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Dimerco Launches New Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Services in Early May

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Cross Border Road Freight to Link ASEAN and China
Providing an alternative to traditional air and ocean freight transportation
TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Dimerco Express Group (Dimerco), a global logistics service provider with over 42 years of history, announces the launch of a new LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) road freight service in May, covering ASEAN and China major hubs. The company has been providing cross border road freight services for over a decade between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The latest extension of the network routes cover major hubs such as Singapore, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Bangkok, Hanoi, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Chongqing. The new LTL service provides safety features and once again demonstrates Dimerco’s capability in diversifying its logistics services to meet changing customer needs.
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Dimerco Cross Border Road Freight Network history
As a matter of fact, Dimerco has been progressively creating new milestones to expand its international cross border road freight route. Back in 2000, Dimerco started operating the service between Singapore and Malaysia, and since then has expanded multi-modal transportation to serve ASEAN hubs, using Bangkok as a main gateway, linking onwards to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar; Positioning itself as “Your ASEAN + China Logistics Specialist”, Dimerco is dedicated to developing the road freight connectivity between ASEAN and China to strengthen its position in the region. According to Edward Lin, COO of Dimerco, “The road freight linkage will increase the connectivity in the region, and this new service will help transport the rising trade flows between ASEAN countries and China.” Dimerco offers a variety of options when it comes to road freight transportation, from full truckload to less-than-truckload as an additional or complementary service to air and ocean services.
New LTL service to reach within 3 to 7 days — bringing efficiency and convenience
The total transit time for Dimerco’s new LTL service from Shenzhen to Singapore is 7 days. As a next step, Dimerco plans to further expand the service to Eastern and Western parts of China, and also improve the linkage with Myanmar and India. To address security concerns, the company is also providing optimum security features with the service. “Various security features are available along with this service including Web-based GPS (Global Positioning System), enabling customers to track and monitor the status of their cargo, and also a security e-lock system with SMS or bar code scanner technology to ensure safety throughout the route,” Lin added.
Since its 42 years of establishment, Dimerco has been working continuously to expand its international network with unique services in the logistics industry.
For more information, please visit:
Dimerco Express Group: http://www.dimerco.com/dimerco/en
Source: Dimerco Express Group

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May 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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Printers, Routers and Other Internet Devices Being Hijacked to Participate in DrDoS Cyber Attacks

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– New Prolexic white paper explains how to secure your devices and infrastructure from SNMP, NTP and CHARGEN attacks

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that Distributed Reflection and Amplification Denial of Service (DrDoS) attacks have grown increasingly popular with malicious actors as the number of vulnerable network appliances and servers has grown.

While DrDoS attack tactics have been used successfully for more than a decade, their popularity and effectiveness has increased during the past year. Specific DrDoS attacks target IP-based devices — printers, cameras, routers, hubs, sensors and other network devices — to take advantage of inherent vulnerabilities in standard network protocols, coopt the devices, and transform them into malicious bots.

“Protocol reflection attacks are a serious problem, but system administrators can help protect their organization and the Internet community by taking steps to avoid participating in these types of DrDoS attacks,” said Stuart Scholly, Prolexic President. “Unfortunately, the protocols were written with functionality, not security, in mind. The Internet used to be a safer place than it is now.”

DrDoS attacks using these protocols can be difficult to trace back to the malicious actor because they often involve spoofing, or faking, the origin of the attack.

In the new DrDoS white paper, the Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert) explains how malicious actors leverage three common network protocols inherent in network servers and devices:

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), used to communicate with IP-based devices, such as routers
Network Time Protocol (NTP), used to synchronize time and date information across the network
Character Generation Protocol (CHARGEN), used to test and debug network connections

The white paper, second in the DrDoS series, explains the protocol vulnerabilities and how they are used in DDoS attacks. It also identifies actions system administrators can take to reduce, or mitigate, the vulnerability of their network devices and servers.

The SNMP, NTP, CHARGEN Reflection Attacks white paper by PLXsert is available free of charge at http://www.prolexic.com/drdos.

About the Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert)

PLXsert monitors malicious cyber threats globally and analyzes DDoS attacks using proprietary techniques and equipment. Through data forensics and post attack analysis, PLXsert is able to build a global view of DDoS attacks, which is shared with customers. By identifying the sources and associated attributes of individual attacks, the PLXsert team helps organizations adopt best practices and make more informed, proactive decisions about DDoS threats.

Details of Prolexic’s DDoS mitigation activities and insights into the latest tactics, types, targets and origins of global DDoS attacks are provided in quarterly reports published by the company. A complimentary copy of Prolexic’s most recent Global DDoS Attack Report is available at http://www.prolexic.com/attackreports.

About Prolexic

Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world’s largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit http://www.prolexic.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.

Contact:
Michael E. Donner
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Prolexic
media@prolexic.com
+1-954-620-6017
Source: Prolexic

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May 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: Australian Mining Sector’s Need to Optimize Existing Assets Increases Adoption of Condition Monitoring

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– Rising environmental consciousness prompts the mining sector to invest in condition monitoring devices

SYDNEY, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In the Australian mining sector, reduced demand for mining products from end users such as China has led to a reduction in profit margins. To cope with the economic downturn, mining companies are looking to do more with less. They are optimizing plant performance and enhancing productivity by minimizing downtime. Lowering downtime will also help cut down operational costs. This is expected to be the key driver for the growth of the Australian condition monitoring market for the mining sector.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.testandmeasurement.frost.com), Analysis of the Australian Condition Monitoring Market for the Mining Sector, estimates that the market revenues for 2012 were in the range of $40.0 to $60.0 million and expects this to reach $119.6 million in 2017.

As condition monitoring is a relatively new technology, mining companies are not fully aware of the benefits and consider it a capital-intensive product, rather than a tool that cuts operational expenditure. Market participants have to aggressively promote the advantages their product offers to make headway in the end-user sector.

“Mining companies need to be made aware that frequent machine failures and repairs can be avoided by performing predictive maintenance using condition monitoring,” saidFrost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Research Associate Vivek K Reghu. “The scaling up of automation in future mining operations is also likely to drive the demand for condition monitoring.”

However, straitened circumstances and a shortfall in adequately skilled device operators may still hold back investment in the technology in the short term. Once the mining sector rebounds, end users will be more willing to adopt the system, especially cloud-based condition monitoring systems, which have a more attractive cost versus benefit than traditional technologies.

Meanwhile, reckless mining in the past has stoked concerns regarding the environment’s deterioration. With the Australian government introducing the carbon tax, electricity prices are anticipated to increase by 10 to 20 percent, which will challenge the viability of mining operations. As a result, mining companies are now placing greater emphasis on addressing these issues during the project planning stage. This will lead to accelerated implementation of condition monitoring applications over the next three to five years.”

Mining companies will be looking to employ best practices for environmental and energy management in the project planning stage,” noted Reghu. “This translates to an opportunity for condition monitoring equipment suppliers to add energy management features to the existing product line and improve sales.”

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

Analysis of the Australian Condition Monitoring Market for the Mining Sector is part of the Test & Measurement Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Global Bit Error Rate Tester Market, Over-the-top Video Test and Monitoring Market, Nondestructive Test Equipment Market, and Customer Experience Monitoring Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

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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Analysis of the Australian Condition Monitoring Market for the Mining Sector
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Contact:

Donna Jeremiah
Corporate Communications — Asia Pacific
P: +61-(02)-8247-8927
F: +61-(02)-9252-8066
E: djeremiah@frost.com

Carrie Low
Corporate Communications — Asia Pacific
P: +603-6204-5910
F: +603-6201-7402
E: carrie.low@frost.com

Jessie Loh
Corporate Communications — Asia Pacific
P: +65-6890-0942
F: +65-6890-0988
E: jessie.loh@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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May 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges Euro Diagnostica AB’s Excellence in Product Differentiation

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  • Innovative and high quality product lines set new benchmarks for the autoimmune disease diagnostics market

LONDON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Euro Diagnostica AB with the 2013 Europe Product Differentiation Excellence Award.

“Euro Diagnostica offers a range of high-quality enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for autoimmune diagnostics,” noted Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Srinivas Sashidhar. “Together with world class scientists Euro Diagnostica has been the first to develop and produce the gold standard testing for autoantibodies to citrullinated proteins/peptide (anti-CCP autoantibodies) for rheumatoid arthritis through its anti-CCP2 ELISA kit Immunoscan CCPlus®.”

In addition, Euro Diagnostica has been the first to develop anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) tests for diagnosing systemic vasculitis and related diseases. Wieslab® Capture ANCA ELISA is based on the capture technique developed by Euro Diagnostica to better optimise antigen presentation.

“Clinical evaluation of capture assays for determining PR3 ANCA shows that this format has a higher diagnostic sensitivity for detecting patients with potentially life threatening granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), compared with the direct coating method or indirect immunofluorescence,” remarked Sashidhar.

Another unique product line is the Euro Diagnostica complement test system, Wieslab® Complement ELISA that consists of functional assessments of all three pathways – classical, alternative and lectin – in a simple and accurate ELISA format. Assessment of the three pathways can be carried out with separate ELISA kits or in a combined kit.

Euro Diagnostica, as a partner of Dynex, has harmonised all ELISA tests to the DSX and DS2 platform. Earlier this year, the company also added EULISA tests to its existing product line for autoimmune diagnostics.

“All the diagnostic products developed by Euro Diagnostica are compatible and customised for clinical autoimmunology, microbiology, and immunochemistry laboratories,” stated Sashidhar. “The Dynex instrument is an open and flexible diagnostic solution, which can be tailored for a range of autoimmune diseases, including localised and systemic diseases.

Additionally, Euro Diagnostica also offers top-quality, cost-effective customised coating services for the tests. For example the ready-to-use ELISA EUwell Streptavidin plates, in-house developed and manufactured by Euro Diagnostica are optimised for coating and blocking volume and highest uniformity. Euro Diagnostica also develops and manufactures a number of unique purified antigens and antibodies.

“Euro Diagnostica’s broad product portfolio successfully addresses the needs of its target market,” said Sashidhar. “For instance, the harmonisation of the tests with the Dynex instruments and other similar ELISA robots shows that they meet demands pertaining to reproducibility and the linearity of results in line with the comparative tests.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in developing products with unique features/functionality, quality/complexity, that support customisation and are matched to target markets needs. The company has also excelled in achieving superior brand perception of the uniqueness of its products.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Euro Diagnostica AB

Euro Diagnostica – a leader in autoimmunity testing provides complete diagnostic solutions and offers also customized coating services. Wieslab Lab Services, an integral part of Euro Diagnostica, offers testing services for most autoimmune diseases.

During the last two decades, our world class scientists have been the first to develop and produce top quality ELISA kits for ANCA, anti-CCP, Chromogranin and Complement assays, which are now in use all over the world.

Euro Diagnostica combines a long tradition in R&D with a commitment to quality. Euro Diagnostica’s goal is to constantly develop solutions to aid clinicians in diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and treatment of autoimmune and related diseases.

Euro Diagnostica AB
Lundavagen 151
SE-202 11 MALMO / Sweden

Else Beth Trautner, CEO
Tel: +46-40-53-76-85
ElseBeth.Trautner@eurodiagnostica.com

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.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

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 organisation 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?

Contact Us: Start the discussion

Join Us: Join our community

Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register: Gain access to visionary innovation

Contact:
Emily Bailey
Best Practices
Frost & Sullivanemily.bailey@frost.com
P: +44(0)20-7915-7869
www.frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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May 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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High-Growth Firms Make Better Strategic Use of Data, According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Survey

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ORLANDO, Fla. and BANGALORE, India, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Research Also finds CFOs are Cautious About the Strategic Power of Data, But See Themselves Leading Data Initiatives

A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds a relationship between the growth of corporate earnings and companies’ use of data in strategic planning and decision-making. A survey of 318 C-level executives finds that while all companies are collecting more data than ever before, those from companies where average EBITDA growth over the past three financial years has exceeded 10% are more likely than their less rapidly growing peers to analyse various data sources they collect (eg 58% vs 43%, with reference to third-party data) and to consider themselves effective at extracting useful insights from this analysis (81% vs 57%). Furthermore, they are also far more likely to have to have changed the way they handle strategic decisions as a result of having more data (50% vs 36%), and to have seen improved strategic decision-making as a result of better data analysis (60% vs 38%).

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These are among the major findings of The data directive: How data is driving corporate strategy-and what still lies ahead, a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Wipro. The report seeks to examine the progress that executives have made in using information to transform their businesses. While highlighting some of the striking gains that are being achieved so far, it also uncovers how much work remains to be done in terms of making use of the transformational potential of data for business strategy.

“This research is a reflection of how organizations are leveraging data to sustain its competitive advantage for its products/services and be relevant in future. Leveraging the power of analytics, organizations can from prop up their key performance indicators -drive growth, enhance cost management and strengthen risk management,” said K R Sanjiv, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Analytics and Information Management Services, Wipro Ltd.

Key findings of the main report include:

  • Data has proved most valuable so far for marketing leaders. From better ways to segment the customer base, to rethinking the ideal product mix in a retail store, marketing leaders are finding wide-ranging uses for their data to help improve how they market their company’s wares. Already, 50% of chief marketing officers say they have tried and found a clear, positive difference in using data to improve their understanding of customers, as just one of a range of successful applications. This is a markedly higher proportion than their C-suite peers.
  • The financial services sector, technology companies, and professional services firms are most prepared for the data age. Three sectors stand out as being most prepared for the data age: the financial services sector (where 22% have a well-defined data management strategy in place); the technology industry (30%); and the professional services sector (40%). By contrast, such data management strategies are least often found amongst manufacturers (16%) and retailers (13%).
  • Businesses are stockpiling an ever-growing range of data and expect data gathering to continue to expand rapidly. Whether social media sentiment, machine-generated data via sensors, staff emails, market data or otherwise, firms of all shapes and sizes are now collecting more information than ever before. At least seven in ten companies collect syndicated third-party data, such as weather information (72%), or government data (70%), while many gather anything from internal staff data (66%) to some kind of location-based information (41%), among many other types. Two-thirds of business leaders say the range and types of data have expanded in the past two years, while about three-quarters expect this data stockpiling to expand yet further in the coming two years.
  • Working out which data matters most is the top challenge for firms. For companies seeking to gain more strategic insights from their data, many hurdles await. Whether organisational silos, a lack of skills, the usual disconnect between IT and the business, or worries over data quality, few consider the challenges and gaps easy to bridge. But clarity on which data matters most, amidst the data stockpiling now under way, is what tops the list of barriers, according to 40% of respondents. Furthermore, 34% of executives worry that the quality of their decisions is actually being impaired by data overload.
  • Many companies are unsure about the extent of data-fuelled strategic transformation within their business. While 68% of respondents think their strategy has improved in the past two years as a result of having more data, only 18% see a significant improvement in strategy, and few have found ways to use data to make a genuinely transformational shift in the business. Some 35% of executives agree that data has been more useful with operational choices and actions, rather than strategic ones. Just 22% disagree, while 41% are unsure.

A supplement to this report, The data directive: Focus on the CFO, is also released today. This paper drills down into the 62 responses to the survey by chief financial officers. The key findings of this supplement include:

  • CFOs identify improved scenario planning and forecasting as the key area where having more data has made the biggest positive difference to their role, identified by 40%. Furthermore, 34% have improved financial close management, and 32% have used data to bolster profitability.
  • CFOs are more cautious than their C-suite peers about the strategic insights data has delivered: just 24% believe that their company’s strategic planning is highly data-driven compared to 35% of CEOs and 43% of CMOs. Similarly, whereas relatively high proportions of CEOs (48%), CIOs (40%) and CMOs (33%) believe that their company has changed the way they tackle strategic business decisions as a result of having more data, fewer CFOs (24%) believe this is the case.
  • CFOs are more likely than their C-suite peers to see themselves as leaders of data initiatives. When asked who currently takes the lead on data-related initiatives within the business, an equal proportion of CFOs (27%) flagged both themselves and their CIO. Their C-suite peers are more likely to cite the CIO as the natural point person on such initiatives, followed by a range of other corporate officers.

The data directive: How data is driving corporate strategy-and what still lies ahead, and The data directive: Focus on the CFO are available free of charge at:

http://www.wipro.com/the-data-directive/index.html

About Wipro Ltd.

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology”; helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability; Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.wipro.com.

About the Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the world’s leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis. It provides accurate and impartial intelligence for companies, government agencies, financial institutions and academic organisations around the globe, inspiring business leaders to act with confidence since 1946. EIU products include its flagship Country Reports service, providing political and economic analysis for 195 countries, and a portfolio of subscription-based data and forecasting services. The company also undertakes bespoke research and analysis projects on individual markets and business sectors. More information is available at http://www.eiu.com or follow us on http://www.twitter.com/theeiu.

The EIU is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in more than 40 cities and a network of some 650 country experts and analysts worldwide. It operates independently as the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Media Contacts:

Wipro Ltd.
Dirk Lewis
Wipro Technologies
+91-7760983976
dirk.lewis@wipro.com

US:

Eric Belove
Wipro Ltd.
+1-732-216-6242
eric.belove@wipro.com

UK:

Rahul Kadavakolu
Wipro Ltd.
+44-(0)7920-205496
rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com

The Economist Intelligence Unit
David Line
Managing Editor
+852-2585-3873
davidline@economist.com

Joanne McKenna
Press Liaison
+44-(0)20-7576-8188
joannemckenna@eiu.com

Source: Wipro Technologies

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May 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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OIA Global Further Expands Asia Pacific Network with New Office in Japan

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PORTLAND, Ore., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — OIA Global, a leading global logistics, sourcing, and packaging solutions provider, today announced an expanded global presence with its first office in Japan. The new Tokyo office represents the latest step in the company’s ongoing expansion in the Asia Pacific region. OIA also announced Shigeru Kashihara as Managing Director – Japan.

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“Our new office in Japan, reinforces OIA’s growth strategy and allows us to further build our infrastructure in the world’s fastest growing markets. We are now better positioned to support existing customers and their global, logistics, sourcing, and packaging needs,” said Charlie Hornecker, CEO.

“With our first office in Japan, OIA can now provide our U.S., Japan and Asia Pacific customers, single source control of their freight moving throughout Asia Pacific along with better control of their global supply chain,” said Peter Wong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific.  “Shigeru Kashihara and his new team will allow us to serve our local clients and key partner relationships more effectively as well as grow our overall business in Japan,” he added.

OIA Global’s Tokyo office can be reached at the following address and telephone number:

OIA Global Japan K.K.
Att: Shigeru Kashihara, Managing Director
BR Shinagawa 2 bldg 2F, Kitashinagawa 1-10-6
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0001 Japan
T. +81-3-6433-9052
F. +81-3- 3474-2051
E. shigeru.kashihara@oiaglobal.com

About OIA Global

Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown to become a leading third party logistics provider delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics and creative packaging solutions. With a dedicated staff of over 400 professionals and an extensive worldwide presence in over 75 countries, OIA designs innovative solutions that can optimize supply chains around the world. For more information please visit www.oiaglobal.com.  OIA is a part of LDI Ltd., a closely held, value-added investment company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Originally founded in 1912 to manufacture corrugated boxes, LDI has since acquired and developed interests in distribution, manufacturing and logistics businesses.  For more information, please visit www.ldiltd.com.

OIA Global Contact
Dante Fornari, Vice President Global Sales
503-504-6317
Dante.Fornari@oiaglobal.com

Source: OIA Global

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May 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Stokke(R) Tripp Trapp(R) Newborn Set(TM)

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OSLO, Sweden, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Making Tripp Trapp® into the perfect chair for your newborn!

At Stokke, we love to innovate and to challenge modern perceptions, but more than anything else we love to create products that enhance your experiences as a family

It’s all about connection.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58698-stokke-tripp-trapp-newborn-chair

Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set is an ergonomically designed, baby seat that fits simply onto the top of the Tripp Trapp®chair, creating the perfect vantage point for your newborn to experience the rich tapestry of family life. We believe that interaction and being close, is essential for babies development. That’s why all Stokke products, including the Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set™, are designed to bring your baby close to you.

Children grow and learn through connections and communication with those close to them and Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set lets your baby experience family life around the table right from birth. It also makes feeding time easier!

For you – Having baby at table height means you can enjoy your mealtimes whilst maintaining that ever-comforting contact.

For baby – Well they just want to see and be connected to you!

Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set fits securely onto the top of your Tripp Trapp® chair without the need for fiddly fixings. The seat simply detaches and when your child is ready to start sitting independently, you exchange it with the Baby Set.

Tripp Trapp® from Stokke® is a chair that develops as your child grows; just add accessories to adapt to the changing needs!

  • Birth to 6 months – Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set
  • 6 to 36 months – Tripp Trapp® Baby Set
  • 3 years and up – Tripp Trapp®

Product facts

  • Suitable from birth to around six months (9 kilos)
  • Side support and correct recline angle for optimum seating position
  • Complete with Toy Hanger and Extended Gliders
  • 5-point safety harness and soft shoulder pads
  • Reversible, machine washable fabrics
  • Textiles made from 100% super soft cotton
  • Additional fabric sets available in different colors and patterns
  • Stokke® Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set is compatible with any Tripp Trapp® chair produced after May 2003
  • 3 year warranty when product is owner registered at stokke.com

The Tripp Trapp® chair has been connecting families since 1972.

See http://www.stokke.com for our mix and match style guide.

For full product specification please see our contact list:

http://www.stokke.com/About-Stokke/Press-contacts.aspx

Chao Zhao
Sunny.Zhao@stokke.com
(+8621)6083 9828

Source: Stokke AS

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May 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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UBM Asia Supports Tree Planting Challenge 2013 and Plants 150 Seedlings

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HONG KONG, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia demonstrates environmental commitment by sponsoring its staff to participate in the Tree Planting Challenge 2013 organised by Friends of the Earth Hong Kong on 21 April. Twenty UBM Asia staff formed five teams and planted 150 trees in Ma On Shan Country Park, Hong Kong.

Each team of tree planters was required to design and make carriers for transporting the seedlings and planting tools to the designated site.
Each team of tree planters was required to design and make carriers for transporting the seedlings and planting tools to the designated site.
Twenty UBM Asia staff formed five teams and planted 150 trees in Ma On Shan Country Park, Hong Kong.
Twenty UBM Asia staff formed five teams and planted 150 trees in Ma On Shan Country Park, Hong Kong.
This year, over 700 participants enrolled in the event and about 6,000 seedlings were planted on a site up on the hill which was ruined by fire last autumn.
This year, over 700 participants enrolled in the event and about 6,000 seedlings were planted on a site up on the hill which was ruined by fire last autumn.
One of the UBM Asia teams won the Smartest Tree-planting Award for designing the most creative, user-friendly and environmental-friendly carrier.
One of the UBM Asia teams won the Smartest Tree-planting Award for designing the most creative, user-friendly and environmental-friendly carrier.

With HK$14,400 sponsored by UBM Asia and HK$14,616.5 raised among colleagues, a total of HK$29,016.5 (US$3,720) was donated to Friends of Earth Hong Kong for site preparation, seedlings purchase and three-year maintenance of the woodland.

Tree Planting Challenge is a unique environmental activity that combines tree-planting and hiking. The event welcomes all nature lovers to experience the challenge of tree-planting work and spread the message of “Save Trees, Conserve Nature”. This year, over 700 participants enrolled in the event and about 6,000 seedlings were planted on a site up on the hill which was ruined by fire last autumn. The thousands of trees planted can help absorb carbon dioxide, stabilise the atmospheric temperature and replenish water resources when they grow up.

Each team of tree planters was required to design and make carriers for transporting the seedlings and planting tools to the designated site. One of the UBM Asia teams won the Smartest Tree-planting Award for designing the most creative, user-friendly and environmental-friendly carrier.

Notes to Editors

1.      About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,200 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2.      About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading, events-led, global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com

Elsie Hui, Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Elsie.Hui@ubm.com

Source: UBM Asia

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May 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Government Incentives Spur Adoption of Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound Systems in Brazil, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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– MRI market expected to grow faster than ultrasound and CT

SAO PAULO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Government programs and investments in Brazil’s healthcare sector have lent momentum to the medical imaging market in the country. More hospitals have acquired national and international accreditation certificates, highlighting the improving quality of overall healthcare and the growing use of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound systems in Brazil.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.medtech.frost.com), Brazilian Medical Imaging Market Outlook for CT, MRI, and Ultrasound, finds that the market earned revenues of more than $584.3 million in 2012 and estimates this to reach $919.7 million in 2017. The MRI market is expected to grow faster than ultrasound and CT.

Government proposals to increase the number of community health agents, oncology centers as well as units and beds for emergency care will, in turn, widen the scope of the medical imaging market in Brazil.

“Private hospitals’ plans for expansion and the provision of decentralized services for examination, diagnoses and cancer-specific treatments will accelerate demand for CT, MRI and ultrasound equipment in the country,” saidFrost & Sullivan Healthcare Research Analyst Gabriel Walmory Silveira. “Uptake will continue as small- and medium-sized hospitals look to enhance their internal processes and speed up technology updates for devices.”

Rising employment levels and the expansion of the higher classes have empowered more sections of society to gain access to healthcare plans, boosting diagnostic rates and fueling the need for medical imaging systems. Modernization requirements, which necessitate the replacement of obsolete medical imaging equipment such as one- and two-slice CTs or low-field MRIs, add to market revenues.

However, the lack of qualified healthcare professionals to operate advanced medical imaging equipment limits equipment acquisition in Brazilian healthcare institutions. Stringent tax policies, which allow only philanthropic and public healthcare institutions to purchase medical devices without paying tax, heighten device prices and further dissuade small clinics and private hospitals from procuring imaging diagnostic equipment.

“Nevertheless, multinational companies will invest in the development of local factories to capitalize on national incentive policies that permit lower taxes for domestically-produced products,” concluded Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Industry Analyst Federico Baguear. “In fact, these new factories in Brazil are expected to serve as an export platform to the rest of Latin America.”

Medical imaging manufacturers in Brazil will need to ramp up marketing and service efforts to achieve product differentiation and drive revenues.

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May 2, 2013 at 11:19 am

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Closest to Operating on a Live Patient – Simulated Training for Vascular Surgeons and Cardiologists

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CLEVELAND, Ohio /PRNewswire/ —
Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical education and simulation training, is proud to announce the release of various training modules for the ANGIO Mentor™ endovascular simulator.
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The Simbionix ANGIO Mentor is an innovative virtual reality training simulator, providing hands-on practice in a simulated environment for endovascular procedures. This multidisciplinary system provides a training solution for a variety of procedures. An ever-expanding library of modules supports the acquisition and honing of essential skills to build confidence and proficiency in endovascular techniques and procedures.
Teaching endovascular basic skills requires a teaching physician’s time and attention, and may be unsafe if performed on a live patient. The first set of the new ANGIO Mentor modules is intended for novice physicians to acquire necessary fundamental skills both for basic level wire-catheter, and core electrophysiology skills. These modules are set in a game-like environment and will allow training in a user friendly, enjoyable and safe setting. For the first time physicians will have the opportunity to learn and practice in both non-anatomic and on an anatomical vascular model, in an interactive challenging setting.
The next set of modules is for practicing procedures for the treatment of structural heart diseases. These are demanding and complicated procedures, involving innovative technologies, which need to be learned in depth. One of the unique features of these modules is that they provide much needed practice in the introduction and interpretation of live ECHO (both ICE-Intra-Cardiac Echo, and TEE-Transesophageal Echo). The procedures covered are ASD (Atrial Septal Defect)/PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Closure, LAA (Left Atrial Appendage) Closure, TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and Transseptal Puncture.
Simbionix is also introducing self-guided cases for LAA Closure and Transseptal Puncture, in which the Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist may learn how to perform the procedure using the module’s step-by-step real time instructions, visual aids and live procedure videos.
“We are maintaining our commitment and investment in the continuous education for endovascular surgeons in all phases of their career, from learning basic and fundamental skills through complicated and high risk procedures,” said Inbal Mazor, Simbionix VP of Global Marketing. “Working hand-in-hand with the medical community and the medical device industry has helped us better understand the need to provide a cutting edge training experience within our simulation platform. These unique new modules join the ever-growing library of training modules being developed for the ANGIO Mentor, aimed to support the fast developments in the field of vascular interventions.”
Experience the latest additions to the ANGIO Mentor at one of the following events during May- SCAI, May 8-11 in Orlando, Florida; HRS, May 8-11 in Denver, Colorado; ESVB, May 10-11, , France; and EuroPCR, May 21-24, France.
Simbionix USA Corporation is the world’s leading provider of simulation, training and education products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry. The company is committed to delivering high quality products, advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes.
Visit: http://www.simbionix.com, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Contact: Rebecca Levy, Manager of Marketing Communications, rebecca@simbionix.com , Tel: +1-216-2292040
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May 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

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