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  • Long View Honored as a Winner of Microsoft's Excellence in Operations

    Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Long View announced it has won the Excellence in Operations Award for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.

    "We are proud to have aligned our collective efforts this year to achieve this recognition with Microsoft. Long View is a results-orientated company, with an enormously talented group of people. This award demonstrates our clear focus on exceptional customer service" says Dave Frederickson, VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development.

    Partners achieving this award exhibited best-in-class performance in the North American channel. Long View was recognized for superior operational excellence by meeting, exceeding, or strongly trending towards specific requirements that drive valid agreements/orders, query reductions, and efficient orders. By meeting, exceeding, or strongly trending towards these conditions, recipients have demonstrated their commitment to Microsoft and its end-customers.

    "Microsoft continues to innovate and drive improvements that empower our customers and our partners. The Operations Excellence Award recognizes our partners that are committed to working towards best in class customer service and for that we thank them and look forward to a long, strong partnership." - Owen Roberts, general manager of Microsoft's Americas Operations Center.

    ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America, with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology through our Hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, IT infrastructure, managed services, and end user support, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like for our clients. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that's Long View.

    CONTACT: For more information: Tannis Ebbels Director of Marketing and Communications, Long View Phone: 403.387.3489 E-mail: tannis.ebbels@lvs1.com www.longviewsystems.com

  • Kivuto Helps Students Build Career Skills with Free Dell Data Analytics Software

    Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kivuto Solutions, the global leader in complex digital distribution solutions, is excited to provide Dell's award-winning Statistica advanced analytics software for free to college students and professors in the United States.

    Announced at the higher education summit EDUCAUSE 2015, the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program is built to nurture college students' passion for data analytics. Learning how to analyze data will prepare students as the next generation of employees for predicting trends, testing hypotheses, and limiting business risks in a variety of industries.

    Workplace preparedness was a major point of discussion at the education technology conference SimplifiED Summit 2015, presented by Kivuto. Dr. Michelle R. Weise, Executive Director of The Innovation Lab at Southern New Hampshire University, observed that the number of skills required for career success increased from approximately 150 to 950 between 2009 and 2014.

    "The Dell Statistica Free Academic Program furthers our goal of improving students' career skills by improving their access to software," says Vivek Raju, Director of Sales at Kivuto. "Learning data analytics today will help students achieve business success tomorrow."

    Businesses have relied on Statistica for more than 30 years to make decisions through data. The new free offering includes helpful how-to videos, a free online textbook on statistics, report generation, and access to a community of student and professional users in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Dell Statistica for Advanced Analytics

    Dell Statistica is a leading advanced analytics software platform that helps simplify and improve the process by which organizations deploy predictive models directly to data sources inside the firewall, in the cloud, and in partner ecosystems. An easy-to-use solution that requires no coding and integrates seamlessly with open source R, Dell Statistica delivers a full range of data blending, data discovery, and advanced and predictive analytics tools that help organizations tap into all data to predict future trends, identify new customers and sales opportunities, explore "what-if" scenarios, and reduce the occurrence of fraud and other business risks.

    About Kivuto

    Kivuto Solutions is the world's leading provider of advanced digital distribution and management solutions that enable the secure delivery of digital goods to individuals, businesses, and organizations anywhere in the world. Kivuto simplifies the process of delivering any digital good to any market under virtually any terms and conditions. Over 60,000 academic institutions and departments trust Kivuto to manage and distribute software to their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in 195 countries and supports 14 languages. http://www.kivuto.com.

    CONTACT: Katie Hulan Marketing Manager, Marketing Services T +1 613.526.3005 x 125 M +1 613.355.3649 F +1 613.526.3891

  • Carbonite Receives MassEcon Economic Impact Award for Promoting Business Growth in Massachusetts

    Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced it has received the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Bronze Award from MassEcon, the state's private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts. Recognized for its contribution to expanding the state's economy, Carbonite hired more than 300 new employees throughout 2014, which coincided with the 53,000 square foot investment the company made in moving its headquarters to Downtown Crossing.

    "The Impact Award is a tremendous honor for our growing team and we're humbled that MassEcon selected us," said Mohamad Ali, CEO of Carbonite. "We remain committed to expanding operations in Greater Boston and being a cornerstone of the revitalization of Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood. Consistent with Massachusetts' status as a national technology hub, Carbonite will continue to foster tech talent and strengthen the state's economy."

    Carbonite was recognized at the Twelfth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award alongside 17 other Massachusetts companies, receiving the bronze for the Greater Boston area. The company was judged on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment and community involvement since January 1, 2014. Carbonite was selected after site visits and a reception with their competitors and judges at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.

    "MassEcon is honored to celebrate Carbonite and others for their commitment to Massachusetts," said Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon. "Their investment and job growth stimulates benefits in all regions of the Commonwealth, and we are excited to publicly acknowledge the achievements of these outstanding corporate citizens."

    Details about the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award and a complete list of winners are available at http://massecon.com/events/12th-annual-team-massachusetts-economic-impact-awards-luncheon-2/.

    About Carbonite

    Carbonite (Nasdaq:CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small businesses around the world who rely on us to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about the cloud solutions voted #1 by PC Magazine readers, as well as our partner program and our award-winning customer support, visit us at Carbonite.com.

    About MassEcon

    MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state's private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Its services include the state's only Site Selection Service – including the online ReadyMass 100 portfolio - which helps expanding and relocating companies find a home in the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. www.massecon.com.

    CONTACT: Media Contacts: Emily Held, PAN Communications (for Carbonite) carbonite@pancomm.com 617-502-4300 Megan Wittenberger Carbonite 617-421-5687 media@carbonite.com

  • INET Deploys Largest Zimbra Synacor Email Project in Southeast Asia

    Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    BANGKOK, Thailand and BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Thailand Public Company Limited (INET), a leading provider of ICT infrastructure services in Thailand, is pleased to announce the success of the largest hosted Email-as-a-Service (EaaS) deployment in Southeast Asia using Zimbra, a product of Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC).

    Zimbra, powers collaboration for the mobile era, connecting people and information with an extensible solution that combines both traditional and modern communication technologies. Zimbra's open platform implements deep security features as well as integrations with popular 3rd-party security applications. In addition, Zimbra has scalable deployment options ensuring complete privacy for organizations from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to Large and Highly-Regulated Enterprises in the Financial Services Industry (FSI).

    With the efficiencies of their own world-class data centers, INET is able to provide a fully hosted Zimbra collaboration solution that delivers enterprise level performance as well as supports all data sovereignty and security requirements.

    Mrs. Morragot Kulatumyotin, Managing Director of Internet Thailand Public Company Limited said, "INET is pleased with the opportunities working in partnership with Synacor. This deployment, which proves Zimbra as the leader for Managed Service Providers globally, is integrated with secure cloud infrastructure from INET at the highest quality for EaaS, benefiting customers. INET has provided services for over 50,000 users, making INET the largest provider for Email as a Service using the Zimbra platform in Southeast Asia."

    "We are thrilled to be partnering with INET to extend our footprint in Thailand," said Marcus Teo, Regional Vice President and General Manager, Synacor. "By partnering with INET, we will provide greater access to Zimbra - a product of Synacor, particularly to organizations that appreciate the benefits of a collaboration solution built on an extensible platform and open standards."

    About Internet Thailand Public Company Limited (INET)

    Internet Thailand Public Company Limited or INET service provider that experience in providing infrastructure for ICT and leading cloud service (ICT Infrastructure as a Service Provider) for a long time. Technology that rapidly changed has provided Internet Thailand Public Company Limited to developing guidelines and provides services in ICT Infrastructure as a Service Provider which committed to developed innovative products, services and applications including consulting, design, and installation network that meet the business needs and continuously satisfy base on international standards. For details can refer at www.inet.co.th

    About Synacor

    Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises. We deliver modern, multiscreen experiences and advertising to their consumers that require scale, actionable data and sophisticated implementation. Zimbra, Inc. was recently acquired by Synacor. www.synacor.com

    CONTACT: Media contact: Meredith Roth, VP, Corporate Communications Synacor mroth@synacor.com +1 716-362-3880

  • Exa Announces Breakthrough in Software for Detection and Elimination of Unwanted Noise Through Simulation

    Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire
    • The FIND™ module within Exa PowerACOUSTICS® locates, quantifies and ranks noise sources so improvements can be made
    • BMW Group says FIND enabled efficient optimization of HVAC noise in the earliest stages of vehicle development
    • Applications for FIND are wide ranging and can be used in multiple industries including: automotive, rail, aerospace and HVAC

    BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of simulation software for product engineering, today revealed its patent-pending FIND (Flow-Induced Noise Detection) capability within Exa PowerACOUSTICS. This integrated solution represents a critical advancement for Exa's existing aeroacoustic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations by clearly pinpointing the origins of airflow-induced noise. Exa PowerFLOW® has long been the established leader in aeroacoustic simulations, but engineers have been challenged to unravel the complex turbulent flows in order to understand how to acoustically improve their designs by reducing the noise sources. Now the FIND software can analyze the fluid flow of a design and rank the different noise sources in order of importance, providing engineers with the insight they need. The noise generated can also be listened to before and after design modifications, so that the impact of any proposed improvements can be aurally assessed. Exa's solutions empower engineers to understand issues early in the development process. Product designs can then be improved in a digital environment, long before costly physical prototypes that provide no insight have been built.

    A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=37800

    A video animation of the FIND module within Exa PowerACOUSTICS can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Ahvu9EP9hnY

    For the automotive industry, the FIND module within Exa PowerACOUSTICS predicts the flow-induced noise sources for areas such as greenhouse or underbody wind noise, HVAC and blower noise, or noise from within exhaust systems. Using a patent-pending method, it analyzes the airflow simulated with Exa's PowerFLOW, the market leader in ground vehicle aeroacoustics and the fastest and most accurate solution available. As always with PowerFLOW, the simulation reproduces the transient nature of real fluid flow, resulting in accurate modeling of turbulence. Flow-induced noise sources, even those normally masked by turbulent airflow, are then pinpointed in space by the FIND model and their intensity quantified, enabling a precise localization and ranking of noise problems. Thanks to other Exa products, the results can be visualized in 3D: quickly, clearly and simultaneously with the underlying design geometry. This makes it easy to convey the findings to engineers and managers, and easy to decide how to improve the design.

    "Exa PowerFLOW accurately predicts aeroacoustic noise levels and PowerACOUSTICS FIND provides an unprecedented insight to identify noise sources. This allows engineers to make design changes that will reduce the generated noise levels," remarked Dr. Franck Pérot, Sr. Director of Acoustic Applications for Exa. "This capability applies to all aeroacoustics applications across multiple industries, such as wind noise and HVAC systems noise in automotive, landing-gear noise in aerospace, or applications in the rail industry. FIND provides significant additional value to our clients through these breakthrough capabilities that were not available anywhere, until now."

    Collaboration with BMW

    The noise produced by the HVAC system is one of the top complaints for automotive passengers. In close collaboration with Exa, BMW Group has already used the new tool to perform aeroacoustic evaluations of complete HVAC systems. BMW had previously found that analysis of the flow through standalone components such as ducts or blowers gave incomplete information on the acoustic performance of the whole system. Worse still, it had been found that it could be misleading to decide on which sub-system to improve, based solely on the sounds it generated.

    "We initially used PowerFLOW and PowerACOUSTICS FIND for the BMW 7 Series and Rolls-Royce Phantom," said BMW 's Group Leader for Overall Vehicle Development, Dr.-Ing. Michael Spickenreuther. "We were so impressed with the noise sourcing capability that we have now implemented FIND across all our platforms. FIND is enabling us to deliver quieter cars."

    By using PowerFLOW's transient simulation as the basis for an analysis of the complete HVAC system, BMW engineers were able to see how the sound was not only generated, but propagated through the system, from the initial source to the passenger's ear. The new FIND model provided enhanced insight by localizing, quantifying and ranking the generated acoustic power, providing a more complex and accurate view on where noise reduction improvements could be made within the system. Overall, BMW found that the tool enabled efficient optimization of HVAC aeroacoustics in the earliest stages of vehicle development. BMW published this work in a paper, Acoustic Source Detection for Climate Systems via Computational Fluid Dynamics for Improved Cabin Comfort, and presented it at the 3rd International ATZ Conference, held in Zurich, Switzerland.

    About Exa Corporation

    Exa (NASDAQ:EXA) (www.exa.com) Corporation's visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers produce better vehicles and equipment. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product. With Exa, the need for costly physical prototypes and expensive late-stage changes is reduced. Now, designers and engineers are freed from the risk of producing compromised products that do not meet market and regulatory requirements. Some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Delphi, Denso, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hino, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, Komatsu, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Peugeot, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks.

    Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: info@exa.com; URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA

    FIND is a trademark and Exa, PowerFLOW and PowerACOUSTICS are registered trademarks of Exa Corporation.

    The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

    CONTACT: For media enquiries, please contact: UK: James Parsons Tel: +44 1622 766526 E-mail: james.parsons@pfpr.com US: Cole Quinnell Tel: +1 248 877 0590 Email: cole.quinnell@pfpr.com Germany: David Plaettner Tel: +49 6971 0475 349 Email: david.plaettner@pfpr.com

  • New Sears Hometown Store Opens in Great Falls

    Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) will open its newest Montana Sears Hometown Store on November 24 at 1200 10th Ave South Suite F-4 in Great Falls.

    The Great Falls location marks the 26th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 37th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.

    "We're looking forward to being a staple in the community as a resource for quality home appliances at competitive prices," said Terry Parsons, owner of the new Sears Hometown Store in Great Falls. "With our in-store kiosks and expert team, we're giving customers the most convenient and knowledgeable shopping experience we can offer."

    This unique store format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears stores. For instance, the new Sears Hometown Store in Great Falls is the only place in town where customers can find an incredible selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman® tools, fitness equipment, mattresses and more.

    The Great Falls team is excited to provide customers with professional advice, exceptional service and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price. For instance, if a product is not available in-stores, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. The Great Falls store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

    The Sears Hometown Store in Great Falls can be reached at (406) 952-0416 and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more about Sears Hometown Stores, visit www.searshometownstores.com.

    About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of August 1, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,215 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provide consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

    Operating through two segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment—Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer franchise and dealership opportunities focused on selling, as applicable, top brand home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equipment and outlet merchandise. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com.

    CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Underhill Phone Number: 847-945-1300 Email Address: lunderhill@fishmanpr.com

  • Web.com Joins Bing Ads Elite SMB Partner Program

    Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEB), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, announced today that it has joined the Bing Ads Elite SMB Partner Program, for partners who have proven and trusted expertise in driving growth to small- and medium-sized businesses through a deep understanding of the search advertising landscape, specifically through the Bing Ads platform. These partners are committed to providing high-quality support and service and have the requisite technology, innovation and skilled workforce to help businesses see success using Bing Ads products.

    "Because Web.com is continually looking for better ways to help drive the success of our small business customers, we are delighted to become a Bing Ads Elite SMB Partner," said David Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Web.com. "This effort clearly supports our mission of providing small businesses with the right tools to help them build stronger marketing campaigns that may lead to increased business opportunities."

    As a Bing Ads Elite SMB Partner, Web.com customers will receive:

    • Expertise that maximizes ROI through custom-fit digital marketing campaigns, the latest technology, performance tracking and tailored reporting
    • Dedicated support that lets customers focus on their business while the Bing Ads Elite SMB Partners take care of their marketing needs
    • Deep industry and Bing Ad platform knowledge gained through exclusive access to customized training and industry insights

    "Bing is enthused to have Web.com join the Bing Ads Elite SMB Partner Program," said Kelly Thomas Nojaim, director, Channel Partner Team at Bing. "Web.com can now share with its small business customer Bing's expertise that maximizes ROI through custom-fit digital marketing campaigns, the latest technology, performance tracking and tailored reporting."

    About Web.com

    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEB) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. To get more information, visit www.web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's Small Business Summit.

    Note to Editors: Web.com is a registered trademark of Web.com Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: John Herbkersman Web.com 904-251-6297 Jherbkersman@web.com

  • Newly Transformed Compuware Named a "2015 Top Workplace" by the Detroit Free Press

    Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    DETROIT, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation, the world's leading mainframe-dedicated software company, has been named one of Michigan's Top 100 Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press.

    Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. The 22-question survey measured the fundamentals of the company including values, execution, leadership and culture. The questions asked surround organizational health, execution and connection.

    "This honor is a tremendous validation of the new Compuware," said Compuware CEO Chris O'Malley. "We have achieved so much in the last year. We are earning back customers, our financial results have greatly improved and our employees are happy, engaged and inspired. It's a great time for Compuware and I couldn't be more proud of our staff and all they've accomplished. Look for great things to continue to come from Compuware."

    "The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

    Compuware was also named one of "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) in September.

    Compuware provides comprehensive medical and dental plans, company-paid life and disability insurance, flexible work arrangements and 401k. The company actively works to support its employees' work/life balance by offering resources such as worldwide wellness programs, dependent- and elder-care reimbursement accounts, an employee referral program, and much more. Employees who work at or visit Compuware's Detroit headquarters enjoy an onsite gourmet cafeteria; commuter assistance program; state-of-the art wellness and child development centers; a physician and chiropractor office; dry cleaning services as well as access to onsite retailers and restaurants.

    About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

    Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

    Compuware Corporation

    Compuware empowers the world's largest companies to excel in the digital economy by fully leveraging their high-value mainframe intellectual property. We do this by delivering highly innovative mainframe application development and performance optimization solutions that uniquely enable IT to drive business value. Learn more at compuware.com

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  • New HfS Research Report Highlights Syntel's Strategic Investments in Intelligent Automation

    Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    TROY, Mich., Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntel, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNT), a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies, today announced that a recent report authored by HfS Research analysts Tom Reuner and Phil Fersht praised the Company's automation platform, SyntBots™ as an example of the concept of "Intelligent Automation."

    The HfS report, entitled "Lack Of Automation Revenue Model Spells Disaster For Service Providers" asserts that Intelligent Automation is a critical transformation lever for innovative enterprises, and singled out SyntBots as an example.

    SyntBots is a next-generation platform that automates repetitive manual processes across IT operations, DevOps and business processes. The platform has delivered a 70% reduction in downtime and up to a 30% reduction in "run the business" costs. SyntBots also powers enterprise digital transformation initiatives by freeing up critical staff and delivering the integrated processes, improved quality and increased agility necessary to change the business.

    According to the HfS report, SyntBots "provides a critical differentiation to many of its peers and is underpinned by a vertical jumpstart library to accelerate deployments for specific vertical use cases."

    The authors go on to state that, "Syntel has shown it can leverage these investments in SyntBots to create greater stickiness and innovation with some of its key clients."

    According to Syntel CEO and President, Nitin Rakesh, enterprises that are not exploring automation as a strategic transformation lever may be putting their competitive position at risk.

    "Intelligent Automation is an important strategic investment for today's enterprises," said Rakesh. "It provides the agility, availability and efficiency that enterprises need to stay relevant in the two-speed world."

    "Automation enables companies to adopt new technologies to improve productivity and fundamentally transform their business processes, applications and infrastructure."

    The HfS report also recommends that enterprises considering an automation initiative work with a service provider to investigate the risks and rewards of such an effort.

    "Enterprises that do not begin this discussion with their service providers are at risk of losing the early mover advantage," said Rakesh.

    Reuner and Fersht caution that, "Intelligent Automation is an investment… [and] ROI is not immediate. However, risk and sacrifice can be managed through a skilled and confident provider to help guide the enterprise through the process."

    "With Syntel, the discussion [with clients] begins with the ROI analysis and the scalability to justify the business case for the enterprise. By baking in SLAs into contracts that codify cost savings, Syntel is challenging the dominance of FTE based and fixed price contractual models."

    More information about SyntBots is available at www.syntelinc.com/syntbots/.

    About Syntel

    Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT) is a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies. Syntel's mission is to create new opportunities for clients by harnessing our passion, talent and innovation. We combine technology expertise, industry knowledge and a global delivery model to drive business value creation. Syntel's "Customer for Life" philosophy drives our relentless focus to build long-term, collaborative client partnerships. To learn more, visit us at:www.syntelinc.com.

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    CONTACT: North America/Europe: Jon Luebke, (248) 619-3503, jon_luebke@syntelinc.com Asia/Pacific: Sikta Samantaray, +91 9167512186, sikta_samantaray@syntelinc.com

  • Use of Force Simulators Order Worth $3.6 Million Awarded to VirTra

    Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 | By: GlobalNewswire

    TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VirTra Systems (OTC Pink:VTSI), a leading provider of use of force simulators and firearms training simulators, today announced that it has recently received an award from an undisclosed international customer in the approximate amount of $3.6 million.

    VirTra will supply, install and maintain multiple units of its industry leading V-300TM simulator system at the customer's locations in 2016. The systems employ multiple screens, realistic video training content and an electric impulse return fire system to simulate the stress of real-world situations – preparing officers for hostile situations with skills honed and refined in realistic scenarios before lives are on the line.

    Jason Mulcahy, VirTra's General Manager, said, "It has been our goal to expand our international business, so as to deliver the most effective and realistic use of force training and ballistically accurate marksmanship simulator solutions to law enforcement and other government agencies throughout the world, all while exceeding our customers' expectations. This award from this new customer demonstrates our ongoing progress towards achieving that goal."

    Bob Ferris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VirTra, commented, "We are honored to receive yet another significant award, which adds to our growing list of prominent international customers who've selected VirTra's training simulators and accessories. We appreciate the opportunity to serve this new customer and look forward to working with them in 2016 and for years to come."

    About VirTra

    VirTra is a global leading provider of the world's most realistic and effective judgmental use of force simulators. VirTra is the higher standard in firearms training simulators, offering a variety of simulator platforms, powerful gas-powered recoil kits and the patented Threat-Fire™ simulated hostile return fire system. VirTra's products provide the very best simulation training available for personnel that are entrusted with lethal force and critical missions. The Company's common stock is not registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Company does not currently file periodic or other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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    This news release includes certain information that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "proposed," "planned," "potential" and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including statements about VirTra's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although VirTra believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate. VirTra cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Accordingly, due to the risks, uncertainties and assumptions inherent in forward-looking information, readers and prospective investors in the Company's securities should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof, is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof and is subject to change. The Company assumes no obligation to revise or update forward-looking information to reflect new circumstances, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations Counsel Larry Clark Financial Profiles, Inc. (310) 478-2700 vtsi@finprofiles.com

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