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Dow Jones Celebrates International Women’s Day, Recognizes Female Executives Of The Past Decade

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — To mark International Women’s Day, Dow Jones celebrates the evolution of women in business, charting some of the most talked-about female executives of the past decade in a multi-media package using video and infographic.
The data is powered by Factiva, Dow Jones’ flagship research and intelligence tool and the world’s single most important collection of news. The company has mapped media mentions of 20 of the world’s top female executives over the past ten years from 2003 to 2013. Almost half of those recognized originate from countries outside the U.S., including the U.K., India, Canada, France, Singapore, Australia, and Israel, demonstrating the global footprint of the decade’s top women in business.
“Dow Jones is delighted to recognize the women who have championed the unchartered and overcome the impossible. These global leaders have helped pave the way for the next generation of female executives to shape the business world of tomorrow,” said Lex Fenwick, chief executive officer of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal. “The composition of our leadership at Dow Jones speaks volumes about our own company – nearly half of our senior executives across the globe are women, something we are incredibly proud of. It serves as a testament to the value we place on female leadership and its importance to the success of industries worldwide.”
Appearing in the Factiva video and infographic are some of the following women of influence:
Oprah Winfrey, chairwoman, chief executive officer & chief creative officer, Oprah Winfrey Network; chairwoman & chief executive officer, Harpo Productions;
Meg Whitman, chief executive officer, HP;
Gail Kelly, managing director & chief executive officer, Westpac;
Carol Bartz, former president & chief executive officer, Yahoo!;
Indra Nooyi, chairman & chief executive officer, PepsiCo;
Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer, president, & director, Yahoo!;
Cynthia Carroll, former chief executive officer, Anglo American;
Irene Rosenfeld, chairman & chief executive officer, Mondelez International, Inc.;
Clara Furse, former chief executive officer, London Stock Exchange;
Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive officer, Pearson Plc;
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook;
Chanda Kochhar, managing director & chief executive officer, ICICI Bank;
Ho Ching, executive director & chief executive officer, Temasek;
Andrea Jung, former chief executive officer, Avon;
Sallie Krawcheck, former president, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America;
Kate Swann, chief executive officer, WH Smith Plc;
Anne Lauvergeon, former chief executive officer, AREVA;
Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer, Burberry;
Safra Catz, president & chief executive officer, Oracle;
Ursula Burns, chairman & chief executive officer, Xerox.
Dow Jones’ list of female executives is ranked according to the number of mentions received in some of the world’s leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Reuters, The Times of India, The Globe and Mail, The Times (U.K.), The Australian, and People’s Daily (China). Results spanned the decade between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2013.
The video is available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvcRYkw37h0.
To download the infographic, visit http://www.dowjones.com/pressroom/docs/evolution-women-2137.pdf.
ABOUT DOW JONES
Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations via newspapers, Web sites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video. Dow Jones has produced unrivalled quality content for over 100 years and today has one of the world’s largest news-gathering operations with 2,000 journalists in more than 50 countries, including The Wall Street Journal, the nation’s largest newspaper by total paid circulation. Other premier brands include Barron’s, MarketWatch, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones VentureSource, and All Things D. Its information services publish in 11 languages and distribute content in 28 languages, combining technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices and tablets.

Source: Dow Jones & Company

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March 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

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The Microsoft Dynamics ERP Cloud Arrives in Singapore: SaaSplaza Opens Its Asia Pacific Data Center

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Cloud Dynamics leader SaaSplaza has completed construction of its data center in Singapore. This data center is SaaSplaza’s fifth worldwide (with two in the United States and two more in The Netherlands), and will enable the company to even better serve its worldwide network of Microsoft Partners and independent software vendors.
SaaSplaza chose Singapore because of its regional and global strategic importance.
SaaSplaza chose Singapore because of its regional and global strategic importance. Not only will this location—one of Asia Pacific’s largest Internet hubs—help deliver reduced latency to customers accessing the SaaSplaza Cloud, but it is also surrounded by countries and land masses and thereby protected from regional environmental threats.
SaaSplaza’s data center is housed with KDDI Singapore Pte Ltd at KDDI’s Telehouse Singapore Data Center, which provides real-time monitoring, a biometric authentication system, and other services to ensure the physical security of the facility and its hardware. Security also extends to the logical level as the SaaSplaza Cloud platform has a multi-level security structure with four layers of firewalls, with customer data stored in the deepest layer.
“Security and availability have always been our first order of business, extending from how and where our data center was built, down to the people we choose to manage it,” says SaaSplaza CEO, Herb Prooy. “SaaSplaza is one of the few companies in the world with both ISAE-3402 and SSAE-16 certifications, which delineate controls to ensure system security and availability, covering everything from physical security to system uptime to staff qualifications and backgrounds.”
SaaSplaza is already serving end users in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. With its new data center—as well as its newly opened office in Singapore—SaaSplaza will be expanding its footprint in Asia Pacific, delivering Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions as a Cloud service to organizations of all sizes and markets throughout the region and across the globe.
About SaaSplaza SaaSplaza is #1 worldwide in Cloud Dynamics, with 15 years of experience, and data centers and staff in Asia, EMEA, and the US, and hundreds of Partners and deployments in nearly 60 countries. NAV, AX, GP, CRM, and ISV solutions run easily and consistently on SaaSplaza’s infrastructure, built entirely on the Microsoft stack. Visit http://www.saasplaza.com for more information.
Contact: matthew.casper@saasplaza.com
Source: SaaSplaza

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March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

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LOUIS XIII Rare Cask 42,6 Makes its Debut in the Fabulous Land of the Maharajahs

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COGNAC, France /PRNewswire/ —
Selected guests from 17 countries gathered in Udaipur, ‘the City of Sunrise’, to celebrate with panache the global launch of LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42,6 – only the second such cask to join the RARE CASK collection.
A “Rare Cask” is a single, extremely rare barrel discovered among the hundreds of century-old tiercons that will one day go to make LOUIS XIII.
No two tiercons are ever quite the same size, and this Rare Cask is one of the smaller ones.
Among the guests were Pierrette Trichet, gifted Cellar Master of the House of Remy Martin, and her deputy Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau. It was they who revealed this one utterly Rare Cask of LOUIS XIII that Nature has endowed with an excellence that is all its own. No two tiercons are ever quite the same size, and this Rare Cask is one of the smaller ones: sufficient for just 738 decanters distinguished by a small but significant increase in alcohol, beyond the expected 40 percent. This new Rare Cask expression takes its title from its unique alcohol degree of 42,6 degrees of alcohol.
LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42,6 celebrates the classic LOUIS XIII blend of 1,200 eau-de-vies, 100 years in the making, here featuring salient aromas that are unique to this one precious cask – notes of plum and dates, mingling with flavours of gingerbread, prune stone and ginger, punctuated by a final touch of tobacco leaf.
The splendour of Udaipur made this the perfect setting to welcome such rare treasure from the House of Remy Martin. Udaipur in Rajasthan is the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mewar, home to the world’s most ancient surviving royal dynasty. All around are the rich tokens of the maharajah’s legacy – devoted to the pursuit of excellence, as is LOUIS XIII.
LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42,6 – all decanters will be serial numbered from 001 to 738, available from LOUIS XIII certified retailers, best palaces, hotels and restaurants (LOUIS XIII Fortress network). Suggested retail price, 18 000 EUR.
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Press kits and pictures available from
http://press.louis-xiii.com/rarecask42-6/
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Please drink responsibly
Source: LOUIS XIII

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March 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

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