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Findings from RSNA’s Annual Meeting: 2013 May Be a Hinge Year for Imaging Informatics

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Frost & Sullivan hosts complimentary webinar discussing the imaging informatics arena and 2012 hot spots

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

WHEN:  1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
LOCATION: Online, with complimentary registration
SPEAKER: Frost & Sullivan Advanced Medical Technologies Principal Analyst Nadim Michel Daher

As the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) comes to a close, the U.S. imaging informatics industry is caught between two opposing waves: money being drawn out of the country’s medical imaging spending pool on one side, and the regaining of interest for enterprise healthcare informatics on the other side. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that a year characterized by the lack of game changing breakthroughs in imaging equipment technology coincides with the year when the third-generation picture archiving and communication systems (PACSs) become an industry reality. By generalizing the reliance on vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) and cloud computing, as well as leveraging electronic medical record (EMR) integration and system interoperability, the new generation of imaging informatics solutions will allow providers to aim for higher levels of information exchange and analytics, communication and collaboration, decision support, and quality of care.

Why you should attend this webinar:

  • Recap key takeaways from the industry show floor
  • Gain insight on the latest and greatest products and technologies in medical imaging
  • Receive a reality check on the current state of emerging market trends

This briefing will benefit medical imaging and healthcare IT industry participants, including providers and stakeholders, by summarizing key industry developments and announcements made at the 98th Annual RSNA Meeting, while providing a snapshot of the current state of emerging trends in the U.S. medical imaging informatics industry.

Supporting Quote

“Medical imaging providers must once again adjust to a new round of imaging cuts in 2013,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nadim Michel Daher.  “If vendors have to continue to slow down on technology and product innovation spending on the equipment front, clearly they cannot afford this same belt-tightening with informatics.”

Supporting Resources

For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Advanced Medical Technologies group, please visit:http://www.medicalimaging.frost.com.

Registration

  • To attend the briefing, email britni.myers@frost.com your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and web site, city, state and country.
  • Receive a recorded version of the briefing anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
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For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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December 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

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PR Newswire Survey Reveals Content Marketing Trends, Challenges and New Media Adoption by Companies in China

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HONG KONG, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire has released its comprehensive new report on content marketing and new media adoption in China. The report reveals that many Chinese companies now consider content marketing a critical component of their communications strategies, and the greatest challenges they face are content production and ROI. The report further found that new media usage will rise sharply in the next 12 months.

The survey, the largest ever held in China on this topic, was conducted from August to October 2012 and collected 1,387 questionnaires from marketing, branding and communications personnel, as well as C-suite executives.

The full report on China’s Content Marketing Trends( http://misc.prnasia.com/atd/custeventreg.php?event_id=32 ) is available for download in both English and Chinese, below are some of the key findings from the survey:

Content marketing & new media trends in China

— 95% of companies surveyed consider content marketing important or critical. 40% of top executives (C-suite/business owners) manage or participate in brand-related content marketing activities.
— In the coming 12 months, companies surveyed will significantly increase the use of new media tools for content marketing, including Weibo (microblogging) platforms, mobile marketing, as well as multimedia elements such as images and videos. The use of blogs is expected to drop considerably.
— 57% of companies surveyed allocate less than RMB 500,000 of their budget to content marketing (excluding advertising), while 75% allocate not more than 50% of their total corporate communication budget to content marketing. In the next 12 months, budgets allocated to content marketing through channels such as online media, Weibo and the mobile internet are expected to rise significantly.

News releases as an important content marketing tool

— 88% of companies surveyed use news releases as the most common tool for content marketing. The majority of news releases issued by companies involve a new product launch (76%) or a promotional/marketing campaign (59%).
— Trade show /exhibition, automobile, education and IT sectors distribute the most news releases.
— The amount of budget allocated by companies to content marketing has a direct impact on the way companies issue news releases.

Multimedia for content marketing

— 70% of companies said that they shoot and produce videos for PR /marketing activities. Foreign-funded companies as well as companies in the education, FMCG and advertising sectors are particularly aggressive in their use of videos, with 80% of these firms doing so.
— Over 90% of companies agree that the inclusion of customized components including pictures and videos in news releases enhances the readership.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (http://en.prnasia.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 57 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contact:
Sarah Tam
Regional Marketing Director, Asia ex-China
sarah.tam@prnasia.com

SOURCE﹛PR Newswire

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December 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

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Shelf Drilling Completes Acquisition Of 38 Rigs From Transocean

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GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Shelf Drilling Holdings Ltd (‘Shelf Drilling’), a newly-formed focused provider of shallow water drilling services in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, announces the closing of its $1.05 billion acquisition of 37 jackup drilling rigs, one swamp barge, and associated operations from Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG). The transaction was effected pursuant to the terms of the agreements signed on 9 September 2012.

Shelf Drilling was created to become the leading international shallow water drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry. Building on the decades of experience of the approximately 3,500 worldwide employees who will transfer as part of the transaction, Shelf Drilling seeks to provide the safest and most reliable fit-for-purpose jackup drilling services to its customers. The company has established its headquarters in Dubai for optimal access to operating bases in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

“Our strategy is based on focus, reliability and relationships,” commented David Mullen, the Chief Executive Officer of Shelf Drilling. “We are exclusively focused on shallow water drilling, and we will seek to build a sustainable business that continues to grow to become the jackup drilling contractor of choice for our customers, employees and investors. We intend to build on our workforce’s industry-leading track record of safety and operational excellence to allow us to build long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers.”

“I have been extremely encouraged by the response from our employees and customers following the initial announcement of the transaction. The entire Shelf Drilling team is excited about the leading role our company will play in the global shallow water drilling industry.”

Shelf Drilling will immediately assume operations of seven rigs. The remaining currently-contracted rigs will operate under transitional operating and services agreements with Transocean, with the goal of assuming full operations of the entire fleet in 2013. Shelf Drilling and Transocean will work in close collaboration to ensure a seamless transition and outstanding safety and operational performance. A list of Shelf Drilling’s assets is included in Appendix A.

Shelf Drilling Holdings is a private company owned by management and private equity funds managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., CHAMP Private Equity and Lime Rock Partners.

Additional information about Shelf Drilling can be found at http://www.shelfdrilling.com

Appendix A
Jackups Design Year Entered Service (1) Water Depth (Feet) Location

C.E. Thornton MLT 53-SC (converted to MLT 116-C) 1974 300 India
Compact Driller MLT 116-C 1992 300 Thailand
F.G. McClintock MLT 53-C 1975 300 India
Galveston Key MLT 116-S (converted 116CS) 1978 300 Malaysia
GSF Adriatic I (3) MLT 116-C 1981 300 Malaysia
GSF Adriatic IX MLT 116-C 1981 350 Nigeria
GSF Adriatic V (3) MLT 116-C 1979 300 UAE
GSF Adriatic VI (3) MLT 116-C 1981 328 Malaysia
GSF Adriatic X MLT 116-C 1982 350 Nigeria
GSF Baltic MLT Super 300 1983 375 Nigeria
GSF High Island II MLT 82-SD-C 1979 270 Saudi Arabia
GSF High Island IV MLT 82-SD-C 1980 / 2001 270 Saudi Arabia
GSF High Island IX MLT 82-SD-C 1983 / 2012 250 Saudi Arabia
GSF High Island V (3) MLT 82-SD-C 1981 270 UAE
GSF High Island VII MLT 82-SD-C 1982 250 Nigeria
GSF Key Gibraltar MLT 84-C (modified to 116-C) 1976 / 1996 300 Thailand
GSF Key Hawaii Mitsui 300 C 1983 300 Vietnam
GSF Key Manhattan MLT 116-C 1980 350 Italy
GSF Key Singapore (3) MLT 116-C 1982 350 Egypt
GSF Main Pass I F&G L-780-Mod II 1982 300 Saudi Arabia
GSF Main Pass IV F&G L-780-Mod II 1982 300 Saudi Arabia
GSF Parameswara Baker Marine BMC-300-IC 1983 300 Indonesia
GSF Rig 105 MLT 52-C 1975 250 Egypt
GSF Rig 124 Modec 200C-45 1980 250 Egypt
GSF Rig 141 MLT 82-SD-C 1982 250 Egypt
Harvey H. Ward F&G L-780-Mod II 1981 300 Indonesia
J.T. Angel F&G L-780-Mod II 1982 300 India
Randolph Yost(2) MLT 116-C 1979 300 India
Ron Tappmeyer MLT 116-C 1978 300 India
Transocean Comet Sonat cantilever 1980 250 Egypt
Trident 15 Modec 300 C-38 1982 300 Thailand
Trident 16 Modec 300 C-38 1982 300 Thailand
Trident II MLT 116-C 1977 / 1985 300 India
Trident IX Modec 400 C-35 1982 400 Malaysia
Trident VIII Modec 300 C-35 1981 300 Gabon
Trident XII Baker Marine BMC-300-IC 1982 / 1992 300 India
Trident XIV Baker Marine BMC-300-IC 1982 / 1994 300 Angola

Swamp Barge
Hibiscus Heavy Swamp Barge 1979 / 1993 25 Indonesia

(1) Dates shown are the original service date and the date of the most recent major upgrade, if any.
(2) Rig is currently undergoing reactivation.
(3) Rig is currently stacked.

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December 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

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Shelf Drilling Completes Acquisition Of 38 Rigs From Transocean

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GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Shelf Drilling Holdings Ltd (‘Shelf Drilling’), a newly-formed focused provider of shallow water drilling services in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, announces the closing of its $1.05 billion acquisition of 37 jackup drilling rigs, one swamp barge, and associated operations from Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG). The transaction was effected pursuant to the terms of the agreements signed on 9 September 2012.

Shelf Drilling was created to become the leading international shallow water drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry. Building on the decades of experience of the approximately 3,500 worldwide employees who will transfer as part of the transaction, Shelf Drilling seeks to provide the safest and most reliable fit-for-purpose jackup drilling services to its customers. The company has established its headquarters in Dubai for optimal access to operating bases in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

“Our strategy is based on focus, reliability and relationships,” commented David Mullen, the Chief Executive Officer of Shelf Drilling. “We are exclusively focused on shallow water drilling, and we will seek to build a sustainable business that continues to grow to become the jackup drilling contractor of choice for our customers, employees and investors. We intend to build on our workforce’s industry-leading track record of safety and operational excellence to allow us to build long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers.”

“I have been extremely encouraged by the response from our employees and customers following the initial announcement of the transaction. The entire Shelf Drilling team is excited about the leading role our company will play in the global shallow water drilling industry.”

Shelf Drilling will immediately assume operations of seven rigs. The remaining currently-contracted rigs will operate under transitional operating and services agreements with Transocean, with the goal of assuming full operations of the entire fleet in 2013. Shelf Drilling and Transocean will work in close collaboration to ensure a seamless transition and outstanding safety and operational performance. A list of Shelf Drilling’s assets is included in Appendix A.

Shelf Drilling Holdings is a private company owned by management and private equity funds managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., CHAMP Private Equity and Lime Rock Partners.

Additional information about Shelf Drilling can be found at http://www.shelfdrilling.com

Appendix A
Jackups Design Year Entered Service (1) Water Depth (Feet) Location

C.E. Thornton MLT 53-SC (converted to MLT 116-C) 1974 300 India
Compact Driller MLT 116-C 1992 300 Thailand
F.G. McClintock MLT 53-C 1975 300 India
Galveston Key MLT 116-S (converted 116CS) 1978 300 Malaysia
GSF Adriatic I (3) MLT 116-C 1981 300 Malaysia
GSF Adriatic IX MLT 116-C 1981 350 Nigeria
GSF Adriatic V (3) MLT 116-C 1979 300 UAE
GSF Adriatic VI (3) MLT 116-C 1981 328 Malaysia
GSF Adriatic X MLT 116-C 1982 350 Nigeria
GSF Baltic MLT Super 300 1983 375 Nigeria
GSF High Island II MLT 82-SD-C 1979 270 Saudi Arabia
GSF High Island IV MLT 82-SD-C 1980 / 2001 270 Saudi Arabia
GSF High Island IX MLT 82-SD-C 1983 / 2012 250 Saudi Arabia
GSF High Island V (3) MLT 82-SD-C 1981 270 UAE
GSF High Island VII MLT 82-SD-C 1982 250 Nigeria
GSF Key Gibraltar MLT 84-C (modified to 116-C) 1976 / 1996 300 Thailand
GSF Key Hawaii Mitsui 300 C 1983 300 Vietnam
GSF Key Manhattan MLT 116-C 1980 350 Italy
GSF Key Singapore (3) MLT 116-C 1982 350 Egypt
GSF Main Pass I F&G L-780-Mod II 1982 300 Saudi Arabia
GSF Main Pass IV F&G L-780-Mod II 1982 300 Saudi Arabia
GSF Parameswara Baker Marine BMC-300-IC 1983 300 Indonesia
GSF Rig 105 MLT 52-C 1975 250 Egypt
GSF Rig 124 Modec 200C-45 1980 250 Egypt
GSF Rig 141 MLT 82-SD-C 1982 250 Egypt
Harvey H. Ward F&G L-780-Mod II 1981 300 Indonesia
J.T. Angel F&G L-780-Mod II 1982 300 India
Randolph Yost(2) MLT 116-C 1979 300 India
Ron Tappmeyer MLT 116-C 1978 300 India
Transocean Comet Sonat cantilever 1980 250 Egypt
Trident 15 Modec 300 C-38 1982 300 Thailand
Trident 16 Modec 300 C-38 1982 300 Thailand
Trident II MLT 116-C 1977 / 1985 300 India
Trident IX Modec 400 C-35 1982 400 Malaysia
Trident VIII Modec 300 C-35 1981 300 Gabon
Trident XII Baker Marine BMC-300-IC 1982 / 1992 300 India
Trident XIV Baker Marine BMC-300-IC 1982 / 1994 300 Angola

Swamp Barge
Hibiscus Heavy Swamp Barge 1979 / 1993 25 Indonesia

(1) Dates shown are the original service date and the date of the most recent major upgrade, if any.
(2) Rig is currently undergoing reactivation.
(3) Rig is currently stacked.

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December 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

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