Global Engineering Services Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

The global market for engineering services consists of the work performed by consultant engineering firms along with the in-house services undertaken by construction contractors, manufacturers, government agencies and utility owners. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, the industry’s performance is principally driven by the trends into construction, manufacturing and mining developments (particularly in the large industrial economies) and increasingly from work in the fields of technological development and the sustainable environment. Over the past decade the industry has expanded its operations by broadening across a wider range of multidisciplinary services, by the trend towards globalization and through the outsourcing of services by public authorities and major corporations.

The Global Engineering Services industry is one of the largest professional service industries, generating revenue of about $ 530 billion in 2012 (up 3.0% on the previous year), and employing 2.9 million people. Industry value added currently totals $ 318 billion, or 0.6% of the world’s GDP, two-thirds of which represents payments to employees and the balance the industry’s operating profit. The industry’s performance deteriorated during the late 2000s with the onset of recession in several of the largest developed economies and the subsequent decline in construction and industrial production. Despite the current improvement, industry revenue is estimated to average subdued growth by 0.5% per annum over the five years through 2012.

International trade represents a significant share of industry activity (10.6% of revenue in 2012) and is mainly confined to relatively few large-scale consulting engineering firms that are capable of operating outside national boundaries, said Kelly. A feature of the industry that has accompanied globalization has been the amalgamation of the larger players to achieve scale economies, broaden the market and strengthen the human and financial resources (consistent with the trend evident in other knowledge-based industries such as accounting, law, advertising and architecture).

The Global Engineering Services industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the four largest companies accounting for about 6.0% of annual industry revenue. The largest players in the global market for engineering services include URS Corporation, SNC-Lavalin Group, Bechtel Group, Jacobs Engineering Group, Fluor Corporation, AECOM Technology Corporation, CH2M HILL Companies, WS Atkins plc, and Altran Technologies. Despite this low concentration, there has been a trend over the past decade for the consolidation of the operations of many of the world’s leading consulting engineering firms, through mergers or strategic alliances. These large-scale, multidisciplined, multinational companies are well placed to win contracts in most markets. For more information, visit IBISWorlds Global Engineering Services in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The industry comprises establishments engaged in applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development and use of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems. The assignments may involve the provision of advice, preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, the provision of technical services on construction and project evaluation.

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Current Performance

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Products & Markets

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Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

Key Ratios

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Recognized as the nations most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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Healthcare Market Resources’ New Data Negates Assumptions on In-House Home Health Agencies

Dresher, PA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

In the Post-Obama Care realm, post-acute providers feel pressured to integrate services and optimize partnerships and alliances. Todays home health agencies, jockeying for position in order to become a preferred provider for their services, often feel like second class citizens to in-house or captive agencies.

Healthcare Market Resources, (HMR) a leading provider of custom market data for hospices and home health agencies, announces a new set of metrics to dispel the myths associated with hospital-based home health referrals.

Theres a commonly held belief in the home health industry, particularly among freestanding organizations, that hospital-based and hospital-affiliated home health agencies(HHAs) monopolize all the in-house referrals, Richard Chesney, HMR CEO said.

Healthcare Market Resources set out to examine that myth with a new analysis by linking Medicare hospital inpatient claims to home health admissions or readmissions within a four day window.

Based on an analysis of 2009 Medicare claims data, HMR was able to determine the specific home health agencies that patients went to from each hospital. The research goes beyond the boundaries of previous analysis which was limited to examining competition within a geographical area, explained Chesney. Our analysis gives insight into the referral patterns established by specific hospitals bringing market share analysis down to the micro level. More than 67% of the hospitals did not have a dominant provider.

Whether you operate in the state of Alaska with over 86% of high market share hospitals that year or in Louisiana with just over 6% of hospitals considered to have a dominant agency in 2009, the research details how hospitals behave in a particular market.

Healthcare Market Resources offers a glance at the state data used for its analysis with a comprehensive chart at The data is an effective tool for home health agencies to discover referral opportunities to support their goals with strategies for growth in market share. Healthcare Market Resources new market research is inclusive of any hospital and can be leveraged by any home health agency.

A review of the data in a particular market can reveal that while some of the states in the highest quartile have CON restrictions on access, that regulatory-limited provider base did not automatically lead to a high percentage of single-agency dominated institutions.

Our data analysis can take into account that a hospital may attract patients beyond the service area of the captive agency or even go as far as to make note that in many metropolitan areas, patients can easily cross state lines to get care, while agencies cannot, Chesney explained. The research identifies the hospitals that have a dominant agency, with more than 70% market share, but this HHA may not be a captive organization

By effectively connecting our research with a custom report on your market, Home health agencies looking to expand their market share can now take their sales strategies to a micro level, Chesney said.

A sampling of the detail inherent in the state-specific report can be found at and additional descriptions of specific reports can be obtained by calling 215-657-7373.

The consistent takeaway from all of our data, regardless of the state you operate in, is that home health agencies that look at their market share based on assumptions or myths will be off the mark when it comes to meeting their quotas, Chesney stated.

About Healthcare Market Resources

Healthcare Market Resources, Inc., a leading provider of reliable data enables home health agencies and hospices to make market decisions based on data and not perceptions. Its customized local market reports give healthcare executives a competitive edge for business development and strategic planning initiatives.

Contemporary Crafts Market Brings Distinctive Holiday Gifts to Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2012

The Contemporary Crafts Market will be returning as the West Coasts premiere event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts November 2-4, 2012. Just in time for the holidays, this years market will feature the distinctive works of over 240 of the nations finest artists, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more. All items on display and for sale have been jury-selected for their exceptional quality.

The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for burgeoning and established talent since its inception 27 years ago. Year after year, the market brings together an eclectic mix of artisans, while also allowing visitors to meet the artists behind some of the nations finest crafts.

Roy Helms, founder of the Contemporary Crafts Market, has continually sought to raise awareness of fine crafts as a serious art form by highlighting talented artists who have created a name for themselves and whose works can be found in national and international museums or galleries.

Each year, the Contemporary Crafts Market provides shoppers and collectors with some of the finest craft pieces from across the United States, Helms explains. This year will be no exception, as these artists have provided visitors with a truly extraordinary array of pieces that are perfect gifts for friends and family.

This years market will feature a number of artists who take novel approach to the art of craft, including:

Joseph Gatto has been making jewelry for over 60 years. He reuses or recycles precious metals, gold, silver and platinum together with antiques, or antiquities up to 3000 years old. He is a proud environmentalist and an advocate of objects made by hand by local crafts persons.

Amy Faust creates finely crafted jewelry designs with an ecological consciousness, using transformed materials that are colorful, beautiful, and earth friendly. All of the pieces are fabricated from recycled sterling and fine silver and bezel set vintage glass that she hand cuts in her Oakland CA studio.

Marne Ryan launched her career as a metal-smith and jeweler with this show 27 years ago, and its a pleasure to welcome her back to the market. Since 1976, Marne has been exploring, developing and teaching the process of making textures through heat. Patterns are created by fusing thin layers of silver, high karat gold, and platinum together in sheets to form fabrics of metal. This material is then made into hollowware, vessels and jewelry.

Susan Eastman’s evolving collection of wearable art scarves and wraps are handmade one at a time. A mixed media artist, Eastman incorporates numerous influences–from street art to graphic design to nature–expressed through techniques such as hand dyeing, painting, block printing, collage, and free motion sewing. Eastman currently lives and works in a converted warehouse loft in Oakland, CA.

With a successful career in Interior Design, Bette Hornstein (Betty Lynn) never lost her love for crafts. At age 8 she learned to knit and has now perfected her talent into hand knitted/felted ladies’ handbags. Her passion to create inspires unique designs, from whimsical to sophisticated.

The Contemporary Crafts Market is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, California, 90401.

Show hours are November 2, 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $ 8.00 for adults and children under 12 are free.

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Printing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2012

The Printing industry has contended with a variety of challenges over the past five years. Consumers are increasingly favoring digital alternatives, such as online media, over printed materials. For many media products, the printed word has proven to be too slow to produce and too costly to distribute, says IBISWorld industry analyst Caitlin Moldvay. As a result, newer forms of media have been leeching away this industry’s demand. With revenue declining at an average annual rate of 6.2% in the five years to 2012, the Printing industry as a whole is in decline. In 2012, revenue is expected to continue declining, falling 2.0% during the year to an estimated $ 76.6 billion.

Over the past five years, decreasing sales volumes and downward pressure on unit selling prices have hampered industry profit margins. Further crippling the industry, printing requires substantial capital investments in new technology to remain competitive, even at times of excess capacity, adds Moldvay. Such overcapacity has led to industry consolidation. In the five years to 2012, the number of firms operating in this industry is expected to fall an average of 2.2% annually to 26,176. The Printing industry is highly fragmented, with privately-owned firms comprising the majority of commercial printers. Throughout the last three decades, there has been an increase in market share concentration due to mergers and acquisitions. Industry consolidation has allowed the larger printers, including major player R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, to adopt more efficient equipment while slashing employment and wages. These trends were exemplified when Quad/Graphics acquired World Color Press in July 2010. The company subsequently closed several plants and reduced its employee headcount by 2,200. Plant closures have caused industry employment to fall at an average of 4.5% annually to 463,904 employees in the five years to 2012.

The Printing industry is projected to continue its decline in the five years to 2017, though at a slower pace. Substitutes to commercially printed material, such as online media and advertising, will continue to adversely affect industry activity. The industry is expected to continue consolidating due to overcapacity and the rapid pace of technological change, and rising barriers to entry and increasingly strategic and complex relationships with customers will contribute to this consolidation over the next five years. The industry will also continue to struggle as digital media replaces paper products. In order to adapt to declining demand, printers will diversify into cross-media products, including multimedia layout and design. For more information, visit IBISWorlds Printing in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in printing on paper, textile products, metal, glass, plastic and other materials, with the exception of fabric. The industry covers a variety of different printing processes, including lithographic, gravure, screen, flexographic, digital and letterpress. This industry does not include publishers that also perform printing, nor does it include companies that perform prepress or postpress services without traditional printing.

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Market Share Concentration

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Cost Structure Benchmarks

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Major Companies

Operating Conditions

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Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

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Recognized as the nations most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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New Report Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communication Market Forecasts up to 2017 By MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) September 07, 2012

According to a new market research report Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communication Market Advanced Technologies, Future Cities & Adoption Trends, Roadmaps & Worldwide Forecasts (2012 2017), published by MarketsandMarkets, the Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communications Market is expected to reach $ 290.0 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 30.1% from 2012 to 2017.

Browse 103 market data tables &, 31 figures spread through 271 pages and an in-depth TOC on Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communication Market By Technologies & Platforms M2M (M2M Connections, M2M Sim-Cards, M2M Modules – Short Range, Cellular Range, Satellite Range) & IoT Components – Sensing & Identification (RFID by Product, by Frequency); Network Communications (IoT Gateways, Sensor Networks, Ad-Hoc Transmission); Data Processing (Storage, Intelligent Data Mining, IoT Simulation, Cloud); Safety, Security & Support Technology (Chips, IoT Terminal Modules, Data & Application Security) – Advanced Technologies, Future Cities & Adoption Trends, Roadmaps & Worldwide Market Forecasts (2012 2017).

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The IoT & M2M communication comprise of objects/things that are connected to the Internet, anything, anytime, anywhere. IoT & M2M communication consists of attaching sensors and devices into everyday objects/things that are connected to Internet through wired and wireless networks. Internet is a global network that connects the masses through technology. the sensors can be integrated easily in residence, workplaces and public places.

In this way, any object can be connected and can manifest itself over the Internet. Furthermore, in IoT, any object can be a data source. This begins to transform the way we do business, running of the public sector and day-to-day life of millions of people.

Networks, applications, middleware components, services, and endpoints will be structured. It is recognized that commercial and physical challenges will be establishing global ubiquitous network connectivity that primarily connect devices and things/objects which has inadequate ability to connect in two-way network connectivity. It is important that the architectural design for the IoT supports efficient two-way caching and data synchronization techniques, as well as network-connected endpoints for virtual representations for the connected devices and things/objects, that can be used for monitoring their location, state and condition, as well as sending requirements and directions to them.

The IoT & M2M communication is expected to grow from $ 44.0 billion in 2011 to $ 290.0 billion by 2017, at an estimated CAGR of 30.1% from 2012 to 2017. Companies such as Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (France), AT&T, Inc. (U.S.), Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S), Intel Corporation (U.S.), IBM Corporation (U.S), Huawei (China), and Gemalto NV (Netherlands) are key market players.

The report provides in-depth analysis of various industry verticals such as public safety & urban security, retail, healthcare, energy & power, transportation, telcom & IT, consumer & residential, industrial & commercial Buildings, manufacturing, and others. Also describes the emerging trends in IoT & M2M communication market across geographies.

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Hughes Marketing Solutions Provides Insight on How to Market on a Budget

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2012

Hughes Marketing Solutions, a Dallas based Marketing firm that provides affordable outsourced marketing solutions for small to mid sized businesses, welcomes the September harvest of new businesses and their need for cost-effective marketing campaigns. Hughes Marketing Solutions has found ways to create buzz on a budget and theyre letting you in on their techniques.

A strong marketing campaign doesnt always have to deplete your bank account, says Jessica Hughes, President of Hughes Marketing Solutions. With so much noise out there its hard to stand out, but using cost-effective and creative techniques is the key to getting noticed and growing awareness in your community and resonating wit your target audience. Hughes recommends three areas of focus to find the solution to marketing on a small budget: events, guerilla marketing and social media.

Planning and executing an event is a great way to generate PR and create awareness. Hughes suggests strategically tying the event to something that is relevant to your company, and will draw your desired target audience. A charity or non-profit organization is a great way to tie in your event. This will promote your business and give you credibility. To save on cost, keep your event small and local.

Hughes says that it can be hard to stand out in the crowd with the bombardment of advertisements in our world today. This why getting creative and coming up with innovative ideas is key in successful marketing. Guerilla marketing techniques involve using out of the box and cost-efficient ways to market your company, brand or product. Examples of guerilla marketing include: QR codes, flash mobs, street art, banners and posters, car decals, t-shirts and sticker bombing.

Social media has exponentially increased in the past 5 years. Many companies are taking to the web and utilizing social media to appeal to their specific demographic and save on advertising costs. Social media allows you to personally interact with loyal consumers and potential customers. Hughes suggests creating a facebook and twitter page where you can implement contests, post updates, and advertise your business. She highly recommends creating a LinkedIn company page to not only advertise your company, but also network with other business professionals.

Hughes Marketing Solutions provides solutions to your marketing inquiries. For more information contact Jessica Hughes at: Jessica(at)hughesmarketingsolution(dot)com

IntoxBox Breathalyzer Kiosk Expands to Events and Weddings Market

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

Already a popular attraction in bars, night clubs and festivals, the IntoxBox Breathalyzer Kiosk is garnering a growing demand among event planners for wedding receptions, corporate gatherings, reunions, conventions, and holiday parties.

Millions of Americans attend events each year where alcoholic beverages are served, then head for home wondering whether theyre really safe to drive. With increasing enforcement of DUI laws, event sponsors have started to recognize the value in offering an IntoxBox for their guests to help them drink responsibly.

The IntoxBox has already proven to be a welcome addition at many events. Weve seen lines 20 to 30 deep at some of the events weve attended, said Ryan Walden, president of Walden Innovative Resources, LLC (WIR), which manufactures the IntoxBox in Minnesota.


WIR, which has placed the IntoxBox in leading bars and night clubs in 18 states, is beginning to line up licensed event operators to handle the growing demand for the interactive breathalyzers by event planners. With the holiday season coming up, we anticipate a big demand for the IntoxBox for corporate and private parties, said Walden.

The business model is similar to photo booths, which have become increasingly popular at wedding receptions and other events. There are more than 2,000 photo booth operators in the U.S., and WIR hopes to emulate their success with the IntoxBoxand may even use photo booth operators to make that leap. This would be an ideal product line extension for photo booth operators, DJ, music and karaoke services, caterers, event planners, wedding photographers and videographers, party rental services and other professionals involved in the events business, says Walden.

Operators can charge $ 400 to $ 700 per event for an IntoxBox rental. It takes only a few minutes to set it up, and it is designed as a self-serve kiosk so an operator does not have to be present for guests to take the BAC test.

The IntoxBox has a 19-inch touchscreen monitor that guides users through an interactive testing process. It also invites users to guess their score before they test, then graphically compares the guess to the score after the user takes the test. The patented IntoxBox fuel cell sensor module is specially designed to stand up to repeated use with no drop-off in accuracy.


Between uses, the IntoxBox HD monitor can double as a personalized media loop, displaying slides or videos hand-picked by the sponsoring party. At a wedding reception, for instance, the screen might display a loop of pictures or videos of the bride and groom, family members, friends and other images of interest.

“We had an Intox Box at my daughters wedding and it ALMOST stole the show!” explained Elaine Koyama, whose daughter was recently married in Minneapolis. “Guests were drawn to it because of the slideshow of the bride and groom that we were able to have on it, and also because of the fun facts about the couple that also played on the screen. We had great fun guessing our intox level, and it played a practical and safety role for our guestsat least one couple decided to walk to their hotel instead of drive. My sister-in-law is planning a wedding for next summer, and she is already asking how she can have an Intox Box at their reception!”

Nearly 12,000 Americans are killed each year in alcohol-related accidents and more than a million Americans are arrested on DUI charges. The IntoxBox is designed to help individuals make an informed decision on their ability to drive.

This is quickly becoming an essential tool for event planners who want to show they truly care about the welfare of their guests, says Walden. What theyll also find out is that the IntoxBox is a lot of fun. Their guests are going to love it.

(To learn more, the IntoxBox was recently featured at the tech innovations website Uncrate and has been featured on numerous TV news shows.)

Tegile Systems Unveils Next-Generation MASS-Based Flash Array Bringing Powerful, Cost-Effective Features to Market

Newark, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012

Tegile Systems, a pioneer in primary storage de-duplication in virtualized server and desktop environments, today announced innovative enhancements to its high-availability MASS architecture and the extension of its product line with the addition of two new powerful storage arrays, the Zebi HA2400 and Zebi HA2800. Tegiles Metadata Accelerated Storage System (MASS) technology separates metadata from the primary data path and optimizes functions such as de-duplication, compression, RAID and snapshot pointers, allowing for up to 75% capacity savings, while accelerating IO by up to seven times when compared to traditional storage systems.

The major flaw we see in the all-flash arrays introduced in the market is the performance and data reduction claims that are dependent on 100% flash designs, said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile Systems. Their cost per GB claims compare with 15,000 RPM-based systems in a RAID 1 or mirrored configuration.

Commins added: Tegile’s MASS architecture enables us to differentiate and deliver performance at or above those all-flash arrays, while including high-capacity disks to address the $ /GB issue others have. All-flash arrays sell in the market at $ 5-10/GB, while Tegile’s MASS based arrays sell well below $ 2/GB. We raise the performance of near-line SAS hard disk drives to rival extremely expensive high-RPM SAS or Fibre Channel drives, thus enabling the acceleration of every storage function within the array.

With MASS, Tegiles Zebi storage system organizes and stores metadata independently to the data on high-speed devices with optimized retrieval paths. IT administrators benefit from top-end disk drive performance without the need to invest in costly storage.

This is an improvement over traditional storage systems which store data and metadata together, with metadata being interspersed with data on disks. Over time, as data is modified, deleted and rewritten, metadata becomes very fragmented. Additionally, certain storage system features, such as de-duplication, can cause metadata to multiply and grow rapidly. Inordinate growth of metadata causes significant deterioration in a systems behavior over time.

Were seeing a dramatic uptick in the number of customers who are deploying or refreshing virtual environments and finding that their legacy storage environments may not meet these new performance requirements at a reasonable cost, said Terri McClure, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. Our recent Lab Validation Report on Tegiles MASS architecture highlighted the fact that Tegiles Zebi arrays were able to provide excellent performance, were extremely flexible and optimized the use of SSD and HDD to enhance IO or throughput performance, while maintaining a very aggressive $ /GB. With this new release, Tegile is enabling customers to significantly improve their legacy storage environments and better meet the new demands imposed by virtual environments.

New FlashVols Maximize Performance

The Tegile MASS architecture has now been enhanced with an all-flash controller and the addition of FlashVols to maximize performance. Now, large and medium enterprise customers who need high-performance and high-availability storage will benefit from flash-grade performance without incurring the costs traditionally associated with top-grade disk drives.

FlashVols are volumes that are pinned in SSD so applications run at maximum performance without the potential for delay due to caching algorithms or tiering polices. Several competitive offerings use sub-volume tiering to address performance spikes found in these types of use cases. These policies are usually set to analyze usage patterns every three hours or migrate data across tiers in off-hours. But by that time, a boot storm may have completed or a spike in sales at an online retailer may have passed. Pinning critical volumes in SSD ensures these types of problems do not occur.

HA2400 and HA2800: Performance, Flexibility, Simplicity and Cost Effectiveness

Tegiles two new storage arrays, the HA2400 and the HA2800, are considerably faster than legacy HDD arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, the HA2400 and the HA2800 are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. Additionally, they come complete with built-in snapshot, replication, near-instant recovery and virtualization management features.

Highlights of the HA2400

Tegiles HA2400 enables customers to break through HDD-born performance barriers in order to better manage large-scale VDI projects that often double the number of desktops under management. Featuring a multi-protocol hybrid array with de-duplication and compression that delivers up to 125,000 IOPS, the HA2400 enables organizations to double the number of applications under management.

Highlights of the HA2800

The Tegile Zebi HA2800 is a multi-protocol, all-flash array that can be placed in front of a large pool of hard disk drives to deliver leading performance while not abandoning the aggressive cost constraints customers operate within. It delivers superior performance and can be augmented with expansion chassis to expand capacity up to 146 raw TB and resolve the $ /GB challenge other all-flash arrays cannot address.

At raw capacity, before deduplication and compression, the HA2800 reaches 200,000 IOPS and sells for $ 2.00 per GB, demonstrating significant cost savings over legacy flash systems priced at $ 5-10 per GB. After compression and deduplication, the HA2800 sells for $ 1 per GB.

Desktop virtualization was an important consideration for us as we were planning our server virtualization implementation, said Ben Croxton, IT director, Global Directories, the parent company of U.S.-Yellow Pages. We looked at several hybrid arrays and Tegile won our evaluation hands down because performance was key, yet storage systems from incumbent vendors didnt have the performance we needed. Tegile had the most powerful platform, the richest feature set and the best value for our dollar.

Pricing and Availability

Prices for Tegile Zebi arrays start at $ 60,000. Both the Zebi HA2400 and HA2800 are currently shipping and are priced at:

National Treatment Network Taps Growing Addiction Treatment Market

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

National Treatment Network (NTN) is helping educate drug and alcohol addiction sufferers on the benefits of using their private health insurance PPO plans to receive up to $ 30,000 or more in substance abuse benefits. The Greater Nashville-based healthcare direct marketing agency is garnering international attention and generating substantial business growth by serving this market segment.

NTN is spiking business by aggressively and strategically placing national television and radio advertising including spots running on many popular syndicated radio programs. The company is connecting substance abuse sufferers with addiction treatment centers and helps patients with private health insurance PPO policies learn about their eligible substance abuse treatment coverage for medical detox services and residential (inpatient) rehab programs.

NTN assists its customers by helping them verify their insurance coverage amounts (up to $ 30,000 or more) for substance abuse treatment services and prepares those eligible for immediate admittance to addiction treatment centers offering customized programs for both men and women.

As a result, more and more consumers are using their private health insurance PPO plans to receive substance abuse treatment at little or no out-of-pocket expense by utilizing NTN and their network of facilities throughout the U.S. and beyond. Many drug and alcohol treatment facilities bill private insurance companies directly and assist the patient throughout the process saving them time and money.

Consumers that have substance abuse riders in their health insurance plans (with carriers such as Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other premium health insurance providers) have more choices in terms of drug and alcohol treatment center locations, treatment types and amenities. Families are now realizing that they can receive treatment for any family member seeking recovery through their private PPO health insurance plan.

According to Anita Burns, Managing Partner of Medicquire (MDQ) who owns National Treatment Network, NTN is now in the final stages of releasing several national TV ads via large networks and agency relationships. It has been a natural evolution for us since we have mastered in-house internet and mobile advertising and are now moving this core competency into multi-programming TV and radio marketing.

MDQ markets under company brand names, service marks and diverse media channels combining diverse experiences, skill sets, backgrounds and perspectives to create a high end, expert team competency base. MDQ is quickly building a reputation as the go-to-firm for integrated, performance-based direct medical marketing solutions. MDQs mission is to be the leading global player in the direct to consumer medical marketing space.

World EV Traction Battery Market Research Study by IDTechEx Now Available at

London, UK (PRWEB) August 20, 2012

The growing market for traction batteries is predicted to exceed USD 55 billion in only ten years, making it a hot market to develop. This includes high performance batteries of up to USD 500,000 for military, marine and solar aircraft use. Interestingly enough, a growing number of low cost batteries are happily used for e-bikes even though several new technologies will appear and should disrupt the scenery. While its not easy deciphering expert calls and prognostics, this trend shows it will only grow and become an everyday reality in the world of automobiles.

New market research study Electric Vehicle Traction Batteries 2012-2022 prepared by IDTechEx has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Electric Vehicle Traction Batteries 2012-2022

Published: August, 2012

Pages: 325

Price: US$ 3,995.00

The market research study features detailed assessments and forecasts for all the sectors using and likely to use traction batteries.

The report shows a glimpse of the future ten years from now, with unit sales, prices and total market value forecast for each sector for 2012-2022. The replacement market is quantified and ten year technology trends by sector are also looked at, with a view on winning and losing technologies and companies.

Report Contents:

1. Executive Summary and Conclusions

1.1. The decade of hybrid vehicles

1.2. Market 2012-2022

1.2.1. Strong numbers growth

1.3. Replacement business

1.3.1. China

1.3.2. Replacement market

1.3.3. Lithium polymer electrolyte now important

1.3.4. Winning chemistry

1.3.5. Winning lithium traction battery manufacturers

1.3.6. Making lithium batteries safe

1.4. Price war

1.4.1. $ 30 billion industry – two thirds vehicle traction

1.5. Massive investments

1.5.1. Government support

1.5.2. Stronger value growth, hybrids pull ahead

1.5.3. Mark ups through the value chain

1.6. Largest sectors

1.6.1. Trends

1.6.2. Battery chemistry

1.6.3. Battery shape and photovoltaics

1.6.4. Ribbon and conformal batteries

1.6.5. Heavy industrial sector

1.6.6. The light industrial and commercial sector

1.6.7. Mobility for the disabled

1.6.8. Two wheel and allied vehicles

1.6.9. Cars

1.6.10. Golf

1.6.11. Military

1.6.12. Marine

1.6.13. Other

1.7. Market for EV components

1.7.1. Timelines

1.7.2. Watch Japan, China and Korea

1.7.3. Full circle back to pure EVs

1.7.4. Range extenders

1.7.5. Envia breakthrough in 2012

1.7.6. Winning strategies

1.8. Who is winning in lithium-ion traction batteries – and why

1.8.1. The needs have radically changed

1.8.2. It started with cobalt

1.8.3. Great variety of recipes

1.8.4. Other factors

1.8.5. Check with reality

1.8.6. Lithium winners today and soon

1.8.7. Reasons for winning

1.8.8. Winner will be Toyota?

1.8.9. Lithium polymer electrolyte now important

1.8.10. Genuinely Solid State Traction Batteries

1.8.11. Winning chemistry

1.8.12. Titanate establishes a place for Li-ion anodes

1.8.13. Laminar structure

2. Introduction

2.1. Definitions, scope, history

2.2. The EV value chain

2.3. Pure electric vs hybrid vehicles

2.4. Battery cells, modules, packs

2.5. Construction of battery packs

2.5.1. Changing factors

2.5.2. NiMH vs lithium

2.5.3. Replacement traction battery pack market 2011-2021

2.5.4. Plug in hybrids take over from mild hybrids

2.6. Pure electric and hybrid converge

2.6.1. Two options converge

2.7. Fuel cells

2.8. The ideal car traction battery pack

2.9. Traction batteries today

2.10. First generation lithium traction batteries

2.11. Second generation lithium traction batteries

2.12. The future

2.12.1. Third generation lithium traction batteries

2.12.2. Trends in energy storage vs battery pack voltage

2.12.3. Companies wishing to make the new batteries

2.13. How to improve lithium traction batteries

2.13.1. Basic needs

2.13.2. Life

2.13.3. Energy density

2.13.4. Safety

2.14. USA and Europe play catch up

2.15. Technological leapfrog

2.16. Academic research and small companies

2.17. Industrial leverage

2.17.1. Major funding can have strange impacts

2.17.2. Rapid profits for some

2.17.3. Impediments

2.18. Benefits of EVs

2.19. Traction battery design considerations

2.20. Future evolution of hybrids and pure electric cars

2.20.1. Specification changes

2.20.2. Move to high voltage

2.20.3. Battery performance over time – battery life

2.20.4. Battery state of charge

2.20.5. Depth of discharge affects life

2.20.6. Capacity rating

2.20.7. Daily depth of discharge

2.20.8. Charging and discharging rates

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