IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making it possible for organizations to provide their users with a single access portal though which they can discover and seamlessly access all library resources regardless of where that content is located. EBSCO has expanded its partnership with OpenAthens from Eduserv to provide a single sign-on solution which allows users to avoid using multiple passwords to log in to the organizations accounts.
The agreement builds on a successful collaboration between EBSCO and OpenAthens in Australia and New Zealand and allows EBSCO to resell OpenAthens to customers around the world. Combining OpenAthens with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and Full-Text Finder (FTF) creates an access portal that can discover all library resources along with an authentication system that provides seamless access across virtually all content providers. EDS and FTF can be configured to sense a users authentication method and provide appropriate links to target sites.
Were really excited to be building on our partnership with EBSCO, said Stuart Pearce, Executive Director of OpenAthens. Over the past eight years we have developed a close working relationship with EBSCO in Australia and New Zealand and developed close integration between OpenAthens and EBSCO products. In recent times this relationship has spread to other parts of the world including Canada, Spain, Holland, India and South Africa. This has built the foundations for this new global agreement at a time when we believe we can deliver significant value to our mutual customers through increased efficiency and deliver a great user experience. Our customers will be able to take advantage of the complementary products, making access for their users simple and available anywhere.
Using the single sign-on approach to authentication, OpenAthens allows an institution to centrally manage its users and the resources they can access. OpenAthens supports both IP and username/password authentication to allow on-campus users to authenticate without a username/password. It works with content providers that offer authentication using: OpenAthens; Shibboleth; IP Address (requires subscription to OpenAthens Managed Proxy); or username/password.
EBSCO Chief Product Strategist, Oliver Pesch says that bringing together OpenAthens with EBSCO provides an exceptional solution. Customers want seamless access and single sign-on for their users to access content no matter where that content resides. OpenAthens offers the best of all worlds with the added bonus of central reporting.
The OpenAthens/EBSCO solution provides an option for organizations where single sign-on is a major need but is difficult to achieve with conventional approaches. It can serve organizations that must have named user capabilities that transcend their firewalls and integrate with third-party research and learning products and institutions that are required by law to strictly control access to their intranet as well for organizations that want to enjoy the benefits of single sign-on but lack the technical infrastructure or expertise to support the authentication method.
For more information about using OpenAthens with EBSCO resources, visit http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/technology/openathens.
OpenAthens has more than 4 million users worldwide including a large proportion of UK universities and universities across the world, prestigious medical organizations worldwide including the Department of Veterans Affairs in North America, the National Health Service in the UK, South Australia Health, and global corporate research organizations including Abbvie and Philips Research. For more information on OpenAthens see our website watch our videos or follow us on Twitter.
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About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 600,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to announce the application process for this prestigious award is now open. The George C. Cotzias, MD Memorial Fellowship was developed by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) in 1979 to honor Dr. Cotzias who was a pathfinder in the pharmacologic exploration of brain functions and in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with levodopa. The goal of the award, which provides financial support to recipients of $ 80,000 per year for 3-years, is to stimulate young neurologists to follow in Dr. Cotzias footsteps in understanding new discoveries that will lead to advances in treating neurological movement disorders. The fellowship is awarded to promising young neurologists to help them establish careers in research, teaching and patient services relevant to the problems, causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related neurological movement disorders.
I recognize the APDA Cotzias Fellowship as one of the most important events in establishing my long-term commitment to Parkinson disease research. I received my award in 1996, which was a crucial moment in my career, states David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, Chair of the APDA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and John N. Whitaker Professor and Chair of Neurology, and Director of the Division of Movement Disorders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I had just completed my movement disorders training and was a new assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. The financial support provided by the Cotzias Fellowship enabled me to develop my research direction and I believe that holding such a prestigious award was of tremendous value to me in establishing collaborations and relationships within the PD research community.
APDA was founded in 1961 to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for Parkinson’s disease. In that time APDA has raised and awarded more than $ 86 million to fund research, patient services and education, and to raise public awareness. As the countrys largest grassroots organization, APDA serves the more than 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and their families through a national network of chapters, Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, support groups, eight Centers for Advanced Research, and grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinsons.
APDA has had a hand in funding most of the PD scientific discoveries in the last 50 years including the work of Dr. Cotzias which led to establishing the effectiveness of high oral doses of Levodopa in treating PD, the work of Dr. Roger Duvoisin and his team that led to identifying the role of heredity and environment in PD, the research of Dr. Menek Goldstein establishing the role of dopamine agonists in PD treatment, and the research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, which led to the discovery of a mutation in the gene alpha-synuclein, named PARK1.
Through its research funding, APDA is able to attract young scientists who are new to the PD field, fund promising research that provides a pipeline to the future and fund pilot demonstration projects that are routinely leveraged for further funding. APDA is proud that five recipients of the Cotzias Fellowship have achieved leadership roles and department chairmanships at distinguished academic and clinical institutions:
James Bennett Jr., MD, PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
David Eidelberg, MD North Shore University Hospital
J. Steven Fink, MD – Boston University
John Growden, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Serge Przedborski, MD – Columbia University
David Standaert, MD, PhD University of Alabama Birmingham
Ray L. Watts, MD University of Alabama Birmingham
G. Fredrick Wooten, MD University of Virginia
The SAB is composed of prominent panel of 12 of the countrys most respected neurologists and scientists in Parkinsons disease research who each represent expertise in the major areas of the disease. APDA in its relentless pursuit to Find a Cure, pledges to continue research initiatives to meet the collective goal of one day putting an end to this devastating neurological movement disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans.
Applications are also open for APDAs Research Grants and Post Doctorial Awards. For complete details and to click herehttp://www.apdaparkinson.org/research/research-opportunities/
Application deadline for all APDA funding in academic year 2015-2016 is April 1, 2015.
All grants are awarded through a competitive application process in which APDAs SAB rigorously review all research applications, contemplate and debate the merits of each grant proposal and recommends funding of the most promising studies while keeping in mind APDAs critical role in driving forward progress and supporting the researchers of the future.
Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2014
Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced it had conducted an exclusive webinar for the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) on Thursday, October 9.
Titled Maintenance Required: Repairing Warranty Management in Automotive Aftermarket, the webinar was co-presented by Rob Zomok, Inmars senior director of supply chain performance analytics, and Dave Miller, vice president of marketing, Gates Corporation. The discussion focused on helping automotive aftermarket parts suppliers explore possibilities of collaborating with auto parts retailers to find warranty-policy balance that serves efficiency, discipline and cost management in the reverse supply chain. Miller discussed metrics, value points and learnings toward short-term handling cost reduction and potential for substantial long-term savings evidenced in its recent efforts to utilize data analytics in its supply chain and returns processes.
The overall discussion examined best-practices development for warranty returns management and benchmarking gains from other industries facing similar warranty challenges where increasingly liberal retail returns policies can be extremely costly for all trading partners throughout the supply chain continuum.
Automotive aftermarket parts suppliers face significant challenges with managing costs and policies for warranty returns, Zomok said. Retailers and suppliers can collaborate to see their respective supply chains as one integrated process and find ways to balance warranty returns policies in ways that manage costs and make gains possible for both trading partners.
To see an informative infographic detailing some of the findings and recommendations shared in the webinar, click here.
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Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
For more information about Inmars products and services, please call 866.440.6917 or visit http://www.inmar.com.
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Allentown, PA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
Harbortouch, a leading national point of sale (POS) system and merchant services provider, has unveiled Harbortouch Echo, a sleek, built-for-purpose POS system that is considered a tablet killer. Harbortouch Echo combines the power and functionality of a traditional POS system with the simplicity and sleek design of a tablet-based system. The company has also redesigned its flagship Harbortouch Elite system with a thinner profile, streamlined design and dramatically improved performance over its predecessor. Both systems are offered as part of the companys ground-breaking free POS system program.
In recent years, there has been a lot of attention surrounding tablet-based mPOS systems, notes Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman. However, we have started to see a backlash against these tablet systems as merchants realize their limitations. These systems utilize underpowered consumer hardware and have limited software functionality both on the front-end and back-end. They often lack key features that businesses need to operate efficiently and offer limited back-end reporting capabilities. Harbortouch Echo delivers an answer to these problems in terms of both hardware and software.
The Echo software includes all of the front-end and back-end features businesses need, with functionality for both retail businesses and restaurants. There are no two businesses that are exactly alike, Isaacman stresses. As a result, we have developed unique module-based software for the Echo system which allows businesses to hide features they dont need in order maintain an uncluttered interface for simplicity and ease of use. This allows the business to make the system as simple or advanced as they require. This approach also enables the software to scale with the business.
Our built-for-purpose hardware is custom manufactured to stand up to the rigors of everyday use in high traffic restaurant and retail environments, Isaacman noted. Harbortouch Echo has an all-in-one design and brushed aluminum finish for maximum durability and a sleek, modern appearance. It features a 13.3 screen to deliver better usability compared to the considerably smaller screen size of the tablets in the marketplace today. The Echos base can swivel to allow the customer to sign on-screen for credit card transactions.
The redesigned Elite model shares the same sleek appearance and modern design elements as Harbortouch Echo to create a uniform style across the companys equipment lines. Harbortouch Elite features a 15 screen and includes more advanced features than Harbortouch Echo to cater to larger restaurants and retail stores. Three software options are available for Harbortouch Elite: Hospitality, Retail and QSR & Delivery.
Both models utilize hybrid cloud technology to provide the benefits offered by the cloud such as real-time reporting and redundant back-up while maintaining the advantages of a local system including faster speed and the ability to operate if the Internet goes down.
In addition, Harbortouch has also developed a proprietary networking technology called HTNET that creates an encrypted wireless network at the businesss location to deliver superior reliability and security compared to traditional Wi-Fi.
Another reason that many merchants have become disenchanted with tablet systems is the lack of support offered by their providers. Isaacman points out, Most of these tablet systems are developed by startup companies who dont have experience in the industry or have the ability to adequately support their customers. Merchants cant afford to wait for someone to get back to them if their system has a problem or they need additional training for new staff. In our 15 years in business, Harbortouch has had time to learn our customers needs and establish the support infrastructure required. We offer 24/7 customer support and extensive training and support resources.
Tablet systems have appealed to many business owners due to the perceived low cost compared to traditional POS systems. However, mPOS systems typically require a surprisingly significant up-front investment in addition to an ongoing monthly service fee. For example, in order to get set up with Square Register, a business owner needs to spend $ 500 for the tablet itself, $ 100 for the stand, $ 230 for a cash drawer, $ 220 for a receipt printer, and $ 120 for a barcode scanner. Those prices are directly from the companys website and are pretty standard among most of the tablet providers. Isaacman notes, Thats nearly $ 1,200 before the merchant even gets started and then theyre on the hook for a monthly fee in the $ 79-$ 99 range for as long as they use the service.
Harbortouchs free POS program, on the other hand, provides merchants with all the equipment they need to get started with absolutely no up-front costs. With this unique POS-as-a-service model, the only charge to the business is a monthly service fee of $ 69 per month for Harbortouch Elite or $ 39 per month for Harbortouch Echo. This program represents the lowest cost of ownership for any POS system on the market. In addition to the dramatic cost advantages, this approach offers many other significant benefits to the merchant such as free software updates and feature upgrades, access to innovative new services as they are released, 24/7 support, and most notably, free equipment replacements if their system ever breaks or malfunctions for as long as theyre processing with Harbortouch. Isaacman adds, This lifetime warranty on the equipment is unheard of in the POS industry and offers a tremendous value for any business.
Harbortouchs unique position as a provider of both POS systems and payment processing services ensures that the companys customers will always be able to support the latest payment technology such as EMV, NFC and Apple Pay. Harbortouch has also developed numerous innovative technology add-ons for its POS systems including online ordering, online reservations and tableside ordering.
For more information on Harbortouchs free POS program, visit http://www.harbortouch.com.
Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving tens of thousands of businesses across the nation. The company offers an unparalleled free program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Custom programming, professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit http://www.harbortouch.com.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
CT scanners have a buyer power score of 3.0 out of 5. According to IBISWorld analyst Keiko Cadby, this score reflects a medium level of buyer bargaining power due to changing regulations, robust demand and limited product options. High market share concentration, few substitutes and a medium level of product specialization reduce options available to buyers. However, expected patent expirations and the entry of more standardized CT scanners during the next three years are forecast to increase options and foster price competition, mitigating the rising average price of CT scanners.
Prices for these products have been increasing over the past three years primarily due to patent activity in new-and-improved CT scanner technologies, and their resulting premium pricing strategies, continues Cadby. Additionally, rising research and development (R&D) spending and wages have been contributing to product price increases as innovators have been struggling to improve image quality while reducing exposure to radiation. However, due to the increased availability of standardized CT scanners (which are far less expensive than their cutting-edge counterparts) and fierce competition among suppliers, average prices are not expected to skyrocket in the three years to 2017. Major suppliers of CT scanners include GE Healthcare, Siemens AG and Toshiba.
Demand for CT scanners is robust due to the rising number of adults aged 65 and older. The elderly demographic prompts the most demand for CT scanner diagnostic procedures than any other age group, primarily because of a growing culture of proactive and educated patients seeking preventative and diagnostic care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows previously uninsured patients to seek medical treatment and existing insured patients with better coverage to be more liberal with healthcare needs, boosting demand for new CT scanners. The wide acceptance and use of these products benefits buyers because most suppliers focus on existing contracts rather than reaching out to new markets. For more information, visit IBISWorlds CT Scanners procurement category market research report page.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of computerized tomography (CT) scanners. These devices utilize a series of X-ray photos taken from multiple angles to create cross-sectional images of a body’s internal structure to create 3D images. CT scans are used as a security measure for objects such as airport baggage. They are also used in medical settings to develop internal photos for nearly all parts of the body including organs, blood vessels, bones and the spinal cord. CT scans are also referred to as CAT and Multi-Slice CT (MSCT) scans.
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IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorlds procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2014
Larry Flynts Hustler Club in San Francisco is kicking off the back-to-school season the right way with a celebration unlike any other. The club presents Back 2 School Girls, featuring Hustler Magazine September 2014 Cover Model Samantha Saint Performing Live! This event takes place Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20.
Theres no better place to celebrate back to school with the world famous Hustler Honeys at the Hustler Club San Francisco, said Axel Sang, director of marketing for BSC Management. Enjoy some live adult entertainment from Samantha Saint as well as delicious drinks and an exciting atmosphere. RSVP or purchase front row tickets today!
Samantha Saint will be performing live on stage in two shows each night. She is a pornographic actress and Wicked Pictures Contract Girl. She was recently the September 2014 Hustler Magazine Cover Model.
The event starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m. both Friday, Sept 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20. Saints first show will be at 11:30 p.m. and the second show will be at 1 a.m. both nights.
Receive $ 10 off admission by texting SAINT to 33733 or RSVP online. Guests must present a valid ID at the door to redeem the discount.
VIP front row packages are available, which include the price of admission, a September 2014 Hustler Magazine signed by Saint, a guaranteed front row seat and a complimentary well drink or beer.
Join the Hustler Club at 1031 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94133 for a chance to see this once-in-a-lifetime show!
About Us: Larry Flynts Hustler Club is a world famous gentlemans club which delivers the ultimate adult entertainment experience to all their customers. Located in the North Beach district of San Francisco, The Hustler Club features two full bars, valet parking, private VIP booths, party packages, free limo service, concierge service and VIP bottle service. Home to the stunning Hustler Honeys, the party at The Hustler Club never truly stops, offering San Franciscos true afterhours entertainment until 4 a.m. all weekend long. Hustler Club San Francisco is always ready to accommodate all their guests and show them a great time. To learn more about Larry Flynts Hustler Club San Francisco, visit the Hustler Club website.
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Sweet Springs, Mo. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014
The leading provider of real-time educational marketing data, MCH Strategic Data, releases an infographic depicting the frequency of school personnel changes and the optimal time for education marketing. Data for the infographic was gathered through MCHs Monitor Service, a real-time data compiling service for sales, marketing and management professionals, allowing marketers to reach a quarter more of the market. This revolutionary K-12 data compilation ensures names are accurate, reducing bounce backs and delivering the highest marketing results.
Real-time updates mean real-time marketing, said John F. Hood, president of MCH Strategic Data. Every school makes updates during the summer, but 10-30 percent also make personnel changes each month of the school year, which is why we update our database frequently.
MCHs analysis reveals the greatest amount of staff personnel changes occur between July and September, pinpointing October as the peak time to reach new personnel. In several studies, MCH had 25 to 31 percent more unique educator names than similar lists, many of whom are first-year teachers, which studies show are more willing to buy supplementary materials.
Many education marketers believe it is the size of the list that matters, but it is accuracy that creates the best results, said Hood. MCH verifies school personnel and their contact information monthly, garnering more impressive marketing results. Plus, its less expensive, in some cases, half the price because of better quality names.
The infographic was created with data from MCHs Monitor Service, which provides quality updates of school and personnel data within five weeks or less of appearing on a school website, letting marketers reach potential customers as quickly as possible.
The full infographic is available for download at http://www.mchdata.com/monitored-schools.
About MCH Strategic Data
MCH Strategic Data compiles comprehensive K-12 marketing databases, and provides email, direct mail, telemarketing, online, social media, and geospatial marketing solutions focused on more than 5 million K-12 educators. With the launch of Infinite Access and Monitor Service, MCH is the unparalleled provider of solutions for education sales and marketing. The Sweet Springs, Mo. company focuses on business-to-institution markets, includes government agencies, hospitals, medical practices, schools, school districts, and churches. For more information, visit http://www.mchdata.com.
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