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NASHUA, N.H. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Ektron, a global leader in digital experience management software, today announced a strategic partnership with HapYak Interactive Video, the leader in interactive video. As part of the agreement, HapYak Interactive Video will be integrated with Ektron’s content management and digital experience platform, enabling Ektron customers to transform traditional videos into interactive, measurable and effective tools that produce outcomes aligned with their business goals.

The integration with HapYak will expand Ektron’s existing best-of-breed approach, in which the core content management solution acts as a digital hub – integrating data in real time from mission-critical marketing and line-of-business systems. Ektron also offers connectivity to systems from Marketo, Salesforce, HubSpot, Oracle Eloqua, Google Analytics, Microsoft SharePoint, and many more.

“Integrating our solution with Ektron will give their customers unparalleled agility and tremendous freedom to execute critical video-powered campaigns and drive optimized results,” said Kyle Morton, HapYak CEO. “Interactive video has dramatically changed how marketers deploy and manage their video strategy and is evolving to play a crucial role in helping organizations solve their big data challenges at the source.”

“Online video is becoming an increasingly important content type among Ektron customers,” said Nate Treloar, Ektron’s Senior Vice President of Global Alliances. “The partnership with HapYak will help our customers get the most out of their video by dramatically improving engagement and increasing their ability to track, measure, and analyze engagement.”

HapYak Interactive Video lets companies overlay in-video questions, chapters, and calls-to-action while capturing rich user-level analytics, all through an intuitive web interface. Designed for ease of use, HapYak works with any video player and leverages HTML5 to provide unparalleled device support and customization capabilities. HapYak maintains compatibility on all major browsers as well as tablets, including the iPad.

About Ektron

Ektron is a global leader in digital experience management software. Whether it’s internet, intranet, or extranet, Ektron uniquely delivers Marketer-Centric solutions for the world’s leading brands to drive competitive advantage and produce rapid ROI. Ektron drives value for customers by helping them to deliver relevant content to the right person, at the optimal time, and through the best channels. Ektron’s open platform instantly connects to any system to help Marketers predict customer behavior and convert digital interactions into immediate results. Ektron is headquartered just north of Boston, MA, and has offices in Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information:

About HapYak Interactive Video

HapYak connects video to the content marketing value chain. The cloud-based offering provides a platform for understanding the customer journey through video and increasing engagement with interactivity. With over 100 million interactive videos served, HapYak is the leader in integrated interactive video solutions.

HapYak is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered outside of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please visit

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Posted by jaymepobre748 February - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private research university, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have initiated a research and education collaboration to focus on analytics for the financial services industry. As part of the three-year collaboration, Accenture and Stevens will conduct advanced analytics research projects and workshop sessions with Accenture’s financial services clients, and Stevens will begin offering a Financial Services Analytics (FSA) Graduate Certificate Program in January 2015.

The FSA curriculum was developed to combine the latest academic thinking with industry-proven experience to address evolving analytics needs in the financial services industry, including aspects of financial big data and data visualization. Coursework is being offered through Stevens’ School of Systems and Enterprises, Financial Engineering (FE) Division. The FE Division at Stevens offers comprehensive research and education programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, and is led by world-renowned and industry-connected faculty.

Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in internships with Accenture and other leading firms. Scholarships funded by Accenture will be awarded to two students per year to cover tuition and fees for the FSA graduate certificate.

According to recent Accenture research, one of the main big-data challenges organizations are facing globally is the lack of talent to implement and run big data and analytics on an ongoing basis. For the financial services industry, the demand for professionals with credentials in financial services analytics is strong, and it is growing at a rapid pace. Another report by Accenture indicates that the United States could face a shortage of more than 260,000 analysts by 2015. The same report, “The Looming Global Analytics Talent Mismatch in Banking,” articulated specific strategies for closing the talent gap, including the addition of business analytics coursework at the university level. The Financial Services Analytics Graduate Certificate Program is specifically designed to help close the talent gap through graduate-level coursework.

“Finding and accessing analytics talent will require innovative sourcing strategies to bridge the gap between supply and demand,” said John DelSanto, senior managing director for Accenture’s Financial Services group in North America. “Stevens is teaching and researching complex systems and data analytics at a level that ties into an entire class of problems that we are addressing with our clients. As a result, Stevens graduates are well prepared to work on some of the most important business challenges of our times in financial services.”

“During this ‘century of complexity,’ our ability to understand and analyze data with perceptive questions in mind, supported by our ability to visualize the results of our analysis to allow strategic insights and critical decision-making, will be a key competitive discriminator for all organizations – commercial, government and academic,” said Dinesh Verma, dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens. “With this in mind, the Stevens-Accenture collaboration has been established to develop optimal analytical competencies for the financial services enterprise.”

“In today’s financial environment of large data sets and data overload, there is a need for techniques to discover unique insights that allow businesses to increase the effectiveness of business operations, enhance customer relationships, improve product offerings and improve risk analysis and risk management,” said Dr. Rupak Chatterjee, an industry professor and deputy director of Financial Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. “The Stevens FSA curriculum was created based on the needs of Accenture’s clients in all of the major areas of the financial services industry – companies that can benefit from cutting-edge tools for the modern data-driven world. The FSA certificate will put students at the leading edge of financial analytics and technologies that are so critical for the big-data needs found in almost all aspects of life.”

The FSA Graduate Certificate Program features classes in topics such as:

             Data Quality and Composition
            Advanced Data Mining, Analytics and Visualization
            Creation of Databases and Decision-Making Tools
            Enterprise Level Data Analytics and Delivery
The 15-credit graduate certificate program is considered an option for completing a Financial Engineering Master’s Degree. Classes will be taught by Stevens scholars in Accenture’s midtown Manhattan offices, online and on Steven’s’ campus in Hoboken, N.J.

For more information or to apply, visit

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$ 30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.Its home page is

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,300 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to four national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense, maritime security, STEM education and coastal sustainability. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create, designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.

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Posted by gildenshelton565 November - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Question by a.f: The ps3 FOLDING AT HOME it uses your electricity but what does Stanford do to help there research?
i heard that the ps3 download packets or something like that can anyone explain
how does leaving the ps3 help cure the disease.
i want to help
but i don’t understand how this works

Best answer:

Answer by Dean B
f@H is a “Distributed computing” progrma that is used to work out the complexeites of protien folding.
if you downlaod the applicaiton ot the ps3 (theres a link under the web browser) then it will get “work units” form the stannford server and the ps3 will use the parele proceeing power of the Cell to worrk out protien foldeing.
If you visit there site ti will tell you all you nend to knwo including there breakthrough in research, and that the ps3 is stupidly good at this.
its all for the good of humankind, if you want that warm fuzzy feeling.

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Posted by gildenshelton565 April - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Question by Metamatician: DAS, NAS, SAN – need help with increasing storage needs.?
First, a brief background. I’m only a regular guy and not a company! But I’ve been into computers all my life (since Apple II days) and worked for a decade after college in the IT field before I became disabled. Now I build PCs at home and like to try to stay up to date with ever-changing technology. Obviously, I don’t have an unlimited budget and it’s mostly a hobby, but it’s one of the things I most enjoy doing.

Ok, my question here. Lately I feel I’ve outgrown internal HDs, and that having multiple external HDs (even 1 or 2 TB models) is a bit cumbersome. I store a LOT of music, movies, television programs (mostly documentaries), and the like, in addition to my personal files like documents, programs, email, and so on. But the main space-consumer is video (Blu-ray quality or at least H.264, generally), and then audio (either Lossless or 320-bit CBR). Big libraries of video and audio chew through even large hard drives rather quickly.

Since “personal” class hard drives top out at 2TBs currently, I’ve just been adding more units… but at some point it becomes unwieldy and you run the risk of data loss with such a scheme, not to mention power management and performance. So lately I’ve been trying to learn about external boxes which house multiple drives, offer RAID 5 (say) redundancy+performance, give me the option to upgrade/expand as I go forward, and have their own power management and onboard processors to offload data management functions from my main machine, which I still use for games, the web, and productivity apps (mostly creative).

I’ve searched on terms like DAS, NAS, SAN, and so on, and I think I understand the basic players out there, in theory at least. What I don’t fully understand is what technologies/solutions are most appropriate to which price scale, and how easy or difficult they are to build and/or manage. Is it something I can keep at my home and is relatively easy to build partitions, configure RAID, replace faulty drives or PSUs? Or will it be offsite somewhere managed by a company and costing thousands of dollars?

The former is more what I’m after. I have about 10TB worth of external storage right now, but as mentioned before it’s a hodgepodge and not connected in any smart way. Backing up anything is up to me at the user level – not automated, no redundancy built in. I imagine a box of some sort which I can fill with off the shelf SATA drives from WD or Seagate, and that will power a single array which is both capacious and redundant enough to withstand drive failure. Bad drive is replaced, life goes on. Or, if I need to upgrade capacity, more OR bigger drives get inserted and the array can accommodate that dynamically.

I know I won’t have uber performance without some fiber setup or ultimate date protection without off-site hardware and fireproofing and so on, but I just can’t afford those types of “enterprise” setups. Like I said I’m a single dude just trying to manage a huge multimedia library – it’s my hobby and passion. I have a single powerful PC that I use and enough parts to make a few less-powerful ones, I use Windows 7 but I’m not stupid about Linux or any *nix, though I’m a bit out of date as I’ve not worked out in the field for approximately 6 years – a lifetime in computing, I know.

To sum up, I need to know where to start to educate myself and migrate into more robust and roomy data storage systems than what a typical PC user needs, yet I can’t afford the cost or manage the complexity of a full corporate, rack-mounted system like those I used to tend to back in the days from an IBM RS6000 running AIX and with full corporate support should I need it.

I need to be able to do this myself, to take that next step and protect my data from loss, index it for fast access, and all the rest, on not much more than a PC-user’s budget. I’d like to set things up as I said so that I can worry less about where everything is and whether it’s safe or not, and just have a relatively sizable vault of all my favorite movies, documentaries, tv shows, movies, concerts, and what have you at my fingertips, to enjoy when I want. The less fuss the better, and the cheaper the better, but NOT at the cost of compromising my data needlessly.

Sorry for such a long post but I don’t want an answer that is just a link or a wiki article about storage or something that doesn’t help me. Some actual good guides on how to proceed or answers from people who’ve made the transition I want to make are what I’m after.

Thank you very much ahead of time!

Best answer:

Answer by Dangeroo
Justin – this from my experience. I went with a NAS box made by Infrant (now owned by Netgear). At the time I made my decision, I researched the hardware that was available at the time and the ReadyNAS NV+ was superior to everything out there at the time. I believe the NV+ set the bar. It was simple, robust, had very low power consumption, and shipped with Gigabit ethernet. Beefy power supply and a durable cooling fan.

There are a good number of competitors out now, but I would make the same choice today. The ReadyNas is still made and without drives, I’ve seen new ones for as little as $ 300. Same unit I paid $ 800 for 3 years ago.

Over time, I filled up NAS box and started swapping in drives that were 30% bigger, one at a time. It is time consuming and I wish I would have opted for an even bigger drive. This box WILL work with different size and brand drives, though I opted to keep the drives the same size and brand. Their X-Raid is pretty nice technology; very scalable. I use it with Macs, PCs and one Linux box.

The one caveat is to make sure you pick the drives from their compatibility list:

One of my brothers bought one of the cheaper knockoffs and he has had all kinds of data corruption problems.

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