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TripAdvisor Unveils 2012 Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families

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Awards honour family-friendly properties worldwide, according to reviews and opinions from millions of travellers

SINGAPORE, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — TripAdvisor( http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg )(TM), the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its 2012 Travellers’ Choice(R) award-winning Hotels for Families. This year, 504 top family-friendly properties were recognised in 25 markets around the globe including Asia, Australia, the South Pacific, Africa, Caribbean, Europe and the U.S.

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In Asia, Club Med Sahoro – Karikachi Kogen( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1025638-d601595-Reviews-Club_Med_Sahoro_Karikachi_Kogen-Shintoku_cho_Hokkaido.html ) in Shintoku-cho, Japan came in first while Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley(http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g641714-d1156207-Reviews-Club_Mahindra_Kodagu_Valley-Madikeri_Kodagu_Karnataka.html ) in Madikeri, India took the second place.

In Thailand, Phuket laid claim to 6 out of the 10 top hotels in Thailand while Hua Hin, Bangkok, Koh Samui and Mae Ai had 1 winner each. The Chava Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297937-d1138064-Reviews-The_Chava_Resort-Thalang_Phuket.html ) in Phuket took the first place in Thailand and sixth place in Asia.

In Indonesia, Club Med Ria Bintan( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297718-d605509-Reviews-Club_Med_Ria_Bintan-Bintan_Riau_Archipelago_Riau_Islands_Province_Sumatra.html ) was crowned the top hotel. Bali secured 6 out of the 10 top winning hotels, Bintan gained 2 while Bandung and Pulau Sugi had a winner each.

In Malaysia, Casa del Rio Melaka( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g306997-d1859159-Reviews-Casa_del_Rio_Melaka-Melaka_Central_Melaka_District_Melaka_State.html ) made it to the top spot followed by Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298570-d1929970-Reviews-Somerset_Ampang_Kuala_Lumpur-Kuala_Lumpur_Wilayah_Persekutuan.html ) and Jonker Boutique Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g306997-d1749499-Reviews-Jonker_Boutique_Hotel-Melaka_Central_Melaka_District_Melaka_State.html ) in Melaka.

Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who travelled with family. Unlike any other honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

“Travellers looking to plan their family trips need not look any further with these highly-rated family-friendly properties. They are great vacation and accommodation ideas by those who really matter — travellers themselves,” said Jean Ow-Yeong, TripAdvisor spokesperson.

Select Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families Award Winners:

Top 10 Hotels in Asia

1. Club Med Sahoro – Karikachi Kogen( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1025638-d601595-Reviews-Club_Med_Sahoro_Karikachi_Kogen-Shintoku_cho_Hokkaido.html ), Shintoku-cho, Japan
2. Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g641714-d1156207-Reviews-Club_Mahindra_Kodagu_Valley-Madikeri_Kodagu_Karnataka.html ), Madikeri, India
3. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294217-d583732-Reviews-Hong_Kong_Disneyland_Hotel-Hong_Kong.html ), Hong Kong, China
4. Radhika Beach Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297601-d500811-Reviews-Radhika_Beach_Resort-Diu_Daman_and_Diu.html ), Diu, India
5. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Vaishno Devi, Katra( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297621-d308371-Reviews-Country_Inn_Suites_By_Carlson_Vaishno_Devi_Katra-Katra_Jammu_Jammu_and_Kashmir.html ), Katra, India
6. The Chava Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297937-d1138064-Reviews-The_Chava_Resort-Thalang_Phuket.html ), Phuket, Thailand
7. The White Hotels( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297621-d1149648-Reviews-The_White_Hotels-Katra_Jammu_Jammu_and_Kashmir.html ), Katra, India
8. Lee Garden Service Apartment Beijing( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294212-d589551-Reviews-Lee_Garden_Service_Apartment_Beijing-Beijing.html ), Beijing, China
9. Club Med Ria Bintan( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297718-d605509-Reviews-Club_Med_Ria_Bintan-Bintan_Riau_Archipelago_Riau_Islands_Province_Sumatra.html ), Bintan, Indonesia
10. Shervani Hilltop( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g660548-d677487-Reviews-Shervani_Hilltop-Nainital_Uttarakhand.html ), Nainital, India

Top 10 Hotels in Thailand

1. The Chava Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297937-d1138064-Reviews-The_Chava_Resort-Thalang_Phuket.html ), Phuket
2. Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1223683-d308518-Reviews-Marriott_s_Phuket_Beach_Club-Mai_Khao_Phuket.html ), Phuket
3. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297937-d1629757-Reviews-Outrigger_Laguna_Phuket_Resort_Villas-Thalang_Phuket.html ), Phuket
4. Blue Lagoon Resort Hua Hin( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297922-d1751846-Reviews-Blue_Lagoon_Resort_Hua_Hin-Hua_Hin_Prachuap_Khiri_Khan_Province.html ), Hua Hin
5. Marriott Mai Khao Beach( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1223683-d1100013-Reviews-Marriott_Mai_Khao_Beach-Mai_Khao_Phuket.html ), Phuket
6. Courtyard Phuket at Surin Beach( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297937-d1100819-Reviews-Courtyard_Phuket_at_Surin_Beach-Thalang_Phuket.html ), Phuket
7. Mayfair, Bangkok – Marriott Executive Apartments( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293916-d299780-Reviews-Mayfair_Bangkok_Marriott_Executive_Apartments-Bangkok.html ), Bangkok
8. Andara Resort and Villas( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1379324-d1370724-Reviews-Andara_Resort_and_Villas-Kamala_Phuket.html ), Phuket
9. ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293918-d1159178-Reviews-ShaSa_Resort_Residences_Koh_Samui-Koh_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html ), Koh Samui
10. Maekok River Village Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g2237292-d478767-Reviews-Maekok_River_Village_Resort-Mae_Ai.html ), Mae Ai

Top 10 Hotels in Indonesia

1. Club Med Ria Bintan( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297718-d605509-Reviews-Club_Med_Ria_Bintan-Bintan_Riau_Archipelago_Riau_Islands_Province_Sumatra.html ), Bintan
2. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297698-d304528-Reviews-The_Westin_Resort_Nusa_Dua_Bali-Nusa_Dua_Nusa_Dua_Peninsula_Bali.html ), Bali
3. Villa Awang Awang( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297701-d1567942-Reviews-Villa_Awang_Awang-Ubud_Bali.html ), Bali
4. Club Med Bali( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297698-d669122-Reviews-Club_Med_Bali-Nusa_Dua_Nusa_Dua_Peninsula_Bali.html ), Bali
5. Telunas Beach Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1778353-d566041-Reviews-Telunas_Beach_Resort-Sugi_Island_Riau_Archipelago_Riau_Islands_Province_Sumatra.html ), Pulau Sugi
6. Nikoi Island( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297718-d754321-Reviews-Nikoi_Island-Bintan_Riau_Archipelago_Riau_Islands_Province_Sumatra.html ), Bintan
7. The Villas Bali Hotel & Spa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g469404-d309355-Reviews-The_Villas_Bali_Hotel_Spa-Seminyak_Bali.html ), Bali
8. Padma Resort Bali at Legian( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608487-d307610-Reviews-Padma_Resort_Bali_at_Legian-Legian_Bali.html ), Bali
9. Golden Flower( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297704-d1489478-Reviews-Golden_Flower-Bandung_West_Java_Java.html ), Bandung
10. Alam Indah( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294226-d674334-Reviews-Alam_Indah-Bali.html ), Bali

Top 10 Hotels in Malaysia

1. Casa del Rio Melaka( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g306997-d1859159-Reviews-Casa_del_Rio_Melaka-Melaka_Central_Melaka_District_Melaka_State.html ), Melaka
2. Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298570-d1929970-Reviews-Somerset_Ampang_Kuala_Lumpur-Kuala_Lumpur_Wilayah_Persekutuan.html ), Kuala Lumpur
3. Jonker Boutique Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g306997-d1749499-Reviews-Jonker_Boutique_Hotel-Melaka_Central_Melaka_District_Melaka_State.html ), Melaka
4. Tanjong Jara Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298319-d302976-Reviews-Tanjong_Jara_Resort-Dungun_Dungun_District_Terengganu.html ), Dungun
5. Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g306997-d1590958-Reviews-Courtyard_Heeren_Boutique_Hotel-Melaka_Central_Melaka_District_Melaka_State.html ), Melaka
6. The Andaman Langkawi( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298283-d302018-Reviews-The_Andaman_Langkawi-Langkawi_Langkawi_District_Kedah.html ), Langkawi
7. The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298283-d1878415-Reviews-The_Danna_Langkawi_Malaysia-Langkawi_Langkawi_District_Kedah.html ), Langkawi
8. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298307-d306368-Reviews-Shangri_La_s_Rasa_Ria_Resort-Kota_Kinabalu_Kota_Kinabalu_District_Sabah.html ), Kota Kinabalu
9. Prince Hotel & Residence( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298570-d301406-Reviews-Prince_Hotel_Residence-Kuala_Lumpur_Wilayah_Persekutuan.html ), Kuala Lumpur
10. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g635527-d302166-Reviews-Shangri_La_s_Rasa_Sayang_Resort_Spa-Batu_Ferringhi_Pulau_Penang_Penang.html ), Pulau Penang

For the complete list of the 2012 Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/TravelersChoice-Family.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor(TM) is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com( http://www.daodao.com ). TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include http://www.airfarewatchdog.com, http://www.bookingbuddy.com, http://www.cruisecritic.com, http://www.everytrail.com, http://www.familyvacationcritic.com, http://www.flipkey.com, http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk, http://www.holidaywatchdog.com, http://www.independenttraveler.com, http://www.onetime.com, http://www.seatguru.com, http://www.sniqueaway.com, http://www.smartertravel.com, http://www.tingo.com, http://www.travel-library.com, http://www.travelpod.com, http://www.virtualtourist.com, http://www.whereivebeen.com, and http://www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012

(C)2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: TripAdvisor

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April 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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Squire Sanders Opens Office in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Squire Sanders has been granted a license last week by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, to open an office in Singapore.

The Singapore office will be headed by Ignatius Hwang, and he will be supported by a team of three lawyers. The office will represent multinational corporations, governments and banks on major infrastructure projects including public-private partnership projects, cross-border transactions, international arbitration, financing arrangements and corporate restructurings in Singapore, Asia and the Middle East. The team has a particular expertise in the field of energy, infrastructure and resources.

The launch of the Singapore office is a key component of Squire Sanders’ Asia Pacific growth strategy. In February the global legal practice appointed partners Mao Tong and Peter Chow and a team of three other lawyers in Hong Kong and also announced its intention to open an office in Korea.

James J. Maiwurm, Squire Sanders chair and global CEO said: “Singapore is a major commercial center in Asia and has one of the most dynamic economies in the region.

“Singapore provides a gateway to other rapidly growing economies such as Indonesia and India. It is a natural addition to our offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Perth in Australia, building upon our strategy to become one of the leading legal service providers in the Asia Pacific region.”

Ignatius Hwang added: “I am excited to join Squire Sanders and to have the opportunity to launch an office in Singapore for a global legal practice with real ambition in this market. Singapore is a launch pad for South and South-East Asia, particularly in energy and resources, which is an area of genuine expertise for both our team and across the wider firm.

“Over time we expect to grow the office substantially, particularly in the area of cross-border transactions and international arbitration.”

Ken Kurosu, Squire Sanders Asia practice coordinator, commented: “The addition of an office in Singapore is of strategic importance both in terms of geography, but also as we seek to develop our existing strengths in sectors such as energy and natural resources and practices such as cross-border M&A, arbitration and infrastructure development. Ignatius and his team have worked on energy and infrastructure projects spanning Asia, from China, India and Indonesia to Thailand and Vietnam. They are very highly regarded and we are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”

SOURCE﹛Squire Sanders

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April 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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Cognizant Selects Savvis’ Cloud Infrastructure Service to Offer Enhanced Business Value and Agility to Clients

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ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Savvis( http://www.savvis.com ), a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Cognizant( http://www.cognizant.com ), a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has selected Savvis cloud and data center services to further expand its capabilities to deliver cloud-based solutions.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO)

Cognizant will combine Savvis’ services with its market-leading remote infrastructure management, application, consulting and business process services to help its clients drive business transformation, and improve cost and operational efficiencies. Cognizant will use a combination of data center services and a private version of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC)( http://www.savvis.com/en-us/infrastructure-services/enterprise-cloud/pages/savvissymphonyvpdc.aspx ), an enterprise-class cloud computing solution.

“Through this strategic agreement, Cognizant will be able to offer exceptional value to clients by pairing our unmatched enterprise-class cloud services with its own significant and established business solutions,” said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. “Cognizant’s offering will span processes, systems and infrastructure, delivering business agility and value to its clients. We’re excited to work with a best-in-class company like Cognizant on delivering fully integrated, global and market-leading solutions.”

“We selected Savvis because of its proven, industry-leading enterprise-class cloud and data center services,” said Robert J. Boles Jr., senior vice president of Cognizant’s IT Infrastructure Services practice. “By combining Savvis’ services with Cognizant’s infrastructure services, we will be able to offer full-scale IT outsourcing solutions that transform our clients’ existing IT infrastructure into a more flexible, agile and cost-effective utility computing environment.”

Cognizant’s private-label cloud and data center services will be delivered from Savvis’ facilities in Washington, D.C., and London.

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

For more information, visit: http://www.savvis.com or http://www.centurylink.com.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 137,700 employees as of December 31, 2011, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at http://www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

SOURCE﹛Savvis

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April 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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Cognizant Selects Savvis’ Cloud Infrastructure Service to Offer Enhanced Business Value and Agility to Clients

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ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Savvis( http://www.savvis.com ), a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Cognizant( http://www.cognizant.com ), a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has selected Savvis cloud and data center services to further expand its capabilities to deliver cloud-based solutions.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO)

Cognizant will combine Savvis’ services with its market-leading remote infrastructure management, application, consulting and business process services to help its clients drive business transformation, and improve cost and operational efficiencies. Cognizant will use a combination of data center services and a private version of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC)( http://www.savvis.com/en-us/infrastructure-services/enterprise-cloud/pages/savvissymphonyvpdc.aspx ), an enterprise-class cloud computing solution.

“Through this strategic agreement, Cognizant will be able to offer exceptional value to clients by pairing our unmatched enterprise-class cloud services with its own significant and established business solutions,” said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. “Cognizant’s offering will span processes, systems and infrastructure, delivering business agility and value to its clients. We’re excited to work with a best-in-class company like Cognizant on delivering fully integrated, global and market-leading solutions.”

“We selected Savvis because of its proven, industry-leading enterprise-class cloud and data center services,” said Robert J. Boles Jr., senior vice president of Cognizant’s IT Infrastructure Services practice. “By combining Savvis’ services with Cognizant’s infrastructure services, we will be able to offer full-scale IT outsourcing solutions that transform our clients’ existing IT infrastructure into a more flexible, agile and cost-effective utility computing environment.”

Cognizant’s private-label cloud and data center services will be delivered from Savvis’ facilities in Washington, D.C., and London.

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

For more information, visit: http://www.savvis.com or http://www.centurylink.com.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 137,700 employees as of December 31, 2011, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at http://www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

SOURCE﹛Savvis

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April 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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RS Components Launches 2012 Catalogue in Print and Digital Formats in Asia Pacific

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Multi-format catalogue strengthens service offerings for faster comparison, selection and purchase options for customers

SINGAPORE, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — RS Components( http://bit.ly/e5JV6l ), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, today announced the launch of its 2012 catalogue in print and digital formats in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan). All products featured in the catalogues are in stock and available for immediate delivery from stocking locations across the region for optimum availability.

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The new RS Components print catalogue includes over 60,000 of the most popular products from its portfolio of 550,000 and will be available from April 2012. The print catalogue is a convenient resource for customers to easily identify products as they constantly race against time to drive new innovations in an increasingly high-value engineering industry.

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, RS Components, said, “Asia continues to lead global growth for RS Components, and we will continue to improve our product and service offerings to meet the needs of a new generation of tech-savvy engineers who are constantly evolving their work patterns. Our new catalogue, featuring an even better and wider range, aims to fulfil this need and cement our position as the preferred distributor for engineers and procurements specialists in the region.”

The digital catalogue is available from May 2012 on a USB memory stick or as a customisable PDF download from RS Online( http://www.rs-components.com ). Launched last year, the digital USB version of the catalogue has proven to be popular in Asia Pacific. The easy-to-use tool was designed for engineers constantly on the go. The 2012 digital catalogue features over 60,000 products and includes many enhanced functionalities.

Users can choose to:

— Browse the digital catalogue page-by-page
— Flick across complete sections at a time
— Search by stock number, manufacturer part number, product type or page number
— Bookmark pages and create and save notes for future reference
— Recently viewed pages are stored, allowing easy navigation

Using an internet connection, the digital catalogue seamlessly links customers to RS Online( http://www.rs-components.com ), providing them with access to over 550,000 products available globally. The fully transactional website enables customers to easily and quickly research, select and order products online. Customers can instantly get the latest product and pricing information as new products and updates are introduced on RS Online( http://www.rs-components.com ) throughout the year. Whilst connected, they also have access to online resources such as data sheets and the 3D CAD model library.

“Customers’ needs are at the heart of our business. We carried out extensive research into how we could optimise the browsing experience for them. We are confident that the new digital catalogue has taken the findings into consideration and will help our customers find their chosen products efficiently,” said Huxley.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of GBP1.18bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-components.com.

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
Tweet: RS Components
Hashtags: #ecommerce #electronics

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
http://www.rs-components.com

Editorial Contact:

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6391-5745
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com

The Hoffman Agency
Rasheed Abu Bakar
Senior Account Executive
Tel: +65-6361-0250
Email: rscomponentsteam@hoffman.com

SOURCE﹛RS Components

Written by asiafreshnews

April 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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