Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Unisys Corp CEO Ed Coleman to Present on Rapid Technology Changes Transforming the Business at Open Community Forum
The community is invited to a presentation at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology focusing on how technology has changed the business and how business leaders and employees will need to continually adapt to be successful into the future.
Harrisburg, PA, April 04, 2012 - The community is invited to a presentation at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology focusing on how technology has changed the business and how business leaders and employees will need to continually adapt to be successful into the future.
Ed Coleman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Unisys Corporation, will present on Rapid Technology Changes Transforming the Business as part of a open community forum, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19th at the University.
The presentation will explore how the continued, fast-paced evolution of technology is affecting the way companies do business today, as well as what is on the horizon that needs to be addressed for organizations to be successful. Discussion topics include the key technology drivers that are transforming business, the related skills that are essential in leading this evolution and case study examples that amplify how businesses are adapting to meet these challenges. This event is ideal for CIOs, consultants, developers, managers, analysts, enterprise architects and information technology professionals, educators, faculty, staff and students in computer or information sciences.
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) is a worldwide information technology company headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. In his role at Unisys, Mr. Coleman leads Unisys in bringing together services and technology to create innovative solutions that solve mission-critical problems for organizations around the world.
Before joining Unisys in October 2008, Mr. Coleman held various positions in the information technology industry for more than 30 years, serving as CEO of Gateway, Inc. from 2006 to 2008; as senior vice president and president of enterprise computing solutions at Arrow Electronics from 2005 to 2006; and as chief executive officer of CompuCom from 1999 to 2004. He also served as chairman of CompuCom from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, he held various leadership and executive positions at Computer Sciences Corporation and IBM Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lexmark International. He has served as a Director of Unisys since October 2008.
Harrisburg University is an ideal host site for the presentation as it is the home of the Government Technology Institute (GTI). As a Founding Member of the GTI, Unisys collaborates with the University on a number of thought-leadership forums and symposiums on relevant subject areas.
RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please RSVP promptly online at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/news/event-registration.php
For more information about the Government Technology Institute at Harrisburg University, visit www.HarrisburgU.edu/GTI
You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University's location at 326 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania's major cities. And it's only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. Http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php
Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University offers 24 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs. The 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 University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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Harrisburg, PA 17101
Leading Provider of Online Healthcare Certification Highlights Industry Trends and Training Options for ICU, Hospital and Critical Care Professionals
Lincoln, NE, April 03, 2012 - To address increasing industry demand for critical care professionals, Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) online certifications, today released a Medical Intensive Care Unit (Medical ICU) special section. This collection of informational articles is designed to help the growing ranks of professionals who provide care in ICU, medical, hospital and critical care settings prepare for certification success and career advancement.
“For professionals who work in intensive care settings, proper training in life support procedures is vital to providing daily patient care,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “In addition to providing essential certification courses in convenient online formats, Health Education Solutions offers resources and tools to help intensive care and critical care professionals stay informed and educated about industry trends and best practices.”
Between 1991 and 2004, the number of critical care patients over the age of 85 increased from 4.1 percent to 6.9 percent, according to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. However, the Society indicates that this increasing demand also creates a shortfall in the number of professionals specializing in critical care. These circumstances highlight the growing need for training and certification programs targeted to the ICU, medical, hospital and critical care communities.
The Medical ICU special section provides professionals employed in ICU, medical, hospital and critical care settings with resources, information and data to help them learn more about critical care trends, technology and career opportunities. This series of articles is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library at healthedsolutions.com. The research library additionally offers a variety of resources for healthcare professionals employed in other areas of the medical field.
Health Education Solutions offers online ACLS, PALS, stroke, basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), bloodborne pathogens and first aid training for ICU, medical, hospital and critical care professionals, as well as individuals who simply want to be prepared for an emergency. Courses, which are self-paced, are a convenient solution for busy healthcare professionals with non-traditional schedules.
To help critical care professionals prepare for their ACLS and PALS certification exams, Health Education Solutions additionally offers ACLS and PALS practice tests and free practice quizzes. Full-length, timed 50-question practice tests are available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course. Five-question sample quizzes are available for free. The practice tests and quizzes immediately provide users with a recap of questions that were incorrectly answered to help test-takers identify the areas that may need more study time and attention prior to the full certification exam.
For more information about online training options for ICU, medical, hospital and critical care professionals, please visit healthedsolutions.com.
About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Denver, CO 80206
Money One FCU Introduces Kasasa, a Striking Alternative to the Megabank Rollercoaster
Largo, MD, April 02, 2012 - Money One FCU asks consumers, “Do you Kasasa?” as it becomes the first financial institution in Maryland to launch the country’s most innovative financial products.
Kasasa® is a new brand of free checking and savings accounts that pays consumers to use their account with what interests them most—high interest, automatic savings or digital downloads from iTunes® or Amazon.com. These accounts, combined with the personal service that only community financial institutions can deliver, are offering residents a better checking account option than the megabank experience.
“Consumers deserve to wake up to happier days of banking and leave behind the nightmare of megabank fees and mistreatment. We are pleased to be the first in Maryland to offer these unique products,” said Angela Harvey, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Money One FCU. “Kasasa delivers what research shows people really want but believe they can’t have—great financial products with the personal service of a community based financial institution.”
Money One FCU is offering three Kasasa financial products, including Kasasa Cash®, Kasasa Tunes® and Kasasa Saver®. All Kasasa products are free, reward-based accounts, with no minimum balance to get the rewards, no monthly service fees, online banking and nationwide ATM fee refunds.
* Kasasa Cash - A free checking account that pays high interest for every month the account holder qualifies.
* Kasasa Saver - A free, high interest saver account linked to a Kasasa Cash checking account. The interest and ATM fee refunds earned in the Kasasa Cash are automatically deposited into the Kasasa Saver account when the account holders qualify. The balance in the Kasasa Saver account also earns a high rate of interest.
* Kasasa Tunes - A checking account that rewards consumers with digital downloads from iTunes® or Amazon.com® when they qualify.
To receive the Kasasa account benefits, each monthly qualification cycle account holders are asked to do a few simple things like, receive an eStatement, access online banking, use a debit card a minimum number of times, and have an electronic transaction (such as direct deposit) post to their account. If an account holder does not meet the qualifications in a given month, Money One FCU will alert the individual, who will be eligible the following month for the benefits.
“Extensive research has shown us that consumers would prefer to do business with community financial institutions, but feel they would lose access to products,” continued Harvey. “Kasasa is opening people’s eyes to a new banking model where no sacrifices are necessary. It’s a win-win because account holders get innovative products and personalized service.”
In 2009, Kasasa was piloted in six other markets across the U.S. In just the first two months of offering Kasasa, participating community financial institutions reported growth rates upwards of 150% on new account openings and 372% in deposits at institutions focused on deposit growth.
Kasasa is being introduced with an aggressive, highly engaging marketing campaign. It comes to life through a fresh mix of eye-popping advertising, the likes of which exceed the typical megabank’s high-budget programs. The ads feature America’s top slam poets www.kasasa.com/news-and-media/advertising riffing lyrical threads around the theme of “Do you Kasasa?”
Kasasa is distributed to Money One FCU from BancVue, the leading provider of innovative products, dynamic marketing, and data-driven consulting solutions to community financial institutions nationwide to help them win the war against the megabanks.
For more information on Kasasa accounts, consumers can visit www.moneyonefcu.org or www.kasasa.com/moneyonefcu.
About Money One FCU:
Money One is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, formed in 1951, has over 12,000 members, over $100 million in assets and 44 employees. Money One is member owned and operated. Its only reason for existence is to help people do better financially.
Do you Kasasa?
Kasasa® is the first national brand of the most innovative checking accounts available today. The accounts, offered exclusively by the finest community financial institutions, are designed to be the first and only accounts that actually take an interest in their account holders by paying them to use their account with what interests them most—high interest, cash back, automatic savings, money to donate to charity or iTunes® or Amazon.com® downloads. Kasasa, developed and distributed by BancVue, marries innovative banking products with the personal touch of community financial institutions. For more information, visit www.kasasa.com.
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Denver, CO 80206