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The International Sybase User Group, a trade association representing more than six thousand members in more than sixty countries around the globe, has reached an agreement with web-based skills training company eLearnIT, LLC. Under the agreement, ISUG will become the exclusive marketing and sales agent for eLearnIT's new online PowerBuilder training courses. Fronted by one of the most recognized and revered PowerBuilder educators of the last decade - Yakov Werde - eLearnIT's "soup to nuts" PowerBuilder Core Skills training course enables professional software developers as well as second year Technical College IT students to rapidly develop a comprehensive PowerBuilder skill set. Upon completion of the core course, a developer will be capable of building their own PowerBuilder workgroup scale application from scratch or performing maintenance tasks on an enterprise s... (more)

PDI and Physicians Interactive Partner To Provide Integrated, Personal and Digital Solutions to Life Sciences Companies

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)

ISUG and eLearnIT Announce First e-Course Offering for Sybase ASE DBAs

The International Sybase User Group, a trade association representing more than six thousand members in more than sixty countries around the globe, has announced the immediate availability of its latest course offering in conjunction with online training specialist eLearnIT LLC. The new course is entitled "ASE Performance & Tuning with MDA Tables" and has been strategically planned to offer a pragmatic combination of both practical and theory-based skills for Sybase DBAs. With today's data center management demands becoming increasing time critical as well as mission critical, this course compehensively provides DBAs with the invaluable skills they will need to perform effectively when troubleshooting problem queries and bottlenecks within Sybase ASE. "Our new e-Course marks our first foray beyond PowerBuilder into the broader range of Sybase product offerings. Spec... (more)

Virtuon Takes to the Clouds with Virtual Desktops

Virtuon announced on Thursday it has unveiled a Virtual Desktop service based on cloud computing and virtualization technology. The desktops are accessible from any web browser and deliver full functionality of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Starting at $39.95 per month, the desktops are offered through a subscription service and are available with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Users of the Virtual Desktops can install any number of applications and configure desktop personal preferences. As a “follow-me” application environment, users access the desktop from any device with internet access such as an Apple iPad, thin client, or traditional desktop to find the applications and personal settings just as they left them previously. “Virtual Desktops are the next transition step to the flexibility, simplicity, and scale of cloud computing,” said Forrest Blai... (more)

Need for Reliable Backup and Archiving of Data Technologies

YES, IT IS ABOUT THE BUSINESS… Over the years data archiving and backup technology have waxed and waned, growing closer and further away from each other as the needs of the enterprise, new technologies, and the external economic and regulatory environment have changed. There have been clear indications that the need for reliable backup and archiving of data was a growing regulatory requirement, yet it did nothing for the business, and that meant it was a hard-to-sell expense. BUT LET’S NOT GENERALIZE TOO MUCH. Out in the TwitterSphere there are some thinkers starting to expound that we need more business analysts and less techs, and even a few saying that we should stop being technologists all together in IT. One has even suggested that we stop calling it IT and call it something more aligned with business. That way lies danger for all things infrastructure or IT foc... (more)

NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education Appoints LeapFrog Schoolhouse President to Board of Directors

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jessie Woolley-Wilson to the Board of Directors of the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Woolley-Wilson, executive vice president of LeapFrog Enterprises and president of the Education & Training Group, which includes LeapFrog SchoolHouse, the school division of LeapFrog Enterprises, began her first three-year board term at the beginning of 2006. The NEA Foundation provides grants to public schools and employees for professional development, teacher retention, arts education, and improving achievement for minority students. "Jessie's depth of experience in the education industry and her unique business insights will bring a vital perspective to the NEA Foundation Board," said Reg Weaver, president of th... (more)

Aptimus, Inc. Acquires High Voltage Interactive, a Leading Online Marketing Firm Specializing in Recruitment Solutions for the Education Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/22/06 -- Aptimus, Inc. (NASDAQ: APTM) the Point-of-Action(TM) online advertising network today announced the acquisition of Sausalito, California-based High Voltage Interactive, Inc. The acquisition is a significant element of its strategy to bring a new class of transactional advertising to the world's largest brands. High Voltage Interactive is a leading online marketing firm specializing in recruitment and enrollment solutions for the higher education marketplace. This acquisition accelerates Aptimus' presence in the education category and positions the combined entity as one of the top education lead providers on the Internet today. Aptimus brings extensive media reach to High Voltage through the growing base of leading Web publishers participating in the Aptimus Network. High Voltage brings deep knowledge and direct relat... (more)

End of School Year Prompts Families to Evaluate Education Choices

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- As the school year draws to a close, many families are already exploring and evaluating education options for the upcoming school year. The growing popularity of online education in particular is opening up a whole new horizon of educational choices for Kansas students. Schools such as iQ Academy Kansas offer a high-quality, tuition-free, high school education that provides small group instruction and one-on-one feedback from licensed teachers -- all conducted online using a laptop provided by the school. "Any student living in Kansas can take advantage of this online education option," said Brooke Blanck, Director of iQ Academy Kansas, "including previously homeschooled students, athletes, performers and others with busy travel or work schedules, students with special needs and students seeking Advanced Placement cour... (more)

K12 International Academy Receives Accreditation from the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) announced that its private school – K12 International Academy – has been granted accreditation by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). CITA accreditation indicates that the K12 International Academy meets or exceeds essential standards of education quality. CITA accreditation is granted to an educational institution upon successful completion of a lengthy evaluation process, which includes a self-study and an on-site evaluation. Following the self-study, a team of experienced educators evaluates the school to verify that it meets the quality standards. CITA is an accrediting authority both in the United States and throughout the world. It is responsible for evaluating and accrediting more than 32,000 schools in 100 countries covering over 17 million students. The CITA accreditation also fulfills the ... (more)

New Oriental Announces Launch of Koolearn Online Vocational Training Platform for Coca-Cola China

BEIJING, June 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. , the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Coca-Cola (China) Beverages Ltd., a part of the world's largest beverage company, to develop an e-learning platform offering vocational training to Coca-Cola system employees in China. Under the agreement, New Oriental and Coca-Cola will jointly develop vocational training modules that will be delivered to the company and bottling partner employees through New Oriental's Koolearn online platform ( ). The Koolearn online learning management system will allow Coca-Cola management and human resources professionals to evaluate employees' knowledge in a specific subject area and assess their progress throughout the course. As part of Coca... (more)

LRN Engages the Global Enterprise - From the Boardroom to the Breakroom - in Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance with New Online, Offline and Experiential Learning Offerings

LRN, a company that helps businesses develop ethical corporate cultures, today announced new and enhanced online, offline and experiential learning offerings. These solutions enable companies to adopt a holistic approach for inspiring principled performance across the global enterprise, from the boardroom to the breakroom. These enhancements to LRN’s market-leading education solution help companies overcome several key challenges in ensuring effective and engaging business ethics and corporate compliance education. They also allow companies to generate new and added business value and competitive advantage by ensuring not only legal compliance, but that responsible conduct becomes part of their daily business practice. Rising industry standards for corporate behavior and regulations require greater measurement and effectiveness in how companies educate their v... (more)