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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) -  Infolink, the parent company of ServerPronto, has completed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements, or SSAE 16, examination, formally known as a Report on Controls at a Service Organization (SOC 1).

    SSAE 16 provides ServerPronto hosting customers with assurance of corporate controls and validation of its commitment to the most stringent standards of operational excellence. BrightLine, a licensed CPA firm, conducted the Infolink SSAE 16 examinations over a six-month period that ended June 30, 2013.

    SSAE 16 is an attestation standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that reports on Infolink controls supporting the services provided to customers. Infolink management developed internal control objectives to support first-class data center hosting services that were used to complete the audit.

    Companies that are compliance-sensitive and may require an SSAE 16 include publicly-traded enterprises, financial firms, and healthcare organizations. The SSAE 16 examination report includes management's description of Infolink's systems and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls. The report contains a written assertion from management regarding the systems and a services auditor's opinion letter.

    "We are pleased to have completed the SSAE 16 examinations at Infolink data center hosting facilities in Miami," said Chris Kurzweg, CEO of ServerPronto. "Over the years more than 12,000 customers have relied on our data centers for hosing and server management, many of whom must comply with rigorous data regulations. We are proud to provide validation and confirmation of our operational excellence and security controls."

    About ServerPronto
    ServerPronto currently has customers in 130 nations. ServerPronto is part of the 'Pronto family' of companies with CloudPronto and ColoPronto, which have been leading a low-cost revolution in the hosting industry since 2003. ServerPronto has broken the price barrier for cloud hosting in secured and reinforced Data Centers with redundant power, lightning fast fiber connections, and 24x7x365 support from a staff with more than 14 years of experience in operating data centers. Learn more at

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    NORWELL, MA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - TriCore Solutions, the application management experts, announced today the release of their SharePoint Managed Application Services to help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of managing their SharePoint environments so they can maximize the value of their collaborative investments. TriCore is a Microsoft Silver Business Intelligence Partner and all services are backed by the TriCore Trusted Promise.

    "We are seeing explosive growth in SharePoint sites, however managing a SharePoint environment is more complex than ever before and many companies don't have the experience and skill set to take advantage of the new features offered with upgrades and new implementations," says Jeff Johnson, Vice President, Professional Services for TriCore Solutions. "TriCore brings more than 20 years of experience in SharePoint application services, Microsoft business intelligence, business requirements analysis, full application and system implementation as well as end-to-end managed infrastructure services."

    The new SharePoint Managed Application Services include:

    • Full SharePoint Application Functional Support
    • SharePoint Database Support including managing your database schema, database tuning, and application support with lifecycle management.
    • SharePoint Business Intelligence Consulting Services delivered with deep understanding of technology for implementations, upgrades, customizations and business process expertise.
    • Hosted Managed Infrastructure, including Cloud that is highly available, scalable, and employs the latest in security and reliability. Includes hardware, networking, OS, storage, backups, and security with industry leading, customer-centric SLAs, built-in disaster recovery, and continuous operational improvements to guarantee optimum service delivery for your business.
    • Migration Support to SharePoint 2013 - from SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010.
    • TriCore Trusted Support - 24x7x365 support with complete transparency at all levels.

    About TriCore Solutions

    TriCore Solutions, the application management experts, provides a full suite of scalable and reliable managed application, cloud, infrastructure hosting, and consulting services to enterprise organizations. With 14 years of experience, the company delivers its services and the TriCore Trusted Promise to more than 250 enterprise-class companies worldwide to reduce costs, raise service levels, improve customer experience, increase business agility, and accelerate innovation, unlocking the business value from their IT investments. Our partners include industry leaders such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM, HP and EMC. TriCore Solutions is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in India and throughout North America. For more information, please visit

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today introduced a new release of its groundbreaking Riverbed® Granite® product family that delivers an enterprise-class solution for server and data consolidation. With expanded capacity and higher performance IT managers can now extend the benefits of Granite to larger branch offices and data-intensive applications that previously were difficult or impossible to consolidate. 

    Granite is a technology that empowers businesses of all sizes to remove servers and data from branch offices and centralize them in the secure data center -- without sacrificing user experience. This new architectural approach makes it possible to centralize backup operations and get data out of high-risk locations, while increasing agility and lowering the costs of managing remote office IT. To succeed in this dynamic environment, IT leaders need agility, security and control, while business users demand performance. Granite delivers these benefits in a single solution.

    This announcement includes new Granite 2.5 software that adds support for Fibre Channel to its existing iSCSI support, enabling Granite solutions to now support over 90% of the current enterprise-class storage array market. Granite 2.5 also improves data protection with automated snapshots and simplified support for existing data-center class backup and recovery software. This news builds upon EMC E-Lab™ qualifying Granite with EMC VMAX® in 2012 and the recently completed EMC E-Lab qualification of Granite with EMC VNX® in June 2013. The performance of Granite 2.5 can be further enhanced with the addition of the new, purpose-built Steelhead EX 1360 model appliance, on which Granite can be hosted. The Steelhead EX 1360 model appliance offers enterprises greater capacity and performance for consolidating larger data stores back to the data center. Granite 2.5 and the Steelhead EX 1360 model appliance together deliver an enterprise-class solution for server and data consolidation that allow organizations to deploy any application to any location with high performance and reliability.

    "Data growth and infrastructure shifts continue to hamper IT's ability to meet all protection, retention and compliance requirements. Addressing all these data protection challenges, requires a holistic approach," Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at ESG. "Silos in technology add to the cost and complexity while reducing productivity and increasing risk of data loss. IT needs to give end users the tools they need to be successful while IT keeps oversight and control."

    Extended Integration with Enterprise-Class Storage Arrays
    Granite 2.5 software adds Fibre Channel support for the virtual Granite Core that extends integration with enterprise-class storage arrays, including those from EMC, NetApp and IBM. Leading analysts have found that nearly 70 percent of enterprises deploy Fibre Channel-based external disk solutions in 2013. Many organizations choose to deploy Fibre Channel-based storage solutions for their high speed, low latency transport capabilities and abilities to interconnect multiple storage devices to better use and share the storage within the datacenter. The addition of Fibre Channel storage solutions support to the already supported iSCSI in the data center means over 90% of the current enterprise-class storage array market is now supported by Granite solutions, providing greater flexibility for enterprises to meet the storage consolidation needs of branch offices with larger data sets. 

    "We see the expanded flexibility of Granite 2.5 in the data center as a big win -- both from a storage and a data protection standpoint," said Mike Rinken, director of information technology at Mazzetti, an engineering design and consulting firm. "In our business where large CAD files have been moving toward a more collaborative parametric modeling data set, more resources for Granite Edge appliances make perfect sense. We can consolidate even more data and still make sure branch users get the local performance they need to be effective. We're excited to have the flexibility of utilizing Fibre Channel storage and how Riverbed is extending their storage footprint by offering more robust devices."

    Simplification of Backup and Recovery
    By consolidating data out of the branch and into the data center, Granite enables organizations to eliminate branch backup and recovery systems, shifting data protection operations to the secure data center and leaving data protection to skilled storage personnel. Granite 2.5 further simplifies data protection through enhanced support of industry-leading backup and recovery software solutions like Symantec NetBackup. Granite 2.5 also offers an enhanced centralized management user interface and simplified scheduling of hourly, daily or weekly application snapshots executed in the branch office and captured in the data center. As a result, Granite 2.5 delivers a single point of management for branch snapshot schedules simplifying data protection, resulting in improved recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTO/RPO). 

    "We've deployed Granite to help us manage our data and applications centrally and eliminate the hardware footprint at our data-intensive branches, which has translated to cost savings for us," said Rohit Tellis, director of information technology at Alamos Gold, a Canadian-based gold producer with exploration and development activities around the globe. "The data protection enhancements help even further and will give us the assurance that our centralized backup process is easy to manage."

    New Steelhead EX 1360 Model Appliance
    Remote and branch offices come in many sizes and with diverse application and data storage requirements. The Steelhead EX1360 model appliance consolidates larger data sets back to the data center while ensuring business continuity. The new model delivers local-speed experience for applications that need high-performance storage access such as high-volume transaction databases and geographic information systems (GIS) data modeling files that require high input/output per second (IOPS). In addition, the new Steelhead appliance also enables organizations with larger data workloads to increase the amount of data it can lock within the appliance cache, increasing the ability of branch offices with larger data sets to maintain productivity, even during WAN outages. The new Steelhead EX1360 model appliance enables a broader range of organizations to deploy Granite storage delivery solutions, even those branches with demanding application and heavy compute and storage workloads without fear of performance degradation or productivity loss.

    Granite 2.5 and Steelhead EX 1360 model appliances are expected to be generally available in Q3 2013.

    Additional Resources

    Forward Looking Statements
    This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for and benefits from Riverbed's products and services, the potential release of future products, and the capabilities of such yet to be released products. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 3, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.

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    About Riverbed
    Riverbed delivers application performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

    Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

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    SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) -  Natoma Technologies, Inc., an innovative provider of information technology and software services, is pleased to announce that Jason March, Federal Practice Director, was selected by AFCEA International to receive the organization's Meritorious Service Award for outstanding contributions to the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems.

    "We are very happy Jason was recognized for his work with AFCEA and contributions to the federal information technology industry," said Marty McGartland, Natoma's founder and CEO. "His work to promote STEM education in the community reflects our core values of giving back to the community and encouraging kids to engage in technology early on."

    The Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) is a global professional organization dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities. With over 35,000 members worldwide and over 2,000 corporate affiliates, AFCEA is the leading professional association focused on the defense, federal IT, and intelligence industries.

    "Jason is well deserving of this recognition from AFCEA International. He started as a volunteer helping out with events, and quickly proved his capabilities and leadership. He advanced from volunteer to committee chair, and then went on to head our Young AFCEAN group. He is now a trusted member of the Board of Directors, responsible for chapter operations and future programs," said AFCEA NOVA Chapter President Chris Cusano.

    The Meritorious Service Award is given to AFCEA members who have demonstrated a sustained contributions to their chapter's education, professional development, and community service efforts. An AFCEA member since 2006, Jason currently serves as the Vice President for Chapter Affairs with the AFCEA Northern Virginia (AFCEA NOVA) Chapter and in 2012 was awarded the AFCEA International Emerging Leader award for outstanding contributions by members under 40. AFCEA NOVA is the largest chapter with over 7,000 members and 750 corporate affiliates and in 2012, awarded $140,000 in scholarship grants for students focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational fields.

    Jason was formally presented with the award during a ceremony held as part of the AFCEA Joint Warfighting Conference (JWC) that took place on May 14, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA.

    About Natoma Technologies

    Founded in 1998, Natoma Technologies, Inc. is an information technology consulting firm and systems integrator with a 15-year history of providing innovative software solutions to government and commercial organizations. Natoma is a privately-held corporation that focuses on making its clients successful via technical excellence and a collaborative team approach to deploy robust IT solutions that address specific business needs. For additional information, visit

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    SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced today that the company was named a finalist in the "Innovation in the Outsourced Environment" category of the DatacenterDynamics North American Awards. The awards were held on July 12, 2013 as part of the DatacenterDynamics Converged San Francisco conference. Over 350 senior industry professionals attended this prestigious ceremony, celebrating excellence across the data center industry.

    Known as the "Oscars® of the data center industry," the annual DatacenterDynamics awards were established in Europe in 2007 to recognize excellence in data center design, environmental stewardship, and outstanding contribution to the data center industry. This is the inaugural year for the North American award which has seven categories and 27 finalists recognized for innovation, leadership, and "out of the box" thinking in the data center industry across the North American region. Along with RagingWire, other finalists for the North American award include: Cisco Systems, Datapipe, Eaton, eBay, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, IBM, TD Bank, and the University of Iowa.

    "It is a great honor to be named a finalist in the DatacenterDynamics Awards," said George Macricostas, founder and CEO of RagingWire. "To be a finalist is to recognize the vision of RagingWire's management team and the expertise and hard work of our employees, who have created a data center design and operational philosophy that provides a world-class customer experience."

    RagingWire was recognized for the company's unique, patented approach to power delivery and enhanced customer experience in the multi-tenant data center colocation environment. Specifically, the company was selected for the design and implementation of its two U.S. patents which work together to create a concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant data center, even during a utility outage. This design meets or exceeds the industry's most stringent standards for redundancy and availability. As a result, RagingWire is able to reconfigure power delivery and perform maintenance and repairs without declaring maintenance windows as an exclusion to the company's 100% uptime SLA (service level agreement).

    "There is no other colocation provider in the industry that can deliver the dynamic growth and 100% uptime of RagingWire," said Jason Weckworth, vice president of data center operations at RagingWire. "Our patented, massively scalable infrastructure means our data centers don't go down, giving our customers confidence in their mission critical IT systems."

    About RagingWire Data Centers
    RagingWire designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is available at

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    SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Software Equity Group, LLC (SEG) announced today its client, Acumen PM, LLC, a leading provider of project planning, analytics and risk management solutions to the world's largest energy, aerospace & defense, and construction & engineering firms, has been acquired by Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors.

    For thirty years, Deltek has delivered project and integrated program management (IPM) solutions for project-based businesses. Thousands of organizations around the world use Deltek's cost, schedule, and resource management solutions to profitably deliver projects for their customers. Acumen enhances Deltek's planning capabilities, giving companies more power to optimally plan and manage projects from beginning-to-end in alignment with the realistic goals and constraints of their businesses.

    "We are thrilled to become part of Deltek and to take the next step in the Acumen journey," said Dr. Dan Patterson, president and CEO of Acumen. "In Deltek, we have found a fantastic partner that shares our goal of propelling project-based businesses to new heights of financial performance. Key to achieving that is making sure that projects are built upon a sound, realistic and achievable schedule basis, something that has been an elusive goal in the project management process."

    "Acumen is a very successful company that offers innovative solutions unmatched in the marketplace," said Mike Corkery, president and CEO of Deltek. "We share a common commitment to improve how our customers manage their projects, programs and overall business. We welcome Dan Patterson and the entire Acumen team to Deltek and look forward to growing our business together."

    About Software Equity Group

    Software Equity Group is an investment bank and M&A advisory serving the software and technology sectors. Founded in 1992, the firm has guided and advised companies on five continents, including privately-held software and technology companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and Israel. SEG has represented public companies listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, American, Toronto, London and Euronext exchanges, and also advises several of the world's leading private equity firms. Software Equity Group has been ranked among the top ten investment banks worldwide for application software mergers and acquisitions.

    The sale of Acumen to Deltek is SEG's second announced transaction this month.

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    MIDDLETOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - The Devon Group, a public relations and marketing services firm with offices in the U.S. and U.K., today announced the win of two Communicator Awards. Sanctioned by the International Academy of Visual Arts, the 19th Annual Communicator Awards program honors excellence in marketing and communications across ten categories that include print, video, web marketing, audio and mobile.

    The Devon Group won two 2013 Awards for feature writing and publicity/placement. The award-winning placements were published in USA Today and Talent Management magazine. Specific to feature writing, this is the firm's second Communicator Award in addition to an earlier win for social media marketing.

    "We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 19th Annual Communicator Awards. This year's class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications," noted Linda Day, executive director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts. She added, "On behalf of the entire Academy I want to applaud this year's Communicator Awards entrants and winners for their dedication to perfecting their craft as they continue to push the envelope of creativity." 

    Jeanne Achille, CEO of Devon, commented, "At Devon, we carefully research, develop and execute marketing-driven content across a variety of communications mediums to deliver outstanding results for our clients. We are thrilled to once again be recognized by The Communicator Awards for our creativity and communications expertise."

    About The Communicator Awards:
    The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year's Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit for more information.

    The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit for a full member list and more information.

    About The Devon Group
    Devon delivers expert public relations and marketing results for business-to-business vendors that are marketing to multinational companies and organizations. Committed to fully engaged partnerships with clients, The Devon Group has one of the highest client retention rates in the PR industry. Devon has also won numerous awards for branding, feature stories and press releases, and local, national and global print and online media campaigns.

    Headquartered outside New York City in Middletown, N.J., The Devon Group's U.K. office is located in central London. For more information about The Devon Group, please visit or follow the Company on Twitter:

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    IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a leading provider of high performance and hybrid memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced that its 32GB HyperCloud® memory modules have been qualified on the world's best-selling server, HP's ProLiant DL380p Gen8.

    32GB 1333 HCDIMMs are the highest performing memory in ProLiant DL380p Gen8 servers. In a 768GB, 1333MT/second HP server configuration, HyperCloud® provides up to 78% faster data throughput compared to any other memory technology at the same density. In real-life application tests utilizing SPECfp2006_rate base measurement, a commonly-used benchmark for commercial applications, this faster data throughput translated to a 38% performance improvement over LRDIMM.

    "After extensive collaborative work with HP, we are very pleased to complete the design-in of 32GB HyperCloud®," said C.K. Hong, CEO of Netlist. "By bringing the world's fastest server memory technology to the world's top selling server, we provide HP an unparalleled performance advantage across a variety of applications for the mainstream server market."

    HyperCloud® utilizes Netlist's patented distributed architecture which is being broadly adopted by the industry for DDR4 LRDIMM. Netlist has made available this superior architecture for today's DDR3 servers, a generation ahead of the industry.

    32GB HyperCloud® can be ordered directly through HP sales. Information on HyperCloud's industry leading performance, including recent independent tests and OEM qualifications, can be found at

    About Netlist:
    Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for server and storage applications for cloud computing. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud®, NVvault™ and EXPRESSvault™ family of products that significantly accelerate system performance and provide mission critical fault tolerance, and a broad portfolio of industrial Flash and specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very low profile) DIMMs and Planar-X RDIMMs.

    Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in which high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and heat dissipation are key requirements for system memory. These customers include OEMs that design and build tower, rack-mounted, and blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations and telecommunications equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, CA with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China and an engineering design center in Silicon Valley, CA. Learn more at

    Safe Harbor Statement:
    This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Netlist. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the launch and commercial success of our products, programs and technologies; the success of product partnerships; continuing development, qualification and volume production of EXPRESSvault™, NVvault™, HyperCloud® and VLP Planar-X RDIMM; the timing and magnitude of the anticipated decrease in sales to our key customer; our ability to leverage our NVvault™ technology in a more diverse customer base; the rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks associated with intellectual property, including patent infringement litigation against us as well as the costs and unpredictability of litigation over infringement of our intellectual property and the possibility of our patents being reexamined by the United States Patent and Trademark office; volatility in the pricing of DRAM ICs and NAND; changes in and uncertainty of customer acceptance of, and demand for, our existing products and products under development, including uncertainty of and/or delays in product orders and product qualifications; delays in the Company's and its customers' product releases and development; introductions of new products by competitors; changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; the Company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the Company's reliance on suppliers of critical components and vendors in the supply chain; fluctuations in the market price of critical components; evolving industry standards; and the political and regulatory environment in the People's Republic of China. Other risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 29, 2013, and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company from time to time. Except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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    SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data storage solutions and high-efficiency power supplies, today announced the appointment of Steven N. Bronson as interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Qualstar. Mr. Bronson replaces outgoing CEO, Lawrence Firestone. 

    The newly elected Board of Directors (the "Board") initiated its first step to dramatically reduce Qualstar's cost structure by terminating the employment of Lawrence D. Firestone for cause as of July 10, 2013, and several other executives as of July 31, 2013. All of these executives were based in Denver, Colorado and were hired in the last 12 months while Mr. Firestone served as CEO and President of Qualstar. The Board estimates that these measures should result in annual savings of approximately $1,000,000. 

    Since taking control of Qualstar, the Board learned for the first time that on May 9, 2013, Mr. Firestone entered into a two year lease (with a one year minimum) on a 3,000 square foot office in the Denver, Colorado (the "Denver Office") that was used by Mr. Firestone and his executive management team. Mr. Firestone opened the Denver Office even though Qualstar was losing money, in the midst of a proxy contest for control and its headquarters and a majority of its employees and operations are based in Simi Valley, California.

    "I believe that it is vital for any successful turnaround that executive management works closely with the rest of their team and that expenses need to be controlled and reduced wherever possible," said Steven N. Bronson, interim CEO and President. Mr. Bronson continued that "we expect to close the recently opened Denver, Colorado office within the next 90 days. We believe that the results of the 2013 annual meeting constitute a shareholder mandate to reverse Qualstar's negative financial trend, and the Board is committed to delivering on this directive. The Board will continue to take the appropriate actions to right-size Qualstar, support its current and future business, build a solid foundation and preserve its liquidity base." 

    Separately, Qualstar announced that on July 3, 2013, the Board amended the Rights Agreement, dated February 5, 2013 between Qualstar and Corporate Stock Transfer, Inc., as rights agent (the "Rights Agreement"), by advancing the final expiration date of the Rights Agreement from the close of business on January 31, 2014 to the close of business on July 3, 2013. Effective on the close of business on July 3, 2013, the Rights Agreement is no longer effective.

    About Qualstar Corporation

    Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar's products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at or or by phone at 805-583-7744.

    Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans or prospects for Qualstar Corporation that are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Qualstar's management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to matters relating to any forward looking statements, Qualstar does not expect to, and disclaims any obligation to, publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Qualstar, however, reserves the right to update such statements or any portion thereof at any time for any reason. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause actual or future results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements: Qualstar's ability to successfully execute on its strategic plan and meet its long-term financial goals; Qualstar's ability to successfully implement and recognize cost savings; Qualstar's ability to develop and commercialize new products; industry and customer adoption and acceptance of Qualstar's new products; Qualstar's ability to increase sales of its products; the rescheduling or cancellation of customer orders; unexpected shortages of critical components; unexpected product design or quality problems; adverse changes in market demand for Qualstar's products; increased global competition and pricing pressure on Qualstar's products; and the risks related to actions of activist shareholders, including the amount of related costs.

    For further information on these and other and other cautionary statements, please refer to the risk factors discussed in Qualstar's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, Qualstar's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of such Form 10-K, and any subsequently filed reports. All documents also are available without charge through the SEC's website ( or from Qualstar's website (

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    CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) -  MCPc, Inc. is proud to announce Tony Balistrieri as a new leader in its Western United States operations. Balistrieri, a widely celebrated information technology executive with over 30 years of experience, is heralded as an "exciting catalyst of growth and change" by the management of MCPc.

    Balistrieri has been named president western region by MCPc. MCPc welcomes Balistrieri from FusionStorm, where he has been the executive vice president of marketing and partner strategy since 2009. Prior to that post, Balistrieri was national practice director, networking and security, since 2008, joining FusionStorm as national director of engineering services. Before his time at FusionStorm, Balistrieri worked with several other MCPc executives at MTM Technologies, and anticipates a smooth integration into the MCPc culture. 

    "MCPc is quite excited about Tony," said Mike Trebilcock, chairman and chief executive officer of MCPc. "As we continue expanding in the western region, Tony will be leading that commitment by increasing our footprint, overseeing new offices, and engaging new opportunities, customers and partners."

    Several other MCPc executives expressed their excitement about Balistrieri. "Having known Tony for 20 years, I couldn't imagine a better fit," said Jed Ayres, senior vice president of marketing and partner management at MCPc. "It makes a strong statement on the part of MCPc management to turn the regional reins over to a seasoned performer like Tony. We are all anticipating great things," Ayres continued.

    Under the leadership of Balistrieri, MCPc's western headquarters in San Francisco will become the regional hub of its locations in Portland, Spokane and Seattle.

    Balistrieri said he was thrilled to join MCPc: "It means a lot to join a culture with the integrity of MCPc. Their solid expertise and sterling financial practices reflect their business philosophy." Balistrieri went on to say how he was particularly excited about the infrastructure, mobility and virtualization growth potential at MCPc.

    Balistrieri, a San Diego State University graduate, resides in California with his family.

    About MCPc
    MCPc delivers scalable solutions to host, secure and optimize an anyplace workspace -- helping clients empower their employees to work from anywhere, and on any device. The company is a top 100 solution integrator, driven by partnerships with the world's leading technology providers. Headquartered in Cleveland, and with branch locations across the United States, MCPc maintains practice areas in data center and virtualization, borderless networks, collaboration, personal systems, mobility, imaging and printing, and professional and managed services.

    From the data center to the desktop and into the cloud, MCPc ensures client success by leveraging IT to drive business performance, improve productivity and increase revenue. For more information, visit,, subscribe to MCPc's business technology blog, or connect with the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Unsene, Inc., the developer of the first free, web-based encrypted communications platform, announces the start of its Indiegogo crowdsourced launch. Unsene offers encrypted chat, voice and video calls, and file sharing. Unsene is using this approach to fund and develop its business, without major corporate or venture financing. The company believes this to be the best way to fund and launch this security and communications app that puts the privacy of consumers, journalists, and small businesses first. You can participate in its indiegogo launch at

    Designed to offer a higher level of security than existing communication apps on the market, Unsene provides 256-bit AES encryption by default and will offer up to 4096-bit encryption in their premium version.

    Over the years, people's personal rights, privacy, and freedom have slowly been eroding. And now, especially with the recent revelations about the NSA, personal privacy and security are at the forefront of people's minds.

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if suddenly people everywhere in the world could communicate securely without being monitored and could get uncensored information?

    The answer is Unsene: It is the first free, encrypted, web-based, desktop, and mobile service for messaging, voice and video calls, and file sharing.

    Features and benefits of Unsene that protect your privacy include:

    • Secure: Military-grade security protects your private messages and photos

    • Peer-to-peer (P2P) on desktop version

    • Works everywhere: Web-based, desktop, and mobile

    • Free: Unlimited, free message to anyone, even if they aren't on Unsene yet

    • Easy: Works just like web mail. Nothing to install unless you want to

    • Unlimited sharing: Unlimited free photo and file sharing

    • And more coming soon: For example, self-destructing messages

    The differences that make the difference:

    • Nothing to install, unless you want a desktop or mobile version
    • HD video calls from your web-browser
    • Only you have the key; Unsene doesn't keep it
    • No log files on calls. Everything is purged within 7 days
    • Messages purged after 7 days (unless you want to keep them)
    • Not part of NSA's PRISM program
    • It will be virtually unblockable on the peer-to-peer desktop version

    Privacy around the world has increasingly become more and more critical and yet so compromised. Turning on the news, we hear more and more about the encroachment on our freedom, be it internet censorship or the shutdown of the Internet. The world needs privacy, needs security, needs freedom. There needs to be a communications method, a platform, a vision, to do that. It is called Unsene. Learn more and support Unsene's indiegogo's:

    About Unsene, Inc.
    Based in San Francisco, Unsene has a team of over 20 developers who have worked for the past year to create a secure and private communications platform. Beginning with web chat, beta desktop clients and mobile apps will be released soon.

    For more information on the launch:
    Indiegogo campaign:
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    MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) -  An increasing number of companies are using advanced new mobile apps to ensure their sales teams are engaging customers and prospects and measuring the effectiveness of marketing materials, according to Kaon Interactive, a leading provider of interactive 3D product marketing applications. This is a significant shift from the use of static collateral, presentations and website content that is simply viewed on mobile devices.

    With mobile marketing on the rise, businesses are turning to mobile apps to drive customer engagement and increase customer loyalty. Investments in tablet technology and mobile apps are among the top priorities for digital marketers in 2013 and a new breed of mobile sales enablement apps are emerging that are intended to change the way B2B companies interact with, and show products to customers. However, as companies start to roll out new apps, many of their sales teams are "downloading and disengaging." Research shows that 25% of business apps are deleted after their first use, and there is a significant drop-off in usage over the first 90 days after a mobile app is installed -- on average, only 35% of users are still active.

    "Mobile marketing apps have the potential to radically improve sales effectiveness and marketing efficiency if they are done right and leverage the interactivity that a mobile device offers to customers," says Gavin Finn, Kaon Interactive's president and CEO "In this competitive marketplace, organizations must provide personalized, engaging apps that deliver a smarter mobile experience, resulting in the relevant transfer of knowledge and enthusiasm for a company's products to the customer."

    The award winning Kaon 3D Product App™, is becoming increasingly the B2B mobile sales app of choice due to its engaging interactive 3D Product Models (which look and behave exactly like the actual products), integration of supporting marketing content, and ability to track engagement by users. Instead of simply counting app downloads, the Kaon 3D Product App allows organizations to measure user engagement to ensure that their marketing investment is truly being used to its fullest potential. In stark contrast with most business apps, the average user of a Kaon mobile app engages 5.8 times per week with its interactive 3D mobile product content - translating into effective sales encounters. 

    Since the introduction of its marketing app, Kaon has been chosen as the interactive 3D product-marketing vendor of choice to help major B2B brands build mobile apps that provide engaging and immersive product experiences. Over 55,000 unique users in 39 countries are using Kaon's mobile marketing applications. Customers include BD Diagnostics, Calix, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, EMC, GE Measurement & Control, Haemonetics Corporation, Hobart, IBM, Legrand, Oracle, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Schneider Electric, LSI, Tecan, VCE, Waters Corporation, and other leading global companies. Click here to experience their 3D Product Apps in the iTunes store:

    About Kaon's 3D Mobile Product App
    Kaon's 3D mobile product app allows Marketing, Sales and Channel partners to deploy photo-realistic, HD interactive product demonstrations (which look and behave exactly like the actual products) and quickly showcase, at a moment's notice, virtual 3D product catalogs on iPads®, iPhones® and Android mobile devices to generate more sales opportunities and accelerate the buying cycle. Prospects can interact with products from every angle, explore options and features (open drawers, change components, demonstrate processes, etc.) and control their own personalized experience based on individual preferences. The Kaon 3D Mobile Product App eliminates the high costs associated with physically shipping products, makes it easier to engage and connect with customers and more quickly have them understand a product's benefits, features and differentiators in a visual way.

    About Kaon Interactive
    Kaon Interactive is a leading developer of interactive 3D product marketing applications. Founded in 1996, the company helps B2B marketers and salespeople consistently demonstrate and differentiate products anywhere anytime and turn prospects into customers. By combining touch screen, interactive features with 3D photo-realism, Kaon's 3D Product Models transform product marketing content into visual product storytelling experiences to deepen customer engagement, reduce marketing expenses and accelerate the sales cycle. More than 4,000 Kaon interactive applications are being used at worldwide at trade shows, remote sales demonstrations, product launches, executive briefing centers, and on customer and partner websites by leading global product manufacturing companies including Cisco, Juniper Networks, BD, GE, Waters and Oracle. To experience a demonstration and learn more about Kaon, visit or call us at 978-344-4106.

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    Copyright (c) 2000-2013 Kaon Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc. ("Infinity Augmented Reality" or "Infinity AR") (OTCQB: ALSO), the first augmented reality software platform to connect universally with digital eyewear, smartphones and tablets, announced today that it recently invested and formed a strategic alliance with Meta, the developer of mega-view augmented reality glasses.

    Meta, privately owned and founded by Meron Gribetz and other University of Columbia students, is a wearable computing augmented reality company and the leading hardware developer for augmented reality products. The company recently added University of Toronto professor Steve Mann, known as the father of wearable computing, as its chief scientist. Infinity AR's investment reveals its dedication to aligning with a company with the same cutting-edge creativity and implementation.

    "We are extremely excited about our investment into Meta," says Infinity AR's CEO Enon Landenberg. "This relationship simply makes good business sense. Their augmented reality glasses are superior to any others out there and Infinity AR's software platform is unmatched in bringing the augmented reality experience to life. It is a marriage that leads to a successful honeymoon and beyond." The integral aspect of this strategic relationship is that Infinity AR has access to Meta's hardware before it is released to the public. This gives the company an edge, allowing Infinity AR's development team to fine-tune and tweak the product, thus enhancing the software platform for leading digital eyewear.

    Infinity AR will provide the all-in-one software platform for the various hardware products used to experience augmented reality. One of those products are the digital glasses that allow users to experience concerts, sports, and even gambling as if they were actually at the event. However, not all digital glasses perform the same. As Infinity AR Director, serial technology entrepreneur, and founder of Mobli, Moshe Hogeg states, "I've tried Google Glass as well as other digital eyewear and none compare to Meta's version. The others are simple heads-up notification glasses whereas Meta offers a full augmented reality system."

    While not everyone has access to investing in Meta, Infinity AR's calculated relationship permits the company to strategically control its growth. "As a publicly traded company, we have a responsibility to make sure we are investing in areas that accentuate our attributes and that mesh well with our products and philosophy," Landenberg stated.

    Meta has earned a following from other interested parties as well, including the exclusive world renowned incubator Y Combinator, which consists of seed investors that allow the best startups to move to Silicon Valley for three months to help them refine their pitch to other investors. The startups gain additional exposure with "Demo Day" and other events, as well as advice from guest speakers that include Mark Zuckerberg, Al Gore, Guy Kawasaki, Marc Andreessen, and many others.

    Meta's pair of stereoscopic glasses combined with super low latency gesture tracking was just one attraction for Infinity AR's investment. The recent investment and continued courtship promises even more augmented reality products soon coming to market.

    About Augmented Reality
    Augmented Reality is a medium in which real sensory inputs are enhanced, or augmented, with relevant digital information from the Internet. Using specially equipped eyewear, virtual images, video, and sound are superimposed for the user over what is actually seen and heard, heightening the real-life experience with additional information that is pertinent, informative, practical and entertaining. The individual user may also be fully immersed in a virtual world, temporarily blocking out real surroundings. With augmented reality, sensory inputs are no longer limited to what is within eyeshot or earshot, but may incorporate, in real-time, all that the network has to offer.

    Augmented Reality requires an interface, such as digitally-enhanced eyewear, that can instantaneously overlay virtual images and video on top of what is actually experienced. Companies like Google and Lumus are in the process of developing augmented reality glasses that will change the way users see and interact with the world. Infinity AR will utilize its augmented reality applications through these glasses and through other mobile devices including smart phones. As the individual changes his or her visual perspective the sights that are overlaid change accordingly. The eyewear incorporates audio speakers that add virtual sounds to the experience, as well as microphones that capture and interpret the user's spoken commands through speech recognition technology in order to summon desired information and actions. Further information on the Company is available at its website,

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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - 33Across, the leading social sharing and content discovery platform, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. 33Across was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

    33Across and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's 11th annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23th, 2013.

    "This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 is seeing an unprecedented shift from desktop to mobile. Concurrently, innovators in the cloud are making it possible for an entirely new generation of application and software solutions to enter the technology marketplace. The enterprise world has endured a long ramp-up to the cloud as well as finally accepting that mobile is here to stay. Now, businesses are demanding even more robust, secure applications with which to run their operations -- anytime, anywhere," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn.

    "We are honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn as a top company for the fifth time," said Eric Wheeler, CEO of 33Across. "This award further validates our success as a leading social sharing and content discovery platform, one that serves more than 400 Fortune 1000 brands and 625,000 publishers globally."

    About 33Across Inc.
    33Across is the leading social sharing and content discovery platform, with over 400 Fortune 1000 brands and 625,000 publisher partners. The company's technology and tools create innovative opportunities for marketers and publishers to react to what is read, shared, and purchased in real-time. The company has offices in 10 cities including New York, San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Boston. Learn more at

    About AlwaysOn
    AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn's mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) -  Lieberman Software Corporation has named C.G.S.I., C.A. (Consultoría Global en Seguridad Informática) an Authorized reseller in its channel partner program. In this capacity C.G.S.I., C.A. will market, sell and support the entire Lieberman Software product line, including the company's flagship privileged identity management solution Enterprise Random Password Manager" (ERPM), throughout Venezuela. 

    C.G.S.I., C.A. is an IT security solutions and services provider based in Caracas. It is the first authorized partner for Lieberman Software in Venezuela, a country often cited as an emerging market for IT products and services. Lieberman Software provides products for the cross-platform enterprise, across all major vertical markets, which resolve the critical security threat caused when unmanaged privileged accounts allow unauthorized access to an organization's most sensitive data -- all key factors in the company's continuing international growth.

    ERPM automatically finds all of the privileged accounts that exist in large enterprises, and then continuously tracks, secures and controls access to each of these powerful accounts. This capability provides large organizations with confidence that only authorized individuals can access sensitive data or change system configuration settings that could disrupt critical IT services, while also providing authoritative audit trails for security auditors to verify compliance with major regulatory mandates.

    "As a Lieberman Software partner, C.G.S.I., C.A. is investing in sales and technical training programs that will benefit its clients by helping them deploy the most advanced and scalable products in the privileged identity management market," said Jack Jaffe, VP of Sales at Lieberman Software. "We targeted C.G.S.I., C.A. as an ideal partner for the Venezuelan market based on their expert IT consulting, along with their technological proficiency in the information security market. We're confident that, as partners, together we can meet the demanding security requirements of C.G.S.I., C.A.'s clients."

    "As a company 100% focused in information security solutions and services, we are very motivated about this new business relationship with Lieberman Software," said Paul Ledermann, VP of Commercial Planning at C.G.S.I., C.A. "According to our knowledge of the market, this is an excellent opportunity for Lieberman Software and C.G.S.I., C.A. to grow together offering to our customers and prospects in Venezuela the best privileged identity management solution on the market."

    For more information on the Lieberman Software Partner Program see For more information on C.G.S.I., C.A. go to

    About Lieberman Software Corporation 
    Lieberman Software provides privileged identity management and security management products to more than 1000 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the Fortune 50. By automatically discovering and managing privileged accounts throughout the network, Lieberman Software helps secure access to sensitive data, thereby reducing internal and external security vulnerabilities, improving IT productivity and helping ensure regulatory compliance. The company developed the first solution for the privileged account management space, and its products continue to lead the market. Lieberman Software is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with an office in Austin, TX and channel partners throughout the world. For more information, visit

    Product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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    TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the N600 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-751DR -- which offers an attractive mixture of wireless dual band performance and value.

    Video Tour:

    Manage two 300 megabit per second Wireless N bands -- a 2.4 gigahertz band for your everyday devices and a less congested 5 gigahertz band to stream HD content. For additional security, the router's wireless network comes pre-encrypted. A handy guest network can restrict guest access to the internet only, thereby shielding personal content on a network from guest wireless users. Hardwire computers, printers and storage drives to the four Ethernet ports on the back of the router. The TEW-751DR is also environmentally friendly, with up to 50% GREENnet technology energy savings.

    "If you're looking for a performance oriented dual band router at a reasonable price, take a closer look at TRENDnet's TEW-751DR," stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet.

    Additional Information
    More information:

    High resolution images:

    Pricing and Availability
    TEW-751DR Availability: Now available from online and retail partners
    TEW-751DR MSRP: $79.99

    About TRENDnet
    To learn more about and connect with TRENDnet, visit,,, and

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    LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - Oasis Systems, a leading provider of Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Professional Services and Enterprise Applications to the Department of Defense, announced today that it acquired Massachusetts-based PeakPoint Technologies, Inc. on July 1st.

    PeakPoint Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 to provide an efficient and cost-effective solution to the growing market challenge of sourcing skilled, experienced and committed IT professionals and software consultants. For the past 16 years, PeakPoint has provided highly skilled IT professionals for staff augmentation in small private companies and large public corporations across diverse industries such as financial services, health care and high technology. Additionally, PeakPoint has architected, designed, developed, installed and supported several complex, mission critical, geographically diverse systems integration projects that are in use today.

    PeakPoint offers solutions which implement a disciplined, proven, agile software development methodology and process; rigorously selected and highly trained professionals with in-depth competencies in web application development, database engineering and leading software languages and technologies; and a customer focused management team.

    Commenting on the acquisition Oasis CEO, Tom Colatosti, said, "Our vision is to complement our Defense business and leverage our mission-critical leading-edge technology capability to commercial markets that offer high growth opportunities. In PeakPoint we have found the perfect catalytic partner with the technological synergy to provide cost-effective premier resources to serve and meet the needs of industry customers." 

    PeakPoint founder and president, Mr. Senthil Kumar, will remain with Oasis and lead the Oasis PeakPoint Division.

    About Oasis Systems

    Oasis Systems is a leading provider of Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Enterprise Applications, Professional Services and Program Management to the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies. Oasis strives to support our National interests by creating an environment that attracts the most skilled and motivated people in the industry to meet our customer's needs with innovative, quality and cost-effective services and solutions. (

    ©Copyright 2013 by Oasis Systems LLC

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    PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2013) - Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, announced today that Schumacher Group, one of the nation's largest and fastest growing healthcare resources and a longtime Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) customer, has rolled out Workday Financial Management to help advance its healthcare services into the future. Moving from a bolted-together legacy system to Workday's model of one application for HR and finance, Schumacher now has greater visibility into costs, the ability to scale with growing service lines, and self-service functionality that empowers all business users with the HR and financial data they need to make decisions. 

    Caring for some four million patients annually, Schumacher Group is one of the largest emergency medical staffing and management companies in the United States, as well as a healthcare resource for hospital medicine, wellness programs, care management, urgent care, physical therapy, and billing and coding. In the last few years, Schumacher has experienced fast growth, introducing five new service lines in addition to core business expansion. To manage this change, executives needed greater visibility into the people and operations of the business by service line, which its previous legacy system could not provide. With HR and finance in one application, Schumacher executives have complete transparency into the business, with real-time visibility into the numbers when and how they need it. 

    In addition, Workday's application provides managers throughout the company with one point of access to HR and financial information relevant to their departments, such as cost per employee from a salary or travel and expense perspective or cost of software application purchases, which is critical business information that was previously restricted to accounting and finance. Managers also are able to see a snapshot of total costs each day that includes workers on staff and run-rate or spend for that day, empowering them with better insights for planning and budgeting.

    One of the greatest benefits of the system is the value of having HR and finance in one application in the cloud, which also includes Workday Payroll and Workday Expenses. Benefits that Schumacher has already realized include:

    • Reduced time and greater simplicity in the payroll process, with journal entries seamlessly detailed in payroll items, relieving a previously cumbersome and error-prone integration process.
    • Increased productivity with new information to the HR system automatically updating to the financial application in real time, such as supervisor changes automatically being reflected in expense report processes, alleviating the need for manual updates to separate systems.
    • Greater visibility into expenses, resulting in a better understanding of costs and improved collaboration with IT in preventing errors and creating more efficiencies. 

    Schumacher is also using Workday's mobile application to keep track of company changes as the business evolves, giving executives direct access to the dynamic organization directory via their mobile devices. 

    Comments on the News
    "What Workday is doing by having HCM and financials as one system -- not just integrated, but one -- is a paradigm shift in the way of thinking about ERP. We started with Workday HCM three years ago and are now using Workday Financial Management, because we believe one application for both will help us grow and scale," said Douglas Menefee, chief information officer, Schumacher Group. "Ultimately these decisions are about providing the best care for our patients, and Workday's system is giving us the efficiencies we need to do that."

    "Workday has given us greater visibility into costs we didn't know we had, such as telecom expenses at locations where we no longer operate, and insight on how that happened," said Menefee. "Because of how the technology works, we knew to the penny of dollars going out and could do fast analysis to fix it. We immediately saw cost savings to the organization."

    "Our goal is to empower the business with one application for HR and finance, so Schumacher can focus on its mission of providing the best possible healthcare for its patients," said Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday. "Now they have a system that provides the business analytics, speed, and agility to help them grow and transform."

    About Workday
    Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

    Any unreleased services, features, or functions referenced in this document, our website or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Workday's discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Workday, Inc. services should make their purchase decisions based upon services, features and functions that are currently available.

    © 2013. Workday, Inc. All rights reserved. Workday and the Workday logo are registered trademarks of Workday, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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    SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2013) - Today CloudVelocity™ released its One Hybrid Cloud™ software that enables enterprises to accelerate cloud adoption. The new release makes AWS a secure and seamless extension of enterprise data centers and gives enterprises the ability to run their existing and new Linux and Windows multi-tier and multi-system apps without modification in the AWS cloud. More than 100 enterprise trials have been conducted since the company emerged from stealth in December 2012, including Fortune 100 cloud initiatives. CloudVelocity plans to announce integration with other cloud providers in 2013.

    Today CloudVelocity also announced $13 million in funding

    One Hybrid Cloud software is the first to automate dozens of complex manual cloud migration processes that are a substantial barrier to cloud adoption for the vast majority of enterprise apps. This unprecedented breadth of automation reduces cloud migration risks and expenses by more than 90% for multi-tier apps; critical authentication and security-related services are also extended into the cloud from the data center. The cloud then becomes an ideal disaster recovery and DevTest option for enterprise apps.

    To see David Strom's screencam demo of the product, go to

    Unlike image or template-based tools, One Hybrid Cloud software automates the entire process from discovering the constituent hosts, blueprinting of system components and configuration, provisioning of cloud resources, continuous replication and synchronization of the entire app stack (including operating system, kernel, app software stack, and app data), service initiation in the cloud site to extending infrastructure services (like LDAP and Active Directory), all with a single click. 

    With One Hybrid Cloud software, the cloud pre-production and production environments are virtually identical, which minimizes errors and reduces development cycles as software is updated and easily pushed live. The cloud becomes an ideal operating model for disaster recovery. Customers can leverage the cloud as needed, instead of having to build and support duplicate apps and infrastructure for the possibility of occasional use.

    "Until today, cloud migration and cloud-enabled disaster recovery have not been viable for the vast majority of enterprise data center apps," said Rajeev Chawla, chief executive officer of CloudVelocity. "With today's launch of One Hybrid Cloud, we are significantly reducing the amount of manual processes, risks and expenses otherwise required to deploy robust enterprise data center apps into the cloud."

    Customer wins ahead of general availability include a leading financial services company, who has deployed CloudVelocity for cloud-assisted "pay as you go" disaster recovery, and database infrastructure startup ScaleArc, who has deployed CloudVelocity for agile software development, support and training.

    "CloudVelocity One Hybrid Cloud software enabled unprecedented agility for our DevTest, support and demo training environments," said John Vastano, VP of Customer Support at ScaleArc. "We were able to run the entire app stack across multiple machines as is between our engineering and support labs and cloud seamlessly, as a single environment. We leveraged AWS as needed, when needed and without compromise. Without CloudVelocity One Hybrid Cloud, that level of agility would simply not have been possible."

    About CloudVelocity
    CloudVelocity is the first company to deliver automated cloud migration and disaster recovery software specifically developed for the unique operating demands of existing, multi-tier apps. Led by a deeply experienced team of system software and networking executives, CloudVelocity software gives data center teams the ability to easily scale, protect and secure their distributed apps and services into and between clouds, eliminating many of the major barriers to the enterprise adoption of cloud. For more information, please visit

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    TULSA, OK--(Marketwired - July 16, 2013) -  Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc., a global leader in personality assessment, research and leadership development, announced a two-day certification workshop for HR professionals who wish to master the company's comprehensive assessment suite.

    The workshop will take place from Tuesday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Westin New York at Times Square in midtown Manhattan. Participants will learn to use three Hogan inventories:

    • The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), which evaluates personality characteristics that people need to ensure job fit and a successful career path.
    • The Hogan Development Survey (HDS), which identifies harmful interpersonal behaviors that can impede career success.
    • The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI), which assesses business drivers and core personality values to determine a person's individual fit within a corporate culture.

    Hogan's assessment solutions help organizations predict workplace performance, which leads to reduced turnover and increased productivity by helping organizations hire the right people, develop key talent and evaluate leadership potential. Workshop participants will conduct detailed interpretation and analysis of assessment results and give comprehensive feedback on the HPI, HDS and MVPI inventories in group and individual settings. They will also learn best practices concerning assessment use and interpretation.

    Participants attending both days and successfully completing the workshop will be certified to use the Hogan inventories. Additionally for HR professionals, the program has been approved for 13 (general) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The workshop has also been approved by the International Coach Federation for 13 Continuing Coaching Education units.

    For more information, download the workshop brochure at

    Online registration is available at, or call (800) 756-0632. A discounted rate is available until August 31, 2013.

    About Hogan Assessment Systems
    With more than 25 years of experience, Hogan is the global leader in providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting. Grounded in decades of science, Hogan helps businesses dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the right people, developing key talent and evaluating leadership potential.

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