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WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo  will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)

AppSphere 2014 Continues to Expand Speaker List With Industry Thought Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- AppDynamics, the application intelligence leader for the software-defined business, today announced some exciting new additions to the lineup for AppDynamics AppSphere 2014, the company's first annual conference. AppSphere is designed for business executives, IT operations teams and developers to learn and explore how today's transformational technologies and approaches including big data, devops, agile, SOA, cloud and mobility are fast changing the world of IT and business. The conference takes place November 3-5 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Joining the list of keynote speakers are Bill Platt, general manager of web services at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Lance Crosby, chief executive officer of SoftLayer, an IBM Company, and Jonah Kowall, research vice president, IT Operations Management group, Gartner. ... (more)

Microsoft Announces 2009 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners

Microsoft Corp. has announced the winners and finalists of its 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Award winners and finalists were chosen from nominations from around the world. 2,000 entries were submitted by partners worldwide; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers' needs. "Partners are the key to igniting business innovation through great technology as well as helping customers drive down costs," said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "Congratulations to the 2009 Partner Award winners, who have demonstrated a su... (more)

GDS International Moves to Sydney

In the week that The Australian dollar traded nearly at a two-year high against the euro, a world leading media company (GDS International) announced the much anticipated opening of its Sydney Office. Bolstered by an expanding resource sector and energy-hungry Asian trading partners, Australia is the only major economy to have avoided a technical recession in 2009 recording only one quarter of contraction in gross domestic product and it is set to continue with a forecast of 3.75% growth in 2010. With advertising spend down GDS International, (a publishing and media company reliant on marketing spend) is bucking the trend. Maintaining unrivalled ROI to their clients GDS International (parent company of GDS Publishing) has seen double figure growth each year for the last five. “The key has been to diversify and innovate” Harlan Davis VP Product for GDS International... (more)

I.T. Spend is Back

It is now 2010 and things are looking up but IT fundamentals have shifted and spending must be closely monitored.  Some of the leading names in IT will be meeting to discuss planning and spending in the first quarter of 2010 at the CIO US Summit held by GDS International. The recession felt globally has changed the priorities in IT.  One of the key changes has focused on cloud options and if investments into internal data centers is really the path forward. "2010 will bring increased spending as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however budgets will continue to remain tight, spending the right money in the right places will make the difference" state the conglomerate of leading CIO's attending the CIO US summit lead by Jan Bertsch CIO Chrysler and James Haney, VP IT at HARLEY DAVIDSON INC. Spending took a dramatic fall in 2009 compared to that in 20... (more)

Vitamix Turns to Social Networking to Boost Online Sales

Blender manufacturer Vitamix announced today that a targeted email campaign inviting customers and prospects to its new social networking site featuring recipes, blogs and video is boosting the company’s online sales. Developed by direct marketing management firm C.TRAC information solutions and powered by email marketing provider ExactTarget, the campaign triggers emails to segmented groups of customers and prospects featuring unique content from the company’s social networking site Vita-Village.com. “Vita-Village.com provides a forum for us to interact with our customers and participate in the social media landscape, which has become increasingly important as we focus on keeping a 90 year-old brand fresh and relevant,” said Charles Morrow, ecommerce marketing manager of Vitamix. “Partnering with a technology leader like ExactTarget allows us to adopt new digital m... (more)

5 Marketing Technology Must-Haves for the Modern Marketer

When I was 17 and trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, chief marketing technology officer was 334th on my list, only 333 spots removed from my top choice, game show host. Nonetheless, I was surprised when, after Sajak, Dawson and Trebek turned down the gig, Right Source Marketing put me in charge of marketing technology a few weeks ago. I’ve never considered myself a techie, but here I sit, with the rise of technology and data having forever shifted the role of the modern marketer. Just when marketing had become cool again, we’ve gone ahead and crashed the technology party – a place that used to be reserved for geeks and nerds. Why? The reason is simple – the marketing seat at the boardroom table is getting closer and closer to the CEO seat because marketing is no longer viewed as a cost center but rather a revenue driver. As marketers, if we can ... (more)

5 Marketing Technology Must-Haves for the Modern Marketer

When I was 17 and trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, chief marketing technology officer was 334th on my list, only 333 spots removed from my top choice, game show host. Nonetheless, I was surprised when, after Sajak, Dawson and Trebek turned down the gig, Right Source Marketing put me in charge of marketing technology a few weeks ago. I’ve never considered myself a techie, but here I sit, with the rise of technology and data having forever shifted the role of the modern marketer. Just when marketing had become cool again, we’ve gone ahead and crashed the technology party – a place that used to be reserved for geeks and nerds. Why? The reason is simple – the marketing seat at the boardroom table is getting closer and closer to the CEO seat because marketing is no longer viewed as a cost center but rather a revenue driver. As marketers, if we can ... (more)

EPiServer Announces Digital Experience Cloud Spring 2015

STOCKHOLM and NASHUA, N.H., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EPiServer, a leading provider of digital marketing and digital commerce solutions, today launched its Spring version of the Digital Experience Cloud™ featuring key enhancements to use the platform based on consumption and enable seamless experiences that span digital marketing, digital commerce, and post-sale customer experiences. The Spring launch also delivers on EPiServer's customer centric roadmap to extend the functionality of its flagship solutions. The release advances the strategy established through the Ektron/EPiServer merger by the availability of best-in-class features to extend customers' existing investments in advanced web content management, enterprise connectivity, enabling search and digital commerce. Digital Experience Cloud: New Cloud Configurations The Spring launch delivers expanded conf... (more)

The Brandon Agency Selected as Agency of Record for Glory Foods, Inc.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from The Brandon Agency announced today that the agency has been selected as agency of record for Glory Foods, Inc. The Brandon Agency will develop and execute all marketing initiatives for Glory Foods in the areas of strategic marketing and brand planning; as well as creative, website development, public relations, social media and paid media campaigns. Glory Foods is the leader in authentic, Southern-style seasoned greens and canned vegetables, fresh bagged vegetables, corn bread mixes, hot sauces and cooking bases. Its Southern-style vegetables and side dishes are staples in American homes and offer convenient meal planning solutions for busy families. Glory Foods, a private, minority-controlled business based in Columbus, Ohio is distributed in most major retail grocery stores across the United S... (more)

DocuSign Cloud Partner Program Transforms Electronic Transactions

DocuSign today announced its DocuSign Cloud Partner Program to bring together leaders in cloud computing who are standardizing on DocuSign for eSignature to make it easier, faster, and more secure for companies of all sizes to manage online transactions and signatures in the cloud. “Electronic signature has gone from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ as companies look for innovative ways to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO of DocuSign. “We continue to see more industries, businesses, and individual professionals embrace DocuSign to sign everything, everywhere in the cloud – driven in part by partners integrating with DocuSign for their eSignature platform.” “DocuSign is the perfect example of an AppExchange partner, with an app built natively on the Force.com platform, that extends the reach of Sal... (more)