Davalen Extends Commitment to IBM with Large Investment in Staff for Smarter Collaboration Solutions

Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Davalen, LLC, a leader in IBM software implementation and integration solutions, is proud to announce four key hires in support of its expanding role in the new IBM Collaboration Solutions brand (formerly IBM Lotus Software).

In expanding its professional sales force, Davalen is now in a position to provide support to a growing and important IBM brand, Collaboration Solutions. IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) are designed to help customers become a social business, one that embraces networks of people to create business value. Products within the ICS portfolio include Sametime/SUT, Forms, Connections, Notes, Quickr, Expeditor, XPages, and WebSphere Portal.

“As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Davalen’s success is directly tied to the innovation and adaptation of IBM in the marketplace,” explains Len Barker, co-founder of Davalen. “With our recent investment in senior sales staff, we are extending our commitment and belief in IBM Software. We feel confident in the opportunities that have already been secured into our pipeline, and look forward to providing exceptional customer experiences in the social business space.

In addition to supporting IBM Software Group, Davalen will also offer services including architecture, project management, application development, search and discovery, content management, staffing, and mobility across the IBM Software portfolio.

The new sales team includes John Catona, vice president and director of collaborative sales. With over 30-years experience including Director, Management and sales positions at IBM, Filenet, and MQ; Catona hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he worked on mid-Atlantic accounts while with IBM. He will direct the efforts of the sales team as it grows, and will handle direct sales in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Jeff Mirman joined Davalen as a technical pre-sales specialist, he spent 18-years at IBM. His last position at IBM was a Lotus Technical Brand Specialist in the Mid-Atlantic. Mirman lives in Charlotte as well, and will support the sales team by providing technical presentations and industry know-how.

Donald Pasquale is Davalen’s new client executive on the sales team. Pasquale has worked for companies like FileNet and OpenText; he brings a wealth of knowledge and sales experience to a variety of vertical markets. Most recently, Pasquale served as regional sales director for Panviva, a provider for business process guidance for call centers.; he will be based in Boston, and responsible for the Northeast region.

Rounding out the new sales team is Mary Binda, inside-sales representative with 20-years experience in the library and information sciences field; she brings strong analytical and people skills to the Davalen team.

In addition to added support to IBM Collaboration Solutions, Davalen will also apply the new resources to its existing portfolio of IBM brands, including IBM Customer Experience Suite, IBM Exceptional Web Experience, IBM Intranet Experience Suite, and others.

About Davalen

A veteran owned and operated company; Davalen was founded in 1993 in Massachusetts and has opened offices across the United States while servicing clients worldwide. Led by former U.S. military officers, Davalen brings a highly effective discipline to all of its projects, including the hiring and training of new talent. Davalen’s consultants are recognized for their leadership among advanced IBM technologies and the practical application of those technologies in a business environment.

For additional information on Davalen, contact Ruth Jarvis by telephone at 800-827-8451 ext 105, or by email at rjarvis(at)davalen(dot)com. To learn more about how Davalen can help with your IBM investment, contact Dave Jacob by telephone at 800-827-8451 ext 104, or by email at djacob(at)davalen(dot)com. You can also visit Davalens website at http://www.davalen.com.

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DIA and HBA Celebrate New Collaboration with Launch of Womens Leadership Project

Horsham, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

DIA and the Healthcare Businesswomens Association (HBA) today announced a new collaboration to advance the careers of women involved in the regulatory, medical, legal and compliance functions of healthcare. The associations will embark on a multi-year initiative called the DIA/HBA Leadership Project, which was launched in June at the 2012 DIA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

A steering committee of senior-level women representing pharmaceutical biotech and medical device companies will lead this unique initiative. The steering committee will develop a plan for:

Cage Creative Collaboration App to Launch Public Beta

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

Cage, an online collaboration tool that provides a secure environment for creative teams to present their work for feedback and approval, will launch public beta on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Starting Thursday, users can join the public beta by visiting http://cageapp.com/

“Sandip and the Cage team have been focused on building an easy-to-use, intuitive product for designers and creative teams. Cage is both, plus its beautiful to look at,” said Graphicly founder Micah Baldwin, who is also a Cage advisor. “I love the platform and the attention to detail, and Im even more impressed with the team that put it together.”

Cage allows users to easily upload and present files, manage tasks, organize revisions and receive approvals all in one simple environment. Since Cage entered private beta in 2011, more than 20,000 creative professionals have signed up to use the product, including many who work at some of the biggest brands in the world, such as: Omnicom, Google, BBDO, Twitter, Facebook, Saatchi & Saatchi, Target, AT&T, Virgin Media, Moleskin, Marvel, Electronic Arts, Walmart, Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick.

The public beta is accompanied by a complete redesign and redevelopment of the interface and includes several new or improved features:

San Francisco, CA Modern Architecture Firm Hart Wright Architects Opens New Office in the Mission District to Expand Opportunities For Collaboration

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012

San Francisco modern architecture firm Hart Wright Architects has moved their office to a new location. The firm is a growing success and they decided it was time to move to an office that reflected their growth. Their new place of business is now in San Franciscos Mission District, a neighborhood well known for its restaurants, cultural venues and artist studios. There is ample public transit nearby and the location is central to the San Francisco downtown and other well-known neighborhoods.

This is what architect and urban designer Eliza Hart had to say about the move:

We are excited to be in a space shared with creative professionals and we can’t wait to collaborate and share ideas.

Principal Eliza Hart has separate masters degrees in both Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA. Before forming HWA, Eliza was employed at S.F. Bay Area firms Studio Bergtraun Architects and Sagan Piechota Architecture. She has worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects, including remodels as well as new construction; with extensive experience spanning the full range from schematic design to construction documents to construction administration. Eliza also has a background in urban design and worked in Los Angeles with urban designer, architect and author, John Kaliski on a variety of projects. Her B.A. is from the University of Pennsylvania.

Principal and architect, Stuart Wright, has worked on a broad range of architectural projects and he bridges the gap between design and building. Prior to forming HWA, Stuart worked at Studio Bergtraun Architects, and before that at Sagan Piechota Architecture, specializing in modern residential projects. He is attentive to detail and knows that details are his best architectural expression. Stuart received his Master of Architecture at UCLA and studied at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria and at Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany. He holds a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Hart Wright Architects’ new office is in The New Black or NWBLK, (http://www.thenwblk.com/) an American design and build headquarters with a 6000 square-foot retail gallery featuring an edit of relevant contemporary furniture, applied arts, and the objects of utility defining the 21st Century. The NWBLK brings to San Francisco a roster of yet to be seen designers, and products international in scope. With an in-house fabrication workshop, the NWBLK prototypes furniture and products for clients, and builds custom environments for events and exhibitions.

The NWBLK design offices provide a collaborative work environment for Hart Wright Architects, Lindsay Chambers, Hazel.wood Design Group, Steven Miller Design Studio, and more. Eliza Hart and Stuart Wright are looking forward to all the collaborative opportunities the NWBLK will have to offer.

About Hart Wright Architects

Hart Wright Architects is a green architecture, urban and landscape design firm based in San Francisco serving clients in Palto Alto, Atherton, Napa, Mill Valley and most of the Bay area. Through all phases of design and construction, HWA is committed to excellence in architectural design solutions, active problem solving, and the highest standards of client service. They recently became certified DBE for being a woman owned architecture business.

Hart Wright Architects

1999 Bryant Street

San Francisco, CA

(415) 503-7071



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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 http://semtechbizsf2012.semanticweb.com/ 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.

Featured Cambridge Semantics sessions at the 2012 Semantic Technology & Business Conference include:

gen-E Integrates Social at the Platform Layer to Maximize Collaboration and Transform IT Process Automation With New Resolve 3.3 Software

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

gen-E (formerly generationE Technologies), a global IT process automation (ITPA) software company, today announced Resolve 3.3, the new release of its Resolve Social ITPA software. The new offering goes well beyond embedding enterprise social to integrate it at the Resolve platform layer, allowing collaboration to have a stronger impact on business process efficiency improvements and cost savings across customer care, service desk, cloud, provisioning and other areas of the enterprise.

Resolve 3.3 will be unveiled at the Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2012 in Orlando, Fl., June 5-7.

gen-Es complete end-to-end approach to enterprise social ensures that operational efficiencies are optimized as collaboration is deeply integrated within business processes to eliminate human error and inconsistencies and reduce complexities, costs and service delays, while also improving quality, said Casey Kindiger, CEO of gen-E.

According to an June 30, 2012 Gartner research report, Sources for Social and Collaboration Functions to Embed in Business Processes, by David Mario Smith and Nikos Drakos, Enterprises can increase the efficiency and agility of business processes if they embed social and real-time collaboration functions in them. This integration could reduce the inefficiencies and mistakes caused by implementing collaboration technologies separately from the applications that help execute business processes.

With Resolves new real-time enterprise social capabilities, users across the enterprise can use the platform to: