Monday, January 5, 2009

Demand for Telepresence Solutions is Exploding Reports Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Online Newsletter

Demand for Telepresence Solutions is Exploding Reports Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Online Newsletter

Cisco Systems saw orders for 500 systems from December 2006 to April 2008 and a further 500 in the last five months. Other Telepresence vendors report a very high level of demand. Reflecting this enormous interest in Telepresence, readers of the Newsletter have more than doubled in this period.

London (PRWEB) September 23, 2008

Demand for Telepresence solutions is exploding reports Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight online newsletter at www. tpandvc-insight. com; this is confirmed in an extensive Interview with the Director of Marketing for Cisco TelePresence solutions.

The online Specialist Newsletter Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight has greatly increased its coverage of Telepresence in the last six months. A total of 70 news stories about Telepresence have been published including 40 user application case studies.

"Telepresence has become such an important part of the videoconferencing industry that we changed the name of the newsletter from Videoconferencing Insight to Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight at the end of March 2008," said Richard Line, Editor of Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight.

In the last six months, there has an explosion of interest in Telepresence solutions and this has encouraged a 100 per cent increase in the number of visitors to the online newsletter's web site: www. tpandvc-insight. com

Cisco's momentum in the market continues to increase. Cisco announced customers had ordered 500 Cisco Telepresence Systems units in April 2008, and in less than five months that number has doubled. In the issue published on 17 September 2008 at www. tpandvc-insight. com, Cisco's TelePresence solutions are the subject of the Executive Interview with Erica Schroeder, Director of Marketing for Cisco TelePresence. She told the Editor:

"We are seeing traction across all vertical industries. Particularly with intercompany capabilities from AT&T and BT, companies can consider using Cisco TelePresence to strengthen their communications with the supply chain and their customers."

Cisco sees two main drivers today for the interest in Cisco TelePresence. The first is the trend around globalization and the need for faster decision making. The second is the increasing costs of travel and the need to curb CO2 emissions.

One of the largest challenges for the TelePresence market is the need to experience it at a personal level.

"Once you see it and use it for 10 minutes, you get the experience. Then you value it and want it. But even though we have 270 Telepresence systems out there, it is not easy getting large numbers of people to experience it," said Schroeder. Cisco offers a program called Meeting on Us that allows companies to use Cisco's own 270 TelePresence rooms to have a business meeting. This allows people to experience the power of the immersive, in person experience for themselves while conducting a regular business meeting.

What is the difference between Telepresence and High Definition videoconferencing? The widely held view is that it is just that - the experience. Telepresence is an immersive experience, meaning you actually feel like you are sitting around a table in the same room with the other participants who are at another site, perhaps 6,000 miles away.

The Newsletter brings the reader details of the new Telepresence systems of Cisco and other Telepresence vendors, including Teliris, TANDBERG, Polycom, Sony, Telanetix, LifeSize, DVE Telepresence and Aethra. The Newsletter includes many pictures of Telepresence systems in use and tells who is deploying Telepresence.

"To best grasp the attraction of Telepresence, you must use it and gain that truly immersive experience," concluded Richard Line, the Editor. "The demand for Telepresence systems is exploding and it is likely to continue to grow very rapidly for the next few years."

About Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter

Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight is a well-established newsletter for the user of Telepresence, High Definition Videoconferencing Systems and Unified Communications. The Newsletter has reported on the industry from a user perspective since May 1996. It is published online on Wednesday of each week at www. tpandvc-insight. com and is read by thousands of readers in more than 60 countries around the world.

The web site contains a reference data bank of 400 user applications in 25 vertical user categories such as manufacturing industry, financial services, hospitals, telemedicine, schools and higher education. Potential users of videoconferencing are invited to examine these case studies in order to better understand the benefits of using Telepresence and Videoconferencing.

To reflect the growing emphasis on the use of Telepresence and High Definition Videoconferencing systems, these two sets of user application stories have a separate menu button on the web site: www. tpandvc-insight. com.

Richard Line, Editor,
Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter,
Web site: www. tpandvc-insight. com


Tony Adamo and Eddie Henderson Record "Milestones"

Tony Adamo and Eddie Henderson Record "Milestones"

Jazz artists get together to make new CD.

(PRWEB) July 1, 2005

The much traveled Eddie Henderson recently swung into San Francisco with the Mingus Big Band. It happened that Eddie had an open date when the Mingus Big Band took a break from the road, while preparing for their Herbst Theater gig. Bay Area soul jazz singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo and his producer, Jerry Stucker, had been on the one for over a year in trying to nail Henderson to a recording date. It was a long year of waiting and talking to many top flight jazz trumpet artists, but Eddie was the one destined to play on “Milestones,” written in 1958 by Eddie’s friend and mentor, Miles Davis. Eddie’s performance was an impeccable tour de force from a man who’s as comfortable with his horn and he is with himself. Eddie’s horn style is often imitated but never duplicated.

Producer, Jerry Stucker asked Eddie to play one chorus only, but amazingly he proceeded to give a clinic on jazz trumpet virtuosity presenting five different takes. All of them were in the groove and completely uniquely brilliant. Eddie would have stayed there all day and night playing as many takes as he had in his jazz bag.

While still in the studio that day, producer Jerry Stucker played “Passport,” a song written by Adamo/Stucker. Eddie heard it and was hooked. He laid down incredible riffs over the top on this funk to the bone tune. “Passport” is not as edgy as Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, but songwriters Adamo and Stucker have developed a smooth funk groove that’s irresistible. Legendary funk drummer, Mike Clark (Headhunters) had already recorded the drum tracks on “Passport.” Paul Jackson’s (Headhunters) unmistakable and influential bass playing will be added at a later date.

Eddie Henderson will continue to tour with the Mingus Big Band.

Watch for AdamoÂ’s new CD to be released in August 2005. For more info on Adamo go to www. jazznow. com.

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Lombardi Software Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for 2007 Business Process Management Suites Magic Quadrant: Positioning by Leading Analyst Firm Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Lombardi Software Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for 2007 Business Process Management Suites Magic Quadrant: Positioning by Leading Analyst Firm Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Lombardi(R), a leader in business process management (BPM) software, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007 report. Gartner positions vendors in the magic quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. (a)

AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) December 18, 2007

 The Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007 evaluated 22 vendors and "summarizes the state of the market for business process management suites (BPMSs)." Lombardi, and its flagship product, Teamworks(R), was reviewed by Gartner in terms of ten features/functionality areas defined for this Magic Quadrant.

According to Gartner, "Leaders are distinguished by their focus on driving a paradigm shift toward increased business user participation in the entire process improvement life cycle by enabling explicit, model-driven solution deployment rather than traditional coded approaches." The report continues to point out that "they excel at enabling collaboration among business users and IT professionals, from the design and modeling phase through execution and optimization, using an iterative process improvement methodology in which the artifacts (outputs) of each phase move seamlessly into the next."

Building on Lombardi's vision for BPM, it introduced Blueprint(TM) (www. lombardi. com/bpm-blueprint-product. php (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-blueprint-product. php)), an 'on-demand' documenting tool that is used to collaboratively map an organization's business processes, identify problems, and prioritize improvement opportunities. Delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), Blueprint is one of the first Web 2.0 applications that allows customers to immediately begin mapping their processes without having to download or install any software. To date, hundreds of companies have become Blueprint customers, encompassing thousands of users.

The company also shipped Teamworks(R) 6 (www. lombardi. com/enterprise-bpm-software. php (http://www. lombardi. com/enterprise-bpm-software. php)), the next generation of Lombardi's award-winning BPM suite. Teamworks 6 delivers extensive horizontal and vertical process collaboration focused on all roles within an organization, covering the entire process lifecycle. Teamworks offers a unique, shared model architecture that is designed to be easier to use and faster to deploy than other BPM solutions, allowing customers to reduce the long-term total cost of ownership significantly.

In addition to the many new business-oriented enhancements and technical functionality introduced in Teamworks 6, Lombardi also introduced two new complementary products for the Teamworks family that further extend the reach of business process management and promote collaboration - Teamworks for Organization Management(TM), and Teamworks for SharePoint 2007(TM).

On the execution side, Lombardi continues to expand its customer base, adding dozens of new BPM clients across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, government, transportation, technology, and insurance. In Europe, the company opened two new subsidiaries: Lombardi Software SARL, and Lombardi Software GmbH, to meet the rapidly growing demand for its process management platform within France and Germany respectively. Additionally, the company continues to expand its global sales and support ecosystem, adding 10 additional partners and resellers located across seven countries in 2007. It also recently announced major OEM and go-to-market partnerships with Capco, Enkata Technology and Progress Software.

"We are proud that Lombardi is positioned by Gartner as a BPMS leader," said Rod Favaron, president and Chief Executive Officer of Lombardi. "We view this as further confirmation of our strategy to deliver the most innovative BPMS products and services that help drive superior business results for our customers."

Lombardi Teamworks (www. lombardi. com/bpm-software-products. php (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-software-products. php)) is a leading BPM software suite for designing, executing, and improving business processes. Teamworks for Office(TM) (www. lombardi. com/bpm-microsoft-office. php (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-microsoft-office. php)) makes it easy for anyone to participate in business process management using the familiar Microsoft(R) Office System products. Lombardi Blueprint(TM) (www. lombardi. com/bpm-blueprint-product. php (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-blueprint-product. php)) is the only on-demand, collaborative process documenting tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems and prioritize improvement opportunities.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(a) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007" by Janelle B. Hill, Michele Cantara, Eric Deitert, Marc Kerremans, December 2007."

About Lombardi

Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM) software for companies, systems integrators and government agencies. We offer award-winning BPM technology, know-how and services to help our customers become Process-Driven. Lombardi products are built on open standards, and provide ongoing prioritization, planning, visibility and control of business processes, increasing the speed and flexibility with which organizations can manage their business process activity and decision-making.

Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Life, Aflac, Banco Espirito Santo, Capital One, Dell, El Paso Corp., Hasbro, ING Direct, Maritz Travel, National Bank of Canada, National Institute of Health, Rabobank, Safety-Kleen, Sprint, T-Mobile, Universal Music Group, Xbridge, and numerous governmental agencies. For more information, visit www. lombardi. com.

Lombardi, Teamworks are registered trademarks and Teamworks Process Optimizer, Teamworks Portal, Teamworks for Office 2003 and Lombardi Blueprint are trademarks of Lombardi Software, Inc. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.