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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and PANAMA CITY, Fla and NEW ORLEANS and MOBILE, Ala. and HOUSTON and MONTGOMERY, Ala. and JACKSON, Miss., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As THE industry leader in calculating and processing Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill claim calculations, ITSG is proud to release an actual ticking BP Claim Countdown Clock as another helpful tool that is free of charge on the OilClaim CalculatorTM website at www.oilclaimcalculator.com    (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130422/CG98772) "We have helped so many people, and there are so many more that need our help. The OilClaim CalculatorTM software is considered the gold standard in the marketplace and is considered far superior to Excel spreadsheets and manual calculations with its accuracy and speed, in the same respect that the automobile revolutionized the horse and buggy method of transport... (more)

Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Re-Enters BP Business Economic Claim Settlement Funding After Supreme Court Rules Against Oil Giant

PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that they're returning their focus on funding BP Business Economic Claim cases in 2015 after the latest setback against the oil giant. BP had originally agreed to the compensation deal in 2012 over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which claimed 11 lives and became the biggest US offshore oil spill in history. Recently, BP challenged the compensation deal, according to BBC News, arguing that the company could "fall prey to inflated or bogus compensation claims." Also according to BBC News, "BP asked the Supreme Court to consider whether people and businesses seeking payments under the settlement included individuals who had not actually suffered any injury as a result of the oil spill." However, the US Supreme Court rejected BP's legal challenge, ma... (more)

Corporate Directors Forum Hosts Open Evening Event: 'A Conversation with Ken Feinberg - Master of Dispute Resolution'

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Corporate Directors Forum: WHAT:  Corporate Directors Forum is giving local business leaders a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the expert in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – Ken Feinberg – at its upcoming special evening event.  As a champion of alternate solutions to class action lawsuits and painful, costly litigation, Ken Feinberg does not favor protracted litigation and believes that victims should not have to navigate the labyrinth of civil court proceedings—yet, he also asserts that forward-thinking businesses are actively seeking less-impactful alternatives too. Currently the administrator of GM compensation claims, Feinberg has managed allocating funds for the victims of such high-profile tragedies as 9/11, the BP oil spill and t... (more)

Moneyball, Big Data, The Internet of Things and Enterprise Mobility

"In business, economics and other fields decisions will increasingly be based on data and analysis rather than on experience and intuition...we can start being a lot more scientific," predicts Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, from MIT's Sloan School of Management in a New York Times article The Age of Big Data, February 12, 2012.  This is the "Moneyball" approach to business.  Use the data, massive volumes of data, to find the truth, rather than lean on intuition.  In the past this was possible, but the long time frames required to find answers made it impractical for real-time decision making. Just like in the movie Moneyball, large volumes of data hide truths that are not easily apparent without in-depth analysis.  These truths can lead us to competitive advantages, increased productivity, efficiencies and completely new and different ways of conducting business.  "Data... (more)

Louisiana Gets Its Own Green Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Let's be honest, lately there hasn't been a lot of good news coming out of Louisiana, the gulf coast has taken quite the beating with the economic fallout from the BP oil spill. Finally we have some good news for the region. They now have their very own Cloud IaaS platform based in Lafayette, Louisiana -- a City that is quickly emerging as one of the best and most connected in the country. Technology initiatives have helped fuel the region’s thriving business environment while building up a tech-savvy community. The City of Lafayette developed the nation’s largest and most robust municipally-owned fiber optic broadband infrastructure delivering 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) peer-to-peer broadband network within its city limits; another confirmation of lightening fast data connections and forward thinking. Businesses in this creative environment are joining forces with... (more)

NRK media day – Michael T. Jones of Google

I am at the Norwegian national broadcasting company’s meeting. 1,500 people from all sides of the company. The day opens with someone who seems to be fulfilling the role of jester — a woman dressed in a flamboyantly orange dress, eliciting laughs and applause, including by lifting her skirts and sticking Michael T. Jones’ head into her bosom. (Jones, Google’s Chief Technology Advocate, is there as the morning keynoter). The comedian introduced a woman who seemed to deliver a poem — the morning has been in Norwegian so far — and now, after offering Jones another head boob, the morning begins. In other words, so far just another boring American-style conference. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Manglin... (more)

The Global Market for M2M Devices Is Huge!

The global market for machine-to-machine (M2M) device connections will grow from 62 million devices in 2010 to 2.1 billion devices in 2020, according to a new report from Analysys Mason (London, UK). With a year-on-year growth rate of between 36 percent and 52 percent.  M2M is predicted to be one of the fastest growing wireless connectivity sectors in the next decade.  Wireless M2M Sensors  Some of the biggest enterprise M2M markets are the following:  energy and utilities security and surveillance health care and acute disease tracking in vehicle GPS and entertainment systems It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the above-listed markets are huge!  M2M is another category of enterprise mobility that takes advantage of mobile technologies and miniaturized sensors and monitoring equipment to send and receive data wirelessly to and from a centralized s... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on State of the Union, Disaster Response, More

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Disaste... (more)

Dassault Systèmes’ DraftSight Surpasses One Million Downloads!

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that DraftSight has surpassed one million downloads. Over the past year since the launch of the no-cost 2D CAD product, users have been gravitating – from every area of the world – towards DraftSight and utilizing its functionality for all types of CAD creations. From evaluating tools to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean up to developing beautiful yachts, users worldwide have implemented DraftSight in resourceful and inspiring ways. Schools across the globe have also offered DraftSight to students. In Utah, engineering students at Weber State University utilized DraftSight in the creation of a Hovercraft Autonomous Target Vehicle (HATV) developed for possible use in U.S. Air Force pilot training. Every mo... (more)

ProfNet Roundup: 2013 Commencement Speakers

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2013 commencement season upon us, following is a list of speakers who will be addressing graduates at universities and colleges that are part of the ProfNet network. If you are in need of experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] 2013 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS May 9 Richland College, Dallas Keynote speaker: Dr. Sam Tinsley, professor of developmental mathematics, who is the college's 2013 Fulltime Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. The ceremony will take place Thursday,... (more)

PR's Biggest Fear: Crisis Communications with Traditional & Social Media; Workshops to be Held in Singapore and Hong Kong

Singapore, July 29, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Crisis remains PR practitioners' greatest fear particularly since the spread of news is accelerated through social media. Workshops in Singapore and Hong Kong will tackle this issue directly. Crisis communications' golden rule has never been moreapplicable - speed. Crisis communications can never be one-dimensional and it is vital for PR practitioners to understand all audiences and types of media (yes, including traditional) to have control over crises quickly. It interesting to note how social media can "drive" traditional media, and vice versa, as well as its impact on the PR professional's weapon (or shield) of choice. "Increasingly social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are becoming the eyes and ears of traditional media, strongly influencing the tone and content of conventional news reporting," highlights G... (more)