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Nubefy, the IT Service Management Platform for the Cloud Enters Private Beta

Singapore (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

Nubefy, the provider of IT service management for the cloud, announced today the launch of its Private Beta. The first wave of invitations was recently issued to partners and selected customers with more to follow in the upcoming weeks. While enjoying the benefits of the cloud management software, beta testers will be providing valuable feedback and help Nubefy test their maturing product.

“This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development,” said Eric Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Nubefy. “Our goal is to create the best tool to enable our users to spend less time focused on their infrastructure and more time on their business.”

In the Private Beta, participants will be able to navigate their way through configuring the cloud infrastructure. Users will not only be able to use their existing infrastructure as a service accounts to build, deploy, manage, and monitor their virtual servers through a single, unified console, but also to install applications on top of their newly created virtual machines. Open source applications will be widely available on the platform through the initial release, giving the customer a way to customize their cloud.

With the introduction of a comprehensive cloud enablement toolbox, the customers now have access to monitor their instances in real-time as well the ability to use Nubefys nScripts to manage applications and perform remote configuration tasks on the fly. With the beta, customers will have access to provisioning a suite of applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many others.

“This new feature will provide customers with a wealth of knowledge that previously was not available. We can now enable users to adopt and manage their cloud at a much faster rate,” says Paul Kim, Director of Product Management. “Being dynamic is key for our customers and their business and we provide a way for someone who isn’t IT savvy to go in and manage their IT life cycle with a couple clicks.”

To set up a Nubefy account and sign up for a chance to participate in the Private Beta, please visit the official Nubefy website at http://www.nubefy.com/. A limited number of individuals will be contacted for this round in order to gather as much feedback as possible regarding ways in which the software and service can be improved.

About Nubefy

Alpine Property Management Open for the Winter Ski Season

Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) November 29, 2012

After a short off season in Aspen and Snowmass, Alpine Property Management is anticipating a busy winter vacation season. In preparation for holiday travelers and skiing enthusiasts, Alpine Property has pulled together an exemplary portfolio of luxury Snowmass mountain homes and lodges.

People flock to Aspen and Snowmass in the wintertime not only because of the abundant cultural events, fun winter-themed festivals, and high end dining, but also to spend days carving out turns on the slopes. For this reason, Alpine Property specializes in Snowmass ski in ski out rental properties. Creekside Lodge, a spacious luxury home in Snowmass Village, has direct ski in ski out access via the Creekside run to the Two Creeks Lift. Sleeping up to 17 guests in 6 bedrooms, Creekside Lodge is an ideal Snowmass vacation rental for large families and groups who enjoy skiing. The four bedroom K2 suite at the Timbers Club in Snowmass is a fitting vacation rental property for avid skiers and medium-sized groups of up to 8 guests. With direct ski access via Assay Hill, the K2 suite at the Timbers Club not only has a great location, but a gourmet kitchen and a private outdoor hot tub. Timbers Club amenities include concierge and bell staff services, a daily apres ski reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, a fitness center, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

For larger families and groups, Alpine Property has a collection of luxury private homes in Snowmass that will provide comfortable accommodations. The Edwards Home, located in Ridge Run, has 7 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, an outdoor hot tub, and an outdoor fire pit lounge. This spacious luxury Snowmass rental home offers both privacy and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Choke Cherry Cottage is a luxury 6 bedroom home located in Snowmass with direct ski in ski out access via the main Two Creeks ski run. With an expertly designed interior and stunning pieces of artwork throughout, Choke Cherry Cottage is the quintessential Snowmass holiday vacation rental home.

For more information about Snowmass vacation rentals, especially during the holiday season, contact Alpine Property Management today, and discover many other luxury Snowmass rental properties available for rent this winter.

Alpine Property Management is a management company based in Aspen and Snowmass Village, Colorado. With 70 years of cumulative property management experience, their mission is to provide an exceptional overall experience and efficient, detailed service for both those renting a property and for those owners renting out their property. Alpine Property Management brings their passion for excellence and their attention to detail in providing outstanding services to guests staying in rental properties ranging from rental and private homes, condominiums, and townhouses in Aspen and Snowmass Village.

Leading Strategy Management Software Company Announces Updates to Help Organizations Better Implement Strategies

Highland, UT (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

Strategy-Keys.com, a website that provides insights and best practices in Strategy and Execution, reported today that:

“Y-Change, the leader in real-time ‘Enterprise Strategy Management’ (ESM) software solutions, recently announced the launch of version 7.2. This version includes key enhancements to its strategy and portfolio tracking, dashboards and timesheet features.”

Y-Change provides an impressive integrated product suite that ties strategies to objectives, integrates portfolios and projects and drives coordinated decision making and accountability throughout an organization. When officers, managers, and employees are together “on the same page”, they all contribute to the success of the strategic goals.

The New 7.2 Features Include:


Portfolio Management Enhancements

Gale Technologies Announces GaleForce Turnkey Cloud is a Validated Management Solution for the Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Solution

Santa Clara, Calif (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

Gale Technologies, a leading provider of innovative software solutions that power Infrastructure as a Service for the lab, data center, and cloud, announced that the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud has been validated by Cisco and NetApp as a FlexPod management solution. FlexPod is a pretested data center solution from Cisco and NetApp built on a flexible, scalable, shared infrastructure. Gale Technologies is a Cloud Management Partner in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program and a Solution Developer for the Cisco Developer Network. Cisco and NetApp announced the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud as a FlexPod validated management solution in their press release on April 10, 2012.

Converged Infrastructure solutions such as FlexPod are gaining rapid acceptance as private cloud deployments accelerate. We are extremely pleased to have been validated by Cisco and NetApp for management and automation of the FlexPod data center solution, said Nariman Teymourian, chief executive officer of Gale Technologies. Our GaleForce automation software brings ground-breaking single-click simplicity to complex provisioning tasks in heterogeneous environments. We are pleased to bring our sophisticated cloud management expertise now to FlexPod environments.

Customers will enjoy these benefits with the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution for FlexPod:

Ryma Releases Product Management Software FeaturePlan 2012

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 04, 2012

Ryma Technology Solutions Inc. today announced the release of FeaturePlan 2012, the latest version of their industry-leading product management software solution.

Designed to improve product managers efficiency and effectiveness, FeaturePlan 2012 serves as a central knowledge base that stores all product-related information and streamlines product management processes. With the introduction of Document Center, users are provided an easy-to-use document editor that allows them to rapidly build documents, such as Market Requirements (MRD), Product Requirements (PRD) and Business Cases, that integrate analytics pulled directly from FeaturePlans database.

FeaturePlan has long been recognized as an industry-leading solution for its ability to provide product managers with a complete view of all product-related information and processes, said Michel Besner, President and CEO, Ryma. With the addition of Document Center, users are provided an easy-to-use text editor thats backed by the power of a fully-relational database engine. By pulling data directly from FeaturePlan into pre-built templates, product managers are able to rapidly produce high-quality documents that are key to their product lifecycle process.

Document Center comes with pre-built templates for MRD, PRD and business cases, supports rich text editing and encompasses the document management features that you would expect from an editing tool (section numbering, page breaks, etc.). The module also features the built-in ability to save reports as Microsoft Word and PDF documents so users can collaborate with engineering, marketing and others more efficiently. Customers can also have specific templates built with the help of Rymas Professional Services Group.

To promote further ease-of-use, FeaturePlan 2012 also features an updated user interface. The solutions intuitive navigation allows product managers to quickly access the products, components or modules in their portfolio, as well as the sections of FeaturePlan that they access most frequently. The interface also provides dashboard views that allow product managers to collect customer feedback, manage requirements, define roadmaps, plan product releases and become more market driven.

We understand the serious time constraints that product managers face and wanted to develop a tool that eliminates time consuming tasks, said Besner. Our goal with FeaturePlan 2012 is to provide product managers with a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution so they can save time while increasing the quality of their work. Judging by the response from the product managers who previewed the tool over the last couple of months, its clear weve hit the mark.

For more information regarding FeaturePlan 2012, please contact sales (at) rymatech (dot) com.

About Ryma Technology Solutions Inc.

Founded in 2000, Ryma is a leader in product management solutions developing and selling processes, expertise and tools that enable our customers to develop better products. Our award-winning software solution FeaturePlan simplifies the implementation of any product management process and is used by industry-leading companies, such as: ADP, BMC Software, Camstar, EMC, GE Healthcare, NetApp, Sage and Trend Micro. Ryma is based in Montreal, Canada with a Center of Excellence in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.rymatech.com.

Management Resources Group (MRG) Joins The Aladon Network

Burlington, ON (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

BURLINGTON, ON Aladon LLC, the world leader in Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM2) based methodologies announced today that Management Resources Group, Inc. (MRG), a leader in reliability engineering and enterprise asset management services, has joined The Aladon Network. As a member organization, MRG Consultants will be certified by Aladon as Practitioners and Facilitators in the delivery of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM2) based reliability methodologies, including Maintenance Task Analysis and Current Practice Review. They will apply their extensive training, coupled with their industrial expertise to facilitate, train, coach and mentor people working in asset-intensive companies to successfully deploy Aladon world class asset care strategies.

MRG became an Ivara EXP implementation partner in 2011 and a technology partner in January 2012, with the addition of the MRG MTA/failure mode template library to EXP Cloud. The Aladon partnership completes their alignment of reliability methodologies and supporting technologies. Although MRG already had a strong focus on reliability using their own RCM based techniques, they recognized that Aladon brought enhanced training and certification programs for their consultants and customers with a focus on quality and standardization. As part of Aladons worldwide network, MRG now has access to other experienced practitioner companies willing to share knowledge and expertise in many regions of the world.

We are proud to become members of The Aladon Network, said Robert DiStefano, CEO, MRG. The RCM2 methodology has long represented the pinnacle of analytical RCM rigor and we are proud to add Aladon Network membership to our certifications in excellence. We now offer unparalleled support for our clients who are implementing Ivara EXP.

MRG is at the forefront of reliability and maintenance management and they bring complementary capability and expertise to our partnership. said Florian Lenders, Vice President of the Aladon Network & Ivara Corporation. We are thrilled that MRG is now part of The Aladon Network and look forward to collaborating on future reliability improvement projects.

As a Member Organization, MRG will offer RCM2 based training in North America and the European Union. For more information, visit http://www.mrgsolutions.com.

About The Aladon Network

The Aladon Network is a global community of reliability professionals whose members are certified by Aladon as Practitioners and Facilitators in the delivery of RCM2 based equipment reliability methodologies. The Network is a fraternity of experts with a profound understanding of what must be done to ensure that reliability practices are correctly understood and effectively executed and applied. This global network has helped clients apply RCM2 based practices in over 80 countries. More than 70,000 people have attended Aladon training courses worldwide. Aladon is owned and operated by Ivara Corporation. Visit http://www.thealadonnetwork.com or call 905-639-6513.

Aladon Contact:

Chris Nunes

Manager, The Aladon Network



About MRG:

Management Resources Group, Inc. is a professional services firm dedicated to helping clients optimize the reliability and performance of physical assets, thereby maximizing the financial and business return on those assets. Founded in 1987, Management Resources Group, Inc. is dedicated to adoption of proactive maintenance practices and processes across the globe. To learn more about Management Resources Group, Inc., Visit: http://www.mrgsolutions.com or call our main office at 203.264.0500.

MRG Direct Contact:

Dennis Belanger

Vice President, Management Resources Group, Inc.



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Telecom Expense Management RFP Template and Paper from TEMIA

(PRWEB) May 16, 2012

TEMIA, The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, the authoritative voice for Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Wireless Expense Management WEM, and Mobile Device Management, MDM, Solutions Providers, is making a TEM paper and Request for Proposal, RFP template available for organizations to download from the TEMIA website at no cost.

TEM engagements vary considerably from one client to the next, and solution providers are not all the same. Providers offer tailored solutions for enterprises, but this lack of standards for TEM can make evaluating Telecom Expense Management solutions more difficult. TEMIAs goal with this TEM RFP and paper on procuring TEM solutions is to streamline the selection process.

Good RFPs enable businesses and government agencies to evaluate competing proposals in an efficient and fair manner. However, the RFP process may also create barriers between customers and potential solution providers. These barriers can block the flow of information and prevent solution providers from responding to customer challenges and evaluation teams from making good decisions.

The RFP template unlocks hidden secrets and provides material that will ensure evaluation teams gather information to select the best supplier for their needs. It will also help them to avoid common mistakes that come from using most RFP templates and standard language that fails to address customization required for successful TEM programs. Organizations that do not plan to issue RFP will also find value in identifying critical things to look for when evaluating TEM solutions providers.

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The largest Telecom Expense Management service providers founded TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, in 2006. Since that time, TEMIA has grown to 39 members with international corporate headquarters managing over $ 61 billion of telecom and data spend.

TEMIA’s mission is to raise awareness and knowledge of the values and benefits of Telecom Expense Management TEM, Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Managed Mobility Services, (MMS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, to improve the quality and value of these solutions through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among Solutions Providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients.

For more information about TEMIA, visit http://www.temia.org.

The PMO Practice Executive Leslie O. Magsalay Aims to Improve Product Life Cycle Management In Her Latest Book

Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012

The PMO Practice announced today its latest playbook The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management. The third in the playbook series specifically designed for executives and program management professionals, this is a self-paced guide on the product life cycle process and product portfolio management strategy with exercises, activities, assessments, cases and checklists designed for interaction with the material.

The PMO Practice Founder/COO Leslie Magsalay authored The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management (ISBN: 978-1475053449) in two parts. The author guides executives through effective strategies used to manage the resources and products in their portfolio and the roles and responsibilities that turn organizations into idea factories. For Program Management professionals and product teams, this playbook highlights the roles, responsibilities and best practices in the product life cycle that assure successful product launch and portfolio management. The much broader audience of organizations outside of the Program Management Office will read this playbook to understand and integrate their activities in the common activities associated with product delivery.

The playbooks two Parts focus first on executive concerns on product portfolio strategy, and second on the PMO professionals how to guide for each phase of the product life cycle process. This division provides the two audiences with insight into each others priorities and processes.

Part I: Portfolio Execution reviews characteristics of strategic balance tradeoffs, the six elements of product strategy process, executive roles and how to review new product ideas and the product portfolio with their organization.

Part II: Effective Product Life Cycle Process, helps program management professionals improve the quality of product delivery from Concept through Launch and beyond. Building on her Best Practice series of articles, the author covers the framework, best practices, and roles and responsibilities of the Product Life Cycle Process phase by phase and provides exercises and tools for effective management of the process.

You will launch many programs introducing new products to market, but have time to finish only a few. So plan, execute, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable.

–Leslie O. Magsalay

Founder and COO, The PMO Practice

Teaching a PMO Practice workshop to Fortune 500 clients

If your organization has ever stumbled at launch after months in development, this is a Must Read!.


Fortune 100 High Tech Firm

Client of The PMO Practice

The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management (ISBN-13: 978-1475053449) is the latest in the PMO Practice toolset of handbooks, templates, journals, articles and booklets for the professional PMO community. Refer to The PMO Practice for the detailed list of books, events and product offerings. The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management is available for purchase at Amazon, Amazons partners and at The PMO Practice store.

About the Author:

Leslie O. Magsalay is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The PMO Practice. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in electronic business management from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has received lifetime achievement awards for her work in portfolio execution and operations. As COO, Leslie led 6+ M&A program integrations for Fortune 500 clients with 2+ acquisitions. She identified/saved $ 5M CoGs (OpEx) in three months, which added $ 2.5M to the bottom line for a Fortune 500 client. In the PMO Practice Magsalay has delivered a content-rich enterprise and software solution that provides tools for portfolio management, budgets, and schedule and product lifecycle management.

About The PMO Practice:

The PMO Practice is a management consulting and executive coaching firm. The company provides executive advise, leads program execution and models operational excellence so companies can act more efficiently and effectively in scaling operations. Plan. Execute. Deliver. Effectively at The PMO Practice. Since its foundation in 2011, The PMO Practice successfully delivered 20 products over four product and service offerings (management consulting, books, and events such as conferences, seminars, workshops and speaking engagements.) As it continues to ramp up in 2012, PMO Practice will add a full calendar of conferences and an expanding suite of portfolio management and operations excellence products.

Practice Management Basics: From Getting Started to Staffing Addressed in New Medical Home Builder Modules

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Starting a medical practice requires specialized business and legal knowledgeareas generally not included in medical school curricula. Physicians are smart to be fully informed about legal issues, insurance, billing, marketing and finances. Then, once the practice is up and running, the medical practice will need to manage staffing and human resource issues.

Practice Basics and Human Resourcestwo new modules added to the American College of Physicians Medical Home Builder online tooladdress these critical issues. These additions to the popular online practice management tool from the American College of Physicians (ACP) are designed to help doctors successfully start (or expand) their practices and navigate the basics of human resource issues for clinical and administrative staff .

A robust, yet easy-to-use, self-paced online tool, Medical Home Builder 2.0 enables clinicians and their staffs to measure andwhere neededimprove patient care, office procedures and procedural workflows.

Managing a successful medical office in todays world requires sound business and management skills in addition to the necessary clinical training and education, said Dr. Michael S. Barr, ACPs senior vice president for the division of medical practice, professionalism and quality. Before physicians can have their questions answeredthey need know the right questions to ask. These new modules address the fundamental business and practice management concerns needed to start, or manage, a successful practice.

The Practice Basics module provides users with the framework for creating a sound practice. Fundamental issues covered include insurance, billing and collections, state and federal regulations, HIPAA, OSHA, Medicare Part D and workers compensation. Issues related to setting up an in-office laboratory are also covered. Finally, the module addresses the essential, but often overlooked, task of developing a marketing and promotion plan for the practice.

Having the right people doing the right job at the right time is critical for any successful organization or medical practice. Important federal and state regulations apply to the management of clinical and administrative staff as well as generally recognized best practices. Unfortunately, many practices are either unaware of the regulations or mistakenly believe that good office communication can replace a formal review process. The Human Resources module covers federal employment regulations (state-by-state laws are not included) as well as proven personnel management policies.

Many new offices do not spend enough effort on complying with applicable federal and state regulations or on establishing basic policies and procedures to guide office operations and personnel management, explained Michael Barr. The recruitment and retention of qualified staff are essential parts of building a high quality, patient-centered practice.

This module includes links to information about many of the federal regulations regarding employees as well as practical articles and sample job descriptions, policies and procedures templates and other information needed for personnel management. It includes information for the employment of both clinicians and staff, including compensation and benefits.

Many of the resources provided in the Practice Basics module were identified by the ACP Council of Young Physicians based on the needs of residents going into practice.

Medical Home Builder 2.0 users are part of an online community of practices that are committed to improving patient care and office operations. Not every practice using Medical Home Builder is planning to become a recognized medical homebut all find value in the variety of modules available and guidance provided. Each person in participating practices has access to all of the content in the Medical Home Builder including the self-assessment questions, peer-to-peer videos and a community discussion forum where questions can be posed to colleagues. For more information, visit http://www.medicalhomebuilder.org.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students, residents and fellows. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

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Insurance Management Group Covered with Fast, Efficient and Paperless Online Electronic Signature Solution from e-SignLive

Montreal, QC (PRWEB) May 23, 2012

e-SignLive, the online, on-demand electronic signature service for mid-market and small businesses in compliance-driven industries, today announced that Insurance Management Group is using its electronic signature solution to collect signatures on all important and time sensitive documents.

In an effort to be a paperless organization, Insurance Management wanted to find a way to collect signatures without having to print, scan, fax and courier or deliver documentation between agents, customers and providers. As well, the solution needed to reduce risk and remain compliant with insurance standards without compromising customer satisfaction or security.

The insurance company determined e-SignLive was the right option after speaking to an e-SignLive representative who understood the industry, the companys unique needs and the products capabilities. e-SignLives unique and patented e-Witness audit assurance technology provides secure legal evidence and irrefutable proof of the execution of the financial transaction and the associated e-signed documents.

With e-SignLive, the guided e-signing ceremony and process workflow reduce not-in-good-order (NIGO) applications by 90 percent. Policies are properly filled and signed correctly the first time.

Insurance Managements sales agent Trever Stoffel uses e-SignLive for applications and cancelations for home, auto, motorcycle and boat insurance. Before, agents needed to follow up multiple times for completion. Not anymore. With e-SignLive its so easy. We check online to see whats been done to-date and when its completed, all we need to do is drag and drop the electronically signed documents to our CRM system.

The features and benefits that make e-SignLive the best choice for businesses like Insurance Management include: