Brian Tracy to deliver keynote address at National Agents Alliance Key To Tomorrow Leadership Conference

Burlington, NC (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

Brian Tracy, national bestselling author, speaker and trainer, will deliver the keynote address at NAAs Key To Tomorrow Leadership Conference July 14 in Raleigh, N.C., National Agents Alliance President and CEO Andy Albright announced today.

Tracy, the author of 50-plus books, just released his latest effort Kiss That Frog, a book that was co-written with his daughter Christina Tracy Stein.

Tracys appearance also happens to coincide with the beginning of a celebration: the 10th anniversary of National Agents Alliance.

Ive been a big fan of Brian Tracys for many years, Albright said. Ive read his books, listened to a number of his audios and Ive had the pleasure of seeing him speak in person over the years. With us coming up on our tenth anniversary, we thought it would be fitting to find a big-name speaker to address our team. I cant think of a better person that fits that bill than Brian Tracy. We are very excited to have him coming to our conference.

In addition to Tracy, motivational speaker and war hero Clebe McClary and his wife, DeAnna will speak at the conference, along with The Goads and the top leaders of National Agents Alliance.

Tracy is the chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has consulted more than 1,000 companies and has addressed more than 5 million people in more than 50 countries. In 2011, he spoke to more than 250,000 people.

Now, hes ready to speak to The Alliance.

I am very much looking forward to being a part of a great event focused on building corporate culture, growing people, and making a difference, Tracy said. This can be the turning or take-all point for each person. In Perform at Your Best, my 90-minute seminar, Ill give you some great ideas to be even more successful than you already are.

Tracy has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Prior to founding his company, BTI, Tracy was the Chief Operating Officer of a $ 265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar-plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.

Tracy has traveled and worked in more than 80 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is married and has four children and three grandchildren. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the president of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif.

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Award-Winning Architect and Educator Marvin Malecha to Deliver Commencement Address at NewSchool of Architecture and Design Graduation

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) announced that award-winning architect Marvin Malecha, dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University, will deliver the keynote address at NSADs commencement ceremony. About 140 students will receive degrees at the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

In addition to graduates receiving their Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees, several members of the first graduating class of students in the schools Master of Construction Management program and Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts program will participate in the ceremony. Students in these programs are scheduled to complete their studies in the summer. The Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts program was established in 2009, and the Master of Construction Management program, which is offered entirely online, started in 2011.

Malecha received the prestigious Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) in 2003. He is a former president of the AIA and a former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Malechas many honors include the 2007 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award for Architectural Research from the board of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and the national William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning in 2008 from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and is a member of the NSAD Board of Directors.

Marvin Malechas career as a leader in the academic world, along with his involvement in professional practice and organizations, serves as a role model to our students professional development, said NSAD President Steve Altman. We are honored to have him be part of this celebration of the achievements of this years NSAD graduates.

Malecha has served on the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the California Council of Architectural Education. Prior to becoming dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University in 1994, Malecha was dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.

About NewSchool of Architecture and Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NSADs Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NSAD also offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Construction Management and a Master of Science in Architecture. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the DesignIntelligence report Americas Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012. For more information, visit

WSO2 Publishes Technical Guide on Using WSO2 API Manager to Address the Entire API Lifecycle

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

Increasingly, managed APIs are at the forefront of enterprise business strategy as a means of extending information and processes to customers, partners and other groups within the organization. Many traditional service-oriented architecture (SOA) and integration platforms provide some level of API management functionality, but IT organizations still have to add third-party products to implement a complete solution. WSO2 has published a new technical white paper that examines how the WSO2 API Manager addresses enterprises API management demands with a complete offering that includes a portal, gateway, key issuing and validation, analytics, and monitoring.

The new WSO2 white paper, WSO2 and API Management A Technical Evaluation Guide, is designed for developers, architects, and systems administrators, who wish to learn more about APIs that are advertised and available, secure, managed, monitored and monetized. It provides a technical introduction to WSO2 API Manager and additional components of the award-winning WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, examining how key features and core capabilities address the entire API lifecycle. Additionally, the paper highlights how WSO2s API management functionality is based on proven technology that is powering Fortune 500 companies. To download the paper, visit:

For additional insights into API creation and management best practices, WSO2 has launched the Practical Guide to API Management webinar series. The free sessions are in progress now through December 5, 2012. To learn more and sign up, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support todays heterogeneous enterprise environmentsinternally and in the cloud. WSO2s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed.

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Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2012, the premier online provider of custom and rubber stamps, announces a new line of Prestige Address Stamps. The new stamps infuse stationary and letters with elegance and save users time with customizable address stamps.

XpressStamp created Prestige Address Stamps to provide convenience to the mailing process. Instead of spending time writing or typing out return addresses, personalized address stamps enhance efficiency. The customizable wizards for each stamp allow users to write a monogram, a family name, an individual name, and an address. Multiple color options are available for aesthetic appeal.

GSA – PBS Heartland Region Selects ATI Systems for its Wireless Public Address System

East Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems) of East Boston, MA was awarded a half a million dollar contract for the design and installation of a state of the art wireless public address system for the GSA – PBS Heartland region, Kansas City, MO.

ATI was selected based on providing superior voice and tonal clarity. In addition, the new systems strength is that it allows for a variety of notification methods to be utilized such as text messages, telephone alerts, email and desktop alerts. The system interfaces easily to the existing internal analog phone system for activating from any phone. This system will provide real-time, dynamic information to everyone on the property and in the immediate vicinity during emergencies.

The new system features 14 of ATIs Indoor Speaker Units (ISU) with over 1000 2 watt ceiling speakers for indoor coverage and over 50 15 watt horn speakers for outdoor coverage and 2 control stations for activating, controlling and monitoring the entire system.

The two control stations will be used to activate, test and monitor the ISU alerting units. Through tone alerts, pre-recorded voice messages and live public address, everyone affected by an emergency are immediately notified how to respond. The key advantage to the ATI system is the companys proprietary acoustic modeling that ensures clear and precise sound audibility and voice intelligibility throughout the facility.

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Cambridge Semantics Unveils Anzo Express Starter to Address Excel Integration, Collaboration and Reporting Challenges

San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

At the 2012 Semantic Technology & Business Conference today, Cambridge Semantics announced a new, free downloadable version of the companys Anzo Express software. Anzo Express allows business users to link together data stored in multiple spreadsheets enabling real-time collaboration right in Microsoft Excel. Anzo Express also provides a dynamic, business-friendly web-based analytic dashboard for real-time reporting on data in spreadsheets and relational databases. Companies including Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Staples and GroupM, are already using Anzo to solve their key data management challenges.

Cambridge Semantics will be presenting Anzo Express with a live demo at SemTech in San Francisco on June 5th. Visit for the complete agenda.

Organizations are facing increasingly dynamic environments where business requirements change almost daily. Traditional databases lack the ability to quickly adapt to change and have driven business users to rely on Excel spreadsheets for key business operationsfrom supply chain management to compliance information management, competitive intelligence to budget reconciliation. IT departments have tried to replace spreadsheets with more governable services but have failed to do so because traditional technologies are not as flexible as spreadsheets.

Semantic Web technologies are significantly more flexible than traditional databases and can better adapt to changing requirements, making them uniquely suited to solving the spreadsheet data integration problem. With Anzo Express ordinary users can easily collaborate and report on data stored in Excel and relational databases, transforming disparate spreadsheet data into powerful business insights.

Semantic Web technologies have been gaining momentum as businesses require greater flexibility. However there is still a steep and tedious learning curve for everyday users who need powerful tools and scalable applications, said Lee Feigenbaum, co-founder of Cambridge Semantics. With Anzo Express businesses can get the best of both worlds. End users can continue to use Excel, only with significantly greater ability to share data between spreadsheets and departments, while IT, for the first time, gets the ability to govern, track, and report on data within those spreadsheets.

As the entry-level version of the full Anzo Enterprise software suite, Anzo Express focuses on addressing collaborative spreadsheet integration and web dashboards. This is the first time Anzo Express has been available as a free download, enabling much greater adoption for business users. From compliance reporting to supplier tracking, Anzo Express solves the Excel reporting and integration challenges that every organization faces.

In addition to showcasing Anzo Express Starter at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference, Cambridge Semantics customer Staples will be presenting a use case of how the company uses Anzo to manage their complex enterprise service bus (ESB). Attendees can also visit the Cambridge Semantics booth (#101) and learn more about recent offerings such as Anzo Unstructured.

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