Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WorkXpress to Move into LECG IT Support Services Center at Harrisburg University

WorkXpress is proud to announce its partnership with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to support the educational institution’s mission to educate and train students in the latest technology.

Harrisburg, PA, January 26, 2011 -- WorkXpress is proud to announce its partnership with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to support the educational institution’s mission to educate and train students in the latest technology. As part of the partnership, WorkXpress will be the first company to move into the new LECG IT Support Services Center, located 304 Market Street in Harrisburg. 

The move represents a mutually beneficial relationship. Harrisburg University, the site of the LECG Center, earns a perfect outlet for educating students in next wave cloud computing and WorkXpress is provided opportunity to train students on its revolutionary platform to build cloud based software applications. Building complex software with WorkXpress requires no code-based knowledge.

The move into the LECG Center at the University represents a second milestone in the regional business community. By moving into the space, WorkXpress will graduate from the successful Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC Murata Business Center. The company moved into Murata in September 2004 with a vision to build a platform that would enable nonprogrammers to build complex software. With the company’s move out in January 2011, the result is success. Murata provided the right support to foster WorkXpress and provide the company time to build its unique platform as a service now available to the computing world.

Treff LaPlante, WorkXpress president and CEO, said, "Murata for us was more then just a friendly home that understands entrepreneurial challenges; being at Murata positively impacted our startup company across every aspect of its activities. Through Murata and its tenants we received an education on how to build a business, and access to the resources needed to do it."

WorkXpress provides software applications to business that are both affordable and highly customizable. The WorkXpress cloud software platform makes development and customization fast and easy, like using PowerPoint. The company has earned accolades from some of the world’s most recognized cloud computing authorities including Forrester, Gartner, and Tier 1 Research. WorkXpress was also named one of the world’s Top 150 Cloud Computing Companies and Treff LaPlante was named one of the world’s Top 30 virtualization bloggers by Sys-Con Media.

"We were founded with a mission to provide academic programs in science and technology fields that will help to create, to attract and to expand economic opportunities in the region. WorkXpress moving into the Services Center is another strong sign that we're heading in the right direction," says Dr. Eric Darr, Executive Vice President and Provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

The LECG IT Support Services Center will promote learning, foster experience, and create job opportunities for information technology students and professionals in the central Pennsylvania region. Operating as a partnership between the academic and commercial worlds, the center will help provide a steady supply of skilled professionals who are in demand in today’s work world. Additionally, it will give local IT students a chance to work and live in the mid-state region upon graduation.

For more information about WorkXpress ( contact Jake Burns at  For information on the University or the LECG Center, contact Steven Infanti at For information on LECG or the Center, contact Merrit Neale at 

About the WorkXpress PaaS
WorkXpress is the world’s only 5GL (fifth generation software language) PaaS (Platform as a Service) without programming. It provides more software and better features at a lower cost than its competitors. The platform offers non-programmers the ability to create limitless sophisticated business applications using five building blocks in an intuitive, drag and drop, point-and-click, secure, web-based environment. WorkXpress eliminates the need for coding, data modeling and database querying, while automating common systems administration tasks like maintenance or disaster recovery. These capabilities are all possible without purchase of additional hardware or software. Additionally, WorkXpress offers full integrations with other applications and the latest web-based technologies.  Some examples include Skype, FedEx, Google Maps, currency conversions, Google language translation, FTP services, IMAP email services, and many more. New integrations can also be easily created on the WorkXpress platform.

About LECG
LECG ( is a global litigation; economics; consulting and business advisory; and governance, assurance, and tax  expert services firm with approximately 1000 professionals in 37 offices. We provide independent expert testimony, original authoritative studies, strategic financial advisory services, and innovative business consulting solutions to Fortune Global 500 corporations, middle market firms, AmLaw 100 law firms, and government agencies worldwide. LECG’s highly credentialed experts and professional staff conduct economic and financial analyses and perform independent verification to provide objective opinions and advice that inform legislative, judicial, regulatory, and business decision makers. LECG experts are renowned academics, former senior government officials, experienced industry leaders, and seasoned consultants. Attest services are provided through Smart and Associates, LLP, pursuant to an alternative practice structure. LECG is not a licensed CPA firm.

About Harrisburg University
Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the LECG IT Support Services Center or the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email

Steve Infanti
HU Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Failing at New Year's Resolutions? Tom Connellan Proves 1% is All You Need to Succeed

Face it: More New Year's resolutions fail than not. Yet we continue to make them year after year. We want to make positive changes. How can we achieve success with our resolutions? Author Tom Connellan says all we need is a structure that supports change, one percent at a time.

Ann Arbor, MI, January 26, 2011 (Straight Line PR) -- The new year is now three weeks old, and about this time, many people have already begun to abandon their New Year's Resolutions. Resolutions rarely work, yet most people make them year after year, because they genuinely want to make positive changes. The problem, according to New York Times bestselling author Tom Connellan, is that a crucial piece is missing - a structure that's designed to promote success. Connellan, a former Program Director and Research Associate at the University of Michigan, says that "lack of a structure leads to failure every time."

"Say you have resolved this year to start going to the gym for strength training," says Connellan. "Today you can lift 100 pounds. Tomorrow, you aim to improve your performance by 1%. You do it - no problem. By making just a 1% improvement every day, your improvement builds on itself. In only 68 days, you are lifting 200 pounds. Just by making 1% improvements, you have doubled your performance in less than 10 weeks. The same principle applies to any other improvements you want to make - in your personal life, raising your kids, or your career."

Changing habits is hard. Asking the brain to suddenly change the way it's always done something can be one job too many. The good news is, habits can be changed, thanks to something called neuroplasticity. Learning something new forces the brain to grow new internal connections to deal with the new tasks. But it doesn't happen immediately. It takes at least 21 days for the brain to get used to doing something new and form those new connections. Choose one habit to change. Make a conscious effort to change it every day for 30 days. At the end of 30 days, well past the 21-day danger zone for relapsing, the new habit will be cemented into daily life.

The 1% Solution for Work and Life details the proven structures that support new, positive habits, and helps readers apply them to their personal lives and careers. The book is now available in hardback from and other leading booksellers. Author Tom Connellan ( ) presents an easily-followed and practical guide to creating constant, incremental improvement in home, business, and life. Because willpower is so unreliable, trying to immediately be 100% better at something just doesn't work. So The 1% Solution shows how to create lasting change by making small improvements every day - even as small as 1%.

"If actionable ideas that can make your job and life better interest you, get your copy of The 1% Solution for Work and Life now because some of the tools can make a difference in as little as 30 seconds," notes Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times best-sellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

About The 1% Solution:
The 1% Solution for Work and Life gives readers a structure that works because it's based not upon opinion but upon research, testing, and application. The 1% Solution for Work and Life delivers page after page of tools to use right now. By establishing the habit of incremental change and improvement, readers can take stock of where they are right now in life, and put in place a plan that gently but firmly forces them, day by day, to take the actions that will lead them where they want to go. Priced at $19.95, The 1% Solution for Work and Life is available from ( ) and other online book retailers, or can be ordered through any local bookstore.

About Tom Connellan:
In demand as a keynote speaker by firms such as FedEx, Acura, BMW, Neiman Marcus, Canadian Tire, Marriott, Home Depot, Sobeys, and TD Canada Trust, Tom Connellan ( ) has gained a reputation as a "tough talking and truth telling" speaker because he delivers actionable ideas. In his previous books, Inside the Magic Kigdom: Seven Keys to Disney's Success and Turbulent Times Leadership for Sales Managers: How the Very Best Boost Sales Connellan shared his insights into building a successful business. With The 1% Solution for Work and Life, he makes his success principles accessible to everyone.

For information on Connellan's schedule and availability, call 734-428-1580, visit or write to: Karen Revill, Program Manager, 1163 South Main Street, Suite 306, Chelsea, MI 48118

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Karen Revill
Program Manager
The Connellan Group Inc.
1163 South Main Street
Suite 306
Chelsea, MI 48118