BizLibrary Offering Social Media Training Courses through Partnership with Splash Media University

Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

BizLibrary will be adding innovative social media training courses to its Streaming Video Library as a result of a new partnership with Splash Media University. Companies recognize the impact of social media on their business and need to leverage social media marketing to its fullest potential. Through the partnership with Splash Media University, BizLibrary has the option to offer over 500 online social media marketing classes using state-of-the art video and mobile learning technology in early Q4 2013.

Were excited to reach BizLibrarys customers though our partnership to educate businesses nationwide on the importance of social media marketing, said Mark Hitchner, CEO of Splash Media University. Educating business professionals is core to BizLibrarys business, and we couldnt have a better partner to work with to reach this audience.

BizLibrarys new social media training courses will be presented with online video classes, which are environments that provide an innovative spin on social media marketing training. Along with a new training concept, BizLibrarys courses will address the challenges that face a wide variety of businesses that plan to leverage social media as a marketing channel.

Our partnership with Splash Media University expands our library topics into the realm of social media, said Debbie Williams, BizLibrarys VP of Operations. Social media is being utilized daily by businesses to improve their marketing strategies, and its great to offer our clients training on how to do that. Its an extremely relevant topic, and were proud to provide the most up-to-date resources in the industry.

Splash Media University courses blend the latest technology and creativity to provide a valuable experience on the ever-evolving social media industry. The team behind creating these courses includes software developers, strategic thinkers, and social media managers. With a variety of professionals from varying backgrounds collectively using their knowledge to create entertaining and innovative training courses, Splash Media University provides informative and interesting content for users.

About Splash Media University

Splash Media University is a fully accredited training and certification program for those who want to pursue a career in social media marketing. With a 100% online curriculum that features more than 500 social media lessons, Splash Media University offers a Master Social Media Certification, as well as individual certificates in six courses: General Studies, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogging and YouTube. For more information, visit

About BizLibrary

BizLibrary is a leading provider of comprehensive learning and talent management solutions specifically designed for small and mid-size organizations. Their award-winning online content libraries include streaming videos, interactive e-learning courses, custom developed courses, reference materials, and e-books. In addition, their cloud-hosted LMS, Performance Management and Social Learning applications help smaller organizations streamline and simplify important talent management processes. In 2012 alone, their solutions were recognized by Brandon Hall,, and e-Learning Magazine. Learn more at


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Filippo Passerini, CIO, P&G as Keynote at the World BPO/ITO Forum 2014, Discussed BPO/ITO Transformation Driven by Innovative Business Models – Cloud, Mobile and Social

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

For business and IT executives planning their strategies, the 7th Annual World BPO/ITO Forum,, held June 2-3, 2014 in New York, gave some valuable insights and best practices on how to drive innovation and growth through latest technology trends such as cloud, mobile and social.

We are living through a sea of change in sourcing strategy, says Jim Noble, Principal of The Advisory Council and Chairman of The World BPO/ITO Forum. Businesses have matured beyond mere cost arbitrage, and have recognized the benefits of agility and time-to-market offered by a services-oriented approach. These benefits offer a much bigger prize than the simplification agenda, but only if sourcing becomes a core competency of that client company. Noble adds, This is where The World BPO/ITO Forum made a real difference by enabling buyers and sellers of services to meet each other, and by encouraging experts to share insights in a friendly environment.

Themed “Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile and Social ” the Forum provided a peer-to-peer group learning and influential networking atmosphere for 250+ senior IT executives currently using or evaluating BPO (business processing outsourcing) and/or ITO (IT outsourcing) services. With a roster of 55+ global thought-leaders and forward-thinkers as speakers. The conference provided invaluable insight into how globalization and disruptive technological changes are making the old multinational structure obsolete, says Kartik Kilachand, CEO & Co-Founder, The World BPO/ITO Forum.

Marv Adams, COO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, as opening keynote speaker, described the tremendous challenge of the new disruptive forces of SMAC.

“Interdependency, emerging from dense and global interconnectedness has created many opportunities, but has also been at the core of a whole new set of management and leadership challenges. Those who transition well will thrive and those who are slow to change will miss most of the opportunities.”

Topics discussed included leveraging cloud computing and mobility, unlocking innovation, multi-vendor approaches, managing risk, and the economic and social impact of global sourcing, among other issues.

Additional highlighted speakers included:

Anil Bajpai, SVP and Global Head of BPO, IGATE

Robert Dunigan, SVP, Shared Services, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Tanvir Khan, VP and Global Head of BPO, Dell

Chris Lord, SVP, Global Growth Strategy and Marketing, Hinduja Global Solutions

Lee Coulter, CEO Shared Services Organisation, Ascension Health

Carol Foley, EVP, Director of Knowledge, Leo Burnett Worldwide

Chip Wagner, CEO, Alsbridge

Filippo Passerini, as closing keynote of the first day, clearly emphasized that, The BPO landscape is changing fast, driven by new technology and innovative business models. Strategic partnerships are as critical as ever, but the how for partnership value creation is changing significantly. The World BPO/ITO Forum provided strategic insight into three key considerations innovators, relationships and agreements that will help determine the future of BPO.

As an indication of how technology is transforming outsourcing and offshoring, the Forum was sponsored by global service providers such as IGATE, Dell, Sutherland, Accenture, Cozen O’Conner, as well as, by emerging offshore country delegations such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nova Scotia, Poland, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago,

Tanvir Khan, Global Head, Dell BPO, states, This was Dells second year as a sponsor of The World BPO/ITO Forum. Besides carefully crafted content, peer networking and building awareness amongst buyers, I value the access to the Forums core team.”

Companies are re-thinking their offshoring strategies as the global cost labor arbitrageis narrowing says Kartik Kilachand. Outsourcing is no doubt a contentious issue, particularly in light of the struggling U.S. economy. American jobs going overseas is still an emotive subject, says Mr. Kilachand. Like it or not, the phenomenon of global sourcing is here to stay. The challenge now is how best to manage it.

Chris Lord, SVP, Hinduja Global Services, expressed his sentiments on the two-day Forum, it provided thought-provoking insights into the new directions companies need to consider in a social, mobile, and cloud enabled world where growth requires innovation and cost savings require new approaches to automation.”

Global sourcing has become a transformational lever that empowers businesses to take on new competition. This exclusive Forum provided opportunities to interact, learn & share issues, challenges and solutions from some of the worlds leading thought-leaders on the economic, political & technical impact of global sourcing, further explains Mr. Noble.

To that end, The World BPO/ITO Forum has become the leading C-level executive event of its kind. With a strong roster of speakers, practitioners and service providers participating in the discussion this year, I believe we are well on our way to become the Davos for strategic sourcing, says Mr. Kilachand.

The eighth annual World BPO/ITO Forum is scheduled for June 16-17, 2015.

About The World BPO/ITO Forum, Inc.

The World BPO/ITO Forum conference is in its seventh year, and getting close to its aspirations to become the “Davos” of offshoring. The conference offers a “one stop shop” for senior executives at mid- to large-sized companies to hear from speakers who can offer best practices in global sourcing, to meet with representatives from top service providers as well as from many leading and emerging country delegations. The conference further promotes the transformational possibilities of the synergies between BPO and ITO.

Media Contact: Kartik Kilachand CEO; kartik(at)worldbpoforum(dot)com

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VMware Partner Cloud Carib Boosts Social Media Effectiveness with Zift Solutions

Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Zift Solutions, a leading provider of channel marketing automation solutions, today announced that VMware channel partner and off-shore cloud-computing solutions provider, Cloud Carib, has tripled audience engagement and lowered costs using Zifts recently enhanced social media syndication.

Zift Solutions is dedicated to helping channel-based sales and marketing organizations accelerate market leadership and lift the burden of social media by allowing channel partners to leverage their suppliers investments in social media and content, said Ken Romley, CEO of Zift Solutions. Cloud Caribs results demonstrate how Zifts social media syndication improves audience engagement, reduces marketing communications resource demands and increases brand awareness.

A Caribbean-based start-up and VMware Enterprise Partner, Cloud Carib, was intent on differentiating itself from increasing competition in the cloud and onsite virtualization services space, but struggled to connect with customers and prospects due to time and resource constraints. By using Zift Solutions to automate content syndication through social media, Cloud Carib was able to tap into VMware product-specific and best practice industry content, then publish it as co-branded social media communications. Doing so allowed Cloud Carib to increase the frequency of their social media outreach, boost brand awareness among a larger prospect pool and position themselves as an industry expert via multiple social media outlets. The company has also reduced resource allocations to marketing communications while driving more traffic to their website.

Just one month after implementing Zifts technology, we tripled the frequency of our tweets, doubled our follower interactions and nearly eliminated all time spent producing Twitter content, said Stelios Xeroudakis, Director, Cloud Carib. Read the full case study here.

Zift Solutions recently expanded its social media capabilities to help channel organizations improve lead generation, build awareness, nurture relationships and ultimately drive more channel sales. A direct response to customer feedback, Zifts social media enhancements simplify the complexities of social media and allow channel partners to work within the systems they use everyday instead of accessing separate partner portals.

Zift Solutions social media syndication reduces the time, costs and complexity of social media by automatically delivering timely, engaging supplier- and industry-related content through a channel partners social media outlets including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Built-in website analytics helps suppliers and channel partners track activity and measure results. Social media syndication can be used individually or in conjunction with Zift Solutions full suite of solutions, including Through Partner Marketing Automation, Content Syndication, Lead Distribution and Shared Analytics.

About Zift Solutions

Zift Solutions increases channel sales and boosts marketing impact with a superior technology platform, a complete channel marketing success framework and global customer care. Leading channel driven organizations around the world leverage Zift Solutions cloud-based platform to automate co-branded marketing, empower collaborative selling and measure results with powerful analytics. Visit to learn more about Zift Solutions, join the conversation via our blog Channel Chatter and follow us on twitter @zift.

About Cloud Carib

Cloud Carib is a privately-held offshore cloud solution provider based in Nassau, Bahamas, and servicing the Caribbean region. The company focuses on Cloud Solutions for companies in the financial and professional services markets, as well as government agencies. The breadth of our portfolio of cloud solutions positions us to provide powerful cloud solutions that accelerate our customers journey to IT as a service, and enable them to build, manage, and deliver any application, to any device, over any network. Learn more at

Janrain Partners with Acquia to Provide Social Authentication and Sharing for Enterprise Drupal Gardens

Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Janrain, the leading provider of User Management solutions for the social web, and Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that Acquia has selected Janrain to power social login and sharing across its Enterprise Drupal Gardens platform. With this new partnership, Janrain will power social login for thousands of new sites built on the OpenSaaS Enterprise Drupal Gardens platform. This partnership enables digital marketers to provide compelling and engaging experiences for their site visitors.

The importance and value of social login and sharing is just beginning to be understood within the market, said Larry Drebes, CEO of Janrain. Our solution helps businesses to easily convert anonymous web visitors to known, registered users and gain access to rich social profile data that can be used to increase engagement and brand advocacy from those consumers. With this partnership, Acquia customers can enjoy the benefits of social login and sharing.

Digital marketers are choosing Enterprise Drupal Gardens to create a turnkey site factory to accelerate the delivery of marketing websites to engage with customers, said Bryan House, vice president of product marketing at Acquia. By partnering with Janrain, we are able to offer a market-leading social authentication and sharing platform deeply integrated in the Drupal Gardens site experience.

“The combination of Janrain and Acquia’s Enterprise Drupal Gardens is enabling us to create the best social registration and sharing experience for fans that we’ve ever had, while eliminating most of the integration challenges we faced in the past.” said Ryan Garner, VP of D2C Services at Warner Music Group. “This partnership is proving to be a win win for fans and artists.”

The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) comprises core products for social login and sharing, social profile data collection, storage and use, registration, single sign-on and game mechanics.

Acquias Enterprise Drupal Gardens offers website hosting, security, and scale-as-a-service, allowing customers to access and build their websites through a common web browser. It presents the same advantages as proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) models, but is built on Drupal, the open source content management system, so customers are no longer trapped into a SaaS system. Instead, they benefit from the pace of Drupals energetic open source ecosystem, which is constantly innovating and evolving new features.

The resulting OpenSaas platform means theres no software to install, no servers to manage, and site owners have the freedom export their open source Drupal sites at any time.

About Janrain

The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) helps organizations succeed on the social web by providing leading technology to leverage the popularity of social networks and identities for user acquisition, engagement, and enhanced customer intelligence. Our solutions, including social login, social sharing, social profile data collection and storage, access to the social graph, game mechanics, and digital strategy services, improve the effectiveness of online marketing initiatives for leading brands like Fox, Universal Music Group, Whole Foods, MTV, Purina, Avis and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please call 1-888-563-3082 or visit and follow @janrain.

About Acquia

Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupals creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquias products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it has done for nearly 2,000 enterprise customers including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Turner Sports, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR.

Agawi, Formerly iSwifter, Launches Version 2.0 of its Cloud Gaming Platform, Enabling Publishers to Stream Everything from Social to AAA Titles Across Tablets, Smart TVs

Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2012

Today Agawi, formerly iSwifter, is announcing version 2.0 of its cloud gaming platform to stream a diverse array of gaming content across all post-PC era devices. Agawi aims to become the largest cloud gaming platform, with the mission of any game, anywhere, instantly inspiring the new company name.

Unlike OnLive, Agawi started in the post-PC cloud computing era, and thus has been built on a different business model, said Agawis co-founder and executive chairman, Peter Relan. With the power of version 2.0 of Agawi, well be enabling the delivery of more games to more devices. We believe we can reach 100 million devices and truly make cloud gaming a universal phenomenon.

Whats new in version 2.0?

-New clients supported beyond iPads: PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Windows 8 tablets, and smart TVs.

-New game genres beyond the social games currently supported in the iSwifter app, to include AAA mid-core and hardcore titles at industry-leading speed and quality.

-New cloud service architecture to support the publisher’s choice of ANY cloud service provider.

“As a strategic cloud partner, Blue Box has been working with Agawi to provide scalable cloud infrastructure for streaming social games since its inception,” said Jesse Proudman, CEO of Blue Box Group. “With the launch of version 2.0 of Agawi, we are excited to build and deliver an industry-leading GPU gaming cloud. This project resonates with our vision to deliver infrastructure supporting transformational technologies. We love being part of the next big thing.”

As console-quality games increasingly try to make the jump to modern platforms, Agawis technology offers sophistication and speed for instant access to games and freedom from console hardware. The companys seamless cloud streaming technology eliminates long download times for graphics-heavy games and enables high-speed gameplay on all popular entertainment platforms.

Games publishers can partner with Agawi’s B2B platform to make their titles accessible to a huge audience of gamers. Since inception, the platform has streamed 12,000 titles to three million gamers across 150 countries worldwide.

With a team of ex-Netflix and Panasonic engineers and two Ph.Ds, Agawi has created a platform that aims to bring any form of game content to any screen.

Agawi will be giving a keynote presentation at Cloud Gaming USA in San Francisco on September 11.

About Agawi:

Agawi (formerly iSwifter) is the worlds first cloud gaming platform focused on the post-PC era of tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs, using an open cloud architecture. Offering partners the ability to deliver compelling game experiences in any genre, from social to hardcore, to users on any device, including tablets, TVs, smartphones and PCs, Agawi stands for any game, anywhere, instantly.

Combining the latest innovations in open cloud architectures, with its own patent pending state-of-the-art interactive streaming technology, Agawi works with leading game publishers, online retailers, OEMs, and network operators to stream console-quality PC, MMO, casual and social games to users instantly.

Based in Menlo Park, California, Agawi was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and spun out of YouWeb Incubator in 2010.

To learn more about Agawi, visit

About Blue Box Group:

Blue Box is a premier open-source hosting provider offering highly customized infrastructure solutions paired with top-tier support. For more information on Blue Box, visit

HIPAA Compliance Checklist for Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Mobile Devices Announced by 3Lions Publishing, Inc.

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

3Lions Publishing, Inc. (3LP), the owner/operator of the HIPAA Survival Guide, is pleased to announce Release 1.0 of its HIPAA Cloud, Social Media, and Mobile Checklist under HITECH. The Checklist is available for purchase in the HIPAA Survival Guide Store. Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Mobile Devices (CSMM) are only a small subset of an organizations compliance initiative, but represent significant potential liability. Addressing CSMM sooner rather than later can dramatically improve your compliance ROI.

3LPs CSMM Checklist provides policies, processes, and tracking mechanisms to help covered entities (health care provides, health plans, etc.) and their business associates deliver visible, demonstrable evidence of HIPAA compliance. The Checklists are H2 Compliance Scorecard ready, which provides a powerful mechanism for reviewing an organizations Checklist progress and facilitates compliance reporting. In addition to implementation guidance, 3LPs CSMM Checklist provides model out-of-the-box and ready to use Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Mobile Device policies that are readily customizable.

Carlos Leyva, CEO of 3LP, says: 3LP continues to deliver innovative HIPAA compliance products with Release 1.0 of our CSMM Checklist. Our CSMM Checklist provides a HITECH ready, out-of-the-box solution for complex HIPAA Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Mobile Device compliance challenges. Our Checklist is swipe and go priced to be economically affordable for healthcare stakeholders of all sizes, industry wide.

About 3Lions Publishing, Inc. (3LP)

3LP focuses on publishing online context sensitive content within well-defined subject matter domains, such as healthcare. 3LP helps publishers leverage and monetize their content by providing a publishing platform that matches high quality content with an SEO centric set of audience development tools. 3LP is located in the greater Tampa, FL area. To learn more about 3LP, visit its flagship site at

ThinkUp and BitNami Provide Valuable Insight into Your Social Networks

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2012

ThinkUp and BitNami have collaborated to provide one-click deployment of the social network analysis tool that CNET calls a big deal. The new BitNami Stack for ThinkUp makes it easy to deploy ThinkUp in native, virtual and cloud environments.

ThinkUp captures posts, tweets, replies, retweets, friends, followers and links on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. With ThinkUp, users can store their social activity in a database that they control, making it easy to search, sort, analyze, publish and display activity from their networks. ThinkUp is the ideal social media management tool for personalities like journalists, bloggers, and celebrities who want easier ways to manage interactions and compile feedback from fans and followers. It is also a powerful tool for government agencies who want easy ways to survey constituents, analyze and share response sets as well as track and archive conversations. As tech publication ReadWriteWeb says, ThinkUp is the social media management tool that matters most.

We are always looking for the best and most useful applications to offer to the hundreds of thousands of users who visit BitNami every month, said BitNami founder and CTO Daniel Lopez Ridruejo. ThinkUp is a very cool and powerful app for social media management and we are very happy to be able to offer it in the BitNami Application Library.

As with all BitNami-packaged applications, the BitNami ThinkUp Stack is available free of charge as a native installer for Linux, Windows and OS X, as an Ubuntu-based virtual appliance and as an AMI for the Amazon Cloud. In addition, BitNami has added support for ThinkUp to its BitNami Cloud Hosting platform, which provides one-click deployment and automated management of web applications in the cloud. By combining BitNami and Amazons free tiers of service, users can run ThinkUp in the cloud free for one year with BitNami Cloud Hosting.

Anil Dash, CEO of ThinkUp added, “We’re thrilled that BitNami has made such as simple but powerful way to run ThinkUp in nearly any environment, because it offers a much easier experience for our users to get started. BitNami’s ThinkUp Stack ditches all of the complicated and confusing parts of running in the cloud and keeps all the powerful and innovative parts — that’s the kind of smart work that we know is going to be embraced by the ThinkUp community.”

To learn more or download the BitNami ThinkUp Stack, visit:

To deploy ThinkUp to the Amazon Cloud free of charge, sign up for a BitNami Cloud Hosting at:

About BitNami

BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. With BitNami Cloud Hosting, solution providers and businesses of all sizes can deploy and manage business applications such as Jasperserver, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal and many more. BitNami is developed by BitRock, a leader in cross-platform application deployment.

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Social Enterprise Alliance Opposes Salesforce.coms Attempt to Trademark the Term Social Enterprise and Encourages Salesforce.coms Engagement to Build the Field

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Social Enterprise Alliance, the membership organization for social enterprise in North America with over 1,000 members and 13 regional chapters across major U.S. markets, today announced its opposition to Salesforce.coms effort to gain trademarks on the term social enterprise. Simultaneously, it reached out to the CEO of with a proposal to create a deep partnership between and the global social enterprise movement.

Social enterprise is a phrase that for more than two decades has been commonly used to describe business models, both nonprofit and for-profit, whose primary purpose is the common good. Last year,, the publicly-traded customer relationship management and cloud computing company, began using the phrase to describe businesses that are socially networked through its cloud CRM products, and has recently applied for trademarks on the phrase in the U.S.,U.K., E.U., and Jamaica (US trademark application #85492013).

SEA is part of a campaign that was initiated by Social Enterprise U.K. (SEUK) in response to salesforce.coms trademark application in the U.K. (see has already applied for similar marks in the U.S. and has been initially rejected by the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) on the grounds that the phrase is merely descriptive (

The term social enterprise is generic and descriptive, and until very recently was never construed to describe a cloud CRM system, said Kevin Lynch, President & CEO of SEA. In fact, there are many social enterprises already operating in the computer and software spaces for which is specifically attempting to secure the mark.

Therefore, SEA is taking four steps:

1. In solidarity with the global social enterprise community, SEA called on to withdraw its recent U.K., E.U. and Jamaican trademark applications.

2. Salesforce.coms U.S. application is currently in the response period after being initially rejected by USPTO. SEA has urged its members, and friends of the social enterprise movement, to contact USPTO to declare their support of USPTOs decision to reject the mark. SEA will facilitate this outreach to USPTO through a special section on its website:

3. SEA has announced a new project,, as a launching pad for social enterprises and their friends to tell the stories of a global movement that began long before began using the phrase to describe its cloud products.

4. Finally, SEA has reached out to the founder and CEO of, Marc Benioff, to engage in a deep discussion of ways the company and the social enterprise movement can collaborate to build the social enterprise field.

The fact that invented the 1/1/1 model for integrating people, technology and resources towards a better world convinces us that they would be an ideal partner for building the social enterprise movement that we represent, Lynch said. Nothing about the company causes us to attribute any ill intent to their marketing efforts around social enterprise. We imagine that it is simply a case of mistaken identity. We hope that engaging them to not only disambiguate the term, but to actually help us build the international movement, might be an even more potent platform for them.

SEA will keep its stakeholders apprised of its efforts via this link:

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