroseharcourtpr.co.uk

The Charm – Brighton Boutique Hotel & Spa,

20-21 New Steine, Brighton. BN2 1PD East Sussex. UK

Tel +44 (0)1273 021 085

Email – info@thecharmbrighton.co.uk

Website - www.thecharmbrighton.co.uk

CONTACTS:

Emma Kewley, Interior Folk, hello@interiorfolk.com / 01798 874293 / www.interiorfolk.com

Linda Turner, Architect, nature ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN / 01273 710056 / Mb. 07966 039832 / www.inature.co.uk

Ruthie Martin, Artist Collaborator is https://www.ruthien.co.uk/

Posted in: Business,Hospitality,Leisure Activities,Travel,World

Your Surgeon Trained Themself with YouTube -- If You're Lucky

The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Technology Management Program (TMP) – an academic department offering Ph.D., Master’s, and Certificates in Technology Management -- announced today newly-available insights into research conducted by TMP Associate Professor Matt Beane. Based on a three-and-a-half-year research study conducted while a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a faculty member at UCSB, Beane’s findings show that current deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), or intelligent machines, is not only inhibiting critical on-the-job learning but potentially creating obstacles to AI-driven productivity gains. In rare cases, according to Beane, workers are creating so-called “deviant” means to acquire the capabilities they need – a phenomenon he has defined as “Shadow Learning.” Beane presents his work in a newly released TED Talkavailable on the Ted.com homepage on Monday, February 4, 2019. Matt will also expand and update his findings along with potential solutions in an upcoming Harvard Business Review, available in mid-2019.

It has been estimated that between one-half to one billion workers will be required to adapt to artificial intelligence – the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” -- in their daily work by 2030 (McKinsey Global Institute). While this -- and much of the volume of research conducted to date -- has focused primarily on the potential efficiencies and growth afforded by AI (along with associated worker displacement), relatively little has been published on issues related to how workers are adapting to these technologies. In his research, “Shadow Learning: Building Robotic Surgical Skill When Approved Means Fail,” published in Administrative Science Quarterly in 2018, Beane finds that in our quest for AI-driven productivity, we are compromising critical, presupposed pathways for learning on the job. Given that most of us learn to perform our work on the job – not in formal training – this new status quo threatens workers’ ability to learn new skills and adapt to challenges presented by increasingly intelligent machines.

“Intelligent machines offer unprecedented efficiency and quality improvements. And while many of us may lose or gain jobs as a result, many, many more of us will have to adapt to these technologies in the jobs we have,” said Beane. “Unfortunately, we’ve been redesigning work to take advantage of these technologies far faster than we’ve been redesigning learning and development. Ironically, these intelligent machines are at the center of the trouble. We’re currently deploying AI in ways that are actually preventing workers from learning by doing – the most common and effective process for getting the new skills to adapt to these new technologies.”

During “TED Salon: The Next Wave,” a condensed version of a TED flagship conference featuring talks focused on the opportunities, tools, and pitfalls of AI, Matt Beane draws from the research he began while a graduate student at MIT. In those years and until today, he has done extensive field research on work involving robots to help us understand the implications of intelligent machines for the broader world of work. Any one of Beane’s projects include many hundreds of hours - sometimes years - watching, interviewing and often working side by side with people trying to work with robots to get their jobs done. Matt has completed projects on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care, and knowledge work. His study of robotic surgery covered residency programs at 18 of the top teaching hospitals throughout the United States.

In that study, he found that robots were used in a way that blocked a trainee’s ability to learn on the job and distanced them from a mentor or expert. In traditional or open surgery, the surgeon relied on the resident (or surgical trainee) to participate in the procedure. As a result, residents learned by doing, as they have historically. During robotic surgery, Beane observed something different. “Rather than having their hands in the work, residents and assistants watched the procedure on television. Their on-the-job learning was sacrificed for the sake of efficiency and safety,” said Beane.

The practice residents received during robotic surgery was also lower-quality because of what Beane called helicopter teaching – or giving frequent and very public feedback to residents and intermittently taking control of the robot away from them. To counter this lower-quality learning experience, Beane found a very few residents went to extreme measures, deviating from prescribed training and engaging in what Beane has called “Shadow Learning.” Residents focused on robotic surgery in medical school at the expense of generalist training, engaged in extensive practice on simulators, watched procedures on YouTube and performed robotic surgery with limited expert supervision.

“Surgeons are graduating without sufficient generalist knowledge or utilizing robotic tools due to a lack of experience and mentorship,” said Beane. One of his informants, a Chief of Urology, said this plainly: “They [new surgeons] trained in top programs that teach robotic surgery. And they suck now. I mean these guys can’t do it. They haven’t had any experience doing it. They've watched it happen. Watching a movie doesn’t make you an actor.”

In the last year, Beane has compared his findings with dozens of researchers who have examined the implications of increasingly intelligent machines in other industries such as investment banking and law enforcement. Their data showed evidence of Beane’s findings. The expanded picture and proposed solutions will be published in an upcoming edition of Harvard Business Review (expected in mid-2019).

Beane believes there is an opportunity to alleviate the learning and training problem associated with intelligent machines. He suggests they can be part of the solution: these technologies can coach learners when they are struggling; guide experts on their mentorship, and connect these two groups in smart ways. He notes that some are working on systems like these, but that they are focused on formal training, while the deeper crisis is in on-the-job learning. Making progress on these issues is both critical and daunting, he says: “On-the-job learning is essential for millions of people in countless industries, so hopefully we’ll see more attention in this direction soon. We have to do better – much better – than the status quo.”

About Matt Beane

Matt Beane is an Associate Professor in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Research Affiliate with MIT's Institute for the Digital Economy. Matt studies deviance in work involving machine intelligence - and specifically robotics. He asks questions like "How do workers, organizations and even AI engage in deviance, and what happens when they do?" Matt has done extensive field research on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care, and knowledge work.

Matt received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Information Technologies department. His research on robotic surgery was published in 2018 in Administrative Science Quarterly; his work on robotic telepresence was published in 2014 in Organization Science. Matt was selected in 2012 as a Human-Robot Interaction Pioneer and is a regular contributor to popular outlets such as Wired, MIT’s Technology Review, TechCrunch, Forbes, and Robohub. Matt also took a two-year hiatus from his doctoral studies to help found and fund Humatics, an MIT-connected, full-stack IoT startup.

About Technology Management Program at UCSB

The Technology Management Program (TMP) at UCSB prepares emerging and experienced professionals with the management skills necessary to lead established or start-up business initiatives within fast-paced, rapidly changing, technology-based enterprises. An academic department that combines a curriculum of theory, practice, and mentorship at the intersection of technology, business, and social science, TMP offers a Ph.D. in Technology Management, a professional Master’s of Technology Management, as well as UC-recognized certificates to current undergraduate and graduate students. Doctoral students study and conduct research along with leading scholars in organizational theory, organizational behavior, technology studies, and strategy. Curriculum for professional master's students is designed to train future technology and business leaders, with a focus on providing students with the knowledge and experience to perform effectively in, and give leadership to, global technology teams. Within the certificate programs, TMP offers driven, innovative, and entrepreneurial students an in-depth understanding of business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. TMP’s annual New Venture Competition (NVC) exposes students to product ideation, team formation, business model development, market validation, and the art of presentation. The new Wilcox Venture Incubator allows students to further develop new business ventures while working alongside mentors, IP and legal experts, and faculty -- preparing them for successful careers as business leaders and entrepreneurs. For more information about TMP, go to http://www.tmp.ucsb.edu.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.

Follow TED on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

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RSS Email Newsletters Put PRWeb on your site BitcoinTaxes Announces Import Support for the Latest Release of TurboTax Online

CoinsTax, LLC, the owner of BitcoinTaxes (https://bitcoin.tax/) have announced that it has teamed up with TurboTax Online® from Intuit®. BitcoinTaxes now has a report that enables users to import their cryptocurrency capital gains directly into TurboTax Online. The combination of BitcoinTaxes and TurboTax Online will save even a casual trader a substantial amount of time in preparing their taxes.

Now the IRS has opened e-filing, taxpayers who purchase the 2018 Premier and above versions of Intuit’s TurboTax Online will have access to a new Cryptocurrency section. With a few clicks, capital gains transactions can be uploaded directly into Form 1040 Schedule D.

Colin Mackie, CEO of CoinsTax, said “We are working with TurboTax Online to make filing crypto taxes much easier. Until now, tax preparation software has provided limited cryptocurrency support. The new Cryptocurrency section in TurboTax Online with its import from Bitcoin.Tax will save everyone a lot of time.”

BitcoinTaxes significantly reduces the work involved for traders to calculate their crypto taxes, especially when using multiple exchanges, such as Coinbase, Gemini, and Poloniex. The service provides the ability to import trading data directly from major exchanges into the user’s account. Capitals gains and income reports are calculated and available to download for use with tax software or sending to a user’s accountant.

BitcoinTaxes has provided more information and instructions on how to import using TurboTax Online, which can be found on their website at:

https://bitcoin.tax/blog/TurboTax-online-bitcoin-tax-crypto-import-8949

A free, limited version of BitcoinTaxes is available at https://bitcoin.tax/signup. Paid versions of BitcoinTaxes start at .95 per tax year for up to 1,000 transactions. Getting started with BitcoinTaxes is easy for even non-technical users and new customers can follow the 7 Easy Steps Guide to use their account.

About CoinsTax, LLC – Launched in 2014, BitcoinTaxes was the original do-it-yourself tax calculation software for the active cryptocurrency trader. The system is proved as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and is a leader in the rapidly growing cryptocurrency tools segment of Fintech.

For more information about the company, please go to the CoinsTax website at https://coins.tax.

Posted in: Business,Commodity Market

Governor Kim Reynolds Visits Spin Markket On Condition Of The State Tour

Iowa Workforce Development recommended Spin Markket as a business that the Governor should visit. The discussion focused on how Spin Markket works with businesses around the state to tell their story about their business for customers and use that same strategy for recruiting new employees.

Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State Tour is talking to businesses about Future Ready Iowa and Empower Rural Iowa Initiative that focuses on broadband, housing, and workforce across the state.

How a business appears online is a critical element in creating that positive story. With 95% of future customers viewing businesses online before they decide to buy, how that business appears is the deciding factor between a sale and no sale. The exact same scenario applies to recruiting employees. The first place that a potential employee goes is online to learn more about that business before submitting a resume or inquiry about the job opportunity.

“We use a variety of digital and social media marketing strategies to tell that story about the clients we serve,” states Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket. “That same strategy is used when that client is looking at growing their employment opportunities within their business. Posting an open job position is just not enough anymore with such a low unemployment rate across the state”.

Governor Reynolds also had a great conversation with Jessica Nemechek who will be an intern with Spin Markket starting in March. Jessica is a student at Buena Vista University and will be graduating in May with a degree in business and marketing. Internships are just one of the ways businesses can recruit future employees and create jobs that keep our graduating youth in the state.

The discussion also addressed two additional initiatives that Spin Markket participates in that focus on recruitment and community branding.

Dental Connection is a non-profit advisory group that works with dental professionals and graduating dental students in providing practice management support. The Advisory Group with Dental Connection is composed of professionals that specialize in services for dental professionals. In the group, dental professionals and students can network with a cpa, bank loan officer, healthcare real estate specialist, lawyer, dental equipment, construction and technical advisor, dental supply and systems advisor, marketing advisor, dentist and dental hygienist.

Branding communities to recruit future workforce along with potential businesses is the focus of #ThisIsFortDodge. The community branding campaign kicked off in 2016 and has grown to reach thousands every week through a strategically managed digital and social media marketing plan. It is common to receive posted comments from visitors across the world every week that routinely follow the community through #ThisisFortDodge.

Spin Markket is located at 726 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. Additional information on the business can be found at http://www.spinmarkket.com, by emailing to info@spinmarkket.com or calling 515-302-8026. Everyone is invited to follow along on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter

Posted in: Business,Government & Politics

Casamba LLC, Selects GoMarketing Inc. as Their Online Marketing and Advertising Firm

GoMarketing, is proud to announce its relationship with Casamba, the Agoura Hills, California-based EMR and software solutions provider. GoMarketing will provide online design, development, marketing and advertising services for Casamba. 

"We are very excited to be working with such an established and respected digital healthcare solutions firm as Casamba," said GoMarketing President Richard Uzelac. "They have a great reputation for their products and our job is to make sure everyone knows what Casamba can do to help healthcare professionals to accomplish their work."

Casamba provides EMR solutions for contract therapy, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and home health and hospice care settings. In addition to online marketing and website design and development, GoMarketing has been tasked to properly position Casamba and their products for maximum exposure to healthcare professionals and facilities. 

"Casamba is continually improving their products and raising the bar on for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Outpatient Therapy Clinics, and Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty providers. Our job then is to keep their client's healthcare fields informed of these innovations and how these new products can truly help them to provide better service and care to their patients, " Richard Uzelac of GoMarketing said.

About Casamba LLC 
Founded in 1997, Casamba provides EMR solutions in contract therapy, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and home health and hospice care settings. Its solutions are designed to maximize both business and clinical success for providers across the entire continuum of post-acute care.

Casamba is headquartered in Agoura Hills, CA and has locations in Wilmington, MA and Hoover, AL.

GoMarketing Inc. 
Since 2010, GoMarketing of Thousand Oaks CA has provided professional internet marketing, advertising, design and development for Corporations, Businesses and Professionals. They provide personal care with each Client and make sure to collaborate with the Client to make their online goals a reality.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales

The World’s Largest Business Conference Ever Starts Friday

The world’s number-one sales trainer, self-made multimillionaire, and real estate expert Grant Cardone sold out what will be the largest entrepreneurial conference ever with over 35,000 attendees coming February 1-3 to Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Guinness Book of World Records has been invited to witness and document the historic occasion.

The conference will span three days with world-class experts covering topics like sales, marketing, building an ideal life, branding and more. The meet up will have an estimated economic impact of over 5 million to the surrounding Miami area.

Presenters for this historic event include:   

  • Steve Harvey - #1 TV personality in the world
  • Grant Cardone - World's #1 Sales Trainer & Real Estate Mogul
  • Ryan Deiss - Leading authority on digital marketing with over 10 million marketers subscribed
  • Sara Blakely - First billionaire businesswoman in the world and SPANX creator
  • John Maxwell - The #1 leadership expert in the history of the world
  • Elena Cardone - Philanthropist, Speaker, Author, and Empire Builder
  • Russell Brunson - The #1 online sales expert and ClickFunnel creator
  • Daymond John - Leading entrepreneurial expert and founder of FUBU
  • Tai Lopez - Top Social Media Expert and advisor to over twenty multi-million dollar businesses
  • Jesse Itzler - Master entrepreneur, Marquis Jet founder, and Atlantic Hawks owner
  • Bethenny Frankel - Top lifestyle branding expert, Skinnygirl creator and TV celebrity
  • Pete Vargas - Expert on getting Stages Booked

 

"10X Growth Conference is bringing together a lineup that won't be found anywhere else and is a tremendous value both in terms of access to these power players and the networking opportunities that will be available." – Sheri Hamilton, COO of Cardone Training Technologies Inc.

For more on this historic conference, visit http://www.10xgrowthcon.com

About Grant Cardone: Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, international social media influencer, the number one sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate, investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. He owns five companies with annual revenues exceeding 0 million.  He is a regular guest on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC. He also is a contributing writer for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Entrepreneur.com and the Huffington Post.

Posted in: Business

After Delivering Numerous Tableau Training Classes Exist Management LLC (ExistBI), Prestigious Aerospace Client Returns for Tableau Consulting Project

An award winning avionic and information technology service company contracted ExistBI to train teams on Tableau Desktop capabilities. One of ExistBIs certified Tableau trainers delivered their popular three-day Tableau Desktop Bootcamp on-site, on-time and within budget. This unique three-day Tableau Bootcamp combines the Tableau Fundamentals and Intermediate curriculum. The custom training program provides materials and extensive hands-on exercises to re-enforce the skills and knowledge attained.

The trainer then returned to the company with more custom training and workshops to develop Tableau dashboards for the senior management team to help with their current merger. These additional training days were requested by the company's directors and were designed to be fit for purpose to meet the client's needs. The customer was so pleased with the quality of the training received that they appointed ExistBI for their complex Tableau consultancy project that followed. The Tableau consulting services was delivered remotely, as and when the management team required further development and support.

'We pride ourselves on providing experience, skilled and professional trainers and consultants. We frequently have returning customers, as clients like to continue the relationship they have built with our data specialists.' Max Russ, Senior Director, ExistBI

Alongside this recent training and consulting project, ExistBI have recently provided enterprise reporting and business intelligence training to a variety of industry sectors. From finance, government, technology, healthcare, wholesale, academia, media and much more. Some recent ExistBI clients include: Barclays, US Bank, Justice Department, US Veteran Affairs, DOJ, Dropbox, Cox Communication, Costco, HealthNet, Integra, USC just to name a few. This is an indicator of how all industry sectors highly value the need for self-service analytics and data consulting services. To find out more about ExistBI's Tableau training schedules, visit their website.

About ExistBI
ExistBI solves our client's toughest challenges by providing unmatched solutions and services in data strategy, big data consulting, business intelligence implementation, technical support and training. With offices in the US, UK and Europe, they partner with fast growing start-ups, medium to large Companies and government organizations, driving innovation through intelligent data led initiatives. They have experience across most industries and all business functions to deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

Learn more at ExistBI http://www.existbi.com

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology

Quality over Quantity in Bali at the PADI IDC with Markus Gstrein at Joe's Gone Diving. What Makes Joe's Instructor Course Different

The past year was great success here in Bali for Joe's Gone Diving and their professional PADI diver training. During 2019 Markus certified 26 Instructors also 4 IDC staff Instructors and more then 25 Divemasters which earned him the famous sought after Platinum Course Director rating. Markus is training dive professionals since 2014. The goal for his 6th year is not to getting any bigger IDC's, but better Quality Instructor level courses. 

As the Open water diver course revision in 2013 changed the way we teach the world how to dive. We are in for even bigger changes in 2019. As PADI is revising the most sought after and most objective Instructor Development program in the diving world. As mentioned the Open water course was revised, with neutral buoyancy and self awareness in mind to create fully functional Open Water divers. For the new curriculum on the IDC it will go towards more practical workshops rather than lectures in the classroom. Markus started in 2018 to implement neutral buoyant skills for Divemaster and IDC training which turned out harder than expected, more than half of the candidates however succeeded. Which is of course not an excuse to give up, but to find different techniques to make it work, not only for some individuals. You can read more about teaching on your knees vs. neutral buoyant in this Blog. This was and will be the main goal for this year to stay the course and produce more competent Instructors. Which are able to teach divers the do's and dont's about buoyancy.

For that Markus created an interactive online learning platform which enables all of his student's at Joe's gone diving to get their theory out of the way if they start studying a couple of weeks prior to the IDC. On this PADI IDC learning platform you will find the key concepts about Physics, Physiology, Equipment, RDP, Skills and Environment. You can visualise your skills with our neutral buoyant demonstration videos from Joe's IDC Staff Instructors and Course Director. Further you can also test your knowledge with specific topic quizzes or with our simulated PADI Instructor Exam.

This online Classroom prepares Markus's candidates for the theoretical part in the best possible way. So he can focus even more on practical skills and teaching techniques in Water.

What is new in 2019 at Joe's Gone Diving?

Markus will add Adaptive teaching technique workshops, as more people with disabilities are getting certified, and it is a good to have a head start in holistic teaching and how to apply it. To go with the trend all of the instructor candidates will have a try out in Sidemount diving to understand the needs of double tank and technical divers. Also some insider tips on how Underwater Cameras work and what it does in the industry will be new in this years IDC curriculum.

The main strength of Markus is the can do attitude and he'll be around 24/7 during your IDC either in person or during night time on his phone. So yes you can call him in the middle of the night if you have any questions related to balloons or partial pressure. Also if you struggle with English, the Course Director handles German and Spanish. Joe's Staff Instructors can help in Indonesian and Dutch. Also after your IDC you can count on his support. Either with a learn to teach internship for the right candidate to gain more hands on experience. Or any teaching, equipment, employment or risk management question you might have. 

What is there to do next? Find more information at Joe's Homepage and book your Course for 2019! Joe's has scheduled 10 Courses throughout the year. Find the whole 2019 IDC Schedule here.

Ready to love your Job? Best to start into the new year with the PADI IDC in Bali at Joe's Gone Diving with PADI Course Director Markus Gstrein.

About Joe's Gone Diving
Joe's Gone Diving (http://www.joesgonediving.com) based in Sanur/Bali/Indonesia is one of the leading PADI 5 Star IDC centres on the Island. Our training focuses on professional diving education from Divemaster to Instructor level.

Posted in: Automotive,Business,Professional Services

Cilajet Aviation Grade Becomes WBENC and WOSB Certified

Cilajet Aviation Grade, an auto paint protection company primarily sold and applied at select automotive dealerships worldwide, has become a certified Women's Business Enterprise Company, which globally identifies, recognizes and facilitates the development of women-owned businesses. 

"We are honored to be among so many incredible women-owned small and large businesses in allegiance with WBENC. I founded Cilajet, as a single mom, after spending 20+ years in the automotive industry. I learned early in my career that perseverance, hard work, a desire to succeed, as well as having to prove myself has helped shape who I am today. Cilajet is a company borne out of a desire to redefine this unique segment of our industry by having the best product, sincerely caring about our customers, and operating every day with integrity."

About Cilajet
Cilajet Aviation Grade was originally developed for the commercial aerospace industry as an anti-corrosive sealant for painted and metal surfaces. As such, Cilajet conforms to the most recent Boeing Specifications (D6-17487 Rev. T), as well as Airbus AIMS09-00-002. Cilajet Aviation Grade was made available to the automobile industry in 2007. Since that time, Cilajet has been recognized throughout the industry as the premier coating to protect a vehicle's finish from harsh environmental contaminants such as UV rays, bird droppings, and acid rain.


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Posted in: Automotive,Business

VivoAquatics Receives Growth Investment, Led by Level Equity

VivoAquatics, the leading water management and real-time monitoring platform for hotels, resorts, fitness clubs and other commercial facilities announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software and automation companies. The funding represents another milestone for the company as leading brands and properties continue to adopt the VivoPoint software and IoT platform to proactively manage the risks and costs of water within a facility while improving the guest experience. Funds will be used to expand the suite of integrations across a commercial facility, expand sales and marketing, and drive strategic opportunities.

“We are thrilled to partner with Level Equity and our investor group to help facility and engineering leaders better manage water across commercial properties to protect their brand and assets,” says Willan Johnson, CEO of VivoAquatics. “This is a dynamic and growing industry and we look forward to providing the applications and tools to assist facility owners and managers create baselines and benchmarks, establish standards and provide real-time monitoring and support to help them manage water more cost effectively and safely.” 
VivoPoint is a platform of controllers, sensors, communication gateways and software to provide facilities with real-time control and monitoring of water quality and usage (both water and energy). VivoPoint is currently used by hundreds of commercial facilities including many of the world’s leading resorts, waterparks and hospitality organizations to manage their recreational water (i.e., swimming pools, spas, lakes, streams, fountains). The company is now piloting VivoPoint across other functions (i.e., irrigation, cooling towers, etc.) within a facility.

“We recognize that commercial facility owners and managers face a daunting task in managing water as compliance and safety requirements increase, sustainability objectives are set, and costs increase,” said George McCulloch, Founder and Co-CEO of Level Equity. “VivoAquatics’ strong industry experience, exceptional and capital efficient growth and their amazing client orientation sets them apart as a market leader. We share their vision for continuing to build a world class software and IoT solution.”

About VivoAquatics: 
Founded in 2015, VivoAquatics is an innovative water management company providing automation solutions to hospitality destinations, water parks, fitness clubs, multi-family REITs and municipalities through its VivoPoint application. The brand's services and and VivoPoint software solution is specially designed to give clients greater control over their systems, equipment and staff for improved operational efficiency and ongoing cost-savings. For more information on VivoAquatics, please visit http://vivoaquatics.com/

About Level Equity: 
Based in New York, NY, Level Equity is a growth equity firm focused on providing capital to rapidly growing software and internet companies. The firm manages over .65 billion across a series of long term committed investment partnerships. For more information about Level Equity, visit http://www.levelequity.com.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry

Argos Risk Proudly Announces Partnership with Magic-Wrighter

Argos Risk, a leading provider of Third-Party Risk Intelligence (TPRI) solutions for managing and monitoring the financial viability and overall health of third-party relationships, is excited to announce its Affiliate Partnership with Magic-Wrighter. Magic-Wrighter has been recognized as a payments industry leader and is the longest-standing independently owned ACH service provider in the U.S. They will now market Argos Risk’s flagship solution, AR Surveillance to financial institutions, businesses, municipalities and schools who have selected them as their payments technology partner.

“Unlike most third-party service providers, Magic-Wrighter is truly a single-source partnership for all electronic payments solutions including integrated processing for ACH solutions that are core agnostic and affordable,” said Stephen Harding, National Sales Executive, of Magic-Wrighter.

“We are excited,” stated Bob Wright, President/CEO and founder of Magic-Wrighter, “about the Risk Management Services that Argos Risk brings to the payment industry. We look forward to presenting these Risk Mitigation services to our financial institution partners to help them with evaluating their customer relationships as well as their ongoing regulatory compliance needs.”

AR Surveillance gathers and monitors information from 32+ Million companies and utilizes 10,000+ data points to assign easy-to-understand risk scores in third-party relationships. It automatically generates and sends alerts about significant changes to those organizations; such as key executive changes, lawsuits, liens, mergers, acquisitions and other material news and events. Over 500,000 alerts have been delivered to our users with 7.5 Million updates annually.

“Processing ACH payments open companies up to an undeniable amount of risk and requires safeguards to manage and mitigate third-party risk. AR Surveillance enables ODFIs to receive alerts, monitor, and quickly and easily evaluate the current business viability of any ACH/RDC originator,” said Lori Frank, President and CEO of Argos Risk. "We are looking forward to working with Magic-Wrighter and helping their customers solve the challenges of keeping their risk limits current and in alignment with the business health of the originator relationships," added Frank.

About Argos Risk 
At Argos Risk, we are experts in financial risk management services and fulfill a need for timely and comprehensive risk mitigation knowledge. We provide innovative and affordable subscription services that help companies manage the risks associated with their third-party relationships such as ACH/RDC originators, vendors, and direct and indirect lending clients. For additional information, visit http://www.argosrisk.com.

About Magic-Wrighter 
Established in 1982, Magic-Wrighter has been recognized as a payments industry leader and is the longest-standing independently owned ACH service provider in the U.S. Over 700 financial institutions, 4,000 businesses, 500 municipalities and 5,000 schools have selected Magic-Wrighter as their payments technology partner. Magic-Wrighter’s NACHA and PCI/DSS Level 1 certifications ensure payment data is secure and eliminates the worries associated with payment processing compliance. Magic-Wrighter’ s multi-channel payment solutions help its clients gain access to new markets, improve account retention, and create new opportunities. To learn more about Magic-Wrighter, visit http://www.magicwrighter.com.

Posted in: Business,Finance Market

By 2021, Cyber Security Market to Reach USD 180.77 Billion, Globally: Zion Market Research

According to the research report published by Zion Market Research, global cyber security market was valued at USD 105.45 billion in 2015, is expected to reach USD 181.77 billion by 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% between 2016 and 2021.

Cyber crime is not new but it seems it is getting worse with the rapid advances in the use of information technology. Higher the rate of cyber attacks, higher is the cost of damage control and security for businesses. Here comes the cyber security in picture. Nowadays, the online world is more active as compared to the offline one, which also means that the information is online and available to everyone. The misuse of the facilities results in abrasion of public confidence and major financial loss. Cyber security is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Earlier, office automation was the focussed area and was of the most concern. Presently, this definition has changed to enhancing the customer experience, obtaining a competitive advantage, and providing customers a completely new dimension in which they can experience the product or service.

The cyber security market is one of the highest growing markets in the information technology domain and it yields large economic opportunities. Growing risks such as computer hacking, software piracy, and virus deployment are increasing the demand for cyber securities services. The governments of various countries are increasing their investment in cyber security owing to development in computer interconnectivity and remarkable growth in computing power of government networks.

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The data from security firm BTB Security show that there is a drastic and considerable change in the number of breaches and identity thefts in 2015 as compared to 2005. Such security breaches cause serious financial damage. However, as there is no standard model for estimating the cost of an incident, the only data available are that which are made public by the organizations involved.

Some of the key players involved in global cyber security market include Symantec, IBM, McAfee, Northrop Grumman, and Booz Allen Hamilton, CSC among others.

The vulnerability of enterprises on information technology and stored sensitive digitally data have provided ample opportunities to cyber-attackers with financial gain being the primary motive. Solution providers’ major focus is in research and development to develop next-generation security solutions to provide higher security. For example, The Department of Homeland Security is publicizing eight new cyber security technologies developed under federal grants that are looking for private businesses to turn them into commercial products. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) developed an innovative cyber security technology which helps the government to protect critical data, mitigate risks, and establish a comprehensive defence against cyber-attacks.

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There is also a greater focus on the intelligence-led security as conventional security technologies including web, content management and network security are unable to deliver the tracking of security incidents. The cyber security market is anticipated to witness high demand for cloud-based applications as government organizations are going for the cloud platform for data sharing.

The cyber security market is segmented based on security types, solution, and vertical and by regions. On the basic of security types market is divided into network security, cloud security, wireless security and others. Cyber solution segment includes identity and access management (IAM), encryption, risk and compliance management, data loss prevention, antivirus and antimalware, firewall and others. By vertical, market is segmented into aerospace, government, financial services, telecommunication, healthcare, and others.

In 2015, North America dominated the cyber security market owing to the increasing cyber crime and strict government rules against it. Asia Pacific is a fastest growing regional market for cyber security market due to increasing number of internet users in China and India.

More Information: https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/cyber-security-market

About Us:

Zion Market Research is an obligated company. We create futuristic, cutting edge, informative reports ranging from industry reports, company reports to country reports. We provide our clients not only with market statistics unveiled by avowed private publishers and public organizations but also with vogue and newest industry reports along with pre-eminent and niche company profiles. Our database of market research reports comprises a wide variety of reports from cardinal industries. Our database is been updated constantly in order to fulfill our clients with prompt and direct online access to our database. Keeping in mind the client’s needs, we have included expert insights on global industries, products, and market trends in this database. Last but not the least, we make it our duty to ensure the success of clients connected to us—after all—if you do well, a little of the light shines on us.

Posted in: Business,News & Current Affairs,Technology

Tony Bice, Finance Made Easy is finalist in The Adviser Better Business Awards 2019

Tony Bice, Finance Made Easy recently was honored as one of the finalists in the category of Best Finance Broker by the Better Business Awards 2019.

Tony has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Diploma in Financial Planning. He is also a member of the MFAA (Mortgage and Finance Industry Association).

Tony has a background in Finance and Banking, having spent 20 years working in senior management with the Commonwealth Bank. He then spent the last 8 years, again in senior management, working for two of the largest Aggregators in Australia – Lawfund, and Firstfolio, and more recently has accepted a role as an Area Director with Firstfolio overseeing/managing the groups key Mortgage Brokers. He has been a Mortgage Broker for the past 8 years and as a Director of Finance Made Easy is responsible for the overall growth of the company’s sales and operations.

About The Adviser Better Business Awards

The Adviser’s Better Business Awards is the peak event for mortgage and finance brokers.

A packed single-day conference will provide insights to attendees on how to drive your business forward through every market cycle, reach more clients and harness the latest marketing techniques to ensure you grow your volumes year-on-year.

In the evening, the industry’s best will stand and be recognized at the Better Business Awards – Australia’s biggest state-based awards for brokers.

About The Adviser

Since its inception, over a decade ago, The Adviser has become the pre-eminent and most respected media brand in the mortgage and finance broking industry.

Covering the latest news as well analysis and trends, The Adviser is where mortgage and finance brokers turn for news. The Adviser also produces a series of podcasts for brokers as well as events to celebrate the work done by Australian mortgage and finance brokers.

View More Here - https://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/38637-revealed-the-finalists-for-the-better-business-awards-2019

Posted in: Business,Finance Market

The Resource Group Listed in Bob Scott's VAR Stars 2018

 The Resource Group has been included in Bob Scott's list of 2018 VAR Stars, a group of 100 Value Added Resellers (VARs) for mid-market accounting software. This unranked listing of VARs in the United States showcases accounting software resellers who demonstrate growth and leadership in the industry. According to Bob Scott's report, "the selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott's VAR Stars rests on one basic principal: quality, not revenue." 

According to Marty Schillaci, Chief Executive Officer of The Resource Group, the VAR Stars inclusion is an honor that the company works hard to earn. "The Resource Group has been a leader among mid-market accounting software resellers for multiple decades, and 2018 was no exception," Schillaci said. "We make it our priority to help customers optimize their business systems by using the best technology available on the market, such as Sage Intacct." 

As accounting software moves to the cloud, there have been shifts in the core group of VAR Stars who make Bob Scott's list. Changes in technology require resellers to be proactive about what they're offering to customers. According to Schillaci, The Resource Group's approach has always been to sell the best solutions available. "We specialize in offering just a few of the most effective accounting solutions, because with this approach we feel we can provide the depth of expertise that customers need to move beyond basic success and truly thrive."

The Resource Group has also recently been recognized as a Sage Intacct Partner of the Monthone of Accounting Today's 2018 VAR 100, and a Bob Scott's Top 100 VAR. 

The Resource Group
The Resource Group helps clients improve business processes, overcome challenges during growth, and connect business information by providing rock solid financial management software solutions. Throughout Washington, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, clients have experienced improved operational processes, optimized financial management, robust reporting and business insight across multiple applications. Headquartered in Renton, Washington, The Resource Group is there throughout the entire lifecycle of a client's new solution; from initial software evaluation to installation, data migration, implementation, software development, system integration, training and support.

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NYSE : PCG Long Term Shareholder Notice: Investigation of Potential Wrongdoing at PG&E Corporation

Certain directors of &E Corporation are under investigation over potential breaches of fiduciary duties. 

Investors who are current long term investors in PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The investigation by a law firm for investors in NYSE: PCG stocks follows a lawsuit filed against PG&E over alleged securities laws violations. The investigation on behalf of current long term investors in NYSE: PCGstocks, concerns whether certain PG&E directors are liable in connection with the allegations made in that lawsuit.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that PG&E had failed to maintain electricity transmission and distribution networks in compliance with safety requirements and regulations promulgated under state law, that consequently, PG&E was in violation of state law regulation, that PG&E's electricity networks would cause numerous wildfires in California, and that as a result of the foregoing, Defendants' statements about the Company's business and operations were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

Those who purchased shares of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc. 
Michael Daniels 
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego 
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554 
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739 

About Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is a professional portfolio monitoring and settlement claim filing service, , which does research related to shareholder issues and informs investors of securities class actions, settlements, judgments, and other legal related news to the stock/financial market. Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is in contact with a large number of shareholders and offers help, support, and assistance for every shareholder. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is not a law firm. Referenced cases, investigation, and/or settlements are not filed/reached and/or related to Shareholders Foundation. The information is provided as a public service. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon.

Posted in: Business,Commodity Market

The Charm, Brighton Unveils Stunning New Spa for extensive expansion for the Elegant Luxury Boutique Hotel

The hotel has acquired the adjacent property and has undertaken a major refurbishment to add the new “Charm Spa Suite”.

The “Charm Spa Suite” is designed for guest enjoyment as well as the local community who are welcome to come in, relax and enjoy. The Suite encompasses a luxurious Steam Room to accommodate guests, clients and romantic couples, top range quality and deluxe Hot Tub in a lush private garden, a manicure/pedicure room as well as a massage treatment space. To complete the Spa Suite the interior focus is on serenity with textured tiling, aqua colours and plants with unique artwork and soft furnishings creating a calming atmosphere to help you chill out and relax.

The design was led by a team of three women, architect Linda Turner, interior designer Emma Kewley and artist collaborator, Ruth Martin whose paintings are proudly displayed all around the hotel including the bedroom suites. The team believe that having a woman led design team has resulted in a focus on guest enjoyment and together they wanted to increase the opportunities for relaxation and indulgence for guests and the local community at large.

The addition of 9 luxury bedroom suites and transformation of the breakfast room and public areas completes the renovation works all aiming to elevate the customer experience.

Emma Kewley, Interior Designer at Interior Folk has previously worked with the owners on other hotel renovation projects in Sussex, comments on the importance of the design. Emma explained “The new interior fuses contemporary fabrics and colours with traditional, period features, epitomising elegance with a modern-day

style. The spa areas focus on serenity with textured tiling, aqua colours and planting creating a sense of well-being. There’s an array of unique artwork by artist collaborator, Ruth Martin and soft furnishings taking inspiration from the hotel’s urban and beachside surroundings.”

Commenting on the refurbishment, General Manager, Leo Nguyen said: “The investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the growth and transformation of our portfolio in Sussex. The renovation of The Charm Hotel provides a taste of what’s to come over the next year as we increase hotel development and elevate the customer experience.”

Linda Turner, Architect, comment: “The renovation of a listed building is always challenging, requiring a sensitive and open-minded approach in order to retain the essence of the original building, whilst also updating it for modern requirements. This project with its female led approach has allowed us to create an environment that fuses both the traditional and modern aesthetic with a light sensitive touch.”

There is an introductory offer for the new “Charm Spa Suite” which officially opened beginning of December 2018 of FREE One hour of Spa treatment worth £60 for a minimum of 2 nights stay in the Hotel with EITHER the luxurious Steam Room or the Deluxe Hot Tub. Please contact the hotel directly for this very special deal. This offer is only valued till the end of March 2019.

For more information about the Charm and the Spa Suite visit checkoutwww.thecharmbrighton.co.uk or call 01273 021 085. Rooms at the Charm & Spa start at £90 and include breakfast. Follow the Hotel on Facebook@theCharmbrighton

For more on this Press Release please contact AHPR on 07850 736544 or email

ambrose@ambroseharcourtpr.co.uk

ENDS:

NOTES TO EDITORS

The Charm, Brighton is a sensational new luxury boutique hotel, now with a new Spa Suite in the heart of Kemptown, Brighton. The hotel offers designer living in a traditional setting and the recent refurbishment has transformed the 200- year-old building into a stylish and modern hotel with a reassuringly classic ambience. Each room in the elegantly refurbished historic building has been thoughtfully designed to provide all our guests with the most comfortable and restful hotel VIP experience. Our inspirational interior designers have created a delightful and luxurious look and feel, enhanced by ethereal and original artworks in every room.

The Charm – Brighton Boutique Hotel & Spa, 20-21 New Steine, Brighton. BN2 1PD East Sussex. UK Tel +44 (0)1273 021 085 Email – info@thecharmbrighton.co.uk www.thecharmbrighton.co.uk

Posted in: Business,Hospitality,Leisure Activities,Travel,World

Mister Chimney & Nova Fireplaces Brings in Quality Fireplace Inserts in Fremont and Hayward

For those looking to convert their traditional wood burning fireplace into something more efficient and economical, a gas fireplace insert may be the perfect solution. Upgrading the old fireplaces with fireplace inserts in Fremont and Hayward can give one a new living place with comfortable warmth. 

Made up of cast iron or steel, these inserts give you a sense of warmth and comfort with an efficient burning. Available according to the type of fuels such as coal, and EPA certified wood, these inserts utilize latest technologies to save on the utility bills while enjoying the warm atmosphere of the room. 

With boastful features such as fans, blowers, thermostats, and blowers, these fireplace inserts can be an excellent option for the household. Those who have an older home with wood burning inserts can benefit from a new insert. The wood fireplaces were designed with open combustion for effectiveness in low heating. 

Usually, wood fireplaces acquire more air and result in quick burning and also wasting the energy quickly. However, using the fireplace inserts, the closed insulated glass doors slow down the burning and increase the temperature that results in stable combustion without wasting much energy. 

This will bring an agreeable change in the energy bills when it comes to heating the room. Apart from providing one with protection and peace of mind, professional gas fireplace installation is essential to ensuring the unit's efficient function and performance, as well as making sure that installation mistakes don't compromise the gas fireplace warranty. 

At Mister Chimney & Nova Fireplaces, the professional installers bring their extensive knowledge and experience into installing gas inserts, while providing beautiful conversions. They will work diligently to accomplish the right fit for a seamless aesthetic. The professional technicians will perform an inspection of the entire system to ensure the safe and comfortable operation of the gas insert fireplace.

For more information on chimney cleaning in Hayward and Palo Alto, visit https://www.mister-chimney.com/chimney-sweep-chimney-cleaning-fremont-howard-mountain-view-ca

About Mister Chimney 
Mister Chimney brings an unparalleled level of service and expertise to residential and commercial customers throughout the Peninsula, San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

Posted in: Business,Living,Manufacturing & Industry

UltrAspire Welcomes 2019 with a Spring Launch

UltrAspire is excited to announce the launch of the spring 2019 Collection and the introduction of the Extreme Line. For Bryce Thatcher, owner and founder of UltrAspire, it’s about pushing the limits of endurance sports to new heights. With the introduction of products or a new iteration, they are always brought to market out of need and that need is to perform better.

With innovation and the need to perform at a peak level being core values behind research and development at UltrAspire, identifying the needs of people who are actively involved in human powered sports is important. To Bryce, keeping the environment that we live and play in clean and safe is critical. Society as a whole has seen a trend of people who live very minimalist lives when it comes to belongings. People are taking endurance sports to levels never before achieved thus having certain needs in order to perform at that type of level. It is these three elements that came together to create the Extreme Line. Multiuse packs that can cross over into multiple activities built with highly durable long lasting fabrics and mesh with features that are very user friendly. The Bryce XT and the Epic XT are the two newest additions that come in the Extreme Line.

The Zygos 4.0 is a new iteration to the Race Line that is included in the spring 19 launch. With previous models being Bryce’s pack of choice the changes that this vest has undergone comes from his direct experience with the pack. Another addition is a new handheld with an incredibly easy to adjust system called the Iso Versa 2.0. A new colorway has also been introduced, ultra violet, and will be offered on certain products like the Momentum, Astral 3.0, Essential bottle Pack, and Ultra 550 handheld.

For Bryce, the ability to spot trends and gaps in the market has led to many product inventions and innovations over the years and will continue on long into the future. He does not wish to be all things to all people, but to be for those who know when something feels right and good.

About UltrAspire:

UltrAspire is a high-performance, innovative outdoor gear company. From competitive endurance sports to the casual adventurer, UltrAspire keeps to a very important code which is to create an inspired outdoor experience. Gear up with UltrAspire and experience the difference at www.ultraspire.com

Posted in: Business,Sports

LifeSaver Water Filtration Technology Achieves Elite Testing Benchmark

 LifeSaver®, a UK-based manufacturer of portable and reusable water filtration systems, proudly announces it has passed compliance testing for NSF Protocol P248 Military Operations – Microbiological Water Purifiers. This certification means LifeSaver’s filter technology meets the high standards of the U.S. Military, and places the brand among an elite few to have achieved this benchmark.

NSF Protocol P248 was developed with the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) based on the EPA Guide Standard, with the goal of providing deployed military personnel the capability to produce sustainable quantities of safe drinking water in any environment. Compliance is required before a manufacturer can market to the U.S. Military. LifeSaver achieved compliance after rigorous testing of its Jerrycan product, which was tested to more than 5,000 liters of sustained usage. P248 testing uses two strains of virus to ensure effective removal by the filtration system and pushes the filter to the point of clogging to make sure it continues to protect the user after that occurs, effectively measuring the filter’s failsafe technology. 

“This certification gives us the green light to sell directly into the U.S. Department of Defense without any further performance evaluation required,” says Joe Lovegrove, Technical Manager for LifeSaver. “This is a landmark result for us as a commercial business and production facility and moves us into a different league than almost all our retail competitors. It should also be noted that although we tested Jerrycans, all of our filters are made to exactly the same standards using the same materials as those with which we passed this test.”

LifeSaver was created in 2007 following back-to-back natural disasters in southeast Asia (Indian Ocean Tsunami) and the United States (Hurricane Katrina). Since then, the company has expanded from working solely in the humanitarian realm to offering a variety of consumer-friendly products ideal for backpacking, adventure travel and emergency preparedness. LifeSaver products previously achieved NSF Protocol 231, or “highly protective tier,” standards for drinking water, and effectively remove cysts, bacteria and viruses with no chemicals or electrical power required. 

To learn more about LifeSaver products, visit iconlifesaver.com. To request a copy of the certification letter, contact Suzanne Hermann at suzanne@darbycommunications.com. 

About LifeSaver
Founded in the UK in 2007, LifeSaver came to life following back-to-back natural disasters: the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Inventor Michael Pritchard felt compelled to address the resulting need for access to clean drinking water. The first LifeSaver prototype was developed in Pritchard’s garage, and became the world’s first portable water filter capable of removing the smallest known waterborne viruses. Since that time, LifeSaver has established itself as an effective and long-lasting solution to drinking water issues in the humanitarian and military sectors, as well as for outdoor enthusiasts. www.iconlifesaver.com 

Posted in: Business,Manufacturing & Industry

Institutional Capital to Spark Bitcoin Rally Starting January 2nd, According to Cryptocurrency Investment Firm Sarson Funds.

Bitcoin’s price plunge this fall prompted the cryptocurrency community to wonder when the drop might stop. According to one Wall Street veteran turned digital asset investor, Bitcoin’s revival begins on January 2, 2019.

In a report published online hours before the end of a tumultuous 2018 for cryptocurrencies, Sarson Funds Managing Partner John Sarson, an early digital asset transparency advocate, said investors should pay attention to inflows of institutional capital starting January 2, 2019.

“Hedge fund managers posses unique insight … into capital flows that are not yet printed," said Sarson. He followed that by stating, “Most other hedge funds would agree (though they might not tell you), that a substantial number of institutional and high net worth prospects have reengaged and have committed capital to cryptocurrencies.”

Based in Indianapolis, Sarson Funds’ multiple cryptocurrency investment funds share a common theme: an emphasis on investment transparency. When asked about insight into anticipated capital flows, Sarson said metrics derived from observed orderbook information are some of the many data points that play a key role in the firm’s rules-based process.

But why will this money wait until January 2nd? “Few investors want an extra K-1 form for just one month of management,” said Sarson. Additionally, Sarson noted that “market stability had not yet manifested by December 1st, the cut off for most funds to take on new investments.”

Fresh off the heels of opening a new Sarson Funds office in the Boston-area, Sarson made his bullish stance clear, concluding, “On January 2nd, banks will re-open and hedge funds holding on to new deposits will be clear to wire deposits to cryptocurrency exchanges. We expect this influx of orders to be more than enough buying power to cause a massive surge in price – one that we expect to intensify throughout the week as managers scramble into Bitcoin looking for 'crypto-beta' as Bitcoin starts moving.”

About Sarson Funds, LLC:

Sarson Funds LLC is an independent provider of cryptocurrency investment vehicles and digital asset market intelligence. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, flagship products include Blockchain Momentum, LP a strategy driven Large Cap quantitative portfolio and Fifth Khagan, LP, an actively traded Small Cap cryptocurrency portfolio. Sarson Funds also sponsors the weekly Blockchain Insider Report - used by industry executives, investment professionals and research analysts to keep pace with the rapidly evolving investment and regulatory landscape as it applies to cryptocurrency asset management.

For more information on Sarson Funds, please visit http://www.SarsonFunds.com.

Posted in: Business

JWRX Uses Micro Moments to Increase Content Marketing Reach

Content marketing was introduced as a marketing tool a few short years ago. In its early stages it was easy to get attention in a news style fashion using this concept.

In 2018 content marketing has gotten very busy and loud. Businesses are having a harder time being seen and heard. Content marketing worked well for awhile. Then social media channels began to dampen the reach. Consumers need to have content flash in front of them that they identify in micro moments that capture attention.

That’s why Jana Rowland and Jt Clough decided to merge their companies together to form JWRX.io and provide a real solution by simplifying the process as a team.

Rowland and Clough noticed a common theme with their marketing firm clients. Most were trying to be on any and all social media channels. Messages were too long and every message does not portray well on every channel. JWRX techniques go against what many marketing firms will direct their clients to do. Instead of being everywhere they’ve used micro moments on the right channels for each client, increasing reach with engagement.

JWRX.io is a Business Consulting and Marketing Content Firm that solves complex business problems by leveraging content and technology using micro moment concepts to capture people’s attention. Clough has been in marketing since 1988, while Rowland was born in 1988. She’s now been in the marketing world for the last 6 years while Clough has been marketing for 30 years as of May 2018. Follow their story on LinkedIn JWRX Business Page.

What these two dynamic women bring to the current marketing world is the combination of understanding how to market with transparency using tried and true methods while weaving the best of technology into how and why a marketing message is published. When it gets down to it, they are known to take the fluff out of what most big agencies will tell a company it needs and get down to the reality of how to capture attention to create real paying customers.

JWRX uses a simple formula to catch those moments with content that answer “I want to know” moments, “I want to go” moments, “I want to do” moments and “I want to buy” moments. They then take those moments and transfer them to a simple system any business from small to large can use to speak directly to their consumer.

JWRX is a Consulting Firm that helps our clients (action-takers) SOLVE Complex Business Problems by Leveraging Content and Technology. We help C-Level Executives to small business owners create authentic reach that converts to real customers.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales

OnAirParking.com Launches Cheap Cruise Port Parking in Tampa, Florida for Only .99/Day

Parking reservation company On Air Parking has officially announced that its cruise parking reservation service for the Port of Tampa in Florida has went live on its website. Travelers will now be able to purchase guaranteed parking on their preferred dates and pay only .99/day for parking.

On Air Parking is the rebranded off airport parking reservation service of NOSON Inc., following the company's successful launch of Top Airport Parking in 2016. The rebrand includes a new logo, website, and suite of parking reservation management features, while retaining Top Airport Parking's simple parking reservation process.

"We're excited to help travelers on cruise vacations save on parking fees," said NOSON CEO Patrick Murray. "Parking right next to the cruise ship is expensive."

"We offer the lowest price you'll find online."

After travelers make a purchase for their check-in and check-out dates, they are emailed the details of their parking reservation including the exact address of the facility. All parking reservations purchased on the On Air Parking website include free cancellations.

"We're giving the people in Florida what they want, and that's ridiculously cheap parking," Murray said. 

About On Air Parking
On Air Parking is an airport parking reservation company that aims to disrupt the airport parking vertical. Present in 35 markets, the San Francisco-based startup guarantees the cheapest rates at five-star parking facilities, with free cancellations and free shuttle services to get to and back from the airport. To purchase guaranteed parking near your local airport, visit onairparking.com.

Posted in: Business,Transportation & Logistics

Innovest Global Acquires Midwest Curtainwalls, Adding Million Revenue to Exit 2018 at Million Annual Revenue Run-Rate

Innovest Global Inc. (OTCMarkets:IVST) (the "Company" or "Innovest"), a conglomerate with operations in commercial and industrial products and services, biotechnology, and building materials, announces that it closed the acquisition of Midwest Curtainwalls ("Midwest") on Friday afternoon.

Innovest has now completed seven transactions to round out a business platform which features million in annual revenue run-rate, from two operating divisions; as well as a Biotech Division, which owns an interest in a developmental brain cancer vaccine. Ninety percent of that revenue has been acquired in the last 45 days. The initial operating companies have grown by approximately 50% since acquisition, and have integrated synergistically.

Dan Martin, Innovest's founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer started Innovest just one year ago. "We've added tremendous intrinsic value to Innovest, while issuing minimal stock, no long-term debt, no risky financing transactions, and a focused effort to grow those assets once acquired. Our 2019 plan will be announced soon and involves all of the tools and progress we will need to supercharge our growth and capture that value for stockholders," he said. "Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our stockholders, which we appreciate greatly for their confidence. Their support has given us the momentum and opportunity to grow, and I'm extremely thankful to our team for serving that opportunity to an amazing level."

John Yenges, who has been running Midwest as EVP is now it's President. "The acquisition was enthusiastically received by our client pipeline and our team, and I'm excited to couple Midwest with the philosophies and opportunities Innovest provides. I expect spectacular results," said John Yenges. Dan Martin stated, "John doesn't just 'fit in' with Innovest, he adds to Innovest. He brings a unique skillset, his own high energy, great ideas, and a motivated team. He's a true professional and a wonderful person and we are all thrilled to work with him and the people at Midwest".

More about Midwest:

Midwest (click here for their website) has been in business since 1959 and is an industry leader. Their work has international appeal having done major projects in the United States, Barcelona Spain, London England, and Hong Kong. Midwest will add to our Construction & Building Materials Division. They generate eight-figures in annual revenue from specialty commercial construction contracts. This transaction is our most profitable acquisition to-date. It requires the issuance of 2 million restricted common shares of stock with a two-year guarantee, a ten-percent profit sharing arrangement based 2019 booked contracts, and the assumption of approximately 0,000 in ongoing standard banking obligations which are current and in good standing. Midwest is cash-flow positive in the low seven-figure range.

About Innovest Global, Inc.
Innovest Global, Inc. (OTC Markets: IVST) is a conglomerate with operations in commercial and industrial products and services, energy, biotechnology, and health services. Our primary growth strategy is to acquire existing companies in a select few industries, and attract new customers in cost effective ways. Currently, we have a Commercial & Industrial Division, a Biotechnology Division, and a Construction & Building Materials Division.

For more information, please visit: http://www.innovestglobal.com, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @innovestglobal.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to the Company's future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Investors should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the Company's current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could impact the Company and the forward-looking statements contained herein are included in the Company's filings with the OTC Markets. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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MyBankTracker Announces Best of Banking Awards for 2019 - Chase, Axos Bank and Alliant Credit Union Among the Best Banks

MyBankTracker.com, a leading financial comparison site that matches consumers to their perfect bank, announced its annual Best of Banking Awards for 2019. The editorial staff analyzed and compared top financial institutions and products throughout the United States across various categories.

MyBankTracker.com increased the number of honors in years past from seven to 13 with additions like the best finance apps, investing tools and robo-advisors. Selections were made by evaluating criteria such as benefits, fees, interest rates, ATM access and other factors.

“When we curated our awards years ago, the focus was on banks,” said Jason Reposa, CEO and co-founder of MyBankTracker.com. “However, with the financial space constantly evolving we decided to change the awards in our tenth year. Now, we not only honor the best banks, but also a variety of financial products that help consumers manage their money on a daily basis such as apps, automated services, and loans.”

Chase took home the award for the best national bank because of its full range of deposit accounts, credit cards, extensive financial services, and investment offerings. The large branch and ATM network and mobile apps also played a part. The best online bank award went to Axos Bank for its free rewards and high-interest checking account, unlimited domestic ATM fee refunds, and no overdraft fees.

Alliant Credit Union was named the best credit union for 2019 for its availability nationwide, lenient membership eligibility requirements, low fees, and competitive interest rates. Four geographic winners were given the honor of best regional bank. Popular Bank received the award for the Northeast with BBVA Compass winning in the South. In the West, Bank of the West received the honor with Huntington Bank taking home the award in the Midwest.

“We’re on a mission - changing the way consumers bank. For years, they had to fit their needs into whatever a bank offered. Now, with tools like the Best of Banking Awards, they can find products to best fit their situation. MyBankTracker.com is putting consumers first,” Reposa noted.

Staff also examined the checking, savings and CD accounts at the biggest traditional banks, online banks, and credit unions to determine which was superior in its product group. Multiple winners were announced in numerous product categories including checking accounts, savings accounts, personal loans, certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts, credit cards, brokerages, robo-advisors, money-management apps, tax apps and automatic savings/investing apps. To see the full list of winners and runners-up, visit MyBankTracker.com/banking.

“We want consumers to grow their money in 2019 and decrease charges with features like no-fee accounts - ultimately maximizing their returns. Of course, everyone’s situation is different, so research is key. Not everyone has the time, so our awards can help get consumers on the right financial track to save money in the new year,” Reposa said. “Our advice? Be present. Review your statements. Educate yourself about paying your future you. You’ll likely end up with more money in your pocket.”

Methodology 
The awards were chosen based on various criteria to include fees, interest rates, ATM access and perks. For more information on the methodology and participating banks, visit MyBankTracker.com/banking.

About MyBankTracker 
MyBankTracker.com is an independent financial comparison site to help consumers make smarter banking and financial decisions. The company’s mission is to match consumers with their perfect bank account and other financial tools. MyBankTracker provides and tracks in-depth information on more than 5,000 banks, credit unions, and financial products. Using a combination of technology and money-management expertise, the site equips users with easy-to-use tools to compare interest rates, fees and requirements for deposit accounts, credit cards, and various loans. Follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Posted in: Business,Finance Market,Personal Finance

Mako Medical Sets a Blistering Growth Pace and Tops the Fast 50 Three Years in a Row

Business Journal recognized the fastest growing private companies in the region. The Research Triangle is a highly competitive market for Life Science and Technology companies. The Triangle is also home to many investment funds and incubators for start-ups. This competitive environment makes it hard to stand out when so many companies are performing well. The Fast 50 winners were selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue and profitability in the preceding three years. The numbers are crunched and analyzed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Beyond bolstering the top-line performance and a nose for profitability, this list of companies represents the dynamic economic fabric of the Triangle," says Jason Christie, publisher of the TBJ. "We have a mixture of private firms that have made this list for years, and we have companies m?aking this list for the first time. Collectively, they reflect the best of the best."

History was made again -- when it was announced that Mako Medical had won the top spot for the 3rd year in a row. A feat that has never happened anywhere in the country before. This is the second time Mako Medical has broken the record by being ranked #1 -- making them the only company in America to achieve this in the history of the awards. Mako Medical Laboratories has experienced explosive growth in the last few years and has quickly become a national favorite for over 50,000 medical providers around the country. Last year, Mako Medical became the first company ever to win Life Science Awards two years in a row. That same year, Mako Medical was also ranked as a Best Place to Work and announced a massive expansion with a new testing facility.

When asked about how Mako was achieving such growth Chad Price, President of Mako Medical answered with one word, "impact." Chad went on to explain that the entire purpose behind the creation of Mako Medical was to create funding for local nonprofits/charities, to employ military veterans, and to support Christan missionaries around the world. "It is why we do what we do. Some companies are focused on shareholder value. Others are focused on returns for their investors. We are focused on making an impact in others peoples' lives. The more we grow, the more people we can help. The more revenue we have -- the more funding we have to work with," says Chad. Today, Mako Medical supports over 472 different charities around the country, employs hundreds of military veterans, and supports over 80 Christian missionaries from Syria to Nigeria.

Mako Medical Laboratories is an award-winning laboratory with operations in over 12 states. Mako utilizes automation and robotics to complete some of the most difficult and rare diagnostic tests. Mako is known for its extensive community service, supporting over 400 local nonprofits and charities, hiring hundreds of military veterans and supporting over 80 international missionaries.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology

Yes, They Know It's Christmas Time in Africa

At least where the Maasai live in Kajiado County, Kenya, they will.

The idea was born just last week at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
There, members of the Maasai tribe and the IndiMark charitable organization met with several companies to explore solutions to the tribe's many water challenges.

"We are not THE solution, but we can be an important part of the solution." says Yana DeMyer CEO of Roving Blue®, Inc. a Wisconsin company that manufactures a water purification device called the "Ozo-Pod® 10. "This is the perfect time of year to announce our charitable pricing program. That song by Band Aid always makes me tear up, now I feel like celebrating, because we have found a way to "let them know it’s Christmas time!"

Roving Blue®'s team was inspired by the good work that IndiMark does, and wanted to help them in their efforts. 
The Charitable Program makes Roving Blue's technology available for drastically reduced prices. For example, an Ozo-Pod® 10, which sells for 9 here in the US, will be made available for .00. One Ozo-Pod® 10 can ensure safe water for 4 families for over a year for less than 1/300 of a cent. Readers wishing to donate may go here. 
Roving Blue®'s innovative new technology puts "The Power of EO3™", electrolytic ozone, in the palm of your hand.

Ozone, a form of oxygen, is more powerful than chlorine when dissolved in water. This low voltage device (which can be run from a motorcycle battery which can be charged by the sun) kills bacteria, virus, and cysts. Cholera, typhoid fever, e-coli and salmonella are just a few organisms that are eradicated by ozone. When its job is done, ozone quickly and harmlessly reverts to oxygen.

Roving Blue®'s technology is small, robust, and has no moving parts, so it’s ideal for austere living conditions. It will allow the villagers to keep captured rainwater pure, as well as enable them to use water from the same pools that the cattle drink from and wade in.

"The water may not be pretty, but it will be safe to drink", ensures Yana.

IndiMark is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in July 2018. We are located in Madison, Wisconsin. Other charitable organizations may contact Roving Blue®'s Director of Sales, Meli Lussier, for details of the program.

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Fruitful 2018 Heralds Positive Change for Signature Gives Back, Inc.

Signature Gives Back, Inc. (SGB), the philanthropic outreach of The Signature Real Estate Companies (Signature), has continued its growth pattern in 2018, garnering the national attention of charities interested in its grassroots approach and participating REALTOR® volunteerism. SGB’s goodwill measures up to a report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), a December study indicating REALTORS®, in general, donate more money than the average American to charitable causes/organizations.

SGB has been very active with various fundraisers addressing real-time needs, including the tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Parkland, FL, and Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA, and the housing expenses of two families devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. SGB has been proactive as well, addressing the continual needs for volunteers and funding for local charities and causes.

Its most successful 2018 event, SGB’s Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament, Nov. 8, 2018 at Gleneagles Country Club, Delray Beach (to benefit both SGB and UnLIMBited Foundation), was wildly popular with participating golfers and Cocktail Reception attendees from Signature and the greater South Florida community.

“Our golfers enjoyed themselves immensely and expressed their appreciation as to how organized and entertaining the event was, especially considering that it was our inaugural tournament, says Event Co-Chair Jack Jaiven. He attributes the event’s rousing success to his hard-working and creative team, including Event Co-Chairs Ivan M Benjamin, Jr., Melainey Gunning, Robert Gleichenhaus and Wendy Pressner, who worked tirelessly for the worthiest of causes: children and their families.

Auction Chairs Gayle Elliott, Judith LeComte, Rachel Gleichenhaus, and Sung Knowles produced a “beautifully arranged Silent Auction that included several valuable travel packages, attractive golf foursomes, sports memorabilia, and many other valuable delights,” says Jaiven. A number of signed celebrity auction items curated by the Signature team---including those donated by a bandmember of Judas Priest and golf great Jack Nicklaus---were the centerpieces that anchored the highly successful live auction.

Produced in a brief five-month window, SGB’s charity golf tournament netted more than ,000, a standout achievement for the relatively young 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. SGB awarded a significant grant from the event proceeds to the UnLIMBited Foundation’s “Tommy Fund.” Tommy Morrissey, the renowned 8-year-old, one-arm golf prodigy, who was Guest of Honor at the tournament, was featured by local ESPN and WPTV-5 news shortly after the event.

Earlier in the year, SGB dedicated three grants, to KidSafe Foundation, Wayne Barton Study Center, and one that was life changing to the family of a teenage survivor of the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The group continues to collect from the sales of its #PittsburghStrong #EndHate wristbands for the surviving family members of those killed during an anti-Semitic attack on members of the Tree of Life Congregation.

With recognition and gratitude for the exceptional leadership and dedication of Wendy Pressner (former SGB Committee Co-Chair) during her nearly three-year tenure, Jaiven, Executive Vice President of The Signature Real Estate Companies and Vice President of SGB’s Board of Directors, recently welcomed Dana Levy and Karen Evans as his two new SGB Committee Co-Chairs; The trio has initiated a number of new strategies for selecting its charitable causes for future grants.

With its pulse on the health and well-being of South Florida’s individuals and families, SGB continues to “Be the Change You Wish to See in This World.” For more trending info, please visit SignatureGivesBack.com, and email info@signaturegivesback.com.

Posted in: Business,Real Estate

SCARPA Maestro rock shoe family earns Rock and Ice 2018 Best in Gear Award

The SCARPA Maestro family, a high-performance new collection of rock shoes built for trad climbing and situations where people are in their shoes for longer periods of time, earned a 2018 Best in Gear (BIG) Award this month from Rock and Ice Magazine, one of North America’s most respected climbing publications.

The BIG Award is given to 10 products that rise above the fray in innovation, value and performance. Rock and Ice notes that the Maestro shines in all three. The awards were announced in the magazine’s November issue.

“The Maestro is a high-performance all arounder, a rarity among rock shoes,” says Duane Raleigh, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Rock and Ice Magazine. “It has just enough downturn, just enough rand tension, and just enough midsole to power up your feet with just enough squeeze and support to make it a precision tool for face and cracks.”

The Maestro family, redefines the belief that rock shoes built for trad climbing have to be stiff in order to perform well thanks to a new high-performance rubber rand system and soft, comfortable Eco Leather. The Maestro shoes start with SCARPA’s new IPC-Tension active rand system, which provides serious support without unnecessary stiffness. To help with comfort, innovative patterning in the upper relocates seams away from spots where they could cause discomfort, particularly when wedging feet into cracks. Comfort also stems from the use of a premium Eco Leather, an incredibly soft and supple, yet durable, leather. In addition, Eco Leather uses a process that alleviates the environmental impact of tanning.

The Maestro Mid has a higher-cut for ankle protection in cracks, and the women’s Maestro Mid is the first women’s specific high-cut trad shoe on the market. The men’s and women’s Maestro, by contrast, are lower-cut, ideal for technical face climbing. They also use a more powerful version of the IPC-Tension active rand.

“The staff at Rock and Ice are serious climbers who invest serious time into their reviews. Look no further than the fact that they subject most gear to 50 pitches or 50 days of climbing before reviewing it,” said Kim Miller, CEO of SCARPA North America. “We invested a lot into creating the Maestro family, and that’s why this award means so much to us and to our community. We’re incredibly grateful for this recognition.”

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America

Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit www.scarpa.com.

Posted in: Business,News & Current Affairs

Agricultural Biologicals Market Will Witness a Rapid Growth to 2024 : Novozymes, Koppert Biological Systems, Arysta LifeScience, Valent BioSciences, Marrone Bio Innovation

The key factor responsible for agricultural biologicals market size growth is the increasing awareness among consumers about the advantages of using organic products for cultivation, which further led to increased demand for natural and environment friendly products in agriculture industry.

Also, the rising costs of pesticides and fertilizers is likely to pave a growth path for the product in the coming years. Policies by governing bodies such as subsidies and promotional campaign about natural farming will fuel the agricultural biologicals market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, the product helps farmers to improve yield and productivity by decreasing plant stress, which is a major factor supporting further growth of agricultural biologicals market till 2025.

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Global Agricultural Biologicals Market size is likely to witness a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The use of agricultural biologicals for cultivation/farming reduces the use of harmful fertilizers and chemical pesticides, which acts as a primary factor driving the market growth.

Constant usage of toxic pesticides and fertilizers has altered soil nutrients and texture to a considerable extent. This loss of biological activities in soil and weakened soil health, thereby compelling farmers to opt for organic farming practices. Agricultural biologicals are a vital part of organic farming due to its chemical-free and eco-friendly properties such as low harmful residues produced.

The major challenge restricting the growth of agricultural biologicals market is the barrier to adoption, which leads to lower penetration of biologicals. Also, the threat of counterfeit products is increasing, due to unsuccessful implementation of government rules and norms on fertilizers and pesticides usage. This also impacts the market growth majorly along with penetration. Besides, unavailability of specific products for each plant type in market are likely to act as an additional threat to agricultural biologicals market growth in the near future.

Based on product type, the agricultural biologicals market can be segmented into biopesticides, biofertilizers and biostimulants. The agricultural biopesticides product segment is expected to hold a largest share of global agricultural biologicals market, followed by biofertilizers and biostimulants. Biopesticides are organic products that control the growth of pests by a non-toxic mechanism and enhances overall quality of crop. Biofertilizers, contains living microorganisms, thus promote plant growth by increasing the availability of essential nutrients to host plant. Biostimulants also improve resistance to abiotic stresses in plant or soil to enhance the overall quantity and quality of crops.

The agricultural biologicals market can be classified into fruits & vegetables, cereals & grains and oilseeds & pulses, based on its applications. Cereals & grains will have a significant share of the global market, as it is the staple crop in almost all the nations. Increasing population and substantial increase in cereals & grains cultivation shall accelerate the agricultural biologicals demand for cereals & grains cultivation over the forecast period.

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Europe and North America accounted for major shares of global agricultural biologicals market. Europe agricultural biologicals market is expected to grow at a fastest growth rate in the coming years owing to the government regulations supporting use of organic products. The U.S. leads the North America regional market, due to stringent regulations regarding the usage of chemical fertilizers. The agricultural biologicals market shall witness moderate growth in Asia Pacific due to lack of awareness and knowledge among farmers pertaining to benefits of bio-based products.

The prominent market players functional in the industry are BASF SE, Bayer Cropscience AG, The DOW Chemical Company, Syngenta, Agrinos AS, Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. and Valent BioScience Corporation. Other companies include Arysta LifeScience Corporation, Koppert B.V., Novozymes, Certis USA L.L.C and T. Stanes & Company Limited to name a few. The key market players are emphasizing on partnerships, new product launches & investments to expand their product portfolio and to increase their global presence and market share across the world. Also, the market share contributors are continuously investing in research & development to push product innovation to next level. This aids in keeping up with demands of existing customers and attract new customers.

About Global Market Insights
Global Market Insights, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider; offering syndicated and custom research reports along with growth consulting services. Our business intelligence and industry research reports offer clients with penetrative insights and actionable market data specially designed and presented to aid strategic decision making. These exhaustive reports are designed via a proprietary research methodology and are available for key industries such as chemicals, advanced materials, technology, renewable energy and biotechnology.

Posted in: Agriculture & Farming,Business

The Dreamer has arrived with a sensational new album : WHAT A WAY TO FAREWELL 2018

GS Music Group has proudly announced the release of an inspiring new music album by the legendary Freddy D. The new album is titled ‘1982: The Golden Age’ and it will be released worldwide on Friday, December 7th, 2018. The music artist has also just recently turned down a million dollar record to do things independently and this debut album under his own record company is already creating a major buzz in the music circles worldwide. 
Also known as ‘The Dreamer’, Freddy’s unique approach towards music and a determination to create something truly original every time makes him stand out from the rest of his competition. Moreover, the artist has made a big return to the world of music after two years with this inspiring album and he has expressed his gratitude to his fans worldwide for their unconditional love and support.

"Music has always been the biggest support I have had during tough times and I am very excited about the release of this new album next week." Said Freddy D, while talking about his upcoming music album. “This hip-hop has been created to bring the music fans peace and excitement they are looking for and 1982: The Golden Age is my gift for the fans of music for this Christmas.” He added. Over the past two years, the artist has basically allowed his musical talent to grow and evolve with the sound and style of the music of today, and he has received a welcoming response from his fans with this album.

In addition, the artist is also an active advocate for the jailed and homeless and being a dreamer, he has always depicted the true emotions of the people in his music. 1982: The Golden Age is an album like no other and it has ten phenomenal tracks that are unique, innovative and soothing for the listeners. Freddy D. is a one of a kind artist with a God gifted talent of music that has been recognized industry-wide and this album is a much-anticipated comeback by the music artist. With his powerful lyrics, unique style, and inspiring music, Freddy D. is undoubtedly one of the most brightly emerging music skyscraper in the American hip-hop skyline. Ranked number one in his hometown of Hempstead, New York on Twitter, the artist has accomplished several great achievements over the years. Freddy has also been one of the bestselling music artist, who has sold more than 5000 copies of his music at one point, while also being played by several FM and internet radio stations. 

For more information, please visit his record label website at:
www.gsmusicgroup.com

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications

Ultimate Call Blocker - The Next Generation of Call Blocking Just Arrived!

Protecting your landline is a real necessity nowadays. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s (www.ftc.gov) published stats, there has been a 650% increase in consumer complaints in the last 6 years. In 2016, 8.4 million complaints were filed by consumers.  This means that at least six per cent (6%) of the households in the US or 1 in 20 households are victims of some scam every year in the United States alone. This is why it is important to protect your phone line (at home or business) with a call blocking device.  The Ultimate Call blocker (UBlocker) is a new product/service that contains several unique features among the other call blockers in the market:

Dual Blacklists - The UBlocker features 2 blacklists; a global blacklist and a user blacklist.  The global blacklist is fully automated (e.g. calls from these numbers are automatically blocked without having to answer calls or press any buttons), and actively managed by HQTelecom (currently with 162,000 blocked numbers worldwide).  The user’s Blacklist has an UNLIMITED capacity to block calls using phone numbers, names, or area codes via a user-friendly website.  Another new feature is the WHITELIST MODE – When turned ON, it blocks all calls except those in your WHITELIST.  The Whitelist-Mode feature can offer users complete privacy.

"We receive several requests daily from homeowners (mostly the elderly) seeking for a way to stop the annoying phone calls they receive constantly," says Alfredo Purrinos, former NASA scientist and creator of the UBlocker. "Some complain about getting robbed by scam artists impersonating government agencies and/or relatives in distress”, even though they registered their phone numbers with the government-sponsored “Do Not Call' list".

Illegal telemarketing operations and scam artists (which represent more than 90% of the calls people get) use automated dialling services (e.g.robocalls) to detect humans.  These services use several phone numbers, including a common something referred as ‘neighborhood spoofing’ which consist in using the same area code and prefix of the numbers being called.  This is why it’s important to have fought back with an intelligent and capable call blocking system that helps reduce the number of these calls.  The key difference among the UBlocker and other call blockers in the market is the ability to help consumers in a proactive way.  With the UBlocker, there is little or no need for detective work since most of the unsolicited calls will be blocked BEFORE the users answer the calls.

The Ultimate Call Blocker is manufactured in the US by Hi Q Telecom Inc. (https://www.hqtelecom.com/), and can also be available in online stores such as Amazon, and soon in eBay, Walmart, and NewEgg.The UBlocker requires the caller id service to be active on the phone line in order to work properly.  It also uses the Internet to check the global blacklist in real-time and block numbers automatically.

About the Company: 
Hi Q Telecom Inc. (HQTelecom.com) is a BBB A+ rated corporation specializing in telephone security and speciality products. Our main office is located in Miami Lakes, Florida.  For more information about incoming call blocker devices or the company visit hqtelecom.com or contact us.

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications,Technology,Telecom

Startup Grind Frederick – Bringing People Together to Connect, Educate & Inspire

Join us Jan. 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. for an evening of friends, entrepreneurial inspiration, and a Fireside Chat with Darryl Sampey, Co-Founder, President & CEO of BioFactura, a leader in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

Darryl will share his unique journey -- from eight years as lead singer in a ROCK & ROLL BAND to his founding, developing and leading BioFactura. The event is being held at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) space located in the ROOT building at 118 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, and will start at 6 p.m. with fun networking and light refreshments and conclude at 8:30 p.m. To register and for more information, visit http://www.startupgrind.com/frederick. Ticket prices start at .

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2 million entrepreneurs in 500 cities across 125+ countries. Frederick is delighted to be part of this community. If you have launched a business, are about to launch a business, or are thinking about launching a business, you are in the right place!

Start the New Year off right with Startup Grind Frederick! Join us for an interesting and motivational Fireside Chat featuring Darryl Sampey, PhD. and Co-Founder, CEO & President of BioFactura, a leader in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

Darryl will share with us his unique journey from eight years as lead singer in a Rock & Roll band to his founding, developing and leading BioFactura. Specifically, he will focus on: 

  • What his “rock” experience taught him in leading his company;
  • Challenges of establishing a business in a new market;
  • The necessities of persistence, flexibility and innovation for early stage survival;
  • Defining excellence in a highly competitive market;
  • Short- and long-term planning for success;
  • Developing a highly professional staff; and
  • Questions from participants.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., hosted at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) space located in the ROOT building at 118 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701. The evening will begin with enjoyable networking and light refreshments. To register, visit startupgrind.com/Frederick. Ticket prices start at .

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2 million entrepreneurs in 500 cities across 125+ countries. Frederick is delighted to be part of this community. If you have launched a business, are about to launch a business, or are thinking about launching a business, you are in the right place!

We are truly passionate about helping business founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make the startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable. Join Startup Grind Frederick today!

Posted in: Business

Ascert Releases Visa-Confirmed Driver

For companies that want to do pre-certification testing for Visa transactions, Ascert has released the latest version of its Visa Test Driver.

The VersaTest Visa Driver is now listed by Visa as a validated ADVT Online Host simulator and has been tested to ensure that it conforms to the most recent set of Visa specifications. This can be an extreme time saver in pre-certification or ongoing system testing.

“We are very pleased that Visa has officially confirmed the capabilities of our latest Visa driver,” said Mike Wainwright, Business Development Director, Ascert UK. “This provides additional certainty for our customers when simulating and testing Visa transactions that their systems are operating accurately.”

Companies using the Visa Driver have their choice of an on-premise solution, or a subscription to the popular cloud-based testing system, Ascertified (http://www.Ascertified.com). A growing number of companies have created a hybrid of both test options, thereby increasing flexibility for both internal users and external partners.

Ascert's VersaTest family of testing and certification products?can assist any organization looking to add increased value to their operations. All of Ascert’s test drivers work with industry standard tools such as Jenkins, Quality Center, Docker and others. To find out more about Ascert products and standard test interfaces visit the Ascert web site or contact a local Ascert office.

About Ascert:? 
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies.

Off-the-shelf simulators for Ascert’s VersaTest product include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

Posted in: Business,Finance Market,Services,Technology

Super Bonus for International Top ups Sent to Cubacel Mobiles, on HablaCuba.com

Cuban expats got mail, the kind of mail that brings good news. Starting December 10 until December 15, the international Cubacel recharges sent to Cuba are boosted thanks to the new Super Bono campaign. This promo, the bonus amounts look like this: 

  • 20 CUC sent - 50 CUC received
  • 30 CUC sent - 80 CUC received
  • 40 CUC sent - 100 CUC received
  • 50 CUC sent - 130 CUC received
  • 60 CUC sent - 160 CUC received
  • 80 CUC sent - 210 CUC received

The promotion will run from Monday December 10, 2018 00:01 Cuba time to Saturday, December 15, 2018 23:59 Cuba time. The promotional balance can be used for local and International calls and SMS (Including SMS entumóvil).

In the meantime, HablaCuba.com customers are invited on HablaCuba.com Facebook page to join a lovely contest. All they have to do is to share what they want for Christmas on HablaCuba.com Facebook page and they get the chance to win a free top up. The contest will be open until December 10 and the winner will be picked randomly on December 11.

Besides sending top ups, customers can also recharge their family’s and friends’ Nauta accounts, in order to help them gain access to the internet. Or, if they prefer calling, they can also use HablaCuba.com’s calling services. Customers can place their calls: 
From any landline, mobile or even payphone in the world, through access numbers. 
Through the smartphone app called KeepCalling, available for iOS and Android.

The rate for international calls to Cuba is 69.9¢/min, for both landlines and mobiles, and the cost of a text message is 7¢.

All services HablaCuba.com offers revolve around the website’s mission, which is to bring people together, no matter the distance, because no distance is too long if people stay connected. HablaCuba.com offers a great solution for keeping a close relationship with everyone living back home in Cuba, due to: 

  • the customer-focused approach, based on safe and easy to use services
  • the frequent special offers: bonuses on international top ups or discounts on international calls
  • the great Customer Service available 24/7, both in English and in Spanish.

Or, as customers put it: "Your consumer friendly instructions make it easy to cross borders and communicate with friends and family like it should be.” (HablaCuba.com customer).

About HablaCuba.com 
HablaCuba.com is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers, with a focus on customer satisfaction. KeepCalling has been listed by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the USA for 5 consecutive years. In 2015 the company registered a revenue increase of over 200% from 2011 to 2014. 

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Services

Platinum Risk Advisors Launches the Ultimate 10-Minute Outsourced CECL Solution for Banks and Credit Unions

Platinum Risk Advisors (PRA) announces the launch of Loan Portfolio Analytics (LPA), an innovative outsourced solution to assist banks and credit unions in complying with the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard. Dubbed the “10-minute CECL Solution,” LPA brings the industry’s first fully outsourced analytics tool for adopting and complying with CECL that also provides its users with valuable insights into the inherent risk in their loan portfolios and the performance of their loan officers.

Issued in June 2016 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), CECL is the new “expected loss” accounting model for estimating the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) to replace the current “incurred loss” model. CECL compliance takes effect in 2020 for SEC-filing and other banks considered a Public Business Entity under FASB standards, and in 2021 for all other financial institutions.

LPA is a complete outsourced solution that maps between the bank or credit union’s data processing system and PRA’s platform, enabling lenders to: 

  • Calculate the ALLL using three widely accepted methods under CECL as well as the lender’s existing methodology. PRA’s clients can evaluate which method or combination of methods for calculating CECL works best for them.
  • Generate various reports and graphs to assess the inherent risk in their loan portfolios as well as the performance of their loan officers.
  • Obtain valuable insights from a team of CPAs, former bankers, actuaries, and risk management consultants. PRA’s clients will obtain verifiable evidence to support the subjective adjustments in their ALLL calculations as well as strategies on how to manage and price for risk within their loan portfolios.

The 10-Minutes CECL Solution

The impact of PRA’s loan portfolio analytics platform is immediate as lenders will spend less than 10 minutes a month to receive the valuable information provided by PRA’s solution. The LPA platform is stored on a SSAE#16 SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliant hosting solution that will keep a client’s borrower and institutional data confidential.

“LPA is the ultimate loan portfolio risk management tool for lenders,” says co-founder Toby Lawrence. “To our knowledge, it is the first CECL solution developed using the assistance of actuaries and provides users with additional information on risk, growth and profitability as well as loan officer performance." That’s a key point because as Lawrence explains, “with PRA’s solution, board of directors and senior management can finally have the information they have always wanted to strategically evaluate and manage their institution’s lending functions.”

As a CPA who was both a former senior partner in two of the nation’s largest certified public accounting firms, and a bank president and CEO, Lawrence knows first-hand how long and wide this industry gap has been, until now.

By understanding the concerns banks and credit unions would struggle with to implement and transition to CECL; the uncertainties surrounding what data is needed, what upgrades or new systems will be required and if existing internal staff will have the time to comply with CECL, served as the launch pad for the LPA platform versus the finish line to fully address the impact of CECL to each institution’s capital position and future earnings.

For a comprehensive sampling of LPA’s capabilities and a comparison to other CECL solutions, visit http://www.CECLadvisors.com. To schedule an individual or group demonstration contact Toby Lawrence at (319) 202-4365.

About Platinum Risk Advisors

Platinum Risk Advisors combines more than 100 years of expertise and experience across accounting, regulatory, lending, actuarial science, risk management, loss reserve setting and model development.

Posted in: Business,Finance,Finance Market

2019 Creative Design Trends Revealed in New Report from Digital Staffing Leader Vitamin T

Representatives with Los Angeles-based Vitamin T announced today that it has released a new report that reveals 2019 creative design trends.

“We spoke to our experts, clients, and talent to gain insights that will help customers stay up-to-date on emerging trends in 2019,” said Susie Hall, president of Vitamin T. “These exciting trends will impact their creative and marketing efforts next year, so what better time than now to start preparing.”

The report, according to Hall, empowers those who read it with insights for 2019, which is just around the corner.

“While you may be still focused on wrapping up 2018 projects, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of what’s to come, and it’s all about customer-focused creative and design—augmented reality, atomic design systems, and more,” Hall stressed. “If you want a sneak peek at the trends that are coming your way, plus insights from industry experts on how they’ll affect your work next year, read our 2019 guide, which is filled with the most important trends in creative and design for the coming year, and why these trends are crucial to customer experience,” Hall added.

The report provides insights on various creative trends. A few of those include: AR/VR makes the leap into the browser; Variable fonts and delivering more seamless customer experiences; The changing role of prototyping; Web performance as user experience; Design systems and scaling experiences across all touchpoints.

“As you can see, this report provides you with a wealth of knowledge and insight into what’s to come in 2019, and we invite anyone who wants to be ahead of their competition to download a copy today,” Hall said.

For more information, please visit https://vitamintalent.com/clients/why-vitamin-t and https://vitamintalent.com/what-we-do

About Vitamin T

Vitamin T is an innovative creative and marketing talent agency for some of the world’s biggest and fastest moving brands. We combine technology and best-in-class recruiting practices to understand your unique needs and provide you with cutting-edge creative and digital talent, FAST. And we back up everything we do with a 110% money-back guarantee. We also provide subsidized medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a 401(k) plan—not to mention free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. To learn more, please visit: https://vitamintalent.com.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales

Great American Cookies® to Treat Customers to One Free Cookie on National Cookie Day -- Dec. 4

"The holidays are officially here and Great American Cookies is thrilled to treat America to one of our famous and delicious original chocolate chip cookies," said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President of Great American Cookies. "Great American Cookies is your one-stop holiday bake shop and we believe that everyone deserves a little sweetness this season. Mark your calendar for Dec. 4 and join us in celebrating National Cookie Day."

From holiday-themed Cookie Cakes to dozens of delicious cookies in a variety of flavors, it's no wonder the holidays is one of the biggest times of the year for Great American Cookies. Cookie Cakes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be personalized with an endless combination of designs, colors and unique messages. Customers may place their order online at www.greatamericancookies.com and pick it up at a nearby store location. For ease of shopping, customers may also customize and select a Cookie Cake in the days leading up to holidays, or on the actual holiday. Great American Cookies always makes sure there are enough Cookie Cakes to go around and they can be ready in minutes.

For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, visit www.greatamericancookies.com, follow Great American Cookies' national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies.

* Available on Dec. 4, 2018 only at participating Great American Cookies locations. Receive one free regular chocolate chip cookie per person. No purchase necessary.

About Great American Cookies® www.greatamericancookies.com
Founded in 1977 on the strength of an old family chocolate chip Cookie recipe, Great American Cookies has set the standard for gourmet Cookie sales in a fun, celebratory environment. For over 35 years, Great American Cookies has maintained the heritage and integrity of its products by producing proprietary Cookie dough exclusively from its plant in Atlanta. Great American Cookies is known for its signature Cookie Cakes, trademark flavors and menu of delectable products baked fresh in store. Great American Cookies currently operates in mall-based locations across the United States, as well as internationally in BahrainChileGuamMexicoPuerto RicoSaudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Posted in: Business,Food & Beverage,U.S

Laguardia Gateway Partners To Open First 11 Gates In Brand New Terminal B

LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) – the private entity operating and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B, announced today that it will open the first 11 gates located in the eastern concourse of the new state-of-the-art Terminal B on December 1st, 2018.  LGP is comprised of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska, Meridiam and JLC Infrastructure.

With best-in-class retail and food options, innovative design and family-friendly spaces and modern amenities, the new concourse showcases LaGuardia Gateway Partners' and Governor Cuomo's vision to build a unified, 21st century airport that is a leader in guest experience, innovation and sustainability.

Air Canada, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines will all operate flights from the new concourse, with United Airlines joining in 2019.

"The opening of the new eastern concourse at Terminal B is just the first step in our mission to provide a top-class visitor experience at LaGuardia, worthy of the greatest city in the world," said Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners. "Our concourse's innovative design, inclusive atmosphere, and choice food and retail options will bring LaGuardia into the 21st century, and we're proud to work with both the Governor and the Port Authority to transform Terminal B into a gateway New Yorkers can be proud of."

The concourse features ample gate seating, with charging stations throughout seating areas, a nursing room, and thoughtfully designed restrooms that include spacious stalls and above sink shelves that will keep belongings dry. It also features Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge, with the United Club to follow in 2019.

We are excited to have worked with our partners and so many subcontractors to make the opening of the eastern concourse of Terminal B a reality," said Magnus Eriksson, Executive Vice President of Skanska and Chair of the Board of LaGuardia Gateway Partners. "This collaborative effort, using innovative construction and design techniques is something that we are proud to bring to LaGuardia, and our project continues to have one of the largest Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals in the New York State."

New retail options available in the new concourse include the latest New York City location for the legendary New Yorktoy store FAO Schwarz, as well as offerings from SoHo based independent bookseller McNally Jackson, Hudson, LaGuardia Dufry Duty Free Shops, M?A?C, District Market – with specialty Made in Queens products – and Spa Here.

These shops join the previously announced food and beverage partners from earlier this year:  Shake Shack, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Osteria Fusco, La Chula Bar & Taqueria, Kingside Bar & Restaurant and Five Boroughs Market. 

Prioritizing a family-friendly atmosphere, the new concourse also features an airport themed children's play area, which includes a 16-foot interactive display. The display creates a multi-user experience that allows kids of all ages to design their own aircraft on a tablet and watch it come to life on a giant digital wall as it takes off from LaGuardia's runway.

The play area is nestled next to a beautiful indoor green space, modeled after New York City's own parks, that includes greenery, benches and plenty of natural light for passengers to relax with their children and families before their flights.

"Today's milestone is the result of strong partnerships and a bold vision for LaGuardia Airport," said George Casey, Chair and CEO, Vantage Airport Group. "Since 2016, we have been proud to bring Vantage's expertise in airport investment, project management, commercial development and management and operations to the transformation of Terminal B, and look forward to celebrating many more milestones that will entirely transform the passenger experience at LaGuardia Airport."

When complete, Terminal B will completely redefine the guest experience at LaGuardia. Dual pedestrian bridges will span active aircraft taxi lanes – the first in the world – and connect the main part of the terminal to two island concourses. Passengers will walk above aircraft as they make their way to their gate, all while enjoying views of the iconic Manhattan skyline. In addition, this island and bridge design will increase the taxi-way space for aircraft. The gates in the concourse are "common use," meaning that any Terminal B airline can use any gate – increasing efficiency. 

"We're building a completely new, unified airport that will be a leader in innovation and a model for redevelopment projects across the country," said Jane Garvey, Chairman of Meridiam North America.  "From advancements in technology to iconic NY shops and restaurants, the new LaGuardia is delivering for New York. Meridiam is proud to join today with LaGuardia Gateway Partners and Governor Cuomo to celebrate our continued progress at Terminal B and create an exciting future for the city."

In July 2015, Governor Cuomo unveiled the vision for a comprehensive redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport. The 1.3-million square foot redevelopment of Terminal B, with a construction value of  billion, is one of the largest public-private partnerships in American history and the largest in U.S. aviation.

The redevelopment includes a new 35-gate terminal, a parking garage, and a Central Hall, which will unify the airport by connecting to Terminal C, which is also being redeveloped. Once complete, Governor Cuomo and LGP will have created a state-of-the-art terminal that truly celebrates the best of New York.

Exclusive photos of the concourse, including the offerings and amenities available, are available at: https://sunshinesachs.egnyte.com/fl/4WJE56NBDA.

A fact sheet with more information is available upon request.

(All photos courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners)

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China Customer Relations Centers Announces Plans to Go Private and Return to A-share Market in China

Chinese government has implemented policies to encourage companies to return to A-share market. With the fast growth of China’s economy, China concept stock’s privatization is increasing in 2018 after a number of companies including WuXi AppTec, Mindray and Cheetah mobile went private to China’s A-share market.

On November 11, China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (CCRC) has announced plans to go private to A-share market in China. 

CCRC’s announcement has led to more discussions by the capital market on privatization. Earlier this year, General Office of the State Council of China quoted China Securities Regulatory Commission’s (CSRC) policy during National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference that based on China’s law and market policy, they encouraged innovative companies to issue stocks in China, especially industries with new technologies and strategies such as biotech, cloud computing, AI and high-tech manufacturing.  

On October 19, 2018, CSRC announced during its press conference that they have taken steps to help restructure work including making reasonable prices to protect small and medium sized investors; actively supporting quality overseas listed companies to list in A-share market and treating overseas companies the same as domestic entities as well as eliminating barriers to entry.

Sources say, call centers and third-party providers of e commerce customer services are industries supported by Chinese government. This industry is labor-intensive with light assets and high tech. CCRC has advantages in this field. 

Based on Chinese internet research data, the total market size of Chinese domestic call center is about 630 billion RMB or 91.1 billion dollars in 2017. Because of the large industry size and the market stability, its annual growth rate is about 8.4% and after 2020, it is estimated to be 5.5%. Currently, call center system is transitioning from local servers to cloud servers. Cloud call centers has become the majority of this growing market.

Many industry experts consider CCRC an absolute pioneer in China’s call center and e commerce service third party provider industry, especially during this era that Chinese government encourages domestic listing of quality overseas companies. The business model will be easier to be recognized by investors in the A-share market than Nasdaq. It will also provide more growth in value in the future.

Links

http://m.nasdaq.com/symbol/ccrc

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-customer-relations-centers-inc-134300033.html?.tsrc=applewf&from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

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Gingkoo Shares Its Vision to Empower Economy by Using Blockchain at the UN GA

(Oct 30, 2018 New York) Gingkoo Technology of Shanghai presented its vision on being a leading blockchain company in China during the Cryptocurrencies & Blockchains Forum at the 73th UN General Assembly.  Gingkoo’s founder and CEO William Zuo gave a speech on how blockchain has been applied to the economy at the global conference in New York.

                                      Gingkoo founder William Zuo speaks at UN

Representing Georgia, France and Germany, the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development invited experts from government and private sectors to provide insight into blockchain technologies and the potential impact on development.  Blockchain technologies are critical to finance the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gingkoo’s founder, William Zuo shared his vision on blockchain with government officials, experts and entrepreneurs. He pointed out that blockchain technology should serve society from five tiers of the economy: government, financial institutions, large corporations, small and medium size enterprise (SME) and individuals. 

Zuo says, “Blockchain should have two core values: one is the trust machine, with trust by coding and programming.  The other is to build the next generation value internet.”

Gingkoo, the Shanghai based fintech company has successfully applied blockchain technology to serve government and financial institutions clients worldwide.

In Guangzhou, Gingkoo has guided local government in adopting a blockchain solution to improve government affairs and transparency, which has been awarded as the top 10 Blockchain Application by China Ministry of Information and Industry. They also created a garbage classification solution by using blockchain+IOT technology for the local governments. The company deployed a food traceability project from northern china to address the problem of food safety concerns in China.

In the financial services arena, Gingkoo’s cases include payment and tax solutions, supply chain finance and Regtech solutions. Gingkoo’s clients include major commercial and central banks such as HSBC, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and UBS etc.

As the biggest solution provider for CIPS, China cross border payment system of China central bank, Gingkoo has been a key player to support the country’s  one Belt one Road Initiatives and to develop blockchain-enabled cross-border, cross-currency and cross-asset payments and logistics solutions, which could revolutionize the supply chain finance sector worldwide.  

Meanwhile, David Ritter, CEO of Penta and co-founder of Gingkoo, Florie Zheng joined the meeting and shared Penta’s work progress on blockchain.  Penta, a public chain, is leading the solution of identity issues for the homeless population in US west coast cities. In July 2018, Penta was the first blockchain crypto startup to complete acquisition of shares of AXS listed Australian IOT tech Company, CCP Technologies, using Penta’s PNT Cryptocurrency.

(L-R)  Florie Zheng, David Ritter of Penta at UN

Zuo pointed out the other advantage of blockchain is to resolve the trust issue among SME. Gingkoo has used blockchain technology in Xiamen City to help SME financing and individual credit information sharing. This case was one of the first successful attempts in its field and was shared by Zuo at the Berlin World Bank SME Financing Summit in Nov. 2017. 

As Gingkoo aims to be the first blockchain application solution provider in China, Zuo shared his vision on the future of blockchain, “I think blockchain should be green, inclusive and productive. I think everyone in the future will deserve opportunity of the blockchain.” His speech has been applauded by hundreds of attendants at the UN event.

On September 4 and 5, Wiliam Zuo gave a speech as an honored guest at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s first ever Blockchain Policy Forum in Paris, which was considered one of the high-level discussions with a range of public officials and private leaders from all over the world.

William Zuo Gingkoo CEO speaks at OECD Blockchain Policy Forum in Paris

OECD Picture

About Gingkoo and Penta

Gingkoo Technology (www.gingkoo.com) is a Shanghai based leading Blockchain technology company established in 2014. It helps build complete blockchain solutions in banking, financing and government.  Gingkoo has raised about 23 million dollars or 160 million RMB led by Zhongnan Investment Group (SZ.000961). 

As a member of China's Ministry of industry and information and the National Standardization Management Committee, Gingkoo Technology participates in the formulation and compilation of several national standards of blockchain, and several district chain experts have been selected as members of the ISO/TC307 international standard specialist group. Gingkoo is the first company to receive the prestigious Million RMB Award for Blockchain from the Shanghai municipal government, recognizing Gingkoo’s outstanding contributions to blockchain development. In explaining their decision for the award, the government cited Gingkoo’s credit chain as a groundbreaking project that enables SMEs to gain access to credit.

Penta (www.penta.global) is a joint project of permissionless chain by Gingkoo and an American team. The goal of Penta is to achieve a fast-decentralized infrastructure compared to ETH and EOS. Penta has raised 30 million dollars in private funding, invested by crypto funds including Draper Dragon, Node Capital, Block VC and LD Capital.

Video http://webtv.un.org/search/cryptocurrencies-blockchains-%E2%80%93-a-new-boost-for-sdg-financing/5841823227001/?term=BLOCKCHAIN&lan=english&sort=date

Image courtesy of UN and OECD

Contact

Florie.zheng@Gingkoo.com

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Powersolv Partners With Leading Cybersecurity Specialists to Deliver High Quality Security Solutions That Provide Comprehensive Protection

Cybersecurity is often defined as measures taken to protect a computer or computer system against unauthorized access or attack. It includes an ever-evolving set of tools, technologies, trainings, and techniques that work together to address security threats.

The heavy dependence on technology has resulted in an enormous surge in data creation which is stored on computer systems of organizations and shared across networks. Over time, the identification of vulnerabilities in this technology makes organizations susceptible to attacks by hackers.

One of the biggest cyber-attacks in the IT history was the WannaCry ransomware attack that took over computers and encrypted hard drive contents. The hackers then demanded a huge ransom payment in Bitcoin in order to decrypt the data.

NotPetya, which originated from the compromised Ukrainian accounting software, was a major cyber-attack that spread via the same EternalBlue exploit that WannaCry used.
Equifax, the credit rating agency major, announced in July 2017 that hackers had exploited a weak link in a U.S. website application to access confidential files with personal information of millions of clients.

The consequences of data breach can be devastating to an organization and can affect not only its reputation and standing in the market, but also its revenue. The projected annual damages from cybercrime are expected to reach trillion by 2021. The projected cybersecurity spending for 2017-2021 is expected to be around trillion. The frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks are growing with time and that’s why organizations must have a strong cybersecurity system in place to ensure that their sensitive data remains protected at all times.

Many organizations have become increasingly vulnerable, in part through modifying their infrastructure to accommodate applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT). This has allowed cybercriminals to take advantage of any vulnerability they can find. It is becoming increasingly clear that traditional rule-based, reactive security methods cannot offer adequate and effective protection against today’s modern, persistent, AI driven, and creative cyberattacks. The best way to provide comprehensive security is to use a defensive in-depth approach which should include advanced full-service, AI-driven Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services.
Cybersecurity measures involve ensuring security of applications, database, infrastructure, data, network, endpoint, cloud, mobile, and others. The security of these can be breached by cyber threats such as malware, phishing, and ransomware.

Cybersecurity is addressed by creating a series of defensive measures around a definite perimeter. However, the latest industry trends such as ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) and work from anywhere have resulted in broadening the scope of attack. Even with many organizations allocating and spending huge sums on increasing the levels of security, breaches are happening at a rapid pace across the world.

Human-centric cybersecurity that’s built on behavior analytics is the latest in this domain and focuses on changes in human behavior. The principle is based on the identification of behavioral incongruities so that grave threats can be identified, investigations can be concluded quickly, and detection times reduced drastically.

Powersolv, a premier Information Technology Services Company and one of the leading providers of Enterprise Solutions to Federal, State, and County entities as well as Local and Not-for-Profit Agencies, works with some of the biggest names in cybersecurity to provide intuitive and robust security solutions that enable organizations to detect, respond, and manage these highly evolved cyber threats.

Powersolv, working with its partners in Cybersecurity services, has become a disrupter in the security industry by introducing smart, crowd-sourced security testing through a comprehensive platform that covers every element of cyber risk. Clients are able to anticipate potential attacks and mitigate them by using a groundbreaking AI-Driven Managed Detection and Response system, designed to take down even the most sophisticated threats.

“No company wants to be in the news for reasons related to security breaches as that can bring their reputation crashing down,” says the President and CEO, Rahul Dhawan. “We help organizations stand strong and assist in stonewalling attempts at infiltrating their systems by offering one of the best security solutions available today. We have partnered with some of the biggest names in global cybersecurity solutions to strengthen our offering and transform the way companies handle their cyber security needs.”

With these strategic partnerships, Powersolv offers their clients a comprehensive solution that’s fully managed and involves the use of the best resources. The solutions are designed to provide robust protection to all the vulnerable areas of business operations by incorporating the best software, processes, and human intelligence.

Powersolv offers managed security services around the clock. The scope of these services includes:

• Security Consulting
• Security Testing
• Security Compliance
• Security Integration
• Security Monitoring

Powersolv is a serious player in the cybersecurity domain, offering solutions that provide the highest level of protection from all threats. The security platform, with active collaboration with their partners, places the protection of all sensitive data assets of clients at the core of their objectives.

If your business data and digital assets are at risk from cyber-attacks, you can trust Powersolv to provide customized solutions to cover all bases and help your business activities to go on uninterrupted.

About Powersolv, Inc.:

Powersolv, Inc., founded in 1995 and headquartered in Reston, VA, is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a CMMI Level 3, ISO 27001:2013, & ISO 9001:2015 certified premier IT Solutions and Consulting Services company. Powersolv specializes in offering Enterprise Technology, Business Process, Infrastructure Management & Cloud services to address the growing Information Technology demands in the public sector. They supply best of breed technology services with a proven commitment to excellence delivered with superior customer service.

To learn more about Powersolv, visit www.powersolv.com or call directly at (703)-230-5500.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Services,U.S,World

RemoteSalesReps.Com is simplifying the process for hiring QUALITY work-from-home sales reps

After many years of unbeaten services, Ben and Steven Cawiezell (twin brothers) are slightly shiffting their focus into creating even more jobs for the vastly growing remote sales industry. Remotesalesreps.com offers a platform for entrepreneurs, and business owners to recruit the best remote sales reps on the market. For sales reps, it’s an amazing platform to get hired and find the perfect sales environment to thrive in.    

Remotesalesreps.com has recruited thousands of work-from-home sales professionals crossing hundreds of industries and that list is growing daily.

There is a strong appeal for work-from-home job positions but few of them offer the earning potential that most sales opportunities present.

RemoteSalesReps.Com was originally launched in 2011 as HireACloser.Com which specialized in recruiting, training and managing remote high-ticket sales teams, mostly focusing in the coaching and software industries.

The driving factor behind the initial launch was that any talented sales rep with a phone and online access could easily earn 6 figures from the comfort of their own homes. Hire A Closer was a great success but was limited by the number of teams they could manage while trying to scale. This is when the Cawiezell Brothers decided to make the move to the recruitment model (Remote Sales Reps) allowing them to connect more amazing opportunities with top level talent.

“We are a global economy and with the overwhelming rise of virtual companies, there is no reason to limit your talent selection. We are trying to create organization in the chaotic remote sales job market.” Ben Cawiezell states during their upcoming launch.

Remote Sales Reps takes the heavy lifting off hiring for a sales position with so much appeal that job posts are often completely saturated by 1-CLICK applicants who do not qualify for the position on any level.

Remote Sales Reps is only interested in delivering long-term candidates for companies. On the same note, Remote Sales Reps is only accepting job opportunities that they believe their service could find quality candidates for, no affiliate offers and no opportunities that do not offer some kind of lead source.  

About Remote Sales Reps

Remote Sales Reps revolutionary platform helps business owners, recruiters and hiring managers  to reach the strongest remote sales representatives on the market. Remote Sales Reps mission is to connect top remote sales reps with stable job opportunities.

With over a decade of recruiting, training and managing remote teams all over the world, they have a strong understanding of what it takes to build an effective team. Remotesalesreps.com is working deligently to find the best talent for you from various sources as per your need.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Professional Services,Services,U.S

Insuranks looking for big name investors to join and disrupt the insurance market

Insuranks.com, the international startup technology company and marketplace platform is looking forward towards complete disruption of the insurance industry by continuously improving the insurance experience of all sides of the industry.  Insuranks is aiming towards creating as many simple, transparent, accessible, fast, reliable, secure and friendly user experiences for insurance consumers, agents, brokers and carriers. It currently has over 70 listed insurance companies and over 12,000 insurance agents on board.

The new Israeli technology startup is allowing consumers (also named Insurankers on the friendly platform) to request and compare quotes and purchase their insurance online with over 230 supported insurance types, manage it and later rank the level of service that they received from their chosen insurers.  Insurankers rank anything from customer service and claims experience to emotional intelligence, listening skills, trustworthiness, dedication and more in depth factors that are important to look for in an insurance service provider. Those rankings aggregate in to what is called Insuranks Score, an average ranking of all user rankings submitted for each insurance service deliverer. This ranking is displayed all around the platform for the benefit of the users, so when they get quotes they can find all the information they need about the insurance provider and make a wiser and more educated decision. Or when they simply browse through insuance companies and agents or look for the top 10 insurance companies and agents for over 230 insurance categories that the platform supports. It becomes the insurers reputation all around the platform.

On the other hand, it also provides full information on companies and agents and allows agents and brokers to deliver quotes online through the carriers they work with via the easy to use marketplace platform. The agents insurance marketplace is fast, reliable and user friendly and contains a stream of insurankers that are waiting for agents to give them bids and quotes for their insurance needs. Agents can also  manage their sold policies and clients online via desktop, tablets and mobile phones.

With a mission to create maximum remarkable insurance experiences worldwide while making insurance simple and accessible to anyone regardless of levels of income, education or location, Insuranks is now looking for big name investors and sponsors to support their efforts and become the ultimate one-stop shop for all insurance needs while offering consumers, agents and carriers the best insurance experience that they can possibly receive online.

 

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Global Food Processing Equipment Market to Surpass USD 74 Billion in Next Five Years, Says Meticulous Research

The global food processing equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017 to 2022 to reach USD 74.019 billion by 2022, according to the latest publication from Meticulous Research®. The global food processing equipment market is driven by the increasing consumer demand for processed food, focus on food safety and safety of workers, growing need to increase productivity, increasing focus of food manufacturers to reduce production cost, and government support to promote food processing sector. In addition, emerging economies such as Latin America, South East Asia, and Africa provides significant opportunity for the manufacturers in the global food processing equipment market. However, high cost of equipment and increasing inclination towards consumption of minimal processed food restrict the growth of this market to some extent.

Key Market Segments to Watch

The global food processing equipment market is mainly segmented by type into meat, poultry, and seafood processing equipment (cutters and grinders; smokers, massagers, and tumblers; mixers; tenderizers; killing and defeathering equipment; slicers; evisceration equipment; cookers, roasters, and grillers; deheading and gutting equipment; filleting equipment; and others), bakery processing equipment (ovens and proofers; dough mixers; moulders and sheeters; dividers and rounders; depositors; and others), beverage processing equipment (brewery equipment; filtration equipment; carbonation equipment; blenders and mixers; and others), dairy processing equipment (pasteurizers; homogenizers; separators; evaporators and drying equipment; membrane filtration equipment; and others), chocolate and confectionary processing equipment (depositors; formers; coating and spraying systems; mixers; coolers; and others), fruit and vegetable processing equipment (juice extractors; peelers, cutters, and pulpers; dryers; evaporators; and others), and other food processing equipment (cereal & grains processing equipment, fat & oil processing equipment, snacks food processing equipment, and others).

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Meat, poultry, and seafood processing equipment to dominate the food processing equipment in 2018

The large share of meat, poultry, and seafood processing equipment is mainly attributed to increasing demand of processed meat products due to growing global population, urbanization, and consumer preference for protein-rich food products. However, chocolate and confectionary processing equipment market is expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth of this market is attributed to increasing focus of manufacturers on quality products manufacturing, integration of innovative processes, product innovation, building & maintaining strong brand of products, and optimization of traditional processes in this field. Also, once considered luxury products in some developing nations, chocolate and other sweets have become more attainable and attractive as living standards in these countries increase, ultimately driving demand for chocolate and confectionery processing equipment.

Regional Market Growth Trends

Geographically, the global food processing equipment market is segmented into North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, The Netherlands, and RoE), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, and RoAPAC), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and RoLATAM), and Middle East & Africa.

Food Processing Equipment Market

Asia-Pacific region is expected to hold the largest share in the global food processing equipment market in 2018, followed by Europe, and North America. The major share of this region is mainly attributed to increasing demand of processed food products in emerging and developing countries including India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand; and increasing investments from major food processors. This region is witnessing tremendous growth for food and beverages industry, primarily due to the increasing urbanization, health awareness, and disposable income; as a result, numerous food and beverage firms in this region are transitioning from manual to mechanical food processing in order to increase output and develop new products, which ultimately drives the food processing equipment market.

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Top Companies in the Food Processing Equipment Market

The key players operating in the global food processing equipment market are Bühler AG (Switzerland), Marel HF (Iceland), GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany), Bucher Industries AG (Switzerland), John Bean Technologies Corporation (U.S.), The Middleby Corp (U.S.), Heat and Control Inc. (U.S.), SPX Flow Inc. (U.S.), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), Nichimo International Inc. (Japan), Krones AG (Germany), Paul Mueller Company (U.S.), Key Technology Inc. (U.S.), and Tetra Pak International S.A. (Switzerland).

These vendors employed various strategies to expand their product and application offerings, global footprint, and augment their market share. The key strategies followed by most companies in the global food processing equipment market were acquisitions and expansions.

Key questions answered in the report-

  • Which are the high growth market segments in terms of equipment type and regions/countries?
  • What is the historical market for food processing equipment across the globe?
  • What are the market forecasts and estimates from the period 2015-2022?
  • What are the major drivers, restrains, and opportunities in the global food processing equipment market?
  • Who are the major players in the global food processing equipment market and what share of the market do they hold?
  • Who are the major players in various countries and what share of the market do they hold?
  • What are the competitive landscapes and who are the market leaders by sub-region in the global food processing equipment market?
  • What are the recent developments in the global food processing equipment market?
  • What are the different strategies adopted by the major players in the global food processing equipment market?
  • What are the geographical trends and high growth regions/ countries?
  • What are the local emerging players in the global food processing equipment market and how do they compete with the global players?

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Posted in: Agriculture & Farming,Business,Food & Beverage,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology

Quality Management in Healthcare Market Worth 3,698.1 Million USD By 2023, Says Meticulous Research™

According to the latest publication from Meticulous Research™, global Quality Management in Healthcare Market will grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2018 to 2023 to reach USD 3,698.1 million by 2023.

The report states that the growth in this market is mainly attributed to “the government initiatives to improve patient outcomes & safety, rising unstructured data in healthcare, rising geriatric population & burden of chronic diseases, and improving health IT infrastructure”.

Geographically, the North American region is the largest market for quality management solutions in the healthcare market. This region is expected to continue its dominance in the global market with the implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the U.S., stringent legislative and accreditation requirements regarding healthcare quality reporting, shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursements, growing patient data volume, high awareness and adoption of healthcare IT technologies, regulatory requirements to minimize medical errors and clinical risk, and presence of a large number of healthcare IT companies in the region.”

The key players in global quality management in the healthcare market are McKesson Corporation, Medisolv, Inc., Nuance Communication, Inc., Quantros, Inc., Dimensional Insight, Inc., Dolbey Systems, Inc., Verscend Technologies, Inc., MedeAnalytics, Inc., Citiustech Inc., Conduent, Inc., ArborMetrix, Inc. (Change Healthcare), Altegra Health, General Dynamics Health Solutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, 3M Company, Truven Health Analytics (IBM Watson Health), and Persivia, among others.

Scope of the report
Market by Software Type:

  • Business Intelligence &Analytics
  • Physician Quality Reporting Solutions
  • Clinical Risk Management Solutions
  • Provider Performance Improvement Solutions

Market by Mode of Delivery:

  • Web & Cloud-based solutions
  • On-premise solutions

Market by Application:

  • Data Management    
    • Data Processing & Analysis
    • Unstructured Data Abstraction
    • Report Generation & Regulatory Submission
  • Risk Management    

Market by End User:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • Healthcare Payers
  • Government bodies& Others

Market by Geography:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe (RoE)
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of APAC (RoAPAC)
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa.

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  • Which are the high growth market segments in terms of software type, mode of delivery, application, end user, and regions/countries?
  • What is the historical market for quality management in healthcare across the globe?
  • What are the market forecasts and estimates from the period 2018-2023?
  • What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the global quality management in healthcare market?
  • Who are the major players in the global quality management in healthcare market?
  • How is the competitive landscape?
  • What are the recent developments in the global healthcare quality management market?
  • What are the different strategies adopted by the major players in the global healthcare quality management market?
  • What are the geographical trends and high growth regions/countries?
  • Who are the local emerging players in the global quality management in healthcare market and how do they compete with the global players?

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Stankevicius MGM joins Congress-Realty as Leading PR and Advertising Partner

Congress the Real Estate 2018 together with Stankevicius MGM has prepared an exciting investment event with presents and new business opportunities for participants worldwide.

About the event

The organizers of Congress the Real Estate 2018 are preparing a worthy event to attend for investors. The event will cover crypto-assets, overseas properties, museum pieces, different investment projects, possibility to purchase gold bullion, possibility to deal with stock exchanges, IT-technology projects, developer’s programs. Event’s participants will as well include insurance companies, tax consultants, and lawyers. Representatives and delegations from over 20 countries will come to the Congress.

Each year the congress offers innovative technologies and conveniences for guests and participants. Among the offers, you can find the matching opportunity of the first online exhibition of the Congress on the platform by Online Expo. The exhibition makes direct contact between the visitor from around the world and participating company on the platform, Online Expo.

About Stankevicius MGM

Stankevicius MGM is the leader in PR and advertising field. The firm has consulted Fortune 500 companies and international small and medium-size enterprises. Stankevicius MGM has provided successful PR campaigns for ICO clients in result of raising over 300 million dollars for blockchain projects

Posted in: Business,Finance,Finance Market,Public Affairs,Technology

Excelerat - A Google Connect Event on Digital Marketing

An estate agent’s website is their most important office. The footfall there is far higher than for any high street branch and with the market slowing, it is this reality that is pushing the most innovative traditional estate agents to embrace digital marketing and find ways to grow.

At an event hosted at Google’s central London headquarters on Tuesday 15th May, global award-winning agency Fountain Partnership and the leading UK live chat conversion experts Yomdel explored best practice digital marketing strategies employed by some of the fastest growing UK estate agents.

Attendees, who included senior executives from Knight Frank, Hunters, Carter Jones, SDL Group, Miles & Barr, Arun Estates and many more, heard presentations from the two companies -- as well as a terrific insight from Google itself – to paint a picture of low cost, high impact digital marketing strategies for estate agents.

“Yomdel and Fountain began working together on EweMove in 2014, and since then we have developed unique approaches to generating quality traffic and then turning that traffic into high-converting new business opportunities,” said Yomdel Founder, Andy Soloman. “It’s a complete no-brainer for any business – invest in getting the right clicks as well as ensuring you also put in place the ability to maximise conversion.”

The programme for the evening heard key note sessions from Andy Soloman, Fountain’s Head of Digital Alice Rose, and Roxanne Brownlee from Google.

The event was exclusive invite-only, and attendees besides being able to visit the impressive Google HQ, went away with ideas on how to carve out competitive advantage and maximise ROI through digital investment.

Alice Rose, the Head of Digital at Fountain spoke of proven digital marketing strategies for estate agents and outlined the best way to drive new business in a short space of time. She also took the audience through the most effective strategies for growth, prioritising the lowest cost with the highest return on investment.

"The Estate Agency Industry has faced a lot of disruption over recent years with the rise of online and hybrid agents, Brexit and now GDPR. Today we've shared our proven roadmap for success, discussing the one thing all Estate Agents should invest in now, as well as 4 top tips for rapid growth in 2018." 

Andy Soloman spoke of how to transform distracted website visitors into loyal customers through bringing human interaction online and then delivering an exceptional digital customer experience.

“We live in an age of distraction where people expect immediate answers to questions and if we are not there to help at exactly the time they need it, they will go elsewhere”, he said.  Andy explained how intelligently targeted managed live chat can significantly multiply results achieved via digital marketing channels. “Conversion can increase 50% or more,” he said.

Yomdel can be used on any website for online sales, lead generation or customer service and support. As well as live chat, Yomdel sets itself apart from competitors by offering extra services such as taking visitors direct from chat into phone calls, SMS engagements, integrations into CRM platforms and Google Analytics. “There are other live chat providers out there, but Yomdel is unique in the way we partner with clients to deliver the very best results,” says Andy. “Our technical platforms are built based on my experience as a former Reuters foreign correspondent and editor, and speed and accuracy are essential. We are continuing to innovate and invest in our services to help clients grow faster.”

Google was represented by Roxanne Brownley who works with Google’s high-performance clients on their growth ambitions discussed how to future proof your business in a changing landscape. She also stressed the importance of getting the Brilliant Basics right to stay ahead of the competition. The event was introduced by event compere Rachel Murray from Fountain.

For more information about how the Yomdel can benefit your organisation, contact our team on 01403 616 000 or email info@yomdel.com

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Yomdel is based in Billingshurst, West Sussex. It was the first company in the UK to offer intelligent 24/7 managed live chat operator services. The service is used by over 2,000 UK estate agents, including Fine & Country, Chestertons and Belvoir, as well as many businesses in other sectors spanning finance, legal, automotive, construction, events and many more. Yomdel services can be used on any website for online sales, lead generation or customer service and support.

 Fountain Partnership

Fountain Partnership is a globally recognised digital marketing agency with offices in London and Norwich. The Partnership founded almost nine years ago has developed a unique, numbers-based methodology which takes the risk out of digital marketing for its clients. This approach led to Fountain winning the Google Premier Partner Award for Best Search Performance last year, beating thousands of marketing agencies from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Contacts:

Andy Soloman, Yomdel Founder & CEO, is available for interviews on +44 (0)7928 542917 or andy.soloman@yomdel.com 

 Dan Bell

Marketing & Events Manager at Fountain Partnership

E: dan.bell@fountainpartnership.co.uk

T:  020 3325 6681 M: 07843 692738


Ambrose Harcourt
Yomdel PR

ambrose.harcourt@yomdel.com
Tel: 01403 616000

For more on how Yomdel helps businesses grow and generates leads please visit https://yomdel.com or call on 01403 616000

Related links:
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https://www.facebook.com/Yomdel/
www.twitter.com/yomdel

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Cummins Selects Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana for Regional DC

Cummins Selects Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana for Regional DC Agility facility to stock parts for Cummins regional operations in West Africa ACCRA, Ghana – May 22, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center.

Cummins, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engines, generators, filtration and associated engine components, will use the facility to stock and distribute a range of over 10,000 spare parts for Cummins operations across West Africa.

Cummins joins other multinationals and small and medium-sized Ghanaian companies that have chosen the Agility Warehouse Park at Tema because its secure, convenient location provides international standard warehousing and services for their West African operations.

Location was a significant factor in Cummins’ selection. The Agility park is eight kilometers from Ghana’s main seaport and is adjacent to the Aflao highway connecting Ghana to Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

Felix Bani, Cummins Operations Manager – Central Supply Chain Operations (CSCO), said: “Product distribution can be fast-tracked, either by road, sea or air. By choosing the Agility Warehouse Park, Cummins has addressed one of the biggest constraints to companies doing business in West Africa – the lack of quality infrastructure.”

Bani said Cummins was also attracted to the facility because it meets international environmental standards and features eco-friendly construction materials. Agility used energy efficient roof and side insulated panels; wind-driven roof fans; skylights for natural lighting; LED and energy-saving bulbs; and solar-powered streetlights. The site will recycle paper, plastic, metal, and carton waste. It provides eco-friendly waste management services and carbon footprint reporting.

The Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana is part of a network of international standard warehouse parks that Agility is funding and developing across key markets in Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade.

Geoffrey White, CEO Agility Africa, said, “We believe that the provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The Agility Warehouse Parks enable companies, whether multinationals such as Cummins, or small and medium enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost effectively.”

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than .6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit us @ www.agility.com

Twitter: twitter.com/agility & twitter.com/agilityafrica
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/agility & linkedin.com/company/agilityafrica
YouTube: youtube.com/user/agilitycorp

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned billion on sales of .4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.

Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cummins and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.

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Good strategy leads to high return on investment since it's improving the conversion rate of Traffic

One of your business’ New Year’s resolutions should be to improve your conversion rates. This strategy has a very high return on investment since you’re improving the conversion rate of traffic you’re already receiving instead of trying to find and attract new audiences. Here are 3 ways to improve your conversion rates in 2018, based on research conducted by Blog For Web. Every single business in the world needs to improve conversion rates and 2018 will most likely be the most difficult year yet to do this. That is due to the fact we are looking at customers that are savvy and that know much more than in the past. They know how to research information so converting has to rely on a new approach.
 
Prioritize Personalization
 
Personalization of content shows your customers that you care about their interests. One strategy to improve your conversion rates is to offer different content to repeat customers and new visitors. One benefit of this approach is that recommending things based on their personal preferences has a higher conversion rate than generic ads. It even improves engagement with your brand and the odds someone will come back to your site even if they don’t buy from you today. If you don’t know how to do this, you could work with a firm to implement it. The ideal case is to personalize sites based on user history without requiring them to create accounts, since this drives away many potential customers.
 
Design Answer Pages to Provide Answers Quickly
 
When designing answer pages, create separate pages for each answer so that visitors don’t have to search the entire page for the answer. Don’t forget to list questions as paragraph headings to make it easier to find those questions, followed by the answers right after them. Another variation on this theme is to give the short answer to the question before going into detail. If you spend a paragraph qualifying your answer, you’ll drive away those who want the ten words or less explanation. An alternative is to give the generic answer followed by a qualification, especially if you can use it as a lead into scheduling an appointment with your experts, or buying your informational product. Artificial intelligence is starting to add depth to this discussion. For example, chatbots to answer people’s questions immediately are coming down in cost, and they may be able to provide answers whether narrowing down the client’s list of potential options to finding the older product they want.
 
Have a Single, Clear Call to Action
 
First, have a call to action button on pages where you’re asking someone to take action. If you’re trying to get someone to like, share and subscribe to your social media marketing, you shouldn’t be trying to sell your product to them as well. Don’t try to sell them the product on the page and give them a social media link, too, or you risk them going to social media sites and failing to complete the sale. Ensure that the call to action button stands out and makes it clear what it does, whether they’re signing up for an email marketing list, scheduling an appointment, buying an item or downloading a technical white paper. And remember to give them the reason to click the CTA button, whether giving them a discount or sending them the information they want.  Applying these few techniques in 2018 will be sure to increase your conversion rates if used properly. Make sure that you use as many of these methods as well as other time-tested techniques to make sure that your website performs at its full potential.

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales

UK MedTech wearable wins global award in 150bn USD sector

ViCardio®, (http://www.vicardio.com) a unique blood pressure monitor developed in the UK, has beaten global competition in the prestigious IDTechEx awards, held in Berlin. The judges were impressed by Tarilian Laser Technologies’ patented biosensor used in ViCardio, which is central in allowing ViCardio® to be the world’s first non-invasive, beat-to-beat, blood pressure monitor. Winning the Best New Wearable Technology Device Award at IDTechEx comes on the back of parent company, Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT), being just one of six firms chosen by PwC to represent the UK in the Great Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong last month.
 
TLT & ViCardio CEO Dr Sandeep Shah said: “We are delighted to win the Best New Wearable Technology Award, especially coming so quickly after being part of the PwC delegation to Hong Kong. This reflects the potential of ViCardio® to transform the patient experience, as well as the strength of the UK technology sector. The global wearables market is growing rapidly and we’re confident that ViCardio® will become a key player in the sector, creating valuable export opportunities and jobs along the way.”
 
IDTechEx have estimated that the global wearable technology will reach over 150bn USD annually by 2027, across a number of categories, including medical devices, fitness trackers and smartwatches. UK companies such as TLT are well-placed to take advantage of this growing market. The judges at IDTechEx, Matthew Heasley, from GSK, and Dr Akira Sakaigawa, from Huawei commented that “ViCardio’s device has the potential to be revolutionary in blood pressure monitoring, so we are delighted to recognise this potential via this award”. Dr David Pearce, accepting the award in Berlin, said: “We’re very proud to have been honoured by the largest emerging technologies conference in Europe. UK wearables technology is becoming a global leader and we are playing a major part in that growth.”
 
Contact:
 
press@vicardio.com
ViCardio Website (http://www.vicardio.com)
 
About IDTechEx
 
The IDTechEx Show! is hosted by IDTechEx. Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. From the IDTechEx judges: Each year at the IDTechEx Show!, two companies are honoured for their achievements in developing and commercialising different aspects of wearable technology. This year the awards were judged by Mr Matthew Heasley (GSK) and Dr Akira Sakaigawa (Huawei) with support from the independent analyst team with IDTechEx Research. As the ecosystem around various wearable products matures at different rates, significant developments at both the product and component level that are required to move the market towards the next generation. Both the high volume and wide diversity of applicants to the award reflected the ongoing spirit within this industry, and the judges commented as to the difficulties selecting just two winners from a list of impressive achievements. The winner of the Best New Wearable Technology Device: ViCardio Reasons for choice: Blood pressure remains one of the most challenging vital signs to characterise. ViCardio’s non-invasive technique does not require the traditional inflating cuff, and also removes the need for individual calibration which has been a requirement in previous attempts at cuff-less, non-invasive monitoring. The device is currently being tested in clinical trials, with the aim of confirming the quality of the data. ViCardio’s device has the potential to be revolutionary in blood pressure monitoring, so we are delighted to recognise this potential via this award.
 
Global, wearable technologies market ID TechEX Review (https://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wearable-technology-2017-2027-markets-players-forecasts-000536.asp)
 
Background to the development of ViCardio®
 
Tarilian Laser Technologies Ltd (TLT), a global Innovator in medical device, digital technology and engineering, announces the 2018 planned market launch of its remarkable and unique Cuffless continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring solution, ViCardio® (www.vicardio.com). ViCardio® is based upon TLT’s State of The Art engineering platform delivering both a high performance and aesthetic Medical Wearable Device. The outstanding TLT device is based upon its proprietary and internationally patented opto-electronic sensor which instantly – within a second of application – delivers a continuous and highly accurate* blood pressure reading – similar to the output that is generated from an internal invasive arterial line. In contrast to all other technologies, TLT is easy and extremely comfortable to apply – with no cuff, no application pressure and no calibration required at all. Unlike other attempts at cuffless technology over the past 50 years – which have relied on invasion of energy into the body and reflection back to a detector – which is problematic and highly inaccurate – ViCardio has broken a major barrier in sensor technology and developed a high-fidelity system that accurately* and effectively generates the most important surface physiological parameters that determine blood pressure.
 
This technology which has over 37 patents is a paradigm shift and will create a whole new series of applications in consumer and hospital care. The regular and accurate measurement of blood pressure is crucial for patients wishing to achieve the best understanding and control of this condition, that now touches the lives of over 50% of the adult population. Current cuff-based products are not well liked by patients as they cause discomfort and are cumbersome to carry. They also require frequent calibration to remain of any clinical value. Other emerging devices rely on light based invasive sensors (similar to the common heart rate wearable sensors) are highly inaccurate and are not serious contenders to gain FDA/CE Mark approval. The TLT sensor will be available to clinicians and consumers and its ViCardio® brand are now set to disrupt the dynamic and evolving multi-billion dollar Medical Wearable and Luxury Technology markets. Following the conclusion of its final clinical trial (details below), it is anticipated that initial orders will be delivered to clinicians and consumers in Q4 2018. People Tarilian Laser Technologies is led by a family team, Dr Sandeep Shah and Nita Shah. They have combined their medical and electronic engineering backgrounds over several years to pursue the development of the ground-breaking TLT sensor.
 
Having achieved clinical trial results in 2012 within the CE/FDA approval tolerances, they have since focused on the further miniaturisation of the sensor and improvements in accuracy* so as to allow TLT to enter the sensor into a second clinical trial using the highest scrutiny possible, that of comparison to intra-arterial lines used in intensive care environments using the SP-10 protocol. This trial, currently in progress at The Barts Heart Centre, is anticipated to complete in Q2 of 2018 and its results will form the basis of their CE/FDA certifications. Steve Schaefer, patent attorney and engineer by training, moved from his position as the Head of MedTech at the prestigious US patent firm Fish and Richardson in September 2017 to become the third executive director of TLT and the lead of its North American operation. Steve had led the team that had worked on securing the extensive patent portfolio since 2007. Dr David Pearce, a leading Physician, Entrepreneur and expert in digital technology and communications, has recently joined the TLT Non-Executive Advisory Board.
 
*All claims of accuracy are subject to, and will in due course be certified to, an international recognised medical grade approved standard. The TLT sensor is undergoing strict regulatory clinical testing to the highest standards, with CE Mark and FDA regulatory filings to follow.

Posted in: Business,Europe,Health & Medicine,Living,Science

Broadcom to Nominate Slate of 11 Independent, Highly Qualified Directors for Election at Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting

Broadcom intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proxy statement, accompanied by a BLUE proxy card, in connection with Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting. Qualcomm has announced that its 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on March 6, 2018.

On November 6, 2017, Broadcom proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm for per share consideration of .00 in cash and stock, consisting of .00 in cash and .00 in Broadcom shares. Broadcom's offer represents a 28% premium over the closing price of Qualcomm's common stock on November 2, 2017, the last unaffected trading day prior to media speculation regarding a potential transaction, and a premium of 33% to Qualcomm's unaffected 30-day volume-weighted average price. The Broadcom proposal stands whether Qualcomm's pending acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. ("NXP") is consummated on the currently disclosed terms of 0 per NXP share or is terminated.

Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom, stated, "We have heard from many Qualcomm stockholders who have expressed their desire for Qualcomm to engage with us. We also continue to receive positive feedback from customers  and, having had initial meetings with certain relevant antitrust authorities, remain confident that any regulatory requirements necessary to complete a combination will be met in a timely manner. Although we are taking this step, it remains our strong preference to engage in a constructive dialogue with Qualcomm. We have repeatedly attempted to engage with Qualcomm, and despite stockholder and customer support for the transaction, Qualcomm has ignored those opportunities. The nominations give Qualcomm stockholders an opportunity to voice their disappointment with Qualcomm's directors and their refusal to engage in discussions with us. In light of the significant value our proposal provides for Qualcomm stockholders, we believe Qualcomm stockholders would be better served by new independent, highly qualified nominees who are committed to maximizing value and acting in the best interests of Qualcomm stockholders."

To ensure continuity, Broadcom would support a decision by the 11 new directors, upon their election, to increase the size of the Board and reappoint Mark D. McLaughlin, Anthony J. "Tony" Vinciquerra and Jeffrey W. Henderson as directors.

Broadcom's nominees for the Qualcomm Board are:

  • Samih Elhage, former President of the Mobile Networks Business Group of Nokia Corporation. Previously held the role of Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia Networks, subsidiaries of Nokia. Also served on the Boards of Alcatel-Lucent Corporation, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, and Quickplay Media Inc.
  • Raul J. Fernandez, Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and former Chairman and CEO of ObjectVideo, Inc. Also served as CEO of Dimension Data North America and as Chairman, CEO and President of Proxicom, Inc. Serves on the Boards of AtSite, Inc. and Perfect Sense, Inc., and previously served as a Director of Kate Spade & Company.
  • Michael S. Geltzeiler, consultant for Temasek Holdings. Previously served as Senior Vice President and CFO of ADT Corporation and before that, CFO and Group Executive Vice President at NYSE Euronext.
  • Stephen J. Girsky, Managing Partner of VectoIQ, an independent advisory firm. Previously served in a number of capacities at General Motors, including Vice Chairman. Serves on the Boards of United States Steel Corporation, Brookfield Business Partners, Drive.ai, and Valens Semiconductor Ltd. Previously served as a Director of GM following its emergence from bankruptcy and as Lead Independent Director of Dana Holdings Corp.
  • David G. Golden, Managing Partner at Revolution Ventures. Previously spent 18 years at J.P. Morgan, including five years as Vice Chairman and Director of technology, media and telecommunications investment banking. Serves on the Boards of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. and Blackbaud, Inc. Previously served as a Director of Everyday Health, Inc. and Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Veronica M. Hagen, retired President and CEO of Polymer Group, Inc. (later renamed AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc). Also served as President and CEO of Sappi Fine Paper and held multiple positions at Alcoa, including Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and business unit president of Alcoa Engineered Products. Serves on the Boards of Newmont Mining Corporation, the Southern Company, and American Water Works Company, Inc. Previously served as a Director of AVINTIV, Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., and Covanta.
  • Julie A. Hill, owner of The Hill Company. Serves on the Board of Anthem, Inc. and was a Director of WellPoint Health Networks Inc. prior to its merger with Anthem. Has been a trustee of the Lord Abbett Family of Mutual Funds since 2004 and previously served as a Director of Lend Lease, Ltd., Resources Connection, Inc., and Holcim US.
  • John H. Kispert, Managing Partner of Black Diamond Ventures. Previously served as President and CEO and a Director of Spansion, Inc. through its merger with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Serves on the Boards of Gigamon Inc. and Barracuda Networks, Inc. Previously served as a Director of Cypress, TriNet Group, Inc., and Extreme Networks, Inc., where he was Chairman.
  • Gregorio Reyes, former Director and Chairman of the Boards of Dialog Semiconductor plc and LSI Corporation, and former Director of Seagate Technologies Public Limited Company. Previously was a co-founder and Chairman of Sunward Technologies Inc., Chairman and CEO of American Semiconductor Equipment Technologies, and President and CEO of National Micronetics. Held positions at National Semiconductor, Motorola, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Eaton.
  • Thomas S. Volpe, Managing Member of Volpe Investments LLC. Previously CEO of Dubai Group LLC, a diversified investment firm based in the United Arab Emirates, and before that, served as Chairman of Prudential Volpe Technology Group. Served on the Boards of Linear Technology Corporation and EFG-Hermes Holding Company.
  • Harry L. You, President, CFO and Director of GTY Technology Holdings Inc. Previously served as Executive Vice President in the Office of the Chairman of EMC Corporation. Served as CEO of BearingPoint Inc., Executive Vice President and CFO of Oracle Corporation and CFO of Accenture Ltd. Previously served as a Director of Korn/Ferry International.

Moelis & Company LLC, Citi, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as financial advisors to Broadcom. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Latham & Watkins LLP are acting as legal counsel.

More information regarding Broadcom's proposal for Qualcomm and nominees can be found by visiting www.AVGO-QCOM.com.

About Broadcom Limited

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom Limited's extensive product portfolio serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and industrial & other. Applications for our products in these end markets include: data center networking, home connectivity, set-top box, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom and Qualcomm. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address Broadcom's expected future business and financial performance and statements about (i) the proposed transaction involving Broadcom and Qualcomm and the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, (ii) the expected benefits of other acquisitions, (iii) Broadcom's plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations and products, (iv) Broadcom's competitive position and opportunities, (v) the impact of acquisitions on the market for Broadcom's products, and (vi) other statements identified by words such as "will", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "should", "intend", "plan", "potential", "predict", "project", "aim", and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of the management of Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside Broadcom's and management's control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the ultimate outcome of any possible transaction between Broadcom and Qualcomm; uncertainties as to whether Qualcomm will cooperate with Broadcom regarding the proposed transaction; the effect of the announcement of the proposed transaction on the ability of Broadcom and Qualcomm to retain customers, to retain and hire key personnel and to maintain favorable relationships with suppliers or customers; the timing of the proposed transaction; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals and satisfy other closing conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction (including shareholder approvals); and other risks related to the completion of the proposed transaction and actions related thereto. Other risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could materially affect future results include: any risks associated with loss of Broadcom's significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; Broadcom's dependence on contract manufacturers and outsourced supply chain; any acquisitions Broadcom may make, as well as delays, challenges and expenses associated with receiving governmental and regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions, and with integrating acquired companies with Broadcom's existing businesses and Broadcom's ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected from such acquisitions, including Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm; the ability of Broadcom to integrate Qualcomm's business and make changes to its business model, and to resolve legal proceedings, governmental investigations and customer disputes relating to Qualcomm's licensing practices; Broadcom's ability to accurately estimate customers' demand and adjust Broadcom's manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; Broadcom's significant indebtedness, including the substantial indebtedness Broadcom expects to incur in connection with Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm, and the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; dependence on and risks associated with distributors of Broadcom's products; Broadcom's ability to improve its manufacturing efficiency and quality; increased dependence on a small number of markets; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in Broadcom's target markets; global economic conditions and concerns; Broadcom's competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with its customers, as well as the timing of those design wins; rates of growth in Broadcom's target markets; prolonged disruptions of Broadcom's or its contract manufacturers' manufacturing facilities or other significant operations; Broadcom's dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to its requirements; Broadcom's ability to maintain or improve gross margin; Broadcom's ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; Broadcom's ability to protect its intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; Broadcom's ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which Broadcom's products are designed; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature.

Broadcom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which you may obtain for free at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect Broadcom's business, results of operations and financial condition. Broadcom undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Additional Information

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities.  This communication relates to a proposal which Broadcom has made for an acquisition of Qualcomm and Broadcom's intention to solicit proxies for the election of Broadcom nominees to the Qualcomm Board and certain other proposals at Qualcomm's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders.  In furtherance of this proposal and subject to future developments, Broadcom (and, if a negotiated transaction is agreed, Qualcomm) may file one or more registration statements, proxy statements, tender offer statements or other documents with the SEC.  This communication is not a substitute for any proxy statement, registration statement, tender offer statement, prospectus or other document Broadcom and/or Qualcomm may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.

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Deadline Alert: "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" Nominations Are Due December 3

Launched in 2014, the international "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program" recognizes 30 individuals annually who are 30 years of age or younger, who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes, and who have made contributions to their companies, associations and the industry at large. The "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program" positions supply management and procurement as viable and exciting career choices for early career professionals.

What makes a rising star? One example is Amy Georgi, 30, Program Manager, Supply Chain Acquisition and Integrations with Fluke Electronics, a Danaher Company, York, Pennsylvania, recognized as the 2015 "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Megawatt Winner". She produced meaningful results by taking over a project where the sole source supplier lead time was 12-14 weeks. Within six months, she had compressed that time down to three–four weeks and reduced excess on-hand inventory by over  million. Ms. Georgi also actively gives back to the profession by passing her knowledge on to others – from hosting multiple kaizen (continuous improvement) events and creating followership among her peers and superiors, to mentoring girls between the ages of 12-18 years old, working with them on setting goals, building life skills, and the importance of fiscal self-reliance.

By celebrating emerging leaders like Amy Georgi, Thomas™ and (ISM®) hope to create even greater awareness and interest in supply management careers. "Supply management professionals have a direct impact on companies' financial performance, and our industry must continue attracting the 'best and brightest' to maximize our contribution. We encourage supply management professionals around the globe to submit a nomination and shine a light on a rising star," said Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM®.

"Managing your supply-chain is managing your business today. We encourage all supply chain professionals to nominate someone within their own company ranks, as a 30 Under 30 Star for this unique industry honor," said Tony Uphoff, Thomas™ President & CEO. 

30 individuals will be selected for the 2017 class of "30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars". All stars will receive a one-year membership to ISM®, complimentary admittance to ISM2018 in Nashville, TN (valued at ,295), and a Thomas™ Team Training Package.

One individual will be designated as the Megawatt Winner and will also win an all-expense-paid trip (up to ,000) to ISM2018 for themselves and their nominator.

Individuals should nominate deserving young professionals at 30under30.thomasnet.com by Sunday, December 3, 2017at 11:59 p.m. EST. All nominees must be 30 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2017.

About Thomas™

Thomas™ provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today's industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com®, industry's largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs, digital product data syndication solutions, and website development. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), Your Industrial Daily, and the Thomas Index.

About Institute for Supply Management®

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NMI® at 57.4%; November Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE 
The 16 non-manufacturing industries reporting growth in November — listed in order — are: Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Educational Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Other Services; Public Administration; Information; Finance & Insurance; Construction; Management of Companies & Support Services; Accommodation & Food Services; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The only industry reporting contraction in November is Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting. 

WHAT RESPONDENTS ARE SAYING …

  • "Domestic business is strong, with positive growth indicators for 2018 from both internal sources and client feedback." (Management of Companies & Support Services)
  • "Construction labor continues to be constrained in the West." (Construction)
  • "Steady; no material changes." (Finance & Insurance)
  • "We continue to struggle with understanding the [potential] changes to the Affordable Care Act, and are trying to be flexible in how we respond. Also, Hurricane Maria has affected some of our pharmaceutical supplies." (Health Care & Social Assistance)
  • "Mixed bag of goods for November 2017. Typical seasonal increases for specific braising cuts of beef as the holidays approach. Some volatility on produce items such as brussel sprouts. Expect cream to spike due to holiday season." (Accommodation & Food Services)
  • "Business seems to be leveling off. Attribute this to the holiday season that is approaching." (Professional, Scientific & Technical Services)
  • "Business is strong, but not as strong as Q3." (Retail Trade)
  • "Bookings would suggest a strong run to the end of the year." (Wholesale Trade)

 

ISM® NON-MANUFACTURING SURVEY RESULTS AT A GLANCE

COMPARISON OF ISM® NON-MANUFACTURING AND ISM® MANUFACTURING SURVEYS*

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Index

Non-Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Series 
Index

Nov

Series 
Index

Oct

Percent Point 
Change

Direction

Rate of 
Change

Trend**

(Months)

Series 
Index

Nov

Series 
Index

Oct

Percent Point 
Change

NMI®/PMI®

57.4

60.1

-2.7

Growing

Slower

95

58.2

58.7

-0.5

Business Activity/

Production

61.4

62.2

-0.8

Growing

Slower

100

63.9

61.0

+2.9

New Orders

58.7

62.8

-4.1

Growing

Slower

100

64.0

63.4

+0.6

Employment

55.3

57.5

-2.2

Growing

Slower

45

59.7

59.8

-0.1

Supplier Deliveries

54.0

58.0

-4.0

Slowing

Slower

23

56.5

61.4

-4.9

Inventories

54.5

52.5

+2.0

Growing

Faster

8

47.0

48.0

-1.0

Prices

60.7

62.7

-2.0

Increasing

Slower

6

65.5

68.5

-3.0

Backlog of Orders

51.5

53.5

-2.0

Growing

Slower

10

55.0

55.0

0.0

New Export Orders

57.0

60.0

-3.0

Growing

Slower

10

56.0

56.5

-0.5

Imports

52.5

52.0

+0.5

Growing

Faster

6

54.5

54.0

+0.5

Inventory Sentiment

56.0

61.0

-5.0

Too High

Slower

246

N/A

N/A

N/A

Customers' Inventories

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

45.5

43.5

+2.0

         

Overall Economy

Non-Manufacturing Sector

Growing

Growing

Slower

Slower

100

95

 

*Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® data is seasonally adjusted for the Business Activity, New Orders, Prices and Employment Indexes. Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® data is seasonally adjusted for New Orders, Production, Employment and Supplier Deliveries.

**Number of months moving in current direction.

COMMODITIES REPORTED UP/DOWN IN PRICE, AND IN SHORT SUPPLY

Commodities Up in Price 
Cheese (3); Copper Products (4); Corrugated Boxes (7); #1 Diesel Fuel (6); #2 Diesel Fuel (4); Fuel (5); Gasoline (4); Labor — Construction (9); Lumber Products (5); Natural Gas; Paper; Paper Products; Plastic Products; and Steel Products* (2).

Commodities Down in Price 
Bacon (3); Butter; Dairy Products (2); and Steel Products*.

Commodities in Short Supply 
Integrated Circuits; IV Solutions (4); Groundwood; Labor (4); Labor — Construction (20); and Labor —Temporary (3).

Note: The number of consecutive months the commodity is listed is indicated after each item.

*Indicates both up and down in price.

NOVEMBER 2017 NON-MANUFACTURING INDEX SUMMARIES

NMI® 
In November, the NMI® registered 57.4 percent, 2.7 percentage points lower than the 60.1 percent registered in October, indicating continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector for the 95th consecutive month. A reading above 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector is generally contracting.

An NMI® above 48.9 percent, over a period of time, generally indicates an expansion of the overall economy. Therefore, the November NMI® indicates growth for the 100th consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates expansion in the non-manufacturing sector for the 95th consecutive month. Nieves says, "The past relationship between the NMI®and the overall economy indicates that the NMI® for November (57.4 percent) corresponds to a 3.3 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annualized basis."

NMI® HISTORY

 

Month

NMI®

Month

NMI®

Nov 2017

57.4

May 2017

56.9

Oct 2017

60.1

Apr 2017

57.5

Sep 2017

59.8

Mar 2017

55.2

Aug 2017

55.3

Feb 2017

57.6

Jul 2017

53.9

Jan 2017

56.5

Jun 2017

57.4

Dec 2016

56.6

Average for 12 months – 57.0

High – 60.1

Low – 53.9

Business Activity 
ISM®'s Business Activity Index registered 61.4 percent in November, a decrease of 0.8 percentage point from the October reading of 62.2 percent. This represents growth in business activity for the 100th consecutive month. Fourteen industries reported increased business activity and two industries reported decreased activity for the month of November. Comments from respondents include: "More optimism in marketplace" and "Business has increased this past month in advance of the holiday season."

The 14 industries reporting growth of business activity in November — listed in order — are: Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; Educational Services; Public Administration; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Accommodation & Food Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Other Services; Information; Construction; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The two industries reporting a decrease in business activity in November are: Management of Companies & Support Services; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting.

 

Business Activity

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

32

57

11

61.4

Oct 2017

34

53

13

62.2

Sep 2017

37

49

14

61.3

Aug 2017

32

52

16

57.5

New Orders 
ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing New Orders Index registered 58.7 percent, a decrease of 4.1 percentage points from the October reading of 62.8 percent. November represents growth in new orders for the 100th consecutive month, at a slower rate compared with October. Comments from respondents include: "People are trying to spend their budgets before our fiscal year-end in December" and "New business gained."

The 12 industries reporting growth of new orders in November — listed in order — are:  Transportation & Warehousing; Utilities; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Public Administration; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Accommodation & Food Services; Information; Management of Companies & Support Services; and Other Services. The two industries reporting a decrease in business activity in November are: Mining; and Educational Services.

 

New Orders

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

30

57

13

58.7

Oct 2017

35

52

13

62.8

Sep 2017

40

49

11

63.0

Aug 2017

29

55

16

57.1

Employment 
Employment activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 45th consecutive month. ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Employment Index registered 55.3 percent, which reflects a decrease of 2.2 percentage points when compared to the October reading of 57.5 percent. Eleven industries reported increased employment, and five industries reported decreased employment. Comments from respondents include: "We are adding staff to address rising volume and client service demands" and "Growth in business."

The 11 industries reporting an increase in employment in November — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Retail Trade; Educational Services; Other Services; Wholesale Trade; Finance & Insurance; Health Care & Social Assistance; Construction; Public Administration; and Management of Companies & Support Services. The five industries reporting a reduction in employment in November are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Mining; Accommodation & Food Services; and Information.

 

Employment

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

23

61

16

55.3

Oct 2017

24

65

11

57.5

Sep 2017

22

66

12

56.8

Aug 2017

25

60

15

56.2

Supplier Deliveries 
Supplier deliveries were slower in November for the 23rd consecutive month. The index registered 54 percent, which is 4 percentage points lower than the 58 percent that was registered in October. A reading above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries, while a reading below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries. Comments from respondents include: "The vendors and their sources are getting bogged down with the higher volume of orders" and "Truck driver shortages and rail car shortages."

The 10 industries reporting slower deliveries in November — listed in order — are: Mining; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Information; Management of Companies & Support Services; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Wholesale Trade; Health Care & Social Assistance; Construction; Retail Trade; and Finance & Insurance. The only industry reporting faster deliveries in November is Public Administration. Seven industries reported no change in supplier deliveries in November compared to October.

 

Supplier Deliveries

%Slower

%Same

%Faster

Index

Nov 2017

11

86

3

54.0

Oct 2017

17

82

1

58.0

Sep 2017

19

78

3

58.0

Aug 2017

7

87

6

50.5

Inventories 
ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Inventories Index grew in November for the eighth consecutive month and registered 54.5 percent, 2 percentage points higher than the 52.5 percent that was reported in October. Of the total respondents in November, 32 percent indicated they do not have inventories or do not measure them. Comments from respondents include: "Replenishing inventory used during [the] hurricane" and "Preparing for [the] holiday season."

The 11 industries reporting an increase in inventories in November — listed in order — are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Utilities; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Wholesale Trade; Construction; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The three industries reporting decreases in inventories in November are: Health Care & Social Assistance; Other Services; and Finance & Insurance.

 

Inventories

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

26

57

17

54.5

Oct 2017

22

61

17

52.5

Sep 2017

24

55

21

51.5

Aug 2017

24

59

17

53.5

Prices 
Prices paid by non-manufacturing organizations for purchased materials and services increased in November for the sixth consecutive month. ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Prices Index registered 60.7 percent, 2 percentage points lower than the 62.7 percent reported in October. Twenty-one percent of respondents reported higher prices, 73 percent indicated no change in prices paid, and 6 percent of respondents reported lower prices.

The 15 non-manufacturing industries reporting an increase in prices paid during the month of November — listed in order — are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale Trade; Utilities; Construction; Retail Trade; Public Administration; Management of Companies & Support Services; Other Services; Finance & Insurance; Accommodation & Food Services; Information; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; and Health Care & Social Assistance. No industry reported a decrease in prices paid during the month of November.

 

Prices

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

21

73

6

60.7

Oct 2017

27

66

7

62.7

Sep 2017

31

65

4

66.3

Aug 2017

20

73

7

57.9

NOTE: Commodities reported as up in price and down in price are listed in the commodities section of this report.

Backlog of Orders 
ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Backlog of Orders Index indicates that order backlogs grew in November. The index registered 51.5 percent, which is 2 percentage points lower than the 53.5 percent reported in October. Of the total respondents in November, 36 percent indicated they do not measure backlog of orders.

The seven industries reporting an increase in order backlogs in November — listed in order — are: Management of Companies & Support Services; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Utilities; Public Administration; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; and Wholesale Trade. The six industries reporting a decrease in order backlogs in November — listed in order — are: Mining; Information; Other Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Construction; and Transportation & Warehousing.

 

Backlog of Orders

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

16

71

13

51.5

Oct 2017

18

71

11

53.5

Sep 2017

22

68

10

56.0

Aug 2017

20

67

13

53.5

New Export Orders 
Orders and requests for services and other non-manufacturing activities to be provided outside of the U.S. by domestically based personnel grew in November for the 10th consecutive month at a slower rate. The New Export Orders Index registered 57 percent, which is 3 percentage points lower than the 60 percent reported in October. Of the total respondents in November, 63 percent indicated they either do not perform, or do not separately measure, orders for work outside of the U.S.

The eight industries reporting an increase in new export orders in November — listed in order — are: Utilities; Retail Trade; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Transportation & Warehousing; Other Services; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The only industry reporting a decrease in exports is Information. Seven industries reported no change in November compared to October.

 

New Export Orders

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

20

74

6

57.0

Oct 2017

28

64

8

60.0

Sep 2017

18

76

6

56.0

Aug 2017

16

78

6

55.0

Imports 
Imports grew in November for the sixth consecutive month. This month's reading at 52.5 percent is the 0.5 percentage point higher than the 52 percent that was reported in October. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported that they do not use, or do not track the use of, imported materials.

The six industries reporting an increase in imports for the month of November — listed in order — are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Utilities; Other Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Retail Trade; and Wholesale Trade. The only industry reporting a decrease in imports in the month of November is Accommodation & Food Services. Nine industries reported no change in November compared to October.

 

Imports

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

10

85

5

52.5

Oct 2017

13

78

9

52.0

Sep 2017

9

86

5

52.0

Aug 2017

11

79

10

50.5

Inventory Sentiment 
The ISM® Non-Manufacturing Inventory Sentiment Index in November registered 56 percent, which is 5 percentage points lower than the reading of 61 percent reported in October. This indicates that respondents believe their inventories are still too high at this time. In November, 22 percent of respondents said their inventories were too high, 10 percent of the respondents said their inventories were too low, and 68 percent said their inventories were about right.

The seven industries reporting a feeling that their inventories are too high in November — listed in order — are:  Mining; Utilities; Retail Trade; Other Services; Wholesale Trade; Information; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The three industries reporting a feeling that their inventories are too low in November compared with October are: Health Care & Social Assistance; Public Administration; and Transportation & Warehousing. Six industries reported no change in inventory sentiment in November compared to October.

 

Inventory Sentiment

%Too

High

%About 
Right

%Too

Low

Index

Nov 2017

22

68

10

56.0

Oct 2017

27

68

5

61.0

Sep 2017

24

69

7

58.5

Aug 2017

26

70

4

61.0

About This Report 
DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire U.S., while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of November 2017.

The data presented herein is obtained from a survey of non-manufacturing supply executives based on information they have collected within their respective organizations. ISM® makes no representation, other than that stated within this release, regarding the individual company data collection procedures. The data should be compared to all other economic data sources when used in decision-making.

Data and Method of Presentation 
The Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Membership of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee is diversified by NAICS, based on each industry's contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). The Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee responses are divided into the following NAICS code categories: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Utilities; Construction; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management of Companies & Support Services; Educational Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; and Other Services (services such as Equipment & Machinery Repairing; Promoting or Administering Religious Activities; Grantmaking; Advocacy; and Providing Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services, Personal Care Services, Death Care Services, Pet Care Services, Photofinishing Services, Temporary Parking Services, and Dating Services).

Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (Business Activity, New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Inventory Change, Inventory Sentiment, Imports, Prices, Employment and Supplier Deliveries), this report shows the percentage reporting each response, and the diffusion index. Responses represent raw data and are never changed. Data is seasonally adjusted for Business Activity, New Orders, Prices and Employment. All seasonal adjustment factors are subject annually to relatively minor changes when conditions warrant them. The remaining indexes have not indicated significant seasonality.

The NMI® (Non-Manufacturing Index) is a composite index based on the diffusion indexes for four of the indicators with equal weights: Business Activity (seasonally adjusted), New Orders (seasonally adjusted), Employment (seasonally adjusted) and Supplier Deliveries. Diffusion indexes have the properties of leading indicators and are convenient summary measures showing the prevailing direction of change and the scope of change. An index reading above 50 percent indicates that the non-manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. Supplier Deliveries is an exception. A Supplier Deliveries Index above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries and below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries.

An NMI® above 48.9 percent, over a period of time, indicates that the overall economy, or gross domestic product (GDP), is generally expanding; below 48.9 percent, it is generally declining. The distance from 50 percent or 48.9 percent is indicative of the strength of the expansion or decline.

The Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® survey is sent out to Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee respondents the first part of each month. Respondents are asked to ONLY report on information for the current month. ISM® receives survey responses throughout most of any given month, with the majority of respondents generally waiting until late in the month to submit responses in order to give the most accurate picture of current business activity. ISM® then compiles the report for release on the third business day of the following month.

The industries reporting growth, as indicated in the Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® monthly report, are listed in the order of most growth to least growth. For the industries reporting contraction or decreases, those are listed in the order of the highest level of contraction/decrease to the least level of contraction/decrease.

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The full text version of the Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® is posted on ISM®'s website at www.ismrob.org on the third business day* of every month after 10:00 a.m. ET.

The next Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® featuring the December 2017 data will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, January 5, 2018.

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A String Of Latest Coupons Including Zappos Discount Coupon Codes From Don’tPayAll Beckoning Consumers

By adding thousands of coupon codes and discount codes every week, Don’tPayAll is forging ahead as a leading coupon website in the market. 

This web store features much more. There are daily deals in almost all categories one can think of. 

Zappos discount coupon codes are enticing customers to buy the latest in men’s and women’s shoes, kids’ clothing, and more.

The use of digital coupon codes is witnessing an exponential rise.
 
Customers buying on the net are lapping up coupon codes in millions.
 
According to an estimate, a little more than 300 billion coupons were distributed in 2012.
  
With companies floating more digital coupons and a greater share of buyers using them, the traditional paper coupon seems to be slowly edging out. 

Companies are trying to be smarter than competition by making it easier for consumers to locate coupons. 

All one needs to do now is visit websites like Don’tPayAll, a virtual one-stop shop to get any coupon deal under the sun.

For example, integrity botanicals coupon offers discounts on numerous skin care, body care, and hair care products containing natural or organic ingredients.
 
Digital coupons are offering merchants’ more flexibility in their deals. They set limits on the validity of the coupons, on how many times a consumer can use a coupon, and also discontinue the deal when the promotion kits its target limit. 

“Retailers are smart when they offer coupons”, says a stay at home mom. “I am always fastidious when I choose to apply these”. 

Shoppers seem to be smarter. 

“A company stands to lose its credibility if its coupons are not functional”, says a spokesperson for Don’tPayAll. 

Don’tPayAll seems to be going out of its way in ensuring coupons displayed in its website are functional. 

“We take the utmost care by pre-verifying all coupons for its functionalities,” assures Don’tPayAll. 

A good percentage of millennial, Generation Xers, and baby boomers are now extensively using digital coupons. 

Nearly 25 million Americans are using mobile coupons applications every month. 

But there seems to plenty of scope still for the digital coupon industry to expand. 

According to a report, US shoppers have not yet completely switched over to digital coupons. Even by adding up the mobile coupon offers and increase in discount apps, only half or 50% of the US population are using online coupons.
 
With Don’tPayAll offering an enormous collection of ready-to-use coupons, we may well see a gradual but definitive increase in coupon code users. 

About 

Don’tPayAll, a registered trade mark of BOGO COMPANY., LTD is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe. 

For more information, contact the company at:
Email: contact@dontpayall.com
Contact number: +84(4)322 008 869 

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Don’tPayAll offers consumers exciting Amazon discount coupon codes

Don’tPayAll seems to be riding the wave of popularity by presenting customers with the broadest array of coupon codes in the market. 

The enticement includes Amazon discount coupon codes from one of the world’s top website retailers; coupon codes from Nike, Sears, Swarovski, The Gallery Collection, Vans, and more.
 
Thousands of retailers today are offering special coupon codes that straight away give buyers a flat dollar off, hefty percentage discount, or free shipping.

"Consumers wait for sweet deals”, says an online retailer of apparel. “My store has bargain offerings round the year”.

The internet is toting up the ease for thousands of buyers across the world. All they have to do is type the name of the store or a brand in a search box and click on the link. 

It has become a fashion for people to brag to their friends how much they have saved by using coupon codes. 

But there are rare events when coupon codes fail to deliver. 

The offering may have expired or it may simply not be functional for various reasons. 

Don’tPayAll is instilling confidence among buyers by reiterating that the coupon codes on their websites are fully reliable. 

“We source coupon codes with abundant care”, says a spokesperson of Don’tPayAll. “They are all pre-verified so that online users won’t find them non-functional”. 

To reinforce confidence, Don’tPayAll assures customers that its dedicated and highly skilled staff consistently strives to present them with the hottest deals in the market. 

The claims of Don’tPayAll appear convincing. 

DontPayAll.com has a record number of subscribers and affiliates. The website has 50000+ retailers and is still going strong. 

“Our website has already logged in more than 100 million visitors looking for hot deals and special offers from an enormous collection of business verticals”.

Bargain deals are coming in a variety of approaches. 

The consumers can make use of store-wide percentage off coupon codes, set dollar off promo codes, free shipping coupon codes, clearance only codes, or BOGO codes ( buy one-get one free). 

Don’tPayAll with its inclusive offerings is saving a lot of time for consumers looking for store flyers. 

One quick glance at Don’tPayAll website will convince buyers why it is the best in the market. 

“For that bridal dress I wanted to buy, Azazie promo codes got me good deals”, says a steno. 

With Don’tPayAll continuing to offer thousands of coupon codes every week, it is happy shopping for consumers.
 
About 

Don’tPayAll, is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe. 

For more information, contact the company at:

Email: contact@dontpayall.com
Contact number: +84(4)322 008 869 

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Don’tPayAll Offering American Apparel Discount Codes And Numerous Other Bargain Deals

With over 9000 free coupon codes and discount codes added this week, Don’tPayAll is establishing itself as a leader in the coupon code market.
 
Retailers, both the brick-and-mortar and the online variety, are using various strategies to make consumers spend money. 

Gone are the days when catchy slogans and promotional signs were the chief enticers. Today, there are more temptations. 

The online coupon codes are coming across as a simple, yet powerful, enticement for shoppers to lap up bargain deals. 

“I never pay the full price when coupon codes are around”, says an administrative assistant of an IT firm. “I have been using American apparel discount coupon codes whenever I buy summer wear for my family”. 

It is no wonder retailers know the mood of buyers. 

“Coupon codes are an excellent way to track and measure my advertising return on investment”, says an online retailer of shoes and clothing.

“With coupon codes of Zappos, I get to know the exact sales each of my campaign generates”. 

But coupon codes are not always god-send promises. 

“I have experienced plenty of bad ones – mostly expired coupons”, says an avid online shopper. 

Such experiences have been echoed by thousands of buyers. 

While the online coupon industry is continuing to grow, so are problem coupons.

Fortunately, Don’tPayAll is assuring consumers that all the coupons listed on its website are genuine. 

“We source our coupons after plenty of care. All are verified previously to ensure they are functional”. 

Don’tPayAll, the leading coupon code website has a massive collection of ready-to-use coupons. It boasts of having on its roll 10 million members. 

According to a spokesperson of Don’tPayAll, this website has offered hot deals and special offers from more than 50000 retailers across all segments. 

The USP of Don’tPayAll is they never put up fake and outdated listings. 

Big money is flowing to several companies in the online coupon industry. Yet, for a consumer, the byword is reliability. 

Don’tPayAll, luckily, seems to be instilling confidence in consumers. The website has logged in 100 million visitors and going strong. 

According to a survey by CCG Catalyst, 45% of millennial use coupons.

It is just not the budget conscious that use coupons. Nearly 28% of affluent households’ shoppers in the United States contribute to the increasing use of coupons. 

With a forecast that 1.6 billion coupons will be delivered annually to consumers by 2020, the future for Don’tPayAll appears sunny. 

About 

Don’tPayAll is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe. 

For more information, contact the company at:

Email: contact@dontpayall.com

Contact number: +84(4)322 008 869 

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Don’tPayAll Listing American Apparel Promo Codes Offering Cash Back

Don’tPayAll is inviting companies to list their coupon codes on its website and help consumers save money. 

Coupon codes are continuing to be a key strategy for online merchants to pull in new customers and retain the old ones. 

“Who does not want to save a few bucks by applying coupons?” says a Dallas housewife. “I always look for American apparel promo codes while shopping for a hoodie for my dog”.
 
American Apparel has perhaps one of the largest garment factories in the United States. Its collection includes even canine wardrobe items.
 
Simply put, Don’tPayAll by listing coupon codes is making it easy for shoppers to find bargain deals.
 
This leading coupon code website is listing coupons from popular stores such as Udemy, Walmart, Sephora, Stereo, Vans, and more.
 
“SAS shoes are a favorite of my family,” says a sales rep of a pharmaceutical firm. “We always look for SAS shoes sales coupons for that bargain deal”. 

Don’tPayAll is a one-stop window for coupons. By adding thousands of new coupons every week, it is making available to consumers hot deals and special offers from thousands of online merchants.
 
Its user-friendly interface is remarkably easy for online shoppers to navigate and search for coupons they want. 

“We are different from other coupon traders”, says a rep of Don’tPayAll. “We put a great deal of effort while selecting coupons from vendors and affiliate marketing networks”.
 
The remarks from Don’tPayAll seem reassuring. The website asserts that they pre-substantiate the coupons to ensure their credibility.
 
“It can be a frustrating experience to apply the coupon code at the last leg of our buying process and find it isn’t working”, says a college sophomore. 

But coupon codes may not work for several reasons. There could be exclusions, restrictions, or the user may not have entered it correctly.

Don’tPayAll is making it convenient for shoppers to regulate their online spending. 

“Even though good deals are abundantly available online, promo codes must be obtainable at the click of a few buttons”, says an avid online shopper.
 
Don’tPayAll is doing this very well.
 
The website has daily deals, cash back stores, and top coupon codes from practically all categories of stores. 

100 million visitors to Don’tPayAll possibly cannot be wrong. 

Don’tPayAll is building its presence even stronger with subscribers and affiliates crossing the 10 million mark. 

About 

Don’tPayAll, a registered trade mark of BOGO COMPANY LTD., is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe.

 

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