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FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/10/09 -- Voice Mobility International, Inc. (TSX: VMY)(OTCBB: VMII)(FRANKFURT: VMY), a Nevada-based developer and provider of carrier and enterprise unified communication solutions, and Nortel Government Solutions Inc. (NGS) today announced an agreement to act as Voice Mobility's master distributor for the U.S. Federal Government market. NGS, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel and based in Fairfax, Virginia, provides products and services to all Federal agencies. Valued at over $1 million, NGS received its first Voice Mobility order from one of its largest DC area resellers. This Voice Mobility Vmerge solution provides a unified communications platform with 800 ports and service to more than 20,000 users. It replaces the customer's existing Octel voice-messaging platform and a business essential group alert system for emerge... (more)

- Newman's Own(R), Inc. Sponsors Innovative 'Vehicle for Change' - Dartmouth's Big Green Bus Cross-Country Road Trip Begins June 17th; First Stop: NYC

WESTPORT, Conn., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of 15 diverse Dartmouth College students, each one dedicated to diminishing a variety of environmental and economic issues through education, arrives aboard The Big Green Bus, A Vehicle for Change in New York City, Wednesday, June 17, 8 a.m. at the Timberland store in Soho, 474 Broadway. The first stop on a 12,000 mile summer road trip serves as the unveiling of the team's solar-paneled, waste vegetable-fueled bus, a state-of-the-art 'green' mobile classroom. The coach bus, sponsored in part by Newman's Own(R), Inc., is open to the public from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. for hands-on educational experiences and one-on-one conversations with team members. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090616/NE33716 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/NE96014LOGO ) "Each Big Green Bus mile will be powered not only... (more)

Mobile Clinical References Credited in Preventing Medical Errors Weekly

While electronic medical records (EMRs) may be hailed as the cure for a paper-based healthcare system, they will be joining a technology resource many physicians have been relying on for years. Epocrates® mobile clinical reference software is the most helpful safety technology for physicians, according to a new survey. More than 60 percent of the 2,000 physicians surveyed reported avoiding at least one adverse drug event (ADE) per week by using Epocrates’ software on an iPhone™, Blackberry®, Palm® or Windows® device. With more than a third of U.S. physicians using Epocrates, this translates to more than a hundred thousand ADEs avoided weekly, and illustrates the importance of trusted point-of-care information. “Having an EMR system is certainly helpful and key to modernizing our healthcare system, but Epocrates is my go-to source during patient visits,” said Dr. Ro... (more)

Social Media Specialist Joins Growing Internet Marketing Agency

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/09 -- With the addition of its newest team member, Ephricon Web Marketing can now fully incorporate social media marketing into its clients' internet marketing and online lead generation campaigns. Ashley Hall, a recent graduate from Clemson University, is the company's new Social Media Specialist. With the growing popularity of social media in the search engine optimization (SEO) industry, Hall will be using these new tools to generate buzz and gain exposure for Ephricon's clients. "By optimizing our clients' engagement with social media tools and Web 2.0 networks, we're able to help them better reach their audience, communicate with their target customers, build their brand, improve their search engine presence and generate new leads," said Jon Payne, principal of Ephricon Web Marketing. Hall will use tools like Twitter, Lin... (more)

Introducing RealPlayer Plus SP: the Best Way to Take Video With You on Your Mobile Phone and Portable Device

SEATTLE, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks(R) (Nasdaq: RNWK) unveiled RealPlayer(R) Plus SP, the first application that enables people to easily take Internet video with them on their favorite device and share it, socially, with others. Available in Beta version beginning today at www.realplayer.com, RealPlayer Plus SP is the first and only software product that eliminates the complexity of downloading, converting and transferring video files, so consumers can simply enjoy their video anywhere, on any device. "RealPlayer Plus SP makes it easy for anyone to get online video onto their mobile phones and other favorite portable devices," said Rob Glaser, CEO of RealNetworks. "Since 1995, the RealPlayer has been at the center of people's online audio and video experience. RealPlayer Plus SP now un-tethers that video experience ... (more)

Med Device Industry Overlooks Peripheral Vasc Disease Ops, Scientia Advisors Finds

New technologies for diagnosing and treating peripheral vascular disease (PVD) present important—and largely overlooked—opportunities for medical device companies, according to a study released today by Scientia Advisors. “Major companies are missing possibilities that could significantly improve the health and well-being of aging global populations, cut health care costs, and boost their own bottom lines, ” said Harry Glorikian, Scientia’s managing partner. Scientia, based in Cambridge, MA and Palo Alto, CA, is a global management consulting firm focused on growth strategies for companies in health care and the life sciences. Bob Jones, a Scientia principal, who led the study, said: “Many older therapies that merely address PVD symptoms have high rates of failure and recurrence. There is a huge market for new ways to diagnose and treat PVD in order to eliminate re... (more)

Learning Executive Think Tank Presents White Paper, "Top 4 Ways to Get Closer to Your Training Consumers"

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/15/09 -- Expertus (www.expertus.com), a global provider of services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced the release of a white paper from the most recent Learning Executive Think Tank. "Top 4 Ways to Get Closer to Your Training Consumers" summarizes the learning leaders' discussion and is available at http://www.trainingefficiency.com (direct link: http://www.trainingefficiency.com/system/files/Top-4-Ways-to-Bring-Learners-Closer_Think-Tank-Report.pdf). In the fourth virtual Learning Executive Think Tank, Tom Clancy, VP of Education at EMC, and Tom Kelly, former learning executive at Cisco, NetApp, and Oracle, met with several top learning leaders to discuss the messages and approaches they're using to establish closer relationships with their clients and core audiences. The roundtable participants a... (more)

Ramtron Extends V-Family Product Line With Serial 256-Kilobit F-RAM

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/15/09 -- Ramtron International Corporation (NASDAQ: RMTR), the leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, today announced two new serial nonvolatile F-RAM products that offer high-speed read/write performance, low voltage operation, and optional device features. The 256-Kilobit (Kb) devices, which are part of Ramtron's V-Family of F-RAM products, include the FM24V02, a two-wire (I2C) interface and the FM25V02 with serial peripheral interface (SPI). The serial I2C and SPI V-Family devices operate at a voltage range of 2.0 to 3.6-volts in an industry standard 8-pin SOIC package. The FM24V02 and FM25V02 feature fast access, NoDelay(TM) writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles, and low power consumption. The devices are drop-in replacement... (more)

MKS Integrity Suite 2005 With New Requirements Management

The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. No other part of the conceptual work is so difficult as establishing the detailed technical requirements…Therefore the most important function that software builders do for their clients is the iterative extraction and refinement of the product requirements." - Fred Brooks in No Silver Bullet - Essence and Accident in Software Engineering Experienced Java developers recognize that capturing and refining the requirements is one of the most important, yet difficult, parts of building a software system. An iterative software development process that incorporates the right tools can facilitate effective requirements management. Product Background MKS added requirements management to their software configuration management (SCM) product offerings with the recent release of MKS... (more)

PowerBuilder Top Feature Picks

PBDJ - PowerBuilder Journal PowerBuilder 11.5 was released in the third quarter of 2008 and by early 2009 had made its way into many IT development shops. The draw is a significant set of enhancements that move the development experience closer to the nirvana anticipated in the PowerBuilder 12.0 release. PB 12.0 will complete Sybase's initial four-phase long range plan for PowerBuilder that was laid out in late 2003 (see Figure 1). In the meantime, PB 11.5 raises the bar in major areas such as application functionality, database connectivity, newer MS-Windows operating system compliance, more .NET compatibility, and Federal Desktop Core Configuration compliance. Once again I was able to join the PowerBuilder beta program for version 11.5, which let me continue my unbroken participation in every PowerBuilder release since version 0.8. The nice thing about the beta pro... (more)

The IBM Rational Approach to SOA and Web Services

The need to respond to changing business demands with flexible IT solutions has led many businesses to service oriented architectures (SOAs). An SOA is an IT framework that combines individual business functions and processes, called services, to implement sophisticated business applications and processes. SOA is an approach to IT that considers business processes as reusable components or "services" that are independent of the applications and computing platforms on which they run. SOA solutions are designed as assemblies of services in which the description of the assembly is a managed, first-class aspect of the system, and hence amenable to analysis, change, and evolution. A system is then viewed as a choreographed set of service interactions, so enterprise solutions appear as federations of services connected via well-specified contracts that define their servi... (more)