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Frost & Sullivan Recognises Emerson Process Management for its Unparalleled Process Automation Services

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— Emerson’s extensive service portfolio has been instrumental to its growth and success

LONDON, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the industrial services for the process automation market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Emerson Process Management with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Emerson’s superior product expertise and well-articulated service strategy have enabled it to become a compelling choice for process industries across Europe.

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A significant part of Emerson’s success has been attributed to its comprehensive portfolio of offerings, which consists of project, consulting, modernisation and migration, lifecycle and data management services. As such, the high quality of these services as well as around-the-clock service support have helped end users generate a better return on investment.

“Distinctively, Emerson adopts the main automation contractor/ main instrument vendor approach to provide project services that include design, engineering and project management for various product lines,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Karthik Sundaram. “As a consequence of the company’s holistic service approach, end users can minimise project risks, reduce capital costs, and shorten lead times.”

Much like its project services, Emerson’s lifecycle services deliver considerable value to end users. Through the implementation of clearly-formulated lifecycle service strategies for product lines ranging from field instruments and valves at level one to manufacturing execution systems at level 3 of the enterprise pyramid, the company has managed to help end users maintain asset health as well as improve plant reliability and availability.

Emerson’s repertoire of consulting services is no less appealing to end users than its project and lifecycle services; in fact it is considered one of the best in the industry. The company’s consulting services offer end users the opportunity to evaluate and act upon various process automation needs efficiently and effectively, leveraging the latest innovations in the field of process automation such as electronic marshalling, wireless networks and pervasive sensing.

To complement its project and consulting services, Emerson has developed a winning data-management service portfolio in line with the growing demand for increased process intelligence. By availing these services, end users can obtain valuable business intelligence that can enhance process performance, maximise production, and reduce plant downtime.

By also offering modernisation and migration services, which are often required in retrofit projects, Emerson practically covers the entire spectrum of end-user needs in the process automation market. Notably, Emerson’s modernisation and migration services accommodate a wide set of automation platforms designed by other major process automation vendors and thus allow the company to reach more customers.

Such an expansive service portfolio has put Emerson in a strategically advantageous position to adapt to the changing process automation landscape. Specifically, the company is well-placed to meet the emerging requirement for vendors in this space to move from a plant-based approach to an ecosystem-based one so that services go beyond the process automation value chain to include the extended supply chain.

“Emerson’s strong process-service capabilities have been acknowledged by a broad clientele and enabled it to amass considerable brand equity in Europe,” noted Karthik Sundaram “However, if not for its high-powered team of consultants with hands-on industrial experience in the process domain, it is doubtful whether Emerson would have tasted as much success as it has in the process automation market.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognises a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

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 Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Bettis, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel, Ovation and AMS Suite.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.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?

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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July 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm

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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.

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“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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Corporate Communications – North America
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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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July 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm

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Jin Jiang International Hotels Recommends Great Destinations For Escape From the Summer Heat

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ Summer is soon upon us. The first of the season’s heat waves are making themselves felt, while the residents of China’s cities are girding themselves for the arrival of this summer’s scorching heat. Many are looking for an escape-the-heat trip to a place with cool mountain breezes, clear crystal water or refreshing greenery. Jin Jiang International Hotels recently launched the “Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang” promotion, and, with it, a list of recommendations for a summer escape.

Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang
Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang

Hohhot: experience the beautiful grasslands in its best season

While sweltering heat is the norm for most of China in summer, the Inner Mongolia Grassland remains refreshingly cool. The sky is blue and the visitor is surrounded by green grass, fresh flowers and shady trees. Sheep chase each other across the open terrain while shepherds entertain their flocks with song.

It is easy to get to Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, from anywhere in China. Have a day’s rest at Inner Mongolia Jin Jiang International Hotel on South Hulun Road before traveling on to the Hulunbuir Grassland. As the most breathtaking tourist destination in Inner Mongolia, the Hulunbuir Grassland ranked first in the list of the Most Beautiful Grasslands as compiled by Chinese National Geography. The best times to visit are in July and August, when the temperature ranges from 15 to 26 degrees Celsius and the surrounding white birch forest and wetlands add to the experience.

Relax and enjoy your summer vacation in Kunming with a biking or mountain climbing trip accompanied by cups of the local Pu’er tea

Last year, Kunming once again claimed the top spot on the list of the 2014 Best Chinese Summer Resorts for Tourists released by the Asia Pacific Environmental Protection Association (APEPA). The summers are generally very hot in most Chinese cities, with Nanjing and Wuhan usually topping the list, while it remains pleasantly cool in Kunming, where the temperature during the season averages a comfortable 20 degree Celsius.

In the city where the weather is spring-like all year round, people feel comfortable engaging in outdoor activities even in July and August, from taking in the breathtaking landscapes to tasting local delicacies. Tourists can choose from a wide selection of outdoor activities, including a bike ride around Dianchi Lake, hiking in the karst terrains of Shilin and Jiuxiang or, for those in good physical shape, climbing and camping on Laoying and Liangwang mountains.

Tourists are sure to forget their personal weight loss plans when they are busy tasting delicacies in this tourist destination well-known for its local specialties. Many restaurants across the city serve a wide range of specialty foods, from wild mushrooms, vegetables and fruits to a wide selection of local snacks, in particular the several dozen varieties of rice noodles, the most well-known local delicacy of Yunnan province. In addition, the province is where most tea trees common around the world originated from, as almost all the tea species worldwide stem from the province’s Pu’er tea production region. There’s nothing better than spending your leisure time drinking the highest quality blends of Pu’er tea at Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel on Beijing Road.

Qingdao: the place to enjoy delicious food accompanied by fine wine

The coastal city Qingdao at the southern end of the Shandong peninsula has long been noted for its popularity as a summer resort. The city, near mountains and rivers, has beautiful landscapes and a pleasant climate. The city’s downtown area is noted for its distinctive red tiles, green trees, and well-groomed beaches along a zigzagging coastline, making the locale an ideal place for a swim during summer holidays.

Every summer, Qingdao holds the highly anticipated Qingdao International Beer Festival, the largest beer event inAsia. Founded in 1991, the 25th Qingdao International Beer Festival will be held between August 16th and 31st this year. The 16-day event will not only be a beerfest, but will also have local seafood specialties and other delicious snacks on offer. Qingdao abounds with sea cucumbers, scallops, abalones, conch, swimming crabs, Spanish mackerel, yellow croakers and Sauilla. Partaking of these specialties while sipping on one of the city’s locally brewed beers is an experience not to be missed. Join the highly popular beer festival and have a passionate and enjoyable summer holiday. After dinner, you can return to Guangye Jin Jiang Hotel on Xiazhuang Road or Duo Yuan Jin Jiang Hotel on Changjiang Middle Road for a restful night’s sleep, bringing the beautiful summer day to a pleasant conclusion.

This summer, whether you choose the beautiful grasslands of Hohhot, bike riding or mountain climbing with a thermos of Pu’er tea in your bag in Kunming, or the fun of the Qingdao International Beer Festival, you can join the any of the “Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang” events hosted by Jin Jiang International Hotels. From today toSeptember 10th, guests booking a hotel room up to one day in advance at any of the 45 Jin Jiang hotels spread across 25 cities receive a 10 percent discount off the room rate, a summer-themed “mystery” gift, and a 12 percent discount off the cost of food and beverages. Jin Jiang International Hotels are there so you can plan your escape from the oppression of this year’s summer heat, turning the summer into a wonderful experience that you will not want to miss.

For more information, full terms and conditions, or to enter the ” Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang ” promotion, please visit www.jinjianghotels.com

About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.

Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. (Jin Jiang International Hotels) has a portfolio of over 120 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 35, 000 hotel rooms spread across 76 cities in China. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star luxury properties and four star business properties.

Jin Jiang International Holdings Company Ltd. (“Jin Jiang” or the “Group”), is China’s premier hospitality conglomerate, owner, developer and operator of hotels across all market segments. The Group manages, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd., the entire portfolio of owned and/or operated four and five-star hotels and its sister company Jin Jiang Inn which focuses on budget hotels. Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Ltd. is the leading operator and manager of hotels in China. Overall, the Group owns and operates a collection of over 1,767 hotels globally, and has a total room inventory in excess of 258, 000. Amongst them, 1,339 distinctive hotels and inns are located in more than 310 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China.

Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand.

For more information or reservations, please visit: www.jinjianghotels.com

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Source: Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co. Ltd.

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July 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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Bureau Veritas Strengthens its Position in the Construction Supervision Market in China

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NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France /PRNewswire/ — Bureau Veritas has finalized the acquisition of a 70% equity stake in Shanghai TJU Engineering Service Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Xietong”), a Chinese company specialized in construction project supervision for industrial assets.

Founded in 1993, Shanghai Xietong focuses on providing mandatory construction project supervision and project management services to international and large Chinese chemical and pharmaceutical groups, mainly in the Yangtze River Delta Zone.

Shanghai Xietong employs 180 people. Its revenue for 2014 was around EUR 6 million.

“Bureau Veritas is pursuing its expansion in China, especially in the construction supervision market in which we have started building a national platform. Shanghai Xietong will complement our service capabilities and will help reinforce the presence of Bureau Veritas in growing industrial markets” commented Didier Michaud-Daniel, CEO of Bureau Veritas.

Mr Jin XiaoJie, Chairman of Shanghai Xietong, said: “We are proud to join a large reputable international group which will help us accelerate our development.”

This is the fourth acquisition completed by Bureau Veritas in China since early 2015. Bureau Veritas now has a strong footprint in China, with around 100 locations and 12,500 employees.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66,700 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.

Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

For more information, go to http://www.bureauveritas.com

Source: Bureau Veritas

Related stocks: EuronextParis:BVI

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July 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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Algomi Wins “FinTech Innovation of the Year” in Euromoney’s Global Awards for Excellence

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Algomi, the network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimisation of fixed income liquidity, has won the “FinTech Innovation of the Year” in the 2015 Euromoney’s Global Awards for Excellence.

Launched in 2012, Algomi has focused on looking to solve the liquidity crisis seen in bond markets with its innovative approach to big data. Its Honeycomb Network allows investment firms to see which dealer is best placed to facilitate illiquid bond trades without disturbing the markets and having the price move against them. Honeycomb was launched to the sell-side in 2014 and buy-side firms started to join the network towards the end of the year.

This award comes following a period of sustained growth for Algomi, which now boasts 140 employees worldwide. Buyside clients, including leading hedge fund, asset management, pension fund, sovereign wealth fund and endowment firms, continue to be added to the network from offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, and client support and sales in Chicago, San Francisco, and Singapore. To date there are 11 banks installed and 75 buy-side firms installed on the Honeycomb network, with more coming online each week.

Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence cover more than 20 global product categories, best-in-class awards in all regions. The awards were established to recognise institutions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and momentum in the markets in which they excel.

“This award and the industry recognition at a global level is verification of Algomi’s market proposition. It is not only validation of a solution that helps to solve a real industry problem, but demonstrates its need to the clients that have worked with us from the beginning and our employees who have helped to grow the firm to where it is today,” saidStu Taylor, CEO. “The ambition of Algomi was to give banks the ability to inject velocity into their balance sheets, while allowing the buy-side to shift bond inventory easily, without unsettling the existing market structure. The feedback from clients so far proves that Honeycomb is enabling that to happen. Winning this award confirms the need for and future potential of Algomi in the fixed income trading landscape.”

The awards were presented at the Natural History Museum in London yesterday evening at a Gala dinner.

For more on Algomi’s award win, visit: http://www.euromoney.com/Article/3469046/Awards-for-Excellence-2015-Best-financial-technology-innovation.html

For more information on Euromoney’s Global Awards for Excellence, visit:http://www.euromoney.com/Poll/3312/PollsAndAwards/Awards-for-Excellence.html

Notes to Editors

ABOUT ALGOMI LTD

Algomi connects fixed income professionals, empowering them to make better trading relationships, in the ever-changing landscape of capital, leverage and liquidity requirements. By harnessing the relationships between Fixed Income salespeople, traders and their clients, the Algomi Honeycomb suite of scalable software greatly increases the opportunities and velocity in large and illiquid voice trades between banks and buy side investors.

For banks, Algomi creates a real time internal sales and trading bond information network using their own data to identify the best trade opportunities and enables real-time collaborations between sales, traders and investors. This delivers more effective execution of less liquid bonds and integrates with Algomi Honeycomb. For investor firms, Algomi Honeycomb becomes their eyes and ears on the world’s trading floors. Providing the data and market insight vital to select the right dealers and the right timing of the trade to ensure maximum likelihood of execution. The investor is able to deal in size, achieve Best Execution, and remain discrete in the market while banks get to use their large distribution network. Execution is voice based between investor and bank, as is appropriate for large sensitive trades.

Algomi was founded in 2012 by Stu Taylor (Former Global Head of Matched Principal Trading and creator of PIN-FI at UBS), Usman Khan and Robert Howes (Founders of CAPXD), and Michael Schmidt (Former Head of European Credit Trading and IB Board Member at UBS). Algomi is backed by investment from Lakestar, and an exceptional panel of Strategic Advisors. Algomi has over 140 employees with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, and client support and sales in Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. sales@algomi.com

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Source: Algomi Ltd

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July 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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The Need for Efficient Application Delivery Will Influence Growth of Platform-as-a-Service in Europe

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— Increased deployment of mobile platforms will further stimulate demand, finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — A large number of organisations in Europe that were previously not ready to invest in cloud solutions have started to show tremendous interest in the potential of platform-as-a-service (PaaS). As the economic slump in the region continues, companies are exploring ways to streamline their operations and deliver greater cost-efficiencies. PaaS allows application developers and development houses to control their operating costs by only paying for the computing power/resources they have utilised. It also relieves them from worries of purchasing and setting up the underlying infrastructure to support apps.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the European Platform-as-a-service Market (http://www.frost.com/ma3e), finds that London attracts the most PaaS customers in Europe as it is a hub for new business ventures. The big vendors offering public PaaS solutions are Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. (aws.amazon.com), Google (cloud.google.com) and Microsoft (azure.microsoft.com).

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PaaS offers developers across Europe the multi-language support, programming tools, flexibility and scalability they desire as a pay-as-you-go service or monthly subscription programme. Moreover, it makes it possible to deliver application development tools as well as storage, networking and security policies on request at a short notice. These unique abilities have been among the key drivers for the PaaS market.

“As the cloud and mobile industry are seen to be unifying and significantly boosting developer productivity, new opportunities will open up for the European PaaS market,” said Frost & Sullivan Information & Communication Technologies Senior Research Analyst Shuba Ramkumar. “Already, the mobile backend support offered by PaaS has been making a difference to adoption rates in various verticals such as retail, airlines and manufacturing.”

To sustain customer interest, PaaS vendors across Europe need to address security issues before moving critical applications and sensitive data to public and shared cloud environments.

“PaaS vendors should be willing to undergo certifications, accreditations and review, when necessary,” noted Ramkumar. “They must also develop sufficient controls to provide the same or greater level of security than the organisation would have if the cloud was not used.”

Further, providers in Europe will have to ensure that standalone PaaS offerings can be monetised. IaaS vendors have been adding capabilities to make their solutions look like PaaS Going forward, PaaS vendors in the region must take a different approach and attract customers by demonstrating the depth and resiliency of their solutions to meet advancing customer needs.

Additionally, successful adoption of PaaS will require organisational changes – developers and the operations team will have to function differently. Overall, changes will have to be made from an organisational, process and methodology standpoint to enable the use of PaaS.

Analysis of the European Platform-as-a-service Market is part of the IT Services(http://www.ITservices.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: European Infrastructure-as-a-Service Market, 2014 Latin America Cloud Computing Market, Brazilian Companies Investments in ICT, and European Data Centre Services 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 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?

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July 13, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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Almost 30 percent of businesses deploying IoT according to Strategy Analytics Survey

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-Corporations: IoT Delivers Added Services to Business & Customers

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Nearly one third – 30% of businesses worldwide have already begunlimited Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, according to the new Strategy Analytics IoT 2015 Deployment and Usage Trends Survey. The independent Web-based survey polled over 450 businesses worldwide across 45 vertical markets in June 2015. All classes of businesses – SMBs, mid-sized and large businesses were equally represented. Among the 30% of early IoT adopters, the majority of survey respondents indicated the main use cases were: IoT-enabled software and applications; IoT-enabled hardware and IoT standalone devices or systems. The survey results also indicated that interest in IoT is high and that 55% of respondents were familiar with IoT’s benefits and services.

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Other key findings from the survey include:

  • Some 32% or one third of those polled said their firms plan to deploy IoT compared to one in four survey respondents – 26% – that said their companies currently have no IoT deployment plans. The remaining 42% of survey participants are still studying the issue and are undecided.
  • Office security/video surveillance; Smart Building Controls; Billable Services; Financial Analytics; Healthcare Analytics and Healthcare Diagnostics were among the top IoT applications cited by survey respondents who intend to use IoT.
  • Current and potential IoT customers plan to deploy the technology to solve pragmatic and pressing business issues that impact daily operations. These include: security of both the corporate data assets and physical facilities; receiving proactive alerts to avoid service disruptions and remote control of equipment.
  • IoT Security; integration and interoperability with existing and legacy systems and the potential confusion arising from the need to deal with multiple IoT vendors and platforms, were cited by survey respondents as the biggest impediments to IoT deployments.

The survey results show that enterprise interest in IoT is high, driven by the need to address and solve pragmatic business issues. But it’s equally clear that organizations are still assessing the myriad offerings and specific integration and migration strategies,” said Laura DiDio, SA Director of IoT Strategies Enterprise Research and Consulting.

“Many respondents highlighted the value that can be derived from deploying IoT ahead of cost savings; from new service development and increased competitiveness, to a better understanding of their business that can be derived from data analytics,” said Andrew Brown, SA’s Executive Director of IoT and Mobility.

Key vertical segments covered in the survey include F.I.R.E (Financial, Insurance, Real Estate), Manufacturing, Professional Services, Education/Public Sector, Healthcare/Pharmaceutical and Telecom/Media/Technology.

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: Laura DiDio +1-617-614-0750, ldidio@strategyanalytics.com
European Contact: Andrew Brown +44-1908-423630, abrown@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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July 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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Pembina Pipeline Corporation Declares July Common Share Dividend, Quarterly Preferred Share Dividends and Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results Conference Call and Webcast Details

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CALGARY, Alberta /PRNewswire/ — Pembina Pipeline Corporation (“Pembina” or the “Company”) (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a common share cash dividend forJuly 2015 of $0.1525 per share to be paid, subject to applicable law, on August 15, 2015 to shareholders of record on July 25, 2015.

For shareholders receiving their common share dividends in U.S. funds, the July 2015 cash dividend is expected to be approximately U.S. $0.1198 per share (before deduction of any applicable Canadian withholding tax) based on a currency exchange rate of 0.7856. The actual U.S. dollar dividend will depend on the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rate on the payment date and will be subject to applicable withholding taxes.

Pembina’s Board of Directors also declared quarterly dividends for the Company’s preferred shares, Series 1, 3, 5 and 7, and an initial dividend on the Series 9 Preferred Shares for the period from April 10, 2015 to September 1, 2015. Future dividends on the Series 9 Preferred Shares are expected to be $0.296875 quarterly, or $1.1875 per share on an annualized basis for the initial fixed rate period to but excluding December 1, 2020. All preferred share dividends are payable on September 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2015:

Preferred Shares, Series 1 (PPL.PR.A)

$0.265625

Preferred Shares, Series 3 (PPL.PR.C)

$0.29375

Preferred Shares, Series 5 (PPL.PR.E)

$0.3125

Preferred Shares, Series 7 (PPL.PR.G)

$0.28125

Preferred Shares, Series 9 (PPL.PR.I)

$0.4685

These dividends are designated “eligible dividends” for Canadian income tax purposes. For non-resident shareholders, Pembina’s common share dividends should be considered “qualified dividends” and may be subject to Canadian withholding tax.

Confirmation of Record and Payment Date Policy

Pembina pays cash dividends on its common shares in Canadian dollars on a monthly basis to shareholders of record on the 25th calendar day of each month (except for the December record date, which is December 31st), if, as and when determined by the Board of Directors. Should the record date fall on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the effective record date will be the previous business day. The dividend payment date is the 15th of the month following the record date.  Should the payment date fall on a weekend or on a holiday the business day prior to the weekend or holiday becomes the payment date. Dividends on the preferred shares are payable on the 1st day of March, June, September and December in each year, to shareholders of record on the first day of the previous month, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors. Should the record date  or payment date fall on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the record date or payment date, as applicable, will be the previous business day.

Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast

Pembina will release its second quarter 2015 results on Thursday, August 6, 2015 after markets close. A conference call and webcast have been scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. MT (10:00 a.m. ET) for interested investors, analysts, brokers and media representatives.

The conference call dial-in numbers for Canada and the U.S. are 647-427-7450 or 888-231-8191. A recording of the conference call will be available for replay until August 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To access the replay, please dial either 416-849-0833 or 855-859-2056 and enter the password 45394754.

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on Pembina’s website at www.pembina.com under Investor Centre, Presentation & Events, or by entering: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=908220&s=1&k=F8FA38CC83BBCBF2047A6E53490F41EE in your web browser. Shortly after the call, an audio archive will be posted on the website for a minimum of 90 days.

About Pembina

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America’s energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns and operates pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids including conventional and synthetic crude oil, heavy oil and oil sands products, condensate (diluent) and natural gas liquids produced in western Canada and ethane produced inNorth Dakota. The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. With facilities strategically located in western Canadaand in natural gas liquids markets in eastern Canada and the U.S., Pembina also offers a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services that spans across its operations. Pembina’s integrated assets and commercial operations enable it to offer services needed by the energy sector along the hydrocarbon value chain.

Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements that are based on Pembina’scurrent expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. In this news release, such forward-looking information and statements can be identified by terminology such as “to be”, “expects”, and similar expressions.

In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to: future dividends which may be declared on Pembina’s common shares and preferred shares. These forward-looking statements are being made by Pembina based on certain assumptions that Pembina has made in respect thereof as at the date of this news release, regarding, among other things: oil and gas industry exploration and development activity levels; the success of Pembina’s operations and growth projects; prevailing commodity prices, margins, volumes and exchange rates; that Pembina’s future results of operations will be consistent with past performance and management expectations in relation thereto; the continued availability of capital at attractive prices to fund future capital requirements relating to existing assets and projects, including but not limited to future capital expenditures relating to expansion, upgrades and maintenance shutdowns; the success of growth projects; future operating costs; that any third party projects relating to Pembina’s growth projects will be sanctioned and completed as expected; that any required commercial agreements can be reached; that all required regulatory and environmental approvals can be obtained on the necessary terms in a timely manner; that counterparties to material agreements will continue to perform in a timely manner; that there are no unforeseen events preventing the performance of contracts; and that there are no unforeseen material construction, integrity or other costs related to current growth projects or current operations. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the regulatory environment and decisions; non-performance of agreements in accordance with their terms; the impact of competitive entities and pricing; reliance on key industry partners, alliances and agreements; the strength and operations of the oil and natural gas production industry and related commodity prices; the continuation or completion of third-party projects; actions by governmental or regulatory authorities including changes in tax laws and treatment, changes in royalty rates or increased environmental regulation; adverse general economic and market conditions in Canada, North America and elsewhere; fluctuations in operating results; construction delays; labour and material shortages; and certain other risks detailed from time to time inPembina’s public disclosure documents including, among other things, those detailed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Pembina’s management’s discussion and analysis and annual information form for the year endedDecember 31, 2014, which can be found at www.sedar.com.

Accordingly, readers are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted, forecasted or projected. Such forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by the above statements. Pembina does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements or information contained herein, except as required by applicable laws.

Investor Relations, Chelsy Hoy, +1 (403) 231-3156, 1-855-880-7404, e-mail: investor-relations@pembina.com,www.pembina.com

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July 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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Heraeus Photovoltaics to Exhibit at Intersolar North America 2015

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— Promoting theme of “Path to Least Resistance” for metallization of Solar Cells

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania /PRNewswire/ — The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit, a leader in the development of metallization pastes for solar cells, will be exhibiting at this year’s Intersolar North America in San Francisco held July 14 – 16, 2015. At this year’s show, Heraeus will be promoting their products and technology that support manufactures’ “Path to Least Resistance” for solar cells. Heraeus will be highlighting their product offerings for conventional, PERC, n-Type, Heterojunction and 3rd Generation Photovoltaic applications.

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From their successful SOL9621 Series, Heraeus will highlight their SOL9621M and SOL9621M* front-side metallization pastes. Released in April, the SOL9621M has demonstrated cell performance improvements relative to other pastes in this series. Alpha customer testing for LDE applications achieved up to 0.1% absolute higher cell efficiency. This is due to the reduced contact resistance and stable contact formation. The lower recombination lead to higher Voc. The SOL9621M also has improved printability with the demonstrated ability of Ultra-fine line printing, suitable for screen openings less than 40 micron. The SOL9621M* has similar performance characteristics with improved adhesion. Though not available in high volumes, Heraeus will be available to discuss their SOL9631 Lead-free pastes. This paste will have the performance of our best leaded front-side pastes with the lead-free benefit. For the back-side, Heraeus will highlight their SOL205B. This newest back-side formulation optimizes the Ag content and glass chemistry to provide higher and consistent adhesion. The SOL205B provides cell manufacturers with enhanced busbar adhesion and therefore improved module reliability. The SOL205B has a lower silver content and paste usage per cell giving it an excellent performance to cost ratio.

Heraeus’ newest family of pastes is the SOL9622 Series for double printing applications. The SOL9622 Series is a modification of their very successful SOL9621 Series, designed specifically for double printing applications. Applied using an A+A format, customer trials of the SOL9622 Series, have demonstrated cell efficiency gains of 0.05% absolute relative to our SOL9621H paste. The key characteristics of the SOL9622 Series that provide higher cell performance are the improved line shape and lower contact resistance. Tests show that the SOL9622Series has a contact resistance that is up to 19% lower than pastes in the SOL9621 Series. The SOL9622 Series also offers line widths up to 5 micron narrower, with a taller height. These paste characteristics produce cells with higher current and voltage performance. The SOL9622 Series represents our best paste for double printing applications. Though not highlighted at Intersolar NA, please contact your closest Heraeus Photovoltaics representative to obtain more information about the SOL9622 Series.

For advanced cell designs, Heraeus will highlight the SOL325 Series for PERC, SOL9350a for n-type andSOL500 Series low temperature pastes with our Clevios™ for Heterojunction and 3rd Generation Photovoltaic applications.

Please visit the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit at this year’s Intersolar North America in San Francisco held July 14 – 16, 2015. We will be located Moscone West Level 1 in booth number 7611.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve our business performance.

We create high-quality solutions for our clients and strengthen their competitiveness in the long term by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on themes such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries.

In the 2014 financial year, Heraeus generated product revenues of €3.4 billion and precious metal revenues of €12.2billionn euros. With around 12,600 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Source: Heraeus
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July 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

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Porsche Asia Pacific Gears up for New Programme — Porsche Media Driving Academy

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Porsche Asia Pacific recently announced the launch of the Porsche Media Driving Academy — a new, exclusive annual driving programme for journalists in the region.

For the full multimedia release, click here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7568551-porsche-asia-pacific-academy/

Porsche Media Driving Academy - Individual Course
Porsche Media Driving Academy - Professional Course
Porsche Media Driving Academy - Elite Course 1
Porsche Media Driving Academy - Elite Course 2

The Porsche Media Driving Academy is designed to demonstrate the maximum performance of Porsche cars through different courses of active driving with emphasis on Porsche’s roots in motorsports. It offers journalists the unique opportunity to experience the performance and sportiness of Porsche models.

The structure of the annual programme consists of three performance courses — Individual, Professional and Elite. In each course, Porsche certified instructors impart knowledge and share driving tips tailored for each level that are pertinent to discovering the performance of Porsche cars.

“Through the carefully curated active driving programme, the Porsche Media Driving Academy offers journalists the right amount of attention and guidance that heighten the understanding and specific characteristics of the Porsche vehicle concept and core technologies. In addition, the pure driving excitement on track, the racy engine sound and the extremely sporty characteristics guarantee for goose bumps. The first Porsche Media Driving Academy took place last month and received highly positive response and we are looking forward to welcome more members next year,” shared Martin Limpert, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific.

Porsche Media Driving Academy — The Experience

The two-day Porsche Media Driving Academy will commence with exciting and informative activities that range from sharing of the Porsche brand heritage and product knowledge to insights on nutrition guides and fitness regimens tailored for sport-oriented driving.

At the race track, participating journalists will be engaged in a driving programme tailored to their level of expertise. They will have the opportunity to discover and push their own driving capabilities with the help of experienced instructors, providing them with first-hand experiences of Porsche’s motorsports DNA that is embedded in every Porsche car.

Porsche Media Driving Academy — Courses

Individual

The Individual course focuses on the fundamentals of vehicle control, including the slalom, braking, drag race and cornering exercises. Led by certified Porsche instructors, the course will provide insights into the basic laws of physics relating to driving and handling as well as an introduction of various Porsche electronic driving aids for the use on and off the race track.

Professional

Certified Porsche instructors will be guiding journalists on the approaches needed to tackle bends accurately. The Professional course also focuses on appealing modules where journalists are able to complete full laps of the circuit. Besides the useful brake and lane change exercise, instructors will also be integrating more advanced exercises such as curved slalom, as well as complex cornering.

Elite

Focusing on journalists who are accomplished drivers, the Elite course is devised to support independent sport-oriented driving. Through the use of high-performance Porsche cars, journalists will be able to gain insights and experience the full performance of the cars via trail braking, controlled oversteering and driving on the track.

To view and share the driving excitement that can be expected of Porsche Media Driving Academy, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifn7Mfu51IE (video) andhttps://preciouscomms.box.com/s/lxa9cg6dxydeh4q3s0ru8wi8nbjk8m6d (photos).

About Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd commenced operations on 1 October 2001 and was founded to give Porsche closer ties with Asia Pacific markets that are becoming increasingly important and to support our importers and dealers. Porsche Asia Pacific supports the operation of 13 countries/regions: Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Porsche Asia Pacific PR
Public Relations
Calista Tambajong
Phone: +65-6645-4908
E-Mail: calista.tambajong@porsche-ap.com

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July 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

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