Inoapps User Insight Delivers Fast Track Access To The Benefits Of Oracle ERP Cloud

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Oracle Platinum Partner Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) is using its experience of becoming one of the first live UK users of Oracle ERP Cloud as the basis for its own Oracle Accelerate ERP solution. The new solution, which combines Inoapps' award-winning consultancy expertise with its rapid implementation experience of the ERP Cloud solution, is aimed at midsize organisations seeking a fast track approach to rapidly reducing costs whilst boosting efficiency, business agility and ROI. Inoapps believes that the in-depth experience it has gained from implementing the system across its own operations gives it a unique insight of how its clients can gain the same significant benefits for their own businesses.

A full range of business operations is available from financials, forecasting and budgeting through to cost and project management. By using the Inoapps rapid implementation solution organisations can deploy Oracle's enterprise-grade, integrated ERP Cloud solution in just 8 weeks.

As Andy Bird CEO of Inoapps notes, "As medium-sized companies expand, they tend to outgrow their existing IT systems. In reviewing their back-office ERP, many mid-size organisations discover that rather than delivering efficient streamlined core business processes, their systems are subject to lengthy upgrades, legacy customizations and complex integrations. Their dilemma is how to refresh and modernise their systems effectively, to overcome these issues, without incurring significant and sometimes punitive upfront costs.

"Oracle's ERP Cloud solution delivers an effective fast-track enterprise-grade solution to these problems. And as a result of deploying the product ourselves we have seen just how significant these ROI benefits have been for our own business. Indeed we have learnt a considerable amount from our own installation. It has empowered our people to have the right information at their fingertips when they need it. We have also gained an invaluable first-hand insight into how our clients feel when we work through projects with them.

"Indeed, our own install of the product only took 2 months, and this puts us in a unique position to deliver the same results for other aspirational, fast-growth organisations like ourselves. In short, by using this rapid implementation technology to transform our own business we are able to use this experience to transform our clients' businesses too."

The implementation of Oracle ERP Cloud is also supporting Inoapps' own growth strategy. With a turnover of £20m, 40% year on year growth, 180 staff and an increasingly global presence, the highly scalable system is already supporting the company's international expansion, acquisition strategy and organic growth and therein driving the company's performance aspirations of achieving £50m turnover by 2015.

Inoapps solutions are available to clients throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

For more information on the new solution in practice visit www.inoapps-fusion.com

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About Inoapps (www.inoapps.com)
Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland Inoapps is a global company with operations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

A leading Oracle Platinum Partner and Oracle Applications, Technology & Hardware specialist, Inoapps delivers the complete Oracle application-to-disk enterprise IT environment through the provision of consulting, and implementation together with hosting and managed services. The company has clients across a broad range of industry sectors including energy, engineering, construction, travel, financial services and manufacturing as well as local and central government.

Inoapps is proud to be recognized by Oracle as Specialized Partner of the Year for Accelerate Solutions: EMEA 2010 & 2012, Oracle General Business Applications Partner of the Year 2009, 2010 & 2011 and UK Oracle User Group Database Partner of the Year 2011/12.

Inoapps recently received a £10 million investment of growth capital from BGF (Business Growth Fund), the independent company established to provide growth capital to UK businesses.

For further information please contact:

David Hart
Marketing Manager
Inoapps
david.hart@inoapps.com
+44 870 11 22 000

Or

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
leigh.richards@therightimage.co.uk
+44 844 561 7586 / 07758 372527

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123ContactForm Launches Updated 123FormBuilder for Wix.com

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Available through the Wix App Market, over 20,000 users have already installed the 123FormBuilder app on their Wix websites

Timisoara, Romania - 16 September 2014: Popular web form builder 123ContactForm today announced the launch of an updated 123FormBuilder for Wix, a form-building application for the leading web development platform. The new app enables Wix users to create an extensive range of fully customizable web forms, including contact forms, order forms and event registrations, through to surveys, quizzes, polls and more.

A key upgrade of the new 123FormBuilder app is its integration with the WixHive API, a major enhancement that improves workflow. 123FormBuilder for Wix imports leads gathered from web forms into the user's Wix dashboard, providing the site owner with new capabilities and actionable information. The update also includes a powerful Quiz- and Poll-making component for those looking to engage their audiences at a higher level. In the Premium version, 123FormBuilder for Wix also includes integration with Google Drive to help users export form data into spreadsheets, offering a simple yet powerful way to stay organized at all times, as well as access to a number of other enhanced features.

Wix accounts for a significant proportion of 123ContactForm's business and currently more than 500,000 Wix websites include at least one form made with 123FormBuilder for Wix. Wix has more than 52,000,000 users worldwide and continues to grow at a significant rate.

"We've seen a year-on-year growth rate of more than 100% in the number of users of the 123FormBuilder for Wix app," explained Florin Cornianu, CEO and co-founder of 123ContactForm. "When creating forms for your business, it's essential that you are comfortable with the tools you use to build them. Our aim to bring the complete capability of the 123FormBuilder product to Wix creates a number of unprecedented benefits to Wix users."

With the 123FormBuilder Wix app, users can create all types of forms for their websites without needing any coding knowledge. In developing the app, 123ContactForm wanted to ensure that building a form was as easy as possible for both technical and non-technical users, and so it has adapted and upgraded the app to make it more user-friendly and contemporary.

The 123FormBuilder for Wix gives better access to form templates, making it simpler than ever to customize the look and feel of a form using themes. The app enables complete design customization to optimize forms in just a few clicks, everything from form content to layout and settings: colours, fonts and buttons. The update also includes templates for contact forms, donation forms, testimonial forms, customer surveys, newsletter forms and more. Once the user has created forms, they have easy access to them from within their administration panel.

"We felt there was a lot more we could be offering Wix users in terms of building fully functional, integrated forms. By providing a new improved interface to Wix users we should increase our retention rate and ensure a higher percentage of Wix users are using 123FormBuilder to integrate forms in their websites," Cornianu continued. "A key part of our vision is to help place a professional form on every website, and with the relaunch of the app we feel we are one step closer to achieving it."

The partnership between 123ContactForm and Wix began in September 2012, when 123ContactForm was one of the first 30 apps included in the launch of Wix App Market.

Cornianu added, "Wix is one of our biggest partners and a great source of inspiration for the next steps in our product evolution. A form builder and a site builder are a perfect match, and our relationship with Wix illustrates this very well."

The new 123FormBuilder app is now available from the Wix App Market.

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Notes to editors

About 123ContactForm
123ContactForm is a powerful web form builder that allows organizations to easily create forms and surveys without programming skills.

With 123ContactForm users are provided with the ability to create their forms visually, obtain the script in a few clicks and start collecting data on their webpages within minutes. It enables web designers to create any kind of forms, including contact forms, lead generation forms, surveys, registration forms, online forms, and others no matter how complex they are.

123ContactForm integrates with many third party applications, such as Google Docs, SalesForce, MailChimp and many more.

Founded in 2008, in Timisoara, Romania, 123ContactForm offers free services for casual users, with premium accounts to scale up and get access to more powerful features.

For more information see www.123contactform.com.

Press Contacts

Kate Gordon
Joshua PR for 123ContactForm
kate.gordon@joshuapr.com
+44 7980 921961

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Phone Doctor Plus launches 27 function tests to help users avoid defective iPhone6

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Users can run a complete device diagnostic check in just 8 minutes

Taiwan, R.O.C. - 15 September 2014 - Independent app developer Ideas Inc. launched last week their latest update of the Phone Doctor Plus utility app in the Apple App Store. The app enables users to run a full diagnostic check on their device in just eight minutes and accurately identifies any potential faults. The app aims at a revolution in the used phone market by making the sale of faulty phones a thing of the past.

If users want to avoid purchasing the faulty devices, they have to assess them immediately before the sale.

To help with the tricky task, the newly updated Phone Doctor Plus app runs a thorough analysis of 4 major areas, including external parts, internal parts, wireless functions and sensors, for a total of 27 tests on the iPhone's essential functions. The tool can even tell the user whether Internet connectivity issues stem from the wireless or the 3G network.

Moreover, it provides a patent test method to automatically exam the audio system from 300Hz to 12000Hz. In addition, it also tests the battery and offers users tips on extending longevity. All information gathered is displayed in two handy overview screens from which users can easily monitor their system health and see how long each features will last until the next charge. In network monitoring, it provides history for users to apprehend the flow of network at a glance.

To make the process of running a diagnostic check more enjoyable for the phone owner, the developers have combined an interactive testing system with funky graphics, while the system overview is given an easy-reference cloud rating. Each system check can be stored as a report, so when selling on phones owners can prove they are in full working order. Likewise, buyers are offered peace of mind by being able to check them on receipt.

Highlights

  • Complete 27 diagnostic check in just 8 minutes
  • Exclusive automatic audio system test (From 300Hz to 12000Hz)
  • Test screen and audio, internal sensors and devices and wireless functions
  • Funky graphics and interactive checks
  • Optimize your battery with smart life-extending tips
  • Handy overview screen shows status of hardware, battery, memory, storage and wireless connectivity
  • Network flow monitoring lets you tell at a glance of your 3G/4G and Wi-Fi flow history
  • No.1on the App Store in Taiwan, Macau, China, Hong Kong and Top 3 in Finland and Malaysia

Phone Doctor Plus is available on the Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/phonedoctor+-check-iphone/id565111904 and costs USD:2.99
Phone Doctor Plus will be free for one day on 17 September 2014

Note to editors:
All the assets are available for download at http://pdp.appromoter.com
A video of the app is available at: http://youtu.be/lc9YDG4jxNk

About Ideas Mobile Technology Company
Ideas Mobile Technology Company was founded in 2011 Kaohsiung Taiwan by CY Lee, Calvin Cheng and Yings Chan. Developing Apps and social media platforms. In 2014, due to the North America marketing expending demand, IMTC team invited the ASUS sales manager Ryan Cheng to join as the marketing executive and media contact. As well Phone Doctor Plus, Ideas Mobile Technology Company is developing new applications in different areas, including social network platforms and online trading, to be announced in 2015.

About Phone Doctor Plus
Ideas Mobile Technology Company launched Phone Doctor Plus for IOS in September 2012. The App ranked No.1 on the Apple App Store all categories in Taiwan and Macau, and reached No.1 in the Utility category in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Media Contact
For more information please contact:
Email: Ryan_cheng@dribunny.com
Mobile (Taiwan): +886-978-293980

Source: RealWire

Olive Communications enables secure mobile working for Partnerships in Care

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

15th September 2014: Partnerships in Care, one of the UK's largest providers of secure and step-down healthcare facilities, has selected Olive Communications to implement a new mobile device management solution, offering heightened data protection and greater monitoring capabilities.

Operating in 23 hospitals nationally, Partnerships in Care helps patients and commissioners find the right care pathways, without the need for multiple reassessments. The contract sees Olive's MaaS360 MDM solution enrolled across all business devices within the estate, enhancing security with the advantage of closer activity management throughout the product's lifecycle.

Partnerships in Care is now able to provide its workforce with secure mobile access to email and applications through business compliant tablets, eliminating the risk of data being compromised. By supervising the configuration of devices, Olive has also ensured company tablets can be remotely wiped and reassigned to another user to suit business needs and protect sensitive data.

In addition to the security benefits of Olive's solution, care workers enjoy the freedom to run personal applications on work devices in their leisure time, providing a seamless transition between professional and private lives.

Graham Partridge, IT projects manager, Partnerships in Care, comments: "Olive's commitment to implementing a robust and easily managed solution made them a clear choice. They took the time to fully understand our specific needs and requirements, before comfortably handling the transition onto the new managed service. We have every confidence in Olive's ability to steer us in the right direction as we move forwards."

Jon Hardiman, senior systems technician, Partnerships in Care, says: "Operating in the health sector, we needed a solution that offered us the very best security and monitoring capabilities, allowing us to wipe and redistribute devices as required. Olive impressed us with their diligent attitude towards optimising our back end systems with minimal disruption to the end user."

Martin Flick, CEO, Olive Communications, says: "As businesses embrace the future of work and adopt BYOD and remote working policies, it's important to invest time in considering how you can best safeguard your company's data."

Flick continues: "Being flexible about how business devices are used, and giving individuals the freedom to run personal applications alongside their work accounts, can pay dividends both in terms of employee engagement and productivity."

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Further information
For more information, or an interview with Martin Flick, CEO of Olive, please contact Xenia Kingsley or Cal Young at Man Bites Dog.
T: 0844 561 1416
E: teamolive@manbitesdog.com

Notes to Editors
Olive is the UK's fastest growing business communications provider and consultancy, operating across the four cornerstones of IT infrastructure: voice, data, mobility, and applications.

One of the Sunday Times' Hiscox Tech Track 100, Olive provides innovative and integrated communications solutions for the UK's best-known businesses including BPP, Cath Kidston, Mace and National Geographic.

www.olive.co.uk

Source: RealWire

Openwave Mobility Wins at CTIA MobITs Award

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

MOTIFY recognized as one of the most innovative Customer Experience Management solutions in our industry

REDWOOD CITY, Calif, September 12, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today that the CTIA has named its unique operator app, MOTIFY, a winner at the MobITs Awards for Customer Experience Management.

The MobITs Awards represent the most innovative IT solutions that help companies improve their customers' experience by enhancing performance, efficiency and productivity. And more than 50 industry experts examined and scored nearly 300 entries across CTIA's awards to determine the finalists and winners.

Openwave Mobility's MOTIFY was included in the top three solutions for Customer Experience Management at this year's MobITs. MOTIFY is a cloud-based context-aware mobile notification solution that enables operators to provide valuable real-time information to subscribers when it matters, where it matters. For example subscribers are notified via the app that they are about to incur any additional charges from exceeding data allowances or when roaming.

This unique solution also enables operators to offer targeted promotions to users, in a context-aware manner. MOTIFY is more engaging than more traditional means like SMS or email, and can easily be incorporated into existing self-care apps or loyalty schemes.

"At Openwave Mobility we recognize the importance of avoiding bill-shock for subscribers, while still offering new monetization opportunities to operators. So, it is an honor to be named a winner at this year's MobITs awards," said John Giere, CEO at Openwave Mobility. "It has only been a few months since we launched MOTIFY and already it has gained substantial industry recognition. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated team whose tireless efforts have made this innovation possible."

Visit www.owmobility.com or contact sales@owmobility.com for more information.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility enables operators to manage and monetize mobile data using the industry's most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV platform. The company operates within the policy control and charging (PCC) space and delivers Policy Engagement with solutions that include Video Optimization to eliminate data congestion, and Mobile Data Monetization and Analytics to increase ARPU through personalized data plans. These solutions are supplemented by Subscriber Data Management, providing a single consolidated store for policy and subscriber data, and Mobile Analytics, providing subscriber segmentation and Business Intelligence.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company's global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month-by-month, and has been recognized by Gartner as a 'Cool Vendor' in Communications Service Provider Operational and Business Infrastructure.

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Openwave Mobility and the Openwave Mobility logo are trademarks of Openwave Mobility Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

About CTIA
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @ctia | Blog: http://ctia.it/Na6erv | Facebook: http://ctia.it/LCm4Nn
LinkedIn Group: http://ctia.it/Na6cA2 | Google+: http://ctia.it/12PfCrO

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Source: RealWire

Amagi Takes The World By STORM With Groundbreaking Edge Content Platform

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Amagi's new platform STORM IRD, currently the first of its kind on the market to turbo-charge satellite based receivers to support full-featured edge content insertion infrastructure that reimagines the localization of TV globally.

Amsterdam, September 10, 2014- Amagi, the leader in cloud-based TV broadcast platforms, today announced the global launch of its unique cloud-based edge content insertion platform, STORM IRD, at IBC 2014. The first technology of its kind, STORM IRD enables TV networks to replace content across hundreds of headends, by harnessing their existing satellite receivers without the need to reinvest in new channel feeds.

One of the biggest challenges TV broadcasters are faced with is localizing content across multiple countries or regions to suit viewer preferences, or abide by complex broadcasting regulations, content licences and for monetizing their content with local advertising. Until now, broadcasters have been unable to locally insert content across hundreds of headends in individual countries in a steadfast, cost-effective and scalable manner, and were forced to start a completely new satellite feed.

STORM IRD, is an enhanced satellite receiver with support for local content store, trigger detection and insertion of HD video, multiple audio tracks including Dolby surround, subtitles and multi-layer animated graphics. All local content and schedules are downloaded through trickle bandwidth on the satellite and has built-in extensive addressability features. Amagi uses its patented and unique AMAGI WATERMARK technology as the content insertion trigger. This watermark based technology enables the most flexible content insertion workflows without the need for deep integration with traffic and scheduling systems. The complete system is manageable over a cloud infrastructure allowing TV networks to manage their localization needs from across the globe over web browsers.

"Amagi is delivering the future of TV playout which the world demands," says Baskar Subramanian, Cofounder of Amagi. "Broadcasters have so far been unable to implement reliable and scalable technologies which localized content seamlessly and without the need to subsidize or invest in further satellites or channels. STORM integrates IRD and edge content insertion in one full-featured product, to allow TV networks to customize content to suit regional needs and for local advertising, like no other product on the market, it harnesses the networks existing infrastructure."

STORM IRD has already been implemented across many regions of the world. In Brazil, a US-based movie channel customized content for audiences on its multi-country feed by replacing select content using STORM IRD, the channel saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by completely avoiding setting up new satellite feeds specifically for Brazil. In Asia, the technology has been used to cater to country-specific advertising in an entertainment channel across hundreds of headends. In another instance, by deploying STORM IRD, the channel seamlessly replaced religious content with evergreen content at local headends in Singapore, without having to set up new satellite feeds.

Subramanian added: "Amagi has placed itself at the forefront of the industry. Its technologies are shaping the way the way we think about localizing and monetizing the world's content. At IBC, TV executives from across the world will be able to see for themselves the difference that Amagi is making."

Storm IRD and Amagi's suite of products will be on display at booth C35, Hall 3 during IBC 2014 at the Amsterdam RAI from 11-16 September. If you would like more information, or you would like to talk to a representative from Amagi, please contact Joanne Turner at joanne.turner@proactive-pr.com or on +44 (0)1636 812152.

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About Amagi: Amagi is a pioneer next generation channel delivery and playout infrastructure provider. The company's patented cloud-infrastructure platforms and associated playout services enable broadcasters to cost effectively "create a new linear channel feed", or "customize an existing feed", while delivering service levels matching traditional satellite or fiber based options. The company has deployment across three continents and also run's India's largest targeted TV ad-network grossing over one million seconds every month.

For further information and press enquiries please contact Joanne Turner, joanne.turner@proactive-pr.com or +44 (0)1636 812152.

Source: RealWire

Openwave Mobility Wins Seven Customers in Seven Months

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Operators in North America, Europe and APAC turn to Openwave Mobility to improve peak RAN capacity by over 20%

REDWOOD CITY, Calif - September 10, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today announced that a recent deployment in the public cloud for a prominent North American service provider continues to demonstrate significant customer momentum. In total there has been seven new global customer wins in as many months. Openwave Mobility has also been selected as a preferred global vendor for a Europe-based Tier 1 telecom operator earlier in the summer.

DynaMO, the industry's most comprehensive mobile video, audio and web optimization solution, was implemented on a North American operator's network. This public cloud deployment was achieved with zero routing changes or disruption, and at a nominal CAPEX cost. The congestion-aware media optimization solution, DynaMO, has also been selected by a global Tier 1 operator and is already live on its European and North African networks.

Significantly, Openwave Mobility's mobile data solutions are also being deployed in partnership with a leading global ICT solutions provider in three networks in the APAC region.

Openwave Mobility's capability to reduce mobile video traffic by up to 70 percent including MP4 videos (an industry first) also contributed to a win with a Canadian communications service provider. This continued momentum in recent months has placed the company globally as one of the top three players by market share according to recent analyst reports in the video optimization segment.

"The operator need for advanced traffic optimization solutions is primarily driven by the expansion of 3G and 4G networks, increased demand for Quality of Experience, and the need to reduce RAN congestion", says Indranil Chatterjee, Vice-President Product Management, Strategy and Marketing at Openwave Mobility. "We are delighted that DynaMO with its best in-class congestion triggered video optimization has reduced RAN congestion by 22 percent as measured by a third-party element on one operator's RAN".

In addition to the wins in the video optimization market, Openwave Mobility also made strides in its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) business by securing two Tier 2 North American operators to its customer portfolio. Data pertaining to subscriber profiles, billing, and device details is often fragmented and split across logical and physical architectures, and different locations for mobile operators. SDM seeks to provide centralized management of all subscriber data. It allows operators to reduce service innovation cycles by exploiting common subscriber data, thus reducing operating costs.

Visit www.owmobility.com or contact sales@owmobility.com for more information.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility enables operators to manage and monetize mobile data using the industry's most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV enabled platform. The company operates within the policy control and charging (PCC) space and delivers Policy Engagement with solutions that include Video Optimization to eliminate data congestion, and Mobile Data Charging and Analytics to increase ARPU through personalized data plans. These solutions are supplemented by Subscriber Data Management, providing a single consolidated store for policy and subscriber data, and Mobile Analytics, providing subscriber segmentation and Business Intelligence.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company's global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month-by-month.

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Openwave Mobility and the Openwave Mobility logo are trademarks of Openwave Mobility Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

For further information
Sonus PR for Openwave Mobility
Johnny Truong
Johnny.Truong@sonuspr.com
Tel: +1-415-830-4530

For APAC and EMEA Inquiries
Openwave Mobility
Martin Smith
Sonus PR
Martin.Smith@sonuspr.com
Tel: +44 20 7851 4850

Source: RealWire

John Brown Invests In Tomorrow’s Creative Talent With Launch Of Bursary Scheme In South Africa

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

With the shortage of skills in the media space in South Africa, both in print and digital, John Brown has decided to tackle the issue head-on. In keeping with their commitment to skills development and further education, the company will be awarding 40, tertiary bursaries to South African students with plans to roll out the scheme in Dubai, Hong Kong and the UK in the coming year.

"Our aim with this bursary is to open up opportunities and help realise the ambitions of some of South Africa's extremely talented students," explains Andrew Hirsch, CEO John Brown.

The scheme is open to South African citizen students who are in their second or third year, or who are continuing their studies in an honours programme, who have excellent academic results, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, a burning passion for their field and who have unstoppable ambition and diligence.

The John Brown team boasts some of the finest creative professionals across the globe and they're proud to declare that "our people are our greatest asset" and at the heart of the company is a culture of nurturing talent.

In the UK John Brown has developed an extensive paid internship programme that's seen 7 interns, so far, gain full time positions covering creative and other disciplines within the company. They also offer work placements from 16yrs upwards, giving invaluable work experience and insight for young people considering work in the creative and content marketing sector.

This year the company kick-started a staff exchange programme with their South African office, which will be extended to Dubai and Hong Kong next year.

Director of HR, Savita Mandil expands "With our business growing globally it's important for our staff to gain a flare for the business internationally. This progamme has not only achieved that but is also proving invaluable in improving pan-company communication. The exchange is for 2 weeks and within that time you can see team members returning with new creative experiences, greater skill sets and a more global perspective - I like to call it GLOCAL!"

For further information:
Jody Dunleavy | Omer-Li Cohen PR
jody@omerlicohen.co.uk

Source: RealWire

Searchmetrics Enables Enterprise Marketing Teams To Compare Business Value of SEO With Other Online Channels

Tue, 09 Sep 2014

Searchmetrics Suite™ software includes new features to track SEO value and optimize architecture and technical areas of websites to improve search performance

San Mateo - September 9, 2014 - Searchmetrics, the leading global enterprise search experience optimization platform, today announced a range of new functionality within the Searchmetrics Suite, including the ability for marketing teams to show senior business management how SEO performs in delivering traffic and sales when compared with online channels such as paid search, social media and referrals from emails and other sites. Other key features include deep analysis and recommendations for optimizing the structure and architecture of websites for better search performance, and automated alerts when performance reaches or drops below KPIs.

"We're focused on making an innovative product that provides businesses with the key to online success," said Marcus Tober, CTO of Searchmetrics. "Many of the new features we've added are designed to help management assess and track the value that organic search is delivering, including comparisons with other online channels and the ability to set up automated email alerts for important KPIs. We're also helping to provide deeper analysis and advice to improve site structure for better search performance."

Enterprises and agencies increase revenue through online channels by using Searchmetrics Suite™ to develop, manage and track search experience optimization strategies that combine SEO, content, social media, PR and analysis.

The new features added to the Suite include:

  • Channel Insight: Enables marketing and SEO professionals to measure and report on the business value that SEO delivers compared to other online marketing channels. They can compare traffic and conversions (such as sales orders, registrations, downloads) generated by organic search on a domain level with social media, paid search, referrals from other sites or emails and direct traffic (when visitors use bookmarks or type in URL addresses).
  • Conversion Insight: Provides performance data about traffic and conversions generated through organic search at the level of specific landing pages and URLs. Displays performance data for specific search engines (Google, Bing, Baidu) including those from specific countries (eg Google US, Google Germany).
  • Performance Goals & Alerts: Allows SEO professionals and business management to set SEO performance targets using a range of KPIs (including Traffic, SEO Visibility[1], rankings for specific keywords) and set up automated notifications via email advising them when targets have been achieved or alerting them when performance is falling short of minimum requirements.
  • Site Structure Optimization: Helps SEO professionals find the revenue generating pages on their websites, and recommends improvements to the structure and technical aspects of whole websites, sub-domains and URLs to make them more accessible and easier for search engines to crawl.

The software crawls and analyses up to 2 million URLs to generate a range of information about the technical structure of pages using a variety of metrics. This includes:

  • Providing an overall domain score for how a site is performing in terms of technical site structure
  • The number of non-indexed pages, which are not visible to search engine
  • Files size and average page load times, which are important because search engines tend to rank slow loading pages lower
  • Pages that are more than three levels (i.e. links) away from the homepage
  • Identifying errors, warnings and notices about optimizing specific pages, such as 404 status codes.
  • Searchmetrics Content API: Helps website owners take advantage of Searchmetrics' data and insights to optimize their content by integrating Searchmetrics technology into their CMS system using the software's API for easy integration. Businesses can also enrich the basis of decision making by integrating Searchmetrics data into their BI solutions, research tools mobile apps, web services and browser toolbars,
  • Spanish language version: The Searchmetrics Suite is now also available in Spanish

More information about the new features on Searchmetrics Suite™ can be found at: http://www.searchmetrics.com/en/customers/customer-information/suite-innovations-autumn-2014/

Searchmetrics recently released its US Google Rank Correlation and Ranking Factors 2014 study which identifies the key factors that high ranking web pages in Google.com searches have in common. View the press release at:
http://www.searchmetrics.com/en/searchmetrics/press/ranking-factor-study-2014/ and download the study and accompanying infographic at:
http://www.searchmetrics.com/en/knowledge-base/ranking-factors/

[1]SEO Visibility
The SEO Visibility is an indicator of how visible a site is within search engines based on tracking the organic ranking of millions of keywords every week. The 'SEO Visibility' score is based on:
The number of times a domain appears in the search engine results pages (SERPs) across the keyword set related to car rentals
Its prominence within those SERPs (a higher ranking equates to a higher visibility score)
The competitiveness of the keyword (higher search volumes equate to a higher visibility score)

About Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics is the pioneer and leading global enterprise platform for search experience optimization. Search Experience Optimization combines SEO, content, social media, PR and analysis to create the foundation for developing and executing an organic search strategy. It places the spotlight on the customer, contributing to a superior and memorable purchase experience.

Enterprises and agencies use the Searchmetrics Suite to plan, execute, measure and report on their digital marketing strategies. Supported by a continually updated global database, Searchmetrics answers the key questions asked by SEO professionals and digital marketers. It delivers a wealth of forecasts, analytic insights and recommendations that boost visibility and engagement, and increase online revenue. Many respected brands, such as T-Mobile, eBay, Siemens and Symantec, rely on the Searchmetrics Suite.

Searchmetrics has offices in Berlin, San Mateo, New York, London, and Paris, and is backed by Holzbrinck Digital, Neuhaus Partners and Iris Capital.

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Openwave Mobility First to Deploy Mobile Video Optimization in the Public Cloud

Tue, 09 Sep 2014

NFV-ready DynaMO goes live on North American operator network

CTIA, Las Vegas and REDWOOD CITY, Calif - September 9, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today announced it has successfully implemented the industry's first public cloud-based mobile data optimization solution for a prominent North American service provider.

This is the first known deployment utilizing the public cloud to optimize mobile traffic. Operators utilizing optimization via a public cloud can in some cases dramatically simplify their infrastructure planning and utilize economies of scale and "pay per use" on-demand elasticity. The public cloud deployment of video optimization is especially attractive to operators with roaming traffic or those who have fluctuating demands. DynaMO is also the industry's most comprehensive mobile data optimization solution. The NFV-enabled solution combines contextually-selective and congestion-aware optimization techniques to optimize video, audio and web content.

"This deployment of DynaMO in the public cloud is a first for the mobile industry and represents a new CAPEX-reduction opportunity for mobile service providers," said Indranil Chatterjee, Vice President of Product Management, Marketing and Strategy at Openwave Mobility. "We seamlessly deployed our virtualized DynaMO solution for a North American service provider with zero disruption, and in a fraction of the time required for a bare metal deployment. DynaMO brings greater agility, less risk, and lower costs, while allowing operators to benefit from a SaaS model leveraging their own private cloud or a public cloud."

Over 50 percent of traffic on mobile networks is video. Openwave Mobility's powerful DynaMO solution is equipped to maximize the efficiency of data transport over wireless networks and optimizes HD video and audio in real-time. DynaMO provides operators the option of hosting in the cloud or on the network and can be deployed in a virtualized environment with dynamic scaling that is fully aligned with NFV initiatives. DynaMO has been recognized by the industry multiple times, most recently winning Mobility TechZone LTE Visionary Award and being listed by Light Reading as a finalist in Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards.

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About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility enables operators to manage and monetize mobile data using the industry's most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV platform. The company operates within the policy control and charging (PCC) space and delivers Policy Engagement with solutions that include Video Optimization to eliminate data congestion, and Mobile Data Charging and Analytics to increase ARPU through personalized data plans. These solutions are supplemented by Subscriber Data Management, providing a single consolidated store for policy and subscriber data, and Mobile Analytics, providing subscriber segmentation and Business Intelligence.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company's global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month by month.

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Source: RealWire