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One in Three ‘Always Concerned’ About Their Safety and Security

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NUREMBERG, Germany /PRNewswire/ —

In Brazil and Turkey that rises to over a half
Sweden, Germany and Netherlands lead for feeling safe
Women not always more safety concerned than men
Close to a third (32 percent) of the online population across 21 countries firmly agree[1] they are always concerned about their safety and security, compared to ten percent who firmly indicate[1] that they are not.

GfK asked over 25,000 people online how strongly, on a seven point scale, they agree or disagree with the statement, “I am always concerned about my safety and security”. Looking at the top-two boxes (agree) and bottom two boxes (disagree) allows businesses to understand those countries and audience segments with the strongest concerns around safety, in order to identify business opportunities and design offers that support the specific needs within each market.

Latin American countries, Turkey and Russia are in the top five for numbers who are always concerned

In Brazil and Turkey, over half of the respondents gave a ‘top two’ agreement indicating that they are always concerned about their safety and security: Brazil standing at 64 percent and Turkey at 54 percent of their online populations. They are followed by Mexico at 48 percent, with Argentina (43 percent) and Russia (42 percent) not far behind.

For the Latin American countries and Russia, this correlates with the higher levels of violent crime and homicide recorded in these countries, while Turkey’s level of concern is likely to be the effect of a perceived risk of being affected by terror attacks.

Sweden, Germany and Netherlands have highest levels of perceived personal safety

By contrast, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands show the highest percentages who firmly disagreed with the ‘always concerned’ statement – indicating higher perceptions of personal safety in those countries. In Sweden, 30 percent firmly disagreed with the statement, followed by Germany and Netherlands at 22 percent each.

In Sweden it is the men who lead on feeling secure, with a third (34 percent) of men firmly disagreeing with the ‘always concerned’ statement, compared to just a quarter (26 percent) of women. In Germany and the Netherlands, those is more evenly divided, standing in Germany at 24 percent of men and 20 percent women and, in the Netherlands, at 23 percent of men and 21 percent of women.

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Women not always more safety concerned than men

Internationally, women are slightly more likely than men to state firmly that they are always concerned about their safety and security – standing at 34 percent of women compared to 30 percent of men; just four percentage points difference.

Looking at individual countries, the biggest gender differences are seen in Turkey, Russia, and Spain, which all show 12 percentage points difference in the number of women always concerned versus the number of men.

However, in Hong Kong, Belgium and the Netherlands, it is the men, not the women, who show slightly higher numbers saying they are always concerned. In Hong Kong, 39 percent of men firmly agree with the statement (three percentage points more than for women), while Belgium stands at 18 percent of men (one percentage point higher) and in the Netherlands it is 11 percent of men (four percentage points higher).

Age has little impact on concerns for personal safety

Those aged 20-29 and 30-39 years old are the most likely to agree firmly that they are always concerned about safety, standing at a third (33 percent) of each age group. But there is very little difference between these and the other age groups. Amongst 40-49 year olds, 32 percent say they are always concerned, while for those aged 60 or over it is 31 percent. Teenagers (15-19 years old) stand at 30 percent, followed by those aged 50-59 at 29 percent.

To download the complete findings for each of the 21 countries, please visit http://www.gfk.com/global-studies/global-study-overview/

Notes to the editors

1. Bottom two boxes and top two boxes from a seven point scale, where 1 means “disagree strongly” and 7 means “agree strongly” with the statement, “I am always concerned about my safety and security”.

Source: GfK

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July 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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PARIS, YOKOHAMA, Japan and GENEVA /PRNewswire/ —

Alliance membership highlights its commitment to sustainability as a cornerstone of its business
Partnership confirms Alliance’s aim to contribute towards a zero-emissions, zero-fatalities future
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has become the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, joining forces with over 200 international companies promoting global sustainability.

The Alliance’s commitment to sustainability is a cornerstone of its business, as sustainable decisions help drive innovation. While Renault-Nissan develops the cars of the future, it is also focused on creating products that enhance society, increase mobility for all and help solve today’s most significant safety and environmental challenges.

Renault-Nissan is the global leader in electric vehicles. The Alliance has sold more than 340,000 zero-emissions vehicles since 2010. Its engineers are also working on developing Autonomous Drive, connectivity and other next-generation technologies towards the Alliance goal of zero-emissions and zero-fatalities.

Peter Bakker, WBCSD’s President and CEO said, “As we move toward the low carbon economy, it’s imperative that we have strong and forward thinking leaders in the automobile sector. We look forward to working with Renault-Nissan Alliance to deliver the business solutions that will address serious global challenges, and hope they will create new global benchmarks for more sustainable car companies.”

The Renault-Nissan Alliance shares the Council’s objective to advance sustainable business around the world. It aims to play a key role in the creation of a sustainable future in the nearly 200 countries where it operates.

http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/news/5955

Blanca Garcia
Renault-Nissan Alliance
Tel: +33(6)10-90-06-49
blanca.garcia@renault-nissan.com

Felicity Glennie-Holmes
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Tel: +41-228393110
glennie-holmes@wbcsd.org

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Source: Renault-Nissan Alliance
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July 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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Press Conference For Inaugural Launch Of UN Women’s HeForShe University Parity Report

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HeForShe IMPACT University Champions to launch the first-ever University Parity report on gender equality in academia

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ —

WHAT:

As part of the HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador will join ten Presidents from some of the world’s leading universities (Georgetown University, Hong Kong University, University of Leicester, Nagoya University, Oxford University, University of São Paulo, Sciences Po, Stony Brook University, University of Waterloo and University of the Witwatersrand) at a press conference to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report. The press conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly on 20th September 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

WHO:

Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

WHERE:

S-237, Press Conference Room, United Nations Secretariat, New York

WHEN:

Tuesday September 20th 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

For press covering the event at the UN Secretariat in New York, UN press accreditation is required. More information at: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/

We also ask that you RSVP to HeForShe@unwomen.org by August 3rd, 2016

Join the conversation: Follow @HeForShe on Twitter and share your messages using #HeForShe #IMPACT10x10x10 #ParityReport

About UN Women
UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.unwomen.org.

About UN Women HeForShe
Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit http://www.heforshe.org/

Source: HeForShe
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July 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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Homage to Modern Day Heroes

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LISBON, Portugal /PRNewswire/ —

Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com deliver the Cuban National Team with an elegant look for iconic moments.

Christian Louboutin, renowned for signature red soles, teams up with French E-concept SportyHenri.com to support the Cuban National delegation in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit they provide nonperformance outfits for formal occasions, with designs taking cues from Cuban heritage and athletes themselves. A source of inspiration and guidance, Cuban former and current athletes had an active part in shaping the collection.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7885451-homage-to-modern-day-heroes/

Henri Tai, founder of SportyHenri.com, lent expertise from his former life as a professional athlete whilst Louboutin has drawn inspiration from sports for decades: “It´s that elegance and fluidity of movement of someone who is so in control of their body that fascinates me. At the Olympics, it feels like they put on performance gear and simultaneously turn into superheroes that defy gravity, that defy time, that defy all rules of physics. We designed the celebratory outfit for the moment they turn back into humans, still in that glory moment, still in their light but heading back to the real world. ”

Through custom fittings with athletes, and consultation with former Olympians, the look created expresses chic Cuban style on an athletic silhouette while not compromising the comfort and fit they seek as the world looks on. Henri Tai, explains “the clothes need to fit spectacular athlete bodies – they are definitely not sample size or average, neither in length of limbs, nor in proportions. It was our mission to make them look tailor-fitted and great”.

A high-top trainer and loafer style for men offers a snug fit for the light tread of gymnast Manrique Larduet Bicet and elegance to the remarkable size 51.5 foot of wrestler Mijaín López Núñez. The kitten heel sandal for female athletes, adds a touch of glamour without forgetting their stage is the track, the pitch, the ring.

The concept was brought to life within a Parisian atelier; sharply tailored jackets, red for men and beige for women, equally suited for delicate shoulders of judoka Dayaris Mestre Alvarez or biceps of Judo Alex Garcia Mendoza. The jackets contrast with interchangeable trouser, shorts or skirt and proudly carry the nation’s flag on the breast pocket. The five- pointed star is used as an emblem of luck upon the back of athlete’s jackets.

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Video: http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7885451-homage-to-modern-day-heroes/

Source: Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com

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July 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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Asian Countries Need to Address Growing Disease Risks Among Youth

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-Tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity emerging as top disease risk factors among Asian youth
WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Asia has a window of opportunity to curb a rising epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by tackling key risk factors among Asian young people, according to new research from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).

PRB, a global nonprofit that analyzes public health issues, notes that NCDs are the leading causes of death globally and in most countries in Asia, and are among the top public health challenges of the 21st century.

Asia is facing a growing epidemic of the four main NCDs — cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. These share four key risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet.

The four risk factors are all modifiable behaviors that are typically initiated or established during adolescence or young adulthood and set the stage for NCDs later in life. Young people in some Asian countries already have high levels of multiple risk factors, and these are likely to rise further in the absence of action.

The report, Addressing Non Communicable Disease Risk Factors Among Young People: Asia’s Window of Opportunity to Curb a Growing Epidemic, recommends strengthening regulations governing the food industry such as setting maximum salt, sugar or saturated fat content in food products, food labelling, and taxes on soda.

The report, by PRB senior research associate Toshiko Kaneda and PRB senior policy analyst Reshma Naik, urges the creation of safe public spaces and infrastructure for sports, active transport, and other forms of physical activity; the introduction of effective school-based interventions on diet and physical activity; and involving young people, families, schools, and communities in addressing the issue of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating.

This package of publications, supported by the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme (YHP), includes a policy report, data sheet, and comprehensive data appendix that highlight the importance of taking action now to address NCD risk factors among young people in Asia.

The Population Reference Bureau (www.prb.org) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

PRB Contact: Peter Goldstein: 1.202.939.5407; pgoldstein@prb.org

Source: Population Reference Bureau
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July 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

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Tier 3 Global Emergency Spill Response Services Added to Polyeco Group’s Service Portfolio

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DUBAI, UAE /PRNewswire/ —

With the largest privately owned stockpile of oil spill response equipment, including Hazardous Noxious Substance (HNS) response and waste management capabilities, operated by trained and experienced personnel strategically located in over 20 locations worldwide, Polyeco Group now offers the first truly integrated Global Tier 3 emergency spill response service.

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Built around a foundation of 6 regional facilities all with significant stockpiles located in North America, South America, Northern Europe and Southern Europe (including the Mediterranean), Middle East and the Far East, plus local and global alliance partnerships, Polyeco Group has the capability to respond to a client’s response and waste service needs anywhere in the world.

This approach to the provision of Tier 3 services based on regional capabilities and local partnerships enables Polyeco Group to mobilise with greater flexibility providing rapid, full services on-site in a cost effective manner. Services are supported by a global network of industry recognized experts, practiced and qualified to provide gold standard expertise for incident response and management in any climate and environment.

David Cook, Technical Director of Emergency Response, commented, “We have established regional response centres focused on customer needs. Containerised and customised equipment packages, along with an expert workforce are on stand-by to be mobilised at any time should an incident occur.”

All essential incident support functions are available from Polyeco Group, including personnel to assist in your incident command organization, responders at site, equipment stockpiles, dedicated response vessels, resource management, soil/water remediation and waste export or processing faculties. Services are always tailored to customer needs.

Polyeco Group CEO, David Nazha, added, “By compiling the vast experience of our personnel and assessing previous spill incidents, Polyeco Group has been able to identify and address common issues in spill response operations and fill those gaps. The conclusion of this assessment resulted in the creation of the first and only fully integrated, Tier 3 service provider.”

Polyeco Group can be reached 24/7 at their emergency response number +44-203-500-7659, or via info@polyecogroup.com.

For further information, please contact:

David Nazha, CEO, d.nazha@polyecogroup.com

David Cook, Technical Director Emergency Response, d.cook@polyecogroup.com, +971-55-736-4530

Source: Polyeco Group

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July 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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Qualcomm Earnings Release Available on Company’s Investor Relations Website

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SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the Company’s financial results for its third quarter ended June 26, 2016 through an earnings release that is available on the Qualcomm Investor Relations website at http://investor.qualcomm.com/results.cfm. The earnings release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a Form 8-K and will be available on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov.

As previously announced, Qualcomm will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter results which will be broadcast live on July 20, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) at http://investor.qualcomm.com/events.cfm. An audio replay will be available at http://investor.qualcomm.com/events.cfm and via telephone following the live call for 30 days thereafter. To listen to the replay via telephone, U.S. callers may dial (855) 859-2056 and international callers may dial (404) 537-3406. Callers should use reservation number 44801007.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit http://www.qualcomm.com.

Qualcomm Contact:
Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813
Email: ir@qualcomm.com

Source: Qualcomm Incorporated
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:QCOM
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July 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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WisdomTree and ICBC Credit Suisse Enter Global Product Partnership on S&P China 500 Index

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-ETF Innovator Joins Local China Expert on Novel Product Based Upon Index Developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices
-Partnership Will Provide Investors Access to a Better Barometer for “Total China”
NEW YORK and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF), an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) Company Limited (“ICBCCS”), today announced a global product partnership to launch ETFs that track the S&P China 500 Index.

The S&P China 500 Index, launched in 2015, is comprised of five hundred of the largest, most liquid Chinese companies while approximating the sector composition of the broader Chinese equity market. All Chinese share classes, including A-shares and offshore listings, are eligible for inclusion.

WisdomTree and ICBCCS have agreed to a global product partnership in which the companies can jointly launch, market and distribute ETFs tracking the S&P China 500 Index around the world. A Luxembourg UCITS ETF listed in Europe will mark the first product in this collaboration. Future products may include ETFs listed in the United States and Asian markets.

“This global product partnership demonstrates WisdomTree’s strong commitment to providing ETFs that offer access to a variety of different asset classes and strategies in different regions of the world including China,” said Jonathan Steinberg, WisdomTree CEO and President. “Our partnership with ICBCCS offers the opportunity to extend WisdomTree’s global capabilities and product offerings in one of the world’s largest and faster growing equity markets. We are pleased to enter into a partnership with the second largest asset manager in China,” added Mr. Steinberg.

“The product partnership between ICBCCS and WisdomTree will bring significant opportunities to both of our companies,” said Richard Tang, CEO at ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International). “By bringing together WisdomTree’s global ETF expertise and ICBCCS’s in-depth understanding of the Chinese market, the collaboration will offer the international investment community comprehensive access to China, in an efficient manner through an ETF listed in a local market,” added Tang.

“S&P Dow Jones Indices is delighted to have licensed the S&P China 500 Index to both WisdomTree and ICBC Credit Suisse,” notes Alex Matturri, Chief Executive Officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Chinese equities remain a key part of long-term investment strategies and we are committed to provide independent and transparent benchmarks to meet the demands of investors around the world.”

About WisdomTree

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada (collectively, “WisdomTree”), is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager headquartered in New York. WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. WisdomTree currently has approximately $40.1 billion in assets under management globally.

WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide.

About ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management

ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management Company Limited is the joint venture between the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Credit Suisse. The firm is one of the largest asset managers in the Mainland China, and the investment specialist dedicated to providing China and RMB asset management solutions within the ICBC Group. Since establishment in 2005, the firm has upheld the philosophy of “Value Creation through Prudent Investing”. As of the end of March 2016, the firm has approximately 570 employees and RMB960 billion assets under management, providing first-class investment management and advisory services for over 13 million institutional and retail clients.

Contact Information:

WisdomTree Media Relations

WisdomTree Investor Relations

WisdomTree Investments, Inc.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc.

Melissa Chiles / Jessica Zaloom

Stuart Bell

+1-917-267-3797 / +1-917-267-3735

+1-917-267-3702

mchiles@wisdomtree.com /

sbell@wisdomtree.com

jzaloom@wisdomtree.com

ICBCCS Media Contact

ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) Co. Ltd.

+852-3975-3675

enquiries@icbccs.com.hk

Source: ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) Company Limited

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July 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

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Binary Tree Announces 2016 Partners of the Year: Perficient and Nero Blanco

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-Our annual partner awards recognize exceptional partners who excel at meeting the migration needs of our joint customers
KENDALL PARK, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — Binary Tree, a leading Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 migration solutions company, recently announced the recipients of its annual partner awards: Perficient of St. Louis, MO and Nero Blanco of Surrey, England. These awards recognize top-performing Binary Tree partners whose extraordinary efforts help meet customer migration needs around the world.

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“A large part of Binary Tree’s success is driven through our partner program,” says Lisa Whall, Global Channel and Alliances Director at Binary Tree. “So we’re proud to recognize our partners each year who’ve gone above and beyond. Congrats to Perficient and Nero Blanco, and a special thank you to all our partners around the world who help deliver innovative migration solutions to customers in all regions. We look forward to many future engagements.”

North American Partner of the Year — Perficient
For a second year, Binary Tree has recognized Perficient as an outstanding partner. Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers in North America. Their commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality creates a dynamic partnership that benefits customers across the region.

“We at Perficient could not be more excited to be named Binary Tree’s North American Partner of the Year two years in a row,” says Tony Pagnusat, National Alliance Director at Perficient. “Our teams have worked together for years to be a driving force in eradicating IBM Notes implementations. Our partnership continues to grow as we explore additional migrations scenarios with Binary Tree that drive the Microsoft platform and Office 365.”

“Our partnership with Perficient continues to evolve year over year. We’re thrilled to have such an active member of our partner community,” says Fletcher Swift, North America Partner Manager at Binary Tree. “Perficient has embraced our newest Active Directory and Exchange migration offerings. They’re a leader in IT transformations, and their world-class delivery services combined with our migration solutions makes for a complete solution our customers can depend on.”

EMEA Partner of the Year — Nero Blanco
Nero Blanco has developed its entire business strategy around Binary Tree products and a close relationship with the Binary Tree technical and support teams. Nero Blanco provides end-to-end consulting services for migrations that involve Office 365, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino.

“We’ve worked with Binary Tree on more than 20 migration projects in the past 2 years,” says Conrad Murray, Director and Messaging Architect for Nero Blanco. “We see ourselves as Binary Tree’s go-to partner in the UK — and the most technical partner. Our goal is to do such a good job that clients repeatedly reach out to us — whether they’re upgrading operating systems, migrating from one AD to another, or migrating from multiple ADs to a completely clean environment. We bring in the technical talent and help clients get over the finish line.”

For more, see the case study.

About Binary Tree

Binary Tree provides organizations with the most direct and predictable path to a successful technology transformation. We offer software and services to integrate and migrate corporate email, directory and server environments. Our technology, methodology and expertise is uniquely suited to provide fast and manageable migrations, with low risk, little to no user downtime, and adapted to each customer’s environment and requirements. Since 1993, Binary Tree has enabled thousands of enterprise customers to migrate more than 35 million users, including 5 million users to Office 365 alone, and facilitated some of the most complex technology transformations on the planet. Binary Tree is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a globally preferred vendor for Microsoft Office 365 migrations and solutions. The Company is headquartered outside of New York City with offices in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Stockholm and Sydney. For more information, visit us at http://www.binarytree.com.

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Binary Tree Media Contact
AmyKelly Petruzzella, Global Marketing Director
Tel. (215)278-9628
Amykelly.Petruzzella@BinaryTree.com

Source: Binary Tree, Inc.
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July 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

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Enterprise Fueling Growth for Augmented Reality Market

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Efficiency and Safety Benefits to Lead Adoption

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — ABI Research forecasts augmented reality (AR) in enterprise to explode over the next five years, as the technology will add functionality to existing workforces that was not previously possible, with remote assistance to be the primary use case. This, combined with increased safety and efficiency, will drive investors and project managers to explore AR with smartglasses applications in the healthcare, industry, and government market segments forecast to hit 27 million shipments by 2021.

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“Google Glass was just the beginning of a massive market shift for augmented reality,” says Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst for ABI Research. “For 2016, initial tests and low-volume implementations will be expanded to higher volume investment and rollout, creating a more mature and disruptive marketplace for 2017. Devices with more powerful processing and hands-free input methods, such as ODG’s R7 and Daqri’s Smart Helmet, stand best suited for industrial and healthcare usage.”

Factors such as display quality, field of view, processing power, battery life, input options, and price all differentiate the devices currently on the market. Considering the market’s nascency, prior experience is a plus; both ODG and Vuzix have been developing AR technology for more than one decade. Players such as Vuzix and Optinvent are even pivoting around lower prices to help broaden appeal.

Early AR adopters, like Boeing and GE, highlight the interest surrounding this technology and encourage others to get involved. The market continues to see an influx of new competitors, including Daqri, Meta, ODG, and Vuzix, vying for a promising piece of the enterprise market share. Major hardware OEMs, such as Epson and Microsoft, will also strive to meet the demand in enterprise. Those with established manufacturing infrastructure and device experience will be better suited to meet this ramp-up.

“2017 is shaping up to be an important inflection point for AR,” concludes Abbruzzese. “While growth is already promising, true AR ubiquity will require large-scale implementations and an increase in supporting software and content. The timing is right for this to occur throughout next year, as devices mature and early adopters prove the efficacy of their initial AR investments to those who were more passive.”

These findings are from ABI Research’s Enterprise Focused Augmented Reality Glasses (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1022749-enterprise-focused-augmented-reality-glass/). This report is part of the company’s Enterprise IT & OT Convergence sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/future-enterprise-it-and-ot-convergence/), Video, OTT, AR & VR sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/cloud-content-ott/), and Transformative Technology sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/transformative-technology/), which include research, data, and analyst insights.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit http://www.abiresearch.com.

Contact Info: Mackenzie Gavel

Tel: +1.516.624.2542

pr@abiresearch.com

Source: ABI Research
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July 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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