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I have a pet peeve concerning two things I’ve been meaning to write about lately, namely CRM and multi-tenancy. I recently read an excellent article referencing both concepts and thought itmight be a good stepping stone to a quick blog post. In his article Don’t Get Conned – The many disguises worn by software-as-a-service, Matt Wallach discusses CRM software and the concept of SaaS multi-tenancy. Matt’s business is life sciences, and he discusses the state of CRM software for his industry. His argument is along the lines of “be wary of on-premise wolves in SaaS sheep clothing”. The wolves, in this case, areon-premise CRM vendors who simply throw servers over a wall and call it a SaaSday. The sheep (aka the good guys) are those genuine SaaS vendors riding a multi-tenant architecture. He then proceeds to define what multi-tenancy means using the well-known “neighbor... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 14, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly The European mobile health market forecasts strikingly high growth rates in coming years despite the global financial crisis. Frost & Sullivan expects the market to grow from €393 million in 2011 to €2.45 billion in 2016 therefore, creating vast opportunities for industry players. Read Original Content Mood Watch, a New Cross-Platform Mobile Health App, Makes It Easy to Track a Variety of Mo... (more)

Amazon.com Customers Can Now Donate to Major Non-Profit Organizations Using Their Amazon Accounts

Amazon Payments, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that leading nonprofit organizations are accepting Amazon Payments just in time for holiday giving, making it just as easy to donate to your favorite charity as it is to shop on Amazon. Organizations such as American Red Cross, UNICEF, Greenpeace, Nature Conservancy, Feeding America, Heifer International, Autism Society of America, International Federation for Animal Welfare, Children’s Miracle Network and United Way of King County now allow Amazon customers to make donations quickly and securely using information from their Amazon.com account. Customers can visit www.amazon.com/holidaygiving from now through January 10, 2009 to learn more about “Holiday Giving with Amazon Payments.” “As the holiday season approaches, we’re pleased to be able to provide Amazon customers a conveni... (more)

2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a copy of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, September 5, 2012: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120720/MM44058LOGO) We're here to nominate a President, and I've got one in mind. I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. A man who ran for President to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks before the election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression. A man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs were created and saved, there were still millions more waiting, trying to feed their chil... (more)

TalkingTILES Gives a Voice to People With Communication Disorders

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Bringing new hope to people with communications disorders, Mozzaz Corporation announces the release of TalkingTILES, a new Augmentative and Alternative Communication ('AAC') mobile app aimed at helping people with a speech or language disorder better express their thoughts, wants, needs and ideas. The app was announced at the recent 2012 ASHA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in the United States. Several studies show that 8-12 people per 1,000 experience severe communication impairments requiring AAC (ASHA 2008 AAC Report). AAC solutions have been in use for over three decades, with options ranging from manual picture-symbo... (more)

Lineagen Announces New Study Demonstrating Two-Fold Increase in Detection Rate of Validated Genetic Variants in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc. today announced publication of the results of a 9,000-person genetic study that demonstrates an approximately 100% increase in the detection rate of genetic markers now validated as being associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  The study, one of the largest genetic validation studies in autism, was designed to confirm novel copy number genetic variants and novel next-generation sequence variants associated with ASDs.  Researchers affiliated with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Utah (Utah), Golden Helix, Inc, and Lineagen have confirmed in family and broad population studies a two-fold increase in the number of cases of ASD that can be ascribed to these newly identified genetic variants, specifically gene deletions or duplications (termed copy number variants, or... (more)

YarcData Announces Winners of $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- YarcData LLC, a Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) company dedicated to providing "Big Data" graph-analytic solutions to enterprises, today announced the winners of the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge showcasing the increasing applicability and adoption of graph analytics in discovering unknown relationships in Big Data. Submissions included an innovative range of applications across a broad variety of sectors including crime prediction, social science, life science and sports performance. Dr. Brady Bernard, Andrea Eakin, and Dr. Ilya Shmulevich, of The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), were awarded first prize and will split $70,000 for their winning entry researching more than 25 different types of cancers and thousands of patients to gain insight into the biological networks that are disrupted or altered within a given cance... (more)

deCODE genetics Uncovers Impact of Mutations in The Human Genome on Cognitive Ability

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- deCODE genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, reported today in the journal Nature that mutations associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia and autism also affect cognition in individuals without the disease or intellectual disability. The research suggests that cognitive abnormalities are fundamental in schizophrenia, yet outward signs of the disease only manifest in a subset of carriers of the mutations. "This study provides one of the first footholds into biochemical understanding of humans' unique cognitive abilities," said study lead author Kari Stefansson, M.D., Dr. Med., CEO of deCODE genetics. "At the same time, these results raise important questions as to why certain mutations impact some individuals more dramatically than others."   Certain copy number variants ... (more)

MyJobChart.com Proudly Adds Autism Speaks as Featured Charity

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - June 04, 2014) - MyJobChart.com Founder and CEO Gregg Murset announced this morning that Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, will become the newest featured charity for members of the fastest growing online jobs and rewards website for kids. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Studies also show that ASD is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. Starting immediately, kids will be able to complete their assigned jobs on MyJobChart.com and make the decision to donate to Autism Speaks. Additionally, parents or grandparents can choose to match the donation by using the MJC donation portal. MyJobChart.com will make an... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Genetic Testing, 'Fifty Shades,' Red Carpet Fashion, More

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2015 /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. 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: http://bit.ly/findexperts?=tcexpertalerts If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected]   EDITOR'S NOTE How Do You Use Mobile in Your Reporting? EXPERT ALERTS Eating Disorders Attending to Emergency Cardiac Patients Ge... (more)

Research, Clinicians & Smartphones Answer the Call for Families Worried About Autism

When families or physicians suspect a child has autism, early intervention is critical, yet wait lists for in-clinic assessments and diagnosis can be several months or more than a year long. Medical technologies firm Behavior Imaging Solutions has collaborated with Arizona-based Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Georgia Tech to introduce NODA™, a new technology and clinician-based autism diagnostic service that can provide families with an autism diagnosis in two weeks or less, and at half the cost of in-clinic assessments. Watch this video to learn how NODA works: behaviorimaging.com/noda-pediatrician. Behavior Imaging's NODA, the Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment, uses smartphone technology and a team of clinicians trained for assessing behavior to confirm or rule out... (more)