Patient satisfaction increases in Ohio hospitals

Patient satisfaction increases in Ohio hospitals
If Ohio hospitals were a restaurant, they would get three-and-a-half stars for client satisfaction. A new way of ranking hospitals' patient satisfaction scores on Medicare's Hospital Compare website allows patients to review how hospitals performed on …
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Crestwood moves up in list of 'America's Most Challenging High Schools'
According to The Washington Post website, America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that's a ratio: the number of advanced placement, international baccalaureate and advanced international certificate of education …
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North Greenville makes 'Best Christian Colleges' list
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Theology Degrees, a website dedicated to ranking and evaluating theological- and religious-based academia, has released their list of the 2015 50 Best Christian Colleges. After collecting and ranking data from hundreds of …
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ExaGrid Software Upgrade Increases Capacity and Improves Replication for Its

ExaGrid Software Upgrade Increases Capacity and Improves Replication for Its
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced the availability of version 4.8 of its software for the ExaGrid family of backup storage appliances. The new release increases …
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ClickChick Photography Launches New Website For Professional Headshots
… venues such as LinkedIn and Facebook being used exponentially by professionals, as well as business websites highlighting key executives, a professional headshot is the new handshake as first impressions are increasing through online introductions.
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Austin ISD Rolls Out TEAMS™ Online Student Registration & Enrollment to its
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Austin ISD recently completed a successful soft launch of TEAMS™ Online Student Registration & Enrollment to a select number of campuses and has begun its district-wide rollout to 82,000 student families.
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Dynatrace Increases Market Reach in Korea with Unipoint Partnership


Boston, MA and Seoul, Korea (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

Dynatrace, the market leader in digital performance management, and Unipoint, a leading enterprise solution provider and system integrator, today announced that Unipoint has been appointed the Korean master partner to actively market and sell Dynatrace solutions and expand its business footprint in the Korean market.

Founded in 1996, Unipoint provides e-Business solutions and services based on project know-how, and subject matter experts that specialize in the practical aspects of implementation. Unipoint is currently concentrating on deepening its product portfolio. As part of its strategic focus in the enterprise solution market, the company will leverage this new Dynatrace partnership, as well as existing partners, including IBM, Microsoft and Ahn Lab.

As the use of mobile and digital channels continues to grow in various markets, including finance, eCommerce, logistics and telecommunications, businesses need to understand their users’ behavior and perceptions to properly optimize web and mobile performance. Dynatrace is continuously expanding its partner eco-system, including the recruitment of new partners like Unipoint to provide APM solutions that are further customized to meet specific local business needs.

“Digital performance directly impacts our revenue, we have successfully leveraged Dynatraces solution to establish a strong position and remain competitive in our market. Dynatrace and Unipoint helped us to solve persistent IT problems affecting our business that we wouldnt have been able to tackle otherwise, said Park Seungnam, managing director of SeAH Group, which uses Dynatrace solutions provided via Unipoint. We welcome this strong partnership between Dynatrace and Unipoint, which will certainly benefit organizations in the Korean market looking for innovative business and technical solutions.

“APM is becoming more important than ever due to the appearance of new IT infrastructure, such as the cloud, mobile and big data. I’m sure that APM will be one of the most promising IT areas of the future, particularly given that the global APM market is expected to grow 12.86% every year until 2019 , said Ahn Kukpil, CEO at Unipoint. “As the master partner of Dynatrace solutions, Unipoint can now provide its Korean customers with a value-added, integrated APM solution with differentiated services that drives business results more quickly.”

Through this new relationship with Unipoint, we have a great opportunity to accelerate our business and grow market share in Korea, said Steve Jobson, Dynatrace Asia-Pacific Vice President. We believe combining Dynatrace leadership and innovation with Unipoints excellent market reach, reputation and capability presents a premium offering of digital performance management for Korean customers.

About Dynatrace LLC

Dynatrace LLC, the market leader in digital performance management, is the innovator behind the new generation of Application Performance Management. Our passion: helping customers, large and small, see their applications and digital channels through the lens of end users. Over 6,000 organizations use these insights to master complexity, gain operational agility, and grow revenue by delivering amazing user experiences.

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Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) Increases Scope with Python Functionality and Security Scanning of Code Snippets


Madison,Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP), a high performance computing platform designed to reduce the cost and complexity challenges of software assurance testing, today announced that software written in Python, one of the most popular programming languages (1), can now be scanned for security weaknesses in the SWAMP at no cost. The Pylint, Bandit and Flake8 static analysis tools have also been added to the SWAMP, enabling Python source code to be tested for vulnerabilities in addition to the testing capabilities already built into the SWAMP for C/C++, Java source and Java bytecode software. Furthermore, the SWAMP has simplified building security into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) by offering the user a no compile option for executing assessments in the SWAMP. As a result, the SWAMPs powerful cloud platform encourages the adoption of software assurance best practices by providing an extensive array of software security testing tools, a comprehensive integrated results viewer that collates the weaknesses found by all supported tools, and 400 software packages with known vulnerabilities to help tool developers improve their software assurance tools.

As the numbers of software applications on the web have exponentially increased, they have become the prime attack vector for todays organized crime organizations; however, despite this reality, the majority of security investments are still being made at the infrastructure and network security level, said SWAMP Product Manager Patrick Beyer. Although protecting the network and the host layers is still important, these types of controls provide nearly zero protection against application attacks. Security professionals understand that the biggest problem in computer security is a software security issue. Whats needed is more secure software, NOT more security software; however, getting to that point requires a significant change in how organizations approach security today.

Making software more secure must be done quickly, because vulnerabilities are increasing. According to the OpenSecurityFoundation, there were 2,164 incidents reported in 2013 that exposed 822 million records with 27 of those incidents exposing more than one million records (2.) According to the National Vulnerability Database the de facto repository of standards-based vulnerability management data for open-source and commercial software 7,937 vulnerabilities were reported in 2014, which is 2,000 more vulnerabilities than reported in 2013 (3)! David Rice, a former cryptographer for the Navy and National Security Agency (NSA) and also the author of Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software, says that the total economic cost of security flaws in software is around $ 180 billion U.S. dollars a year (as reported by Forbes.com.) (4)

Clearly, the need for building more secure applications is a vital survival mechanism that must be addressed to preserve our digital way of life, Beyer added. Statistics like these are exactly why DHS created the SWAMP to strongly encourage the adoption of software assurance capabilities in the industry. To stay ahead of the sophistication demonstrated by todays organized crime organizations, the SWAMP will continue to grow in its capabilities, and adding Python, a popular high-level programming language, along with the Pylint, Bandit and Flake8 Python static analysis tools, makes the SWAMP an even more critical weapon in todays software security battle.

Python’s unique blend of simplicity and power excels in a wide range of software development tasks, including the construction of web applications, complex integrated business solutions, and large desktop applications. Its high-level programming also enables programmers to use natural language elements which are usually easier to use and can automate or entirely hide significant areas of computing systems, making the process of developing a program simpler and more understandable relative to a lower-level programming language.

In fact, Python already serves as the basis of many mission-critical applications such as Google, The New York Stock Exchange, CERN, Mozilla, YouTube, Yahoo! and NASA .(5) According to the Coverity Software Integrity Rating system, an objective code rating standard that also began as a Department of Homeland Security project in 2008, Python was given the highest quality level possible, because it has no high-impact defects, and compared to 99 percent of all other open-source software projects analyzed, the high quality of the Python code far outpaced that of like-sized commercial offerings. (6) In addition to Python, the SWAMP can also assess programs written in Java and C/C++ and supports nine Unix/Linux-based platforms. Support for PHP and C#, as well as Android, Macintosh, and Windows platforms, will be added to the SWAMP shortly.

The SWAMP incorporated the Pylint, Bandit and Flake8 static analysis tools into its online toolbox to enable software developers to locate flaws or weaknesses in Python applications. Pylint, a source code bug and quality checker that looks for programming errors and helps to enforce coding standards, is a free software tool distributed under the GNU Public License. (7) Bandit is a product of the OpenStack Security Group and provides a framework for performing security analysis of Python source code applications by utilizing the ast module from the Python standard library. (8) This allows users to define custom tests for Python syntax nodes. Flake8 is a Python static analysis tool that incorporates the pep8 and PyFlakes static analysis tools to further assess Python code for weaknesses. Pep8 validates Python code for conformance to the PEP 8 style guide written by the Python Software Foundation, widely considered to be the best-practice handbook for the installation, configuration and usage of Python in the industry. (9) The PyFlakes tool can quickly check logical errors in Python source code, because it does not have to execute the modules to check them.

Pylint, Bandit and Flake8 complement the open-source static analysis tools already implemented in the SWAMP which include FindBugs, PMD, Cppcheck, Clang and Clang Static Analyzer, GCC, Googles error-prone, and Checkstyle. The SWAMP also recently announced partnerships with Veracode, Parasoft, Red Lizard and GrammaTech, which will result in these commercial software security tools being added to the SWAMP. Static analysis tools look directly at the source code to analyze its structure and to discover security vulnerabilities. Tools like these are used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test software that runs medical devices.(10)

The SWAMP has also simplified the ability for developers to test smaller snippets of software by removing the need to build applications prior to testing. As a result, it is easier to build security into the process of building the application, called the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). In the past, application security was not looked at until after an application was built. By adding security into the SDLC process, the SWAMP can be used to provide vulnerability data as the application is being built, enabling developers to assess and fix code continuously throughout the SDLC. Performing continuous Software Assurance in this manner is critical to match the increasingly fast pace of development resulting from new Agile development methodologies which deliver smaller and more rapid code changes.

In addition to being able to build security into an application throughout its life cycle, being able to test smaller snippets of code makes the SWAMP an excellent resource for todays educators to be able to teach their students secure coding practices, Beyer said. Its an unfortunately reality that most computer science graduates never learn this skill, but as application attacks increase in number and severity, all computer science graduates will need to learn how to des

Cinsay Increases Entertainment and Shopping Site Sales with Targeted Social Media Marketing


Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 18, 2014

Cinsay, the world leader in sharable video commerce, has recently increased views, engagement and sales to its (Small Medium Businesses) SMBs, entertainment and shopping sites and Facebook pages. To grow web and mobile traffic to both its Video Store content and traditional ecommerce pages, Cinsay is leveraging social sites like Facebook and Twitter with paid boost posts, and targeted ad campaigns that continue to play into the effectiveness and conversion rates of its multi-patented shareable and transactional video player technology.

A large amount of new video views are coming from social media networks including Twitter and Facebook fan pages, boost posts and social shares inside and outside of Cinsays video platform. The ability to highly target potential shoppers and transact at the point of watching, based on location, age, gender and specific interests, has increased video views and take actions by an exponential factor. Costs per lead for the various shopping channels and specific product landing pages has continued to drop from an average of $ 1.20 earlier to just above $ 0.54 per CTA (Call to Action). Successful campaigns are seeing an increase in lead generation and commerce by as much as 200%.

Turning Fans into Customers

One of the recent shopping and video content success stories is Shop Strokers Dallas, which launched its live video channel, StrokersDallasTV.com and ShopStrokersDallas.com in August. The sites broadcast a live-stream HD video each weekend from the venue featuring live music, bikini contests and an impressive array of customized motorbikes. Biker fans from around the world to around the block can access the video for free and check out new motorbike models from the Victory brand, custom designs of Harleys plus exclusive segments with Rick Fairless, the owner of Strokers Dallas.

Were seeing people from all over the US and world tuning in, watching, then sharing the live and archived Cinsay video store inside and outside of social media. Purchases being made include t-shirts, caps and hoodies as well as limited edition items, said Christian Briggs, co-founder and CEO of Cinsay. Cinsay empowers SMBs and entertainment companies with Watch. Shop. Share. patented technology. This helps to turn viewers into shoppers and then shoppers into marketers as they continue sharing the Cinsay video store to their friends, family and colleagues, Briggs added. Its the ultimate platform to extend your products and services worldwide to current and new customers in and out of social media with potentially less costs.

Cinsay continues to see an increase in traffic and conversions in all its other entertainment and shopping sites powered by its Video Store as the holiday shopping season begins in November. Race fans of IMSA, Global Rallycross, IndyCar and the new Formula E series have been driving an increase in sales for ShopRisi.com, ShopAndretti.com and ShopMarioA.com these sites feature exclusive official branded racing merchandise and limited edition autographed numbered items for select drivers of Andretti Autosport and the most recognized race car driver in history, Mario Andretti.

SureToneLive.com and ShopSureToneLive.com, showcase the new music channel developed between Cinsay and Suretone Entertainment. Those sites are also receiving increased traffic from fans of Fleetwood Mac and other bands featured in this summers live HD broadcasts of concerts and music festivals.

MyCinsay.com, the shopping portal featuring small merchants, big brands, affiliates and nonprofits, has also benefited from more views and sales as well. Merchants that are using Cinsays marketing services like SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Facebook Boost Posts and PR distribution, benefit the most from a collective and targeted marketing campaign.

Video Continues to Grow

Online and mobile video ads are growing by double digits. According to an October 2014 study by Forrester Research, video ads will represent almost 55% of online display ads by 2019. Video also holds the highest conversion rate of any form of online marketing ranging from 2.5% to as high as 10% in some of Cinsays merchant stores. Briggs said, The proof of concept has happened. Video is powerful for marketing and as the media continues to be the most compelling form of advertising, and because we empower transactions inside the video, Cinsay is the single best solution for any business selling online.

To learn more about Cinsay and how small businesses to Fortune 100 companies are growing their online sales, visit http://www.Cinsay.com or call 1-855-725-2462

About Cinsay

Austin-based Cinsay has created a next-generation ecommerce, viewer interactive, video-based platform for any size business. Cinsays syndicatable technology enables anyone to sell products, display printable coupons, capture donations, and generate leads all inside its multi-patented Video Smart Store (VSS) technology. Along with being the premiere video commerce provider for small and medium businesses, Cinsay is adding new exclusive content channels for sports, music and movies aligned with partners including Andretti Autosport via AndrettiTV.com and Suretone Entertainment via their site SureToneLive.com and has been selected as a software provider to SMBs via Yahoos Commerce Central.

Forbes named Cinsay one of Americas Most Promising Companies while eTail Conferences named Cinsay a Rising Star in innovation for 2012. Red Herring also selected Cinsay for the Top 100 Companies in North America for 2014. Cinsays ecommerce video-based platform can be used for any individual or business. For more information, please visit http://www.cinsay.com or call 855-725-2462.

One or more of the following patents may protect Cinsays software, systems, and/or services. U.S. Patent Nos. 7,840,415; 7,987,098; 8,769,053; 8,782,690; 8,813,132; 8,312,486; 8,533,753; and 8,549,555. Visit http://www.cinsay.com/patents for more information.







Paid search spending increases 18% on Cyber Monday

Paid search spending increases 18% on Cyber Monday
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NAPLES, FL–(Marketwired – November 19, 2014) – The one hundred top SEO companies have been named by topseos.com for the month of November 2014. topseos.com provides businesses with rankings online to showcase the top internet marketing …
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Kansas City Web Marketing Agency Creates Bible College Website That Increases Leads for Admissions Counselors


Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Calvary Bible College needed marketing help both online and offline to increase their admissions. Their aggressive enrollment goals meant actions needed to be taken quickly and both short and long-term goals had to be set and met.

After a thorough evaluation of their website, keywords, social media and overall online presence, MarketingXchange knew what needed to be done.

Because all online traffic would be routed to the bible colleges website, a website overhaul was the first order of business. The MarketingXchange team built a new bible college website with responsive design and new navigation. By using website analytics, they were able to identify the number of visitors, the most frequently trafficked pages, visitors time on pages, bounce rates and much more to determine what website visitors were interested in. This helped to streamline the information so young adults could find what they were looking for faster, yet still delve deeper if so desired.

Then the marketing agency turned their attention to search engine optimization. In order to meet their goals, the website would have to be easily found in online searches. The old website was not found on any of the Internets top 50 website directories, so MarketingXchange used their online directory services to populate information across the Internet while optimizing for top keywords prospective students use. Monthly SEO services were also added to the long-term plan.

Social media management played a large role in increasing Calvarys online presence. Their social media accounts needed to be set up and optimized. MarketingXchange provided monthly social media consulting and management to increase awareness for prospective students, current students and alumni. Finally, they supplemented the entire online marketing plan with a paid search campaign to increase the volume of leads in order to meet the ROI that was critical to reach future goals.

MarketingXchange is a digital marketing agency located in Kansas City and specializing in website design and lead generation for small companies in niche industries like bible colleges nationwide.







Quartz Imaging Increases Presence at ISTFA 2014


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

At ISTFA 2014 Quartz Imaging will be featuring the following products:

Quartz FA-LIMS-

The Quartz Failure Analysis Laboratory Information System is the worlds only LIMS system designed specifically for Semiconductor Failure Analysis Labs. Users of Quartz FA-LIMS have reported significant time savings and improved effectiveness of their laboratory workflow. The latest version of FA-LIMS has been improved in a number of key areas.

The Image Smart FA-LIMS is a web based application that features: Detailed job requests from authorized internal and external customers; Job approval and priority schemes; Assignment of tasks based on the approved request; Preliminary and approved reports that are very quick and easy to generate; and Lab performance reports for management.

Quartz PCI-AM

It can be very time consuming for engineers to measure the various features of an X-SEM image of a semiconductor device. These manual measurements can also be inaccurate and there is frequently inconsistency between how engineers do the manual measurements. The collection of data is often very time consuming as well.

With the new PCI-AM (Automated Measurement) module engineers simply click inside the feature and the measurement is done automatically with increased accuracy and consistency among all engineers. The measurement results are displayed on the image and in a spreadsheet grid. The data in the grid can be easily exported into a CSV file suitable for importation into other software such as Microsoft Excel. The images and data can also be easily included in standard Quartz PCI reports with just a few clicks.

Quartz PCI Version 9.5. We will be demonstrating the newest release of PCI Lab and PCI Office – Version 9.5, which includes numerous new features.

About Quartz Imaging Corporation Quartz Imaging has more than 2,000 customers in 38 countries utilizing our industry leading solutions for Digital Image Acquisition and Processing (for most image producing instruments including SEMs, TEMs, STEMs, Tabletop SEMs, Cameras, PC Based Instruments, Scanners); 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance; Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS); Failure Analysis Lab Systems (FA-LIMS); Instrument Access Control; Instrument Remote Control; Automated Inspection Systems for Nanotechnology; X-ray Microanalysis (EDX/EDS) Systems and more. http://www.quartzimaging.com







SEO Tips Blog Increases Focus on SEO Trade Shows & Cities, Announces JM Internet Group


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

The JM Internet Group, the leader in online SEO training, is proud to announce that its SEO Tips blog has begun coverage of SEO trade shows and specific cities for search engine optimization training services. Trade shows are one of the first places people look for information on search engine optimization, explained Jason McDonald, director of the JM Internet Group. The problem, however, is that for many small business owners and marketers its hard to tell whether the return on investment will be better from a trade show or a custom training in a city such as Portland, OR, or Austin, TX. Our new coverage helps marketers identify the best learning opportunities.

To read blog posts tagged for search engine optimization, please visit http://jm-seotips.org/category/cat-seo/. There, one can find a WordPress sorting that identifies best-in-class tips on search engine optimization, including both trade shows and city coverage.

SEO Tips Online: The Purpose of the SEO Tips Blog

SEO Tips and TricksThe JM Internet Group now produces three independent blogs. First, the companys primary blog at http://www.jm-seo.org/blog publishes company press releases and ideas about SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords at an industry level. For example, the companys popular tutorials on how to search Facebook, or how to claim a Google+ local listing will be announced there, and cross-indexed. Second, the companys SEO Tips blog at http://jm-seotips.org/ answers student questions on a question-by-question basis, as well as now includes coverage of trade shows and city-based workshops. And third, Jason McDonalds Jason+ blog at http://www.jasonplus.org/ is a free-for-all of quick, interesting content including shared content of tips and trends from other websites. The coordination of these three blogs gives marketers a practical perspective on all facets of Internet marketing plus pointers to the best resources on any topic.

About JM Internet Group

The JM Internet Group provides SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Google AdWords training and courses for busy marketers and businesspeople. Online search engine optimization training helps explain keywords, page tags, link building strategies and other techniques needed to climb to the top of search engine rankings for Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The teaching methodology is hands on, with live examples and discussions, taught from the convenience of each students computer.

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JM Internet Group, Media Relations

Web. http://www.jm-seo.org/

Email. jm.internetgroup(at)gmail(dot)com

Tel. +1-510-713-2150







Leverage PR Increases Team Value by Adding Financial and Technology Communications Industry Veterans


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Leverage PR, one of the leading financial services and technology public relations agencies, today announced the addition of two industry veterans to their growing team. Faith Yando, with over 15 years experience in financial communications, was named agency director, and Steven Phenix with over a decade of technology communications expertise, joined as a senior account manager. These new hires, combined with Leverage PRs already-seasoned team of experts, have enabled Leverage to expand its service offerings to include marketing, internal and external communications and strategic consulting services.

At Leverage, we have always served clients at the intersection of finance and technology, working with innovative financial service companies, market-leading technology companies and other hyper-growth organizations, said Joy Schoffler, principal of Leverage PR. When looking to add members to the team, I searched for experts who could allow us to expand our breath of service to both client bases, while continuing to get the exceptional results that has led to our triple-digit growth. I am thrilled to have found such exceptional talent.

Yando has extensive experience leading domestic and global campaigns, on both the in-house and agency side, with companies like Bank of America, Franklin Templeton and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Previously, she served as vice president of global public relations at Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment management firm in Austin, with over $ 300 billion of assets under management, offices in seven countries and a ranking as the eighth-largest U.S. mutual fund company.

I’m excited about joining the Leverage team. They continually monitor innovation in the financial industry and advise clients on ways to capitalize on those changes, said Yando. The ban on solicitations for private funds is a good example of this, as Leverage PR is working with clients to develop cutting-edge, integrated communications plans to assist them in meeting their goals of reaching out to investors.

With wide experience leading communication programs for both growth-stage and Fortune 1000 companies, Phenix has led communications efforts through seven IPOs, large venture and angel funding rounds, mergers and acquisitions, product and company launches and many other times where developing the right messaging was critical.

Like most of our clients, Leverage PR is in hyper-growth mode, and it is exhilarating to be in the middle of it all, said Phenix. Internal and external communications can often get stretched to a breaking point when a company is growing rapidly. So its a pleasure to be a part of such a seasoned team that knows how to plan and execute for our clients growth and our own.