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Highlights: - Revenues up 38%, 24% organic(1), to $203.6 million; - Operating income up 43%, operating margin 8.6%; - Diluted EPS of $0.41; and - Company raises Fiscal Year 2009 revenue and earnings guidance. ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stanley, Inc. (NYSE: SXE), a leading provider of systems integration and professional services to the U.S. federal government, today announced record revenues and earnings for its third fiscal quarter ended December 26, 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040106/DCTU010LOGO ) Third-quarter revenues exceeded the high end of company guidance by $1.6 million, and diluted EPS exceeded the high end of company guidance by $0.04. During the period, the company benefited from increased revenues from its continued support to the Department of Homeland Security, the provision of IT services for various D... (more)

LaserCard Corporation Reports Financial Results for FY09 Third Quarter

LaserCard Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRD), a leading supplier of secure ID solutions, today announced its financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended December 31, 2008. Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $10.9 million, compared with $13.5 million in the prior quarter and $11.2 million in the same quarter a year ago. The net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was $849,000, or ($0.07) per diluted share, compared with a net profit of $239,000 or $0.02 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and net loss of $1.1 million or ($0.09) per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago. LaserCard® optical memory card revenues for the quarter were $6.0 million compared with $8.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and $7.9 million in the third quarter last year. Revenues from specialty cards and printers were $4.3 million for the third qu... (more)

XETA Technologies Awarded 5-year Contract to Provide Technical Support Services for Lockheed Martin

XETA Technologies (Nasdaq:XETA), a national provider of converged communications solutions for the enterprise marketplace, announced today that Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has selected XETA to provide technical support services to a large U.S. government customer. The company anticipates the 5-year contract should begin contributing meaningful revenue in early 2009. The company expects annual revenue from the contract to exceed $2 million per year for the next five years. XETA is providing technical support, field support, and help desk services for the customer’s communications and IT infrastructure. “We have clearly demonstrated our ability to take on large programs and deliver outstanding customer service. This sizable contract illustrates the confidence that our partners have in our abilities,” said Greg Forrest, Chief Executive Officer of XETA. “O... (more)

Vancouver Island Technology Park to Host Internationally Acclaimed Conference

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/09 -- Vancouver, British Columbia will host delegates from the world's leading scientific research and technology centres when the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) arrives for their 2009 Annual Meeting, to be held at The Westin Bayshore on October 21-23, 2009. The Meeting will be hosted by the University of Victoria's Vancouver Island Technology Park and will be sponsored by Vancouver's Discovery Parks. As research, science and technology parks continue to gain momentum in Canada; the AURP meeting will allow Canadian parks to showcase their successes to their colleagues. "Research and innovation are critical to meeting the economic challenge, growing jobs and diversifying our economy," says British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell. "As B.C. welcomes business, government, and academic leaders from N... (more)

Kinross Provides Update on New Ecuadorian Mining Law

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/09 -- Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K)(NYSE: KGC) is pleased to acknowledge that on January 29, 2009 the new Ecuadorian Mining Law was published in the Ecuadorian government's official registry and has now taken effect. Based on Kinross' understanding, some key provisions of the law include the following, all of which are consistent with the Company's expectations: - No limits imposed on the number of concessions that can be held by a concessionaire; - Concessions are limited to a term of 25 years but are renewable; - A royalty of not less than 5% on sales; - Establishes clear timelines for project exploration and development. "We believe that the new mining law provides a solid foundation and framework for the growth of a responsible mining industry in Ecuador," said President and CEO Tye Burt. "This is a significant milest... (more)

Gouverneur Bancorp Announces Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Gouverneur Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVB) (the "Company") the parent holding company for Gouverneur Savings and Loan Association (the "Bank"), today announced the results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009 ended December 31, 2008. For the three months ended December 31, 2008 the Company reported net income of $351,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, representing an increase of $112,000, or 46.9%, over last year's net income of $239,000, or $0.10 per diluted share. The annualized return on average assets and the return on average equity increased to 1.00% and 6.72% for the three months ended December 31, 2008 from 0.72% and 4.64%, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2007. Total assets increased by $2.6 million, or 1.9% from $136.7 million to $139.3 million during the first three mont... (more)

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce to Announce its 2009-2010 Legislative Priorities/Agenda for Economic Competitiveness on February 2, 2009

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce will announce its 2009-2010 legislative priorities to lead the state to economic competitiveness at a media briefing to be held on February 2, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 600 S. Walnut St., Lansing. Over 500 business leaders from across the state were directly involved in establishing the Chamber's 2009-2010 legislative priorities which address eight issue areas: budget and tax policy; energy and telecommunications; environmental quality; health care reform; lawsuit abuse; protecting employer rights in the workplace; transportation investment; and workforce development and student achievement. The Michigan Chamber will use these legislative priorities to focus policy maker's attention on the challenges currently facing Michigan and to guide their decision making proce... (more)

CFP Board Announces 2009 Chairs to Three Councils

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) today announced the 2009 Chairs to three working groups that support key elements of CFP Board's operations and uphold the rigor of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM) certification. In appointing the Chairs, CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE, said, "We are pleased to have these talented and dedicated individuals guide CFP Board's efforts to ensure the public and certificants benefit from the highest standards in the financial planning profession. They will be effective leaders and key contributors to CFP Board's mission to benefit the public." The Chairs are: I. Richard Ploss, CFP(R), Council on Examinations. The Council on Examinations works to ensure that questions in each CFP(R) Certification Examination test, in a rigorous and meaningful way, all ... (more)

Point Blank Solutions to Present at Cowen and Company's 30th Annual Aerospace and Defense Conference

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. ("PBSI", OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO.PK), a leader in the field of protective body armor, today announced that Larry Ellis, president and chief executive officer will be presenting at Cowen and Company's 30th Annual Aerospace and Defense conference. Point Blank Solutions will be presenting on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 8:35 a.m. EST. The conference will be held at the InterContinental The Barclay in New York, NY on February 4th and 5th, 2009. The Company's presentation is being Webcast by Thomson Financial-CCBN and can be accessed on our website, www.pointblanksolutionsinc.com under the investor relations section. Cowen and Company's Aerospace and Defense conference is recognized as one of the leading industry events attracting top institutional investors and industry personnel. This ... (more)

TeleTech to Hire Approximately 600 Positions in Birmingham in the Next Week Holding Job Fairs From February 3-5, 2009

FAIRFIELD, AL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/09 -- TeleTech Holdings, Inc., one of the largest and most geographically diverse global providers of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, today announced it will be adding approximately 600 temporary customer service positions to its Fairfield workforce in February. Prospective candidates are invited to attend one of the job fairs being held Tuesday, February 3 through Thursday, February 5, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the TeleTech service delivery center located at 6501 EJ Oliver Blvd, Fairfield. New employees will provide inbound customer support for the DTV (Digital Television) transition for one to two weeks. TeleTech currently employs more than 50,000 people around the world and will be adding approximately 600 part-time/full-time temporary positions by the first week of February. The company will not be hiring... (more)

Moog Acquires Wind Energy Firm

EAST AURORA, N.Y., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that it has acquired 70% of the stock of Insensys Ltd. For 11 million pounds Sterling in cash. As part of the transaction, Moog has an option to purchase the remaining 30% within one year. Insensys is a leading supplier of pitch control and rotor blade monitoring systems for wind turbines. Insensys had 2008 revenues of 5.2 million pounds. Pitch control systems adjust the angle of blades to control load and improve the efficiency of the turbine. Precise monitoring extends the turbine's life, improves safety and reduces maintenance costs. "The acquisition of Insensys strengthens our technology product portfolio, domain expertise and relationships with customers in the alternative energy sector," said Steve Huckvale, President of Moog's International Group. "The use... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
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IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
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To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
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