NET(net), Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire The Copperwood Group

Holland, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

NET(net), Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive IT Investment Optimization Services, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Copperwood Group. The US-based Copperwood Group specializes in Executive IT Advisory Services for health systems, hospitals, providers and payers.

NET(net) will merge the services of the Copperwood Group into its NET(net) Healthcare division under the leadership of Matt Hartzman, Executive Vice-President. Key Copperwood Group Principals, Hal Fontinelle and John Barr, will join NET(net) as Senior Vice Presidents of Value Creation and Value Delivery for healthcare respectively.

The Copperwood Group acquisition adds considerable experience, while enhancing NET(net) Healthcares scope of services. The Copperwood Group has been delivering Executive IT Advisory Services to healthcare organizations since 2003, helping clients navigate the growing complexity of IT supplier relationships. These services have included technology assessments, solution design and implementation, contracting assistance, supplier management and governance, service level agreement development and management, and interim IT management.

Because of the way healthcare organizations plan for, deploy, and consume information technologies, they are particularly susceptible to sub-optimization, says NET(net) CEO Steven C. Zolman. Healthcare is at the top of industries that significantly overpay for IT. NET(net) has a long track record of success in helping clients significantly lower costs, improving the value of their technology investments. With the acquisition of the Copperwood Group, we are acquiring nearly a century of experience that has been exclusively focused on the healthcare industry, and an organization committed to serving the unique and demanding needs of healthcare clients for nearly a decade.

Copperwood Group co-founder and Principal and NET(net) Healthcare SVP of Healthcare Value Creation, Hal Fontinelle, says, Having been involved in the healthcare IT business for over 4 decades I have always felt that many healthcare organizations struggle with procurement of technology and related services. When I co-founded The Copperwood Group I wanted to create leverage for healthcare organizations in their procurement and negotiation of technical services and products and we were highly successful. NET(net) shares this core belief and brings a wealth of experience from other market sectors that will advantage healthcare IT buyers. I believe that that combined solution we are offering in NET(net) Healthcare can and will have a dramatic impact on optimizing health IT related expenditures by leveraging our collective strengths and experience.


Zonare Signs Agreement with Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P. as a Provider of Medical Ultrasound Solutions

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012

ZONARE, the pioneer and developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced it has been selected by HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust) as a provider of medical ultrasound for the 1,400 acute care facilities that HealthTrust supports. ZONARE will provide ultrasound solutions to help HealthTrusts hospital providers manage clinical compliance accountability in todays increasingly regulated health-care environment. ZONARE offers its solutions through using a sophisticated platform of evidence-based, clinical intelligence enabled by its proprietary ZONE Sonography technology (ZST).

EcoloCap Signs Agreement with GFE Biofuels S.A. (GFE) to Operate and Distribute in Central America. GFE Orders the First NPU-60 and Additive.

Barrington, IL. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

July 31, 2012, EcoloCap Solutions Inc. (OTCBB-ECOS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution/operation agreement with GFE Bio Fuels S.A a company organized under the laws of Costa Rica and having its principal office at Liberia, Guanacaste to operate and distribute ECOS diesel/water emulsion (M-Fuel) production equipment (NPUs) as well as EcoloCaps proprietary additive, to initially cover certain countries of Central America, and then extend to other areas based on minimum target achievement.

The NPU-60 has a production capacity of 60 metric tons of M-Fuel/day (18,000 gallons) and represents a purchase price of some $ 850,000. The NPU-60 consumes $ 4500 a day of additive when in full production. The GFE purchase order of the NPU-60 includes a two months supply of additive.

States Michael Siegel, President and CEO of EcoloCap: This agreement will open the Central American market in a very short time frame. Independent tests demonstrate that our M-Fuel technology will reduce the consumption of diesel and other heavy oil by up to 30% and further reduce particulate emissions by over 90%, and NOx by 60%. Costa Rica being a very environmentally conscious country and at the same time dependent on HFO and Diesel for power generation, M-Fuel represents the answer to drastically reduce harmful emissions and cost of fuel. This contract represents over $ 7,500,000 in revenue for EcoloCap over the 12 month following the signature of this contract.

Joseph Black President and CEO of GFE Biofuels S.A, Costa Rica states: We at GFE Biofuels S.A (GFE) are pleased to announce the signing of an Exclusive Purchase and Distribution Agreement with EcoloCap Solutions Inc., encompassing all EcoloCap products and technology. The exclusive territories include Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama as well as some specifically targeted customers in other countries. GFE has big plans for this product once the commissioning of the first NPU-60 and field testing have been successfully completed in Costa Rica with a target date of the end of 2012.

GFEs team has conducted extensive market studies and created a network of customer bases in Central and Latin America, Canada, and the Bahamas. GFE is opening discussions with our partners and client base in these regions to prepare them for the use of this new technology.

The M-Fuel Product Model offering is a no brainer providing low cost solutions to a huge problem every country on this planet is faced with:

EBSCO Publishing and SirsiDynix Sign Partnership Agreement to Enhance Discovery for Mutual Customers

Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and SirsiDynix will provide mutual customers with easier access to the databases, e-journals and other e-content end users are looking for. EBSCO and SirsiDynix will work together to allow EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to be seamlessly integrated into SirsiDynixs eResource Central solution. The plan also calls for a refined approach to the integration of eBooks on EBSCOhost within the SirsiDynix experience.

Growth in E-books and Discovery

The desire for a single search experience is taking center stage, and EBSCO and SirsiDynix have come together to enhance the integration of their respective services, focusing on improving discovery and delivery of content, especially e-book material. This partnership will enable mutual customers of EDS and SirsiDynix to leverage the EDS search engine and eBooks on EBSCOhost functionality from within the SirsiDynix eResource Central system. In addition to discovering the extensive content available via EDS, SirsiDynix customers who own or subscribe to eBooks on EBSCOhost will be able to identify which e-books are available and check them out. Checkouts will be integrated with physical holdings, and users will be able to launch EBSCOs e-book viewer directly without additional authentication.

EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says both EBSCO and SirsiDynix see e-books and discovery as important growth areas for libraries. There is no question that e-books are a growing part of our business and the business of libraries. We anticipate e-book adoption to continue at a rapid pace along with the growth of discovery services. This partnership allows us to provide libraries with ways to deliver their valuable content to users using the systems they know and trust. Its a powerful combination of systems and content with a tremendous level of convenience for customers and users who dont have to re-invent their workflow.

Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix, believes the EBSCO/SirsiDynix alliance brings something truly unique and valuable to the library industry. We are thrilled at the prospect of bringing together the worlds leading providers of electronic content and integrated library software. Libraries will now be able to seamlessly merge their physical and electronic resources and provide access and options to users that, until now, has simply not been available.

About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrows libraries, today.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost

BridgeStreet Signs 20-Year Franchise Agreement with Logix Group

Herndon, VA and Noida, India (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

BridgeStreet Residences, Serviced Apartments, and Suites announced today that it has signed its first franchise agreement in India. New franchisee, Logix Group, will brand its apartments at the La Premiere development as BridgeStreet serviced apartments. The property is slated to open June 1, 2015 and signals the expansion of the BridgeStreet brand into India.

We are pleased to bring the service-focused BridgeStreet experience to travelers in India, said Sean Worker, CEO at BridgeStreet. This agreement emphasizes the strength of the BridgeStreet brand as we increase our global footprint in many of the worlds major markets.

Occupying approximately 16 acres, La Premiere is situated 45-minutes from the center of Delhi as well as Delhi International Airport. The property is readily accessible, conveniently located near the junction of a main expressway and noted as an urban and green property. La Premiere contains 800-units, featuring studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom serviced apartments. The modern design of the development seamlessly integrates residential, commercial, hospitality and retail into one cohesive space. With a contemporary design and intimate interiors, La Premiere is positioned to be the ultimate multi-utility luxury property in the greater Delhi area.

The agreement with BridgeStreet marks an anticipated long and successful relationship as we both continue growth throughout India. We selected BridgeStreet based its strong brand awareness among Fortune 1000 clients and its innovative programs and technology that are well ahead of its competitive set, said Shakti Nath, chairman and managing director, Logix Group.

BridgeStreet recently partnered with JNB Group, led by TJ Barring, to develop its franchise and management opportunities in India. Barring commented on the recent signing, BridgeStreet and JNB is the ideal partnership. Both companies have widespread global as well as domestic Indian expertise which is being focused to create excellence in service at La Premiere.

With more than 50,000 apartments in over 60 countries, BridgeStreet continues growing inventory of properties to meet their exceptional brand standards.

More about BridgeStreet

BridgeStreet is the leading global provider of fully furnished residences, serviced apartments and suites for travelers looking for a hotel alternative. BridgeStreets 5-star Residences, 4-star Serviced Apartments and 3-star Suites combine the best of apartment living with a variety of service packages to offer guests more choices based on their lifestyle and budget. An award winner both in the Americas and EMEA, BridgeStreet is widely recognized for its uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service. For more information about the company or to learn more about how BridgeStreet is making guests and clients Feel connected, visit

More about Logix Group

Logix Group is a pioneer in setting up and promoting infrastructure for the premium office segment in NCR and has successfully established the perfect address for MNCs, residential and commercial clients. Every landmark project developed by Logix is dynamic in character and outlook. With vivid imagination and farsighted vision, Logix Group aims to bring a lifestyle far moved from the ordinary. With constant efforts bearing fruits in way of delivering projects in time, Logix has been successful in touching peoples life in ways more than one. Logix Group today is synonymous with quality, dynamism and all essential growth. To learn more, please visit

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