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Education.com Partners with Leading Organizations to Give Parents the Resources They Need to Become More Involved in Their Kids’ Education

Redwood City, CA (Vocus) May 19, 2009

Education.com , a leading web destination for parents of school-aged children, today announced partnerships with some of the nation’s leading family-focused, not-for-profit organizations. In teaming up with organizations like the Autism Society of America (ASA) , Boys Town National Hotline, Hand in Hand Parenting , the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) , and PBS Parents , Education.com has increased its capacity to provide information, ideas, and inspiration to help parents effectively address the unique educational and developmental needs of their children.

“Many parents agree with President Obama and Secretary of Education Duncan that responsibility for our children’s education must begin at home,” commented Education.com CEO Dr. Ronald Fortune. “However it’s not always obvious to parents how they should get involved. Education.com and our partners are committed to making sure that all parents can easily access the resources they need to be active and effective participants in the education of their children.” Fortune noted that Education.com leverages the expertise of its not-for-profit partners in a number of innovative ways.

In addition to creating its own content, Education.com acquires original articles from partner organizations. Before being published to the site, all articles must receive Education.com’s stamp of approval to indicate that the content is evidence based, credible, timely, and easy to understand. NCLD, an organization that provides information, promotes research and programs, and advocates for policies, and PBS Parents, PBS’s online resource, have contributed hundreds of articles to Education.com’s information centers.

In addition to contributing articles to Education.com, the Autism Society of America, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, will also serve as Guest Editor of an upcoming Education.com Special Edition on Asperger’s Syndrome. The Asperger’s Special Edition will give readers access to the latest information on Asperger’s Syndrome along with original articles from world experts and educators.

Boys Town National Hotline and Hand in Hand Parenting, an organization devoted to helping parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children, both participate as experts in Education.com’s new question-and-answer resource, JustAsk. Ginny Gohr, Director of the Boys Town National Hotline explains her organization’s interest in contributing to JustAsk, “Over the past two decades, Boys Town has had the privilege of helping millions of parents who have made calls to our hotline. We’re really excited to participate as Education.com JustAsk experts because now, with hundreds or thousands of parents reading each answer, we’re able to provide more parents with the high-quality advice and support they need.”

Education.com’s Fortune notes the importance of these organizations’ contributions “We believe all parents want to do what’s best for their children. We’re here to provide world-class information, resources, ideas, and inspiration to help parents get involved, stay involved, and be powerful advocates for their children’s education. No organization on its own could generate the volume of credible resources required to meet the incredibly diverse needs of parents, so we’re thrilled to partner with the leading experts in each topic who can help us get parents what they need.”

About Education.com: From kindergarten readiness to college prep, Education.com is the leading destination for involved parents. More than a million parents a month come to Education.com to get the information they need to support their children’s unique educational and developmental needs, and to find ideas for how to make learning more fun. The company has teamed up with leading universities, nonprofits, and research organizations to offer highly credible parenting, developmental, and educational information. The site also offers printable activities, community resources, access to best-of-breed educational services, and SchoolFinder – a tool that gives parents comprehensive data on the nation’s 125,000 public, private and charter schools. Education.com was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.education.com.

About ASA: ASA, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.autism-society.org.

About Boys Town National Hotline: The Boys Town National Hotline was established in 1989 and answers nearly 175,000 calls for help every year. A service provided by Boys Town, founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan, offers trained, professional counselors to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers problems range from relationship and parental discipline issues to depression and suicide. In crisis situations, counselors assist callers and provide community resources and emergency intervention. The Hotline provides referrals to agencies throughout the United States and responds to anyone in need of assistance, with a special focus on children and families. Anyone in a crisis situation, especially children and families, can call 800.448.3000 for help anytime. For more information visit http://www.boystown.org/hotline.

About Hand in Hand Parenting: Hand in Hand (formerly Parents Leadership Institute) helps parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children. We also encourage parents to build close connections with other parents, so they are able to learn and share with others, and work together to build a healthier community. For more information, please visit http://www.handinhandparenting.org/.

About National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities; promotes research and programs to foster effective learning; and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. For more information about NCLD, please visit http://www.LD.org.

When A Leading Massachusetts Non-Profit Needed To Increase Productivity, KDSA Got IT Done

North Andover, MA (PRWEB) September 27, 2009

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) is a leading private, non-profit society that has been working to strengthen families and prevent child abuse for over 130 years.

As with any non-profit, the company has to perform a lot of important work while staying within a tight budget – a challenging proposition at any time but especially in today’s troubled economic climate. MSPCC’s comprehensive array of programs and services includes child abuse and intervention programs, mental health treatment, and adoption services that place the agency in a class by itself.

In recent years, some of the inner workings of the agency were beginning to get bogged down by budgetary constraints and a lack of experienced IT personnel. MSPCC’s Management Information Systems (MIS) department had some serious operational problems, including far too many items that remained open at the end of each week; technical support that was full of holes; and important projects like an active directory project that were stagnating. According to Larry Hookey, MSPCC’s Director of MIS, it had reached the point where the agency began to search for outside help.

Hookey said, “In 2004, we had an internal MIS staff of six people, but the personnel just didn’t have the expertise to maintain and improve our technical infrastructure. Projects like our active directory, which we rely on to store network information and get group policy done, were way behind schedule. We have over 1,000 users that rely on MIS Help Desk support on a daily basis, and they weren’t getting the answers they needed. Our network needed a software upgrade. And our President and CEO, Marylou Sudders, recognized that we needed help.”

Sudders directed Hookey to begin to scout for solutions to the agency’s IT challenges. In his quest for more knowledgeable IT personnel, Hookey consulted with a number of fellow MIS directors that shared similar goals and needs. A company called KDSA Consulting, LLC was recommended to him as a potential outsourcing option. After a three-month review of possible solutions, Sudders and Hookey opted to give KDSA a try. MSPCC has been working with this company ever since.

“MSPCC provides services out of multiple locations throughout the Commonwealth. It was important to ensure a consistent level of technical advice to our social work and administrative staff. From day one, KDSA has provided a high quality technical support and assistance to ALL staff,” said Marylou Sudders.

Based in North Andover, MA, KDSA is one of the region’s leading and most experienced IT firms, dedicated to helping customers develop, implement and maintain systems that drive revenue, control costs, and reduce risk. The company has three divisions – Managed Services, Business Solutions, and Technology Solutions – and has supported companies in a wide variety of industries, including many not-for-profit organizations.

“Right off the bat, KDSA gained our confidence by providing us with knowledgeable professionals who worked with us here at our offices from the beginning to the end of the workday,” Hookey said. “Not only did they kick all of our network and server functions into a higher gear, including the active directory project, but they greatly improved our Help Desk support. Their assistance has expanded into other areas over the years, including bringing greater efficiencies to our financial applications and programming report generation.”

While MIS productivity has soared at MSPCC — the department has reduced the number of open items to just 20 a week — the cost of performing MIS functions has been greatly reduced. In fact, since working with KDSA, the organization has seen its IT budget reduced to one-third of what it had been.

Over the last two years, KDSA’s role at MSPCC has evolved to include improving the group’s hardware environment. As part of its “Technical Solutions” division, KDSA is an IBM partner, offering IBM blade servers and storage solutions. By providing MSPCC with blade technology solutions, KDSA has not only increased its client’s storage space but also allowed them to centralize business computing workloads to reduce power costs, complexity, network traffic, and management overhead.

As part of its “Business Solutions” division, KDSA is a Microsoft Dynamics partner offering implementation, training and support for financial solutions such as accounting and budgeting software. Recently, KDSA has worked with MSPCC to implement a new web-based budgeting tool that streamlines the entire budgeting process. Additionally, KDSA’s staff has also taken on database and reporting functions for their current clinical application.

“KDSA has helped us make remarkable gains in efficiency,” said Hookey. “They’ve upgraded our financial software, updated our payroll software, and helped us to replace our aging data storage hardware. Perhaps more importantly, KDSA has the expertise to look at and quickly understand our business processes and make intelligent, strategic suggestions for change. They really have worked with us as very important members of our team.”

In the future, KDSA’s role at the MSPCC will continue to evolve and expand. In the upcoming months, KDSA professionals will be assisting the organization in the implementation of electronic health records, all while continuing to support and improve the health of the many functions handled by MSPCC’s MIS department. And a healthy, successful MSPCC is certainly great news for children and families throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Elite Email, Canada’s Leading Small Business Email Marketing Company, Honoured as Business Excellence Award Finalist

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 01, 2011

Elite Email, the #1 email marketing service provider in Canada, has been honoured as a finalist nominee for the Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards in the “Under 30” category.

Nominees for the Business Excellence Awards are recognized as members of the community who have demonstrated outstanding growth, leadership and innovation in business. The annual awards identify organizations in 8 key categories. Winners will be announced during the gala event on November 9, 2011.

Elite Email is a finalist in the “Under 30” category, which recognizes young entrepreneurs who are making a difference both in terms of their organization’s accomplishments, as well as their overall contribution to society and the community.

“It is a great honour to be a finalist nominee” says Robert Burko, President and Founder of Elite Email, “My team members and I always work our hardest to ensure Elite Email is the most complete cloud-based email marketing software, backed by outstanding support. To be recognized in our home town is a great honour and a fantastic accomplishment.”

Burko, 29, created Elite Email while still in high school. He grew the company while earning a degree at the Schulich School of Business, and today operates Canada’s largest email marketing service provider with employees spread out across 4 countries and customers all around the world. Elite Email has previously been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Up & Coming technology companies in the 2007 Edition of the Branham 300.

The email marketing industry is exploding in growth and popularity, with 56% of US marketers planning to spend more on newer media’ such as email marketing and social media, according to the Association of National Advertisers. Additionally, in 2010 the Direct Marketing Association reported that email marketing is expected to generate an ROI of $ 42.08 for every dollar spent, which outperforms all other directing marketing channels.

“I’m proud that we’re helping to put Canada on the map in the email marketing industry. We have a ‘go-big-or-go-home’ attitude in our company, and I am confident that while we can celebrate our many accomplishments so far, there are many more great things in store for us” Burko says.

In addition to running Elite Email, Burko is one of the founders of Step By Step Africa, a nonprofit organization that helps fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

About Elite Email

Elite Email is Canada’s #1 email marketing service provider (ESP) and one of the top email marketing companies in the world. The Elite Email cloud-based (software-as-a-service) platform allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their mailing list, create eye-catching emails, and track results with detailed reports and analytics. All services are backed by Elite Email’s outstanding support and customer care.

Elite Email has been featured on TV, radio and print media and is a member of the Email Experience Council, eMarketing Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Board of Trade. Elite Email is the only Canadian company listed by the Utah and Michigan Child Protection Agency as a compliant sender.

For more information visit: http://www.eliteemail.com


Elite Email, Canada’s Leading Small Business Email Marketing Solution, Wins Business of the Year Award in the Under 30 Category

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 11, 2011

Elite Email was honored with the Business of the Year Award in the “Under 30” category at the Toronto Business Excellence Awards. President and CEO, Robert Burko,29, started the company in his parent’s basement while still in high school and has now grown the organization to be Canada’s leading email marketing solution with employees spread out internationally and customers in every corner of the world.

“This is an amazing honour and I’m so proud of the entire Elite Email Team,” says Burko, who accepted the award at the gala on November 9th. “We’ve come a long way from a one-man operation 8 years ago to being one of the premier cloud-based email marketing solutions in the world. This award just further solidifies that if you work hard and surround yourself with a team that is passionate about what you do, then the sky is the limit.”

The Business Excellence Awards are organized by the Toronto Board of Trade. The awards recognize members of the community who have demonstrated outstanding growth, leadership and innovation in business. The “Under 30” category specifically focuses on young entrepreneurs who have achieved professional accomplishments in addition to their overall contribution to society.

Elite Email’s cloud-based email marketing software is proud to be in an industry that is exploding in growth and popularity, with 56% of US marketers planning to spend more on newer media’ such as email marketing and social media, according to the Association of National Advertisers. Additionally, in 2010 the Direct Marketing Association reported that email marketing is expected to generate an ROI of $ 42.08 for every dollar spent, which outperforms all other directing marketing channels.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy” says Burko, “and the fact that we are the number one small business email marketing service provider is a responsibility we take very seriously. We will never stop working hard towards exceeding our customer’s expectations”.

Previously, Elite Email was honored as one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Coming IT Companies and added to the distinguished list of Canada’s Top 300 Technology Companies in the 2007 Edition of the Branham 300. Since then, Elite Email has experienced rapid growth and reinvested in building a cutting-edge platform that is both powerful and makes email marketing easy to use, even for non-technical people.

In addition to founding and operating Elite Email, Burko is also one of the founders and Board Members of Step By Step Africa, a nonprofit organization that helps fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. In 2007 Burko received the Canadian House of Commons Volunteer Award for his involvement with Step By Step Africa.

About Elite Email

Elite Email is Canada’s #1 email marketing service provider (ESP) and one of the top email marketing companies in the world. The Elite Email cloud-based (software-as-a-service) platform allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their mailing list, create eye-catching emails, and track results with detailed reports and analytics. All services are backed by Elite Email’s outstanding support and customer care.

Elite Email has been featured on TV, radio and print media and is a member of the Email Experience Council, eMarketing Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Board of Trade. Elite Email is the only Canadian company listed by the Utah and Michigan Child Protection Agency as a compliant sender.

For more information visit: http://www.eliteemail.com



(PRWEB) September 15, 2002

CPS today welcomed its 25th customer project to its world-leading location technology integration centre and announced plans to double its size to meet soaring demand for its services.

Since its opening in February 2002, the Cambridge UK-based facility has provided integration of E-OTD software for major global wireless handset and chipset manufacturers seeking to launch product into the US market. This enables vendors to meet the US Government’s FCC requirements for high accuracy location for E-911 emergency calls.

Currently, CPS is negotiating over 45 integration projects as vendors plan the launch of multiple E-OTD-enabled handset models into the market.

E-OTD (Enhanced Observed Time Difference) technology offers a key benefit to handset developers in so far as it requires only a small software change as opposed to a more costly chipset addition needed by other high accuracy location solutions. By the end of this year, all new GSM handsets must be E-OTD enabled to meet the FCC mandate.

It was revealed recently that handset vendors Samsung and Quanta had completed integration, with more companies expected to announce in the coming weeks.

CPS CEO Chris Wade said: “Demand has increased sharply in the last quarter as major vendors bring multiple products in for integration and testing. It’s a significant vote of confidence in E-OTD technology and a very positive signal that customers in the US can expect a wide choice of location-enabled handsets in the very near future.”

Three months ago, CPS said it would increase the number of staff at the testing facility – and the company now expects to recruit additional engineers. Throughput has increased by over 100 per cent and the company plans to relocate its integration centre to its main headquarters in the city in a new 4,000 sq ft facility.

The CPS facility is unique in its ability to provide a standard laboratory test environment for mobile terminals incorporating E-OTD technology. CPS has also produced a series of demanding tests to demonstrate correct performance of E-OTD within the mobile terminals. Until now, it has been impossible for terminal manufacturers to provide laboratory test results to the mobile network operators that are launching location-based services utilizing E-OTD.

The facility performs a vital role in validating the multiple software integration projects that CPS is performing with handset development partners worldwide. It enables all GSM terminal manufacturers to test the performance of CPS’ positioning software within their products before being released to manufacturing for commercial rollout.



Cambridge Positioning Systems

Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited (CPS) develops and licenses its Cursor

E-OTD (Enhanced Observed Time Difference) system to handset manufacturers and network equipment vendors. The company is working with, or has licensed its technology to Ericsson, Nortel Networks, Siemens and Lucent Technologies.

Cursor delivers high accuracy mobile location technology for GSM networks, with even greater accuracy predicted on 3G networks. CPS has conducted successful trials of the Cursor system in the UK, North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

From October 2001 in the US, the Federal Communications Commission has mandated that all calls from mobile phones to emergency services be accompanied by highly accurate information about the location of a caller. This ruling known as E-911 provides significant opportunities for CPS’ highly accurate location technology as E-OTD emerges as the preferred choice to fulfil the FCC’s regulation.

For further information, contact

Colin Ashcroft

Paul J. Wallin Celebrates 35 Years as a Leading Criminal Defense Attorney in California

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013

Widely-recognized for providing top quality legal services to tens of thousands of California families, Paul J. Wallin celebrates 35 years as a leading California based criminal lawyer and member in good standing with the California State Bar Association. As the founding partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin is often called upon to act as a media commentator on important legal issues, having appeared on programs such as NBCs The Today Show and Foxs The OReilly Factor regarding his firms high profile cases.

I chose to devote my professional life to defending persons who were facing criminal charges because I realized that I had a unique ability and strong personal motivation to win cases on their behalf, said Wallin of his longstanding successful career. I recognized that the deck was not stacked fairly in that the District Attorneys office was often much more prepared than the public defender. I believe that people facing many years in prison deserve the highest quality representation they can find, and I decided that Wallin & Klarich would be there for those accused of crimes.

Mr. Wallins legal expertise, hard work and dedication to his clients has led Wallin & Klarich to become one of the most successful criminal defense, family and juvenile dependency law firms in the United States.

After graduating from UCLA and Pepperdine University School of Law, Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. During his early practice, he became well known for representing school teachers and other professionals who were wrongfully accused of sex offenses. In 1985 he was named by the Orange County Register as one of the 85 to Watch in 85 due to his winning record of not guilty verdicts and dismissals in high-profile criminal cases. He developed a well-regarded reputation in the legal community for his vigorous and fearless legal fight on behalf of his clients.

In the many years I served as an Orange County Deputy District Attorney, Paul Wallin stands out as one of the most thoroughly prepared criminal defense attorneys I ever had to do battle with. He was always passionate, committed and extremely effective, said former Deputy District Attorney Lew Rosenblum.

Mr. Wallin is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the United States District Court, the Central District of California, the Southern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, and the California Supreme Court. He has served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, has been a Delegate to the California State Bar Convention. He also serves as a Presiding Fee Arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association.

Wallin & Klarich has numerous offices located in California helping thousands of clients annually with criminal defense and family law matters.

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About Wallin & Klarich

As a premiere criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich ( http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected we take the fear out of the legal fight.

Nuxeo Switches to Java Technologies – the Next Version of the Leading Open Source ECM Platform Will be Based on Java EE

Paris, FR (PRWEB) September 25, 2006

Nuxeo, the leader of open source ECM, today announced that the next version of its ECM platform, currently known as “Nuxeo CPS”, will be based on open source Java technologies and renamed “Nuxeo 5”.

Nuxeo 5, which will be released on November 15, is a complete ECM plaform enabling the management of the full document lifecycle, either in “web client” mode or in “rich client” mode. The Nuxeo 5 platform is the answer to the business process efficiency and compliance needs that western companies are facing today.

“The dynamism and professionalism of the current open source Java ecosystem convinced us of the strategic relevance of our choice”, says Stefane Fermigier, President and CEO of Nuxeo. “As an open source software vendor, we ensure the continuity of our product line while adopting the technologies that best enable it to address the needs of our customers and partners”.

For Arnaud Lefevre, deputy general manager in charge of business development: “We answer the main request of our system integrator partners, our customers and prospective customers. The use of tested and supported Java technologies makes it possible to better integrate our applications in their information systems, and to better use the competences of their teams”.

According to Eric Barroca, deputy general manager in charge of operations: “The new Nuxeo 5 platform benefits from an integrated and innovative vision of ECM, resulting from our 5-year experience working for major accounts in the public administration and in the industry, and is able to address the new market constraints. With the switch to Java we witness an increase of programmer productivity and application robustness and scalability, on all the business-critical projects we are now addressing”.

“The availability of Nuxeo 5 in the Java EE environment is to be put in perspective with the upcoming open sourcing of the Java technology”, says Eric Mahe, Marketing Director for New Technologies, Sun France. “Sun is delighted by Nuxeo’s announcement and by all the synergies which will be created between this vendor and the Java community, especially active in France.”

Technical and strategic information concerning the new platform, including a FAQ about the Java switch, have been assembled on the new http://www.nuxeo.org website, site of the community of the developers and users of the Nuxeo platform. According to the open source development model chosen by Nuxeo, the source code of the platform is already available for third-party developers, and the products will be formally released in the upcoming weeks.

About Nuxeo

Nuxeo is the leader of open source ECM, vendor of the Nuxeo 5 platform. The solutions developed by Nuxeo and its partners meet the needs of organizations in all the fields of document management. They make it possible to improve the effectiveness of business processes, of collaboration and to ensure compliance to regulations. Nuxeo’s customers are large accounts in the public administration and in the private sector, notably energy, defense and the press. Nuxeo’s products are based on a coherent architecture and on validated open source components, conforming to standards like Java EE 5 and to the state of the art.

Web site: http://www.nuxeo.com/

Community web site: http://www.nuxeo.org/

FAQ about the switch: http://www.nuxeo.com/en/java-switch/


Nuxeo is a trademark of Nuxeo SAS.

Sun, Sun Microsystems and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the USA and other countries.


Leading Houston Bankruptcy and Family Law Firm Busby & Lee Announces Name Change to Busby & Contreras

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2007

Houston Bankruptcy and Family Law Firm Busby & Lee, located in the Galleria area, recently announced a name change to Busby & Contreras. Ricardo Contreras, who is now a partner with the firm, shares the firm’s commitment to the community and their legal rights.

“I enjoy working here immensely,” said a smiling Contreras.

“I have a great staff and we all work very well together as a team. I look forward to growing with the firm, especially since we will open a new office soon,” Contreras added.

Contreras is a May 2005 graduate of South Texas College of Law and has been with the firm for nearly five years. During his tenure with the firm, he worked on a variety of cases, ranging from personal injury to criminal cases.

He currently represents clients in the bulk of the firm’s family law cases and heads the Family Law Section. Contreras works with a full support staff and will be the managing partner for the new Busby & Contreras office scheduled to open early next year.

“Rick is a great guy and we are great partners because we share the same goals and we work well together. He is an excellent attorney,” said partner Michael Busby, Jr.

Busby & Contreras is a full-service family law firm, which works on adoptions, Attorney General and child support cases, CPS cases, contempt actions, military divorces, modifications of visitation and custody orders, motions to terminate wage orders, paternity cases and protective/temporary restraining orders. They represent clients in Harris County and throughout the region. To learn more about the firm and its scope of service, visit http://www.busby-lee.com or call (713) 974-1151.


Verian Signs Leading Northeastern Provider of Continuing Care Services

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 11, 2013

Verian, the leader in universal purchasing and invoice processing systems, has signed a leading Northeastern provider of continuing care retirement communities and related services.

The leading continuing care provider plans to implement cloud-based versions of Verians Purchase Manager, Invoice Manager, and Inventory & Materials Manager software solutions.

At its various Northeastern campuses and facilities, the non-profit client company provides assistance to its residents and communities such as health care, short-term rehab, hospice, home care, adult daily living care, child care, and many other supporting services.

The company also provides commerce, preservation, and recreation services to support its communities such as a solar power plant, a working farm, a farm market, formal gardens, walking trails, a greenway, a fitness center, and much more.

The companys farm operation was recently recognized with a national environmental stewardship award for its efforts in conservation, and soil and water protection.

The client will use Verian software solutions initially to help them automate and gain better control over their current manual purchasing and inventory functions at their medical facilities. Long-term goals include working with Verian to expand automated spend visibility and control to all of their campus operations.

We are privileged to work with such a standout provider of community services, and we welcome them to our family of satisfied customers, said Tehseen Ali Dahya, President and CEO of Verian, They can count on the Verian team to help them achieve their goals.

About Verian

Verian is the leader in universal purchasing and invoice processing systems. Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Charlotte, NC, Verian helps clients in a wide array of industries control spending and enhance visibility by providing them with a single software platform to automate their entire purchase-to-pay process. Verians broad and flexible product offering provides affordable, easy-to-use solutions that fit companies now and when they change. Notable customers in industry segments such as energy, including oil & gas, retail, industrial, healthcare, financial services, government/non-profit and many others all trust Verian for intelligent purchase-to-pay automation solutions. Learn more at Verian.com.

Media Contact

J. Shannon Lowe, Marketing Communications Manager

704-971-6992, slowe(at)verian(dot)com

Interest in secondary market annuities growing amongst savvy investors throughout April leading SecondaryMarketAnnuity.co.uk to provide an online membership service

(PRWEB UK) 9 April 2013

Interest amongst investors in secondary market annuities has been soaring recently according to investment broker website, SecondaryMarketAnnuity.net who say that they are the perfect innovative antidote to the low yield trap that conservative investors find themselves in.

Despite increasing interest and popularity, they remain a hidden yet lucrative corner of the financial landscape that are becoming increasingly attractive among savvy investors who jump right in convinced by their low risk and high yields.

According to SecondaryMarketAnnuity.net another reason they have proven to be attractive is their flexibility that fit into a wide range of investment plans. For younger investors, a lump sum pay out that avoid market volatility and create a significant future income base. For example an investment of $ 212,000 in 2013 could typically mature to a lump sum pay out in 2029. Others use them to invest inheritance money and parents or grandparents have also purchased deferred lump sums in the name of a trust or LLC and over time gift the shares of the ownership entity to a child.

Secondary market annuities are also gaining popularity as a retirement investment to provide a guaranteed income with high yields of around 5% per annum. For an investment of $ 240,000, an investor could expect a 23-year income stream paying over $ 1,400 a month.

In order to take advantage of these attractive high yield investments, SecondaryMarketAnnuity.net have set up a free membership online service that provides comprehensive listings of current investment opportunities amongst some of the most reputable financial institutions such as AXA Equitable, MetLife, Pacific Life, Prudential, Sun Life Financial and the Jackson Life National Insurance Company. They also provide expert advice on invests depending on individual circumstances and provide free one-to-one consultancy sessions in order to find the best options and deals for their clients. Since the 2008 financial crisis, finding investments with such high yields and low risks has proven very tough, one of the reasons secondary market annuities are proving so popular.

About SecondaryMarketAnnuity.Net

SecondaryMarketAnnuity.Net provides comprehensive information on secondary market annuities to both individuals and advisers. Secondary market annuities consist of existing annuities being sold at a discount to those interested in seeking a fixed income alternative investment. Offering access to the world’s largest inventory of available annuities, SecondaryMarketAnnuity.Net makes use of a purchase process completely focused on the buyer to protect both advisers and clients and focuses on third-party escrow, legal review and other investor protections, ensuring smooth transactions every time. Learn more about secondary market annuities by visiting SecondaryMarketAnnuity.Net.