Macadamian Experiences Strong Growth by Helping Others Succeed

Macadamian Experiences Strong Growth by Helping Others Succeed

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) December 11, 2007

For every software project that succeeds, there are three more that fail. Often the difference between a winning product and a losing one is the experience users have with the software. Macadamian, a product development outsourcing company specializing in next-generation product design and software engineering, is taking an innovative approach to its own success by working to raise the odds of other companies’ products succeeding in the marketplace.

The combination of user-centered design and innovative software engineering services has been a winning one for Macadamian, resulting in another year of strong growth. As a result of the accelerating demand for end-to-end product development services, Macadamian experienced 52% revenue growth in its latest fiscal year, from $ 6.7 million in 2006 to $ 10.2 million in 2007, and added 44 new clients.

Macadamian’s user-centered design service helps companies ensure products are easy to use and do what users need them to, as opposed to R&D’s best guess, resulting in software applications that users get excited about using. Usability services, in turn, test prototypes in the field prior to development, raising the odds of success that engineering services will build a product people will love.

“Increasing the customer base, growing in the ISV, telecommunications and health sciences verticals, and winning end-to-end projects where we helped customers from User Experience to development to product release were strategic goals last year,” said Frédéric Boulanger, Macadamian president and CEO. “Not only did we achieve all three, but we also landed new customers in our target geographies of San Jose, Boston, Toronto, and Dallas. I’m very pleased with our performance.”

The strategy of mixing user-centered design with software engineering services has been especially beneficial for companies building VoIP and IPTV products, and for medical device/health science companies like ImaSight, who used Macadamian’s services in creating a groundbreaking new digital imaging product that will free veterinary and chiropractic clinics from the limitations of x-ray film.

About Macadamian

Macadamian is a software product development outsourcing partner for North American companies developing new products and improving existing products. Macadamian helps software development managers attain the mix of skill, speed, quality and cost needed to successfully deliver on their commitments. Founded in 1997, Macadamian provides a complete range of software development and related services to clients throughout North America, including Ottawa, Toronto, Boston, Dallas and San Jose. For further information, please visit the Web site at or email software(at)

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New Book Release, “After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity” Gathering Praise. Author to Appear on Internet TV

New Book Release, “After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity” Gathering Praise. Author to Appear on Internet TV

After Her Brain Broke

(PRWEB) March 21, 2010

Released earlier this month, After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman is quickly gaining praise from reviewers and interest from the media and those involved with serious mental illness.

On Wednesday March 23 at 3:00 PM Central Time, the author will be appearing on HealthyplaceTV to discuss her book.

Ms Bob Etier in her review on Blog Critics said “After Her Brain Broke should be required reading for the mental health field or Psychology 101 students”.

Political commentator, Raif Mair, wrote in “It’s a book I urge you to read” in The Tyee

Susan Inman’s daughter had one of the most severe cases of schizoaffective disorder that psychiatrists in Vancouver had ever seen. After a two year psychotic episode, she had a grim prognosis. Some psychiatrists predicted she would have to be institutionalized for life.

Fortunately, Susan’s ability to take unpaid leaves of absence and to teach part time enabled her to assume responsibility for her daughter’s recovery. Eventually, a new medication strategy freed her daughter, Molly, from a psychosis that she described as a living hell.

Susan said that “I could not find the stories from other parents that would likely have provided some comfort when I was the most overwhelmed. In my memoir, I share the complicated story of helping my daughter get her life back in the hope that it will help others in a similar situation and give them some comfort.”

No parent ever wants to see their child develop a chronic medical disability. But, when it is one that is so misunderstood by society as is schizophrenia and the other serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder, it is even more traumatic. Imagine how any parent would feel if faced with this situation described in the book:

” We are driving down Main Street to the grocery store when Molly’s attention is caught by a

homeless man in the corner of the parking lot who’s rearranging the clutter in his shopping cart.

‘Will I be getting a shopping cart?’

I park the car and will my voice to be convincingly certain as I take on this assumption that is said with a heartbreaking naivete.

‘No, these are sick people who don’t have a family to help them’.”

Dr. E Fuller Torrey, a former advisor to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Executive Director of the Stanley Medical Research Foundation and the best selling author of Surviving Schizophrenia said “this is one of the best accounts I have read of serious mental illness as told by a mother.” He went on to say that her “attempts to educate herself and her support of her daughter as they wend their way through the schizoaffective maze provide a model for other families. Highly recommended”

Dr. Stephanie Engel, a Harvard psychiatrist stated that this is “a much needed book about her experience as a mother…”

Dr. P Jane Milliken at the University of Victoria in BC states that “Susan’s story is inspirational”

Dr. Jehannnine C.S. Austin of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia adds that this book is “important reading for both family members and mental health professionals alike”.

A review byMs Bob Etier on Blog Critics stated that “After Her Brain Broke is critical of “traditional,” blame-the-parents psychotherapy which is surprisingly still practiced, and sensitive to how that approach can hurt the mentally ill, as well as their families”

Well known Canadian political commentator Raif Mair wrote in his review on The Tyee that this is “a story of great courage by each member of the family, very much including Molly. It’s a book I urge you to read.”

After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity, is published by Bridgeross Communications. ISBN 978-0-9810037-8-8 and is distributed by Ingram Books. The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and in a Kindle format.


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N2N Global Launches Web Page Giving Parents a Helping Hand on Food Safety

N2N Global Launches Web Page Giving Parents a Helping Hand on Food Safety

Angela Paymard, Chairwoman, N2N Global

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

“There are few things more important than the health of your child,” said N2N Global Chairwoman Angela Paymard. That’s why N2N Global is pleased to announce a new web page designed with parents in mind called: Kids Lunch, Quality and Food Safety.

“This page gives parents everywhere a helping hand when it comes to making sure the food they feed their kids is safe and healthy,” says Angela Paymard, Chairwoman of the Orlando based, N2N Global. Paymard’s Florida based company provides operations compliance, and food safety solutions for food companies which helps ensure the world’s food supply operates in an efficient and effective manner, resulting in a higher quality of food in the supply chain. Paymard works with restaurants, retailers, distributers, packers and processors around the world.

“This web page is particularly important in light of a new study from the Department of Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers found that the food parents packed in their children’s lunches were found to be kept at unsafe temperatures with 90% of the students,” Paymard says.

The study examined more than 700 lunches of children ages three to five. Those lunches contained at least one perishable item. Researchers measured the temperatures of those items every 1 hour to 1.5 hours before those foods were to be eaten. Guess what? Less than ten percent of the perishable items they looked at were found to be in the safe temperature zone.

In one example lunch meat (which needs to be stored at 40 F or less) was left out above the safe temperature for more than 2 hours. It’s only safe for up to two hours.

N2N Global’s new web page provides parents with information as to how they can keep food in their house fresh and safe for their families. The page provides meaningful and useful facts about how to pack lunches, and tools to keep foods well preserved while your children are doing what they are in school for: learning. N2N provides you with knowledge about lunchboxes, coolers, and ice packs that will keep your child’s lunch safe.

“My hope is that these ideas will give all moms and parents some “easy-to-do” tips so they don’t worry about lunch. Then kids can have better tasting food, fresher food to eat. What is even better, when parents follow our page, they hopefully will be less likely to get the call from the school nurse saying their child has a stomach-ache.” Paymard adds.


N2N Global’s product suite brings powerful solutions for all members of the food supply chain. For Supply Side companies, N2N Global offers agri-ERP solutions, farm management, food safety, business analytics and traceability software. For direct to consumer and buy side companies,

N2N Global offers food safety, compliance, and supply chain management tools to help ensure the food supply is properly managed for minimized risk. N2N Global provides comprehensive solutions for companies looking for ways to improve efficiencies, enhance profitability, and ensure compliance & food safety.

To contact Angela Paymard directly, visit her on N2N’s twitter page For more information, please visit



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