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  • Posted at 5:22 PM
    International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the launch of the Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker. New data for the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14) shows that almost a third of combined worldwide server, disk storage, and ethernet switch infrastructure spending in the ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 PM
    WatchGuard Technologies, a worldwide leader in multi-function firewalls, urges IT professionals to use the nearly epic scale of the Sony cyber attacks to spur their companies into action versus panicking about potential risks. "A year ago, we predicted major state-sponsored attacks may bring a Hollywood movie hack to life that exploits a flaw against critical infrastructure - we just didn't predict it would happen to Hollywood itself," said WatchGuard's Global Director of Security Strategy, Corey Nachreiner. "It's important that IT pros ... read more
  • Posted at 4:04 PM
    Stream TV Networks, Inc.(TM) is pleased to announce that U.S. television maker IZON, LLC has committed to a 2015 release of Ultra-D enabled products in collaboration with Stream TV. IZON had previously explored other 3D solutions but has decided with Stream TV to mutually combine capabilities in the 3D industry. During recent months, the companies have worked closely together to create displays of various sizes for both the commercial and consumer markets. "IZON has the entrepreneurial creativity of an ... read more
  • Posted at 3:54 PM
    HEPATIQ LLC announced that they received clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration to market their HEPATIQ™ software. HEPATIQ is a nuclear medicine software application used to display and process liver-spleen images. The results obtained may be used ... read more
  • Posted at 3:44 PM
    BulletSafe, the company that last year introduced a $299 Level IIIA bulletproof vest is now introducing a bulletproof baseball cap. The cap, which offers frontal protection, isn't meant to replace a SWAT-style helmet, but is instead meant to be worn all of the time. "This cap gives increased protection without intimidation. It's a discreet way for officers to be a little bit safer and aligns with community policing practices," said Tom Nardone of BulletSafe. Will officers like the hat? ... read more
  • Posted at 3:39 PM
    DiCentral Inc., a leading innovator in supply chain management solutions and B2B integration, today announced that it has acquired the EDI business assets of QLogitek, a B2B-EDI supply chain solutions provider based in Toronto, Canada. The $2.15 Million transaction includes IP and support infrastructure as well. ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    In today's rapidly changing, highly competitive marketplace, innovative consumer research and marketing communication tools are essential for survival. The world is information rich and globally competitive - consequently consumers' desires, preferences, and unmet needs are evolving rapidly. In this environment, market research groups across all industries are continually searching for innovative consumer research and marketing communication tools. However, the adoption of new market research techniques like mobile research and social listening is inconsistent across different industries. To demonstrate which emerging market research ... read more
  • Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website --- CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 3:30 PM
    In today's increasingly global marketplace understanding how to optimize a product's web presence to reflect the needs of a global marketplace is critical. Brand websites, in particular, must meet the needs of key stakeholders while recognizing regional differences in regulations and culture. According to recent research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, more than half of the participating companies averaged more than $100,000 in annual spending on website development and maintenance. If an organization isn't frequently refreshing and referencing its webpage, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:28 PM
    Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management firm, today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve a civil complaint regarding pricing issues associated with Records Management, Data Management and Secure Shredding services that ... read more
  • Posted at 3:19 PM
    Deloitte was awarded the OpenText Global System Integrator of the Year award and an OpenText Heroes Award at OpenText's annual Enterprise World conference in Orlando, Florida. The OpenText Global System Integrator of the Year award recognizes the value Deloitte services bring to OpenText clients and Deloitte's role in driving increased revenues for Deloitte and OpenText. On hand to receive the System Integrator of the Year award at this year's OpenText Enterprise World 2014 conference were Bill Grasham, principal, Deloitte Consulting ... read more
  • Posted at 3:15 PM
    Utilizing video production and an aggressive social media campaign, the Rio South Texas Economic Council ("RSTEC") is promoting an informational web portal to provide a more comprehensive view of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. RSTEC, an organization representing the economic and development interests of two countries and four U.S. counties along the Texas-Mexico border, is providing regular updates from its new service the Rio Grande Valley Newswire. ( Three videos of 5-7 minutes have been posted on topics including ... read more
  • Posted at 3:08 PM
    Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ZERBAXA™ (ceftolozane/tazobactam) for the treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) caused by designated susceptible Gram-negative bacteria. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:58 PM
    In a season of celebrations, ettain group has another reason to celebrate as it has been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Charlotte. The list ranks companies based on three-year revenue growth. To qualify, companies needed to have $1 million or more in annual revenue in the first year, with consecutive revenue growth in each of the following two years. CliftonLarsonAllen of Charlotte verified financial information. "After 18 years in business, it ... read more
  • Posted at 2:55 PM
    Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: ENTA) a research and development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs primarily in the infectious disease field, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AbbVie’s VIEKIRA PAK™ (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir ... read more
  • Posted at 2:55 PM
    AppNexus, the world's largest independent ad tech company, today announced its acquisition of MediaGlu, a leading cross-device technology business. With the integration of MediaGlu's cross-screen mapping into AppNexus's world-class platform, advertisers will be able to forge deeper connections with audiences across desktop and mobile devices. At the same time, publishers will be able to optimize the monetization of their content regardless of the device on which users choose to consume it. "AppNexus is dedicated to creating a better Internet, and engaging ... read more
  • Posted at 2:45 PM
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AbbVie's (NYSE:ABBV) VIEKIRA PAK(TM), an all-oral, interferon-free treatment, with or without ribavirin (RBV), for the treatment of patients with chronic genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including those with compensated cirrhosis. VIEKIRA PAK is the only FDA-approved regimen that contains three distinct mechanisms of action - NS5A inhibitor, NS3/4A protease inhibitor and a non-nucleoside NS5B polymerase inhibitor - that work together to attack the virus at three separate stages ... read more
  • Posted at 2:39 PM
    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Microsoft Corp.'s (Microsoft) ratings, including the Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'AA+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Fitch's actions affect approximately $23.7 billion of total debt. A full list of ratings follows at the end of this release. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed representatives of Exact Sciences that next week the agency will be issuing a correction to the 2015 lab fee schedule. Consistent with the November 25th final payment decision, CMS will reimburse Cologuard based on the national ... read more
  • Posted at 2:27 PM
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) today announced that Cypress has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a joint preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed merger between the two companies. While this registration statement has not yet become effective and the information contained therein is subject to change, it provides important information about Cypress, Spansion and the proposed merger. The registration statement containing the joint ... read more