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    MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Virident Systems Inc., the performance leader in server-side flash storage solutions, today announced the company will participate as a Silver sponsor at VMworld 2013 taking place Aug. 25-29 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Virident (booth #405) will showcase its FlashMAX™ II server-side flash solution running vSphere 5.5 for high performance 2012 SQL Server, VSX 5.5 for VDI environments and its FlashMAX Connect™ software suite. Additionally, Virident will be presenting at the Mellanox and Atlantis Computing booths, speaking about the company's technology as it relates to both partners' business, as well as at TheCUBE to discuss the next generation data center.

    Virident's FlashMAX II devices range in capacity from 550GB to 2.2 TB. FlashMAX II fits any server and provides the highest capacity in a single low-profile card, enabling organizations to maximize the use of valuable data center space and reduce data center sprawl. Virident's FlashMAX Connect is the industry's first software suite to deliver a shared server-side flash storage tier. The suite extends the functionality of server-side flash storage solutions to provide an unparalleled flash storage management layer.

    In addition, Virident will present at the following partner booths and sessions:

    • Virident: Software Defined High Performance Flash Storage Platform
      Virident will discuss the influx of flash technology, how storage infrastructure has evolved and how Virident's FlashMAX II and FlashMAX Connect software suite fit into the next generation data center.
      Where: TheCUBE at Moscone South Lobby
      When: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. PT

    • Virident Systems Technology for Mellanox Customers
      Virident will discuss the evolution of the data center and the functionality of the FlashMAX Connect software suite, the industry's first PCIe solution to offer sharing, caching and high availability.
      Where: Mellanox booth #2005
      When: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 3:15 p.m. PT and Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 1:45 p.m. PT

    • Virident Systems Technology for Atlantis Computing Customers
      Virident will discuss how the widening gap between CPU and HDD performance is resulting in poor resource utilization and explain how its FlashMAX II product and FlashMAX Connect software suite can improve server utilization while increasing performance for VDI.
      Where: Atlantis Computing booth #941
      When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. PT

    For more information visit the Virident booth (#405) or contact sales@virident.com.

    About Virident Systems
    Virident Systems is a leading provider of enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions that deliver unconditional, consistent performance to data-intensive applications. The inherent advantage associated with this disruptive technology revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident Systems is backed by strategic investors Intel®, Cisco® Systems, Seagate and a storage solutions provider, as well as Hercules Technology Growth Capital and venture investors Artiman Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsui Global Investments. For more information, visit www.virident.com.

    Virident, Virident FlashMAX, FlashMAX Connect and the Virident logo are trademarks of Virident Systems. All other products and services listed herein are trademarks of their respective companies.


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    REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Coraid®, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced a technical partnership with Splunk Inc. to enable large-scale machine data analytics in Coraid enterprise and cloud data centers through Splunk® Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise and Coraid EtherDrive® are qualified to interoperate for high-performance data collection, indexing and analytics. The combination of the powerful data collection, indexing and analytical capabilities of Splunk software and the flexible scale-out storage architecture offered by Coraid EtherDrive allows customers to simply and cost-effectively deploy market-leading analytics capabilities for their machine data.

    Coraid's "Virtual DAS" (VDAS) technology enables ultimate simplicity for connecting multiple storage arrays over Ethernet to Splunk software, allowing customers to scale storage independently from compute resources. EtherDrive arrays can flexibly mix SATA, SAS and SSD drives to handle a wide variety of workloads and performance requirements.

    "We're pleased to be working with Coraid to help organizations collect, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated data. Splunk and Coraid combine to deliver a solution for organizations that need a scalable, comprehensive, cost-effective approach to operational intelligence," said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk. "Advanced operational intelligence software combined with a scale-out, flexible storage infrastructure ensures that even complex data center environments can be managed effectively. Making advanced storage-performance analytics available to Splunk users further enriches their experience."

    CORAID AND SPLUNK PLATFORMS

    Coraid offers a full range of block, file and storage management products that deliver breakthrough elasticity and simplicity at scale using a new generation of Ethernet-based storage networking. Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays deliver true scale-out capabilities and provide an attractive alternative to controller-based storage architectures, growing to multiple petabytes without expensive forklift upgrades. The versatility of Coraid EtherDrive allows customers to mix and match SATA, SAS and SSD drives in each storage array and use the same building blocks for a wide range of application needs. Coraid's VDAS technology allows customers to easily deploy and scale their storage infrastructure as needs grow, combining the simplicity of local storage with the flexibility and scalability of shared storage.

    Splunk Enterprise collects, indexes, monitors, analyzes and visualizes any machine-generated data from virtually any source, format or location in real time. This includes data streaming from packaged and custom applications, app servers, web servers, databases, networks, virtual machines, telecoms equipment, operating systems, sensors and much more.

    "Splunk users generate large data volumes, which needs storage that can be scaled up as data grows, or as new Splunk applications are developed," said Tim Stammers, senior analyst, 451 Research. "Coraid's storage has been designed to meet both of those needs, and at an aggressive price point that also suits Splunk deployments."

    "The partnership of Coraid and Splunk demonstrates the flexibility and power of an open system architecture," said Doug Dooley, vice president of product management, Coraid. "We are excited to work with Splunk to deliver scale and superior price-performance to customers deploying operational analytics solutions for their infrastructure. The joint solution will allow enterprise and cloud customers to efficiently deliver improved service, uptime and security while managing the cost of exploding data volumes."

    About Coraid
    Coraid redefines storage with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive and EtherCloud solutions. Coraid delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and an elastic storage architecture to handle massive data growth. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid's platform has been deployed by more than 1,700 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.coraid.com or follow Coraid on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Coraid or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/companies/Coraid.

    About Splunk Inc.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. 5,600 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

    To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.

    Coraid and EtherDrive are registered trademarks of Coraid Inc. EtherCloud, CorOS, Zero Hour Support, EtherFlash, Yunteq, and Scale-Out Virtual Storage are trademarks of Coraid, Inc. All other marks referenced are the property of their respective owners.


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    REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Coraid®, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced its new platform for storage performance analytics -- EtherCloud Insight™. EtherCloud Insight is the first enterprise storage performance platform that delivers visibility across the entire data path from the server, through multiple network paths, and into the distributed storage infrastructure. The platform enables data center operators to profile end-to-end performance for system design and to diagnose performance issues for problem resolution. By providing these capabilities in a single platform that can be accessed graphically or programmatically, EtherCloud Insight helps reduce wasteful storage over-provisioning, accelerate problem resolution and increase application uptime.

    Lack of performance visibility in large shared-storage environments has become one of the top data center challenges, resulting in costly troubleshooting and downtime. Furthermore, for data centers supporting multitenant and diverse workloads, it has become nearly impossible to understand and engineer for the I/O needs of the many various applications and platforms. To meet storage requirements, enterprises and service providers have been forced to choose among costly options -- over-provisioning every layer of the stack, creating multiple storage silos or installing separate legacy performance-analysis tools for each layer of the infrastructure.

    Coraid's new EtherCloud Insight redefines the model for storage performance analytics. Unlike legacy performance tools that require intrusive third-party instrumentation at multiple layers, EtherCloud Insight is seamlessly integrated into the storage infrastructure itself. EtherCloud Insight utilizes software sensors located in endpoints of the storage network, including Linux, VMware, Solaris, and Windows servers and Coraid's storage appliances, to collect granular data on metrics including throughput, latency, IOPS, IO patterns, block size and queue depth. The platform collects data without an impact on the performance or reliability of the storage and the network. With these capabilities, the operator can rapidly analyze and troubleshoot performance issues before they result in downtime and ensure that the data centers' resources are efficiently utilized.

    "Data center operators have struggled to resolve storage performance issues in virtualized and cloud environments due to a lack of real-time, end-to-end visibility. EtherCloud Insight is the first platform that can deliver advanced performance analytics across the entire data path: server, network and storage layers," said Coraid CEO Kevin Brown. "EtherCloud Insight delivers powerful, fine-grained analytics to reduce downtime, simplify performance troubleshooting and reduce over-provisioning in growing storage environments."

    "Coraid has won an impressive set of enterprise and cloud customers by combining enterprise storage features with an elastic scale-out architecture. EtherCloud Insight strengthens its differentiation in Ethernet storage by enabling detailed, real-time visibility into all of the key elements of storage performance," said Ashish Nadkarni, research director, storage systems, at IDC. "Advancements of this type can help customers speed the transition from Fibre Channel storage networking to commodity Ethernet, thereby reducing costs and increasing flexibility."

    Integrated performance analytics are particularly vital in large-scale shared-storage environments such as cloud and enterprise data centers. EtherCloud Insight provides:

    • End-to-End View: EtherCloud Insight is the first enterprise storage performance platform to deliver visibility across the entire data path from server to storage. This visibility, available without invasive third-party probes, enables operators to tune and troubleshoot multiple classes of storage from a single platform.
    • Comprehensive View: A fine-grained, comprehensive view of storage workloads enables accurate analysis and troubleshooting. EtherCloud Insight allows administrators to monitor statistics at the granularity of a single drive, LUN or port. This data is available at the level of the operating system as well as at the network protocol layer.
    • Explore-able View: Whether analyzing real-time or historical data, database views enable selection and isolation of system components to explore the data visually. The data aggregated from the sensor can be consumed through industry-standard tools such as Graphite or easily imported into third-party analytics platforms.

    EtherCloud Insight is part of the EtherCloud™ family of products. EtherCloud Insight will be generally available in Q4 2013.

    About Coraid
    Coraid redefines storage with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive and EtherCloud solutions. Coraid delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and an elastic storage architecture to handle massive data growth. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid's platform has been deployed by more than 1,700 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.coraid.com or follow Coraid on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Coraid or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/companies/Coraid.

    Coraid and EtherDrive are registered trademarks of Coraid Inc. EtherCloud, CorOS, Zero Hour Support, EtherFlash, Yunteq, and Scale-Out Virtual Storage are trademarks of Coraid, Inc. All other marks referenced are the property of their respective owners.


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    SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Document Capture Technologies (DCT) (OTCBB: DCMT) today announced a partnership with D&H Distributing, the nation's leading Information technology distributor, to help launch the SimpleScan document capture and management service. At the core of DCT's revolutionary product is a next-generation portable scanner which is seamlessly integrated with a wide range of cloud services, applications and even smart phone apps. Designed for the Small and Medium Size Business (SMB), these stylish scanners realize the true potential of mobility and give people the choice to scan documents to a local drive or directly into popular cloud services, such as Box, Dropbox, Expensify and Evernote. As part of their agreement, DCT is joining the D&H Business Assurance credit program that supports VAR's and independent resellers in driving success and ensuring support. 

    The pioneering hardware design and flexible configuration of the USB-powered SimpleScan SP (simplex) and SimpleScan DP (duplex) portable desktop scanners make it easy and efficient to digitize single or double sided documents on-the-go or at the desk. 

    With every scanner, the user enjoys a complimentary online account to SimpleScan Connect, where they can access favorite online storage and processing services. Mobile apps for iOS and Android are also part of the SimpleScan Connect productivity suite.

    "D&H is the perfect partner for the launch of SimpleScan and the relationship underscores the commitment we've made to designing and delivering disruptive document management products for the SMB," said Karl Etzel, Chief Marketing Officer at DCT. "D&H are the experts in the SMB market with a strong and loyal channel. Together we will meet the growing need to capture and manage important information: no matter where we are or how we interact with that information."

    PRICING & AVAILABILITY
    SimpleScan SP is a mobile simplex (single-sided) scanner that offers an optical resolution of 300 dpi. Scanning speed 10ppm B&W and 6ppm Color. Weight 19 oz.
    *Available in white or black. MSRP $159.

    The SimpleScan DP is a mobile duplex (double-sided) scanner that offers an optical resolution of 300 dpi. Scanning speed is 10ppm B&W and 4ppm Color. Weight 19 oz.
    *Available in white or black. MSRP $199.

    Both scanners are available and ready to ship now. DCT's commitment to independent retailers and channel partners includes enforcement of a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy.

    About D&H Distributing
    As the nation's leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications. The company's offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming. D&H's multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.

    About Document Capture Technologies
    Document Capture Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: DCMT), (DCT) is the foremost provider of mobile scanning technology worldwide and has shipped more than 4 million scanners globally for numerous Tier I consumer electronics brands. DCT created the world's first A4 and A6 format true duplex USB-powered mobile scanners. SimpleScan Connect is the first of several related and integrated innovations, including the SimpleECM platform (www.simpleecm.com) for businesses and their technology partners, for easy integration of SimpleScan Connect technology into their own workflows and applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, DCT holds 20 published (with additional pending) patents in the U.S., as well as 9 foreign patents. To learn more, visit www.simplescan.com.


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    SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Realtek Semiconductor Corp. licensed the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice DSP (digital signal processor) IP core for use with the TrulyHandsFree™ always-on voice activation and recognition technology from Sensory, a provider of IC and embedded software solutions. This combined low-power hardware/software solution allows Realtek to provide its mobile communications and computing customers with the lowest power always-on voice trigger and recognition capabilities, a distinct competitive advantage.

    Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs are the industry's most widely used licensable audio/voice DSP family, with support for over 100 proven audio/voice software packages. More than 55 companies have licensed HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs for use in smartphones, tablets, computers, digital televisions, home entertainment systems and other devices. The HiFi Audio/Voice DSP can run in ultra-low power mode to save battery life, waiting to detect sound based on Sensory's Low Power Sound Detector, a feature of their TrulyHandsFree always-on voice control technology.

    "Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs are the de facto standard, with the most extensive selection of optimized and robust audio and voice software packages, and the best software tools support with C-based programming," said Chuting Su, vice president of computer peripherals business unit, Realtek. "Standardizing on HiFi for our future mobile and PC products lets us meet our customers' demanding low-power requirements for a wide range of performance, and Sensory's software will help us create a platform for unique voice trigger and recognition capabilities."

    "By using the combined Tensilica/Sensory hardware/software solution, Realtek will be able to provide its customers with voice recognition capabilities that lead the market," said Jack Guedj, corporate vice president, IP Group, Cadence. "Low-power always-on voice recognition is a key competitive differentiator in mobile devices."

    About Cadence
    Cadence (NASDAQ: CDNS) enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.

    Cadence, Tensilica and the Cadence logo are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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    PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that Jonathan Chadwick, VMware's Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, will present as a keynote speaker at the Citi 2013 Global Technology Conference in New York, NY on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 1:35 p.m. PT/ 4:35 p.m. ET.

    A live webcast will be available on VMware's Investor Relations page at http://ir.vmware.com. The replay of the webcast will be available for two months. 

    About VMware

    VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.


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    BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Tier 3, a public cloud infrastructure and cloud management platform provider, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service1. The Magic Quadrant depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.

    Gartner reports that "the market for cloud compute infrastructure as a service (a virtual data center of compute, storage and network services delivered as a service) is still maturing and rapidly evolving." Tier 3 sees that enterprises have expanded their cloud usage to include mission-critical applications. And to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing, companies need to transform the way they approach IT operations. Reducing human labor -- replacing that labor with automation, and making that labor smarter -- represents a tremendous opportunity for cloud infrastructure providers.

    "The cloud is about so much more than fast and easy access to computing resources. The true benefits are in automating the mundane tasks that preoccupy most IT departments today, thereby liberating staff to help transform the business," said Jared Wray, founder and CTO at Tier 3. "As we believe Gartner's analysis makes clear, enterprise organizations are becoming smarter about how they leverage cloud resources to improve agility and better align IT with the business. Since the beginning, Tier 3 has focused on identifying which cloud management functions should be automated and has built an integrated offering that enables our enterprise customers to take full advantage of what the cloud can deliver."

    Specific capabilities of Tier 3's platform that help automate IT activities include Cloud Blueprints™, an orchestration engine that reduces the time to deploy new enterprise application environments from days to minutes, and Groups, a powerful feature that helps users organize, administer, and manage multiple virtual machines as a single unit.

    The placement in the Magic Quadrant caps a significant period of growth for Tier 3 in the last 12 months. Recent highlights include:

    • Global expansion. Tier 3 customers may now deploy virtual servers in nine data centers around the world -- four in the U.S., two in Canada, two in the U.K., and one in mainland Europe.
    • Partnerships and new reseller capabilities. In April, PEER 1 Hosting, a global web hosting provider, launched its Mission Critical Cloud, powered by the Tier 3 cloud platform. The following month, Tier 3 also released its Reseller Edition, which includes a number of features to help system integrators and other services providers resell Tier 3's cloud services.
    • New self-service capabilities. Dozens of new features have been added to the Tier 3 platform in the last year, including load balancers, firewall management, and a new S3-compatible object storage service that offers automatic geo-replication.
    • Automation of enterprise application deployments. Tier 3's Cloud Blueprints™ library has been expanded to include best practice configurations for several Microsoft products, including Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and SQL Server.

    For the report, Gartner defines Infrastructure as a Service as a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand. The resources are scalable and elastic in near-real-time, and metered by use. Self-service interfaces are exposed directly to the customer, including a Web-based UI and, optionally, an API. The resources may be single-tenant or multi-tenant, and hosted by the service provider or on-premises in the customer's data center.

    About Tier 3

    Tier 3 is a complete cloud management platform for mid-tier to large enterprises, as well as SaaS providers. To bring even more value to customers, Tier 3 has combined elements of the traditional enterprise cloud market with those of cloud management platforms. Tier 3's suite of cloud products and services include advanced management and orchestration enabling our customers to run workloads ranging from simple development and test environments to the most complex and demanding enterprise applications. The Company is based in Bellevue, WA, with regional presence in multiple locations in North America and Europe. www.tier3.com.

    About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    (1) "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service" by Lydia Leong, Doug Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri, and Tiny Haynes, August 2013.


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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) -  Zipmark™, an innovative digital check payment platform, and Angel Capital Group (ACG), a national Angel investors' network with over 200 members in 6 chapter locations, today announced that they will extend Zipmark's platform to ACG investors through a proprietary investment management platform designed by ACG called Venture360. Zipmark's fully integrated, guaranteed digital check payment option replaces traditional funds delivery methods such as wire transfer or certified checks for accredited investors participating in the Angel Capital Group. Zipmark's transaction fee is only 1% with a $5 cap.

    Founded by Rachael Qualls, the Angel Capital Group offers angel investors access to great deals sourced throughout the country for an investment commitment as small as $10,000 a year. "We are making Angel investing accessible to more investors by enabling them to create a portfolio for as little at $10,000 and access some of the most promising companies across the country regardless of where the investor is located," explains Qualls.

    To facilitate investments across many boarders, earlier this year ACG launched Venture360, a portfolio management system for investors and Angel groups that aims to simplify the process of bringing together the right people at all stages to close deals, update information, send documentation for electronic signature and follow investments post-funding. Before Venture360 and the introduction of Zipmark, Angel investors were required to send a paper check or use alternative, expensive payment platforms to send their money. Not only are paper checks containing high value amounts dangerous, but also cause severe lag time from when the check is deposited to when the funds are actually available, and for start-ups who need cash now, that is a serious issue. Unlike the ACH network that is used as the major clearinghouse for bank deposits and payments, Zipmark built a proprietary hybrid payment platform and risk management platform that deposits guaranteed funds into a biller's operating account on the next business day. Traditional ACH transactions can take as long as ten business days to deposit funds. Utilizing Zipmark, angels can quickly and inexpensively send funds for the startups they want to invest in.

    In just a couple of months, over 30 investment groups across the country are using Venture360 to manage their investments. Qualls added, "Our goal in designing Venture360 was to get to a '3-click close.' The level of efficiency we wanted reach meant that an investor would only need to click three things through our software to complete an investment: 1) make an investment commitment, 2) electronically sign closing documents, and 3) transfer funds. The hold-up in reaching our goal for the last year had been integration of a payment processing system. What others had to offer either didn't integrate with our technology to make a seamless deal closing or they were too expensive and slow when moving large amounts of money (like credit card processing or ACH). Zipmark was the answer to our problem. The integration was quick and seamless to our users, they could move money overnight, and we were only charged a maximum of $5 a transaction."

    "Rachel Qualls and the Venture360 team have brought transparency and efficiency to early stage fundraising," said Jay Bhattacharya, CEO and co-founder of Zipmark. "Venture360 was able to solve the complex issues of identifying and vetting investment opportunities and executing legal documents. However, the options available for the final, most mechanical step -- actually transferring funds -- were outdated and slow. We're quite pleased that they chose to integrate the Zipmark's API to modernize the final step in the Venture 360 platform."

    Zipmark vs. Other Payment Platforms
    Other online and mobile payment platforms either use credit cards or indirect holding accounts to move money in addition to having to log into their service every time you want to process a payment. Online payment features offered by banks and credit unions frequently take several days to pay a bill because a paper check is oftentimes sent via U.S. mail service or traditional ACH is used. These processes add complexity and "wait" time. Zipmark replaces these hurdles by literally connecting the payer and payee's accounts so money can be received and available the next business day. Paying with a digital check using Zipmark is now as simple as clicking a button, but without all the delays associated with delivery and settlement.

    About Venture360
    Venture360 is an investment management platform for investor groups of all sizes. Venture360 provides complete, customizable support for all stages of deal flow and work processes, starting with entrepreneur applications and ending with cloud-based deal closing and funds transfers. The system also monitors deal performance with robust portfolio tracking features. Venture360 even captures and aggregates deal characteristics and future performance to provide benchmarking for optimized deal screening. Organizations that run on the Venture360 platform can automate and digitize 70% or more of their existing deal flow and work processes. For more information, please visit www.venture360.co.

    About Zipmark
    Zipmark's goal is to remove barriers between businesses and their money by bringing the checkbook into the 21st century: reducing the amount of time and money it takes to make a check payment, eliminating the possibility for bounced checks and taking all risk out of the equation for payer and payee alike. Zipmark was launched in 2010 by Jay Bhattacharya and Jake Howerton, and is based in New York City. Zipmark's investors are Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, NYC Seed, High Peaks Venture Capital, Scout Ventures and the New York City Investment Fund.

    Disclaimer: Zipmark™ is a registered trademark of Zipmark, Inc. All other copyrights and trademarks within the release are property of the respective brands.


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    PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - August 21, 2013) - Inc. magazine has included Puppet Labs on its annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America. The list represents the most comprehensive look at today's successful privately owned companies. Puppet Enterprise enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, boasting a robust customer base including Bank of America, Salesforce.com, Disney, eBay, NYSE, and Cisco. Strong sales earned Puppet Labs a place in the top quarter of the list, at 121st place.

    "We're honored to be included on this amazing list," said Puppet Labs CEO and founder Luke Kanies. "Increasing reliance on virtualization and cloud technologies to power online business is causing a tectonic shift in the way IT teams approach and solve new challenges. Our growth is a testament to the urgent need for IT automation solutions that operate at the scale and speed demanded by modern businesses and their customers."

    The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the magazine's September issue, is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to achieve a staggering minimum of 918.59 percent in sales growth. The aggregate revenues of this year's Inc. 500 is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739 percent. The companies on this year's list employed more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. The complete list -- including company profiles and an interactive database sortable by industry, region, and other criteria -- can be found at www.inc.com/500.

    "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

    About Puppet Labs
    Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs' software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce.com, Bank of America and PayPal. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 180 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit http://www.puppetlabs.com

    Puppet Labs and Puppet are trademarks of Puppet Labs Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    About Inc.

    Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.


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    MESA, ARIZ.--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Iveda Solutions® (OTCBB: IVDA), the pioneer in cloud video hosting technology, today announced the launch of VEMO, the Company's new cloud-based, in-vehicle video surveillance system with Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology.

    "There are many in-vehicle surveillance systems in the market today," commented David Ly, president and chief executive officer of Iveda Solutions, Inc. "The VEMO system is unique because it is fully integrated with cellular capability to stream live video to the cloud and enabled for use with IvedaOnBoard™, the Company's mobile streaming video hosting service. Live and recorded video from law enforcement and other vehicles is hosted in the cloud and centrally managed. Videos may be viewed on a single 'dashboard' that includes a GPS map-based user interface for tracking the current location of vehicles using VEMO."

    "The need to visually verify a situation in real time was the motivating force behind the design of this mobile surveillance system streaming in the cloud," continued Ly. "The inclusion of GPS tracking completes the picture, making it a powerful management tool."

    The VEMO in-vehicle video surveillance system provides a security solution that is ideally suited for a variety of high-risk and commercial situations. Within law enforcement vehicles, it helps protect life, support officers and reduce response times. Real-time mobile video surveillance in school buses can be used to curtail bullying, protect students, stop graffiti activities and prevent liability. Emergency response vehicles can use it to improve safety, save lives and obtain critical information as events unfold. Commercial transportation companies can monitor assets and enhance operating efficiencies, improve driver safety, and reduce cargo theft and damage.

    Iveda Solutions has already partnered with a company specializing in conversion kits for 18-wheel refrigerated trailers, and VEMO with IvedaOnBoard is currently being used by a large food delivery retailer in a pilot program. VEMO's GPS tracks vehicles and its video monitors onboard activities and components of the conversion kit. Upon the completion of a successful pilot, the Company expects to receive an initial order to outfit approximately 150 of the retailer's fleet of 300 trucks.

    The combination of VEMO video equipment and the IvedaOnBoard mobile streaming video hosting service provides real-time situational assessment of field activities. The secure storage of video footage at Iveda Solutions' data centers allows 24/7 web access to live and recorded video from the cloud on any Internet-enabled device. Cloud storage provides redundancy to video stored in the local recording device. Thus, recorded video is safe in the cloud if the recording device is stolen or destroyed. VEMO is also compatible with the Company's real-time remote video surveillance service.

    This untethered video surveillance solution currently utilizes cellular service from select providers.

    About Iveda Solutions, Inc.

    Iveda Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: IVDA) is a premier cloud video hosting service provider, a technology innovator, and a provider of enterprise-class Video Surveillance as a Service ("VSaaS") solutions. The Company has received a SAFETY Act Designation by the Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Provider.

    The Company is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona and has a subsidiary in Taiwan (MEGAsys). Its common stock trades on the OTC Bulletin Board and OTCQB under the symbol "IVDA". For additional information call (800) 385-8618 or visit www.ivedasolutions.com.

    This release includes forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary materially from those expected. Iveda Solutions' business is subject to significant risks and uncertainties described more thoroughly in the Company's SEC filings, including but not limited to its report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by such risk factors, and readers are advised to read consider such factors carefully. Iveda Solutions undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Adslot Limited (ASX: ADJ), a global provider of display media trading technology, and NextMark Inc., a leading provider of agency workflow and trading technology to media agencies, have partnered to help media owners and buyers trade more efficiently through a new programmatic direct channel.

    "This is the first time supply and demand side parties have integrated their toolsets to allow media buyers to purchase, in a real-time environment, forward market guaranteed inventory direct from publishers", said Adslot CEO Ian Lowe.

    NextMark's client base of U.S. media agencies will be able to access and purchase premium display inventory directly from Adslot's rapidly growing publisher client base, all from within NextMark's agency workflow platform.

    NextMark CEO Joe Pych said, "This is a valuable partnership for publishers, for our media agency clients, and ultimately the advertisers. Integrating our platform to offer supply and demand a frictionless buying experience with significantly reduced overhead makes a great deal of sense. We're strong believers in the programmatic direct value proposition of buying efficiency driving revenue growth for all, and so are enthusiastic about what our partnership can achieve".

    "As the online display industry looks to automate their trading practices across the globe -- practices that are by any definition hugely inefficient and expensive -- this partnership creates a new efficiency benchmark. We're thrilled to be the first", added Lowe.


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    IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Inc. magazine ranked online video technology and solutions provider OneScreen No. 321 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs. OneScreen is among a host of tech companies respected for their game-changing innovations leading to industry growth: Microsoft, Fuhu, Intuit, McAfee Institute, BlueKai, AdRoll, Oracle, and many others.

    "Not only is it an honor for OneScreen to make Inc.'s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list for the third consecutive year, but our promotion to a 500 company is a testament to the real need we are fulfilling in the industry," said OneScreen CEO Atul Patel. "This recognition would not be possible without the continued commitment of our team and partners, who are driving innovation forward so audiences can watch video anywhere, anytime. We're excited to see where we'll be innovating even months down the road."

    OneScreen's reported revenue surged to $15.8 million in 2012, compared with $1.1 million in 2009. OneScreen's other distinctions from this year's Inc. 500|5000 include a three-year sales growth of 1,344%, the ranking of No. 27 in the Top 100 Software Companies, No. 60 in the Top 100 California Companies, and No. 31 in the Top Companies in the Los Angeles Metro Area.

    The 2013 Inc. 500 was unveiled in the September issue of Inc. and is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To even be considered, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500's aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739%. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com.

    "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

    Methodology

    The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009 and had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

    About OneScreen

    OneScreen® is a technology and solutions provider that offers publishers, producers, and advertisers a comprehensive system to streamline the business of video. OneScreen's offerings are empowering the video industry to better leverage growing online audiences who are watching video everywhere. For more information, visit www.onescreen.com.

    About Inc.

    Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.


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    REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

    News Summary
    With key technology trends such as social, mobile, big data and cloud transforming how organizations interact with their customers, it is more important than ever for executives to understand how to apply customer experience and CRM best practices. To help executives stay on top of the latest trends and become leaders in their industry, Oracle is hosting CX @ OpenWorld at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013. Through a combination of strategy and technology sessions, mini-presentations, interactive journey mapping workshops and demonstrations, CX @ OpenWorld will help organizations deliver on their customer experience initiatives.

    News Facts

    • To help its customers become leaders in customer experience, Oracle announced CX @ OpenWorld, which will take place in San Francisco September 23 - 26, 2013 during Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
    • Bringing together leading brands and experts to address the challenges organizations are facing with their customer experience program, CX @ OpenWorld will include informative keynotes, group workshops, demonstrations and networking opportunities.
    • With more than 140 sessions across CX strategy and design, marketing, sales, commerce, service, social and industry tracks, CX @ OpenWorld equips organizations with a combination of strategy and technology necessary in order to deliver the business results they want, with the experience their customers want.
    • Oracle executives and strategic partners will showcase Oracle's comprehensive cloud and on-premise applications portfolio that delivers the most complete customer experience solution in the industry, enabling organizations to differentiate themselves across all channels and interactions.
    • In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Oracle's CX vision and how Oracle is addressing key trends in customer experience management including social, mobile, big data and cloud.
    • Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for CX @ OpenWorld are available on the event website at: http://www.oracle.com/openworld/exhibit/index.html#cx.
    • Registration for Oracle OpenWorld is now open.

    Supporting Quote

    • "CX @ OpenWorld will help executives from across all industries implement best practices and leverage the latest on-premise and cloud technologies to create the ultimate customer experience," said Ken Volpe, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Oracle. "With a combination of interactive workshops, informative keynotes, demonstrations and networking opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how they can take advantage of trends such as social, mobile, big data and cloud to develop and execute successful customer experience strategies."

    Supporting Resources

    About Oracle OpenWorld
    Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important educational and networking event of the year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. This information technology event is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs. The conference, which is expected to draw more than 60,000 attendees from over 122 countries, offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 475 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure -- all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is being held September 22-26 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information or to register, please visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions and more live on YouTube. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook and the Oracle OpenWorld Blog.

    About Oracle
    Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

    Trademarks
    Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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    EDISON, NJ--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - FieldView Solutions, a market leader in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), today announced company's Chief Marketing Officer, Sev Onyshkevych will present The ROI of DCIM at Data Center World and NetCom Brazil. In addition, FieldView Solutions reveals its global event schedule as the company expands its product reach to 20 countries, becoming one of the largest independent software vendors focusing exclusively on DCIM. 

    "Reducing data center operational expenses (OpEx) -- including reducing power, cooling and labor requirements to operate a data center -- is a common denominator for facilities worldwide," said Onyshkevych. "FieldView Solutions has been helping some of the largest data centers around the globe realize DCIM's impact by providing real-world case studies and validated, third-party statistics that proves the solution's tangible Return on Investment (ROI)."

    Underscoring the company's momentum is senior analyst Rhonda Ascierto at 451 Research who says FieldView Solutions is one of the strongest pure-play specialists within the growing DCIM sector.

    "With the recent release of FieldView 6.0, the company's reputation as a best-of-breed monitoring and reporting specialist will continue to grow among large customers," said Ascierto.

    The company's strong momentum has also captured CRN's attention, as the leading publication recently added FieldView Solutions to its 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2013.

    FieldView 6.0 offers features that simplify the integration of historical and real-time data collected into asset, systems and network management solutions as well as financial applications, dynamic facilities control, IT power control and other applications. In addition, the new internationalization feature now translates information into five languages: Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, German, and Spanish as well as inherent capability of operating and capturing data in Metric or Imperial units.

    FieldView Solutions' CMO, Sev Onyshkevych has been invited to address attendees at these upcoming events where the company will also showcase its DCIM solution:

    • August 27-29 - NETCOM, Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil - In conjunction with sales partner, TC Solutions (General Director/CEO: Jayme Cosceli) - Booth #38
      Onyshkevych will present on August 28,at 2:00 pm at Auditório 2.

    • September 29-October 2 - Data Center World- AFCOM, Orlando, FL. - Booth #222
      Onyshkevych will present at the Facilities Management Track, FAC 4.2: DCIM, on October 1, at 8:00 am at Grand Salon 1-3.

    Additionally, FieldView Solutions will be showcasing its latest DCIM enhancements at the following upcoming tradeshows:

    • DCD Chicago - Oct. 1 - Chicago, IL
    • Gartner Symposium/ITXpo - Oct. 16-18 - Tokyo, Japan
    • DataCenterDyanmics - October 24 - Singapore 
    • 7x24 Exchange - Nov 17-20 - Texas
    • DataCenter Dynamics - November 20-21 - ExCel London ICC, London, UK - Booth #20

    FieldView is a vendor-neutral platform with the ability to pull data from disparate systems and then present it in a unified, easy-to-read dashboard, monitoring and managing multiple data centers globally from a single console. With a powerful real-time data collection and database engine, the solution is able to handle massive amounts of data, including many of the world's largest data centers -- accurately determining current and future trends. FieldView is 100 percent browser-based and accessible from anywhere at any time. 

    For additional information, please contact FieldView Solutions at (732) 395-6920 or via email at info@fieldviewsolutions.com. For DCIM industry insight, follow FieldView Solutions on their blog, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, or join FieldView DCIM Professionals on LinkedIn. To view a webinar on Quantifying Data Center Efficiency with FieldView Solutions and EMA Enterprise, visit: bit.ly/TydNOp. To download FieldView's Quantifying Data Center Efficiency Whitepaper visit: http://www.fieldviewsolutions.com/ROI

    About FieldView Solutions
    FieldView Solutions provides managers of today's complex, mission-critical data centers and Co-Lo facilities with browser-based, scalable software tools that deliver a real-time view into all aspects of data center infrastructure management (DCIM). The company's flagship product, FieldView, has helped data center IT and facilities operations professionals in many of the largest data centers including six of the top 10 banks, three of the five top technology providers, and 12 of the largest Co-Lo facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific since 2006 -- monitoring over two gigawatts for the largest financial institutions, co-location facilities, government facilities, and telecommunications giants. The FieldView Solutions team is comprised of industry professionals with demonstrated experience in both the design and operation of data centers and the development of technology platforms that service them. FieldView Solutions meets the needs of a broad range of users, up to the largest-scale global corporate clients. For more information, visit www.fieldviewsolutions.com.


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    TOKYO and REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT services leader, and AutoGrid Systems, Inc. a leader in Big Data Analytics for the electricity and energy industry, announced a strategic research and development (R&D) agreement to develop new technologies for the energy sector based on AutoGrid's Energy Data Platform (EDP)*1.

    The need for managing peak electricity demand is already very high in the U.S. and Japan, and is expected to be a major worldwide trend in the coming years. NTT DATA and AutoGrid will utilize big data techniques to develop a novel cloud-based demand side management application that will help electricity users save billions of dollars every year while improving grid reliability.

    The alliance combines AutoGrid's expertise in predictive analytics, Big Data and cloud-based applications and NTT DATA's industry leading experience in implementing large and complex information systems across the globe. On successful completion of the proposed R&D projects, the partnership will leverage NTT DATA's global reach and AutoGrid's rapidly growing presence with North American Utility and Energy Services Providers to jointly market and deploy these applications in the US and the rest of the world. The project will start in September of 2013.

    "Energy management is one of the most dynamic segments in today's technology industry. Big Data driven applications deployed on the cloud will give utilities, business users and consumers an unprecedented ability to precisely monitor, control and predict their energy needs," said Executive Vice President, Head of Public Sector, Toshio Iwai. "Through our collaboration with AutoGrid, we hope to undertake transformative research that can lead to dramatic improvements in the world's energy productivity."

    "We are extremely excited to be working with NTT DATA," said Amit Narayan, CEO and founder of AutoGrid. "NTT DATA is one of the most respected global brands and an established world leader in implementing and deploying enterprise scale information technology applications. By leveraging NTT DATA's deep expertise in cloud, Big Data and global software delivery capabilities, this collaboration will help us towards our mission of enabling access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for the world."

    AutoGrid's EDP analyzes multiple streams of structured and unstructured data originating from smart meters, grid sensors, and other energy management systems, and combines this data with physics-based models of the transmission and distribution networks as well as other sources of information such as weather feeds and customer demographics to generate comprehensive, accurate forecasts concerning power consumption and grid conditions. EDP, in effect, lets both the energy services providers and users of energy to peer into the future and plan for it: the forecasts serve as the basis for strategies to dynamically reduce peak consumption and effectively manage power quality in the presence of intermittent renewable resources such as solar and wind. By utilizing EDP's Big Data and Grid Physics engines through cloud-based open APIs, third party application developers can build highly scalable and innovative applications at one-tenth of the cost and time required to develop these applications previously.

    About AutoGrid Systems

    Founded in 2011, AutoGrid is dedicated to bringing the power of Big Data, predictive analytics and Internet scale computational techniques to the production and consumption of electricity. Serving utilities of all sizes, grid operators, electricity retailers, ESCO services companies, and end-users, AutoGrid develops and markets software solutions that help lower costs and improve reliability & sustainability of the electricity supply chain. AutoGrid DROMS, the first application built on top of EDP, can cut the cost of implementing demand response programs by 90 percent while increasing the "yield" of power from demand response events by up to 30 percent. DROMS allows utilities to offer more choice and flexibility to their customers when implementing demand response programs. At the same time, DROMS ensures that the yields from these programs remain highly reliable and predictable so utilities can rely on DR for mission-critical operations. AutoGrid's technology was awarded the prestigious Department of Energy's Advanced Projects Research Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funding in 2012 and has been deployed by City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU), Austin Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Co-Innovation Labs at SAP, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and several other organizations.For more, please see our website or contact us

    *EDP and DROMS is trademark for AutoGrid.

    About NTT DATA

    NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world, with operations in more than 35 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services from consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing to cloud-based solutions. For more, please see our website.


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    SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced the results of its survey of 250 federal IT professionals conducted by Wakefield Research. IT leaders and practitioners in the federal sector who were surveyed are looking to capitalize on major developments in networking technology to align investments with their top agency priorities of cutting costs (72 percent), increasing efficiency and business agility (68 percent) and meeting mandates (60 percent) as they plan for IT spending in the government's next fiscal year, which begins October 1.

    Click to Tweet: Federal IT Pros Becoming Early Adopters of SDN, Study Shows http://bit.ly/JNPRnewz

    As federal IT professionals plan for current and future budget cuts, agencies have to find improvements in IT efficiencies to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX. Additionally, several federal mandates are presenting federal IT workers with a unique set of obstacles as they prepare for the new fiscal year.

    The survey showed that a majority (66 percent) of respondents believe SDN -- software designed to create more efficient and agile networks -- will be important in accommodating federal mandates or similar efficiency and budgetary requirements with more than one-third (34 percent) claiming they currently have concrete plans to adopt SDN within the next two years. Ninety-one percent of respondents see at least one area in their agency or department that will benefit from SDN and 61 percent of those in executive or management positions consider SDN an important factor in making networking buying decisions. In fact, most respondents who plan to adopt SDN indicate that they intend to do so within the next 13 months. These findings suggest that SDN will become a reality within government faster than many have forecasted.

    However, agency preparedness is lacking, with nearly two-thirds (61 percent) surveyed saying they are not familiar with SDN. Even among those familiar with SDN, 58 percent had two or more misconceptions about the implementation of SDN. For example, 11 percent believed SDN only applied to data centers and 15 percent believed it required manual configuration of hardware. The reality is that SDN is being considered and applied in many parts of IT infrastructure, not just the network or the data center. Additionally, SDN will help remove manual configuration of hardware to orchestrate IT operations.

    Supporting Quotes

    "We see government and service providers both applying SDN to their network operations and continuous monitoring initiatives. Many agencies are working to automate and centralize network configuration and monitoring using tools like Chef and Puppet, enabling automated control-plane monitoring and configuration push and rollback. At Accelerated Servers, we have been successfully applying SDN functionality to integrate continuous monitoring of network operations, security and performance."
    -Avi Freedman, CTO, Accelerated Servers

    "As the research shows, government IT professionals are looking to lower costs and continue to turn to new technologies to realize efficiencies. Unfortunately, most networks lack the agility and efficiency needed to realize the full benefits of innovations like cloud. While the study shows that a significant number of federal IT professionals see how SDN will help improve business agility and efficiencies needed by agencies, the survey also points to an important knowledge gap of SDN among federal IT professionals. There is a clear need to develop a defined roadmap with an eye toward future-proofing government IT."
    -Mark Belk, chief architect for national government, Juniper Networks

    Additional Resources:

    About Juniper Networks
    Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

    Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logos and QFabric are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.


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    MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster® Tactic3D® Fury gaming headset for PC and Mac, featuring SBX Pro Studio" audio technologies. Priced at only US$59.99, the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury will be demonstrated for the first time at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 21 to 25 at the Creative exhibit at Hall 9.1, B-042. 

    The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury gaming headset introduces a sleek new design to the Tactic3D headset family. The headset connects to a Mac or PC via USB with the Dual Mode USB adapter, and features a 3.5mm jack to enable connection to a mobile phone for calls and music playback. The included Sound Blaster Tactic3D Control Panel software suite enables gamers to customize settings to provide the most immersive and accurate 3D acoustic environment. It also enables saving of specific audio profiles which gamers can export and share with others. Proprietary Scout Mode technology empowers gamers to hear enemies from further away for a distinct tactical advantage. Powerful 40mm Full Spectrum drivers with frequency response of 20Hz ~ 20kHz deliver best-in-class audio quality. 

    "Riding on the positive momentum of our Sound Blaster Tactic3D range of gaming headsets, we designed the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury with a sleeker, even more comfortable ear cup design than the headsets that inspired it. With this great-looking, comfortable design and our completely customizable suite of sound and voice technologies, we're unleashing the Fury as the best combination of gaming performance and value for the mass market," said Long Chye Low, general manager of audio at Creative.

    The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury gaming headset features breathable foam ear cups for extreme comfort and elimination of fatigue for long gaming sessions. With its detachable noise-cancelling microphone, the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury headset is also great for listening to music and movies from a Mac, PC, or smart devices. 

    SBX Pro Studio" Sound and Voice Technologies

    • SBX Surround - Creates unprecedented levels of audio realism by producing virtual speakers around, above and below the listener
    • SBX Crystalizer" - Ensures that every audio detail is heard by restoring the "highs" and "lows" that are compromised with audio compression
    • SBX Bass - Dramatically improves the sound experience by expanding the low frequency tones
    • SBX Dialog Plus - Intelligently enhances voices in games and moves for dramatically clearer dialog
    • SBX Smart Volume - Address the problem of abrupt volume level changes in games by intelligently applying gain and attenuation to deliver consistent volume levels
    • Scout Mode - Hear your enemies from further away and gain a distinct tactical advantage in combat
    • VoiceFX - Enables alteration of voice with a variety of effects, which can enhance the tone of a voice, create interesting accents, or enable someone to sound like a different person
    • Sound Blaster Tactic3D Control Panel - Save and share multiple TacticProfile audio preferences with your friends and teammates

    Pricing and Availability

    The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury gaming headset, priced at US$59.99, is slated for availability in October 2013. 

    For more information, visit soundblaster.com.

    About Creative
    Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting edge audio solutions, premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones and portable media devices. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound BlasterAxx that aims at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the multi-worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative's proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment -- anytime, anywhere. 

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    BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Act-On Software, a leading provider of cloud-based integrated marketing automation software, today announced its ranking on the 32nd annual Inc. 500 list at NO. 172. This list ranks the nation's fastest-growing private companies and represents the most important segment of the American economy -- independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

    "It is an honor to be named to the Inc. 500 list," said Raghu Raghavan, CEO of Act-On Software. "We are at the forefront of the next wave in enterprise software and our commitment to ongoing innovation and to our growing customer base of 1,700+ has made us a clear market leader."

    The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to achieve a staggering minimum of 918.59% in three-year sales growth. This year the Inc. 500's aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median growth of 1739 percent. The companies on the 2013 Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, are available at www.inc.com/500.

    "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

    Converse with us on Twitter, circle us on Google+, and get to know our company on LinkedIn and Facebook. Use #ActOnSW and join the social conversation. For marketing, sales and social best practices, visit the Marketing Action Blog

    About Inc.
    Founded in 1979, Inc. is the premier print publication for entrepreneurs and business owners, with the aim of delivering real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

    About Act-On
    Act-On is a leading provider of integrated marketing automation software, helping 1700+ companies tie inbound, outbound and nurturing programs together -- across email, web, mobile, and social. Our customers achieve superior Return on Marketing Investment by using sophisticated behavioral data to increase engagement throughout the customer lifecycle, reduce the cost of customer acquisition, and strengthen customer loyalty. Act-On's fresh approach to marketing automation gives its users full functionality without the complexity other systems impose, and makes campaign creation and program execution easier and faster. Act-On is marketing automation for the Fortune 5,000,000. Organizations of all sizes and industry verticals can benefit from this powerful and integrated marketing suite. The company offers a best-in-class professional services team, around the clock customer support, and the APEX ecosystem of partners to provide clients with the tools they need to achieve marketing success. 


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    SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - BrightEdge, the leading platform for science-driven content marketing, today announced significant company momentum at Share13, the premier industry event for digital marketers. BrightEdge reports 87% revenue growth year over year, with an expanding customer base reaching more than 8,400 brands, up from 3,200 brands in 2012. The company's accelerated growth, paired with five new patents, is the foundation for providing brands with the technology and services they need to deliver impactful marketing results across channels, including social, search and mobile.

    "Our business continues to grow at an incredible rate and we're excited about our recent $42.8M Series D funding led by Insight Venture Partners, which is opening up new opportunities for us across the board," said Jim Yu, CEO and founder of BrightEdge. "Our strong capital position enables us to invest aggressively in research and development and corporate growth initiatives, so we can continue to provide customers with outstanding service and unrivaled content marketing technology."

    BrightEdge continues to demonstrate its accelerating technology leadership with a substantial and steadily growing IP portfolio. Affirming its position at the forefront of innovation, the company has recently patented several technologies that are core to its robust S3 platform. This patented technology is transforming the way marketers practice their craft by helping them to precisely measure the impact of their marketing activities, predict the ROI of their campaigns and evaluate their competitive position.

    Newly issued BrightEdge patents include:

    • Opportunity Identification and Forecasting for Search Engine Optimization, which covers the technology behind forecasting conversions, revenue and ROI from optimizing pages for search.

    • Operationalizing Search Engine Optimization, which covers the technology behind measuring share of voice for organic search, social, mobile and video, including competitive analysis of share of voice over time.

    "I've never worked with a company that is so committed to our success," said Beth Ramshaw, Digital Strategy and Innovation Asia-Pacific Program Lead at HP. "BrightEdge's work with us has been truly exemplary, both in working hand-in-hand as a partner and in providing us with powerful technology to drive measurable business results."

    As the BrightEdge customer base continues to grow, its S3 platform has become recognized as a leading content marketing solution and a global standard. BrightEdge counts more than 20,000 active users across the globe, demonstrating strong industry demand for the technology. BrightEdge increasingly sees job descriptions that call for technical expertise in its S3 platform and has developed the BrightEdge Certified Professional Program to help individuals market their skills while empowering brands to hire the best talent. The program is an involved certification that tests users' S3 know-how, presenting those who pass with a "BrightEdge Certified Professional" LinkedIn badge that can be highlighted on the user's profile. BrightEdge will introduce the program at Share13, where more than 250 attendees have signed up to get certified.

    As digital marketing is becoming more complex, marketers need to harness technology that will transform content into conversions that drive revenue in a measurable and predictable way. BrightEdge continues to enhance its S3 marketing solution, reflecting the company's ongoing commitment to help brands optimize their marketing performance across channels and devices.

    About BrightEdge
    BrightEdge is the essential content marketing and search platform for modern business. It transforms online content into tangible business results such as traffic, revenue and engagement. BrightEdge's S3 platform is powered by a sophisticated big data analysis engine and is the only company capable of web-wide, real-time measurement of content engagement across all digital channels, including search, social and mobile. More than 8400 global brands including 3M, Microsoft, Netflix and Nike leverage BrightEdge technology. The company is based in San Mateo, CA with offices in New York City and London.

    Visit our website: www.brightedge.com
    Read our blog: www.brightedge.com/blog
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    SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Today at BrightEdge Share13, the premier industry event for digital marketers, BrightEdge announced a suite of new product offerings that will further empower brands to seamlessly engage with consumers across all channels. BrightEdge is leading a fundamental shift in how marketing is practiced with its S3 platform, which harnesses big data analytics to help businesses optimize their content and drive revenue from mobile, search and social in a predictable way. The enhanced platform will allow marketers to better manage and measure their content across channels with a new complete mobile solution, advanced page reporting and integrated forecasting capabilities.

    "Brands are now recognizing the importance of creating content that resonates with consumers, and it's crucial that they measure the impact of that content to deliver business results that translate directly to ROI," said Jim Yu, CEO and founder of BrightEdge.

    Marketers that capitalize on data-driven insights across mobile, social and search are poised to connect with customers in powerful and meaningful ways. BrightEdge builds technology that measures performance based on massive volumes of data, helping brands to develop campaigns that drive traffic, promote engagement and deliver value.

    "The scale of this release is unprecedented for an R&D company of our size," said Brad Mattick, VP of Marketing and Products at BrightEdge. "We've been able to deliver an entire mobile solution and build out our complete page reporting technology because we've invested in a scalable platform that supports continued innovation."

    Complete Mobile Solution
    Mobile is changing the way brands and consumers interact with each other, presenting a challenge for marketers that struggle to convert traffic to revenue. To quantify how mobile generates business impact, BrightEdge recently released the Mobile Share report, tracking thousands of brands and 5 billion web pages. The report highlights a massive and largely untapped opportunity for brands to convert traffic into revenue by optimizing their web properties for mobile. Based on these findings, BrightEdge identified the questions that matter most for mobile marketers and developed an entirely new mobile suite to deliver a comprehensive solution.

    • Mobile Share of Voice builds on patented BrightEdge technology to quantify how brands engage with consumers and stack up against their competition.
    • Mobile Site Audit scrutinizes customers' entire websites to determine best practices and identify missed opportunities for mobile optimization, revealing how brands can restructure their mobile sites to drive conversions.
    • Mobile Analytics tools deliver micro- and macro-level insights, providing a detailed yet holistic view of mobile value.

    Page Reporting
    Analog marketing is driven by art rather than science, whereas digital marketing is data-driven and inherently measurable. BrightEdge has patented the ability to measure organic search and now looks to the future of content marketing, harnessing the power of big data analytics to give marketers insight into the performance of their content. New page reporting capabilities allow marketers to understand the revenue value of a page, its interactions with social channels, and its search performance.

    Search Opportunity Forecasting
    Marketers have historically struggled to forecast the future returns of their investments. BrightEdge has extended its patented forecasting capabilities into the S3 platform so that marketers can predict the business impact of campaigns before they take action, allowing them to make informed decisions that drive ROI. With these tools, marketers can forecast outcomes, set goals and hit numbers while measuring the success of their campaigns in real time.

    More than 8,400 brands leverage patented BrightEdge technology to drive revenue in a measurable, predictable way. The latest updates to BrightEdge's S3 platform reflect the company's ongoing commitment to helping brands optimize their marketing performance across channels and devices.

    About BrightEdge
    BrightEdge is the essential content marketing and search platform for modern business. It transforms online content into tangible business results such as traffic, revenue and engagement. BrightEdge's S3 platform is powered by a sophisticated big data analysis engine and is the only company capable of web-wide, real-time measurement of content engagement across all digital channels, including search, social and mobile. More than 8400 global brands including 3M, Microsoft, Netflix and Nike leverage BrightEdge technology. The company is based in San Mateo, CA with offices in New York City and London.

    Visit our website: www.brightedge.com
    Read our blog: www.brightedge.com/blog
    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/seoplatform
    Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/brightedge


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