With young Americans expected to spend $211 billion in 2012, knowing which brands they favor will help corporate America prepare for the upcoming holiday season. A key strategic planning tool at their disposal is the 2012 Harris Poll Youth EquiTrend® study, by Harris Interactive. This annual study benchmarks the brands that America's youth prefer and those that have the ability to dominate their industries' youth market share.
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The 2012 Harris Poll Youth EquiTrend study measures brand equity ... read more
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) -- together with audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP -- convened a group of experienced audit committee chairs, shareholder representatives, regulators, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss current topics and developments relevant to audit committee responsibilities. This third annual forum -- held on October 18th in Washington, DC -- provided participants the opportunity to engage in frank, informal discussions on audit committee oversight, and to share observations and insights on ... read more
U.S. News Media Group today released the first-ever edition of the Most Connected Classrooms rankings for high schools. Drawing from the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, the list of 185 ranked schools was chosen based on the modernity and sophistication of high schools' online infrastructures, and the access students, faculty, and parents have to them at school and home.
While Crooms Academy fits the expected profile of a well-connected school - large, suburban, magnet - many of ... read more
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) today announced that the company has concluded a voluntary layoff program aimed at reducing its overhead employee base by 250 in February 2012. The program is one of several ongoing affordability measures designed to increase business operational efficiency.
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In September, IS&GS opened its program to a small percentage of eligible salaried employees, affording that population an opportunity to volunteer to leave the company with severance benefits. ... read more
[acronym] Magazine today announced it will host the first Public Sector
CAD Awards Ceremony and summit on Monday, November 14, 2011, from 8:30
a.m. to 11 a.m. The event will be held at the National Building Museum
in Washington, D.C. and is open to all federal, state and local
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the leader in Collaborative Accountability applications including matter
management automation, announced today the results of its 2011 Legal
IT Spending Survey, which found that legal department IT budgets will
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the lean enterprise middleware company, today announced that Chris
Haddad has joined WSO2 as vice president of technology evangelism. Chris
joins WSO2 from Gartner, Inc. where he served as a managing vice
president within Gartner's IT Professionals Research and led the
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Flightdocs, Inc. of Estero Florida, a global provider of aircraft
maintenance tracking software and services announced today the release
of the first ever aircraft maintenance tracking application for the
iPad. The Flightdocs Mobile Information Center™ for iPad allows all
flight operations to access and report aircraft ... read more
Image Metrix™, a global imaging contract research organization (CRO)
with expertise in imaging trial design, techniques and data extraction,
announced today its recent appointment of seven scientific and business
leaders to its board of directors.
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Registration kicks off today for the sixth-annual AT&T* Developer Summit, to be held Jan. 8-9 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Interested developers can get more information and register at www.2012devsummit.com. Occurring just before the Consumer Electronics Show, the 2012 AT&T Developer Summit includes a lineup of top executive keynotes that will expand on AT&T's direction for 2012 and plans to enable innovation for the development community.
The keynote session on the morning of Monday, Jan. 9 will feature ... read more
DORIS Engenharia Ltda., the Brazilian subsidiary of France's DORIS Engineering and a specialist in the offshore oil and gas industry, has chosen Intergraph® SmartMarine® Enterprise solutions to design the topsides of eight floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units for global energy leader Petrobras. The eight FPSOs will be used for pre-salt layer exploration.
The project is considered the most important one in the Petrobras portfolio, as pre-salt layer drilling marks the beginning of a new exploratory model resistant ... read more
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced an
expansion of its Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with
the introduction of the SST39VF80XC
The SST39VF80XC offers 8 Mbit of ... read more
AppFog, the leading cloud-based PaaS that makes it easy to deploy and
scale web based applications, today announced at SpringOne that it has
added support for Java support after recently adding support for the
Ruby and Node.js languages. By supporting Java, AppFog increases its
commitment to ... read more
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/11 -- VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: VSTA), a biotechnology company applying stem cell technology for drug rescue and cell therapy, announces the publication of original research funded by the Company that identifies an antibody useful in the identification and purification of cardiac progenitors and cardiomyocytes.
The research, titled Novel Use for SIRPA as a Specific Cell Surface Marker for the Isolation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes, stems from research funded in ... read more
In a recent Congressional briefing, anesthesiologist G. Keith Smith, M.D., of Oklahoma City explained how costs for surgical procedures could be cut by 80 percent of the hospital "chargemaster" rate.
Unlike many other physicians, he has no complaints about the upcoming 30 percent cut in physicians' fees mandated by the Clinton-Gingrich "sustained growth rate" (SGR) method, which Congress keeps postponing. Nor does he worry about the proposal of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) for three annual 5.9 percent cuts for ... read more
MidOcean Partners ("MidOcean"), a leading private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training.
Based in Cary, NC, Global Knowledge was founded in 1995 and today employs more than 1,300 people worldwide. The company provides training solutions to enterprise and government organizations and delivers courses via its global training centers, private facilities, and the Internet. More than 250,000 students receive instruction annually.
Brian Branson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global ... read more
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today
that it has entered into an agreement with Namco Bandai Games Inc, to
produce the SOULCALIBUR™ V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition,
a Tournament Edition fighting game controller for use with the upcoming SOULCALIBUR
V videogame. The ... read more
Updated and upgraded, refreshed and relevant, KeyBank's key.com website now does even more to strengthen Key's connection to its clients. Although improvements have been made routinely over the years, the recent relaunch of key.com represents the website's first major redesign since its debut 15 years ago.
"With people spending more time online than ever before, key.com is in many ways our front door to the bank - so it just makes sense that we have made the site more welcoming ... read more
Organizations that rely on managed services providers for some or all of
their information technology (IT) needs are reaping significant annual
costs savings, according to a new study published today by CompTIA,
the nonprofit association for the IT industry.
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Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces
the commercial availability of high-voltage XLamp® XT-E and
XM-L LEDs. These new LEDs can enable the use of more efficient, smaller
drivers to lower cost for compact lighting applications such as
candelabras and retrofit lamps.
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