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Mariner xVu(TM) Selected to Monitor Telefonica Digitals Global Video Platform

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— Providing Video Monitoring from the Service Platform to Beyond the Edge of the Network, Mariner xVu Assures the Delivery of Reliable, High-Quality IPTV and OTT services for Telefonica Digital

LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TV Connect 2013 — Mariner( http://www.marinerpartners.com ), a leading global provider of IP video solutions and technologies, today announced that Telefonica Digital( http://www.telefonica.com/digitalhub ) has chosen Mariner xVu(TM) as the exclusive end-to-end monitoring tool for its Global Video Platform (GVP).

The GVP offers two type of services: a Pay TV service (using IPTV or Satellite Hybrid TV) and a pure OTT service commercially named “PLAY” which is a video on demand service available for a wide range of devices (TVs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc.). Both products have been launched in Brazil and will be implemented in European and Latin American countries over the next years.

“Our objective is to deliver reliable, high-quality video services to a growing number of screens and devices, which requires consistent, end-to-end monitoring across all GVP services,” says Luis Velo, Head of Media Services at Telefonica Digital. “We chose Mariner xVu real-time IP video analytics software based on its unique ability to identify network and content issues affecting multiple consumers, as well as provide in-home and neighborhood status for individual consumers.”

Mariners multi-award-winning IP video monitoring solution, Mariner xVu, harvests data from multiple sources to build a real-time view of the video performance associated with consumer devices, households, neighborhoods, networks, and content sources. This allows for quick identification and localization of issues affecting customers, and provides customer care with valuable, enhanced visibility.

“Consumers value superior video quality, and we are seeing a global trend for new service offerings that include Internet and mobile video delivered to a diverse array of consumer devices,” said Curtis Howe, President and CEO of Mariner. “Mariner xVu software is in its fourth generation of deployment and is a proven solution for increasing video reliability and customer satisfaction as the network scales. Our consumer-centric monitoring at the edge of the network is efficient at reducing OPEX costs for network and field operations teams as they scale and support more devices.”

GVP IPTV services are based on Microsoft(R) Mediaroom(R) middleware and OTT Networks MiB technology. Mariner xVu is the worlds first and most widely deployed end-to-end monitoring solution for Mediaroom.

Mariner xVu and Telefonica Digital are both finalists in the TV Connect Industry Awards 2013. Mariner xVu is shortlisted in the category of “Best Network Technology for IP TV & OTT TV”, while Telefonica Digital is shortlisted for Global Video Service in the category of “Best Multiscreen TV Service”, and Telefonica Global Video Platform is shortlisted in the category of “Best Service Delivery Platform for IP TV & OTT TV”. The TV Connect Industry Awards 2013 recognize, reward and celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the Connected Entertainment industry.

More information about Mariner and the companys products can be found at http://www.marinerpartners.com.

See Mariner at TV Connect Booth 44.

About Telefonica Digital
Telefonica Digital is a global business division of Telefonica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefonica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through Telefonica Dynamic Insights. Telefonica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefonicas 316 million customers as well as entering new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, TokBox, Terra, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all managed under the Telefonica Digital umbrella.

To sign up for news alerts and read commentary on Telefonica Digital, visit http://www.telefonica.com/digitalhub and track them on Twitter @tefdigital.

About Mariner (www.marinerpartners.com)
Mariner is a leading global provider of IP video solutions and technologies for multiscreen networks. Mariners innovative, award-winning flagship product Mariner xVu(TM) allows service providers to offer a reliable, high-quality viewing experience; rapidly isolate IPTV network issues; and cost-effectively reduce truck rolls to ensure a superior broadband and IPTV service.

Mariner xVu is the worlds most deployed monitoring solution, with 7 million devices under management. Mariners frostt(TM) platform is an application management solution that allows service providers to monetize their IPTV applications by turning every subscriber interaction into a revenue generating opportunity. You can follow us in Twitter – @marinerxvu

Note to Editors: Product and company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Source Mariner

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March 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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Mariner xVu(TM) Selected to Monitor Telefonica Digitals Global Video Platform

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— Providing Video Monitoring from the Service Platform to Beyond the Edge of the Network, Mariner xVu Assures the Delivery of Reliable, High-Quality IPTV and OTT services for Telefonica Digital

LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TV Connect 2013 — Mariner( http://www.marinerpartners.com ), a leading global provider of IP video solutions and technologies, today announced that Telefonica Digital( http://www.telefonica.com/digitalhub ) has chosen Mariner xVu(TM) as the exclusive end-to-end monitoring tool for its Global Video Platform (GVP).

The GVP offers two type of services: a Pay TV service (using IPTV or Satellite Hybrid TV) and a pure OTT service commercially named “PLAY” which is a video on demand service available for a wide range of devices (TVs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc.). Both products have been launched in Brazil and will be implemented in European and Latin American countries over the next years.

“Our objective is to deliver reliable, high-quality video services to a growing number of screens and devices, which requires consistent, end-to-end monitoring across all GVP services,” says Luis Velo, Head of Media Services at Telefonica Digital. “We chose Mariner xVu real-time IP video analytics software based on its unique ability to identify network and content issues affecting multiple consumers, as well as provide in-home and neighborhood status for individual consumers.”

Mariners multi-award-winning IP video monitoring solution, Mariner xVu, harvests data from multiple sources to build a real-time view of the video performance associated with consumer devices, households, neighborhoods, networks, and content sources. This allows for quick identification and localization of issues affecting customers, and provides customer care with valuable, enhanced visibility.

“Consumers value superior video quality, and we are seeing a global trend for new service offerings that include Internet and mobile video delivered to a diverse array of consumer devices,” said Curtis Howe, President and CEO of Mariner. “Mariner xVu software is in its fourth generation of deployment and is a proven solution for increasing video reliability and customer satisfaction as the network scales. Our consumer-centric monitoring at the edge of the network is efficient at reducing OPEX costs for network and field operations teams as they scale and support more devices.”

GVP IPTV services are based on Microsoft(R) Mediaroom(R) middleware and OTT Networks MiB technology. Mariner xVu is the worlds first and most widely deployed end-to-end monitoring solution for Mediaroom.

Mariner xVu and Telefonica Digital are both finalists in the TV Connect Industry Awards 2013. Mariner xVu is shortlisted in the category of “Best Network Technology for IP TV & OTT TV”, while Telefonica Digital is shortlisted for Global Video Service in the category of “Best Multiscreen TV Service”, and Telefonica Global Video Platform is shortlisted in the category of “Best Service Delivery Platform for IP TV & OTT TV”. The TV Connect Industry Awards 2013 recognize, reward and celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the Connected Entertainment industry.

More information about Mariner and the companys products can be found at http://www.marinerpartners.com.

See Mariner at TV Connect Booth 44.

About Telefonica Digital
Telefonica Digital is a global business division of Telefonica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefonica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through Telefonica Dynamic Insights. Telefonica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefonicas 316 million customers as well as entering new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, TokBox, Terra, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all managed under the Telefonica Digital umbrella.

To sign up for news alerts and read commentary on Telefonica Digital, visit http://www.telefonica.com/digitalhub and track them on Twitter @tefdigital.

About Mariner (www.marinerpartners.com)
Mariner is a leading global provider of IP video solutions and technologies for multiscreen networks. Mariners innovative, award-winning flagship product Mariner xVu(TM) allows service providers to offer a reliable, high-quality viewing experience; rapidly isolate IPTV network issues; and cost-effectively reduce truck rolls to ensure a superior broadband and IPTV service.

Mariner xVu is the worlds most deployed monitoring solution, with 7 million devices under management. Mariners frostt(TM) platform is an application management solution that allows service providers to monetize their IPTV applications by turning every subscriber interaction into a revenue generating opportunity. You can follow us in Twitter – @marinerxvu

Note to Editors: Product and company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Source Mariner

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March 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Savvis Strengthens Asian Operations with Additions of Osamu Numata and Tan Teng Cheong

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– Industry Veterans Tapped to Drive Growth in Savvis Cloud, Managed Hosting Services in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced it has named Osamu Numata as country manager, Japan, and Tan Teng Cheong as country manager, Singapore and Hong Kong.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO )
Both leaders will focus on driving growth in Savvis cloud, managed hosting and colocation services across their respective regions in Asia.
“Asia continues to be a key strategic growth region for Savvis,” said Mark Smith, managing director, Savvis Asia. “I am delighted to have Osamu and Teng Cheong join our global team, and I am confident they will provide quality leadership as we grow to serve the IT infrastructure needs of businesses seeking a presence in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.”
Osamu brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry to Savvis, most recently serving as director, enterprise services sales, for HP Japan. He has also led business expansion through leadership roles with Oracle Japan, Wipro Japan and Information Services International-Dentsu.
Teng Cheong joins Savvis from Motorola Solutions, where he served as director, enterprise strategic accounts, South East Asia. For more than 20 years, he has served regional technology clients through leadership roles with Dell Singapore, Sybase and HiSoft Technology International Ltd.
About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks worldwide, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
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™ Prism™ 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.
Source: Savvis

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March 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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MST Capital selects SunGard’s Hedge360 for a Holistic Hosted Investment Management Suite

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SINGAPORE, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MST Capital( http://www.mstcapital.com ), an Asian focused Global Macro hedge fund based in Australia, has chosen SunGard(http://www.sungard.com/financialsystems )’s Hedge360, a hosted front-to-back office hedge fund investment management application suite. Now live, Hedge360 helps MST better service its clients with an enhanced ability to provide analysis, trading, portfolio and risk management of OTC and exchange-traded derivatives and securities, in real-time.

MST sought a cloud-based solution that could help its portfolio managers customize their portfolio management, risk, IT and reporting requirements with a swift time to market. SunGard’s global project team completed the implementation in less than three months and successfully met MST’s objectives in terms of delivery milestones and core and bespoke functionalities.

Les Andrews, chief operating officer of MST Capital said, “Crucial to us was the ability to choose tailored components of the investment management suite to meet our specific requirements. The breadth of SunGard’s asset coverage, its unified team support across all the solutions and complete technology outsourcing and security, combined to make Hedge360 our top choice.”

Hedge 360 allows customers to choose features and functions to customize their solution suite. Using components of SunGard’s Front Arena, APT and Monis solution Hedge360 provides MST with the ability to remain innovative as it can use additional functionality as its business grows and needs evolve.

About SunGard Financial Systems

SunGard Financial Systems( http://www.sungard.com/financialsystems ) provides mission-critical software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry. The primary purpose of these systems is to automate the many detailed processes associated with trading, managing investment portfolios and accounting for investment assets. These solutions address the processing requirements of a broad range of users within financial services, including asset managers, traders, custodians, compliance officers, treasurers, insurers, risk managers, hedge fund managers, plan administrators and clearing agents. In addition, we also provide professional services that focus on application implementation and integration of these solutions and on custom software development.

(C) SunGard 2013. All rights reserved.

SunGard, the SunGard logo, and Hedge360, Front Arena, APT and Monis are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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March 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

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Cornerstone OnDemand Positioned as Leader in 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites Report

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced it has been placed by Gartner Inc. in the “Leaders Quadrant” of the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites report.(Note 1) According to the report, talent management suites include capabilities for learning management, performance management, succession planning, compensation management and recruiting management. The Magic Quadrant positions vendors according to their “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision.”
“We believe our recognition as a Leader in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites further confirms Cornerstone’s product leadership, focus on innovation and dedication to client success,” said Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “Talent management has emerged as one of the most important business initiatives within global organizations today. We feel our placement as the only independent, best-of-breed vendor in the Leaders Quadrant is a testament to the depth of our solution and our commitment to our more than 10 million users worldwide.”
According to the report, Leaders demonstrate a market-defining vision of how talent management technology can help HR leaders achieve business objectives. Leaders have the ability to execute against that vision through products, services and demonstrated, solid business results in the form of revenue and earnings. In talent management suites, Leaders show a consistent ability to win broad suite deals. They have significant successful customer deployments in North America, EMEA and the Asia/Pacific region in a wide variety of vertical industries, with multiple proof points. Leaders are often what other providers in the market measure themselves against.
In addition to the Gartner report, Cornerstone also was ranked as a “Leader” in the March 2013 report, “The Forrester Wave™: Talent Management, Q1 2013” by Forrester Research Inc.
For more information about Cornerstone OnDemand, visit http://www.csod.com. To follow Cornerstone OnDemand on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/cornerstoneinc. To read Cornerstone OnDemand’s talent management blog, visit http://www.csod.com/blog.
About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand is a leading global provider of comprehensive talent management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Our solutions are designed to enable organizations to meet the challenges they face in empowering and maximizing the productivity of their human capital. Our core solution is an integrated, cloud-based suite that consists of the Cornerstone Recruiting Cloud, the Cornerstone Performance Cloud, the Cornerstone Learning Cloud and the Cornerstone Extended Enterprise Cloud. Our clients use our core solution to source and recruit top talent, develop employees throughout their careers, engage employees effectively, improve business execution, cultivate future leaders, and integrate with their external networks of customers, vendors and distributors. We currently empower over 10.5 million users across 189 countries and in 38 languages.
About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
Cornerstone® and Cornerstone OnDemand® are registered trademarks of Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.
Note 1: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites,” Thomas Otter, Jeff Freyermuth and Ron Hanscome, March 14, 2013
Media Contacts:
Michelle Haworth
Cornerstone OnDemand
Phone: +1-310-752-0178
mhaworth@csod.com
Cher Chan
Cornerstone OnDemand
Phone: +852-3965-3115
cchan@csod.com
Source: Cornerstone OnDemand

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March 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

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carbon-connect Partners With Marussia F1(TM) Team

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ZURICH /PRNewswire/ —
carbon-connect GmbH, a Switzerland-based carbon-offsetter and supplier, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a long-term partnership with the UK-based Marussia F1™ Team. The relationship represents a small but meaningful step in the Team’s progression towards an improved environmental positioning as it will facilitate the offsetting of all its carbon emissions.
Offsetting carbon involves companies financing or part-financing projects that save the equivalent amount of carbon generated by the company. The Marussia F1™ Team elected to partner with carbon-connect GmbH (http://www.carbon-connect.ch) due to their high-quality projects and unique infrastructure solutions for carbon credit offsetters and investors.
Andy Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Marussia F1™ Team
“As a small team reacting to a variety of business challenges, it would be easy to overlook the little things we can be doing to improve our operational performance at the same time as improving our on-track performance. Partnering with carbon-connect is a further step in the right direction. We attach great importance to selecting and working with market leaders, particularly in this instance, as we wanted to achieve a partnership which will make a meaningful contribution and for the long-term.”
Pascal Freudenreich, Head of Swiss Operations, carbon-connect GmbH
“We are very pleased to be working with the Marussia F1™ Team which, through the provision of our carbon credits, will be carbon neutral for the next three years. carbon-connect is very proud that the Team has recognised our company’s market leading credentials. The Team has shown great promise in testing and we are looking forward to observing an exciting season ahead.”
carbon-connect GmbH (http://www.carbon-connect.ch) aims to become the world’s largest provider of voluntary carbon credits and provides carbon management services for carbon offsetters.
carbon-connect has a diverse portfolio of Voluntary Carbon Offsets ranging from wind farms in Asia to its more recent project of 195,000 hectares of forestry in Africa, where it is inviting mining and Fortune 500 companies to become stakeholders and participate in one of the world’s most important environmental projects to date.
carbon-connect have just been selected as the exclusive supplier to investment firm Swiss Private Broker AG (http://www.swissprivatebroker.ch) who offer a wide range of trading solutions and growth funds involving environmental products to qualified investors.
carbon-connect has already had a busy start to 2013 and is looking forward to a successful future which may involve a Stock Exchange listing.
carbon-connect GmbH – Pascal Freudenreich, Managing Partner – +41(0)44-377-80-80, info@carbon-connect.ch.
http://www.carbon-connect.ch: if you would like to talk with an advisor on how carbon-connect can help your company become carbon neutral or on project development please call carbon-connect on +49(0)69-907-577-15 or e-mail: enquiries@carbon-connect.ch; if you would like to talk with an advisor about carbon trading solutions then please call +41(0)44-377-80-80.
Source: carbon-connect GmbH

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March 20, 2013 at 10:21 am

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