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Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  • Survey Respondents Reveal Big Data Management Concerns --- CLEAR LAKE, Iowa, Oct. 8, 2013
    Posted at 7:34 AM
    While the importance of Big Data isn't lost on business leaders, the use of analytics tools that measure latency, integrate data from diverse sources and process data quick enough for end-users remains a lost art. Nearly four in five IT managers use capacity management in their Big Data implementations, according to a global survey from Kelton Research commissioned by TeamQuest. Global survey responses reveal that organizations have several challenges managing Big Data. Biggest challenges associated with managing Big Data: ... read more

Monday, October 7, 2013

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Banno (@BannoHQ), a provider of data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services for financial institutions, has launched an iOS 7 update to Grip, its financial decision support tool. The new app complements iOS 7′s interface changes by introducing a clean, flat ... read more

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 1, 2013
    Posted at 8:00 AM
    Cyberbullying is more than just "kids being kids." While it generally starts as a face-to-face encounter with someone the victim knows, texts and social media can quickly evolve the situation into widespread harassment and public humiliation. Digital abuse or "cyberbullying" can take many forms from sending mean messages or threats, spreading rumors, posting unflattering pictures or pretending to be someone else online. More than 80 percent of teens use cell phones regularly, and about half have experienced some kind of ... read more
  • Posted at 7:45 AM
    Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been awarded a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) research. This project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grant no. 2013-67015-21307 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant, titled Proteomics-defined Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Immunoproteome, will be a two-year project, beginning on October 1, 2013. Dr. Mark Mogler, Head of Research ... read more

Monday, September 30, 2013

  • 2014 Ford Fusion, Fiesta continue dominance in class --- RED OAK, Iowa, Sept. 30, 2013
    Posted at 1:38 PM
    As one of the leading automotive manufacturers in the world, Ford Motor Company has been responsible for some of the most recognizable and sought after cars, trucks and SUVs ever built. The entire roster of Ford vehicles are at, or very close to, the top of their industry class. Hawkeye Ford in Red Oak, IA is proud to play its part in the success of these vehicles by providing sales and service to the residents of their area. Two of ... read more
  • 2014 Mustang, Escape ready for sale at Hawkeye Ford --- RED OAK, Iowa, Sept. 30, 2013
    Posted at 6:32 AM
    Hawkeye Ford is committed to continuing to bring their customers exactly the variety of vehicles they have come to know and expect. That is why Hawkeye Ford is proud to announce they have taken delivery of the 2014 Ford Mustang and the 2014 Ford Escape. Each vehicle might be in a different automotive industry segment, but both represent some of the best work Ford has to offer. The 2014 Ford Mustang is one of the most historic and sought-after cars ... read more

Friday, September 27, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Banno (@BannoHQ), a provider of data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services for financial institutions, has partnered with Digital Compliance (@DigitalComply) to offer Venminder® and enable clients to meet FDIC third-party due diligence standards with ... read more
  • Textura® Wins Workplace Award --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 23, 2013
    Posted at 4:30 AM
    Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that their Des Moines office has been selected as one of Iowa's Top Workplaces. A publication from the Des Moines Register lists Textura as the 20(th) "top small-sized company" in Iowa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CG12932LOGO) The Top Workplaces program recognizes good employers on 30 regional lists and one national list. The evaluations for the list are based purely on employee opinions, which are gathered through an ... read more

Friday, September 20, 2013

  • BirdDog Appoints Todd Skokan as Chief Executive Officer --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2013
    Posted at 9:00 AM
    BirdDog, the leader in recruiting and applicant tracking solutions (ATS) for the construction and skilled trades industries today announced that it has appointed Todd Skokan as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. The appointment of Skokan, a proven Human Capital Management (HCM) executive, signals a change in focus as the organization expands beyond its traditional verticals to bring innovative and intuitive cloud-based recruitment solutions to small and medium-sized organizations across the country. "BirdDog is an emerging software ... read more

Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • BirdDog Appoints Todd Skokan as Chief Executive Officer --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2013
    Posted at 12:54 PM
    BirdDog, the leader in recruiting and applicant tracking solutions (ATS) for the construction and skilled trades industries today announced that it has appointed Todd Skokan as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. The appointment of Skokan, a proven Human Capital Management (HCM) executive, signals a change in focus as the organization expands beyond its traditional verticals to bring innovative and intuitive cloud-based recruitment solutions to small and medium-sized organizations across the country. "BirdDog is an emerging software ... read more
  • Posted at 9:49 AM
    CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of radiation oncology motion management solutions, is pleased to demonstrate integration (510(k) pending) between the Protura(TM) Robotic Patient Positioning System and Varian's Clinac® iX and Trilogy® medical linear accelerators via the Varian Motion Management Interface at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Sept. 22-24, booth #1826. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/AQ85801LOGO) CIVCO's Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System remotely repositions patients with robotic 6 degrees of freedom giving Varian Linac users the ability to achieve ... read more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • Posted at 9:15 AM
    Sauer-Danfoss has officially changed its name to Danfoss and now operates as a new business segment called Danfoss Power Solutions within the Danfoss Group. Danfoss is globally recognized for its innovative, energy-efficient solutions in a variety of industries, and adopted the Sauer-Danfoss business into its business ... read more

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

  • Posted at 7:41 AM
    Nearly eight out of ten business owners (79 percent) agree having a good employee benefits plan is part of their responsibility as an employer1. But owners of small businesses, who often compete with bigger organizations for employees, have few resources to find out how their benefits ... read more
  • Posted at 6:45 AM
    Nearly nine in ten IT managers believe virtual machine management is risky without proper planning, according to a global survey from Kelton Research commissioned by TeamQuest. More than four in five IT managers who use virtual machines list these as top issues: -- Understanding what configurations will yield the best possible performance -- Assessing the performance and workload of virtualization machines -- ... read more

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • Posted at 1:44 PM
    Quatro Composites(TM), a leader in the design and fabrication of composite structures, is pleased to announce the execution of a long-term Memorandum of Agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. This MOA constitutes a multi-year contract for the development, design and manufacture of composite products for the G450, G550 and G650 Aircraft models. "Quatro is very excited to be part of the Gulfstream Aerospace Supplier family," said Director of Sales/Marketing, Molly Sitzmann. "We are honored to be a part of the Gulfstream ... read more

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

  • Posted at 5:40 AM
    MiniJoops is pleased to announce the official launch of its online retail store, boasting modern and cutting edge children's apparel as seen via global trends in the international fashion market. This new retailer offers customers the opportunity to buy upcoming designer brands all in one place. Featured designers include Beau Loves, Little Boogaweezin, Mini Rodini, Petitbo, Prefresh, RAYGUN, Thief&Bandit, Tiny Whales, Tutu Du Monde, and Wovenplay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/PH73305-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/PH73305-b) Co-Founder and fashion-loving full-time mother Malisa MacNab explains, "I ... read more