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Delivering Efficient Cross-Channel Customer Experiences Through the Use of Marketing Process Optimization Solutions (MPOS)

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— The MPOS market will follow a steady growth pattern but as part of a larger, end-to-end digital marketing solution stack, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Marketing organizations are looking to streamline planning, budgeting, forecasting and campaign management activities, in order to bring in cost-efficiency and agility across departments and processes. The need to ensure consistency in global and local practices and rapidly respond to consumer needs is strengthening the relevance of marketing process optimization solutions (MPOS). MPOS automate processes across the marketing value chain and enable marketers to deliver seamless cross-channel customer experiences.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Marketing Process Optimization Solutions Market (https://www.frost.com/ned0), finds that the market earned revenues of $897.8 million in 2014 and estimates this to reach $2443.3 million by 2020.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1NM57Lc

“Forward thinking organizations are doing away with the cumbersome, excel-based approach to collaboration, and turning to optimization solutions to deliver better marketing content and effective campaigns,” said Frost & Sullivan Digital Media Industry AnalystHiral Jasani. “MPOS are used most frequently in distributed marketing, planning and budgeting applications.”

However, continuing use of data siloes and disjointed technological solutions in companies are barriers to adoption. The presence of multiple decision-makers across departments also makes it difficult to arrive at a common decision about an organization-wide technology such as, MPOS. Moreover, MPOS are highly modular and expensive, largely limiting deployments to the enterprise segment.

Meanwhile, the popularity of home-grown solutions and agency-developed technologies is eating into the share of smaller vendors; continued consolidation is another restraint. Large vendors are aggressively looking for inorganic growth opportunities to expand their capabilities and deliver a complete end-to-end marketing solution. As a result, lower deal numbers slow down market growth.

“Solution providers can maximize the value proposition of MPOS through strategic third-party integration with content marketing, big data analytics and digital asset management solutions on the front-end,” advised Jasani. “Vendors offering such integrated solutions for high-growth verticals like the retail, banking and financial services, travel and hospitality, and manufacturing, will be able to race ahead of the competition.”

Although the market is skewed towards business-to-consumer (B2C) deployments, vendors are bolstering their campaign management capabilities to cater to the business-to-business (B2B) segment, thus casting their net wider and broadening their scope for success in the global market.

Global Marketing Process Optimization Solutions Market is part of the Digital Media (http://www.digitalmedia.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Engineering Information Management Solutions Market, Global Digital Signage Systems Market, Global Enterprise Rights Management Market, and Global Marketing Automation Software Market. All studies 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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Contact:
Clarissa Castaneda
Corporate Communications – North America
P: +1.210.477.8481
F: +1.210.348.1003
E: clarissa.castaneda@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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July 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

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Network Security Sandboxes to Become a Standard Fixture in Advanced Threat Protection

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— Competition for market positions remains dynamic as new vendors continue to enter the market, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The network security sandbox market, which barely existed a few years ago, is set to grow immensely as advanced persistent threats (APTs) necessitate a behavioral approach to detecting malware. Sandboxing goes beyond the mere appearance of the binary and observes what the binary does, making it more conclusive in determining if an executable is malicious.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Network Security Sandbox Market Analysis (https://www.frost.com/nf0f), finds that the market earned revenues of $537 million in 2014 and estimates this to exceed to $3.5 billion by 2019.

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“Traditional signature-based defenses are still an important part of network security, providing protection against non-targeted malware,” said Frost & Sullivan Network Security Research Director Frank Dickson. “However, protecting a network with signature-based defenses alone is folly and therefore the sandbox technology is becoming a standard fixture in network security architectures.”

Since a network security sandbox is a component, albeit a very important component of an advanced threat solution, its efficacy should be tested within an organization’s unique environment. Efficacy is not limited to the effectiveness of the sandbox, but extends to the complete solution within which the sandbox operates.

As efficacy will be highly influenced by the ability to work with other security components to combat the entire cyberattack chain, integration will be a key differentiator. Furthermore, non-sandbox advanced analytics will become increasingly important to bolster the proficiency of advanced malware prevention solutions.

“In this rapidly evolving environment, the race to beat the competition is gathering momentum,” observed Dickson. “As a flurry of vendors enters the space, sandboxes will move from being viewed as a cutting edge technology to one that will be suitable for all enterprise networks, leading to greater demand and innovation in the long run.”

Network Security Sandbox Market Analysis is part of the Network Security (http://www.networksecurity.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Intrusion Prevention System Market, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Log Management Global Market Analysis, and Identity & Access Management (IAM) Global Market Analysis. All studies 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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Contact:
Clarissa Castaneda
Corporate Communications – North America
P: 210.477.8481
F: 210.348.1003
E: clarissa.castaneda@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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July 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm

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UBS to Provide FX Prime Brokerage Services to Advanced Markets

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– Top Prime of Prime Expands and Reinforces Credit Provision Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Markets Ltd., a prime of prime broker liquidity provider to retail FX brokers and institutions, announced today that it has added UBS AG as a prime broker. The new arrangement will expand the range of brokers and institutions that can use existing prime broker credit relationships to access Advanced Markets’ top-tier bank liquidity.

Advanced Markets’ Direct Market Access (STP) platform enables FX market participants to trade on prices streamed by more than 10 leading FX banks in a fully transparent, anonymous market structure. The combination of the firm’s STP model and robust low latency trading infrastructure has driven participation from leading brokers, fund managers and other institutions that use FX prime brokerage services to access the foreign exchange market.

“We are pleased to partner with UBS, one of the industry’s premier bank prime brokers, to strengthen our market position,” said Anthony Brocco, Chairman, Advanced Markets Ltd. “In the post-SNB environment, having the right credit relationships in place is of extraordinary importance. With UBS as a prime broker, we will continue as a true prime of prime service provider with 100% STP model, committed to delivering elite service to our partners.”

Advanced Markets began offering UBS as an FX prime broker June 1, 2015.

Qualified clients can also take advantage of Advanced Markets’ tri-party custodial accounts at Macquarie Bank offering to further ensure security of their margin deposits.

About Advanced Markets Ltd.

Advanced Markets is a wholesale provider of prime-of-prime liquidity, credit and technology solutions to banks and brokers globally. The firm’s products support direct market access (STP) trading in spot FX, precious metals, energy as well as contracts for differences (CFD) across financial and commodity products. It also provides FX, metals and CFD trading and credit solutions and services to fund managers, commodity trading advisors and corporate FX market participants.

Through its wholesale client base, Advanced Markets liquidity ultimately serves more than 40,000 institutional and individual clients in more than 30 countries globally. The firm does not do business with retail traders directly.

The company is privately held. Outside investors include Macquarie Americas Corp Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Bank and GFI Group Inc.

Advanced Markets Ltd. is licensed (#444649) as an Australian Financial Services Licensee pursuant to section 913B of the Corporations Act 2001.

For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.advancedmarketsfx.com

Media Contact:
Natallia Hunik
Global Head of Sales
+1 704 544 9446
marketing@amifx.com

Source: Advanced Markets Ltd.

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July 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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Brandes Announces New Director of Asia Operations

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-Seasoned Professional Strengthens Brandes’ Value-Investing Team in Asia

SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — Value investment firm Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. (“Brandes”) announced today that Anita Krishnamoorthy, CFA, has joined the firm as Director of the firm’s Asian affiliate, Brandes Investment Partners (Asia) Pte. Ltd., based in Singapore. Ms. Krishnamoorthy’s primary responsibilities include business development in Asia and investment research to uncover value opportunities worldwide.

“Ms. Krishnamoorthy brings her deep Asian roots and extensive investment experience to Brandes’ Asian operations,” said Christopher Garrett, CFA, Chief Executive Officer of Brandes Asia.  “Ms. Krishnamoorthy is widely known and respected in the Asian financial community. She will help advance our plans to build presence and develop relationships with investors seeking alpha through Brandes’ Graham-and-Dodd value style.”

On her new position, Ms. Krishnamoorthy commented: “Brandes is among a handful of independent firms with more than four decades of value experience. Its experience in asset management through numerous market cycles and conditions is a significant distinguishing factor. I’m pleased to work for a firm that I’ve known for many years and that I respect for its commitment to value.”

Ms. Krishnamoorthy, who has 15 years of industry experience, joins Brandes from Value Partners Group, where she was a fund manager in the Singapore office. Previously, she was with New York-based Third Avenue Management, LLC, where she served as CEO of the firm’s Singapore office. Before joining Third Avenue, Ms. Krishnamoorthy was a Senior Vice President of Equity Research at First Eagle Investment Management where she was responsible for global coverage of various industries, as well as coverage of Asian securities. Prior to that, her professional experience included working at a number of globally well-known financial services companies.

Ms. Krishnamoorthy holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, with honors, from the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

About Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

Brandes is a leading investment advisory firm, specializing in managing equity and fixed-income assets for clients worldwide. Since the firm’s inception in 1974, Brandes has consistently applied the value investing approach, pioneered by Benjamin Graham, to security selection and was among the first investment firms to bring a global perspective to value investing. The independently owned firm manages a variety of active investment strategies and applies its investment philosophy consistently in all market conditions.

Source: Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

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July 10, 2015 at 2:54 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Carestream NDT for Taking CR Market to the Next Level of Innovation with HPX-PRO

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— The company’s focus on developing products that improve productivity and offer superior ease of use sets them apart

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California /PRNewswire/ — Based on recent analysis of the computed radiography (CR) industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Carestream Non Destructive Testing (NDT) with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for its HPX-PRO Portable CR System.

Carestream NDT Award
Carestream NDT Award

Carestream’s lightweight HPX-PRO system is designed for digital X-ray imaging in rugged NDT environments. It can be set up in less than five minutes and produces high-quality digital images for quick analysis and rapid reporting.

“Carestream’s focus on filling the niche for a digital alternative to film radiography in narrow-width applications has paid off handsomely, with the HPX-PRO finding immediate and widespread acceptance,” noted Frost & Sullivan’s Principal Lead Nikhil Jain. “The HPX-PRO not only provides imaging capabilities comparable to film, but is also highly portable.”

In 2009, Carestream NDT delivered an industry-defining product, HPX-1, which received the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award. Now in a repeat performance six years later, it raised the bar for innovation with the HPX-PRO system. The product’s advanced functionality and design help users make a seamless transition from film radiography to digital radiography.

Frost & Sullivan notes that portability and productivity are critical for use in rugged environments. At 35 pounds, the HPX-PRO system is the lightest CR scanner commercially available. It is packaged as an integrated system and not just a reader, which boosts productivity by improving the workflow from job setup to report generation. It employs a new setup screen that organizes customer information, part description, inspection technique review, weld numbering, as well as uploads reports in 10 minutes. The software embedded in HPX-PRO allows users to create templates of commonly used reports and populate it with corporate logos and the fields they require.

“Carestream NDT has done a great job of understanding customer needs in the NDT industry and developing an innovative new product to address those needs,” said Frost & Sullivan Global President & Managing Partner Krishna Srinivasan. “Its HPX-PRO is uniquely positioned for sustained success because it addresses the core issues that customers care about—quality, functionality and reliability.”

Carestream NDT has designed HPX-PRO with extreme care, as the product needs to be robust enough to be deployable in rugged environments. The HPX-PRO possesses a replaceable air filter and vent to ensure that the air is clean and adequately circulated inside the scanner. Furthermore, it features a fold-up entry and exit door with extensions that are held closed by a magnet to keep the HPX-PRO dust- and dirt-free.

Finally, Carestream NDT is redefining customer service in the global CR market. Two months after the launch of the product, the company received the highest possible ratings on its customer satisfaction surveys for the HPX-PRO’s design and functionality, and for its training and value.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award also recognizes the value-added features/benefits and the increased return on investment (ROI) the product offers. This, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential for the product.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize 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 Carestream

Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visitwww.carestream.com/news.

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?

Contact Us: Start the discussion

Join Us: Join our community

Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”

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Contact:

Frost & Sullivan                        

Carestream NDT

Mireya Espinoza                       

Paul Biver

P: 210. 247.3870                       

P: 585.627.8051

F: 210.348.1003                         

E: Paul.Biver@carestream.com

E: mireya.espinoza@frost.com  

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July 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

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Strategy Analytics finds mobile app gaming companies poised for record second half

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— Games represented 81% of the top grossing apps on iPhone in China

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — According to the Q2 Strategy Analytics Quarterly Category Tracker, mobile gaming apps continue to show strength globally with smaller Q2 declines in the US and UK than last year. Emerging categories such as Travel and Health & Fitness need to find revenue through alternative business models.

Games Category as % of Top 100 Grossing iPhone Apps
Games Category as % of Top 100 Grossing iPhone Apps

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Gaming companies appear poised to generate record breaking revenue in the second half of the year – if trends hold from the past. Mobile gaming continued to experience seasonal Q2 declines but in the U.S. specifically those declines still placed gaming at a higher percentage of top grossing apps than in the year ago quarter. While the gaming category continues to decline as a percentage of the top free and paid apps its strength is clearly being driven by in-app purchasing of virtual goods – a revenue model that gaming companies have exploited and others have failed to truly benefit from. The following combination of factors will see mobile gaming grow in the second half:

  • Larger global installed base of iPhones
  • Increase in spend on applications
  • Smaller seasonal declines than in the past

Gaming’s strength is global with only modest seasonal declines from Q1 to Q2 in Germany, China and Brazil. If growth trends hold, gaming could come to represent 78% of the top grossing apps in the US in Q3. While other categories – such as Finance, Productivity and Education rise – the ability to drive revenue continues to rest with gaming companies that have used the freemium model to dominate the top grossing charts across the globe. Companies that want more revenue will need to leverage alternative business models to succeed.

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According to Joshua Martin, Chief Researcher of the Application Strategy group, “Despite the enormous growth of the apps market – which we forecast to exceed 100B downloads in 2015 – there are fewer and fewer companies and fewer and fewer categories sharing in that revenue. Companies should view apps as an indirect revenue driver and develop strategies in support of that objective. While some companies face challenges ahead, one thing is for certain – it’s good to be a gaming company right now.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com

US Contact: Joshua Martin, +1 617 614 0770, jmartin@strategyanalytics.com

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Source: Strategy Analytics

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July 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

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Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand at Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2015

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NEW DELHI, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has been voted Worlds Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, Worlds Best Awards, 2015. Furthermore, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur has been voted the Worlds Best Hotel Overall.

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These rankings are the result of a Readers Poll conducted by the magazine. Travel + Leisures Worlds Best Awards, are amongst the most prestigious in the travel industry as it is the readers who define excellence in hospitality and travel. Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world on the following characteristics rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value.

Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Executive Chairman, The Oberoi Group said, “We are honoured that we have been able to play a small role in ‘Make in India‘ by being the best hotel brand in the world and also having the best hotel in the world. The Brand ‘Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ has received this recognition from among the 6.5 million readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. I dedicate this award to our guests and to all employees of The Oberoi Group. Our people are our biggest asset – they have worked passionately to ensure our guests receive warm, personalised and caring service.”

Mr. Nathan Lump, Editor at Travel + Leisure said, “It’s a pretty tough thing to be named both the top hotel brand and have the top-ranked hotel in the same year, but Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have made it to the top spots. Thanks not only to properties of exceptional quality in picture-perfect locations, but also due to service standard that Travel + Leisure readers say go above and beyond.”

About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous the world over for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades.

A distinctive feature of the Group’s hotels is their highly motivated and well trained staff, who provides exceptionally attentive, personalised and warm service. The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining the paradigm of luxury and excellence in service amongst hotels around the world.

http://www.oberoihotels.com

About Travel + Leisure

http://www.travelandleisure.com

For further information, please contact:
Silki Sehgal
Director – Corporate Communications
The Oberoi Group
Telephone: +91-11-2389-0505
Email:silki.sehgal@oberoigroup.com

Source: Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

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July 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

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Blogging for Business: Ways to Identify the Right Tone and Style for Your Writing

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Small business owners are maximizing their online marketing efforts and continually looking for ways to amplify their content. If your goal is to produce high-quality content relevant to your target audience, the first step in your content creation process should be establishing the tone and style for this written content.

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PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit contributing author @SteveLazuka offers expert advice on the importance of clearly identifying the tone and style of your writing in order to deliver messages that solidify relationships with your audience and leave lasting impressions.

Tone: The tone of your writing sets the stage for your content. It should be unique and distinctive to set your brand apart from others. When choosing your tone, Lazuka suggests determining what you want to say, the impression you want to convey and the image you want to present.

Style: When establishing style, the first step is pinpointing how formal you want to be. This is generally identified by the point of view that is used, such as first, second or third person. You’ll want to ensure you’re giving the impression that is best suited for your brand and enables you to establish a strong connection with your audience.

For further discussion on these two important components of written content, read the remainder of Lazuka’s article here: http://bit.ly/1RkBEhF.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Contact:
Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels
201-360-6906
Amanda.eldridge@prnewswire.com

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July 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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Internet of Things: Legrand Launches Eliot, its Program for Speeding up the Deployment of its Connected Devices Offering

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LIMOGES, France /PRNewswire/ —

Having made sales of over EUR200 million with connectable devices in 2014, Legrand is convinced that the Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up a new era for buildings. This is why Legrand is announcing the launch of Eliot, a program designed to speed up the deployment of its connected devices offering and thereby facilitate the emergence of connected buildings wherever IoT can enhance use value for all users.

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Eliot, a priority for Legrand

Legrand’s expertise involves providing electrical and digital infrastructure solutions for all types of buildings to help simplify everyday life for its customers. With its Eliot program, Legrand has decided to speed up the development of its connected offerings, to the benefit of both private and professional users. Professional applications currently account for 60% of the overall market of the Internet of Things.

Innovation today and tomorrow

Each year, Legrand dedicates between 4% and 5% of its sales to R&D expenditure. With an R&D workforce of over 2,000, including 750 working directly on digital issues (electronics and software), Legrand develops connectable solutions to respond to various societal issues such as demand for greater energy efficiency, security, well-being and independent assisted living.

These solutions cover areas as varied as:

  • consolidation of digital infrastructures with dedicated offerings for datacenters;
  • telecare to facilitate the lives of people with diminished independence, both at home and in healthcare institutions;
  • measurement and tracking of energy consumption to suit both new and existing buildings;
  • connected emergency lighting to facilitate maintenance operations;
  • video door entry phones proposing services, both in group housing and individual homes;
  • the connected home, with solutions that are easy to install and which enable control of an electrical installation via tablet or smartphone;
  • etc.

Eliot: Legrand objectives

While Legrand made sales of over EUR200 million with connectable devices in 2014, it intends accelerating the deployment of its solutions even further and has set itself ambitious targets on the occasion of the Eliot program launch:

  • continuing its rapid growth in the field of digital infrastructures;
  • doubling the number of connectable product families, from 20 in 2014 to 40 by 2020;
  • achieving a double-digit overall average annual growth rate in connectable devices by 2020.

About Legrand

http://www.legrand.com

Source: Legrand

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July 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

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Portugal’s ‘Golden Visa’ Emerges as the Most Popular Residence-by-Investment Program in 2015

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LISBON, Portugal, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Portugal has reduced the minimum qualifying capital requirements for the Golden Residence Permit Program, making it one of the most affordable residence-by-investment programs in the European Union.

Henley & Partners, the global leaders in residence and citizenship planning for wealthy individuals and families, announced that Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program is the leading residence-by-investment program in 2015, corroborated by their industry report the Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2015 (GRCP). This announcement comes after Portugal reduced the minimum qualifying capital requirement for their residence program to EUR 350,000.

Henley & Partners’ annual GRCP report uses scientific methodology to systematically analyse the leading residence-by-investment programs and citizenship-by-investment programs available throughout the world. It features expert analysis and commentary from leading figures in the investor immigration industry, including immigration and citizenship lawyers, economists, country risk experts and academic researchers.

Of the leading residence programs reviewed in the report, Portugal’s program ranked first in the Global Residence Program Index (GRPI). The programs were ranked according to 10 indicators: Reputation, Quality of Life, Tax, Visa Free Access, Processing Time and Quality of Processing, Compliance, Investment Requirements, Total Costs, Time to Citizenship and Citizenship Requirements.

Eric Major, CEO of Henley & Partners, commented, “Out of the ten indicators measured in the Report, Portugal ranked top on the total costs indicator due to the total investment requirement now being significantly lower than other residence programs. This came after Portugal announced that it reduced the minimum investment required for obtaining a Portuguese residence permit. These changes make the Portuguese program one of the most affordable immigration-by-investment programs in the European Union.”

However, new restrictions have been introduced for the program in connection to these reduced capital requirements. For example, regarding real-estate, only properties older than 30 years or located in areas of urban regeneration will qualify for this new minimum purchase level. If this condition is not met, then the original qualifying level of EUR 500,000 is still in effect. In addition, the costs for the refurbishment works of the purchased property will be included in the minimum qualifying investment. Lastly, the revised minimum cost can be lowered further if the property is located in a lesser populated area.

In addition, children over 18 years old are no longer obligated to be studying in Portugal in order to qualify for family reunion.

New qualifying investment amounts have been introduced, including research activities (at least EUR 350,000 investment); artistic production or natural heritage (at least EUR 250,000 investment); or funds invested in the capitalization of SMEs (at least EUR 500,000 investment).

Major added, “The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program, often referred to as the Golden Visa, continues to be one of the most popular residence programs offered by Henley & Partners. This is mainly attributed to the low investment requirements, high quality of life, compliance standards and due diligence. With the minimum qualifying investment cost being lowered further, we expect the demand for the Portuguese residence program to accelerate.”

Portugal boasts an excellent reputation, with a very high Human Development Index ranking, and is considered one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations with a great quality of life. It is among the oldest countries in Europe with a rich history, a lively culture, stunning beaches and beautiful countryside. Portugal is a full member of the European Union.

The tax burden on residents of Portugal is one of the lowest in the GRPI, both on corporate and personal levels. A Portuguese residence permit offers visa-free access to all Schengen States. The country’s compliance standards and due diligence are comparably high.

Source: Henley & Partners

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July 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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