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Kaybus Announces Knowledge Automation Platform Integration with Salesforce

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-Sales managers and representatives can track content effectiveness with new content sharing innovations

SAN FRANCISCO  /PRNewswire/ — Today Kaybus, the only provider of a comprehensive Knowledge Automation application, unveiled its integration with Salesforce to provide opportunity specific sales recommendations and customer service information from across the enterprise. Now sales and service representatives can view and understand their company’s relationship with a client by pairing native Salesforce customer information with other targeted and specific knowledge from the enterprise.

By leveraging the Salesforce native application, Kaybus’ Knowledge Automation platform can be accessed from within the Opportunity Tab and presents the most relevant and up-to-date sales and marketing collateral to individual sales reps based on the specific sales opportunity being viewed, the current sales stage and other information that has been customized to a customers’ Salesforce configuration. It also allows sales managers and representatives to track how effective enterprise content is by measuring which knowledge their sales reps have shared with their clients or prospects, how much of it they have consumed and when they read the shared content.

“Kaybus allows our sales team to find the right training, collateral or proposals, spanning organizational silos and freeing up information sharing in our business,” said Mark Mulder, chief sales officer at Salmat. “The Salesforce integration requires no additional logins or training; it just serves real-time, dynamic knowledge to the salesperson from within Salesforce. Kaybus’ smart algorithms deliver knowledge proactively — contextually relevant to the opportunity type and stage in the sales process. It’s like someone turned on the light switch.”

Whether online or mobile, Kaybus ensures employees can view and share relevant knowledge with their prospects from anywhere, anytime. This seamless integration means employees continue to operate from within the Salesforce application, and by surfacing opportunity-specific knowledge, Kaybus creates consistency across an entire business’ customer relationship interactions and opportunities. It also reduces the amount of additional training for sales and service reps by delivering the same relevant, current information to new employees, bringing them up to speed in less time.

“This is a significant milestone in improving the sales effectiveness of large, distributed sales teams,” said Seenu Banda, Kaybus CEO. “By integrating with Salesforce, we’re helping our customers increase sales opportunities and decrease the time to close deals, eliminating knowledge gaps and reducing time spent searching for information.”

In addition to Salesforce, Kaybus integrates with a number of other content repositories across the enterprise, including SharePoint, Confluence, Wiki, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Outlook and enterprise file share drives.

About Kaybus
Kaybus provides a SaaS based Knowledge Automation application that transforms an organization’s content into a single source of truth by automating the distribution of usable and useful knowledge to target individuals based on their specific needs. Through the use of advanced semantic analysis, behavior pattern mining, detection of conceptual topics and usage patterns, Kaybus’ mission is to enable all employees to operate at their highest level by eliminating the gap between what people know and what they should know.

Contact: Brittany Hendrickson
Phone: +1-415-299-6370
Email: brittany@inkhouse.com

Source: Kaybus

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September 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm

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Virtual Cockpit in Cars Edges Closer to Reality as Hybrid Instrument Clusters Are Set to be the Standard Beyond 2020

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-Next-gen instrument clusters will enable comprehensive display of information for drivers in the centre stack , finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON  /PRNewswire/ — Modernisation efforts are sweeping through the instrument cluster (IC) space as automakers in North America and Europe strive to provide consumers with a unique driving experience. Analogue gauges in cars will become obsolete by 2021, giving way to hybrid and fully digital ICs with flexible designs that facilitate personalisation. Next-generation ICs will feature customisable dials and advanced liquid-crystal-display (LCD) quantum dot displays containing detailed, relevant information. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier I suppliers are also working on integrating the centre stack into the IC, thus displaying all necessary data in the driver’s line of sight and reducing distraction.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Rise of Virtual Cockpits in Cars (https://www.frost.com/mb36), finds that the IC market in North America and Europe is expected to clock a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 percent from 2014 to 2021, with digital IC expected to reach a CAGR of approx. 26 percent by 2021. While the “virtual cockpit” will be limited to premium-segment vehicles, fully digital clusters that will be standard in about 20 percent of cars will also be offered as an option on medium-segment cars.

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“Hybrid ICs, which include both analogue and digital components, will become a standard feature in most vehicle segments and platforms post 2017,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Senior Research AnalystRamnath Eswaravadivoo. “Hybrid ICs will continue to grow popular as the decreasing prices of graphic processors and control units make the integration of 3D graphics into hybrid ICs feasible.”

By 2021, about 82.2 percent of cars shipped across Europe and North America are expected to be deployed with hybrid ICs, and the other 17.8 percent are expected to be fully digital ICs.

The falling costs of LCD panels and related electronics are turning fully digital ICs into an affordable alternative too. Low- and medium-end OEMs prefer digital clusters that lower distraction by displaying only the information that the driver currently requires. Moreover, digital ICs can dynamically change the information shown as the driver shifts from one mode to another, and OEMs can add new functionalities into a digital cluster by merely changing the software.

With digital ICs gaining traction, the need for software tooling is also heating up. However, the increasing instances of software failures could slow down adoption in North America and Europe.

“Constant software upgrades will be crucial to improve customer retention,” observed Eswaravadivoo. “In addition, as the use of software drastically goes up, OEMs must expand their services and collaborate closely with technology enablers to manage the issue of cybersecurity.”

Nevertheless, the advantages of fully digital ICs far outweigh the challenges, and OEMs are working to capitalise on all the benefits that the technology can offer.

Rise of Virtual Cockpits in Cars (MB36-18) is a Strategic Insight that is part of the Automotive & Transportation (http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/automotive-transportation) Growth Partnership Service program. The study analyses the potential of analogue, hybrid, and fully digital ICs following extensive interviews with market participants. It details display technologies and the information that is most likely to be incorporated in ICs of the future, reviews current models, and benchmarks user interface suppliers.

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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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September 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm

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Cloud Computing Driving Outsourced Data Centre Market Up in Australia, says Frost & Sullivan

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-~ CAGR of 13.2% forecasted to 2020 – managed hosting services to outpace co-location ~

SYDNEY  /PRNewswire/ — As a result of increased adoption of cloud computing, driven by the consumer segments increased consumption of videos, social networks, mobile data and gaming, and the corporate sectors use of data intensive applications, the Australian outsourced data centre market continues to grow strongly.

Phil Harpur, Senior Research Manager, Australia & New Zealand ICT Practice
Phil Harpur, Senior Research Manager, Australia & New Zealand ICT Practice

In 2014, data centre services revenue in Australia totalled A$826 million; a growth of 18.3% over 2013. Co-location service accounted for approximately 69% of the total data centre services market. According to Frost & Sullivan’s new report, Australian Data Centre Services Market 2015, Australia’s high growth phase of outsourced data centre adoption will peak in 2015 and ease off in 2016 and 2017 as the rate of new data centre capacity entering the market slows down.

Data centre services revenue for 2015 is predicted to grow by 18.2%, but whilst managed hosting continues to see strong revenue growth, co-location revenue growth is beginning to ease as an increasing proportion of data centre clients migrate their co-location and managed hosting services to cloud services. Phil Harpur, Senior Research Manager, Australia & New Zealand ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan said that wholesale data centre providers and those that focus on co-location services only, face significant pressure because of this trend. However, the growth of cloud services has been a key factor in developing new business opportunities for data centre specialist providers.

Frost & Sullivan predicts the Australian data centre services market to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% from 2015 to 2020. Managed hosting will experience stronger growth than co-location over this period, as demand decreases due to companies migrating from co-location to cloud services.

Cloud providers, especially larger global providers such as AWS, Microsoft and IBM SoftLayer are driving strong growth in the market and rapidly expanding their cloud capacity, whilst the government sector continues to increase its use of third-party hosted data centres. Demand is also growing for disaster recovery and business continuity services. Connected, multi-tenanted data centres are best placed to provide these services. Most third-party data centre providers in Australia have multiple data centres in multiple locations.

The average power density requirement of data centres is now up to 40KW to 50KW per rack and continues to increase in line with the increasing demand for high-performance computing applications. As rack densities decrease, physical data centre space needed declines. This trend impacts data centre providers offering co-location services on both a retail and wholesale level.

Harpur said, “As the Australian data centre services market expands, diversifies and matures, there are growing opportunities for niche providers specialising in specific verticals to enter the market. For example, Canberra Data Centres and Australian Data Centres focus on the government sector in Canberra. The Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC), which is owned by the Australian Stock Exchange, services organisations in the financial services segment.”

“To cater to the growing demand for data centre services, specialist providers, including local providers such as NEXTDC, Metronode and Canberra Data Centres, and global providers such as Equinix, Global Switch and Digital Realty, have added data centre capacity, either by expanding their existing data centre facilities or building new ones. A growing trend for large IT service providers and telcos that own their own data centres is to consolidate their data centre footprint by shutting down older, less efficient data centres and leasing data centre space within the larger and newer facilities of these data centre specialists, as it is more cost effective,” added Harpur.

Specialist data centre service providers are carrier neutral, which encourages the development of business ecosystems within their data centres. This is attracting both local and global cloud providers to their data centres. Cloud providers are driving greater diversity as they attract a range of other companies, such as IT service providers. Thus a virtuous cycle has been created with these data centres.

The adoption of modular data centres is still in an early growth phase, however, momentum is beginning to build in the market and stronger adoption will occur as prices fall further. Modular data centres cater to niche segments of the market where companies or government departments require their own built facilities. They have higher relative cost, and most are deployed in outdoor and often remote locations, in industries such as healthcare, education, construction, mining, defence, manufacturing, oil and gas and renewable energies.

“Another growing trend over the last two years is for commercial property owners to acquire existing data centres or build new data centres and then lease them to data centre specialist providers, IT service providers or individual companies. Examples include Asia Pacific Data Centres (APDC) and Keppel DC Real Estate Investment Trust, both of which have purchased facilities from major local data centre providers,” said Harpur.

Data centre providers have several challenges. Significant new data centre capacity has entered the market over the last few years causing lower than average occupancy rates, and placing downward pressure on data centre pricing. However, additional capacity is generally being absorbed quickly. Securing sites in CBD locations and gaining access to sufficient power is increasingly challenging and it is becoming increasingly difficult for data centre owners to plan for additional capacity.

Frost & Sullivan’s Australian Data Centre Services Market 2015 forms part of the Frost & Sullivan Australia and New Zealand Cloud, Data Centre and Infrastructure 2015 research program. All research services included in this subscription provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. If you are interested in more information on these studies, please send an e-mail with your contact details to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.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. 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

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E: djeremiah@frost.com

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September 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

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CellPoint Mobile’s Converged Payment Gateway Solution Enables Airlines to Launch Apple Pay In A Matter of Hours

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-Out-of-the-Box Solution Provides Deployment SDKs, APIs for Quick, Efficient Roll-Out of Apple Pay and Other Payment Methods

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Airlines around the world now have the ability to add Apple Pay quickly to the roster of supported payment methods for passengers’ tickets purchases, thanks to the Converged Payment Gateway Solution from CellPoint Mobile, a London-based payments solutions firm whose enterprise software and technology support omnichannel payments for airlines.

Acting as a hub of pre-integrated payment services, CellPoint Mobile’s Converged Payment Gateway (CPG) provides software development kits (SDKs) and application program interfaces (APIs) that airlines can leverage to integrate Apple Pay to passengers in a matter of hours or days, rather than weeks or months.

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and a CellPoint Mobile client, has become the first global airline to support Apple Pay for the purchase of airline tickets.

CellPoint Mobile’s Apple Pay announcement coincides with this week’s two-day 2nd Annual Mega Event Asia Pacific event Sept. 1-2 in Singapore, where CEO Kristian Gjerding is demonstrating his firm’s mobile wallet capabilities.

In addition to Apple Pay, the CellPoint Mobile CPG solution supports a variety of currencies, devices and a range of payment methods, including payment cards, third-party wallets, interbank payments, alternate payments and various Payment Service Providers (PSPs). It can be installed inside an airline’s operational environment or as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Aided by CellPoint Mobile’s pre-integrated payment data, airlines can bring payment solutions to market quickly, reduce the cost of payments by improving relationships with PSPs and boost revenues by giving passengers more paths to purchase as they travel.

“With the payments ecosystem shifting to the mobile marketplace, airlines are looking to solutions that can deliver Apple Pay and other alternative payment methods to the marketplace quickly,” said CEO Gjerding. “Rather than spending weeks or months integrating a new payment method and channel, airlines can now launch Apple Pay in hours, and without the usual challenges of data integration and costly IT resources.”

Converged Payment Gateway serve as data hub for payment methods
To schedule an interview with Gjerding, please contact Vanessa Horwell at vhorwell@thinkinkpr.com or +1.305.776.8817. For all other media requests please contact Karina Castano at kcastano@thinkinkpr.com or +305.749.5342 ext. 240.

About CellPoint Mobile

CellPoint Mobile helps airlines around the world navigate and own the complex payments ecosystem from beginning to end, regardless of their passengers’ preferred currency, payment method, device or channel. Its technology infrastructure, solutions and professional services enable airlines to manage and process payments and transactions from a single, data-integrated platform, regardless of channel, device or currencies. With offices inLondon, Miami, Copenhagen and Pune, CellPoint Mobile serves global and regional airlines. Since 2007, its Commerce Orchestration Platform has helped companies across the world fulfil their digital strategy, increase sales and improve margins. Visit www.cellpointmobile.com or email info@cellpointmobile.com for more information.

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Source: CellPoint Mobile

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September 4, 2015 at 6:47 pm

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Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ Announce Completion of Merger

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-Creates one of the largest commercial real estate services firms in the world

CHICAGO  /PRNewswire/ — The new Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today the successful completion on September 1 of the merger between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ.

The new Cushman & Wakefield draws on the best of both legacy organizations to create one of the world’s largest real estate services firms, with a combined total of $5 billion in revenue, 43,000 employees, more than 4.3 billion square feet under management, and $191 billion in transaction value. Cushman & Wakefield will be led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. Cushman & Wakefield is owned by an investor group composed of TPG, PAG, and OTPP.

“This is a game-changing event in commercial real estate,” said Mr. White. “Both legacy firms had been aggressively growing their respective platforms and deepening their reach into the market with new acquisitions and talent. Now we have the opportunity to see these ambitions come together – capturing the momentum in the market and clearly claiming our position at the top of the industry.”

Cushman & Wakefield now operates in more than 60 countries around the world and is well positioned in every major market for continued growth. The new Cushman & Wakefield is a top-tier global commercial real estate services provider in every service line and every major geography in the world. With a tenacious, entrepreneurial, and client-centric culture of highly skilled people behind both firms, the new company will be able to tap into greater resources worldwide to ultimately deliver superior results for clients.

Mr. Lickerman said, “The completion of the merger is a historic leap forward, but it isn’t the end of our journey. Today is an important milestone that propels us into a future rich with opportunity for our clients, our people, and our company.”

“The formation of the new Cushman & Wakefield is the next chapter in the most exciting growth story in the real estate industry,” said David Bonderman, TPG Founding Partner. “TPG is excited to partner with Brett and his management team as they continue to grow the business.”

Leadership

Cushman & Wakefield has built a team that will provide the experience, management skill, business acumen, and client-service expertise necessary to bring an aggressive growth strategy and global platform to life. The new leadership has developed an operating model to organize and mobilize for clients locally, regionally, and globally.

“I am confident that our people, armed with exceptional resources and the excitement of being in the center of this powerful evolution of our industry, will deliver a level of service and quality to our clients equal to the very best our industry has to offer,” said Mr. White.

Global Leadership
Brett White – Chairman & CEO
Tod Lickerman – Global President
John Santora – Global Chief Operating Officer & Global Chief Integration Officer
Duncan Palmer – Global Chief Financial Officer
Brett Soloway – Global General Counsel
Matthew Bouw – Global Chief Human Resources & Strategy Officer
Adam Stanley – Global Chief Information Officer

Regional Leadership
Joe Stettinius – Chief Executive Americas
John Forrester – Chief Executive EMEA
Edward Cheung – Chairman APAC Board & Chief Executive Greater China
Stuart Roberts – Chief Executive APAC

Service Line Leadership
Carlo Barel di Sant‘Albano – Chairman EMEA and Chief Executive Global Capital Markets & Investor Services
Steve Quick – Chief Executive Global Occupier Services
John Busi – President Valuation & Advisory, Americas & Global Practice Lead
Paul Bedborough – President, C&W Services
Chris Cooper – Chief Executive, DTZ Investors

New Visual Identity
As part of the announcement, Cushman & Wakefield is also unveiling a new visual identity and logo reflecting the legacy of a trusted global brand, drawing on a wider history, and positioning the firm for the future.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (branded C&W Services), global occupier services, investment management (branded DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

About TPG
TPG is a leading global private investment firm founded in 1992 with approximately $75 billion of assets under management and offices in San Francisco, Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong,London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. TPG has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, growth investments, joint ventures and restructurings. The firm’s investments span a variety of industries including healthcare, energy, industrials, consumer/ retail, technology, media & communications, software, financial services, travel, entertainment and real estate. For more information visitwww.tpg.com.

About PAG
PAG is one of the largest Asian based alternative investment managers with funds under management across Private Equity, Real Estate and Absolute Return strategies. PAG currently has US$12 billion in capital under management, with over 300 staff and offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, Sydney, Singapore, Seoul,Shenzhen, and Delhi. PAG Asia Capital (“PAGAC”), the private equity strategy of PAG, is a pan-Asian buyout fund and its current portfolio includes control and structured investments across the financial services, pharmaceuticals, automotive services, media and entertainment and consumer retail sectors. In addition to the extensive investment experience in private equity, PAG has a solid track record in real estate, completing over 500 real estate related transactions throughout Asia with total investment value in excess of US$20 billion. For more information visitwww.pagasia.com.

About OTPP
With C$154.5 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2014, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. An independent organization, it invests the pension fund’s assets and administers the pensions of 311,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For more information, including our annual reports from 2014 and previous years, visit www.otpp.com. Follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo.

Source: Cushman & Wakefield

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September 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Generac Power Systems with 2014 Company of the Year Award

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-The company has future-proofed its products by aligning each of its segments with the most vital consumer needs of the next five years

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the natural gas generator set market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Generac Power Systems (Generac) with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Generac has grown in the highly competitive natural gas generator set market with its mix of visionary excellence, strong customer relations, and top brand equity.

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Generac is likely to experience protracted growth in the segments of commercial, industrial, mobile, and engine-powered gensets. To expand its footprint, it acquired Gen-Tran, a transfer switch expert, and Ottomotores, a generator manufacturer in the power range of 15kW to 2500kW. It went on to acquire Tower Light, a lighting tower manufacturer, and Baldor Electric Co.’s generator business. These companies have extended Generac’s growth opportunities for the next 10 to 20 years.

Meanwhile, Generac’s entire residential product line was enriched with the introduction of a lower-priced unit, PowerPact, as well as a premium unit, Synergy, which includes a variable speed engine and advanced electronic control system. The innovations offer user-friendly products.

Additionally, its remote monitoring capabilities have expanded beyond the regular interface to cater to cellular-based applications. This includes maintenance and service alerts to a range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and any form of a computer interface.

Generac’s natural gas industrial products have emerged as significant, cost-effective alternative to incumbent diesel-powered generator sets. It enlarged its natural gas portfolio by launching products up to 400kW. More recently, the company invested in mobile natural gas generators that deliver power to remote oil & gas locations using the resources on site. They not only diminish the need to haul diesel fuel, but also decrease flaring. This has placed the company at the forefront of the market and sets it apart from competitors.

“Generac’s smart maneuvering in the market has earned it more than a 70 percent share of the residential home standby segment,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Manager Lucrecia Gomez. “Moreover, the oil and gas vertical presents it with attractive long-term growth opportunities, especially for its natural gas generator set business.”

Generac has established a strong distribution network comprised of nearly 5,500 dealers and distributors acrossNorth America. The company’s year-on-year growth in the number of dealers was remarkable, with almost 550 dealers added in 2013 and an aggregate of 1,100 since early 2012.

The company complements this large distributor network with support services provided through product and part replacements, 24/7 technical support, ready access to dealers anywhere in North America, and dedicated customer service representatives. With a growing market, the company has shown that it is truly a force to be reckoned with in the North American market for natural gas generators.

Furthermore, recognizing the value of being cost competitive, the company has successfully benchmarked the best price-to-performance value for its entire line of generator products. Importantly, the products are versatile enough to operate on a number of fuels, such as natural gas, liquid propane, or diesel with the Bi-Fuel™ solution. Its product price range is among the best offered in the industry.

“Generac has proven repeatedly that its targeted approach to the market has enhanced its expertise,” noted Gomez. “With over 250 specialized engineers, the company has the most formidable line up of industry-wide expertise.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognizes 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 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 Generac (NYSE: GNRC)

Generac Power Systems (NYSE: GNRC) is a leading global supplier of backup power and prime power products, systems, and engine-powered tools. Back in 1959, our founder was committed to designing, engineering, and manufacturing the first affordable backup generator. Fifty-five years later, the same dedication to innovation, durability and excellence has resulted in the company’s ability to expand its industry-leading product portfolio into homes and small businesses, on job sites, and in industrial and mobile applications across the globe. Generac offers backup and prime power systems up to 100 MW, and uses a variety of fuel sources to support power needs for our customers. We are proud to be named the Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Natural Gas Generator Set Company of the Year.

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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September 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

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Customer Demand for Mobile and Omni-channel Service Drives Small Midsized Retailers Toward eCommerce Platforms

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-Deploying an integrated eCommerce solution with buy-as-you-go modules will ensure affordability and efficiency for SMB merchants, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — eCommerce platforms are rapidly becoming an integral part of business, gaining significance initially as the primary sphere of customer engagement and now as a popular sales channel. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) that recognize eCommerce as a must-have rather than a nice-to-have technology will stay relevant in today’s highly competitive commercial environment.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Enabling Successful eCommerce for Small Midsized Businesses(http://www.frost.com/q295532258), finds that SMBs must incorporate mobile, social, and bricks-and-mortar strategies with eCommerce in order to offer an excellent omni-channel experience to consumers. A holistic omni-channel approach will deliver a consistent and personalized customer experience that allows customers to move through different channels with ease.

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“eCommerce merchants and manufacturers are embracing ‘web-to-store’ policies with services such as click-and-collect, online booking and inventory monitoring,” said Frost & Sullivan Customer Contact Industry AnalystBrendan Read. “Market-savvy SMBs are also transforming retail outlets into showrooms for consumers seeking a tactile experience before purchasing online.”

In addition, leading edge SMB retailers are creating attractive mobile apps that augment in-store experiences. They are also ensuring site optimization for mobile devices and are enabling highly secure transactions. These practices, along with consistent order management, fulfillment, and delivery will form the crux of an excellent eCommerce experience.

While all companies are faced with adapting to eCommerce and moving to full featured and device-agnostic platforms, SMBs are particularly challenged due to limited resources. Many SMBs are reluctant to invest in expensive eCommerce systems. The growing threat landscape that leaves SMBs vulnerable to fraud can further stall eCommerce deployments.

“Employing cloud-based solutions will lower costs, shorten lead times and guarantee scalability, business continuity and disaster recovery,” suggested Read. “Adopting buy-as-you go, integrated modules, which enhance visibility into inventory and customer data, as well as order and payment information, will help SMBs provide a robust eCommerce platform within their means. These solutions will also bring world markets to their doorsteps.”

Enabling Successful eCommerce for Small Midsized Businesses is a Market Insight that is part of theCustomer Contact (http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/information-communications-technologies/customer-contact) Growth Partnership Service program. This Insight analyses the latest trends driving SMBs to adopt eCommerce platforms and the challenges to large-scale uptake. The study also offers recommendations for businesses looking to deploy eCommerce solutions. In addition, the research delves into eCommerce use cases and offers a detailed buyer’s guide profiling key solution providers.

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.

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September 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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Branded Acute Coronary Syndrome Therapies to Grab Market Share from Generic Drugs Globally

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-In Europe, France, Germany and the United Kingdom will be the most lucrative markets, finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON  /PRNewswire/ — The acute coronary syndrome (ACS) therapeutics market consists of approximately 30 marketed branded drugs and hundreds of generics. While generic ACS drugs currently lead in market revenues, the share of branded therapeutics is expected to increase to more than 60 percent of the total market due to the development and launch of novel pipeline products between 2015 and 2019. The US market for ACS therapeutics is the largest in terms of revenues, driven primarily by incidence rates of ACS and the healthcare reimbursement system. The European market follows closely with Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom offering the highest growth potential for both generic and branded drugs.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, A Competitive Analysis of the Global Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Therapeutics Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $13.95 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach$33.54 billion in 2021. The study covers anti-platelet, anti-thrombin, anti-hypertensives and cholesterol-lowering drugs, among others. Of these segments, anti-hypertensives and cholesterol-lowering drugs are emerging as the most promising therapy class owing to the development of drugs targeting proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP).

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Even though current therapeutics cater to most of the market needs, serious side effects such as statin intolerance and lack of therapies for treatment of thrombogenic atherosclerotic plaques represent opportunities for a newer class of drugs. Emerging drugs will, thus, augment existing therapeutics in addition to targeting orphan pathways for the treatment of ACS.

“Market participants are evaluating new drug classes to boost patients’ quality of life and enable better management of ACS,” said Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Senior Research Analyst Sriram Radhakrishnan. “Losmapimod, Praluent, Repatha and Xarelto are among the top promising drugs anticipated to enter the market.”

Losmapimod from GSK‘s drug portfolio is an anti-inflammatory drug, which inhibits the p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) and is being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical trials. Xarelto, a Bayer product, on the other hand, has already been launched in Europe and is proving to be an excellent alternative to Warfarin in preventing non-hemorrhagic strokes and embolic events.

Amgen‘s drug, Repatha (Evolocumab), is designed to inhibit PCSK9 from binding to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors on the liver’s surface. While in the absence of PCSK9, there will not be enough LDL receptors on the liver to remove LDL cholesterol from the blood, the combination of Evolocumab with the standard care treatment will address this issue and has shown to decrease LDL-C by near 61 percent. Repatha is expected to see competition from Sanofi and Regeneron‘s lead drug, Praluent, an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9.

“Considering the increasing incidence of myocardial infarction, unstable angina and other acute cardiovascular disorders, the ACS therapies market will see steady growth,” noted Radhakrishnan. “Lifestyle-related disorderssuch as hypercholesterolemia and diabetes will also drive the product pipeline.”

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September 4, 2015 at 6:39 pm

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Wireless Connectivity Driving the $10 billion Global Home Audio Market

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-Wireless Speakers and Soundbars are two of the fastest growing CE categories today.

BOSTON  /PRNewswire/ — Consumer demand for Wireless Audio products that come with built-in Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi is being driven by a desire to wirelessly play music sourced from a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet on a loudspeaker located either in or outside the home. This trend is reshaping the Home Audio market as Wireless Speakers and Soundbars grow at the expense of Docking Stations and more traditional audio solutions such as AV Receivers and Integrated HiFi Systems.

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The Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) report “Connected CE Devices Market Forecast: GLOBAL 2009-2019”, provides detailed volume and value forecasts across 21 key Consumer Electronics product categories spanning TV and Video, Game Consoles, Audio and Computing.

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Other key findings from the report include:

  • Home Audio device shipments including Integrated HiFi Systems, AV Receivers, Docking Stations, Wireless Speakers and Soundbars will exceed 80 million units globally in 2015 from just over 70 million in 2014.
  • Wireless Speakers will account for close to 50% of all Home Audio shipments in 2015. Bluetooth only speakers dominate with around 65% share of sales although the number of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth models is expanding as interest in multi-room audio grows.
  • Global shipments of Soundbars will grow 36% in 2015 to reach 15 million units as TV manufacturers and audio specialists add new products and features to their line up.

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David Watkins, Service Director, Connected Home Devices, said, “After a number of years in the wilderness, Home Audio has become a focal point for the Consumer Electronics industry once again thanks to the burgeoning demand for wirelessly connected, smart audio products and we are expecting to see a flood of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speakers and soundbars at IFA 2015 this week.” He added, “Wi-Fi based multi-room audio is another bright spot for the industry despite such functionality being included in less than 10% of audio hardware sales. Sonos has been the long-time leader in this sub-segment of the market but growing competition from hardware manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Bose and Yamaha as well as technology vendors DTS, Qualcomm and Imagination Technologies will certainly help grow the market beyond its current niche.”

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September 4, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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Wilspec Technologies, Inc. Offers ENEC Certification

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OKLAHOMA CITY  /PRNewswire/ — Wilspec Technologies, Inc.’s HR, HS, HM, and HL Series Pressure Switch families have achieved ENEC certification. ENEC, the European Norms Electrical Certification, is a highly-regulated European Mark specific to electrical products that demonstrates compliance with stringent European safety standards and reliability considerations.

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Wilspec offers a wide range of reliable pressure limiting and fan cycling controls. The addition of this ENEC certification further broadens Wilspec’s certification portfolio, emphasizing the company’s dedication to engineered product quality, safety, and reliability.

This ENEC certification enhances Wilspec’s reputation as the recognized choice in the HVAC and Refrigeration markets for pressure controls, where long-term safety, quality, and environmental protection are critical.

“The ENEC Certification assures that Wilspec pressure switches are entirely safe and perform with ease over a range of critical applications,” said Owen Wickenkamp, Wilspec Technologies, Inc., Director of Engineering. “Not only do we want to ensure we have safe products, but we want our customers to have confidence that these products will readily comply and perform to all necessary European standards.”

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Wilspec Technologies, Inc. is a global manufacturer of Pressure Controls and Sensors, Electrical Controls and Valve and Line Components for the HVAC/Refrigeration and industrial markets. Founded in 2000, Wilspec Technologies is a privately-held company headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, with facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, India and the Middle East. The company is dedicated to providing cost-effective and reliable products to assist customers in achieving sustainable solutions that offer innovative change in the global marketplace.

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September 4, 2015 at 6:33 pm

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