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Confirmit Genius Unearths Hidden Truths in Social Media and Free-Form Content

New York, NY and Oslo, Norway and London, UK (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Confirmit today announces the launch of Confirmit Genius, an innovative software solution for text and social media analytics. Confirmit Genius provides a powerful addition to Confirmits suite of solutions for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research.

Answering the rapidly growing need for organizations to gain insights from the large volumes of unstructured feedback and content they gather, Confirmit Genius has been well received by customers and prospects alike. The solution uses advanced statistical techniques to assign categories and determine the sentiment by category for all types of unstructured text, including verbatim survey responses, social media feedback, web analytics, call center records, CRM data and more.

According to a February 2014 report entitled How To Use Text Analytics In Your VoC Program by Jonathan Browne, senior consultant at Forrester Research, Inc: Our analysis of the market shows that text analytics helps organizations provide more intelligent service recovery, drive continuous improvements in operations, and supercharge executive decision-making.

Terry Lawlor, EVP Product Management, Confirmit, explained: Today there is too much content and too little insight. Confirmit Genius addresses this challenge by mining both solicited and unsolicited free-form content, organizing the feedback according to the categories important to each business, analyzing complex and sometimes conflicting sentiments held within each piece of content, and linking to other data sources to provide wider context.

Two editions are available: Confirmit Genius Text Analytics, which provides categorization and sentiment analysis for free-form text, including verbatim and other unstructured survey data; and Confirmit Genius Social Analytics which captures social media feeds, online media feeds, forum comments, blogs and more, and provides a powerful environment for analyzing this data.

The two editions are integrated so that all social media feeds can be categorized and have a sentiment associated with each category. Confirmit Genius Text Analytics also integrates with Confirmit Horizons, ensuring that any free-form text captured into Confirmit SmartHub has the same categorization model applied and uses the same sentiment engine.

Terry Lawlor continued: Confirmits suite of solutions gives our customers the unique ability to correlate the Voice of the Market with the Voice of the Customer, enabling them to uncover hidden truths and easily adjust course to improve business performance. This is a very powerful capability for businesses across all sectors.

For further information about Confirmit Genius, please visit http://www.confirmit.com/what-we-do/product/confirmit-horizons/text-analytics.aspx.

About Confirmit

Confirmit is the worlds leading SaaS vendor for multichannel Voice of the Customer, Employee Feedback, and Market Research applications. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Chengdu, Cologne, Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit’s software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Airways, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, Farmers Insurance, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, JTN Research, Keep Factor, Morehead Associates, Nielsen, Research Now, Swapit, Swisscom, Symantec and The Wellcome Trust. Visit http://www.confirmit.com for more information.







HarQens Voice Advantage Recognized for Delivering Innovative Service to Recruiters


Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

HarQen was honored as a Silver Award winner at the inaugural Recruiter Service Awards (ReSIs) for its digital interview platform, Voice Advantage. The ReSI awards, held in Orlando, FL at the conclusion SHRM Annual Convention & Expo, are the first accolade to focus on innovative service excellence for recruiters. The ReSIs recognize ground-breaking recruiting products and services that help employers achieve recruiting excellence by optimizing the capabilities and performance of their recruiters.

Voice Advantage is a digital interview platform that allows recruiters to review candidates through on-demand and live digital interviews. Voice Advantage enhances recruiters review speed and efficiency while providing deeper insight into candidates cultural, energy, and communication skills.

HarQens Voice Advantage was awarded the honor by a blue ribbon Selection Committee composed of HR and recruiting executives from Hewlett-Packard, Hyatt, Meritage Talent Solutions, New Belgium Brewing, and Outerwall, Inc. The committee reviewed survey results from users of all the nominated products to determine the winners.

As Nan Weitzmann, Americas Talent Acquisition Leader at Hewlett-Packard and a member of the 2014 ReSIs Selection Committee, explained: The ReSIs recognize those solutions that provide a value-add to improve the recruiter experience. When recruiters are more effective and productive, the hiring process moves more quickly and enhances the overall candidate and hiring experience.

HarQen CEO, Ane Ohm, was especially excited by the committees recognition. We have received a number of awards for the work we do, but this one means the most. We set out to make recruiters lives better and the hiring process easier, and the feedback of our customers confirms our success in delivering on these goals. Its an incredible honor to have the people who use Voice Advantage cheer so loudly that we were awarded a ReSI.

The 2014 ReSIs were sponsored by Boxwood Technology and Simply Hired. In addition to the awards program, the ReSIs collects and publishes research on the best practices for supporting recruiting excellence in an increasingly competitive and global talent marketplace.

About HarQen:

HarQen was founded in 2007 and powers the award-winning Voice Advantage digital interview platform. Voice Advantage empowers businesses to interview and screen talent for every level of the job market and from every corner of the globe, to review candidates ten times faster, and to cut screening costs up to 70%. Voice Advantage was named Human Resources Executive, Top HR Product of the Year in 2010, Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor. (harqen.com)

About the ReSIs and the IAEWS:

The ReSIs have been established by the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the trade organization for the online employment services industry. The program is open to any employment site or vendor that offers a recruiting or sourcing product or service designed for use by employers. (http://www.employmentwebsites.org/recruiting-innovation-awards). The International Association of Employment Web Sites (http://www.EmploymentWebSites.org) is the trade association for the global online employment services industry. Its members include job boards, career portals, social media sites, aggregators, job ad distribution companies, ATS vendors, recruitment advertising agencies, and the companies which partner with them. Collectively, they currently power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide.







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Tips for International Students Considering U.S. Colleges


Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

More and more international students are enrolling in colleges in the United States. This increase can be attributed to a number of reasons, including quality of education, future employment opportunities, cost, scholarships, social recognition, and opportunities for immigration. Combine this with several thousand colleges and universities to choose from, and the U.S. has options and educational opportunities for everyone.

The road to acceptance at a U.S. college or university will never be 100 percent stress-free, but there are ways to make the process easier, said Mandee Heller Adler, founder and CEO of International College Counselors.

Independent college advisors can help international students navigate the admissions process and offer tips on:

1. Deciding where to apply. Getting into a U.S. college is often more difficult for international students. However, a student can gain an advantage if he or she knows which schools are particularly interested in international students as a way to add diversity and cultural enrichment to their programs. Students may also prefer to be at schools with more international students. Being far from home can often feel lonely, and the presence of fellow international students to share the experience can ease culture shock.

2. Taking the required tests. Many universities require international students to take the TOEFL or IELTS as part of the application process. The TOFEL and IELTS test a students understanding of English. The minimum score requirement on each of these tests varies greatly, so be sure to check with each schools specific policies when preparing to apply. Oftentimes, if an international students native language is not English, the only exceptions would be if the student studies at an English speaking high school, or if the student earned a bachelor’s degree in a particular country like the United States, the United Kingdom or Australia, or Anglophone Canada. International students may also want to look into test-optional schools that do not require the SAT or ACT as part of the admissions process. Schools that do not use these scores can be found at Fairtest.org. However, it is best to check the schools web page for the most current information regarding test policies.

3. Building the resume with extracurricular activities. In addition to good grades, colleges like students who participate in extracurricular activities. Many international students do not have extensive resumes, so these activities can propel one international student over another in the admissions process. With these activities, a student should demonstrate to the admission committee some level of accomplishment, passion, initiative, commitment, and leadership. Activities can include drama, music, sports, dance, volunteer work, work experience or internships. Colleges prefer to see a few activities that show a students sincere dedication over a list of as many activities as possible.

4. Completing the application process. There are a number of elements that an international student needs to submit with an application. For one, students need to make sure colleges receive translated versions of transcripts or grades they require along with letters of recommendation. Essays are another area of the application that may cause problems for students of English as a second language. In writing the essays, international students should not try to Americanize or mainstream their applications. Schools want diversity. The goal is to stand out and not appear to be like all the other applicants.

5. Deciding where to attend. This is made more difficult because it is often impossible for students in other countries to visit all or any of the colleges being considered. Some countries have international fairs or Skype interviews so students can meet school representatives, but students should still try to visit the college prior to making their final decision.

6. Understanding financial aid. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans or need-based aid is usually not available for international students. Students should also look at each college’s financial aid services website to see if anything is available. Almost every school requires families to submit bank letters that confirm the family has enough money in the bank to pay for all four years of school. If a student does not need financial aid, they should let the college know. In many cases, international students who need financial assistance are less likely to get accepted. Students should research financial aid opportunities at EducationUSA, a service of the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education. The site offers a frequently updated list of financial aid opportunities.

7. Getting scholarships. Searching for scholarships can be a daunting process. For international students who want to study in the U.S., a good place to start looking for scholarships is a students own home country. Some countries provide assistance to students for international study. For example, a number of countries provide scholarships for students who do a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) program, for example. Students should look into these options and research them fully. Some, but not all, of these require students to return home upon graduation. International students should also look at each college’s financial aid services website to see if there are any merit-based scholarships. A large number of colleges have merit-based scholarship programs specifically for international students. Additionally, many private companies offer scholarships to international students. A good place to start is with one of the many free search engines for scholarships. Keep in mind that students should never have to pay to find or apply for scholarships. Reputable scholarships never charge to apply.

International students who are not working with a college counselor who knows the application process and best schools for international students should be sure to contact the international affairs department of each college of interest.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELORS:

International College Counselors provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications to domestic and international students.

The college counseling and college coaching services are tailored to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student. International College Counselors achievements include being recognized as one of South Floridas Top 100 Small Businesses in 2012.

Founder and CEO of International College Counselors, Mandee Heller Adler, is the author of the book, From Public School to the Ivy League: How to get into a top school without top dollar resources.

International College Counselors has offices in Miami Beach, Florida; Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Medellin, Colombia and Caracas, Venezuela.







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What is web programming? What is it being a Web Programmer / Developer? (Arabic Version)

ما هي برمجة مواقع الويب؟ ما هي برمجة المواقع؟ ما هي وظيفة مبرمج مواقع الويب؟ ما هي وظيفة مبرمج المواقع؟ ما هي اللغات المستعملة في برمجة المواقع و برمجة الويب؟

I talk about not putting the cart before the horse. Learn the basics before you jump into some serious projects.

Bruce Clay India Launches Powerful PPC Optimization Technology With Advanced Bid Optimization Features To Service Indian PPC Advertisers


Gurgaon, Haryana (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Internet marketing service provider Bruce Clay India (BCI) announces the launch of advanced technology for PPC advertisers in India. Known as the Bruce Clay Incs CPA Optimizer, this new age bid optimization tool recalibrates Google ad campaign biddings every thirty minutes, around the clock, ensuring decreased costs and more efficient ad spend at all times of a day. Based on an artificial intelligence algorithm for CPA optimization, the Toolset is designed to optimize PPC management services and results to newer highs. BCIs Certified Google Adwords and Bing analysts manage the ad creation, research, analysis, reporting while the CPA optimizer tool uses algorithmic signals to adjust campaign bid, and budget amounts 48 times per day, automatically adjusting for changing auction conditions. The powerful integration of human intelligence with the hi-tech proprietary PPCToolSet is already a huge success in the US and is now all set to storm the Indian market.

This almost real time bid and budget management ensures lowering of CPA by 20 to 40 percent through accuracy and effectiveness. The tool has the ability to optimize for CPC and CPA goals, ensuring that the client pays the optimum price for impressions and clicks, at any time of a day. Bruce Clay Inc. in the USA has been able to achieve amazing results for their clients with conversions increasing by up to 40% for big ticket accounts. Even clients with PPC spend of over $ 1 Million have got more than 20 % CPA improvements.

We are pleased to launch this cutting edge service in India. We believe all advertisers (small and big) will benefit significantly as the tool will allow advertisers to take advantage of inefficiencies in the auction process. Advertisers will see massive gains in conversions and a simultaneous lowering in their cost per acquisition between 20% to 40%, said Siddharth Lal, CEO Bruce Clay India.

The PPCToolSet stands out to be another important milestone in the achievements of Bruce Clay India. Earlier, this year, in February, 2014, CMO Asia had presented Siddharth Lal with the prestigious Most Talented Social Media Professional Social Media Professional in India at the 6th Edition of the Global Youth Marketing Forum at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. In 2013 Bruce Clay India was also ranked as the Best Enterprise SEO Company for their services by TopSEOs.in, an independent top rated authority on search vendors.

Bruce Clay India is a Google Adwords certified partner and a full service PPC agency. It provides the entire gamut of services ranging from keyword selection, creative development of text ads & rich media campaigns, landing page optimization, bid management, campaign tracking and A/B testing for various elements within the campaign.

With the new artificial intelligence algorithm, the bid management would scale up the performance of a campaign significantly, as the bid adjustments for all keywords would be done 48 times a day with respect to near real time bid auction environment.

To learn more about the PPCToolSet and PPC optimization services of Bruce Clay India, call 0124-4143291.

About Bruce Clay India:

Bruce Clay, Inc. is an Internet marketing optimization company providing search engine optimization (SEO) services, pay-per-click (PPC) advertising management, SEO-friendly Web design and information architecture, and social media and conversion rate optimization services. BCI is also the creator of the award-winning SEOToolSet

Top 5 Reasons New Healthcare Ventures Should Hire an Activist According to Success Stories, Inc.


Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Success Stories, Inc, opened for business in 1990 as a healthcare management and marketing firm. They hired a lawyer to get incorporated, a designer to craft a logo, a printer to produce business cards and letterhead and a web designer to build a web site.

Why? Because president, Thomas P. McNulty didn’t know how to do those things. He needed experts.

“I have worked for more than 100 companies, mostly in healthcare and life sciences, and I have always said to my clients that their input was critical and observing their staff and operations would help begin to put ink on the canvas. Once that was achieved, it was me they hired to paint the canvas. Most times this worked extremely well, but when it didn’t, the time and resources lost were significant. Having a background in behavioral health helps a great deal as I can see personality characteristics surface and I understand how to meet client needs and still get the assignment underway,” McNulty stated.

McNulty brings 35+ years to his firm in hospital, senior management managed care, ambulatory care, urgent care, psychiatric hospitals, large independent practice associations (IPA), employee assistance programs and a vast array of large, medium and start up healthcare and life science clients. He also hosts a weekly health talk radio program, Spotlight on Health on 96.1 JOY-FM since 2003 and he started in radio in 1995. He has written and produced films and television specials. He is a Fellow in the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York’s Fellows Action Network and a frequent speaker on a variety of topics. A strong and varied depth of experience has helped Success Stories, Inc. grow over two decades.

“When I first meet a client, with very specific needs or a variety of support requirements, I explain the value of hiring someone who will not be a consultant; rather, will be their organization’s activist. Today’s clients don’t want advice. They want action,” McNulty explained.

Success Stories, Inc. suggests these reasons to hire their firm:

1.) We are outsiders with insider experience. We will see and note operational, personnel, marketplace issues and more that’s buried in day to day activity. We bring a fresh, but experienced, pair of eyes to the organization.

2.) While some providers go back for their MBA, the majority, when asked, just want to care for their patients. They must make a commitment to do what they do and let us do what we do.

3.) Success Stories, Inc. was once a start up and every dime mattered, so we always demonstrate our keen sensitivity to dollars, budgets, best returns on money spent and how not to blow it all on a billboard. We do not mark up vendor costs and we stretch the life of all resources, including getting everyone on staff to act like they owned the place.

4.) As activists, we are all about fostering revenue generating relationships, logical collaborations, better rates, longer reaches and raising your community profile – often on the tracks of another’s train. An activist creates two-way bonds, loyalty and value.

5.) We help you stay in the game even when things are tight, external forces create unexpected events or your resources must be spent on patient care. We honor that shift as long as the client is willing to stay active with our plan. Start-Stop-Start or Ready-Shoot-Aim efforts wipe out energy, focus and resources. It’s a morale killer, too.

While there are variations to the Top 5, McNulty claims these are the common winner themes when heeded. “The ship begins to sink when someone else thinks they’re the captain and they can do it better. Some of my favorites statements are:

“My daughter can draw, let’s have her do our logo.”

“I have a nephew who built his own web site.”

“I took a class in marketing.”

“I’ve written dozens of journal articles, so how tough could a press release be?”

“I think we can have the receptionist manage the media calls.”

“Why not put a full page ad in the Sunday paper?”

“We can get interns to do that.”

“Those statements are funny and common and we massage our response with more dynamic suggestions and a ready to go plan. Activism is more energy-driven and productive than consulting, so we are in the process of switching our philosophy for our 25th anniversary,” McNulty added.

Success Stories, Inc. also has associates in New York and Fort Lauderdale.

McNulty is available to speak to large groups on a variety of healthcare, not for profit and life science business topics. Success Stories, Inc. is based in Orchard Park, New York and can be found on the web and Facebook.

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Lightspeed Systems and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Easier Device Management to Schools


Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Mobile Manager, the mobile device management (MDM) solution from Lightspeed Systems, now supports the latest Microsoft update, Windows 8.1. Schools can now take advantage of the increased education-rich features of Microsofts latest OS release, along with the simplified management of an MDM made just for schools.

The Mobile Manager update provides schools with a powerful solution to roll out, manage, and implement mobile devices, delivering powerful cross-platform policy controls, app deployment, and reporting. Windows 8.1 is just the latest supported OS for Mobile Manager, joining iOS, MacOS, Android, and Windows 8.

In addition to the easy-to-use interface, Mobile Manager now boasts robust new features to support Windows 8.1. Made specifically for education, Lightspeed Systems MDM solution balances management between IT and educators, and makes it easy for schools to take learning mobile.

New features include:

Student Information System (SIS) integration
Support for Windows Store App Deployment Program
Time-based policies to allow different in-school and after-school use
Device restrictions, including Windows Error reporting, data roaming, OneDrive control, Smart Screen enable, and more
Bluetooth control critical for online testing
Device status updates
Wi-Fi and VPN provisioning
Parental controls and much more

Microsoft is fortunate to work with more than 40,000 education partners around the world, and Lightspeed Systems is one of the great examples of a partner that adds huge value to the education marketplaceproviding solutions that our customers need and want whether they are seeking to manage large scale 1:1 device initiatives, or if they are simply looking for enterprise-level services to assist in the infrastructure already in place, shares Microsoft Corporation, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector ]Education, Anthony Salcito. We are proud to have Lightspeed Systems as part of our ecosystem and look forward to working with them in the years ahead.

Among many other schools, San Diego Unified School District, one of the top large urban districts in the United States, is taking advantage of the partnership between Lightspeed Systems and Microsoft. Serving over 132,000 students, the district has a strong commitment to preparing students for a digital future. The districts mobile learning program is expanding to include Windows 8 2-in-1 touch tablet devices, and district leaders feel confident knowing that with Lightspeed Systems MDM solution in place, devices will be easily managed and students will be engaged in safe mobile learning.

This latest update to Mobile Manager also allows schools using Windows mobile devices to implement Mobile Learning Essentials. Combining Lightspeed Systems Web Filter, Mobile Manager, and collaborative learning management system (LMS) My Big Campus, Mobile Learning Essentials provides schools with a complete solution to easily manage devices, use them in the classroom, and engage students in learning.

Brian Thomas, Lightspeed Systems President is excited about this partnership. We know mobile devices are useful tools. But we also know they cant change education on their own. With Mobile Learning Essentials, schools have the tools they need to take mobile devices and use them to accomplish their learning goals. By working with Microsoft, well be able to bring more schools the solutions they need to make successful mobile learning a reality.

Mobile Managers support of Windows 8.1 is the latest effort from Lightspeed Systems to ensure schools can create successful mobile learning programs, no matter the device.

For more information about smarter mobile learning with Lightspeed Systems and Microsoft, visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/microsoft/

About Lightspeed Systems:

Education needs the technology revolution that has transformed every other industry. How do we get there? By engaging students in meaningful projects, by creating learning communities, by extending learning beyond the class walls and school bells, and by making sure that schools are empowered to safely and easily use transformative technologies.

Thats where we come in. Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile, and collaborative. Weve helped thousands of schools around the world protect and engage more than 10 million students.

Lightspeed Systems + Your School. Together we do amazing things. Find out more at http://www.lightspeedsystems.com

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