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.post-content em { font-weight: 300; color: #333; } .post-content h2 { margin-top: 30px; } How automated is your office? Does work flow like clockwork, independent of location and platform? Or does everything happen with paper forms and signatures floating around in those classy golden envelopes? Every business owner loves the thought of automating office processes, but the concept can be a bit cloudy. What does automation actually look like? What office processes can be converted into automated workflows? Where do I start? What is Office Automation? Offices have lots of processes that follow a predictable, repetitive flow. Service requests, leave requests, purchase orders, and many other processes keep flowing on and on in any office of any size. When you handle these things manually, each individual is responsible for receiving a set of data, acting on it, and rem... (more)

New iPhone App, "SURVEY ON THE SPOT," Enables Air Travelers to Take TSA Survey Rating Airport Security Screening

BOSTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- On The Spot Systems, Inc., announced today that their iPhone application, SURVEY ON THE SPOT, is now available to air travelers to rate airport security screening by completing a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) survey. SURVEY ON THE SPOT uses the iPhone's GPS to identify the user's location and enables smartphone users to answer a TSA questionnaire quickly and easily immediately after passing through the security checkpoint. "The application is very easy to use. It can identify which airport you are flying out of, allowing you to provide the TSA with feedback immediately," said Ken Kimmel, president of On The Spot Systems. "SURVEY ON THE SPOT also allows travelers to add photos and comments that they feel will help the TSA improve the national security system." SURVEY ON THE SPOT provides air travelers with easy acces... (more)

VoodooVox Inc. Announces Contract With Online Deal Platform Provider

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/02/12 -- VoodooVox Inc. ("VoodooVox" or the "Company"), (TSX:VVX) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with pluriME International Inc. ("pluriME") to develop and execute on advertising campaigns designed to drive users to pluriME's new online deals platform called pluriDEAL. pluriME provides a complete platform of business, and sales and marketing solutions to small and medium sized businesses. The pluriME platform is expected to allow businesses to quickly and profitably deploy a variety of e-commerce offerings to their customer base. pluriDEAL is an online "best deals" marketing and advertising service that offers merchants a low cost, low risk approach to attracting and retaining new customers. pluriDEAL.com will feature i) local deals consisting of a wide variety of local merchant service offerings at ... (more)

dealchecker.co.uk: Book Early to Enjoy Cheap Christmas Holidays

LONDON, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- -Hotels and airlines tempt early-bird bookers with low prices- Since 4.25 million Brits ventured abroad for the Christmas holidays in 2011 - a number equivalent to more than half the population of greater London - leading online holiday specialists dealchecker.co.uk say that popular destinations such as Las Vegas and Spain are offering cheap early-bird holiday deals to attract revellers during the festive period. The holiday price comparison site warns that prices are rising every day, with some fares increasing as much as 20 per cent in the past week, so it's best to book Christmas and New Year holidays as early as possible to secure the best deals. British tourists are certainly in the market for cheap Christmas holiday deals this year; compared to the same period last year, dealchecker.co.uk have seen a 127 per cent jump in... (more)

Oplink Offers Mobile Interactive Security Solutions for Homes and Businesses on the Verizon Wireless Network

FREMONT and WALNUT CREEK, Calif, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oplink Mobile Interactive (mi) Security and Verizon Wireless are collaborating to provide security solutions to Verizon Wireless business customers. The Oplink Security system is a total solution-in-a-box home and business security alert platform that provides real-time and remote video alert and surveillance services via the Oplink mi Security app (iOS and Android).  The system is self-configured and can be installed within minutes of connecting to the Internet. Oplink's Plug-Activate-N-Play™ home and business security system notifies customers of security sensor triggers from multiple home and business locations through smartphone alerts.  The platform includes optional power solutions for extra protection and also accommodates multiple users and emergency contacts. "Our collaboration with Verizon Wire... (more)

Telvista Launches Unique Virgin America Services Program

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- Telvista, a leader in contact center management, and Virgin America, the award-winning California-based airline, announce a new partnership to provide contact center services to handle Virgin America's growing volume of reservations and guest support calls. Telvista's support will include reservations, changes to travel plans, upgrade requests, questions regarding Virgin's Elevate frequent flyer program and general Web site questions. The service will be delivered from Telvista's Dallas contact center and will add more than 80 new jobs to the Dallas area. In addition, a social media support program will launch and include a comprehensive set of social media services, such as monitoring digital communications and real-time interactions with guests. Telvista team members will work in a fully branded Virgin America workspace w... (more)

Cogeco Cable Posts Solid Third Quarter Results, Upgrading Fiscal 2013 Projections

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/13 -- Today, Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) ("Cogeco Cable" or the "Corporation") announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013, ended May 31, 2013, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). For the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2013, which include six months operating results of ABB and four months operating results for PEER 1: -- Third quarter revenue increased by 45.3% to reach $464.5 million and by 28.2% for the first nine months to reach $1.2 billion when compared to the same periods of the prior year; -- Operating income before depreciation and amortization increased by 40.9% to $215.1 million when compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2012, and by 30.3% to $558.0 million when compared to the nine months of the prior year. Operating income before depre... (more)

BLU Products Announces First Windows Phone Devices at CTIA

MIAMI, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, introduced today their first Windows Phone devices at the CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014 in Las Vegas. The new Win JR and Win HD run the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and come with features like Cortana, your truly personal digital assistant. BLU continues pushing limitations to bring the best quality and design, exceptionally priced, to no-contract unlocked smartphone consumers in the USA – the fastest growing segment in the mobile phone industry today. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/144202 "We are excited to expand our product portfolio to include Windows Phone and introduce our customers to Cortana," said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. "Our new BLU Win JR and Win HD give you the flexibility to choose your network pr... (more)

Is a Private Cloud Worthwhile?

Much discussion in the cloud computing world has focused on a simple question: Is a private cloud infrastructure worthy of the name? It's been posed in many ways, with some going so far as claiming that there is no such thing as a private cloud. Although discussions like these are all too common in many areas, the question really amounts to little more than counting angels dancing on pin heads. The key issue is whether private cloud-style infrastructure can deliver real benefits like public clouds can. First, let's set out some definitions: The draft NIST definition, perhaps the best we have at this point, states that "Cloud computing is a pay-per-use model for enabling available, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and rel... (more)

Social Media is Here to Stay; Embrace It

New Media on Ulitzer The message from The Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) annual PR breakfast is clear: Social media is blurring the lines between PR, branding, advertising, marketing and social media. Don’t resist it. Harness its power. “People need to stop thinking in terms of social media marketing and PR vs. traditional marketing and PR,” said event co-chair and presenter Jack Hadley, CEO of Lava 7. Hadley was one of three social media experts, together with Rachel Herrscher of Today’s Mama and Brian Watkins of Adobe, who presented to PR and marketing executives last week. UTC member Neumont University hosted this year’s annual PR breakfast event which was sponsored by Business Wire. Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter allow public relations and marketing professionals to pull information from customers as opposed to the traditional methods of pus... (more)

Managed IT Enhances JetBlue Business Model

New York-based JetBlue Airways created an airline focused on value, service and style. They've proven to be a trailblazer in the U.S. airline industry. They're also a communication technology early-adopter. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on their aircraft -- a first among U.S. domestic airlines. However, their core competency is centered upon air travel. They out-task the rest to service providers, wherever possible. JetBlue signed a new, six-year strategic agreement with Verizon Business to manage the airline's information technology ( IT) data center and communications network needs, as well as provide security and IT consulting services. Built on an IP Network Foundation Verizon Business will design and manage the transition of JetBlue's existing systems to a new global IT network infrastructure. The newly built Int... (more)