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ZALORA brings the fashion high-street online

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Major global fashion brands Mango, New Look, American Apparel, Aldo and more available on ZALORA
River Island SS14 collection available on ZALORA this month
ZALORA offers an unequalled selection of international and local brands compared to other Southeast Asian fashion e-tailers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ZALORA, Asia’s leading online fashion destination, has expanded its assortment with the addition of international fashion brands Mango, Aldo, American Apparel and New Look. ZALORA, which offers the biggest range of fashion and beauty brands of any e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, will strengthen its already broad offering with the addition of the new brands.

Essentially bringing the best of the fashion high-street online, ZALORA will make it easier than ever to access these popular and well-loved brands with 1 – 3 day delivery time, free and easy returns within 30 days, and multiple payment methods including cash on delivery.

Mango, who recently named supermodel Daria Werbowy the face of their new campaigns, will lead the pack of new brands. ZALORA’s Director of Buying, Phil Rowbottom said, “We are delighted to be adding Mango to the line-up of brands available on ZALORA. We were spoiled for choice when it came to curating a selection from the Spring Summer 2014 line. Our customers can expect to see an on-trend minimalist theme throughout the collection, in a very simple colour palette of grey, black, white, and touches of fuchsia.”

Rowbottom added, “Aldo will have their own shop-in-shop on ZALORA with a specialised selection of on-trend fashion footwear and accessories. New Look will bring their stylish and affordable take on key catwalk and celebrity-driven trends and American Apparel’s much-loved range of sweatshop-free basics for men and women will complete this round of new brands, with lots more coming soon.”

Harry Markl, Managing Director, ZALORA said “This is a new season for ZALORA. With our massive reach of 15 million visits per month, we have clearly positioned ourselves as the leading online fashion destination in Asia and major international brands are increasingly excited to partner with us.

“At the end of the day it is the consumer that decides where they want to shop for fashion and ZALORA is offering an additional choice. Given our impressive reach, we want to work together with our brand partners to further strengthen their brand equity and awareness in a still under-penetrated market like Southeast Asia. In general we believe, it is important that online and offline go hand-in-hand to offer excellent customer experience in Asian fashion retail.”

RIVER ISLAND, the popular British brand which was welcomed back to Asia via ZALORA in September 2012, will also be launching their Spring Summer 2014 collection this month. The collection centers around a California beach theme, bringing super-bright tropical accents, candy colours and clashing prints evoking a distinctly ’90s feel.

About ZALORA Group

ZALORA Group, founded in late 2011, is Asia Pacific’s leading group of online fashion destinations, with presence in Southeast Asia (ZALORA) and Australia and New Zealand (The Iconic).

ZALORA, Asia’s leading online fashion destination, was founded in early 2012. With presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Brunei, ZALORA’s localized sites offer an extensive collection of over 500 top international and local brands and over 15,000 products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women. Offering a thirty-day free returns policy, speedy deliveries within 2-3 working days, free delivery over a certain spend, and multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, ZALORA is the online shopping destination with endless fashion possibilities.

For more information, please visit http://www.zalora.com.my and for images please click here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kbhf8ootibs8u8m/VC9EVoPRRz
Source: ZALORA

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February 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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MIFF 2014 Reports 40 Per Cent Spike In Pre-Registration

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Free MIFF app now available

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With less than three weeks left to its opening, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has attracted strong interest with a 40 per cent spike in pre-registration for its 20th anniversary show from March 4 to 8 in Kuala Lumpur.
MIFF launches its first-ever app (www.miff.com.my)
MIFF launches its first-ever app (www.miff.com.my)

Over 500 exhibitors from 12 countries will be bringing together an exciting range of furniture from Malaysia and other international producers. Organised by UBM Malaysia, MIFF is Southeast Asia’s leading furniture event, covering 80,000 gross square metres at the Putra World Trade Centre and Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre here.

To help trade visitors make the most of their visit to the five-day event, MIFF has launched its first-ever app in both iOS and android versions to makes it quick and easy to search for exhibitors, products and brands, and provide up-to-date information on what is happening.

Last year, MIFF drew over 6,000 overseas buyers from 140 countries and generated record US$854 million. The trade show was also bigger by 25 per cent following a strategic partnership with the Muar Furniture Association, the largest industry group in Malaysia.

Pre-registered buyers enjoy free admission to the five-day show and hospitality services.

Datuk Dr Tan Chin Huat, Chairman of MIFF, said: “The strong response received from 130 countries so far. We are seeing many first-time registrants and also, quite a number of buyers who are planning to come back to MIFF after an absence of two to three years. The level of interest shows MIFF remains one of the most important markets in the global furniture chain. We have an excellent track record as a top notch show organiser, creating real business for exhibitors and buyers. There is always a wide selection of quality and great value products from top and reliable Malaysian manufacturers, as well as international exhibitors.”

Ms Karen Goi, General Manager of MIFF: “The MIFF app will provide visitors with a richer show experience. At the same time, it will allow our exhibitors to reach an international audience. It is not only informative but also a good tool for networking. The interactive hall plan is an excellent guide for buyers to plan, meet suppliers and explore new products and contacts. We encourage all visitors to download the MIFF app today and start planning to maximise their time at the trade show.”

Notes to Editors:

1. About MIFF (www.miff.com.my)
Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a global leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Since 1995, MIFF has nurtured invaluable partnerships between thousands of buyers and furniture makers across the globe.

2. 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 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 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.
Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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February 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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Energy Price Volatility and Recession Have for the First Time Replaced Climate Framework as the Top Issue for Energy Leaders – World Energy Council

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JOHANNESBURG /PRNewswire/ — High energy price volatility has for the first time replaced global climate framework as the top critical uncertainty driving the world energy agenda, according to the 2014 World Energy Issues Monitor, released by the World Energy Council (WEC).
Global climate framework uncertainty, while still is a key issue, is now perceived by energy leaders to have less impact than in the previous three years of the study. Meanwhile, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is still viewed as a technology with only a limited impact on the energy sector, continuing the clear trend over the past three years.
Speaking at the report launch, Christoph Frei, WEC Secretary General, said:
“The fact that both climate framework and CCUS are perceived to be issues of less impact is bad news not only in terms of emissions mitigation, but also for the development of robust and resilient energy infrastructure. Our energy systems are in a state of massive expansion and transition, and the signals we see today provide clear evidence of the urgent need for more robust, coherent, long-term frameworks for planning our future investment.”
The WEC study further finds that energy leaders are increasingly concerned about the sector’s ability to access the capital markets for funds towards energy infrastructure, when set against a continued recessionary backdrop.
Meanwhile, renewable energy and energy efficiency continue to be of concern, with growth shifting from Europe and North America to the Middle East where demand is rapidly rising. Large hydropower is back on the agenda with significant unrealised potential in central Africa, Latin America, Russia, and Canada.
The 2014 World Energy Issues Monitor is a six-month study capturing the views of over 800 energy leaders including ministers, chief executives and the heads of the WEC’s national members committees covering 84 countries. The report looks at the global energy agenda and analyses the trends and outlook in six world regions plus 24 countries.
The study highlights strong regional variations. In addition to energy prices, the top regional critical uncertainties are:
Africa: climate framework, commodity prices
Asia: renewable energy
Europe: global recession
Latin America & Caribbean: commodity prices, capital markets
Middle East & North Africa: energy efficiency, renewable energy
North America: nuclear energy, capital markets
Download the report: http://www.worldenergy.org/publications
Source: World Energy Council

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February 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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Kepware Releases OPC Server with Major Driver Enhancements and Added Support for Liquid Electronic Flow Measurement

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— KEPServerEX version 5.14 features performance and usability improvements for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet, and DataLogger Plug-In
PORTLAND, Maine /PRNewswire/ — Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, today announced the release of KEPServerEX® version 5.14. The latest iteration of the company’s flagship communications platform addresses evolving customer needs related to data storage, accessibility, and compliance across several of the key industries Kepware serves, including Oil & Gas, Power, and Discrete and Process Manufacturing.
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KEPServerEX version 5.14 now supports Liquid Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) data for several drivers and plug-ins in Kepware’s EFM Suite, including existing Fisher ROC+ and OMNI Flow Computer drivers, as well as the EFM Exporter. The EFM Exporter has been engineered to export data to Flow-Cal as liquid CFX files. The enhanced EFM Suite will allow Kepware customers to minimize the solutions necessary for collecting both real-time and historical gas and liquid EFM data from the industry’s leading flow computers, and reduce the number of applications required to perform measurement analysis.
“Having successfully used Kepware to collect real-time data from OMNI Flow Computers and other automation devices, we jumped at the opportunity to beta test Liquid EFM support in their OMNI Flow Computer Driver and EFM Exporter,” said Mark Atwood, Director of Liquid Measurement, Crosstex Energy. “The new solution has proved invaluable. Kepware has exceeded our expectations as far as support, having worked with us directly to resolve issues and tailor the solution to best serve our environment.”
KEPServerEX version 5.14 also features significant performance improvements to the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet Driver, designed to take advantage of larger packet sizes allowed in v20 ControlLogix Controllers and higher. Furthermore, major usability improvements have been made to the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver, including Automatic Tag Generation for S7 300 and S7 400 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
“As industrial automation technology advances, we want to ensure that Kepware’s solutions support and leverage the most recent capabilities of industry-leading vendors like Rockwell Automation and Siemens” said Tony Paine, CEO of Kepware Technologies. “With KEPServerEX version 5.14, we focused heavily on integrating with vendors that have the greatest impact on the market–and meeting our customers’ increasing needs for reliable data access and management.”
DataLogger Plug-In upgrades in KEPServerEX version 5.14 guarantee delivery of valuable process data to a SQL server. The new store and forward technology stores data locally when connectivity to the SQL server is lost, and then forwards the stored data to the SQL server once the server becomes available again.
For more information about the release (including other features and enhancements), please visit Kepware Technologies online or contact a representative at +1-207-775-1660 or sales@kepware.com.
About Kepware Technologies
Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of international vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power Distribution, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware’s software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making.
Learn more at http://www.kepware.com, and take an inside look at the company and its culture through the Kepware Corporate Overview video available here.
Media Contact
Ryan Lilly
rlilly@matternow.com
+1-978-518-4533
Source: Kepware Technologies

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February 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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Handheld Launches the All-New NAUTIZ X4 Rugged Computer for the Mobile Worker

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LIDKOPING, Sweden /PRNewswire/ —
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced the launch of its brand-new Nautiz X4 rugged handheld. The Nautiz X4 is a multipurpose compact handheld computer built for the mobile worker. It enables efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest environments.
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http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65001-handheld-nautiz-x4-rugged-computer
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The Nautiz X4 is a compact and lightweight rugged handheld computer that is optimized for efficient field data collection. It has been designed and developed specifically for mobile workers in tough environments in industries such as warehousing, logistics, transportation, utility, field service, security and public safety.
Measuring only 156 x 74 x 25.5 millimeters (6.1 x 2.9 x 1.0 inches) and weighing a mere 330 grams (11.6 ounces), the Nautiz X4 is a true ergonomic work tool and one of the thinnest and lightest handheld computers in the rugged-device sector. It features a high-brightness, sunlight-readable resistive touchscreen for reliable computing in challenging worksite environments, and comes complete with either a high-performance 1D laser scanner or a 2D imager for super-fast and accurate scanning and barcoding tasks. The device also features a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED Flash.
The Nautiz X4 has an IP65 Ingress Protection rating, which means that it is impervious to dust and highly resistant to water – the unit can be used in dusty work environments as well as in heavy rain, and can be rinsed off if dirty. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards for overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibration, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.
“Mobile data collection is performed in warehouses as well as outdoors, in all kinds of weather and for long work hours. It may be cold and it may rain or snow. So the field worker needs a computing tool that can not only handle adverse weather conditions, but is also ergonomic and user-friendly,” said Jerker Hellstrom, CEO of Handheld Group. “For this, we are proud to introduce the Nautiz X4, a new rugged handheld computer that merges ultimate mobility with true field functionality in a handy package and at a very attractive price. We are confident that the Nautiz X4 will be the obvious choice for mobile workers in a wide range of industries.”
The Nautiz X4 rugged handheld computer has an integrated u-blox GPS receiver that provides professional-grade navigation functionality. This handheld also offers multiple connectivity options, such as high-powered 3G and excellent Wi-Fi capability. It has a high-speed 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of flash memory, and it runs Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, the operating system of choice for professional users in the targeted industries, which includes Microsoft Office Mobile.
Nautiz eTicket Pro II for secure transactions and ticket validations
Handheld is also launching a brand-new e-ticketing device, the Nautiz eTicket Pro II, which is built on the same platform as the Nautiz X4. The Nautiz eTicket Pro II is an efficient tool for electronic fare collection and ticket validation, specifically developed for professionals in the public transportation sector. It carries the same specifications and functionality as the Nautiz X4, but adds a built-in advanced contactless smart-card reader from Arcontia for secure transactions and ticket validations. Over the years, Handheld has provided e-ticketing products for public transport authorities in Melbourne, Prague and Helsinki, and for the national railways in Sweden and the Netherlands.
The Nautiz X4 rugged PDA and the Nautiz eTicket Pro II will be unveiled and showcased at the annual IT-TRANS conference in Karlsruhe, Germany on February 18-20. The media is welcome to contact Handheld for interviews and demonstrations. Orders for the new products can be placed immediately, for delivery at the end of March.
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About Handheld
The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see http://www.handheldgroup.com
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65001-handheld-nautiz-x4-rugged-computer
Source: Handheld Group

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February 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

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Kaspersky Lab Once Again Named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

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Kaspersky Lab improves its position and is second-furthest for “completeness of vision” in the “Leaders” portion of the Gartner Magic Quadrant

SINGAPORE, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kaspersky Lab has been named a “Leader” in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for the third year in a row.* Kaspersky Lab believes this latest Gartner report honor once again confirms the company’s status as a top provider of endpoint protection solutions.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is an annual market research report based on complex analysis of the endpoint protection platforms of 18 IT security vendors. It can be utilized as a benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the IT security industry, and can play an important role in the purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale. Gartner evaluates vendors in two categories: “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”. “Completeness of vision” includes 8 evaluation criteria: market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy. The “ability to execute” criteria include factors such as the vendor’s overall viability, market responsiveness/record, operations, sales execution/pricing, marketing execution and customer experience.

The Magic Quadrant categorizes the included vendors of the research into four groups: “Leaders”, “Challengers”, “Visionaries” and “Niche Players”. “Leaders” demonstrate balanced progress and effort in the execution and vision categories. Their capabilities in advanced malware protection, data protection and/or management features raise the competitive bar for all products on the market, and they are shaping the course of the industry. Kaspersky Lab was included in this “Leaders” group for the third consecutive year based on these criteria. The company has continued to improve its position on the graph and was positioned second furthest for “completeness of vision” among the other companies in the Leaders portion of the Magic Quadrant.

The company’s flagship security solution — Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business — has been recognized by businesses and IT leaders as a solution that not only delivers rapid and accurate malware detection, but also integrates numerous client management tools into a single management console. Some of these security management functions include vulnerability analysis, patch management, application inventory, application control, MDM, and centrally managed file-level and full-disk encryption, with preboot authentication for hard drives and removable devices.

Commenting on this recent achievement, Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer of Kaspersky Lab, said: “Our ambition is to see a safe and secure cyberspace by providing the ultimate protection to our clients, and we believe our latest position within the Gartner Magic Quadrant shows that we are on the right path. This is a great achievement for us and I think it shows that our long-term strategy of investing heavily in technologies and expertise continues to bring great results. It’s very encouraging to see that our efforts are being acknowledged by the leading IT market researcher.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms is available here.

For additional information view the blog post at Kaspersky Business blog here: http://business.kaspersky.com/up-and-to-the-right/.

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 8, 2014.

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Jesmond Chang
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About Gartner 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.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users**. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at http://www.kaspersky.com.

** The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.
Source: Kaspersky Lab

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February 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

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CenturyLink builds strategic IT outsourcing relationship with Procter & Gamble

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— Hybrid IT strategy helps transform how world’s largest maker of consumer packaged goods internally procures, consumes IT services
MONROE, La./PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that The Procter & Gamble Company has enlisted CenturyLink Technology Solutions to help transform the way the world’s largest maker of consumer packaged goods internally procures and consumes IT services.
Expanding on a web-hosting relationship that began in 1999 when CenturyLink Technology Solutions operated as Savvis, Procter & Gamble will now tap a wide range of CenturyLink’s global IT outsourcing solutions to instill agility into its corporate IT strategy.
Under the arrangement, CenturyLink will offer hybrid IT infrastructure services through a consumption-based pricing model, empowering Procter & Gamble employees to bundle and select the technology services they need, when they need them.
In addition, CenturyLink will provide Procter & Gamble with access to innovative technologies from its ecosystem of solutions from Cisco, NetApp, SAP and other key alliances.
In presenting Procter & Gamble with a comprehensive IT strategy, CenturyLink devised a customized solution blending consulting, dedicated support desk and application services with cloud and managed hosting capabilities to drive agility, flexibility and access to new technologies within Procter & Gamble’s IT organization.
“We look forward to working closely with Procter & Gamble, as we have over the past 15 years as Savvis and now as CenturyLink, consistently delivering innovative technologies as we both evolve and grow,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “We are proud to expand our relationship by helping them drive a strategic IT vision that delivers more value for its global business.”
About CenturyLink Technology Solutions
CenturyLink Technology Solutions delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit http://www.centurylink.com/technology.
About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. 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.centurylink.com.
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Source: CenturyLink, Inc.

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February 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

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BI Specialist Jedox Posts Record Results for 2013

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FREIBURG, Germany/PRNewswire/ —
Leading European business intelligence (BI) software provider Jedox has posted record sales growth for 2013. Preliminary year-end revenue was EUR 8.8 million, which was an increase of 10.1% over 2012 and exceeded the company’s own forecast for the year. 2013 also witnessed renewed investment in R&D and staffing at Jedox.
Sector analyst Gartner estimates global BI market growth at 6-7% per annum, underlining the strength of Jedox’s performance in 2013. “We grew almost 50% faster than the overall BI market, which is expanding at a healthy rate. The fantastic results are testament to the excellence of our team and our partners,” comments Jedox COO, Bernd Eisenblatter.
Dynamic international market performance helped drive growth in 2013, with Jedox’s sales outside of Germany accounting for over 50% of its total revenue for the first time (51% in 2013, compared with 43% in 2012). International market growth will be a key focus again in 2014: “We are focusing on international business this year, a strategy we are pursuing by opening new offices and by forging strategic alliances with global consultancy leaders, such as PwC and KPMG,” explains Eisenblatter.
The BI specialist added 21 new partners during the year, not only in core non-domestic markets such as Austria and Switzerland, but also in Eastern Europe, the Near East, North America and the Far East/Pacific. Overall, partners accounted for more than a third of revenue in 2013, with direct sales responsible for the remainder. Jedox added 142 new clients from across the industry spectrum, from SMEs to large corporations. Another highlight of 2013 was the growth of the Jedox team. The company’s workforce expanded significantly, passing the 100 mark during the year.
“These results demonstrate that we’re on the right track. Thanks to our software innovations, Gartner awarded us Cool Vender status in 2013 and we secured top rankings in the prestigious BARC BI industry survey. We are fully committed to adding yet another chapter to the Jedox success story in 2014,” concludes Jedox CTO, Matthias Kramer.
About Jedox: http://www.jedox.com/en/about-jedox/press
Jedox press contact: Dr. Joachim Eicher. presse@jedox.com. Tel: +49-761-15147-0.
Source: Jedox AG

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February 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

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