Posted by gildenshelton565 April - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

(PRWEB) April 24, 2015

The locally owned and operated business Caring Transitions of South Jersey has been recognized by the Caring Transitions’ national headquarters as a Rookie All Star franchise.

Caring Transitions of South Jersey, which Charles Reinhart launched in January of 2014, specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, and liquidating belongings through estate sales and online auctions. Caring Transitions of South Jersey serves Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties. On a national level, the Caring Transitions franchise is the largest resource specializing in this type of senior relocation services.

“The business has really taken off nicely over the last year and I think people in the community are seeing the value of the service my team and I can offer,” Reinhart said. “I was shocked about being recognized with this type of award, but it’s a very nice way to realize how far I’ve come. This gives me the opportunity to set a new goal for myself and the business and to grow with confidence moving forward.”

Caring Transitions Company President Chris Seman said, to be recognized as a Rookie All Star, the franchise had to be open for a full year and have exceeded expectations.

“Caring Transitions of South Jersey demonstrates an understanding of the system and how to execute it and has created a solid foundation that is leading the businesses on an accelerated growth pattern,” he said.

Reinhart knows what it’s like to deal with a challenging relocation and estate liquidation. In fact, when he moved into his grandmother’s house after she had passed away, he found himself in a home packed to the gills with memories.

“When my grandmother passed away, my sister and parents took what they wanted from her house, but when I moved in the house was still 100 percent full. When I saw what Caring Transitions did, it really hit home for me,” Reinhart said. “Whether you’re clearing out a home of someone who has passed or helping a family member move into an apartment or assisted living community, it’s a very difficult time. When someone has lived in a house for long time, there’s a lot of life to go through. It’s hard to go through that alone. Caring Transitions is here to help.”

Reinhart, who has been married for five years and has a young daughter, has been a volunteer firefighter for 13 years and has lived in Greenwich all his life. Before opening Caring Transitions, Reinhart, who has a bachelor’s degree in environmental management, worked in horticultural sales, as a local municipal code enforcement inspector, and as a county health inspector. Since opening his own business, Reinhart has found that Caring Transitions is more than a franchise network.

“Caring Transitions is really a family and it’s wonderful to have the support of the corporate team and the other owners around the country. No matter what kind of challenge you’re facing, you can always find someone in the Caring Transitions network who can give you the guidance you need,” Reinhart said.

Caring Transitions is a trusted and highly respected national company leading the way in senior relocation, household liquidations and estate sale management in more than 150 locations across the United States. Caring Transitions is part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.

For additional information about Caring Transitions of South Jersey and to learn how the company can help you and your family, call (856)369-8072, email or visit

About Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services. With 150 locations throughout the United States all owned and operated by Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions provides clients with supportive moves, auctions, rightsizing and transitions. This includes expert advice plus a well-executed transition plan beginning with the initial sorting of personal belongings through packing, shipping and selling of items to the final clearing and cleaning of the property. For more information, visit or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

Caring Transitions is part of Strategic Franchising Systems. It is a member of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.

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Posted by jaymepobre748 March - 13 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2015

Thirteen projects, including one submitted by VIF International Education, have been awarded a total of $ 1.2 million as part of the Digital Media and Learning Competition’s Trust Challenge.

The award recipients, announced Tuesday at the SXSWedu Conference by Richard Culatta, educational innovator and acting director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, will develop innovative digital badge systems, data management platforms, digital learning environments, online learning content and related digital tools to foster trust in online learning environments.

“Trust, privacy, and safety are critical to learning in an open, online world, and the winners of the Trust Challenge will help us reach this vision,” said Connie Yowell, director of education at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Applicants from 22 countries tackled some of the thorniest issues affecting trust, privacy and safety in online learning. Winning projects, evaluated by a panel of interdisciplinary thought leaders, were selected for their ability to advance trust, privacy and equity in the context of the core values of connected learning, an approach to education in the 21st century that takes advantage of today’s abundance of information and social connection.

VIF’s winning project aims to promote trust within its online learning center, which features professional development, digital badging, curricular resources and a social community of more than 10,000 educators around the world. By creating a model for peer and expert review of learning products, educators using VIF’s learning center will be able to engage in focused review processes and receive ongoing training to build reputations as reviewers.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Little Bird Games and Edgecombe County Public Schools as we design and implement a model that moves learning artifacts through a graduated system of self, peer and expert validation,” said Julie Keane, head of research at VIF. “We plan to implement and test this idea within our professional development system and share the final product with the hope that others will implement it in their own learning environments.”

The Trust Challenge is a response to a call to action issued in the 2014 Aspen Task Force Report “Learner at the Center of a Networked World,” which sought innovations and solutions that enable people to pursue learning experiences online in an environment that is safe and private.

Mark Otter, chief of strategy and innovation at VIF, participated in the Aspen Institute SXSWedu Summit Design Interactive, a hands-on design thinking session created to open a dialogue on operationalizing the findings of the Task Force. “The task force report highlighted the need for the learner to be at the center of new educational approaches. Innovation plays an important role in the creation of new learning networks to connect learners, both students and teachers, to resources, people and activities,” said Otter.

“Mainstream narratives around trust online often turn on fear. This unwittingly undermines the potential for learning online and blocking access to valuable learning resources,” said David Theo Goldberg, director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute and HASTAC co-founder. “These winning projects will help in developing a productive counter-narrative drawing on the underlying understanding of connected learning.”

Cathy N. Davidson, HASTAC co-founder and director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY, added, “Trust requires both better tools and better literacy. The tremendous opportunities for learning online are compromised any time our data is misused, stolen, or misrepresented. These winners will add to our digital trust tool kit.”

The Trust Challenge is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC, an alliance of more than 14,000 humanists, artists, scientists and technologists working together to change the future of learning.


About VIF International Education

VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and teacher exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students can excel in core curriculum as well as develop valuable critical and creative thinking skills. A certified B Corp and ‘Best for the World’ honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., VIF provides a pathway for teachers, schools and districts to become globally designated.

About the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. More information is at


HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory; “haystack”) is an open alliance of more than 14,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to change the way we teach and learn. Since 2002, HASTAC has served as a community of connection where members share news, tools, research, insights, and projects to promote engaged learning for a global society. Issues of access and equality are as important to HASTAC’s mission as the latest technological innovations; creative contribution is as important as critical thinking.

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Posted by jaymepobre748 February - 15 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 12, 2015

PointSource was named a winner of a 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Mobile Enterprise Solution. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business in the future. The 2015 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social business.

“We are honored to receive the Outstanding Mobile Enterprise Solution Beacon Award for our work with Comdata on the Fleet Advanced Mobile App,” said Erik Burckart, CTO, PointSource. “This is an example of using data insights in the mobile world to create bespoke experiences that engage and excite users while solving business problems.”

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and members of the press. IBM’s Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients around the world to drive transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 28 award categories. This includes two new awards for 2015: the Big Data and Analytics Solution award and Technical Support Services Solution award.

“The 2015 Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have demonstrated their ability to transform the way their industries do business and deliver outstanding value to clients through the development of new, advanced solutions focused on cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’re pleased to recognize PointSource for consistently delivering these innovative IBM solutions by honoring them with a Beacon Award for Outstanding Mobile Enterprise Solution.”

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit

About PointSource

PointSource is a mobile design and development firm comprised of insightful, inquisitive, and talented mobility experts specializing in retail and financial services solutions. PointSource enables enterprises to craft intentional strategies and develop and deliver those strategies to transform businesses such as Allstate Dealer Services, Comddata, h.h. gregg, Finish Line, Security First Insurance, Randall Reilly, and many others. A premier IBM Business Partner, PointSource is the first IBM Mobile First Capability Authorized Business Partner. This distinction was awarded based on the quality of deployed mobile solutions, satisfied customers, and technical certifications for IBM Mobile First software.

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Posted by gildenshelton565 January - 20 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Newark, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named as a 2015 Digital Edge 25 honoree, produced by IDG Enterprise media brands CIO and Computerworld and the CIO Executive Council. The Digital Edge 25 awards honor enterprises that have leveraged digital technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud to achieve highly significant transformation or innovation for their business, to give them a competitive “digital edge.”

“Horizon is committed to improving the health care experience of our 3.7 million members by being innovative, so we are extremely gratified to be placed on a short list of top companies using technology to better serve customers,” said Douglas Blackwell, Senior Vice President and CIO, Horizon BCBSNJ.

To become a 2015 Digital Edge 25 honoree, Horizon BCBSNJ demonstrated how mobile technology was integrated into the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. Initiated in July, 2014 through Horizon BCBSNJ’s Medicaid Managed Care subsidiary company – Horizon NJ Health – MLTSS features home-based care for eligible Medicaid members. The new program challenged Horizon BCBSNJ to choose and deploy mobile technology for care delivery and administration in the field for thousands of members.

“We took an entirely new approach to ensure excellence in service to our MLTSS members,” said Erhardt Preitauer, Senior Vice President, Government Programs, Horizon BCBSNJ and CEO, Horizon NJ Health. “We custom-built all the right technology and processes in a very aggressive timeline, delivered on unique requirements on or ahead of schedule and ensured that our passionate and dedicated team members were technically equipped to perform.”

“The Digital Edge 25 awards competition was extremely competitive, with many nominations demonstrating enormous business value from mobile, data analytics and other digital innovations,” said Anne McCrory, vice president of marketing and content strategy for the IDG Enterprise events team and a conference chair. “Those selected by our judges stood apart for executing initiatives that for example, drove much greater customer engagement, higher sales conversions and even new lines of business.”

This prestigious award focuses on the cross-functional business leadership that drives success in the digital business environment, as every business leader must have a strategic digital vision and focus. Selected by a panel of industry experts and business executives, winning applications are driving greater customer engagement, higher sales conversions and new product delivery mechanisms, as well as revenue and profit growth.

Horizon BCBSNJ will be honored at the AGENDA 15 Conference March 31- April 1, 2015 in Florida.


About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.7 million members.

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As the premier high-tech B2B media, data and services company, we leverage the strengths of our premium owned and operated brands, while simultaneously harnessing their collective reach and audience affinity. We provide market leadership and converged marketing solutions for our customers to engage IT and security decision-makers across our portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. IDG’s DEMO conferences provide a platform for today’s most innovative and eye-opening technologies to publically launch their solutions.

About CIO Executive Council

The CIO Executive Council, now in its 10th year, is not only a global peer advisory community offering leadership services to the office of the CIO, but a tireless public advocate for this great profession. Through numerous programs tackling the inherent challenges IT professionals are all faced with, the Council has made a tremendous impact to practitioners, aspiring leaders and their organizations. Most recently the CIO Executive Council’s widely recognized Journey to the Future-State CIO and digital C-Suite work has raised the eye brows of CEOs in an effort to better position you and align you with expectations.

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Posted by admin September - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

NEXCOM has won Intel’s Technology Innovation Accelerated (TIA) Award in the Industrial Solution category at the 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF14). Outshining its competitors, NEXCOM is the only Taiwan-based company to win the award and is honored for its NIO 100 industrial Internet of Things (IoT) gateway. The award-winning NIO 100 is based on Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (Intel® Gateway Solutions for IoT) and integrates Intel® Quark technology. The NIO 100 can address the need of industrial applications, helping the industrial sector embark on a new chapter for industrial IoT.

To accelerate the proliferation of industrial IoT, the NIO 100 industrial IoT gateway is specially developed to bridge the communication gap between the operation domain and the enterprise domain. Featuring Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 and fieldbus networking capability, the NIO 100 can consolidate and perform preliminary analysis on the field data collected from field devices—including programmable logic controllers (PLC) and remote I/Os—via serial protocols. In addition, the data can be transferred to an upper layer of industrial control network via Modbus TCP links for big data analytics.

To facilitate the management of the industrial IoT gateway, the NIO 100 is equipped with SMS alert function to monitor field devices and alert factory staff to a situation using text messages. In addition, it is equipped with remote management NEXCOM Xcare™ 3.0 suite to provide remote monitoring, configuration, and recovery of the NIO 100.

NEXCOM NIO 100 encompasses key attributes required for industrial IoT gateway. Combing its compact size and easy-to-use features, the NIO 100 has many application scenarios ranging from smart home in the home sector to building and facility management in the industrial sector. As an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solution Alliance, NEXCOM is proud of its TIA-winning NIO 100 and sees it as a joint effort of our partners. With strong pushes coming across industries for the adoption of industrial IoT, we can see significant progress in the foreseeable future.

NEXCOM also demonstrated the NIFE 100 IoT controller solution. Powered by Intel® Atom™ processor E3826, the solution integrates Intel Gateway Solutions for the IoT, Rockwell* PLCs, InduSoft* SCADA software, and Microsoft* OPC Server software to give a live demonstration of the control. The IoT controller solution can accelerate data exchange and command passing-down, increasing manufacturing efficiency. The NIFE 100 can also take the field data to the cloud to provide insightful information for business decision makers. At the IDF14, NEXCOM’s NIFE 100 gave IDF14 visitors a chance to witness an innovative application that is almost ready for market, more than a blueprint design.

About NEXCOM: Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in five major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the digital signage player NDiS series.

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Posted by gildenshelton565 March - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Manassas, VA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011, a subsidiary of Crucial Point LLC focused on open concept development for CTOs, is pleased to announce the five top winners and Judges Choice of the 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award. The Government Big Data Solutions Award Program was established to highlight innovative solutions and facilitate the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and creative ideas for utilizing Apache Hadoop to solve Big Data challenges. The winners were announced at Hadoop World in New York City on November 8 and a presentation outlining the award is available online at

The top five honorees of the Government Big Data Solutions Award are:

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