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En Pointe Technologies Achieves a Microsoft Gold Communications Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

En Pointe Earns Distinction Through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 23, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services, today announced it has achieved a Gold Communications Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft gold competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references, and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

“Achieving the Microsoft Gold Communications competency, coupled with the Microsoft Gold Messaging competency, demonstrates our expertise in delivering best-in-class unified communications solutions to our customers,” said Peter Renner, Microsoft professional services director, En Pointe Technologies. “As an emerging leader in unified communications deployments, we enable our customers to improve their productivity more…

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StrikeForce To Showcase Theft of Mobile Keystrokes at RSA

StrikeForce to Showcase Theft of Mobile Keystrokes at RSA

Mobile Anti-Virus needs to be paired with Keystroke Encryption

Edison, New Jersey, (February 25, 2013) StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR.OB), will be demonstrating a very different and a more effective way to protect mobile data at the RSA Con-ference (Booth #539) in San Francisco (February 25-March 1). StrikeForce leveraged its groundbreaking keystroke encryption technology to now protect mobile keystrokes. The compa-ny will show how easy it is for hackers to steal information such as login/password, credit card numbers, and private email and text messages from your mobile device.

By showing how it’s done, StrikeForce Technologies can make people understand why they have built MobileTrust™, a solution that protects the data on all Apple and Android mobile devices. MobileTrust includes the only keystroke encryption technology designed for mobile platforms as well as a password vault, strong password generator, OATH compliant more…

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dinCloud Executive to Present on Hosted VDI at Ingram Micro’s 2013 Cloud Summit

dinCloud Executive to Present on Hosted VDI at Ingram Micro’s 2013 Cloud Summit

Saad Shahzad Will Share Expertise on Selling Cloud Services to SMBs

LOS ANGELES, CA & PHOENIX, AZ – April 5, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced that its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Saad Shahzad will present on “How to Deliver Hosted VDI Without Building a Data Center” at Ingram Micro’s 2013 “All Sky, No Limit” Cloud Summit, April 8-10, at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Shahzad’s presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 9, from 3-3:45pm.

“The cloud services marketplace is exploding and while the numbers might vary, all research analysts and industry pundits agree that the opportunity will be over $50 billion in just a few years’ time - that’s a huge marketplace that barely existed a decade ago,” said Shahzad. “dinCloud believes that SMB customers have more…

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The Oxford Princeton Programme Training Energy Professionals with iPad Minis®

Cutting-Edge Tech Option Offered to Compliment Instructor-Led Courses is a First in Energy Education and Training
Plainsboro, New Jersey, (March 26, 2013) - Pioneers and market leaders in energy education and training, The Oxford Princeton Programme is pleased to be the first industry provider to integrate e-manuals into instructor-led courses.
“The iPad mini® gives course delegates an option to enhance their learning experience with a full-color high-definition display. The introduction of the paperless e-manuals initiative also allows us to work alongside the green efforts of the many companies that trust us to train their employees on the energy sector,” says Clara Lippert Glenn, President and CEO, The Oxford Princeton Programme. “We continue to be leaders in our space by integrating technology, offering the most qualified faculty, and focusing solely on the energy industry.”
While paper manuals are still available to students who prefer that option, the environmentally friendly e-manuals debuted more…

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Grammy-Nominated Rock Vocalist Joins CURE Champions Program

Michael Barnes to Raise Money for Surgeries of Disabled Children

Michael Barnes, REDNashville, TN and Lemoyne, PA (March 22, 2013) – Michael Barnes, lead singer of rock band RED, whose recent album “Release The Panic” landed on the Billboard Top Ten, announced that he will participate in the CURE Champion Program by running the Rock and Roll Marathon in Nashville next month. Established by CURE International, the Champion Program allows participants to meet a fitness goal while simultaneously raising money for life-changing surgeries for children in emerging countries.
To help increase the visibility and support of the CURE Champion Program, Mr. Barnes is inviting fans to train and run the Rock and Roll Marathon with him. In addition to the band’s social media presence, fans will have access to Mr. Barnes and his marathon training regiment and tips on the CURE Champion more…

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dinCloud Executive Recognized As One of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 13, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced that Chief Strategy Officer Saad Shahzad was named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of more…

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En Pointe is First VAR to Support Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software

Leading Solution Provider to Offer Support and Training for Intel Distribution

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 13, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services, today announced that it is the first Value Added Reseller (VAR) to sell Intel® Distribution of Apache Hadoop (Intel® Distribution) software, support, and training.

“Hadoop continues to be a driving force in the growth of the big data landscape, and we are very excited to be the first VAR to support the Intel Distribution,” said Herb Hogue, SVP of Professional Services and Engineering at En Pointe Technologies. “Teaming up with Intel affords En Pointe the opportunity to offer hardware, software, and services that will help companies achieve optimal results, both during and after a Hadoop deployment.”

In an ongoing effort to address customers’ technology challenges, En Pointe continues to invest in cloud, collaboration, and new technologies. more…

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Making It Happen: En Pointe Celebrates Twenty Years

Making IT Happen: En Pointe Celebrates Twenty Years

Company Attributes Success to Its Ability to Evolve and Change in the IT Marketplace

LOS ANGELES & ANAHEIM, CA – February 26, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services, today announced the celebration of its 20th anniversary, live from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, California. En Pointe is hosting its annual National Sales Meeting, where its employees and partners, including Adobe, Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Symantec, and VMware, are gathering together to celebrate this industry milestone, while participating in a mix of educational workshops, sales training, and network events that explore solutions around the desktop, data center, virtualization, cloud, security, networking, and device management.

“Over the past twenty years, we have been through exciting times and a few challenging moments, but we advanced, overcame, and continue to more…

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Protecode Partners With Abilis Solutions To Expand Open Source License Compliance Services

OTTAWA, CANADA – February 21, 2013 – Protecode, an innovative provider of open source software license management solutions, today announced the expansion of its software code assessment and product support services through a partnership with Abilis Solutions. A leader in systems integration and the development of custom business software solutions, Abilis can now provide software license assessment services and support throughout the United States and Canada.

“Software development organizations today are leveraging open source code to speed up development, reduce costs, and remain competitive. Increasingly, these organizations want to make open source license management part of their governance and quality development processes,” said Éric Le Goff, president of Abilis Solutions. “We are proud to partner with Protecode to help further expand our service offerings to our U.S. and Canadian customers.”

Any technology transaction involving software more…

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dinCloud Appoints New CTO

dinCloud Appoints New CTO

Former Barnes and Noble Executive Will Lead Expansion of Cloud Offerings

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 20, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced the addition of Barry Weber as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). An IT veteran, Weber brings thirty years of proven success as a leader in IT in the retail, financial services, professional services, and high tech industries.

Weber will lead all aspects of infrastructure engineering and future technology development for dinCloud, making him an integral ingredient in the company’s strategic direction and future growth. Weber is also chartered with translating dinCloud’s business strategy into scalable and reliable service offerings that will ensure the company’s leadership in the competitive landscape.

“We are very excited to have attracted someone of Barry’s caliber for CTO,” said Kevin Schatzle, CEO of dinCloud. “Barry has the perfect combination of deep technology understanding more…

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