Atomic Learning Serves Over 1,000,000 Students and Educators in Florida with Recent Addition of Brevard County Public Schools

LITTLE FALLS, MN–January 23, 2007–Brevard County Public Schools in Florida recently chose Atomic Learning to assist in the improvement of technology education for over 80,000 students, teachers, and staff. Atomic Learning is now serving more than 1,000,000 students and teachers in over 1,200 schools in Florida.

Atomic Learning´s (www.atomicLearning.com) award-winning, web-based software training helps schools provide training on common applications students and teachers use everyday. The training is delivered via short (one to three-minute), easy-to-understand tutorial movies that provide personal, on-demand answers to those ´How do I do that?´ questions. Atomic Learning´s library contains over 25,000 tutorial movies on more than 100 different software applications.

"If we are to continue assessing the technology skills of all teachers, it stands to reason that we must also provide equitable resources aimed at perpetually building those skills," says Matthew Frey, manager of Brevard´s Educational Training and Customer Support team. "While face-to-face training will always have its place, logistically it is nearly impossible to reach every teacher that way. With Atomic Learning, Brevard´s teachers will have access to a full compliment of software training resources. Best of all, those resources are a few short clicks away at the exact moment a teacher needs them."

Atomic Learning also provides various engaging project-based lessons that help teachers incorporate technology into the curriculum. Along with these student-focused resources, there are also multiple workshops to help improve technology literacy for faculty and staff.

"We are thrilled to partner with Brevard County School District," says Chuck Amos, Atomic Learning´s CEO. "One of Brevard County´s primary objectives for 2007 and beyond is to better prepare students for their future careers or for continuing education. Atomic Learning shares that goal and believes that technology literacy plays a large role in achieving that goal. We are dedicated to assisting Brevard with their ongoing commitment to student preparedness."

About Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning, Inc. was formed in 2000 by a group of technology educators with a mission to create useful and affordable online products focused on teaching people how to effectively use technology. Atomic Learning delivers a library of thousands of short, easy-to-view-and-understand tutorial movies that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere software training resource. Atomic Learning now serves more than 5,000 schools and universities in all 50 states and over 30 countries worldwide, as well as individuals and organizations in a variety of other industries. For more information, visit www.atomicLearning.com.

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Facts On File Announces the Launch of Bloom´s Literary Reference Online

New York, NY, January 31, 2007–Facts On File, the award-winning publisher of print and online reference materials for schools and libraries, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated redesign of its acclaimed Literary Reference Online database. The thoroughly revised and expanded database is now called Bloom´s Literary Reference Online, reflecting the inclusion of literary criticism and the Western Canon from the esteemed academic Harold Bloom.

"Professor Bloom has long been regarded as a brilliant literary critic, and the addition of his highly respected literary criticism and Western Canon of Literature brings an added level of authority to our literature database," said Nicole Bowen, Facts On File´s Director of Electronic Publishing. "The redesign makes this a substantially more powerful electronic resource, and students and researchers will really benefit, not only from the new content, but from the revamped features that encourage further study."

The many outstanding improvements to Bloom´s Literary Reference Online include:
*An Inviting New Interface–The appealing new interface provides users with faster, more direct access to the database´s wealth of content.

*New Content–More than 14,000 new critical essays, entries on topics and themes, synopses and overviews, analyses, character entries, and biographies–including new literary criticism from Harold Bloom–have been added.

*Enhanced Browse and Search Features–Users can now conduct full-text keyword searches across the database. Within each entry, highlighted search terms, extensive in-text linking, and links to suggested searches and related works facilitate further research. The revised browse features make it easy to browse the thousands of entries within the Authors, Works, Topics and Themes, and Timeline sections. The Canon of Literature can also be used to browse the database.

*New Tabbed Search Results–Search results have been reorganized within tabs, by record type, such as "All Results," "Biographies," "Overviews and Synopses," "Analyses and Criticism," and a brand-new "Topics and Themes" section–garnering highly relevant results.

*Comprehensive New Timeline–The browsable and searchable timeline of world literature, with more than 15,000 entries, offers easily accessible information about births, deaths, publications, and major literary events from the ancient era to the modern day.

*Harold Bloom´s Western Canon–Explore Professor Harold Bloom´s selection of authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of the Western literary tradition.

*Featured Content–The Authors and Works browse pages now include a monthly feature and lists of highlighted entries selected by the editors.

For reviewer access to Bloom´s Literary Reference Online, please contact Jamie Costanzo at 212-896-4214 or at jcostanzo@factsonfile.com.

For ordering, pricing, or other information, please contact our Online Sales Department at 1-800-322-8755 or at onlinesales@factsonfile.com.

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PAPERTHIN, INC. NAMED A FINALIST IN 2007 CODIE AWARDS

Boston, MA January 30, 2007–PaperThin, Inc. a leading content management system provider, today announced that its flagship product, CommonSpot, has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association´s (SIIA) 22nd Annual CODiE Awards, in the category of Best Content Management Solution.

CommonSpot is a highly flexible, easy to use content management solution. It excels at delivering feature-rich functionality out-of-the-box, including metadata, taxonomy, tiered templating, content reuse, and personalization. CommonSpot´s distributed team-based Web authoring, granular access control, and highly adaptable feature set, allow functionality to be quickly and easily extended to appropriate users organization-wide. This capability saves time for business users, and better leverages IT resources.

"We´re very happy to be named a finalist for such a long-standing and prestigious award," said Todd Peters, president of PaperThin, Inc. "The content management space has become very crowded over the past several years and this acknowledgement is a testament to the quality of our people, the strength of our product, and the value that we bring to our customers. We´ve found that helping our customers to achieve real, and often very complex, content management objectives resonates beyond the lure of simple, one-size-fits-all applications. We strive to provide our customers with easy, yet flexible solutions that align with their strategic initiatives."

The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital content, and education technology industries. Through a unique combination of journalist and peer review, the CODiE Awards recognize 72 categories of exceptional products and services from more than 1,200 nominations. This year´s finalists represent an impressive array of technology and business vision, innovation, and success.

"The 2007 CODiE Finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than ever and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a major achievement. All the companies on this year´s list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

The 2007 CODiE Awards will be presented at a black-tie gala on April 17, 2007 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Full information on the 2007 CODiE Awards program along with a complete list of finalists is available at www.siia.net/codies/2007/finalists.asp.
About PaperThin:

PaperThin, Inc. is a privately held Massachusetts-based company. Since 1993, PaperThin has helped organizations in the corporate, government, education, healthcare, association and non-profit sectors, among others, to significantly reduce the time and expense involved in creating, updating, and managing Web content. PaperThin´s flagship product, CommonSpot" Content Server, powers Internet, intranet and extranet sites worldwide for organizations of all sizes, including the AFL-CIO, Cornell University, Mayo Clinic, National Park Service, Stanford University, The Gillette Company, Turner Sports (PGA.com), Vanderbilt University, and United Way of America. PaperThin was recognized as one of New England´s fastest growing technology companies in the 2004 & 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and was recently named to KMWorld´s list of "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management." And, CommonSpot was named a "Trend-Setting Product of 2005 & 2006" by KMWorld.

PaperThin´s select group of partners includes industry leading Web design and development firms, system integrators, software manufacturers, and training firms, worldwide. For more information about PaperThin, Inc., please visit http://www.paperthin.com and for additional details about CommonSpot Content Server, visit http://www.paperthin.com/Products/Index.cfm.

About SIIA:

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 1,000 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.

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Microsoft previews new development tools

Microsoft is developing a new suite of tools that will allow developers and publishers of educational software, as well as educators themselves, to create their own instructional programs easily and intuitively, the company says. Users would control these programs on their computer screens, using a media player that Microsoft expects will ship with all Windows-based computers in the near future. The entire software environment is code-named “Grava.”

The Grava development tools, which Microsoft previewed at the British Education and Training Technology Conference in mid-January, are meant to stand alone as separate applications. A Grava SDK (Software Developer Kit) tool is designed for publishers and developers of educational software, while a different authoring tool will give those with less programming experience–such as many educators–the ability to create their own media-rich content to be viewed with the Grava player, Microsoft says.

By introducing these new tools, Microsoft hopes to reduce the time and money spent creating educational software for schools. Because developers won’t need high-level programming expertise to create Grava-based programs, the tools could eliminate the common software development cycle in which a subject-matter expert creates content, then hands it off to a programming team to write code, which then returns it for more changes, and so on.

Using Grava, “developers can create very rich [educational materials] … to make learning much more fun and engaging,” says Ravi Soin, product unit manager for Microsoft’s Education Products Group.

With the Grava player, users reportedly will be able to customize the experiments, surveys, or tests they are running. If a developer were to create a program demonstrating a specific law of physics, for example, he or she could set the features to be customized by educators. Teachers then would have the ability to tailor the program to their own experiments.

As an incentive for software developers and publishers to begin using Grava to create programs, Microsoft has included the software needed to play Grava, the .Net 3.0 Framework, in its newly released Windows Vista operating system. Windows XP users are able to download .Net 3.0 through Microsoft’s web site, said Kapil Thombare, product manager for the company’s ducation Products Group.

In addition to the developers’ and publishers’ tools, Grava provides educators with an authoring tool that lets them create projects to be used on their own computers, or published online as web applications.

“It’s going to be easy for educators to work with the tool,” says Thombare. “Our plan is to have a certain amount of information up front. Educators can use templates that would make it much easier to come up with the end result they are expecting to achieve.”

This ease of use is something many believe could be Grava’s greatest attribute.

“It’s very user-friendly in that you don’t have to be a software developer to be able to author your own tests, presentations, interactive surveys, or lots of other different applications,” says Diana Cano, executive director of new product development at Educational Testing Service (ETS). “The key is it’s menu-driven. You pull it down and create buttons and that sort of thing.”

ETS is one of the first companies to use the Grava platform to create educational programs. ETS is using Grava to develop applications for its “Who am I?” program. This program contains six different sophisticated surveys, with topics such as time-management skills and whether the user is a morning or night person. Each survey will represent a different application on the Grava platform.

For some of the applications it has created, ETS used a software developer to take advantage of certain features that had not been introduced into the Grava platform yet. But for the other applications, Cano said, ETS turned to a non-developer. Her work in creating a multimedia program using audio files and multiple-choice questions has led Cano to believe that Grava holds much potential for those in the education community with no software developing experience.

“The biggest thing to watch, as this matures, is for users to be able to customize the kinds of things they want to customize, the buttons and all that kind of stuff,” says Cano. “The key for Microsoft is to be able to create a tool that anybody can use, but that [users] can really individualize for what they’re trying to do and the path they’re taking.”

“From an educator perspective, we hope this can transform the way educators are able to take difficult concepts and explain them in a fun and engaging way,” says Soin. “For publishers and developers, [we hope] this can provide a new medium for them to create content in a much more efficient way.”

Microsoft is set to release customer previews of Grava to software publishers and developers within the next few weeks. The company aims to launch the product officially, with a final name, this fall.

Links:

Microsoft Corp.
http://www.microsoft.com

Educational Testing Service
http://www.ets.org

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HCDE Head Start Director Peacock elected president of Texas association

Harris County Department of Education Director Venetia Peacock has been elected president of the Texas Head Start Association for 2007.
About 1,100 association members statewide include Head Start directors, staff, parents and friends. A goal of the organization is to provide a powerful voice for low-income children and their families who benefit from the wide spectrum of services and quality education provided by Head Start programs.

Peacock, a Houston Third Ward resident, directs the regional Head Start Area 1 for Harris County Department of Education which oversees 17 Head Start centers in east Harris County. She joined the department in 2000 and is credited with developing numerous community partnerships with the HCDE centers to better serve Head Start families.

"My goal as president is to help people see how Head Start makes a difference in the social and academic development of so many children," she said. "I plan to spread the stories of our successes."

Peacock holds a master´s in business administration from LeTourneau University and a bachelor´s in science from the University of Houston. She was raised in Burkeville, a rural East Texas community.

Priorities for the association, she says, include uniting the voice of all Texas Head Starts in advocating for children, families and Head Start services. Federal funding issues continue to be a priority, as well as maintaining comprehensive staff training.

About Head Start:

Head Start is a federally funded program that prepares children 3-4 for school. It also supports and promotes parent participation as it builds stronger families. Low-income families or families of children with special needs benefit from services. Harris County Department of Education services families residing in east Harris County, providing 17 area centers for children and their families. For more information, call (713) 672-9343. Access www.hcde-texas.org .

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FrontRangeT IP Contact Center Makes the Grade for Greenville County Schools

DUBLIN, CA (January 29, 2007) South Carolina´s largest public school system, Greenville County Schools, recently determined that in order to communicate effectively across more than 95 locations, the various school district departments needed to integrate. Despite balancing community expectations and funding concerns, Greenville aimed to streamline infrastructure, technical support and instructional support departments. The IT department needed a complete overhaul. With three separate areas of the school to support, officials found there was no consistency to call center problem routing and resolution. As a result, customer service suffered. In an effort to streamline call center procedures, Greenville turned to FrontRange Solutions IP Contact Center.

After upgrading to high-speed infrastructure, consolidating servers and implementing Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Greenville chose FrontRange Solutions partner CreekPointe to implement an IP contact center with trouble ticket application HEAT®. One important criterion for the school system was to have a call center application to manage the IT infrastructure with features like identifying inbound callers and an emphasis on first call resolution.

As a result, the technical, instructional and application support departments now operate together. IPCC has increased customer satisfaction by routing calls to the appropriate individual the first time. IPCC performs "data dips" in HEAT to intelligently route callers based on skill sets. Technicians also benefit from automated screen pops that identify callers. In fact, Andy Poston, Manager of ETS Customer Service Desk for Greenville sees improved productivity from screen pops alone. "Screen pops, along with IPCC´s metric reporting, has improved help desk operations across the school system. Before IPCC, Greenville did not have a system in place to track the number of calls or rate of abandonment. We now know that 150 to 200 calls a day come in, and workloads are adjusted accordingly."

Greenville is currently working to implement other IPCC features as well. For example, routing callers to agents with whom the caller last spoke is a goal for the help desk. Greenville is also interested in the feature that allows after-hours callers to automatically open new service tickets that include caller contact information and voicemail attachments within the ticket.

Earlier this year, IPCC was named one of Call Center Magazine´s 2006 Products of the Year for helping "enhance agents´ and call center managers´ productivity, boost sales and/or improve overall customer service." Every year, the editors of Call Center Magazine, a preeminent publication from CMP Media LLC covering "technologies, services and strategies for contact centers," seek to recognize "new or existing products that offer a substantial advance as part of an upgrade or new module to an existing product."

About FrontRange Solutions

FrontRange Solutions develops award-winning software and solutions used by more than 130,000 companies and over 1.7 million seats worldwide to manage a wide variety of business relationships and provide exceptional service. FrontRange product families are designed to optimize customer investment by their interoperability, specifically for small-to-medium-enterprise (SME) and distributed enterprise organizations.

Solution families are defined by three customer-centric market areas: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) including GoldMine®; IT Service Management including the HEAT®, ITSM and Infrastructure Management product lines; and Communication Interaction Management, including IP Office, GoldMine® IP Voice Suite and IP Contact Center. This comprehensive product set provides a unique customer service and support scenario, unrivaled in the market today.

Customers representing 44 percent of the Fortune 100 and 76 percent of the FTSE 100, include Coca-Cola, Shell Oil, Prudential Securities, Électricité de France, Mack Trucks, Campbell Soup, Avaya, Bechtel Corp, Bank of America, and Turner News Network. For more information, call (800) 776-7889 or visit www.frontrange.com.

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THE KIPP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO TRENGHTEN LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY AT KIPP SCHOOLS

NEW YORK, NY–TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007–The KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation announced today an effort to strengthen leadership development, sustainability, and educational quality in the KIPP network of schools with the support of The Atlantic Philanthropies. With this additional support, KIPP will be able to continue to focus on delivering on the promise of a high-quality educational experience for our students and developing the tools to measure progress towards this goal. The Atlantic Philanthropies has committed $14.6 million over five years to the KIPP Foundation to support this effort.

"As KIPP grows across the country, our focus is always on enhancing the quality of instruction that we deliver to our students," explains KIPP CEO Richard Barth. "We are thrilled that after an examination of our work, The Atlantic Philanthropies will support our effort for continuous improvement and the strengthening of the leadership at our schools."

Two teachers, Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, founded KIPP in 1994 in Houston, Texas, after completing their commitment to Teach For America. In 2000, Feinberg and Levin partnered with Doris and Donald Fisher, founders of Gap, Inc., to replicate the success of KIPP. Started with a $15 million investment by the Fishers, the KIPP Foundation recruits, trains, and supports school leaders to open and operate high quality public schools nationwide. Since 2000, KIPP has grown from two schools to a national network of 52 schools in 16 states and Washington, DC, serving more than 12,000 students. Over 95 percent of students enrolled in KIPP schools are African American or Hispanic and more than 80 percent qualify for the federal free and reduced-price meal program.

Studies demonstrate that through its efforts, KIPP has helped improve student achievement levels for low income and minority kids. In 2005, a report by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) found that students in KIPP schools made "large and significant gains" in mathematics and reading as compared to students in traditional urban schools. A 2006 study by SRI International found that students at the five San Francisco Bay Area KIPP schools scored significantly higher on standardized tests than students at comparable neighborhood public schools. Both studies recommended that KIPP engage in a multi-year, longitudinal study to further assess the effect of KIPP on student achievement. KIPP plans to commission a comprehensive study with Atlantic´s support.

"KIPP has grown from a classroom serving 50 students to a network of schools serving over 12,000 students across the country," explains KIPP co-founder Dave Levin. "With this generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, we will have greater opportunity to deeply reflect on the areas where we can improve and the capacity to implement these ´lessons learned´ across the entire KIPP network."

The grant will support three of KIPP´s core operating initiatives. First, it will allow KIPP to focus on leadership by strengthening its principal recruitment and training program and developing leadership at the KIPP Foundation. The KIPP Foundation trains leaders through the year-long KIPP School Leadership Program (KSLP). The KSLP includes a six-week course at Stanford University run in partnership with the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, residencies at KIPP schools, and support from KIPP staff.

Second, the grant will support the central administrative systems to ensure KIPP´s long-term sustainability. KIPP hopes to double the size of the network from 50 to 100 schools and triple the number of students served in the next five years. This grant will allow the KIPP Foundation to make the necessary investments in leadership and administrative systems to ensure that, as the network grows, the focus always remains on the quality of education that KIPP schools offer to students. This focus will allow KIPP to stay centered on its mission of preparing students for success in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond.

Third, the grant will allow KIPP to improve its internal quality control and ultimately strengthen the consistency of teaching and learning across KIPP network schools. Specific funds from the grant will allow KIPP to contract with a third-party evaluator to scientifically study and assess the KIPP middle school model through a longitudinal study. In addition, funds from The Atlantic Philanthropies will allow the KIPP Foundation to improve the inspection process for each school that happens during a school´s first and second year of operation.

"KIPP is one of the most promising models in public education today. KIPP has demonstrated that it helps students achieve beyond expectation and ensures that underserved students gain access to high-quality educational opportunities," explains Charles Roussel, Director for the Disadvantaged Children and Youth Programme at The Atlantic Philanthropies. "We believe that it is critical that children are provided with the academic preparation needed to succeed in top quality high schools and ultimately college. We are privileged to support KIPP´s effort to strengthen its leadership and sustainability. We are confident that KIPP has and will continue to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of students over the next five years."

About KIPP

KIPP has grown from two original schools to a national network of 52 public schools in 16 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools have been widely recognized for putting underserved students on the path to college. Nationally, 80 percent of KIPP alumni have matriculated to college. For more information, visit: www.kipp.org.

About The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Atlantic focuses on four critical social problems: Ageing, Disadvantaged Children & Youth, Population Health, and Reconciliation & Human Rights. Programmes funded by Atlantic operate in Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. For more information, visit www.atlanticphilanthropies.org.

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Elluminate Helps LINGOs Members Make a Difference Worldwide

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 29, 2007–Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, announced today that LINGOs (Learning for International Non-Governmental Organizations) has implemented Elluminate Live!® Academic Edition as one of its resources for member organizations around the world, including Care, Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children. Elluminate joins the ranks of other LINGOs partners, such as Microsoft, eCornell and Project Management Institute.

A nonprofit consortium of humanitarian relief and development agencies, LINGOs was created to apply learning-related technology and best practices to critical missions such as relieving poverty and conducting efficient disaster response. The organization is using the live eLearning environment for meetings and collaboration on a global level. In addition, LINGOs will use Elluminate Live! as part of its blended learning environment for specific courses that include training for a new UNICEF-funded database used to track children separated from their families during natural disasters and a stress management program for humanitarian workers.

"Where we work, low bandwidth is a given and telephony charges for connecting multiple countries can quickly become cost prohibitive," said LINGOs Executive Director Eric Berg. "A tool like Elluminate Live! with its low bandwidth support and high-quality VoIP is absolutely essential for the professional development of our members´ direct employees and expatriates as well as their local native staffs. People are delighted with the product because they are getting to do things they couldn´t do any other way. I am so grateful that Elluminate and its people are committed to supporting our mission."

"Elluminate believes strongly in being a good corporate citizen and supporting the efforts of a wide variety of humanitarian and other nonprofit organizations like LINGOs," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "Elluminate Live! was specifically designed to facilitate the communication, education and collaboration that are so critical to the success of any organization, and it´s especially gratifying to be of service to those agencies whose mission it is to help those who need it most."

About LINGOs

LINGOs (Learning for International Non-Governmental Organizations) was founded in 2004 with the mission of helping humanitarian relief and development agencies share expertise, best practices and resources related to technology-assisted learning. Members include Save the Children, Heifer International, Care, Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Corps, Catholic Relief Services, The Nature Conservancy and Relief International. LINGOs also engages partner organizations, companies with products and services for the eLearning market, to provide expert assistance and resources to help LINGOs members take advantage of eLearning. In addition to Elluminate, LINGOs partners include companies such as Microsoft, The Masie Center, Ninth House, Connected Learning and Mind Leaders. For more information, visit http://www.lingos.org.

About Elluminate, Inc.

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration. The company delivers exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, lower Total Cost of Ownership, and higher ROI. Elluminate Live! features high-quality voice over the Internet, robust interactive functionality for participants and moderators, and unique No User Left Behind" technology, regardless of platform or Internet connection speed. Elluminate is one of Deloitte´s 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies, is the winner of several prestigious industry awards, including a Top Training Product award from Human Resource Executive magazine and Network Computing magazine´s Editor´s Choice Award for Web conferencing software, and is rated by Forrester Research as a "strong performer" in Web conferencing. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, such as ADP, DeVry University, Duke University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, Novell, PA Department of Education, Queen´s University, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more. For more information, visit www.elluminate.com.

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INDUSTRY EXPERT SAYS LEARN.COM´S NEW WEBROOM WEB CONFERENCING SUITE IS NOTHING SHORT OF SUPERB

SUNRISE, FL–January 29, 2007 — Learn.com®, the leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity, announced today that the company has received high marks for its new WebRoom Web conferencing suite from Webinar Success, a leader in Web conferencing services and consulting.

"The company´s emphasis on portal management for communications activities gives WebRoom an amount of flexibility and user customization that is nothing short of superb. WebRoom´s flexibility for customization, ability to create multiple branded rooms, and pre/post event functionality make this software a serious contender for enterprise conferencing use. One of the most distinctive features is its ability to create separate WebRooms for different uses. Each can be configured with its own look and feel, authentication, meeting schedule, and so on. This is like getting multiple licensed accounts from most of the other Web conferencing vendors. It´s great for parent corporations that want a single license to cover separate use by their children companies. Each company could have its own meeting rooms with appropriate branding or you could create a specially branded and authorized WebRoom for a particular client or partner," said Ken Molay, President of Webinar Success.

"WebRoom really shines on all the activities that occur outside the meeting itself," added Molay. You can customize almost everything that would impact your attendees´ use of a meeting room: before, during, and after the live meeting."
"In addition, WebRooms stay active and available outside of a scheduled meeting time, so authorized users can visit them to check out documents and materials you post on the site, to take tests or answer questions, or even to work with interactive forums and chat rooms using technology supplied by and hosted by Learn.com. That´s a huge additional feature that most conferencing providers can´t match," said Molay.

"WebRoom is the next generation in collaboration suites allowing large and small companies to create collaborative Internets, intranets and extranets, empowering departments heads to create and maintain their own Communities of Practices or department-specific sites for synchronous and asynchronous delivery," said JW Ray, Chief Operating Officer of Learn.com.

The WebRoom Web Conferencing Suite

WebRoom is more than just a global Web conferencing tool; it is a virtual office space that facilitates workforce productivity and collaboration. Unlike all other Web conference tools on the market, WebRoom empowers you. WebRoom enables your organization to create and completely configure collaboration portals that live before, during and after each Web conference. Your organization may create a specific WebRoom portal for each of your customers and prospects, perfect for their training or as a significant differentiator in your sales cycle. Show your prospect how seriously you take earning their business by providing them a branded WebRoom. WebRoom is ideal for hosting or attending virtual collaborative meetings, training sessions, demonstrations, presentations, and more, on-demand, from any PC. For more information, please visit www.webroom.com

About Webinar Success

Webinar Success was founded by Ken Molay to meet the needs of marketing, sales, training, and support specialists who use Web conferences to share information with the public and co-workers. With years of experience preparing and delivering successful webinars for companies such as Blaze Software, Brokat, HNC Software, and Fair Isaac, Ken saw a need for training and consulting services targeted purely on webinar technology. For more information please visit www.wsuccess.com or call 919-372-1937.

About Learn.com

Learn.com® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of on-demand solutions can fully automate the pre-hire to retire lifecycle within any organization. Learn.com´s unwavering commitment to understanding client needs and goals allows us to partner with our clients to increase business performance. The Learn.com family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® talent management suite, the WebRoom collaboration suite, the CourseMaker Studio® Authoring Tool, Mentor® EPSS and the 1,100 title Learn2® online course library.

For more information please visit www.learn.com or call 954-233-4000

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Pacific Triangle Software Welcomes identiMetrics as a Partner for its Expanding Markets.

MALVERN, PA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–THURSDAY, JANURY 25, 2007–identiMetrics, a recognized leader in the development and marketing of biometrics finger scanning identification solutions, has been selected by Pacific Triangle Software, Inc. to incorporate their proprietary software, identiFi, into Pacific Triangle´s expanding biometric markets.

Pacific Triangle Software, Inc., headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with offices in Shreveport, Louisiana, provides a variety of customer-proven food service products under the Bon Appetit and Panda software product lines to nearly 200 school districts, with over 1,600 installations nationwide. Their solutions are highly customizable and also include point-of-sale devices and integrated services for installation, training and maintenance. Bon Appetit software delivers food service solutions through the effective use of integrated software and technology. Panda software streamlines nearly every facet of the food service process–from point-of-sale to state and federal reporting.

According to David Swank, President of Pacific Triangle Software, "Our flagship products put us on the map, when it comes to food service efficiency. Bon Appetit has been around since 1987 and Panda was introduced in 1997. However, like all businesses, we are looking to be at the forefront of this amazing industry shift into biometrics. identiMetrics is giving us that chance to really go forward in a big way. It´s a terrific opportunity!"

"We certainly share that sentiment," remarks Jay Fry, identiMetrics CEO. "Whenever two companies come together with the same vision and goals, synergy is the result. We continue to reaffirm that biometric finger scanning is a trusted, cost-effective and convenient technology that is being implemented by school districts nationwide. Food service is a business that needs to run efficiently. identiFi makes it all come together. It´s the perfect partnership!"

Pacific Triangle, Inc., a corporation based in Los Gatos, California, provides school districts with the most versatile school food service software available on the market today. They offer a wide variety of food service products under the Bon Appetit and Panda Software product lines. Their primary focus is marketing to institutional food service facilities, which includes K-12 school districts, correctional facilities and hospitals. With over 1,600 installations nationwide, Pacific Triangle Software, Inc. continues to be a recognized leader in this industry. They offer a food service management system that organizes virtually every aspect of the food service operation. They take pride in their leadership in this industry and plan to extend their market and continue to develop more management tools for their clientele. For further information, call 408-395-7838 or visit www.schoolfoodservicesoftware.com.

identiMetrics, Inc., an identity management company, is a leader in the development and marketing of biometric finger scanning identification solutions. identiMetrics´ proprietary software, identiFi, is a biometric finger scanning ID platform that provides a cost-effective and accurate replacement for swipe-card readers, barcode readers, and PIN pads, allowing any organization to rapidly integrate and easily deploy biometrics. identiFi eliminates the problems and costs created by cards and PINS and quickly integrates with host applications providing irrefutable proof of identification. identiMetrics is primarily focused on the unique needs of consumer markets including education, retail POS, healthcare and hospitality. For more information, visit www.identimetrics.net.

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