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NWN Named One of 2016 Tech Elite IT Solutions Providers by CRN®

Waltham, Massachusetts –  NWN Corporation announced today that they were named to CRN’s Annual 2016 Tech Elite 250 list of IT Solutions Providers. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations – which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support-are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

“We are pleased to be recognized again this year as one of CRN’s Tech Elite 250. As we grow, we try very hard to keep our eye on the most important thing: keeping our customers front and center.” states Mont Phelps, CEO of NWN Corporation

Each day brings new challenges for organizations. NWN specializes in designing and implementing technology solutions that integrate with existing infrastructures while solving even the biggest obstacles.  The addition of their NCloud team has allowed NWN to becoming a trusted provider both in on premise and cloud computing technology.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

 

About the Channel Company:

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, they connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, they draw from their deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

NWN Named One of 2016 Tech Elite IT Solutions Providers by CRN®
Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solutions providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications. "We are pleased to be recognized again this year as one of CRN's Tech Elite 250. As we grow, we try very hard to keep our eye on the most important thing: keeping our customers front and center." states Mont Phelps, CEO of NWN Corporation »

Advanced Practice Strategies to Launch Nursing Triage in the Emergency Department On April 15, 2016

Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) is pleased to announce the release of Nursing Triage in the Emergency Department, designed to help triage nurses make more timely and accurate assessments to ensure patients receive safer patient care.

Nursing Triage is the newest evidence-based course in GNOSIS for Emergency Medicine (EM), a patented online learning platform for nurses and physicians that focuses on the highest risk areas presented in the Emergency Department (ED) including chest, abdominal, and pelvic pain. GNOSIS for EM also includes a comprehensive communication course to mitigate the breakdown in communication, a high risk factor in ED. The new triage course targets failures and delays in diagnoses, another leading cause of malpractice claims in the ED.

“The role of the triage nurse is critical to patient outcomes in the emergency department,” said Dr. Bill Binder, director of emergency medicine at APS. “The more informed and trained clinicians become, the more effective they are at identifying the wide range of problems and atypical presentations in the emergency department.”

The course, which will be released on April 15, 2016, is designed to improve diagnosis, communication, and teamwork. The learning objectives include:

All courses in GNOSIS for EM, for both physicians and nurses, begin with a comprehensive assessment to benchmark proficiency levels in each subject matter. Clinicians then receive personalized learning content based on knowledge gaps. This individualized curriculum is prioritized by learning needs and delivered online, providing clinicians with a more engaging and less time-consuming experience.

“GNOSIS for EM is designed to reduce variation, establish standardized education, and build highly reliable teams in the emergency department,” said Dr. Sandhya Gardner, chief content officer at APS. “We expect the result of this course will lead to timely assessments and accurate and unbiased diagnoses. The ultimate goal is to promote more effective triage practices and better patient outcomes.”

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For more information about bringing GNOSIS EM to your facility, visit our website www.aps-web.com, email us info@aps-web.com or call us 617-275-7300.

Advanced Practice Strategies to Launch Nursing Triage in the Emergency Department On April 15, 2016
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) is pleased to announce the release of Nursing Triage in the Emergency Department, designed to help triage nurses make more timely and accurate assessments to ensure patients receive safer patient care. »

Yuengling and Allen & Gerritsen Celebrate Brewery’s Tradition In New “Respect. It’s Earned.” Campaign

PHILADELPHIA, PA – D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery®, is launching its largest marketing initiative in its nearly two century history. The brewery’s new “Respect. It’s Earned.” campaign, created with Philadelphia and Boston-based agency Allen & Gerritsen, celebrates the craftsmanship, tradition and perseverance of the family-owned and operated company and its signature beer, Yuengling® Traditional Lager.

The “Respect. It’s Earned.” campaign takes Yuengling’s history and makes it tangible by showcasing elements of the brewery and its traditional brewing process that speak to its authenticity. Imagery of the nearly two-century-old hand-dug fermentation caves that were used for storage before refrigeration, the on-site brew house, and time-tested bottling line underscore the brewery’s legacy as America’s Oldest Brewery and its dedication to brewing quality beers.

The 360-degree “Respect. It’s Earned.” campaign, which will run throughout Yuengling’s 18-state footprint, includes TV, print and digital, as well as both on and off premise retail promotions. In 2016, Yuengling will nearly double its media spend behind this campaign.

“My family has been brewing beer for almost two hundred years, and we’ve been fortunate to have incredibly loyal fans during that time whose enthusiasm has helped our business succeed,” said Dick Yuengling, fifth generation president and owner. “We have a unique story to tell, and we decided that it’s time we told it more broadly. I’m proud of this campaign because it honors the legacy of our family owned and operated business while introducing Yuengling Traditional Lager to a new generation of beer drinkers.”

“Many beer drinkers don’t realize that Yuengling has been brewing beer longer than anyone else in America, which is an incredible achievement and a testament to our quality beers,” said Tyler Simpson, Director of Marketing. “This campaign highlights our 187 years of rich brewing heritage, culminating in our amazing Yuengling Traditional Lager.  We are excited about how this work will help us connect with and build another generation of passionate Yuengling fans.”

Chris Reif, SVP creative & innovation at Allen & Gerritsen, noted, “Collaborating with the Yuengling team has been nothing short of awesome. It’s incredible to work with a company that has a rich history and a great product. The storytelling opportunities that exist with the brewery are endless, but we’re really excited to make the Yuengling Traditional Lager story in particular more widely known.”

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About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc

Based in Pottsville, PA, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is family owned and operated since 1829. Principal beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Premium, Light, Black and Tan, Dark-Brewer Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale. For more information, visit www.yuengling.com or contact: Tyler Simpson, Director of Marketing at tsimpson@yuengling.com.

About Allen & Gerritsen

Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) is a fiercely independent agency in the cities where independence was born, Boston & Philadelphia. Innovation & culture drive its success. A&G runs its own innovation think/make tank (A&G Labs), creates original entertainment through its production (A&G Entertainment), embeds brands into the cultural conversation through its Brand Newsroom and creates Brand Experiences that marry a brand’s physical and digital worlds to enhance consumer engagement. Ad Age twice has named A&G the Best Place to Work in U.S. Marketing & Media. To learn more, check out http://www.a-g.com/; follow the agency on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; or contact Kaitlin Bitting at kbitting@a-g.com.

Yuengling and Allen & Gerritsen Celebrate Brewery’s Tradition In New “Respect. It’s Earned.” Campaign
PHILADELPHIA, PA - D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery®, is launching its largest marketing initiative in its nearly two century history. The brewery’s new “Respect. It’s Earned.” campaign, created with Philadelphia and Boston-based agency Allen & Gerritsen, celebrates the craftsmanship, tradition and perseverance of the family-owned and operated company and its signature beer, Yuengling® Traditional Lager. »

Datawatch Brings Powerful Self- Service Data Preparation Capabilities to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics Users

Citizen analysts now able to harness the power of cognitive computing across the widest variety of data sources to drive more informed, strategic business decisions 

BEDFORD, Mass. – Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced it has teamed with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to deliver better and faster data access and self-service data preparation to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics users. As part of this agreement, IBM will resell Datawatch Monarch, Datawatch’s market-leading self-service data preparation solution, which enables business analysts to rapidly access, manipulate and blend data from the widest variety of sources.

Self-service data preparation is one of the key components in an effective analytics strategy; however in many instances an organization’s source data is diverse and rarely presents itself in a form that is accessible or in the format needed to perform analytics. Data sources come in a wide range of report formats, which often require IT intervention to make it usable to the average line of business user or citizen analyst. In fact, business analysts and data scientists typically spend up to 80 percent1 of their time manually preparing data, and it’s estimated that only 12 percent2 of enterprise data is used today to make decisions.

With Datawatch Monarch, IBM Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics users can now rapidly prepare data from virtually any information source, from traditional databases to multi-structured documents, such as PDF and text reports, Web pages, JSON and log files that had previously been locked away. Data can now be prepared for analysis in a fraction of the time that it takes using spreadsheets and other manually-intensive measures.

“Many organizations still do not have access to the underlying data needed for critical business insights and as a result are spending entirely too much time preparing data and not enough time analyzing,” said Marc Altshuller, Vice President, Watson Analytics and Business Intelligence, IBM Analytics. “The ability to simply send data accessed and prepared in Datawatch directly to Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics will enable businesses to quickly select any data source and automatically convert it into structured data for analysis.  This will not only expedite time to insight, but it increases the likelihood of uncovering new insights that have the potential to transform the business.”

Additional features of Datawatch Monarch for Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics include:

The Fauquier Bank, established in 1902, is an independent, locally-owned community bank offering a full range of financial services for commercial and retail customers including internet banking, insurance, wealth management and financial planning based in Virginia.

“Datawatch has increased the use of information throughout the organization.  Before this, it was inconceivable to bring data from different areas into one data set that could be used for security, marketing, audits and other business line decisions that would directly impact the bottom line,” said Janet Grimsley, Vice President, Decision Support. “The new relationship with IBM Watson Analytics extends the value by delivering powerful predictive analytics capabilities using simple natural language queries.”

Southeastern Med is an acute healthcare center serving some 4,000 inpatients and 100,000 outpatients. Similarly, they use Datawatch to access and prepare data from previously inaccessible sources like PDF reports to provide a more comprehensive understanding of their business and conform to regulatory requirements

“We think the combination of Datawatch and IBM Watson Analytics is very well suited for self-service analytics,” said Clark Carpenter, infrastructure supervisor at Southeastern Med. “Datawatch unlocks and prepares the data quickly and easily, and with the new ability to send data directly into IBM Watson Analytics, we think this opens up powerful cognitive computing based insights to a much wider range of users.”

“Datawatch’s intuitive self-service data preparation technology was specifically designed for the everyday business user and is a perfect complement to IBM’s modern business intelligence system,” said Michael Morrison, president and CEO of Datawatch.  “Users can now spend their time in high-value analytic activities and harness the full power of IBM’s cognitive capabilities to derive new insights that have the potential to innovate and transform their business.”

Additionally, stop by Datawatch’s booth (No. 512) at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, taking place March 14-16, 2016 in Grapevine, Texas or attend the 10:45 a.m. session on March 14 regarding the “New Advances in Self-Service Data Preparation.”

To learn more about Datawatch Monarch for Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics, go to http://www.datawatch.com/ibm-analytics.

 

About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore and Manila. To learn more about Datawatch or download a free version of its enterprise software, please visit: www.datawatch.com.

 

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1 Forrester Blog, 3 Ways Data Preparation Tools Help You Get Ahead Of Big Data, February 2015: http://ibm.biz/Bd4DJm

2 The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014, http://ibm.biz/Bd4DJC

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Media Contacts:

Amanda Beaupre

Marketing Communications Manager, Datawatch Corporation

amanda_beaupre@datawatch.com

978-275-8387

Twitter: @datawatch

 

© 2016 Datawatch Corporation. Datawatch and the Datawatch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Datawatch Brings Powerful Self- Service Data Preparation Capabilities to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics Users
Citizen analysts now able to harness the power of cognitive computing across the widest variety of data sources to drive more informed, strategic business decisions »

March 2016 – Mass Capital announces a new investment in Valet Park of America

VALET PARK OF AMERICA

MCRC is pleased to announce a new investment in Valet Park of America, located in Springfield, MA. For over 25 years, Valet Park has been providing transportation services to hospitals, hotels and others with a need to efficiently manage customer parking needs. Valet Park prides itself on friendly service, efficiency and long term client relationships. Key services offered include valet programs for hospital patients and employee shuttles. Mass Capital’s subordinated note investment provided the company with additional capital to support growth with new and existing customers.

For more information, visit their web site www.valetparkofamerica.com.

 

March 2016 – Mass Capital announces a new investment in Valet Park of America
VALET PARK OF AMERICA MCRC is pleased to announce a new investment in Valet Park of America, located in Springfield, MA. For over 25 years, Valet Park has been providing transportation services to hospitals, hotels and others with a need to efficiently manage customer parking needs. Valet Park prides itself on friendly service, efficiency and long […] »

Providence’s Thayer Street Business Improvement District Demonstrates its Commitment to a Cleaner Community with the Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling System

Beautifying Thayer Street and optimizing waste collection in the District’s marquee location is enhancing the community for visitors, students, workers and residents

Providence, RI – The Thayer Street ‘Business Improvement District’, better known as the Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) today announced the deployment of the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling system for more efficient waste management coverage across the District. In support of its continued commitment to leverage innovative technology to enhance the District, Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system has replaced all of the traditional trash bins on the streets with smart, connected waste stations while providing a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful landscape for the community and its visitors and residents.

“The Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system enables the Thayer Street community to enjoy cleaner streets and sidewalks,” said Dean Martineau, Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) Chairman & Asset Manager Capstone Properties.  “In addition, in the three months since they were installed we have already increased our collection efficiency by 90%.  While previously needing our collection crews to empty each trash container once per day, we have now been able to reduce our collections to just once per week, enabling our collection crews to focus their efforts on other important District improvements.” 

The smart, cloud-connected Bigbelly system gathers, consolidates, and analyzes data from connected waste and recycling units for a complete waste management solution that beautifies public spaces and increases operational efficiency. Sensors and intelligence triggers notify waste collection employees when units near capacity, aiding in optimized collection scheduling and public space cleanliness.

Aligned with innovative BIDs around the globe, the TSDMA has reaped the benefits of its Bigbelly system investment to deliver improved core community services and infrastructure, while making this landmark location cleaner and more enjoyable,” said Jack Kutner, Bigbelly’s CEO. “The innovative use of technology to create a connected infrastructure is continuing to support the District’s commitment to provide substantial benefits to all who live, work, and visit the area.”

 

About the Thayer Street District Management Association (TSDMA) 

The Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) was established by Thayer Street property owners and granted status to operate as a ‘Business Improvement District’ by the City of Providence Code of Ordinances and in accordance with RI General Law 45-59-14(b) in January 2006. The District is comprised of the area bounded by Bowen Street, Brook Street, Waterman Street and the rear lot line of parcels that face the western side of Thayer Street. Over the years since our establishment, the district has undertaken the installation of new sidewalks, new bicycle racks, public outdoor benches, a bicycle repair station, district wide tree wells improvements and beautification, replacement of unhealthy or missing trees, facilitated group trash compactors and cardboard recycle centers, co-sponsored the fabrication and daily management of the City’s first public Parklet, daily sidewalk cleaning, trash and graffiti removal as well as hosting an annual fall art festival.

For more information, visit www.thayerstreetdistrict.com .

Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ThayerStreetDMA.

 

About Bigbelly

Bigbelly, Inc. is the world-leading provider of smart waste & recycling management solutions with more than 1,500 customers in 50 countries. Solar powered, the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System combines cloud computing with smart compacting waste and recycling stations. The system helps customer beautify their public space and reduce operational costs by 70-80 percent.

Visit http://bigbelly.com. Follow on Twitter (@BigBellySolar), Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Contact:

For Bigbelly: Leila Dillon, ldillon@bigbelly.com

For TSDMA: Donna Personeus, Executive Director, donna.personeus@thayerstreetdistrict.com

Providence’s Thayer Street Business Improvement District Demonstrates its Commitment to a Cleaner Community with the Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling System
The Thayer Street ‘Business Improvement District’, better known as the Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) today announced the deployment of the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling system for more efficient waste management coverage across the District. In support of its continued commitment to leverage innovative technology to enhance the District, Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system has replaced all of the traditional trash bins on the streets with smart, connected waste stations while providing a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful landscape for the community and its visitors and residents. »

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