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SEM Firms -- What Their Website Owners Desire
Research by Increase Visibility, a leading search engine marketing services company (SEM), indicates the top priority of 8 out of 10 SEM clients is their firm's capability to supply new insights into their customer base. Marketing executives claim their search engine marketing firm typically offers information about their customers they already know.
<p>Laguna Niguel, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Research by Increase Visibility, an award winning search engine marketing services (SEM) company reveals the number one priority of 8 out of 10 SEM clients was the firm's capability to provide new, useful insights regarding their customer base. Too often, companies have not been able to rely on their search engine marketing firm to provide useful information such as how their customers make purchasing decisions and how they can grab their customer's attention. </p><p>A majority of marketing managers believe that SEM services companies attempt to gain their confidence by impressing them with their search engine capabilities and technical tools but fail to learn and understand their particular business needs. Jim Lisi, President of Increase Visibility states "Often our new clients complain that their prior search engine marketing company simply failed to listen to them and learn their concerns and needs." He goes on to state "New clients suggest that SEM companies spend too much time telling them how fantastic the firm is at search engine marketing." <br /> <br />Marketing executives are seeking an internet marketing firm that is willing to spend time to acquire a thorough understanding of their customer base and how to grow their particular business. Research indicates the vast majority of marketing managers are not interested in a generic game plan. They desire specific strategies designed for their particular business that will bring in more website visitors and also convert them to paying customers. </p><p>"When an internet marketing firm attempts to acquire your business, pay attention to the amount of time they actually spend listening to your needs instead of complementing their company," said Jim Lisi. </p><p>New search engine optimization companies are being created all the time. Too many of them focus on keywords, page rankings and creating landing pages but don't have the marketing skills to provide insights into customer behavior. Internet marketing experts suggest that if a company's search engine marketing firm is unable to offer new information regarding the company's specific customer base and how to reach them, the firm is not fulfilling its obligations. </p><p>Increase Visibility is located in Laguna Niguel, California and is an award winning leader in the search engine marketing services industry. The firm provides search engine marketing, natural search engine optimization, pay per click management, press releases, reputation management and social media optimization services. The firm offers search engine optimization plans to fit small and large marketing budgets. Increase Visibility has numerous clients in the Fortune 1000. The company's President has 10+ years of experience in the field of SEO and the Director of Optimization has more than 10 years of experience in the field of SEO/SEM. Visit the Increase Visibility blog for search engine optimization tips and internet marketing information. </p>
HostDime Continues International Growth with Launch of UK Subsidiary, â€˜HostDime UKâ€™
HostDime (http://www.hostdime.com) announced today it has launched HostDime United Kingdom
<p>ORLANDO, Fla., (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) HostDime (<a href="http://www.hostdime.com/">http://www.hostdime.com</a>) announced today it has launched HostDime United Kingdom (<a href="http://www.hostdime.co.uk/">http://www.hostdime.co.uk</a>), a new wholly owned subsidiary offering Shard hosting, Reseller hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and Dedicated Servers. Today’s launch is the company’s fifth international division. </p><p>The new United Kingdom division allows HostDime to better serve clients in the United Kingdom and Western Europe through country-specialized customer relations procedures and servers in geographically strategic locations. </p><p>Namely, by locating servers and network equipment in the Untied Kingdom, HostDime reduces average network latency, as compared to the United States, by more than 100ms – a huge improvement in speed for high-demand Web applications. The servers for HostDime UK will be colocated in the Blue Square Data Centre in Berkshire, England. </p><p>As with all previous international expansions, HostDime will offer customer relations services specialized for the local country. Payments will be accepted in British Pounds and customer service will be offered in English. Telephone support will also be available within the +44 county code. </p><p>“As we explored the market in the United Kingdom, we realized that prices are substantially higher than in similar markets in other parts of the world. The inflated prices are a result of substantially greater labor, electric, and operating costs for businesses within the Untied Kingdom,” Emmanuel Vivar, HostDime CEO. “As a United States-based company, we are able to leverage a favorable business climate and our existing infrastructure of more than 100 employees to robustly compete in the United Kingdom hosting marketplace. Our existing operations effectively scale to serve this new subsidiary.”</p><p>Shared hosting plans from HostDime UK start at £9.20 per month, and Reseller hosting plans start at £20.00 per month. Virtual Private Servers (VPS) start at £30.00 per month and dedicated servers start at £60 per month. All services are fully managed. As a launch promotion, all new customers receive 99% off their first month of invoice – making HostDime UK a risk-free alternative. </p><p>HostDime UK marks the company’s latest international expansion, with existing international offices in Guadalajara, Mexico (HostDime Mexico), Haifa, Isreal (HostDime Israel), Joao Pessoa, Brazil (HostDime Brazil), and Ibague, Colombia (HostDime Colombia). Its headquarters are in Orlando, Fla., United States of America.</p><p>To learn more about HostDime, please visit <a href="http://www.hostdime.com/">http://www.hostdime.com</a>. </p><p>To learn more about HostDime UK, please visit <a href="http://www.hostdime.co.uk/">http://www.hostdime.co.uk</a>. </p><p> will look at 'how to get business value from Twitter'</p>
'Tune in' Next Week for the Live Launch of the World's First Intranet Media Channel
With just a few days to go, The Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF at www.ibforum.com), an exclusive, confidential intranet and portal benchmarking group of leading European, US and global organisations, has said that it is fully expecting in excess of 500 people to 'tune in' for the launch of the world's first dedicated intranet media channel, Intranets Live (www.intranetslive.com ) on 4th November.
<p>London, UK (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Last Chance to Register for Free Guest Passes for the Launch Program. </p><p>With just a few days to go, The Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF at <a href="http://www.ibforum.com/">www.ibforum.com</a>), an exclusive, confidential intranet and portal benchmarking group of leading European, US and global organisations, has said that it is fully expecting in excess of 500 people to 'tune in' for the launch of the world's first dedicated intranet media channel, Intranets Live (<a href="http://www.intranetslive.com/">www.intranetslive.com</a> ) on 4th November. <br /> <br />"We've had an incredible response to the upcoming launch of Intranets Live from an amazingly diverse range of private and public sector enterprises," said Paul Miller, chairman of the IBF. "From Amnesty International and Burger King through to the Bank of England, Yahoo and the United Nations and from all four corners of the world - from the US and Canada through to Singapore, Australia, Brazil and Ecuador. By 'broadcasting' to a truly global audience in this manner we're genuinely breaking new ground and I'm absolutely convinced Intranets Live is going to be a runaway success." </p><p>Intranets Live has been created following the run-away success of IBF 24, the 24-hour online intranet innovation that took place in June. That day proved to be the world's largest corporate gathering on the web with more than 700 intranet professionals from 25 countries participating. Not only did the IBF receive universal support and appreciation for IBF 24, but it also found that many of the participants were very keen to see more regular events of this nature. So, in order to meet this demand, the IBF has created the world's first intranet media channel where participants can join the world's global intranet community live every month. </p><p>Intranets Live goes live for the first time at 3pm GMT on November 4th 2008. It will run for two hours and will then broadcast at the same time on the first Tuesday of every subsequent month. </p><p>Intranets Live participants will be able to see and experience the best intranets, hear from leading industry figures and network with their peers worldwide. Because Intranets Live is delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting 2007, participants can watch and listen to great content and feed in their own comments and questions live - without even leaving their desk! </p><p><strong>Free Guest Passes:</strong><br />Free guest passes are available for the launch program on November 4th which will be co-hosted by the IBF's Paul Miller and Jagesh Dattani of PricewaterhouseCoopers and highlights will include:</p><p>- A live intranet tour by Kellogg's followed by a phone-in Q&A <br />- Studio guest Shiv Singh from Avenue A Razorfish in New York <br />- The Intranet Doctor: He's there to heal your intranet pain! <br />- A day in the life of intranet manager (Catherine Murphy, Capital One) <br />- The TechWatch interview with David Sacks from Yammer will look at 'how to get business value from Twitter'</p>
UptimeSpy Launches Free Worldwide Geographic Website Monitoring Service
UptimeSpy (http://www.uptimespy.com) today launched the industryâ€™s first free comprehensive geographic website monitoring services
<p>OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) UptimeSpy (<a href="http://www.uptimespy.com/">http://www.uptimespy.com</a>) today launched the industry’s first free comprehensive geographic website monitoring services, offering fully featured, no limits website monitoring from node locations around the world – all absolutely without charge. </p><p>The new service allows webmasters to monitor the performance of their sites and receive instant text message or email alerts if downtime is detected. UptimeSpy’s network of international monitoring nodes helps eliminate false alarms and allows the system to determine which geographical regions are affected by downtime or slow performance. This sensitivity allows webmasters to isolate problems more easily. </p><p>To get started with UptimeSpy, users simply create a free account and add as many domains or IP addresses as they would like to be monitored. Within their personalized control panel, users can configure individual node ping time sensitivity, alert methods, service types, monitoring intervals, and more. </p><p>In addition to personalized monitoring services, UptimeSpy offers a unique metrics portal that publicly displays the performance of leading Web hosting providers. The Host Metrics portal displays speeds for ping response, HTTP response, and average uptime as a percentage. The statistics allow users to verify or dispute the published guarantees of their Web host, and request SLA compensation. </p><p>“We’ve developed a monitoring service that offers world-class features and no usage limits for our users. By integrating UptimeSpy’s monitoring network with a real-time Host Metrics portal, we are able to serve both our users and the hosting community as a whole, all free of charge,” said Chris Henning, developer of the site. </p><p>UptimeSpy also provides HTML code for a real-time button displaying the average uptime statistic. </p><p>Founding Sponsors, which allow UptimeSpy to operate as a free service, include Future Hosting (<a href="http://www.futurehosting.biz/">http://www.futurehosting.biz</a>), Lunarpages (<a href="http://www.lunarpages.com/">http://www.lunarpages.com</a>), Webintellects (<a href="http://www.webintellects.com/">http://www.webintellects.com</a>), and Superb Hosting (<a href="http://www.superbhosting.net/">http://www.superbhosting.net</a>). </p><p>To learn more about UptimeSpy, please visit <a href="http://www.uptimespy.com/">http://www.uptimespy.com</a>. </p>
LetsHost Announces Special Irish Hosting Package
LetsHost, the premiere provider of small business web hosting and .ie domain registration services in Ireland, announces the launch of their new "Irish Hosting Package."
<p>Dublin, Ireland (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) LetsHost, a leading Irish web hosting and Irish domain name registration provider, has recently added a complete Irish Hosting Package to its comprehensive suite of services. The Irish Hosting package includes 12GB of storage space, multiple daily back-ups with free telephone and 24x7 e-mail support, as well as an extensive list of additional web hosting features and options. </p><p>The new hosting package from LetsHost is designed to provide cost-effective web hosting solutions for businesses that are currently establishing or growing their online presence. Graeme Conkie, "Director" of LetsHost, explains, "We have tailored our Irish Hosting package to be effective for businesses of all sizes. With prices starting as low as €3.95 per month, we feel that we can provide the highest levels of customer service and site stability to both large and small companies." <br /> <br />In addition to offering some of the most affordable web hosting solutions in Ireland, LetsHost can also provide Irish domain name registration services for its customers. "As a fully accredited .ie domain reseller, LetsHost is positioned to help Irish companies establish a true Irish identity with their customer base," noted Daragh Mac Loughlin, "Director" of LetsHost. Mac Loughlin went on to say, "Coupled with our affordable Irish hosting services, our domain name registration services can help our customers establish a truly Irish web presence at a fraction of the cost of our competitors." </p><p>Growing an online business that focuses on Irish customers requires a genuinely Irish approach, which is the primary area where LetsHost excels. Unlike many Irish web hosting companies, LetsHost is dedicated entirely to its customers and goes to great lengths to ensure that its services are affordable and accessible to every type of online business or website. Notes Mac Loughlin, "In an increasingly competitive and sometimes unstable global marketplace, it is important that an Irish business website is supported by a reliable web host that is bringing the very best in technology and support to the relationship." </p><p>In addition to its complete Irish web hosting packages, LetsHost also offers a variety of website building tools, varying in scope from introductory-level business card websites through fully-supported eCommerce website solutions. The LetsHost web site builder package is available for as little as €5.99 per year and is capable of building a professional web presence for an array of online business models. </p>
Monetize the Online Storage Market With Mezeo Personal Cloud Storage
Mezeo Software Corporation announces the industryâ€™s first deployable, white label online file sharing and collaboration solution, Mezeo Personal Cloud StorageTM (Mezeo PCS).
<span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Mezeo Software Corporation (<a href="http://www.mezeo.com/">www.Mezeo.com</a>), a Houston based developer of online file services software, announces the industry’s first deployable, white label online file sharing and collaboration solution, Mezeo Personal Cloud StorageTM (Mezeo PCS). Built upon the successful, highly scalable and secure Mezeo platform currently in production at KDDI (KDDI Secure Share), the third largest telecommunications company in the world, Mezeo PCS enables service providers to quickly leverage the fast-growing online file storage market and offer their own branded file service solution. Mobile operators, ISPs, converged telcos and managed hosters will find Mezeo of particular interest; it provides them an immediate entry into valuable services boost revenue and drive customer retention. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">"File server replacement is one of the highest growth areas of the emerging Internet software and services sector. Hosting providers, eager to grow that aspect of their portfolios, are partnering with or acquiring vendors in this market, due to the strong growth it will see over the next five years" said Dan Golding, Vice President & Research Director, Tier 1 Research. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Peer-to-peer and file sharing services are part of a worldwide push by carriers to create new IP-enabled services for consumers and business users. According to a study from The Insight Research Corporation (“The Global IP-Based Applications Services Market 2008-2013”), the worldwide market for peer-to-peer and file sharing services is expected to generate $250 billion in revenue for carriers and ISPs over the next five years. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">“The ability to store files online and access them from anywhere and anytime using PDAs, Web browsers or the Windows native desktop brings immense value to the business world where response time can determine the winner,” said Steve Lesem, CEO, Mezeo Software. “We believe a solution like this will be very attractive for business users and especially SMBs, who often lack some of the tools that are available to large corporations.”</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">In addition to the traditional uploading and sharing of files, Mezeo PCS provides advanced collaboration capabilities through its “Projects” feature. Multiple users can manage a set of files, sharing and collaborating on them without actually moving the files from where they are stored or creating multiple versions of the same file. Collaboration is managed through a central file view (“Projects”) while access timeframes and permissions are enforced via the assigned “Roles.”</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">“Mezeo’s Personal Cloud Storage solution enables SoftLayer to quickly and seamlessly offer a unique set of online file services with desktop, Web and mobile access. This has the potential to be a great solution for the hosting industry, resellers, and end users alike. At SoftLayer, we are constantly looking for enterprise-class, innovative solutions that we can integrate and deliver to all of our customers. Mezeo PCS fits perfectly within that philosophy.” said Lance Crosby, CEO, SoftLayer.</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Out of the box, Mezeo PCS comes with the ability to download, share and collaborate via the Web, via the native desktop and with native clients for the Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices, and the iPhone. </span>
AVPSoft Releases APBackUp 3.3 Back Up Your Hard Drives Easily, Securely
AVPSoft has released APBackup v. 3.3, a powerful Windows backup application that makes it easy to back up data to a hard drive, network drive, DVD, CD-R/W, FTP, or LAN. Unlike complicated software that discourages computer users from backing up their files, APBackup makes it easy to organize your backups, and create them on a regular schedule, automatically.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) APBackup offers features that are not available in other backup applications. The program can safely and securely back up all of your files, even if these files are open and being used when the backups are created. You can back up and store multiple versions of important files. The program can back up multiple PCs, and store the data in one place, making it easier to find and restore data when needed in an emergency. </p><p>After backing up all of your important files, the program can be set to perform only incremental backups in the future. It is much faster to make future backups of only those files that have changed since your last backup operation. </p><p>Another key feature of APBackup is its ability to synchronize files and folders. It's simple to ensure that your laptop has the latest files at the beginning of your business trip, and that your desktop has the latest files when you return to the office. </p><p>The built-in scheduler lets you make backups on a regular schedule, ensuring that your critical files are always protected. On Windows 2000, and XP computers, APBackup can be run as a service. Source folders can be monitored, so backups can be automatically started after a source folder has changed. You can compress your data in ZIP, ARJ, or JAR formats, to make your data storage more efficient. </p><p>Recognizing the need for security, APBackup supports AES 256-bit encryption, the most secure regimen available today. The program creates logs of all of your backup operations. Backup archives can be password-protected. APBackup can email you each time it completes a backup operation. The latest version of APBackup supports FTPS, the secure file transfer version of FTP. FTPS, often called FTP/SSL, allows you to upload your backup archives to a remote FTP server, with total security. </p><p>APBackup supports all hard drives and removables, including FTP, LAN, and the UNC file path names used in network folders. Any backup archive may be backed up into multiple places. The program can automatically add date and time information to the file names that it creates, allowing you to build a library of backups for particular files or folders. </p><p>Whether you're a business owner who needs to create offsite backup copies of critical data each week, a sales person who need to synchronize your laptop and your desktop for business trips, a computer consultant who needs an efficient tool to back up your clients' data, or a home computer user who wants to preserve your emails and photos, APBackup has the tools that you need. </p><p>APBackup v. 3.3 runs under Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, costs $49.95(US) for a single user license, and may be purchased securely online on <a href="http://avpsoft.com/products/apbackup">http://avpsoft.com/products/apbackup</a> . Multi-user licenses, and an affordable home license, are available. You can download a trial version of APBackup from the company's web site.</p>
DiscountASP.NET and Microsoft Partner to Offer Free Hosting for Developers
DiscountASP.NET and Microsoft announce a partnership to offer a free open beta sandbox hosting program for testing the next-generation Web Deployment Tool from Microsoft. This program is designed for developers to experience and provide feedback on next-generation web application packaging and deployment scenarios.
<p>Pasadena, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) DiscountASP.NET, a leading innovator in Windows Server 2008 hosting, and Microsoft announce a partnership to provide a free sandbox hosting program for testing the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool. This program is designed for developers to get early experience with and provide feedback on next-generation web application packaging and deployment scenarios. </p><p>This partnership and beta program was unveiled on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the Professional Developers Conference 2008 in Los Angeles during the session entitled, "Deploying Web Applications with IIS 7.0 and the Web Deployment Tool." </p><p>"One of our goals with the new Web Deployment Tool and Visual Studio 10 was to improve the application deployment experience. We wanted to make it easier for developers to package their applications so that others could deploy them hassle-free to production environments." said Bill Staples, General Manager at Microsoft. "We are thrilled to work together with our hosting partner, DiscountASP.NET, to debut the latest Web Deployment Tool and to offer a sandbox environment so developers can get first-hand experience to test these new publishing scenarios." </p><p>The free Web Deployment Tool sandbox hosting program is offered as an open beta and is limited to the first 2000 people who register. The beta hosting account comes with 50 MB of disk space and 50 MB of SQL Server 2008 database space. Interested developers are welcome to sign up at <a href="http://labs.discountasp.net/">http://labs.discountasp.net</a>. The sandbox program will continue until March 31, 2009. </p><p>"One of the common technical support issues that our team receives is from customers who have a working web application on their local development computer which fails to function properly when deployed on our production web hosting environment. The new Web Deployment tool makes deploying applications easier." said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. "We are proud to work in partnership with Microsoft to help improve the web application deployment experience for developers." </p>
Rackspace Gets Most Reliable Honors
Hosting and managed services firm, Rackspace, has been named by Netcraft, as one of the most reliable hosting companies for September 2008.
Bath, United Kindom - (<a href="http://www.websitehostdirectory.com">Website Hosting Directory</a>) Hosting and managed services firm, Rackspace, has been named by Netcraft, as one of the most reliable hosting companies for September 2008.<br /><br />Closely followed by ZeroLag Communications, they were the only two sites that responded to every request made by Netcraft's performance collectors throughout the month. <br /><br />Rackspace specializes in managed hosting and is well known for its promise of Fanatical Support. This is Rackspace's first appearance at the top spot this year, but the company also featured within the top ten for three months in a row between April and June. <br /><br />ZeroLag Communications states that it uses high-performance technology to deliver hosting solutions for businesses who don't want to wait. The company derives its name from this aspect - the lack of lag, or delay, when users download email or web pages. Besides offering virtual hosting, dedicated servers and colocation, ZeroLag also provides T1 and T3 internet connections, web development services and security consulting. This is also ZeroLag's first appearance at the top spot this year, having made it into the top 10 in both June and July. <br /><br />Last month's most reliable hosting company site, Hurricane Electric, and appears in 7th place this month. <br /><br />Both Rackspace and ZeroLag Communications run Linux on their main sites. Two other companies within the top ten also use Linux, while green.ch uses F5 BIG IP and pair Networks uses FreeBSD. <br /><br />Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.<br /><br />From a customer's point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on hosting companies' own sites, as this gives a pointer to reliability of routing, and this is why we choose to rank our table by fewest failed requests, rather than shortest periods of outage.<br /><br />A recognized leader in the global managed hosting market, Rackspace Managed Hosting is a world-class service organization delivering enterprise-level web infrastructure and managed services to businesses of all sizes. Serving more than 10,000 customers across seven data centers worldwide, Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer need and delivers it as a service via the company's award-winning Fanatical Support. Through trusted partnerships with its customers, Rackspace serves as an extension of their IT department, enabling customers to focus on their core business. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has grown more than 50 percent a year since the company's inception.<br /><br />Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath, England, funded through retained profit and derives its revenue in the following ways: Providing internet security services, including anti-fraud and anti-phishing services, application testing, code reviews, and automated penetration testing. Providing research data and analysis on many aspects of the Internet. Netcraft has explored the Internet since 1995 and is a respected authority on the market share of web servers, operating systems, hosting providers, ISPs, encrypted transactions, electronic commerce, scripting languages and content technologies on the internet. Accepting advertising on the Netcraft web sites. Netcraft has a cosmopolitan client list, spread through the UK, the USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Clients include Aegon, British Telecom, Capita, John Lewis, Lloyds of London, Microsoft, Rackspace, and Securicor. <br /><br />For more information about Rackspace Managed Hosting, please visit: www.rackspace.com.<br /><br />To learn more about Netcraft, please visit: http://news.netcraft.com.<br /><br /><br /><br /> Select a new <a href="http://www.thehostingnews.com/dedicatedhosting.html">dedicated server host</a> here.
Consumers Are Using Social Media to Make Buying Decisions
Report also provides tips for marketers on the eve of a challenging holiday season
<p>Seattle, WA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Four out of 10 consumers have made a purchase based on advertising they saw on a social media site, and 76 percent welcome advertising on social networks, according to a report published today by Razorfish™, one of the industry's largest digital marketing agencies. FEED: The Razorfish Consumer Experience Report can be found at <a href="http://feed.razorfish.com/">http://feed.razorfish.com</a>. </p><p>FEED documents the results of a 2008 survey that Razorfish conducted of more than 1,000 "connected" consumers (a coveted group who spend money online and have access to broadband). According to the Razorfish Digital Consumer Behavior Study, connected consumers are adopting social media and web 2.0 technologies with startling regularity. </p><p>"Connected consumers embrace social media, are actively building and refining their own trusted personal networks and are rapidly dabbling with emerging communication offerings like Twitter," said Garrick Schmitt, Razorfish Group Vice President of Experience Planning and FEED editor. "We find that consumers are more open to advertising as part of their everyday experience than commonly assumed." </p><p>The Consumer Behavior Study also contains tips for marketers on the eve of a challenging holiday season, such as the importance of personalization and loyalty programs. Key findings:</p><p><br />Razorfish reports that 65 percent of connected consumers say that retail loyalty programs highly influence purchasing decisions. According to Razorfish, loyalty services like Amazon's Prime™ or Best Buy's Reward Zone® are essential for retailers to succeed in a competitive digital environment. <br />Websites that give personalized recommendations strongly influence connected consumers. Of the total surveyed, 65 percent said that they have made a repeat purchase on a site that issued an automated recommendation based on their previous purchase. </p><p>FEED also contains several essays, such as "Mad Widgetry," and "Life After the iPhone," which examine the impact of web 2.0 and social media on consumer behavior across the digital world, as well as implications for marketers. Schmitt noted that 60 percent of consumers use widgets on websites, and nearly half watch videos on their mobile devices. </p><p>"The uptake of widgets, mobile devices and social media tells us that marketers need to design experiences for consumers across a world of fragmented digital media," he said. </p><p>FEED is the second annual report of its kind. Razorfish publishes FEED to help marketers design better consumer experiences by offering insight into how consumers interact with digital media. </p>
Remote Access on Apple iPhone Now in Beta from LogMeIn
iPhone and iPod touch Owners Can Control Office and Home Computers
<p>Woburn, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) LogMeIn has released a beta version of its LogMeIn Ignition software that gives Apple® iPhone™ and iPod® touch users easy, secure access to their remote office and home computers. </p><p>With one-click from their iPhone or iPod touch, customers can connect to their computer and work as if they were sitting in front of it. LogMeIn Ignition for iPhone and iPod touch connects to desktops and laptops running LogMeIn Free, LogMeIn Pro or LogMeIn IT Reach and can be used to control Windows-based and Apple computers.* <br /> <br />"One of the many great things about the iPhone is that it handles so much of our day-to-day computing needs and with LogMeIn Ignition, it becomes a helpful extension of the home or office computer," said Kevin Farrell, vice president and general manager, Digital Living, LogMeIn. "With more than 50 million devices connected worldwide, we believe LogMeIn has become the preferred tool for enabling anywhere, anytime access to Internet-enabled computers and data, and provides our customers with full on-demand integration of their computing devices." </p><p><strong>Key features of LogMeIn Ignition for iPhone and iPod touch include:</strong> </p><p>One-touch access to remote PCs and Mac® computers, allowing users to access and control files and programs <br />"My Computers" list that displays all available remote computers <br />Full keyboard, mouse, zoom and scroll control using touch screen, consistent with other iPhone/iPod touch applications <br />Securely saves login information <br />Option settings for optimizing the experience of connecting to and controlling the remote computer, including locking the remote computer's keyboard, blanking the screen of the remote computer and screen resolution </p><p><strong>Availability<br /></strong>LogMeIn Ignition for iPhone and iPod touch is currently in limited beta. iPhone and iPod touch users interested in applying to participate in the beta can visit <a href="http://www.logmein.com/IgnitionPreview">www.LogMeIn.com/IgnitionPreview</a> to learn more. LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone and iPod touch is expected to be available through the Apple App Store this holiday season.</p>
Electric Cloud Delivers 'Continuous Integration 2.0' to Eclipse Developers
New Version of ElectricCommander Features "Preflight Builds and Tests" for Scalable, Reliable Continuous Integration
<p>Reston, VA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Electric Cloud®, the leading provider of software production management (SPM) solutions, today announced that a new version of its ElectricCommander® SPM automation software features an integration with the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment), enabling Eclipse and Java developers to make the agile best practice of "continuous integration" truly scalable and reliable. ElectricCommander 3.0, available today, features "preflight builds and tests" accessible from the Eclipse IDE that can virtually eliminate broken builds and make continuous integration a reality for Java development shops. </p><p>Continuous integration is a powerful concept, but its usefulness has been limited because it just doesn't scale easily, especially under a heavy load <br /> With software getting larger and more complex, this problem will only escalate. ElectricCommander delivers 'Continuous Integration 2.0' for Eclipse and Java developers with a touch of a button, enabling them to recognize the benefits of integrating early and often for faster development and better quality code. <br />Continuous integration is a well-known agile best practice that promises to speed development and improve quality, but it can actually slow development and hurt quality by introducing frequently broken builds. ElectricCommander 3.0 reduces broken builds with push-button preflight build and test functionality that catches errors early in the process, before they impact the productivity of the rest of the team. Through the Eclipse integration, ElectricCommander can deliver scalable, reliable continuous integration -- dubbed "Continuous Integration 2.0" -- to Java developers. </p><p>"Continuous integration is a powerful concept, but its usefulness has been limited because it just doesn't scale easily, especially under a heavy load," said Mike Maciag, Electric Cloud CEO. "With software getting larger and more complex, this problem will only escalate. ElectricCommander delivers 'Continuous Integration 2.0' for Eclipse and Java developers with a touch of a button, enabling them to recognize the benefits of integrating early and often for faster development and better quality code." </p><p>What are "preflight builds and tests"? </p><p>ElectricCommander automates and accelerates the software build-test-deploy process that follows the creation of new code, and a key new feature in ElectricCommander 3.0 is preflight builds and tests. Just as a pilot goes through a rigorous preflight check routine to ensure the plane is in top condition prior to takeoff, preflight builds and tests allow the developers themselves execute full builds and unit tests on production hardware prior to checking in their code changes. This provides feedback at the earliest possible moment and reduces the impact that an error will have on the rest of the team. </p><p>ElectricCommander 3.0 makes preflight builds truly push-button and easy for Eclipse developers to complete right from their IDE. It runs a clean source snapshot, overlays developer changes, and executes production build and test procedures across all targets, allowing developers the opportunity to commit only if they are successful. The ElectricCommander integration with Eclipse lets Java developers run "self-service" builds and preferably some tests, such as JUnit tests, across production-class machines, all before code check-in. </p><p>ElectricCommander supports Java or C development, with Ant or any another build utility. It features native, pinpoint reporting support for Junit, Nunit, NCover, Javadoc, and other Java development tools. </p><p>ElectricCommander 3.0 is available immediately. For more information about Electric Cloud's solutions, please go to <a href="http://www.electric-cloud.com/">www.electric-cloud.com</a>. </p>
Comodo Releases New Powerful Internet Security Suite, Free for PC Users
Visionary Virus Prevention Company Launches Comodo Internet Security--Offering Total PC Protection for ALL
<p>Jersey City, NJ (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Comodo Security Solutions, Inc., the computer security company famous for its widely acclaimed free firewall, has released Comodo Internet Security (CIS), a complete antivirus and firewall security package free to all PC users. Among its many powerful features, this security software detects and prevents malware such as viruses, adware, spyware, Trojans, bots and rogue software, and includes always-on, real-time protection against threats. </p><p>"Safe computing on the Internet should be a right, not a privilege," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "We are offering an advanced, intelligent Internet Security package at no charge in order to promote a safer, trusted Internet for everyone."<br /> <br />The Comodo Internet Security package includes the award-winning Comodo Firewall Pro and Comodo's highly-praised antivirus software. Comodo's Firewall is consistently rated the best free firewall in the industry, winning praise from the Washington Post, PC Magazine, and Lifehacker. Teamed with Comodo Firewall Pro in the new CIS suite is Comodo's highly-regarded free antivirus software -- also acclaimed by industry experts, and by magazines such as Computer Shopper and Computer America. Both the firewall and antivirus have been revamped for the release of CIS. CIS includes all the essential features of a fully-functional Internet security suite, but at no cost to customers. In fact, this powerful suite offers for free more security benefits than similar competitor products costing upwards of $70. </p><p>Not only does CIS offer better functionality than more expensive programs, but it also offers services that only a handful of other competitors provide. CIS can monitor regular application usage and users' Internet habits, and can train itself to identify incongruous, potentially destructive behavior as an advanced method of detecting malware. CIS's Firewall and AntiVirus are now smarter, better at detecting suspicious activity, and feature a stronger threat reporting system. </p><p>Users can upgrade to a paid, Pro version of CIS, which features remote access PC support that allows an expert to fix security threats for them. If a user thinks his or her computer has been infected, he or she can start a live chat with an expert online to help resolve the attack. Furthermore, those experts can also tune up a user's PC to clean out its registry and make it run faster. </p><p>CIS Pro also includes TrustConnect, a Comodo service for shielding computers from hackers on a public network and securing wireless and P2P transactions. Customers can purchase CIS Pro at a price of $39/year, well below many competitors' price tags. </p><p>Comodo has released CIS to change the focus on personal security from detecting and resolving malicious attacks, to preventing such attacks altogether. CIS's software is designed to prevent any malware, including virus, worm, Trojan, or phishing attacks, from damaging PCs. </p><p>"When the termites are already eating your house, you call the exterminator," said Melih Abdulhayoglu. "But isn't it better to prevent them from infesting you beforehand? CIS is comprehensive security for your computer. Before malware starts nibbling at your important files, CIS reports it to you and kills it. With CIS, we hope to change the focus of internet security to prevention, rather than detection." </p><p>To download CIS, please visit: <a href="http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_cis.html">http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_cis.html</a>. </p>
Next-Generation Unit Test Framework and Extended Embedded Platform Support
The industry's most comprehensive code quality solution now helps development teams eliminate more critical runtime and functional defects--in less time
Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure
Company releases comprehensive Azure Services Platform for the cloud, offering unprecedented power of choice and open connections for developers.
SiteGround Chooses AlphaSSL.com
Leading Hosting Provider to Offer Low Cost SSL Certificates
<p>New York, NY & London, UK (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) AlphaSSL.com, the low cost provider of SSL Certificates, today announced that SiteGround (<a href="http://www.siteground.com/">www.siteground.com</a>), a leading hosting provider accommodating over 150,000 domains, has chosen the AlphaSSL Partner Program to provide low cost SSL Certificates to its extensive worldwide customer base. The partnership will allow SiteGround customers to activate the “yellow padlock” and secure their websites, transactions, web mail and other online services using highly trusted SSL security technology. </p><p>SiteGround has chosen AlphaSSL.com to maximize its competitiveness, increase its potential revenue and benefit from the expert technical support offered by AlphaSSL.com staff. SiteGround also selected AlphaSSL Certificates because they are trusted by most browsers and mobile devices and come with a free trust enhancing clickable site seal. </p><p>“AlphaSSL Certificates are the ideal SSL solution for SiteGround to offer as part of their hosting services” said Silvia Nikolova, Marketing specialist at SiteGround, “We can now offer customers highly trusted SSL with the confidence that they are being provided by a knowledgeable SSL provider, and our customers will benefit from our one stop shop service without needing to get SSL from elsewhere.”</p><p>AlphaSSL Certificates can be obtained easily and will secure single domains or domains with multiple subdomains through the wildcard option. Recognized by 99%+ of all popular browsers and able to provide 128 bit to 256 bit strong encryption levels means AlphaSSL Certificates are highly attractive to companies who must ensure all browsers and mobile devices are supported. SiteGround is now able to offer new and existing customers a well featured SSL Certificate at a very reasonable price.</p><p>AlphaSSL Certificates are available through SiteGround from $82 at: <a href="http://www.siteground.com/ssl_certificates.htm">www.siteground.com/ssl_certificates.htm</a> <br />For more information about AlphaSSL and its Partner Program visit <a href="http://www.alphassl.com/">www.alphassl.com</a>. </p>
InfiniBand Switches with New â€œSmartâ€ Design for Next-Generation Data Centers
Delivering Unmatched Performance and First-in-Kind Features for More Scalable, Energy-Efficient and User-Friendly Clustered Systems
National Survey Finds Most Companies Expect to Be Compliant with PCI Standards
Findings indicate authentication and access among top priorities; 44 percent have deployed two-factor authentication; 26 percent aim to go beyond compliance to deploy best practices and technologies
<p>LEXINGTON, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Imprivata®, Inc., the converged authentication and access management company, announced the results of a national survey examining Identity Management Trends in PCI Compliance 2008, covering the state of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards (DSS) and compliance spanning companies over a cross-section of industries. Timely with the PCI Data Security Standard 1.2 being recently released on Oct. 1, 2008, this online survey of IT decision makers covered companies of all sizes and highlighted trends and the role of authentication and access technologies in achieving compliance. </p><p>Survey Facts </p><p>The time is now for most companies to select, buy and deploy technologies to achieve compliance within 18 months: </p><p>Companies across a variety of industries must comply with the PCI DSS requirements or risk steep penalties and fines – most deem compliance very important to avoiding unnecessary risk and related costs. Many firms are actively engaged in the PCI DSS compliance process by examining the specific requirements, retaining a consultant and/or implementing technologies to satisfy the industry mandates. </p><p>-- Despite the latest PCI DSS compliance requirements deadline having passed in June 2008, only 39 percent of respondents confirmed they are currently compliant <br /> <br />-- Of the 61 percent of respondents that are not yet compliant, 53 percent expect to become compliant within 12 months; 65 percent expect to be compliant within 18 months <br /> <br />-- 90 percent of those respondents not yet compliant view PCI DSS compliance as important; 44 percent consider it very or extremely important <br /> </p><p>Authentication and access technologies are clear priorities to achieving PCI DSS compliance: </p><p>The PCI DSS regulations cover twelve specific areas across IT disciplines, with many tied to authentication and access technologies that are the current focus of investments for respondents’ compliance efforts. Many respondents have outlined specific authentication and access technologies as areas they still need to invest in to satisfy compliance requirements and to achieve key security objectives overall. </p><p>-- To control individual access to computing resources and cardholder information, 74 percent have assigned a unique user ID, 63 percent have deployed strong authentication technologies and 63 percent have deployed password management technologies <br /> <br />-- 35 percent of respondents have already deployed single sign-on (SSO), and 39 percent have deployed physical access security cards <br /> <br />-- In pursuit of PCI DSS compliance to satisfy the 12 specific regulations: 68 percent of respondents have already restricted access to cardholder data based on need-to-know; 73 percent have assigned a unique ID to each person with computer access; 75 percent restrict physical access to cardholder data; 70 percent track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data <br /> </p><p>Companies are moving beyond simple ‘check-box’ compliance to deploy best-of-breed security technologies and establish best practices: </p><p>As companies work towards meeting the PCI DSS mandates, there is a group of respondents that are concerned with more than simple compliance. Instead, while interested in compliance, their primary driver is to improve their security in a holistic manner. </p><p>-- 26 percent of those not yet compliant aim to have the best security available in the industry to protect data <br /> <br />-- 31 percent acknowledge the risk of significant penalties is their primary driver for achieving PCI DSS compliance </p><p>The study was conducted in June and July 2008, culminating in 64 responses from IT decision-makers across the U.S. spanning every major industry. </p><p>Finding the Right Path to PCI Compliance WebinarAli Pabrai, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), CSCS, chief executive of ecfirst, will discuss the survey findings and discuss best practices for achieving PCI DSS compliance via a webinar, “Finding the Right Path to PCI Compliance”, on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11:00 am ET. </p>
Salesforce.com Unveils Dreamforce 2008, the Cloud Computing Event of the Year
Executives from industry leaders Dell, Facebook and Google to keynote.
Thousands of attendees will participate in more than 300 expert-led sessions
<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced Dreamforce 2008, the cloud computing event of the year. Newly announced guest keynotes include Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook and Dave Girouard, Google. With thousands of attendees, 300 customer speakers, 450 experts and more than 225 partners in the Expo, Dreamforce 2008 sets the agenda for the SaaS and PaaS industry for the coming year. Dreamforce 2008 is salesforce.com’s 6th annual user and developer conference and will be held November 2-5, 2008 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Live webcasts of keynotes can be found at <a href="http://www.salesforce.com/investor">http://www.salesforce.com/investor</a> and are scheduled to begin at 9am on November 3 and 4.</p><p>Dreamforce 2008 is focused on generating developer, partner and customer success with Salesforce CRM applications and the Force.com platform. Dreamforce 2008 will enable attendees to get the most from their current deployments and explore new offerings across the Salesforce CRM applications including Salesforce CRM knowledge base and Salesforce CRM Ideas. In addition, IT departments and developers can learn how to utilize the Force.com Platform to build entirely new applications and deliver them to market quickly and easily via the Force.com AppExchange. Attendees will meet with salesforce.com product teams, expert customer and partner users, get hands-on training, and learn best practices and strategies for generating SaaS and PaaS success.</p><p><strong>Monday Keynote</strong></p><p>Dreamforce 2008 kicks off Monday, November 3rd with exciting demonstrations of the latest SaaS and PaaS innovations from salesforce.com. Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, will be joined by industry leader Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and artist Neil Young to showcase where the future of the technology industry is headed.</p><p>A Q&A session for press & analysts will be held starting between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. PT. An audiocast can be accessed at <a href="http://www.salesforce.com/company/investor/">http://www.salesforce.com/company/investor/</a>.</p><p><strong>Tuesday Keynotes</strong></p><p>On Tuesday, November 4th, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell, and members of his executive team, along with Dave Girouard, president of Enterprise, Google, will join salesforce.com on stage for the morning keynote, while Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Google.org executive director Dr. Larry Brilliant, will deliver talks on innovation and social responsibility in the afternoon.</p><p><strong>3rd Annual Appy Awards</strong></p><p>Join Marc Benioff and other industry leaders for the 3rd annual Appy Awards on Tuesday, November 4th, as salesforce.com recognizes the customers, partners, and developers who have generated success with Salesforce CRM applications and built and delivered some of the most powerful applications on the Force.com platform today. With hundreds of applications currently available on the Force.com AppExchange, the competition is sure to be stiff.</p><p><strong>Partner Summit</strong></p><p>Programmed to inspire and educate partners about achieving success in cloud computing with the Force.com platform, the salesforce.com Partner Summit is free for all Dreamforce 2008 partner attendees. The salesforce.com Partner Summit will be happening on Wednesday, November 5th, and will feature specialized tracks for both business and technical audiences to educate partners on how to develop and grow a successful SaaS business.</p><p><strong>Register Now</strong></p><p>For more information, or to register, please visit <a href="http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/">http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/</a>.</p><p>In addition, salesforce.com has announced the dates for its 2nd annual Dreamforce Europe in London, which will be taking place April 7-9, 2009.</p>
Dedicated Hosting Collaboration Server Appliance, Developed by Open-Xchange
Complete with an operating system, the new Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, as a collaboration server appliance, is designed to deliver e-Mail and Calendar services, in an on-premise installation and virtual dedicated hosting implementation solution.
<p>Tarrytown, New York - (<a href="http://www.thehostingnews.com" target="_blank">The Hosting News</a>) The Open-Xchange open source groupware offering was developed as a cost-effective Microsoft Exchange alternative, for small and medium size businesses (SMBs) desiring easy-to-use and deploy e-mail and collaboration software, with an initial cost of less than $70 per user annually. </p><p>Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange remarked, ''Small- and mid-sized business owners are demanding the same capabilities as large corporations. Our new Appliance Edition gives these businesses advanced collaboration tools at affordable costs, while enabling service providers an opportunity to give their clients more features at a lower cost as a virtual dedicated server offering.''</p><p>The Open-Xchange Appliance Edition is server software that comes complete with operating system, plus capabilities for e-mail, calendar and document sharing, managing contacts and tasks, as well as backup and recovery, anti-spam and anti-virus protection. It can handle anywhere from 10 to hundreds of users.</p><p>Built using a combination of Open-Xchange Hosting Edition (used by more than 8 million users worldwide) and Univention Corporate Server 2.1, the collaboration software provides businesses with all the tools needed to facilitate effective teamwork. Users get access to their relevant data and documents with either the AJAX-based web interface or Microsoft Outlook.</p><p>Included is a fully-supported Debian-based Linux, along with Samba file and print services, and software connectors for Microsoft Active Directory to facilitate user and group administration, as well as integration into existing IT infrastructure.</p><p>Open-Xchange Appliance Edition supports leading virtualization technologies, VMware and Xen, enabling quick installation and a virtual dedicated server deployment by service providers to multiple customers.</p><p>Open-Xchange Appliance Edition will be available November 5 through the Open-Xchange Online Shop (<a href="http://www.open-xchange.com/en/shop-en">www.open-xchange.com/en/shop-en</a>), as well as Open-Xchange and Univention partners. A maintenance subscription for Open-Xchange Appliance Edition including updates, patches and security fixes for 10 users is $675 for the first year, and $168.75 for each additional year. Additional users cost $67.50 in the first year, and $16.88 for each additional year.</p><p>Univention GmbH offers a range of Linux-based products and services. Core competencies are integration of Linux and Windows (on the server and on the client side), directory services, Linux on the desktop, and thin-client technology. Univention Corporate Server enables companies and public organizations to deploy, maintain and administer Linux-based server- and client-solutions within a short time and at low cost. </p><p>Open-Xchange Inc. provides scalable and integrated open source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. </p><p>For more information, please visit: <a href="http://www.open-xchange.com/">www.open-xchange.com</a>. </p>
iWeb invited to present at RBC Capital Markets Growth Conference
iWeb Group Inc. today announced that it will be the first presentation of the "Growth in Managed and Internet Services"
<p>Montreal (Gawkwire.com) iWeb Group Inc. (TSX.V - IWB), a worldwide provider of Internet hosting services and IT Infrastructure today announced that it will be the first presentation of the "Growth in Managed and Internet Services" session at the RBC Capital Markets Growth Conference 5.0 on Tuesday, October 28th 2008 at 12:45 P.M. eastern time.</p><p>Bernard Dahl, iWeb's Director of Communications and Public Relations will be presenting investors with iWeb's perspectives on the current state of Internet services at the conference, which is being held at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. </p><p>Conference Details:</p><p>- RBC Capital Markets Growth Conference 5.0<br />- October 28, 2008<br />- MaRS Centre, Toronto, ON<br />- More information can be found at: <a href="http://www.rbccm.com/">www.rbccm.com</a></p>
Future Internet Services Ltd to Offer GlobalSign SSL
TotallyGlobalSign.com website to provide GlobalSign SSL Certificates to customers
<p>London, UK (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) GlobalSign Ltd (<a href="http://www.globalsign.co.uk/">www.globalsign.co.uk</a>), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Partner Programs, today announced that Future Internet Services Ltd, a UK based managed Internet services specialist, has chosen GlobalSign’s reseller program to provide SSL Certificates to its customers via a dedicated website “TotallyGlobalSign.com”. The newly formed partnership will allow Future Internet Services customers to easily purchase highly trusted SSL technology to secure their websites, online transactions, web mail and other next generation online services. </p><p>As a provider of SSL Certificates since 2005, Future Internet Services selected GlobalSign due to its high quality and simplified product range, marketing support, competitive pricing and excellent customer service. Future Internet Services is promoting GlobalSign SSL through a value-add, competitively priced, dedicated retail website. In particular TotallyGlobalSign.com will be heavily promoting GlobalSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates that activate the new Green Address Bar in the IE, Firefox and Opera browsers and improve the trust that consumers can place into the web sites they visit.</p><p>“GlobalSign is one of the few SSL Providers to already meet the industry standards recommended by NIST, regarding the issuance of Certificates from trusted roots of 2048 bit strength. Strong SSL is very important to our customers.” said Vince Bashforth, Managing Director, Future Internet Services, “As we believe GlobalSign EV SSL to be the most suitable offering for online retailers looking to increase trust in their brand without incurring a large unwanted expense, offering GlobalSign solutions perfectly fits our commitment to providing the best grade of SSL to our customers.” </p><p>Through TotallyGlobalSign.com, Future Internet Services will offer GlobalSign SSL Certificates worldwide, accepting payment in 16 popular currencies and will provide strong first line support to SSL customers by telephone and email around the clock, seven days a week. They also have the capabilities of providing SSL to specialist industry sectors including local authority and government organisations via their Purchase Order option.</p><p>“With the ongoing success of our SSL Partner Program we are delighted to welcome Future Internet Services on board as our latest prestigious partner.” said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign Ltd. “Future Internet Services is showing creditable dedication to providing high quality, affordable web site and transaction security to its customer base. We anticipate a long and mutually beneficial partnership with this leading service provider.” </p><p>TotallyGlobalSign.com will offer all main types of GlobalSign SSL, including fast issuance Domain Validation and EV SSL Certificates. All SSL Certificates are inclusive of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) (to “step up” weak 40 bit browser to server connections to strong 128 bit) and are issued from GlobalSign’s widely distributed 2048 bit Root CA Certificate. </p><p>GlobalSign’s Partner Program is designed for ISP’s, Web Hosts, Integrators, Domain Registrars and VARs and enables SSL Certificates to easily be integrated into product ranges as value add options. Brands can become more competitive, new revenue streams are opened and the amount of revenue received per customer is maximised – all with minimal costs and a fast go-to-market. GlobalSign’s Pay As You Go, no commit purchasing scheme, web based certificate management interface or API and comprehensive marketing support furthermore enhance the SSL reselling opportunity. </p><p>GlobalSign SSL Certificates are now currently available through Future Internet Services’ dedicated SSL website at <a href="http://www.totallyglobalsign.com/">http://www.totallyglobalsign.com</a>.</p>
Encryption Wizard for Oracle Breaks Speed Barrier
Relational Database Consultants Inc. (RDC), www.relationalwizards.com, today released benchmarks for the Encryption Wizard for Oracle, the fastest database encryption and security software on the market. Using AES256, FIPS-140-2 compliant cryptography, the Encryption Wizard was able to encrypt 1 million rows in slightly over three minutes. The benchmark was run on an AMD dual-core processor running Windows Vista. Results of this benchmark are published at: www.relationalwizards.com/oracle_encryption/database_encryption_benchmark.pdf
<p>Los Angeles, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Relational Database Consultants Inc. (RDC), <a href="http://www.relationalwizards.com/">www.relationalwizards.com</a>, today released benchmarks for the Encryption Wizard for Oracle, the fastest database encryption and security software on the market. </p><p>Using AES256, FIPS-140-2 compliant cryptography, the Encryption Wizard was able to encrypt 1 million rows in slightly over three minutes. The benchmark was run on an AMD dual-core processor running Windows Vista. Results of this benchmark are published at: <a href="http://www.relationalwizards.com/oracle_encryption/database_encryption_benchmark.pdf">www.relationalwizards.com/oracle_encryption/database_encryption_benchmark.pdf</a> <br /> <br />"Not only is the initial database encryption fast," marvels Michael Richards of AIS, <a href="http://www.advantis.com/">www.advantis.com</a>, a NYC-based consulting firm that performed the test. "The Encryption Wizard buffers keys and utilizes bit-mapped indexes for amazing performance results that barely degrade the speed of the Oracle RDBMS." </p><p>The key to the Encryption Wizard's advantage over offerings like Protegrity's Defiance Security Suite or Application Security Inc's DbProtect, is its native use of Oracle's dbms_crypto and dbms_obfuscation_toolkit. Explains marketing director Don Parret, "The Encryption Wizard is the only database encryption offering that was actually was designed around the Oracle database kernel. This gives us a speed advantage and the added stability of using proven encryption algorithms from Oracle." </p><p>Around the streamlined architecture of the encryption engine, the Encryption Wizard also brags of an easy-to-use graphical front-end that allows security mangers quick viewing, auditing, and password protection of their sensitive data. "So easy, a caveman can use it," remarks Oracle DBA Dave DeManbey, who headed the University of Hartford's migration to encrypted data for their Banner software system. </p><p>"Oracle customers shouldn't have to sacrifice either performance or a friendly interface, to simply secure their database data," explains Don Parret of RDC. "With the Encryption Wizard, FIPS-140-2 compliance is made easy without significantly degrading performance or wasting precious man hours." </p><p>The Encryption Wizard for Oracle runs seamlessly on Windows, Unix, and Linux platforms and is priced at under $5,000 (US) per instance. Free trial downloads are available at: <a href="http://www.relationalwizards.com/html/oracle_encryption.html">http://www.relationalwizards.com/html/oracle_encryption.html</a></p>
Green IT Certification For Managed Service Providers At Las Vegas Summit
New Industry Standard Will Encourage Energy-Saving IT Management and Practices
<p>Chico (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The MSPAlliance (MSPA) the International Association of Managed Service Providers (<a href="http://www.mspalliance.com/">www.mspalliance.com</a>), today announced it would unveil its Green IT Program for Managed Service Providers at the upcoming Managed Services Summit, being held at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, November 5-6, 2008. The MSPA Green IT Program will promote environmentally friendly IT management practices as well as efficient uses of energy. </p><p>With 7,000 members worldwide, and as the world's largest professional association and accrediting body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPA has developed a set of standards for MSPs and their clients to achieve Green IT Certification. As part of its Managed Services Accreditation Program™, this Green IT certification will be based on quantifiable standards driven by several factors, including reduction of power consumption in data centers and offices, increased use of remote management of IT services to reduce carbon emissions, and other recognized Green initiatives. <br /> <br />"The need for Green IT has never been more evident, and the standards set by this new program will guide MSPs in delivering Green IT services and reducing their own carbon footprint," said Charles Weaver, president, MSPAlliance. "Today, every MSP has access to tools that deliver environmentally conscious services, however, there isn't an industry standard for them to use as a guide to ensure proper stewardship of all resources. As the industry's only accrediting body for MSPs, we are proud to address this glaring deficiency." </p><p>In certain IT markets, a MSP that abides by these Green standards could realize a 35% to 75% reduction in energy consumption. This will help the MSPs and their end-users become better stewards of energy consumption, and will also save clients monthly recurring energy costs that they otherwise could not control. In today's economy, this is a welcomed initiative both by the MSP and their clients.</p><p>Details about the Green IT Program will be announced during the opening keynote address at the Las Vegas Managed Services Summit on November 5th at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the event please visit <a href="http://www.mspalliance.com/events">www.mspalliance.com/events</a>.</p>
Ubiquity Server Solutions Enters Atlanta
Ubiquity Server Solutions (http://www.ubiquityservers.com), provider of server collocation, dedicated servers, VPS, and IP transit services in six local markets, has announced that it will be expanding its operations to Atlanta, Georgia to provide services from the city's technology hub at 56 Marietta.
<p>Bloomington, IL (Gawkwire.com) Ubiquity Server Solutions (<a href="http://www.ubiquityservers.com/">http://www.ubiquityservers.com</a>), provider of server collocation, dedicated servers, VPS, and IP transit services in six local markets, has announced that it will be expanding its operations to Atlanta, Georgia to provide services from the city's technology hub at 56 Marietta. </p><p>"This has been a long time coming, and we're all really excited about it," said Michael Gazzerro, Lead Sales Engineer for Ubiquity Server Solutions. "It was only a matter of time before Ubiquity's services be brought to the great city of Atlanta." <br /> <br />Effective immediately, all services offered by Ubiquity will be available at the Atlanta facility. This includes the company's managed and self-managed services in colocation, dedicated servers, and virtual private server hosting. </p><p>Services in Atlanta will be consistent with Ubiquity's other operations located in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City. These consistencies include the company's 24/7 support, the company's network which is tuned for performance and uptime, and a wide variety of flexible and unique service offerings. </p>
GoGrid Broadens Windows Server 2008 Offering with PHP Stacks
Cloud Infrastructure provider, GoGrid, releases several new Windows Server 2008 Cloud Servers complete with IIS 7, ASP.NET, PHP 5 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 giving .NET developers the only current option to run optimized PHP and ASP.NET applications side-by-side in a Windows Cloud.
<p>San Francisco, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Cloud Server Hosting provider, GoGrid, today announced the immediate availability of Windows Server 2008 with PHP 5 in the Cloud. These new GoGrid Cloud Server configurations allow developers to run both PHP and ASP.NET code concurrently and easily. Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7 is the only platform that supports mixed application environments and running these within the GoGrid Windows Server 2008 Cloud allows for the consolidation of Web Applications on a single platform. <br /> <br />The following 32-bit Windows Server 2008 Cloud Servers are currently available for instant deployment using either the GoGrid Web Portal or GoGrid API: </p><p>Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7.0, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, PHP5 (WISP stack) <br />Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7.0, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, PHP5 (WISP+.NET stack) <br />Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7.0, mySQL 5, PHP5 (WIMP stack)</p><p>GoGrid works with senior engineers within Microsoft to employ best practices for not only base-lining the "WISP" images but also IIS optimization and Security within those images for exclusive use within the GoGrid Cloud. </p><p>Default PHP installations run extremely well on Windows Server 2008 without any need for additional fine-tuning and Windows is a solid infrastructure solution for PHP development and deployment. The combination of PHP, ASP.NET and the .NET framework is a robust offering for any type of developer utilizing Microsoft and Open Source technologies. </p><p>With this release, GoGrid is firmly positioned as the global leader of Windows Server 2008 and 2003 in the Cloud. Over 2/3 of GoGrid's Clouds currently run Microsoft technologies. GoGrid Windows Cloud Servers saw enthusiastic adoption since the initial launch of GoGrid in March with Windows Server 2003. In mid-August 2008, GoGrid was first to market with Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud. GoGrid parent company, ServePath, is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and SAS70 Type II certified which includes the GoGrid products as well. </p><p>"The ability to run both PHP and ASP.NET applications simultaneously on a single GoGrid Cloud Server means far more flexibility for developers," says GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, adding "These new GoGrid Windows Server 2008 Clouds also consolidate disparate development environments which equates to instant costs savings." </p><p>Because Windows users and developers frequently leverage the rich Windows user interface, GoGrid's web-based portal provides the familiar and easy-to-use environment that Windows users are accustomed to. The GoGrid Graphical User Interface (GUI) and iconography allows for "point and click" deployment of complex, instant and flexible network infrastructures, which includes free load balancing, multiple web and database servers, and, coming soon: Cloud Storage. Of particular interest to Microsoft partners is GoGrid's public Application Programming Interface (API) which developers and partners utilize to programmatically control their GoGrid infrastructure and that of their clients. </p><p>GoGrid is exhibiting at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC) at Booth #914. The PDC is Microsoft's premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects and is the event to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, exchange ideas with fellow professionals and hear about upcoming Microsoft Server related products. Developers who utilize Microsoft technologies are encouraged to visit the GoGrid booth where they can receive a free trial of GoGrid Cloud Servers. </p>
Introducing Ultra Performance NAS / Media Server with Versatile Storage Capacity
Mvix(USA), Inc., a market leader in high-definition entertainment and business signage solutions, announces the launch of the MvixBOX (WDN-2000) 2-Bay Ultra Performance NAS/Media Server. MvixBOX is a 2-Bay Network Attached Server featuring a user-friendly interface with Web-Disk, Torrent Sharing, Dynamic Website hosting, and data backup capability of holding 2 x 1.5TB SATA Hard Drives.
<p>Chantilly, VA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Mvix(USA), Inc., a market leader in high-definition entertainment and business signage solutions announces the launch of the MvixBOX (WDN-2000) 2-Bay Ultra Performance NAS/Media Server. MvixBOX is a 2-Bay Network Attached Server featuring a user-friendly interface with Web-Disk, Torrent Sharing, Dynamic Website hosting, and data backup capability of holding 2 x 1.5TB SATA Hard Drives. </p><p>Beyond its dizzying array of features, the MvixBOX offers many advanced features for home-office network environments. It's WebServer feature offers a complete Media / Web Server solution in one box. The unit comes pre-configured with Apache, MySQL, SQlife, and PHP, offering a ready-to-go solution for hosting personal or small business websites, blogs, family forums or wikis. MvixBOX also comes pre-configured for dynamic DNS functionality. MvixBOX offers the ability to use simple name, easy to remember domains, allowing easy access of files across the Web. <br /> <br />MvixBOX offers a unique functionality called "RapidBox" which allows files-sharing via simple URLs. This feature is very similar to that offered by a variety of online web-storage companies where a user can upload a file and send a direct link to a friend / co-worker for that particular file. The Rapidbox functionality makes uploading/downloading of files easy with no hassle of setting up FTP applications etc. </p><p>Commenting on the launch of MvixBox, Mike Mallon, the business development manager of Mvix(USA), Inc., said, "The new MvixBOX offers a comprehensive suite of innovations and advanced features leveraging the broadband technology. Building upon our dominant brand name, MvixBox is bound to greatly enhance entertainment and business collaboration. There cannot be a better product for this holiday season. We expect this product to bring Network-attached storage concept to the mass-market." </p><p>Mvix(USA), Inc., which already created a name in high definition media player segment for home entertainment, business signage and mobile entertainment, expects that this new internet-enabled NAS server will have tremendous acceptance with the small and medium businesses. "The massive TB range storage capacity of MvixBox with its gigabit connectivity and portable size makes it an ideal candidate for complete storage and server solutions for medium size businesses. It's extremely affordable price makes a lot sense in times of these economic slowdown," commented Mike. "At the same time, the unique combination of our high definition media players and MvixBox offers the ultimate solution for home entertainment networking and media storage and sharing." </p><p>Mvix(USA), Inc. will start shipping MvixBox as early as third week of October. It will also leverage the vast supply chain network of D&H Distributing, one of the largest technology distributors of North America, with whom it recently entered into a partnership agreement. Mvix(USA), Inc. plans to showcase this unique product in the upcoming CES 2009 tradeshow. </p><p>Check MvixBOX (WDN-2000) Details at <a href="http://www.mvixusa.com/#products_main/ht/3">http://www.mvixusa.com/#products_main/ht/3</a>. </p>
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Scams Exposed
A growing number of search engine optimization firms are offering website owners' false promises such as a guaranteed #1 Google search engine ranking.
<p>Laguna Niguel, CA (Gawkwire.com) A growing number of search engine optimization firms are offering website owners' false promises such as a guaranteed #1 Google search engine ranking. Through research, Increase Visibility, a leading search engine marketing services firm, has compiled a list of common scams and unethical practices used by illegitimate SEO services providers that should serve as warning signs to website owners. </p><p>Search engine optimization companies offering false guarantees such as a #1 Google search engine ranking are taking advantage of a large number of website owners. Research by Increase Visibility, a leading search engine marketing services firm, indicates that numerous unethical SEO services companies are using scams to acquire business. In addition, "black hat" methods are often used on behalf of unknowing website owners. The unethical practices sometimes produce a surge in the search engine ranking; unfortunately it's typically followed by a steady decrease in the rankings and often years of tough penalties. <br /> <br />Jim Lisi, President of Increase Visibility states "website owners put their website at risk by unknowingly implementing link schemes and other unethical practices offered by the growing number of SEO companies that utilize 'black hat' practices and scams." </p><p>The search engine optimization firms offering to increase search engine placements for very low fees usually do not include off-site search engine optimization services or comprehensive on-site SEO services which are critical for a long term first page search engine ranking. </p><p>Through research, Increase Visibility has discovered a number of scams utilized by illegitimate SEO companies. Some of the major warning signs include: </p><p>Emails guaranteeing number #1 Google rankings. <br />Offering guaranteed rankings for a very small fee. <br />Achieving a #1 ranking for a unique, very long search term. The very long search term has no search volume. This practice is a scam. <br />Guaranteeing a #1 search engine ranking by purchasing it with Google Adwords or pay per click advertising. The Adwords might show up on the top of the search page or in the sponsored link section in the right column. However, the majority of searchers use the organic search results located in the left column. <br />Offering to submit a website to a vast number of search engines for a small payment (this strategy simply fails). <br />Not having a legitimate website or they own an amateurish site. <br />Offering to submit a website to over a thousand important directories, however there are only a small number of directories that bring traffic to websites. </p><p>There are also numerous unethical strategies used by illegitimate SEO companies including: </p><p>Acquiring a customer's credit card number and charging for monthly services such as changing Meta tags and making submissions to unpopular directories. <br />Spending very little time optimizing the site and often reducing the search engine placement due to using the wrong keywords, incorrect layouts, flawed structures, misspelled words etc. <br />Utilizing numerous email accounts for promotional purposes. <br />Sending out a massive amount of emails suggesting website owners provide a link to a particular website due to compatibility. <br />Sending out emails by the hundreds or thousands offering to purchase links from website owners. <br />Utilizing expired domains to increase link popularity.</p><p>Increase Visibility, only uses ethical strategies and has been rewarded with a #1 or #2 ranking for organic optimization during August - October 2008 by the prestigious TopSEO's.com, an independent authority on search engine marketing services companies. During the extensive evaluation process TopSEO's.com contacts the search engine optimization firm's clients. They ask about the client's overall experience with their search engine marketing firm and inquire about their search engine ranking for their important keywords. </p><p>Increase Visibility is located in Laguna Niguel, California and is an award winning leader in the search engine marketing services industry. The firm offers search engine marketing, natural search engine optimization, pay per click management, press releases, reputation management and social media optimization services. The firm offers search engine optimization plans to fit small and large marketing budgets. Increase Visibility has numerous clients in the Fortune 1000. The company's President has 10+ years of experience in the field of SEO and the Director of Optimization has more than 10 years of experience in the field of SEO/SEM. Visit the Increase Visibility blog for search engine optimization tips and internet marketing information. </p>
Divorcee Jailed After Killing Her Husband: Virtually of Course!
A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband's digital persona
<p>Tokyo, Japan (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Police in Tokyo on Thursday announced that a 43-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of hacking after killing her online husbands digital persona. The woman became angry after a sudden divorce in a virtual game world.</p><p>The woman, who is jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his identification and password to log onto popular interactive game "Maple Story" to carry out the virtual murder in mid-May, a police official in northern Sapporo said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy. </p><p>"I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry," the official quoted her as telling investigators and admitting the allegations. </p><p>The woman had not plotted any revenge in the real world, the official said. </p><p>She has not yet been formally charged, but if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000. </p><p>Players in "Maple Story" raise and manipulate digital images called "avatars" that represent themselves, while engaging in relationships, social activities and fighting against monsters and other obstacles. </p><p>The woman used login information she got from the 33-year-old office worker when their characters were happily married, and killed the character. The man complained to police when he discovered that his beloved online avatar was dead. </p>
Host Color Launched Powerful Virtuozzo VPS Hosting Solution
Host Color announced the launch of powerful Virtual Private Server solution based on Virtuozzo Containers OS virtualization solution. The VPS Power Hosting (http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-power) features 1 GB RAM, 50 GB HDD and 350 GB monthly transfer. The company revealed that the test shows that this virtual server can power up to 100 advanced websites. It costs $69.95 per month.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Host Color, one of the fastest growing providers of Virtuozzo powered VPS Hosting Services (<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/vps">http://www.hostcolor.com/vps</a>) revealed to web hosting media that its new virtual private server solution - VPS Power (<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-power">http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-power</a>) saves around $100/month on dedicated hosting to any site owner of an advanced website business.</p><p>"There is a growing demand for high class customized web hosting solutions but most dedicated servers you can find on the market aren't cost effective for small businesses. That's why we launched "VPS Power", a virtual private server we say "So powerful that people will refuse to believe that it is just VPS", said Alexander Avramov, Managing Director of Host Color LLC.</p><p>"VPS Power" comes with 1024 MB RAM, 50 GB hard drive and 350 GB data transfer per month. The web host said it tested the performance of the virtual server with 100 well-established websites and the results showed that the resources of VPS Power were enough to power them.</p><p>The VPS solution costs $69.95/month. Host Color offers it with Linux OS per customer’s choice. It allows customers to choose between three web hosting control panels (hosting automation software) - Plesk, cPanel and NextColor - company’s branded hosting control panel. Plesk is the recommended software. It’s license for 100 websites costs $15.95/month with Host Color. Those who don't have a budget to purchase Plesk or cPanel can use NextColor. Host Color host doesn't charge for the usage of its branded NextColor control panel.</p><p>The VPS provider enables small businesses who don't have time to deal with server administration to sign up for VPS management service called "FM VPS"</p><p>(Fully Managed VPS). FM VPS is priced only at $49.95/month and includes: <br />Initial VPS Set-up, IP management, OS installation and maintenance, Anti-virus and Anti-Spam installation, Reboots, VPS recovery, Control Panel updates, and Resource monitoring. According to web host, this VPS management service is one of the most affordable in among the whole VPS hosting market.</p><p>Host Color offers two other virtual private server solutions - VPS Start<br />(<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-start">http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-start</a>) and VPS Advance (<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-advance">http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-advance</a>). VPS Start is an entry level virtual server with 192 MB RAM, 10 GB hard drive and 50 GB data transfer quote, while VPS Advance features 512 MB RAM, 25 GB HDD and 200 GB data transfer per month. "VPS Start" costs $19.95 per month. "VPS Advance" is priced at $49.95/mo.</p><p>The hosting company uses Cent OS to power customers' virtual servers, but it also said that any other Linux distributions can be installed either by customer or as a part of "FM VPS" service agreement.</p><p>"Host Color's team works hard to customize web hosting services and this is our main advantage", explained Alexander Avramov. He added that his company creates custom VPS hosting environment for any of its business hosting customers.</p><p>The hosting provider is well-known with its approach to hosting business named "Quality Web Hosting". Its executives say that Host Color "customizes even Shared Hosting services to allow anyone to work in personalized business environment". The company has recently introduced some customized shared hosting plans such as Textpattern Hosting, B2Evolution Blog Hosting, and WordPress Hosting. These hosting plans are made to better serve site owners who want to use the above software applications.</p><p>Host Color has opened last month its new Affiliate Program (<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/affiliateprogram">http://www.hostcolor.com/affiliateprogram</a>). It transfers 25% of the company's revenue per sale to its affiliates and at the same time pays them for each unique visitor sent to Host Color's website.</p>
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Scams Exposed by Prominent SEO Firm
A growing number of search engine optimization firms are offering website owners' false promises such as a guaranteed #1 Google search engine ranking. Through research, Increase Visibility, a leading search engine marketing services firm, has compiled a list of common scams and unethical practices used by illegitimate SEO services providers that should serve as warning signs to website owners.
<p>Laguna Niguel, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) A growing number of search engine optimization firms are offering website owners' false promises such as a guaranteed #1 Google search engine ranking. Through research, Increase Visibility, a leading search engine marketing services firm, has compiled a list of common scams and unethical practices used by illegitimate SEO services providers that should serve as warning signs to website owners. </p><p>Search engine optimization companies offering false guarantees such as a #1 Google search engine ranking are taking advantage of a large number of website owners. Research by Increase Visibility, a leading search engine marketing services firm, indicates that numerous unethical SEO services companies are using scams to acquire business. In addition, "black hat" methods are often used on behalf of unknowing website owners. The unethical practices sometimes produce a surge in the search engine ranking; unfortunately it's typically followed by a steady decrease in the rankings and often years of tough penalties. <br /> <br />Jim Lisi, President of Increase Visibility states "website owners put their website at risk by unknowingly implementing link schemes and other unethical practices offered by the growing number of SEO companies that utilize 'black hat' practices and scams." </p><p>The search engine optimization firms offering to increase search engine placements for very low fees usually do not include off-site search engine optimization services or comprehensive on-site SEO services which are critical for a long term first page search engine ranking. </p><p>Through research, Increase Visibility has discovered a number of scams utilized by illegitimate SEO companies. Some of the major warning signs include: </p><p>Emails guaranteeing number #1 Google rankings. <br />Offering guaranteed rankings for a very small fee. <br />Achieving a #1 ranking for a unique, very long search term. The very long search term has no search volume. This practice is a scam. <br />Guaranteeing a #1 search engine ranking by purchasing it with Google Adwords or pay per click advertising. The Adwords might show up on the top of the search page or in the sponsored link section in the right column. However, the majority of searchers use the organic search results located in the left column. <br />Offering to submit a website to a vast number of search engines for a small payment (this strategy simply fails). <br />Not having a legitimate website or they own an amateurish site. <br />Offering to submit a website to over a thousand important directories, however there are only a small number of directories that bring traffic to websites. </p><p>There are also numerous unethical strategies used by illegitimate SEO companies including: </p><p><br />Acquiring a customer's credit card number and charging for monthly services such as changing Meta tags and making submissions to unpopular directories. <br />Spending very little time optimizing the site and often reducing the search engine placement due to using the wrong keywords, incorrect layouts, flawed structures, misspelled words etc. <br />Utilizing numerous email accounts for promotional purposes. <br />Sending out a massive amount of emails suggesting website owners provide a link to a particular website due to compatibility. <br />Sending out emails by the hundreds or thousands offering to purchase links from website owners. <br />Utilizing expired domains to increase link popularity.</p><p>Increase Visibility, only uses ethical strategies and has been rewarded with a #1 or #2 ranking for organic optimization during August - October 2008 by the prestigious TopSEO's.com, an independent authority on search engine marketing services companies. During the extensive evaluation process TopSEO's.com contacts the search engine optimization firm's clients. They ask about the client's overall experience with their search engine marketing firm and inquire about their search engine ranking for their important keywords. </p><p>Increase Visibility is located in Laguna Niguel, California and is an award winning leader in the search engine marketing services industry. The firm offers search engine marketing, natural search engine optimization, pay per click management, press releases, reputation management and social media optimization services. The firm offers search engine optimization plans to fit small and large marketing budgets. Increase Visibility has numerous clients in the Fortune 1000. The company's President has 10+ years of experience in the field of SEO and the Director of Optimization has more than 10 years of experience in the field of SEO/SEM. Visit the Increase Visibility blog for search engine optimization tips and internet marketing information.</p>
EstDomains, Inc Combating Cyber Crime -- Thousands Domain Names Suspended
In September 2008 EstDomains, Inc, (http://estdomains.com), a US-based domain name Registrar, announced a great cleanup season among the accounts registered under the name of the company. The new advanced account monitoring system has been applied in order to reveal the possible presence of corrupted data outgoing from the domain names purchased from EstDomains, Inc and every single account has been scanned thoroughly; thousands of domain names were irreversibly suspended as a result.
<p>Wilmington, DE (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com">Gawkwire.com</a>) In September 2008 EstDomains, Inc, (<a href="http://estdomains.com/">http://estdomains.com</a>), a US-based domain name Registrar, announced a great cleanup season among the accounts registered under the name of the company. The new advanced account monitoring system has been applied in order to reveal the possible presence of corrupted data outgoing from the domain names purchased from EstDomains, Inc and every single account has been scanned thoroughly; thousands of domain names were irreversibly suspended as a result. </p><p>As it has been announced previously, EstDomains, Inc management has carefully revised the Acceptable Usage Policy and several critical amendments have been applied. Once again it should be noted that the company has its ultimate right to act against account holders who: involve their domain in spam messages sending, storing or spreading materials of certain abusive content, and using the unlawful software that provides an unauthorized access to private and billing information. Storing or distributing malicious software, such as worms and viruses and deliberate misleading website visitors into giving away credit card details officially, also known as phishing, officially falls under criminal law and is strongly prohibited by EstDomains, Inc policy. </p><p>One should proceed to EstDomains, Inc homepage at: <a href="http://estdomains.com/">http://estdomains.com</a> in order to find more details about aspects prohibited by the AUP. In accordance with amended policy, all the domain names registered with EstDomains, Inc had to undergo the thorough checkup for possible traces of prohibited activity presence. <br />The company's statistics shows that about thousands of domain names have been suspended for being privy to threatening Internet user's safety. The owners of suspended domains were immediately deprived of their accounts along with the rest of domain names and funds without any right to claim the compensation. In order to prevent such customers from being able to continue with their illegal activity, the new advanced and more efficient account monitoring system has been applied to the services provided for domain name registration. Various details, such as IP addresses, minute payments descriptions, personal data analysis, accounts sign up logs and so on, are used for the creation of a common pattern, which indicates characteristic features of one particular person. </p><p>These patterns are used for further investigations that are being led in order to recognize corrupted account holders from other law-abiding customers. EstDomains, Inc (<a href="http://estdomains.com/">http://estdomains.com</a>) will not tolerate the involvement of its good name in spamming or malware distribution and will cease suspected accounts without dispute. </p><p>In order to avoid unpleasant incidents and long-term arguing EstDomains, Inc management team once again asks its current and potential customers to read through the company's Acceptable Usage Policy before registering a domain name. Only the close cooperation of the online services providers and webmasters will make Internet safer and is greatly appreciates by common users. The company also addresses the online-oriented community and asks to submit the reports for the domain names that are exposed as the infringement of Internet user's security or interests to: <a href="https://support.estdomains.com/">https://support.estdomains.com</a>. </p>
Rotapix Rated as Best SEO Company in Australia
A leading internet marketing firm based in Sydney, Australia, Rotapix has a core focus on services related to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay per Click Advertising (PPC), Online Marketing Solutions and Web Development.
<p>Plymouth, IN (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Breaking through the confusion and information overload present on the internet, Rotapix has established a name for itself in the industry. With consistent and effective performance, the firm has emerged as one of the top search marketing companies at a global level. </p><p>A leading internet marketing firm based in Sydney, Australia, Rotapix has a core focus on services related to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay per Click Advertising (PPC), Online Marketing Solutions and Web Development. The firm also provides comprehensive coverage and strategic analysis. Rotapix offers its clients systematic reports and consultancy to make them aware of their website's performance. </p><p>Rotapix's long and esteemed list of clients has received outstanding services from the company. Rotapix online marketing strategies have increased and sustained traffic and conversion to deliver clients optimum Return on Investment (ROI). </p><p>"We are very proud of the way we have been working and are determined to keep up these high standards in the future," says Victor Quinteros, CEO of Rotapix. </p><p>Rotapix's achievements and superiority are further validated by its inclusion into topseos' list of the leading internet marketing companies for 2008. </p><p>"It's been a pleasure seeing the way Rotapix has helped various companies to reach the number one position. The Rotapix team has constantly provided exceptional services and has helped companies reduce their costs and maximise their returns on investment," says Jeev Trika, Partner at topseos. </p><p>For more information on services from Rotapix, visit <a href="http://www.topseos.com/rotapix-interactive-media">www.topseos.com/rotapix-interactive-media</a>. </p><p>Find out more about rankings from topseos at <a href="http://www.topseos.com/rankings">www.topseos.com/rankings</a>. </p>
Search Marketing Expo - SMX West 2009 Registration Now Open
SMX West will offer three days of outstanding content, prestigious keynotes and unrivaled community networking activities. Register now and pay just $995 for an All Access show pass.
<p>Redding, CT (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The Search Marketing Expo - SMX West 2009 site has been launched and registration to the event is open. SMX West will take place February 10-12, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. </p><p>Search Marketing Expo -- SMX West is programmed by Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman, the editors of the leading news blog for internet marketers -- Search Engine Land.com. Sullivan and Sherman are widely recognized as thought leaders in the search marketing space. They've programmed scores of search marketing events that teach marketers how drive more traffic to their web sites. </p><p>The SMX West agenda, which will be posted early December, will feature more than 50 sessions designed for search marketers of all skill levels and covering the spectrum of SEM topics. Until then, attendees can register at the pre-agenda rate of just $995. </p><p>In addition to the sessions, All Access attendees get access to keynotes, in-person networking events, the SMX Connect online social networking tool, and much more. See all the benefits you get with your All Access pass here. In-person networking events will include a Meet & Greet reception on the evening of February 9 and Webmaster Radio.FM will also host SearchBash @ SMX. </p><p>The Expo Hall will be open February 10 and 11 and passes are free with pre-registration. An Expo pass includes access to educational sessions and more than 25 SMX Theater presentations, where our exhibitors present case studies and discuss their solutions. </p><p>SMX West is an outstanding value at any price, but especially so at the pre-agenda rate of $995. Register now and save. </p><p>About Search Marketing Expo and Third Door Media, Inc. </p><p>Search Marketing Expo - SMX West is produced by Third Door Media, Inc. Third Door Media's mission is to empower internet and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. Other Search Marketing Expo events include SMX East, SMX Advanced, SMX Local & Mobile, SMX Social Media Marketing, SMX Munich, and SMX London. The full list is available at the Search Marketing Expo site. </p><p>Third Door Media also publishes the search marketing news and analysis site Search Engine Land, produces Search Marketing Now, a lead-generation marketing solution for suppliers of SEM-related products and services, and Sphinn.com, the place for web, online, search, interactive and internet marketers to share news stories, talk within subject-specific discussion forums, build a network and stay connected to hot topics in internet marketing. </p>
HostGator Upgrades Their Shared Plans
HostGator upgrades shared plans to offer unlimited space and bandwidth and begins offering SSL certificates with select shared plans
<p>Houston, TX (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting company HostGator announced a significant change to its plan structure by upgrading its shared hosting plans to offer unlimited space and bandwidth. The upgrades affect both new and existing shared hosting customers. </p><p>With this change, there will be no space and bandwidth restrictions on any shared hosting plans from HostGator. The differentiation between the company’s three shared hosting plans will lie in the extra features offered with each plan. </p><p>HostGator’s entry-level shared hosting plan, the Hatchling, allows customers to host one domain name with their account, while the mid-level plan, called the Baby plan, allows customers to host unlimited domain names within the same account. The newly renamed Business plan, which is designed for customers looking to conduct e-commerce transactions on their web sites, offers shared hosting customers unlimited domains and as well as a free SSL certificate and dedicated IP address.</p><p>"I'm thrilled to see that the disk space and bandwidth arms race is finally coming to an end," said Brent Oxley, HostGator's CEO and founder. "We can now focus on what we do best, which is provide a reliable and affordable service with unbeatable customer service."</p><p>With the new plans, all of HostGator’s existing customers will also be able to have unlimited space and bandwidth. Customers that currently have the Business plan will also be able to request a free SSL certificate and dedicated IP address.</p><p>These upgrades represent part of a series of moves by HostGator to become the world-leading provider of shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting. The company is expecting a 20% sales increase as a result of the plan upgrades. </p>
Former Yahoo! VP Joins Marin Software as CTO
Twenty-year Technology Veteran Joins Fast-Growing Paid Search Management Company
<p>San Francisco, Calif. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Marin Software, provider of the leading enterprise-class paid search engine management application for advertisers and agencies, today announced that Ram Gupta, formerly vice president of engineering operations for Yahoo! Search Marketing, has joined the company as chief technology officer (CTO). </p><p>The appointment of Gupta comes at a time of rapid growth for Marin Software, as leading search advertisers embrace its enterprise-class application to dramatically improve the performance and efficiency of their search engine marketing (SEM) programs. The company recently announced that more than $200 million in annual paid search spending is being managed through its application. <br /> <br />Gupta brings nearly two decades of progressive IT management and software development experience to Marin Software. Mostly recently, Gupta directed the production operations management of Yahoo!'s IT systems distributed in multiple data centers around the globe to support the search engine's advertiser, search and social networking applications serving all of Yahoo's advertisers and Internet search users worldwide. Prior to Yahoo!, Gupta spent 10 years at Oracle where he held the position of senior director of software development and IT in the Oracle Application Division. Gupta holds a Master's degree in computer applications from Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. </p><p>"Search marketing today is much more sophisticated than it was just five years ago. As spending across the board increases, the stakes are at an all-time high for the largest search marketers spending $50,000 to millions per month," said Ram Gupta, chief technology officer of Marin Software. "Chris and the team at Marin have capitalized on the industry's need for next-generation technology to support the ever-growing complexity of large-scale search engine marketing. I'm pleased to join the Marin team and leverage my operations, search and software experience in support of the world's premier enterprise-class paid search management application." </p><p>According to a recent study by JupiterResearch, a Forrester Research company, commissioned by Marin Software, 92% of large search marketers would increase their pay-per-click (PPC) spend an average of 22% if major technology and campaign management impediments were resolved. Since large search marketers account for the lion's share of industry spend projections, this equates to billions of incremental paid search dollars ready to be unlocked over the next five years as enabling technologies gain greater penetration in the market. </p><p>"Attracting someone of Ram's caliber to the Marin executive team is a testament to our success and growth as the leading company providing an enterprise-class paid search application," said Christopher Lien, chief executive officer of Marin Software. "Ram's technical and management expertise will be invaluable as Marin continues to expand its capabilities to meet the needs of ever-more sophisticated marketers that drive a large part of their marketing success through paid search." </p>
i/o Data Centers and FirstBank Sign Multi-Year Agreement
<p>Scottsdale, AZ (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) i/o Data Centers, an industry-leading colocation provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to design, build and operate a financial grade data center for Colorado-based FirstBank, the state's largest locally-owned bank. FirstBank will occupy a custom suite in i/o Data Centers' Scottsdale ONE data center facility as part of a multi-year agreement. </p><p>The i/o site will protect the bank as part of its disaster recovery plan and is scalable and flexible to support the ever-growing needs of their business. FirstBank currently has over 120 locations and serves more than 600,000 customers. </p><p>"With online banking becoming so prevalent in today's society, FirstBank, as well as its customers, can have peace of mind knowing that their core IT is housed in a secure and reliable data center," said Anthony Wanger, Senior Managing Director of i/o Data Centers. "We are committed to FirstBank and are pleased to have the opportunity to accommodate and assist them with their rapid growth and success by providing them with best-in-class data center space." </p><p>FirstBank's IT infrastructure will be supported by i/o's 24/7/365 security and operations staff. </p><p>With more than 12 Megawatts of digital grade power available at the i/o Data Centers facility, FirstBank's critical data resides in a physically secure and redundant data center that powers some of the largest mission critical web properties and entities in the world. </p><p>"We chose i/o Data Centers as a key component of our security and disaster recovery plan because of their reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and accountability," said Christian Winward, Senior Vice President of FirstBank. "They are an ideal fit for our need for an off-site, reliable, financial-grade data center provider." </p><p>i/o Data Centers will provide FirstBank with "always on", secure, data grade power and digital grade space which is guaranteed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement. i/o Data Centers is SAS 70 Type II certified and also adheres to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) best practices to secure web property, intellectual property and payment account data for its clients. </p>
Thanks to Spiderhost, Wireless Internet Access in Lake Mary is Free
Spiderhost announces the launch of its free wireless network.
<p>LAKE MARY, Fla. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Local IT and Internet solutions partner Spiderhost announces the launch of its free wireless network. As shown below, the network currently serves a one-mile radius (indicated in red) and is available to anyone with a wireless-enabled device. By early 2009 the network will encompass all of downtown Lake Mary and the surrounding five-mile radius (indicated in orange). </p><p>The network is open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and includes security from spyware, viruses, and adult content. </p><p>A quick Google search on “demand for wireless Internet” turns up over 2 million results, evidence of the growing popularity of wireless Internet access. From an article on how a country-wide wireless network would benefit schools1 to a piece about British Parliament’s burgeoning need for wireless2, it’s clear such demand is increasing. </p><p>And now, thanks to Spiderhost, wireless Internet access in Lake Mary is free. </p><p>Lake Mary’s police and fire departments, city hall, and events center are in talks with Spiderhost to determine if the network will meet their needs. </p><p>Spiderhost also has an option for business to use the network in lieu of their existing connection, which has the potential to save many businesses $300 or more annually. </p><p>Livia Hirsch, owner of Shades Salon, loves the free Internet access. “Spiderhost’s free wireless network is great for my spa. Now I have one less bill to pay, but still get Internet access that’s fast and safe from viruses. I don’t know how they can give it to everyone for free, but it’s great!” </p><p>1 <a href="http://www.universitybusiness.com/newssummary.aspx?news=yes&postid=15937">www.universitybusiness.com/newssummary.aspx?news=yes&postid=15937</a> </p><p>2 <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/12/mps_demand_wireless/">www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/12/mps_demand_wireless/</a></p>
Rackspace Announces Full Suite of Cloud Hosting Offers
Acquisitions of Jungle Disk, Slicehost and Launch of Cloud Files Enable Company to Expand Cloud Hosting Portfolio
<p>AUSTIN, Texas (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading hosting services provider, today unveiled its cloud hosting strategy which extends the company’s technology and service leadership to cloud hosting. In support of its new cloud hosting strategy, the company announced it has agreed to acquire Slicehost and Jungle Disk, and has established relationships with Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) and Sonian Networks to provide more robust service offerings. Today’s announcement will be made at a customer event hosted at the Austin City Limits stage which can be viewed via live video stream at <a href="http://www.rackspacecloudevent.com/">www.rackspacecloudevent.com</a>. </p><p>“Cloud computing offers tremendous benefits to our customers that complement our traditional managed hosting services,” said Lanham Napier, CEO, Rackspace Hosting. “Being a leader in hosting means being a leader in the cloud. Today, we made clear our intent to have the best suite of cloud offerings. Our new offerings are part of a strategy to bring cloud benefits to all businesses with simple, cost-effective products that everyone can use, backed by the best customer support that only Rackspace can deliver.” </p><p>Rackspace’s acquisition of two innovators in the cloud community, Slicehost and Jungle Disk, bring proven solutions to the suite including on-demand, virtualized servers and online storage software and services, respectively. Slicehost is a leader in Xen-based virtual machine hosting with more than 15,000 “slices” online today. Jungle Disk offers reliable cloud storage solutions that allow users to easily share an unlimited amount of cloud storage between multiple users through a secure, mountable network drive and automatic backup. Over time, Rackspace intends to integrate their capabilities into its complete hosting portfolio to provide business customers a suite of hosting solutions to meet all of their IT needs. </p><p>“On-demand computing is the new foundation of hosting,” said Jason Seats, founder, Slicehost. “Rackspace gives us the ability to expand the Slicehost offer and meet the needs of the corporate world whose interest in cloud technologies has only just begun. In addition, no one else shares our customer first service philosophy more than Rackspace. It is an obvious fit.” </p><p>“Rackspace is a natural fit for the next evolution of Jungle Disk,” said Dave Wright, CEO and founder, Jungle Disk. “We are creating a set of storage solutions that will help solve rapidly-growing storage problems for businesses. We believe that no one could take this solution to the business world better than Rackspace. Together we will push the cloud revolution and make simple and cost effective storage solutions available to businesses of all sizes.” </p><p>Rackspace is quickly developing one of the most comprehensive hosting solution suites ranging from dedicated managed servers and hosted email solutions to highly scalable cloud hosting and storage services based on open standards and technologies. Combined, IT departments and small businesses now have a full range of tools to power their computing needs. </p><p>Cloud Hosting Portfolio </p><p>Rackspace’s cloud strategy is supported by three core offerings, all part of Mosso, Rackspace’s Cloud Hosting Division. The company’s existing Hosting Cloud and CloudFS storage offerings have been re-branded to reflect the company’s newly integrated approach: </p><p>Cloud Sites™ -- Rackspace’s flagship cloud offering, The Hosting Cloud, is now Cloud Sites. Developed by Mosso, Rackspace’s cloud division, it offers a scalable platform for handling huge traffic spikes and a pay-as-you-grow pricing model. Cloud Sites is a heterogeneous environment, supporting both Windows and Linux. <br />Cloud Files™ -- Rackspace’s internet-based storage service, CloudFS, is now Cloud Files. Cloud Files gives developers instant access to an enterprise-grade storage infrastructure and reduces overall investment and IT costs while providing infinite scalability. Cloud Files offers an industry leading SLA and a highly competitive pricing model with replicated storage starting at $0.15/GB. Also later this year, Limelight Networks will team with Rackspace to allow developers to easily distribute content to millions of end users around the world and bring scalable content delivery and application acceleration services to the masses. While continuing to support the Amazon S3 platform, Jungle Disk will port to Rackspace’s Cloud Files system in the coming months. Jungle Disk comes in both desktop and workgroup editions across the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. <br />Cloud Servers™ -- This new hosting solution, which will deliver on-demand server capacity to businesses of all sizes, will leverage key technology developed by Slicehost, which uses Xen virtualization software. Slicehost will remain as the company’s developer brand, creating innovative new features driven through shared intellectual property in conjunction with development initiatives from Rackspace. As part of the announcement, Slicehost also announced new, larger slices for high performance computing, lower prices as well as IP sharing for high availability computing. <br />Rackspace also announced widespread community interest in their cloud suite. A wide set of cloud tool companies have expressed intent to support the Rackspace cloud. The list of companies includes RightScale, CohesiveFT, rPath, SOASTA and Vertica. In addition, Sonian Networks, the leader in cloud mail archiving solutions, and Mailtrust, the Email Hosting division of Rackspace announced they had reached an agreement to offer low cost archiving to Mailtrust’s 100,000+ business domains. Through this agreement, Sonian Networks will also port their solution to the Rackspace cloud suite. </p><p>The purchase price of the combined acquisitions is approximately $11.5 million payable in cash and stock, with the potential for up to $16.5 million in additional payouts of cash and stock based on certain performance criteria. </p><p>For more information on Rackspace’s Cloud Hosting offerings, please visit: <a href="http://www.mosso.com/">www.mosso.com</a>. </p>
Manage Large Sites With Bitrix Site Manager CMS
Bitrix introduces new editions for managing large sites. The Bitrix Site Manager Premium and Ultimate editions are powerful enterprise class solutions for portals with high traffic or content volume. These 2 separate editions bring the benefit of robust and proven technology frameworks to allow content optimization while ensuring the speed and continuity of the enterprise portal.
<p>Alexandria, VA (Gawkwire.com) Bitrix introduces new editions for managing large sites. The Bitrix Site Manager Premium and Ultimate editions are powerful enterprise class solutions for portals with high traffic or content volume. These 2 separate editions bring the benefit of robust and proven technology frameworks to allow content optimization while ensuring the speed and continuity of the enterprise portal. </p><p>These editions are ideal for portals like: <br />Information Sites that carry massive content like articles, news, pictures, video, etc <br />Broadcasting and Media Portals that need continuous updating <br />Social Networking portals where traffic is high and that require new initiatives and modules to be added continuously <br />E-Commerce sites that are mission critical in terms of traffic and financial transactions <br />Intranet for ease of usability<br />Some of the highlights of these specific editions are: </p><p>FAIL SAFE UNDER HIGH LOADS:<br />Categorically designed for high traffic and high data transactions, the Premium and Ultimate Editions cater to simultaneous visitors accessing the same piece of content, like a media file or an article, or even downloading them. The database is capable of creating thousands of tables and records which can be backed up automatically for a highly fail safe environment. </p><p>HIGH SECURITY:<br />Built using robust and proven platforms like Oracle, MS SQL, etc, these editions provide extensive security for data protection and information security. </p><p>RESOLUTION TIME:<br />For large portals, technical resolutions are critical to the business continuity. We at Bitrix pride ourselves with an unbeatable 24 X 7 support infrastructure that gives a committed response time below 120 minutes. </p><p>EXHAUSTIVE WORKFLOW AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT:<br />Each edition caters to massive content and workflow management processes and thereby has been designed to optimize database queries so as to maintain the portal's integrity and content's security. </p><p>SINGLE CLICK E-COMMERCE PORTAL:<br />Realizing the needs of an E-Commerce portal, the Ultimate Edition caters to business critical functions like payment gateways and online accounts. The edition provides a multilayer access point for users to protect their sensitive information. </p><p>ADVERTISING AND SALES:<br />These editions have dedicated modules to allow seamless integration of page space with different types of adverts. The Modules track and monitor traffic and produce accurate reports based on different client engagement models. </p><p>SITE ANALYSIS TOOLS: <br />Using some of the most advanced web technologies, these editions provide the webmaster a suite of Site Analysis tools that cater to the site's content consumption, usage, search engine optimization, linking, etc. These graphical analytics can be used by senior management to immediately identify content bottlenecks and take corrective action. </p><p>Bitrix, a leading web content management solutions provider, prides itself to have the Premium and Ultimate editions for its flagship product - Bitrix Site Manager.</p>
EstDomains Takes Next Step in Combating Spam and Malware
After several fruitful years on online services market, EstDomains, Inc (http://www.estdomains.com) is proud to make its own contribution to the development of more advanced methods and solutions for more efficient spam and malware prevention strategy. Today the company is glad to introduce the launch of carefully elaborated solutions that have been designed especially for searching through the World Wide Web in order to detect and reveal the sources for spam or malware vehicles.
<p>Wilmington, DE (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) After several fruitful years on online services market, EstDomains, Inc (<a href="http://www.estdomains.com/">http://www.estdomains.com</a>) is proud to make its own contribution to the development of more advanced methods and solutions for more efficient spam and malware prevention strategy. Today the company is glad to introduce the launch of carefully elaborated solutions that have been designed especially for searching through the World Wide Web in order to detect and reveal the sources for spam or malware vehicles. </p><p>The applying of rapidly developing electronic telecommunications networks and technologies has become an essential part of modern everyday life at home and in large business enterprises. However, the amount of resources that floods Internet space with spam and malicious software has significantly increased over the last 5 years. Every day thousands of Internet users fall victims of the unsolicited email messages that seem harmless at first sight but may contain not only dubious promo offers but also malicious software that collects personal information and passphrases for credit cards. Moreover there are numerous websites that offer supposedly free and advanced software for everyday usage but actually infect one's computer with harmful viruses and worms that slow down the performance of the whole system and may damage the machine as well. </p><p>Today EstDomains, Inc (<a href="http://www.estdomains.com/">http://www.estdomains.com</a>) is glad to introduce to the internet-oriented community advanced software created especially for browsing through the World Wide Web in order to detect corrupted and potentially dangerous websites. The system recognizes certain features and characteristics of malware and distinguishes spam messages from regular emails. Once sophisticated scripts come across anything that gets under the complicated categorization of spam or malicious software, the system grabs the detailed information related to the source of potential threat and submits a report to the communities that are dedicated to effective prevention of Internet traffic containment. </p><p>The terms and conditions of EstDomains, Inc (<a href="http://www.estdomains.com/">http://www.estdomains.com</a>) Acceptable Usage policy strongly prohibit the distribution or storing data that may damage user's computer equipment also known as "malware" and may contain widely known viruses, trifles that interrupt work process with throwing links to the websites displaying obscene materials or corrupted codes that are designed with an intention to steal personal data and credit card information. On its own initiation EstDomains, Inc management has launched several projects that are meant to fight spam and malware distribution. Vast resources have been invested into elaboration of advanced account monitoring systems, the application of well-built filters to detect spam or malware that may potentially come from the domain names registered at EstDomains, Inc. </p><p>Once again EstDomains, Inc would like to address the interactive community and ask for co-operation to make the Internet clear and safe. Please report infringements that involve the activity of EstDomains, Inc customers to: <a href="https://support.estdomains.com/">https://support.estdomains.com</a>. </p>
HostDime Enters Colombian Hosting Market
HostDime announced today it has entered the Colombian hosting market with its acquisition of GrupoDW, an Internet services firm in South America. HostDime has rolled the operational assets of GrupoDW into a new, wholly owned subsidiary, HostDime Colombia (http://hostdime.com.co).
<p>ORLANDO, Fla. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) HostDime (<a href="http://www.hostdime.com/">http://www.hostdime.com</a>) announced today it has entered the Colombian hosting market with its acquisition of GrupoDW, an Internet services firm in South America. HostDime has rolled the operational assets of GrupoDW into a new, wholly owned subsidiary, HostDime Colombia (<a href="http://hostdime.com.co/">http://hostdime.com.co</a>). </p><p>Included in the acquisition of GrupoDW is the entirety of the company’s operational assets, including all clients, employees, creative materials, leases, and a variety of network and server hardware. With GrupoDW, HostDime now boasts an international workforce of more than 100, with 25% being multi-lingual. </p><p>The Colombian market presents a unique growth opportunity for HostDime. With only 14 million Internet users as of March, 2008, only about 30% of Colombia’s population is online—leaving a large, untapped market space available for HostDime’s expansion. </p><p>HostDime will finance today’s acquisition entirely through operational revenue. The company hopes to meet ambitious growth objectives by specializing its international operations on the local community, and creating dynamic service offerings that best meet the needs of local businesses and individuals. This includes accepting payments in the local currency and offering customer support from representatives native to the region. </p><p>“Our international expansions continue to make HostDime a stronger, more agile and ultimately more profitable company, and we will work to build the scope and scale of these operations. Entering the Colombian market allows us to fulfill a variety of strategic goals, including the addition of skilled bilingual employees and a practical springboard for future growth in Latin America,” said Emmanuel Vivar, HostDime CEO. “Doing business in foreign countries is never ‘plug and play,’ but we have studied the market and moved carefully to ensure we grow intelligently.”</p><p>"We are excited to have the opportunity to leverage HostDime’s infrastructure and capital to allow us to accelerate our growth in Colombia. With this acquisition, we are able to retain our status as a market leader in Colombia, in terms of price and quality of services,” said Edwin T., founder of GrupoDW. Edwin will continue to direct operations in Colombia. </p><p>HostDime maintains existing international offices in Guadalajara, Mexico (HostDime Mexico), Haifa, Isreal (HostDime Israel), and Joao Pessoa, Brazil (HostDime Brazil). Its headquarters are in Orlando, Fla., United States of America. </p><p>To learn more about HostDime, please visit <a href="http://www.hostdime.com/">http://www.hostdime.com</a>. <br />To learn more about HostDime Colombia, please visit <a href="http://hostdime.com.co/">http://hostdime.com.co</a>.</p>
HostV Adds Full Data Backup for Virtual Private Servers
HostV has added an additional layer of data backup for its Virtual Private Servers at no additional charge. All clients will automatically receive the new functionality.
<p>NEW YORK, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) HostV (<a href="http://www.hostv.com/">http://www.hostv.com</a>), a leader in Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated servers, announced today it has added an additional layer of data backup for its Virtual Private Servers at no additional charge. All clients will automatically receive the new functionality. </p><p>In addition to RAID-10 data protection, clients can now take advantage of complete data backups that do not count against their disk space allotment. The full backup option allows clients to periodically generate full backups of all data hosted on their Virtual Private Server. The data is compressed and encrypted, and stored on a separate drive. </p><p>Clients can easily restore their data from a previous restore point through an online interface in their Parallels Virtuozzo control panel. Each restore point can also be downloaded as a ZIP file and stored by the client. </p><p>“We are effectively doubling the disk space allotment for our clients by introducing complete backups. Although we already provide a variety of other data protection options, including RAID-10 drive configurations, the addition of full account backups helps add peace of mind for our clients, who utilize our services to fulfill their mission-critical requirements,” said John Xie, John Xie, President of Cirtex Corp., HostV parent company.</p><p>Virtual Private Servers from HostV start at $39.99/monthly for 25GB of disk space and 500GB of top-tier data transfer. All accounts include the Parallels Virtuozzo Power Panel, cPanel Control Panel, support for video hosting, the Fantastico auto-installer suite, and 24/7/365 world class customer and technical support. </p><p>To learn more about Virtual Private Servers from HostV, please visit <a href="http://www.hostv.com/virtual.shtml">http://www.hostv.com/virtual.shtml</a>. </p><p>To learn more about HostV, a provider of Virtual Dedicated Servers and Managed Dedicated Hosting, please visit <a href="http://www.hostv.com/">http://www.hostv.com</a>.</p>
Outsourcing IT Cuts Costs for Small Business
In the current economic climate, now more than ever, small businesses can benefit from outsourcing their IT department. Reducing fixed costs makes small businesses more agile, enabling them to quickly adapt to changes in strategic direction, or outside factors such as the economic climate.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) In the current economic climate, now more than ever, small businesses can benefit from outsourcing their IT department. </p><p>Reducing fixed costs makes small businesses more agile, enabling them to quickly adapt to changes in strategic direction, or outside factors such as the economic climate. <br /> <br />While the average salary for an IT Manager in New York is around $80,000-$100,000, an external IT provider can be engaged for a fraction of that cost. </p><p>Adam Eiseman, CEO of the Lloyd Group, a New York based IT service management firm, says "We've seen some of our clients save as much as $100,000 a year just by removing their internal IT resources and switching the entire IT operation over to us. Sharing infrastructure across multiple clients means that capital and operational costs are shared and the savings can be passed back to your firm." </p><p>Access to a team of experienced IT professionals means you have continuous IT support without having to rely on only one or two key people. A smoothly run IT operation allows small business owners to forget about their IT department and focus on growing their business. </p><p>Outsourcing can also help small businesses act "big" by giving them access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that large companies enjoy. Says Adam Eiseman, "Thanks to economies of scale, we're able to offer our clients enterprise-level technology at a price small business can afford. This has helped many of our clients to grow their business to a level they previously thought was impossible for a firm their size." </p>
Shuttle Technologies' Introduces SpamWeed 3 Spam Filter
Shuttle Technologies has just released its new SpamWeed 3 spam filter. The new SpamWeed 3 is an innovative product which not only precisely filters out spam, but also intelligently categorizes incoming messages by analyzing their contents.
<p>Shanghai, China (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Shuttle Technologies has just released its new SpamWeed 3 spam filter. The new SpamWeed 3 is an innovative product which not only precisely filters out spam, but also intelligently categorizes incoming messages by analyzing their contents. <br /> <br />"Emailing, as the killer application in the business world, is facing its midlife crisis, " said Shannon Fang, chief designer of Shuttle Technologies. Located in Shanghai, China, Shuttle has been focusing on research and development of anti-spam products since early 2003. In this age of information explosion, everybody is flooded with advertisement, unwanted digital garbages, yet everyone is also trying their best to produce more and more digital garbages in order to be heard. Today, we simply cannot rely on the law, or corporate level spam filtering gateways to rescue ourselves, because we are buried by messages which are by definition NOT spam! "Redefining SPAM is a difficult and urgent task presented to corporations as well as to anti-spam vendors. Effective email classification is the way out of this mess," added Shannon. </p><p>To save time and get more organized, business users often rely on Outlook rules to sort their mails. The problem with these rules are that they are rigid, only suitable for processing mails from fixed sources, such as mailing lists. In order to cope with new patterns constantly emerging from daily email, users have to spend more and more time adding new rules and managing their rule sets. "The more time users spend on managing rules, the less value rules are," said Shannon. </p><p>Unlike most spam filters, SpamWeed 3 does not simply recognize email as spam or non-spam. Equipped with the new fuzzy logic filtering engine, it "reads" emails, compares them to previously learned samples and intelligently classifies them into categories that contain most similar samples, like a human being. Users do not have to rely on senders' email addresses or keywords to classify email. All they need to do is to define categories and feed sample mails to SpamWeed. </p><p>John Sullivan, a long term user of the SpamWeed spam filter, shares his experiences: "I am very excited to try the new SpamWeed 3 email classifier as soon as it is released. It's amazing to see it categories all my incoming mails so intelligently and precisely. It also let me define 'priority categories' and rings a bell when important mails come in. As a customer service representative, I regularly receive over 300 email every day. With SpamWeed, my mailbox has never been so neat and well-organized. Moreover, helpdesk responsiveness is greatly increased. Customers are happy." </p><p>Studies show that average number of email business users receive reaches over 140 per day in 2008. Typically, users spend about 2 hours per day processing email, of which 25% of the time are wasted on unnecessary or low priority email. SpamWeed Email Classifier can be your indispensable time saver and productivity booster. </p><p>Click here to learn more about SpamWeed features. To try it out, please download a free copy at the download page or watch a product demo at SpamWeed demo gallery. </p>
Sandisk Offers McAfee Anti-Malware Technology in Secure USB Flash Drives
"Always on" safeguard blocks malware even outside of the firewall; Automatic scan prohibits file transfers to secure USB drives from infected PCs
<p>Las Vegas, Nevada (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) and McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise with anti-malware protection from McAfee. In addition to protecting corporate USB flash drive users from data leaks, the solution includes the McAfee® Scan Engine, which offers advanced heuristic analysis for comprehensive detection of both known and unknown threats. Expected to be available before year's end, this "always on" safeguard blocks malware from entering the secure USB flash drive even when the device is used outside of the firewall.<br />Information about SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is available at SanDisk's booth (#107) at Focus 08, a security conference sponsored by McAfee that is underway this week at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas through Thursday. </p><p>"SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is an ideal solution for the mobile workforce and for IT departments concerned with data security, because it allows employees to have access to data everywhere and yet be fully protected," said Roy Ramati, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Division at SanDisk. "Adding McAfee's technology to our security solutions for the enterprise enables our customers to extend their security perimeter to mobile storage." </p><p>Cruzer Enterprise with McAfee security protects users from infection with an automatic anti-malware scan that prohibits file transfers to the secure USB drive when it detects infection on a host PC. Malware, short for malicious software, is a program that is intended to disrupt a computer system by introducing a harmful code such as a virus, worm or Trojan horse. The addition of McAfee Scan Engine and virus definition files (DATs) prevents malware from attaching itself to the portable drive and in turn, infecting the internal enterprise host. The scan engine examines every file saved or copied to the USB flash drive. </p><p>"With today's increasingly mobile work force and the speedy proliferation of new threats, it's just as vital for organizations to protect their portable devices from malware as it is to secure their perimeter" said Christopher Bolin, executive vice president and chief technology officer, McAfee. "The McAfee Scan Engine has been battle-tested over many years and is the foundation of McAfee's anti-malware solutions. SanDisk Enterprise Cruzer customers can rest assured that they have reliable and accurate detection from malicious code." </p><p>Cruzer Enterprise safeguards all files stored on the drive with advanced hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption. Users are required to create a complex password during the set-up process. The combination of encryption and password protection makes it extremely difficult for unauthorized users to access data should the drive be lost or stolen. </p><p>SanDisk CMC server software provides lifecycle management for Cruzer Enterprise drives, including password recovery and renewal through the network, remote termination of lost drives, central back-up and restore, and central usage tracking. This means data is not lost when a drive is lost, and IT administrators can provision a replacement flash drive with user files stored on the network. </p><p>SanDisk, a global leader in USB flash drives, is driving the convergence of flash drive security, authentication and virtualization through its Enterprise Division to create a comprehensive solution for mobile professionals in enterprises and government agencies. </p><p>Today, SanDisk's Enterprise Division offers solutions for securely storing and managing enterprise data, both inside and outside of the enterprise environment, coupled with authentication capabilities. With the upcoming introduction of virtualization technologies, SanDisk expects to allow IT managers to boost employee productivity by mobilizing the corporate computing environment through flexible, secure solutions that also reduce total cost of ownership. </p>
PubCon to Return to London and Hold a Networking Event
Internet and search engine marketers plan to meet to discuss the latest news issues, challenges, technologies and developments in an informal networking environment at PubCon London 2009.
<p>Austin, TX (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Internet and search engine marketers plan to meet to discuss the latest news issues, challenges, technologies and developments in an informal networking environment at PubCon London, July 4, 2009. Such events are high productivity networking sessions for webmasters and for businesses seeking practical Internet and search marketing solutions. </p><p>PubCon, Internet marketing and search engine conferences<br />Brett Tabke, PubCon founder and show organizer, said," It'll be great to back in London at the Citte of Yorke pub and to hold the next generation of PubCon events. These highly productive networking opportunities draw attendees that would not attend conference-only type events. We plan to attract an international audience to London for this event, and we'll announce our sponsors and special guests nearer the time." </p><p>Registration will open nearer the date and interested parties should watch the PubCon blog for updates. <a href="http://www.pubcon.com/">www.pubcon.com</a> </p><p>The Cittie of York offers Pubcon delegates an insight into London's history. Behind the nineteenth century facade, at the end of a passageway, there's a huge room of church-like proportions, which features a gantry above the long bar supporting massive 1000-gallon wine casks. This is the main networking arena providing ample opportunity to mingle, to meet and to do business. There are also mini-booths allowing for small group meetings. </p><p>About PubCon <br />PubCon Las Vegas is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. PubCon London 2009 is a social networking event. <a href="http://www.pubcon.com/">http://www.pubcon.com</a> </p><p>For more information about the PubCon conference, contact Brett Tabke at 512-231-8107 or brett at webmasterworld.com </p><p>In the U.K., contact Neil Marshall at 512-231-8107 extension 106 or engine at webmasterworld.com </p><p>For details about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Strategic Marketing Director Joseph Morin at 512-231-8107 extension 104 or joe at webmasterworld.com </p>
Intermedia Launches Hosted Microsoft Exchange in the United Kingdom
Leader in hosted business email extends reach to European market with enterprise-class Microsoft email.
<p>New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Intermedia, the leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange, is announcing the expansion of its hosted Microsoft Exchange offering to customers in the United Kingdom (UK). UK companies large and small can now enjoy the enterprise-class power and reliability of Microsoft Exchange in a flexible and secure managed offering from Intermedia. Additionally, customers can rest assured that they are taking advantage of the hosted Exchange offering from the proven innovator in messaging SaaS solutions, as Intermedia was the first provider to offer hosted Exchange 2007 in December 2006. </p><p>Intermedia's hosted Exchange offering allows users to pay a predictable monthly, per-user fee for the service - a key benefit during a down economy, when businesses are looking to avoid as much financial risk as possible. As part of its portfolio of hosted offerings, Intermedia also offers SharePoint v3 and Office Communications Server 2007. Adding advanced productivity and collaboration functionality to the core Exchange feature set, SharePoint and Office Communications Server give users the document sharing and advanced messaging tools they need to stay organized. Both of these solutions can be included as add-ons to the hosted Exchange service. </p><p>"The introduction of Intermedia's hosted Microsoft Exchange solution in the UK is a direct reflection of its commitment to meeting customer needs," said Oxana Mclain, general manager of Intermedia's UK division. "There has been such high demand for Intermedia's robust services in the UK market that our strategic decision to build out this division of our organization was an easy one." </p><p>Businesses around the globe looking for a trusted provider of and partner for hosted and private label SaaS, including Microsoft Exchange 2007, SharePoint, Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and more should visit Intermedia's Web site at <a href="http://www.intermedia.net/">http://www.Intermedia.net</a>. </p>
Carbonite Named Best Windows Backup Tool by Lifehacker
Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, continues to receive positive accolades from distinguished technology reviewers for its Online PCBackupâ„¢ product.
<p>Boston, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, continues to receive positive accolades from distinguished technology reviewers for its Online PCBackup™ product. Recently, three additional reviews have named Carbonite as their backup service of choice. </p><p>Lifehacker, the award-winning daily blog from Gawker Media that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads to help users work and live smarter and more efficiently, named Carbonite as the "Best Windows Online Backup Tool." The distinction was part of Lifehacker's "Best of the Hive Five Winners," where the site answers the most commonly asked questions from readers. In addition, Lifehacker site visitors twice have voted Carbonite as the best option to for computer backups. </p><p>"For $50 a year, Carbonite provides unlimited online backup and is another set-it-and-forget-it solution which offers off-site backup to remote servers" according to Lifehacker.com. See more at <a href="http://lifehacker.com/5052582/best-of-the-best-the-hive-five-winners">http://lifehacker.com/5052582/best-of-the-best-the-hive-five-winners</a>. </p><p>PC Pro, the United Kingdom's leading PC monthly magazine, named Carbonite as its Labs Winner for online backup. The review noted, "Carbonite remains our online backup service of choice." See more at <a href="http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/224718/carbonite-online-backup.html">http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/224718/carbonite-online-backup.html</a> </p><p>NextAdvisor, an independent source for comparing the most valuable new Internet services formerly known as ConsumerCompare.org, honored Carbonite as the Editor's Choice for Online Backup with a five out of five rating. </p><p>"Carbonite is an excellent service that should really appeal to the home user that is looking for an online backup service that they can configure once and forget about. It is the best pure online backup service we have reviewed for PC users because it requires very little, if any, ongoing maintenance. We strongly recommend the Carbonite online backup service," according to NextAdvisor. Read more at <a href="http://www.nextadvisor.com/online_backup_services/compare.php">http://www.nextadvisor.com/online_backup_services/compare.php</a>. </p><p>"Consumers look to see what others say about products before they purchase, and we're pleased to see continued positive reviews of Carbonite Online Backup," said David Friend, Carbonite's CEO. "We continue to find ways to make Carbonite even simpler, and I'm glad that these influential editors recognize the importance of simplicity, reliability, and elegance of design." </p>
DiskInternals Releases Mail Recovery Software
DiskInternals announces the update of Mail Recovery, its flagship product to recover and repair deleted and corrupted email databases by various mail clients. The new release supports Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, and TheBat, and recovers messages, attachments, contacts, tasks, calendars, and address books.
<p>Seattle, WA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) DiskInternals announces the update of Mail Recovery, its flagship product to recover and repair deleted and corrupted email databases by various mail clients. The new release supports Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, and TheBat, and recovers messages, attachments, contacts, tasks, calendars, and address books. </p><p><strong>About DiskInternals Mail Recovery</strong> <br />DiskInternals Mail Recovery allows everyone to recover and fix email databases used by Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird and TheBat. The new version works fully automatically. The tool locates, recovers and repairs email databases automatically even if the disk is damaged or inaccessible. </p><p>DiskInternals Mail Recovery combines sophisticated data recovery technologies with simple, convenient user interface and fully automatic operation. The technologies used in Mail recovery are the same data recovery algorithms utilized by DiskInternals Uneraser, a top-of-the-line data recovery product to recover files and data from damaged, corrupted and inaccessible disks. Mail Recovery combines those data recovery techniques with new algorithms developed to fix corrupted email databases after they've been recovered. DiskInternals Mail Recovery recovers the original messages complete with attachments, contacts, address books, calendars, tasks, and indexes. </p><p>DiskInternals Mail Recovery is available as a free evaluation download, making it possible for evaluation users to preview the recoverable messages and attachments before the recovery. The full version of the product allows saving the results of the recovery to the disk. Mail Recovery supports export to Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express formats, as well as to eml and vcf files.</p>
Corsair Launches Triple Pack Memory Modules for IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ i7 Processors
New High Speed DDR3 Memory is Optimized for IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ i7 Triple-Channel Memory Controller
<p>Fremont, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is launching a full line of DDR3 performance memory products designed for Intel® Core™ i7 processor. </p><p>Designed to take advantage of the Core i7 processor’s triple-channel memory controller, Corsair will offer memory solutions supporting three different DDR3 memory speeds in triple memory packs: 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 1866MHz. The 1866MHz Corsair DDR3 modules will be the world’s fastest Intel® Core™ i7 solution. Each memory speed will feature kits of three 1 Gigabyte or 2 Gigabyte modules for a total of 3 Gigabyte or 6 Gigabyte kits. The 1600MHz and 1866MHz DDR3 memory kits will also feature the industry’s highest performance memory technology, Corsair’s patented Dual-Path Heat Exchange (DHX), for maximum performance and reliability. With six total products available, Corsair is launching the most comprehensive product line available for the Intel® Core™ i7 processor. </p><p>“Corsair is famous for producing cutting-edge products for new platforms,” said Martin Mueller, Senior Director of Engineering at Corsair. “With the Core i7 processor’s new triple-channel memory controller, memory bandwidth is more important than ever, and Corsair goes above and beyond the minimum requirements and delivers real performance gains with a wide range of products.” </p><p>Corsair’s DDR3-1333 part is available immediately in both 3x1GB and 3x2GB densities. With today’s modern programs utilizing more memory than ever before, Corsair recommends 6GB for optimum performance on the Intel® Core™ i7 platform. Next to launch will be the Dominator DDR3-1600MHz kit, with the DDR3-1866MHz kits to follow just before the official launch of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor. </p><p><strong>Expected US MSRP</strong><br />TR3X6G1866C9DF 6GB Kit 1866MHz DOMINATOR with Airflow fan: $475<br />TR3X3G1866C9DF 3GB Kit 1866MHz DOMINATOR with Airflow fan: $250<br />TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB Kit 1600MHz DOMINATOR: $300<br />TR3X3G1600C8D 3GB Kit 1600MHz DOMINATOR: $175<br />TR3X6G1333C9 6GB Kit 1333MHz: $230<br />TR3X3G1333C9 6GB Kit 1333MHz: $120 </p>
Landis Holdings, Inc Acquires Hosting Zoom
Synergies will further enhance customer service levels, increase product lines, maximize resources and provide new service offerings
<p>HOUSTON, TX. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Landis Holdings Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end web hosting solutions for over a decade, today announced the acquisition of Hosting Zoom, Inc. The deal also includes Reseller Zoom and modVPS, divisions of Hosting Zoom. Customers of Hosting Zoom will see immediate benefits with no impact on their hosting plans.</p><p>Existing customers of Hosting Zoom can now look forward to accessing compelling technologies from Landis Holding companies such as JaguarPC. <br />Hosting Zoom, a privately held company also based in Houston, TX and best known for its clustered failover technology, believes the outcome immediately gives its customers additional benefits. One example is JaguarPC’s enterprise license for R1Soft Continuous Data Protection<br />(CDP) which offers one of the highest levels of data protection in the industry for its hosting customers.</p><p>“We are proud to welcome the users of Hosting Zoom, Reseller Zoom and modVPS to the family,” says Greg Landis, president of Landing Holdings. <br />“There will be zero impact to how existing customers conduct their business. We want to simply turn our focus inwards and look to invest in increasing support and development personnel immediately. JaguarPC and Hosting Zoom are already profitable so the goals are simple moving forward, leave what works alone and bring extra equipment online now in anticipation of the greater demand.”</p><p>”Since day one our commitment has been to quality and this acquisition safeguards that commitment.” Says Kiet Duong, form CEO of Hosting Zoom and the new CIO for Landis Holdings. “Hosting Zoom customers can now look forward to enjoying a host of benefits including onsite personnel at the datacenter that will be able to respond more quickly to server issues. Increased support and development staff will further enhance customer service levels and accelerate production of new technologies. <br />And since our companies use the same datacenters and infrastructure there is no need for any type of migration or transfer resulting in no risks for our customers.”</p><p>Learn more about Hosting Zoom at <a href="http://www.hostingzoom.com/blog/">http://www.hostingzoom.com/blog/</a>.</p>
Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens to Keynote VISION 2008
VISION Speakers Will Present on Virtualization, Green Computing, Disaster Recovery, Network Security, Collaboration Software and Emerging Technology Trends
<p>MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Twin Cities IT and business professionals who are intrigued by Best Buy’s Geek Squad® Founder and Chief Inspector Robert Stephens’ unusual business story and his technology insights, curious about green computing and virtualization or simply want to learn about new technology resources that are available to improve their workplaces are invited to attend the VISION 2008: Technology Innovations that Drive Business Conference.</p><p>The conference is taking place on Nov. 13 from 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the 180 East Fifth Street Building, which is located on Jackson Street between 4th and 5th Streets in downtown St. Paul. The full-day event, sponsored by VISI, Minnesota’s top supplier of data center services and high-speed Internet, costs $100 per person, or $70 per person to only attend the morning or afternoon sessions. Registration for the VISION Conference is available at <a href="http://www.visi.com/vision2008/register.aspx">www.visi.com/vision2008/register.aspx</a>.</p><p><strong>Noteworthy sessions at the VISION Conference will include:<br /></strong>8:30 a.m. <br />• Keynote Speech by Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens<br />9:30 a.m. <br />• Disaster Recovery Replication Technologies – Jamie Anderson, Emergent Networks<br />• Selling Virtualization When ROI Isn’t Enough – Paul Jacobsen, VMware<br />• Closed Loop CRM: Redefining Interactive Experience – Matthew Meents, Reside<br />10:45 a.m. <br />• Innovation and Proven Online Tools to Drive New Business – Mark Kurtz, Gage<br />• Improving Team Collaboration and Productivity with Sharepoint – Theresa Putzier, <br />Olsen Thielen Technologies<br />1 p.m.<br />• Beyond the Firewall: Secrets of Securing Your Network – Misha Govshteyn, Alert Logic<br />• Innovations in Communications: Putting Web Content and 2.0 Tools to Work – <br />Steve Helland, Fredrikson & Byron and Kristina Halvorson, Brain Traffic<br />1:45 p.m. <br />• Technologies for Today: Green IT, Virtualization, Client Management – Sarah Wieskus, Intel<br />• Centralizing Desktop Management – Bill Oyler, St. Croix Solutions<br />3 p.m.<br />• CIO Technology Panel Discussion with Tom Kelly of 2nd Wind, Cris Ross of MinuteClinic and Jason Baker of VISI</p><p>“VISI is thrilled to sponsor the upcoming VISION Conference that will offer local technology professionals the chance to expand their knowledge and resource base through topical seminars and networking,” said Gary Elfert, director of products and marketing for VISI. “The event poses an opportunity to have conversations about how technology is driving business innovations today, despite the economic uncertainty that is impacting all of us.”</p>
PEER 1 Expands Data Backup for Co-location, ServerBeach Customers
Company Offers IBMâ€™s Tivoli Technology to Full Hosting Line
<p>VANCOUVER, BC (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, today announced that the company is expanding its SAN-based backup offerings to co-location and ServerBeach dedicated hosting customers. Leveraging IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager software in each of its three product lines, PEER 1’s co-location customers now have a hosted backup option, a feature that is rare in the co-location space. ServerBeach customers can also now take advantage of this enterprise-class backup offering, regardless of their business size, for a higher level of protection and to avoid critical downtime and revenue loss. </p><p>“The expansion of our data backup service came about as a direct response to customer feedback,” said Tim Varma, PEER 1 director of product management. “Our customers have a need for this type of solution to ensure that their data, no matter the type of hosting or network service, has additional lines of protection in place. We regularly ask our customers how we are doing and what they need via our PEER 1 Pulse Surveys, which help us to monitor trends and keep meeting current requirements for companies of all sizes and industries.”</p><p>A recent PEER 1 Pulse Survey ranked SAN backup services and shared storage options for customers within the SAN environment as important service offerings for all levels of hosting. Using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and including free set-up, this solution provides customers with a fully managed system overseen by PEER 1 backup specialists. The smart data storage technology offered by IBM creates a highly scalable storage infrastructure within a simple web-based restoration interface.<br />“IBM continues to invest in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model with companies such as PEER 1 that offer hosting services leveraging IBM software,” said John Connor, product manager, IBM Tivoli storage software. “IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager software is designed to provide centralized, automated data protection to help reduce the risks associated with data loss. By adopting the SaaS model using IBM’s software, PEER 1 was able to rapidly expand its data protection services to a new set of customers.”</p><p>For more information about PEER 1’s co-location data backup visit: <a href="http://www.peer1.com/colocation/data_backup.php">http://www.peer1.com/colocation/data_backup.php</a>. </p><p>For more information about PEER 1’s ServerBeach dedicated hosting backup visit: <a href="http://serverbeach.com/products/tivolibackup.php">http://serverbeach.com/products/tivolibackup.php</a>.</p>
Optimize your Exchange Backup & Recovery Strategy
Learn how optimize your backup and recovery strategy to save you time and money... and most importantly increasing your ability to recover fast from unplanned outages to keep your business running.
You've invested signifcant time and money in building the best possible information delivery mechanisms, such as Microsoft Exchange, BlackBerry, SharePoint and SQL Server. But one tiny kink in the chain, like an outage of Active Directory or a bad disk and cause a catestrophic outage, causing productivity to grind to a halt.<br /> <br />Learn how optimize your backup and recovery strategy to save you time and money... and most importantly increasing your ability to recover fast from unplanned outages to keep your business running. <br />Join AppAssure Software for a discussion on these topics and a product demonstration. Approximately 30 minutes. Attendees will receive free how-to and best practice articles on Exchange Backup & Recovery.
Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. Safeguards Subscribers from Identity Theft
Licensed Investigators Do the Work to Restore Identity
Jersey City, NJ (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) A quickly snatched wallet or hijacked password are all a thief needs to steal an identity. Now Comodo offers ID TheftSmart, which provides an ongoing monitoring service that will alert subscribers to five types of credit activity in their credit file commonly associated with identity theft. <br /> <br />With their victim's personal information, thieves can apply for credit and government documents, forging whole new identities. In response, victims of identity theft spend agonizing hours tracing and disputing the thieves' work. <br /> <br />ID TheftSmart emails reports if a thief attempts to open a credit line in the subscriber's name. In addition, should you ever become a victim, a licensed personal investigator will assist you in restoring your credit and identity to its pre-theft status. <br /> <br />More than 9 million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year according to a Federal Trade Commission 2007 Report. With Comodo offering ID TheftSmart to safeguard your identity, you'll never have to walk alone. <br />About Comodo <br /> <br />The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and E-Mail Certificates; award winning PC security software; vulnerability scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services. <br /> <br />Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.
Future Hosting Partners with Pingdom to Offer Proactive Server Monitoring
Future Hosting has partnered with Pingdom to offer proactive server monitoring services for customers with managed Virtual Private Servers.
<p>NOVI, Mich. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Future Hosting (<a href="http://www.futurehosting.biz/">http://www.futurehosting.biz</a>), an Internet Solutions provider serving SMBs and enterprises internationally and the developer of Server Doctor™, announced today it has partnered with Pingdom (<a href="http://www.pingdom.com/">http://www.pingdom.com</a>), to offer proactive server monitoring services for customers with managed Virtual Private Servers. </p><p>Through the partnership, Future Hosting managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) customers are able to select their choice of monitoring packages from Pingdom. Future Hosting will cover the cost of basic server monitoring, and additional monitoring services are available to Future Hosting customers from Pingdom at a reduced cost. </p><p>“Constant monitoring of important servers and services is a must in today’s demanding online business climate. Future Hosting customers will receive a huge value boost by the addition of third-party monitoring, ensuring that the infrastructure is always functional and available. We here at Pingdom are happy to provide this monitoring for Future Hosting and its customers,” said Sam Nurmi, CEO of Pingdom.</p><p>Pingdom will also include Future Hosting technicians as a contact on monitored servers. In the event of an unresponsive server, technicians will automatically be notified via email of the problem and dispatched immediately. In most cases, technicians will have resolved the problem before the client was even aware of the loss of service. </p><p>“Our managed VPS customers deserve a proactive approach to server management. As we have made clear before, we’d rather fix whatever problem their server is having before it becomes a problem for their business—without them having to worry about it,” said Charles Kowalski, Future Hosting COO. “Pingdom puts one more tool in our toolbox and allows our technicians to work faster and with a greater level of quality assurance. Since Pingdom provides off-network monitoring, we are notified of problems that may be present in specific geographic areas.”</p><p>To learn more about proactive server monitoring from Future Hosting and Pingdom, please visit <a href="http://futurehosting.biz/monitoringservices.htm">http://futurehosting.biz/monitoringservices.htm</a>.</p><p>Virtual Private Server customers also receive Server Doctor™. Developed by Future Hosting, Server Doctor™ is a revolutionary system that provides a proactive approach to maintaining Virtual Private Servers—automating everything from account provisioning to weekly security scans. </p><p>For more information about Future Hosting, please visit <a href="http://www.futurehosting.biz/">http://www.futurehosting.biz</a>.</p>
EZPZ Hosting Offers First-Ever Carbon Negative, 'Planet Positive' Services
EZPZ Hosting (http://www.ezpzhosting.co.uk) announced today it has introduced the worldâ€™s first carbon negative Web hosting services, enabling customers to reduce their carbon footprint beyond neutral. EZPZ has taken the lead in this sector to become the worldâ€™s first Web hosting company to achieve Planet Positive status.
<p>PAKEFIELD, England (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) EZPZ Hosting (<a href="http://www.ezpzhosting.co.uk/">http://www.ezpzhosting.co.uk</a>) announced today it has introduced the world’s first carbon negative Web hosting services, enabling customers to reduce their carbon footprint beyond neutral. EZPZ has taken the lead in this sector to become the world’s first Web hosting company to achieve Planet Positive status. </p><p>Planet Positive is a global environmental mark of achievement, signifying that a business is taking active steps to reduce its impact on climate change. EZPZ has measured the carbon footprint of its business, made a commitment to reduce it on an annual basis, and offset it by 110% into verified carbon projects.</p><p>“The obligation of corporate citizenship has been the driving force in our decision to become Planet Positive. We wanted to provide a green web hosting service to clients who not only wanted to receive robust Web hosting services but also who want to make a meaningful contribution to our planet,” said Daniel Butcher, director of EZPZ Hosting.</p><p>EZPZ Hosting worked with dcarbon8 (<a href="http://dcarbon8.com/">http://dcarbon8.com</a>), one of the UK’s leading carbon and sustainability consultancies, to measure the carbon footprint associated with their business operations. This included a detailed assessment of electricity usage, commuting and general waste (office supplies and more), from which dcarbon8 was able to determine the footprint of the business.</p><p>As part of the Planet Positive process, EZPZ has committed to a series of actions to reduce the footprint on an annual basis. These include reduce increasing staff travel by public transport, reducing office energy consumption and reducing paper wastage by introducing recycling initiatives.</p><p>The business footprint has also been offset into verified carbon projects. Specifically, EZPZ Hosting supports a variety of alternative energy projects in developing nations. Offsets support a wind power project in India, a small hydroelectric installation in Brazil, solar panels for schools in South Africa, and more. Additional information about offsets and where they support is available at <a href="http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/green-hosting">http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/green-hosting</a>. </p><p>To learn more about dcarobon8, please visit <a href="http://dcarbon8.com/">http://dcarbon8.com</a>. Information on Planet Positive can be viewed at <a href="http://www.planet-positive.org/">http://www.planet-positive.org</a>. </p>
JaguarPC Web Host Ups the Ante on Customer Service with Two New Initiatives
â€œ911 Executive Escalation Serviceâ€ and new Continuous Data Protection add-on â€œDataLockBoxâ€ bring peace of mind in demanding times
<p>HOUSTON, TX. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) JaguarPC, a leading provider of end-to-end web hosting solutions for over a decade, today announced the launch of two new services focused on enhancing customer experience and satisfaction. For companies requiring immediate issue resolution, JaguarPC is offering 911 Executive Escalation Service (911 EES) which provides direct access to the company executives. Customers can also directly access DataLockBox powered by R1Soft’s Continuous Data Protection (CDP) backup for only $2.50 a month.</p><p>911 EES is a premium offering with a dedicated toll free number which directly connects clients of the service with top executives in JaguarPC’s management team. It provides the ultimate peace of mind for businesses where 100% uptime is an absolute necessity. 911 EES is the failsafe to bypass JaguarPC’s multiple customer service options in the event immediate resolution is required for clients with intensive resource requirements.</p><p>“Serving the customer is in our DNA, and the new 911 Executive Escalation Service is an extension of this philosophy,” say Greg Landis, President of JaguarPC. “Every member of our executive team is customer service personnel first and foremost, including me. This new service guarantees that enterprises which demand high availability will always have immediate resolution.”</p><p>DataLockBox is available for all JaguarPC clients on shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated/colocation hosting plans. Clients can access the add-on inside their control panel and choose to restore files 24 x 7 off the actual backups from JaguarPC. For dedicated hosting clients currently subscribed to R1Soft backups, DataLockBox gives them the ability to manage their backups online, set intervals and restore points.</p><p>“With the current economy stuck in a slowdown, we’ve made it our top priority to focus on ways to help our customers succeed,” continues Landis. “These two new service offerings are the beginning of many more to come which will enhance our user experience. At JaguarPC we’ve made a strategic decision to focus on continual improvement of internal processes and customer service initiatives. Both 911 EES and DataLockBox help reduce areas of stress for our clients so they can focus on addressing their core business challenges.”</p><p>JaguarPC also offers high availability hosting for semi-dedicated or reseller hosting, with custom failover add-on option for added comfort and security. Certified failover experts are available around the clock. <br />Combined with 911 EES and DataLockBox, customers can rest knowing their web sites are in good hands.</p>
Intermedia and Wrike Launch Free Exchange/Outlook Contacts Sync
ContactSync to Sync G1 with Microsoft Exchange Server
<p>Palo Alto, California, and New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Intermedia, the leading provider of collaboration and productivity SaaS solutions, and Wrike, the leading provider of on-demand project management software for small and midsize companies, today jointly announce the immediate availability of ContactSync, a free wireless contacts synchronization tool for the new T-mobile G1 smartphone. Available to all Microsoft Exchange users--including those not currently Intermedia or Wrike customers--this application enables users to wirelessly sync their Exchange/Outlook contacts to their G1 smartphone address book. </p><p>While the new G1 smartphone, based on Google's new Android mobile operating system, brings more choice to the touch-screen phone market, the phone lacks connectivity to mainstream business applications, including Microsoft Exchange, for wireless synchronization of email, calendars and contacts which everyday users are demanding. A recent Intermedia survey reveals that 92% of end-users access business email on their mobile devices thus exhibiting the overwhelming need for enterprise access on a mobile device. <br /> <br />ContactSync from Intermedia and Wrike eliminates a major user challenge by providing a direct, wireless connection between the G1 and a user's Exchange contacts, enabling the user to easily download all of their contacts to their phone for free. The G1 itself is designed to sync only with Google apps, otherwise forcing users to use their personal Gmail accounts to access business data on the phone. </p><p>"As developers of email-integrated project management solutions, we understand the importance of maximizing the collaborative capabilities across as many devices as possible," said Andrew Filev, CEO of Wrike. </p><p>"At Intermedia, we have a tradition of providing customers with as much choice as possible in the clients and mobile devices they use to access our hosted Exchange and other SaaS applications," said Serguei Sofinski, CEO for Intermedia. "In the footsteps of our BlackBerry and iPhone offerings, we have partnered with Wrike to develop and distribute this critical communication application so that users of any Exchange server, including Intermedia's hosted Exchange customers, can begin integrating the G1 phone into their business communications." </p><p>ContactSync provides one-way only wireless download of Exchange contacts to the G1 phone's address book. The application is immediately available for free download to all users of Microsoft Exchange and can be found on both the Intermedia and Wrike web sites respectively at <a href="http://www.wrike.com/g1-exchange-sync.html">www.wrike.com/g1-exchange-sync.html</a> and <a href="http://www.intermedia.net/G1">http://www.intermedia.net/G1</a>. </p>
SEO Webinar and Online SEO Training Launched by Expert Nick Stamoulis
Nick Stamoulis a prominent SEO Consultant and president of the SEO firm, Brick Marketing, has realized a need for education and has put together a comprehensive SEO webinar that is dedicated towards all business sizes.
<p>Boston, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) SEO training comes in many forms these days as times pushes forward more and more business owners would like to educate themselves on the efforts of search engine optimization and how it is brought into the overall picture for any business owner's strategy. Search Engine Optimization can sometimes be a very difficult task and just the idea of it SEO can be difficult for many business to sometimes comprehend. For any slightly less internet savvy business owners these types of efforts sometimes quickly become frustrating and a need for helping hand is evident. An SEO webinar is a quick and easy way for any aspiring business owner to learn the basics of search engine optimization. This SEO webinar is also ideal for any company or organization to send an online marketing manager or dedicated SEO person for further learning and education. </p><p>Nick Stamoulis a prominent SEO Consultant and president of the SEO firm, Brick Marketing, has realized a need for education and has put together a comprehensive SEO webinar that is dedicated towards all business sizes. This SEO webinar will go over everything from the basics of search engine optimization to more advanced topics as well. SEO training is something Nick Stamoulis has been passionate for over 12 years. Nick Stamoulis has spent many years training small to large fortune 500 companies on various online marketing strategies. Nick Stamoulis has the experience of all areas of online marketing including blog marketing, social marketing and pay per click marketing and this SEO webinar will allow any business owner to take an online entity of a specific business to a whole new level. Most business owners have realized this is any area that needs to be approached but many are hesitant to approach for fear of the unknown. Nick Stamoulis has personally helped over five hundred companies with search engine optimization over his twelve year span in the online marketing industry. Nick Stamoulis has experience across all vertical markets so all industries are welcome to participate in this search engine optimization webinar. </p><p>This SEO webinar will allow all attendees to submit specific questions prior to the start of the webinar and Nick Stamoulis will have sometime carved out to answer all questions submitted by attendees. The SEO webinar will go approximately 2 hours and all attendees will be given a PDF version of the SEO webinar so they can later study the material. An SEO webinar is a perfect choice for any business on a budget looking to learn online marketing strategy from professional at a fraction of the cost. A webinar is a judgment free zone where all experience levels are welcomed and encouraged. Nick Stamoulis's SEO webinar is convenient and in challenging economic times not having to incorporate travel plans into training with an expert of positive for any growing company. Just by signing up and logging in can be done from the comfort of any computer whether at home or the office. </p><p>To learn more about this Online SEO Training and SEO Webinar please visit:<br /><a href="http://www.searchengineoptimizationjournal.com/2008/09/18/seo-webinar-training-by-expert-nick-stamoulis/">http://www.searchengineoptimizationjournal.com/2008/09/18/seo-webinar-training-by-expert-nick-stamoulis/</a></p>
Access Business Technologies Introduces Flexible Hosting Solutions
Organizations can now choose additional levels of Managed Hosting Services
<p>Sacramento, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Access Business Technologies, the leading hosting and managed services provider in the mortgage and finance industry, announced today the availability of additional flexible hosting solutions. These new offerings give organizations in the mortgage and finance industry additional choices for managed services; enabling them to select a managed hosting program that best suits their environmental, business and compliance needs. </p><p>Access Business Technologies can provide multiple tiers of hosting solutions for many popular mortgage and finance applications. From fully-hosted thin-client solutions to hosting (and securing) just the data and database for these applications, ABT can provide a solution specifically tailored for an organization's specific needs. <br /> <br />Flexible solutions are also available for Backup, Restoration and Disaster Recovery programs. Based on compliance responsibilities, some organizations require more stringent and longer-term data management solutions than others. Access Business Technologies can tailor a BU/DR and Business Continuity program that aligns with an organization's internal and compliance requirements. </p><p>"ABT continues to lead the way in providing the industry's best hosting and managed services for our mortgage and banking customers" explained Justin Kirsch, President and CEO of Access Business Technologies, "By observing the market, listening to our customers and identifying their challenges, we have been able to respond with products and programs that both solve issues and provide genuine value. Two recent examples are our flexible hosting solutions and our tiered backup and disaster recovery offerings." </p><p>ABT's flexible hosting and data management solutions are available now for many of the industry's most popular applications. Pricing and specific program information is available by contacting ABT or by visiting <a href="http://www.myabt.com/">http://www.myabt.com</a>. </p><p>"The mortgage and finance industries are facing extraordinary challenges" said Kirsch. "By providing more flexibility in our hosting and backup solutions, we can help our clients survive the current market issues while saving money and maintaining an excellent IT environment for their staff."</p>
WebmasterRadio.FM Presents 2008 PRSA InternationalCon Preview Radio Program
A preview of the upcoming PRSA International Conference being held this year in Detroit, Michigan October 25-28th.
<p>Fort Lauderdale, Fl (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) WebmasterRadio.FM, the premier free, 24/7 Internet business radio network focused on the B2B marketplace in association with The Public Relations Society of America presents a preview of the upcoming 2008 PRSA International Conference on Tuesday October 21st at 5pm Eastern Time. </p><p>This radio special will preview the 2008 PRSA International Conference being held in Detroit, Michigan October 25-28th. </p><p>Featured guests appearing on the program will include: <br />Jeffrey Julin, APR, the current chair and chief executive officer of the Public Relations Society of America, highlights the highly anticipated keynotes and sessions, plus comments on the appointment of incoming PRSA Chair Michael Cherenson. </p><p>Lou Capozzi, chairman emeritus of Publicis Public Relations and Corporate Communications Group, previews his keynote presentation on "Restoring America's Connections with the World" </p><p>Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, author of "Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success" previews her presentation on how to become a "brazen careerist" and make your work life and personal life one happy synchronized adventure.</p>
Shawn Rorick to Give Keynote Speech at PubCon, Las Vegas, 2008
PubCon, the search engine and Internet marketing conference and expo, has announced Shawn Rorick will give a Keynote Speech at the Las Vegas Convention Center, on November 11-14, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rorick is Director of Marketing for Cirque du Soleil's Resident Show Division in North America.
<p>Austin, TX (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) PubCon, the search engine and Internet marketing conference and expo, has announced Shawn Rorick will give a Keynote Speech at the Las Vegas Convention Center, on November 11-14, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rorick is Director of Marketing for Cirque du Soleil's Resident Show Division in North America. </p><p>Brett Tabke, PubCon founder and show organizer, said, "Shawn is responsible for marketing of the greatest entertainment franchise in Las Vegas history. While the Rat Pack and Elvis laid the foundations, today's Vegas Strip lives and breathes on a powerful mix of resident Cirque Du Soleilshows. Knowing what is next in marketing is not just a nice idea for Cirque -- it is a requirement. I think Rorick is the most important marketer in Las Vegas today. So goes Cirque -- so goes Vegas -- go big or go home!" </p><p>Rorick holds double Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Business Management with an Associate's degree in Aviation Flight and Aeronautics from Southern Illinois University. His interests focus on direct marketing and branding innovations via emerging media finding early opportunities in web development and digital formats that led him to specialize in multiple online marketing practices. Previous companies Rorick has worked for are Cox Interactive Media and MGM MIRAGE Resorts. In addition, he is Chairman of the Las Vegas Interactive Marketing Association (LVIMA). </p><p>Tabke continued, "Rorick, along with our other keynote speakers of Satya Nadella, corporate vice president of the search and advertising platform group at Microsoft, and George Wright, of Blendtec's "Will it Blend" fame, an expert in viral marketing techniques, will head our educational, topical and cutting-edge conference, packed with many networking opportunities for attendees." </p><p>Las Vegas PubCon 2008 is in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 11-14, 2008. </p><p>Conference registration and more information is available at pubcon.com </p><p><strong>About PubCon: <br /></strong>PubCon is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. </p><p>For more information about the PubCon conference, contact Brett Tabke at 512-231-8107 or brett at webmasterworld.com. In the U.K., contact Neil Marshall at 512-231-8107 extension 106 or engine at webmasterworld.com </p><p>For details about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Strategic Marketing Director Joseph Morin at 512-231-8107 extension 104 or joe at webmasterworld.com. </p>
Intermedia Eliminates Cost of Switching to Hosted Microsoft Exchange
Free Account Set Up and First Month's fees waived on all Intermedia hosted Exchange solutions while Dow Jones Industrials Average remains below 10,000
<p>New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Intermedia, the leading provider of collaboration and productivity SaaS solutions, today announces the immediate availability of its Dow Jones 10,000 program, which offers free account set up and one month of free service to any new hosted Exchange customers until the Dow closes above 10,000. Intermedia's special program comes in direct response to the pain businesses have recently experienced trying to secure funding or lines of credit for capital expenditures, such as new hardware and software used to manage and promote company growth. </p><p>Many businesses acquire on-premise technology, including hardware and software, through a bank loan, line of credit, or capital lease. With the current economic crisis, access to financing for these types of purchases has become increasingly difficult. For both technological and business reasons, Intermedia firmly believes that many businesses are better served, both in the near- and long-term, by hosted solutions. </p><p>"Intermedia's program is designed to help businesses of any size gain access to the benefits of enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions they would not be able to procure without financing, without any upfront investment," said Intermedia CEO Serguei Sofinski. "Our month-to-month contracts give businesses the flexibility they need to add and remove services on-demand, without any risky long-term investments." </p><p>Intermedia's program, available immediately, offers businesses free set up, and one month of free service on all of its small business and enterprise shared hosted Exchange SaaS plans. This program will remain active until the Dow Jones Industrials Average reaches a weekly average of 10,000, or until December 31, 2008, which ever event comes first. Customers may learn more by visiting <a href="http://www.intermedia.net/Dow10000">www.Intermedia.net/Dow10000</a></p>
New Server Linux Distribution
Rapid growth and cutting edge features have resulted in a brand new server Linux distribution being developed by hosting company Servage. The distribution is specifically designed for hosting clusters.
<p>Flensburg, Germany (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Rapid growth and cutting edge features have resulted in a brand new server Linux distribution being developed by hosting company Servage. The hosting industry is an increasingly competitive market space with many providers competing for customers. Customers are demanding more value for their money in these turbulent times why Servage has chosen to develop the first Linux Distribution especially tailored for web hosting. </p><p>With current installations customers on the same server or cluster can affect each others in a negative way. This is a challenge that traditional Linux distributions have no real solution to due to its hosting specific nature. Servage's German branch has been working intensely to remove this obstacle. </p><p>Most noticeable feature in the new ServageOS is total process separation which provides an optimal hosting environment for each customer. Apart from the complete resource separation the ServageOS also features full IPv6 support and improved central package management. "With a growing server farm central management of updates, patches, source code and deployments has become increasingly important" Jan Boysen, head of system administration and responsible for the development of ServageOS says. </p><p>The new Linux distribution is specially designed and mainly suitable for large scale clustered server systems. Servage will upgrade its entire infrastructure to the new ServageOS. Servage expects to have completed the upgrade on all servers during November. </p><p>Servage has a long tradition of developing own innovative software to solve hosting related challenges. The company was among the pioneers in utilizing cluster technologies on the mass web hosting market. Own clustering management protocols designed especially for hosting are still maintained and successfully utilized. </p>
In Slumping U.S. Economy, Sales Jobs Rank as Top Priority for Many Employers
Sales jobs are among most available positions in the U.S. right now, states a September job openings report from Jobfox.
<p>McLean, Va. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) In the slumping U.S. economy, finding qualified professionals to fill in openings for sales jobs ranks as a top priority for many employers, according to Jobfox’s newest monthly report ranking the most in-demand professions. </p><p>The Sales Representative/Business Development profession ranked No. 1 in the Jobfox Most Wanted U.S. Job Candidates: September 2008 report, which analyzes the Top 25 most popular job openings over a three-month period ending September 16, 2008. In addition, the Sales Executive profession – those in charge of managing and developing sales teams – ranked No. 9, up from No. 13 in August.</p><p>“When employers worry about the economy they put greater emphasis on building and maintaining solid sales teams,” said Rob McGovern, CEO of Jobfox, the Internet’s only career site that makes personal introductions between suitable candidates and employers. “In boom times, companies can overcome less-than-stellar sales activities. In a down economy, companies must improve sales production and that often means making sales staff improvements, and more sales jobs.” </p><p>Other job openings that continue to remain in demand, despite economic concerns, include several information technology (IT) professions. Five IT professions made the Jobfox Top 25 list of job openings: Software Design/Development, Networking/System Administration, Database Administration, Testing/Quality Assurance and Technology Executive. </p><p>Account/Customer Support, Nursing, Administrative Assistant, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering were among the Jobfox Top 10. Despite difficult times for banks and lenders, the Accounting Staff job function also ranked in the Top 10 job openings, with a strong showing of accounting jobs available in sectors outside of Wall Street. </p><p><strong>About the rankings</strong><br />The Jobfox Top 25 Most Wanted U.S. Job Candidates: September 2008 rankings are derived from a stratified random sample of more than 4,000 U.S. job openings from the Jobfox database during a 120-day period ending September 16, 2008. The report also includes information about current median salary ranges and desired median salary ranges as defined by a random sample of Jobfox candidates. Salary data was derived from more than 100,000 Jobfox candidate profiles that were matched to specific professions.</p>
ICEsoft Collaborates With ILOG To Enhance AJAX Web Application Development
ICEsoft Technologies Inc., the leading provider of standards-compliant AJAX-based solutions, today announced a technical integration with ILOGÂ®. The joint efforts will enable developers to use ILOG's Java-based visualization technology JViews within ICEfacesÂ® to rapidly build sophisticated enterprise-level Ajax Applications with displays that are graphically-rich, reactive and collaborative.
<p>San Jose, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) ICEsoft Technologies Inc., the leading provider of standards-compliant AJAX-based solutions, today announced a technical integration with ILOG®. The joint efforts will enable developers to use ILOG's Java-based visualization technology JViews within ICEfaces® to rapidly build sophisticated enterprise-level Ajax Applications with displays that are graphically-rich, reactive and collaborative. </p><p>"ILOG and ICEfaces offer complementary products that, when used together, can provide exponential value to users," said Robert Lepack, vice president of marketing, ICEsoft Technologies. "There is real innovation here, in that ILOG's visualization components can inherit the Ajax push capabilities of ICEfaces to allow them to provide even more dynamic, real-time visualization to end users." </p><p>Ajax is a popular choice in developing web applications because it is available on all browsers and does not require any special third party plug-in installation. But developers working with this technology often must blend several tools, libraries and technologies together. To do this effectively, they rely on Ajax integration platforms, such as ICEsoft's ICEfaces, which ensures all of the component parts of the displays work well together. Until now, creating an Ajax application that included very graphical displays (such as diagrams or maps) that update in real-time was very difficult. The integration of ILOG JViews with ICEfaces now enables developers to more easily create interfaces that are far easier to code and maintain and, at the same time, far more powerful and intuitive than ever before. </p><p>By also supporting the Ajax push technology (a.k.a. Comet) offered by ICEfaces, ILOG JViews' web displays can update automatically in real-time when the underlying data values change and reflect edits or updates from peers. Developers can now rely on proven components to create leading Ajax web applications. </p><p>Most recently, GoldenGate Software Inc., a leader in real-time Transactional Data Management (TDM) solutions, leveraged the benefits of the advanced ILOG visualization components in conjunction with ICEfaces Ajax push capabilities. "We wanted to provide our customers with a rich graphical monitoring solution for improved overall management of their real-time data integration activities, as well as monitoring highly available mission critical environments. After significant research, we found that ILOG and ICEfaces provided us the best way to build interactive visualization", said Dilip Karki, development manager, Java Products, GoldenGate Software, Inc. "With these capabilities, we are building a leading-edge product and solution which enables our customers to access real-time information across the enterprise." </p><p><strong>Availability of Products:</strong><br />The new JViews product suite is available immediately in Beta at <a href="http://labs.ilog.fr/JViews/">http://labs.ilog.fr/JViews/</a>. ICEfaces 1.7.2 is now available for download at <a href="http://www.icefaces.org/main/downloads/">http://www.icefaces.org/main/downloads/</a>. For more information on ILOG products, please visit <a href="http://www.ilog.com/products/visualization">www.ilog.com/products/visualization</a>. For more information on ICEfaces, please visit <a href="http://www.icefaces.org/main/product/">http://www.icefaces.org/main/product/</a>.</p>
HostGo Introduces â€˜One Question Askedâ€™ Unconditional Money Back Guarantee
HostGo (http://www.hostgo.com) today introduced its â€˜One Question Asked,â€™ Unconditional Money Back Guarantee â€“ for life. The commitment allows customers, at any point, for any reason, to request a full refund if they are dissatisfied.
<p>IRVINE, Calif. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) HostGo (<a href="http://www.hostgo.com/">http://www.hostgo.com</a>) today introduced its ‘One Question Asked,’ Unconditional Money Back Guarantee – for life. The commitment allows customers, at any point, for any reason, to request a full refund if they are dissatisfied. </p><p>Previously, HostGo has offered a 30-day Money Back Guarantee, as is traditional in the hosting industry. With today’s announcement, however, HostGo goes significantly above and beyond even the most liberal of money-back offers among hosting companies. Its Unconditional Money Back Guarantee offers a full refund at any point in the life of the account. </p><p>“We’re significantly expanding our Money Back Guarantee because we’re confident it will not be used. It’s that simple,” said Michael Fritsch, HostGo president. “The level of our service far surpasses the standards of the marketplace, in terms of cost, performance, and of course, customer support. We have invested enough in our infrastructure to have the assurance that underwriting an Unconditional Money Back Guarantee will help us reach our strategic objectives in the long term.”</p><p>To request a refund, customers may contact the billing department directly. There is just one question asked: “How can we improve our services?” Customers will not be denied a refund for any reason. All monthly plan charges will be refunded, less any domain registry fees. </p><p>Shared hosting packages from HostGo range from $6.95 to $19.95 monthly. The company also offers a reseller program and affiliate program. </p><p>To learn more about HostGo, please visit <a href="http://www.hostgo.com/">http://www.hostgo.com</a>. </p>
DIGITUSÂ® - 2.5â€œ HDD USB 2.0 housing with biometric fingerprint scanner
DIGITUSÂ® offers a considerable simplification for the user with a dust proof and impact resistant HDD housing with an integrated fingerprint sensor.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Data protection is being considered more and more as technology progresses. DIGITUS® offers a considerable simplification for the user with a dust proof and impact resistant HDD housing with an integrated fingerprint sensor. This is somehting no tech geek should be without.</p><p>Disgruntled employees are no longer a threat to your companies data as the DIGITUS 2.5 fingerprint scanner offers extra data protection also when force is used. The data remains protected, even if the housing is opened and the hard disk is removed.</p><p>A total of 10 registered fingerprints from different users can be stored. This is done by using secure encoding with the AES 256-Bit algorithm (not sure what the means, but it sounds good!).</p><p>The system supports Ultra ATA (Ultra DMA) 33/66/100 compatible 2.5“ hard disks of differing capacities up to a maximum of 160 GB and is provided with power via the USB bus. The USB 2.0 speed is up to 480 Mbps and meets the "USB mass storage class device driver" specification.</p><p>The user has the opportunity of storing encoded and also uncoded data on a hard disk. The compact dimensions of 124mm x 76mm x 17mm are also convincing. The operating systems Windows VISTA/XP/2000 are supported.</p>
LigoWave Releases a 3 GHz Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Product Line
LigoWave releases a new 3 GHz wireless point-to-point bridge product line offering PTP connectivity solutions for wireless access or in-band WiMax backhaul applications. The new 3 GHz product line is one of the highest TX power backhaul solutions on the market operating on the 3.3 - 3.7 GHz frequencies and offers industry-leading throughput and packets-per-second performance.
<p>Atlanta, GA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Today LigoWave announces a new Point-to-Point product line operating in the 3 GHz frequency spectrums for areas where 2 and 5 GHz frequencies are overcrowded or unavailable. The LigoPTP 3-series radios are one of the highest TX power backhaul solutions on the market operating on 3.3 - 3.7 GHz (country dependent) frequencies and are the first PTP 3 GHz products to offer adjustable channel spacing up to 20 MHz. </p><p>At true TCP throughput of 40 Mbps and an astonishing 50,000 packets-per-second (PPS), the LigoPTP 3 series delivers carrier-grade PTP connectivity, perfect for dedicated access or in-band WiMax backhaul applications, including VOIP. The LigoPTP 3-series products are available in both N-Connector configuration for custom antenna application, or with an integrated, narrow-beamwidth 18 dBi panel antenna to enable long-range and rock-solid link connectivity. </p><p>The LigoPTP 3 showcases an array of advanced software mechanisms that provide optimal point-to-point connectivity for high-throughput, long distance links. LigoWave's proprietary PTP mechanisms utilize techniques such as Dynamic Time Division Duplexing (TDD) to dynamically allocate bandwidth in the direction needed, thus increasing link efficiency and greatly decreasing the impact that distance has on throughput of the link. The LigoWave point-to-point products also feature selective repeat ARQ technology, an enhanced error-correction software mechanism that optimizes data traffic to provide very high throughput over high-bandwidth, long-range links even in the presence of interference. The LigoPTP 3-Series products are also compatible with RCMS, a centralized configuration, firmware, and statistics server offered by LigoWave for carrier class diagnostic and configuration management capabilities. </p><p>The new 3 GHz PTP products are selling for only $2,595.00 USD per link and are available to customers outside the United States* for immediate evaluation through the LigoWave E-Store. For more information please visit the LigoWave Website, and forward all arising questions to sales @ ligowave.com. </p><p>*Note: The LigoPTP 3-Series Products have not yet been authorized by the rules of the United States Federal Communications Commission. These products may not be sold or leased, or offered for sale or lease, in the United States, until authorization is obtained. </p>
OptiJob Launches SEO Service Enabling Companies to Get Their Jobs Noticed
Optijob's HR SEO technology delivers qualified candidates directly to career Web sites
<p>Tinton Falls, N.J. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) OptiJob announced its namesake service providing search engine optimization (SEO) for job marketing and e-recruiting, delivering qualified candidates directly to company career Web sites. </p><p>At ERE Fall 2008 Expo, booth # 607 and 609, OptiJob is demonstrating its patented OptiJob service for Human Resource Search Engine Optimization. HR SEO is a new field that addresses inherent and unrecognized problems in marketing and finding jobs online. <br /> <br />Increasingly, qualified candidates and professionals use search engines, such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN to conduct job searches. Paradoxically, this is not good news for corporate career websites, as the existing technology used by most corporations doesn’t allow their jobs to get indexed by the major search engines. </p><p>This significantly reduces the ability of direct employers with career sites to market jobs and of job seekers to find those jobs, especially with the concerted efforts job boards make to remain in the top results. Candidates are instead directed to job boards with an array of companies competing for their attention, and may be missing a high percentage of jobs on company career sites. </p><p>"Earlier this year Google released its first job search statistics, showing in excess of 200 million monthly job-related searches," said Chris Amato, OptiJob president. "Companies that don't recognize this trend are missing out on potential qualified candidates because their jobs are not being identified through search engine searches." </p><p>OptiJob addresses these issues with patented technology that helps corporations optimize job postings on their career sites, and target specific online job searches. OptiJob's technology creates highly relevant Web site addresses for each job, not only making them searchable but pushing them among the top search results. Candidates are sent directly to the company's career site where they apply through its applicant tracking system – rather than having to sift through hundreds or thousands of competitive jobs listings that they typically would find on a job board. </p><p>OptiJob is available with no set-up fee and highly competitive pricing that enables small to large companies to reduce their dependence on expensive job boards. Early corporate users of OptiJob during the past six months have realized a marked increase in unique visitors to their career websites. </p><p>OptiJob is also a part of a family of companies that provides important human capital research, enabling it to deliver targeted job intelligence to its customers.</p>
Hostway Showcases Mobile Email with its "Go Mobile with Exchange" Giveaway
Between October 15, 2008 and January 14, 2009, new hosted Exchange customers are eligible to win their choice of new smart phone: BlackBerry Bold, HTC Touch Diamond or Apple iPhone 3G. There's no better way to highlight the mobile functionality of Exchange than to let our customers try it out on their choice of the three most advanced, new smart phones
<p>Chicago, Illinois (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Hostway Corporation, the global Web solutions leader, launched the Go Mobile with Exchange Giveaway, a prize drawing that allows winners to select one of the hottest smart phones on the market. Anyone who orders one or more Exchange email accounts during the promotion is automatically entered into the drawing. Winners get to choose a free BlackBerry Bold, HTC Touch Diamond or Apple iPhone 3G. </p><p>"There's no better way to highlight the mobile functionality of Exchange than to let our customers try it out on their choice of the three most advanced, new smart phones," said David Choi, business development analyst for Hostway's Advanced Product Group. </p><p><strong>BlackBerry Bold</strong><br />The leader in mobile messaging, the BlackBerry Bold offers a brilliant display screen plus the standard QWERTY keyboard this brand is known for. Hostway's Exchange plans fully integrate with the highly secure BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. </p><p><strong>HTC Touch Diamond</strong><br />The HTC Touch Diamond features a TouchFLO 3D on-screen interface. It was designed for complete Microsoft Exchange compatibility through ActiveSync, which is included free in every Hostway hosted Exchange account. The Touch Diamond also integrates with all Microsoft Office applications, allowing users to edit documents directly on the device. </p><p><strong>Apple iPhone 3G</strong><br />The latest generation of Apple's groundbreaking iPhone synchronizes seamlessly with ActiveSync. The ultimate in work and play: it's a revolutionary phone, widescreen iPod and Internet device. </p><p><strong>Hostway will hold three separate drawings on:</strong><br />- November 15, 2008 <br />- December 15, 2008 <br />- January 15, 2009</p><p>Customers who order between October 15 and November 14 are eligible to win in both subsequent drawings if they don't win the first one. Customers who sign up before December 15 are eligible for the last two prizes. </p><p>No purchase is necessary for Hostway's Go Mobile with Exchange Giveaway. Certain restrictions apply. See Hostway's Web site for details.</p>
Mouse Hand Warmer Mouse Pad: Industry's Newest Gadget
IGMproducts.com introduces a new product to the computer accessories market just in time for chilly weather. The Mouse Hand Warmer -- not available in any stores and only available through the manufacturer is brand new, a novel idea and provides a solution for the cold mouse hand syndrome.
<p>Desert Hot Springs, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Does your computer mouse hand get cold? Do you sit long hours working at the computer with an exposed mouse hand? Does the winter chill or air-conditioned room make your mouse hand cold and fingertips numb? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. There is a serious, cold mouse hand problem hitting the computer geek population, and IGMproducts.com has the cost-effective, energy-efficient solution. <br /> <br />"The Mouse Hand Warmer came about after spending over 12 years sitting at a computer working long, late hours with a very cold mouse hand," said Anna Miller, creator of the Mouse Hand Warmer. The Mouse Hand Warmer was made to solve the cold mouse hand problem. Once the Mouse Hand Warmer blanket was developed and used, it proved to solve the problem, and IGM decided to manufacture and sell the item to the computer accessories market. </p><p>There's no known medical term for the cold mouse hand condition. We asked Doctor Oz from the Oprah Winfrey Show by contacting him through Oprah.com. The Mouse Hand Warmer is an energy-efficient way to keep your mouse hand covered by a warm, fleece blanket. Just like crawling under the covers on a cold night, the Mouse Hand Warmer provides a warm, cozy blanket for your mouse hand. Simply slip your computer mouse and hand inside the Mouse Hand Warmer blanket with or without the use of a standard sized mouse pad, and your mouse hand is covered and kept warm as you work. </p><p>The Mouse Hand Warmer mouse pad is made in the USA and is the registered trademark and patented product of i-GlobalMall.com, Inc. The Mouse Hand Warmer uses no electricity, and there are no cords to plug in or get tangled on your desktop. It is available just in time for cold weather and when the cost of energy for heating is of key importance. Work long hours, keep warm and keep your energy bills lower by using a blanket to cover your exposed mouse hand. </p><p>The Mouse Hand Warmer has a non slip surface and is constructed of hand-washable fabrics. It is compatible with optical or USB connected mice of all sizes and shapes. It measures about 12 x 12 inches and has plenty of room inside for freedom of computer mouse hand movement. The only place you can obtain one of the techie gray, black and white mouse blankets is through the manufacturer who is currently seeking distributors of the product. To learn more about this novel computer geek accessory, visit <a href="http://www.igmproducts.com/">http://www.IGMproducts.com</a>. </p><p>We've tested the product, and it works! We've received positive feedback from computer users on Amazon.com, Etsy.com and eBay.com. Now, we're ready to launch the product for resale. For more details, comments or to become a distributor of the Mouse Hand Warmer, please contact the manufacturer through their website at <a href="http://www.igmproducts.com/">http://www.IGMproducts.com</a> or by email at Webmaster (at) IGMproducts.com. </p>
From the Desktop to the Datacenter: Dell Does Design
- Investment in and focus on design results in 48 awards in 2008
- Five Dell products recognized with prestigious iF Design Award China
- Nine Dell products receive G Mark from Good Design Japan 2008
<p>ROUND ROCK, Texas (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Dell has been honored with a total of 48 design awards globally this year, reflecting its strong commitment to innovative and superior design across its product categories from the desktop to the datacenter. </p><p>Most recently, Dell’s innovative design concepts won TOP honors at the iF Design Awards in China. Dell was recognized with five product awards including the PowerEdge™ M1000e, Inspiron™ Mini, the Dell Crystal, XPS One™ and Dell Studio™ Hybrid. The Studio Hybrid was also acknowledged by the iF China jury as the TOP Selection Award – an honor awarded to the 10 best products of the competition. </p><p>Frequently referred to as the “Oscar" of the industrial design world, iF awards are presented by one of the world’s leading design institutions, the Industrie Forum. This year the iF Design Award China drew 408 entries from 14 countries and is widely recognized as helping to change the face of China’s design industry. </p><p>Dell also received nine design awards from Good Design Japan 2008, Japan's only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system, also known as G-Mark. The winning products from this year’s competition include the Latitude E4200 and E4300 notebooks, Latitude™ XT, M209X Ultra Mobile Projector, Multifunction Laser 1125 Printer, Dell Precision™ M6400, XPS One, Studio Hybrid and the Dell Crystal. </p><p>Additional Information: </p><p>Links to: </p><p>iF Design Award China </p><p>Winning iF Design Award Entries </p><p>Good Design Japan 2008 </p><p><a href="http://www.dell.com/">www.dell.com</a> </p><p><a href="http://www.direct2dell.com/">www.direct2dell.com</a> </p><p><a href="http://chinese.direct2dell.com/">http://chinese.direct2dell.com/</a> </p><p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dell_digital_media/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/dell_digital_media/</a></p>
3FN Optimizes Dedicated Server Operation Increasing Maximum Uptime
3FN Inc., Triple Fiber Network, a web hosting company, a leader in international dedicated server and web hosting market, announces major optimization of dedicated server operation.
<p>San Jose, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) 3FN Inc., Triple Fiber Network, a web hosting company, a leader in international dedicated server and web hosting market, announces major optimization of dedicated server operation. </p><p>Triple Fiber Network is delighted to announce its major optimization of dedicated server operation increasing dedicated server maximum uptime. The maximum reliability and performance of all dedicated servers and web hosting services is reached due to the optimization of dedicated server operation. <br /> <br />"We will always keep the reliability of our web hosting services and the maximum uptime of all our dedicated servers as our first priority. Our business development strategy is aimed at reaching maximum reliability and performance of our web hosting services," says Dean McToner, the 3FN official representative. "Recent optimization of dedicated server operation has increased the level of our dedicated server reliability. After we have optimized our dedicated server operation, it allows us provide our customers with maximum uptime and unprecedented reliability of our web hosting." </p><p>The major optimization of dedicated server operation has included the optimization of operating software as well as operating equipment. The overall optimization has guaranteed the stability of all systems, covering dedicated server maintenance and web hosting services management. Triple Fiber Network's main intention is to upgrade and improve the reliability and performance of hosting service constantly and, thereby, provide its customers with premium web hosting services. Maximum uptime is one of the most important criteria for successful web hosting and 3FN Inc. has proved that its web hosting services can be considered as ideal for successful online business due to the provided maximum possible uptime of dedicated server network. The company has optimized dedicated server operation and as the result all present and potential customers will become witnesses of maximum dedicated servers uptime and highly reliable web hosting.</p>
Hostway Announces Final Apple iPhone 3G Winner
Matthew Smith ordered Microsoft Exchange for its mobile features and won a 16 GB Apple iPhone 3G.
CHICAGO, Illinois (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Hostway Corporation, the global Web solutions leader, announced the third and final winner of the hosted Exchange Triple Giveaway promotion. Exchange customer Matthew Smith won Apple's latest Exchange-compatible smart phone, the iPhone 3G.<br /> <br />Smith works full time as a sales manager for Ricoh Business Solutions and raises horses with his wife on the side. He ordered Exchange hosting to use mainly in his sales manager position. <br /> <br />"It helps me sync my Lotus Notes to my PDA. I always have access to my email and my calendar," said Smith. <br /> <br />Hosted Microsoft Exchange offers enterprise-level messaging with anywhere access to email, shared calendars and contact lists, plus task lists that allow managers to create, assign and delegate tasks among their team. Apple designed the iPhone 3G to better integrate with Microsoft Exchange's ActiveSync software for mobile devices making the phone even more attractive to business users. <br /> <br />Hostway's Triple Giveaway was designed to give customers a chance to experience all the mobile functionality included in Exchange on the iPhone 3G, a cutting-edge wireless device just released in July. The promotion included three prize drawings during a three-month period. While no purchase was necessary, customers who ordered five or more Exchange accounts between June 17, 2008 and September 17, 2008 were automatically entered to win.
10 Year Old Domain Name, 3-D.com, Available Through Public Auction by Sedo.com
3-D.com, a domain name registered in 1998, is scheduled for auction on October 16th. This domain's 10 year history online makes it a valuable piece of internet real estate and a rare find online today. Sedo.com will open bidding for the domain on Thursday, October 16th at 2:00 PM EST. This versatile domain name is short, simple and easy to remember, making it ideal for any type of 3-D animation, art or modeling purposes.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) 3-D.com, a website that has been around since 1998, will soon be up for grabs through auction by Sedo.com. The domain's long time presence on the Internet makes it a valuable piece of web real estate and an asset to a variety of search campaigns based on domain history. This short and simple name also makes it easy to remember, a key factor in online campaigns today when half the battle is getting people to remember where they are supposed to go. </p><p>Bidding will open at 2:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 in the United States. Sedo.com is hosting the sale and is certifying bidders in preparation for the scheduled auction. GreatDomains.com, a partner of Sedo.com, is listing 3-D.com at the top of its "premium auction" category based on the simplicity of the name and age of the domain. </p><p>3-D.com has been online for 10 years and until recently served as an information source for three dimensional or "3D" resources, news and links. The domain makes use of a hyphen to distinguish it as a site pertaining to 3-D or 3-dimensional topics, as opposed to the more ambiguous 3D.com. Hyphenation of domain names is a tricky concept and an often controversial argument among savvy internet users, but as "3-D" is the correct abbreviation for three-dimensional, the domain name is technically and grammatically correct. </p><p>The domain name auction is slated to run for one week, from October 16th to October 23rd. Bidding will begin at $1000 USD, a conservative figure given the domain's history and variety of applicable uses. The domain name is well suited for a variety of 3-D art or animation companies or 3-D modeling and design firms. For more information, please view the auction listing for 3-D.com at Sedo.com. </p>
Groove Commerce CEO Invited to Speak on SEM Panels at PubCon 2008
Ethan Giffin has been invited to speak at this year's PubCon event being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada
<p>Baltimore, MD (<a href="http://www/gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) eCommerce and Lead Generation Website design, development, and marketing agency, Groove Commerce, is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Ethan Giffin has been invited to speak at the 2008 PubCon event, which will be held November 11th through 14th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. PubCon is the annual search and internet marketing conference organized by SearchEngineWorld and WebmasterWorld, one of the most respected voices in the online marketing field. </p><p>This year's PubCon is expected to be the largest in the event's history, boasting its biggest line-up of industry-leading speakers, and more than 85 specialized sessions with themes such as "SEO: Organic Search," "SEM: Search Marketing," "Social Media Marketing," "Interactive Site Reviews," and "Video and Multimedia." </p><p>Ethan Giffin founded Groove Commerce in 2006 with the intention of providing a service that was typically being provided in pieces; combining design, development, and marketing, into one powerful package. Ethan has lived and breathed eCommerce and web marketing for over a decade. Since Groove Commerce's inception, Ethan and his team have provided a whole new level of sales and service to its clients. eCommerce and Lead Generation site owners that choose to use Groove Commerce's services have seen increased conversion rates through a combination of a clean design focused on usability, a simple checkout process, and industry-proven online marketing methods like pay per click management. </p><p>Ethan Giffin will be speaking on the eCommerce and Shopping Cart Optimization panel at PubCon 2008. This session will be co-paneled by Rob Snell of the Snell Brothers consulting firm, and Jimmy Duvall of Yahoo!. The panel will take a look specifically at eCommerce sites designed to sell products. Topics include SEO management, shopping cart issues, monetary, presentation, and traffic issues. Additionally, Ethan and Rob Snell will be providing interactive site reviews for eCommerce sites seeking to optimize conversions and SEO and SEM efforts. </p><p>PubCon is an educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & Webmaster World. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion, and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. </p><p>Ethan Giffin is the CEO and founder of Groove Commerce, a full service eCommerce and Lead Generation design, development, and consulting firm based in Baltimore, MD. They focus on working with online retailers and professional services firms looking to maximize their online exposure and sales while maintaining a cost-effective budget. Learn more by visiting them on the web or by calling the number below.</p>
Lumension Security to Host Industry Webinar on Protecting Vital Business Data
Lumension Security to Host Industry Webinar on Protecting Vital Business Data
<p>Scottsdale, Ariz (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) In today's borderless enterprise, sensitive information is more at risk to external and internal threats. Hundreds of new security threats emerge via email viruses, website malware, rogue applications, lost and/or stolen USB devices and targeted malicious attacks every day. Many financially motivated criminal organizations are targeting specific companies and information for corporate gain, while employees maliciously steal or accidentally lose data. With the increase of data breaches and the average cost of data loss skyrocketing to more than $350,000**, protecting vital business data has never been more important. <br /> <br />To help enterprises effectively safeguard information and enforce data protection, USB security and encryption policies, Lumension Security™ Inc., a recognized, global leader in security management, will host a webinar on October 21, 2008 at 8 a.m. PDT titled "Data on the Edge: Protecting Your Business Information." The webinar will include panel experts from Lumension Security who will address today's pressing issues with data leakage and how enterprises can effectively protect their valuable data by: </p><p> • Discussing day-to-day threats and ways to protect vital information<br /> • Outlining a fundamental process for protecting information, including: Discovery, Policy<br /> Establishment, Policy Enforcement, Policy Monitoring and Compliance Reporting<br /> • Highlighting key data protection capabilities to guard against loss or theft<br /> • Presenting a live demo of the award-winning Lumension Security Data Protection Solution </p><p>This interactive session will help listeners learn the key steps and capabilities needed to protect vital business data by proactively discovering all removable devices (i.e., USB sticks, CD/DVDs, and more) within the network, enforcing removable device use policies, data encryption, and assessing risk of data leakage. </p><p>Event Details: </p><p>WHAT: Data on the Edge: Protecting Your Business Information with Lumension Security Data Protection Solution </p><p>WHEN: October 21, 2008; 8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EST </p><p>WHO: Chris Chevalier, product manager, Chris Merritt, director of solution marketing, Lumension Security </p><p>Registration Information: <br />Register now for the Data Protection Webinar: "Data on the Edge: Protecting Your Business Information" </p><p>For more information about Lumension Security's participation in this webcast or to speak with company experts about the event, please contact Cindy Kim at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. </p><p>For a free 30 day trial of Lumension Security's award-winning products, please visit Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection and Data Protection solutions. </p>
ServerPronto Reveals How to Keep Websites From Crashing
When a company's website crashes it can be a disaster. Find out how to avoid this scenario with dedicated server web hosting.
<p>Fort Lauderdale, FL (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Imagine a company that just launched the biggest-ever promotion for its online business. The product line has caught on like wildfire and all systems are go. The CEOs dreams of making it on the Web are finally materializing - and then it happens. </p><p>The traffic spikes and the shared server that CEO subscribed to crashes, confusing and disappointing hundreds, if not thousands, of would-be buyers. </p><p>Could this dream-turned-nightmare have been prevented? And does this happen to everyone when traffic soars? The answer is "yes" to the first question and "no" to the second. A dedicated server can help avoid a system crash due to traffic spikes, but if a company is using a shared server it may have to rethink its options. </p><p>A shared server makes sense for a startup company that isn't certain how quickly the traffic momentum will build. But when a business shows promise, its owners need to seriously consider a dedicated server. That's because that company not only bypass the likelihood of a costly crash, its owners will also be able to tailor the server to the business' particular needs. </p><p>Preventing a crash is better than curing one. What's more, keeping page load times down will keep customers happy. With a dedicated server, companies can choose the software and other features that help the business do both. Security is also enhanced when you are the one calling the shots for the server, as the likelihood of a hacker sabotaging the site shrinks. The more sites a company is operating, the more dedicated servers make sense. </p><p>While the cost of a dedicated server may be somewhat higher than shared hosting, discount package plans through ServerPronto are now available that can provide a company with the stability and security it needs to protect a growing enterprise. At any rate, keeping sites up and functioning at full capacity is worth the expense. After all, it only takes one website crash to send customers to a competitor.</p>
Apatar Accelerates Customer Data Integration
New Apatar connector enables companies to integrate SugarCRM suite with databases, flat files, other CRM/ERP applications, and top Web 2.0 destinations, all without coding.
<p>Chicopee, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Apatar, Inc., the leading provider of open source software tools for the data integration market, today officially announced connectivity to the SugarCRM open source suite. The new SugarCRM connector is designed to integrate data between the popular customer relation management system and a variety of 3rd-party data sources, allowing for this data to be filtered, validated, and cleansed. Provided with Apatar’s drag-and-drop interface, the SugarCRM connector does not require coding skills and can be deployed by almost any business user.</p><p><strong>Solving the biggest client data management challenge</strong><br />Extracting and normalizing customer data from multiple sources is the biggest challenge with client data management, according to the Aberdeen Group. With the new SugarCRM connector, Apatar enables its users to easily link customer information between databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), files (Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, CSV/TXT files), applications (Salesforce.com), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, Amazon S3, RSS feeds).<br />“The SugarCRM connector will help us exchange data between our existing CRM system and Zimbra open source messenger, saving thousands of dollars and reducing implementation time,” said Mark Gordon of Sonoma Creative, a full-service Web development company. “Upcoming Zimbra and SugarCRM integration will also allow us to adopt new advanced capabilities into our own Zimbra-based products,” he added.</p><p><strong>Integrate quality data without any coding</strong><br />According to Gartner, corporate developers spend approximately 65 percent of their effort building bridges between applications. With Apatar’s visual toolset, SugarCRM users can perform even a complex data integration job without having to write a single line of a code. Upgraded with the new SugarCRM connector, Apatar simplifies the integration process and allows both users and developers to synchronize data between the SugarCRM suite and other on-premises or on-demand data sources and applications.<br />While supporting SugarCRM data formats and types, the new connector does not require any manual coding or software developer skills, enabling even a non-developer to easily design and perform all of the required transformations. Prior to entering into SugarCRM, data can be filtered, validated, and cleansed using Apatar’s data quality capabilities. Apatar effectively eliminates data duplication, supports e-mail and postal addresses verification, and more.<br />Both the SugarCRM system and Apatar’s new connector are distributed as open source products. There is no doubt that many companies will significantly benefit from downloading and using these tools for free.</p><p><strong>Completely Open Source</strong><br />In today’s enterprises, most data integration projects never get built. The ROI (Return on Investment) on the small projects is simply too low to justify bringing in expensive middleware. Apatar entered this market as an open source vendor bringing the ease of drag-and-drop data integration to the companies that previously found proprietary data integration, ETL, and EAI software tools expensive and difficult to implement.<br />“The open source community provides business users with an option to avoid a vendor lock-in,” noted Renat Khasanshyn, CEO and founder of Apatar. “But what users of open source software really like is the total cost of ownership. When you don’t have to pay license fees for database software, data integration, and business intelligence software, this alone makes a healthy difference to your bottom line.”</p><p><strong>Apatar Open Source Data Integration features and benefits:</strong><br />- No coding! Visual job designer and mapping enable non-developers to design and perform transformations, shortening implementation time.<br />- Distributed under an open source model, reducing integration and maintenance costs<br />- Connectivity to SugarCRM, Salesforce CRM, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, GoldMine, DB2, Sybase, PostgreSQL, dBase, EnterpriseDB, Vertica Analytic Database, vTiger, InnoDB, Openbravo ERP, Compiere ERP, .CSV, XML, RSS, ATOM, HTTP queries, POP3, LDAP, FTP, WebDav, Autodesk Buzzsaw, any JDBC data sources, Amazon S3, Flickr, StrikeIron and CDYNE data quality Web services, and more <br />- Job scheduler and synchronization automate the data integration process.<br />- Improves data quality with a variety of verification, filtration, and validation features <br />- Platform-independent, runs from Windows, Linux, and Mac OS<br />Supported SugarCRM editions include version 5.0.0 or earlier for Windows, and version 5.1 or earlier for Linux/Mac OS.</p><p><strong>Related links</strong><br />SugarCRM connector Web demo: <a href="http://apatar.com/demo/web_demo_3/Apatar_SugarCRM_Connector.htm">http://apatar.com/demo/web_demo_3/Apatar_SugarCRM_Connector.htm</a> <br />Pre-built SugarCRM integrations: <a href="http://www.apatarforge.org/datamaps/search-for-datamaps-29.html">http://www.apatarforge.org/datamaps/search-for-datamaps-29.html</a> <br />Apatar services for SugarCRM: <a href="http://www.sugarexchange.com/product_details.php?product=428">http://www.sugarexchange.com/product_details.php?product=428</a><br />SugarCRM connector user guide: <a href="http://www.apatarforge.org/wiki/display/GUI/Apatar+Connector+for+SugarCRM">http://www.apatarforge.org/wiki/display/GUI/Apatar+Connector+for+SugarCRM</a></p>
Push Email and Cloud-based Mobile Sync Provided for 1.5 Billion Smartphones
Open Source SaaS Collaboration Solution Provides Push Email and Cloud-based Mobile Sync for 1.5 Billion Smartphones and Feature Phones
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Users of iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and other mobile phones will be able to easily receive push email and synchronize with contacts, calendar and other information on their desktops using open source software from Open-Xchange, the leading provider of open source collaboration software, and Funambol, the leader of open source push email and mobile sync. <br /> <br />The Funambol connector for Open-Xchange Hosting Edition enables push email and mobile sync of contacts, calendars and tasks with virtually all common wireless phones on the market. Funambol supports more than 1.5 billion devices, including BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, Java ME and SyncML-capable handsets. <br /> <br />"After thoroughly researching the market, the combination of Open-Xchange and Funambol resonated as the solution we were looking for," said Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet Inc. "We believe in the success of Software as a Service, especially at small and medium-sized businesses. As Open-Xchange and Funambol could be seamlessly integrated into our open source infrastructure at 1&1, we will continue to offer innovative products and services at disruptive pricing." <br /> <br />The company deployed a hosted business email and collaboration service including push email, called 1&1 MailXchange, which is based on Open-Xchange and Funambol in the U.S., UK, and Germany in the past 12 months. <br /> <br />Open-Xchange Hosting Edition offers the full set of PIM (personal information manager) functionality – email, calendaring, contacts and task management – together with advanced groupware features such as Documail and Smart Document Sharing. The solution delivers valuable functionality for small businesses and individuals, enabling them to work remotely by providing low-cost communication and collaboration via the Internet cloud. Leading SaaS providers like 1&1 Internet are using the joint Open-Xchange Hosting Edition and Funambol push email and sync solution to enable mass market mobile teamwork. <br /> <br />“Business users and consumers want easy-to-use mobile messaging and collaboration capabilities such as personal information management services, on all the devices they use, anywhere, anytime, at a reasonable cost,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “Our work with Funambol combines leading open source technologies to drive the latest SaaS innovation for small and medium enterprise (SME) users.” <br /> <br />“The tandem of Open-Xchange Hosting Edition and Funambol provides an open source Mobile'We' for the rest of us,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "Beyond just working on the iPhone, it also supports the most popular smart phones, including the BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Android, and common feature phones. This enables everyone in the workplace to have push email and mobile sync for low cost." <br /> <br />Using open source software facilitates integration within the SaaS providers' back-end email systems. Open-Xchange provides high performance and reliability while delivering greater scalability than similar licensed solutions. Moreover, Open-Xchange's and Funambol's open standards and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) enable a seamless integration into SaaS providers' business processes, such as user provisioning, systems management and billing processes.
PEER 1 Chooses Absolute Performance for Advanced Monitoring
Comprehensive Application and System Monitoring to be Available to Customers
Across All Product Lines
<p>VANCOUVER, BC (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX) and Absolute Performance, today announced the two companies have partnered to offer a suite of advanced monitoring solutions that will serve the growing needs of PEER 1’s customers. The new advanced solutions, available this quarter, will expand current offerings and provide a 360 degree view of system and application health. Monitoring also offers in-depth analysis to help both customers and PEER 1 better understand and meet IT needs in order to reduce risks and costs, as well as create more efficient, profitable systems.</p><p>“We are excited to partner with Absolute Performance, a recognized expert in this field. Absolute’s comprehensive monitoring solutions will greatly strengthen PEER 1’s ability to exceed our customer needs” said Ted Smith, senior vice president of operations for PEER 1. “Absolute’s commitment to reliability and quality service aligns with PEER 1’s own belief in providing customers the right tools to keep their businesses running smoothly.”</p><p>As an on-demand solution, Absolute allows PEER 1 and its customers to take advantage of economies of scale to enhance the value of their IT investment. The result is improved operational efficiency, application performance, network service levels and reduced operating costs.</p><p>“As the performance leader in hosting, PEER 1 continues to provide innovative solutions for its customers in delivering value-added application performance monitoring,” said Absolute Performance CEO, Jerry Champlin. “Our capabilities enable customers to validate the performance of applications and service delivery in hosted environments, and dramatically impact time to market using the PEER 1 offering.”</p><p>Through the partnership customers can choose the level of monitoring that best fits their business, from basic to full application monitoring, synthetic transactions and complete stress test tools. These comprehensive services will reach across IT monitoring, management and reporting stack, including server, OS, database and application monitoring, and management. These tools will help give customers more access and visibility into their system performance and capacity, providing vital data to make key business decisions such as when there is a need to scale and how to best plan for growth.</p><p>The demand for managed services continues to grow as companies increasingly rely upon constant uptime and highly reliable services to support critical applications and systems that support a business’ viability. Having an expert partner such as Absolute to manage those systems, identify opportunities, predict challenges and help plan for growth is essential to the many PEER 1 customers with information intensive operations.</p>
Good SEO Helps Business Beat The Financial Downturn
Sparking the launch of their 50% off blitz for online business, from SEO provider www.servicewrap.net comes indication that the financial downturn may not be as bad for online businesses as may be predicted in the offline world, given for the right financial planning by website business.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gakwire.com</a>) The signs are clear, each day brings more financial despair in the markets, and as consumers become more frugal with their spend, online business need to do more to retain the same level of income. </p><p><a href="http://www.servicewrap.net/">www.servicewrap.net</a> warns online business that they need to look more closely at their market, and how in fact offline spend could become the benefit to them, through an increase in online spend. </p><p>Consumers requiring products and services may increasingly look to the internet to source their requirements without leaving their home, with the expense of topping up the family vehicle for the drive, the expense of the high street and all that goes with the high street spend, online stores and other online business could see great benefit as time passes. </p><p>Servicewrap.net also additionally warn though that online business should not be complacent and need to act now in order to retain, maintain and in fact increase consumer foot-flow and sales. </p><p>High street stores place sales on their products normally during summer and post Christmas periods, when spend is generally less, they place pricing sales on the products they wish to sell more of. At the same time they advertise such sales in the media that will bring consumers to their store. </p><p>The online world, Servicewrap.net advise, should be no different. The consumer is still there, but they are thinking twice about spending, and of course with the internet it is more important than ever to ensure advertsing spend is kept at least alive to ensure visibility of the website to the potential customer. </p><p>Attaining good search engine rankings now can help see a business through the turbulant time of the current financial downturn. Unlike a high street store where foot-flow simply 'walks on by', internet business need to be on the virtual high street to be seen. This means good value advertising, good natural search engine rankings and more importantly that when the potential customer reaches the website that the site is displaying either a sale or something so unique that the potential customer turns into an actual customer. </p><p>To demonstrate the success of such an activity <a href="http://www.servicewrap.net/">www.servicewrap.net</a> has turned a 48 hour period into a 50% Off Sale period. Online for 6 years, with almost 5,000 clients during the period, servicewrap.net affords its experience by providing its very own search engine visibility packages at half the usual price - to help online business, by providing to them a route to exposure at half the price as would normally be found on their site. </p><p>Servicewrap urge online businesses to look closely and identify the best ways to keep the consumer 'foot-flow' passing their website, and how when reached to turn that consumer into an actual buying customer. Simply having a website and selling a product or service is no longer the answer, business must act, and act now in order to remain profitable during what is not just a local financial downturn, but a national one. </p><p>For further information on the 48 Hour, 50% Off Sale visit <a href="http://www.servicewrap.net/">www.servicewrap.net</a> today.</p>
SEM and Social Media Expert, Harry Gold to Lead NEDMA Seminar
Search Engine, Blog and Social Media Marketing Event to Be Held November 21 at the Microsoft Seminar Facility in Waltham, MA.
<p>Boston, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Harry Gold, online marketing expert and founder and CEO of Overdrive Interactive, has been asked to lead a seminar hosted by the New England Direct Marketing Association. The seminar, entitled 'Search Engine, Blog and Social Media Marketing: Accessing the Critical Moment and Joining the Customer Conversation' is being held at the Microsoft Facility in Waltham, Mass., on November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.<br /> <br />"We know that search engines have become the #1 resource that consumers and businesses use to find and research products and solutions," said Gold. "No other point of consumer contact has the same ability to access this critical moment when your target audience is seeking exactly what you are selling. When leveraged along with blogs and social media, there is an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to actually join the conversation with consumers and make lasting connections with them by weaving their content and messages into the social web." </p><p>This seminar will focus on the statistics, strategies, tactics and benefits of paid search marketing, search engine optimization, politically correct blog outreach and social media marketing. It will reveal the strategies and tactics of deploying and maintaining profitable search marketing programs, creating a strong presence in blogs and how to deploy a robust and lasting social media channel. It was developed for marketers from both the client and agency side. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.nedma.com/events/">http://www.nedma.com/events/</a>. </p>
Two Valuable Resources for Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, but Internet safety and security are year-long practices. Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora monitoring software and the Pandora Recovery tool, is stressing importance on two key security areas this month: the ability to track harmful changes to your home computer and recover lost data, and the knowledge that your children are safe when they go online...
<p>New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The big tech news across the board for October is the celebration of Cyber Security Awareness Month. More so a reminder than a celebration, PC owners everywhere are encouraged once again to check up on their antivirus and Internet protections, and firewall and password strengths. They are reminded to take active steps to avoid falling victim to identity theft, phishing scams and cyber attacks. In the past year, the issue of child safety - and consequently security - on the Internet has become a big topic, especially when it comes to teaching kids how to navigate the web safely and not to give out too much personal information. <br /> <br />October may almost be over, but Internet safety and security of the home computer are year-long practices. Pandora Corp. makers of PC Pandora monitoring software and the Pandora Recovery tool is adding extra emphasis on two key security areas this month: the ability to track harmful changes to your home computer and recover lost data, and the knowledge that your children are safe when they go online. </p><p>They are two areas where computer monitoring software and data recovery tools can save the day. </p><p>"So much can happen to your PC, on purpose or by accident, that will affect its performance and, potentially, your safety," says James Leasure, Co-founder of Pandora Corp. "The wrong files being moved or deleted can result in a seriously corrupted system. Worse than that, if certain settings get changed or the wrong files get deleted, you may find yourself locked out of online banking accounts or even have your private passwords and personal information opened up to anyone that cares to look." </p><p>For anyone who spends a significant amount of time working at home or on the go, or for home PCs with multiple users, monitoring software can be a lifesaver if an important document is lost, deleted or becomes corrupted. Having a record of activity like online banking and bill paying may come in handy when unexpected situations arise, such as online payments failing to go through, or an operating system becoming corrupted. </p><p>"Computer monitoring software lets you go back in time on your machine and replay everything that happened," says Leasure. "Imagine having security tapes to review of all action on your machine. Maybe it's a confirmation number you forgot to write down or safely finding a website that corrupted your machine, everything will be there." </p><p>A second device that can be handy in this situation is a data recovery tool like Pandora Recovery, which lets you find and recover lost or deleted files. Available as a free download or as a mobile USB Flash Drive installation for use on multiple computers, it's an essential tool that will help you retrieve those important documents or files that go 'missing' - whether it's by accident or on purpose. </p><p>Younger users may be more prone to accidents on the PC, but they are also more likely to engage in illegal activity when using the Internet. From bullying peers to downloading pirated music and movies, or even inappropriate and illegal photos of underage peers, kids are always finding ways to get into trouble. Unfortunately for parents, the computer's owner can be the one who will answer to authorities. </p><p>"When you toss potential illegal activity into the mix along with being active on social networks where predators can lurk, giving out too much personal information, and the rising trend in vicious cyberbullying tactics, you have even more reason to be monitoring Internet activity of your children with software like our PC Pandora," says Leasure. </p><p>PC Pandora is monitoring software that monitors and records all activity on a computer. By taking sequential snapshots of all activity on screen, PC Pandora acts as a DVR for your machine. The snapshots allow you to see everything that happened on your computer, telling you who did what and when. Further details of user activity, such as websites visited, emails sent and received, instant messenger chats, keystrokes logged, peer-2-peer files shared, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more, can be seen in text-based files. The IRIS feature will even send those text-based files right to a parent's email, very valuable for working moms and dads who can't always be home when the kids are online. </p><p>"PC Pandora gives parents a full visual and documented record of everything that happens on the home PC," explains Leasure. "This gives them the ability to find and fix problems quickly, but more importantly, the knowledge that their children are being safe when they go online. In some cases, PC Pandora will give you the evidence you need to hold your children accountable for their online activity." </p><p>Security to the home PC is essential in today's connected and networked world. Having the ability to know everything that happens on your machine can play a vital role in fixing system errors and keeping your kids safe online. Computer monitoring software like PC Pandora 5.0 and free data recovery tools like Pandora Recovery are imperative security measures. </p><p>A 2-hour trial of PC Pandora 5.0 is available at <a href="http://www.pcpandora.com/">www.pcpandora.com</a>. As a special promotion for Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), the company is offering the software at a discounted price; parents can use the code 'CSAM08' at checkout to get $10 off the Standard or Pro editions of PC Pandora monitoring software. </p><p>Pandora Recovery is available for FREE at <a href="http://www.pandorarecovery.com/">www.pandorarecovery.com</a>. Recovery Mobile can be purchased alone or within the Pandora Power Pack, which includes 4 licenses for PC Pandora - a great value for families and small businesses.</p><p>Teenage Online Statistics:<br />A recent Pew Internet & American Life Project report says:<br />· 94-percent of teens 12-17 go online<br />· 63-percent of online teens go online daily<br />· 94-percent go online to do research for school assignments; 48-percent do so on a typical day<br />· 32-percent of online teens have been contacted by a complete stranger online; of teens that have been contacted, 23-percent say they were made scared or uncomfortable by the stranger contact<br />· Social network users more likely to have been contacted by strangers<br />· 32-percent of online teens have experienced a form of cyberbullying, such as having private material (IM, text, email) forwarded without permission, receiving threatening messages, having a rumor spread about them online or having someone post an embarrassing picture of them online without permission<br />· Having Internet monitoring software (but not filters) is correlated with lower reported levels of contact by someone unknown to the teen or his/her friends </p><p>By contrast: <br />· 65-percent of parents say they check up on their teens after they go online - This means that 35-percent of parents DO NOT check!<br />· 45-percent of families have monitoring software on the computer that their child uses - This means that 55-percent of parents cannot confirm what their child does online or has no clue.<br />· 7-percent of parents have no rules about media use at all - This figure should be ZERO! </p>
SEO's Raise Over $2,500 For Breast Cancer
Top SEO company Beanstalk Search Engine Optimization, Inc. along with other SEO's, clients and friends helped raise over $2,500 for breast cancer research. They did this through their participation in the CIBC Run For The Cure campaign.
<p>Victoria, BC (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Beanstalk Search Engine Optimization, Inc. CEO Dave Davies and President Mary Davies participated in the CIBC Run For The Cure event to raise money for breast cancer research. Through seeking donations from other SEO's as well as clients and friends their initial goal was $1,500. </p><p>"We were overwhelmed with the number of donations we received from our friends in the industry as well as from those who passed by our house, saw the sign in our yard inviting them to donate and who actually took the time to do so," said Dave Davies of the fund raising. </p><p>The cause became especially important to Beanstalk when Mary Davies was informed that her cousin was fighting breast cancer. Their team in the run was Team Heather and all the staff of Beanstalk wish her every success in her fight against cancer. </p><p>Both Dave and Mary would like to extend a very special thanks to the following companies for their very generous donations: </p><p>Metro Hi Speed<br />The fine folks at Metro Hi Speed donated a very generous $500 to the cause. They also happen to provide the great Internet fax services that Beanstalk uses on a daily basis. </p><p>We Build Pages<br />You can always count on Jim Boykin and the We Build Pages team to back a great cause. They've done a lot for charity and for the SEO community as a whole. </p><p>WeDo Hosting Canada<br />And a HUGE thanks go out to the company where Dave Davies got his SEO start -- WeDo Hosting Canada. Easily one of the best web hosting companies that Beanstalk has the pleasure of working with. </p><p>This is not the only charity event that Beanstalk is or will be involved in. They currently sponsor four children in El Salvador and will soon be offering discounts and even running periodic contests for registered non-profit charities for free SEO services. More details will be available on the contest and charity discounts on Beanstalk Charity SEO page. </p><p>Contact them today at 877-370-9750 for more information on their charity initiatives or their SEO services.</p>
Host Color Offers 20% Instant Rebate On Web Hosting Services For Halloween
Host Color (http://www.hostcolor.com), a global Quality web hosting provider launched today its annual "We're Hosting Halloween" promotional campaign. Under this campaign the company offers 20% instant rebate with a purchase of any Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Server and Dedicated Hosting plan. The rebates expires on November 1st, 2008.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Host Color announced its annual Halloween promotional campaign. This year the web host opened its Halloween specials 2 weeks before the holiday.</p><p>"We're now hosting Halloween with 20% instant rebate with a purchase of any website hosting plan, Virtual Private Server or Dedicated Hosting solution", said Alexander Avramov, Managing Director of Host Color. <br />"Next 2 weeks are the right time for owners of advanced websites to benefit from the instant rebate and to grab any of our Virtuozzo powered "smart" VPS Hosting (<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/vps">http://www.hostcolor.com/vps</a>) solutions by paying 20% less", added Mr. Avramov. He also declared that his company will not raise the prices of web hosting services because of the economic situation in North America and Europe, the regions where the web host operates its facilities.</p><p>"We face higher prices of power and cooling in Europe and growing costs of doing business in United States. At the same time we will not increase our prices and we will not ask our customers to pay more for their websites. We understand that our customers now have hard times, pay higher interest rates, and have increased expenses. That's why we decided that it is more responsible to cut a part of our profit, instead of just increase prices", revealed Mr. Avramov.</p><p>His company announced this week the launch of VPS Advance (<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-advance">http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-advance</a>), a new Virtuozzo powered Virtual Private Server that features 512 MB RAM, 25 GB disc space and 200 GB monthly transfer. Host Color customers can purchase this VPS for $41.62/month as a part of company's Halloween promotional campaign. The web host offers all VPS Hosting plans with a choice of web hosting control panel between Plesk, cPanel and its branded web hosting automation system - NextColor.</p><p>Host Color said that there are no restrictions and anyone can benefit from the Halloween promotional campaign. There's no special coupon code, because the discount applies automatically when users click on "Sign up" <br />button on any web hosting service plan.</p><p>Host Color is used to launch promotional campaigns for Halloween since 2003. The company has recently been very active in promoting some national and regional top-level domains such as .DE, .ME, .US, Asia, .BZ, CN and TW. It also opened its new Web Hosting Affiliate Program<br />(<a href="http://www.hostcolor.com/affiliateprogram">http://www.hostcolor.com/affiliateprogram</a>) that transfers 25% of the company's revenue per sale to its affiliates and also pays them for each unique visitor sent to Host Color's website</p>
Carlos Rego joins the UK-2 Group as Senior Usability Officer
Carlos Rego joins the UK-2 Group as Senior Usability Officer
London, UK (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Carlos Rego, 34, joins UK-2 Group, one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, as their new Senior Usability Officer, responsible for redefining the web hosting end user experience. Rego is well known in the hosting community and was former Managing Director of Positive Software, which was acquired by Parallels. <br />“In an industry where many players are as indistinct as the nodes of the Internet, Carlos is one of those rare few who can point out actual achievements. His work at Positive Software elevated H-Sphere from obscurity to one of the top control panels in the industry. He has demonstrably built up several companies and we look forward to a similar contribution here at UK-2 Group,” says Ditlev Bredahl, of the UK-2Group. <br /> <br />“While many hosting companies are on the same technological level, few address the issue of user interface. I intend to develop the industry’s most powerful, user-friendly and dynamic control panel and with an ear towards what consumers are telling us they’d like to see. This is a dramatic departure from traditional hosting philosophies that are based on providing users with what the company wants them to use,” says Rego. <br /> <br />Rego was also one of the pioneers of redundant and split web services, which are now industry standards, and implemented software capable of cloud/grid based environments, years before it became a hot topic.
Ping! Zine Partners with TheVisionWorld.com
Ping! Zine, the leading web hosting magazine publisher, today announced their new partnership with TheVisionWorld.com.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) With this partnership Ping! Zine will now offer “Free Vision Helpdesk Annual License” as a gift to their magazine readers and subscribers.</p><p>Vision Helpdesk is the ultimate modern help desk software, capable of handling multiple companies with various support areas and organize staff to their zones allowing the highest efficiency for support ticket replies.</p><p>“Vision” provides the optimum combination of call management automation, functionality and flexibility, delivering a comprehensive Helpdesk solution that satisfies most of the IT service management requirements.</p><p>“Since 2002, our readers have valued Ping! Zine’s central role in providing thoughtful news and analysis of the hosted services industry.</p><p>Today we’re excited to join forces with our sponsor, Vision, to offer its next-generation Help Desk software for free, a $199 value,” said Keith Duncan, publisher of Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine.</p><p>“Ping! Zine needs no introduction, we know it’s one of the most widely read print magazine for the web hosting industry. Ping! Zine currently distributes to over 45,000 plus readers. What better way to reach the webhosting market?” said Preeti Sharma, HR at TheVisionWorld.com.</p><p>For more information about Ping! Zine please visit - <a href="http://pingzine.com/">http://PingZine.com</a> Also check out Vision Helpdesk Screenshots, Online Demo & Free Trial at <a href="http://thevisionworld.com/">http://TheVisionWorld.com</a></p>
Does Sarah Palin Think Hackers Are People, Too?
After having her email account hacked into by the son of Tennessee legislator, Sarah Palin probably does not think that 'hackers are people too'. Most people think of a negative image when they hear the word 'hacker' but indie filmmaker Ashley Schwartau wants to change that.
<p>Nashville, TN (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Does Sarah Palin think that Hackers Are People Too? </p><p>Probably not. Especially since the son of a Tennessee legislator, a Democrat no less, has been indicted for hacking into her e-mail account and publicizing his findings. </p><p>The question is then, is David Kernell, 20, really a hacker? Or was he performing modern Cyber-Civil-Disobedience and trying to find political dynamite? Or perhaps he was just messing around and thought his hack was 'cool'. </p><p>To most people, the word 'Hacker' conjures up images of nasty miscreants out to wage a chaotic cyberwar on the Internet. They build viruses, infect and destroy computers. They hack CNN, eBay and all sorts of big web sites and occasionally bring the entire Internet to a grinding halt. </p><p>Or, are hackers really a completely misunderstood subculture of society? </p><p>Independent filmmaker Ashley Schwartau addresses these and similar questions in her new documentary, "Hackers Are People Too". According to Schwartau, "Hackers are fed up with the negative stereotypes that the media puts forth and want America to understand that hackers are not the bad guys but the ones protecting computer users online." </p><p>The premier of her movie was simultaneously a stroke of genius, and incredibly courageous. She chose 08.08.08 as the debut at DefCon XVI, in Las Vegas, the world's largest hacker convention. Met with a standing ovation, Ms. Schwartau's work has been thoroughly endorsed by the hacking community; for the first time, hackers were given the chance to speak out against the negative press, giving the American public an inside glance into the hacker community in their own words. </p><p>According to the young filmmaker, "I wanted the film to introduce an underappreciated subculture to the average computer-using public, letting the hackers speak for themselves, and show everyone who they really are. </p><p>"The editing was crisp and the characters all seemed to speak freely and naturally, the sign of a talented director." (Independent Film Reviews) "A succinct ambassador from the hacker culture." (Hacker think tank HackerPimps). </p><p>For more information, trailers and free review copies, please visit Hackers Are People Too main site. You can e-mail Ms. Schwartau at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or reach her via 727.393.6600 </p>
Online Marketing Summit Announces 2009 Conference
The Leading Online Marketing Education Event Will Be in San Diego, California, February 4-7, 2009.
<p>San Diego, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Online Marketing Summit Founder Aaron Kahlow today announced that the 2009 Online Marketing Summit (OMS) will be held in San Diego, California, from Wednesday, February 4 through Saturday, February 7. The premier educational event for marketing professionals, OMS brings together the best minds in online marketing to educate all marketers on the importance and benefits of incorporating online marketing into any company strategy. </p><p>OMS is the only purely educational event of its kind. Over the course of four days, marketers will receive a hands-on education on the best practices, tactics and strategies in all domains of online marketing that they can incorporate into their own marketing plans. Additionally, marketers meet and network with experts and like-minded peers to expand their industry connections. New to this year's event are the Online Marketing Certification Programs and special Expert Strategy Tracks that focus on both B-to-B and B-to-C case studies. <br /> <br />"I started OMS because I sensed that there was a real desire on the part of marketers to get a true education in the online world and get the in-depth how-tos of executing that was missing from so many industry events," said Kahlow. "Since then, the event has taken on a life of its own as marketers have spread the word about its truly unique educational and peer-to-peer (i.e. no salespeople allowed) environment. I don't think I'm being immodest when I say there really is nothing else like OMS out there." </p><p>The 2009 OMS will feature hands-on workshops, on-site usability and search engine optimization labs, thought-leader presentations, and peer-group collaboration sessions. </p><p>Topics will include:<br /> • Social Media Business Strategies<br /> • Search Engine Marketing Education<br /> • Website Usability Primers<br /> • Customer Experience Best Practices<br /> • Web Analytics and ROI Tracking<br /> • Planning and Budgeting for Online Success<br /> • Email Marketing and Landing Page Tactics<br /> • Website Strategy<br /> • Behavioral Targeting and Testing </p><p>Click here for a complete conference agenda. </p><p>Among the featured speakers are:<br /> • Mike Metz, Director, Cisco.com<br /> • Angie Hicks, CEO, Angie's List<br /> • Liza Tewell, Online Editor, REI<br /> • Lesli Smith, Director, IBM <br /> • And hundreds more online marketing experts </p><p>For more information on the 2009 Online Marketing Summit, visit <a href="http://www.onlinemarketingsummit.com/">www.onlinemarketingsummit.com</a>.</p>
PPC Summit Helps Online Businesses with SEM and PPC Training
PPC Summit Los Angeles was a success on all levels according to event sponsors, speakers and 150 internet marketers who attended the conference on Sept. 25 -26, 2008. Event sponsors included: Google, Business.com, Lyris, ContextWeb, Engine Ready, Adapt Technologies, Orange Soda, Web Host Industry Review, PR Web and Search Marketing Standard. The PPC Summit experts shared profitable Pay Per Click campaign secrets for optimal results on Google and other search engines during sessions on: quality score, keywords, website and landing pages, copywriting, bid management, website analytics and much more.
<p>Los Angeles, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Pay Per Click (PPC) Summit, the premier conference for search engine marketing, wrapped up the successful two-day event packed full of education and interactive sessions. PPC Summit brought together 150 participants from online business owners, marketers, managers, account executives, designers and web masters in Los Angeles on Sept. 25-26, 2008. The conference provided many opportunities for internet marketers (new and experienced) from around the world to learn about the latest education, issues, strategies, technologies and also network with industry experts and fellow marketers. Attendees learned how to successfully create and manage profitable PPC campaigns on Google Adwords, Microsoft adCenter, Yahoo! Search Marketing and more. The event delivered 20+ search marketing sessions and attendees had an exclusive opportunity to 'Meet The PPC Experts' during an evening networking reception. Attendees received a free signed copy of Tim Ash's best selling 'Landing Page Optimization' book and walked away with two comprehensive manuals filled with tools and resources to increase internet marketing results. </p><p>Attendees learned critical Pay Per Click advertising methods for success and began applying the best practices right away. "I had an unforgettable experience at the conference. I found each session to contain valuable, actionable strategies which I implemented immediately. I'm certain that I'll see a significant boost in my campaign performance because of the expert advice learned," said Brandon Schmitz. "Each PPC Summit trainer brought years of experience to the table and provided strategies that you can't get anywhere else. The conference manuals are extremely helpful and will be great for future reference. The conference was worth every penny and I look forward to attending future events." <br /> <br />PPC Summit offers the latest search engine marketing training and information available to help internet marketers gain a competitive advantage and increase profits. The event offered a variety of educational sessions for attendees. Following is a brief overview of some of the many topics presented by the expert speakers and trainers: PPC and Search Engine Marketing overview, Google Adwords, Microsoft adCenter and Yahoo! campaign strategies, website and landing pages, ppc vs. contextual advertising, quality score, keyword development, bid management, web analytics and more. The event sponsors included: Google, Business.com, Lyris, ContextWeb, Orange Soda, Engine Ready, Adapt Technologies, Web Host Industry Review, PR Web and Search Marketing Standard. </p><p>The PPC Summit 2009 conferences are tentatively set to be held in Chicago, Los Angeles and in the Northeast (tbd). PPC Summit will also debut the first PPC Summit online event scheduled for February 2009. For more information on PPC Summit and Search Engine Marketing secrets, go to <a href="http://www.ppcsummit.com/">www.ppcsummit.com</a> and sign up for the email newsletter. </p>
Trust Guard Introduces World's First Video Security Seal
Trust Guard revolutionizes online security with first ever video security seal. For eCommerce sites, trustworthiness is essential. Video security seals are the state of the art way to ensure trust, leading to business success.
<p>Salt Lake City, UT (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Trust Guard (<a href="http://www.trust-guard.com/">http://www.trust-guard.com/</a>) leaders in Website Verification, launched the Security Verified Video Trust Seal, a revolutionary method for ensuring trust. With online video nearly ubiquitous in ecommerce, online retail, marketing and promotion, using video to assure security is a logical progression and an elegant solution. </p><p>"Video has changed online marketing in ways that we can't comprehend. Trust Guard is at the forefront, ushering video into the online security market," said Scott Brandley, Trust Guard CEO. "With only 3-5 seconds to engage your customer, video brings your message to life and has been proven to increase conversion as well. With all of this in mind, we are excited to announce our new, state-of-the-art Video Trust Seal." </p><p>Countless online business have been enhanced by using Trust Guard's security verification services. Unless customers are convinced their credit card information is safe, they are not likely to spend. Trust Guard provides online business owners with a competitively priced, comprehensive suite of online trust seals giving customers peace of mind knowing they are protected. </p><p>The video seal gives customers not only the trust and feeling of security they deserve but also lets them play a short message, explaining how the website has been verified, and what security measures are in place to protect their critical information. The video is placed above the seal and can be played with a simple click. </p><p>The proof is in reports of increased sales and substantial savings from companies using Trust Guard. MicroPortables reports a daily sales increase of 25 percent since displaying the Trust Guard logo, MoneySearch.ca has seen their conversion rates double and Massage-Chair-Relief.com says their monthly sales have increased by 30 - 50 percent. PricelessWeddingFavors.com says they are saving over $1,000 each year by using Trust Guard instead of a different verification service. </p><p>Trust Guard has multi-seal, which includes including the Security Verified Video Trust Seal starting at a very low $47 a month. Annual packages start at $397. For more information or to see the new video seal in action, please visit <a href="http://www.trust-guard.com/security-verified-video-seal-s/54.htm">http://www.trust-guard.com/security-verified-video-seal-s/54.htm</a>.</p>
Enhance Security with New FTP Management Tools on Windows 2008 Hosting Platform
DiscountASP.NET, a leading innovator in Windows 2008 hosting, announces enhancing security with the launch of new FTP management tools, including an FTP Stop/Start tool and an FTP Whitelist/Blacklist tool.
<p>Pasadena, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) DiscountASP.NET, a leading innovator in Windows hosting, announces enhancements in security with the launch of a suite of new FTP management tools for their Windows 2008 hosting platform. </p><p>The FTP Stop/Start tool allows customers to stop and start their FTP service. The FTP IP Restriction tool allows customers to manage an IP whitelist or IP blacklist for FTP service. Finally, the FTP Session tool displays all live FTP connections to a customer's site and allows the customer to disconnect any of the FTP sessions in real time. </p><p>"With the launch of these new FTP tools, we demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with both increased security options and maximum control over their hosting environment," said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing at DiscountASP.NET. "Our goal is to continue to innovate on top of the Windows 2008 stack." </p><p>The FTP management tool suite is available in the DiscountASP.NET control panel under a new FTP Manager tab in the IIS Tools section. </p>
The Elimination of High-Priced IT Consulting Services
VMaudit.com (www.VMaudit.com) now offers virtualization & ITIL expertise at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional consulting firms. By leveraging extensive in-house expertise and a successful internet-based consulting approach, VMaudit.com eliminates all expenses while providing superior service and quality deliverables to their clients.
<p>Silicon Valley, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) VMaudit.com recently announced the release of their new internet-based services for companies requiring external expertise in the areas of virtualization and IT operations management.</p><p>"Our goal is to provide much needed skills in the field of server virtualization and IT operations to companies that can't afford expensive consulting fees or support a small army of consultants - waiting for mediocre results," says CEO, Johnathon Edwards. "With over 20 years of traditional IT consulting experience I've realized that certain services can be delivered with minimal client interaction and business disruption. Server virtualization and operations management are perfect candidates for this type of consulting approach." </p><p>VMaudit.com offers several virtualization and operations management services that address most companies' overwhelming need to reduce their IT costs (i.e., servers, staff, applications, data centers, tools etc.). To support this effort VMaudit.com offers four distinct services; 1) Detailed VMaudit & Analysis service, 2) IT Operations & Maturity Analysis (based on ITIL framework), 3) Vendor Selection Process for Virtualization & ITIL applications, and 4) The VMaudit Enterprise Package, which integrates and aligns virtual technologies with operational best practices. </p><p>Each VMaudit.com's offering can be tailored to meet the specific client requirements, timeframes and expectations, which is rarely an option for the larger brick and mortar establishments. The partners of VMaudit.com have developed a unique cross-functional experience base that can't be readily attained by their competition. Furthermore, this proven internet-based consulting firm has developed a level of experience that is not bound to a sole framework or methodology provided by a single organization, but the combined expertise across many leading consulting organizations from around the world. </p><p>"We've managed to eliminate all expenses by prohibiting travel and onsite client interaction," says Johnathon. "Over 90% of our deliverables are based on reviewing or accessing client infrastructure logs, strategic plans, operational process & procedures, and a variety of architectural diagrams. There is absolutely no information available at a client site that we can't obtain remotely." </p><p>VMaudit.com's services provide a range of capabilities that support initial deployments of virtual technologies to global virtual infrastructures, requiring world class solutions and management controls. Overall, VMaudit.com has successfully managed to reduce the cost of equivalent services by 70%, when compared to traditional consulting firms and project completion times by 80%.</p><p>"When you don't spend several hours each day traveling, hiring, and training junior staff members (on the clients' nickel), its amazing how more efficient and cost effective a team of competent consultants can be," says Johnathon.</p>
Pinpoint Labs Releases SafeCopy 2 Server Edition
Each day, corporate IT managers, computer forensic examiners, and litigation support professionals are tasked with collecting relevant files which reside in file shares, on client systems, and other popular data sources. Pinpoint Labs has released SafeCopy 2 Server Edition (SC2SE) which alleviates several common problems encountered when using alternative copy utilities to collect client files.
<p>Murray, NE (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Pinpoint Labs, a litigation support and forensics software development company, today announced the availability of the newest addition to its SafeCopy family-- SafeCopy 2 Server Edition - SC2SE. SC2SE is the latest in a series of products that offer defensible, production level ESI collection and file copying. SC2SE has all the power of SafeCopy 2 with the added flexibility and security of running from a system or shared folder, server or Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Now, users can perform data collections from virtually anywhere. </p><p>On occasion, litigation support professionals need to collect files from remote computers. Pinpoint Labs understands these concerns and designed SC2SE to work without the need for local installation. Now, users can collect files from virtually any location. </p><p>The goal of electronic discovery collection is to preserve and collect files while keeping the chain of custody intact. In keeping with best practices for preserving and collecting data, Pinpoint Labs developed SC2SE to gather files with minimal impact on client systems. </p><p>President of Pinpoint Labs and Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) Jon Rowe said, "Accessing SafeCopy 2 from a server or shared resource simplifies collections and creates a more defensible process. </p><p>"Both litigation support service bureaus and legal departments often need to copy electronic discovery files and imaging projects between network locations in a reliable and safe manner. SafeCopy 2 Server Edition allows users retain the proper chain of custody in a fast, efficient and secure way. " </p><p>For more information about SafeCopy 2 Server Edition, visit: <a href="http://www.pinpointlabs.com/">www.pinpointlabs.com</a>. </p>
Parallels Launches Beta of Parallels Plesk Control Panel 9.0
New Features Increase Usability and Functionality for Service Providers, Resellers and End-Users
Renton, Wash.(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Parallels today launched the beta of Parallels® Plesk Control Panel 9.0, the upcoming new version of its popular control panel, used by hosting providers around the world for shared, virtual and dedicated hosting offerings. The solution is designed to simplify the management and administration of websites by automating a large number of tasks, enabling service providers to reduce operating costs and resources while at the same time increasing profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Parallels Plesk Control Panel 9.0 will include more than 100 new features designed to increase ease of use and functionality. <br /> <br />“The new version of Parallels Plesk Control Panel has been specifically developed to meet the evolving demands of our users: service providers, resellers, domain owners, and end-user organizations,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Service Provider division, Parallels. “Increased functionality such as a more intuitive interface and full integration with the APS catalog will not only enhance the user experience, but also enable service providers to build more flexibility into their service offerings, helping them increase their revenue streams.” <br /> <br />Beta testers will have a preview of the features in greater detail during a live webcast held tomorrow, October 14th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST (10:00am – 11:00am PST). All attendees will be invited to join the beta program. Details and registration are available on our website at <a href="http://www.parallels.com/en/webcasts">www.parallels.com/en/webcasts</a>. <br /> <br />New features in Parallels Plesk Control Panel include: <br /> <br />• Vista-Style Interface – Version 9 boasts a completely upgraded user interface designed to help users navigate and perform their tasks faster and easier. The most popular and important actions are available right on the user Home Page. Navigating is faster than ever due to the ability to select Resellers, Clients, Domains and Mail accounts via the path bar. <br /> <br />• APS Catalog Integration – Browse web applications packaged in the APS Format and published at <a href="http://www.apsstandard.com/app/">www.apsstandard.com/app/</a> directly from the Parallels Plesk Control Panel. Also, you can add them to the server Application Vault online without the hassles of manual uploading. These applications can be made available to all customers or their distribution can be restricted for provision on a per-user basis, allowing you to conveniently sell the applications according to the hosting plans you provide. <br /> <br />• Resellers Level – Parallels Plesk Control Panel’s user hierarchy is enriched with a Reseller level account in version 9. Resellers are given the same capabilities as admin level accounts with the exception of server access. This enables resellers to sign up their own clients and resell web hosting services to them. <br /> <br />• Total Control Backup - Completely revised Backup/ Restore functionality provides users with a more powerful and flexible backup solution than ever before. Selective data backup and restoration through is now a comfortable, painless, and fully controllable process. On-the-fly restoration conflicts resolution offers a variety of ways to resolve restoration conflicts prior to actual update of the system, thus guaranteeing success and complete control over the restoration process. <br /> <br />For more information on Parallels Plesk Control Panel, visit: <a href="http://www.parallels.com/products/plesk/">www.parallels.com/products/plesk/</a>
Green Hat Enhances Testing for webMethods
Green Hat releases GH Tester 4.2, generally available as of September 30, 2008, with expanded test automation for SOA platforms as well as specialized message and data formats. Of note is SOA integration, performance and governance testing for Software AG webMethods, including automation of SWIFT testing. This release also represents the first integration and SOA test automation to work with stored procedures, which can eliminate up to 95% of the time it takes in manual testing.
<p>Claymont, DE (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Green Hat announced the release of GH Tester 4.2, representing expanded test automation for SOA platforms as well as specialized message and data formats. GH Tester 4.2 was made generally available on September 30, 2008. </p><p>This release represents enhancements to the native testing for Software AG webMethods platform available in the Solstice Integra Suite which Green Hat acquired earlier this year. The integration between webMethods Integration Server, Broker and GH Tester is offered in GH Tester for Software AG webMethods. This product gives webMethods users native visibility into the integration layer and the ability to isolate each interface for comprehensive validation of business processes. <br /> <br />Green Hat makes testing simple for SOA customers choosing the webMethods ESB platform for internal integrations or B2B interactions with third parties. Green Hat pioneered the simulation of interfaces using automated stubs for functional testing and as a complete enviroment for high performance testing. So testing can continue uninterrupted even when systems are unavailable or use of the production environment is not advisable. GH Performance reuses all test assets created in GH Tester 4.2 and generates extensive webMethods performance data related to load, stress and tuning checks - all as functionality in the core Green Hat products. </p><p>GH Tester 4.2 provides testing of all industry protocols such as HTTP(s), WebSphere MQ and web services. These are often found in the complex infrastructures of Software AG clients. Additional unique plugins are available for the testing of industry-specific messaging, such as SWIFT for international payments and HL7 for healthcare. </p><p>With GH Tester 4.2, Green Hat also announced the first SOA testing tool to offer automated testing with stored procedures. GH Tester 4.2 makes it possible to run database stored procedures and to access the returned data, allowing automation of stored procedure testing in the same products that customers are using to exercise the systems talking to the database. </p><p>"The complexity inherent in SOA infrastructure is not always due to the newer technologies," observed Peter Cole, President and CTO of Green Hat. "Clients ask us to make our tools work with data and messages of all kinds. With good reason. One of our users reduced the labor associated with stored procedures by 95% with Green Hat automation." </p><p>Green Hat tests a broad array of transports, including testing for TIBCO, and continues to enhance these capabilities with the steady input of users and partners. With GH Tester 4.2, users now have SSL support for an IBM MQ infrastructure and support for HTTP authentication. A file transport is a new feature to allow reading and writing of files using various formats. </p><p>Information on these and other enhancements now available in GH Tester 4.2 can be found by contacting Green Hat at Innovation World, Software AG's user conference in Miami, Florida November 3-5. Additional new product announcements will be made at that time.</p>
Announcing the first Cloud Computing Conference and CloudCamp in Canada
Cloud computing is beyond being the new IT buzzword. Plum Communications, forerunners in producing IT events, is pleased to announce the first cloud computing conference in Canada called, "Cloud Computing an IT Paradigm Shift". It is a one-day conference happening at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, February 11, 2009. www.itcloudconference.com
<p>Toronto, Ontario (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Cloud computing is beyond being the new IT buzzword. Plum Communications, forerunners in producing IT events, is pleased to announce the first cloud computing conference in Canada called, "Cloud Computing an IT Paradigm Shift". It is a one-day conference happening at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, February 11, 2009. <a href="http://www.itcloudconference.com/">www.itcloudconference.com</a> <br /> <br />An evolutionary trend in computing has started to take place called Cloud Computing. "The Cloud" is a new paradigm in how we create and consume applications on the internet, allowing applications to run anywhere on any device at anytime. Limitations we have experienced by using singular pieces of hardware can now be replaced by a collective cloud of resources found on the Internet. Cloud computing represents the entire computing stack from software to hardware, with no system boundaries or physical location and is the next logical step in development, deployment and management of software. </p><p>Cloud computing has reached the critical stage where adoption is seriously being considered by enterprise and SMBs. However, it is not as simple as it appears and making the decision to migrate into the cloud can be a costly and time-consuming task that includes risk. Knowledge is a key factor to success. "Cloud Computing an IT Paradigm Shift" is an in-depth conference that combines a compelling knowledge-based seminar agenda with peer-to-peer discussion between users and industry experts for the purpose of sharing information and providing the tools required for success.</p><p>Interactive style sessions will address tier one issues including the reality of Cloud Computing - is it ready for prime time? Assessment of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and Infrastructure models; The Challenge of Scale; Migration Risks and Rewards; Security and more. The conference will include lively open discussion during and between sessions and will wrap up with the first CloudCamp in Canada. </p><p>"As software transitions from a traditional desktop deployment model to that of a network & internet centric one, "the cloud" will be the key way in which you develop, deploy, and manage applications in this new computing paradigm," states Reuven Cohen, co-founder & chief technologist, Enomaly Inc. Reuven is a noted computing evangelist who conceived CloudCamp an open space style, two hour event providing a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing. </p><p>"Wrapping up "Cloud Computing an IT Paradigm Shift" conference with CloudCamp is an incredible opportunity for everyone to take the knowledge learned during the day and put it out there in a relaxed unstructured discussion while enjoying great company," says Reuven. </p><p>Jai and Bruce Cole, Plum Communications Inc., and co-producers of "Cloud Computing an IT Paradigm Shift", are equally excited about the synergy between both events. </p><p>"The combination of two distinctly different models offers the best of both worlds and creates a unique experience for everyone that attends," elaborates Jai Cole. </p>
MySpace Launches Democratizing Online Advertising
New Ad Platform Powered by MySpaceâ€™s HyperTargeting Technology Now Available for Small Businesses, Individuals, Entrepreneurs, and Politicians
â€˜MySpace MyAdsâ€™ Enables Any Advertiser to Create, Personalize, and Track Performance of Display Ads within MySpace Ecosystem
<p>LOS ANGELES, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) MySpace today officially announced the domestic beta launch of ‘MySpace MyAds’ (<a href="https://advertise.myspace.com/">https://advertise.myspace.com</a>), the new advertising platform designed to empower individuals and small businesses – from local retailers to musicians and politicians – to create relevant, targeted promotional business campaigns within the world’s premier social media environment. MySpace MyAds is a new, do-it-yourself advertising platform that democratizes the landscape of online advertising, enabling anyone to create customized banner ads, target to specific audiences using MySpace’s HyperTargeting technology, and analyze campaign performance tracked throughout the MySpace ecosystem. </p><p>“With MySpace MyAds, we’re blowing the lid off display advertising solutions for small and medium businesses,” said Jeff Berman, President of Sales and Marketing for MySpace. “MySpace MyAds is a direct marketer’s dream – providing entrepreneurs with the most accessible, personalized, and targeted advertising toolkit in the market. We’re giving businesses better ROI ASAP and in today’s economy, that’s a must-have.” </p><p>MySpace MyAds empowers any advertiser to build a customized, targeted, and measurable campaign in a few easy steps: </p><p>STEP 1: Visit <a href="https://advertise.myspace.com/">https://advertise.myspace.com</a> or click the "Advertise" link located at the bottom of any MySpace page <br /> <br /> <br />STEP 2: Create a display ad using the MySpace MyAds Builder Tool <br /> <br />STEP 3: Select a variable ad spend anywhere from $25 to $10,000 <br /> <br />STEP 4: HyperTarget to customers <br /> <br />STEP 5: Measure ad performance with MySpace MyAds analytics reporting </p><p>MySpace’s HyperTargeting ad technology is a key component in the functionality of the MySpace MyAds platform enabling advertisers to serve their ad campaign to the right customers. HyperTargeting enables marketers to connect with specific user groups on a massive scale based on self-expressed interests available on MySpace profiles. The technology allows any MySpace MyAds user access to targeting parameters such as age, sex, and geographical location, all in combination with thousands of user interest categories including specific keywords within each category. For example, within the ‘videogame’ enthusiast category, a further targeting keyword or phrase might include ‘Call of Duty 5’ if relevant to an advertiser’s campaign. </p><p>“After spending $100 on MySpace MyAds to advertise, I got a roofing assignment valued at $30,000 all in a matter of eight days,” said Dan Davis, owner of D&D Installation, a Chicago roofing company. </p><p>Once the creative, audience and campaign length have been determined by the advertiser, the newly created ad is reviewed through MySpace’s dedicated customer support, safeguarding that the ad does not violate MySpace’s terms of service. Once approved, and depending on the timing the advertiser has chosen, the campaign can go live across the MySpace ecosystem to the audience segments that the campaign creator has chosen. Campaign set-up and results can be completed and tracked in as little as a few hours. </p><p>“With MySpace MyAds, I can bring my message to an audience that I normally wouldn’t have access to nor even know where to find,” said Blayne Weaver, an independent filmmaker. “I had previously used MySpace to promote my movie through a general film festival circuit. Now that the film has a nationwide DVD release, it was great to be able to orchestrate my own advertising aimed at the exact audience I wanted to target – people who liked watching movies." </p><p>MySpace MyAds provides all advertisers with a suite of analytic tools and key performance indicators that accompany every campaign including the number of times their ad was shown (impressions), the number of click-throughs, and a running cost on active campaigns. Using the analytics provided by MySpace MyAds, advertisers are able to renew successful campaigns, tweak under-performing campaigns, and edit existing creative. The campaign is charged only when a user clicks on the ad (rather than when the ad is served) and is able to run an unlimited number of campaigns at any time. </p><p>MySpace recently hit an all-time high with domestic unique users and engagement in August according to comScore; seeing approximately 76 million users domestically—each averaging more than 4 hours on the site every month—and 122 million worldwide unique users. comScore also reported MySpace surpassed Yahoo! to become the top publisher of online display advertising in the U.S., accounting for 15.9% of all display ads viewed in June. </p>
Registration Now Open for AIM 2009 Conference In Denver
Advanced Sessions Added to AIM 2009 to Satisfy Growing Multifamily Use of Internet Technology. The fourth annual AIM Conference will be hosted in Denver from APRIL 28 - MAY 1, 2009 and will cover Internet marketing, web applications and online consumer transactions for the multifamily industry.
<p>Denver, CO (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Multifamily's must-attend Internet conference is right around the corner and is packing more depth of content with the addition of Advanced Sessions to the 2009 Apartment Internet Marketing Conference (AIM). Early registration is now available for AIM 2009, which will take place in Denver, Colorado from April 29 - May 1, 2009 at the Denver Marriott City Center. Attendance is limited to employees of multifamily investment and management firms. </p><p>Visit <a href="http://www.aimconf.com/">http://www.aimconf.com</a> for more information as the agenda develops and to register for the conference and book a hotel room online. <br /> <br />AIM 2009 will give attendees even more value with sessions that will keep them and their staff on the cutting edge, and at venue filled with the right people to ensure that it will be the most productive three days of the year. <br /> <br />"The feedback from last year's attendees was phenomenal. In addition to the great speakers and educational sessions, many attendees told me that they found the environment to very productive for conducting business," said AIM Executive Producer Steve Lefkovits. "AIM 2009 will give attendees even more value with sessions that will keep them and their staff on the cutting edge, and at venue filled with the right people to ensure that it will be the most productive three days of the year." </p><p>Highlights of this year's conference include multiple learning tracks in both Internet Marketing and Online transactions, hands-on technology workshops, and the addition of advanced sessions specifically tailored for experienced multifamily marketing and technology professionals. The agenda will feature leading speakers and panelists from various industries who will give first-hand insight into the methods behind the success of their organizations online. Topics will include:</p><p><br />- One-on-one consultations with selected Internet marketing experts (limited opportunity) <br />- An audit and critique of a company's entire web presence <br />- Social media marketing case studies showing how apartment firms are using Web 2.0 sites to generate leases <br />- Advanced pricing and revenue optimization <br />- Hands-on session for building web media <br />- Measuring marketing and sales effectiveness (advanced) <br />- Understanding how Internet advertising agencies work and how to hire one <br />- 10 free online tools to enhance marketing effectiveness <br />- Prospect lead management insights from other industries <br />- Internet communications with residents and media in an emergency situation <br />- Local search and other targeted opportunities in search engine management <br />- A new product showcase featuring new ideas and new products being presented in rapid back-to-back presentations</p><p>"My impression of AIM 2008 Conference was that it was executed just about perfectly," said Steve Small, Chief Information Officer, AMLI Residential." There seemed to be a consensus among those that I spoke to that it provided real value to attendees." </p><p>In its 4th year, the AIM Conference is the leading multifamily Internet technology event, providing cutting-edge education on Internet marketing and transactions. Last year's conference sold out completely, so be sure to register soon as spaces are limited. </p><p>Visit the updated AIM website and blog at: <a href="http://apartmentinternetmarketing.com/">http://apartmentinternetmarketing.com</a> </p>
Capital PHP Launches Redesigned Website
Capital PHP has launched a redesigned version of its website today to help renew its image and build a larger customer base. The website also aims to help Capital PHP compete more effectively with offshore companies.
<p>Austin, TX (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Capital PHP, a PHP development service provider, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, <a href="http://www.capitalphp.com/">www.capitalphp.com</a>.</p><p>"We needed a fresh, professional look that would help take Capital PHP to the next level," Capital PHP founder Mike Lucas said. "I believe we nailed it and are headed in the right direction." </p><p>The new Capital PHP website is not only more aesthetically pleasing than its predecessor, but it does a better job of highlighting the benefits of a professional US-based company over cheaper offshore developers. "The idea of $15/hr PHP programming is appealing to a lot of people," said Mr. Lucas, "but I have yet to find anyone who has been pleased with the results." Capital PHP promises to get things done quickly, accurately, and affordably, without sacrificing customer service and competence. Visitors can request a free quote by filling out a short form on their website. </p><p>For more information about Capital PHP, visit <a href="http://www.capitalphp.com/">www.capitalphp.com</a>.</p>
Free Web Site Hosting as 34SP.com Celebrates 8th Birthday
To kick off their 8th year in business 34SP.com offers free personal hosting. A tastier deal than free cake.
<p>Manchester, United Kingdom (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) This month sees 34SP.com celebrate 8 years in the web site hosting business. Stuart Melling, 34SP.com's business director explained, "A lot has changed over those 8 years. We started out on humble Cobalt RaQ servers, which is a far cry from the Quad core systems we use today. We have evolved so much over those years. </p><p>"What hasn't changed at 34SP.com is our commitment to reliable web site hosting coupled with professional support. That was our main goal way back when we started in the year 2000. Over those years we have built a solid support team. Everyone on the team has a wealth of experience, everyone has been a webmaster at some stage, even myself. We know the challenges and demands of running a successful web site, and we are here to help whenever our clients need it. </p><p>"We couldn't let the special occasion pass without at least a small thank you to everyone. Seeing as we couldn't easily send everyone free birthday cake in the mail, we had to come up with something else. As such to celebrate our birthday we are giving away free hosting accounts to everyone. This will last through the next month. All you need to do is buy any domain name from our site, and we will throw in the hosting for free. No hidden charges or set-up fees, completely free for one year." </p><p>If you want to take advantage of this free web site hosting offer please see: </p><p><a href="http://www.34sp.com/free-hosting">http://www.34sp.com/free-hosting</a> </p><p>For more more information on 34SP.com web site hosting visit: <a href="http://www.34sp.com/personal-hosting">http://www.34sp.com/personal-hosting</a> </p>
GoGrid States Windows is its Preferred Cloud Operating System
With 8 Months of Cloud Server Delivery Data, Windows Is Selected More Often in the GoGrid "Control in the Cloudâ„¢" cloud computing platform. Windows Server 2003 and more recently, Windows Server 2008 are favored on GoGrid's Cloud Infrastructure.
<p>San Francisco, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Cloud Server Hosting provider, GoGrid, which has been providing Windows 2003 Servers in the Cloud since March 2008, confirms strong demand for Windows in the Cloud. Windows Cloud Servers accounts for approximately two-thirds of all Cloud servers deployed by customers within the GoGrid infrastructure. </p><p>GoGrid Windows Cloud Servers saw enthusiastic adoption since the initial launch of GoGrid in March with Windows Server 2003. In mid-August 2008, GoGrid was first to market with Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud. GoGrid parent company, ServePath, is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and SAS70 Type II certified which includes the GoGrid products as well. </p><p>GoGrid will be exhibiting at the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC) where it will announce exciting developments and features specifically targeted towards Windows developers. The PDC is Microsoft's premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects and is the event to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, exchange ideas with fellow professionals and hear about upcoming Microsoft Server related products. </p><p>GoGrid provides Cloud Hosting solutions for Windows developers and partners with a wide variety of Windows 2003/2008 Cloud Servers. On GoGrid, Windows Servers can be instantly provisioned with options that include:</p><p><br />- 32 and 64-bit Windows Server 2008 <br />- 32-bit Windows Server 2003 <br />- IIS 6.0 & 7.0 <br />- ASP.NET <br />- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, Workgroup and Standard Editions</p><p>"The demand for providing Windows in the Cloud is incredible" says GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, adding "Back in March, 2008, it was critical for us to launch a complete Cloud infrastructure in order to capitalize on that tremendous Windows demand. GoGrid is currently the only Cloud Infrastructure Provider offering a complete Windows environment in the Cloud." </p><p>Keagy's statements have been echoed by Paul Sterling, 2008/2009 Umbraco MVP and principal of Motus Connect who was searching for a Cloud provider to support Umbraco, a Windows-only Content Management System (CMS) based on Microsoft's ASP.NET. </p><p>"We're thrilled with the 'you can do this now' state of Umbraco on GoGrid" said Sterling, evangelist for Umbraco as a platform. "We looked at all the offerings and found that only GoGrid provides the flexibility to run the Umbraco web services on IIS/Windows and the Umbraco database on mySQL/Linux." </p><p>Because Windows users and developers frequently leverage the rich Windows user interface, GoGrid web-based portal provides the familiar and easy-to-use environment that Windows users are accustomed to. The GoGrid Graphical User Interface (GUI) and iconography allows for "point and click" deployment of complex, instant and flexible network infrastructures, which includes free load balancing and multiple web and database servers, and, coming soon: Cloud Storage. Of particular interest to Microsoft partners is GoGrid's public Application Programming Interface (API) which developers and partners utilize to programmatically control their GoGrid infrastructure and that of their clients.</p>
Matt Bacak Hits Facebook's 5000 Friend Limit
In just a few short weeks, Matt Bacak has crossed the Facebook finish line with 5,000 Friends. By putting his own Internet marketing strategies into action, "The Powerful Promoter" has managed to break the social media networking barrier. Unfortunately for those Internet marketers who want to get connected to Bacak through Facebook, they're too late.
<p>Suwanee, GA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) "The Powerful Promoter," Matt Bacak, is pleased to announce that he has made the Facebook record books. In record-setting pace, he has garnered 5,000 Friends on the top social media networking site. Because Facebook sets this figure as the limit for its members, Bacak has taken his networking endeavor as far as he possibly can. Known throughout the Internet marketing community as "The Powerful Promoter," Bacak's Facebook Friends' list includes a who's who of the Internet marketing industry's elite. Jealous Internet marketers who would like to see who Bacak is connected with can do so by visiting his Facebook profile online at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675977989">http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675977989</a>. </p><p>Just a quick browse through Bacak's top Facebook Friends reveals the secret to his social media networking success. Some of the well-known individuals he's connected with include The Success Doctor Michel Fortin; "New York Times" best-selling author Joel Comm; marketing genius Dave Lakhani; FMG Network founder Jody Colvard; Internet-based business guru Cody Moya; Income.com founder John Reese and "Conversations with Millionaires" author Jason Oman - just to name a few. </p><p>When Bacak's vast email contacts learned that they could get connected with such movers and shakers by becoming "The Powerful Promoter's" Facebook Friend, they jumped at the chance. Thus, Bacak reached the Facebook Friends limit faster than even he imagined. </p><p>"At first, I took on the quest for 5,000 Facebook Friends as a fun challenge. The more I got into it, however, the more I realized that I could leverage the game to my advantage," explains Bacak. As a result of the endeavor, I've not only widened my own networking circles, but I've also been able to teach other up-and-coming Internet marketers how to get connected to some of the industry's most notable players." </p><p>Matt Bacak continues, "It's been an eye-opening experience to say the least. I only wish Facebook would allow its members 10,000 Friends. Should the day ever arrive that they raise the bar, you can bet I'll be among the first to aim for and achieve it." </p><p>A social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers, Facebook has risen to the top of social media networks since its inception just four years ago. Today, the company boasts more than 100 million active users, and according to comScore, a global Internet information provider, it is the fourth most-trafficked Web site in the world. Among all social media sites worldwide, it currently takes the top spot. </p><p>For more information on Matt Bacak's accomplishment of 5,000 Facebook Friends, contact Stephanie Bunn at (770) 271-1536. To learn some of the Internet marketing tactics that got him there, visit Bacak online at powerfulpromoter.com.</p>
CM4all helps Hostpoint expand into the Swiss market
Building on strong growth and customer retention from four yearsâ€™ sales of the CM4all WebsiteCreator, Hostpoint has launched its "web-o-mat" version of the web site building software in three additional language versions.
Cologne, Germany; Boston, USA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Swiss hosting market leader Hostpoint AG (<a href="http://www.hostpoint.ch/">www.hostpoint.ch</a>), founded in 2001, started its partnership with CM4all in 2004. Just six months after launch, 12,000 customers were using Hostpoint's "web-o-mat" to create and maintain a professional web presence. Today, more than 35,000 of 55,000 Hostpoint customers are using the premium CM4all web site builder and with the launch of French, Italian and English versions, Hostpoint can now expand its reach and success. <br />"In order for Hostpoint to remain the leader in Switzerland’s Web Hosting Industry, we need to be able to offer our customers customized and localized services that create added value using the latest technology", said Claudius Röllin, founder and CMO of Hostpoint. "Harnessing the unrivalled multi-language capabilities of CM4all’s technology allows us to broaden our portfolio and successfully expand our market reach in Switzerland and later, across Europe." <br />The Hostpoint "web-o-mat" includes an impressive Media Archive that allows users to store digital movies, music and photos in their web sites. Communication with their visitors is enhanced by a blogging tool and the easy-to-use WYSIWYG editors make the deployment of powerful features simple and direct. These benefits, facilitated by CM4all, enable Hostpoint to satisfy its customers’ web site creation needs by enabling a wide variety of target groups to design and maintain professional-looking web sites quickly and easily without any technical knowledge. <br />"Our four year partnership with Hostpoint demonstrates that including value added services in the product portfolio achieves convincing and enduring results", Robert Schovenberg, CEO of CM-AG summarizes. "We know that our customers prefer to obtain several premium quality customized services from a single provider which will support their expansions on a global scale." <br />Hostpoint AG plans to integrate additional CM4all products as well as feature updates and enhancements for the core web site building software in the near future.
LogMeIn Pro Receives Smartphone & Pocket PC Best Software Award 2008
Selected Best in "Utilities Remote Host Control" Category
<p>Woburn, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine has selected LogMeIn Pro as the winner in the "Utilities Remote Host Control" category for this year's Eighth Annual Best Software Awards for Windows Mobile software. </p><p>LogMeIn Pro provides on-demand and secure access to an office or home PC from any computer with an Internet connection. With LogMeIn Pro, business professionals and individuals can use applications and access files and data on their remote PC as if they were sitting right in front of it. It includes the ability to print documents from the remote device to a local printer, "drag and drop" files between computers, hear sounds from the remote computer, and share large files, pictures and more with clients, colleagues, or friends without using email. LogMeIn Pro also offers the ability to host one-on-one virtual meetings or share your desktop with anyone. <br /> <br />The annual Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. Pocket PC and Smartphone experts from around the world help select the nominations and determine the award winners. The panel of over 100 judges included prominent Microsoft MVPs, support forum moderators, and Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine contributors. </p><p>"LogMeIn Pro is a secure, reliable service for users that require easy remote access from anywhere but don't want to deal with complicated software," said Kevin Farrell, vice president and general manager, Digital Living, LogMeIn. "We are honored to be selected a winner by Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine, which received more than 15,000 product entries for consideration." </p><p>"Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged 936 Windows Mobile products in 194 Pocket PC and Smartphone categories," said Smartphone & Pocket PC Executive Editor and Publisher, Hal Goldstein. "LogMeIn Pro is the best of its kind and a reliable remote control application for Pocket PC users."</p>
WebHostingBuzz Gives Away 71 WordPress Templates
WebHostingBuzz, a leader in ecommerce, application, and blog hosting has released 71 free WordPress themes and templates for bloggers.
<p>Wilmington, Delaware (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) WebHostingBuzz, a leader in ecommerce, application, and blog hosting has released 71 free WordPress templates for bloggers. Two and three column template designs are available in a variety of color schemes and styles to ensure anyone can have a stylish blog up and running in a matter of minutes. </p><p>"Most bloggers aren't designers. They are people who want to express themselves. Offering free WordPress templates and themes was one extra step we could take to make our customers happy and productive, and we are glad to oblige," said Safvan Malik, WebHostingBuzz's CEO and founder, "These themes are free for everyone, whether they are a customer or not!" </p><p> These themes are free for everyone, whether they are a customer or not! <br />WebHostingBuzz also features a WordPress one-click install, a free domain name, a beautiful template/theme with each hosting package purchased. They also have a Partner Program that allows bloggers to earn money with every web hosting sale referred from their blog or website. </p><p>About WebHostingBuzz:<br />WebHostingBuzz was started in 2002 by Safvan Malik and currently hosts over 300,000 websites. Current customers include brand names such as Shopzilla, <a href="http://www.com/">www.com</a> and Dominos Pizza. Customers can interact with owners in the WebHostingBuzz forum, and all hosting uptime figures are posted directly into the WebHostingBuzz blog. More details available at: <a href="http://www.webhostingbuzz.com/">www.webhostingbuzz.com</a></p>
KUA's Rob Morris Receives Sixth Microsoft MVP Award
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Kissimmee Utility Authority Internet application specialist Rob Morris has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2009. This is the sixth consecutive year that he has earned the prestigious MVP designation.
<p>Kissimmee, Fla. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Microsoft Corp. today announced that Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) Internet application specialist Rob Morris has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2009. This is the sixth consecutive year that he has earned the prestigious MVP designation. <br /> <br />The Microsoft MVP Award (<a href="https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpexecsum">https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpexecsum</a>) is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 5,000 active Microsoft MVPs. </p><p>Morris received his recognition in the category of digital media and is one of only 16 individuals worldwide to be honored this year. </p><p>"Rob is one of technology's best and brightest," said Jef Gray, KUA's vice president of information technology. "We congratulate him for again being recognized as one of the leaders in the worldwide digital media community." </p><p>Microsoft began issuing the MVP awards more than 14 years ago to honor individual users across 90 countries for their outstanding contributions to the Microsoft community. MVPs have the opportunity to meet with Microsoft executives, participate in technical content development and receive early access to technology. </p><p>Morris began his career at KUA in 1998. </p><p>Founded in 1901, KUA (<a href="http://www.kua.com/">www.kua.com</a>) is Florida's sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties. </p>
Barracuda Networks Detects and Blocks â€œBackdoorâ€ Virus
Barracuda Networks Inc. announced that Barracuda Central, its 24x7 security operations center, began immediately blocking a malicious â€œbackdoorâ€ virus distributed via a socially engineered email purportedly from Microsoft earlier today.
<p>CAMPBELL, Calif. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, announced that Barracuda Central, its 24x7 security operations center, began immediately blocking a malicious “backdoor” virus distributed via a socially engineered email purportedly from Microsoft earlier today. Barracuda Networks was one of the first vendors to profile the malware and quickly categorized it in the Barracuda Real-Time Protection system to block the virus in incoming and outbound emails on all Barracuda Spam Firewalls worldwide with Barracuda Real-Time Protection enabled. </p><p>The virus, categorized by Barracuda Central as “Trojan.Backdoor.Haxdoor,” is delivered as an attachment to an email allegedly from the Microsoft Security Assurance team and utilizes several innovative social engineering techniques, such as using Microsoft KnowledgeBase naming conventions for the file attachment, as well as the inclusion of a PGP signature block at the bottom of the email message. The email informs the recipient that “Microsoft company has recently issued a Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows. The update applies to the following OS versions: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millenium, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista.” </p><p>Further, the fake email “strongly” recommends that the recipient install a “update” to “protect your computer against security threats and performance problems.” Once installed, Barracuda Central determined that the malware "phones home," and leaves an outbound TCP connection open presumably to await further instructions. </p><p>“The leverage of the Microsoft name, the inclusion of an apparent PGP signature block - frequently used by security professionals - and the routine nature in which users are accustomed to applying software updates make for a dangerous and potentially effective combination of social engineering techniques in this particular attack,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “Unsuspecting users without the proper virus protections in place, could mistakenly install the malware. Based on the volume of real-time blocks reported by the Barracuda Real-Time Protection system in the outbreak's early stages, we know the attack hit a significant global footprint." </p><p>In addition, Barracuda Central categorized this malware in its anti-spyware protocol definitions to block all "phone home" activity across all Barracuda Web Filters worldwide, preventing the attack from affecting corporate networks even when users with previously infected laptops connect to the network. </p><p>For email not protected by Barracuda Spam Firewalls, such as personal email, the Barracuda Web Filter can block the virus in Web downloads when behind Barracuda Web Filters. </p><p>About Barracuda Real-Time Protection </p><p>Barracuda Real-Time Protection is a set of advanced technologies that enables Barracuda Spam Firewalls to immediately block the latest virus, spyware, and other malware attacks as they emerge. These capabilities provide industry-leading response times to email-borne threats by adding a third layer of antivirus protection to the Barracuda Spam Firewall. Barracuda Real-Time Protection draws from the largest and most diverse installed base in the industry to detect early trends in email-borne threats. Once Barracuda Central engineers identify a potential virus or malware outbreak based on the frequency, diversity of sources and the metadata about the message itself, Barracuda Central validates the hypothesis by collecting samples of suspect emails from Barracuda Spam Firewalls around the world that elect to participate in data collection. </p>
Invest in Domains When the Markets Fall
Intermarketing reports domain investing could be a good alternative investment option.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) "As the global financial markets slide, and with Wall Street and other world stocks markets plunging, where should people place their money in these uncertain times?" asks Peter Nilson from Intermarketing. "Gold, that's a possibility. Under your mattress? Sure, but natural disasters and familial arguments could make that a risky proposition." </p><p>Real estate, not likely, unless you have some great leads on foreclosures and bank-owned properties. But even these real estate investments will require some white-knuckle wrangling and financial maneuvering. Cyber real estate seems like a safer bet, and domain sales are still achieving substantial sales. Many astute individuals, including Rick Schwartz, Kevin Hamm "the person who owns the Internet", and Frank Schilling made their cyber-gold during the last economic downturn, as they invested in domains that increased in valuation by hundreds of millions of USD, after the financial storm. </p><p>GEO domains and key premium words (i.e.) generics should be excellent investments, especially as companies opt for web and mobile advertising over print and TV advertising. Purchasing a premium GEO dotcom or high premium dotcom will cost at least high five figures USD, and more than likely, at least six figures. These could be excellent investments, but they will require deep pockets. </p><p>Some of the other recently launched domains are still struggling to gain global acceptance. .ASIA pretty much represents a region, as do some of the other country extensions such as .EU. </p><p>DotMoBi, which has an illustrious list of investors and backers, including Google, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom and Samsung, showed early promise, as everything "mobile" seemed sexy and cool. Moreover, .mobi offers a value proposition with standards that require "mobile" compliance. This extension may still catch on, but there still remain some questions about whether the .Mobi experience will be able to capture the fingers of consumers, especially teenagers, tapping the keys on their mobile phones. </p><p>The one extension which looks like a good buy is .ME. Launched this July with world record sales, it also reached record sales at the two most recent auctions. And the buyers are building .ME sites by the thousands each day. At last count, there were over 1,2600,000 .Me sites, which is staggering for an extension this young. </p><p>Apple owns mobileme.com, as well as ME.com, which it bought for an undisclosed amount in 2007, and it registered several of its products with the .ME extension. Other large companies, including Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, most media companies and leading blogs registered their .ME names. </p><p>The best bets for investing in this extension will be action verbs like date.me which recently sold for $70,000 at the LIVE NY Auction, GEO domains such as LasVegas.Me, China, Macau, Vegas, Korea, and Hollywood, which can be used for travel or blogging sites. A few GEO Me sites are up and running, like Boston.me; it may be in its nascent stage of development, but already it shows great potential. Other valuable .ME names will be high-premium key words. </p><p>So perhaps a wise investor should buy a timely name like SAVE.ME, especially during these turbulent financial times. The .ME investors of today may strike their own cyber-gold, if the extension continues to gain in popularity and experiences even greater development. .ME looks like a winner, and there's still time to invest in ME, before the prices start to skyrocket, or only available to investors with deep pockets. </p><p>Source used <a href="http://www.sourcewire.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=41873">http://www.sourcewire.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=41873</a></p>
Re-invent Launches Windows 2008 Hosting
Web Host Re-invent Technologies launches Windows 2008 Hosting and celebrates its 10th year in business.
<p>Douglas, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Web Hosting Provider Re-invent Technologies announces the launch of Microsoft Windows 2008 Hosting in its advanced shared hosting environment as well as celebrating its 10th year in business. </p><p>Windows Server 2008 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next-generation of applications and Web services. With Windows Server 2008 customers can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. </p><p>Windows Server 2008 contains many new improvements and enhancements such as:<br />IIS 7.0, FTP over SSL, PHP5, Control Panel Pipeline mode selector and other improvements to reliability and manageability. </p><p>About Re-invent (<a href="http://www.re-invent.com/">http://www.re-invent.com</a>) <br />Re-invent offers an advanced Windows 2008 and 2003 shared hosting infrastructure with features including SQL 2008 / SQL 2005 hosting, ASP.NET 3.5, 2.0, 1.1 Hosting, ASP.NET AJAX, LINQ, Silverlight compatibility, DotNetNuke hosting, Community Server hosting, ASP.NET Starter Kits and much more. Re-invent since 1998 has been 100% committed to reliable and responsible hosting at competitive pricing while continually offering new technologies, services and innovations to our customers. </p><p>For Windows 2008 hosting features and ordering information please visit:<br /><a href="http://www.re-invent.com/ProductPages/Windows2008Hosting/tabid/100/Default.aspx">http://www.re-invent.com/ProductPages/Windows2008Hosting/tabid/100/Default.aspx</a></p>
New Structure for iWebâ€™s Management Team
iWeb Group Inc. (TSX.V - IWB) is pleased to announce the following changes in the companyâ€™s management structure; Martin Leclair, iWeb co-founder, is now President of Products and Technology. Marc Guindon becomes Executive Vice-President of Resources, and Philip Tousignant was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, a function previously occupied by Marc Guindon.
<p>Montreal (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) iWeb Group Inc. (TSX.V - IWB) is pleased to announce the following changes in the company’s management structure; Martin Leclair, iWeb co-founder, is now President of Products and Technology. Marc Guindon becomes Executive Vice-President of Resources, and Philip Tousignant was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, a function previously occupied by Marc Guindon. <br /> <br />Mr. Leclair, who is actively involved in the evolution and development of new technologies within the Company, becomes President of Products and Technology – a role which will enable him to further strengthen iWeb’s position as a leader in the IP infrastructure industries. </p><p>By becoming Executive Vice-President of Resources, Marc Guindon will be responsible for material, financial and human resources; "the three elements whose recent and future growth will be directly linked to the success of the Company." According to Martin Leclair, co-founder of iWeb. </p><p>Newly appointed to the role of CFO, Philip Tousignant was previously Corporate Controller at iWeb. "Internal processes have improved consistently since Philip joined iWeb in May of 2007, particularly in the presentation of financial information " said Éric Chouinard, President and CEO of iWeb. Mr. Tousignant, who holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Sherbrooke, occupied various financial functions at Bombardier and Avestor prior to his arrival at iWeb. </p><p>iWeb’s management team also includes Éric Chouinard, President and CEO, Sylvain Leclair, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Hugo Dénommée, Vice-President of Development and Automation and Cyrille Mertès, Vice-President of Global IT infrastructure. </p><p>Many changes are also underway within the Customer Service departments, who have recently filled new positions, including: Director of Client Management, Project Manager, Continuous Improvement as well as Director, Managed Services.</p>
Dell Simplifies Disk-Based Backup and Recovery with Integrated Data Protection Solution
-Configurations allow up to 52 percent faster backups or up to 77 percent1 faster restores than tape backup solutions
-Choice of CommVault or Symantec management software, pre-installed and verified
-Setup and operational in less than 30 minutes versus hours for other commercial solutions
<p>ROUND ROCK, Texas (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Dell today announced the industry’s first integrated disk-to-disk (D2D) based backup and recovery solution – the Dell PowerVault DL2000 – that helps customers simplify data protection processes while slashing backup times by up to 52 percent and restore times by up to 77 percent1 compared to tape. </p><p>An integrated hardware and software platform, the DL2000 automates and simplifies the setup and management of disk-to-disk backup allowing customers to optimize resources through a tiered storage strategy. The turnkey solution is designed to provide automated storage setup and centralized management to ease all aspects of backup, recovery and de-duplication. Advanced add-on features, such as archive and replication capabilities, can be integrated seamlessly to scale and increase functionality as business demands dictate. </p><p>Dell expects to make the system available later this month and offers Dell storage consulting services to help customers better understand their existing storage environments and provide a clear, actionable path to more efficient storage deployments and operations. </p><p>“Customers face exponential data growth and are struggling with the amount of critical information they have to store, manage and protect on a daily basis,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager of Dell’s storage business. “They’re telling us they need ways to automate routine tasks. Our response is to deliver intelligent data management solutions that drastically simplify storage. The PowerVault DL2000 is an example of applying this approach to backup and recovery, helping IT managers focus their time, people and budgets on other critical projects.” </p><p>Tuscaloosa Computer Systems, Inc. (TUSCOM) is a regionally-based computer services firm that provides professional networking and software services to a multitude of organizations including insurance companies, banks, manufacturing plants, and small locally-owned businesses. “In my client base, I am constantly working with expanding data and the reality that tape drive systems are simply not able to keep pace with the need for rapid backup and restore,” said Jay Biggs, TUSCOM CEO and Dell PartnerDirect solution provider. “The DL2000 is a unique combination of disk technology and software that simply solves problems and does it fast. It’s fantastic to have a single unit that can backup and archive.” </p><p>Integrated Backup and Recovery Solution </p><p>Part of Dell’s new TierDisk family of products, the PowerVault DL2000 can be set up nearly 4.5 times faster than other commercially available, non-integrated systems. Offering up to 144TB of usable disk space, the solution is an ideal backup and recovery offering for small- to medium-sized organizations and branch offices looking for a simple, capable and affordable data protection solution. </p><p>The DL2000 eliminates the need for customers to configure RAID or allocate Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) to their backup storage software. Automated dynamic disk provisioning configures and sets up the disks for immediate use and gets customers up and running 4.5 times faster than current non-integrated solutions. Additionally, storage capacity may be added on-the-fly without requiring customers to reconfigure or set up the device. When combined with the Dell PowerVault TL2000, TL4000, or ML6000 tape library, the DL2000 can provide all the advantages of backup-to-disk for rapid restoration, with the security of tape for offsite disaster recovery. </p><p>PowerVault DL2000 solutions come factory-installed and verified with either CommVault® Simpana® or Symantec Backup Exec™ software, plus integrated tools that help customers setup the DL2000 in minutes versus hours. </p><p>The PowerVault DL2000 powered by CommVault Software includes: </p><p>A centralized management console that sets backup tasks and policies for system monitoring and maintenance for large collections of local or remote physical or virtual servers. <br />Single step granular recovery that couples the performance of disk-based recovery with application aware protection policies to help customers restore environments as much as 77 percent faster with CommVault. <br />Data management capabilities including data de-duplication, distributed protection for disaster recovery, synthetic full backups, and file and E-mail archival agents. <br />The PowerVault DL2000 powered by Symantec Backup Exec includes: </p><p>An automated management console that can eliminate the need for manual installation and configuration, designed to help customers to complete set-up and initial deployment in less than 20 minutes. <br />The ability to seamlessly transfer customers’ disc backups to tape from the same management console for offsite disaster recovery with the Dell PowerVault tape drives and libraries. <br />Advanced features such as continuous data protection for Exchange, SQL and File servers, protection for VMware™ and Microsoft virtual machines, and its patent-pending Granular Recovery Technology that allows users to perform a single-pass, application or system-level backup of Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware ESX and recover granular file level items such as Exchange emails, SharePoint documents or files and folders. <br />Modular Advisory Services, Not Armies of Consultants </p><p>Choosing the right backup solution is an important step in keeping customers’ critical information safe. So is having the right product and technical support. Dell storage consulting services help customers better understand their existing storage environments and provide a clear, actionable path to more efficient storage deployments and operations. Dell ProSupport provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable, and easier support solutions. Dell ProSupport provides 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers, fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians and escalation management through Dell's Global Command Centers. These enhanced offerings can help protect investments, reduce risk, manage complexity, enhance productivity, and guard sensitive data. </p>
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Firm, Increase Visibility Offers Free Website Analysis
Increase Visibility, a prominent search engine optimization and marketing firm is offering a free website analysis and a Current Ranking Report for the rest of October to companies owning websites. Increase Visibility provides strategies to achieve a high search engine ranking.
<p>Laguna Niguel, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) During the rest of October 2008, search engine optimization firm Increase Visibility will be offering a no obligation, free website analysis and a Current Ranking Report for companies owning a website. Company's striving to achieve a first page search engine ranking on Google and other prominent search engines will receive, by email, a thorough analysis of their website by search engine placement experts. </p><p>For many website owners, achieving a first page ranking from Google is a difficult task. Increase Visibility President, Jim Lisi states "Requesting the comprehensive free website analysis also provides a company the opportunity to speak to one of our search engine placement experts and discuss proven strategies for increasing search engine rankings and revenue." He adds "We constantly see a lack of search engine optimization at websites which substantially reduces the amount of qualified traffic entering the site." </p><p> I came to Increase Visibility as a very frustrated small business owner. Sales were weak and the previous SEO company I used let me down. Within two and a half months three out of five targeted keywords were on page one of Google. <br />After examining numerous websites and putting their tactics into action, Increase Visibility has been able to convince the prominent search engines to provide first page search engine placement for companies they work with. Jason Chancey owner of the internet site, Chancey's Charms said "I came to Increase Visibility as a very frustrated small business owner. Sales were weak and the previous SEO company I used let me down. Within two and a half months three out of five targeted keywords were on page one of Google." He goes on to mention that within four months all five of his keywords received Google first page rankings. </p><p>Increase Visibility's expert staff has been called upon to provide search engine optimization strategies for numerous prominent companies and small businesses. Increase Visibility received the number #1ranking for organic optimization for September 2008 by the prestigious TopSEOs.com, a prominent independent authority which analyzes internet marketing services companies. </p><p>To take advantage of receiving a free website analysis during the rest of October, fill out the simple website analysis form and a search engine optimization expert will send out the analysis, typically within 24 hours. Increase Visibility works with companies located throughout the country. </p><p>Increase Visibility is located in Laguna Niguel, California and is an award winning leader in the search engine marketing services industry. The firm provides organic search engine optimization, pay per click management, reputation management and social media optimization services. Increase Visibility has numerous clients in the Fortune 1000 and also enjoys working with small businesses. The company's President has 10+ years of experience in the field of SEO and the Director of Optimization has more than 10 years of experience in the field of SEO/SEM. Visit the Increase Visibility blog for search engine optimization tips and internet marketing information.</p>
Toronto SEO & Web Analytics Expert Unveils Fall Speaking Schedule
Alan K'necht, president of K'nechtology, a Toronto search engine optimization and search engine marketing company, will be addressing a variety of marketing and web conferences around the world this fall.
<p>Toronto, ON (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Alan K'necht, a prominent SEO and web analytics expert and the founder and president of K'nechtology Inc., a Toronto search engine optimization and search engine marketing company, has released his fall schedule of conference addresses. These include addresses at Web Builder 2.0, Pub Con, SMX London, and an address to the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) between October 13 and the November 12, 2008.</p><p>K'necht will be delivering a variety of distinct and unique addresses which leverage both his experience as a Search Engine Optimization authority, and his extensive knowledge of web analytics each tailored to the specific conference audience. His schedule is as follows:</p><p><br />WebBuilder 2.0 (Las Vegas, Nevada) October 13, - Designing with Web Analytics in Mind <br />CMA (Toronto, Ontario) October 15 - Demystifying Web Analytics Roundtable <br />SMX London (London, England) November 4 - Keyword Research for Paid Search <br />PubCon (Las Vegas, Nevada) November 12 - SEO Design & Organic Structure<br />Details of each address can be found on the individual conference Web sites. <br /> <br />When asked about this fall's addresses, K'necht responded, "This is the busiest schedule I've ever undertaken with 4 talks in just over 4 weeks and the uniqueness of each of the four different audiences makes this extremely challenging. My addresses at both Pub Con and Web Builder while based on similar topics that were delivered at the same conferences last year and were well received by the attendees have been completely updated with current information and I look forward to delivering them again. I'm thrilled to keep my streak of attending every Web Builder conference since its inception alive and speaking at all them but the original conference back in 1997. Of all the addresses having the ability to speak to the CMA in my home town of Toronto is very exciting. I hope to be able to get this specific audience to start embracing advanced web analytics concepts and to once and for all stop measuring their success in terms of hits and page views." </p><p>The address at SMX London was a last minute addition to K'necht's schedule and will be his first address for the SMX series of conferences. K'necht noted, "I'm thrilled to be speaking at a SMX event and am looking forward working with the events organizers Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman who I have a long standing relationship with from other search engine marketing conferences."</p><p>K'necht will be available for interviews following his addresses on an appointment basis only. Please contact K'nechtology Inc. to arrange an appointment. </p><p>Based in Toronto, Ontario, K'nechtology Inc. specializes in search engine optimization, search engine marketing and web analytics. Alan K'necht is an internationally published author, has addressed conference audiences around the world since 1997, operates a series of SEO and web analytics training workshops and seminars, and maintains his blog K'necht-it which address both SEO and web analytics issues. He is currently working on his first book "The Last Original Idea" which is scheduled release in late 2009.</p>
Here's a Quick Way to Add Social Interaction to Your Blog
10to1.com, a social voting site, announces their new 10to1 Button, which provides an easy way to add voting and social networking to your site or blog. The button is one line of code that you add to your blog, website or article that quickly and easily introduces social voting and interaction to your readers. Because there is a lack of interaction on most sites, adding the 10to1 voting button quickly gives your users an easy way to give feedback on what matters to them.
<p>Phoneix, AZ (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) 10to1.com, a social voting site, announces their new 10to1 Button, which provides an easy way to add voting and social networking to your site or blog. The button is one line of code that you add to your blog, website or article that quickly and easily introduces social voting and interaction to your readers. Because there is a lack of interaction on most sites, adding the 10to1 voting button quickly gives your users an easy way to give feedback on what matters to them.</p><p>Adding the button quickly changes the value of your pages and site. When users visit your page and like an article they can vote it up and share the article with others that might find it interesting. The tool is great for finding out what your users like and don't like. Blog owners can quickly tell if the articles they are writing resonate with their users. </p><p>"Most blogs and article sites seem static, they are lacking participation." said Korey Bachelder, President of 10to1, Inc. "Adding a 10to1 button to your blog will quickly allow your users to get social with only a click of the mouse. Voting is a nice step between anonymity and writing comments. People still like to be hidden on the web...this is a nice way to pull users out of the dark that may be hesitant about sharing their thoughts on your site." </p><p>Best Social Networking Site (as ranked by 10to1 users)<br />10. Perfspot<br />9. Habbo<br />8. Orkut<br />7. Hi5<br />6. Friendster<br />5. Bebo<br />4. Myspace<br />3. Facebook<br />2. Flixster<br />1. LinkedIn </p><p>10to1.com is a website destination that allows users to create, comment and vote on lists for any category. The lists become more powerful and resourceful with each vote as users collectively create the best list based on individual opinions. The company is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. </p>
Learn How to Keep IT Running When a Disaster Strikes
Online Technologies Announces Disaster Recovery Seminar for October 16th
<p>Ann Arbor, Mich (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Online Technologies Corporation, a managed data center operator, announces a free educational seminar on disaster recovery and electronic backup for CIOs and IT Managers. Online Technologies has partnered with UHY Advisors, Coretek Services, and Capricorn Diversified Systems, Inc. to deliver the seminar. The seminar will run from 10AM to 1PM on October 16th, 2008 and will include lunch. </p><p>Disaster recovery has become a hot topic in the IT world. A University of Texas study found that 43% of companies experiencing a catastrophic data loss never recover and over half of them go out of business within two years. The Disaster Recovery seminar will cover key issues for companies to consider when they design their DR strategy. </p><p>The key note speaker for the event will be Adam Goslin, Vice President of Information Technology at Osiris Innovations Group. Osiris is a leading on-demand procurement services company based in Michigan. Adam will discuss Osiris's approach to delivering a secure and scalable disaster recovery solution with their Software-as-a-Service model where downtime isn't an option. </p><p>Other speakers at the seminar include:<br />- Rod Smith, Principal at UHY, who will be presenting an approach to disaster recovery planning;<br />- Yan Ness, CEO of Online Technologies Corporation, who will be discussing a disaster recovery decision framework for CIOs;<br />- Scott Vince, Vice President at Capricorn Diversified Systems, who will be presenting disaster recovery on a VMware & SAN Architecture;<br />- and Christopher Balk from Coretek Services, who will be discussing how Microsoft tools can help manage the IT infrastructure. </p><p>The seminar will be held at Online Technologies' Exchange Drive Michigan Data Center in Flint Township with an optional tour of the data center after the seminar . To register for the seminar, visit Disaster Recovery Seminar Registration or call 734-213-2020 x126.</p>
PRWeb Partners with Capterra to Expand Its Online News Distribution
Capterra will now Feature PRWeb Press Releases to Offer its Community Breaking Technology News.
<p>Lanham, MD (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) PRWeb, the leading online news distribution service, today announced it has partnered with Capterra, an online resource dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers of enterprise software. Through the partnership, Capterra will now provide a real time feed of PRWeb technology-related press releases for syndication in the various Capterra directories, extending PRWeb's reach to the technology audience. </p><p>"Technology companies were among the first to recognize how PRWeb could help ability to raise the visibility of their products online," said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer of Vocus, Inc. "Through this partnership, their news will now reach a highly targeted audience of enterprise software buyers." </p><p>"Capterra is dedicated to helping people find the right software for their business," said Michael Ortner, Founder and President at Capterra. "Partnering with PRWeb allows us to display fresh content in the form of software-specific news that will help our users stay on top of the technology industry." </p><p>PRWeb is the world's leading online newswire and a pioneer in direct-to-consumer distribution, search engine optimized press releases, and multimedia news. News releases are distributed through search engines, RSS feeds and directly to tens of thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail. Through partnerships with prominent news outlets like the Associated Press, Topix and Yahoo!, PRWeb news releases are available to an online audience of over 70 million unique visitors in the United States alone. </p><p>Founded in 1999, Capterra is an online resource dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers of enterprise software. On Capterra, software buyers have free access to comprehensive directories of thousands of software solutions and can also utilize Capterra's software selection methodology to guide them through every step of the software purchasing process. By listing in Capterra and enabling prospects to click through to their website, vendors are able to attract targeted prospects to view their product information and convert them to qualified leads. The company has been recognized by INC as one of the fastest growing companies in America.</p>
Social Media Will Change Business Communications
Roughly 86% of respondents in a survey conducted by Locomotion Creative in Nashville say they expect social media to impact the way companies do business and generate sales. Additionally, 64% believe their competitors are probably incorporating social media into their strategic plans.
<p>Nashville, TN (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Roughly 86% of respondents in a survey conducted by Locomotion Creative in Nashville say they expect social media to impact the way companies do business and generate sales. Additionally, 64% believe their competitors are probably incorporating social media into their strategic plans. </p><p>The survey, which explored awareness and usage of social media -- including social networking, Wikis, podcasts, e-mail and blogs -- was sent to Locomotion Creative's opt-in e-mail distribution list. There were 112 respondents. <br /> <br />"While not a scientific study per se, the survey gives us a reasonable and reliable snapshot of attitudes held by business executives about the growing importance of social media," said S.A. Habib, president of Locomotion Creative, a marketing firm. "It reinforces the fact that companies must continue to give increasing emphasis to social media as part of their marketing plans." </p><p>Survey respondents also acknowledged the growing importance of social media beyond business communications. More than 80% said social media will impact the way colleges and universities deliver instruction, while 77% say it will impact the way they interact with family and friends. </p><p>Download the Social Survey Report. </p><p>Locomotion Creative is a marketing firm that believes great ideas come from the combined thinking of agency and client. Our unique staff, made up of highly creative people who also think strategically, works openly and collaboratively with clients. We enjoy engaging clients in all stages of the creative process to ensure the work remains focused on meeting their goals. This efficient approach leads to practical yet powerful solutions that achieve the right results. </p>
VISI Launches Online "Pizza Express" Game
Interactive marketing campaign challenges companies to maximize profits through managed hosting.
<p>MINNEAPOLIS, MN (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) VISI, Minnesota’s largest managed hosting and connectivity provider, has launched a new interactive marketing campaign for business managers and information technology professionals which features an online computer game called “Interstellar Pizza Express.” The objective of the Interstellar Pizza Express game, which can be found at <a href="http://www.visi.com/pizzagame">www.visi.com/pizzagame</a>, is for players to “be an IT hero” by making as much money as possible while running an online pizza delivery company based in outer space. </p><p>As the “IT Commander” of “Interstellar Pizza Express,” the game player must choose between hosting an in-house e-commerce Web site or working with VISI. In each round, the participant can spend his or her available budget on server upgrades and safeguards as well as price settings for pizza and toppings. The better the game player’s pizza business performs, the more money made and the more pizzas sold.</p><p>The “Interstellar Pizza Express” player with the highest score each month from October 2008 - March 2009 will receive a 16GB iPod® Nano from VISI.<br />“Our goal was to make ‘Interstellar Pizza Express’ a realistic business learning experience, yet a fun game with an outer space theme,” said Mike Kelly, program director of Pixel Farm Interactive. “For example, one of the possible game disasters is that a landscaper’s backhoe disables Internet communications. If the game participant purchases redundant ISP connectivity safeguard then his or her business is safe. If not, the player won’t enjoy any pizza orders for a week.”</p><p>“’Interstellar Pizza Express’ is an interactive way for business owners and IT executives to explore the benefits of VISI’s managed hosting services,” added Gary Elfert, director of products and marketing for VISI. “This online game showcases the security and up-time practice of our data center services in a fun, visually-engaging way.” </p><p>The game, launched at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association Summit (<a href="http://www.mimasummit.org/">www.mimasummit.org</a>) on October 1, 2008, is part of a larger promotional campaign designed to raise awareness of VISI’s managed hosting and colocation services.</p>
SimpleSignal Partners with virtuallyanywhere.ca to Deliver Hosted VoIP Services
Solutions to target the SMB market and include virtual call centre, plus Web 2.0 mashups of salesforce.com and Microsoft Exchange.
<p>Toronto (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) SimpleSignal Inc., a leader in hosted telephone systems for businesses, announced today at the International Contact Centre Management conference that it has selected virtuallyanywhere.ca as its partner to deliver SimpleSignal's hosted business VoIP services to small and medium businesses in Canada. </p><p>The partnership expands SimpleSignal's service offerings into Canada. virtuallyanywhere.ca will deliver SimpleSignal-based value-added services and functionality, including virtual call centre, to Canadian SMBs. <br /> <br />"We chose virtuallyanywhere.ca as our partner in Canada because of the excellent pedigree of its management team, which has over 60 years of telecom experience and relationships," said Dave Gilbert, president of SimpleSignal, which delivers business voice services nationwide in the U.S. "virtuallyanywhere.ca shares our vision for delivering hosted VoIP solutions that seamlessly integrate with leading business applications in the cloud, so that SMBs have the tools they need to be successful." </p><p>Besides carrier-grade hosted PBX, virtuallyanywhere.ca will offer SIP Trunking, hosted call centre and SimpleSignal's Web 2.0 services, including salesforce.com® integration and the SimplyMobile hosted Microsoft® Exchange® solution that allows mobile users to listen to their email and manage their calendar via verbal commands. </p><p>"SimpleSignal is one of the fastest growing service providers in the U.S. because of its innovative hosted solutions that are tailored for SMBs," said Wayne Cook, co-founder and vice president of Operations for virtuallyanywhere.ca. "We are proud to deliver these same solutions to Canadian businesses. Our offerings feature the best technology available, including a virtual call centre, the Polycom Productivity Suite and functionality such as Simultaneous Ring and Remote Office." </p><p>Headquartered in Toronto, virtuallyanywhere.ca's hosted business VoIP services are immediately available. A complete list of services from virtuallyanywhere.ca can be found on its website at <a href="http://www.virtuallyanywhere.ca/">www.virtuallyanywhere.ca</a>.</p>
Logicalis Strengthens Data Center Credentials
Logicalis Receives Prestigious Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Certification
<p>Bloomfield Hills, MI (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The data center, once considered back-office, is now at the heart of IT decisions for companies of all sizes and industries. To better serve its data center customers, Logicalis (<a href="http://www.us.logicalis.com/">www.us.logicalis.com</a>), a global provider of high-performance technology, today announced it has received the Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Certification accreditation. The new certification from Cisco emphasizes the critical importance of the data center and highlights the value of selecting the right data center partner. Logicalis is one of only six Gold partners with this certification in the U.S. and less than 10 worldwide to achieve this distinction.</p><p>Building, expanding and improving data center infrastructure is necessary for improved disaster recovery, constraining runaway IT energy costs, increasing connectivity and applying new competitive technologies. Organizations focusing on data center efficiency, utilization and flexibility must have trained and certified partners, making this Cisco certification a real benefit to customers. Logicalis provides a comprehensive set of data center solutions that is also part of its Managed Services offerings, enabling customers to out-task their IT infrastructure both physically and logistically to Logicalis to remotely manage via its Enterprise Business Operation Centers in Cincinnati, OH, the UK and Argentina. </p><p>Find out how the Logicalis data center was able to stand up to Hurricane Ike. Visit Logicalis at <a href="http://www.us.logicalis.com/custexp_ike.html">http://www.us.logicalis.com/custexp_ike.html</a> </p><p>"Achieving Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure Certification accreditation is an important step for Logicalis in executing on our Data Center strategy," said Bob Hankins, Logicalis Vice President and head of Data Center Operations. "Our work with network management and server and storage virtualization in the data center, among other initiatives, is delivering tighter controls and greater cost savings to our customers." </p><p>About Logicalis <br />Logicalis is a global provider of high-performance technology solutions. With over 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP, and Cisco. </p><p>Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $3.2 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With over 30 offices in the United States, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit <a href="http://www.us.logicalis.com/">www.us.logicalis.com</a>. </p>
EnablePay Helps Merchants Eliminate Unnecessary Credit Card Transaction Fees
Industry Veterans Provide Retailers and Other Merchants a Direct Credit and Debit Card Transaction Option; Company Secures $2 million in Private Placement; Plans to Open Additional Offices in New York and Indiana.
<p>Mineola, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Savvy retailers feeling the economic pinch on their profits are looking for smart ways to reduce unnecessary spending. One such area - credit card and debit card processing fees - has long been a part of "simply doing business." But these merchant card transaction processing fees have recently come under increasing scrutiny as credit and debit card industry rates have been made more transparent. Recognizing the need to provide a better option to merchants, a group of payment card and financial industry veterans launched a new company - EnablePay - in mid 2007, to help retailers and other merchants keep more of their profits. Today the company is announcing that, following the closing of a $2 million private placement last July, it plans to expand by opening additional offices in New York and Indiana. Merchants looking for savings and better customer service are encouraged to contact EnablePay at 1-866-509-1322 or by visiting <a href="http://www.enablepay.com/">http://www.EnablePay.com</a> and to send in their most recent merchant services statement for analysis so they can compare and see exactly what type of savings EnablePay can offer. <br /> <br />EnablePay eliminates several layers of resellers and instead provides a direct service for its merchant customers. The company has a direct relationship with one of the largest processing companies in the world which, combined with its efficient infrastructure, enables merchants to save money. Since EnablePay doesn't rely on independent sales agents, but services each of its merchants directly, it is able to charge one low fixed fee and pass through other expenses at actual cost. </p><p>Industry Veterans<br />The company was founded in mid 2007 by Stephen Erickson, CEO and Patrick Creaven, Chief Compliance Officer. The executive team is rounded out with Chris Dengler, Chief Information Officer; Jeffrey D. De Petro, Chief Operating Officer; and Trent Williams, Chief Marketing Officer. All the executives have held senior management roles in finance, sales and customer service. </p><p>Erickson, a former Chief Financial Officer at credit card processing company EVO, has also held executive level positions at Coopers & Lybrand, Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns. He is a CPA and holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. </p><p>His vision was to develop a company that could provide a high level of customer service for merchants that wasn't based on middlemen who added little real value to the transaction process. That realization led him to develop a new approach for card processing services that makes card processing services directly available to merchants. EnablePay is the embodiment of Erickson's realization, and he has focused all his financial skills and experience into transforming the merchant services card processing business model. </p><p>Investment, Facilities and Resources<br />Since inception, EnablePay has invested significantly in its internal systems to maximize efficiency and provide the best service to its merchants. The company plans to provide 24/7 customer service and technical support from its new headquarters in Melville, NY. Additional support will be provided from its sales center in Fishers, IN. EnablePay is a registered ISO/MSP for HSBC Bank USA, National Association. </p><p>What EnablePay Offers Merchants<br />Unlike other merchant services providers that rely on independent representatives to secure accounts and use surcharges and other fees to support the independent sales representatives, EnablePay is able to offer: </p><p>Fixed monthly management fee - No surcharges, batch fees, statement fees, or inflated per transaction fees. EnablePay passes through to the merchant the actual costs of Interchange and charges only one fixed, monthly management fee during the entire term of the contract that is based on the merchant's credit, average ticket size, monthly volume and industry type. </p><p>Live 24/7 technical support - Most merchant service calls are related to issues with credit card processing terminals. EnablePay guarantees that it will resolve any terminal issue within 24 hours or it will replace the terminal immediately at no cost. </p><p>EnablePay's service guarantee - If EnablePay doesn't provide the best credit card transaction pricing and services available, then merchants are free to move on to another service provider without penalties or cancelation fees. </p><p>"EnablePay is revolutionizing the model of transaction processing to make it work for the merchant's benefit," said Erickson. "We're confident that we can meet the demands of smart merchants and offer them access to electronic payments processing at cost along with top tier service for a flat management rate without nickel and diming them on surcharges." </p><p>Merchants looking for savings and better customer service are encouraged to contact EnablePay at 1-866-509-1322 or by visiting <a href="http://www.enablepay.com/">http://www.EnablePay.com</a> and to send in their most recent merchant services statement for analysis so they can compare and see exactly what type of savings EnablePay can offer. </p>
Aleratec LightScribe Disc Publisher - Burn AutoFlip Burn
Announced today, the new Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplexâ„¢, the first in the industry LightScribe disc publisher that automatically copies data, flips the disc over and LightScribe labels each disc.
<p>London, England (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, Flash, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD/CD, duplicating, and publishing markets, announced today at the London LightScribe Duplicator Day event its new Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex™, the first in the industry LightScribe disc publisher that automatically copies data, flips the disc over and LightScribe labels each disc. With few moving parts, it has maximum reliability and is capable of up to 100 unattended direct to disc LightScribe labels and disc copies. Just load it with 100 blank LightScribe discs, use your PC to select the disc image and label with the powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Suite. Enter the number of published discs needed and DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex will automatically produce up to 100 DVD/CD copies with silk screen quality labels with no operator intervention.</p><p>"Since the introduction of LightScribe, publishing complete discs meant that the discs had to be manually flipped over after burning data or LightScribe labeling. Cost effectively making the disc flipping process truly automatic was the technological challenge," stated Perry Solomon, Aleratec President and CEO. "With the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex, Aleratec innovation completes the disc loading, unloading, and flipping process automatically with only 6 moving parts completely enclosed in a low cost and attractive desktop unit. Now true unattended LightScribe publishing is affordable and readily available for all Prosumer, Government, Education, Worship, SMB users, anyone looking for an economical way to project their message on attractive, professional, silk screen quality labeled DVDs or CDs."</p><p>In LightScribe optical drives, the laser burns one side of the disc only - either while labeling or data writing. LightScribe discs have a data side and a LightScribe label side. To do both data recording and LightScribe labels, discs must be flipped over and re-introduced in the LightScribe drive. </p><p>"A key prosumer disc publishing requirement is to fully automate both data recording and labeling processes", stated Kent Henscheid, LightScribe Marketing Manager. "This new Aleratec innovation delivers fully automatic operation and affords the benefit of unattended LightScribe disc publishing to a wide array of users, including small business." </p><p>The Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex (Aleratec Part No. 280111, Ingram Micro SKU V06234, Tech Data SKU 90844M), proudly assembled in the USA from components sourced globally, automatically records data and LightScribe labels up to 100 discs completely unattended at a low Estimated U.S. Retail Price of $1049. </p><p>U. K. customers only, Free Shipping Offer (excluding customs, duties and VAT) go to Aleratec Rebates for details. Offer valid with the purchase of Aleratec LightScribe Publishers (not media) for the period October 8th to October 31st 2008. </p><p>The full line of Aleratec solutions, and accessories is featured at AAFES, Adorama, Amazon.com, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Buy.com, CDW, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Insight, J & R, Mac Connection, MacMall, Meijer, Micro Center, NewEgg, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, PC Nation, ProVantage, Quill, QVC.com, Ritz Camera, Staples, Tech Depot and Wal-Mart in addition to other leading U.S. retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including AAFES, B&H Photo Video Gov, Best Buy Gov/Ed, CDW-G, CompuCom, EnPointe, GovConnection, GTSI, Insight Gov, PC Mall Gov, Pomeroy, Sayers, Shi.com, Softchoice, telcobuy, TIG, and Unisys. All products are available to resellers in the U.S. through D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, and Tech Data; in Canada through D&H Canada and Ingram Micro Canada; in Latin America and the Caribbean through Tech Data Miami. All international sales requests should be made to <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Complete information available at Aleratec </p>
Sitemasher Launches Free Website Design Contest
Invites Students and Professionals to Showcase Their Design Skills Using Sitemasher's Online Platform
<p>Vancouver, BC (Gawkwire.com) October 8, 2008 -- Sitemasher's newly released online website platform unleashes the design process from the complexities of coding. To encourage both students and professionals to experience this design freedom, Sitemasher today launched a free website design contest that rewards the best in design, usability, functionality and ease of maintenance. </p><p>The Sitemasher Website Design Contest, which runs through March 1, 2009, is a professional development opportunity for those looking to prove themselves in the fast evolving design market. Tools like Sitemasher change the rules for website building, making it fast, easy and inexpensive to develop and manage highly interactive websites. Participants in the contest will get an opportunity to showcase their skills by tapping into the power of this new platform, which combines an intuitive website builder, content management, analytics, search engine optimization and website hosting in one powerful online tool. </p><p>"At Sitemasher, we foresee a day very soon when folks strive to prove themselves as 'mashers' - ones who have mastered our platform and are able to deliver sophisticated, pixel perfect websites in record time," said Nicole Denil, Sitemasher's vice president of marketing. "Our goal is to give the design community the power and performance of high end, high cost tools but in an affordable, much more manageable manner. Our online platform automates the complexity of building and managing a website so the emphasis can be on delivering a killer website in less time and less cost." </p><p><strong>Website Design Contest Details</strong><br />Sitemasher created the Website Design Contest to recognize excellence among design students and design industry professionals in implementing powerful websites using Sitemasher. </p><p><br />Design students will receive a cash prize for education and an award they can use to grow their career and resume. <br />Design professionals will receive a cash prize and an award to promote their excellence in design and proficiency with Sitemasher. </p><p>To enter the free contest, participants simply visit <a href="http://www.sitemasher.com/website-design-contest">www.sitemasher.com/website-design-contest</a>. </p><p>Websites will be judged by a panel of experts and will be scored on the following:</p><p><br />Design: Judged based on overall visual concept, an intuitive navigation scheme and a high quality of execution. <br />Usability: Judged based on basic techniques such as label links and images that enhance usability throughout the design. <br />Functionality: Judged based on the extent participates maximize multiple media types and promote user interactivity.</p>
Linux Hosting by Cartika Offers Reliability and an Array of Enhanced Features
Cartika recently launched its newest services HAL (High Availability Linux) clustered hosting. HAL by Cartika boasts high availability, powerful hosting facilities and advanced features including predictive failure analysis and 99.99+ percent uptime.
<p>Toronto, ON (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Businesses in search of highly developed web hosting solutions need look no further than Cartika's new High Availability Linux (HAL) clustered hosting services. New HAL by Cartika redefines the standard for hosted services by offering a range of high availability clustered web hosting solutions in addition to an easy-to-use web interface and unparalleled client assistance. </p><p>HAL features completely redundant clustered architecture with additional load balancing of all services within the cluster. Complimented by predictive failure analysis, Countinous Data Protection and enterprise grade Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus features. </p><p>Cartika CEO Andrew Rouchotas explains that the unique aspect of HAL is that it resolves most common issues associated with shared hosting. By spreading loads over multiple nodes, HAL allows websites to burst well beyond normal CPU and RAM allocations without overloading servers. Additionally, service is more reliable as a downed server node will not impact service availability. </p><p>"HAL solves the problems typically associated with shared hosting by spreading services and loads across a fleet of load balanced nodes. We are able to dramatically increase the resource availability and capacity to any given website hosted. Additionally, we are able to increase reliability by building physical server redundancy into all services." </p><p>A Pressure Release System ensures that the system will never become overloaded during periods of very large bursts by Quing request and also acts as an indicator for a requirement to add additional resources (i.e. nodes) to a given array without resulting in cluster instability. </p><p>Users get real multiple domain hosting allowing granual email, ftp, stats and web options control for each domain and DNS zone, as well as an Ajax based webmail solution powered by Roundcube. Spam is essentially eliminated with Mailfoundry Enterprise grade spam appliance integrated into users control panels and included for free with any HAL package. </p><p>HAL is a premium hosting service transcending industries, sectors and company size. With their range of services, Cartika specializes in providing small to medium sized and enterprise businesses the very best in high availability web hosting, complete with service that includes security firewalls, load balanced architecture, redundant storage arrays, continuous data protection, mail foundry anti-virus and anti-spam protection, and much more. </p><p>"The TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) analysis for HAL is very strong for any business serious about their website performance, availability, and scalability. For $100 a month, a business can acquire high availability hosting for all of their core services. The solution is more reliable and robust then a dedicated server and solves the typical problems associated with shared hosting environments. Additional value adds as found in the redundant, end user accessible backup solution as well as the integrated Mailfoundry anti-spam/virus appliance round off this offering and positively impact a company's TCO calculations."</p>
SEO Firm, Epiar Inc., Unveils New Paid Search Advertising Service
After months of testing, Epiar has taken pay-per-click (PPC) advertising to the next level with the launch of its new service to the general public. Epiar is introducing the service at the New York Search Marketing Expo Conference Oct. 6-8.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Epiar, a global leader in Internet market research, has introduced a new pay-per-click (PPC) advertising service, Epiar negative keywords®, to complement its search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) services. The new PPC negative keywords service is now available to the general public after several noteworthy and successful trials with various clients and companies during the past six months of a pilot project. </p><p>Epiar negative keywords® - which can save companies up to 40 percent of their paid search marketing budget - is being formally launched at SMX East, the Search Marketing Expo in New York, held October 6-8. </p><p>Negative keyword targeting is becoming increasingly popular to weed out worthless impressions and clicks in pay-per-click campaigns. This reduction of wasted traffic can decrease costs by avoiding unwanted clicks and by increasing the campaign's average Quality Score, a measure Google AdWords uses to determine ad placement and costs. </p><p>Epiar has spent years developing advanced keyword research and analysis software allowing them the ability to create lists of negative keywords for any topic or industry. Using unique technology not currently available on the marketplace, Epiar negative keywords® offers custom lists of up to 10,000 negative keywords (the maximum number currently permitted by Google) to companies for their PPC campaigns. </p><p>Many online advertisers already use a handful of negative keywords to increase the efficiency of their advertising campaigns. Epiar offers an extension of this principle, and clients have found the results extraordinary. </p><p>Allan Dick, Chief Marketing Officer of Vintage Tub & Bath (a top 500 Online Retailer) said: "Epiar saved us 20% of our PPC ad spend while maintaining the same sales volume. We love their aggressive and comprehensive methodology and customer service!" </p><p>Consult Sales, Inc. saw similar outstanding results. In the six weeks prior to using Epiar, Consult Sales saw its cost-per-sale go down, while pageviews and average time on site went up. </p><p>Jeff Hughes, president of Consult Sales, Inc. said: "The bottom line is that in the first seven weeks we paid for the Epiar investment, and increased our profits by over 40%. You can't argue with that!" </p><p>But Terry Orsten, owner of Clear Haven Center, may have said it best: "This is a no-brainer." </p><p>For more information about negative keywords and how they work, visit <a href="http://www.epiar.com/">www.epiar.com</a> or call 888.428.5545.</p>
Vocus Webinar Explores Small Business Marketing & PR Strategies
Leading experts to discuss cost-effective tools and techniques to help small businesses increase awareness and sales.
<p>Lanham, MD (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced that it will sponsor a free webinar offering small business owners tips on building their business through public relations campaigns. Titled "Using PR to Grow your Small Business," the webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Please click here to register for the webinar. </p><p>The National Small Business Association's Greg Smith will explore how to combine PR and marketing to help small businesses stand out and effectively increase awareness and sales. The webinar will also feature Ryan Hinricher, co-founder of Feol-Hinricher, who will discuss how he was able to grow his business using online PR and Marketing. </p><p>Part of Vocus' monthly series, this webinar is designed to provide an educational and informational resource for organizations to gain insight into the best practices for public relations and practical techniques that can be applied to their everyday communications campaigns. A replay of the webinar will be available free of charge following the event on the Vocus Web site at <a href="http://onlinepressroom.net/vocus/">http://onlinepressroom.net/vocus/</a>, under Events. </p>
Why Google-Yahoo Ad Deal is Anti Competitive
Scott Cleland, Internet expert, feels Yahoo is unlikely to competitively bite the Google hand that feeds it. He discusses this and more issues around the Google -Yahoo ad partnership in his latest white paper titled "Googleopoly III."
<p>McLean, Va. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Today Precursor President Scott Cleland released a new 10-page white paper, entitled "Googleopoly III - Dependency: The Crux of the Google Yahoo Ad Agreement Problem," which is a follow up of last week's analysis: "Googleopoly II: Google's Predatory Playbook to Thwart Competition." </p><p>In a straight-forward analysis, which cuts to the heart of the anti-competitive problem of the proposed Google-Yahoo ad partnership - the white paper emphatically answers the key question: "Would Yahoo compete as vigorously with Google Post-Agreement?" </p><p>"Yahoo's and Google's claims that, an $800 million annual deal between competitors with command of 90% of the search market, are: entirely benign, involve no quid pro quo outside the agreement, and create no opportunity or incentive for anti-competitive collusion - are simply not credible," Cleland said. </p><p>"The value, depth and breadth of this ad agreement would make Yahoo too dependent on Google financially, operationally and strategically to credibly believe Yahoo would compete as vigorously with Google post agreement as before." </p><p>Cleland also called the proposed ad partnership a "Hotel California deal" where Yahoo could checkout but never leave, because the deal would enthrone Google as Yahoo's single most important business relationship. </p><p>Cleland's white papers: "Googleopoly III - Dependency: The Crux of the Google Yahoo Ad Agreement Problem," and "Googleopoly II: Google's Predatory Playbook to Thwart Competition" are available at <a href="http://www.googleopoly.net/">www.googleopoly.net</a>. </p><p>Precursor is an industry research and consulting firm, specializing in the converging techcom sector. Precursor offers rare forward-looking expertise and national credibility at the nexus of: capital markets, public policy and techcom industry change.</p>
PEER 1 Powers Sitemasher, New SaaS Web Site Development Solution
Customized Web Hosting and Virtualization Support Are Key to Success of Advanced Web Service
<p>Vancouver, BC (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Through the creation of a highly tailored managed hosting solution, PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX) helped enable the launch of Sitemasher, a revolutionary Web site development service that combines ease of use with the power that enterprise users demand. Sitemasher provides a fully managed, hosted Web site solution that seamlessly integrates the Web site building and publishing environment, content management system (CMS), analytics and search engine optimization (SEO), all within single platform. </p><p>Sitemasher provides a rich, technical framework that gives businesses the tools and services to create their own data-driven web applications without programming. This unique, practical approach has enabled the company to grow quickly with more than 2,000 customers since beta-testing began in April. PEER 1's ability to deliver a creative solution to the client's needs mirrors Sitemasher's own business model, and is credited by Sitemasher as being integral to its successful launch. </p><p>"When we researched hosting companies, PEER 1 was the only one that was willing to put together a customized solution that was a fit for us," said Sitemasher CEO Ron Moravek. "They have one of the most extensive and highest performing networks in the world and are well respected for this. No one else could provide us the solution for our cloud computing that we needed, but PEER 1 stepped up and made it work. PEER 1 provides us with the ability to offer our customers scalability, reliability, and load balancing so they don't have to worry about exceeding their limits if business is good." </p><p>Sitemasher differs drastically from its competition because it doesn't focus on one area of the Web site lifecycle, such as design, content management, or maintenance. Instead, it takes care of the entire lifecycle of a Web site, and delivers this function as a service. As a result, businesses can take control of their web presence without compromising on enterprise-level necessities. </p><p>"As we look toward the future of the hosting industry, we see customizations, such as the solution we created for Sitemasher, becoming more prevalent," said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1. "The ability to channel our powerful network to support and enable virtualization, is key for the growth of forward-thinking tech companies like Sitemasher, and helps them carve out a niche in the Web 2.0 space." </p><p>PEER 1 is one of the only hosting companies offering all three types of web hosting services under one roof; dedicated, managed and co-location. These extensive services are supported by PEER 1's world class, geographically diverse network, which includes 15 data centers in major cities across North America and POPs in Europe. </p><p>Before even bringing their product to market, Sitemasher has been the recipient of several awards: Red Herring finalist for top-50 Canadian IT companies, Microsoft Canada "Blue Sky" Award, and a selected participant in Microsoft's prestigious Accelerator Program.</p>
Boosting The Effectiveness of SEM
Search Engine Marketing Expert Wister Walcott to Deliver Practical Insights about Paid Search Analytics at SMX East conference in NYC, October 6-8, 2008
<p>San Francisco, Calif. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Marin Software, provider of the leading enterprise-class paid search engine management application for advertisers and agencies, today announced that Wister Walcott, co-founder and vice president of products, will speak on the panel "Paid Search Analytics" at the 2008 Search Engine Marketing Expo (SMX) East, which takes place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City on October 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm EST. </p><p>As part of the panel, Mr. Walcott will deliver practical insights and proven strategies for using analytics to boost the effectiveness of paid search marketing programs, showing marketers how to analyze and optimize campaigns to boost ROI and conversions. The panel includes other search marketing experts including Avinash Kaushik, analytics evangelist at Google. SMX is one of the search marketing industry's leading events, bringing together search marketing experts, industry insiders and leading search advertisers to engage in tactical, strategic, and forward-looking discussions about the search industry. The conference is programmed by Search Engine Land's Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman. </p>
National Apple Repair Facility Now Offers Apple Warranty Coverage
iResQ, based in Kansas City, Kansas, announces its new status as an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP). This new status allows the company to perform computer, iPod and iPhone repair services under Apple's official warranty program instead of as independent repair facility.
<p>Olathe, KS (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) iResQ, the Kansas-City-based repair shop that specializes in repairs and upgrades of Apple iPods, iPhones, Portable and Desktop computers, is now an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP). The company has recently been added to Apple's AASP network, allowing it to perform services under Apple's warranty program. In the past, iResQ, a division of ResQ Systems, L.L.C., repaired tens of thousands of Apple laptops and desktop computers per year as an independent repair facility. <br /> <br />"It's great to be able to provide more services to our local and national customers who previously would have had to go directly to Apple," says Eric Kautzi, technician and Apple Computers Division Manager. "We've had a positive relationship with Apple for years and its tech support staff, the Apple Geniuses, have referred countless out-of-warranty customers to us. Now we can cover those who are still under Apple's warranty as well." </p><p>The new advantage of iResQ's services is the ability to cover both Apple-covered issues such as failed components as well as warranty-voiding accidents like cracked LCD screens for significantly less than other facilities. It also continues to make out-of-warranty repairs and upgrades on all iPhones and iPods except for the iPod Shuffle. </p><p>About iResQ:<br />Centrally located in Kansas City, Kansas, iResQ works exclusively on Apple computers and portable devices. Servicing Apple products since 1994, its team of technicians boasts years of experience and multiple Apple Certifications. 24-hr. diagnostics and repair service cover the entire line of iPod, iPhone, Portable Mac, Mac Mini, and Apple TV systems. This includes the entire PowerBook G4 family, the iBook family, plus the MacBook and MacBook Pro systems. </p><p>For more information or to order repair services, call 1-888-447-3728 or visit: <a href="http://www.iresq.com/">http://www.iresq.com</a> </p>
EnableTS Sees Spammers Using Automated Systems To Their Advantage, Again
Anti-spam providers who operate unintelligent automated reporting systems have been hit hard by the spammers that generate the 'falsepositive@' spam. EnableTS has seen the volume of mail that spammers are sending to 'falsepositive@' increase 25 fold during the last quarter through the EnableTS Platform which is deployed at ISPs and Hosted Mail Providers globally.
<p>New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) EnableTS, a global provider of email management platforms to Service Providers, sees a new trend in Spam attacks which has been growing over recent months and has now exploded during the last quarter. Spammers are targeting the <a href="mailto:'falsepositive@'">'falsepositive@'</a> addresses for anti-spam vendors in a bid to be automatically increase the trust rating of spam. Today, EnableTS spoke out against Vendors who rely on quota based listing systems that work in favour of the spammers. </p><p>Anti-spam providers who operate unintelligent automated reporting systems have been hit hard by the spammers that generate the <a href="mailto:'falsepositive@'">'falsepositive@'</a> spam. By sending 100'000s of spam emails to the <a href="mailto:'falsepositive@'">'falsepositive@'</a> email address of the anti-spam vendor, before blasting users of the service with spam, spammers are able to fool the automatic learning system into thinking the email is actually a falsely represented spam email. </p><p>Mike Harrison, Analyst at EnableTS commented "EnableTS is proud to be building 3rd Generation Platforms for Providers which have much more built-in intelligence than the traditional hosted platforms". He lambasted what he called 2nd generation products with these words "there are many 2nd generation Hosted Platforms out there still that are really working for the spammers by using these unintelligent automated quota based systems. I call on vendors to step up to the mark and take these threats seriously". </p><p>EnableTS has seen the volume of mail that spammers are sending to <a href="mailto:'falsepositive@'">'falsepositive@'</a> increase 25 fold during the last quarter through the EnableTS Platform which is deployed at ISPs and Hosted Mail Providers globally. The threat that an ever increasing volume of spam has on the infrastructure of the Internet as well as to individual users is huge over the coming years. The proliferation of highly effective botnet applications that are delivered by email is something that Hosted Providers are having to take action against. </p><p>Over the past twelve months, the email security landscape has changed and the level of the threat increased. The desktop is locked down to a degree, but with security loopholes appearing monthly in browsers, operating systems and Plug-ins leave back doors open. Sys Admins need to stop as much as possible getting through the door - this applies both to Service Providers as well as the Enterprise. With the EnableTS Platform, the intelligence built into the system does not allow this kind of quota based automation and, moreover, will protect the Service Provider by dropping the connection where possible, rather than accepting the mail into the DataCenter for analysis which often is a vulnerable process. </p><p>For additional information about the EnableTS Platform, visit <a href="http://www.enablets.com/">http://www.enablets.com</a> and register your interest.</p>
Business Owner Virtual Super Conference to Feature Exceptional Speakers
The Business Owner Super Conference (www.BizOwnerSuperConference.com) is a virtual learning event for small business owners that will take place through a series of twice weekly tele-presentations beginning on Tuesday, October 14th and running through November 20th. Basic registration is free and attendees can call in from anywhere.
<p>New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The Business Owner Super Conference (<a href="http://www.bizownersuperconference.com/">http://www.BizOwnerSuperConference.com</a>) is a virtual learning event for small business owners that will take place through a series of twice weekly tele-presentations beginning on Tuesday, October 14th and running through November 20th. Basic registration is free and attendees can call in from anywhere. </p><p>The conference has been designed to cover many key aspects of business growth. Topics include: sales strategies, hot marketing ideas, business systems, joint ventures, social media marketing, copywriting, book publishing, profiting from ezines, public relations, time management, tax strategies, outsourcing, increasing website traffic, the entrepreneurial mind set and more. </p><p>A roster of thirteen exceptional speakers, all renowned experts, best-selling authors and highly successful entrepreneurs will share a wealth of knowledge, strategies and insights with attendees in this series of one hour tele-classes. </p><p>The conference was organized by sales and new business development expert Wendy Weiss, known as "The Queen of Cold Calling" and also President of Weiss Communications, LLC (<a href="http://www.wendyweiss.com/">www.WendyWeiss.com</a>) located in New York City, and by small business growth and marketing expert, Janis Pettit, President of SmarTrack, a small business coaching company (<a href="http://www.smallbusiness-bigresults.com/">www.SmallBusiness-BigResults.com</a>) located in Raleigh NC. Besides Weiss and Pettit, speakers include Willie Crawford, Dr. Larina Kase, Dr. Mike Woo Ming, Bill Baren, Leesa Barnes, Annie Jennings, Bob Bly, Dan Poynter, Gayle Buske, Debbie Spoons, and Kevin Wilke </p><p>Thousands of small business owners are expected to attend. There is limited space, so those interested should go to <a href="http://www.bizownersuperconference.com/">http://www.BizOwnerSuperConference.com</a> to register as soon as possible</p>
Abacus Solutions Appoints New Marketing Manager
Abacus Solutions hires Joseph Atchison to help drive increased visibility for the company's offerings including new and used servers, networking and storage solutions, and a host of IT infrastructure services.
<p>Atlanta, GA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Abacus Solutions, a leading multi-platform provider of enterprise-level IT infrastructure products (including new and used servers) and services, today announced the appointment of Joseph Atchison to Marketing Manager. Atchison brings more than 10 years of communications experience including marketing roles at a number of Fortune 100 corporations. </p><p>Abacus Solutions is a multi-platform provider of IT infrastructure products and services including new and used servers, software, networking and storage solutions.<br /> <br />At Abacus Solutions, Atchison will spearhead the company's day-to-day marketing initiatives targeting the global brokerage and end-user Fortune 1000 markets. </p><p>"Joe brings a strong track record of driving successful customer-focused marketing programs," said Patrick Hiller, CEO of Abacus Solutions. "This, coupled with his extensive graphic design and web development skills, will help maximize our visibility among targeted audiences and ensure our communications continues to be customer-centric." </p><p>Atchison started his career with the Georgia Bankers Association and later joined Coca-Cola Enterprises where he led graphics development initiatives to support the sales and marketing teams. Most recently, he served as Communication Specialist with The Home Depot. Atchison holds an Associate degree in Business Administration from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Georgia State University. </p>
MrBabyMan, Controversial Digg Power User, on WebmasterRadio.FM
Tune into WebmasterRadio.FM to hear hosts Daron Babin and Brandy Shapiro-Babin interview Andrew Sorcini, aka Digg's most prolific user, MrBabyMan on Rainmaker
<p>Fort Lauderdale, FL (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) WebmasterRadio.FM, the premier free, 24/7 Internet business radio network focused on the B2B marketplace is pleased to announce an interview with MrBabyMan, digg's most popular user. </p><p>"Social Media has empowered the average person to open a global conversation and become an internet celebrity; Tonight will be fun and enlightening to learn about the rise of a digg dignitary." -Brandy Shapiro-Babin. </p><p>Loved and hated, Andrew Sorcini has become an internet celebrity. He is digg's most influential and controversial user, and perhaps the biggest celebrity of any social news site. So far he has managed to get 2,926 articles to the coveted front page of digg.com at a success rate of 27%. That's an impressive feat, especially when you consider that the average article only has a 1.2% chance of an article getting there. <br />Tune in as we talk with him about his real life, how he makes a living, his rise in popularity on digg, the controversy regarding his rapid submissions and recommendations (seriously no one can read that fast), the constant calls for him to be banned, and whether he has ever accepted money to digg an article. </p><p>You can tune into the show with MrBabyMan at <a href="http://www.webmasterradio.fm/Entertainment/RainMaker/Posting-Digg-Worthy-Content-with-MrBabyMan.htm">http://www.webmasterradio.fm/Entertainment/RainMaker/Posting-Digg-Worthy-Content-with-MrBabyMan.htm</a> </p><p>Rainmaker airs Thursday nights at 6 pm EST. All WebmasterRadio.FM programs are available in podcast, mobilecast and archived format at <a href="http://www.webmasterradio.fm/">www.WebmasterRadio.FM</a>.</p>
Sitemasher's Website Platform Goes Prime Time After Extensive Community Testing
All-in-One Online Web Site Development and Management Platform Enables Collaboration Throughout the Website Lifecycle
<p>Vancouver, BC (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) To help simplify the website development and management process, Sitemasher today introduced the full availability of its online website platform. Unlike other systems on the market, Sitemasher combines an intuitive website builder, content management, analytics, search engine optimization and website hosting in one powerful online tool. This tool and workflow enables everyone involved with the design, launch and maintenance of a website to collaborate easily throughout the project lifecycle. </p><p>Sitemasher is built around the four primary roles in advanced Web design and development: the business or site owner, site designer, information technology expert and marketer or content person. Traditionally, players in these roles operate in their own spheres causing problems as a site moves from vision through development. Sitemasher creates a collaboration platform with an intuitive interface that makes the most cutting-edge website elements simple to implement and update. </p><p>Website designers and developers can increase profitability by implementing designs without having to worry about technical requirements on the back end. They can also deliver more value to customers by reducing implementation time and cost, as well as providing analytics and websites that are optimized for search engines. Website design firms can assign customers the ability to manage their own content through user roles. </p><p>"Nearly 80 percent of the design and development process is repetitive. We've automated most of that process, leaving the design and IT teams free to innovate and add business value," said Nicole Denil, Sitemasher's vice president of marketing. "Tools today either cater to large companies with significant IT staffs or individuals who don't need dynamic, interactive websites. We're focused on making it easy for site designers and owners to take a site from vision to implementation in a matter of days." </p><p>"As a growing firm looking to maximize productivity, Sitemasher's suite of tools could help us significantly streamline our Website design and development process," said Chris Ramaglia, web development project manager at Discovertec. "We can deliver more business value to our customers while reducing implementation time." </p><p>The new Sitemasher platform features the following benefits: </p><p><br />Single platform - Sitemasher covers the entire lifecycle of websites -site builder, integrated CMS, analytics, SEO, all in a scalable hosted (SaaS) environment. The integrated environment allows an extremely rapid development, implementation, and content management <br />Powerful Interface - The building environment is a professional, pixel perfect builder for fully customized sites with the ease of use of a drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG tool. <br />Reduced back-end coding - Design elements such as form creation automatically create a database, thereby eliminating the need for complicated coding to accomplish simple tasks. <br />Collaboration - All of the stakeholders (designers, marketers, website owners, and the IT teams) can all access the site 24x7 in a collaborative way, speeding time to implementation. <br />User roles and workflows - The site owner can easily set user roles to work with the corporate workflow, giving users the permissions to update the site content or design based on their skills. So a marketer cannot make accidental design changes to a live site while trying to update content. <br />Site analytics and SEO - Sitemasher's SEO friendly platform and SEO toolset makes it easy to layer in meta tags and other elements of SEO without repetitive coding for each page. It also enables site owners to easily see what programs are working and to easily make any necessary adjustments. <br />Managed hosting - Sitemasher hosts the tool as well as the website through its partner Peer1. This provides all tools with the latest infrastructure, security, and hosting requirements, including software maintenance, updates, and upgrades.<br />The Sitemasher tool is the result of years of research, development and implementation from a team that has a unique understanding of online communications. The Sitemasher executive team all played key roles in such companies as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Citrix, Rockwell International and a host of other high-profile and innovative technology leaders. Sitemasher first became available in April 2008 when it was opened as a beta version. </p><p>Pricing and Availability </p><p>Sitemasher is available online at Sitemasher. Introductory pricing starts at $99 a month for a basic account that includes two users and a single published domain. A $249 a month program includes up to five users as well as the ability to set different roles, and a $699 a month program allows for unlimited users. </p>
DOTME - the new Domain Darling - Flocking to Buy the New Dot ME Domains
The new extension .ME has launched onto the scene with record sales, grabbing the attention of high-profile domainers, industry executives, media companies, investors, and technocrats
<p>Denmark (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The new extension .ME has launched onto the scene with record sales, grabbing the attention of high-profile domainers, industry executives, media companies, investors, and technocrats. </p><p>According to Founder and CEO Bob Parsons of domain giant GoDaddy.com Corporation, to the best of the company's knowledge, the volume of .ME registrations on opening day, July 17, quite handily broke any previous record of registrations within the first twenty-four hours.</p><p>Within the first few minutes of the opening of the registration, over 5,000 domain names were purchased worldwide as both individuals and businesses alike rushed to secure their preferred .ME extension. The activity was so intense that it caused some technological errors. The registrants grew exponentially, and within two weeks of opening, more than 100,000 domain names had owners. </p><p>Many of the big companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and major telecoms secured their .ME names. With the growth of the personalized web, blogging and microblogging, and with Apple utilizing "ME" in its branding of products and with its purchase of ME.COM, which is thriving as a website, it's almost a certainty that .ME will only gain in popularity. </p><p>The first auction, which was closed to those bidders who placed fees on selected names, reaped over $2 million in revenues. Insure.me sold for $78,000, and many .ME GEOS sold for five figures, including Lasvegas.me, India.me, Korea.me, and China.me. </p><p>With a catchy name like .ME which crosses international barriers and with a cool tagline that says, ".ME is about you", and with the recent sizzling sales from the Live Auction in NY hosted by Moniker, where date.me sold for $70,000, it is expected to have a surge in sales and the values of the .ME domains. </p><p>The .ME names most likely to gain in value will be active verbs, high premium key words, and well-known GEO .ME domains, which could be useful for travel, tourism, or building blogging, forum or community sites about the respective .ME locales. </p><p>You can expect .ME to become the darling of the ad and marketing world. So be prepared to see .ME utilized to sell products and services on the web, mobile phones, TV, and in print ads real soon. .ME is just out of the gates, and it's already gaining global attention. Get prepared for a new .ME world. </p>
SEM's Get Rare Look Inside Presidential Campaigns
Special panel "Search & the US Presidential Campaign" takes an inside look at the ads, tactics and overall online political strategies of the McCain and Obama campaigns
<p>Redding, CT (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com)</a> On Tuesday, Ad Age says McCain's ahead. On Wednesday, Adweek claims Obama the clear leader. AdGooro says it more or less a dead heat.</p><p>They're not talking about traditional voter polls - they're talking about search marketing and advertising, one of the most significant pieces of both parties' campaign strategies in this election.</p><p>There's no question that this election has been dramatically shaped by the power of the internet, but how has search advertising impacted each campaign?</p><p>On October 7, at Search Marketing Expo - SMX East, attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear from representatives of both political camps, as well as the search engines themselves in a panel titled "Search and the US Presidential Campaign." Moderator Sara Holoubek will lead the discussion around strategies and tactics that have been used by each campaign to leverage search marketing to deliver their message online.</p><p>Panelists will include Mindy Finn, Partner, former director of e-Strategy for Mitt Romney '08; Eric Frenchman, Chief Internet Strategist, McCain-Palin 2008; Peter Greenberger, Team Manager, Elections & Issue Advocacy, Google; Justine Lam, Former eCampaign Director, Ron Paul 2008, Ron Paul for President; Diane Rinaldo, Political Advertising Director, Yahoo; Tracy Russo, Chief Blogger and Deputy Director of Online Communications for the John Edwards for President Campaign.</p><p>"We're going to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly, about both campaigns' websites and search strategies," she said. Holoubek pointed out that political marketing poses unique challenges for search marketers - from the 24/7 nature of a campaign to the level of public scrutiny that's involved.</p><p>Search Marketing Expo - SMX East opens at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Monday, October 6 at 9 a.m., and includes three days with more than 80 sessions, two keynotes and an expo hall with its own theater area.</p><p>More than 2,000 search marketers are expected to attend the conference, which is programmed by Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman and the team at Search Engine Land.</p><p>Those interested in attending the event can register online for just $1,395 until October 5th for an All-Access Pass, which includes sessions, keynotes, networking activities, hot lunches, and complimentary WiFi access. Registration at the door will be $1,595.</p><p>More than 50 search marketing solution providers will exhibit at SMX East. Expo hall tickets, which include access to more than 30 sessions in the SMX, are free with online pre-registration, or $50 at the door.</p>
Creating a New Reality: Cracking One Billion Passwords per Second
ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. announces the release of a new version of Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery, a high-end password recovery solution to recover a variety of system and document passwords. The new release reaches the recovery speed of one billion passwords per second by employing several NVIDIA video accelerators. Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery can recover a variety of system passwords such as NTLM and startup passwords, crack MD5 hashes, unlock password-protected documents created by Microsoft Office 97-2007, PDF files created by Adobe Acrobat, as well as PGP and UNIX and Oracle user passwords. With the newest GPU acceleration upgrade of Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery the passwords will be recovered up to 25 times faster than by using CPU-only mode.
<p>Moscow, Russia (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. announces the release of a new version of Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery, a high-end password recovery solution to recover a variety of system and document passwords. The new release reaches the recovery speed of one billion passwords per second by employing several NVIDIA video accelerators. Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery can recover a variety of system passwords such as NTLM and startup passwords, crack MD5 hashes, unlock password-protected documents created by Microsoft Office 97-2007, PDF files created by Adobe Acrobat, as well as PGP and UNIX and Oracle user passwords. With the newest GPU acceleration upgrade of Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery the passwords will be recovered up to 25 times faster than by using CPU-only mode.</p><p>Reaching the One Billion Number with Multiple NVIDIA Cards</p><p>Today's video cards such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 can process hundreds of billions fixed-point calculations per second. Add as much as 1 GB of onboard video memory and up to 240 processing units, multiply it by two by using a couple of NVIDIA cards, and enter the whole new world of super-parallel computational power for just a few hundred dollars. Unlike NVIDIA SLI mode, ElcomSoft has figured out how to unleash the computational power of several NVIDIA cards no matter whether or not they are of the same kind.</p><p>Until recently, the abundance of highly parallel, super-scalar processors in 3D graphic accelerators could only be used for gaming. Today, ElcomSoft has found a way to reach into the future. The company has figured out how to put computational power provided by several NVIDIA boards working together to crack many kinds of passwords.</p><p>In February 2007, NVIDIA launched CUDA, a developer's kit that gives software developers access to the parallel processing power of the GPU. Modern NVIDIA GPUs act as powerful, highly parallel multiprocessors, with huge shared memory and cache.</p><p>Just slide a couple of the latest gaming video cards such as GeForce GTX280 into a compatible PC, and get all the processing power of a super-computer at your fingertips. You'll immediately get the ultimate speed to crack the most complex Windows passwords. Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery enjoys the unbeatable processing power provided by NVIDIA video accelerators working together to achieve the mind-blowing speed of one billion passwords per second for the widely used MD5 hashes and Windows logon passwords (NTLM).</p><p>Want to try ElcomSoft newest technologies on something else? The new release of Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery can try around 5,000 passwords per second for Office 2007 documents with a single GeForce GTX260, while regular Core2 Duo processors can only try up to 200 passwords per second. That's 25 times faster access to important documents you may need right now! And since high-end PC motherboards can work with four separate video cards, the future is bright for even faster password recovery. </p>
Leading CRM Consultants Launch Informative Blog and Weekly Webinar
Senior management from Intelestream Inc., a leading CRM and business process automation consulting firm, share their daily expertise on topics ranging from CRM implementation and usage tips, growing a customer centric business, Web 2.0 marketing strategies, and more. The blog is available by visiting www.intelestream.net. A webinar, "Understanding CRM", takes place each Thursday between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Central Time. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/236047923.
<p>Chicago, IL (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Intelestream Consulting today announced members of the company's senior management team offer their expertise on a wide range of CRM related topics on the Intelestream Blog and through a weekly webinar held on Thursdays.</p><p>News Image<br />Commonly addressed blog topics include:</p><p> * Growing a Customer Focused Business<br /> * Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, and E-commerce Automation<br /> * Tips and Tricks Related to Specific CRM Applications<br /> * Modern Sales Strategies<br /> * Web 2.0 Marketing Tactics </p><p><br />The Intelestream blog can be found by visiting <a href="http://blog.intelestream.net/">http://blog.intelestream.net</a>.</p><p>The company's weekly webinar, Understanding CRM, is led by Intelestream COO Richard Baldwin, who offers attendees CRM fundamentals based on his 20 years of experience working in the business process automation field. The event takes place each Thursday between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Central Standard Time and is appropriate for all companies considering a CRM change or first time implementation. The webinar is free and open to all, however advance registration is required.</p><p>Registration for the webinar is available by visiting <a href="https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/236047923">https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/236047923</a>.</p>
Virtual Energy Forum Announces Speakers for December Event
Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher, and Energy Leaders from National Grid, Staples, Merck and New York City to Keynote.
<p>Boston, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) The Virtual Energy Forum (<a href="http://www.virtualenergyforum.com/">www.virtualenergyforum.com</a>), the first and largest all-virtual gathering of energy leaders from around the world, today announced the initial list of confirmed speakers for its second event, taking place on December 10th and 11th, 2008. The Virtual Energy Forum is an innovative two-day, online-only event that will connect thousands of global business leaders in the areas of energy management, renewable energy, and sustainability -- in a way that is not possible with physical events or webinars.</p><p>Virtual Energy Forum<br />Virtual Energy Forum</p><p>The December 2008 Virtual Energy Forum builds on the huge success of the prior Forum (conducted in June 2008) which garnered praise from business, government and the media, and featured such noted presenters as former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, and U.S. Senator John F. Kerry.</p><p>Confirmed speakers of the event include:</p><p> * Joseph Kelliher, Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<br /> * Jim Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy<br /> * David Manning, EVP and Chief Environmental Officer, National Grid<br /> * Mike Kearney, President, Siemens Building Technologies<br /> * James (Jim) Gallagher, Senior VP of Energy & Telecommunications, City of New York<br /> * Mark Buckley, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Staples, Inc.<br /> * Mary Ellen Mika, Manager, Energy and Environment, Supply Chain, Steelcase, Inc.<br /> * Thomas Downing, Energy Manager, Yale University<br /> * Julia Hamm, Executive Director, Solar Electric Power Association<br /> * Robert Colucci, Senior Director , Global Energy Planning and Management, Merck<br /> * Philip V. Adams, President and Chief Operating Officer, World Energy<br /> * Nick d'Arbeloff, Executive Director, New England Clean Energy Council<br /> * Sarah Hetznecker, Director of Project Development, Conergy Projects Group<br /> * C. David Myers, President, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls<br /> * Doug Kaempf, Industrial Technologies Program, US Department of Energy<br /> * Kevin Kampschroer, Acting Dir., Green Buildings, US General Services Administration<br /> * Brian Dutt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Delta Controls</p><p><br />"We are honored to have such a distinguish faculty of energy leaders join us for our second Virtual Energy Forum," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of The Virtual Energy Forum. "We look forward to adding more speakers in the coming weeks, including senior energy executives and congressional leaders, to inform and share best practices with the 5,000 expected attendees."</p><p>"We are also excited to have a great group of supporting sponsors for this unique event," continued Rosenbloom, "including leading energy product and service companies like Johnson Controls, Delta Controls, Siemens, Conergy, World Energy, Hess, Reliable Controls, NStar, Constellation Energy, UTC Power, Distech Controls, and Window Film Depot."</p><p>The Virtual Energy Forum Provides a Unique Experience:</p><p>The Virtual Energy Forum is a two-day online event that features the following:</p><p> * Over 50 live streaming video presentations from alternative energy thought leaders that allows attendees from around the globe interact directly and ask questions of these experts in real-time.<br /> * Eleven topic-specific tracks of live video and panel presentations that will present case studies in a variety of sectors: Carbon Footprint Reduction, Cases in Corporate Sustainability, Green Buildings, Greening the Energy Supply, Energy Monitoring and Controls, Government & Defense, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Municipal, Solar, and Wind Energy.<br /> * A virtual exhibit hall and virtual booths that will allow attendees to have live text and video chat with representative of leading energy management and renewable energy product and service companies.<br /> * A resource center containing hundreds of documents outlining the latest trends in energy monitoring, sustainable business, and alternative sources of energy.</p><p><br />The Virtual Energy Forum: A Carbon-Friendly Way to Connect:</p><p>The Virtual Energy Forum is also a sustainable event in and of itself. Last June's Virtual Energy Forum saved over 12 million pounds of CO2 in the form of saved emissions from airplane travel, hotel, and transportation. In an era of energy-awareness and economic difficulty, the event provides a low cost, high value and environmentally-friendly way for energy executives to connect and share information.</p><p>The Virtual Energy Forum is a no-charge event for anyone who registers at <a href="http://www.virtualenergyforum.com/">www.virtualenergyforum.com</a>. Beyond participating in the content sessions described above, The Forum offers an efficient way for attendees to connect and interact with event exhibitors and sponsors, from the convenience of their own office or home, via a broadband Internet connection.</p><p>For up to the minute information, and to register for Virtual Energy Forum please visit: <a href="http://www.virtualenergyforum.com/">http://www.virtualenergyforum.com</a>.</p>
.CM Cameroon Domain Launch - Sunrise October 2008
NETCOM, the official registry operator for the Republic of Cameroon has announced the launch of second level CM domain names - .COM.CM, .NET.CM, .CO.CM. The registry will be accepting sunrise domain name applications from trademark holders since October 15 2008. General registration period is expected to commence on November 15 2008, which will allow the general public to register CM domain names.
<p>Cameroon (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) NETCOM.cm SARL, the official registry operator for the Republic of Cameroon has announced the launch of second level CM domain names. The registry will be accepting sunrise domain name applications from October 15 2008.</p><p>NETCOM.cm SARL was founded in early 2008 as a proud partner of ANTIC - The Information Technology Regulator for Cameroon.</p><p>Mr. Moustapha Saya Kaigama, president of NETCOM.cm SARL says, "With years of struggling with technical issues, we are very pleased to announce that NETCOM.cm will be offering .COM.CM, .NET.CM and .CO.CM domain names to businesses and individuals worldwide."</p><p>Mr. Kaigama added, "I would like to personally thank our three partners, ANTIC - National Agency for Information Technology and Communication, Instra Corporation - our very first registrar and our appointed validation agent for sunrise CM domain name applications, and CoCCA - Council of Country Code Administrators Limited, which are providing the registry services for NETCOM.cm. Without the valued contributions of our partners, this launch would not be possible."</p><p>The CM launch will commence with a short sunrise period of approximately two weeks to give holders of national trademarks premium opportunities to protect their brands online. As a typo of .CN - the current No. 1 Country Code Top Level Domain, .CM will potentially be seen to have a big impact on internet-based Global Brand Protection.</p><p>Following the sunrise period, the general registration period is expected to commence on November 15 2008, which will allow the general public to register CM domain names.</p><p>Registrars worldwide are welcomed by NETCOM.cm to come on board as an accredited Netcom registrar.</p><p>All CM domain name applications must be made submitted through a Netcom Accredited Registrar.</p><p>For more information on Registrar Application, Policies, Launching Dates, and Pricing, please visit: <a href="http://www.netcom.cm/">http://www.netcom.cm/</a></p><p>About NETCOM.cm:<br />Founded in 2008, NETCOM.cm SARL is the official registry for the Country Code Top level Domain of the Republic of Cameroon.</p><p>NETCOM is committed to providing cutting edge IP services to Central Africa including countries such as Cameroon, Niger, Gabon, Chad, Burkina Faso and more.<br />Apart from Domain Name Registrations, NETCOM.cm is embracing new technologies such as ENUM over WiMAX into remote African Areas.</p>
SubmitEdge: SEO Goes White Label
SubmitEdge, a well known SEO services company with a global market, will now be providing its services and support globally with the introduction of a brand new white labeled solution.
<p>Humble, TX (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) SubmitEdge, a well known SEO services company with a global market, will now be providing its services and support globally with the introduction of a brand new white labeled solution.</p><p>SEO is in huge demand for online marketing and website promotion. Affiliate websites and major companies around the world are in need of professional SEO services on a regular basis. There has long been an overwhelming market for a white labeled solution to meet this expanding need, and a company is finally stepping forward to fill the gap.</p><p>Search Engine Optimization improves the chances of a website or web pages ranking near the top of returned searches on Google, Yahoo, MSN and other internet search engines. Thousands of websites are launched every month, and SEO Services are highly in demand as many new webmasters are searching for ways to make their site profitable.</p><p>With this goal in mind, SubmitEdge is expanding their business to include a white labeled service featuring their most popular products. This exceptional opportunity is open to the public, and anyone can apply to become a branded reseller. The start-up package comes ready to go, with a fully hosted website complete with content, an integrated shopping cart and a billing management system. This allows even relatively inexperienced webmasters to offer SEO services without a huge investment. Their customers deal directly with the branded website, while SubmitEdge will be providing all services discretely so there is no appearance of third party involvement.</p><p>New resellers just need a domain name and a working knowledge of the products they will be selling. Under this system, customers will only see the branded company as the reseller will be the only contact they have and will be executing the sale of services. SubmitEdge works completely behind the scenes to offer services and support, and allows the reseller discretion as to marketing strategies.</p><p>This makes the SubmitEdge Reseller Program a perfect opportunity for beginner webmasters looking to break into the highly competitive online market. The admin panel allows customization, and the prices of services can be set by the brand owner, allowing for additional profits. SubmitEdge is the first such company to launch a White Label SEO Reseller Program on the global market.</p><p>"We have used SubmitEdge's services in the past," said JK Dean, a marketing consultant and webmaster. "I'm looking forward to being able to implement this product on my own site as a reseller, and having the back up of a firm I know is competent."</p><p>Special discounts are also available to resellers -- a 25% discount on general SEO services and a 5% rate cut on link building from SubmitEdge. The company is celebrated for using only the most up to date white hat tactics to maximize traffic and boost linking power. All of these services will also be available to each reseller's clients under the branded name of the reseller's own company. This includes global reseller rights, opening the market for services even further and increasing the opportunities available.</p><p>This program is now available through SubmitEdge to prospective resellers world wide, and website owners with a basic understanding of SEO will be able to profit extensively by signing up to resell these services to public.</p>
iPhone SEO Expert Gregory Markel To Speak At SMX
Gregory Markel, Founder/President of Infuse Creative and iPhone search marketing pioneer, will speak on iPhone search engine optimization & marketing for YouTube and Google at the 2008 Search Engine Marketing Expo (SMX) East in New York, NY, Oct. 6, 2008
<p>New York, NY (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Founder President of Infuse Creative, Gregory Markel, will share his 13 years of search engine marketing expertise while focusing on Apple iPhone Search Engine Marketing Optimization at the 2008 Search Engine Marketing Expo (SMX) East at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, Oct. 6, 2008.</p><p>During his session, Gregory Markel will provide analysis and insight on how the Apple iPhone is currently used for search as well as tips and advice on approaches to integrated marketing strategies utilizing no cost/low cost to high level web site, iPhone App & Store, social, video, press release, and viral techniques to maximize the power and visibility of one's iPhone search marketing related efforts.</p><p>Many well known websites are still not iPhone friendly and while Flash video is the defacto standard for online video, it cannot be viewed on an iPhone, therefore Gregory will also discuss approaches to making a site iPhone friendly as well as how to offer a iPhone friendly video experience to site visitors at zero cost thanks to a free YouTube mobile video feature.</p><p>About Gregory Markel and Infuse Creative: <a href="http://www.infusecreative.com/">www.infusecreative.com</a></p><p>Gregory Markel and Infuse Creative have provided search marketing services, consulting, and vanguard technology to an extremely diverse variety of clients including; New Line Cinema, Warner Bros, Mazda, The Beatles, Gibson Musical Instruments, Pacificare, The BBC, Ed Hardy, Led Zeppelin, CBS, FOX, The National Geographic Channel, Participant Media, Realty Executives International, Sony, Universal Vivendi, and many more over the last 7 years.</p><p>About Search Engine Marketing Expo East (SMX):</p><p><a href="http://searchmarketingexpo.com/east">http://searchmarketingexpo.com/east</a></p><p>SMX -- Search Marketing Expo -- is the search engine marketing conference from Third Door Media, the company behind the Search Engine Land news site and the Search Marketing Now webcast series.</p><p>SMX is programmed by the sharpest minds in search marketing. Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the luminaries and educated generations of search marketers. </p>
Queensland based Dotable.com to join the UK-2 Group
Dotable.com, the robust community-based web hosting company located in Toowoomba, Queensland, with over 10,000 domains has joined the UK-2 Group. Founder Robert Walker, known industry wide as â€œAussie Bob,â€ will remain in charge of Dotable.com as the General Manager while Nick Nelson, UK-2 Groupâ€™s U.S. director of sales and marketing will join the company as co-manager.
Chicago, IL (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Dotable.com, the robust community-based web hosting company located in Toowoomba, Queensland, with over 10,000 domains has joined the UK-2 Group. Founder Robert Walker, known industry wide as “Aussie Bob,” will remain in charge of Dotable.com as the General Manager while Nick Nelson, UK-2 Group’s U.S. director of sales and marketing will join the company as co-manager. <br /> <br />“Dotable.com has really captured a winning formula in the market and is a demonstration of the power of community in building a high quality company. We are going to insure that this situation remains intact and grows under the UK-2 umbrella,” says Nick Nelson. <br /> <br />One of Dotable’s notable, unique aspects is its robust and very active forums, which have made users feel more like part of a community than customers. <br /> <br />“Where the community aspect is truly important though is I think it makes you feel like you're a part of something. When you're having a scripting problem, your neighbor on the server over might be able to help you out. Multiple resellers can string together to provide an excellent quality of hosting. A lot of what I pay for with my Dotable hosting account is the community, and it's because I really enjoy it,” says Terry Myers, Dotable.com client, in a post on webhostingtalk.<br /> <br />“I believe this decision strengthens Dotable in the marketplace, and pushes the Dotable brand forward. The UK-2 Group gives Dotable benefits in greatly increased buying power, increased staffing and the ability to pass on some amazing offers to our clients. The aim is to keep that friendly feel of Dotable, with the strength of a major company now behind us,” says Robert “Aussie Bob” Walker. <br /> <br />“We are very pleased to invite Dotable and Bob into the UK-2group. I've always respected the setup and the sort of ‘family feel’ it has to it. Our main priority is not to mess that up in anyway, but to take all the good stuff that being a part of a group like ours can bring and make sure that all the original Dotable values and ideals are kept. We like the way Aussie Bob runs Dotable, and we want it to stay that way,” says Ditlev Bredahl, of the UK-2Group.
PEER 1 Launches Partner Network
Comprehensive Referral and Reseller Programs Increase Customer Value and Revenue Possibilities
<p>VANCOUVER, BC (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, has launched the PEER 1 Partner Network, an integrated Referral and Reseller Program targeted towards web developers, system integrators and IT consultants. These programs are designed to provide PEER 1 partners with an opportunity to strengthen their relationships with existing clients, offer revenue incentives to refer business and in turn increase revenue for both PEER 1 and its partners. </p><p>“We are constantly looking for opportunities to work more closely with our partners and their clients. These programs are designed to provide higher value relationships with clients and increase our partner’s revenues today and into the future,” said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1. “The Partner Network will significantly enhance PEER 1’s referral and reseller sales channels by providing our partners with an integrated incentive system that also allows us to grow our revenue.</p><p>The Referral Program provides partners with a variety of choices for significant business and revenue growth opportunities without having to close the sale themselves or support the client afterwards. Referral partners can either receive a one-time commission of up to 100 percent for each new customer referral or participate in a revenue sharing plan that pays a monthly commission (monthly recurring revenue) of up to 15 percent. For example, if a partner refers a customer that orders a $5,000 solution, the partner can choose a one-time commission of $3,500 or recurring commission of $500 per month for the length of the initial contract. </p><p>Once a referral is passed on to PEER 1, a PEER 1 account manager will be assigned to the referred client who will work closely with a PEER 1 solution engineer to fully assess hosting needs and to recommend the best business IT solution. From that point, clients receive around-the-clock technical support through the PEER 1 support team and the MyPEER1.com website portal.</p><p>The Reseller Program, which is expected to be deployed later this quarter, will help partners offer comprehensive hosting solutions backed by PEER 1. Features will include partner discounts for dedicated servers, setup fees and managed services. Partners will have the flexibility to set pricing, with the full support of a dedicated PEER 1 account team made up of a personal account manager, technical specialist, and a billing specialist. Co-branded sales and marketing materials will also be available, as well as Partner Network status and exposure on the PEER 1 website.</p><p>“We have enjoyed a very consistent level of service with PEER 1 both with its Referral and Reseller Programs,” said Mark Lewis, chief technology officer with Mass Transmit. “We mostly resell their dedicated servers, but sometimes have clients who want to deal directly with the hosting provider. In those cases, we refer them to PEER 1 without hesitation, knowing they are in the best of hands. We also enjoy a good relationship with our account team. Our technical account manager has helped us many times when we’ve been in a pinch.”</p><p>For further information on the PEER 1 Partner Network visit <a href="http://www.peer1.com/partners">www.peer1.com/partners</a> </p>
Superb Partners with RankSense to Offer Hosting Clients SEO Software Suite
SuperbHosting.net, the hosting division of Superb Internet Corp, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Nemedia to offer the revolutionary new RankSense SEO Management Suite to its hosting clients.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) SuperbHosting.net, the hosting division of Superb Internet Corp, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Nemedia to offer the revolutionary new RankSense SEO Management Suite to its hosting clients.</p><p>With over 85% of all website traffic coming from search engines, better rankings can make or break any site. In order to be successful, it only makes sense for website owners to develop their sites to rank better – yet many sites are not optimized for search engines. With RankSense’s easy-to-use, step-by-step search engine optimization software featuring more than 12 highly integrated tools, it is easier than ever to increase the quantity and quality of traffic from search engines.</p><p>“As one of the oldest hosting providers and as someone who has been doing Internet marketing since the early 90s, I understand that one of the greatest obstacles to keeping long-term hosting clients is their success online,” states (Curtis) R. Curtis, Sr. VP, Sales and Marketing. “While most hosting companies focus on ensuring their hosting services are successful for their clients, we are taking our clients to the next level; ensuring their complete success online. Much of their success is directly tied to their ability to effectively market themselves in the search engines, which is critical to any online company driving visitors to their website. Using RankSense, our hosting clients can now easily and affordably get to the top of the search engines and succeed online.” </p><p>"We are pleased to welcome SuperbHosting.net to our partner program and are extremely confident that SuperbHosting.net will find that when their hosting clients use our SEO management software, their success online will improve drastically, thereby increasing their revenues by improving customer retention and adding additional hosting requirements," said RankSense Founder and President, Hamlet Batista.</p>
Acer Introduces New High-Performance Aspire Notebook PCs for Holiday Season
Acer America, part of the worldâ€™s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 2Q 2008), today introduced four new Aspire Gemstone notebook platforms designed to improve the overall mobile computing experience for consumers.
<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Acer America, part of the world’s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 2Q 2008), today introduced four new Aspire Gemstone notebook platforms designed to improve the overall mobile computing experience for consumers. The Aspire Gemstone notebook PCs – including the new Aspire 8930, Aspire 6930, Aspire 5735 and Aspire 4730 – are available at retailers nationwide and online retailers such as TigerDirect.com and NewEgg.com. </p><p>“Acer continues to deliver the latest technology in reliable mobile PCs,” said Kristin Markworth, senior manager of notebook product marketing for Acer America. “The new Aspire consumer notebook line-up provides high-performance computing power, innovative technology features and stylish design, making it ideal for users seeking a powerful mobile PC for productivity and entertainment.” </p><p>Aspire 8930-6448 </p><p>For consumers seeking distinctive notebook styling and dynamic HD functionalities, the Aspire 8930-6448 features an 18.4-inch HD CineCrystal™ widescreen display for intense color and visual detail. Feature-rich high-definition entertainment is provided by Blu-ray Disc™ technology, NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M graphics and Dolby® audio, giving users a true cinematic experience for movie watching, playing games and listening to music. The Aspire 8930-6448 is powered by Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor technology, delivering responsive performance to handle the demands of multitasking and graphic-intensive applications. </p><p><strong>Aspire 8930-6448 Specifications</strong> </p><p>Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology <br />Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 (6MB L2 Cache | 2.53 GHz | 1066MHz FSB) <br />18.4" WUXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1920 x 1080) <br />4GB DDR3 1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory <br />NVIDIA® GeForce® 9700M GT with 512MB dedicated video memory <br />320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive <br />DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive <br />6-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader <br />802.11a/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® <br />Acer Crystal Eye Webcam <br />Dolby Home Theater® <br />Windows Vista® Ultimate <br />MSRP $1699.99 <br />Aspire 6930-6809 </p><p>Offering high-performance functionality and computing power with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor technology, the Aspire 6930-6809 allows consumers to enjoy high-definition multimedia presentation of movies, games and other digital media. Featuring a unique 16-inch HD CineCrystal LCD panel with 16:9 aspect ratio, the Aspire 6930-6809 brings a true cinematic experience to movies and games, along with amazing performance for demanding applications. The Aspire 6980-6809 also features Dolby Home Theater® surround sound and a subwoofer for premium audio, further enhancing the digital media experience. </p><p><strong>Aspire 6930-6809 Specifications</strong> </p><p>Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology <br />Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5800 (2MB L2 Cache | 2.0GHz | 800MHz FSB) <br />16" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1366 x 768) <br />3072MB DDR2 667 MHz Dual Channel Memory <br />Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD <br />320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive <br />8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive <br />5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader <br />802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® <br />Acer Crystal Eye Webcam <br />Dolby Home Theater® <br />Windows Vista® Home Premium <br />MSRP $699.99 <br />Aspire 5735-4624 </p><p>The Aspire 5735-4624 is a new consumer notebook featuring an innovative 15.6-inch display panel with native 16:9 aspect ratio, designed for high definition multimedia at home or on-the-go. Powered by Intel Pentium Dual-Core processing power and 2GB of memory, the Aspire 5735-4624 provides consumers with multitasking power to download music, organize digital photos and run productivity software at the same time. In addition, the latest display technology delivers crystal-clear images and brilliant color to enhance the experience with gaming, movies and photos. </p><p><strong>Aspire 5735-4624 Specifications</strong> </p><p>Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T3200 <br />1 MB L2 Cache, 2.0 GHz, 667 MHz FSB <br />15.6" WXGA (HD) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1366 x 768) <br />2048MB DDR2 667 MHz Dual Channel Memory <br />160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive <br />8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive <br />5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader <br />802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® <br />4 - USB 2.0 Ports <br />Windows Vista® Home Premium <br />MSRP $549.99 <br />Aspire 4730-4374 </p><p>The Aspire 4730-4374 is a highly mobile computing solution featuring a 14.1-inch display, dual-core performance and digital media features that allow users to create and share content wherever they are. Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor technology delivers up to twice the performance of single-core processors for better multitasking and operation demanding applications. </p><p><strong>Aspire 4730-4374 Specifications</strong> </p><p>Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 (1MB L2 cache, 2GHz, 667MHz FSB) <br />14.1" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1280 x 800) <br />2048MB DDR2 667 MHz Dual Channel Memory <br />120GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive <br />8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive <br />5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader <br />802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED® <br />Acer Crystal Eye Webcam <br />2 - USB 2.0 Ports <br />Windows Vista® Home Premium <br />MSRP $549.99 </p>
GeoVario - Green Geo Diverse Hosting Company Acquires CDglobal
With Content Delivery, Geo Diverse Web & Application hosting, and completely green power, GeoVario is the leader in responsible content.
<p>Palo Alto, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Popular CDN and hosting company CDglobal, is now GeoVario.com. While offering the same high quality services as before, GeoVario introduces a new emphasis on Geo Diverse redundant hosting solutions. </p><p>Geo Diversity, the leading technology in data protection and redundancy, allows for site mirroring and off-site data backup at multiple geographically separate locales. The increased security and reliability such hosting provides is a phenomenal upgrade over redundant hosting in a single data center or collocation facility. <br /> <br />GeoVario offers the advantage of the highest quality geodiverse hosting solutions with an affordability that was until recently unthinkable for such services. Combined with the superior personal service and support of CDglobal, these offerings place GeoVario at the forefront of modern hosting technology. </p><p>GeoVario also formerly launches the commitment to renewable energy, all energy to power GeoVario operations comes from purchased or subsidized solar instillations, making GeoVario completely 'green' and independent of foreign oil. </p><p>Launched by Ben Cannon in 1994, GeoVario has become the leader in the specialized market of highly available application hosting, and content delivery. "Judging by the number of businesses, members, and government entities we host, as well as their retention and referral rate, we have succeeded," says Ben Cannon, President, "not to mention their demographics." </p><p>GeoVario, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, was created by forward-thinking businessmen in a time when the internet was in its infancy, and currently boasts Fortune 100 Companies, and most branches of the US Armed Services, as clients. Through constant attention to the market and their clients, the company has been able to not only change with the times, but remain future based, debt free, and poised to capture new markets even as they are being created.</p>
ServePath Bolsters Unified Threat Management Protection for Customers
ServePath further hardens Network Security for its Customers with the use of Fortinet's FortiGateÂ® Appliances.
<p>San Francisco, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) With hacker and network attacks commonplace within the computer industry, ServePath, the leading San Francisco collocation, hosted and managed server, virtual server and hosted streaming media provider, has taken further measures to combat security threats through an on-going partnership with Fortinet. Offering a variety of managed security products and services, ServePath continues its desire to provide its customers the most robust threat management packages available in the managed hosting industry. </p><p>Built using features within Fortinet's FortiGate appliance, ServePath now offers its customers a Unified Threat Management suite though Fortinet's virtual chassis-based firewall. ServePath today launched an updated, more feature-rich yet less expensive combined threat prevention package with the following services: <br /> <br />ServePath Internet Security Package (using Fortinet technology) includes:<br /> o Fortinet ASIC accelerated firewall<br /> o Unlimited IP addresses in a trusted interface<br /> o 100 Mpbs Internet traffic throughput<br /> o 100,000 concurrent sessions<br /> o Intrusion Prevention Services (ISP)<br /> o AntiVirus/AntiSpyware/AntiMalware Protection<br /> <br />Originally priced at $449.99 per month with a $299.99 setup charge, the ServePath Internet Security Package has been reduced in price to $99.99 per month with a $99.99 setup charge. This drastic reduction in price reflects ServePath's desire and commitment to ensuring its users have the latest and most advanced threat prevention package available. </p><p>"Fortinet's firewall solution has given ServePath the ability to scale our managed firewall needs on a just-in-time basis without requiring additional resources from our staff." said Telemachus Luu, Director of Product Engineering at ServePath. Luu went on to say: "In addition, with Fortinet's approach to a unified threat management system, ServePath is now able to offer additional security features such as AV, IPS, and VPN from a single appliance." </p><p>The Fortinet platform allows ServePath to provide a centralized managed firewall service for its dedicated server customers. 500 Virtual Domains (VDOMs) can be managed through a single device, giving ServePath the ability to deploy virtualized security domains that are completely separate from other VDOMs. </p><p>Customers have the ability to deploy basic firewall services such as packet filtering, as well as provision additional services such as AntiVirus, Intrusion Prevention Systems and Virtual Private Networks (AV, IPS, and VPN). Each Fortinet appliance is multi-tenant, which allows ServePath to give its customers the ability to modify the configuration of their virtual domain without compromising administrative access to other virtual domains.</p>
WebHostingBuzz Launches New Partner Program as Perk for All Customers
WebHostingBuzz launches a new partnership with its customer base. Webmasters, blog owners, and anyone currently hosting with WebHostingBuzz can participate in the program.
<p>Wilmington, DE (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) WebHostingBuzz, a leader in business and reseller web hosting, has launched a new Partner Program to help customers earn money with their websites. All clients who place a WebHostingBuzz badge and/or link on their site will earn 20% of any hosting package sales referred by their website. Payouts will come every month directly into a PayPal account. </p><p>"Many web hosting companies pay a lot of money for Pay-Per-Click campaigns or to hosting affiliate programs. We'd much rather give this money back to our customers for referrals than pay other companies that have no vested interest in the WebHostingBuzz community," said Safvan Malik, WebHostingBuzz's CEO. <br /> <br />Webmasters, blog owners, and anyone currently hosting with WebHostingBuzz can participate in the program. The WebHostingBuzz marketing team has created badges and landing pages to increase conversions, but customers can create their own as long as they use the appropriate tracking links. </p><p>"By creating our Partner Program, we wanted to offer win/win situation for everyone. Our customers make money and have vested interest in our company, and it allows us to better focus on having the fastest and most technology and support on the market. Our staff is composed of over 70% tech related positions and we intend to keep it this way," explains Malik. </p><p>To find out more about the hosting industry's first 100% user generated marketing campaign, read more about the WebHostingBuzz Partner Program as well as their web hosting plans. Customers can also ask questions to Malik directly in the forums.</p>
Web Office Systems Launch Dedicated FuseMetrix Enterprise Server
Web Office Systems this week launched their new FuseMetrix Enterprise Server. Previously the FuseMetrix system has been available on a SaaS basis, however the full application is now available in a simple to configure dedicated server platform that can be installed on your own site or datacenter.
<p>Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire UK (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Web Office Systems this week launched their new FuseMetrix Enterprise Server. Previously the FuseMetrix system has been available on a SaaS basis, however the full application is now available in a simple to configure dedicated server platform that can be installed on your own site or datacenter. </p><p>The way information technology works in a company or organisation is more critical to businesses than ever before. Quality data and the information that can be outputted from the system may just be the key to survival in these difficult economic times. </p><p>Many great manufacturing and service companies organise themselves along the following lines with 'Everything in its place and a place for everything!' at the heart of their production and/or administration systems. </p><p>A tidy workplace where everything flows in a sequential and orderly manner ensures that productivity is optimised. </p><p>But does the rest of the operation run as smoothly. Is there a sequential and orderly flow of data in an accurate and timely fashion? </p><p>Is information <br />a) in the right place?<br />b) on the same database?<br />c) easy to find?<br />d) easy to get at? </p><p>What about those Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) Do they come automatically or do various departments have to collate data from various sources then prepare spreadsheets before management see them? </p><p>Organisations that have a fully integrated Business Operating and Management Information System should have answered yes to all of the above. </p><p>Any Company or Organisation that would answer with just one 'No' is not working as effectively or efficiently as it can do. </p><p>Most people agree that the best solutions are fully integrated. The launch, last year, of the hosted (over the internet) fully integrated FuseMetrix Business Operating and Management Information System answered all of these questions and more for the SME market place. </p><p>Now, one year later the next generation of FuseMetrix comes in a box. The new dedicated FuseMetrix Enterprise Server is a total Business solution for all types of Organisations with all data residing on one database and with information available in real-time all of the time. This solution solves the problem where internet connections are slow or unreliable and gives Companies the real benefits of total Business integration with information available on demand. </p><p>Companies and Organisations can now have all of the functionality they need to run their operation from one database:-<br />CRM, contact management, enterprise e-mail, diary planning, document management (all can be linked to client records), SRM, purchasing management, purchase orders, invoicing, delivery notes, delivery tracking, estimating and quoting, project management, expenses, Human Resources, product traceability, engineering, manufacturing, warehousing, stock management, multi-currency capability, accounting and V.A.T. </p><p>FuseMetrix is applicable to any type of Company or Organisation whatever it does . </p><p>Manufacturing, Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics and Engineering Companies, Healthcare, Project Management, Consulting and Financial Services organisations, Retail, Leisure and Entertainment Industries, Advertising, PR, Printing and Publishing Companies, Trade Associations, Franchises, and Market Research Agencies, Small, Large, Public or Private…..<br />All do IT better with FuseMetrix. </p><p>Once a client's requirement is specified Web Office Systems delivers the FuseMetrix Enterprise Server configured and ready to go. Staff training is included in the price. The standard FuseMetrix Enterprise Server is available for only £20,000 +VAT. A small price to pay to do IT better! </p><p>Additional services can be added as required </p><p>FuseMetrix is already e-commerce enabled and can be integrated with a Company or Organisation web-site. </p><p>Existing data can be migrated and further specific customisation can also be accommodated. </p><p>Web Office Systems Limited are exhibiting the new FuseMetrix Enterprise Server at Inside Ex Bedford on Friday 3rd October. More information and case studies can be found at FuseMetrix </p>
Namecheap Acquires Hosting Company PeopleHost
Namecheap acquires PeopleHost, a budget hosting company established in 1999.
<p>Los Angeles, CA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Namecheap, a leading provider of domain registration and web hosting services, recently acquired PeopleHost, a budget web hosting company started nearly a decade ago. </p><p>"We have acquired PeopleHost as part of our long-term hosting growth strategy," says Richard Kirkendall, Namecheap's CEO. "We identified them as a company that we can transform with our world class customer service and technical support. This experience will be entirely positive for all PeopleHost customers."</p><p>Namecheap began it's hosting operation just over a year ago and has already a customer base of 11,000 hosting customers. The hosting operation was launched under the guidance of Matthew Russell, a hosting industry veteran of almost 10 years. With fast 24x7 customer service, high performance servers and a sustainable pricing strategy, Namecheap has quickly become the preferred provider for both domain and hosting services for many people worldwide.</p><p>Russell will be overseeing and managing the PeopleHost acquisition. He intends to work closely with the PeopleHost customer base whilst introducing a range of improvements. In a statement, he says "It is our intention to bring PeopleHost our exceptional service qualities within a 6 to 12 week period. We had expanded our customer service, sales and technical support teams and PeopleHost customers are already experiencing our 30 minute response times as well as more reliable and faster website load times. The whole Namecheap experience is orientated around customer satisfaction". </p>
Fpweb.net Names New President
Managed hosting provider Fpweb.net (www.fpweb.net) announced it has named Tom Brauch as the companyâ€™s new President.
<p>(<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Managed hosting provider Fpweb.net (<a href="http://www.fpweb.net/">www.fpweb.net</a>) announced it has named Tom Brauch as the company’s new President.</p><p>Formerly Director of Web Services for Fpweb.net, Brauch will be taking over for Rob LaMear, who will remain CEO of Fpweb.net and take on a more evangelistic role for the company. As the President, Brauch will focus on company strategy, internal leadership and day-to-day business.</p><p>Brauch plans to take Fpweb.net from “good” to “great”, allowing them to stand with companies like Google, Toyota, 37Signals, Freshbooks and Netflix. “I lie awake at night, mostly due to my 11 month-old crying, but also identifying ways to shake up the way we do things around here,” he said. “I hate bureaucracy. I prefer to challenge prevailing assumptions by creating new practical ideas that simplify our processes and prove useful.”</p><p>First and foremost, Brauch intends to change the way Fpweb.net does business, by creating a stronger focus on customer service. “We simply must provide exceptional customer service, be honest and transparent, and treat our employees as we would our most valuable customers,” he stated. “In doing so, we plan to build a sturdy backbone of customer and employee loyalty upon which our business can grow.” </p><p>Brauch comes to the position with over 15 years of consumer Internet experience, with the bulk of his career spent in usability and project management fields. He brings with him the wealth of knowledge he gained while previously serving companies such as MasterCard Worldwide, The Federal Reserve Bank and Cox Health Systems. </p><p>Fpweb.net provides managed hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM, Project, PerformancePoint, Office Communications Server and SQL to customers around the world. Fpweb.net offers shared, semi-dedicated and dedicated server environments to cater to the client’s need for speed, security and control, while cutting IT costs 60%. All hosted services are housed in SAS 70 Type II data centers with PCI, SOX and HIPPA compliance to ensure the highest level of data security. Additionally, each solution is backed 24/7 by expert, U.S.-based service and support. With Fpweb.net’s rapid server deployment, clients can access the infrastructure they need today, without a significant up-front investment. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, they serve over 5,000 enterprise customers including the NY Yankees, U.S. Air Force and BP Amoco.</p>
Vitruva is First to Provide Job Matching for LinkedIn Users
Career site finds perfect jobs, LinkedIn supplies crucial company contacts.
<p>Waltham, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Career site Vitruva, Inc. today empowered LinkedIn users in America to leverage their existing profiles to find jobs using Vitruva's system. </p><p>LinkedIn is a valuable professional networking Web site and a favorite sourcing tool among recruiters. However, finding a job that accurately fits one's LinkedIn profile is as time-consuming a chore as it is on any job board due to the inefficient, manual keyword-based job searching. <br /> <br />Now, for the first time, millions of U.S. LinkedIn users can enjoy the benefits of high-accuracy job matching by leveraging their existing professional profiles. Users can import their profiles into Vitruva's system, where its patent-pending artificial intelligence engine matches the profiles with thousands of pre-qualified job opportunities. The matching is done instantly, confidentially, at no cost to job seekers. </p><p>"Vitruva finds well-qualified job opportunities for people, and the LinkedIn network helps them find contacts inside of the company," said Jindrich Liska, chief executive officer and founder of Vitruva. </p><p>Profile-based job matching is completely effortless for job seekers. Once the public LinkedIn profile is imported into Vitruva's system and the user's preferences are specified, the matching engine automatically creates dynamic connections between the job seeker and matching jobs. Vitruva evaluates users' profiles in recruiter-like fashion. This results in a level of job-matching accuracy that has never been possible before. Each match is scored and ranked to quickly guide a job seeker to the best opportunities. </p><p>Members automatically receive notifications about job opportunities that accurately match their professional experience, skills, education and personal preferences, such as compensation, location, insurance and retirement plans. </p><p>Vitruva's system accurately matches professionals at all levels of an organization, from high-level executives to junior staff members, in seven areas including information technology, sales, marketing, engineering, accounting and banking, human resources and legal. </p><p>"The hours and days spent scouring LinkedIn for jobs is reduced to seconds with Vitruva's job matching technology," said Liska. "Users can focus on networking and advancing their careers while their job assistant--Vitruva--searches non-stop on their behalf." </p><p>To view the live demo, visit <a href="http://www.vitruva.com/">www.vitruva.com</a>.</p>
Stulz-ATS Working with i/o Data Centers
i/o Data Centers and Stulz-ATS are working together to create the next generation of reliable, low maintenance and high efficiency data centers. By using Stulz's Electronically Commutated (EC) Fan, they are providing a more efficient, green data center offering.
<p>Scottsdale, AZ (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) i/o Data Centers is working with Stulz-ATS in an effort to create the next generation of reliable, low maintenance and high efficiency data centers. Together, they are accomplishing this by using one of Stulz' latest innovations, the Electronically Commutated (EC) Fan. </p><p>The EC Fan is highly efficient and redundant, especially when implemented in Stulz-ATS' unique cabinet design, bringing performance to a new level. The fan's pressurized floor plenum design allows for maximum air circulation throughout customers' core IT data center environments and the belt-free plug fan means literally no maintenance costs and dust-free surroundings. Combined with state-of-the-art microprocessor controls and the smallest footprint-to-capacity ratio in the industry, the EC Fan provides unparalleled protection and efficiency for the data center. i/o Data Centers Scottsdale ONE facility is the first data center to incorporate such technology in Arizona. </p><p>"There is a major challenge facing other data centers," said Anthony Wanger, Senior Managing Director of i/o Data Centers. "Older cooling systems are not capable of removing heat generated by the microchips which run in today's systems. The advanced cooling equipment we have implemented, combined with our state-of-the-art design, allows us to meet and exceed today's most stringent cooling requirements and provide our clients with a more efficient, 'greener' data center. This optimized performance allows us to pass savings on to our customers." </p><p>Anne Shubert, Sales & Marketing Administrator, Stulz-ATS states, "We are committed to redefining what constitutes high reliability and performance in data center cooling. Our single biggest challenge and reward is finding and working in partnership with those companies who recognize this commitment and are willing to invest in an improved generation of data centers for their customers. We have found such a partner in i/o Data Centers." </p><p>i/o Data Centers depends on Stulz-ATS for all of their CRAC units and humidifiers. With more than 80 units already in place at i/o's Phoenix colocation facility, the company plans to add several hundred more as they build out over 100 Megawatts of digital-grade data center space. "We are proud to partner with Stulz-ATS to offer mission critical data center cooling and unparalleled reliability. Our Scottsdale ONE data center facility offers best-in-class data center infrastructure, including Stulz-ATS temperature and humidity controls," reveals Wanger. </p><p>"Stulz-ATS is pleased to have the opportunity to work with progressive data center environment providers, such as i/o Data Centers, whose very philosophy is not just aimed at accomplishing these very goals of high reliability/performance, but doing so in a greener shade," states Oliver Stulz, President, Stulz-ATS. </p><p>About Stulz-ATS:<br />As the technology leader in the industry, Stulz Air Technology Systems, Inc. is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to critical environmental control needs. This is accomplished through the design and manufacture of highly energy efficient temperature and humidity control equipment for commercial and industrial applications. </p><p>Since its beginnings in Hamburg, Germany in 1947, Stulz has expanded its presence into major markets around the globe. With production facilities in the USA, Germany, Italy, China and India, and sales & service offices in over 100 countries, the Stulz Group now employs over 4,000 people worldwide. Visit Stulz-ATS on the Web at Stulz-ats.com. </p>
$3 Million in Domain Names Sold in Moniker's Live Auction
Strong Internet Real Estate Properties still available for purchase; Meet.me, Vehicle.com, Bond.com in Moniker extended online auction
<p>Pompano Beach, FL (Gawkwire.com) More than $3 million in premium domain names were purchased during Moniker's live auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York domain conference last week. In total, 148 domains -- more than half the available lot -- were purchased during the auctions. The average buyer spent over $20,000 during the two events hosted by Moniker. </p><p>Individual investors and marketing-focused companies purchased various premium domains, including these top sales from the Premium Live Auction held on Thursday, September 29: </p><p>FinancialAid.com $800,000<br />Floor.com $275,000<br />Camps.com $110,000<br />Cleaning.com $100,000<br />IT.com $100,000<br />Searching.com $85,000<br />BirthdayPresents.com $80,000<br />Date.me $70,000<br />Plans.com $70,000<br />Sax.com $70,000<br />Literature.com $60,000<br />Us.org $45,000<br />ShortStories.com $40,000<br />Clarinet.com $40,000<br />Microphone.com $40,000 </p><p>Complete live auction results are available at the Moniker Domain Auction Headquarters. </p><p>Bidding Opportunities Still Available<br />Moniker is currently hosting an extended online auction in conjunction with last week's live event, with thousands of additional quality names available. The online auction will close Thursday, October 2 at 12:15 p.m. PDT (3:15 p.m. EDT). Top inventory in the extended online auction includes: </p><p>SavingsBond.org<br />CommercialProperties.com<br />Vehicle.com<br />Childbirth.com<br />RedRoses.com<br />Stock.com<br />Bond.com<br />ElectricBikes.com<br />PregnancyCenter.com<br />Recruiter.com<br />Look.com<br />HMO.com<br />RepairCredit.com<br />CreditCheck.com & FreeCreditCheck.com<br />CreditScores.com<br />WebsiteMarketing.com<br />UsedComputers.com<br />HouseBuyer.com<br />QR.com<br />DreamVacations.com<br />JapaneseSteakhouse.com<br />Rx.ca<br />LearningCenters.com<br />Meet.me<br />Planners.com<br />PoorCredit.com<br />Pseudonym.com<br />Marriages.com<br />Sentimental.com<br />Talk.net<br />Accreditation.com<br />HybridMotorcycle.com<br />AbsenteeBallot.com<br />RainCoats.com<br />Aztecs.com<br />BlueCollar.com<br />Trimester.com<br />Mosaics.com<br />ForexTraders.com<br />UsedStuff.com<br />Tranquilizers.com<br />Freightlines.com<br />OrganicCereal.com<br />PO.net<br />CaliforniaDoctors.com<br />FederalLoan.com<br />BasketballScores.com<br />AirfareDiscounts.com<br />SameDayLoan.com<br />DrugRefills.com<br />EnergyRatings.com<br />BreastExamination.com<br />SleeperSofas.com<br />NewProperty.com<br />WorkHard.com</p><p>Bidding for the extended online auction is available at <a href="http://www.moniker.com/extendedauction">www.moniker.com/extendedauction</a> . To see a complete catalog, list of rules and procedures for all Moniker auctions or review all live and online domain auctions throughout the year, visit the Moniker Domain Auction Headquarters at <a href="http://www.moniker.com/auction">http://www.moniker.com/auction</a>. Bidders may also contact <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or call (800) 688-6311. </p><p>Domain Name Financing Available<br />Moniker has contracted with Domain Capital for Domain Capital to offer financing on domain purchases from all auctions. More information is available at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.</p>
1&1 Internet US Data Center Goes Green
In cooperation with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), 1&1 is now proud to support renewable energy for its U.S. Data Center.
<p>Philadelphia, PA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) 1&1 Internet Inc, the world's largest web host by known servers, today announced the US data center is going green. 1&1 Internet is purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the non-profit, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to match 100% of the electricity used at the company's data center. The majority of the RECs will be sourced from the Bowersock Mills and Power Company's hydroelectric facility in Lawrence, Kansas. This hydroelectric facility is certified low impact by the Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI). 1&1's renewable energy purchase for the Lenexa, Kansas-based facility is enough clean energy to power at least 300 U.S. homes for one year. With renewable resources 1&1 will save emissions of 30,000 tons of CO2 per year. <br /> <br />"1&1 Internet accepts the responsibility to become a green-powered company," said Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet Inc. "We are proud to now be the first big hosting company with all our data centers' energy usage offset by renewable, clean energy. We believe this is an important step for every organization to take, and a contribution helping to save our planet." </p><p>BEF uses revenues generated from the sale of RECs to directly support new renewable energy projects and watershed ecosystem restoration. All of the RECs' 1&1 will purchase from BEF will be certified under the Green-e® Energy program, the nation's leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. For over a decade, the Green-e® program, administered by the Center for Resource Solutions, has been certifying renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations. </p><p>Mauss added, "1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted websites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy." </p><p>For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc. visit the website at <a href="http://www.1and1.com/">www.1and1.com</a></p>
Chain Reaction Ecommerce Names Rob Bearden to Its Board of Directors
Chain Reaction Ecommerce has announced that software industry veteran Rob Bearden has joined its board of directors to help the company expand its global presence for ecommerce solutions. Bearden is a former COO of OpenSpan and JBoss, as well as former president of Americas at i2 Technologies. Bearden currently serves as an Entrepreneur In Residence for Benchmark Capital and is an active advisor to high-growth technology startups.
<p>Atlanta, GA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Chain Reaction Ecommerce, Inc. (CRE), a leading provider of managed ecommerce solutions, announced today it has named software industry veteran Rob Bearden to its board of directors. <br /> <br />Bearden has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, most recently as chief operating officer for OpenSpan, a desktop integration software provider, where he managed global sales and operations. As chief operating officer forJBoss, he managed worldwide operations and played a key role in its acquisition by Red Hat Software (NYSE: RHT). Before JBoss, Bearden was president of the Americas at i2 Technologies, a supply chain software provider. He also spent six years in executive sales positions at Oracle. Bearden currently serves as Entrepreneur In Residence for Benchmark Capital and is an active advisor to high-growth technology startups. </p><p>"Bearden is one of the most experienced and respected executives in the software industry. He is well known for his ability to grow companies on a global scale," said Michael Valverde, Chief Executive Officer, Chain Reaction Ecommerce. "As Chain Reaction moves towards solidifying its position as the leader in ecommerce solutions for small to mid-sized businesses, Bearden will be a vital asset in helping the company execute on its vision." </p><p>Chain Reaction Ecommerce is a leading provider of ecommerce solutions for small to medium sized businesses. The company provides software and services for online retailers and wholesalers at all stages of growth. </p><p>"I'm looking forward to helping Chain Reaction Ecommerce solidify its leadership position in the emerging ecommerce solutions marketplace," said Bearden. "As more organizations look for open source ecommerce software solutions - either to streamline operations or to evolve their current solutions, Chain Reaction is well-positioned to capture significant market share in a market projected to be more than $335 billion by 2012." </p>
InteQ Hires Sales Veteran Bradford Winkler
Winkler's 20+ years of high tech industry experience to help InteQ prepare for growth as companies seek SaaS on demand service desk solutions to achieve their IT service management objectives.
<p>Bedford, MA (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Leading on demand IT service management solutions provider, InteQ, today announced the appointment of Bradford Winkler as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SaaS Solutions. This position was created to capitalize the market demand for InteQ's on-demand service desk solution, InfraDesk, conceptualized by the successful implementations experienced by their current clients. </p><p>Winkler joins InteQ with over 20 years of experience directly related to bringing new technologies to market through focused strategy and execution. He has made notable contributions to companies through their early stage, growth, profitability, and then acquisition. Prior to InteQ he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Inceptor, a search engine marketing company. After enjoying years of success, the company was acquired by Verizon. Winkler became part of the group that then divested out of Verizon becoming Idearc Media, a now publicly traded media company. </p><p>As Vice President of Sales & Marketing for InteQ's SaaS Solutions, Winkler will be responsible for launching InfraDesk, an on-demand service desk solution, to enterprise markets and obtain leadership position in the SaaS market. In this capacity, he will also focus on streamlining the company's product and service offerings to focus on core competencies to develop a consistent brand message across the entire portfolio. </p><p>"We are extremely excited to welcome Brad to our team. His adept knowledge of launching solutions in the marketplace and customer focus will be invaluable to InteQ as we emerge into the fast growing SaaS market," said Santhana Krishnan, Chairman and CEO, InteQ Corporation. "I look forward to working with him to strategically expand InteQ's footprint within this market and generate positive industry acceptance of our on demand service desk solution - InfraDesk." </p><p>"It's an exciting time to join a company who has recognized the emergence and demand for SaaS platforms," said Winkler. "I look forward to working with the entire InteQ team to expand their reach within this growing market and ultimately elevate their position within the SaaS software market." </p><p>InfraDesk - an On Demand Service Desk Solution </p><p>InfraDesk is an On Demand Service Desk application delivered as a service over the web based on InteQ's unique ITIL process automation approach. The simple and robust enterprise service desk solution provides the foundation for IT organizations Service Delivery and Operations to ultimately support overall Service Strategy. Through its Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model, InfraDesk enables large organizations to eliminate costly maintenance upgrades and lengthy implementation cycles commonly associated with traditional software models while providing the affordability to small and medium-sized organizations without sacrificing functionality or flexibility.</p>
Live Domain Auction to be Held at Domain Convergence Conference
Canadian domainer's meeting to debut Fusu Domain Auctions.
<p>Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (<a href="http://www.gawkwire.com" target="_blank">Gawkwire.com</a>) Domain Convergence, a domain-industry conference and educational meeting to be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario from October 6-8, 2008, will feature a live premium domain name auction. The auction is operated by Fusu, the domain aftermarket specialist. </p><p>Fusu's live auction platform will debut on October 8th, 2008 at 3:00pm EDT. The auction is scheduled for 1 hour live at the conference and will extend to a seven day Internet auction for domains that were not sold during the live auction. Fusu will charge a 15% fee to the seller, plus 1% upfront of the reserve price as a listing fee to encourage lower reserves. Fusu's exclusivity period for the domain sale is 30 days. </p><p>"Our aim is to put together a great conference for the Canadian and international domainer community, filled with valuable sessions and opportunities to network. The live auction is the icing on the cake," said Frank Michlick, chairman of DomainConvergence. </p><p>Domain Convergence is aiming for around 30 to 40 hand-picked, well-priced domains, set at a fair and reasonable price. The audience will consist of a select group of domainers and Internet marketing professionals, but bidding will also be available online. </p><p>Domain name owners are requested to submit their domains via email to <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> until October 4th, 2008 and include their reserve price as well as their postal address and phone number. </p><p>About DomainConvergence<br />The Domain Convergence conference gives domain name portfolio owners, developers and monetization experts the opportunity to meet and share ideas in an open information exchange atmosphere. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.domainconvergence.com/">www.DomainConvergence.com</a> or call 1 (800) 614-3780. The conference is sponsored by companies such as DomainFest Global (Oversee.NET), Fusu, Proforma Inc., RDS Hosting, Logicboxes, DNAttorney.com, SharedReviews and DomainCocoon. </p>