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IT Solutions Provider Opens Additional Market Opportunities With Its New Hybrid SAN Storage Arrays Based on Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series and RealStor Storage Operating System


LONGMONT, Colo. – Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced it has expanded its OEM agreement with Wortmann AG, a German-based IT solutions provider. Wortmann is increasing its market opportunities with TERRA® SAN hybrid storage systems based on Dot Hill's AssuredSAN® 4000 Series arrays and RealStor™ next-generation real-time storage operating system.

Wortmann's success is founded on the evaluation, development and integration of cost-effective IT solutions covering mobile, desktop, server, storage and display technologies through the company's long established TERRA brand portfolio. With more than 24 years of experience, Wortmann is one of the leading IT companies in Germany with subsidiaries in Austria, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands and Asia.

"Building on our long-standing relationship with Dot Hill and the success of our highly reliable AssuredSAN 3000-based arrays for the small to medium sized datacenter, Wortmann now has the opportunity to reach new customer segments with our latest TERRA SAN hybrid storage solutions," said Thomas Elsing, senior consultant, Wortmann. "Dot Hill's RealStor storage operating system, combined with the innovative architecture of the AssuredSAN 4000 Series, allows us to deliver purpose-built solutions with RealTier™ real-time autonomic SSD tiering. This means organizations can deploy cost-optimized storage that serves up their data when they need it, in real time. All Wortmann TERRA solutions based on Dot Hill technology deliver exceptional price-performance, high reliability and 99.999 percent data availability," continued Elsing.

"The latest TERRA SAN hybrid storage solutions based on Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 4000 Series and the RealStor storage operating system are designed for server virtualization environments and any application where storage workloads change in real time. Through this latest collaboration, both Dot Hill and Wortmann will be able to address a broader range of business-critical applications and service a more diverse base of customers in Germany and around the globe," states Garrett Wein, vice president of OEM sales, Dot Hill Systems.

About Dot Hill RealStor

RealStor is Dot Hill's next-generation storage operating system that delivers simple, smart, and efficient storage management services. The AssuredSAN 4004 with RealStor utilizes flash to achieve up to 120,000 I/Os per second (IOPs). Included standard with powerful Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series hybrid storage solutions, RealStor fuels a powerful set of autonomic efficiencies including:

  • RealTier™ - SSD and HDD tiering in real-time
  • RealCache™ - SSD caching
  • RealThin™ - thin provisioning
  • RealSnap™ - zero-impact snapshots
  • RealQuick™ - rapid RAID rebuilds
  • RealPool™ - autonomic storage resource pooling

A new and improved management interface streamlines deployment and simplifies routine storage configuration and management tasks.

About Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Hybrid Arrays

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 hybrid arrays maximize capacity and performance while keeping costs at a minimum. AssuredSAN systems deliver proven 99.999 percent availability and feature platinum-rated power supplies. With fully redundant and hot-swappable components, Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage solutions provide easy serviceability, resulting in lower support costs throughout the life of the product. Backed by a 36-month "bumper-to-bumper" warranty, AssuredSAN storage solutions are available with the latest high-bandwidth interfaces, including 12Gb SAS, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb iSCSI or dual personality 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its proprietary AssuredSAN family of hybrid storage solutions with RealStor™, the next generation real-time storage operating system, Dot Hill solves today's storage workload challenges created by the Internet of Things and third platform technologies. In today's interconnected world, Dot Hill storage solutions support people accessing information, and machines collecting sensor data, all in real time. Dot Hill's solutions combine innovative intelligent software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and simplified management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information, contact Dot Hill at http://www.dothill.com/ or @Dot_Hill.


Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties that Dot Hill may face, please consult the Company's most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Dot Hill is not responsible for statements made by third parties, including Wortmann.

Murray & Roberts (www.murrob.com), a leading engineering and construction services company in South Africa, is using @RISK from Palisade to evaluate a cash flow based approach to enterprise risk management (ERM).


The engineering and construction industry faces various high risk scenarios including a combination of negative markets, protracted strike action with labour unions unable to reach settlements amicably, loss of life due to poor safety standards, and delays and cost-overruns on major projects.  If these are not well understood and managed, stakeholders could face significant losses.


Taking a quantitative approach to enterprise risks by simulating them with @RISK enables Murray & Roberts to advise on the most effective mitigation strategies and controls.


Following a qualitative assessment of a specific project, the major risks identified are subjected to a quantitative evaluation. Subject matter experts are consulted to determine the cash flow impact, should threats occur.  Opportunities are also included because the ERM process is highly effective at handling the upside of risk as well as the downside


The results are input into @RISK to determine the impact on the baseline value of the company for each risk.  This is undertaken for inherent risk (the maximum risk exposure before considering current controls) and for residual risk (the risk remaining after current controls). Current controls include actions such as the development of more robust strategies to enter northern Africa and consulting with blue-collar workers directly to avoid the increased threat of strike action.


The total impact of inherent risks and the total impact of residual risks are then calculated by ‘shocking' the baseline company value.  This ascertains the effect that all the risks combined could have on the company's baseline cash value before and after controls are applied.


Various ‘what-if' scenarios are tested, such as adding additional threats should the business decide to enter the South American markets, or further diversify its construction activities to include more high tech projects.  The existence of correlation between threats and opportunities are also considered as part of the @RISK model.


Sensitivity analysis is also undertaken to identify which risks posed the greatest variability on company value, both from an inherent and residual risk perspective.


Sean de la Rosa, project and enterprise risk manager of the Power & Water Platform at Murray & Roberts, says: "@RISK offers the powerful simulation capability that is required to model complex risk problems.  Despite this, the simulations are relatively easy to perform and require minimal in-depth mathematical expertise."


About Palisade
Palisade Corporation is a software developer and solution provider that produces decision support tools for professionals in many industry sectors. The company was founded in 1984, and at present more than 150,000 people use Palisade's software in fields that range from finance to oil and mineral exploration, real estate to heavy manufacturing and pharmaceuticals to aerospace. Its software is used by more than 90 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies.  Sample clients include Royal Dutch Shell, Petrobras, Procter & Gamble, PEMEX, China Minmetals, Mitsubishi, Merck, Unilever, Allianz, Total, Raytheon and BHP Billiton, as well as top business schools around the world.

The cybersecurity insurance industry is booming, with demand for this specialty coverage vastly outpacing any other emerging risk line, according to a new survey by London-based broker RKH Specialty. In fact, 70% of the insurance professionals surveyed listed cyber as the top casualty exposure.

The brokers, agents, insurers and risk managers RKH queried after April’s RIMS 2015 conference said their top casualty concerns after cyber are product recall and drones (11% each), with others including e-cigarettes, autonomous vehicles and telematics totaling only eight percent.



Public sector becomes top target for malware attacks in the UK

Public sector organisations are the number one target for malware attacks in the UK. This is according to the 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) – an analysis of over six billion security attacks in 2014 – announced by NTT Com Security, the global information security and risk management company.

While financial services continues to represent the number one targeted sector globally with 18% of all detected attacks, in the UK market nearly 40% of malware attacks were against public sector organisations. This was three times more than the next sector, insurance (13%) and nearly five times more than the media and finance sectors (both 9%).

However, according to the GTIR, attacks against business and professional services organisations saw a sharp rise this year from 9% to 15% globally, while this sector also accounted for 15% of malware observed. Typically, these businesses are seen as being much softer than other targets, but due to their connection and relationship with much larger organisations, are high value targets for attackers. In the UK, this sector represented 6% of all malware attacks.

It is perhaps interesting to note that the Business Continuity Institute's latest Horizon Scan report identified that business continuity professionals in the financial and insurance sector expressed greater concern at the prospect of a cyber attack occurring. 56% of respondents to a global survey who work in the financial and insurance sector expressed extreme concern compared to only 34% and 30% in the professional services sector and public administration sector respectively.

Stuart Reed, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing at NTT Com Security, comments: “The fact that public sector figures are so high compared to other sectors in the UK is due largely to the value of the data that many of these organisations have, which makes them attractive and highly prized targets for malware attacks. While the level of threat may vary from organisation to organisation, they all have information that would be of interest to cyber criminals."

It’s also interesting that we have seen some campaigns specifically targeting business & professional services. It’s possible that companies in this sector may not have the equivalent security resources and skills in-house that many other larger companies do, yet they potentially yield high value for attackers as both an end target and a gateway target to strategic partners.

Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach


The Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today recognized three new collaborative landscape partnerships across the country where Federal agencies will focus efforts with partners to conserve and restore important lands and waters and make them more resilient to a changing climate. These include the California Headwaters, California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed, and Crown of the Continent.

Building on existing collaborations, these Resilient Lands and Waters partnerships – located in California and Montana/British Columbia – will help build the resilience of valuable natural resources and the people, businesses and communities that depend on them in regions vulnerable to climate change and related challenges. They will also showcase the benefits of landscape-scale management approaches and help enhance the carbon storage capacity of these natural areas.

The selected lands and waters face a wide range of climate impacts and other ecological stressors related to climate change, including drought, wildfire, sea level rise, species migration and invasive species. At each location, Federal agencies will work closely with state, tribal, and local partners to prepare for and prevent these and other threats, and ensure that long-term conservation efforts take climate change into account.

The Russian River meanders through Mendocino and Sonoma counties in Northern California mountains and meets the Pacific Ocean at Jenner, California. Credit: NOAA

The Russian River meanders through Mendocino and Sonoma counties in Northern California mountains and meets the Pacific Ocean at Jenner, California. (Credit: NOAA)

These new Resilient Lands and Waters sites follow President Obama’s announcement of the first set of Resilient Landscape partnerships (PDF, 209K) (southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region) at the 2015 Earth Day event in the Everglades.

Efforts in all Resilient Lands and Waters regions are relying on an approach that addresses the needs of the entire landscape. Over the next 18 months, Federal, state, local, and tribal partners will work together in these landscapes to develop more explicit strategies and maps in their programs of work. Developing these strategies will benefit wildfire management, mitigation investments, restoration efforts, water and air quality, carbon storage, and the communities that depend upon natural systems for their own resilience. By tracking successes and sharing lessons learned, the initiative will encourage the development of similar resilience efforts in other areas across the country.

For example, in the California Headwaters, an area that contributes greatly to state’s water supply, the partnership will build upon and unify existing collaborative efforts to identify areas for restoration that will help improve water quality and quantity, promote healthy forests, and reduce wildfire risk. In California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed, partners will explore methods to improve flood risk reduction and water supply reliability, restore habitats, and inform coastal and ocean resource management efforts. In Montana, extending into British Columbia, the Crown of the Continent partnership will focus on identifying critical areas for building habitat connectivity and ecosystem resilience to help ensure the long-term health and integrity of this landscape.

"From the Redwoods to the Rockies to the Great Lakes and the Everglades, climate change threatens many of our treasured landscapes, which impacts our natural and cultural heritage, public health and economic activity," said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “The key to making these areas more resilient is collaboration through sound science and partnerships that take a landscape-level approach to preparing for and adapting to climate change.

“As several years of historic drought continue to plague the West Coast, there is an enormous opportunity and responsibility across federal, state and private lands to protect and improve the landscapes that generate our most critical water supplies,” said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. “Healthy forest and meadows play a key role in ensuring water quality, yield and reliability throughout the year. The partnerships announced today will help us add resiliency to natural resource systems to cope with changing climate patterns.”

“Landscape-scale conservation can help protect communities from climate impacts like floods, drought, and fire by keeping watersheds healthy and making natural resources more resilient,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “EPA is proud to take part in the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative.

“Around the nation, our natural resources and the communities that depend on them are becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters and long-term environmental change," said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA Administrator. “The lands and waters initiative will provide actionable information that resource managers and decision makers need to build more resilient landscapes, communities and economies."

"The Army Corps of Engineers is bringing our best scientific minds together to participate in this effort. We are working to ensure that critical watersheds are resilient to changing climate,” said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. “The Army Corps’ participation in this effort along with our local, state and federal partners demonstrates our commitment to implement President Obama's Climate Action Plan in all of our missions."

The Resilient Lands and Waters initiative is a key part of the Administration’s Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda (PDF, 8.9MB), a first of its kind, comprehensive commitment across the Federal Government to support resilience of America’s vital natural resources. It also directly addresses Goal 1 of the National Fish Wildlife and Plant Climate Adaptation Strategy to conserve habitat that supports healthy fish, wildlife, and plant populations and ecosystem functions in a changing climate.

When President Obama launched his Climate Action Plan (PDF, 319K) in 2013, he directed Federal agencies to identify and evaluate approaches to improve our natural defenses against extreme weather, protect biodiversity and conserve natural resources in the face of a changing climate. The Climate Action Plan also directs agencies to manage our public lands and natural systems to store more carbon.

Learn more information about the three selected landscapes (California Headwaters, California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed, and Crown of the Continent)

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Security experts have a lot of concerns and added responsibilities as connected devices, large and small, burrow their way ever deeper into people’s lives. Nowhere is the increasing need for oversight greater than in health care.

This week, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) released a primer on how a health care organization should protect itself in cyberspace. In its story on the primer, Health IT Security carries a statement from WEDI President and CEO Devin Jopp illustrating the acceleration of health care compromises. From 2010 to 2014, 37 million health care records were compromised in breaches. That sounds like a lot, until it is considered that there were 99 million compromises in just the first quarter of this year. The primer has sections on the lifecycle of cyberattacks and defense, the anatomy of an attack, and ways of “building a culture of prevention.”

Those attacks were aimed at gathering patients’ financial and related data. Another health care vulnerability – and one that is in many ways even more frightening – is attacking connected health care devices in order to hurt people. For some reason, there are people in this world who find it okay to interfere with a heart patient’s pacemaker.



While managed service providers (MSPs) are certainly well-versed in the areas of cloud-based file sharing and data storage, it pays to be just as familiar with some of the areas of interest of your clients. As MSPs see more healthcare companies migrating their services to the cloud – whether due to a relaxation of restrictions or a decision to evolve – the need for familiarity in this potentially lucrative market is as important as ever.

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996, data security and privacy on the internet were not exactly the big concerns of the day. Then again, the MSP business model we know and love today didn’t even exist.

Fast forward about 20 years – and through a couple of generations of computing platforms – and HIPAA compliance has become a hot topic as health care organizations, at long last, begin to crawl out from under mountains of paper and into the digital world.



LONDON — Mercury xRM has agreed a deal with Hitachi Solutions Europe (Hitachi Solutions) to enable the two companies to work together to deliver enterprise level implementations of its advanced recruitment software.


The partnership is the latest move from Mercury xRM to cater for the enterprise recruitment market, leaning on the successful implementation track record that Hitachi Solutions already has in a range of different industries. The deal comes following an increase in demand for Mercury xRM from larger, multi-site recruitment consultancies, after the largest specialist SAP recruiter in the world, RED, purchased the software to be installed in eight different offices across the globe.


Mercury xRM is a revolutionary technology solution designed to transform the way recruitment consultancies do business. Built upon the robust Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, the software allows recruiters to fill job roles faster and more efficiently via a single platform.


As Microsoft Dynamics CRM Global Partner of the Year 2014, Hitachi Solutions, brings industry leading expertise and resources to large scale Microsoft implementation projects, putting Mercury xRM in a strong position to perform enterprise level implementations to multiple large global recruitment organisations.


Commenting on the partnership, Chris Kendrick, Sales Director and Product Visionary for Mercury xRM said, “Hitachi Solutions has the knowledge, expertise and resources to help us successfully deliver Mercury xRM to large global organisations. We’ve already made positive strides forward working with the enterprise market and we are very excited to be working with Hitachi Solutions as we strengthen our delivery offering to the enterprise recruitment market.”


Steven French, Executive Vice President at Hitachi Solutions Europe, also commented, “The recruitment industry represents an important sub-sector of Service Industries, a key vertical industry for us. Currently the industry is very fragmented and we see huge potential in this agreement to deliver an industry leading technology solution to large global recruitment consultancies across the globe.”


About Mercury xRM

Mercury xRM is recruitment software built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM that does more to help the world’s recruiters fill vacancies sooner. Available on Microsoft’s world-class cloud, recruiters can respond faster to client demands, deliver a more personal service and collaborate with clients, candidates and colleagues to drive better outcomes.

Majority of North American subscribers, and 1 in 5 of all subscribers globally, now protected by AdaptiveMobile


DUBLIN — AdaptiveMobile (www.adaptivemobile.com) has expanded to protect one fifth of the world’s mobile subscribers and is now Ireland’s 2nd largest telecoms software company. Global expansion in both its customer base and employees has seen AdaptiveMobile grow to now protect over 1.3 billion subscribers across more than 75 mobile operators worldwide.


This growth has been driven by AdaptiveMobile’s continued leading edge work in identifying, mitigating and protecting against the latest mobile security threats. The first to discover recent Android malware threats including Selfmite and Gazon, AdaptiveMobile launched its SS7 Protection Product and Grey Route Controls Service earlier this year – providing communication service providers with state of the art protection to secure their networks and protect and grow new revenue streams. Just last month, AdaptiveMobile blocked Apple’s iPhone message crash for millions of subscribers, protecting them from a new form of SMS messaging attack that immediately crashes your iPhone, iPad or iPod upon opening the message.


The depth of expertise within AdaptiveMobile continues to be recognised by the industry; the Company has recently been identified by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ in their “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider, Security, 2015” Report. At this year’s RSA Conference, AdaptiveMobile’s researchers revealed how they have been tracking and blocking criminal activity around messaging bank fraud alerts and shared unique intelligence on previously unseen mobile attacks impacting financial institutions within the United States. During Mobile World Congress 2015, AdaptiveMobile challenged the mobile industry to address vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol reinforcing the need for industry measures to secure the trust and privacy of subscribers.


“Trust is intrinsically linked to the value and power of a brand, and for mobile operators the trust of subscribers in their ability to both protect their privacy and security is critical,” said Brian Collins, CEO, AdaptiveMobile. “From Asia to Africa, from LATAM to India, operators are stepping up the challenge of mobile security and accepting the role they have to play in delivering a safe and secure experience for their customers. AdaptiveMobile continues to see strong growth and, after signing a landmark deal this year in the US, we are now the dominant protector of the majority of North American mobile subscribers.”


Founded and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, AdaptiveMobile is present in nine of the top ten mobile operator groups globally (excluding China) and has doubled its customer base in the last 24 months. The first half of 2015 has seen significant growth in its global footprint, including expansion into 16 new markets in Africa, taking its presence on the continent up to 22 countries, and the USA, Canada, Asia, Latin America and Central America. The Company has also experienced a 33 percent employee growth worldwide including growth in the Dublin ‘Silicon Docks’ HQ. This increase in headcount, coupled with strong revenue growth, has seen AdaptiveMobile tip the scales to become Ireland’s second largest telecoms software company.


The first half of 2015 also saw AdaptiveMobile shortlisted in the Best Security/Anti-Fraud Product or Solution category at the Global Mobile Awards for its globally-deployed Network Protection Platform. This built on awards won in 2014, including the ‘Network Management Excellence’ award at the Telecoms.com Awards and being named as a ‘Pioneer in Global Mobile Threat Detection’ by analyst firm Frost and Sullivan.


About AdaptiveMobile:

AdaptiveMobile is the world leader in mobile security protecting over one billion subscribers worldwide and the only mobile security company offering products designed to protect all services on both fixed and mobile networks through in-network and cloud solutions. With deep expertise and a unique focus on network-to-handset security, AdaptiveMobile’s award winning security solutions provide its customers with advanced threat detection and actionable intelligence, combined with the most comprehensive mobile security products available on the market today. AdaptiveMobile’s sophisticated, revenue-generating security-as-a-service portfolio empowers consumers and enterprises alike to take greater control of their own security.

AdaptiveMobile was founded in 2004 and boasts some of the world’s largest mobile operators as customers and the leading security and telecom equipment vendors as partners. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in the North America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Now available with limited-time pricing, package brings together InfinityQS’ cloud-based enterprise quality hub, ProFicient on Demand, with training and ongoing services to ensure a successful deployment


InfinityQS International, Inc., the global authority on real-time quality and Manufacturing Intelligence, announces the launch of ProFicient Now!, a program that blends InfinityQS’ cloud-based enterprise quality hub, ProFicient on Demand, with training and ongoing services to ensure a successful deployment. Available with limited-time pricing, ProFicient Now! aims to give manufacturers the knowledge, tools and continued guidance needed to realise the benefits of a cloud-based quality management program and quickly gain a competitive advantage.


“In today’s fast-paced market, manufacturers are looking for ways to better align their quality systems with overall manufacturing excellence goals,” said Doug Fair, Chief Operating Officer, InfinityQS. “By combining the power of the cloud with ongoing expert guidance from our engineering team, ProFicient Now! helps both new and existing clients track towards their goals and achieve a competitive edge through their quality initiatives.”


With ProFicient Now!, manufacturers receive expert engineering guidance that leads them through their deployment. Included in the ProFicient Now! package is:

  • Training: Administrators obtain comprehensive skills for building and maintaining the system.
  • Solution Design: The client works closely with InfinityQS to examine the current environment and establish goals for the deployment.
  • Onsite Services: An InfinityQS engineer creates the initial system configurations.
  • Quarterly Consultations: InfinityQS experts guide clients in data analysis and help uncover opportunities for improvement and cost reduction.
  • Executive Review: The InfinityQS engineer leads a review with the client senior management team to review successes, quality enhancements and opportunities for improvement that were uncovered during the use of ProFicient Now!

InfinityQS ProFicient is a proven enterprise quality hub powered by a robust, centralised Statistical Process Control (SPC) software engine. ProFicient enables global manufacturers to proactively monitor, analyse and report on Manufacturing Intelligence to improve quality, decrease costs and make smarter business decisions. With a cloud-based deployment option, ProFicient streamlines global data collection and analysis with a unified data archive.


For more information about ProFicient Now, including its limited-time pricing, visit here: http://www.infinityqs.com/ProFicient-Now-EMEA


About InfinityQS International, Inc.

InfinityQS International, Inc.® is the global authority on Manufacturing Intelligence and enterprise quality. The company’s Manufacturing Intelligence platform, ProFicient, delivers real-time visibility from the shop floor, across the enterprise and into the supply chain, allowing top manufacturers to take control of quality. Powered by a centralized Statistical Process Control (SPC) analytical engine, ProFicient manufacturing quality software leverages Manufacturing Intelligence to help global manufacturers improve product quality, decrease costs, maintain compliance and make smarter, data-driven business decisions. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., with offices in Seattle, London, Koblenz, Beijing and Shanghai, InfinityQS was founded in 1989 and now services more than 40,000 active licenses with over 2,500 of the world’s top manufacturers including Kraft Foods, Ball Corporation, Boston Scientific, Graham Packaging and Medtronic. For more information, visit www.infinityqs.com.