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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Ericsson appoints Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that effective January 1, 2013, Mats H Olsson is appointed Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific (APAC). In this role he will continue to report to President & CEO Hans Vestberg and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Mats H Olsson currently holds the position as Head of region North East Asia, a position he has held since 2010. In this new role, Mats will become the chairman of the three Ericsson regions located in APAC, region North East Asia, India and South East Asia & Oceania, respectively. In his new position, Mats will represent the CEO and the Group overall in APAC, reinforcing Ericsson's commitment to its existing and potential customers in the region. Mats will remain in his current role as Head of region North East Asia until a successor has been appointed. ... (more)

Strauss Group Today Announces Results for Third Quarter 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- THE GROUP REPORTS 3.1% SALES GROWTH AND 26.1% NON GAAP OPERATING PROFIT GROWTH THANKS TO STRONG RESULTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COFFEE SEGMENT AND IN SABRA'S OPERATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A one-time net gain of approximately NIS 59 million on the realization of assets contributed to a significant increase in the GAAP profit for the third quarter. Ofra Strauss, Chairperson of Strauss Group, said today (November 21, 2012): "The third quarter results reflect Strauss Group's capabilities in managing a diverse, international business portfolio. The company continues to invest in developing its international activities and strengthening growth drivers while persevering in streamlining processes, innovation, and providing significant added value to consumers in all markets where it is active, particularly in our home market i... (more)

TBWA dominates four competitions at Campaign Asia-Pacific's 2012 Agency of the Year Awards

SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA dominated Campaign Asia Pacific's 2012 Agency of the Year Awards in four categories: 'Japan Creative Agency of the Year', 'Australia/New Zealand PR Agency of the Year', and 'Singapore Digital Network of the Year'. The prestigious awards show, now in its 19th year, took place on Monday, December 10 at The St. Regis Hotel in Singapore. TBWA's Digital Arts Network Singapore won Gold in the 'Singapore Digital Agency of the Year' category, while TBWA\Singapore won Silver in the 'Singapore Creative Agency of the Year' category. In the North Asia competition, TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan won Gold for 'Japan Creative Agency of the Year', making it the third year in a row that the agency has won the honor. Mitsuru Takamatsu also topped the 'Business Development Person of the Year' category for Japan / Korea. Eleven PR picked up the 'Aust... (more)

SWEET 2013, Ends with the Highest Export Sales Ever!

SEOUL, South Korea, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Solar, Wind & Earth Energy Trade Fair (SWEET 2013) held in Kim Dae Joong Convention Center from March 13 to 15 ended with positive outcomes. By inviting and proving a location for 203 global buyers from all over the world, the largest export consultation meetings took pace. The agreements and contracts that the companies in the Fair were able to successfully gain estimated to $230,000,000 Already established through its' business partnerships with Japan and Indonesia, DONGIECOS succeeded in agreeing with Omus Oil Ltd of Nigeria to export Sun Power Inverter. SET Co. was also able to agree on a deal with Suntar Technologies of Nigeria to export its' patented 80W LED lights and sockets. Representative Uzor Nwachukwu stated, "I am very pleased to have met Korean companies with superior products and skills that is a... (more)

A*STAR and Fujitsu Set up First Centre of Excellence to Build a Greener Singapore

SINGAPORE and TOKYO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centre leverages on high performance computing (HPC)-enabled R&D technologies based on real-world data to enhance Singapore's urban sustainability & create key innovations for industry development   1.    Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the creation of the first Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Computational Social Science and Engineering in Singapore, to identify technological solutions and opportunities for sustainable urban development in key areas such as transportation management and energy efficiency with HPC-enabled technologies based on real-world data. 2.    The Memorandum of Understanding was signed today at Fujitsu's Tokyo headquarters between Dr Raj. Thampuran, Managing Director, A*STAR,... (more)

SCS Expands Biofuel Certification Services into Southeast Asia

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services has announced the expansion of its biofuel certification services in Southeast Asia. The veteran third-party environmental certification body will now conduct audits under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) program, which will allow biofuel producers in Southeast Asia to meet the requirements for export into the European Union under the EU Renewable Energy Directive. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "When produced responsibly, as confirmed against international norms, biofuels have the potential to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and provide a low-carbon alternative," said Dr. Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice President of SCS. "Companies that achieve ISCC certification can credibly demonstrate that their product is an environmentally ben... (more)

Master Ad Pcl (SET:MACO) Makes Largest Investment in 5 years, Eyes Presence in Asean Markets

Bangkok, Feb 21, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Master Ad Public Company Limited, or MACO, has announced its plan to make a total of THB 500 million investment, its biggest over the past five years, in its effort to penetrate the highly promising out-of-home advertising media markets in the Asean region. The company will build partnerships to achieve the goal of entering two Asean markets annually. It will also install more advertising screens both in Bangkok and in the provinces and, to add value, replace the billboards with LED screens, to ensure a 15% revenue growth and at least 50% gross profit margin. Mr. Noppadon Tansalarak, Chief Executive of MACO, Thailand's 'Leader in Creative & Innovative OHM Solutions Provider', revealed that this year MACO will make its largest investment in five years, with an investment budget of over THB 500 million, to prepare itself for it... (more)

Strategic Analysis of EPC Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific LNG Market

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Strategic Analysis of EPC Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific LNG Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p02027622/Strategic-Analysis-of-EPC-Opportunities-in-the-Asia-Pacific-LNG-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Oil_and_Gas_energy Southeast Asia and Australia Supply Most of the LNG to Japan and South Korea Executive Summary - The total Asia-Pacific (APAC) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market generated a revenue of $xxmillion in 2012. It is expected to increase to $xx million in 2017, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of xx% between 2012 and 2017. - The Southeast Asia market was the largest revenue contributor in the year 2012 and recorded a revenue of... (more)

AWC (Antique Wine Company) Philippines and Domaine Clarence Dillon SAS Ink Exclusive Importation and Distribution Deal

LONDON, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first year of operating its Manila office, AWC Philippines has secured an exclusive importation and distribution agreement with one of the world's leading fine wine producers. Domaine Clarence Dillon, producers of Château Haut-Brion (1st Classified Growth), Château Le Mission Haut-Brion and Château Quintus, launched "Clarendelle - Inspired by Haut-Brion" in 2005 to provide wine lovers around the world with the opportunity to experience the expertise of the Haut-Brion winemaking team at a more approachable price point. The Domaine Clarence Dillon agreement will see AWC exclusively distribute the Clarendelle brand within the Philippines market as well as serve as the national agent for Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus.   Comprising four selections - red, white, rosé and sweet - each Clarendelle - Inspired b... (more)

ACD Wins Gold Stevie® Award In 2014 International Business Awards(SM)

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 18,  2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACD, a national leader in claims management, advisory, audit and technology solutions to the property and casualty industry was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Mobile Apps category in The 11th Annual International Business Awards today. We're thrilled to win this international award for the innovation of our mobile solution, Self(ie) Service™. To receive such recognition goes a long way toward our mission of expanding our reach on a global scale. We are seeing a tremendous awakening within the claims industry from insurers of all sizes who have adopted our technology & service solutions," said CEO Ernie Bray. "At ACD we are continually deploying new software solutions to provide maximum value to our clients and connect the links of the entire auto claims value chain. Awards such as this are a glowing te... (more)