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Posted: 6/17/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Tags: Health IT

Discover how document-centric workflow will benefit healthcare organizations and how it manages the lifecycle of medical documents and patient records, from the initial capture through process management, delivery and archive stages.

Posted: 6/17/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Tags: Health IT

In this paper, VFA provides insights on how healthcare organizations can more effectively plan and prioritize capital improvements, improve asset utilization, and obtain needed funding.

Posted: 6/16/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

This paper details the results of a survey of more than 200 employees from a wide range of organizations, aimed to discover if there is a disconnect between employer's training opportunities and employee's learning needs.

Posted: 6/16/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

Rapid e-learning tools have become more robust and are no longer considered a simplified tool for small to medium sized businesses. Learn how rapid e-learning can make a significant contribution to the training efforts in your organization.

Posted: 6/13/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

Reducing the number of business intelligence (BI) technologies in your organization can result in significant cost savings (through elimination of duplicated costs such as evaluation, deployment, training, and support), greater control over information and better alignment with your business users. But migrating your BI system is not just about the technology - it's about methodology too. Read this white paper to learn how you can refine your BI strategy and experience accelerated ROI.

Posted: 6/13/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

The fraud and risk manager is often caught between demands to reduce losses to fraud and balance the requirements of customer value. With false positive rates (FPR) becoming a significant driver for fraud detection operations, organizations must determine a way to effectively provide FPR values to allow the fraud prevention and detection strategy to be updated, tailored and adopted quickly, and its performance to be monitored efficiently. This white paper examines credit card fraud and details business rules-based fraud prevention and detection.

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Until now, business process improvement practices have focused resources on exception processing or the automation of as many business decisions as possible. While both approaches are valid, the outcome can vary substantially based on how the decisions are automated. If organizations lack the tools necessary to effectively automate these decisions, their improvement options become significantly limited, resulting in reduced visibility and limited agility. This white paper discusses how Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) simplify business process automation, making processes easier to understand, manage and maintain.

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Significant automation reforms are underway at insurance carriers to make the underwriting process less error-prone and more productive, cost-effective and customer-responsive. This paper explores the new techonologies making all this possible.

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While IT can play a role in innovation and change within a company, leadership at CIO level is what really makes a difference. By focusing on business value, and implementing changes that are specifically suited to the individual company rather than generic technology based solutions, CIOs can be the drivers of real business growth. This is especially true when implementing a business intelligence initiative. Without executive leadership, most BI projects are doomed to fail. Read "The CIO's Guide to Business Intelligence: Leading the charge for Innovation" to learn how the direction of the right executive within a company leads to the creation of a BI system which increases revenue and provides the information to make better business decisions.

Posted: 6/12/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

ENGLEWOOD, Colo-- June 12, 2008 --MX Logic, Inc. is offering two months of free email continuity service to businesses and organizations affected by the recent storms, flooding and tornadoes in several Midwest states. The MX Logic® Email Defense Service with Message Continuity allows businesses to redirect inbound and outbound email to MX Logic’s data centers, enabling them to access, read, and respond to emails while making any necessary repairs to internal email hardware and software systems. To activate the continuity service, businesses can contact 1-877-695-6442. Affected businesses who contact MX Logic will receive step-by-step instructions for redirecting their email to the MX Logic service. In most cases, the service can be activated immediately. Once internal email systems recover, businesses can redirect email back to their own internal email systems and download all the email stored by MX Logic. “Email is a critical application for most of today’s businesses, and losing it even for a short time can be devastating,” said Pete Khanna, executive vice president at MX Logic. “We simply want to help.” The service is free for affected customers for up to 60 days, after which they can stop the service or choose to continue using the service at normal service prices. On a case-by-case basis, MX Logic will extend the free service period to businesses that need additional time or help. For more information about the MX Logic Message Continuity Service, visit www.mxlogic.com. About MX Logic MX Logic is a leading provider of managed email and Web security services that deliver enterprise-grade performance without enterprise-level complexity and cost. Our easy-to-use, award-winning services reduce risk and liability, lower overall IT costs, and increase productivity. MX Logic services are available through our industry-leading partner network. For more information, visit www.mxlogic.com.
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HANOVER, Md.-- June 12, 2008 --Brekford International Corp. (formerly Tactical Solution Partners, Inc.) (OTCBB:BFDI), an innovative homeland security technology and services firm, has announced the award of a new ten-year contract to provide technology products and services to Baltimore County, Maryland. The Baltimore County contract will commence with the sale of Panasonic Toughbook® ruggedized mobile computer systems customized for public safety use, as well as related ergonomic mounting solutions, mobile technology products and peripherals. “This extensive award is a significant win for Brekford,” said William A. Shafley, Chief Executive Officer of Brekford International. “In addition to the multi-year revenue stream to supply Baltimore County’s ongoing technology needs, we also anticipate revenue growth as a result of a contract provision that enables other agencies throughout the entire state to make purchases directly from the contract.” Brekford’s broad product portfolio for the homeland security and law enforcement marketplaces include integrated, feature-rich, “office-in-the car” rugged mobile communication solutions. These systems enable law enforcement officers, security personnel and first responders to obtain and exchange information in real-time. Brekford’s client list numbers in excess of 100 and includes many branches of the U.S. Military, the National Security Agency and critical government security and public safety agencies in the State of Maryland. About Brekford International Brekford International Corp. (The “Company,” formerly Tactical Solution Partners, Inc.) is a homeland security technology firm led by veteran business professionals and former Special Forces military personnel. The Company has emerged as a provider of tactical training, body armor and technology, such as rugged communication products, maritime body armor and military grade systems integration services. Brekford’s homeland security products and services span: Maritime security, law enforcement and tactical skill-set training solutions for the private, commercial and government sectors; Rugged mobile, real-time data communications solutions for the $4.2 billion public safety and law enforcement markets; Consumer electronics to federal, state, and local agencies and commercial enterprises in support of back office operations; and, Customized, mission specific body armor. Brekford has launched what it believe is an aggressive growth strategy fueled by a commitment to building significant shareholder value by exploiting near-term opportunities for revenue and earnings growth through acquisitions, organic growth and the internal development of complementary, proprietary technologies. For more information, please visit www.tacticalsolutionpartners.com or http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/tactical. To read or download Brekford’s Investor Fact Sheet, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/tactical/factsheet.html. Forward-Looking Statements Statements included in this news release that do not relate to present or historical conditions are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions and are intended to be made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believes," "forecasts," "intends," "possible," "estimates," "anticipates," and "plans" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Our ability to predict projected results or the effect of events on our operating results is inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this document. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by which, such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is based on information available at the time and/or management's good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to those described from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, the Company’s Registration Statement filed on Form 10-SB. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
Posted: 6/12/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

June 13, 2008 -- As part of its WIT.Connect series, Women in Technology (WITSM) presents Government Leaders at the Helm. These thought leaders will discuss their agencies' most pressing IT issues, priorities, and challenges such as acquisition, budgets, information security, cross-agency information sharing and the changing workforce. They'll explore key technologies and initiatives, such as IPv6, HSPD-12, Web 2.0, and the unique challenges of operating in an increasingly virtual environment. And they'll discuss the pivotal role that industry plays in helping them address these challenges. Who: Women in Technology joined by: Linda Cureton, Chief Information Officer, NASA Goddard Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Assisted Acquisition Services, General Services Administration Jackie Patillo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation Molly Wilkinson, Chief of Staff, Small Business Administration Karen Evans, Administrator of E-Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget Moderator: Diana Gowen, Senior VP, Qwest Government Services What: Panel discussion with senior government executives on the pressing issues facing their agencies and the areas in which private industry can play a role. When: Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Networking and Hors d'oeuvres 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Program Where: Hilton McLean 7920 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22102 Cost: Member -- $35 Nonmember -- $55 Onsite -- additional $10 To register or for more information about the event, please visit: http://www.womenintechnology.org/calendar_day.asp?date=6/19/2008 The WIT 2008-2009 elections will also take place the night of the event. Members should be present to cast their votes and to meet WIT’s new leaders. About Women in Technology Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization's main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models. The organization’s values are embodied in its tag line: Connect. Lead. Succeed. WIT was founded in 1994 and has nearly 1,000 members. For more information, please visit WIT’s web site, www.womenintechnology.org.
Posted: 6/12/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- June 12, 2008 --Senior management at global companies are concerned most with product quality and safety, as well as delivery reliability and security, when expanding the supply chain globally, according to PRTM Management Consultants’ Global Supply Chain Trends 2008-2010 study. In addition, the majority of the more than 300 respondents experienced issues with product safety and quality; more than one-fifth said these issues are frequent and serious. Although product recalls in the consumer goods segment receive widespread attention, the study reveals that the problem is more extensive than many realize, with the most frequent issues reported by companies in the automotive and industrial sectors. “Companies are acutely aware of the risks posed by globalization and are taking this challenge very seriously,” said Shoshanah Cohen, Director, PRTM’s Global Supply Chain Innovation practice. The sixth annual study provides critical insight into how industry leaders are globalizing their supply chain operations to achieve competitive advantage in today’s challenging business environment. It represents the views of more than 300 participants from global manufacturing and service companies. Data was collected between December 2007 and February 2008. Although globalization is accelerating, the study found that a company’s supply chain can impede that acceleration if it is not sufficiently flexible or if the company lacks the internal competency to manage supply chain partners. Sixty percent of survey participants indicated that their supply chains lacked the required flexibility to rapidly respond to changing customer demands and interruptions in supply. In addition, more than half said they lack internal competencies to adequately manage their external partners. “This is really an indication of how difficult it is to globalize without having a solid operational strategy in place, and a tactical framework against which to execute,” Cohen said. “Even companies with significant collaboration experience are struggling to manage the complexity resulting from working with multiple partners around the world.” Managing supply chain flexibility to ensure efficient product flow and on-time delivery remains a major challenge, the study shows. By 2010, the need for greater supply chain flexibility will overtake product quality and customer service as the major driver for improving supply chain strategy. To improve supply chain flexibility across continents, almost 90% of those surveyed plan to increase their focus on delivery performance. Four out of five companies plan to better integrate key suppliers, including tighter enforcement of service level agreements with their channel partners. And 65% plan to maintain higher buffer stocks along key supply chain functions. Other survey highlights: Offshore operations–By 2010, more than half of companies’ total operations will be outside their original home country; and offshoring of R&D and technology development will almost double Planned / actual benefits gap–Despite average cost reductions of 17% per globalization initiative, many companies have difficulty realizing savings in management costs Accelerated globalization–Pressure to reduce cost and local market access are the key drivers To schedule a discussion with a PRTM supply chain innovation expert or to receive a copy of the survey, please contact Sherrie Good, sgood@prtm.com, +1 949.255.5471. About PRTM Management Consultants Since 1976, PRTM has created a competitive advantage for its clients by changing the way companies operate. PRTM management consultants work with senior executives to develop and implement innovative operational strategies that deliver breakthrough results. The firm is a leader in operational strategy, supply chain, product development, and customer value management. PRTM has 16 offices worldwide and serves major industry and global public sectors. For more information, visit www.prtm.com.
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LONGMONT, Colo. -- June 12, 2008--COPAN Systems (www.copansystems.com), the leader in persistent data storage solutions, today announced the availability of a series of enhancements to its Revolution 300 Series Platform providing increased performance and capacity to what was already the industry’s densest and most cost effective storage solution for the long-term storage, protection and retrieval of persistent data. The Revolution 300 Series combines the energy efficiency of Enterprise MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) with the power of data de-duplication to dramatically reduce acquisition and operational cost and complexity. With new drive configuration options introduced today, COPAN Systems provides additional flexibility for large enterprises to architect the most effective way to store and manage its rapidly growing volumes of persistent data – data that is typically written once but accessed infrequently. The Revolution 300 Series now offers up to 896 TB of raw capacity, or 8 PB of de-duplicated data - in less than a single square meter footprint. In addition, with the new 40-drive VTL cache option COPAN Systems can now support over 1000 concurrent data streams. With this increased capacity and flexibility, the Revolution 300 Series expands the power efficiency and cost saving – as low as 25 cents/GB – long associated with its patented Enterprise MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) platform. “We are the Persistent Data Storage Platform with the only Enterprise MAID OS in the world. MAID does not equal spin down and the Revolution 300 series introduced the market to how true MAID and de-duplication delivers exponential ROI in managing the cost and complexity of persistent data – which represents the majority of data stored by companies today,” said Chris Santilli, CTO, COPAN Systems. “As more enterprises understand the value of managing their persistent data on a single purpose built platform, we have continued to evolve to serve the most demanding data center environments. Our new enhancements today further extend COPAN Systems’ lead in density and cost efficiency.” Enhancements to the Revolution 300 Platform COPAN Systems now delivers the following new capabilities: Power Efficiency: New, larger 1 TB disk drive capacity makes the COPAN Systems’ Platform 47 percent more power efficient on a per gigabyte basis. This delivers up to 896 TB of raw capacity in a single frame or 8 PB of de-duped capacity. COPAN Systems Enterprise MAID platform only powers on disk drives when needed delivering compelling benefits to customers including up to 85 percent reduction in power and cooling costs. Availability: A new enterprise-class ‘hot standby’ de-duplication option essentially provides a spare de-duplication engine that seamlessly replaces a failed unit, maintaining client access to critical data. ‘Hot standby’ complements COPAN’s existing VTL Failover option which eliminates unscheduled outages by re-routing backup traffic through alternate hardware in the system. This is increasingly becoming a must have for the large enterprise. 300 VTL Cache: The new 40 drive cache landing zone has been specifically designed for the de-duplication environment. Over 1000 concurrent streams can be supported on the 4 shelf version and is particularly well suited for those organizations de-duping on a daily or weekly basis. Data Security: New shredding functionality completely destroys any tape data. This feature utilizes U.S. DOD standard 5220.22-M to overwrite the data. This is ideal for customers that are faced with high security needs dictated by federal compliance or corporate governance requirements. Tape Caching: Customers can integrate tape and VTL strategies seamlessly. Caching enables automated movement of data from a VTL system to physical tapes when they are required. This function automates the process of creating physical tapes when they are required. About COPAN Systems COPAN Systems is the industry leading Persistent Data Storage Platform company with the only Enterprise MAID OS in the world. COPAN Systems provide operative best practice for the long term or the long-term storage, protection and retrieval of persistent data. Purpose built for data rich organizations, its Enterprise MAID architecture dramatically reduces power, cooling and floor space costs in the data center. Expanding to well over 8 PB within a single chassis, COPAN Systems delivers unmatched density and scalability for large enterprise environments, including healthcare, financial, government, media and service provider industries. The company is privately held with investments by Austin Ventures, Globespan Capital, Pequot Ventures, Credit Suisse and Battery Ventures. More information is available at http://www.COPANsystems.com.
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Tags: Green IT

This white paper reviews how the growth of green benefits has resurrected the thin-client computing debate.

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Read this SearchCIO.com E-guide to learn how CIOs are using virtualization to save power, money and space, become more environmentally friendly, and to set up a more effective disaster recovery plan.

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This whitepaper looks at the ecological impact of a business's entire IT infrastructure and provides the CIO with a holistic prospective to a business's carbon footprint.

Posted: 6/11/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

Increased compliance needs, rise in security threats and the growing number of desktops and remote workers within organizations make it crucial to provide solid desktop management. Read this white paper for more on achieving efficient desktop management.

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This paper explains the Total Cost of Ownership, which remains a significant factor that influences Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) strategies and decisions.

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ERP software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for usability.


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