Solix Technologies Introduces Fourth Generation of Enterprise Data Management Solutions

Released on = March 16, 2007, 4:48 am

Press Release Author = Solix Technologies

Industry = Software

Press Release Summary = Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite facilitates
compliance and information lifecycle management from a single platform for
enterprise customers

Press Release Body = SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 19, 2007 – Solix Technologies today
announced its fourth generation of Compliance and Information Lifecycle Management
(ILM) solutions, the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS), that help
companies more efficiently classify, manage and secure enterprise data for
information governance, tiered storage strategies and application data
consolidations.

The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite is composed of Compliance and ILM
solutions. At the core of the new Solix EDMS is the Solix Enterprise Metadata
Manager, which manages multiple application and data types across all hardware
platforms. The Solix Enterprise Metadata Manager enables centralized management of
data security policies whether the data resides in the production instance or in
test and development copies.

Solix\’s modular architecture enables customers to solve immediate data management
needs while leveraging existing capital investments for future initiatives. The
Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite is pre-populated with the metadata for
popular ERP\’s such as Oracle eBusiness Suite (including Oracle Process
Manufacturing), Oracle PeopleSoft and Oracle JDEdwards, and provides a drag and drop
tool to configure metadata for custom applications.

“Too often the ability to meet compliance requirements, information governance and
Federal regulations places unnecessary burden on corporate IT professionals,” said
Sai Gundavelli, chief executive officer, Solix Technologies. “Identifying and
locating electronic information does not need to be like trying to find a needle in
a haystack – provided that you used the right tool for the job. The Solix
Enterprise Data Management Suite will enable the worldРІР‚в„ўs largest customers to more
easily manage the vast amount of data that they collect as part of on-going business
operations; ensure its security; and be able to meet U.S. and international laws
that govern the security and privacy of personal customer information using a phased
implementation approach so they can tackle immediate problems now while leveraging
their investments for future initiatives.”

With security events and threats at an all time high and news of lost tapes, stolen
laptops and customer data breaches, organizations need to ensure they are taking the
necessary steps to protect confidential information. According to Enterprise
Strategy Group, with as much as half of an enterpriseРІР‚в„ўs confidential data residing
in ERP, CRM, and custom applications, organizations need to ensure these
environments are secure. In addition, todayРІР‚в„ўs enterprises are struggling to manage
critical and confidential data more efficiently during a time in which storage
budgets have shown continuous increases despite declining storage costs.

Over the next four years, the Enterprise Strategy Group expects organizations to
archive approximately 7,500 petabytes of database information to help comply with
record retention regulations, retain structured information online at lower costs,
and create development environments supporting infrastructure and software upgrades.
“There are clear benefits of managing database information from a single platform
as organizations must deal with evolving information security, information privacy
and information retention regulations” said Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst,
Enterprise Strategy Group. “Whether it is creating a secure development environment,
sunsetting aged database applications, or leveraging inexpensive storage, Solix
provides a comprehensive suite of products designed to facilitate more efficient
database management.”

With the Solix EDMS, organizations will be able to manage compliance and ILM
initiatives from a single platform providing organizations with the tools to:

– Mitigate Risk: Significantly reduce security threats by masking confidential
database data
within archives and test and development environments;
– Reduce Storage Costs: Leverage tiered storage strategies for more efficient data
lifecycle management;
– Enforce Consistent Security Policies: Implement consistent data security policies
and enforce those policies when archiving and migrating data
– Audit Data: Audit database activity, providing audit notifications and reports
that can be searched and retrieved during an E-Discovery investigation; and
– Retire legacy applications: Migrate and archive legacy data for application and
infrastructure upgrades

Solix Compliance Solutions:
– Solix Secure Test and Development allows organizations to automatically create
database copies while masking sensitive data in non-production environments for
improved security, faster test and development cycles, and reduced storage costs.
– Solix Data Auditor is a policy driven security tool that monitors and reports on
what data has been accessed, updated or deleted, providing event notification and
reporting of database activity in a secure repository that can be searched during an
audit or eDiscovery inquiry.

Solix Information Lifecycle Management Solutions:
– Solix Enterprise Archiving, formerly Solix ARCHIVEjinni, archives all data
(application, email, documents and other files) to a secure, controlled, and
searchable archive laying a foundation to support eDiscovery.
– Solix Application Sunsetting and Migration leverages the Solix Enterprise Metadata
Manager and allows database administrators to map metadata between legacy and
current applications and create conversion rules to ensure seamless data migration.

“Our customers are looking for ways to solve their database management and security
challenges,” said Amitava Sharma, Global Head Oracle Practice, Wipro Technologies.
With so many different solutions out there, it is critical that customers can
streamline and simplify their IT infrastructure while addressing their evolving
needs. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite gives enterprises both: the
ability to implement the solutions they need today, with the infrastructure in place
to address future database management challenges.” Wipro Technologies is a member
of the Solix Global Partner Network.

The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite of products is available immediately from
Solix Technologies and members of the Solix Global Partner Network. For more
information, visit Solix Technologies online at www.solix.com or download the
whitepaper by Enterprise Strategy Group, “Facilitating Compliance and Intelligent
Information Management with Effective Database Management: A Review of Solix
Technologies’ Enterprise Data Management Suite” at http://www.solix.com.

About Solix Technologies
Solix Technologies, Inc. is a recognized global provider of enterprise data
management
solutions for Information Lifecycle Management and Compliance. The Solix
Enterprise Data Management Suite of software enable organizations to discover,
classify and manage structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, and easily
implement tiered storage strategies, while securing, managing and auditing
confidential data for compliance and information governance. Solix partners with
the leading application and storage providers to provide integrated solutions for
todayРІР‚в„ўs heterogeneous environments. With an extensive global client base,
including many Fortune 500 companies, Solix is considered a pioneer in providing a
complete infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments (Application,
Email and Documents) in an enterprise. For more information please visit
www.solix.com or call 888-GO-SOLIX.

# # #
Solix is a trademark of Solix Technologies. Other product and service names
mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Web Site = http://www.solix.com/ Р’В 

Contact Details = Angela Sanfilippo
Solix Technologies, Inc.
angela.sanfilippo@solix.com
408.328.6444

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Acquisition Furthers Cisco’s Vision for Enabling Collaboration in the SMB Market

Cisco (NasdaqGS:CSCONews) and WebEx today announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire WebEx. WebEx is a market leader in on-demand collaboration applications, and its network-based solution for delivering business-to-business collaboration extends Cisco’s vision for Unified Communications, particularly within the Small to Medium Business (SMB) segment.Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of WebEx for $57 per share and will assume outstanding share-based awards, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.2 billion, or approximately $2.9 billion net of WebEx’s existing cash balance. The transaction will be accounted for in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the acquisition of WebEx is expected to close in the fourth quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2007. Cisco anticipates this transaction will be neutral to its non-GAAP FY2008 earnings.

The acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of each company and is subject to various standard closing conditions, including approval under Hart Scott Rodino and similar laws outside the U.S.

“As collaboration in the workplace becomes increasingly important, companies are looking for rich communications tools to help them work more effectively and efficiently,” said Charles H. Giancarlo, Chief Development Officer at Cisco. “The combination of Cisco and WebEx will deliver compelling solutions accelerating this next wave of business communications.

Cisco believes the network is a platform for all forms of communications and collaboration, and WebEx’s technology and services portfolio complement Cisco’s leadership in the Unified Communications and collaboration market, while providing Cisco with a new and unique business model to expand its presence in the fast-growing SMB market,” Giancarlo continued.

“Cisco and WebEx share a vision of web collaboration as a key to accelerating business processes and critical to durable competitive advantage,” said Subrah S. Iyar, CEO of WebEx. “Cisco’s global reach and customer focus will help us extend our core web collaboration applications and continue to broaden the services we offer through the WebEx Connect platform.”

WebEx’s service portfolio includes technologies and services that allow companies to engage in real-time and asynchronous data conferences over the Internet as well as share web-based documents and workspaces that help improve productivity, performance and efficiency of workers in any size organization. WebEx’s subscription-based services strategy has been key to its success, and Cisco plans to preserve this business model going forward.

Following the close of the transaction, WebEx will become a part of Cisco’s Development Organization while maintaining its unique business model. Mr. Iyar will report directly to Mr.Giancarlo.

WebEx was founded in 1995 and held its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in July 2000. The company has close to 2200 employees. For FY2006, which ended December 31, 2006, WebEx reported revenues of $380 million.

Editor’s Note:

A conference call with Cisco Chief Development Officer Charles Giancarlo and WebEx CEO Subrah Iyar to discuss Cisco’s acquisition of WebEx will be held at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 15, 2007. The dial-in number is 1-888-989-6518 (United States); 212-287-1617 (international); corresponding slides and a webcast will be available atР’В  http://www.cisco.com/go/investors. A replay of the Cisco/WebEx conference call will be available from 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on March 15, 2007, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 22, 2007.Р’В  The dial-in number is 1-866-430-8796 (United States); 203-369-0942 (international). Additional information regarding the acquisition will be available atР’В Р’В  http://newsroom.cisco.com.

About Cisco

Cisco (NasdaqGS:CSCONews) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

About WebEx

With 2.2 million registered users, WebEx (NasdaqGS:WEBXNews) is the global leader in on-demand applications for collaborative business on the web. These applications enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web-touch interactions. As an on-demand provider, WebEx is able to facilitate both internal and external collaboration. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a global network specifically designed for the secure delivery of on-demand applications. WebEx applications support multipoint videoconferencing, web conferencing and application remote control. WebEx is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239 or visit www.WebEx.com for more information.

Cisco, Cisco Systems, Linksys and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

WebEx and the WebEx logo are registered trademarks of WebEx.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding expected performance of Cisco following completion of the acquisition, including statements related to Cisco’s product and service offerings and the future of the network and communications markets. Statement regarding future events are based on the parties’ current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, obtaining a sufficient number of tendered shares of common stock and regulatory approval of the merger, the potential impact on the business of WebEx due to the uncertainty about the acquisition, the retention of employees of WebEx and the ability of Cisco to successfully integrate WebEx and to achieve expected benefits. Actual results may differ materially from those in the projections or other forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of Cisco’s filings with the SEC, including its most recent filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

Securities Law Disclosure

The tender offer for the outstanding common stock of WebEx has not yet commenced. This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of WebEx common stock will be made only pursuant to an offer to purchase and related materials that Cisco Systems, Inc. intends to file with the SEC on Schedule TO. WebEx also intends to file a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the offer. WebEx stockholders and other investors should read these materials carefully because they contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the offer. WebEx stockholders and other investors will be able to obtain copies of these materials without charge from the SEC through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, from Georgeson Inc., the information agent for the offer, toll-free at (888) 264-7052 (banks and brokers call (212) 440-9800), from Cisco (with respect to documents filed by Cisco with the SEC) by going to Cisco’s Investor Relations Website at http://www.cisco.com/go/investors, or from WebEx (with respect to documents filed by WebEx with the SEC) by going to WebEx’s Investor Relations Website at www.WebEx.com. Stockholders and other investors are urged to read carefully those materials prior to making any decisions with respect to the offer.

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Hamilton Researchers Receive Over $15 Million For Cutting-Edge Research

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION

Released on = March 15, 2007, 7:23 am

Press Release Author = Christine Arnal – IRIS Conseil

Industry = Automotive

Press Release Summary = McMaster University is working on new technologies for
producing lighter-weight, and more cost-competitive cars. The government is
providing over $15 million to support this initiative

Press Release Body =

HAMILTON, ON – The Ontario government is attracting high-value jobs and new
investment by supporting Hamilton researchers who are exploring leading-edge auto
manufacturing technology
, announced Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation
Dalton McGuinty.

\”Prosperity in the 21st century is all about investing in the skills, knowledge and
creativity of our people,\” said Premier McGuinty. \”By enabling world-class research
to be done right here in Ontario, our government is doing its part to attract top
researchers, create better jobs and spark new economic investment.\”

The government is providing over $15 million to support the Hamilton Initiative for
Automotive Manufacturing Innovation, led by David Wilkinson at McMaster University.

The investment will help develop new technologies for producing lighter-weight, more
cost-competitive cars. This will help strengthen Ontario\’s future as a leading auto
and auto parts manufacturer, and create highly skilled jobs. The funding will
leverage matching investments from 26 partners in industry and other fields.

Today\’s announcement is the first in a series of investments through the Ontario
Research Fund\’s Research Excellence program. Under the first round of investments,
the government is providing $115 million to support research across the province.

The Ontario Research Fund promotes scientific excellence by supporting research that
can be developed into innovative goods and services that will boost Ontario\’s
economy.

Investing in research and development is the latest example of how the McGuinty
government is working on the side of businesses and families to strengthen Ontario\’s
economy.

Other initiatives include:

пѓј Introducing the $160-million Ideas to Market strategy to grow new start-ups
and drive innovative discoveries from the lab to the marketplace
пѓј Helping to generate over $7 billion in automotive investments that retain
and create thousands of high-value jobs
пѓј Creating the Small Business Agency of Ontario to help reduce regulatory
burdens on small business and improve government and business interaction.

\”We\’re laying the foundation for generations of research talent to come,\” said
Premier McGuinty. \”By investing in our people and their ideas, we\’ll continue
creating the culture of innovation that will make Ontario a global leader in the
knowledge economy.\”

For more information about the Ontario Research Fund, please visit
www.ontario.ca/innovation.

For more information, contact:

Ray Lancashire, Media Relations, Invest Ontario
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
900 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Hearst Block, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E1
Tel: (416) 326-1608
Fax : (416) 325-6375
E-mail: ray.lancashire@edt.gov.on.ca

Web Site = http://iris-conseil.net Р’В 

Contact Details = Contact for France
IRIS-Conseil Christine Arnal
44, Rue de varenne 75007 Paris
TГ©l : 01 45 44 04 21 Fax : 01 45 44 18 14

India to become 2nd Largest Economy of World by 2050

Released on = March 14, 2007, 10:44 pm

Press Release Author = Shushmul Maheshwari

Industry =

Press Release Summary = Goldman Sachs in its report has quoted that India will
emerge the 2nd largest economy throughout the globe.

Press Release Body = India will emerge as the 2nd largest economy throughout the
world by the year 2050, ahead of US, said Goldman Sachs in a statement that
Economics Times published on 24 January 2007 broadening the estimates of the
prospects of India in its October ’03 research paper “BRIC’s report”.

According to the report productivity growth in India will help the country sustain
above 8% growth until the year 2020. The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of India will
exceed France, UK and Italy by the mid of next decade (that is around 2015). ItРІР‚в„ўll
then surpass Japan and Germany and then finally the United States ahead of the year
2050 to become the 2nd largest economy following China.

Growth acceleration of India since 2003 has shown a structural upward trend and not
a simple cyclical upturn, as per the research arm of Goldman Sach in a global
research paper that was released on 22 January 2007. The paper wrote that nearly 50%
of the total growth was driven by the productivity growth and will likely continue
for next few years as well.

Between the years 2007 and 2020, GDP per capita of India is expected to quadruple.
The escalating growth rate will signify huge demand here, since the people of India
will also use up additionally about 5 times car and 3 times crude oil. The
contribution of India to the growth of the global economy will also continue to
increase, as per the report.

RNCOS report on “India Retail Sector Analysis (2006-2007)” notifies, “The economy of
India has shown a healthy growth during 2003-2006. The GDP growth rate of the
country almost crossed 9% mark during the year 2006. The retail industry of the
country has received a strong boost due to this steady growth in its GDP. There has
been a continuous rise in the personal income as well as household consumption in
the country. The GDP of India is expected to rise further in the years to come.”

This research reports on “India Retail Sector Analysis (2006-2007)” also addresses
some interesting issues for todayРІР‚в„ўs global business environment. The key questions
answered in this report include: what is the current market size and scope of the
organized retail in India; what & where are the growth prospects and issues related
to the industry; what are the factors driving growth in this sector; what are the
opportunities & challenges faced by retailers in India and so on.

About RNCOS:

RNCOS, incorporated in the year 2002, is an industry research firm. It has a team of
industry experts who analyze data collected from credible sources. They provide
industry insights and analysis that helps corporations to take timely and accurate
business decision in today\’s globally competitive environment.

For more information visit: http://www.rncos.com/Report/IM058.htm Р’В 
Current Industry News: http://www.rncos.com/blog Р’В 

Web Site = http://www.rncos.com Р’В 

Contact Details = RNCOS
Shushmul Maheshwari
Head of Business Development
29, 1st Floor, Patparganj Industrial Area, Delhi 92
91-11-4214-1229
info@rncos.com

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Nanotechnology brings UK and India Together

Released on = March 14, 2007, 10:45 pm

Press Release Author = Shushmul Maheshwari

Industry = Healthcare

Press Release Summary = To accelerate the development nanotechnology and register
its presence globally, UK has team up with India and formed a joint entity called
NWG (Nanotechnology Working Group).

Press Release Body = UK and India has joined hands to form a joint NWG
(Nanotechnology Working Group) to thrust the development and expansion of advanced
technologies. The NWG will be formally launched in coming 2 months as a part of
British governmentРІР‚в„ўs move to prop up the nanotechnology sector of UK in the
international arena.

Nanotechnology is a branch of science that has the capability to speed up the
development in many industries. Nanotechnology can break the existing silicon limits
and make computers much faster by creating smaller and more competent microchips.

Bob Driver, Director, High-tech sectors, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), a govt.
body, which helps companies operating overseas, says the working group will take the
nanotechnology higher and bridge the India and UK technologically together.

Driver, in news published by Computing, says, “The nanotechnology initiative between
India and the UK will help create an environment that sparks co-operation”. He added
that the onus of attracting investments in the UKРІР‚в„ўs R&D (Research & Development)
work is on UKTI. He stressed on the growing interest in nanotechnology and says, “We
have a coherent network of nanotechnology centers of excellence and a healthy number
of companies which have been successfully invested in”.

David Sharp, nanotechnology expert, UKTI, says the nanotechnology expertise of UK
ranks in the top 5 countries of the world.

He states, “The UK is up there along with the US, Japan, Germany and Korea, but
there is a lot of co-operation between countries. The science is pushing forward and
has an impact on every sector”.

Nanotechnology sector make the UK economy richer by adding around Р’Р€23 Billion
annually to it and this market share is expected to grow two-fold by 2015. As per UK
Trade and Investment, number of companies operating in nanotechnology sector in UK
doubled between fiscal 2003-04 and 2004-05.

According to RNCOS report “The World Nanotechnology Market (2006)”, like other
developed nations, UK too has recognized nanotechnology as one of the important
fields to develop a knowledge-based economy. The UK govt. has identified Advanced
Materials, Energy, Communication, Healthcare, and Manufacturing as the potential
sectors where nanotechnology will significantly influence the British economy.

The research report also discusses global outlook of the nanotechnology market,
market analysis by products and applications, update on recent developments in the
market, and R&D funding agencies and nanotechnology research centers in UK.

About RNCOS:

RNCOS, incorporated in the year 2002, is an industry research firm. It has a team of
industry experts who analyze data collected from credible sources. They provide
industry insights and analysis that helps corporations to take timely and accurate
business decision in today\’s globally competitive environment.

For more information visit: http://www.rncos.com/Report/IM060.htm Р’В 
Current Industry News: http://www.rncos.com/blog Р’В 

Web Site = http://www.rncos.com Р’В 

Contact Details = RNCOS
Shushmul Maheshwari
Head of Business Development
29, 1st Floor, Patparganj Industrial Area, Delhi 92
91-11-4214-1229
info@rncos.com

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Avangate Develops Next Level in Fraud Control with Fraud Detective 2

Released on = March 15, 2007, 2:28 am

Press Release Author = Sorana Kunst

Industry = Software

Press Release Summary = Avangate BV, shareware registration service and e-commerce
provider for online software sales, introduces a key upgrade with its proprietary
fraud detection module, enabling faster order processing and superior end-user
comfort.

Press Release Body = Avangate BV, shareware registration service and e-commerce
provider for online software sales, introduces a key upgrade with its proprietary
fraud detection module, enabling faster order processing and superior end-user
comfort. Fraud Detective, now reaching second edition, is part of the AvangateР’В®
solution and makes the later a very effective e-commerce platform to protect against
criminal attacks and identity theft on the Internet.

Fraud Detective 2.0 makes a difference, being a reliable fraud detection module for
e-commerce while speeding up the online order management and encouraging purchases.
Based on Avangate team experience with observing and handling fraudsters\’ behavior
patterns, the technology was developed with a keen eye on online sellers\’ commercial
requirements. The result is an efficient background application that continuously
learns and improves its timing and accuracy.

\”Being a good fraud detective implies always being alert and open. Fraud Detective
2.0 was developed from the beginning as an intelligent module integrated within the
AvangateР’В® solution. Fraud patterns including specific order profile for each product
are studied by the Avangate anti-fraud system, learned and archived for further
reference\”, explains Cristian Badea, CIO Avangate B.V.

\”We are happy to have created a true artificial brain that understands our clients\’
business, helps build customer trust and eventually boosts conversion rate\”, adds
Cristian Badea.

Fraud Detective 2.0 is now standard on AvangateР’В® solution and is a proof of how
technology helps business grow. Better security and better customer care make better
sales.

***

About Avangate B.V.
Avangate B.V. provides solutions for electronic software distribution and reseller
management, assisting software companies worldwide in successfully selling their
products online and at the same time efficiently managing a distribution network.
The company\’s offer includes an eCommerce platform incorporating an easy to use and
secure online payment system plus software marketing services and additional
marketing and sales tools such as an affiliate network, automated cross selling
options, software promotion management, real time reporting, 24/7 shopper support,
and the myAvangate reseller management program specifically designed for software
sales.

Web Site = http://www.avangate.com Р’В 

Contact Details = For further information, contact:

Avangate
Tel.: +31 20 890 8080
Email: info@avangate.com
Web: www.avangate.com

For Media related enquiries, contact:

Sorana Kunst – PR Manager
Tel.: +31 20 890 8080
Email: press@avangate.com

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DBA and Sons Enhances Performance with Hyperion System 9

Released on = March 14, 2007, 2:22 am

Press Release Author = Nirmala D’souza/Oak Consulting FZC

Industry = Software

Press Release Summary = The leading UAE-based company deployed the Hyperion solution to increase productivity, streamline business processes and manage growth across its global operations.

Press Release Body = Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2007: Hyperion today announced that Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Co (DBA), a leading UAE-based business conglomerate with diversified businesses, has deployed Hyperion System 9 to enhance performance, streamline business processes, save time and costs on operations and in turn increase productivity. DBA Group is using Hyperion as a comprehensive solution for planning, consolidation, reporting and analysis across its wide-spread operations.

Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Co (DBA), which was established in 1965, has diversified businesses such as Distribution of Heavy Equipment, Trucks, Air-conditioning, Heating & Automotive components, Real Estate, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Construction, and Information Technology to name a few. DBA Group re-engineered its vision and mission in the mid-nineties to increase its role in the Global economy by setting its sights on international markets and expanding its operations worldwide. The Group has seen a growth of more than 50% each year over the previous year in both domestic and international businesses. DBA has a network of distribution channel partners in 35 countries and overseas offices in Moscow, Kiev, Almaty, Tashkent and Bangalore.

“DBA strongly believes that technology is a driving factor for growth. Our company invested millions on a sound IT Infrastructure, built on a world-class ERP Solution and Hyperion’s Business Intelligence and Planning Tools, to support our independent business units,” said Mr. Narasimha Rao, Chief Information Officer, DBA & Sons Group. “Our Enterprise demands only the best-of-breed applications that align with our vision and help us drive our business. Very few solutions have the breadth and depth that Hyperion System 9 offers. HyperionРІР‚в„ўs unique ability to integrate financial management, consolidation, planning and data quality management into a unified solution made it the clear choice for DBA,” he added.

“DBA is an existing customer of Hyperion and was using its Business Intelligence solutions across the organization. In order to realize their objectives of establishing a standard framework that would enable the company to manage performance, track and report financial results with confidence and meet the requirements of its many business units across geographies, DBA made the decision to move to Hyperion System9 platform,” Mr. Hisham Malak, Channel & Marketing ManagerРІР‚в„ў HSME, Hyperion’s Middle East Distributor explained.

“Hyperion System 9 has enabled the seamless integration of all of DBA’s existing systems and has helped DBA not only in its meeting its reporting requirements but also in other areas such as Planning, Forecasting, Sales Analysis, Stock Movement etc. Hyperion System 9 has also allowed DBA to summarize consolidated data from their ERP into a Demand Forecasting Application,” said Ms. Aarti Mohan, BI Consultant DBA & Sons.

Hyperion System 9, the industryРІР‚в„ўs most comprehensive performance management solution, leverages the unique technology in its Foundation Services layer to integrate BI technologies and financial management applications into a single unified system. For the first time, formerly dissimilar activities such as management and production reporting, advanced analytics, financial reporting and consolidation, enterprise planning, scorecarding and strategic modeling are all accessible through the Hyperion System 9 workspace, the first personalized workspace for Business Performance Management.

Commenting on the benefits of Hyperion System 9, Mr. Rao said, ” We had already achieved returns on our investment with our existing Hyperion’s BI solution. However, System 9, a major release from Hyperion, had immense additional feature enhancements that would enable end users do their own reporting. With this upgrade, our end-users have easy access to data and analysis in real time from anywhere.”

“Being a huge group with multiple lines of business each with its own unique process means multiple systems with complex functionalities. Hyperion has provided management and executives with powerful insights into the business enabling them to make better-informed decisions and to continuously identify areas to improve performance. All our business decisions rely on the information and analytics provided by Hyperion.” Mr. Darwish, Director of DBA & Sons said “Hyperion System 9 platform has given us a 360Р’В° view on Corporate Performance anytime anywhere and we can now establish key initiatives and align all efforts as a whole to achieve the desired results.” he added.

DBA looks after its Corporate IT Services in-house from its centralized Data center in Abu Dhabi. DBA has invested in multi-level security systems to protect its IT environment at all levels. DBA’s datacenter is going through major upgrades ranging from Oracle E-Business Suite to Infrastructure to Hyperion’s Business Intelligence solution. The Hyperion System 9 accommodated in DBA’s new infrastructure setup did not require any equipment upgrade for this implementation. Hyperion is providing DBA with ongoing support and training keeping the staff abreast on the technology.

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About Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons (DBA):
Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons (DBA), United Arab Emirates based company, formed in 1965, is a US $ 1 Billion diversified group involved in Distributorship of Heavy equipment, Trucks, Air-conditioning, Heating & automotive components, Construction, Real Estate & Hospitality. They are one of the largest private sector organizations with work force over 6000 employees covering the markets in the Middle East, East & Central Africa, India, Russia & CIS countries.

About Hyperion System 9
Hyperion System 9 is the result of a three-year initiative to dramatically transform and simplify the way users interact with BI and performance management software. This transformation has been accomplished through technical innovations within a Foundation Services layer and the development of Hyperion System 9 BI+ Workspace, the first personalized workspace for Business Performance Management.

Integrating financial management applications with a BI platform, Hyperion System 9 enables users to link strategies with plans and continuously monitor their execution against goals to improve business agility. Because the system provides a common view into enterprise data sources and across management processes, users are able to make better, faster decisions based on a single reliable perspective over information that spans all areas of the operation.

The solution leverages the technology in Hyperion Foundation Services a scalable, shared services foundation that simplifies systems management, integration and administration across the enterprise, to integrate BI technologies and financial management applications into a single, cohesive system.

Hyperion System 9 makes formerly disparate activities including management and production reporting, advanced analytics, financial reporting and consolidation, enterprise planning, scorecarding and strategic modeling accessible through a single, unified workspace. As a result, users are no longer forced to shuffle between applications or sign in and out of separate tools to get answers to their business questions. With Hyperion System 9, users can address all of their performance management and query and reporting needs within a single thin client environment that is personalized and optimized for their unique needs.

About Hyperion
Hyperion Solutions Corporation is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 10,000 customers rely on Hyperion software to provide visibility into how their businesses are performing and to help them plan and model to improve that performance. Using Hyperion software, customers collect data, organize and analyze it, then communicate it across the enterprise. Hyperion offers the industry’s only Business Performance Management solution that integrates financial management applications with a business intelligence platform into a single system.
Named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For (2004), Hyperion serves global customers in 45 countries. A network of more than 600 partners provides the companyРІР‚в„ўs innovative and specialized solutions and services. Hyperion generated revenues of $703 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2005 and is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com .

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements concerning the potential success of anticipated product features, the anticipated product offerings and the potential market opportunities for business performance management software. Such statements constitute anticipated outcomes and do not assure results. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to the company’s ability to retain and attract key employees, the successful and timely development of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, customer demand, and technological shifts. For a more detailed discussion of factors that could affect the company’s performance and cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, interested parties should review the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Report on Form 10-K filed on August 31, 2005 and the report on Form 10-Q filed on November 9, 2005. The company does not undertake an obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

“Hyperion,” the Hyperion “H” logo and Hyperion’s product names are trademarks of Hyperion. References to other companies and their products use trademarks owned by the respective companies and are for reference purpose only.

Web Site = http://www.hyperion.com Р’В 

Contact Details = Nirmala D’souza
Oak Consulting FZC
P.O.Box 39261
Dubai, UAE
+971507343840
nimi@oakconsulting.biz

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CeBIT 2007 – VASCO Launches aXs GUARD Authentication Appliance

Released on = March 14, 2007, 3:02 am

Press Release Author = VASCO Data Security – Jochem Binst

Industry = Internet & Online

Press Release Summary = CeBIT 2007: VASCO Launches aXs GUARD Authentication Appliance

aXs GUARD offers VACMAN Strong Authentication and over 20 related services; Authentication Appliance to be Complete Product Family in VASCOРІР‚в„ўs Offerings

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium – March 14, 2007 – VASCO Data Security International Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), the leading software security company, specializing in authentication products, today announced that it will launch its aXs GUARD Authentication Appliance at CeBIT 2007, the world\’s largest trade fair for digital IT and telecommunications solutions (March 15-21, Hanover Germany). The recently acquired aXs GUARD product range will be positioned as a complete product family in VASCOРІР‚в„ўs Full Option, All-Terrain product strategy.

Press Release Body = Strategically positioned between a companyРІР‚в„ўs Local Area Network (LAN) and the Internet, aXs GUARD is harnessed by VASCOРІР‚в„ўs renowned VACMAN technology to provide best-of-breed and comprehensive secure Internet communication. By adding over 20 security services around VACMAN/Digipass strong authentication, aXs GUARD creates a clean and secure corporate e-working space for companies, regardless their size and occupation. The product shares important assets such as easy set up, ease of use and low Total Cost of ownership with VASCOРІР‚в„ўs other leading product lines.

aXs GUARD functionalities include:

– VACMAN/Digipass strong authentication and e-signature;

– Virus Protection;

– Intrusion Prevention;

– Filter Controls;

– Website Protection;

– Firewall;

– Etc.

VASCO will invest strongly in aXs GUARD and its worldwide success.

As a first step, aXs GUARD is positioned as one of VASCOРІР‚в„ўs five product lines:

– VACMAN: VASCOРІР‚в„ўs core authentication platform;

– Identikey: Full authentication server;

– aXs GUARD: authentication appliance;

– Digipass: client e-signature software;

– DigipassPlus: authentication services, combining all of VASCOРІР‚в„ўs products
and solutions in an outsourced service offering.

aXs GUARD is available in nine different models, servicing both SMEРІР‚в„ўs and large corporations. Thanks to its high scalability, aXs GUARD grows with the company and its needs. Upgrades to larger aXs GUARD models are extremely easy.

“With the launch of aXs GUARD as VASCO’s authentication appliance product line, we successfully conclude the integration of the recently acquired Able N.V. into VASCO’s structure,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “We expect that aXs GUARD will be a global success and instrumental for the market dominance of VASCO as
the Full Option, All-Terrain Authentication Company.”

VASCO is the number one supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services. VASCO has established itself as the worldРІР‚в„ўs leading software company specialized in Internet Security, with a customer base of over 4,250 companies in more than 100 countries, including close to 650 international financial institutions. VASCOРІР‚в„ўs
prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.\”

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” and similar words, is
forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. Reference is made to the Company\’s public filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding the Company and its operations.

For more information contact:

Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 40, jbinst@vasco.com Web Site = http://www.vasco.com

Koningin Astridlaan 164
1780 Wemmel
Belgium
Phone +32 2 609 97 00
Fax +32 2 609 97 09
PR contact : Jochem Binst – Director of Corporate Communications
+32 2 609 97 40
jbi@vasco.com

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RSI still a big issue in UK office

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Released on = March 14, 2007, 3:38 am

Press Release Author = Marvin Edson

Industry = Small Business

Press Release Summary = RSI (repetitive strain injury) is causing UK office workers
to take almost 5 million working days off sick according to a recent report by the
Health & safety executive, the Trade Union Congress and the Chartered Society of
Physiotherapy.

Press Release Body = The main causes of discomfort and pain sufferers complained
about was back pain, neck pain, muscle aches and wrist problems.
As a health check for desk workers online office supplies company Officeprofiles
have laid out some simple but effective measures to help combat RSI in the office.

Office Environment
Always clean up after eating at your desk.
Wipe desks down regularly with correct cleaning wipes.
With antibacterial contents.

Work surface
Place items required frequently within easy reach.
Always clear unused files etc away.
Place telephone in easy reach on favored side.

Monitor position (probably most important) Position monitor so the eyes are level
with the top of screen.
Avoid leaning toward the monitor.
Correct viewing distance should be 45-91cm away from the screen.
Use screen filter with anti glare facility whenever possible.

Document placement
Place document vertically on the same plane and height as the screen.
Place document on the same side as the ‘dominant eye’.
Add task lighting to properly illuminate documents.

Work surface height
Adjust surface height between 66-81cm.
Position keyboard to be in flat or neutral posture.
Keep bottom of elbow even with home row of keyboard (not below) to help circulation.

Seating
Posture should be slightly reclined.
Keep back naturally curved.
Position knees slightly lower than hips.
Place feet flat on floor or on a footrest.
Allow 5-8cm between the back of the knee and the seat pan.
Do not tuck feet under the chair of rest feet on chair legs.

Keyboard/Mouse placement
Position keyboard flat or tilting away from you.
Forearms should be parallel to the floor with elbows bent to a near 90-110 degree
angle.Р’В  Position mouse at or below elbow keyboard height and close to the keyboard.
Add a separate keyboard to a laptop.

Finally always ask employers for the correct products to make working at your desk
an easier and more comfortable experience.

Web Site = http://www.officeprofiles.co.uk

Contact Details = Officeprofiles Limited
3A eagle Rd
Quarry Hill industrial park
Ilkeston, Derbyshire
DE7 4RB

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NiteLites Outdoor Lighting Franchise of Naples / Ft. Myers to Exhibit at 3rd Annual Spring Home and Garden Show March 24th and 25th

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Released on = March 13, 2007, 6:46 pm

Press Release Author = AlР’В  Bombick

Industry = Construction

Press Release Summary = NiteLites of Ft. Myers / Naples will exhibit at the upcoming 3rd Annual Spring Home and Garden Show, scheduled for March 24 and 25 at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers, FL.Р’В  Hours for the show are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days.Р’В 

Press Release Body = NiteLites of Ft. Myers / Naples, the Landscape Lighting Professionals, will be on hand at the 3rd Annual Spring Home and Garden Show, scheduled for March 24 and 25 at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers, FL.
Hours for the show are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days.Р’В 

Additional information on the show is available at www.expotradeshows.net.Р’В  The show offers the opportunity to find the products and expertise to remodel and update a home and garden.Р’В  The attendee can explore hundreds of exhibits featuring home and property improvements, such as outdoor architecture and landscape lighting.Р’В  While at the show, stop at the NiteLites exhibit and let Ryan Lewis and his staff show you their spectacular collection of photos of homes and landscapes that have extended their outdoor living area with a NiteLites lighting system.Р’В Р’В  They will also share
the many advantages of NiteLites high quality, specification grade, low voltage lighting systems.

NiteLites specializes in the production and installation of low voltage architectural lighting for both residential and commercial lighting applications. NiteLites provides many types of low voltage lighting fixtures including outdoor
lights for architectural lighting, landscape lighting, patio and garden lighting, deck lighting, submersible lighting for fountains and ponds, and path lighting.Р’В 

The NiteLites System provides clients with breathtaking curb appeal, added safety and security, increased value and resale potential, and the ability to enjoy outdoor patios, decks, swimming pools and walkways for additional hours each evening.Р’В  The company works with homeowners, builders and landscapers to create custom designs that not only highlight landscaping, but also showcase the architectural details of a home.

Potential clients are able to envision their home illuminated with NiteLites during a no obligation evening lighting demonstration.Р’В  Homeowners are given the opportunity to see exactly how their home can be highlighted, as a professional
designer tailors the system to meet their personal tastes and needs.Р’В  A full service operation, NiteLites offers complete design services, installation, and reliable maintenance ensuring ongoing enjoyment of the results of the lighting system.

NiteLites of Ft. Myers/Naples is a member of the Collier Building Industry Association www.cbia.net , Lee Building Industry Association, www.bia.net , and the National Association of Home Builders, www.nahb.org.

For more information on NiteLites Architectural and Landscape Lighting, or to register for a free nighttime demonstration, visit Mr. Lewis and his staff at the show, call 239-332-0221, or visit www.nitelites.com and click on Contact Us or Free
Demo.Р’В Р’В Р’В 

For more information on a NiteLites outdoor lighting home based, home services franchise, please call 1-866-NITELITES (1-866-648-3548).Р’В  Exterior lighting franchises are currently available in many major cities including Las Vegas, Dallas,
Fort Worth, Phoenix, San Antonio, Memphis, Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Seattle, Hartford, Tucson, Denver, Lexington, and San Jose.Р’В Р’В 

Web Site = http://www.nitelites.com/Naples

Contact Details =

6107 Market Ave
Phone 239-332-0221
Fax 239-590-0816
pr@nitelites.com

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