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Eligible UK charities can purchase Bitdefender software for up to 90% off the retail price through Technology Trust's software donation programme London, 22nd April 2014 - Technology Trust today announced that Bitdefender® antivirus software is now available to eligible UK charities through its tt-exchange software donation programme for nearly 90% off the retail list price. Organisations can choose from a range of packages including Bitdefender Internet Security, which was voted antivirus software of the year for 2014 by Bitdefender provides organisations with fast scanning and non-intrusive protection against viruses. Its scanning software adapts to each computer so it does not disrupt or slow down day to day working. The cloud-based software was originally designed with consumers in mind, so does not require IT or security experts to implement or use, m... (more)

iPresent for iPad Now Available

HAMPSHIRE, England, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Compsoft Plc, one of the world's leading mobile and tablet app development companies, today launched iPresent, a revolutionary new iPad app that enables business users and sales teams to display and present any content through one intuitive, fully branded interface. Powered by a secure web-based Content Management System, organisations can make sure that users can easily access the most up to date files and documents whenever and wherever they need it. (Photo: "The iPad is great for showing business slides, a movie clip or a technical document, but, until now, it hasn't been able to organise all that content into one convenient place, for easy access," said Phil Lenton, CEO, Compsoft Plc. "iPresent addresses this problem by organising and structuring the content, w... (more)

Chaikin Analytics Integrates Daily Alerts and Stock Portfolio Analysis into its Stock Research Workstation

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chaikin Analytics LLC, a provider of proven stock research and analytics to asset managers and self-directed investors, today announced the release of Chaikin Analytics version 1.3, which incorporates a new time-saving Alerts View and an on-demand Chaikin Portfolio Health Check, updated weekly on any stock portfolio. (Photo: Immediately upon logging-in to Chaikin Analytics, subscribers are presented with the new, built-in Alerts View, which puts timely information at subscriber's fingertips every morning before the market opens. The Alerts View displays the day's most relevant, actionable information for stocks on a user's watchlist, including Chaikin Buy/Sell Signals, Chaikin Power Gauge Alerts, Earnings Surprises and Estimate Revision Alerts. These Signals and Alerts h... (more)

GreenBytes Founder and CTO Recognized With 2013 Best in Biz Award

PROVIDENCE, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 11/21/13 -- GreenBytes, Inc., a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage optimization software, today announced that company founder and CTO Bob Petrocelli has been named a Silver winner in the Technology Executive of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Since the company's inception, Petrocelli has driven GreenBytes' business strategy and product development, leading the company to its current position as a leader in the software-defined storage space with a present focus on the VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) market. Bob Petrocelli architected GreenBytes' award-winning desktop virtualization storage optimization solutions that allow businesses to overcome data storage barriers and deploy high-performin... (more)

INSERTING and REPLACING 2014 International CES Kicks off with Record Amount of Innovation

Insert at end of subheadline: eve. The corrected release reads: 2014 International CES Kicks off with Record Amount of Innovation More than 3,200 exhibitors debut life-changing tech across more than 2 million net square feet; Tech Titans from Intel and Audi deliver keynotes on CES eve The 2014 International CES® opens today as a record breaking show with more than 3,200 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history – more than two million net square feet of exhibit space – breaking last year’s previously set record of 1.92 million net square feet. Innovation and the promise and power of technology drove this year’s preshow press events that kicked off with CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS on Sunday night with 99 tabletop displays where exhibitors provided a sneak preview of their show floor product launches. Twenty five exhibitors then revealed new products during CES... (more)

New Citrix DesktopPlayer Extends Market-leading XenDesktop to Mobile MacBook Users

Citrix today announced the availability of Citrix® DesktopPlayer for Mac, a client virtualization solution, which extends the benefits of the market-leading Citrix XenDesktop® solution to mobile MacBook users. DesktopPlayer gives users the ability to work on their Windows virtual desktops in any network scenario — including over low-quality connections, congested WiFi hotspots, and even when no connection is available. Using DesktopPlayer with XenDesktop enables users to switch between local and hosted virtual desktops with ongoing synchronization of personal profiles and data. This allows users to work on their MacBook laptop, then seamlessly switch to any other device to access their cloud-hosted virtual desktop. End users gain freedom to work anywhere, independent of network conditions, and IT gains control with the ability to centrally-manage Windows virtual d... (more)

Holiday PC Shipments on Target as Lenovo Expansion Continues, According to IDC

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 82.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), representing a year-on-year contraction of -5.6%, a shade better than the forecast of -6.0% growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. For the full year 2013, unit shipments declined -10.0% from 2012, a record drop reflecting the changes in mobility and personal computing affecting the market. While commercial purchases helped to prevent a larger decline, the consumer side remained weak. "The PC market again came in very close to expectations, but unfortunately failed to significantly change the trajectory of growth," said Loren Loverde, Vice President, Worldwide PC Trackers. "Total shipments have now declined for seven consecutive quarters, and even the holiday shopping season was unable to inspire a turn in consumer spending. A... (more)

New Research from S&P Capital IQ Affirms Positive Stock Performance Behavior Following Company Stock Buyback Actions

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- US firms that authorize and announce share repurchase programs, aka buybacks, have historically shown statistically and economically significant outperformance following the announcements, according to a new report issued by S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics. This research, authored by S&P Capital IQ's Quantamental Research team, also indicates that outperformance is greatest in smaller market capitalization stocks, and historically has continued even past the first few trading days following the announcement.  Recognizing that share repurchase programs have become increasingly prevalent over recent years -- often replacing dividends as a common method of returning shareholder capital -- the S&P Capital IQ report, entitled, "Buying Outperformance: Do Share Repurchase Announce... (more)

WWE® App Surpasses 10 Million Downloads

WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that its flagship WWE App has surpassed 10 million downloads in 220 countries since it launched in August 2012. WWE App will be a key component in the delivery of WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network that launches on Monday, February 24. WWE Network will be available through the WWE App on TV via connected devices including Roku streaming devices, Sony PlayStation® 3, Sony PlayStation® 4 and Xbox 360. WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on iOS devices, including Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices and Android devices, as well as on desktops and laptops via Through the WWE App, WWE delivers fans a revolutionary second screen experience during its flagship TV programs. The experience includes live match continuation during TV commercial breaks, backstage content, live polls, photo... (more)

Atlantis Computing(TM) Releases First In-Memory Software-Defined Storage Solution to Deploy up to 5x More VMs on Any Existing Datacenter Storage, Lowering Storage Costs by up to 50%

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- VMworld Partner Exchange -- Atlantis Computing™, the leader in software-defined storage with 500,000 VM licenses sold globally at more than 440 customers, today announced its next-generation Atlantis ILIO USX™ (Unified Software-defined Storage) solution purpose-built for virtualized server workloads such as databases, mail, collaboration, big data and any line of business application, while continuing to deliver industry-leading optimization products for desktop virtualization. The software enables customers to deploy up to five times more VMs on their existing storage, boosts performance and increases the flexibility of how storage is consumed in the virtualized datacenter. Atlantis ILIO USX is the only in-memory software-defined storage solution that can pool and optimize any class of storage including SAN, NAS, RA... (more)

"Virtualization Is Now a Key Strategic Theme," Says Citrix CTO

"Virtualization is already widely used, but primarily for the first-order benefit, namely server consolidation," notes Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal. "The second-order benefits of agility, availability and manageability of the IT stack are now becoming better understood," Crosby continues, "and as a consequence virtualization has moved from a tactical tool for gaining immediate savings, to become a key strategic theme for every IT department." About Simon Crosby: Now CTO of Citrix Systems, Simon Crosby was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Prior to XenSource, he was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. In 2007, he was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs. Virtua... (more)