Market Rates Insight Launches New Webinar Series for Banks to Improve Deposit Pricing Strategies

New Three-part Webinar Series to Address Deposit Pricing, Products, and Tools & Process to Reveal Where Banks and Credit Unions are Leaving Profits Behind.

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (October 31, 2011) -- Market Rates Insight, Inc. (http://www.marketratesinsight.com), a leading pricing intelligence research firm that tracks rate and banking products for financial institutions, is launching a series of 15-minute webinars to reveal how banks and credit unions can improve their profits with new tactics such as deposit pricing, new product terms, and new tools and processes. The first of these free webinars on building profits with better deposit pricing will be presented twice on Thursday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ET. Webinars on new products and tools and processes will be presented November 17 and December 8.

In the November 3 presentation, Pat Townsley, Market Rates Insight’s Vice President of Business Development, will demonstrate how smaller financial institutions use static comparative rate data to contrast and compare competitive pricing for their deposit products in a fluid pricing market. To compete with larger banks that retire and replace unprofitable products, smaller financial institutions can identify new ways to apply fluid reporting that follows market trends to stay ahead of their competitors.

The webinar series is free to any banking executive interested in competitive deposit rate research. For more information about the series and to register for the event, contact Pat Townsley at pat.townsley@marketratesinsight.com.

About Market Rates Insight

For more than two decades, Market Rates Insight (MRI) has been helping subscribers price with precision by providing banks, thrifts, credit unions, and other financial institutions with accurate market intelligence on deposits, loans, and fees. MRI uses deposit surveys, mortgage and consumer loan surveys, fee and feature studies, scanned ads, new product alerts, and market share and money fund reports to give subscribers the intelligence they need to profitably react to emerging trends. MRI’s products include customized, web-enabled market research tools that report on rates, as well as online searchable databases, gauges, alerts, and dashboards that aggregate key client data to provide real-time views on how they stack up against market competitors.

Market Rates Insight is located in San Anselmo, California. For more information, see http://www.marketratesinsight.com.

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For additional information contact:
Tom Woolf
Market Rates Insight, Inc.
(415) 259-5638

ESCATEC signs strategic agreement with GMMI Texchem to offer one stop design and manufacturing service for medical device and system OEMs

Exhibiting at booth M25 in Hall 8b at COMPAMED, 16-18 November, Dusseldorf.

Heerbrugg, Switzerland - October 31, 2011 -- ESCATEC, the EMS innovator, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with GMMI Texchem, a leading manufacturer of complete single-use medical devices including moulded or extruded plastic components for medical use -- typically disposable items such as catheters, sensors, probes, etc. The combined skill set creates a one stop shop for the design and manufacture of medical electronic devices from the initial research and design through to volume production along with the disposable parts that gather the data from patients.

ESCATEC is one of the few contract design and manufacturing companies in the world to be certified to Class 2 and Class 3 for the manufacture of medical devices, the ISO13485 quality management standards. The company has already manufactured many different types of medical products for customers, some of which were designed from scratch by ESCATEC’s R&D department and involved the invention and patenting of new solutions. GMMI Texchem, also has a strong R&D department that specialises in medical materials research to find the appropriate plastic or polymer for a given application and is also certified to ISO13485. Its state of the art manufacturing facilities in Malaysia can handle very high volume production as they include 63 plastic injection moulding machines.

Medical device manufacture is a key growth area for ESCATEC and this partnership with GMMI Texchem enables us to provide customers with a complete, integrated solution to their design and manufacturing needs,” said Gerhard Klauser, General Manager at ESCATEC Switzerland. “Both companies share a common philosophy of providing products designed and manufactured to the highest international quality standards.”

Dr. Frank Kubik, COO at GMMI Texchem, added, “Both companies are very excited about the new opportunities that this joint agreement opens up. The two sales teams will be able to sell the others’ capabilities so, effectively, we both have an increased sales force with an enlarged database of prospective customers.”

The two companies are joining forces for the first time on a shared booth (8bM25) at COMPAMED (16-18 November, 2011) in Dusseldorf, Germany. (http://www.compamed-tradefair.com)

For further information about ESCATEC, one of Europe’s leading providers of contract design and manufacturing services: http://www.escatec.com / enquiries@escatec.com

For further information on GMMI Texchem, a company offering complete manufacturing solutions for the medical device industry, please visit: http://www.gmmi-texchem.com or contact us: info@gmmi-texchem.com

For press information, contact: Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1481 233080, E-Mail: nigel@vortexpr.com

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Movea Executive Vice President to Moderate the MEMS Technology Showcase at the MEMS Executive Congress 2011

The Congress is an annual executive forum promoting the commercialisation of MEMS, and it will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November in the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, California.

Grenoble, France - October 31st, 2011 -- Bryan Hoadley, Executive Vice President of Movea, the pioneer in motion-sensing and motion-control technologies, will be moderating the first “MEMS Technology Showcase”, a panel discussion where companies present a variety of the most unique and compelling MEMS-enabled applications in the marketplace. The panel will take place at MEMS Executive Congress which is organised by MEMS Industry Group (MIG). The Congress is an annual executive forum promoting the commercialisation of MEMS, and it will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November in the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, California.

After an extended open submissions period, seven companies were selected as finalists to showcase products that demonstrate how MEMS can enable valuable new product capabilities and enhance the user experience:

- Intel’s Red Ridge: a new tablet form-factor reference design enabling OEM customers and developers to design and manufacture products using the “Medfield” platform.
- Microvision's ShowWX+: a high-brightness, handheld pico projector that lets users project images, presentations and video as large as 100 inches across from an iPhone®, iPad® or laptop-onto any available surface.
- Proteus Biomedical’s Raisin System: combining pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications and social networking in a seamless solution.
- Recon Instruments’ MOD Live: an interactive display for the world's first GPS-enabled goggles that offer real-time feedback, including speed, jump analytics, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance travelled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time.
- R0R3 Devices’ MEMS-based heart-rate monitor: offering accurate heart-rate measurement for wearers engaging in periodic motion for sports and medical applications
- Sunrex's Air Mini Keyboard: an in-air remote control with integrated keyboard used by the PayTV industry for interactive TV applications and media control.
- Syride's Sys-Evo: A light and compact electronic module for surfboards.

The panel will be fast paced and product focussed. Each finalist gets five minutes to introduce their product and do a demonstration, and a winner will be selected by the audience via SMS voting.

This showcase will provide an excellent overview of some of the incredibly innovative ways in which MEMS are now being used to deliver enhanced user experiences,” Bryan Hoadley, explained. “Movea is excited to be working with MEMS Industry Group to host the panel where these groundbreaking new products will be presented. I look forward to seeing how these seven companies have risen to the challenges of delivering such creative solutions.”

We are excited to showcase the power of MEMS technologies in a wide range of consumer products and are delighted to have Movea’s Hoadley moderate our first Technology Showcase,” said Karen Lightman, Managing Director at MEMS Industry Group. “Our diverse group of panelists will capture the imagination by demonstrating some very unique applications of MEMS in consumer electronics and biomedical devices. This panel truly demonstrates the MEMS inside the Machine.”

Further information about Movea can be found at http://www.movea.com. E-Mail: sales@movea.com

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Movea is a leading provider of motion processing software, firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry. Movea's unique motion processing capabilities enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, meaning reduced risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more end-user value. Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world.

Movea contact: Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1481 233080, E-Mail: nigel@vortexpr.com

About MEMS Executive Congress
Now in its seventh year, MEMS Executive Congress is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial, medical and telecom. It is a unique professional forum at which executives from companies designing and manufacturing MEMS technology sit side-by-side with their end-user customers in panel discussions and networking events to exchange ideas and information about the use of MEMS in commercial applications.

MEMS industry Group contact: Karen Lightman / klightman@memsindustrygroup.org

SmartMotion is a trademark of Movea SA.
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BusinessVibes hosts Webinar for Paper and Packaging Professionals

BusinessVibes, the B2B networking platform, hosted a webinar for its members in the paper and packaging industry on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The webinar archive is available on BusinessVibes.

London, UK, October 31, 2011 -- BusinessVibes, the B2B networking platform, hosted a webinar for its members in the paper and packaging industry on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The webinar archive is available on BusinessVibes. (brief registration required)

The webinar featured presentations from the Lithuanian Packaging Association and FIPAGO, each discussing their respective market from an industry perspective. The speakers, Jaunius Ramoska, from LPA and Toon Schrijver, from FIPAGO, discussed issues relevant to potential investors and companies looking to enter or purchase from the markets, including:

- Policy and regulatory overviews of Dutch market
- Lithuanian Packaging industry overview
- Dutch Gummed Paper industry overview

Attendees were able to submit questions to the speakers over a live chat, and also communicate with each other about business opportunities. BusinessVibes’ mission is to make it simple for businesses to find international buyers, suppliers, joint venture partners and more. There are over 500,000 members worldwide, interacting via profiles, messaging, and participation in live and virtual events.

BusinessVibes also works with event planners, providing a platform for promotion, registration, and payment for industry conferences, trade shows, and webinars. The event management features complement the online connections possible on the service, by encouraging members to interact in person, in real time.

More webinars are planned for 2011. BusinessVibes has also hosted webinars covering the Gems & Jewellery, the Textiles, the Renewable Energy and Rubber & Plastics industries, and it plans to cover Textiles, Renewable Energy, IT and more in the coming months.

If you are interested in participating in our webinars or if you want to learn more, visit http://www.businessvibes.com.

Contact:
Marta Munia
Marketing Executive - Europe
Infiniti Research Limited
8 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9SP
Tel: +44 20 7291 0883
Follow us on Twitter: @businessvibes

Micro Servers Enabling Better Network Management

TechNavio, a market research leader in the area of Data Centers recently published its report on the Global Micro Server Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 31, 2011 -- TechNavio, a market research leader in the area of Data Centers recently published its report on the Global Micro Server Market 2010-2014. The report discusses significant trends in the Micro Servers market for the Large Enterprises, SMEs, and Government sectors.

TechNavio’s report highlights that organizations across the globe are looking for better ways to manage complex network infrastructure. Organizational infrastructure is becoming far more complex and difficult to manage. Thus, organizations are compelled to implement newer networking equipment to reduce the overall complexity of network infrastructure. With the growing end-user need to reduce the overall network infrastructure and maintenance cost, many organizations are adopting micro servers.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Data Center team said, “The increased application of virtualization technology on servers is still reducing the need for additional micro servers in organizational infrastructure. Also, the advanced features and capabilities of the micro servers is leading to an increasing demand for a workforce with specialized skills to manage the server infrastructure.”

Key findings from the report:

- Need to Reduce the Cost of Network Infrastructure and Maintenance
- Emerging Need to Reduce Server Space
- Increased Features and Capabilities of Micro Servers

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-micro-server-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

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Technavio
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Need for Accurate Diagnosis Encouraging Growth of Medical Device Connectivity

TechNavio, a market research leader in the area of Healthcare, recently published its report on the Global Medical Device Connectivity Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 31, 2011 -- TechNavio, a market research leader in the area of Healthcare, recently published its report on the Global Medical Device Connectivity Market 2010-2014. The report discusses significant trends in the Medical Device Connectivity market for the Healthcare Professionals and Patients segments.

TechNavio’s report highlights that most of the companies in the Global Medical Device Connectivity market are searching for more advanced integrated solutions that can enable faster and more accurate diagnosis as well as EMR generation. Moreover, medical device providers are developing embedded systems with connectivity features and in-built servers.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Healthcare team said, “Widespread use of proprietary technology by medical device solutions and software vendors has become one of the major challenges facing medical equipment manufacturers. Moreover, the growth of wireless medical device connectivity is still in a nascent stage in most of the developing countries in the APAC region. Further, the security of wireless medical device connectivity systems need to be improved. All these factors are hindering the growth of the Global Medical Device Connectivity market.”

Key findings from the report:

- Usage of Proprietary Technology Restricting Market Growth
- Security Issues in Wireless Medical Device Connectivity
- Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
- Increased Awareness of Patient Safety

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-medical-device-connectivity-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

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TechNavio Announces the Publication of its Report on the Global Mammography Equipment Market 2010-2014

TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Mammography Equipment Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 30, 2011 -- TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Mammography Equipment Market 2010-2014. The report, which is based on an in-depth study of countries in the Americas and in the EMEA and APAC regions, aims to aid decision makers understand the key trends in the overall landscape of this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Healthcare team said, “The increase in mergers and acquisitions and the introduction of the three-dimensional mammography system are the key trends for this market.”

According to the report, awareness about breast cancer is increasing globally. The increasing number of patients seeking mammograms after the age of 40 has resulted in the increased use of mammography for the detection of breast cancer. The report also discusses the slow growth of the mammography equipment market in developing countries and how this might affect market growth.

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-mammography-equipment-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

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Technavio
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TechNavio Announces the Publication of its Report on the Global Machine-to-Machine Wireless Modules Market 2010-2014

TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Machine-to-Machine Wireless Modules Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 30, 2011 -- TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Machine-to-Machine Wireless Modules Market 2010-2014. The report, which is based on an in-depth study of countries in the Americas and in the APAC and EMEA regions, aims to aid decision makers understand the key trends in the overall landscape of this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Networking team said, “The Global M2M Wireless Modules market vendors have created the equipment identity register (EIR) to improve the security of the network. The EIR stores all the information about M2M devices such as firmware information, serial number, and location. Using this real-time information, vendors and other participants in the M2M value chain can take preventive action and improve the security of the network.”

According to the report, government regulation is one of the main drivers of the market. Many governments support and encourage the use of M2M technology for various applications such as the tracking of goods vehicles for taxation purposes. The increase in demand for M2M technology results in higher demand in the Global M2M Wireless Modules market. The report also discusses the threat of commoditization and how this might affect market growth.

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-machine-machine-wireless-modules-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

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Technavio
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TechNavio Announces the Publication of its Report on the Global Laparotomy Sponge Market 2010-2014

TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Laparotomy Sponge Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 30, 2011 -- TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Laparotomy Sponge Market 2010-2014. The report, which is based on an in-depth study of countries in the Americas and in the APAC and EMEA regions, aims to aid decision makers understand the key trends in the overall landscape of this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Healthcare team said, “The Healthcare sector is witnessing a trend of product bundling, which is helping healthcare organizations to acquire multiple products in one set as well as enabling vendors to push the sales of one product through combining it with other products. Thus, surgical sets containing surgical dressing and wound care products such as laparotomy sponges are witnessing increased demand.”

According to the report, there is a demand for pre-washed laparotomy sponges in developed countries and non-washed sponges in developing countries. This can be attributed to the significant price differentiation between the two. The report also discusses the number of product recalls and how this might affect market growth.

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-laparotomy-sponge-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

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TechNavio Announces the Publication of its Report on the Global Green (Sustainable) Data Center Market 2010-2014

TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Green Data Center Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 29, 2011 -- TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Green Data Center Market 2010-2014. The report, which is based on an in-depth study of countries in the Americas and in the EMEA and APAC regions, aims to aid decision makers understand the key trends impacting this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Date Center team said, “The Global GDC market is witnessing the integration of server cooling with the rack structure for more effective cooling. Many enterprises are also adopting other sources for cooling, for instance Google is using sea water cooling and evaporative cooling. Enterprises are also adopting a modular GDC design to further reduce the operating cost and provide more effective cooling methods.

According to the report, the need to reduce energy consumption and operational expenditure is the main driver of the Global GDC market. Also, with enterprises becoming more concerned about “going green”, they are adopting GDC to reduce their carbon footprint and generate less heat than that of the traditional data center. Moreover, by virtualizing GDC, enterprises are reducing storage equipment cost and energy consumption. The report also discusses how the rapid evolution of technology is leading to delay in the purchase of data centers and how this might affect market growth.

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-green-data-center-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

Media Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
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Technavio
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TechNavio Announces the Publication of its Report on the Global Green (Sustainable) Packaging Market 2010-2014

TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Green (Sustainable) Packaging Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 29, 2011 -- TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Green (Sustainable) Packaging Market 2010-2014. The report, which is based on an in-depth study of countries in the Americas and in the APAC and EMEA regions, aims to aid decision makers understand the key trends impacting this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Cleantech team said, “The consistent growth within the Global Green Packaging market is mainly as a result of various factors that are influencing the Packaging industry. The rising need to comply with regulatory standards set by the various national authorities is one of the main reasons for growth. There is also increasing concern over the environmental hazards due to the use of excessive packaging materials and packaging waste. Many manufacturers are implementing eco-efficient methods to incorporate sustainable packaging by reducing CO2 emissions, setting waste reduction targets, and using recyclable materials. Further, consumers are becoming highly aware of sustainable packaging because of increasing health consciousness and high disposable incomes.”

According to the report, the steady growth of the Global Green Packaging market is expected to continue because of the emergence of new innovative packaging concepts. The Packaging industry is witnessing a shift in the usage of certain recyclable materials. Glass is one such material that will contribute toward the growth of the industry. Many retailers have been innovating and implementing changes in their packaging to optimize the entire system. Companies such as Kraft Foods, ConAgra, Marks & Spencer, and Wal-Mart have been playing a significant role in optimizing packaging. The report also discusses environmental concerns about the packaging production process and how this might affect market growth.

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-green-sustainable-packaging-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

Media Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
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Technavio
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Fax: 0044 845 280 2825

TechNavio Announces the Publication of its Report on the Global Enterprise Social Software Market 2010-2014

TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Enterprise Social Software Market 2010-2014.

London, UK, October 29, 2011 -- TechNavio today launched its report on the Global Enterprise Social Software Market 2010-2014. The report, which is based on an in-depth study of countries in the Americas and in the APAC and EMEA regions, aims to aid decision makers understand the key trends in the overall landscape of this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Enterprise Applications team said, “The Global ESS market is witnessing a large number of vendors providing integrated internal and external social software. Another major trend in the Global ESS market is the high rate of adoption of Software as a Service or cloud-based ESS. Vendors are also acquiring niche companies operating in the developing regions to increase their market share in this fast growing market.”

According to the report, enterprises believe that information sharing leads to a reduction in error-resolution time, which is directly proportional to the productivity of a company. Also, clients and suppliers are more informed about vendor's current situation and might look out for other vendors in case of unavoidable issues. Moreover, client-vendor collaboration leads to increased satisfaction among clients which improves the top-line revenues of the company. The report also discusses the challenge of integrating ESS with legacy systems and how this might affect market growth.

The contents of this report are based on research conducted on an objective combination of primary and secondary sources, including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.

TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. For further information, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/global-enterprise-social-software-market-2010-2014. Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/#!/Technavio

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Ludmila Berkesova
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Technavio
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Rosendin Electric Receives National 2011 Transportation Design-Build Excellence Award from DBIA

Design-Build Institute of America Singles Out Mineta San Jose International Airport Terminal Renovation Project as Best in Class.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 27, 2011) -- Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, has received a 2011 National Design-Build Award in Transportation from the Design-Build Institute of America in recognition for their work as a Specialty Contractor in the Mineta San Jose International Airport renovation project. The award was announced last week at the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo held in Orlando, Florida.

Rosendin Electric was responsible for installing new 12-kilovolt power systems for Terminal A, Terminal B, and the consolidated rent-a-car facility (ConRAC), a new security system, a new baggage handling system, telecommunications, a security camera system, and lighting controls. The contract also included all the emergency life safety power systems, a new campus-wide fire alarm system, energy efficient LED lighting in the existing Terminal A garage, traffic controls systems for the airport roadway, new passenger security check points, and new passenger boarding bridges. Rosendin Electric also installed more than 40,000 LED lights that can be programmed to provide a variety of lighting themes in a new meeter greeter area in Terminal A, where people can wait for arriving passengers. The new Terminal B Concourse received LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainability features such as occupancy lighting sensors, a programmable lighting control system, and “smart” heating and cooling systems.

The $1.3 billion San Jose International Airport project featured more than $100 million in electrical work, which included construction of the new 1.8 million square-foot ConRAC and installation of the 1.12 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar system on the parking garage roof. At various project milestones, Rosendin Electric had more than 120 union electricians employed, with an average of 250,000 man hours.

To be considered for a National Design-Build Award, a project must demonstrate the successful application of design-build best practices as defined by the DBIA Design-Build Manual of Practice. Best practices include early integration of key team members during the proposal process via a proposal charrette or other collaborative outreach effort, as well as close coordination between design and construction team members from the design development stage through field construction.

About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 2,500 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819

IAPAM confirms that Botox ® Training Remains Strong Despite Economy

The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums trains physicians on how to safely, profitably and successfully add botox ®, hCG medical weight loss, and other aesthetic modalities (lasers for skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion and medical-grade chemical peels) to an existing medical practice, or to launch a medical spa. The IAPAM helps physicians enter this lucrative market by offering the industry’s best botox ® training and hCG training in sunny Scottsdale, AZ. To date, all of the 2011 IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium events have sold out.

Las Vegas, NV, October 27, 2011 -- The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com) has long offered physicians a competitive advantage through its comprehensive, hands-on, “immersion” into the field of aesthetic medicine. The IAPAM’s (http://www.iapam.com) Symposium is the only program which gives physicians an opportunity to learn from two board-certified dermatologists, who are true experts of the skin and cosmetic injectables. In order to ensure doctors learn the best injection techniques, the botox ® training is done in a medical practice, not in a hotel room chair. In addition, the Symposium does not allow exhibitors, giving physicians more time for education.

Physicians who attend the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium can revisit their educational experience by using the IAPAM’s NEW 3 comprehensive clinical training DVDs. This DVD set offers focused instruction and demonstrations on Botulinum Toxin (Botox ®) Injection Techniques, Dermal Filler Injection Techniques, Chemical Peel Techniques, and Microdermabrasion Techniques. The three DVD’s cover three key anti-aging treatment areas:

1. Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Patients lecture.
2. Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers for Cosmetic Patients - live demonstration.
3. Chemical Peel and Microdermabrasion live demonstration of techniques.

Equally, Symposium attendees receive 16 Cosmetic Practice training DVDs. These resources allow physicians and their staff to re-immerse themselves in the IAPAM’s training at their convenience.

The popularity of the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium is consistent with the demand by physicians for expert and accredited cosmetic injectable training. Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM has witnessed the tremendous growth of minimally-invasive modalities. “We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like botox ®, dermal fillers as well as microdermabrasion have exploded in demand, and we are seeing a correlating increase in the demand for our botox ® training. Moreover, physicians are realizing they not only need to offer botox ® treatments to their patients, but also laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, and organizations like the IAPAM educate doctors on how to package treatments for the most appealing and profitable outcomes.”

For additional information and to register for an upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (December 3-4, 2011 and January 28-29, 2012), please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, info@theiapam.com or visit http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com.

Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm are trademarks of Allergan, Inc.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 704

AlphaStaff Launches People Solutions Tool

Diagnostic Tool to Help AlphaStaff Brokers Identify Areas of Focus for Businesses.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - October 27, 2011 -- AlphaStaff Group, Inc. (“AlphaStaff”), one of the nation’s largest professional employer organizations (PEO), and the only national PEO to work exclusively in partnership with insurance brokers, recently launched People Solutions Tool. The announcement was made by Joseph DeRosa, executive vice president of small and medium business sales and marketing.

The People Solutions Tool was created exclusively for AlphaStaff’s broker partners. This tool enhances AlphaStaff’s unique broker/client engagement process by providing custom client reports showing how shared-employment can provide value as well as solutions to their specific business’ needs. The Tool includes access to a rating system that generates a report distinct to the individual’s inputs and provides best practice information, how shared employment can lower their people-related costs and lower their risks. The report further identifies the six ways shared-employment can pay off from most important to least important to their specific needs. The six areas are:

1. Consolidate and streamline human resource systems
2. Reduce workers’ compensation exposure and costs
3. Simplify and enhance human resource processes
4. Reduce unemployment taxes and insurance
5. Rationalize cost of providing benefits
6. Reduce legal, settlement and compliance costs

I am excited to provide our broker partners access to a proprietary diagnostic tool that assesses a client’s unique people-related needs and identify opportunities where a PEO can add substantial value,” said DeRosa. “This is one of many tools we are currently working on to provide additional value to our broker partners to better position them for growth. The People Solutions Tools is a great start for our trusted advisors and we have more to offer in the near future that will keep our brokers and client delighted.”

AlphaStaff recently unveiled its new small and medium business broker compensation program as another tool to help brokers create additional revenue, while enhancing their product mix through AlphaStaff. To learn more about the People Solution Tool or the broker compensation program, please visit http://www.alphastaff.com.

AlphaStaff provides a range of services for their clients’ including health insurance, payroll services, workers’ compensation insurance, workers’ compensation claims management, workplace risk management, recruiting, screening and training and more.

DeRosa acknowledged, given the uniqueness of the People Solution Tool, it will only be made available to current AlphaStaff brokers currently.

About AlphaStaff
AlphaStaff Group, Inc., a full range of human resource outsourcing (HRO), delivers services to small and medium sized businesses and mid-market companies through a shared employment model. The company specializes in helping companies save money, time and free up administrative resources while reducing risk and ensuring compliance. Unlike other Professional Employment Organizations (PEO) or HRO providers, AlphaStaff has a unique, coordinated delivery approach as they work exclusively with insurance broker partners to distribute services. AlphaStaff’s experienced HR professionals deliver personal and flexible service to more than 1,300 client companies in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.alphastaff.com.

Media Contact:
Kristy Kennedy
AlphaStaff Group, Inc.
800 Corporate Drive
Suite 600
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
305-448-5839

BusinessVibes went out of Beta version - New Website is already launched!

BusinessVibes, new global B2B networking platform, has already launched a new version of its website.

London, UK, October 26, 2011 – BusinessVibes, new global B2B networking platform helping associations and companies from all over the world to form partnerships and search for new business contacts, has already launched a new version of its website. So far the whole project was held in Beta Version. During the test period BusinessVibes team tried to collect as many feedbacks from customers about functionality, design and usability of the portal as possible. While acting in Beta version BusinessVibes has managed to collect over 342 000 members.

The most visible change applied to new version of the website is its new design. The new homepage is more transparent and easier to use for a customer. The whole navigation pane has been changed to be friendlier for the customer.

When it comes to new functionality of the portal, BusinessVibes has provided to its clients possibility to buy advertisement on the website in exchange for the points collected by the user. Points are assigned to the customer every time he is actively using the portal. They can get the points for registration, inviting a member, adding the event, registering to the event or writing testimonials for other company. If number of points gathered by the user is not sufficient he can still buy the advertisement by paying 1 USD for 1 point.

All other functionalities used in Beta Version have been applied to new version of the website. Users still have possibility to invite their members and stay in touch with them by using BusinessVibes. Portal gives an opportunity to promote events for free and enables online registration for the events. Website allows as well writing messages, creating and sending surveys, leaving testimonials and requesting for profile cards.

Not only is it a place when new contacts can be established, but it is also a great possibility to promote association itself, promote events, manage members and collect membership fees. Every entity willing to join the immense database of companies from 112 different countries is invited to register at BusinessVibes.

Media Contact:
Marta Munia
Marketing Executive - Europe
Infiniti Research Limited
8 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9SP
Tel: +44 20 7291 0883
Follow us on Twitter: @businessvibes