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SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII), a leading provider of sales and marketing support to U.S. health care companies, and Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of mobile reference and digital sales and marketing services to life sciences companies, have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate and deliver the first integrated network of digital sales and marketing solutions. These products will drive expanded reach and revenue for life sciences customers, while increasing the level of service, access and value to physicians. By way of this unique collaboration, life sciences companies will be able to provide a comprehensive, optimized mix of personal delivery services, such as PDI's field sales, peer-based, and call-center services to physicians who benefit from physical outreach. Physicians Interactive wil... (more)

New ePortfolio, Skills and Competency Management Solutions

Personal Branding on Ulitzer Standards, tools and techniques for competency and skills based learning content personalisation are beginning to emerge - which is just as well because they can help organisations perform better in the increasingly competitive global labour marketplace and world economy. This is the message that Giunti Labs will outline at this year's Online Educa conference and exhibition, being held in Berlin from 2nd to 4th December. According to Giunti Labs' CEO, Fabrizio Cardinali, who will give a presentation at the Online Educa conference, leading organisations are now reshaping their learning departments, re-tooling them towards systems and technologies that empower higher degrees of learning personalisation and customisation. These systems and technologies are based on students' and employees' skills, competencies and portfolios as well as the... (more)

Some Alternative and Fun Cloud API Meanings

Hearing different discussions about APIs in general and cloud in particular got me thinking, besides the usual Application Programming Interface meaning, what other options exists including those to have some fun with. How about some of these among others to have some fun and take a quick break from the otherwise serious side of clouds, virtualization data and storage networking, backup, archive, VDI, data protection and management topics. Cloud API = A Payment Invoice Cloud API = A Paid Infrastructure Cloud API = A Pain Inthea$$ Cloud API = A Pathto Income Cloud API = A Pathto IOP Cloud API = A Payment Infrastructure Cloud API = A Planned Inconvenience Cloud API = A Processor Interconnect Cloud API = A Program Incubator Cloud API = A Propriety Interface Cloud API = A Protected Income Cloud API = A Protected Investment Cloud API = A Public Infrastructure Cloud API = Aaas Paas I... (more)

Speexx demonstrates organisational impact of its online language training solution by securing two Chinese e-learning awards

Two e-learning awards for web-based Speexx solution out of over 100 competing training solutions. Munich and Beijing - Monday, 19 November 2012 - Speexx, the global provider of online language training solutions, has won the prestigious BOOAOO e-learning Award in China for 'Best Courseware'. In parallel, Speexx's global customer GEA Process Engineering has been awarded for the 'Best Application of Blended Learning.' BOOAOO is a series of awards issued by CEEFE (China Enterprise e-Learning Forum & Expo), which is organised by China Online Edu. The BOOAOO judging panel in Beijing consisted of respected scholars and experts from the Chinese e-learning and corporate learning industries. The panel highly recommended Speexx's innovative courseware which brings together technology, coaches, content and students to enable a convenient and efficient way of language trainin... (more)

Integration of Hadoop and MongoDB, Big Data's Two Most Popular Technologies, Gets Significant Upgrade

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/13 -- 10gen, the MongoDB company, today announced significant updates to its MongoDB Connector for Hadoop making it easier for Hadoop users to integrate with data in MongoDB, the most popular database for big data systems across a variety of measures. The Connector exposes the analytical power of Hadoop's MapReduce to live application data from MongoDB to drive value from big data more quickly. Key Enhancements: Support for Apache Hive with SQL-like queries across live MongoDB data sets Support for incremental MapReduce jobs, enabling simple and efficient ad-hoc analytics Support for MongoDB BSON files on Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) to reduce data movement The Connector presents MongoDB as a Hadoop-compatible file system. Real-time data from MongoDB can be read and processed by Hadoop MapReduce jobs, such as when aggr... (more)

The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Tech List: The most important data technologies to accelerate into your infrastructure

By Bob Gourley We produced this list as an aid to the enterprise CTO seeking information on the most capable mission-enabling infrastructure technologies. This is a companion piece to our list of the top analytical technologists on our Analyst One website. Our methodologies are at the bottom of this list. We trust you will find this list interesting and informative. Have some new technologies to suggest for the list? Let us know at our Contact Page.   The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Technologies List Aerospike: Aerospike delivers the first flash-optimized in-memory database and the most reliable NoSQL database for revenue critical, real-time big data applications. The database of choice in advertising, Aerospike is the user store and system of engagement for Internet-scale, interaction platforms, such as AppNexus, Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x+1], pr... (more)

Mosby's Nursing Skills and CORPAK MedSystems Partner to Create New Online Feeding Tube Placement Skill

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, January 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com), a world leader in healthcare and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Elsevier/Mosby Nursing Skills (http://www.nursingskills.com), a Web-based skills reference and competency management tool offering nurses detailed information on more than 900 skills, has partnered with Wheeling, Illinois-based CORPAK MedSystems (http://www.corpakmedsystems.com), a manufacturer of enteral/vascular access devices, to develop an online skill reference for placing feeding tubes using the CORTRAK(R) Enteral Access System. "Mosby's Nursing Skills is proud to provide online education and training support for a unique bedside feeding tube placement system that offers advantages in total procedure costs, as well as the accuracy and safety of nasogastric or nasojejunal placem... (more)

Purchasing Power Launches Learning Solutions

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers searching for ways to enhance benefits packages while at the same time controlling costs now have a new voluntary benefit option. Purchasing Power has added Learning Solutions to the comprehensive line of products and services available through its employee purchase program.  Learning Solutions enables employers to provide educational opportunities for employees and their families, while giving their team a better, more affordable way to pay for education without building debt.  Employees and their families can choose from a variety of online education options offered through Learning Solutions including college courses; SAT and ACT test preparation and tutoring courses; professional certifications; and high school and career diplomas. These programs are paid for by employees through convenient payroll deductions ... (more)

10gen and Red Hat Deliver Integrated Security Solution for MongoDB

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 -- 10gen, the MongoDB company, and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an integrated solution that extends the security of MongoDB. Some of the most demanding businesses depend on MongoDB and Red Hat technologies to increase their efficiency and protect their infrastructure. 10gen and Red Hat have integrated MongoDB's security management capabilities with the Identity Management features included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, IT departments now have access to centralized user, password and certificate management, and are empowered to provide secure MongoDB deployments that are tightly integrated into their back office infrastructure. Red Hat includes standards-based identity management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to centrally manage individual identities and... (more)

MongoDB is the Fastest-Growing Community in Big Data

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/13 -- 10gen today announced new data that reveals that MongoDB has the fastest-growing community in Big Data. The analysis is based on a variety of resources that measure user engagement with technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop. The data, compiled from third-party sources, reflect MongoDB's large community and adoption, excitement around the technology and the company's trajectory, demonstrating its place as critical Big Data infrastructure technology. "Our research into the NoSQL database space indicates that interest in MongoDB is outpacing interest in other NoSQL database technologies by some margin," said Matt Aslett, research director, data management and analytics, 451 Research. "These results illustrate that, whichever way you look at it, MongoDB is a driving force behind the emerging Big Data technology landscape." ... (more)

Top Student Hackers in North America Progress to Final Round of NYU-Poly Cyber Security Awareness Week

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After 72 grueling hours of worldwide competition from 82 countries, 15 student teams will progress to the final round of one of the biggest Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking competitions, part of the 10th annual Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). For the first time, a high school team scored so highly that the judges invited its members to join the heretofore all-undergraduate final round. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) The NYU-Poly CSAW CTF is a competition designed to test the application security skills of students interested in computer security, but the preliminary round is open to all - and competitors include professionals as well as students. Working in teams, CTF competitors mounted attacks on vulnerable applications and solve... (more)