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22Jul/150

Full Agenda, 80 Speakers, 59 Sessions Announced for OR Business Management Conference

The OR Business Management Conference, a staple of the operating room business management industry, will be held February 21-24, 2016, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale in Glendale, AZ. The 2016 Program Committee, led by Program Chair Dana Crompton, MHA, developed a full, expanded agenda to include a pre-conference workshop and more than 50 educational sessions in four tracks, presented by more than 70 perioperative services expert speakers.

The conference will kick off Sunday, February 21, with a Pre-Conference Workshop, Writing a Master Business Plan for Perioperative Supply Management. The workshop, led by Ned Turner, senior vice president of Medline Industries, Inc., is pre-approved for an additional 3 continuing education units (CEUs).

The 2016 conference will provide attendees with several brand new topics essential to todays healthcare environment, including:

14Jul/15Off

SpyAware Android App Launches to Spy on Apps That Spy On You



Spy on the Apps that Spy on You


Designed to help people defend their privacy and shed light on commonly-used, Wild West mobile app data mining practices, today SpyAware launched a new upgrade to its Android app to help people spy on the apps that spy on them. Available immediately, the new SpyAware app tells users which apps are transmitting their data, how much data they are taking, and where the data is being sent. The new version is now free, includes live notifications of specific threats for a users device and apps, and makes it easier to investigate where apps are sending data throughout the world.

Were tired of seeing peoples private information pirated from their phone, whether for profit to sell to data collectors or a hacker with bad intentions, said Craig Spiegelberg, founder and CEO of Privacy Sentry, creator of the SpyAware app. Our goal is to provide tools that reveal the hidden activities of mobile devices, give users control over their private information and ultimately allow them to dictate the terms of data sharing.

SPY ON THE APPS THAT SPY ON YOU

After 24 hours of installation, SpyAware displays the phones data transactions in a dynamic threat report that identifies apps that took a users data, including many that are unnecessary to the function of the app location, conversations, text messages, pictures, or contacts being among the most egregious. When a user launches the SpyAware app, the home page offers an easy-to-browse dashboard populated by a proprietary algorithm that classifies the apps risk behavior as red, yellow, or green. Using completely anonymized data, app behavior is considered high risk when it accesses personal information, especially if data is harvested while the phone is idle, continuously monitors GPS location of the phone, and/or sends data to potential high risk parties and sites outside the users country. It gives each user a personal risk profile by constantly measuring app behavior data to develop normalized scores that change with usage patterns. The dashboard also showcases how many vulnerabilities and permissions an app has, amount of data taken and received, number of times user location was used and a map identifying how many destinations and the locations where a users data was sent. Users can click a data point to easily investigate and browse the hosts where the data is being sent to by each app. Users can also filter by different types of activities to find apps that track location, send data over the Internet, and are active without a users knowledge. SpyAware has seen some apps harvest as many as 60 separate data elements.

SLAP DOWN ANDROID APPS THAT SPY ON PEOPLE'S PRIVACY

Using information gathered through its app, SpyAware seeks to empower every consumer to fight back against worldwide consumer privacy exploitation by fostering a movement built on the belief that people should own the data generated by their smartphone or tablet. SpyAware has made it easy to report violators to the FCC and take action if an app is behaving badly. When violations are identified, SpyAware asks users to spread news across Facebook and Twitter to drive public awareness and pressure apps to change their policies. The company also asks users to use the SpyAware threat reports to write evidence-based app reviews of privacy violations in Google Play. If users do not get the information they seek, SpyAware suggests deleting the app until concerns are addressed. Users who have accepted an apps behavior as legitimate, like an app accessing their location or sharing data for advertising purposes, can turn off SpyAware notifications for that specific app.

The levels by which people have access to my information, both apps and others, is interesting and scary, said Brett Simpson, a busy engineer and millennial father who is concerned about the privacy of his data. I was shocked to see the amount of data Facebook, Google Maps, and Amazon take from my phone. I feel much more informed with SpyAware.

Download the app in Google Play. SpyAware needs to be installed for 24 hours for a complete assessment and for the user to receive their first official threat report.

Connect with SpyAware on Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT SPYAWARE

SpyAware is created by Privacy Sentry Corp (PSC), a company that provides security software for mobile devices based on its patented technology that continuously monitors, displays, and disrupts the capturing of private datawhether between apps, data brokers, Internet companies, and government agencies. For more information visit http://www.privacysentrycorp.com.







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10Jul/15Off

Nadel Phelan, Inc. Voted PR Agency of the Year By Two Premier Organizations




Nadel Phelan, Inc., leader in strategic and tactical high-tech public relations and marketing, announced today that it has been selected as PR Agency of the Year by the Silicon Valley Awards and IT World Awards.

Over the past two decades the firm has leveraged its knowledge of technology and market trends, in security, mobile, wireless and infrastructure technologies to maximize the visibility of its clients offerings. Strategies have included:

19Jun/15Off

Cision Recognized by SIIA for Driving the Future of Communication Software


CHICAGO (PRWEB) June 17, 2015

Cision, the leading global media intelligence provider, today announced that it has been awarded two prestigious Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Content CODiE Awards for its best-in-class public relations (PR) and social software offerings. Recognized for driving change and innovation in the industry, Cisions Visible Intelligence product won Best Content Analytics Solution and its Vocus PR Suite product won Best Media and Information Monitoring Solution.

We think Cision offers the best PR solutions in the business, and we are proud to see them recognized for high performance in todays evolving communication landscape, said Cision CEO Peter Granat. When we brought together these products in the Cision portfolio last year, we promised innovation and to drive the future of the industry. This honor from SIIA is a strong testament to what were building at Cision and where were going as a company.

Cisions Visible Intelligence product was recognized as Best Content Analytics Solution for its superior ability to help publishers, media companies and information services providers understand content utilization and data. Integrated into one platform, it focuses on social media monitoring, enriched data analytics and insights, and customer engagement.

Recognizing the best solution for monitoring, analyzing and drawing insights from a wide range of content, the Media and Information Monitoring Solution Award was given to Cisions Vocus PR Suite because of the softwares all-in-one monitoring platform. It provides PR professionals the most robust, integrated workflow solution possible, capturing content across various forms of digital and traditional media.

SIIAs 2015 Content CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact content companies and products out there, said Michael Marchesano, managing director of CISD & ABM divisions at SIIA. As the content industry explores new business models and product delivery technologies, these winners are leading the way forward. Looking at these products, businesses and leaders are providing a strong vision for where our industry is headed.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the software industry's only peer-reviewed annual awards competition and have been recognizing product excellence for 30 years. Since 2009, Cision products have won eight CODiE Awards across seven categories, including Best Marketing/Public Relations Solution, Best Media and Information Monitoring Solution, Best Online Business Information Service, Best Social Media Aggregation Service, Best Online News Service, and Best Content Analytics Solution. Since 2013, Cision has won the Best Media and Information Monitoring Solution Award twice and been a finalist once.

About Cision

Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of todays communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industrys most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit http://www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.







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9Jun/15Off

Health Briefs TV to Air in London, Ontario


Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) June 07, 2015

Health Briefs TV producers are pleased to present June air dates for London, Ontario, Canada and vicinity. The city located in Southwestern Ontario offers residents and visitors many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. It is also a regional center for healthcare with several respected hospitals and medical research centers calling it home. The city economy is strongly supported by the education, healthcare, insurance and research industries. The medically-themed program can be seen on CTV News CFPL-TV throughout the month.

The Health Briefs TV show explores the emerging technologies, progressive treatments, revolutionary people, and innovative healthcare options that are all part of the global health industry. It explores topics relating to the health and medical fields and offers valuable information about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of many common ailments. The show's producers take pride in sharing up-to-date, valuable information about new procedures, prevention tips and outstanding businesses. It also features interviews with innovative health and medical professionals in the industry.

The program is hosted by Kevin Harrington. It is headquartered in South Florida and films on location throughout the United States and Canada. It is broadcast on most regional and national cable television networks. The show is a proud leader of quality, educational programming. Join the fans, the show's staff, such as Anthony DiMeglio, Producer, and Melissa Leibowitz, Producer, on many of the popular social sites to discuss and comment on stories of the day. Learn more about Health Briefs TV on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and usmstudios.com.







6Jun/15Off

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Coral Springs, Florida (PRWEB) June 04, 2015

The Simplesa website is designed with the consumer in mind. The goal of the new web store is to highlight resources for those patients and providers in need of hard to find products or those with specific health concerns.

The new website also embodies Simplesas passion for giving back as well as its mission to provide Complex Nutrition Made Simple. Simplesa

4Jun/15Off

WSO2 and Eagle Technology Group Partner to Deliver SOA Infrastructure and Systems to the U.S. Government


Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2015

WSO2 and Eagle Technology Group (Eagle TG) today announced a strategic partnership to deliver services-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure and systems to United States customers, including various agencies of the U.S. government.

WSO2 delivers the industrys most comprehensive open source platform for building, integrating, managing, securing and analyzing companies APIs, applications, and Web serviceson-premises, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and across the Internet of Things. Eagle Technology Group, a proven technology integrator and application developer, provides government customers with enterprise and business system architectures; enterprise engineering consulting services; and Java, .NET, iOS, and Android application development.

The partnership was announced in conjunction with WSO2s news at WSO2Con Europe 2015 today that the company has achieved a 155% growth in partner-driven revenue in Q1 2015 over Q1 2014.

Under terms of the agreement, Eagle TG will use WSO2s open source middleware to provide customers with core service-oriented architecture infrastructure to accelerate application modernization and development. Additionally, WSO2 will provide Eagle TG with technical, sales and marketing support to promote adoption and help customers achieve the high availability, high performance, and flexibility they require for IT and business agility.

While many large companies have struggled over the past decade in their quest to adopt a services-oriented architecture, we have successfully leveraged WSO2 to revolutionize the systems architecture of our clients, providing them with practical, scalable solutions, said Raymond Gluck, director of program management at Eagle Technology Group. As a WSO2 partner, we look forward to teaming together further to build on those successes.

Eagle Technology Group brings strong expertise in delivering applications and integration solutions for US government agencies, said Lindsey Anderson, WSO2 vice president of channel sales. With our partnership, we are enabling these organizations to modernize their applications through Eagle TGs proven best practices and the comprehensive capabilities and flexible, cost-effective open source licensing of our WSO2 platform.

About Eagle Technology Group

Eagle TG, LLC is a Native American, Tribally Owned United States Small Business Administration Certified 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business focused on delivering Information Technology and Management Consulting products and services to United States Government and commercial clients throughout the United States. Eagle TG assists clients in developing, deploying, and maintaining secure, reliable, sustainable and cost effective solutions. Learn more about Eagle TG at http://www.eagletg.com.

About WSO2

WSO2 uniquely delivers on the promise of the connected business. It offers the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate, manage, secure and analyze their APIs, applications, and Web serviceson-premises, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and across the Internet of Things. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust performance and governance for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit http://wso2.com to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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E-Complish Announces Major Content Partnership with Key Payments and Banking Industry News Portal


Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

E-Complish, a leading payments solutions provider, announced the formation of a content partnership with major payments industry news source Payments Journal. E-Complish CEO Stephen Price, an expert and respected innovator in payment processing technology, will provide the outlet with content on topics including the importance of PCI compliance, developer API solutions, and mobile processing, among others.

At E-Complish, weve always been avid readers of Payments Journal, so when the opportunity to partner with them presented itself, we were very quick to accept the offer, said Stephen Price, CEO of E-Complish. Im incredibly excited to share my knowledge of the industry with the sites audience and am looking forward to working with Payments Journals editors to present readers with great information that can potentially improve their businesses.

Since establishing the relationship with Payments Journal, Price has contributed a piece on PCI DSS 3.0 lessons for merchants that explains and simplifies the new PCI Compliance standards alongside an infographic the company produced. In addition to the piece, Payments Journal has also profiled Price as part of its Executive Spotlight column.

For more information about E-Complishs payment solutions visit http://www.e-complish.com/solutions, or view our infographic on PCI Compliance at http://www.e-complish.com/blog/what-is-pci-compliance/.

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E-Complish, LLC: Since 1998, E-Complish has helped businesses increase profit and communicate more efficiently with customers through its unique financial services, quickly becoming one of the nations most reliable and secure payment partners. For more information about E-Complish, please call 888-847-7744 or visit http://www.e-complish.com.







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