Webcast To Explore How Mid-market Companies are Generating Profits and Differentiation with IT

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 23, 2010

Next Tuesday, June 29, at 2 p.m. ET, CIO Magazine Contributing Editor and BizTechReports.Com Editorial Director, Lane Cooper will host a webcast on the changing role of technology in the upper end of the middle market ($ 750 million to $ 3.5 billion). Executives in this segment of the market have witnessed dramatic growth in the volume and complexity of their technology infrastructure investments over the past decade. In that time data that must be managed has exploded, as the role of information has become an intrinsic part of many organizations’ central value proposition.

The question that begs to be asked is:

How effectively are mid-market IT resources being managed compared to Fortune 500 organizations on one end the spectrum, and up and coming Inc. 500 on the other?
This highly interactive executive conversation will explore:

Common mistakes that take mid-market companies off target;
How IT service providers often fail the mid-market; and
What mid-market executives can do to turn IT into an offensive weapon.

Participants in the panel discussion will be:

Kevin Dunn, Vice President, Network Operations, First Command Financial Planning, where he is responsible for defining and solving business problems through the application of state-of-the-art information technology. With over 20 years of experience in information systems, Mr. Dunn leads a team of dedicated professionals responsible for the daily operations of First Command’s information technology infrastructure.
Mike Keogh, Vice President, CompuCom, where he is responsible for managing the delivery of on-site and remote IT services to clients in a variety of industry segments. With over 15 years of experience in service design, service operations, and relationship management, Mr. Keogh focuses on how mid-market organizations can improve technology operations to maximize the business value of IT.
Lane Cooper, Contributing Editor to CIO Magazine and Editorial Director of BizTechReports.Com will moderate the webcast. An industry journalist who has covered the impact of technology on business operations for the past 20 years, Mr. Cooper will take your questions and present them to our panelists to foster an insightful dialog on the practical steps mid market executives can take to get the most of their technology investments.

To register for the discussion, (or for the on-demand version of the discussion after Tuesday) visit:


About First Command

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams–focusing on consumer behavior as the first and most powerful determinant of results. Through personalized financial plans that emphasize accumulating wealth while reducing risk, First Command Financial Advisors have established lasting relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families since 1958. For more information visit: http://www.firstcommand.com.

About CompuCom

With more than 20 years of IT experience, CompuCom’s outsourcing services include: infrastructure management, application development, architecture and governance services, and procurement, deployment, and maintenance of hardware and software. From the desktop to the data center, CompuCom’s IIM solution reduces costs, increases productivity and helps clients gain maximum value from information. To learn more, visit: http://www.CompuCom.com.

About BizTechReports.Com

BizTechReports.Com is an independent reporting agency with offices in Washington, DC and the San Francisco Bay Area that analyzes user trends in business technology. BizTechReports.Com explores the role that technology products and services play in the overall economy and/or in specific vertical industries. Our Business Technology Reports are often based on Independent Field Surveys which provide a foundation for performing gap analyses that highlight the capabilities of current technology investments and contrast them against emerging requirements in the market. For more information, visit: http://www.biztecheports.com



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Beringea has sold its stake in premium organic baby food purveyor Plum Baby to Darwin Private Equity. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

The company, founded in 2006 by former chef and mother of three Susie Willis, pioneered the premium baby food sector in the United Kingdom and has witnessed dramatic year-on-year growth. Its award-winning range of over 50 products, created with the ethos of “real food for babies, not just baby food,” is distributed in all major British supermarkets and includes baby food puree pots, purees in pouches, baby cereals, fromage frais and baby biscuits and snacks.

Our investment in Plum has been a rewarding one. Under the leadership of a strong, dynamic management team the company is now in a market-leading position, ” said Karen McCormick, investment director at Beringea. “I am delighted that Darwins purchase of Plum will enable the company to move forward to its next stage of growth and that we have been able to realize a profitable exit for our shareholders.

The initial investment in Plum Baby was made in 2007 by Beringeas ProVen Health Venture Capital Trust fund.

Beringea is an international private equity and investment banking firm with offices in Detroit, London and Shanghai. Beringea’s funds invest in a range of small- to medium-sized companies with the potential for high growth and strong returns for investors. Beringea is the manager of funds, including the InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund, InvestCare Partners, Global Rights Fund II and the ProVen family of venture capital trusts. For more information, visit http://www.beringea.com.



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(PRWEB) February 29, 2012

While many scramble to create a six figure income online using a variety of affiliate marketing and product creation techniques, a digital expert from Eureka Advertising has his hand on the worlds pulse in hopes of finally answering, Is it really possible to make money online?

As Kishore shared, After visiting hundreds of forums about making money online, I was inspired to do a survey on the topic to see how online users feel about this increasingly important topic.

It is also amazing to see the number of books that are coming out every year about the topic of making money online. Kishore continues, A peek at amazon.com or a stroll through your local bookstore will show you the growing interest in affiliate marketing and building a home based business using the internet.

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Kishore also revealed another reason for taking his income quiz to the world. I have seen countless videos that sell the dream of push-button money making schemes. Most of these are not genuine videos and are created by shady characters who try to dupe honest folks. Instead of railing against these make money online videos, I decided to turn tables and ask online users about their own experiences.

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Kishore encourages people of all countries to take the income quiz. Respondents will be added to a special notification list alerting respondents when survey results are published. The survey, and the details of the participation, can be viewed at http://www.6figureearnings.com.

Several online newsletters have publicized the income quiz. Mr. Kishore hopes to make world news of a more inspirational kind when he has the answer in hand.

To submit answers to the question, Is it possible to make money online? and register to discover the collective responses when results are made available, visit six figure income survey or reach Kishore Dharmarajan directly at (0097150) 698-6164.


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