So-Mine Launches Pocket Change Design Contest

So-Mine Launches Pocket Change Design Contest










Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011

So-Mine, a consumer products company based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is announcing a national contest to create the next Pocket Change design. The Pocket Change line of fashion accessories are fabric patches that girls can clip to the pockets of their jeans, pants, shorts or skirts to add a designer look without the designer price. The Pocket Change line is available now for a limited time in all Rite Aid stores.

So-Mine is partnering with Rite Aid and calling on aspiring fashionistas to “Be the Next Pocket Change Designer” and submit their very own Pocket Change patch designs. The winning Design will be produced as the latest addition to the Pocket Change line, and the winner will receive all 12 current Pocket Change patch designs, plus a $ 50 Rite Aid gift card.

To enter visit http://www.pocketchangestore.com/contest and upload an original digital design with your contact information by 12:00 a.m. on August 19, 201. So-Mine will accept drawings or sketches in color markers, paint, color pencils, inks, chalks or crayons as well as computer-generated images. The winner will be chosen and announced on Sept. 9, 2011, on the Pocket Change website and the Pocket Change Facebook page, as well as the Rite Aid Facebook page.

For inspiration, aspiring designers can visit So-Mine’s Pocket Change website to view current designs bearing phrases such as “Peace, Love and Sunshine” and “2 Cool 4 School,” which allow girls to express their own personality and mood. Pocket Change is available in 12 unique designs, each handmade from materials including felt, embroidery and other elements including glitter and jewels. One size fits all with a patented clip design made from sturdy ABS plastic that attaches comfortably to the top of a pocket away from contact with the wearer’s seat.

Plaid Pocket Change retails for $ 9.99 including shipping on the Pocket Change website: http://www.pocketchangestore.com.

About So-Mine:

So-Mine is a consumer Products Company located in Alpharetta, Georgia. We specialize in developing innovative and functional consumer products with mass appeal. For more information, please contact customerservice(at)so-mine(dot)net. Visit us at http://www.pocketchangestore.com. Follow us on Twitter @getpocketchange and find us on Facebook.

Contact:

Karen Turner

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678-357-9406    

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No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management

No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management











No Limits Software – RaMP


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

No Limits Software has joined the BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to integrate their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) data center management solution with BMC Remedy Change Management.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will provide several key advantages over data center management systems which rely on manual entry of system changes. First, automated collection of system configuration data improves data accuracy while greatly reducing the time and cost of manually collecting the data. Second, automated snapshots of the configuration data will allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will allow automated verification that a scheduled task was completed and will also highlight changes which were made without going through the change authorization process.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

If you only look at authorized changes, however, you may be missing changes which were made outside of the process. Organizations which implement automated change auditing are usually alarmed to see how many changes are being made ‘under the radar’. The ability to track both authorized changes and detected changes – changes made but not necessarily authorized – is key functionality needed to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

If problem managers can use the list of detected changes to recommend a fix 80% of the time and 90% of these recommendations result in a solution, this means we’ve reduce the time to diagnose the problem by 72%. Since the diagnosis phase represents 80% of the total MTTR, automated change management can reduce MTTR by 58%. At the same time, we’ve also reduced the amount of labor required to troubleshoot and resolve problems by a similar amount.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management

No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management











RaMP provides detailed device data, including configuration, power and sensor readings


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2011

No Limits Software has extended the automated data center change management capabilities of their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) to allow data center managers to easily view all changes which may impact their critical assets. RaMP’s automated snapshots of asset configuration data allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, thereby reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

Let’s look at how RaMP could help in problem resolution. Suppose a server has lost connectivity with the network. The problem manager would bring up the change log for the affected server. Was the network cable moved to a new port? Was a new version of software installed that might impact connectivity? If no changes look like possible causes for the loss of connectivity, the problem manager can simply click a button to extend the list of changes to all devices to which the asset is associated. Now he can see changes to the router to which the server is connected to examine those changes for possible causes.

By automatically tracking all detected changes, RaMP can monitor both authorized changes and detected changes to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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DNV Certification Establishes Canadian Office for Climate Change Services

DNV Certification Establishes Canadian Office for Climate Change Services










(PRWEB) May 12, 2005

DNV Certification (DNV) a global leader in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) verification has established a new office in Ottawa providing access to the federal government and the centre of climate change activities in Canada. Thomas Baumann, formerly head of GHG measurement and reporting for the Government of Canada’s GHG technology investment fund, will lead the new operation leveraging DNV’s international experience and network of GHG and technical experts to offer world class GHG assessment, validation, verification, certification and related services to meet the needs of existing and emerging Canadian climate change activities.

“GHG services and the Canadian market are strategically important to DNV. Establishing this office demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in serving the emerging market for GHG services”, said Yehuda Dror, General Manager, Americas, DNV Certification.

About DNV

In March 2004, DNV Certification became the first Accredited Operational Entity to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and is also an accredited GHG verifier to the Chicago Climate Exchange, the California Climate Action Registry and the UK Emissions Trading Scheme.

DNV is an independent foundation, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence of 300 offices in more than 100 countries. Established in 1864, DNV’s objective is to “safeguard life, property and the environment”.

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Author Lynn Moore Reveals Why Baby Boomer Women Are The Largest Influence Behind the Historical Change in the Dynamics of Retirement

Author Lynn Moore Reveals Why Baby Boomer Women Are The Largest Influence Behind the Historical Change in the Dynamics of Retirement











Lynn Moore


Vernon, BC Canada (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

Lynn Moore, author of “How To Get What You Want Every Time” and “Inspirational Goaling” reveals why baby boomer women are becoming a powerfully influential group and changing the dynamics of retirement as we’ve known it.

Just as the Baby Boomer generation has created massive changes in society’s norms as it reached various milestones in life’s progression, it continues to do so as the woman of this generation does not see ‘retirement’ as have her ancestors. According to Lynn Moore, creator of Clear Goals Coaching, these women, who are the segment of our society most responsive to the powerfully positive shift in our planetary consciousness surrounding the year 2012, are the front wave of the ‘new retirement’.

         This age group and gender whose numbers are greater than at any other time in history will be the most long-lived and in better health than any previous generation and they want to be productive. These women have experienced more rapid change, more accumulation of knowledge and more life adjustments than any past generation. Their accumulated wisdom is apparent and they want to use it creatively. They see themselves as free and purposeful for several more decades and are looking for a fulfillment they have not yet experienced. The National Association of Baby Boomer Women (http://nabbw.com) states, “Women have the opportunity to take previously untapped power into their hands to influence the direction of the marketplace, the workplace, the family and worldwide leadership. ‘We’re a powerhouse of femininity and our world needs us healthy, wealthy and wise’ ”

         Even more than these circumstances, they are unwilling to look at their future as one of traditional ‘retirement’, because they are motivated by a more ‘spiritual need’ to bring additional feminine energy contributions to society. They want to leave a legacy of new values through living their life purpose as they assist others to do the same. The “New Retirement Survey” by Merrill Lynch finds that “67% (of Boomers) assert that continued mental stimulation and challenge is what will motivate them to stay in the game.”

Tony Robbins, in his teachings of the Six Basic Human Needs, points out that Growth and Contribution are the two primary needs in life and “unless you feel like you’re growing, you will be unhappy and unfulfilled” and “A balance of contribution to oneself and others, especially unselfish contribution, is the ultimate secret to the joy that so many people wish to have in their lives”.

         Moore feels that clearly, this group of women is motivated by these two primary needs. Moore’s career as a Life Coach/Mentor teaching her proprietary system of choosing and attaining goals in a new way for a new age, has discovered this desire within most of her mature, female clients and experiences them seeking clarity and direction as they search for their ideal vehicle through which to accomplish their desires ie: entrepreneurialism, volunteerism, consulting, etc. To a person, she hears them saying “I know there is something out there that I am supposed to do; there is something more for me.” The same Merrill Lynch survey shows, “Baby boomer women view the dual liberations of empty nesting and retirement as providing new opportunities for career development, community involvement and continued personal growth.”

It is to this end that Moore was inspired to record a 50-minute mp3 titled “Revealed! Six Reasons Why Baby Boomer Women Are the Most Influential Group On The Planet And How To Get Extreme Clarity About Your Most Meaningful And Exciting Years Yet!” This recording is a free download on Moore’s website http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com and is intended to give Baby Boomer Women insight into what they are sensing and why, that they are not alone and that they do indeed have a new role in society that is much needed, aligned with the shift in consciousness and tells how they can develop great clarity in going forward.

Lynn Moore created Clear Goals Coaching http://www.cleargoalscoaching.com, an Internet business designed to serve clients across the globe and support her lifestyle as summertime Canadian resident and a Snowbird in the USA during winter. She is the author of “Inspirational Goaling”, creator of “How To Get What You Want Every Time” a 5 CD and Action Book coaching program, a speaker and certified life coach. She is available for speaking engagements, book signings and delivers coaching services to private clients and groups worldwide. She publishes a bimonthly electronic newsletter “Goal Postings” and is an avid blogger offering free tips and tools. For more information visit http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com

Contact: Lynn Moore Life Coach/Mentor Clear Goals Coaching Telephone: 250 542 8804 Cell: 250 540 0419    lynn(at)cleargoalscoaching(dot)com http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com

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